In the name of God, Amen.
I, Jeremiah Page of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State
of New Hampshire, Husbandman, being weak of Body but of sound mind
memory and understanding so make this my last Will and Testament
in name following; that is to say after recommending my Body to
the dust and my Spirit to the tender Mercies of Him who gave it:
First of all I will that all my just debts be paid by my Executor.
Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Abigail Bickford
Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Berry one
Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Reuben Page three Dollars.
Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my Son John Page all the Land
I own where my buildings now stand joining easterly upon the Road,
southerly upon Daniel Philbrick, Westerly upon Moses Gove, Northerly
upon James and David Drake together with the Buildings thereon excepting
one half the House which I reserve for my Wife as long as she remains
my widow. The House is to be my son John's if my wife should marry
or at her decease - he my son John Page is to keep the house in
Item. I will that my son John Page summer and winter for my wife
and his Mother one horse, two boros, and six sheep, the stock to
be well kept, and likewise to furnish or provide for her yearly
one hundred weight of good Pork, one hundred weight of good Beef,
twelve Bushels Wheat, five Barrels Cyder, twenty weight of Flac
well dressed, five Bushels Potatoes, two Bushels Turnips, one Bushel
Beans and as much green sauce as is necessary for her use.
Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my Wife one Horse, two cows
and six sheep and all the Household furniture all to be at her disposal.
Item. I give devise and bequeath likewise to mu Son John Page all
my Personal Estate that is not before bequeathed together with the
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Jeremiah Page a fifty Acre
lot of Land in Hebron or Plymouth, Number one in the second division
in the third Range in said Plymouth as laid out and bounded. Also
an undivided half of the lot No. two in the same Range be the same
more or less, said land lying and being in the County of Grafton
& State of New Hampshire.
Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my son Daniel Page all the
land I own in Epsom aforesaid, but what I have before bequeathed
being thirty Acres more or less in Lot No. 44 in the first Range
of Lots in Epsom.
I will that the money my son Jeremiah Page shall earn this season
ne at his own disposal - and that the legacies be paid to the respective
legatees in six months after my decease by my Executor.
I will that my son John Page furnish or provide my wife with wood
yearly enough for one fire.
And lastly I constitute and appoint my son John Page sole Executor
of this my last Will and Testament - And I do hereby revoke all
by me heretofore made and ratify and confirm this and this only
to be my last Will and Testament - In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this fourth Day of July in the Year of our
Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and seven.
Signed, sealed and declared
by Jeremiah ( X his mark) Page
The above named Jeremiah Page as and for his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us who have hereunto set or names as witnesses
thereto in the presence of the said Testator and in the presence
of each other.
The words "the stock to be well kept" and "or Plymouth"
interlined before signed.
Will of Jeremiah Page,
late of Epsom, deceased, proved by oath of Saml Morrill and David
Drake Sept. 23, 1807. Recorded.