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Stephen Angell, Sr. was born abt 1705 in RI, son of John and Sarah (Clemence) Angell, and died January 1772 in Johnston, Providence, RI.  On May 16, 1728 in Providence, Providence, RI he married Martha Olney, born abt 1707 in RI, daughter of Epenetus and Mary (Williams) Olney, Jr., and died abt 1793 in RI.

STEPHEN ANGELL - WILL

At a Town Council held at the Dwelling house of Abraham Belknap in Johnston in the County of Providence on the 25th day of July AD 1772. Calld by warrants from and in the hand and Seal of Edward Fenner ( ? ), president of Said Council. - Present. . . . .

Edward Fenner/Andrew Harris
Thomas Angell/Richard Eddy
Noah Mathewson/Seth Tripp
The Last will and Testament of Mr. Stephen Angell late of Johnston aforesd. Yeoman, Deceased, was presented unto This Council and Read, and Ruth Aldrich, Benjamin Belknap, Job Potter, Abraham Belknap, whose Names are thereunto Subscribed as Witnesses, all personally appearing in Council Excepting Ruth Aldrich and upon their Solemn Oaths Declare That they saw the Testator the Aforesd. Stephen Angell Sign Seal, publish, and Declare the Aforesd. Instrument to be his Last will and Testament, And that he was then of a Sound perfect mind and memory, and that they and Each of them Did at the Same time Subscribe their Names thereunto as Witnesses in the presence of the Aforesd. Stephen Angell and of Each Other. . . . . . . . . .

Whereupon it is voted that the Aforesd. Last Will and Testament be accepted, allowed, and approved to be a good and Lawful Will, and to be recorded--And Martha Angell, widow to the Aforesd. Stephen Angell, personally appearing in Council, and Did Not accept Aforesd. Will. . . . . . . . . .

Test. Abrm. Belknap, C. Clerk. . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the Name of God amen, The Twenty Seventh Day of March in the Eleventh year his Majesty’s Reign George the Third King of Grate Britain. Anno. Dom. One Thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy one, I Stephen Angell of Johnston in the County of Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island, in New England/Yeoman/Being much Indisposed in Body. But of a perfect sound disposing mind and memory, Thanks be to God there for. Therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Do make and Ordain this my Last will and Testament, That is to Say, principally and first of all I give and recommend by Soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my Body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and Decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter Named and as Touching Such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this Life, I Give, Devise, and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form. To Wit----

Imprimis. I Give and bequeath unto my Son William Angell all my real estate lying in said Johnston and in Smithfield or waresoever it may be found, To be and remain unto him my said Son William Angell, his Heirs and assigns forever. I also give my said son William one pair of oxen, two Cows, two heifers, and one bull and eleven Sheep.

Item. I Give to my True and Loveing wife Martha Angell, one cow and one mare...Together with other household furniture sufficiant to keep house with at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named, and also one good feather bed and furniture, all which to be at ther Disposal as She Thinks Proper.

Item. I give to my son Gideon Angell, one good feather bed and furniture, and five sheep to be paid within year after my decease by my Executors hereafter Named.- - - - - -

Item. I give to my son John Angell, five sheep to be paid within one year after my decease by my Executors.

Item. I give to my son William Angell all my right in the saw mill, commonly known by the Name of Olneys Mill.

Item. I give nothing to my four sons Namely, Christopher, Ezekiel, Charles, and James by reason they have had their portions given to them before.

Item. I give nothing to my two daughters, Namely Sarah Eddy and Marther Angell by reason they had their portions given them when married.

And thereby Nominate, make and appoint my two sons Daniel Angell and William Angell to be my Executors to this my Last Will and Testament hereby ordering them to pay my Just Debts out of my moveable estate and the residue/if any/I give equally between my said Executors for Their Trouble in Settling the Estate. Utterly disalowing revoking and disanuling all and Every other former Testament Willls Legacies Bequeaths and Executors by me in any ways before This time Named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and No other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal the day and year first before mentioned- - - - - - - - - -
 
Signd. Seald. Publishd. and Declard.
by the Aforesd. Stephen Angell to be his
Last Will and Testament in the pres. of
Ws. Ruth Aldrich
       Benjm. Belknap
       Job Potter
      Abrm. Belknap

Stephen Angell (Seal)
 

Recorded the 21st Day of
September 1772
: Abrm. Belknap, Council Clerk

And Daniel Angell and William Angell, who are Named as Executors in the foregoing Will, Both personally appearing in Council accepted Aforesd. Will and prayed that they might have Letters of Administration of the personal Estate of the Aforesd. Stephen Angell Deceast. Granted to Them - - - - - -

