| 1676 - Abt 1745|
||29 Aug 1676
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts [1, 2]
||ship carpenter  |
||Abt 10 Jul 1745
||, Plymouth, Massachusetts 
- JOHN DREW'S WILL
[IX : 506] Know all Men By these Presents that I John Drew Senr of the Town of Hallefax in the County of Plymouth in New England being at this present Time Labouring under many Bodily infirmities Yet of A Sound & disposing Memory & Understanding Blessed be God for the same & being sensible of my own mortality, & knowing that it is Appointed for all men once to die, do make & Ordain this to be my Last Will & Testament, To Remain firm & inviolable for ever. Imprimis, I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved Wife, sarah Drew, the use & improvement of my dwelling house, Barn, & out houses, & also the Use, improvement, & income, of all the improved Lands & meadows, belonging to my homestead which Lye there Joyning together, during her Widdowhood. Item, Whereas I have already Given unto my Eldest Son John Drew, by Deed of Gift a Certain Parcel of Land I Give unto him more all my Tools & Tackling both for Carpentry & husbandry: Item: Whereas I have already Given unto my son Thomas Drew by deed of Gift one Quarter part of my Homestead: my will is that he shall be Content therewith as his part of my
* Printed in full at the request of a liberal contributor to the Old Colony Town Record Fund.
Estate . Item: I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Eliza . Drew forty pounds Item . Whereas I have already Given unto my daughter Jemima Read sundry* my will is that she shall be Content therewith as her part of my Estate. Item Whereas I have already Given unto my daughter Mary Bennet Sundry things, my Will is that she shall be Content therewith as her part of my Estate Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Peter Drew all my Homestead Land & meadow with Buildings thereon, Reserving unto his Grandmother the Use & improvement thereof as is before Express'd . it is to be understood that sd homestead shall not include any part of that hundred Acre lot, which did formerly belong unto John Hascal & Isaac Walker Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson silvanus Drew all my part of that hundred Acre lot which was formerly John Hascal & Isaac Walkers Right in the 26 mens Purchase. Item. I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Isaac Bennet Ten pounds. Item . I Give & bequeath unto my son thomas Drews Eldest son Ten Pounds . Item . I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Charles Read Ten Pounds . the same to be paid unto them or Each of them when they Arrive at the Age of Twenty one Years, Item my will is that my Grandson Peter Drew shall pay as A Legacy unto my daughter Elizabth Drew the forty Pounds which I have given unto her & to be paid in Manner Following that is to say . Ten pounds thereof when he Arrives to the Age of twenty one Years [p. 507] And the Remainder to be paid Ten pounds A Year until the whole is paid . & my will is that my Two Grandsons Peter Drew & silvanus Drew, shall pay as A Legacy unto my Grandson Isaac Bennet the Ten pounds I have Given him when he Arrives to the Age of Twenty one Years: & unto my son thomas Drews Eldest Son the Ten pounds I have Given unto him when he Arrives to the Age of. Twenty one Years, & unto my Grandson Charles Read the Ten pounds I have given unto him, when he Arrives to the Age of Twenty one Years, it is to be Understood that the several sums which I have Given & Legacy's ordered to be paid shall be Equal in value to bills of Credit of the old form & Tenour . Item . I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Peter Drew my longest Gun & sword . Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Silvanus Drew my shortest Gun, Item my will is that my Indoor moveables & stock of Creatures after my Just Debts & funeral Charges are paid out of the same . be disposed of in Manner following that is to Say my Loving wife sarah Drew shall have the use & improvement thereof during her Natural life & after her Decease I Give the same to my Daughter Elizabeth Drew, & my will is that my aforesd Wife shall Take the motherly Care of my sd Daughter Elizth Drew during the Time she lives unmaried, if she so * Cause to Live with her mother, & my will is that if it should so happen that there is any part of my Estate which I have not herein Particularly Given Away & disposed of I Give the same unto my aforesd Wife, & my Will is that my loving Wife Sarah Drew shall be Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament Thus hoping that this my last will & Testament will be kept & performed according to the true intent & meaning thereof . I Commit my body to the dust, & my Soul to God that Gave it in Witness whereof I the aforesd John Drew senr have hereunto set my hand & seal this Seventeenth day of April one Thousand seven hundred forty & two
Signed sealed & Declared by theJohn Drew (Seal)
above named John Drew senr to
be his Last Will & Testament
in the presence of us
Plymo ss July the 10, 1745
This Will being Presented by ye Exex abovnamed for Probn the sd George Samson, Zachariah Soul, & Jacob Tomson made Oath that they saw, sd John Drew sign & seal & heard him declare this Instrument to be his Last will & Testament & yt they at ye same Time in his presence, subscribed as Witnesses at * yt he was then of sound mind.
