I, Nicholas Snow
of Eastham being old and infirm
of body but of perfect memory and understanding not knowing the day of my
departure but yet daily expecting my last change I think it meet to leave this
behind mee as my last will and testament.
I commend my sole into the arms of God’s Mercy through Christ Jesus in
whom I hope to sleep, and my body to a decent burial; and as concerning my
temporal estate tha God of his Goodness has given me, it is my last will and
testament that after this manner it should be disposed of.
To my son Mark I give an bequeath all that twenty acres of upland lying
at Namskaket where his house now stands, and two acres of meadow and all that
broken marsh thereof ine at Namskakett Item,
two thirds of my great lott at Satuckett lying next the Indian Ground, and that
side of my lott west of the Indian land I give to him, and his heirs lawfully
begotten of his body forever; and what he can purchase more of upland meadow of
the Intians thereat Satuckett, I give to him all this above said lands or meadow
or marsh purchased or unpurchased, I give to him and to his heirs lawfully
begotten of his body forever.
To my son Joseph Snow
I give the other third of my
great lott at Satuckett and two acres ad a half of meadow lying at Namskekett
near the head, and an neck of upland between it on the west side of William
Twinnings all his abovesid land and meadow I give to my son Joseph Snow, and to
his heirs lawfully begotton of his body forever.
To my son Stephen Snow
I give twenty acres on the south
side of my great lott at Porchett, and ten acres of my little lott at Satuckett,
lying between Daniel Cole
and Edward Bangs
by the side of a little pond and
acre and a half of meadow at the Boat Meadow lying between Thomas Williams and
s and that part of my meadow at the Great Meadow, that lyeth between Josiah
Cooke and the Eel Creek; all this abovesaid land and meadow, I give to my son
Steven, and the heirs lawfully begotton of his body, forever.
To my son John Snow
, I give all that my land at Paomet, purchased or unpurchased whether upland
or meadow; and all my right, title or priviledg at Paomett, I give to my son
John Snow and to the heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.
To my son Jabez Snow I gve all my land lying between my house and my son
s, and seven acres att the Bss Pond lying between Daniel Cole
s and William Browns and a half an acre of marsh at the end of it; and six
acres of upland at the Herring Pond, and an acre and half of meadow att Silver
Springs lying on the north side of William (?Walkers), and the Cliff of upland
adjacent to the avovesaid meadow and all the sedge ground about it to Ephraim
Doanes and that part of my house he lives in as long as my wife or I do live.
I give him two acres of meadow at the Great Meadow lying between the Eel
Creek and Joseph Hardings.
To my son Jabez I give that my four acres of meadow at Billingsgate due
to me unlayed out, all this aforesaid upland meadow I give to my son Jabez Snow,
an the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.
This my meadow about my house I give to my son Jabez.
I give to my loving wife Constant Snow all my stock of cattle, sheep,
horses, swine whatsoever to be at her disposal for her comfort and support of
her life with all the moveable goods I am possessed of; and after her decease
stock and moveables to be equally divided amongst my children.
To my wife I give the pte and disposal of that part of my house shee now
dwells in during her life time, and after her death to my sons, Jabez Snow.
I give to my loving wife that ten acres of upland att Porchett and 20 of
Billinggate Ilsnad, for her disposal for comfort of her life; but if shee need
it not, and leaves undisposed of I give it then to my son Steven Snow; that 20
acres of upland attt Billingsgate if my wife leave it undisposed of, then to my
sons Jabez Snow.
I do give the Church at Eastham for
the furniture of the Table of the Lord with pewter, of other.
I da say I do give ten shillings out of my estate after my wife’
That is my lst will and Testament I
have sett my hand and seal, this fourteenth day of November, one thousand six
hundred and seventy and six.
Witnessed, signed and sealed,
I the presence of us:
Thomas PAINE, SEN
It is my desire that Dea, Samuel
and John Mayo
would oversee the same and
faithful performance of this my las will and testament; and be helpful in any
case of need concerning the same.
[xxi] Transcribed from the Record at Plymouth by Josiah Paine.