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Disposition of the estate of John Kingman of Bridgewater, Masachusetts. 1690



[p. 91] Whereas John Kingman of Bridgwater …. being denied opportunity of making a written Will did desire us …. to be helpfull in the disposal of his estate …. have …. with the Consent of the heires and Legatees agreed upon the dispose of the said Estate as followeth:


For the payment of a debt of £7 we have set a part ten acres of land next to the house lott and Six acres which was bought of Samuel Backard the which Lands are now given to the widdow and are at her dispose for the payment of £3 due to the daughters. 


We have Set apart 8 1/2 acres of that lot which was bought of Elihue Brett which …. are at the daughters dispose for the payment of 20s. more due. 


We have set apart a peece of Cloth which is Given to the Widdow as for all other debts and Rates due at the decease of the abovesaid John Kingman and till the begining of march 1690/1 



The three Brothers have Engaged for the payment of them, and for that End we have set a part a 52 acre lot at Salisbury Plain valued at £9, A Swamp lot at Cutting Cove £2 10s., A ten acre lot on the Easterly side of West Meadow £2 10s. 


We have ordered the housing and house lot Consisting of 20 acres to be at the Widdows dispose during her life allowing the Eldest son the Improvement of one half of the dwelling house till the begining of May and that at the Widdows decease the Eldest Son shall have a double share in the said housing and house lott and the Rest to be Equally divided among the Rest of the Children. 


We have ordered the Improvement of half Flaggey meadow lott for the Widow during her life. 


We have set apart a third part of the movables for the Widdow amounting to £24 13s. 


We have ordered for the Eldest Son in lands half of Matfield Lott the whole lot Consisting of 44 acres that is half of the said lot being Equally divided for quantity and quallity £9 10s; A 10 acre lot near hoclebery plaine £3 6s 8d.; 10 acres which was bought of Jonathan Carey £5; 5 acres butting on that which was Joseph Caries Flaggey Meadow lott £7; a double share in the Purchase Right and the Cedar Swamp £1 14s 10d; all amounting to £28 11s 9d. 


We have farther ordered for the Eldest Son in Moveables £7 13s, his whole Double share amounting to £86 4s. 


We have further ordered for the second Brother Henry Kingman in lands a lott of meadow at Poore meadow £5 10s; Ten acres bought of Joseph Carey £3 10s; 7 acres on the Easterly side of a Six acre lot which was bought of Samuel Packard; More 4 acres lying betweene the head of that which was Joseph Caries and that which was bought of Elihu Brett both £3 lots; A single Share in the purchase Right and the Cedar Swamp 17 shillings; The whole amounting to £13 7s. 


We have further ordered for the said Henry Kingman £4 25s in moveables 


We have ordered for the third Brother, Samuel Kingman, in lands a 50 acre lot at Salisbury plaine £10; half of a meadow lott at Salisbury plaine £2 5s; A Single share in the purchase Right and the Cedar Swamp 17 shillings, all amounting to £13 12s.; also £4 10s in moveables 


We have ordered for the three daughters in lands a ten acre Swamp lott about home at Some distance from the dwelling house £4; half of Matfield lot £9 10s; half of the meadow lott at Salisbury Plaine £2 25s; fifteene acres of upland










Last updated 15 March 2016