The will of Henry Elkins of Hampton, 1667

I Henry Elkins of Hampton in ye County of Norfolk in new england being very aged weake & infirme of body but of sound & p[er]fect sence & understanding: doe make this my last will & Testament as followeth

Ist: I give & bequeathe unto my loveing Sone: Gershom Elkins my dwelling house & out howsing being & standing, on my house Lott

It: I give unto my sone Gershom my house lott being P[er] estimacon five acres more or less as it is liing between ye lott of Godfrey dearborn towards ye East & yeland of mr Hussey sometimes Jefferie Mingays towards ye west to him & his heires for ever

It: I give unto my Sone Gershom Elkins two acres & an halfe of planting land liing between ye land of Tho: Levitt towards ye East & ye land of Henry Dearborn towards ye west more or less as it is

It: I give to my Sone Gersom, one share of ye Cows com’on according to ye true estimacon thereof as ye Com’ons are divided by ye towne

It: I give to my Sone Gerhom Elkins ye one halfe of my land of ye 2d division at ye west end of ye towne called ye new plantacon being by estimacon forty acres more or less as it is

It: I give to my Sone Gershom my two Oxen & my Cowe & one calfe & my horse & all ye moveables in ye house & feild & he is to take care to im[pro]ve ye same & to P[ro]vide for my comfortable livelihood whilst I am in this world

It: I give to my sone Eliezer Elkins my youngest sone five pound to be payd by my Executor wth:in a yeare after my decease

It: I give to my Sone Eliezar, ye other halfe of my land att ye new plantacon being by estimacon forty acres more or less as it is

It: I give to my sone Eliezar ye two acres of marsh wch was purchased of Benjamin shaw as it is made sure to him by deed

And I doe make & appoint my Sone Gershom Elkins, to bee my lawfull Executor to this my last will & Testamt: who is to take care for my comfortable subsistance whilst I live & for my decent buriall att my death in a Christian manner & Costome: And for ye confirmacon of this my last will and Testamt I have herunto set my hand & seale ye 27th of Aprill 1667

Henry Elkins wth to it

Signed Sealed & confirmed
in ye prsence of us
Sam: Dalton:
Mehetable Dalton

[Proved April 9 and 13, 1669]
[Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 2, p. 135.]

[Inventory of the estate, appraised March 27, 1669, by Godfrey Dearborn and Giles Fuller; amount, £45.7.10.]
[Norfolk County, Mass., Deed, vol. 2, p. 136.]

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