The will of Francis Page of Hampton, 1755

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In the name of God Amen I francis Page of Hampton in the Province of New Hampshier in new England yeoman * * *

Itam I give and bequeath to my son Elisha Page so much of my old Lot of land laying north ward of the northly end of my orchard in the general feild in the town where I formerly Lived as to make up one half of my said Land with what the said Elisha had of it before and Joining to what said Elisha had of me before northly of my said orchard I also give to my said son Elisha two acres of my land in the second north Division in said Hampton at the northly End next to Daniel foggs square a Cross bounding eastly on land of the Browns Westly on land of Said Elishas I also give to said Elisha a peice of my marsh Called the landing Place marsh that Layeth north ward of fullers Creek between said Creek and marsh of Said Elishas, Joining southly to said Creek northly to marsh of Said Elisha I also Give to said Elisha one half of my grist mill and one half of the privilidge of it with so much of my land at the grist mill that I bought of John Marston and Joseph Page as to make up to him one half of it with what he had of it before to him and to his heirs

Itam I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Batchelder the wife of Deacon Josiah Batchelder one hundred Pounds in money old tenor to be paid to her by my Gran Son Reuben Dearbon a son of Reuben Dearbon by my Daughter Ann Deceased within two years after my Decease

Itam I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Hannah fogg the wife of Daniel fogg thirty Pounds in money old tenor to be Paid to her by my said Gran son Reuben Dearbon within three year after my Decease ---

Itam I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary towle the wife of John Towle forty Pounds in money old tenor to be Paid to her by my Said Gran son Reuben Dearbon with in one year after my Decease I also Give to my said Daughter Mary one fether bed and beding and my Grate Iorn Kettle also one pair of Curtains

Itam I Give and bequeath to my said Gran son Reuben Dearbon my Dwelling house and Barn with one half of my Grist Mill and one half of the Privilidges of it with all of my Part of the saw mill on Little River I also Give and bequeath to my said Gran son Reuben Dearbon all my land and marsh and meadow Ground and thatch Ground that I have Laying in Hampton or elce where that I have not here in other ways Disposed of that is I give to my Said Granson Reuben Dearbon all my land and marsh and meadow ground and thatch Ground as afore said excepting onely the land and marsh that I gave to my said son Elisha Page as afore said I also give to my said Gran son Reuben Dearbon all my stock of Cattle and my husbandry Implement and my wareing apparil with one fether bed and the beding of one bed and one Iron tramil one Iron Pot & one Iron Kettle & to his heirs

Itam I give to my son Law william Lock five shillings in money old tenor to be paid by my said Gran son Reuben Dearbon

It is my will that my said Gran son and my said three Daughters shall have my wooden and earthen moveables in my house Devided equilly between them to each one Quarter Part and it is my will that my said three Daughters shall have all my Linning and Cotten Clothing in my house which I have not here in other ways Disposed of equilly between them with all my puter also equelly between my said Daughters

It is my will that my said Granson Reuben Dearbon shall also have my brass Kettle and skillit with all my Remaining moveables in my house which I have not here in other ways Disposed of as afore said

I Do Like wise Constitute make and ordain my sons in Law Reuben Dearbon and Daniel fogg to be Executors to this my last will and testiment and I Do here by Revoke and make Void all former wills and testiments by me before made willed or ordained Ratifieing and Conferming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testiment in Wittness where of all afore going I the Said francis Page have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth Day of April In the twenty Eighth year of his Majestys Reign George the Second King over Grate Britain &c Anno Domini 1755.

francis Page

[Witnesses] William Marston, Samuel Palmer, Triestrem Rodman.

[Proved Sept. 8, 1755.]

[Inventory, Nov. 5, 1755; amount, £6063.0.0; signed by John Leavitt and Jonathan Page.]

[Miscellaneous receipts to the executors, bearing signatures of Morris Hobbs, John Leavitt, Reuben Dearborn, Jr., John Dolbeer, Joseph Page, Zachariah Towle, Sarah Batchelder, Josiah Batchelder, Nathaniel Batchelder, David Batchelder, Mary Towle, John Towle, John Chapman, Edmund Chapman, Hannah Randall, Josiah Dearborn, Hannah Fogg, Daniel Fogg, John Newmarch, and David Marston.]