William H. (William Henry) Chaffee.

The Chaffee genealogy, embracing the Chafe, Chafy, Chafie, Chafey, Chafee, Chaphe, Chaffie, Chaffey, Chaffe, Chaffee descendants of Thomas Chaffe, of Hingham, Hull, Rehoboth and Swansea, Massachusets; also certain lineages from families in the United States, Canada and England, not descended from Th online

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Mason sold for £5, to "Lillis Chaffe, Unis Chaffe and Freelove, wife of Eliphalet
Carpenter, all right in the dower set off to Freelove Mason from the estate of her
late husband, Amos Chaffe, also one-quarter part of the share of her daughter
Experience in the same estate, also all right in the land given to LUhs, Unis and



54 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

Freelove, May 27, 1737, by their grandfather, Thomas Chaffe (5), part of it near
Broken Cross in Rehoboth, and part salt marsh at a phiee called the "Tounge"
in Warren, R. I. Experience must have died after her father, as she received a
share of his estate, and before her grandfather's gift, as she was not mentioned
in his deed to "my grandchildren the heirs of my son Amos Chaffe." Nicholas
must also have died young, as he was not baptized July 2, 1732, as were all the
other children of Amos then living.

Amos Chaffe was buried in the old burying-ground in Rehoboth (now in the
village of Rumford, East Providence, R. I.).

Children, the first three known to have been born in Rehoboth:

+ 111 i Freelove ^ Chaffe, married Eliphalet Carpenter.

112 ii Nicholas ChafTe, born November 13, 1728; died before July 2, 1732.

113 iii Experience Chaffe, born January 25, 1729-30; died between May 11,

1736, and May 15, 1737; baptized in the First Congregational
Church in Rehoboth, July 2, 1732.

114 iv Lillis Chaffe, born early in 1732; died November 24, 1762, in her thirty-

first year; unmarried; baptized in the First Congregational Church
of Rehoboth. July 2, 1732.

115 v Eunice (Unis) Chaffe, born probably about 1734; died; married in

Rehoboth, March 3, 1764, Nathaniel Humphrey of Warren; she
was baptized in the First Congregational Church in Rehoboth,
June 22, 1735.

34 Experience '^ ChafEe (Thomas, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Reho-
both, Mass., July 1, 1705, and died there in August, 1729. She married in Reho-
both, November 7, 1728, Jonathan Ormsbee.

Child:

116 i Jonathan^ Ormsbee, Jr., born in Rehoboth, August 21, 1729; died there

.February 5, 1729-30.

35 Tabitha "* Chaffe (Thomas,^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth,
Mass., September 11, 1709, and died. She married there, December 20, 1733,
Aaron, son of James and Mercy (Cooper) Read. He was born in Rehoboth,
April 10, 1710.

Children, born in Rehoboth:

117 i Aaron ^ Read, Jr., born November 14, 1734; married Hannah Carpenter.

118 ii Susanna Read, born October 29, 1737.

119 iii Jonathan Read, born August 23, 1739.

120 iv Simeon Read, born June 7, 1743; married Elizabeth .

121 v Amos Read, born April 27, 1745.

For further descendants, see The History of the Reed Family by Jacob W. Reed.

36 Thomas "* ChafEe, Jr. (Thomas, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Reho-
both, Mass., December 10, 1712, and died before March 27, 1792. He married
there, April 19, 1739, Rebecca, daughter of Nathaniel Hunt, their intention of
marriage, entered in Rehoboth, being dated May 27, 1738.

Thomas Chaffe, Jr., was baptized and admitted to the First Congregational
Church in Rehoboth, June 13, 1736. He lived in that town, where he was chosen
"Hogg Driver" March 30, 1741, and June 5, 1749, Constable. August 9, 1748,
Rebecca, wife of Thomas Chaffe, Jr., husbandman, of Rehoboth, and others, sold
to Simeon Horton a quitclaim on real estate of Stephen Hunt of Rehoboth, for



FOURTH GENERATION 55

£93, 6s. 8d. October 14, 1754, Thomas and Rebecca sold to Allen Jacob, ten acres
of land in Rehoboth, adjoining the land of Amos Chaffe's heirs, for £20. At a
town meeting. May 18, 1757, Thomas was chosen to serve as Petit Juryman.

