Imprimis - my will is that all my just debts, funeral
2'nd. I give to my beloved wife Martha Kirby all my
3'rd. I give to my Daughter Sibbel White, Two hundred silver
4'th. I give to my son Ichabod Kirby and to his heirs and assigns
Finally and lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
Signed sealed and declared
request & in whose presence & in David Kerby
presence of each other, we hereto
Isaac W. Brownell
* David Kirby provided a fine list of items, in his will dated 1822, that his wife would be provided after his death by his executor. The list is very similar to what David Kirby had to provide to his mother, as seen in the will of Ichabod Kirby (1705-1793). Alas, Martha Kirby died before David Kirby in 1828.
* David Kirby left 200 silver dollars to his daughter Sibbel (Kirby) White (widow of Humphrey White), who is my link to the Kirby line.
* David Kirby had only two living children when he wrote his will in 1822 - and they are his only known children - which was fairly unusual for those times. Sybil was born in 1764 and Ichabod in 1782 - there are 18 years between them. Their births, and no others, were listed in the Dartmouth (MA) Vital Records. Perhaps there were a series of stillborns or miscarriages in the intervening years that were not recorded.
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