Whereupon it is voted that Letters of Administration of the personal Estate of the Aforesd. Stephen Angell be granted to the Aforesd. Daniel Angell and William Angell according to the Tenor of Aforesd. Will- - - - - - -

Therefore these are in his Majestys Name George the Third King of Grate Britain. To authorize order and impower you the Aforesd. Daniel Angell and William Angell, to take into your possession care and custody all and singular the Goods and Clothes, Rights and Credits of the Aforesd. Stephen Angell Decd. and therefore to administer according to Law and the Will of your Testator and in all Things to act and do as the Law requireth and impowerth Executors relating the possessions and true and perfect accounting to render to This Council or to their successors in Aforesd. office when you are thereunto Lawfully called how you have administered Aforesd. estate with others your Doings thereon- - - -And for your so doing This Shall be your sufficient authority.

Given at a Town Council held in Johnston in the County of Providence on the 25th Day July in the year of his Majestys Reign AD 1772
Signed Seald with the Seal of Aforesd. council - - -
per order of Abrm. Belknap, C. Clerk
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Johnston, RI Probate Records 1:81-86


John Blackmar, who died January 26, 1768 in Glocester, Providence, RI, was the son of James Blackmar.  Jemima (Kinney) Blackmar died Bet. August 1 - October 2, 1769 (dates of will and probate) in Glocester, Providence, RI.

JOHN BLACKMAR - WILL

In the Name of God Amen: the Fifth Day of November in the Thirty fourth year of his majesties Reign George the Second King over Great Britain & Anno Domini 1760 I John Blackmar of Glocester in the County of Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island & yeoman Being Weak of Body and far Advanced in years But of a Sound and Perfect mind and memory Thanks be given to God: therefore Calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is Appointed for man once to Die Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form Following that is to Say Principally and first of all my Soul I give and Recommend into the hands of God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Decently Buried at Discretion of my Executors herein After Mentioned and as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Present Life I Give Demise and Dispose of the Same in the Following manner and form

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to my well Beloved wife Jemima three acres of Land Lying in Said Glocester and is part of my homestead farm whereon I Now Dwell and Bounded as followeth Westerly with Land of Anthony Sprague Northerly with the high way Easterly with the fence that Divideth Between my Meadow and pasture and to Extend So far Southerly on Each Side from the Said highway as Shall make the Said Quantity of three acres & Also one feather Bed and furniture for the Same and all to be and Remain to her and her heirs and Assigns forever and Also the profits and Income of the one third part of all my Said Homestead farm for and During her Natural Life and Also the use of all my personall Estate Except my gun for and During the Term of her Natural Life - - - -

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grand Son James Blackmar the Sum of Twenty Shillings in money old Tenor to be paid by Executors Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Henery my gun to be and remain to him and his heirs- - - -

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son John the Sum of one hundred pounds Old Tenor to be paid by my Executors- - -

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Nathaniel one Certain Tract or Small parcell of Land it Being part of my sd. homestead farm and it adjoining to my Said Son Nathaniels other Land & is Bounded as followeth Beginning at a white oak marked Standing By the Bank of the River and is a Bound of his Said other Land & Southwest corner Bound of my Land and from there to Range Easterly to his goat pasture Barn and Bounded Westerly and Southerly on his other Land and Contains by Estimation About two or three acres be the Same more or less to be & remain to him my Said Son Nathaniel his heirs and assigns forever

Item I Give and Bequeath to my two Sons David and Abner all the remainder part of my sd. homestead Farm Not herein before given away to be Equally Divided Between them- - -and to be and Remain to them and their heirs and Assigns forever and my will is that they my sd. two Sons David and Abner shall pay to my Said Son John the Above Said hundred pounds out of what I have herein given to them- - - -

Item I give and bequeath to my three Daughters Mary Mackintire and Anna Place and Jemima Young all that my Tract or Lot of Land or Meadow Lying in Smithfield in the County and Colony Afore Said and at a place called and Known by the Name of Mataly meadow to be Equally Divided Between them and to be and Remain to them and their heirs and Assigns forever and Also all my personall Estate which I have herein Before given the use of to my Said wife During her Natural Life After her Decease I Give and Bequeath the Same to my Said three Daughters to be Equally Divided Between them- - - -

Item I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint my Afore Said two Sons David and Abner to be the Sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking Disannuling and making Null all and Every other and former Wills Testaments Legacies Bequeaths and Executors by me at any Time heretofore made willed or Bequeathed hereby Ratifying Allowing and holding form and Effectual this and no other to be my Last will and Testament

