PPP PGM profile William Veazie-38. Propose to add transcription of will

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In accordance with wikitree and PGM guidelines, concurrence is requested to add a transcription of the will of Willam "Veezy" of Braintree, Massachusetts, abstracted from images of will and probate, source Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, Suffolk (county), Probate Records, Vol. 5-7, 1666-1674; www.ancestry.com. Information will include:

Will dated June 3 1681 for "William Veezy of Braintery"

that will mentions:

wife Ellen Veezy, appointed executrix

son William Veezey

son Solomon Veezey

son Samuel Veezey

daughter --- Greenleafe [elsewhere identified as Hannah, wife of John Greenleaf]

daughter Abigail Thayer

daughters Ellen, Mehitable and Mercy Veezy

Christian Allison [elsewhere identified as his granddaughter by daughter Elizabeth and Elizabeth's husband James Allison]

witnesses Dr Samuel Tompson, John Bass, signed 27 Jul 1681
WikiTree profile: William Veazie
in Genealogy Help by Bruce Veazie G2G6 Mach 5 (57.6k points)

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Go for it Bruce. Good sourced information is always welcome. Is 27 July 1681 the date the witnesses "took oath" or swore to the will in court, usually referred to as the probate date? Generally witnesses actually sign the will when the testator signs it, witnessing his signature.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Bruce Veazie
Good comment, Anne. I'll provide amplifying comments on the context of the images in the profile. I.e., the images are of court records, not the original will and oath. As is often the case, the clerk copied documents into court record books.

The copy of the will ends with "Signed and Sealed in the presence of us, Samuel Tompson John Bass," but it's all in the same hand as the preceding and following records in the database. The oath paragraph which follows the copy of the will (again, in the same hand) begins "Dr Sam'll Tompson and John Bass made Oath in Court 27 Jul 1681 that they were present ..." and is followed by (what is presumably) the clerk's signature.

The image doesn't indicate whether the court accepted the oath as proof.

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