"A Muster Role of the Company in his Majestie's Service under the Command
of Obediah Read, Captain, that marched from Rehoboth on the Late Alarm for
the Relieff of Fort Wilham Henry the Seventeenth Day of August 1757 and marched
to Worcester where they ware Dismised which is at Least fourty five miles from
their Habitations and according to their Orders Caryed with them Ten Days
Provision for their Subsistance and Took up nothing upon the Province charge
of any Tavernour or other person."

In this muster roll, appears the name of "Thomas Chaffe, Quality, Private
Soldier, Time of Entering the ser\ace Aug. 16th. Whole time of service by mils,
travil, etc. 7 days, wages and subsistance due to each man 0£ 18s 8d."

December 28, 1762, Thomas Chaffe bought of his cousin, Timothy Carpenter
(61), for £200, all his title in the estate of John Sweeten [Sweeting], late of Reho-
both. An account of the subscriptions in the first military company in Rehoboth,
taken in October, 1774, for the poor in Boston, shows that Thomas Chaffe con-
tributed one sheep. He served in the Revolution as follows: "Chaffee, Thomas.
Private, Capt. Nathaniel Carpenter's co.. Col. Thomas Carpenter's regt.; service
from July 20, 1777, 1 mo. 5 days, at Rhode Island, including travel on march to
camp at Bristol and from Providence to Rehoboth." [Massachusetts Soldiers and
Sailors in the War of the Revolution.]

October 21, 1779, "Thomas Chaffe, husbandman, of Rehoboth," bought of
Benjamin Pearce, innholder, of Swansea, Mass., ninety-six and three-fourths acres
and twenty rods of land there, at the same time selhng, with the consent of his
wife, to Benjamin Pearce, eighty acres of land in Rehoboth. The next mention
of him in the records. May 5, 1783, shows him to be then li\'ing in Swansea and
insane.

His sons, Amos Chafee and Thomas Chafee, Jr., were "empowered to Act as
Guardians for there Honoured Father ... the said Thomas Chafee of Swan-
sey non compus mentus." December 9, 1784, in their capacity as guardians,
they sold the land their father purchased in Swansea in 1779, to Nathan Monroe,
Esq., of Rehoboth, for £261, lis. 3d. October 21, 1793, Rebecca Chaffe, "spin-
ster," [in those days the word meant either a single woman or a widow] of Swansea,
sold to Allen Jacob of Rehoboth, for £15, all right in the land divided to her from
the estate of her father Nathaniel Hunt. April 4, 1795, "Rebeckah" Chaffe,
Tvidow of Thomas Chaffe of Swansea, sold to Nathaniel Wheaton of Rehoboth,
for £15, fifteen acres of land there.

Children, born in Rehoboth:

122 i Amos ^ Chaffe, died young.

123 ii Anne (Ame) Chaffe, baptized in the First Congregational Church,

Rehoboth, May 10, 1 '41.

124 iii Archibald Chaffe, born April 11, 1743; baptized in the First Congre-

gational Church, Rehoboth, April 17, 1743.
-1-125 iv Charles Chaffe, born June 5, 1744; married Mrs. Marv (Peck) Jacob.

126 V Rhoda Chaffe, born May 11, 1746; died in Rehoboth, :\Iay 31, 1746.

127 vi Joel Chaffe, bom April 11, 1747; baptized in the First Congregational

Church, Rehoboth, May 31, 1747.

128 vii Rhoda Chaffe, born January 6, 1748-9; died in Providence, R. I.,

February 11, 1786; baptized in the First Congregational Church,
Rehoboth, May 21, 1749.



56 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

+ 129 viii Amos Chaffe, born December 11, 1750; married Sarah Munroe.

+ 130 ix Joseph Chaffe, born September 17, 1752; married (1) Lois Barney;

(2) Huldah Walker.
+ 131 X Thomas Chaffe, Jr., born March 9, 1755; married Hannah Munroe.
+ 132 xi Stephen Chaffe, probably born about 1757; married Patience Mason,

38 Jonathan "* Chaffe, Jr. (Jonathan,^ Nathaniel,2 Thomas i) was born in Re-
hoboth, Mass., June 25, 1704, and died February 9, 1785. He was married in
Ashford, Conn., June 1, 1727, by Reverend James Hale, to Abigail Lyon, who
died January 9, 1773. She was admitted to full communion with the First Congre-
gational Church of Ashford, August 5, 1733.

