Saturday, June 9, 2018

Added or Updated Ancestry.com Record Collections - Week of 3 to 9 June 2018

The following collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections list on Ancestry.com during the period from 3 to 9 June 2018 


The collections added or updated since last week include:


Alabama, Surname Files Expanded, 1702–1981; indexed records with record images, ADDED 6/7/2018

Fife, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1914-1966; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/7/2018

Poland, Łódź Ghetto Transportation Lists, 1939-1944 (USHMM); indexed records without record images, Updated 6/7/2018

*  Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965; indexed records with record images, Updated 6/6/2018

Kopparberg, Sweden, Church Records, 1628-1860; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/4/2018

Västerbotten, Sweden, Church Records, 1688-1860; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/4/2018

Halland, Sweden, Church Records, 1615-1860; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/4/2018

Kronoberg, Sweden, Church Records, 1612-1860; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/4/2018

Älvsborg, Sweden, Church Records, 1681-1860; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/4/2018

Norrbotten, Sweden, Church Records, 1658-1860; indexed records without record images, ADDED 6/4/2018

The complete Ancestry.com Card Catalog is at   http://search.ancestry.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx. 
 

By my count, there were 7 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 32,773 collections available as of 9 June, an increase of  6 from last week.  

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Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid Ancestry.com subscription since 2000.  Ancestry.com has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2018 Blog Compendium - Updated

This is a genea-blog compendium for the Southern California Genealogical Society Genealogy Jamboree 2018 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel and Convention Center.


1)  Genea-Musings by Randy Seaver:

*  Off to the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree (posted 30 May 2018)

Randy at Jamboree 2018 -- Day One (posted 1 June 2018)

Randy at Jamboree 2018 -- Day Two Photos (posted 1 June 2018)

Randy at Jamboree 2018 - Day Two Activities (posted 2 June 2018)

Randy at Jamboree 2018 - Day Three Photos (posted 2 June 2018)

Randy at Jamboree 2018 - Day Three Activities (posted 3 June 2018)

*  Randy at Jamboree 2018 - More Day Three Photos (posted 2 June 2018)

2)  Michigan Family Trails by Diane Gould Hall:

Jamboree 2018 ~ Day One  posted 31 May 2018)

Jamboree 2018 ~ Day 2 and 3, a Great Conference - and See You There in 2019 (5 June 2018)

3)  A Family Tapestry by Jacqi Stevens:

Learning Objectives (posted 31 My 2018)

It's the People (posted 2 June 2018)

What? It's Over?  (posted 3 June 2018)

4)  Arlene Eakle's Genealogy Blog by Arlene Eakle:

Live from the Southern California Jamboree 2018 (posted 1 June 2018)

5)  Empty Branches on the Family Tree by Linda Stufflebean:

Jamboree 2018 - Day 1 (posted 1 June 2018)

Jamboree 2018 - Day 2 (posted 2 June 2018)

SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2018 Exhibit Hall (posted 8 June 2018)

6)  Kitty Cooper's Blog by Kitty Cooper:

Jamboree Round Up (posted 3 June 2018)

7)  The Chart Chick blog by Janet Hovorka:

Scenes From #SCGS2018 (posted 3 June 2018)

8)  Debby's Family Genealogy Blog by Debby Warner Anderson:

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree 2018 -- Thursday (posted 3 June 2018)

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree 2018 -- Friday and Saturday (posted 4 June 2018)

9)  Donna's Irish Genealogy Resources blog by Donna Moughty:

DNA Day at Jamboree (posted 4 June 2018)

10) Like Herding Cats blog by Jenny Hawran:

What's so Hard About Writing Your Family History? (posted 31 May 2018)

11)  Geni.com Blog by Amanda:

Jamboree 2018 Recap (posted 5 June 2018)

12)  Genealogy Jamboree Blog:

*  Miss the Conference? Streamed Video Available Through July 31, 2018 (posted 5 June 2018)

*  Thank You From Jamboree 2018 (posted 6 June 2018)

*  Recap: Jamboree 2018, Genetic Genealogy & Family History Writers Conferences (posted 8 June 2018)

I will update this post several times a day as time permits.  If you have written a blog post about your activities at Jamboree, please let me know in a comment on this blog and/or in an email.

