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Will of John Tripp

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John Tripp

WILL - John Tripp, Sr, Will, from Land Evidence Book, Vol 1, page 160I in the name of God chosen Know all men by those present that I John Tripp of Portsmouth on Road Island in this colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations shaft [ship] carpenter being of God sixty seven years or there abouts have and doe upon due and serious consideration itt being the present sixth day of the tenth month Anno dom 1677. I this said John Tripp being through the mercy of God in my perfect sencies [senses] and memory have thought fitt to set my house in order and to that end have thought good to make this my Last Will and Testament declaring it to bee irrevocable. In the first place I make ordaine and appoint my well beloved wife Mary Tripp to bee my sole and absolute Executrix of all my Estate consisting of lands goods and chattells moveable and immovable durring her life naturall.Only my old house Excepted or north end of my building which I have given to my soann John Tripp formerly and now I give my house lott and tenn acres of land in the clay pitt feild with my meddowes at Hog Island and all the fencing[,] orchards[,] and housing and privileges here unto belonging unto my sonn John Tripp excepting my new house or south End of my building and privileg[e] to pass and repass unto it which I give to my sonn Abiell Tripp with the lot on the [word scratched out] south side here of which I bought of my sonn Peleg Tripp and a certain parcell of land also lying betwixt the land of Samuell Wilbore [Wilbur] and John Bording [Bareing] his land in the Town aforesaid called by this name of WestField with all privileges belonging or any ways appertaining all with aforesaid tracts or parcells of landsand housing as aforesaid. I doe intayle upon my sonns John and Abiell and the heirs male of there bodys lawfully begotton butt in case they have not male heirs then to the female only[.] I reserve [request?] a burying place in West Field for mee and Mary and for John Straing [Strange?] according to my former promise to him which shall bee two rods round a rod on every side further[.] I doe declare that if my said wife should marry then my sonn John his heirs or heirs shall pay or cause to be paid to my said wife yearly fifty shillings a year in currant silver of Ken/Knd England or of equevolent during her life[.] Also my sonn Abiell shall pay fifty shillings unto my said wife yearly during her life in currant silver money as a foresaid. I doe also order my sonn Abiell to pay or cause to be paid unto his brother Peleg his heirs orassignss the full and just sum of five pounds sterling in current pay of Road Island also to pay his brother Joseph his heirs or assignss tenn pounds sterling in current pay as aforesaid[.] All which aforesaid payments are to bee payd [paid] to said sonns Peleg and Joseph within the space of two years after the decease of my said wife[.] Also I doe give and bequeath to my sonn James Tripp the eight part of a shareof Land at Coxsit lying in Dartmouth in the colony of Kjn Plimouth to him and his heirss for ever with all privileges there to belonging and also all my right in the Kamligansit company [Conanicut colony?] withmy right in land lying within the township of Westerly or Nisganamecutt [Narragansett?] in the colonyof Road Island without Bortaylgring ?????? it but in case Abiell or James die without heirss male orfemale then to the survivour of either of them and their heirs forever and after[.] I give and bequeath tomy daughter Martha twenty pounds sterling in currant pay of Road Island to bee paid by my Executix ather marriage day or at twenty years of age[.] Also I give and bequeath unto my grandchild ElizabethWodell tenn pounds to be paid as aforesaid and all this to bee paid with the movables[.] Also I give to my sonn John my great driping [dripping?] pann and spitt after his mother deceases[.] Also I give to my sonn Peleg the bigest fagon ?? ????? in my house and my great scales and waights belonging to them[him?] after his mothers deceas[.] Also I give to my sonn Joseph A Ourh pewter pott after his mothers deceas[.] Also I give to my sonn Abiell a great chest and a paire of silver buttons for britches after his mothers deceas. Also I give a great Bible to my son James after his mothers deceas and I doe give and bequeath to all my grand children that shall bee borne and living at my decease five shillings in silver to each of them for to buy Bibles for them and this to be paid by my sons John and Abiell equally but tothem at or before two years after the deceas of my wife but in case my wife marry[,] my sonns John andAbiell shall take there shares into there possession at the day of her marrying and further my will is that my two sonns John and Abiell shall be my Executors after there mothers deceas to Execute and performe this my Last Will and Testament and James shall alsoe take his part into his possession at the day of his mothers marriage and if my wife see cause shee may choose an Executor or two to perform this my will after her decease and further my will and ???? is that my Loving friends Robert Hodgson and John Anthony shall bee overseers to see this my last will performed.Ordered that part of this twentififth line should bee cancilled on the other ??? at the signing ?????? This above writing is ???????? :John Tripp SEAL The above written will was (proved) the twenty eight day of October in this year 1678, according to law. Before us this town council of the Town of Portsmouth. John Albro, Assistant Wm Cadman William Wodell Latham Clark Peleg Tripp Jacob Mott

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