Sarah Fuller of Newton, Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England
Last Will written, 23 February 1753
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, Boston, MA, USA
Reference: Case Number 8787
Probate, 16 April, 1753, Cambridge, Middlesex,
Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England
(Born 1688 – Died 1753)
(wife of John3 , John2, John1 of Newton)
Transcribed February, 2017, by Wayne L. Fuller
[Widow of John Fuller III d. 1737]
In the Name of the God Amen The Twenty third day of February 1753 I Sarah Fuller of Newtown Widow being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to god their fore 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 and Testament that is to say Principlly and first of all – I – give and Recommend my Soul in to the hands of god that gave it and my body is commend to the Earth to be buryed in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing douting by at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of god. And as touching such worldly Estate ther with it math pleased god to Bless me in this life – I- give and demise and dispose of the same as followeth in the following manner and form—
Imprimis, I – give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughters Marah Eleze Sander and to my Daughter Jerushee [Jerusha] Fuller and to my Daughter Eunice Eames and to my daughter Anna Fuller and to my daughter Sarah Fuller all my close [cloths] and housell goods and all my Money that I shall leave and die the right own of after all my Just debts are paid Excipting what ido now excipt that is to say I do give to my Daughter Jerushee for her good and kind service that thee has done for me from time to time my all the close that may properly called my morning apparel and also One pound Six Shillins and Eight pence law full Money out of what money that I shall leave and then her Equile part of the rest of my money and of my wearing close and of my housel goods and of every thing that doth belong to me and
I do constitute make and ordain Mr Abraham Fuller of Newtown my soul Executrix [sic] of this my last will and Testement trusting that he will see all things fullfiled that is above writteen and I do here by utterly disallow revoke and disanul all and Every other former Testement Wills Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in any way before named Wiled and Bequeathed Ratifying this and confirming this and no other to be my last Will Testement
In Wilness wher of I have here unto sett my hand and Seal the day and year above written
Signed Sealed pronounced and
Declared by the s[ai]d Sarah Fuller Sarah [X Her Mark] Fuller
As her last Will and Testement
In the presence of us the Subscribers
Anna [X Her Mark] Parker
Probate: Middlesex County, Cambridge 16th April 1753
To all People to whom these Presents shall come Samuel Danforth Esq:
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c in the County of Middlesex, within the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, sendeth Greeting.
Know Ye, That on the Sixteenth Day of April Anno Domini 1753 the Instrument hereunto annexed (purporting the last Will and Testament of Sarah Fuller late of Newton in the said County, Widow deceased) was presented for Probate by
Mr. Abraham Fuller the Executor therein named; then present Ebenezer Parker & Anna Parker two of the Witnesses thereto subscribed, who made Oath, that they
saw the said Testatrix Sign, Seal and heard her declare the said Instrument to be her last Will and Testament, and that they with Converse Richardson subscribed their Names together as Witnesses to the Execution thereof in the said Testatrix Presence; and that she was then (to the best of their Judgment) of sound and disposing Mind:
I DO Prove, Approve and Allow of the said Instrument as the last Will and Testament of the before named deceas’d, and do commit the administration thereof in all Matters the same concerning, and of her Estate whereof she died seized and poffess’d in said County, unto him the before named Executor well and faithfully to Execute the said Will, and to administer the Estate of the said deceas’d according thereto; who accepted of his said Trust, and were directed to Exhibit an Inventory of said Dece’ds Estate and he shall render an Account (upon Oath) of his Proceedings, when thereunto lawfully required.
IN TESTIMONY whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal of Office, the Day and Year above written.
[signed] S: Danforth
A True Inventory of the Movable Estate of the Widow Sarah Fuller Late of Newton Deceas[e]d as Shewn by Her Executor and appraised by this the Subscribers, in Old Tenor £
|Apparel, 30,,9, Cash 8,3,7, Books 8,6||£ 29 01 1|
|Bed & Bedding 14,8,0 in Cloth 1,7,6||15 10 6|
|Spectacles 20, two bags 1,0, Bottles 1,2, yarn 1,2||3 40 0|
|Bonds Principle, Interest 156,4,6, Household 5,0,8||161 05 2|
|Old Tenor||219 00 9|
|Lawful Money [New Tenor]||29 04 1|
|Newton April 26th 1753|
|Joseph Fuller )|
|Jonathan Fuller ) Appraisers|
|William Hide )|
|Middle[sex] SS Newton April 26th 1753|
|Then L[ieu]t Joseph Fuller, Cap[tain] Jonathan Fuller and L[ieu]t William Hide all of Newton in s[ai]d County were all sworn to deal Faithfully & Impartially according to their best skill & judgment in Apprizing & taking an Inventory of the Estate of the Widow Sarah Fuller Late of Newton Deceased|
|Before Tho[ma]s Greenwood Justice of the Peace|
Middlesex April 29 1754
Mr Abraham Fuller the Executor presented the foregoing Inventory an[d] oath.
S. Danforth J. prob.
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871. New England Historic Genealogical Society, online database, 2014. From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, Boston, MA, USA.