Andrew Phillips (1661-1717) is #632 on my Ahnentafel Record, my seventh great-grandfather, who married #633 Sarah Smith (1661-1737) in 1683 in Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.
I’m descended by:
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)
1) PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
“Within the Identify of God Amen. Ye fifth Day of December 1717: I Andrew Phillips of Charlestown in ye County of Midalsix in New England Husbandman being very sick & weak of Physique However of excellent thoughts & reminiscence Thanks be to god for It. Subsequently Calling to Thoughts ye Mortallity of my Physique & realizing yt it’s appointed for all Males As soon as to Dy, Doo Make & Ordain ys My final will and Testomony yt is to say principally & to begin with I Give & recomend my Soule into ye palms of God yt Gave it and my Physique I Recomend to ye Earth to be Buried in a Respectable Buriall at ye Discression of my Executor nothing Doubting however at The Normal Resurection I Shall Obtain ye identical Once more By ye Mighty energy of god, & as Touchiong Such Worldly Property wherewith it hath happy God to bless me with on this life: I Give Demise & Get rid of ye Similar in ye following Method & kind:“Imprimus I Give & Bequeath to Sarah my Dearly Beloved Spouse One third of ye Revenue of my Property Dureing her naturall life & all ye Moveable Items inside My home & Ten Twine of Wooden yearly Lower & dropped at her home & ye Greatest Room in my home so long as she stays my widow.“Merchandise I give to my Properly Beloved Son Andrew Phillips ye Summ of forty kilos; Ten pound of the sd forty to be paid Two years after my Decease & Ten kilos a 12 months yearly after Sarah my Dearly Beloved Wives Decease until ye entire be paid.“Merchandise I give to my Properly Beloved Son Ebenezer Phillips thirty thre acres of land mendacity & being in Charlestown Butted & Bounded Northwardly by Peter Hay & Ebenezer Damon, Southwardly by the freeway and Andrew Phillips & ye freeway Eastwardly by ye land of Henery Phillips, Westwardly by Peter Hay & a part of quite a bit I Purchased of Elias Brigden Butted & Bounded Northwardly be ye land of Thomas Miller, Southwardly by ye land of Andrew Phillips, Eastwardly by ye land of Thomas Miller, Westwardly by ye freeway And Henery Phillips Togeth with all Timer and Standing mendacity or Being yt on, to him & to his heirs eternally, & one third a part of ye moveables upon my place with out Doorways I alsoe Doe give to my son Ebenezer Phillips. I Doe additionally will yt my son Ebenezer Doth Lower and Carry to ye home of Sarah my spouse 5 Cords of wooden yearly As long as she Stays my Widow. I Doe additionally Will yt my Son Ebenezer Shall pay to his Brother Andrew Phillips ye Summ of Twenty kilos to Be paid 5 kilos two years after my Decease & 5 kilos a 12 months after Sarah My Wives Loss of life yearly until ye Entire Summ of twenty kilos be paid to ye sd Andrew Phillips or his heirs or assigne. Additionally to pay to my Daughter Johanna Phillips ye Summ of fifty kilos & additionally to be paid Twenty 5 kilos at my Decease & ye Cow & ye Relaxation a part of ye fifty kilos, Ten kilos a 12 months yearly after Sarah my Wives Decease until ye Entire Summ of fifty kilos in Mony be paid.“Merchandise I Give to my Son Samuell Phillips Twenty two Acres of Land wth a home Orchard & all ye Buildings upon Bounded Southerly by Kendal Parker & Peter Hay Northwardly by ye freeway Eastwardly by ye land of James Taylor Westwardly by ye freeway, & Seven Acres I Purchased of Thomas Eaton Butted & Bounded Eastwardly by ye freeway Westwardly by ye Land of James Hay Southwardly by ye land of Peter Hay, additionally Six Acres of land Butted & Bounded by ye land I gave to my son Ebenezer Phillips earlier than talked about & expresed, westwardly by Peter Hay Northwardly (Eastwardly) by Ebenezer Phillips Southwardly by ye freeway, additionally 5 Acres offe yt lott I Purchased of Elias Brigden additionally one third a part of ye moveables with out Doorways Belonging to my Property. I Doe additionally Will yt my Son Samuell Phillips shall pay to Sarah my Spouse 5 Cords of wooden a 12 months yearly to be Lower and dropped at her home so long as She Stays My Widow & if She be maried to once more yt Totally to faill, & alsoe Samuel Phillips my son Shall pay to his Brother Andrew Phillips twenty kilos wch is to be payd 5 kilos Two years after my Decease & fivep ounds a 12 months after Sarah my Wives Decease until ye entire summ of twenty kilos be payed, additionally to pay to my Daughter Johanna Phillips ye Summ of fifty kilos, & additionally (to be payed) twenty 5 kilos & ye cow at my Decease & ye Relaxation a part of the fiftie to be paid Ten kilos a 12 months yearly after Sarah my Wives Decease until ye entire be paid.“Merchandise I Give to my sons Ebenezer Phillips & Samuell Phillips ye Summ of fourtenn kilos Mony yt is Due by a Bond to me from Ebenezer Knight Bearing Date Might 1715 Togather with all different Money owed Due and oweing to me to be Equally Divided Betwen them.“Merchandise I Doe give to my Properly Beloved Daughter Johanah Phillips ye Summ of One Hundred kilos in Mony & Two Cows to be paid to her by my sons Ebenezer Phillips & Samuell Phillips as it’s afforementioned & Specified on this will. The The reason why I Doe Not Give to my son Andrew Phillips no extra is, first As a result of he hath Obtained thirty eight kilos in mony already, additionally ye assist of Constructing of his home & Breaking apart of land & additionally the Promoting of Wooden & Timber of off my land & additionally his goeing away from me at ye Age of Nineteen years.“Merchandise I Give to my Properly Beloved Son Ebenezer Phillips Whom I likewise Represent Make & Ordain My Solely & Sole Executor of this my final Will & Testomony. I moreover Will yt … monie is within the Home Doe Not pay the funerall costs & yt my Sons Ebenezer Phillips & Samuell Phillips Shall pay Equally ye a part of yt funrl Costs & I Doe hereby completely Dissallow, Revoke & Disanull all and each Different former Testomony, Wills & Legasies Bequests & Executors by Me in Any Methods Earlier than ye Time Named Willed & Bequeathed Rattifying & Confirming this & no different to be my final Will & Testomony In Witness Whereof I’ve Set My hand & Seallo ye Day & 12 months Above Written.“Signed Sealed Printed & Pronounced &Declared by ye sd Andrew Phillips as his finalWill & Testomony in ye Presence of us yeSubscribers…Andrew PhillipsDaniel GouldThomas MillerNathaniel Cowdrey”
NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow urged a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog submit 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth 12 months to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The listing of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.
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