First written:  5 p.m., 31 May 2018

Last Updated:  7 p.m. 8 June 2018


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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Best Genealogy Research Find in May 2018

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:


1) 
What was your best genealogy "research find" in May 2016?  It could be a record, it could be a photograph, etc.  Whatever you judge to be your "best."

2)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, or in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.
Here's mine:

I am crafting a genealogy presentation titled "Discovering George W. Seaver's Life Story" and did a search for more records for George (you may recall that he was the guy who ran away from his wife in 1899 - a list of blog posts is in The Rest of the George W. Seaver Story - Part VIII: More Family Information (posted 20 March 2018)).

I found that after he was discharged from the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery regiment that he enlisted in the United States Army in 1867, and was discharged in 1768.  


The entry for George W. Seaver is:



From this, I learned that he enlisted in the U.S. Army 8th Cavalry, company I on 7 May 1867 in Boston  and was discharged on 27 March 1868.  Also, this is the only record I've found that provides a birth place of Watertown, Wisconsin.  He was age 21 (actually 19 when he enlisted), and was a machinist.  He had hazel eyes, dark hair, a dark complexion, and was 5 feet 7-1/4 inches tall. 

The source citation:

"U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914," digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 May 2018), 1867 > P-Z, image 104 of 252, no. 1076, George W. Seaver entry.

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Surname Saturday -- KING (England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2123 who is Elizabeth KING (1635-1667). 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through two generations in this KING family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)

67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

132.  Simon Gates (1739-1803)
133.  Susanna Reed (1745-1833)

264.  Amos Gates (1706-1783)
265.  Mary Hubbard (1712-1754)


530.  Samuel Hubbard (1687-1753)
531.  Sarah Clark (1681-1720)

1060.  Jonathan Hubbard (1659-1728)
1061.  Hannah Rice (1658-1747)


2122.  Samuel Rice, born before 12 November 1634 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England; died 25 February 1685 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4244. Edmund Rice and 4245. Thomasine Frost.  He married 08 November 1655 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2123.  Elizabeth King, born about 1635 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England; died 30 October 1667 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. 

Children of Samuel Rice and Elizabeth King are:
*  Elizabeth Rice (1656-1727), married 1677 Peter Haynes (1654-1748).
Hannah Rice (1658-1747), married 1681 Jonathan Hubbard (1659-1728)
*  Joshua Rice (1661-1734), married Mary Sawyer (1671-1766).
*  Edmund Rice (1663-1726), married 1692 Ruth Parker (1665-1726).
*  Esther Rice (1665-1738), married 1683 Daniel Hubbard (1661-1744).
*  Samuel King alias Rice (1667-1713), married 1693 Abigail Clapp (1675-1713).

4246.  Thomas King, born about 1600 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England; died before 24 March 1676 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about 1624 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England.
4247.  Anne LNU, born about 1600 in England; died 24 December 1642 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas King and Anne are:
*  Anna King (1625-1698), married 1646 William Kerley (1604-1683).
*  Peter King (1628-1704), married Sarah Rice (1635-1706).
*  Mary King (1630-1715), married 1651 Thomas Rice (1626-1681).
*  Sarah King (1632-1706), married 1656 Nathaniel Joslin (1627-1694).
Elizabeth King (1635-1667), married 1655 Samuel Rice (1634-1685).
*  Mercy King (1638-1669), married 1658 Joseph rice (1638-1711).
*  Thomas King (1642-1643).

Information about this King family was obtained from:

*  Mary Lovering Holman; Helen Pendleton Winston Pillsbury; Winifred Lovering Holman, Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his wife Frances Helen Miller (Concord, N.H. : Rumford Press, 1948-1952)

*  Alfred Sereno Hudson, The annals of Sudbury, Wayland, and Maynard, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Ayer, Mass. : the author, 1891)

*  Frederick Chester Warner, The Warner, Harrington Ancestry (Salt Lake City, Utah : the author, 1949)

*  George Arthur Davis, Davis and Fifty Allied Families of New England (Augusta, Me. : Kennebec Journal, 1956).

I have done no original research on this King line.  

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 8 June 2018


Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Articles:


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MyHeritage Releases Two-Factor Authentication & Expires User Passwords to Enhance Security

*  Military Hints now Available on Findmypast Family Trees

*  Family Tree magazine's 2019 European river cruise

2)  Record Databases:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 June 2018

*  June Update: GenealogyBank Just Added New Content from 70 Titles!

