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William Blunt

Male about 1642 - 1709  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name William Blunt 
    Birth about 1642 
    Gender Male 
    Will On the web at http://www.rootsweb.com/~maessex/Wills/blunt.txt

    "William Blunt, Will prov'd, approv'd and allow'd, Andover D(...)
    I, William Blunt of Andover In ye County of Essex, in New England, being in good & perfect memory thro ye Goodness of God & Willing to Settle ye Estate ye Lord hath given mee, after my Decease Doe this ordaine my Last Will & Testament
    Imprimis:
    I Give unto Son William Blunt all my Liveing whereon I now Dwell, together with ye houseing, & Barns, all ye Lands as it is bounded belonging to ye homestead, also all ye Cattle, horses, swine & sheep that are not given Away before my Death & also a piece of Land & Meadow on ye East side of Shawshin river lying between ye Land of John Ballard & ye Land of Seg't Wm Lovejoy Containing about Eight acres be ye same more or Less also one acre & halfe of Meadow lyeing on ye West side Shawshin river which I bought of George Abbott Tailor, also one third part of my my husbandry Tackling & all my Ware apparell except my Hatt.
    Item:
    I Give to Son Hambro Blunt my horse & Land on ye West side of Shashin river as it is butted & bounded w/ said Land lyeth between Nehem Abbott & John Johnson, also a piece of Meadow lying upon Strong Water Brook in the bounds of Billerica, Containing about five acres more or Less, also Apples to make two Barrells of Sydar & tenn bushl more for seven years he paying one Days Work each to my Execu(...). Also I give him one Gun & one third part of my husbandry Tackling, Willing & requiring my Son Hambro Blunt to pay to his Sister Anna ten pounds in or as money, also to pay to my Brother Samuel Blunt of Charlstowne five pounds in provision & to his Brother William Blunt four pounds, & ten shillings In Currant silver Money and to his Sister Anna Blunt a good Cow and If it should please God to take away my son Hambro by Death then ye abovesaid horse & Land to return to my surviving Children my meaning is If he Dye without Issue my said Child paying to his Widow thirty pounds as Money each paying their parts by Equal proportion.
    Item:
    I Give my Son Samuel Blunt all of my farm I bought from James B(...) Esqr of Charlstowne which one hundered & twenty six acres, also all my Right in Stone Meadow, also a Cove of Meadow on ye West side of Shawshin river which I purchased of James Kidder & one Gun & one pro(...) & one cow & one horse & If my son Samuel should Dye before he come to age the above bequethed Land to return to my surviving Children to be Divided between by Equal proportion.
    Item:
    I Give to my three Daughters Viz. Mary, Bersheba & Ann Blunt twenty pounds Each & one Cow to Each of my said Daughters & wh my said Daughters have received already shall be deducted out of ye above Summ & I Doe Declare this to be my Last Will & Testament revokeing all former Wills and of this I make my Well beloved Son William Blunt my Ex(...) he receiving & paying all my Lawfull Debts and my Loving friend Gen (?) George Abbott to see this my Will performed. In Wittness Whereof I have hereto sett my hand & seale this 20 Day of December Anno Dom Seventeen Hundred four.
    The Mark
    William X Blunt (Seale)
    Signed Sealed &
    In Presence of
    Andrew Peeters
    John Abbott
    Samuell Preston
    Essex Is. Ipswich, May 2nd, 1709 Before ye Hon'ble John Appleton Esqr Judge of ye Probate of Wills & in Sd county Mr Andrew Peters, Mr Jno Abbott & Sam Preston, all of Andover Approved & made Oath. They were present & saw William Blunt Sen'r late of Andover in ye County aforced Signe & Seale & heard him publish & declare ye above & other side written Instrum't to be his Last Will & Testament & wh he so did He was of good understanding & disposeing mind to ye best of his discerning & if I (...) (...) they sett to ye hands as written in his presence.
    (...) attest Daniel Rogers Reg'r
    Upon which this Will is proved approved & allowed being (...) by ye Execu(...) who approved & accepted his Trust & g(...) (...) he pay all Debts & Legalies.
    Attest. Daniel Rogers Reg'r"
    (Source: LDS microfilm 0875126; Essex Co, MA, Probate Records, Old Series, vol 309-310, bks 9-10, 1705-1713.)
    Submitted by Daniel Powers,
    Death 3 April 1709  Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • William was in Andover about 1668. [2]
    Person ID I15196  Schirado
    Last Modified 6 October 2007 

    Father William Blunt,   b. about 1603, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22360  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Elizabeth Ballard,   b. about 1646, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 July 1689, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Marriage 11 November 1668  Chelmsford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. William Blunt,   b. 6 October 1671, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 July 1738, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years)
    +2. Mary Blunt,   b. 28 September 1679, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 January 1733, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 53 years)
    +3. Hanborough Blunt,   b. 22 September 1681, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1738, Norwich, CT Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years)
    +4. Bathsheba Blunt,   b. 13 November 1684, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Samuel Blunt,   b. 24 April 1689, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. about 1732, Oxford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years)
    Family ID F10950  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Sarah   d. 11 September 1701, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17550  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S138] (Topsfield MA: Topsfield Historical Society, 1912).

    2. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).


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