Will of John Bibbe

Written April 1720

Recorded October 1720

Provided by Nita Pearce

In the name of God Amen I John Bibbe of ye county of Northampton being sick and weak but of perfect sense & memory thanks be to Almighty God doe make and ----this my last will & testiment first & principally my body to Almighty God in hopes of a ______ and hereafter. _____ Secondly I Commit my body to earth from whence it was taken to be buried by my Executor hereafter named & mentioned & ____ estate it has pleased God to bestow upon and I give & bequeath forwith. I give & bequeath unto Elizabeth Benthal during her life & at her death her heirs at Common-Law my Plantation at ye Big ___whereon and ____ and my part of Hog Island __to her & her heirs as above

I give & bequeath unto ye afore said Eliz Benthal & her child all my estate to be equally divided after my bills being paid

I give & bequeath unto ye aforsaid Eliz Benthal one hundred & fifty acres of land more or less belonging to me in ye East ___ & all priviledges in

___day of April 1720

J__ Robins ? John Bibbe seal

Robt ____

Watkins Wilkins


Northampton Co. _ October 1720

This day ye Court hath granted Eliz Benthall Admin of ye Estate of John Bibbe

Bibbes wife announced she having given and with good honesty for her just & faithful ____thereon & having taken her ___according to law the County appraisal Franklin Norman and Thomas Laces Peter __ & Jonathan ___ ___




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