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JEDEDIAH IRISH  
1688-1758




Be it Remembered that I Judiah Irish of Stonington in the County of New London & Colony of Connecticut Husbandman being of Perfect Mind & Memory & well of Body, but calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for Men once to Dye, & the Time thereof being uncertain Do make and Ordain this to be my last Will & Testament in manner & form following

Principally & first of all I Give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it & my Body I commend to the Earth to be buried in a decent & Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executor & Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament And as to such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this Life after my just Debts & Funeral Expenses are fully satisfied & paid I Give devise & dispose of the same in the following manner & form  Viz

Imprimus I Give unto my beloved Wife The Sum of Five hundred pounds old Tenor with all my Household Goods except two Feather Beds & the furniture now belonging to them   I Give unto my Wife the use of my Mare & Side Saddle for the Term of three years next after my decease  And I Give unto my sd Wife the use & improvement of all the Money that is or shall be due to me at the Time of my decease

Item I Give unto my beloved Son Judiah Irish One hundred Pounds old Tenor

Item I Give to my beloved Daughter Mary Robinson Thirty Pounds old Tenor

Item I Give unto my beloved Son John Irish Four hundred and three Pounds old Tenor

Item I Give unto my beloved Son Joseph Irish my long Gun which I purchased of Jesse Irish & I Give to my sd Son Joseph Four hundred and three Pounds old Tenor

Item I Give to my beloved Son Job Irish all my wearing Apparrel [sic] & the Sum of Two hundred & fifty three Pounds old Tenor

Item I Give to my beloved Son George Irish Six hundred Pounds old Tenor & all my Shoe Makers Tools

Item I Give to my beloved Daughter Sarah Irish one new(?) Feather Bed & the Furniture thereto belonging   I Give to my sd Daughter Sarah at the expiration of three Years next after my decease my Mare & side Saddle also I Give unto my sd Daughter Thirty Pounds old Tenor

Item I Give unto my beloved Daughter Hannah Irish one Feather Bed & Furniture & the Sum of Thirty Pounds old Tenor

Item I Give unto my four beloved Grand Children being the Children of my Daughter Elizabeth deceased Twenty Pounds old Tenor to be equally divided among them

Item I Give to my beloved Grandson Marsh Lewis Twenty Pounds old Tenor

Item I Give to my beloved Grandson Elias Irish my old short Gun & two Spanish Mill'd Dollars

I Nominate & appoint my sd beloved Son John Irish to be Executor & my sd beloved Wife to be my Executrix of this my last Will & Testament  hereby giving unto my sd Son John all my Farming Utencials [sic] for & in full satisfaction to him for all the trouble & expense he may be at in the Executorship of this my last Will & Testament

And as to the rest & residue of my Estate whether the same be Real or Personal or wheresoever the same is or may be found I Give devise & Bequeath among four of my Sons to wit John, Joseph, Job & George to be equally divided among them

My Will & meaning is & I do hereby order that all the aforesd Legacys [sic] given to my Children & Grand Children in Money old Tenor shall be paid to them in old Tenor Bills of & Current in the Colony of Rhode Island & to be paid to them immediately after my sd Wife shall cease to remain My Widow

And I do hereby utterly disallow of all other Executors Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made Ratyfying [sic] this and no other other to be my last Will & Testament In Witness whereof i have here unto set my hand & Seal in South Kingston the Seventeenth day of April In the thirtieth Year of his Majesty's Reign Anno Dono. 1757

Signed Sealed & Delcared by the sd Judiah Irish the Testator to be his Last Will & Testament In Presence of  
Robt Hazard                                          Judiah Irish   his mark
Peleg Peckham
B Peckham

New London County __ Stonington March ye 31st AD 1758 Personally appeared Mr. Robert Hazard Mr Peleg Peckham 2 of ye Witnesses to ye within writen [sic] Will & made Solemn attestation that they Saw Mr Jedediah Irish ye Subscriber to ye within written Instrument Sign & Seal ye Same & jeard sd Irish Pronouce & declare the Same to be his Last Will & Testament & that they with Mr Benjamin Peckham Signed ye Same as Witnesses in Presents of ye Testator before me
                             Neh Palmer   Justice of ye Peace

N. London June 13, 1758    approved



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