Woodward, Walter, Will of
The following data is extracted from Descendants Of Walter Woodworth, Scituate, Mass..
Extract from will of Walter Woodward of Scituate of New Plymouth, in New England.
(Plymouth Co. Probate.)
I give and bequeath unto Thomas Woodward, my oldest son, upland containing _______ acres lying in Scituate.
To my two sons Thomas and Joseph _____ acres of marsh land to be equally divided between them which lyeth in Scituate. To Thomas Woodward, my son, one-third part of all my land at Seconet which I purchased. The other two-thirds to Benjamin and Isaac Woodward to be equally divided between them excepting 25 acres of which I do give to my son Joseph. Ten acres of which I do give to my daughter Martha of which two quantities of land are to be deducted out of the two-thirds of my land lying at Seconet given to my sons Benjamin and Isaac aforesaid. All the rest of my land at Seconet which is yet to be purchased I give unto my two sons Thomas and Joseph Woodward to be equally divided between them.
I give to Benjamin my son, my dwelling house, barn and other out housing, with all my land both upland and marsh land; 20 acres of upland, six acres of marsh land, the commons and privileges thereunto belonging. Benjamin to pay seventy pounds unto my son Joseph and my six daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Martha, Mehitable and Abigail ten pounds apiece. Benjamin to allow my two daughters Mehitable and Abigail the lower room or parlor at the northeasterly end of my dwelling house for their use during the time that they live unmarried.
I give and bequeath to my two daughters Mehitable and Abigail my feather bed with the furniture thereunto belonging and all the rest of my household goods I give unto my six daughters to be equally divided among them.
The rest of my estate undisposed of by this my last will and testament I give and bequeath to all my children, debts and funeral expenses being first paid, to be equally divided amongst them, Benjamin sole executor. And my two sons, Joseph and Thomas Woodward, overseers.
Hand and seal this 26th day of November, 1685.
The mark of
WALTER (X) WOODWARD
Signed, sealed, acknowledged in the presence of:
THOMAS KING, SR.,
Source: Descendants Of Walter Woodworth, Scituate, Mass.