Estate of Daniel Needham of Lynn
Essex Probate Docket # 19197
To my beloved wife Ruth, the improvement of all my housing and
land...during her natural life and then to be as hereafter given, and
all moveable effects...to be wholly at her own disposal; to my son
Ezekill Needham, one-half of all my upland and salt marsh lying in
Needham's Neck where I formerly lived with six acres of land laid out to
me on Lynn Town commons; viz; that lot laid out to me in the 1st
Division, 2 acres laid out to me in the 3rd division, that in the 4th
Division, the lot in the 5th Division, and my Nahant lot, all of which I
give to my son Ezekiell Needham during his life and after his decease,
then to be to his son Ezekiel Needham, provided my son Ezekiel Needham
or his son do pay all the legacies hereafter given in my will
immediately after mine and my wife's decease, and if not paid within 3
months after mine and my wife's decease, then the said lands to be
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I give to my son Edmund Needham, his heirs, etc., one-half of all my upland and salt marsh lying in Needham's Neck and the one acre of land where he now lives, which I have already given him by deed of gift the which is his full portion of my estate with all the common lots laid out to my son Edmund Needham.
I give to Susannah, the daughter of my son John Needham. deceased, the sum of 10 pounds to be paid by my son Ezekiel.
I give to the three children of my daughter, Judith Curtice, deceased, twenty shillings each to be paid as above; the reason I give (them) monies is because they had the greatest part of their portion before she died.
I give to my daughter, Mary Needham, and to her heirs, etc., all that piece of land where i now live (excepting only the one acre before given to my son Edmond, which piece of land contains about 3 acres, with the houses and barn thereon, with two lots of land laid out to me on the Common; to wit, the two lots laid out to me in the 1st and 2nd drafts in the 2 Division of Lynn Town Commons.
I give to my daughter Elizabeth Sears the sum of 20 pounds to be paid as above said.
I appoint my son Ezekiel Needham to be my sole Executor, and I affix my hand and seal this first day of January 1717.
Source: Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts
Submitted by: Bob LaBelle
Genealogy, History - Specializing in Essex County
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