*  8 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

3)  Genealogy Education:


 GeneaWebinars Calendar


*  Free Family History Library Classes and Webinars for June 2018*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 13 June, 11 a.m. PDT:  Easily Read Old Style American Handwriting, by Sharon Monson

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  What Your Ancestor's Neighbors Can Tell You, by Melissa Barker

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar: The Family DNA Project, by Nicka Smith

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  The People, the Places, the Life Behind Doors: the world of the workhouse (England and Wales), by Kirsty Gray

i4GG Genetic Genealogy Conference Registration is Open
*  The Photo Detective Podcast:  Episode 16: Finding Family on Ebay

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Take a Tour of the Southern California Jamboree Exhibitor Hall

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, June 8,  2018


5)  Neat Stuff:

  
You can go home again: Why genealogy tourism is a growing industry

Five questions about genetic genealogy and how police use it


Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 5 June 2018?

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 8 June 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:

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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

There are over 82,000 new records available to search this Findmypast Friday, including:



Explore over 22,000 new additions to our Suffragette Collection. Exclusively available on Findmypast, this latest batch of records has been digitised and released online for the first time in association with the National Archives. It includes a wide variety of Home Office and Metropolitan Police files as well as 1911 census returns that list either "Suffragette" or "Suffragist" as an occupation.

The Suffragette Collection now contains more than 78,000 records that reveal the struggles endured by the movement's most ardent supporters and highlight the State's response as it attempted to contain them. These rich documents bring together the stories of women from all walks of life who actively supported women's suffrage, either by attending demonstrations and meetings or opting for militant "direct action".

The collection spans from 1902 to 1919 and includes the following series of records from The National Archives: AR 1, ASSI 52, CRIM 1, CRIM 9, DPP 1, HO 144, HO 45, HO 140, LO 3, MEPO 2, MEPO 3, PCOM 7, PCOM 8, PRO 30, T 1, T 172, TS 27, and WORK 11. Among these are photographs of suffragettes, cabinet letters, calendars of prisoners, Home Office papers of suffragette disturbances, an index of women arrested between 1906 and 1914 (the official watch list of over 1,300 suffragettes), reports of force-feeding, and more.



Discover your ancestor in this index from the women's suffrage petition of 1866. The petition contains over 1,500 names and was obtained through www.parliament.uk. Each transcript will list your ancestor's name, address and any additional notes. Additional information about these records can be found on the source's website.

The suffrage petition of 1866 was the first Votes for Women mass petition put before Parliament. It was presented on 7 June 1866 by John Stuart Mill, a Member of Parliament. The original document with the individuals' signatures no longer exists. However, the list of signatories was printed in a pamphlet for circulation in 1866. Today, only two copies of this list exist, and it was from this document that this index was created.



Over 58,000 new records and 14 new titles have been added to our collection of Suffragette Newspapers. The new titles available to browse include:

·        Church League for Women's Suffrage

·        Common Cause

·        Conservative and Unionist Women's Franchise Review

·        Free Church Suffrage Times

·        International Woman Suffrage News

·        Jus Suffragi

·        The Suffragist

·        The Vote

·        Woman's Dreadnought

·        Woman's Leader and the Common Cause

·        Woman's Signal

·        Women's Franchise

·        Women's Suffrage

·        Women's Suffrage Record

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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52 Ancestors - Week 229: #354 Benjamin Wing (1698-1782) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Benjamin Wing (1698-before 1782) is #354 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #355 Content Tucker (1695-before 1739)   in 1722 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.


I am descended through:

*  their daughter #177 Abigail Wing (1734-1806) who married #176 Jonathan White (1732-1804) in 1756. 
*   their son, #88 Humphrey White (1757-1814) who married #89 Sibel Kirby (1764-1848) in 1786.
*  their son, #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) who married Miranda Wade (1804-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married Amy Oatley (1826-1864) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Name:                       Benjamin Wing[1–7]    

*  Sex:                          Male    

*  Father:                     Matthew Wing (1673-1724)    
*  Mother:                    Elizabeth Mott (1659-1723)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                       1 February 1698, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1–2]    

*  Distribution:            21 July 1724 (age 26), father's will proved; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[3]    

*  Death:                     before 7 May 1782 (before age 84), will proved; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[7]    