Jonathan Chaffee, Jr., was baptized and admitted to the First Congregational
Church of Rehoboth, June 6, 1725. In 1726, his father gave him "for love, good
will and affection" one hundred acres of land in Ashford, where he settled. The
following entry regarding him is from the records of the First Congregational
Church there, under the date, February 23, 1729:

"And said Jonathan Chaffe was sometime or other recommended to us by a
letter from the Rev. Mr. Greenhood pastor of The Church of Christ in Rehoboth,
and is of this church in full communion with us."

Children, born in Ashford :

133 i Jonathan ^ Chaffe, Jr., born April 21, 1728; died in Ashford, April 21,
1728.

+ 134 ii Josiah Chaffe, born February 10, 1728-9; married Elizabeth Dimmock.

+ 135 iii Thomas Chaffe, born April 8, 1731; married Hannah Reed.

+ 136 iv Hannah Chaffe, born November 28, 1733; married Shubael Reed.

+ 137 V William Chaffe, born July 30, 1736; married Anna Bibbins.

138 vi Susannah Chaffe, born September 10, 1738; died; baptized in the

First Congregational Church, Ashford, October 22, 1738.

139 vii Abigail Chaffe, born December 17, 1740; died.

140 viii Deliverance Chaffe, born February 7, 1742-3; died; baptized in the

First Congregational Church, Ashford, May 22, 1743.
+ 141 ix Jonathan Chaffe, Jr., born May 11, 1746; married Lucy Allen.
+ 142 x Carpenter Chaffe, born January 25, 1749-50; died April 20, 1776;

served in the Revolution as follows:

"Chafee, Carpenter, Stockbridge. Private, Capt. Thomas

Williams's co. of Minutemen, Col. John Paterson's regt., which

marched April 22, 1775, in response to the alarm of April 19,

1775, from Stockbridge and West Stockbridge to Cambridge;

service, 13 days." [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War

of the Revolution.]

39 Nathaniel "* Chaffe (Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, ^ Thomas i) was born in Reho-
both, Mass., October 20, 1705, and died there, June 12, 1759. He married (1) in
Rehoboth, December 12, 1734, Rebecca Mason, who died April 22, 1746, in her
thirty-sixth year. He married (2) there, February 25, 1747, Lydia Peck, who
survived him, and married (2) January 13, 1763, Thomas Wilmarth of Rehoboth.

Nathaniel Chaffe was a mason. April 30, 1731, his father gave him "in consider-
ation of love, good will & affection" ten acres of land "being the Easterly side of
my farm or home lott." December 21, 1733, he bought of Samuel Mason, three
acres of salt marsh in Barrington, Mass. At a town meeting in Rehoboth, March 31 ,
1740, he was chosen Surveyor of Timber, and I\Iarch 29, 1742, a "Hogg Driver."
April 28, 1751, he was admitted to the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth
and had his children baptized. June 18, 1759, his widow, Lydia, surrendered her



FOURTH GENERATION 57

right of administration of his estate to her son, Nathaniel, and June 25, 1759, the
real and personal estate was divided among the heirs, the widow and sons, Na-
thaniel, John, Levi and Noah. The eldest son, Nathaniel, was appointed guardian
to his two youngest brothers, Levi and Noah.

Children, by first wife, born in Rehoboth :

+ 143 i Nathaniel^ Chaffe, born October 6, 1735; married (1) Ruth Mans-
field; (2) Susanna Carpenter.
+ 144 ii John Chaffe, born June 20, 1737; married Ruth Jones.
145 iii Noah Chaffe, born February 2, 1738-9; died in Rehoboth, February
18, 1738-9.
+ 146 iv Levi Chaffe, born September 10, 1742; married Anna Pierce.

147 V Ezra Chaffe, born October 20, 1744; died September 2, 1746.
+ 148 vi Noah Chaffe, born February 22, 1745-6; married Susanna Esterbrook.

