Her will is still available and reads:
WILL of ELIZABETH CANNON
In ye name of God I ELIZABETH CANNON wife and Executrix of my decd husband THOMAS CANNON being very sick and weake in body yett of perfect sense and memory and calling to remembrance the frailty and uncertainty of this mortall life Doe think fitt mett and convenient to make and ordaine this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following: first I give and bequeath my soule into ye hands of Almighty God and Jesus Crist my redeemer and for such worldly goods as God in his mercy hath endued meemth: I give and bestow them as followeth after my body which I comitt unto ye earth Shall bee buried in decent and Christian burial and all my just & lawfull Debts satisfied:
My will and desire is if it shall please God that I Dye of this sickness that my youngest son JOHN be putt to nurse for one yeare and that payment may be made for ye same out of my Estate in ye first place.
Item I give and bequeath unto my two eldest sons EDWARD CANNON and THOMAS CANNON to each of them a feather bed and boulster and a Rugg and blankett and pillow and to my son EDWARD a sete of curtains and valans my son EDWARD to have my shortest bed and my new bed ticking and my son THOMAS my longest bed and to each of them a chest and three pewter Dishes apeace. I give unto my son EDWARD my table and frame? standing in my new house.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son JOHN CANNON my Indian boy Peter by name when he shall ataine unto ye age of sixteen yeares.
I give unto my daughter SARAH all my wearing cloathes boath linnen and woolen and also five rings and one silver bodkin and a Silver whissel ye Rings twp gold hoope rings and two Silver rings and a small stone ring.
I give and bequeath unto my sister BARBARA CORNICK my midell most gold ring.
Item I give to my son JOHN my young mare and her mare fole with all theaire increase and allso my hand mill and what linnen or wollen I ha%e in ye house unmade
My will is that it may be Disposed of by ye descaison of my Executors for ye cloathing of my children and for my Cattle and hoggs and all other of my Estate whatsoever that is not hearby given away by mee in this my will Excepting two Iron potts which I give ye biggest to my son EDWARD and ye lest to my son THOMAS
I do loane to the disposall and discrestion of my father WILLIAM CORNICK and my mother in law SARAH CABIETO and my brother in law EDWARD CANNON whome I doe nominnate and apoynt two bee my Executors to dispose of all ye rest of my Estate for ye best use with all ye equality for ye good of my children unto whose care and custody next unto Almighty God I doe comitt them and to ye truth herof I have heare unto sett my hand and seale this one and thirtieth day of January 1684
Signed and Sealed in ye psents of us
WILLIAM CORNICK JUNELIZABETH CANNON & Seale
ANN A CORPRIE
Proved in Court 16th feb 1684
by ye oath of WILLIAM CORNICK JUN and SIMON CORNICK
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