*  Probate:                  7 May 1782 (age 84), will and codicil proved; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[7]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1.               Content Tucker (1695-before 1739)    
*  Marriage 1:           18 October 1722 (age 24), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[4]    
*  Child 1:                 Elizabeth Wing (1724-1778)    
*  Child 2:                 Sarah Wing (1728-1813)    
*  Child 3:                 Hannah Wing (1726-1809)    
*  Child 4:                 Benjamin Wing (1732-1806)    
*  Child 5:                 Abigail Wing (1734-1806)    

*  Spouse 2:              Rhoda Rogers (1713-1758)    
*  Marriage 2:           19 October 1739 (age 41), Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States[5]    

*  Child 6:                 Thomas Wing (1740-1823)    
*  Child 7:                 Rhoda Wing (1741-1820)    
*  Child 8:                 David Wing (1744-1813)    
*  Child 9:                 Jonathan Wing (1745-1826)    
*  Child 10:               Prince Wing (1750-1830)    

*  Spouse 3:              Mary Devol (1705-1798)    
*  Marriage 3:          6 December 1764 (age 66), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[6]
 
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
   
Benjamin Wing was born 1 February 1698 in Dartmouth, the second child of Matthew and Elizabeth (Mott) (Ricketson) Wing[1-2].  Like his parents, Benjamin was a member of the  Apponnegansett Meeting of Friends in Dartmouth during his life.

Benjamin married three times. He married, first, Content Tucker (1695-1738)  in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, on 18 October 1722[4]. The record says:

"Benjamin Wing, s. Matthu of D., and Content Tucker, d. Abraham of D., 18th, 8 mo., 'called October,' 1722."   

Content was born in Dartmouth, and was the daughter of Abraham and Hannah (Mott) Tucker.  They had five children between 1722 and 1734.  Content died before October 1739.

He married, secondly, to Rhoda Rogers in Pembroke, Plymouth, MA on 19 October 1739[5].  Rhoda was born in Marshfield, Plymouth County,  Massachusetts on 25 May 1713, the daughter of Thomas and Bethia (Ewell) Rogers.  They had  five children between 1740 and 1750.  Rhoda died 21 April 1758 in Dartmouth at 44 years of age.

Benjamin  married, thirdly, to Mary (Devol) Potter in Dartmouth, on 6 December 1764[6].  The record says:

"Benjamin Wing, s. Mathew and Elisabeth both dec'd of D., and Mary Potter, wid. Nathaniel of D., 6th 12 mo. 1764." 

Mary was born in Dartmouth, on 3 April 1705, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Soule) Devol. Mary died on 5 November 1798 in Westport, Massachusetts, at 93 years of age.  They had no children.

Benjamin's father, Matthew Wing, wrote his will on 8 January 1723 and died before 21 July 1724 when his will was proved in the Bristol County, Massachusetts probate court[3].  Benjamin and his brother Joseph Wing were named as executors of the estate.  Benjamin was bequeathed:

"I Give to my Son Benjamin his heirs and assignes all that parte of my homesteed that was Timothey Ricketson Deceased and the housing Standing upon Said Land, Together with all my addition Land ajoyning to the East End of it; also one acre of Land To the Northward of my orchard Beginning in the South Line of that Land that I bought of Kerbee, and on the East side of my orchard aforsaid by a Stone wall thence North forty three Degrees west Seven Rods & Six feet to a Stake thence west Twenty Six degrees South Twenty Rods to white oke Tree marked, thence South Twenty three Degrees East to the Line first mentioned; also all the meadow Lying att the foot of his Land, by the River; also to have a way through Josephs Land to that way att the head of his Land; also all the meadow Lying in a flat a Little of the Norward of Ship Rock flat; also all my meadow Lying in Soule flats, also all my meadows Lying in the North End of the Grate Island; and also all my Right in meadow Lying att pechiechwet and also the one half of my Cedar Swamp ajoyning to that Land that I Bought of Leanders; also one acre and half and Ten Rods of the Cedar Swamp Lying above Shearmans Bridge adjoyning Robert Kerbes Cedar Swamp.

"Item.  I Give to my Two Sons Joseph & Benjamin, whome I constitute make and ordaine my Executors of this my Last will and Testament all that Land I Bought of Landers Together with the Addition Lands ajoyning to it to be Equally Devided Between them according to quantity & Quality."