40 Hannah ^ Chaffe (Jonathan, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth,
Mass., October 3, 1707, and died. She married there, May 27, 1729, Joseph Ar-
mington, who came from the Island of Guernsey, England, arriving in Boston in
1718, and later settling in Seekonk, where he made brick. Hannah Chaffe was
baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth, April 17, 1709.

Children, born in Rehoboth:

149 i Nicholas^ Armington, born January 12, 1729-30; died in Rehoboth,

January 28, 1729-30 (1730-31).

150 ii Joseph Armington, Jr., born June 4, 1731; died in Rehoboth, August

15, 1746.

151 iii Josiah Armington, born July 28, 1733; died in Rehoboth, May 13, 1736.

152 iv John Armington, born June 12, 1735.

153 V Dehverance Armington, born October 24, 1737; died in Rehoboth,

August 28, 1746.

154 vi Susannah Armington, born January 9, 1739; died in Rehoboth, January

9, 1739.

155 vii Hannah Armington, born April 20, 1742.

156 viii Josiah Armington, born April 4, 1744.

157 ix William Armington, born November 22, 1746.

41 Dan ^ Chaffe (Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth,
Mass., February 6, 1710-11, and died probably in the autumn of 1796. He married
in Rehoboth, November 9, 1736, INIary, daughter of John Robinson. She died
before December 10, 1790, as in her husband's will of that date she is not mentioned.

Dan Chaffe was baptized in the First Congregational Church of Rehoboth in
infancy, and was admitted to membership in the same church, October 8, 1727.
July 29, 1739, his father gave him fifteen acres of land in Rehoboth. At a town
meeting in Rehoboth, May 19, 1747, "Dan Chaffe was drawn out of the Box to
serve on the petition Jury Next Inferiour Court for the County of Bristol to be
holden at Taunton on the Second Tuesday of June next." December 31, 1747,
he bought of Timothy Carpenter for £50, two acres of land in Rehoboth. Jan-
uary 3, 1753, Mary (Robinson) Chaffe and others, sold to Daniel Carpenter, for
£100, thirty acres of land in Rehoboth, being the homestead of John Robinson,
late father of the grantors. January 5, 1753, Dan Chaffe, "husbandman," bought
of Charles Peck for £31, two acres of land in Rehoboth. January 15, 1753, he
bought of John Whitaker, Jr., for £5, two acres more there at the same time,
selling for the same amount to said Whitaker, a like quantity of land. December 2,
1755, he was chosen to serve on the Petit Jury. December 4, 1760, Dan Chaffe,



58 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

"yeoman" sold for £50, to John Thurber, Jr., ten acres of land in Rehoboth.
The same day, he bought for £90, of John Bowen, Jr., thirty-eight and one-half
acres there. January 1, 1761, Dan and his wife sold to Amos Allen, housewright,
of Providence, R. I., eighteen acres of land in Rehoboth for £40, 10s. Novem-
ber 10, 1766, he was again chosen Petit Juryman. August 18, 1769 he bought
of Silvanus Martin, ten acres of land in Rehoboth, for £6, 12s.

The will of Dan Chaffe, dated December 10, 1790, leaves to his three sons,
William, Jonathan and Braddock, all his lands, buildings, etc. Also to "Rachel
Chaffee, widow of my son Robinson deceased" beside other bequests, 5s., "to
be paid by my three sons," who were also to pay £9 to Sylvester, son of Robinson,
when he reached the age of twenty-one. The son Jonathan was made executor
of the will, which was probated November 1, 1796.

Children, born in Rehoboth:

-hl5S i William^ Chaffe, born August 15, 1737; married Catherine Thomas.
159 ii Dan Chaffe, Jr., born March 16, 1739-40; died in Rehoboth, August

24, 1746; baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth,

March 23, 1739.
-1-160 iii Jonathan Chaffe, born October 16, 1742; married Mary Coomer.

161 iv Robinson Chaffe, born February 16, 1744-5; died August 29, 1746;

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, February
17, 1745.

162 V Dan Chaffe, Jr., born September 17, 1747; probably died before 1790;

baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, Sep-
tember 20, 1747.

