a) Volume 8, pages 239-240:
a) Volume 8, pages 241-242:
The transcription of all of the entries for Samuel Brown in this volume:
"Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 December 2016), Barnstable County > Probate Records, Vol. 8, 1745-1753, pages 238-242 (images 137-139 of 309, Samuel Brown, will proved 4 April 1749.
In his will, written 24 March 1748 and proved 4 April 1749, Samuel Brown names his wife Ruth and eight children - sons David, Isaac and John, and daughters Abigail (deceased?), Mehitable, Ruth, Marcy and Mary. The executors were son David Brown and "son" Thomas Dill, who married Mehitable Brown (1714-1758) in 1734.
The estate is significant - it totaled £2389 in old Tenor! Wife Ruth (Young) Brown received a significant portion of the estate but there is no probate record for her in the Barnstable records.
Samuel and Ruth (Young) Brown are my 6th great-grandparents, through their daughter Mehitable (Brown) Dill.
Even though this is a very common given name and surname, the children mentioned match well with the children in the Eastham records, and the fact that "son" Thomas Dill is an executor clinches the conclusion for me that this is the correct Samuel Brown the father of Mehitable (Brown) Dill.
There may be other probate records for Samuel Brown in the Barnstable Probate Court records, but I need to consult the probate index to determine if they are available.
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