Benjamin Wing wrote his will on 5 November 1776, and he wrote a codicil on 2 April 1779.  The will and codicil were proved on 7 May 1782[7].  

The transcription of the will, the codicil and proving statement is:

"Whereas I Benjamin Wing of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman, being far advanced in years and Somewhat Infirm of body Yet thro' the Kindness of Providence am Preserved in a Sound disposing Mind & Memory, And Recollecting the uncertain Stage of this Life thought it Expedient to Settle my Estate in my Family, and do therefore Make & Ordain this to be my Last Will & Testament, and herein do Give Devise & dispose of such worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me within this Life in the following Manner and form Vidilicet:

"Imprimus I Give & Bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Wing the use & improvement of the best Room in my dwelling house with a Privilege with a Celler, oven for Baking & the well for drawing Water with full Liberty to pass & Repass to & from the same, also a Privilege to Set a bed in the chamber of my said House, and a Privilege in the Leenter Chamber, also one hundred pounds of Beef, one hundred Pounds of Pork, Twelve Pounds of Sugar, Six Gallons of Molasses Seven Bushells of Good Indian Corn, Three Bushells of Rye, fourteen pounds of Flour, Ten pounds of Good Sheeps wool & ten pounds of Flax from the Swingle, also Seven Cord of Good fire wood brought to her door and cut Suitable for her fire, and one pound four shillings Lawfull money to purchase Small stores for her use, and all to be Provided yearly & Every year during the time she shall Remain my widow. I also Give to my said wife two Cows & one Horse & their Keeping ^Except one Cow^ on my Home Stead Farm winter & Summer as the other Creatures on sd Farm are Kept, also the Keeping a Pig, two Geese & three Hens with the Increase of the Geese & Hens from spring to fall, also the Privilege of Planting for Sauce a Quarter of an Acre of Land in some Convenient place for her use, with the fruit that shall Grow on the North Row of apple Trees in my Little Orchard Standing by the wall, all the above Provisions & Privileges are to be paid Delivered to & Provided for my said wife yearly by my four Sons Namely Benjamin, David,Jonathan & Prince Equally between them during the time she shall Remain my widow, Excepting however, and it is my will that the Keeping of the Creatures & Providing the fire Wood above Said shall be done Equally by my Sons David & Prince & by them only, and the Improvements Above given to my wife in my House, orchard & Sauce yard as above said to be on that part that I shall give in this my will to my son Prince, but the Cows and Horse above Given to ^my^ sd wife to be taken out of my Stock that I shall Leave at my decease.

"Item I also Give unto my said wife all the House hold Goods (that is Remaining at my decease) that belonged to her when I married her and were brought to my House, Together with all the household Goods that we Commonly use or that we shall have in Possession at my decease Excepting two Silver Spoons.

"Item And my will farther is & I hereby order my two sons David and Prince to Provide my said wife with a Suitable Nurse & good Tendance in time of Sickness & old age when needed during the aforesaid Term if she shall see cause to Live in my House & Improve the Privileges above Given to her. But if in case my said wife should be Inclined to Lett or hire out the above Privilege & Improvements or any part thereof my will & meaning is that she shall nor hire them to be Improved by any but to my sons only if they see cause to hire the same, and the Price thereof to be by them mutually agreed upon, or be set & prised by Indifferent men by them Chosen, and all the above & foregoing Gifts & Privileges I do Give to my said wife in Lieu of her Right of dowry or Thirds in my Estate and I desire she may Accept of them Accordingly.

"Item I Give & Bequeath unto my son Benjamin Wing & to his heirs & assigns forever all the Remaining part of that Farm which I bought of David Wilkason in Smithfield which I have not already heretofore Conveyed or Given to him by Deed of Sale or Gift, with all the Privileges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging, together also with the one half part of that Cedar Swamp Lot Situate in said Smithfield which I bought of Daniel Smith he my said son Benj^a paying one Quarter part of all my debts & Charges of Settling my Estate and otherwise performing what I have herein ordered & directed him to do & fulfil.

"Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Son Thomas Wing & to his heirs Nine pounds Lawful Money to be paid by my four sons Namely Benjamin, David, Jonathan & Prince Equally within three years next after my decease.

