Elizabeth [Murray] Smith, Will, 30 September 1769, J. M. Robbins Papers, Courtesy, Massachusetts Historical Society. Page 1
In the Name of God Amen.
I Elizabeth Smith of Milton in the County of Suffolk
and province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Widow,
being of sounds disposing mind and memory, but considering the
uncertainty of this Life, do make and ordain this Writing to be
my last Will and Testament, And first and principally, I
commend my Soul into the hands of my Creator, relying on the merits
of my Savior Jesus Christ for obtaining the remission of all my
sins and eternal life, my Body I commit to the Earth to be buried
in such decent manner as my Executors hereafter named shall think
proper, And as to my worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God
to bestow upon me, I Give, devise, bequeath and order the same
as follows Vizt.
Imprimis, I order all my just debts and funeral Expences to be paid
to be paid as soon as may be, after my decease.
Item, I Give and bequeath unto my brother Captn. William
Murray the sum of Five hundred pounds sterling money of
Item, I Give unto John Innes Clark the sum of Two hundred
and seventy five pounds sterling which with Two hundred and
twenty five pounds sterling he has already had, makes Five
hundred pounds sterling.
Item, I Give unto Jacobina Day, Daughter of Mrs. Jannette
Barclay One hundred pounds sterling.
Item, I give unto Ezekiel Goldthwait Esqr the sum
of two hundred pound sterling
or in case of his Death the same sum to his Heirs
Item, I Give unto my brother James Murray Esqr. the sum of
one hundred pounds sterling to be paid Him yearly, and every year
during the term of his natural life, and I do hereby Ratify and
Confirm all and every Covenant, Article, and thing, contained in
a certain deed or Instrument made an Executed by me, The hon[ora]ble
Thomas Hutchinson Esqr. and Ezekiel Goldthwait Esqr. relative to
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