Copy of the Will of Thomas Durfee
"1710, February 4th. Will proved 1712, July 14, Exx. Wife Deliverance. To wife;
housing and land in Portsmouth for live and then to daughters, Patience Tallman and
Deliverance Durfee equally.
To eldest son, Robert (5) shillings, having already settled certain lands in Freetown upon
To son Thomas, five (5) shillings, his having had already.
To son William, five (5) shillings, he having had more than L40.
To youngest son, Benjamin, 50 acres in Tiverton.
To wife, Deliverance, a negro called Jack, for life, and at her death the value of said
negro, equally, to two daughters.
To grandson, Richard, eldest son of Richard, deceased five (5) shillings.
To grandson, Thomas, son of Richard, 60 acres in Tiverton. To ann Potter, wife of
William Potter, L7.
To wife Deliverance, and two daughters, rest of land; to wife, all moveable estate."
"It is assumed that Ann Potter, to whom he gave a legacy, was his daughter, though he
does not directly say so." (Austen)
Will of Deliverance, Widow of Thomas Durfee
"1718, April 8. Will proved 1721, February 13. Ex. Son Abiel Tripp.
To daughter, Patience Tallman, two iron pots, an iron kettle, all my cups, handkerchiefs,
aprons and shifts, only one to be buried in; and a cedar tub and the rowing boat.
To daughter, Deilverance Durfee, bed, etc., I now lie on at my son-in-law, Tallman's, and
all movables at my son, Abiel Tripp's, only what I have given to my son Abiel already."
:"Inventory, L55, 5s, 6d; viz. purse and apparel, L15, 5s, 6d; books, 10s; the rowing boat
and an old axe, L1; spinning wheel, warming pan, pewter looking glass, spice mortar, 11
yards of drugget, sugar box, etc."