"Item I Give & Bequeath unto my two Sons David & Jonathan & to Their Heirs and Assigns forever a Tract or piece of Salt Meadow Laying hear the head of the Lott so called situate in Dartmouth it being all the Meadow which I bought of Increase Allen, to be Equally Divided between them my sd two sons.

"Item I Give & Bequeath to my two sons David & Prince & to their Heirs & Assigns forever Equally to be Divided between them a piece of Salt Meadow situate in Accoakset River in sd Dartmouth it being a flatt called Gunning Flatt or Sowle's flatt.

"Item I Give to my son Prince and to his Heirs & Assigns forever two parcels of Salt Meadow Laying in sd Coakset River on the Northward Side of the Great Island so-called.

"Item I Give to my Son Jonathan Wing & to his Heirs & Assigns forever one half part of that Cedar Swamp which I bought of Daniel Smith Situate in Smithfield aforesaid, he performing what I have ordered him to pay & perform in this my will.

"Item I Give & Bequeath unto my son David Wing & to his Heirs & Assigns forever the Southerly half or part of my Homestead farm Bounded off from the Northerly part thereof as followeth: Beginning at a Cherry Tree near the Edge of the Salt marsh at the foot of my said farm from thence to Extend West to the sd River, Again to Extend from said Tree East twenty Seven degrees North fifty two Rods & 6 foot to a Butter-wood Tree Marked Standing by another tree of the same sort, from thence to Extend East fifteen dgs North to the head line of my said farm he my said son David paying fulfilling & performing as I have & Shall order & direct in this my will.

"Item I Give & Bequeath unto my son Prince Wing & to his Heirs & Assigns forever the Northerly half or part of my said homestead farm bounded off from the Southerly part thereof as above described, with all the Buildings thereon & Privileges & Apportenances thereto belonging he my said son Prince allowing his mother-in law the Privilege & Improvements as I have Given her in this my will & otherwise perform as I have and shall order & direct in this my will.

"Item I also Give unto my son Prince & to his Heirs & Assigns forever a parcel of Salt meadow Laying at a place Called P. Schsuit in sd Accoakset River joining to Peleg White's Land.

"Item I give unto my two sons David & Prince all my Live Stock of all Kinds Except what I have already otherwise disposed of within my will together with all my farming tools & Utensils with all my debts due to me by bond book or otherwise and they my said sons David & Prince to pay Three Quarter parts of all my just just debts funeral charges & Expences of Settling my Estate.

"Item I Give to my three sons David Jonathan & Prince to each of them a Silver spoon marked with the Letters I H W

"Item I Give to my Son Benjamin a Silver Spoon marked HT CW

"Item I give to my son ^Jonathan^ another Silver Spoon marked IB IW

"Item I Give to my three sons David Jonathan & Prince all my Pewter Marked with the Letters I H W also a small Brass Kettle.

"Item I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Howland Six Pounds Lawful Money

"Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah Anthony Six Pounds Lawful Money

"Item I Give to my Daughter Abigail White Sixty Shillings Lawfull Money

"Item I Give to my Daughter Rhoda Tucker Sixty Shillings Lawful Money.

"Item I Give to my four Grand-Children, the Children of my Late deceased Daughter Hannah Davis Namely Thomas, Rhoda, Benjamin & Anna to each of them the Sum of Ten Shillings Lawful Money.

"Item I Give to my Grandson John Wood Six pence and to my Grand daughter Content Sowle Six pence besides what I have already Given to their Mother deceased.

"All the above Legacies to my Daughters & Grand Children are to be paid within two years next after my decease by my four sons Namely Benjamin David Jonathan & Prince Equally between them.

"Lastly I Give to my two Sons David & Prince all my Wearing Apparel with all my Silver Buttens Equally Between them Together with all the Rest & Residue of my Estate of all Kinds not otherwise disposed of in this my will to be Equally Divided between them their Heirs & Assigns forever.

"And I do hereby Constitute & Appoint my two sons Namely Benjamin & David to be Joint Executors to this my Last Will & Testament to see the same fulfiled in Every part according to the True Intent & meaning thereof, hereby Revoking all other Wills by me before this time made declaring this only to be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal This fifth day of the Eleventh month Called November A.D. One Thousand Seven hundred & Seventy Six 1776.

