Nathanel X Tallman
The source citation for this record is:
Bristol County [Mass.] Register of Probate, Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Records, 1690-1881, on 351 FHL US/CAN Microfilm rolls; original records at Probate Registry, Taunton, Mass., will of Robert Kirby, Dartmouth, 1757 Estate packet, accessed on FHL Microfilm 0,573,223 (Kingsley - Kirby, accessed 2 February 2016).
This will of Robert Kirby (1674-1757) names his wife, Rebecca (Potter) Kirby, his six children (two were deceased), and ten grandchildren by name. He directs that foodstuffs, livestock and wood be provided for his wife by his four living sons, and distributes his personal and real estate to his four living sons. He splits his homestead in Dartmouth between two of his sons. He named his wife as his Executrix.
Robert Kirby wrote his will on 26 March 1755, and it was proved in Bristol County Probate Court on 10 March 1757. No death date for Robert Kirby is known, but it was certainly before 10 March 1757.
Rebecca Kirby refused the executorship of her husband's estate, and the court appointed their son Ichabod Kirby to be the administrator. An extensive inventory of the personal and real estate of Robert Kirby was included in the estate file, as were the Letter of Administration. Rebecca (Potter) Kirby died in 1773 and also left a will and estate file.
Robert and Rebecca (Potter) Kirby were my 7th great-grandparents. I am descended through their son, Ichabod Kirby (1705-1793).