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The Will of Thomas Rose of Preston, Connecticut

From “History of the Descendants of Peter Spicer”   compiled by Mrs. Susan Spicer Meech and Miss Susan Billings Meech, 1911.     Pages 547-548

  I, Thomas Rose of Preston, ...Conn. at present through the goodness and forbearance of Almighty God being in the
  enjoyment of a sound mind and understanding tho surrounded with the infirmities of old age being warned by a late
  weakness of ye uncertainty of human life and remembering that I must not expect to live much longer in this
  troublesome and uncertain state I do make and ordain this my last will and testament ....

  Imprimis. To my dear and well beloved wife I give and bequeath all the Household goods now in my possession
  together with 2 cows and a black mare.

  Item. To my beloved Daughters Joanna Avery, Dorcas Bellows, Deborah Patrige, Mary Pelton, Damaris Gates,
  Elizabeth Killam as also be the heirs of Hannah Sterry and Sarah Killam Deceased I have paid their full and sufficient

  Further more the Heirs of my son Thomas Rose Deceased have had ye whole portion excepting as hereafter

  Item. To my beloved son Joseph Rose, I give and bequeath all my medow land lying on the North side of Paucatann
  River or Brook and also all my movable Estate now in the hands of my son-in-law Samuel Patridge as also Four
  Hundred pounds money which accord to me by ye sale of some my Land together with its Interest the sole on of wc to
  be to my executor until the Decease of my Beloved wife and yt of the Interest or principal remains to be equally divided
  among my six Daughters Joanna, Dorkas, Deborah, Mary, Damerias and Elizabeth my just debts and funeral expenses
  p’d out of the same and I do hereby revoke ... as witnesseth my hand and seal this twentieth day of November 1743.


  Ebenezer Punderson
  Humphrey Avery } Witnesses
  William Avery

  (Appointed son Joseph Executor)
  Two witnesses testified May 29, 1744, Wm. & Humphrey Avery.
  New London Probate Records.


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