George is not mentioned in his father's will, written 19 January 1683/4, indicating that he had died earlier. Six of the seven children named in the will were to receive just 5 shillings; the youngest son William was to receive the residue of the estate after the death or remarriage of his mother. In discussing the interpretation of the will, David L. Greene comments: "All experienced genealogists have seen wills that omit or living child or living children., almost always because they had already received their full portions. Such was not the case in the above will, for clearly all the living children except William had received their portions. There is no other way to interpret the token sum of five shillings..." Accordingly, he cannot be George Martin of Chebacco parish, Ipswich, Massachusetts, who has often been identified as this man.
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