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Title: United Ancestries; family pedigree (Broderbund CD #100)
Page: UA 802-169
Title: World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1
Page: Tree #1239
Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Publication: Name: Release date: July 1, 1997;
Note: [LYDIA GAUNT'S WILL] Mayflower Descendant, Vol 15 April 1913 #2 pg 76-77 Abstracts of Barnstable County Mass Probate Records
(note: not the sailing of Mayflower in 1620 ... a later sailing by the ship of that name) "Lydia Gaunt of ye Towne of Sandwich" made her will 28 December, 1691, the inventory was taken 17 February, 1691/2, by Stephen Skeffe and John Jennings, and the will was probated 21 April, 1692.
"first my mind and will is that .... my body be decently buried by the Advice and Assistance of my dear friends the people of God Called quakers att their buriing place in Sandwich"
"unto my son Israel Gaunt whome I make my Executor .... my great Brass kettle and my great Iron pott And two -pewter platters and my warming pan and a brass Skimer and a Brass Candle stick a spitt and dripping pan"
"unto my Son Zachariah four pounds and his Son and Daughter I have given Alredy their portions"
"unto my Son Hannaniah four pounds and to his Children each of them ten shillings apeece"
"unto my Daughter Lydia my little Brass kettle and all my wearing Cloathes and all my Linning which I have not otherwise disposed of and all my pewter which I have not disposed of and I give her my hitchell and my great chest with a Lock and key to it"
"I give my Grand Daughter Mercy Hixe one ffether Bed and one Blankit"
"to my Grand Daughter mary Thirston twenty shillings"
"to my Grand Son James Easton ten Shillings"
"unto my Grand Son John Easton ten Shillings"
"unto my Grand Daughter Deborah ten Shillings"
"for ye use of ffriends Called quakers my best fether Bed and bolster two pillows and two pillow Coats A paire of Sheets and a paire of blankits and my Best Rugg"
"unto my ffriends in Sandwich which are of ye womens meeting Called quackers in Silver forty Shillings for them to dispose of for ye Service of the truth"
"I do desire my dear friends Edward perry william Allen Daniel Butler to be ye over Seers of this my will and .... in Case any of them shall be disabled .... Then they or any two of them Shall Chuse another or others in their stead"
The will was witnessed by John Northy, John Jennings and. Alice Worthelake, the latter signing by a mark.
On 21 April, 1692, "Allis worthelake .... Took her oath .... that shee did see .... Lydia Gaunt Seal and declare this to be her Last will"
"Mr Stephen Skeffe ordered by ye Court to take ye other evidences upon oath"
"Israel Gaunt made Oath before ye Court after ye manner of ye quackers to ye truth of this Invintory April ye 21th 1692 Attest Joseph Lothrop: Clerk"
The will and inventory were recorded 26 April, 1692, by Joseph Lothrop, Recorder.
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