-1-163 vi Robinson Chaffe, born April 13, 1750; married Rachel Peck.
164 vii Judith Chaffe, born October 30, 1753; probably died before 1790;
baptized in the First Congregational Church, Rehoboth, January
13, 1754.

-M65 viii Braddock Chaffe, born November 1, 1756; married Sarah Brown.

44 Ephraim ■* Chaffe (Jonathan, 3 Nathaniel, 2 Thomas was born in Reho-
both, Mass., January 25, 1715-16, and died there, June 9, 1790. He married (1)
December 15, 1742, Patience, daughter of Samuel and Patience Butterworth of
Rehoboth. She died ]\Iay 16, 1743, aged twenty years, and he married (2) in
Rehoboth, June 2, 1750, her sister Hannah Butterworth, who died September 5,
1807, aged seventy-eight. The ancestor of Patience and Hannah, Deacon John
Butterworth, was expelled from Rehoboth in the early days of that town because
of his Baptist proclivities. In his house was held the first Baptist service held in
the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He owned all that part of Rehoboth, known as
Chestnut Hill, later called Seekonk.

Ephraim Chaffe was a farmer in Rehoboth. He is designated in the records as
"yeoman" and "husbandman." He was admitted to membership in the First
Congregational Church of Rehoboth, June 13, 1736. March 21, 1742-3, he was
appointed guardian of his wife, Patience, her father having recently died and she
being a minor. The bond for £400, for the faithful performance of his duties was
signed by Ephraim, Jonathan (S) and Nathaniel Chaffe (39), and witnessed by
Stephen Paine and Josiah Howland. December 5, 1747, he was chosen by his
cousin, Shubael Chaffe (74), as his guardian, and April 4, 1751, he sold to him for
£26, 13s. 4d., five parcels of land in Rehoboth, containing twenty acres. Oc-
tober 28, 1731, he and his wife Hannah sold to Daniel Bliss of Rehoboth, for £150,




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one hundred acres of land "belonging to said Hannah, the only surviving issue of
Samuel Butterworth."

Ephraim Chaffe was chosen for his first town office, that of Constable, March 25,
1754. He was chosen for the same office, March 29, 1756, and March 28, 1757.
January 18, 1762, he bought of Edward Carpenter of Rehoboth, four acres of land
there, for £9. August 3, 1762, his nephew, Noah Chaffe (148), chose him to be his
guardian. May 4, 1765, Ephraim and his wife sold for £200, forty-four acres on
Chestnut Hill in Rehoboth, to "Patience Butterworth, our mother, widow of Sam-
uel Butterworth, of Rehoboth." December 15, 1766, Ephraim and his sons,
Samuel B. and Ephraim, Jr., bought of Joseph Wheaton of New Milford, Conn.,
for £36, 15s., twelve acres of land in Rehoboth near Chestnut Hill. March 27,
1769, he was chosen Surveyor of Highways. March 29, 1770, he bought of Ed-
ward Martin, Jr., six and one-fourth acres of land with buildings, on the east side
of Chestnut Hill, for £33. April 3, 1771, he bought four and one-half acres more
on Chestnut Hill, from Ezekiel Carpenter for £21. June 7, 1773, he bought for
£30, Is., from Rachel Goff of Johnston, R. I., seven and three-fourths acres of
land in Rehoboth. This ends his recorded purchases of land. March 24, 1778, he
sold to "Salvanus" Martin, for £135, ten acres of wood and pasture land on the
easterly side of Chestnut Hill. May 21, 1781, he sold six acres for £54. Four days
later. May 25th he made his will, which was probated September 6, 1790. The
legatees were his wife, Hannah (Butterworth) Chaffe, who was made executrix and
received the largest part of the estate, and his children. Patience, wife of Samuel
Bowen, Samuel Butterworth Chaffe, Ephraim, Jr., Hannah, Sarah and Rachel,
who received twenty shillings each. The document was witnessed by Barzilla
and Lydia Bowen and Jesse Perrin,

Children, by second wife, born in Rehoboth:

-1-166 i Patience^ Chaffe, born November 9, 1752; married Samuel Bowen.
-1-167 ii Samuel Butterworth Chaffe, born December 19, 1756; married Mrs.

Nancy (Peirce) Peck.
-i-168 iii Ephraim Chaffe, Jr., born April 25, 1760; married EHzabeth Whitaker.

