| 1605 - 1674|
||11 Feb 1605
||Droitwich, Worcester, England
||1 Dec 1674
||Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
- [WILL OF JOSIAH WINSLOW, SR.*]
[Vol. 3, pt. I, p. 131] The will "of Mr Josiah Winslow of Marshfeild late deceased exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth the fourth of March 1674",
Josiah Winslow of the Towne of Marshfeild senir" made his will "this 12th of the second month 1673 it, that is, on 12 April, 1673, old style. Bequests were as follows:
"I Doe make Margarett my Deare and loveing wife, my sole Executrix of my Goods, and Chattles for her Comfortable use and livelyhood Dureing her Naturall life; as alsoe the one halfe of my Dwelling house that is to say the westerly end, as it is now Devided with the seller and one halfe of the orchyard and out housing; and alsoe the one halfe of the land therunto belonging, both meadow and upland with all other privilidges and appurtenances, in the Towne of Marshfeild aforsaid; and the one halfe of all the Lands belonging to mee, by any Graunt Graunted to mee formerly; or to be Graunted, that I have not sold; and Disposed off: Alsoe for the other prte of my lands house and housing I Doe Give unto my Naturall son Jonathan Winslow .... with that halfe Given to my wife after her Decease: I Give to my son Jonathan as my heire .... but incase the said Jonathan shall Die without heires .... Lawfully begotten; Then .... his wife During her widdows estate shall Injoy the one halfe of my said Lands and housing; with the appurtenances .... During my wifes life, the whole During her widdowes estate, And incase the said Jonathan Die without heires of his body as aforsaid .... the whole and every Pete of the said Lands and housing shalbe Disposed of, unto my four Daughters and theire heires .... and incase any of my Daughters Die without issue; shee may freely in her life time Dispose of her pate To any the survivers or any of theire Children; but incase shee Doe not, her fourth prte to fall to the survivers of my said Daughters, and theire heires for ever; and incase God shall Give my son as aforsaid any Issue and the same Die without Issue, that then alsoe the said Lands and houses shelve to my said Daughters as aforesaid; alsoe I Doe bequeath unto hannah Miller my Grandchild now living with mee, if shee Continew with her Grandmother During her life, or Day
* This Josiah Winslow was a brother of Gov. Edward winslow, the Mayflower Passenger, of John Winslow, who married Mary Chilton, and of Kenelm Winslow of Yarmouth.—Editor.
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of the said Hannah her Marriage; one feather bed with a Rugg blankett bolster and one paire of sheets; and for my Indian Prentice I leave him and his time to my wife; and shee to prforme the Conditions of his Indentures, and incase shee Die before the expiration, To my son hee prforming the same Conditions aforsd alsoe that my wife shall not allianate any of the estate further then for her Comfortable livelihood, and advantage therunto, and what is then remaininge to my Children accordingly as shee shall see cause and they Deserve, in shire Carryage and Care of her in her widdowes estate; and To my Grand Children; I Desire may have ten shillings apeece, alsoe I Doe Give to my faith full and truly loveing frind nor Samuell Arnold our Reverent Teacher my Blacke Cloake if hee please to weare it, and accept of it; and to my son Jonathan my best suite; and what bedding hee now makes use of; and the bible that is myne; and it is my Desire that my wife Remaine in my house and with the Church; but if shee see Cause to Remove to any of my Daughters, whoe I Doubt not but wilbe willing to Receive her, and be kind and Carefull of her, Alsoe I Doe heerby Request and appoint my Loveing Nephew [p. 132] Major Josiah Winslow and Captaine William Bradford .... to be overseers of this my last Will and Testament, Desireing and not Doubting but that they wilbe healpful in advice to my poor wife in ordering and Disposing of her, and what shee hath, as may be most for her Comfortable being; Desireing that those Children or Child that is most tender and Care full of her may have answerable, out of that little is left; alsoe it is my will that the bedsteed in the Parlour with the settle, Great table and forme Remain in the house as standards"
The witnesses were Nathaniel Southworth, and John Barrow (by a mark), and they made oath, at Plymouth, 4 June, 1675, to this will "of Mr Josiah Winslow senile: late Deceased Testa me Nathaniel: Morton Secretary;"
[Pages 133 and 134 are blank]
[Pages 135, 136 and 138] "An Inventory of the estate of Mr Josiah Winslow Deceased .... apprised by Anthonie Snow, and Nathaniel Winslow" on 17 December, 1674:
"1 Great bible & Psalme booke" was valued at 8s.; "1 booke of ursinus on Christian Religion", 9s.; "a bookes of mr Burrowghes", 6s.; "1 booke of Mr Weemes", as. 6d.; "1 booke Called bloddy tenets", 2s.; "26 old bookes" 6s.
The rest of pages 135 and 136 contains personal property.
[The inventory of Capt. Nathaniel Thomas, on page 137, is printed following the Winslow inventory.—Editor.]
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[p. 138] "This following appertaines to the Inventory of . . Mr Josias Winslow of Marshfeild". "I mare att Norwich" * £1, "a Debt Due to the estate from Boston" £4, 4s. "The sume totall is £107, 165. I †
The real estate was: "one Dwelling house and one hundred acrees of upland without housing theron and a Conciderable prsell or resells of meadow belonging therunto the quantite unknowns to us; all .... in the Towne of Marshfeild"; also "I hundred acrees of upland lying in the Towne of Middleberry or Bridgwater neare Teticutt Rever"
"February the 26 1674 Anthony Snow and Nathaniel Winslow the .... Apprisers .... Declared that wheras they say above that the Testator, as they were Informed Died posessed of such lands as above mensioned they both afeirme, that Information was neither by the widdow nor by Jonathan Winslow; Before Josiah Winslow Govr"
"1 silver scale", not valued, was added "before oath was made"
On 15 March, 1674/5, "Mistris Margarett Winslow" made oath to the inventory of "Josias Winslow her Deceased husband" "before Josias Winslow Govr" 
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||Edward Winslow, b. 17 Oct 1560, St. Andrew Parish, Droitwich, Worcester, England , d. Bef 1631, , Droitwich, Worcester, England |
||Magdalene Ollyver, c. 4 Aug 1566, St. Clement Dane, Middlesex, England , d. Aft 1605 |
||4 Nov 1591
||St. Brides Church, London, London, England
||Margaret Bourne, b. 15 Jul 1643, Kempsey, Worcester, England , d. 28 Sep 1683, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
||Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
||14 Apr 2009 |
- [S1057030] Mayflower Descendant, (Wheat Ridge, CO: Search & Research Publishing Corporation, 1996), v34 (Reliability: 3).