Amanuensis Monday — 1856 Will of Jesse Seaver of Townsend, Massachusetts

This week’s doc for transcription is from the 1860 Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court docket property papers for the testate property of Jesse Seaver of Townsend, Massachusetts. 

a)  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court docket Information – Case File 41275, picture 2 of 8:

The transcription of this web page is:

a)  Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Court docket Information – Case File 41275, picture 2 of 8:

Be it remembered that I Jesse Sea-
ver of Townsend within the county of Mid-
dlesex being as I belief of sound dis-
posing thoughts & reminiscence however conscious of
the uncertainty of life do make publish
& declare this my final Will & Testomony
hereby revoking all former Wills by me
heretofore made, in method following viz

1st. I order all my simply money owed & Funeral Ex-
penses & the expense of settling my property
to be paid as quickly as handy after
my decease out of my property.

second. I give, devise & bequeath all the remainder &
residue of my property Actual Private & Combine-
ed of each variety & description wherever
situate & nonetheless bounded as described
unto my spouse Elizabeth Seaver to have
& to carry the identical to her, her heirs & as-
indicators to her use & behoof eternally.

3d. I represent & appoint my spouse Eliza-
beth Seaver sole Executrix of this my final 
Will & Testomony.

In Witness whereof I the mentioned Jesse Seaver have
hereunto set my hand & seal this nineteenth
day of December AD 1856.

Signed Sealed Revealed & Declared
by the mentioned Jesse Seaver as his final
Will & Testomony in Presence of us who     Jesse Seaver
in his presence & at his request
have set our palms as Wit-
nesses hereunto.
  Granville Wooden
  Joseph Adams
  F.A. Worcester

The supply quotation for this probate report is:

Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case information, Case file 41275 (8 pictures), Jesse Seaver of Townsend, 1860; “Middlesex County (Massachusetts) Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” digital pictures, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors  ( accessed 15 Might 2022).

Jesse Seaver was born 12 March 1786 in Townsend, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas and Hannah (Wooden) Sever.  He married Elizabeth “Betsey” Warren (1786-1865) on 13 October 1810 in Mason, New Hampshire.  She was the daughter of Henchman and Esther (Taylor) Warren.  Jesse died on 18 December 1859 in Townsend, Massachusetts.  That they had one identified little one:

*  Sarah E. Seaver (1832-????) who was within the 1850 census along with her dad and mom.

The 1830 and 1840 census had different younger individuals within the household who could have been kids or maybe boarders or staff.

In his will, he named solely his spouse as an inheritor.  Maybe the daughter Sarah died after 1850 or married and moved away from Massachusetts, though we’d count on her to be named if she was residing in 1856.

The papers within the Probate File 41,275 in Middlesex County Probate Court docket information embody:

*  10 January 1860:  Order by Probate Court docket to look on the second Tuesday of February in Cambridge.  She appeared and made oath on 14 February 1860.

* 14 February 1860:  Elizabeth Seaver of Townsend, Middlesex MA, widow, filed the need of Jesse Seaver late of Townsend, yeoman.
*  14 February 1860:  Will offered, witnesses testified underneath oath, and can proved.
*  14 February 1860:  Bond of $8000 offered by sureties Elizabeth Seaver and William Adams.  
There isn’t any stock or account for this probate case.

Jesse Seaver was my 4th cousin 6 occasions eliminated, with our frequent Seaver ancestor being Robert Seaver (1608-1683) of Roxbury, Massachusetts.  


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

“An individual employed to write down what one other dictates or to repeat what has been written by one other.”

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

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