"Signed Sealed and declared              }
by Benjamin Wing to be his Last       }                   Benjamin Wing 
Will and Testament in presence of     }
Thomas Howland the 2d
Brice Wing
Samuel Smith"

After Benjamin Wing wrote his will on 5 November 1776, he wrote a codicil on 2 April 1779.

"Be it Known to all People by These Presents That I Benjamin Wing of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in New England yeoman Have made & declared my Last Will and Testament in Writing bearing date the fifth day of the Eleventh Month Called November A D 1776. Wherefore, I the said Benjamin Wing do hereby Ratify and Confirm all and Every article & Clause therein Contained Except the following alterations,(viz) That whereas my Daughter Elizabeth Howland is now deceased Since the writing of my said Will I do therefore hereby Give and Bequeath unto her fourteen Children Namely, Susanna, John, Content, James, Sarah, Wing, Timothy, Rebeca, Warren, Benjamin, Jonathan, David, Amy and Elisabeth all that which is Mentioned in my said Will to be Given to their mother to be Equally Divided to & between them her said Children, or to the Survivors of them at my decease.

"Furthermore My will is that my son Benjamin Wing pay unto my two sons David and Prince Equally between them One hundred & fifty Silver Spanish mill^d Dollars or the Value thereof in other Silver or Gold with the Interest thereupon from this Present date until the Same be paid, the same being his part or Proportion of my Debts which they my sd sons David & Prince hath already paid & discharged.

"Item my will farther is That if Either one or more of my sons shall Bring or Exhibit any Book debt or account Against me or my Estate after my decease in order to Recover the same out of my Estate I do hereby order the same to be paid & discharged out of his part or that part of my Estate that I have in my said will Given unto him or them Respectively so Exhibiting such account as aforesd.

"Item my Will & meaning farther more is that all & Each one of the money Legacies that I have ordered to be paid in my said Will That the same be paid in Silver Money at the Rate of Six Shillings & Eight Pence per Ounce or the Equall Value thereof in Gold.

"Finally I do hereby Ratify & Confirm this Present Codicile to be part and parcel of my Last Will & Testament and that Everything herein Contained be Truly & faithfully fulfil^d & Performed.

"In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Second day of the fourth month A D one Thousand Seven hundred & Seventy Nine.

"Signed, Sealed & declared by Benjamin   }          Benjamin Wing 
Wing as his Codicile to his Last Will and    }
Testament In the Presence of us                }
Thomas Howland
Charles Howland
Samuel Smith"

The codicil and will of Benjamin Wing was proved by the Bristol County Probate Court on 7 May 1782.

"Bristol, May 7^th 1782  Then before the Hon^ble Benjamin Williams Esq. Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for the County of Bristol came Thomas Howland and Samuel Smith two of the witnesses to the before written instrument and made oath that they were present and saw Benjamin Wing the subscriber thereto who is since deceased sign seal and heard him publish and declare the same to be a codicil to his last Will and Testament and to be part and parcel thereof and that he was of a sound and disposing mind and memory when he so did and that they with Charles Howland signed as witnesses at the same time and all in the presence of the Testator.
                                                   Benj'a Williams"
 
There are no death or burial records for Benjamin Wing.  

5)  SOURCES


1. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Dartmouth, Births, Marriages, Deaths," page 187 (image 97 of 2331), Benjamin Wing entry.

2. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 ( Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1929-1930), Births, page 305, Benjamin Wing entry.

3. "Probate Records, 1687-1916; Index, 1687-1926" Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Court Records, on 199 FHL US/CAN Microfilm rolls; original records at Probate Registry, Taunton, Mass., Volume 4, Pages 332-334, Matthew Wing probate records, on FHL Microfilm US/CAN 0,461,882.

4. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Marriages, page 553, Benjamin Wing and Content Tucker entry, 1722.

5. Massachusetts, Town Records, 1620-1988, digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), "Pembroke, Records of Slaves Granted Freedom, With Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 68 (image 81 of 122), Benjamin Wing and Rhody Rogers marriage entry.

6. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Marriages, page 554, Benjamin Wing and Mary Potter entry, 1764.

7. "Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Bristol County, "Probate Records, Wilmarth, Walter - Wing, James," 7 pages (images 1214-1220 of 1488), Benjamin Wing, 1782 estate papers; original papers at Bristol County (Mass) Probate Court, Taunton, Mass.

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