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Moses Lippitt was born abt 1640 in Providence, Providence, RI, son of John and Martha Lippitt, and died January 6, 1703/04 in Warwick, Kent, RI.  On November 19, 1668 in Warwick, Kent, RI, Moses married Mary Knowles, born abt 1649, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Potter) Knowles, who died December 28, 1719 in Warwick, Kent, RI.

MOSES LIPPITT (1640-1703) - WILL

The Last will and testiment of Mr. Moses Lippit of Warwick in ye Collony of Rhoad Island and Providence Plantations in New England being sick and weak of body yet in perfect sence and memory and not knowing how suddenly my departure may be out of this world I am willing to set my house in order and therefore do in the first place Bequeath my soule to God who gave it in whom I trust and my Body after Death to ye earth to be deacently Buried and for what God hath bestowed upon me in this worldly Goods I will as followeth after funerall charges paid In ye first place I Bequeath to my Loving wife my twenty acre lot lying in Warwick great neck to her and her assignes for Ever Moreover I Bequeath to my wife all my housing and lands untill my son Moses Cometh to ye age of twenty one years and then my will is that my son Moses Lippit shall have and enjoy that house Where Edward Carder now dwelleth with all my Land adjoyning thereunto with my meadow share which I bought of John Warner which lyeth at ye spruce swamps likewise that right in comon which I bought of Jeremiah Westcot to be and Remaine to him his heirs or assignes for ever further my will is that my son Moses shall have one bed with beding suitable thereunto & also three cows and halfe my Tanning instruments with halfe ye profit of ye taning trade he being at half ye charge Likewise my will is yt my son Moses shall have one halfe of all ye rest of my tools what soever and all this above mentioned to my son Moses Lippitt he shall have and enjoy when he shall come to age of twenty one years. I doo give and Bequeath to my Grand Son Moses Burllingam (sic) all my Right of Land either in or any way of belonging to that purchase comonly knowne by ye name of Potaomet purchase when he shall come to the age of twenty one years to him his heirs and assignes for ever. Also my will is that all my housing and lands that I have not otherwise Disposed of shall be and Remaine to my wife During ye time of her Naturall life and after my wifes Decease to belong to my son Moses Lippit to him his heirs or assignes forever: further my will is that my three Daughters Mary Burllinggame Martha Burllinggame and Rebeckah Lippit shall have twenty shillings apiece to be paid to them in each of them apiece of plate by my Executrix hereafter named Moreover my will is that my loving wife Mary Lippit shall have all my moveable estate excepting which I have other wise Disposed of whome I Doo hereby appoint and ordaine to be my sole Executrix to execute this my last will and testiment as above Declared and in all Respects whatsoever, Lastly I do Desire and apoint my loving friends namely Brother in law John Knowles and Randall Holden both of Warwick in the Colony abovesd to be overseers to see this my Last will and testiment truly fulfilled and so I take leave this sixt Day of January one thousand seven hundred Signed and Sealed
 


In ye presence of US
Peter Green Saml Wickham
Samuell Green
 

Recorded ye 2nd Day of May
1705 John Wickes
Clerk of Councel


This will abovesd
being presented was
atested and aproved
of before ye Councell
of Warwick
Moses Lippit (SEAL)

Benjm Smith Asist. (SEAL)
Benjm. Barton Jr. Asist. (SEAL)
Randal Holden Justice (SEAL)
John Green (SEAL)
Saml Stafford (SEAL)

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Warwick, RI Wills 1:109-110


MARY (KNOWLES) LIPPITT - WILL

In The Name of God Amen I Mary Lippit of ye Town of Warwick in ye Colony of Rhoad Island and Providence plantations in New England widow and Relict of Moses Lippit Deceased: Being ancient and in a weakly Condition but in Perfect Sense and memory Thanks be Given to God therefore and not knowing how Soon it may Please God to Call me out of this Life Do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testiment that is Principally and first of all I Do Give and Recommend my Sole in to ye hands of God in whom I trust and my body I Recommend to ye Earth to be Decently buried at ye Discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as for what wordly Estate it hath Pleased God to Bless me withall I Give Demise and Dispose of Same as followeth

Imprimis I Give unto my Son in Law Thomas Burllinggame and my Daughter Martha his Wife Twenty pounds in money or equivalent to money to be paid to them by my Executor hereafter named within one year after my Decease

Item I Give to my Son in Law John Lippit and my Daughter Receckah his Wife twenty pounds in money or equivalent to money to be paid to them by my Executor hereafter named within one year after my Decease ---- further my will is that whereas there is thirty two pounds due to me from my abovesd Son John Lippit which was due in my husbands life time that ye sd debt be wholly Remited and Discharged as though it were fully paid

