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Will of John Gallup of Stonington, 1725

From "Genealogy of Gallup Family" By John D. Gallup, published 1893. None of the spelling has changed. (Note: John
  Gallup, son of John Gallup II and Hannah Lake Gallup).

  In the name of God, Amen; the eighth day of June, 1725. I, John Gallup, of Stonington, in the county of New London, in
  the Colony of Connecticut, in New England province, being sick and weak in body, but of Perfect mind and Memory,
  thanks be given to God therfore, Doe make and Ordaine this, my Last will and Testament. That is to say, first, I give
  and recomend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it, and my body I recomend to the Earth to be buried in Decent
  and Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named. And as touching such worldly Estate
  wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this world, I doe give, devise and dispose of in the following manner
  and form.

  Item- I give and bequeath unto my beloved son, John Gallup, the sum of five pounds curr't money and one hundred
  acres of land, viz, my part of the three hundred acres that was laid out to myself, brother Adam Gallup and brother
  William Gallup, near a place called Peaagwamsh River by virtue of a Grant from the General Court at Hartford to my
  Hon'rd father, Captain John Gallup, late of said Stonington, deceased. I having formerly given my said son, John
  Gallup, by deed of gift and other wise the full of his portion, as he is my eldest son.

  Item- I give and bequeath to my Loving Son, Thomas Gallup, the sum of five pounds curr't money, I having formerly
  given him, my said son Thomas Gallup, by deed of gift and otherwise, the full of his portion.

  Item- I give and bequeath to my Loving Son, Samuel Gallup, that lott of land in said Stonington, joyning on Mystick
  River, where my old house stood. Also, I give to my said son Samuel them three Divisions of Land which I had from
  Plainfield Right now annexed to Voluntown, viz, the division which was my original right and of right which I bouth of
  John Fellowes, and that Right which I bought of Ephraim Kingsbury. Also my will is that my said son Samuel doe
  continue with me and my wife and take the care of us during the whole time of both our naturall lives; then he shall
  have my new dwelling house nd part of the land I now improve; that is to say, Sixty Rods wide, begining at the Line
  Division between the Williams and the Gallups. I say sixty rods wide the whole length of my land, it coming to him in
  consideration of his taking care of and providing well for me and my wife the time above [said]. Also, I give him all my
  husbandry utensils, and all stock of creatures of every sort, only to my said son Samuel to pay to my Loveing
  Daughter, Martha Gifford, the sum of forty pounds in stock at Inventory Price. I also give my said son Samuel one half
  of my meadow at Sixpenny Island, and one half of my right at Nowasonk, and half my right of commonage in the Town
  of Stonington.

  Item- I give and bequeath unto my Loveing Son, Nath'll Gallup all ye Remainder of my land from the south bounds the
  whole length of my land where I now live, except what I have given to my said son Sam'll. Also, I give to my son Nath'll all
  my Voluntown Right, divided and undivided, within the Town of Voluntown, and half my meadow at Sixpenny Island and
  half my right at Nowasonk and half my right of commanage in the Town of Stonington, and all other my rights of land
  now or hereafter belonging to me within the Colony of Connecticut or elsewhere, which I have not disposed of. Also I
  give to my said son Nath'll, Eighteen Pounds money which is due to me from my brother, Ben Adam Gallup.

  Item- I Give and Bequeath to my Loving Daughter, Martha Gifford, the Sum of forty Pounds, to be paid to her as before
  said exprest, I having formerly done for her as I was able.

  Item- I Give and Bequeath unto my loving wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Gallup, all my household stuff, to be hers to use, give or
  dispose of as she shall see cause. Finally, I do hereby nominate, make and ordain my tow sons, Samuel Gallup and
  Nathaniel Gallup, to be my executors of this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby disallow, revoak and disallow
  all other or former wills by me formerly made, ratifying and confirming this and no others to be my last will and
  testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year above written.

  (Seal) John Gallup

  Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared by the said John Gallup as his last Will and Testament, in the presence of

  Manasseh Minor
  John Noyes
  Elnathan Minor

  A true copy of the original will on file. Examined.
  Richard Christophers, Clerk


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