In Witness Whereof I have here unto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year Above written- - - -
 
Signed Sealed published pronounced
and Declared by the sd. John Blackmarr to be his
Last will and Testament in presence of us the
Subscribers
Edward Mitchell
Elisabeth Mitchell
Gideon Harris
John Blackmarr (SEAL)
 
 
 
 

In Council Glocester May the 30th 1768

ElderEdward Mitchell & Gideon Harris Esq. Appeared before this Council & on Solemn Engagement Declared that they Saw the Testator John Blackmar, Sign Seal Publish Pronounce & Declare the before written to be his Last will & Testament & that he at that time was in his perfect mind & memory & that they together with Mrs. Elisabeth Mitchell did in his & each others presence Subscribe their names as witnesses---Wherefore it is voted & Resolved that this will be & it is hereby proved, approved & allowed to be a good will & ordered to be Recorded

voted & past aforesd by Richard Steere Clerk
Received the 30th day of May 1768: and Recorded by R. Steere Coun. Clerk

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Glocester, RI Wills 1:286-289


JEMIMA (KINNEY) BLACKMAR - WILL

In the Name of God Amen This First day of August in the ninth year of his majestys Reign George the third King of Great Britain & Anno Domini 1769: I Jemima Blackmar of Glocester in the County of Providence in the Colony of Rhode Island & widow woman: being far advanced in years, & being in a Low State as to Bodyly health, but of a Sound & perfect mind & memory, Thanks be Given to God; therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make & ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner & form following: That is To Say principally and first of all, my Soul I Recommend unto God that Gaive it, and my Body to the Earth to be deceantly Buried, at the Discretion of my Executors here in after named, and as Touching Such worldly estate wherewith it hath [pleased] God to bless me in this present world. I Give Demise & dispose of the Same in the following manner & form: Imprimis my will is & I do here by order that all my Lands and Real Estate Shall be Sold by my Executor here in after named; And here by fully Impowering & directing them to Sell the Same and a deed or deeds of Bargain and Sale by them duly Executed in due form Shall be Good & valid to the purchaser or purchasers thereof & to their heirs & assigns forever.

Item I give & bequeath to my Grandaughter Jane Blackmar the Daughter of my Son Abner, the Sum of Fifteen Shillings Lawfull money to be paid to her by my Executors

Item I give & bequeath to my Grandaughter Jemima Blackmar the daughter of my Son Nathaniel the Sum of Fifteen Shillings Lawfull money to be paid to her by my Executors

Item all the Residue & Remainder of the money arising upon the Sale of my Lands & Real Estate after the afore Said Legacies are paid Together with all and Singular my House Hold Goods and personal Estate I give and bequeath the Same to my three Daughters Mary Mackintire Anna Place & Jemima Young, to be equally Divided between them and to be and Remain to them & their Heirs & assigns for ever. Item the Reason why I have not here in given any part of my Estate to my Sons, Is because I think they have had their full part and Share already out of my Deceased Husbands Estate- - -

Item my will is that when my Land Shall be put upon Sale that my Son Nathaniel Shall have the first offer or refusal thereof that he may purchase the Same if he will give as much as an other Person- - -

Item I do here by Nominate Constitute ordain & appoint Richard Steere of Glocester aforeSaid, Esq. And Anthony Steere of Smithfield in the County and Colony afore Said yeoman to be the Executors of this my Last will and Testament here by Revoking disallowing & making null & Void all other & former Wills Testaments Legacies bequeaths and Executors by me at any Time here to fore made Willed or bequeathed, Ratifying allowing and Holding firm and Effectual this & no other to be my Last will & Testament, In Witness where of I have here to Set my hand and Seal the day month & year first above written.
 
Signed Sealed published Pronounced and declared 
by the Said Jemima Blackmar as her Last will and
Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers
her
Jemima X Blackmar
mark
Benajah Whipple 
Benjamin Burgis
Gideon Harris
Glocester October the 2nd day AD 1769:
In Council appeared Gideon Harris Esq., Benajah Whipple & Benjamin Burgis, the witnesses to this Before written will & on Solemn Engagement declared
that they Saw the Testatrix Jemima Blackmar Sign Seal publish pronounce & declare this before written will to be her Last will & Testament & that they in her & the presence of each other Subscribed their names as Witnesses & She at that Time was in her perfect mind & memory: Wherefore it is Resolved that this will be proved approved & that it is Recorded Signed by order

Richard Steere Clerk
Received the 2nd day of October 1769: & Recorded by Richard Steere Coun. Clerk

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Glocester, RI Wills 1:292-293



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