Item I Give to my Grand Daughter Marcy Gorton Wife of Othniel Gorton twenty pounds in money or Equivalent there unto to be paid to her by my Executor here after named within one year after my Decease

Item I Give to my Grand Son David Burllinggame Son of John Burllinggame ten pounds in money or Equivalent thereunto to be paid by my Executor hereafter named within one year after my Decease

Item I give to my Grand Daughter Mary Colvin Daughter of ye abovesd John Lippit twenty pounds in money or equivalent thereunto to be paid to her by my Executor hereafter named within one year after my Decease

Item I Give to my Grand Son Moses Lippit Son of ye abovesd John Lippit twenty pounds in money or Equivalent there unto to be paid to him by my Executor here after named within one year after my Decease

Item I Give to my Grandaughter Margret Remington Daughter of ye abovesd Thomas Burllinggame twenty pounds in money or Equivalent there unto to be paid to her by my Executor here after Named within one year after my Decease

Item I Give to my loving Sister Martha Eldrid Ten pounds in money or Equivalent there unto to be paid to her by my Executor here after Named within one year after my Decease

Item I Give to my Cousin John Budlong forty shillings in money or Equivalent there unto to be paid to him by my Executor here after Named within one year after my Decease

Item All ye Rest and Residue of My Estate I do Give to my Son Moses Lippit Whom I Do also Ordain Constitute and appoint my whole and Sole Executor to Execute This my abovesd Last Will and Testiment in all Respects whatso ever And So I Take this Sixth Day of March In ye year of Our Lord God one thousand Seven hundred and Eighteen and ninteen and In ye fifth year of his Majesties Reign George King of Great Brittain France and Ireland etc

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by ye sd Mary Lippit to be her Last Will and Testiment

In ye Presence of us ye Subscribers
Randall Holden John Holden Randall Holden Junr.
The aforesd Mrs. Mary Lippit Subscribor hereof
 The mark of 
Mary O Lippit (SEAL)
appeared ye Day & year abovesd & did acknowledge ye above written will to be her volluntary act and Deed before me Randall Holden [Justice]

[Majr] Randall Holden and Randall Holden Junr personally appeared before ye Town Councill of Warwick ye 3rd Day of January 1719 or 20 and Made oath that they Saw ye above Testator Mrs. Mary Lippit Sign Seal and Declare ye abovesd written Instrument to be her Last Will and Testiment and that she was in Perfect and Disposing mind and memory at ye signing of same and that they Signed as Witnesses toGether with John Holden to [ye same] ye sd Councill do Prove and approve said Will to be good and affectual to all Intents [Constitutions] and purposes in ye [Law] whatsoever
 

Recorded ye 3rd Day of
February 1719 or 20
per John Wickes Clerk
Signed and Sealed by order of ye
Councill John Wickes
Clerk of ye Councill

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Warwick, RI Wills 1:154-157


Elizabeth (Arnold) Hawkins Smith was born abt 1679 in Providence, Providence, RI, dau. of Eleazer and Eleanor (Smith) Arnold and died July 11, 1758 in Glocester, Providence, RI. She married:  1)  December 14, 1704 in Providence, Providence, RI, William Hawkins, Jr., son of William and Lydia (Ballou), born abt 1679 and died October 08, 1712 in Providence, Providence, RI; 2)  June 3, 1718 in Providence, Providence, RI Israel Smith, son of Joseph and Lydia (Gardiner) Smith, born January 13, 1689/90 in Providence, Providence, RI and died January 20, 1726/27 in Providence, Providence, RI.

ELISABETH (ARNOLD) HAWKINS SMITH WILL & INVENTORY

In the name of God Amen this 1st day of July in the 35th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second of Great Britain &c King AD 1758: I Elisabeth Smith of the Town of Glocester in the County of Providence & Colony of Rhode Island &c widow being Sick & Week of body but of perfect mind and memory thank be given to allmighty God for the Same, and Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to Die: Do make and ordain this to be my Last will & Testament: That is first of all I recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gaive it and as touching Such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to give me in this Life I Give Devise and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form: Imprimis my will is that all my Just Debts be first Satisfied and paid by my executors hereafter named - - - - - - -
 
