Amanuensis Monday — 1824 Will of Thomas Seaver in Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

 This week’s doc for transcription is from the 1832 Middlesex County, Massachusetts probate file for the 1824 will of Thomas Seaver of Townsend, Massachusetts.

a)  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court docket Data – Case File 20072, picture 2 of 11:

b)  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court docket Data – Case File 20072, picture 3 of 11:

The transcription of this can is:

Within the Identify of almighty God Amen
I Thomas Seaver of Townsend within the County of Middlesex
and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gent’n.  Contemplating
the uncertainty of this Mortal Life, & being of sound thoughts and
good Thoughts & reminiscence, Blesed be Almighty God for the
sane, pondering it my Obligation Whereas in well being to Settle my
Temporal Conserns, I do hereby Eliminate what a sort
Windfall has bestowed on me, within the following method.
Wishing for Divine help in doing the identical & hoping
as I belief by Grace within the Mercy of God by means of the
atonement of Jesus Christ for a parden of my sins and
admitance to a extra Sturdy inheritance.
I do make and publish this my Final Will & testiment
in Method & type as follows; that’s to say  after my simply
Money owed & funeral Bills be paid which I Expressly
order to be performed immediately.
by my Executor right here after named.

First I give & bequeath unto my nicely beloved spouse Hannah
Seaver the usage of all my Family furnishings or indores
Moveables & with the usage of one half of the rest of
my private Property, additionally the Enchancment of 1 half
of my Actual Property all which is to be throughout her Pure
Life, and in full for ^her^ Rights of dower in my Property.

Merchandise.  I give and bequeath to my son Sam’ll Seaver 5 {Dollars}
and to my son Thom’s Seaver 5 {Dollars}.

Merchandise. I give to my son Jesse Seaver twenty {Dollars}.
the above three Legeces to be payed inside one 12 months after my Decease.

Merchandise.  I give to my 4 Daughters Ruth Flagg, Buelah Sherwin,
Betsey Seaver & Hannah Seaver, all their Moms sporting
apperal & Family furnishings at her Decease, to be Equaly
divided between them.

Merchandise. I give to Betsey my Daughter Seaver three Hundred {Dollars}.

Merchandise.  I give to Hannah my Daughter Seaver Two Hundred {Dollars}.  

Merchandise.  I give to my Daughters Betsey & Hannah the use & privelige of
one Room within the Easterly a part of my Home & the Vendor beneath
and the Chamber above the identical & the privelege of
the oven & the usage of the nicely & to cross to & from the identical
for water so long as thay stay single.

Merchandise I give to my Sons Abraham & Otis Seaver all of the Resedue
of my private Property & all my Actual Property in Townsend
which isn’t as above otherways Disposed of, thay the stated
stated Abraham & Otis Seaver after my Executor 
hereafter Named has paid my simply Money owed funeral
Expences & Legeces aforesd to Divide between them
the s’d Abraham & Otis.

and Lastly I do hereby Represent & appoint my son
Abraham Seaver Sole Executor of this my Final
Will and Testiment.  In witness whereof I
have herewith set my hand & seal this twenty
sixth Day of April within the 12 months of our Lord one
thousand Eight Hundred & twenty 4.

Signal’d Seal’d, revealed and                              Thomas Seaver {seal}
Declared by the above Named
Thomas Seaver to be his Final
Will & testement in presents
of us who’ve hereunto
subscribed our Names as
witnesses within the presence of
the testator & at his request
John Bouttell jr.
Josiah Bailey
Elias Bouttell.
The supply quotation for this probate file is:

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case recordsdata, Case file 20072 (11 pictures), Thomas Seaver  of Townsend, 1832; “Middlesex County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” digital pictures, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors  ( accessed 31 July 2022).

The property file for the testate probate of Thomas Seaver comprises 11 pictures, together with:

*  Picture 1 – cowl folder of property file
*  26 April 1824: pictures 2-3 – handwritten will of Thomas Seaver
*  6 November 1832: picture 4 – decree by Middlesex County probate decide to approve the need
*  6 November 1832:  picture 5 – order by Choose to Abraham Seaver to settle the Property, make an correct account, and to publish notices for 3 weeks within the newspaper.
*  1 Could 1832:  picture 6 – order to heirs-at-law by Choose to seem in Court docket to point out trigger towards the probate of the property.
*  undated:  picture 7 – letter testamentary by the witnesses to the need.
*  6 November 1832:  picture 8 – Bond of $10,000 by Abraham Seaver, John Emery and Joel Emery
*  5 Could 1832:  picture 9 – order by Choose to Isaac Spaulding, William Pratt and Joel Emery to take an Stock of the true and private property of Thomas Seaver.
*  6 November 1832:  pictures 10-11 – Stock of non-public property taken by subscribers and displayed by Abraham Seaver, totaling $74.92.

Thomas Seaver (1745-1832) was the son of Samuel and Hannah (Faxon) Sever.  He died 13 April 1832 in Townsend.  He married Hannah Wooden (1747-1827) on 5 September 1767 in Northborough, Massachusetts.  That they had 11 kids:

*  Samuel Seaver (1768-1838), married (1) 1793 Azubah Morse (1765-c1798); (2) 1798 Olive Senter (1778-1873).
*  Otis Seaver (1770-1775).
*  Thomas Seaver (1772-1862), married 1799 Eunice Reddington (1777-1850).
*  Ruth Seaver (1774-1853), married 1798 William Bruce Flagg (1770-1836).
*  Beaulah Seaver (1777-1829), married 1797 Salome Sherwin (1767-1821).
*  Elizabeth “Betsey” Seaver (1779-1843).
*  Abraham Seaver (1781-1861), married 1809 Lucy Lawrence (1785-1861).
*  Hannah Seaver (1782-1881).
*  Jesse Wooden Seaver (1784-1785).
*  Jesse Seaver (1786-1859), married 1810 Elizabeth “Betsey” Warren (1786-1865)
*  Otis Seaver (1789-1857). 
Thomas Seaver (1745-1832) is my third cousin seven occasions eliminated.  Our frequent Seaver ancestor is my ninth great-grandfather, Robert Seaver (1608-1683).


NOTE: Genea-blogger John Newmark (who writes the wonderful TransylvanianDutch weblog) began a Monday weblog theme years in the past referred to as “Amanuensis Monday.” John provides this definition for “amanuensis:”

“An individual employed to put in writing what one other dictates or to repeat what has been written by one other.”

Learn different transcriptions for data of my ancestors at Amanuensis Monday Posts.

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