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I, Jeremiah Kinsman of Lisbon in the County of New London and State of Connecticut, being of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following:
Inprimis, I give and bequeath to my son John Kinsman his heirs and assigns forever all my land with the buildings thereon standing which I purchased of Samuel Starry and Samuel Cleft, situate on the South easterly side of the highway or County Road leading by my house to Canterbury. I also give my said son John Fifty Pounds of lawful money to be paid by my Executor hereafter named in Six Months after my decease.
Item, I give and bequeath to my son Jeremiah Kinsman and his heirs and assigns forever, all my lands and real estate situate in the town of Plainfield and also a lot of land in Canterbury situate on the easterly side of Quinebaug River containing about Fifty Five acres, also a piece of land in Canterbury situate on the westery side of Quinebaug River which my Brother Robert Kinsman purchased as part of the Estate of Charles Devonport, and which my said Brother died seized of. I also give my said son Jeremiah Thirty pounds lawful money to be paid by my Executor hereafter named within six months after my decease.
Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Joanna Fanning One hundred and Ninety Pounds lawful money to be paid by my executor hereafter named in Six Months after my decease.
Item, I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Kinsman and to his heirs and assigns forever all the reseidue of my estate both real and personal which I shall die possessed of and order him to pay the aforesaid sums of money to my other children out of the estate given him by this Will, and my will is that in case a Negro Man named Prince who was owned by my brother Robert Kinsman in his lifetime shall ever become chargeable so that any part of my Estate disposed of by this Will should by law become liable for the support of said Prince, it is my will that my three sons before named should jointly defray the Expence thereof, so that my sons John and Jeremiah shall pay one half the expence thereof and my son Thomas the other half thereof.
And I do hereby constitute my son Thomas Kinsman sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and also order and direct as part of my Will that my debts and funeral expenses be paid by my said Executor out of that part of my Estate given to him, so that the legacies paid to my other children be not diminished by the payment thereof.
Signed, sealed, published and declared this 23rd day of October 1798 by the said Jeremiah Kinsman as his last Will and Testament
In presence of us
Probate 7 July 1801 at Norwich District