Will of William Bradford of Plymouth

William Bradford’s Will

MD II,4,228:

quill_parchment_thumbGovernor William Bradford’s will and inventory are recorded in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Volume II, Part I, pages 53 to 59, both inclusive.

The last Will and Testament Nunckupative of Mr Willam Bradford senir: Deceased May the Ninth 1657 and exhibited to the court held att Plymouth June 3d 1657

Mr Willam Bradford senir: being weake in body but in prfect memory haveing Defered the forming of his Will in hopes of haveing the healp of Mr Thomas Prence therin; feeling himselfe very weake and drawing on to the conclusion of his mortall life spake as followeth; I could have Desired abler then myselfe in the Desposing of that I have; how my estate is none knowes better then youerselfe, said hee to Lieftenant Southworth; I have Desposed to John and Willam already theire proportions of land which they are possessed of;

My Will is that what I stand Ingaged to prforme to my Children and others may bee made good out of my estate that my Name Suffer not;

My further Will is that my Deare & loveing wife Allice Bradford shalbee the sole Exequitrix of my estate; and for her future maintainance my Will is that my Stocke in the Kennebecke Trad bee reserved for her Comfortable Subsistence as farr as it will extend and soe further in any such way as may bee Judged best for her;

I further request and appoint my welbeloved Christian ffrinds Mr Thomas Prence Captaine Thomas Willett and Lieftenant Thomas Southworth to bee the Suppervissors for the Desposing of my estate according to the prmises Confiding much in theire faithfulnes

I comend unto youer Wisdome and Descretions some smale bookes written by my owne hand to bee Improved as you shall see meet; In speciall I Comend to you a little booke with a blacke cover wherin there is a word to Plymouth a word to Boston and a word to New England with sundry usefull verses;

These pticulars were expressed by the said Willam Bradford Govr the 9th of May 1657 in the prsence of us Thomas Cushman Thomas Southworth Nathaniell Morton; whoe were Deposed before the court held att Plymouth the 3d of June 1657 to the truth of the abovesaid Will that it is the last Will and Testament of the abovesaid Mr Willam Bradford senir:

A Trew Inventory of the Estate of Mr Willam Bradford senir: lately Deceased taken and apprissed by us whose names are underwritte the 22cond of May 1657 and exhibited to the court holden att Plymouth the 3d of June 1657 on the oath of mis Allice Bradford

beding and other thinges in ye old parler .£ s d

Impr: one feather bed and bolster 03 00 00

It a featherbed a featherbolster a featherpillow 03 00 00

It a Canvas bed with feathers and a bolster and 2 pillowes 01 05 00

It one green rugg 01 00 00

It a paire of whit blanketts 01 00 00

It one whit blankett 00 12 00

It 2 paire of old blanketts 01 00 00

It 2 old Coverlidds 01 00 00

It 1 old white rugg and an old ridd Coverlidd 01 00 00

It 1 paire of old curtaines Darnickes & an old paire of I say curtaines 25 00

It a Court Cubbard 01 05 00

It a winescot bedsteed and a settle 01 10 00

It 4 lether Chaires 01 12 00

It 1 great lether Chaire 00 10 00

It 2 great wooden Chaires 00 08 00

It a Table & forme and 2 stooles 01 05 00

It a winscott Chist & Cubburd 01 05 00

It a Case with six knives 00 05 00

It 3 matchcock musketts 02 02 00

It a Snaphance Muskett 01 00 00

It a birding peece and an other smale peece 00 18 00

It a pistoll and Cutlas 00 12 00

It a Card and a platt 02 05 02

in the great rome

It 2 great Carved Chaires 01 04 00

It a smale carved Chaire 00 06 00

It a Table end forme 01 02 00

It 3 striped Carpetts 01 05 00

It 10 Cushens 01 01 00

It 3 old Cushens 00 02 00

It a Causlett and one headpeece 01 10 00

It 1 fouling peece without a locke 3 old barrells of guns one paire of old bandeleers and a rest } 00 16 00

Linnin

It 2 paire of holland sheets 02 00 00

It 1 Dowlis sheet 00 10 00

It 2 paire of Cotten and linnin Sheets 01 15 00

It 2 paire of hemp and Cotten sheets 01 15 00

It 2 paire of Canvas sheets 01 10 00

It 2 paire of old sheets 00 15 00

It 4 fine shirts 02 00 00

It 4 other shirts 01 00 00

It a Douzen of Cotten and linnin napkins 00 12 00

It a Douzen of Canvas Napkins 00 06 00

It a Diaper Tablecloth and a Douzen of Diaper Napkins 02 10 00

It 10 Diaper napkins of an other sort a Diaper tablecloth 03 02 02

and a Diaper Cubburd cloth }

It 2 holland Tableclothes 01 00 00

It 2 short Tableclothes 00 10 00

It 2 old Tableclothes 00 05 00

It a Douzen of old Napkins 00 08 00

It halfe a Dousen of Napkins 00 08 00

It 3 old Napkins 00 02 00

It a Douzen of Course napkins & a course tablecloth 00 06 00

It 2 fine holland Cubburd clothes 00 12 00

It 3 paire of holland pillowbeers 00 18 00

It 3 paire of Dowlis pillowbeers and an old one 00 14 00

It 4 holland Towells and a lockorum one 00 05 00

Pewter

It 14 pewter Dishes weying 47 pound att 15d pr pound 02 08 09

It 6 pewter plates & 13 pewter platters weying thirty 2 l 02 00 00

pounds att 15d pr pound)

