The will of John Knowles of Hampton, 1733

In the name of god Amen I John Knowls of Hampton in the Provence of new Hampshier in new England Sener being sick and weak in Bodey * * *

Imprims I give and bequeth unto Susanah my beloved wife my East End of my dwelling house and my Son Amos Knowls to maintain his mother my Said wife Honourably and well dureing her nateural Life or untill she marry again

2ndly I give and bequeath to my beloved Son John Knowls fourty shillings in Bills of Creditt to be Payed by my Son Amos Knowls within one year after my deceese

3dly I give and bequeath to my beloved son Ezekeil Knowls twenty shillings in Bills of Credit to be Payed by my Son Amos Knowls within one year after my Deceese

4thly I give and bequeath to my beloved granchild Epheram marston the Son of Ephram Marston Juner by my Daughter Abigail his wife Deceesed three Pound in Bills of Creditt to be Payed within one year after my Deceese to be Payed by my son Amos Knowls

5thly I give and bequeath to my beloved granDaughter Phebe marston the Daughter of Said Ephram Marston by my Said Daughter Abigail Deceesed one bed and all the furnetuer belonging to one bed and all my Puter Iron and Brass moveables within Doores which I have not other ways disposed of and She to have the Same after mine and my wifes Deceese

6th: I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Amos Knowls my house and Barn and all my house Lott where my house Standeth and all my marsh and upland Laying near the Beach and all my Salt marsh and my Island of marsh and my Thatch ground Joining to itt Laying near Browns Rivers mouth So called and all my Right in the first Division of the five Devisions in Hampton on Each Side of Lettle River Devided and undevided and all my moveables without dores and all my husbandry Implements and what So ever I have Left out or forgott If any thing there be of land or moveables undisposed of my Said Son Amos is to have itt

7th: I give and bequeath unto my Son in Law Sd Ephram marston five shillings to be Payed by my Son Amos Knowls–and I Do make Constetute appoint and ordain my Said Son Amos Knowls to be my sole Executor to this my Last will and Testement Ratifieing and Conferming this and no other to be my Last will and Testment In wittness here of I the before mentioned John Knowls Senr have here unto Put my hand and affixed my Seal this fift Day of December In the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Thirty and three and in the Seventh year of his majesties Reign Georg the Second over grate Britain france & Ireland King &c

John X Knowls
mark and Seal

Signed Sealed Pronounced and
declared in Presence of Wittnesses
Samuel Palmer Junr
Jeremiah Page
Elezebeth Page

[Proved Jan. 4, 1733/4.]

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