Title: Perley, Sidney, Editor, The Essex Antiquarian (Salem, MA)
Title: Hoyt, Daniel Webster, The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass. With Some Related Families of (Providence: Snow & Farnham, 1897-1917)
Title: Massachusetts Vital Records
Note: Estate of Richard North of Salisbury Essex Probate Docket # 19587 In the name of God Amen: The 26th day of January 1648 I Richard North of the towne of Salisbury in ye County of Norfolke, massechusets in Newengland husbandman being weake in body butt of sound & pfect memory (pryse bee giune to God for the same) and knowing the vncertenty of this life on earth, and being desierous to settle things in Order doe make this my last will & Tesatment in manner & forme following: That is to say first & principally I comend my Soule to Allmighty God my Creator assueredly belieiuing that I shall receiue full pardon & free remission of all my Sinns, & bee saved by ye prsious death & meritts of my blessed Savior & Redeemer Christ Jesus, & my body to ye earth whence it was taken to bee buried with such decent, & Christian manner as to my Executrix herafter named shalbee thought meet & convenient And as touching such worldly estate as ye Lord in mercy hath lent mee, my will & meaning is the same shalbee imployed, & bestowed as here after by this my will is expressed: And first I doe revoke renounce frustrate, & make void all wills by mee formerly made or declared by w____ writing & declare, & appoint this my last will & Testament & none other: ffirst I will that those debts & duties as I owe in right, & Conscience to any manner of pson or psons whatsoever shalbee well & truly contented & payd, or ordeined to bee payd wthin convenient tyme after my decease by my Executrix: Item I giue & bequeth to my daughter Mary Jones, the wyfe of Thomas Jones fiue pound: & to my grand childe Ann Bates the child of my daughter Sarah Old[a]m fiue pound pvided shee be aliue att my decease: Item I giue & bequeath vnto my daugh[ter] Susana Martyn ye wyfe of George Martyn tweny shillings & the tenn pound wch hir husband the said George Martyn doth owe vnto mee for cattle wch hee receiued of mee: Item I giue & bequeath the residue of all my goods Chattells lands howsings debts bills bonds wth all other Rights and privilidges to mee any wayes appertaining ot belonging: (after my debts pay'd my funerall expences performed & these my Lagasies conteined in this my prsent Testament fullfilled) vnto my deare & welbeelooued wyfe Vrsula North whom I doe make & ordeine my sole Executrix: Also I doe make & Ordeine my trustie and welbeeloued ffriends Mr Tho. Bradbury & Richard Wells both of Salibury Overseers fo this my Will & Testament and for their care & paynes therin I bequeath to each of them tenn shilligs as a token of my love: And In witness that this is ye Act & deed of mee the said Richard North I haue hervnto sett my hand & seal the daye and yeare aboue written. Richard (his) mark ) North (SEAL) Attested by Tho. Bradbury and Mary Jones, now wife of Nath Winsley. [no date] Inventory of the estate of Richard North of Salisbury, taken Mar 16, 1667-8, by Richard Wells, Henry Browne and Sammuell ffelloes: houses, landes, midoes and preveliges belonging there vnto, £ 40; debtes due, £ 75 17s. 9d.; 2 cows and there calfes, £ 8; one yeare old calfe, £ 1; cooorne, 14s.;puter and brase, £ 2 10s.; iron potes, in old iron, 1; books, 12s.; waring cloes linon and wollon and shoes, £ 7; mony 6s.;the trunke and linnon in it, £ 5; a bed and beding,£ 5; a trunelbed, tabell and other wodden hould goodes, £ 2; prouission in the house, £ 1 10s.; erthen vesselles and othe small thinges, 5s. Attested in Salisbury court 14:2:1668 by Ursula North Francis (his W marke) Bate and wife Ann (her D mark) formerly Ann Oldum acknowledged the receipt from Ursula North, executrix of Richard North of Salisbury, deceased, of a legacy given to said Ann in the will of her grandfather, Richard North, Oct. 4, 1669. Witness: Tho: Bradbury and Richard Wells. Acknowledged by both Oct 5, 1669, before Robert Pike, commissioner. Thomas (his O mark) Jones of Gloucester, formerly called Cape Ann, acknowledged receipt from Ursula North of Salisbury, widow, of a legacy given to his wife Mary in the will of her father Richard North of Salisbury, late deceased, July 24, 1669. Witness: Tho. Bradbury and William Bradbury. Proved by oath of the witnesses in court at Salisbury Apr. 29, 1673 Norfolk County Records, Vol. 2, leaf 292 Susanna Martyn and Mary Jones making application for the division of the estate of Richard North between them, by virtue of a judgment of the Court of Assistants in March 1673-4, which declared that said North's will was not legally proved and referred it to the Norfolk court 14:2:1674, affirmed that it had been legally proved, and Capt. Bradbury testified that he was one of the witnesses before the court and at the time he was compos mentis. Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, Vol. 2, leaf 28 Court 14:2:1674, ordered that the papers put into this court about North's will be delivered to Susannah Martyn and Nathll. Winsley, each to have their own papers, all except the copp of the judgement of the Court of Assistants, last past. Salisbury Quarterly Court Records, Vol. 2, leaf 30
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