Item I give to my Son Stephen Smith all my Coopers tools that did belong to my Husband and like wise 1 Draught Chain & one pair of horse Chains - - -
Item I give to my two Daughters Ruth Hopkins and Deborah Waid my best feather bed to be equaly Divided between them and like wise I give to my Daughter Deborah Waid my iron Kettle - - -
Item I give to my Daughter Elisabeth Man my Chest of drawers warming pan Smoothing [box] and my Long Cloke - - -
Item I give to my Daughter Neomia Angel my Square Table and five pounds old Tenor - - -
Item My will is that all the Remainder of my Estate be equally divided among my children namely my Son Stephen Smith my Daughters Ruth Hopkins Deborah Waid Elisabeth Man and Namoi Angel the Remainder part of my estate that is not already Disposed of in this my will: and my will is that my Son Elijah Hawkings Children have no part of my Estate he having Recd his portion already and my will further is that my Son Stephen Smith and my Grandson William Hawking be the executor to this my last will and Testament - - -
Item My will is that my Grand Daughter Elisabeth Hopkins have my large Silver Sleeve Buttons - - -
Item I give my Grand Daughter Martha Smith my Small Silver Sleeve Buttons & my looking Glass - - - And I do hereby Reject Revoke Disallowe and Disanull all former or other will or Settlement by me at any time made Ratifying this & no other to be my last will and Testament - - -


Signed Sealed Published pronounced
and Declared to be her Last will
and Testament in the presence of us
Andrew Brown
Abraham Smith
Uriah Hawkings
Glocester July the 17th 1758----
her
Elisabeth X Smith Test.
mark

In Council Andrew Brown Esq, Abraham Abraham Smith (sic) and Uriah Hawkings the witnesses to this will on Solemn Engagement Declare that they Saw the [Testatress] Sign Seal publish pronounce and Declare this will to be her Last will & Testament and that they in her presence Subscribed as Witnesses: and at that Time she was in her perfect mind & memory according to their Judgments Wherefore it is voted & resolved that this will be proved approved & allowed to be a good will & hereby is ordered to be Recorded

Received the 17th of July 1758         Recorded by R. Steere Clerk



An inventory of the widow Elisabeth Smiths personall Estate in Glocester who departed this Life the Eleventh Day of July in the year of our Lord 1758: and was apprised on the thirteenth of the same July by us the Subscriber
 
  £ S P
Item to wearing apparel and Linen 159 00 0
Item to one bed and beding with out cot or bed Sted 100 00 0
Item to one warming pan 6: & a [flat] hanging basket £1 07 00 0
Item to pails & bowle & trays £3: frying Pan £1--brass kettle £2 06 00 0
Item to one Tramel £4: Tongs £1-10: ( ? ) £1: one Kettle £3 09 00 0
Item to one flock bed & furniture £36: one Chest of Drawers £12 48 00 0
Item to one pair of [Sti? ] £7: to one bed Iron & [heater] £4 & one chair 12 00 0
Item to pewter £8: & two Glass bottles £1-16: & one Candle Stick 09 16 0
Item to another pail & [Chees? ] & one Earthen pan & a tunel 02 05 0
Item to one Table £6--to one [Clock] ( ? ) & Small morter £1 07 00 0
Item to Two Cows £120: & five Sheep £25 145 00 0
Item to one wooden Candle Stick & a Chamber pot 00 10 0
  406 01 0

Abraham Smith
Jonah Steere
Glocester July the 17th 1758

In Council Voted & Resolved that the above written Inventory be accepted allowed & it hereby is ordered to be Recorded - - -

Rich. Steere Clerk
Received the 17th of July 1758: & Recorded by R. Steere Clerk

Whereas Elisabeth Smith of Glocester in the County of Providence widow Deceased: did in & by her Last will and Testament name and appoint her Son Stephen Smith: and William Hawkings both of Said Glocester Yeomen executors of her Said will (but the Said Stephen died before his mother the Said Elisabeth) and where as the Said William did on the Seventeenth day of July 1758: and in the Thirty Second year of his majestys Reign George the Second of Great Britain &c King proved Said will before the Town Council of Glocester afore said - - - - -

These are therefore to order & fully Impower you the Said William Hawkings: and you hereby are fully Impowered to take into your Care Custody & possession all & Singular the personnal estate of the Said Elisabeth: that did at the Time of her death belong to her & on the Same fully to administer by paying all her Just Debts and Legacies & to act and do in all Cases as you by Law and the afore Said will are Impowered and Required to do: and Render an account of your proceedings there in unto the Said Town Council or their Successors in Said office when Legally called there unto: Given by order of the Town Council afore Said Held at Said Glocester the Afore Said Seventeenth day of July AD 1758: and Sealed With their Seal by their order

Richard Steere Clerk
Recd the 17th of July 1758 and Recorded by R. Steere Clerk

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Glocester, RI Wills, 1:173-176



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