Douglas Richardson, The English Origin of Thomas(1) Gilbert of Braintree, Mass., and Wethersfield, Conn. With a Note of Lydia Gilbert, Executed for Witchcraft in 1654, (The American Genealogist, July 1992, p 161-166).
Text: Brainard, H.W., H.S. Gilbert, and C.A. Torrey. The Gilbert Family: Descendants of Thomas Gilbert. 1582 (?)-1659. New Haven, 1953.
Date: 03 JUN 1662
Place: Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
Note: Recorded at Northampton, Mass., Old Hampshire County Wills 1:18, original will and inventory on file.
I Thomas Gilbert of Springfield, sick in body, but sound in mind, doe here make & ordayne this my last will & testament, committing myself unto the hands of my mercifull father, whether to live or to dye, trusting that both shall be unto mee advantage through Jesus Christ my Lord.
Impris. I bequeath unto my sons and daughters which are in the first family seven pounds to each of them & also five pounds to that which my wife goes with, to bee paid to the girls at ye age of eighteen years, to ye sones at one and twenty. All the rest of my estate I leave unto my wife whom I make and ordayne my true and lawful executrix. And in case my wife doe marry againe, what estate remains of mine then I give the one halfe thereof to her former children and the one halfe thereof to be distributed to my sons equally & in case any of my children doe dye before they come of age, his or their portion shall be divided amongst those sonnes yt doe survive.
And to ye end that my will be truly fulfilled I have desired my father Samuel Chapin and Nathaniel Ely to be overseers. I have hereunto sett my hand this third day of the 3d month, 1662 [3 June 1662].
The sign X of Thomas Gilbert
Witnessed by us
The two persons named as witnesses took their oath at the Court at Springfield, Sept. 20, 1662, that this is ye last will & testament of Thomas Gilbert deceased.
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