Title: Barnstable Co. Probate Court, Barnstable Co. Probate, Vol. 1, pp. 3 & 4 (1 Oct 1686)
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Text: Robert Wixam of Eastham being very weak and infirm of body but yet in perfit memory and understanding and not knowing the time of his departure, but dayly expecting when my change will be, leave this as my last will and testament.
Mercy Imprisimis. -- My soul I commend unto the arms of Gods mercy in Jesus Christ, and my body to a decent burial and concerning my temporal estate which God in his goodness hath given me -- It is my will that it shall be disposed of as followeth:
I do make my wife Alice my whole and sole executrix joyning my son-in-law Nathaniel Mayo with her to be helpful unto her in advise and management of matters in reference to paying of debts and other matters of difficulty as to her support &c.
I do give my daughter Jemimah one browne cow with a star in the forehead and one hive of beese and houseroom and priviledges in the orchard as long as she lives unmarried.
I give to my grandchild Nathaniel Mayo one cow calf. The rest of my personal estate, my debts being paid, stock and moveables I give unto my loving wife Alice for her support during her natural life, and that part of my dwelling house that I now live in the benefit of my orchard during her natural life.
It. I give unto my son Titus Wixam the other part of my dwelling house and outhousing and all my land on that side of the highway my housing stands upon and all my meadow adjoining to it, and half an acre of meadow lying in Knock Harbour, lying between to parcels of Thomas Williams meadow and the other part of my dwelling house, after my wifes decease, and a parcel of upland lying between the mouth of Little Skiket and Knock Harbour and a small field of upland above the highway which he now improves with two acres bredth of land from that field down to the highway, against the house.
It. I give to my son Barnabas Wixam all the remainder of my thirty acres of upland above the highway with all my meadow and marsh-ground lying in great Names Cakitt by the beach and a small parcel of meadow lying in Knock Harbour, between Daniel Cole and Giles Hopkins.
It. My will is that my two sons Titus and Barnabas Wixam do provide for and winter four or five cattle annually during her natural life. Further my will is that after my wifes decease my son Titus Wixam shall have one fether bed and an iron pott. And my son Barnabas Wixam shall have another fether bed and brass kittle.
This I leave as my last will and testament with liberty to add to or alter as I may see cause, if God shall be pleased to prolong my days.
As witness my hand and seal this first day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand, Six Hundred Eighty Six.
Robert Wixam (his mark)
Note: ate. No further mention found yet.
Note: She was present at the formal presentation of Robert's inventory of est
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