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The ADDED and Updated record collections are:
* Louisiana, U.S., Records of Enslaved People, 1719-1820; indexed records without record images, Updated 2/24/2022
* Danish West Indies, Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1820-1909; indexed records without record images, Updated 2/24/2022
* Vorarlberg, Austria, Catholic Church Registers, 1611-1938; indexed records with record images, Updated 2/23/2022
* Saone-et-Loire, France Births, 1546-1905; indexed records without record images, Updated 2/23/2022
* Essex, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1921; indexed records without record images, Updated 2/23/2022
* Essex, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937; indexed records without record images, Updated 2/23/2022
* Essex, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1996; indexed records without record images, Updated 2/23/2022
By my count, there were 0 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above. There are now 33,120 collections available as of 25 February, a decrease of 1 from last week.
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Nathan Brigham (1693-1784) is #304 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandfather, who married #305 Dina Rice (1693-1725) in 1717 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay.
I am descended through:
In the Name of God amen, This first day of January Anno Domini 1783. I, Nathan Brigham of Southborough in the County of Worcester Gentleman, being far advanced in age but of sound and disposing mind, and Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and the uncertainty of Human life, do make and Ordain this my last will & Testament.First of all I humbly recommend my Soul to God who gave it, hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ to obtain Eternal life in a better world, my Body I Commit to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall by the mighty power of God received the Same again.And as touching such worldly Goods and Estate as God has been pleased to Bless me with in this life, I Will and dispose of in manner following.Imprimis. My will is that all my just Debts and Funeral Charges be paid by my Executor (hereafter Named out of my Personal Estate).Item. I Give and Bequeath to Martha my wife during her remaining my Widow the use and Improvement of the Northerly end of my Dwelling House from Top to Bottom with the Cellar under the South Room (and a priviledge in the Well for water, and a priviledge at the Door for laying of Wood, also the use of my Garden by the Cyder mill, and instead of her dower in my Real Estate as Lands &c and at her special instance and Request I will and Order that my son Elijah Brigham bring and deliver to my said wife at my dwelling House during her remaining my widow annually each year in the proper Seasons thereof the following articles viz't. Seven Bushels and an half of Indian Corn with the same Quantity of Rye, providing good dry Casks Sufficient to hold the same, one Bushel of Wheat two Bushels and an half of malt, one Barrel of Sweet Cyder, and five Barrel of common Cyder providing Casks for the same, Six Bushels of apples, two Bushels of Turnips, two Bushels of Potatoes, one peck of Beans one peck of Peas, two Hundred weight of Pork, one Hundred weight of Beef, thirty weight of Butter, forty weight of Cheese, ten pounds of flax, and five pounds of Wool, also a Sufficiency of fire Wood brought to the door & Cut ready for the fire, also to find her a Horse to Ride to Meeting and other necessary Occasions, also I give to my said wife to be at her own disposal all that was her Sister De Luena's viz't. the ????? Irons, one Bible and Trunk, two Chairs one Bed and Furniture thereto belonging, one Round Table together with all her Tea utensels, also I give and Bequeath to my said wife one Iron pot, one Ieron Kettle, two small Brass Kettles, one Iron Skillet, one Tramel, one pair of Handirons, one Meat Tub, two Washing Tubs, two pails and one third part of my Pewter, I also give and Bequeath to my said wife one Bed and Beding, with all the household Furniture that my wife brought to me when I Married her that may be found after my decease, one coverlet also one Cow to be at her disposal for ever, and to be kept for her Summer and winter during her remaining my widow, also one dutch Oven, one half dozen of Knives and forks, one flatt Bottomed Brass Candlesticks, and Forty Shillings Lawful money to be paid to my said wife by my Executor annually so long as she shall remain my widow.Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Nathan Brigham about nine acres of Land lying partly in Southborough & partly in Westborough being what I now own which I purchased of Elisha Wood dec'd. I also Give and Bequeath to my three Sons, Nathan Brigham Edmund Brigham and Elijah Brigham two pieces of Ceder Swamp scituate in Westborough one piece lying in Chancey Swamp, and the other piece lying in Island Swamp so Called with all the Land I have taken up adjoining thereto, to be equally divided between them. I also give and Bequeath to my Son Nathan Brigham one Bed and Bedding also my Cane that was my Fathers, also a Case with one quarter part of my wearing apparel, and also Six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence lawful money to be paid him by my Executor in five years after my decease, also Eight acres of my Town Right with out the Cow commonall which shall be his full share out of my Estate.Item. I give and Bequeath to my son Edmund Brigham one half of my Sixteen Acres of town Right without the Cow Common with one quarter part of my wearing apparel, which with what he has already had out of my Estate shall be his part in full.Item. I give and Bequeath to my Son William Brigham one piece of land I Bought of John Matthews dec'd lying on the Northerly side of the Road leading from my dwelling House to the old malt House containing about two acres be the same more or less Bounded westerly by my own Land, Southerly by said Road and every other way by his own Land, with one quarter part of my wearing apparel which with what he has already rec'd shall be his full share out of my Estate.Item. I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Eunice the wife of Hezekiah Newton Ten Shillings lawful money to be paid by my Executor which with what she has already rec'd shall be her part in full.Item. I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Fay Twenty Shillings lawful money to be paid by my Executor, which with what she has already rec'd shall be her full share out of my Estate.Item. I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Hepzibah Taplin six pounds lawful money to be paid by my Executor which with what she has already rec'd shall be her full share out of my Estate.Item. I give and Bequeath to my Grand Daughter Persis the wife of Ithamar Biglow Six Shillings Lawful Money to be paid her by my Executor which with what she has already had out of my Estate shall be her part in full.Item. I give and Bequeath to my Grand Daughter Patty the wife of Hezekiah Fay jun'r one Feather Bed and Beding, one Chest with Drawers and Round Table Six Black Chairs with one third part of my Pewter, one Iron pot, one Brass Kittle midde Size, one pair of Hand Irons, one pair of Fire Tongs and Peal, one Tramel, one Linnen Wheel, one Woollen Wheel, and one Small looking Glass all which shall be her full share or portion out of my Estate.Item. I give and Bequeath to my Grandson Nathan Taplin one good Cow to be delivered to him by my Executor which shall be his full share out of my Estate.Item. I give and Bequeath to my Grand Son Elisha Taplin one pair of yearling Steers which shall be his full part out of my Estate and to be delivered to him by my Executor.Item. I give and Bequeath to my Son Elijah Brigham all the residue ofmy Lands and Buildings that I shall ^die^ Seized of lying in the Town of Southborough ????? ???? ?????????? ???? ??? ????? Residue of my Personal Estate of every Name or Denomination whatsoever also my Pew in the Meeting House and one Quarter part of my wearing apparel with my great Bible, and all other of my Estate that can or may be found after my decease and not already disposed of by this Will, to be to him and his Heirs and assigns forever, accept the rest of my Books which are equally to be divided among my Children.Lastly I do hereby Constitute make and Ordain my Son Elijah Brigham the Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly Disallow and Revoke all other Wills and bequests by me made and Executors by me appointed and in Confirmation of this and no other I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and year first written.Nathan BrighamSigned Sealed published & pronouncedand declared by the Testator to be hislast Will and Testament in presenceof us.Luther NewtonErasmus Ward sworn } BondSolomon Ward sworn } Approved by the Hon'd Judge of Probate
NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog. I have extended this theme in 2022 for a ninth year to 468 Ancestors in 468 Weeks. The (incomplete) list of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the 7th great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.
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