EPSOM PROBATE RECORDS
WILL OF SAMUEL LOCKE - 1814
WILL of Samuel Locke 1814
In the Name of God Amen: I Samuel Locke of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire Gentleman being in good health of body and of a sound disposing mind and memory, considering the uncertainty of this life and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity to do so, so make and publish this my last Will and Testament and therein and thereby dispose of all my worldly estate in manner following to wit:
First I give, devise and bequeath unto my son Samuel Locke Jr. all the land I own which was of the estate of Abraham Locke southeasterly of land owned by Moses Locke - also all the right and title I have to Mary Locke's dower in said Abraham Locke's Estate - also one half of my grist mill and saw mill and the privileges thereto belonging during his natural life - also the dwelling house he now lives in and the barn standing near it.
Second I give devise and bequeath unto my son Daniel Evans Locke all the land and buildings thereon I own in Epsom excepting what I have heretofore bequeathed to my son Saml Locke Jr., excepting a small piece of land situated between the Turnpike and Canterbury Road (so called) embracing the mill privileges. I give unto my son Daniel E. Locke one half of my grist mill and saw mill and the privileges thereunto belonging during his natural life - also the other half of my said grist mill and saw mill at the decease of my son Samuel Locke Jr - all my mills both grist and saw mills and the land situated between the road above mentioned are to descend to the children and children's children of my son Daniel Evans Locke forever.
Third I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Mary Locke, so long as she shall remain my widow, annually and every year sixteen bushels of Indian Corn, three bushels of Wheat, two bushels of Rye, one hundred weight of good beef, one pig, one pound of Souchong tea, one pound of Hyson tea, one pound coffee, one pound of chocolate, six pounds of sugar, ten pounds of flax, one peck beans, ten bushels potatoes, the keeping of two cows summer and winter - likewise four sheep, the increase the ci three barrels of cider to dispose of - my son Saml Locke Jr is to furnish for my wife eight bushels corn, one and a half bushels of wheat, one bushel of Rye, three barrels cider and six bushels of winter apples, one pound of Souchong tea and one pound of chocolate annually - the remainder of the fore mentioned articles are to be furnished unto my wife by my son Daniel E. Locke every year - all my stock and farming utensils I five unto my son Daniel E. Locke excepting two cows and sheep, I give unto my wife Mary Locke to whom I also give all my household furniture to be at her disposal excepting my clock which at her decease I give to my son Daniel E. Locke. Also I give unto my wife the west room and chamber over it and the west garret over it of my dwelling house as long as she shall remain my widow.
Fourth I give unto my daughter Betsy Brown one dollar
Fifth I give devise and bequeath unto my daughters Eleanor Locke, Polly Locke, Charlotte Locke, Ruhamah Locke, Irene Locke, Hannah Locke one hundred and fifty dollars each when they are married one hundred and fifty dollars to be paid by my son Samuel Locke Jr to my daughter Irene Locke, the other sums to my daughters are to be paid by my son Daniel E. Locke.
Sixth I give unto my grandson George Evans Locke when he is twenty one years of age, if he should live with me or my son Daniel E. Locke's family until that time, two hundred dollars, two suits of wearing apparel one suitable for working and the other suitable for the Lord's Day, six months schooling after he is fourteen years of age to be paid and furnished by my son Daniel E. Locke - I will that all my just debts be paid by my Executor.
Lastly I constitute and appoint my son Daniel Evans Locke Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made - In testimony whereof I the said Samuel Locke have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this first day of April A Domini 1814 -
Signed sealed and declared by the above named Samuel Locke as and for his last Will and Testament in presence of us, who have subscribed our names as witness thereto in presence of the testator - Samuel Morrill, Daniel Cilley, Benjamin Moody.