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John Lovit 1723 Will

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See: John Lovett, Senior, deceased 1727

John Lovett, Sr. 1727 probate file (case 17132; 17 pages); Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881; database and images by subscription, AmericanAncestors; will as p. 12; cover for will as p. 13. Will dated 17 May 1723; proved 25 September 1727.


In the name of God amen, I John Lovit Senr of Beverly in ye County of Essex in ye Province of ye Massachusets Bay in New England husbandman, being aged & infirm in body yet (through God's mercy to me) of perfect & disposing mind & memory & Dayly in expectatn. of my great change hoping whnsoever it Shall come to obtain mercy of God thru Jesus Christ do make & ordain this my last will & testamt.

Impris That my body be decently interred at ye discretion of my Executor hereafter named Item, I give & bequeath to my loving son Simon Lovit that piece of land wron his house now Standeth & that he hath had in his posessn Sundry year's past being abt two or three acres unto my Sd son Simon during ye full term of his natural life & at his decease to his Sons William & Abraham in equal Share & proportn -- Item, I give to my loving son Jno Lovit that one acre of land or ye abouts that his house, barn & orchard Standeth upon for whch he formerly gave me a valuable considerat to him & his heirs for ever -- Item, I give to my Sd Son John all my share of Salt marsh & thatchbanks lying at or near a place called Cass moor Island in Chebacco wc hath lately been divideth betwixt my brotr Joseph & my Self to my sd Son John & his heirs forever. Item, I give to my loving son Samuel Lovit my two acres of fresh meadow lying in Beverly between ye meadow of Samll Corning & Wm Woodbury late of Beverly deceased & a peice of meadow of abt one acre & half lying all or mostly within ye wood lots Sd Samuel lately purchased in ye Township of Wenham to my sd son Samuel & his heirs for ever. Item, I give to my sd sons Jno Lovit & Samll Lovit each of ym twenty five pounds currant money of ye Province to be pd by my son Benjamin within twelve months next after my decease. Item, I give to my sd son John Lovit & his heirs for ever one half of my well of water in my orchard with free egress & regress to him & his heirs for ever alwaies provided he bear his rt of charge in maintaining it in all respects wtsoever.--Item, I give to my daughter Susannah Cole five pounds in money to be paid by my Executr at my decease. Item, I give to my sd daughter Susannah one acre of Land yt ye dwelling house built by Willm Sikes & her Self Stands upon in sd Beverly to be to Sd Susannah her use & improvemt. during ye term of her natural life & at her decease to ye Son & daughter of said Willm & Susannah Sikes to ym & ye heirs for ever provided & only in case my sd daughter by Gods provide shd become a widdow & then want be neessitated yrto yn I hereby give her power to Sell & dispose of ye whole yr off for her Support. Item, I give ye common right yeto belonging to her & her children in like manner & on like conditions as I gave ye land. Item, I give to my Daughter Bethiah Howard five pound in money to be pd by my executr a my decease -- Item, I give to my sons in Law Nehemiah Howard & Thos Cole one Shilling each to be pd by my exetr at my decease -- Item, I give to my loving son Simon Lovit all my wearing apparel -- Item, I give to Lydia Lovit, Widdow of my grandson Thos Lovit deceased ye use & improvemt of ye whole of yt land on wc ye house She now dwells in Standeth lying Northwesterly of ye Country road together with the common right ytunto belonging during ye whole term of her Widdowhood & afterward to her daughter Lydia & her heirs for ever Item, I give to my grandchildren Peter & Bethya Shaw each of ym five pounds in money to be payd by my extr wn they Shall come to full age -- Item, I give to ye first Church of Christ in Beverly one Pewter platter marked wth ye two first Letters of my name. -- Item, I give to my son Benjamin Lovit now liveth with me my dwelling house with ye common right belonging to it, my barn & all ye land adjoyning & belonging thereto being about fourteen acres more or less lying between ye country road & ye Sea with all ye orchard & fencing Standing yron he always allowing to my son Jno Lovit a Causway at ye lower end of my lot to ye Ba Side wn it Shall be no damage to corn or grass growing yron to him & his heirs for ever Item, I give to me sd son Benjamin wt money I leave in my house at my decease with all ye money I Shall leave at interest in ay mans hands. Also all my moveables within doors & without not before disposed of in ye my will -- Item, I do appoint my loving son Benjamin Lovit to be sole executr of yt my will declaring it to be my last will & testament & hereby revoking all oyr & former will & Testaments by me made at any time wtsoever desiring my trusty friends Mr. Robert Briscoe & Mr. Jofen Corning to be overseers of ys my will. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & seal ys Seventeenth -- day of May Anno Dom one thousd Seven hundred & twenty three & in ye ninth Year of his Majs reign over England &c.

John his "x" mark Lovit, Sr

signed, sealed & declared to be the last will & testament of John Lovit, Senr. In presence off

John Waldren
Benjamin Cresy
Leonard his x mark Stone

From the probate file,

29 April 1728, Beverly. Notice by Peter Shaw that he has received the "sum of five pounds" from "my uncle Benjamin Louett. Witness is Henry Herrick. [img 2]

10 November 1727, Beverly. Notice by Susannah Colle that she has received from her "Brother Benjamin Lovett" the sum of five pounds, being her "Legacy given to mee by my Father." Also signed by Thomas Colle. Witness is William Loueit. [img. 4]

10 May 1728, Beverly. Notice by Samuel Lovet that he has received from "my Brother Benjamin Lovett of Beverly" the "full sum of Twenty five Pounds which is in full discharge of the Legacy made to mee by my ... Father." Witnesses are _____ Morgan and Robert Hale. [img. 5]

25 September 1727. Statement by Saml Blowers at request of "my neighbor Benj. Lovit that he found John Lovett to be of sound mind, "never found any reason at all to call in question ya reason & capacity of his aged father." Saying further, "I should never have put pen to paper if I had : I wrote a will for him about 8 years since ..." [img. 6]



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