Before me Jno Cushing Judge of Probates
[p. 508] The letter of administration is recorded on this page, and is dated 10 July, 1745, on which day the will was allowed by the Judge of Probate, John Cushing. The widow was required to present an inventory of the estate on or before 20 October, 1745, and to present an account of her administration On or before 20 July, 1746.
[JOHN DREW'S INVENTORY]
[X: 163] An Inventory of the Estate of Mr John Drew Senr late of Hallifax deceasd Taken by us the Subscribers the 12th day of December Anno Domini 1745 According to old tenour
The Will and Inventory of John Drew117
Imprimis Homestead Land & Meadows Building &
Item the Land Given by Will to Silvanus Drew50.0. 0
Item a Gun £5 . 10 . another Gun £3 . a Sword 16/9 .6. 0
Item 3 Adds £2 . 8 . 0 Broad Ax 1 . 0 . 0 Drawing
knife 5/ Spade 7/4. 0. 0
Item Morticeing Ax 8/ Stilyards 12/ Betle & Wedges 5/
Gimlet Compass and Augurs £1 . 5 .2. 10. 0
Item Scyths 1 . 16 . 0 Pitch forke 6/ plow Irons 18/
yoke 20/ Cleviss 3/4. 3 0
Item Cart wheels hoopes & boxes £5 . Chains £3 .
horse Gears 2 . 0 . 010.10. 0
Item Plains & Joynture 12/ files 2/ old Chisels 10/ old
iron 4/61. 8 . 6
Item Hammer 2/ hand saw 10/ Corn Seive 2/ flax brake 12/1 . 6 . 0
Item Cattle and swine101.15.0
Item Sadle 25/ pannel £2 . Loombes & Tackling £6 . 109 . 15 . 0
Item his wearing apparell .5. 8. 0
Item 2 yds of broad claoth £7. 0. Books£2 . 4 . 09. 4. 0
Item a Bed with Bedding £17 .9. ano Bed with Beding £825. 9. 0
Item Linen yarne 20/ table Cloath 3/ puter £4 . 11 a table 7/5. 1. 0
Item warming pan 12/ knive & forkes 2/6 Glass bottle 6/1 . 0 . 6
Item Trays Dishes & mortars 23/ Trenchers 3/old casks 15/2. 1 . 0
Item Sifting trough 2/ wheels 18/ Kittle 10/ Skillet 5/
pot & pothooks 5/2 . 0. 0
Item frying pans 11/ Seives 3/6 tramle 14/ tongs & Slice 7/1. 5. 6
Item And Irons 1 . 12/ Chairs 1 . 8 . 0 3 Chests £3 . 106 . 10 . 0
Item 100 foot of Boards 14/ A Grindstone1 . 4 . 01 . 18 . 0 .
£905 . 0 . 6
Plimo Ss, March 3 . 1745. The abovenamed Ebenezer Fuller John Fuller & Barnabas Tomson made Oath that the abovewritten is a Just & true apprizement of the Estate of Mr John Drew late of Hallifax deceas'd according to their best Judgemts
Before me Th Croade Just of peace
Plimouth Ss, May 15 . 1746 Sarah Drew Execx made Oath that the Above Inventory Contams all the Estate of sd Decd so far as She knows & that when She Shall know of more She'l Give it in
Before me Jno Cushing Judge of Probts
||21 Feb 2005 |
||John Drew, b. 1642, Sharpham, Devonshire, England , d. 29 Jul 1721, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
||Hannah Churchill, b. 12 Nov 1649, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. 29 Jul 1721, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
||, Plymouth, Massachusetts
||Sarah Delano, b. 1682, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. Aft 15 May 1746, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
||Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
|>||1. John Drew, b. Abt 1704, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. 14 Jun 1770, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
|>||2. Thomas Drew, b. 1706, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. 14 Jun 1770, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
| ||3. Elizabeth Drew, b. Abt 1709, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. 14 Nov 1779, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
|>||4. Jemima Drew, b. Abt 1711, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. Yes, date unknown|
|>||5. Mary Drew, b. 1713, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. 2 Apr 1785, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
| ||6. Abigail Drew, b. 1715, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts , d. 26 May 1726, Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
||21 Feb 2005 |
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