It 2 pewter plates 5 sawsers 4 basons & 5 Dishes weymg eighteen pounds att 15d pr pound 01 02 26

It 2 ppeplates of pewter 00 03 04

It 3 Chamberpotts 00 03 06

It 7 porrengers

It 2 quart potts & a pint pott 00 07 00

It 2 old fflagons an a yore 00 00 9 00

It a pewter Candlesticke a salt and a little pewter bottle 00 03 00

It 4 venice glasses and seaven earthen Dishes 00 0 00

In the kitchen brasse

It 2 ffrench kittles 01 10 00

It 1 brasse kittle 00 15 00

It 2 little ffrench kittles 00 06 00

It an old warming pan 02 05 02

It 2 old brasse kittles 00 02 00

It a Duch pan 00 04 00

It 3 brasse skilletts 00 04 00

It 3 brasse Candlestickes and a brasse morter and pestle 00 07 00

It an old brasse skimmer and a ladle 00 01 00

It a paire of andjrons 00 06 00

It an old brasse stewpan 00 06 00

It 2 old brasse kittles 02 05 02

It 2 Iron skilletts and a Iron kittle 00 15 00

A 2 old great Iron pottes 01 00 00

It 2 Iron potts lesser 00 07 00

It 2 paire of pothangers 2 paire of pothookes 00 08 00

It 2 paire of tonggs and an old fier shovell 00 03 04

It one paire of Andjrons and a gridjron 00 10 00

It a spitt and an old Iron Driping pan 00 05 00

It a paire of Iron Rackes and an Iron veele and another peec of old Iron to lay before a Driping pan 00 10 00

