- Last Will and Testament of Nathaniel Jackson, Sr., of Plymouth
The last will and testament of NATHANIEL JACKSON Senr of Plymouth in the County of Plymouth in New England yoeman[.] I NATHANIEL JACKSON being aged and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind & memory, do make & appoint these presents to be my last will and testament in manner and form following[:] I commend my soul to God that gave it, & my body to a decent funeral hopeing for a joyfull resurrection through Jesus Christ--And as to my worldly Estate after my just debts & funeral charges, with the legacies in this will mentioned, are paid and discharged by my Executor hereafter in these presents mentioned, I give and bequeath as follows--
Imprimis[.] To my eldest son NATHANIEL JACKSON all the land with the appurtenances that I bought of ISAAC DOTEN and one half of my pasture near the house where ELEAZER KING now lives, all in Plymouth aforesd with one half of my land in Hallifax or Middlebro near to TOMSONS, and half my right in the grist mill, & half my right in the saw mill there, all to him his heirs & assigns forever. I also give him three eighths of the new Scooner I built ye last winter which JOHN KEMPTON is now master, and ye bed I lye upon with the furniture belonging to it--
2 I give and bequeath to my son SAMUEL JACKSON all my right and interest in Plimton in the County aforesd viz, housing land meadow & swamps with the appurtenances to him, his heirs and assigns forever, and also one bed & the beding belonging to it and the sawmill on the premises in Plymton aforesd. I say all my right there but what JNO RICHARD and I owned together in the first Great Lot--
3 I give and bequeth unto my daughter RUTH TURNER wife to DAVID TURNER of Plymouth aforesaid one hundred pounds in bills of the old tenour, to be paid within a year after my decease, and one bed and furniture thereof--
4 I give to JOHN JONES and SARAH JONES children of my daughter ANN, deceas'd ten pounds apiece in bills of the old tenour to be paid within a year after my death--
5 I give and bequeath unto JOSEPH TREBLE son of my said Daughter ANN the land I bought of JAMES SHURTLEFF lying by Little Pond so called in Plymo aforesd not far from the sd pasture near ELEAZER KING'S and all my remaining right in the First Great Lot that Mr. JOHN RICHARD deceased & I owned together in the propriety of Plymouth and Plymton aforesd with the appurtenances, to him, his heirs and assigns forever[.]
6 I give to JOHN TREBLE son of my sd daughter twenty shillings old teneur.
7 I give & bequeath to JOSEPH JACKSON son of my son JOSEPH JACKSON deceased the home I built with ye land where my father formerly lived with all my right on that side [of] ye street near to or adjoining on Spring Hill so called in Plymouth aforesd, with the appurtenances except I intend all on the east side of ye street only to the sd JOSEPH JACKSON my Grandson, to him his heirs and assigns forever--
8 I give to LOIS JACKSON daughter to my sd son JOSEPH deceased the sum of five pounds, old tenour.
9 I give to NICHOLAS SPINKS my great grand child twenty shillings old tenour, and finally all the rest and residue of my Estate whatsoever & wheresoever both Real & Personal, I give & bequeath to my son THOMAS JACKSON whom I do make and constitute sole executor of this my last will and tesament (to receive debts & pay all debts and legacies out of his part) by these presents--hereby revoking and disanulling all former wills by me made, & confirming this to be my last will and testament only, and in testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of April One Thousand Seven Hundred & Forty Three--
Signed Sealed & Delivered to be his last will & testament in presence of Josiah Cotton, Josiah Carver, Benjamin Jackson, [?Keria?] Adams
Nathaniel Jackson //seal//
Mayflower Society Library, Plymouth Mass. Probate microfilm vol. 9, p. 110.