John Paine (1661-1731) is number 574 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandfather, who married #575 Bennentt Freeman (1671-1716) in 1689 in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
I am descended through:
1) PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
In the Name of God Amen. The fourteenth Day of July 1731 I John Paine of Eastham in the County of Barnstable in the province of the Massachusetts bay in New England Yeoman being advanced to old age and Labouring under Bodily weakness & Infirmity but of competent & Sound mind & memory praise be given to God Therefor and mindfull of the Mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all men once to Die do therefore make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament That is to say Principally and first of all I give & Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I Commend to the Earth to be buried with decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. Believing that the General Resurrection I Shall receive it again by the Mighty Power of God, and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give demise and Dispose thereof in manner and form following. That is to say first that my Debts & funeral Charges being paid & discharged. Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved wife Alice Pain one third part of my personal Estate & goods & chattles To have hold possess and Enjoy To herself her Executors & Adm’rs in part of which she shall have Liberty (if she see Cause) to take the best bed & furniture belonging to the house & also the bed w’ch she brought with her which was hers before Marriage & the new Chest of Drawers These she may have at the price they shall be Valued. Also I give to my s’d Wife the one half of my grain both Indian and English w’ch shall be growing on my Land or by me in any of my houseing or barn at my decease with the one half of my flax as also one Silver Spoon and four pounds in bills of Credit then Currant this Spoon is Mark’d IPA Two Last I give to my s’d wife in Special Consideration for Extraordinary Care & Trouble in tending me in my Long Illness. Further I give my s’d Wife one Stone Jugg or Pitcher mark’d GR also further I give my s’d Wife one Cow w^ch is now over at Porkey Island a fatling with one of my Large Swine now at the door and one pig with all the Molasses butter or Cheese which I shall have by me at my decease.Item I Give and bequeath to my Wife aboves’d the Eastern End of my dwelling house wherein I now Live from the floor to the Roof with the one half of the Leanto Chimney & half the benefit of the oven w’ch is in the Western End of my house half the porch before the Door with half the priviledge of the barn and the Ware house standing Southward of my dwelling house as also one half of my Cellar Together with one Third part of all my upland and meadowing divided or undivided whether plain or Wood Land in part of which she may and I do hereby Give her Liberty to take half the orchard as it is now Inclosed all Contain’d in this Paragraph from the Wood together to be possess’d Enjoy’d & improv’d by her Dureing the term of her natural Life also I give to my s^d Wife the free Use of my Large Iron Kettle to be Improv’d by her for her benefit as Long as she Continues to be my widow as also the free Use and Improvement of the Crane Trammel one pair of pothooks and the use of the Iron Dogs & Smal & Irons dureing s’d term also I give to my s’d Wife the Iron Pott & Kettle w’ch she brought with her and were hers before marriage To have and to hold forever.Item only allowing to my two Daughters Rebecca & Mercy Pain Liberty (if they or either of them see Cause) as Long as they Live unmarried to dwelling Easterly End of the house.Item I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Pain The half of my Dwelling house barn shop or Ware house Leanto Porch and Cellar as above described w^th the one half of my Orchard as it is now Enclosed To have and to hold to him his heirs and Assigns forever after the Decease of my Wife Alice Pain abovenamed.Item I Give and bequeath to my four Sons John Pain William Pain Theophilus Pain & Thomas Pain all my Upland Swamp & Meadowing whether Divided or undivided To have to hold to them Respectively and to their heirs and Assigns for ever Two Thirds thereof at my decease and The other Third Thereof at the decease of my Wife Alice Pain abovenamed To be Equally Divided To them or to their Legal Representatives.Item I Give and bequeath to my two sons Theophilus Pain & Thomas Pain Each of them one bed bolsters & Pillows as near in Value as may be to that which I gave to my son William Pain furthermore I give and bequeath to my s’d son Thomas Pain my Musquet and one Silver Spoon mark’d TPM moreover it is my Will and I do hereby give to my Wife abovenamed The free and full use of all the Tillable ^land^ & the Meadow which shall fall to my son Thomas in the division thereof until my s’d Son arrive to Eighteen Years old.Item I Give and bequeath to my four maiden Daughters Vizt Rebeckah Pain Mercy Pain Alice Pain and Hannah Pain so much out of my personal Estate & Goods & Chattells as will make them Equal for quantity & quality as near as may be To what I have Given to my three daughters Married Vizt Mary Freeman Sarah Knowles & Elizabeth Snow. Moreover I give & bequeath to my two Daughters Alice and Hannah Pain my Large Silver Cup & each of them one Silver Spoon also I give & bequeath to my s’d beloved Wife one third part of my Mare which is a Black mare with a white star in her forehead. Item I give & bequeath to my son John Pain my Cane and one of my Iron Chains. Item I give to my four sons John Pain William Pain Theophilus Pain & Thomas Pain all my wearing apparrell to be divided Equally among them after my decease.Item The remaining part (if any there be) of my personal Estate & Goods & Chattels I give and bequeath to my Seven daughters Viz. Mary Freeman, Sarah Knowles, Elizabeth Snow, Rebeckah Pain, Mercy Pain, Alice Pain, & Hannah Pain to be Equally divided to them or to their Legal Representatives. Finally I do hereby Nominate Constitute & Appoint my Two sons John Pain & William Pain Joint Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. Witness my hand and Seal the Day & Year first abovenamed.Sign’d Seal’d and declared to be the Last Will & Testament John Paineof the abovenamed John Paine in Presence ofNathaniel MayoSamuel HigginsJonathan Higgins Ju^r
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Posted On: January 1, 2021 at 10:34AM