1. Will of Elizabeth Tilley------------------------------------------------------------------------In ye Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Howland of Swanzey in ye County ofBristoll in ye Collony of Plymouth in New Engld being Seventy nine yearesof Age but of good & perfect memory thanks be to Allmighty God & callingto Remembrance ye uncertain Estate of this transitory Life & that allfflesh must Yeild unto Death when it shall please God to call Doe makeconstitute & ordaine & Declare This my last Will & Testament, in manner &forme following Revoking and Anulling by these prsents all & everyTestamt & Testamts Will & Wills heretofore by me made & declared eitherby Word or Writing And this to be taken only for my last Will & Testament& none other. And first being penitent & sorry from ye bottom of my heartfor all my sinns past most humbly desiring forgivenesse for ye same Igive & Committ my soule unto Allmighty God my Savior & redeemer in whome& by ye meritts of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuredly to be saved &to have full remission & forgivenesse of all my sins & that my Soule wtmy Body at the generall Day of Resurrection shall rise againe wt Joy &through ye meritts of Christs Death & passion possesse & inheritt yeKingdome of heaven prepared for his Elect & Chosen & my Body to be buryedin such place where it shall please my Executrs hereafter named toappoint And now for ye settling my temporall Estate & such goodesChattells & Debts as it hath pleased God far above my Deserts to bestowupon me I Do Dispose order & give ye same in manner & forme following(That is to say) First that after my funerall Expences & Debts paid wc Iowe either of right or in Conscience to any manner of person or personswhatsoever in Convenient tyme after my Decease by my Execrs hereafternamed I Give & bequeath unto my Eldest Son John Howland ye sum of fivepounds to be paid out of my Estate & my Booke called Mr Tindale's Workes& also one pair of sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one pr ofBedblanketts, Item I give unto my son Joseph Howland my Stillyards & alsoone pr of sheetes & one pr of pillobeeres Item I give unto my son JabezHowland my ffetherbed & boulster yt is in his Custody & also one Rugg &two Blanketts yt belongeth to ye said Bed & also my great Iron pott &potthookes Item I give unto my son Isaack Howland my Booke called Willsonon ye Romanes & one pr of sheetes & one paire of pillowbeeres & also mygreat Brasse Kettle already in his possession Item I give unto my Son inLaw Mr James Browne my great Bible Item I give & bequeath unto myDaughter Lidia Browne my best ffeatherbed & Boulster two pillowes & threeBlanketts & a green Rugg & my small Cupboard one pr of AndyIrons & mylesser brasse Kettle & my small Bible & my booke of mr Robbinsons Workescalled Observations Divine & Morrall & allso my finest pr of Sheetes & myholland pillowbeeres, Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Dickensonone pr of Sheetes & one pr of pillowbeeres & one Chest Item I give untomy Daughter Hannah Bosworth one pr of sheets & one pr of pillowbeeres,Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Bursley one paire of sheetsand one paire of Pillowbeeres Item I give & bequeath unto my GrandsonNathaniel Howland (the son of Joseph Howland) and to the heires of hisowne Body lawfully begotten for ever all that my Lott of Land with yeMeadow thereunto adjoyning & belonging lying in the Township of Duxburyneare Jones River bridge, Item I give unto my Grandson James Browne OneIron barr and on Iron Trammell now in his possession, Item I give unto myGrandson Jabez Browne one Chest Item I give unto my Grand DaughterDorothy Browne my best Chest & my Warming pan Item I give unto my GrandDaughter Desire Cushman four Sheep, Item I give & bequeath my wearingclothes linnen and Woollen and all the rest of my Estate in mony Debtslinnen or of what kind or nature or sort soever it may be unto my threeDaughters Elisabeth Dickenson, Lidia Browne and Hannah Bosworth to beequally Devided amongst them, Item I make constitute and ordaine myloving Son in Law James Browne and my loving son Jabez Howland Executorsof this my last Will and Testament, Item it is my Will & Charge to all myChildren that they walke in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and peacetowards each other and endeavour the true performance of this my lastWill & Testament In Witnesse whereof I the said Elizabeth Howland havehereunto sett my hand & seale this seventeenth Day of December Anno Dmone thousand six hundred Eighty & six.The mark of Elisabeth E H HowlandSigned Sealed & Delivdin ye prsence of us WittnessesHugh ColeSamuel VyallJohn Browne
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