169 iv Hannah Chaffe, born December 14, 1762; died after 1781.

170 V Sarah Chaffe, born May 19, 1765; died after 1781.

171 vi Rachel Chaffe, born August 25, 1768; died; probably married in Re-

hoboth, January 6, 1788, Benjamin Ormsbee of that place.

50 David ^ ChafEe, Jr. (David, ^ Nathaniel, 2 Thomas 1) was born in Rehoboth,
Mass., February 27, 1708-9, and died in Westford, Ashford Township, Conn.,
February 19, 1784. He married in Rehoboth, April 4, 1733-4, Martha, daughter
of Ebenezer Walker of that place. She was born July 20, 1714, and died in West-
ford, September 20, 1820.

David Chafee, Jr., was baptized and admitted to membership in the First Con-
gregational Church in Rehoboth, September 3, 1732, and May 2, 1736, his wife
also joined the church. They hved in Attleboro, Mass., where their first six chil-
dren were born. January 5, 1736, "David Chaffe, yeoman" and wife Martha of
Attleboro, for £85, sold to Ebenezer Walker, blacksmith, "Our brother" sixteen
acres of land in Rehoboth, being the said ^Martha's share in the estate of her father,
Ebenezer Walker. November 21, 1736, they sold to Jonathan Robinson, for £14,
one acre of salt marsh in Barrington, IMass., being "ye i part of ye meadow of our
father Ebenezer Walker." December 28, 1747, "David Chaffe, husbandman, of
Attleborough " sold to Alexander More of that place for £640, old tenor bills,



60 THE CHAFFEE GENEALOGY

sixty acres of land in "the township of Attlcborough." In 1748 he was still living
in Attleboro, when he bought of Joseph Byles one hundred acres of land in Ashford,
Between this date and the winter of 1749-50, he moved there with his family,
and in 1750 received from his father "for love good will and fatherly affection"
thirty acres more there. He was elected Lister in 1763, and also twice in 1764.
January 8, 1769, David Chafee and his wife were dismissed to the Second Church
in Ashford, in which town he was buried.

His will made in 1783 was probated the following year:

WILL OF DAVID CHAFEE

"In the name of God, amen.
"The 19th Day of May, in the year of our Lord Anno Dom. 1783.

" I David Chafee of Ashford in the county of Windham, and State of Connecticut
in Newengland, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory thanks be
given to God for the same, and calling to mind the mortality of my body and
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my
last Will & Tesstament, that is to say, Principally and first of All,

"I give and reccomend my Soul into the hand of God who gave it, and for my
Body I reccomend it to the earth to be buried in Christian-like & decent Manner
at the discresion of my executor to be hereafter named, nothing doubting but at
the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of
God.

"And as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me in this
life, I give devise & dispose of the same in manner and form following, that is to
say — I give and bequeath to my well-beloved wife IMartha Chafee, the use and
improvement of all the lands that I have not disposed of by deed, together with
the use and improvement of forty-three acres of land I have this day conveyed
by deed of bargain and sale to my Son David Chafee Junr which land is leased to
me the said David Chafee, by the said David Chafee Junr during my natural life,
and the natural life of the said Martha. I also give to my said wife Martha Chafee,
the use and improvement of my dwelling house and all my household furniture,
together with the lands above mentioned during the natural life of the said Martha.
I also give to my said wife Martha the use and improvement of one cow and a
suitable horse to ride when and so often as she the said Martha shall want or
require the same to be furnished by my said Executor.

" Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son David Chafee Jun all the lands
I shall die seized, of and buildings thereon standing, to him his heirs and assigns
after the deed of my said wife Martha.

"Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Martha Tyler twenty-
four Shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Martha, within one year after
my dece by my Executor.

"Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Patience Amidon
twenty shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Patience, within one year
after my decee by my Executor.

"Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Joanna Whiton
twelve shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Joanna within one year after
my decee by my Executor.

"Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Elizabeth Brown
twelve Shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Elizabeth within one year
after my dece by my Executor.

" Item I give and bequeath to my well-beloved daughter Dorathy Knox twelve
Shillings Silver Money, to be paid to the said Dorathy within one year after my
decee by my Executor.



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