OF JOHN ROBINSON - 1836
the name of God, Amen. I, John Robinson of Epsom in the County of Merrimack and
State of New Hampshire, being in health of body and of sound memory, considering
the uncertainty of this life and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs while
I have capacity to do so, so make and publish this my last will and testament
in manner and form following ~
1st I give and bequeath to my beloved wife
Sally Robinson all the household furniture she brought with her when I married
her and the beds and bedding which she has or may make during the time she lives
with me & be at her disposal forever. I also give my wife the keeping of one
cow and two sheep, eight bushels of good Indian corn, four bushels of wheat, thirty
bushels of potatoes, ten bushels of good apples and a sufficient quantity of garden
vegetables, peas and beans for her own use, also a sufficient quantity of wood
hauled and cut at the door to supply one fire, and early and every year during
the time she may remain my widow. I also give my wife the use of the east room
and the east chamber in my house, a privilege in the cellar and in the _ during
the time aforesaid. I also give my wife one cow and two sheep to be at her disposal.
2nd I give and bequeath to my four daughters viz Betsey Dow, Sally Dowst, Nancy
Brown and Abigail Healey one dollar each to be paid by my executor in one year
after my decease.
3rd ly, I give and bequeath to my son William Robinson all
the rest and residue of my personal estate wherever found, & be at his disposal
forever, also all my real estate to be for his use and occupation during his natural
life, and at the said Williams decease then to descend to his eldest son then
living and to the oldest son of each generation for fifteen generations.
I hereby constitute and appoint my son William Robinson sole Executor of this
my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of October
approved and allowed the fourth Thursday of January A.D. 1840