It 4 Dozen of Trenchers 00 02 06

It 2 Juggs and 3 smale bottles 00 02 00

In the New Chamber his clothes

It a stuffe suite with silver buttons & a Coate 04 00 00

It a Cloth Cloake faced with Taffety and kneed throw with baies 03 10 00

It a sad coullered Cloth suite 02 00 00

It a Turkey Grogorum suite and cloake 02 00 00

It a paire of blacke briches and a rid wastcoat 00 15 00

It a lead coullered cloth suit with silver buttons 02 00 00

It a sad coullered short coate and an old serge suite 01 10 00

It a black cloth coate 00 15 00

It a broad cloth Coate 01 05 00

It a light Coullered stuffe Coate 00 06 00

It an old green goune 01 00 00

It a light Cullered Cloth Cloake 01 15 00

It an old violets Coullered Cloake 01 05 00

It a short coate of Cloath 00 10 00

It 2 old Dublett and a paire of briches a short coate and

an old stuffe Dublit and wastcoate 01 00 00

It 2 paire of stockens 00 07 00

It 2 hates a blacke one and a coullered one 01 10 00

It 2 old hatts 00 16 00

It 1 great Chaire and 2 wrought stooles 01 00 00

It a Carved Chist 01 00 00

It a Table 00 15 00

the plate

It one great beer bowle 03 00 00

It an other beer bowle 02 00 00

It 2 wine Cupps 02 02 02

It a salt 03 00 00

It the trencher salt and a Drame cup 00 15 00

It 4 silver spoones 01 04 00

It 9 silver spoones 02 05 00

In the Studdie

It eight paire of shooes of the 1:s 02 00 00

It 6 paire of shoes of the 10s 01 04 00

It one paire of the eights 00 03 04

It 3 paire of the 72 00 00 9 00

It 2 paire of the sixes 00 02 08

It 1 paire of the 5s 1 paire of the 4s 1 paire of the 3s 00 06 00

It 4 yards and an halfe of linncy woolcye 00 03 06

It 3 remnants of English Cotten 00 16 03

It 3 yards and an halfe of bayes 00 07 00

It 27 yards of Course English moheer 02 02 06

It 4 yards and 3 quarters of purpetuanna 01 00 00

It 28 yards of rid penistone 03 03 00

It 5 yards of broad cloth 03 15 00

It 2 yards of broad cloth 01 10 00

It 1/2 yards and an halfe of olive cullered Carsye 00 05 00

It a yard and an halfe of whitish Carsey 00 07 00

It 4 yards of Gray carsye 01 04 00

It 5 yards and an halfe of rid Carsye 01 07 06

It 4 yards and a quarter of Carsy ollive coullered 01 10 00

It 7 yards of Carsye sad Cullered 02 06 08

It 10 yards of gray Carsye 02 10 00

It 6 yards and an halfe of rid plaine 01 19 00

It 9 yards and an halfe of rash 03 16 00

It 6 yards of holland 01 08 00

It a remnant of Cushening 00 05 00

It 7 smale moose skines 04 08 00

It in sash 152 09 06

It his Deske 00 05 00

It 2 Cases with some emty bottles 00 10 00

It 3 or 4 old cases 00 03 00

his bookes in folio

Mr Perkines workes 01 10 00

It 3 of Docter Willetts workes viz on genesis exodus & } 01 00 00

It the ffrench acaddamey 00 08 00

It the Guiciardin 00 10 00

It the history of the Church 00 08 00

It bodies Comons wealth 00 06 00

It B Babbingtons workes 00 08 00

It Peter Martire Comon places 00 05 00

It Cartwright on the remish Testament 00 10 00

It the history of the Netherlands 00 15 00

It Peter Martire on the Romans 00 05 00

It Mayers workes on the New Testament 01 00 00

It Cottens Concordance 00 08 00

Speeds generall Description of the world 01 10 00

Weames Christian Sinnagogue and the portrature of the Image of God in man 08 00

It Luther on the gallations 00 02 00

It the method of phiscicke 00 02 00

It Calvins harmony and Calvins Comentary on the actes 00 08 00

It Downhams 2cond pte of Christian Warfare 00 03 00

It Mr Cottens Answare to mr Willams 00 02 00

It Taylers libertie of Phrophecye 00 00 06

It Gouges Domesticall Dutyes 00 02 06

It Justification of Seperation or reasons Descused & ob-

servations Devine & morall the synode att Dort; the Apollogye 00 06 00

It Mr Ainsworths workes the Counterpoison the triing out of the truth 02 02 00

It Mr Ainsworth on geniseis Exodus & livitticus 00 04 00

It Calvin on genises 00 02 06

It Dike on the Deceitfulness of mans hart 00 0} 26

It Gifford refuted 00 00 06

It Dod on the Comaundments & an other of his 00 03 00

It three and fifty smale bookes 01 06 06

It Calvine on the epistles in Duch with Divers other Duch bookes 00 15 00

It 2 bibles 01 00 00

It a paire of boots 00 05 00

It in lether 00 08 00

It 2 old Chists 00 10 00

It 6 old barrells a bucking tubb a brewing tubb & other old lumber 01 00 00

It a pcell of Cotten woole & a pcell of sheepes woole 02 10 00

It a pcell of feathers 00 12 00

It 3 ewe sheep 04 10 00

It 3 middleing sheep & a poor one 04 00 00

It a rame lambe and an halfe & half an ewe lamb 00 16 06

It the old mare 12 00 00

It a lame mare and an horse court 04 00 00

It a horse of two yeare old and advantate 07 00 00

It an other horse court of yeare and advantage 05 10 00

It 4 bullockes 00 00 00

It 7 Cowes 08 00 00

It a bull 04 00 00

It 2 young bulls of two year old 04 10 00

It a heifer of three yeare old not with Calfe 03 05 00

It 2 heifers of two years old 05 00 00

It 4 yearlings 06 00 00

It five Calves 03 00 00

It a sow and 2 hoggs 02 15 00

It 2 shoats 01 04 00

It five smale shoates 01 10 00

It the house and orchyard and some smale pcells of land about the towne of Plymouth 45 00 00

It 2 spining wheeles & a wether 00 06 00

Att the Westward in Debts upon the Duch account Consisting in Divers pcells 53 00 00

Item Debts owing to the estate

It the Kennebeck Stocke Consisting in goods and Debts both English and Indians 256 00 00

More Debts owing in the bay

It in Doute the shoomakers hands 05 00 00

It in Mannsses Kemtons hands 05 00 00

It more belonging to the estate in Divers pticulars 57 00 00

Debts owing from the estate

It to Mr Davis and mr Sheffe 05 00 00

It to Samuell Sturtivant 02 03 00

It 2 the townes land 01 12 00

It John Jourdaine about 02 00 00

It To goodman Clarke about 03 10 00

It two goodman Nelson for killing of Cattle & for veale 01 08 06

It to Willam Palmer 12 04 00

It To the Church of Plymouth 05 10 00

Som pcells of land not mencioned above belonging to Mr Willam Bradford senir:

It one pcell att Eastham and another att Bridgwater

It a smale pcell about Sawtuckett and his purchase land att Coaksett with his right in the townes land at Punckatessett

By us Thomas Cushman John Dunham

It Sundry Implements forgotten belonging to the teame

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