Estate of Thomas Newhall, Sr. of Lynn Essex Probate Docket # 19393
The last will and testament of Thomas Newhall Senior of Lyn in the county of Essex hauinge his perfect memory and understandinge Imprimis I bequeath my Spirritt to the Lord that gaue it and my Body to the dust from whence it was taken I bequeath my twelf acres of salt marsh to my sonn Thomas Newhall and my sonn John Newhall the six acres that my sonn Thomas shall haue is three Acres in Rumley marsh neere the Island and the rest is a pcell lyinge in the Towne marsh called Gaines his necke and another pcell lyinge in the Towne marsh adioyninge to my Brother Farrington and the six Acres yt my sonn John shall haue lyeth in the last Divission in Rumley marsh but if my soon John should haue noe child before he dyeth then the six Acres I giue to my sonn John to return to my sonn Thomas and his heirs for ever but if my sonn John should haue a child or childeren then the sd Acres to bee att his owne disposse forever. I bequeath to my sonn Thomas Brownes his childeren twenty Pounds equally to be devided between them and the sixteen Pounds wch he hath already of mine in his hands is to be part of this twenty pounds I giue to his childeren. I bequeath to my sonn Richard Haven his childeren twenty pounds to be equally devided amongst them namly betweene Joseph Haven Richard Haven Sarah Haven Nathaniell Haven & Moses Haven this not to be paid vntill they com to the age of twenty one years, I bequeath to my tow daughters Susana Haven & Mary Browne each of them a paire of sheets and each of them too pillow beares. Alsoe I constitute & make my lawfull & sole executor and to pforme this my last will and testament my sonn, Thomas Newhall. I doe alsoe bequeath vnto my sonn Thomas Newhall his childeren thirty pounds and that this is my trn will and testament I haue set to my hand This first of Aprill 1668.
Thomas (his T mark) Newhall senier Witness: Thomas laughton Robart Potter
Proved in Salem count 1:5m:1674 by the witnesses. Inventory taken 25:4:1674 by Oliver Purchis and Robert (his mark) Burges: An old dwelling house with an old barne & 6 Acres of Upland and 12 acres of Meddow £95; 30 Acres of Land in the woods, some part meddow, £30; an old fether bed, 1 Bolster, 1 pillow, 1 pillowgear, £2; 2 pr of sheets, 1 table cloth & 3 napkins, £2; 1 Hatt & his wearing apparrell with 2 bands, £3; 1 yrd & 1-2 of Red Cotton or such like, 4s 6d; 5 vessels of Brass, kettls, pots & skillett, £2; an iron Kettle & skillett, 8s; pewter as 3 platters, 1 small flaggon, 1 bowl & 1 Candlestick, 1 pott of a pint or more, £1 2s; 1 pr of pothookes, £1 1s; 1 warming pan, 6s; 1 Bible & 4 other good bookes, £1 5s; 1 press Cubboard, 2 old Chests, £1 10s; 2 chayres, 12s; 1 Box & some small matters in it, as two small black hankerdhiefs, 1 black quoife, 1 Bonnet & two small Remnants Linnen, 16s; money, 5s, 7 1-2d; a small parcel of land about an Acre neer ye overshut mill betweene the mil wast & ye Cawewey bridge, £3; estate in ye hands of John Newhall his son, £20; one-halfe pinte pott, 1s 6d; some debts due to him weaving &c, £6; total £173 1s 7 1-2d
Attested in Salem court 1:5m:1674 by Tho. Newhall
Source: Essex County Quarterly Court Files 22:9,10