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Nathan Wade was born February 22, 1705/06 in Medford, Middlesex, MA, son of Jonathan and Mary (Dolbear) Wade and died September 18, 1778 in Glocester, Providence, RI.  Deborah (Hawkins) Wade was born May 15, 1713 in Providence, Providence, RI, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Arnold) Hawkins, Jr., and died November 03, 1802 in Glocester, Providence, RI.

NATHAN WADE - WILL

In the Name of God Amen I Nathan Wade of Glocester in the County of Providence & State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations yeoman, being measurable in health, and of a perfect mind & memory, thanks be to God for the Same, and thinking it proper to indeavour in Some measure to Settle my worldly affairs, Do this 23rd day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Eight make & publish this present writting to be my Last will & Testament in manner & form following: that is to Say, first I Commit my Soul into the mercy full hands of all mighty God who Gaive it, and my body to the Earth from whence it Came, in hopes of a joyfull Reasurrection by & through the death Sufferings Passion & mercies of my Lord & Savour Jesus Christ. And as for the worldly Estate that it hath pleased God to Bless me with I dispose of it in the manner & order as follows.

Item I Give unto Deborah my well beloved wife my best bed & furniture and best Roome in my now Dwelling House. I Give also So much of my House hold Goods as to be comfortable to keep house with--Item I give her one Cow and one Horse , & Six Sheep all these above things I Give to my sd. wife free & Clear.

Item I Give unto my Son Zebulon Wade my home Stead Farm on which I now Live upon, to him his Heirs & assigns forever.

Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Hopkins one cow: & five Sheep and twelve dollars in Cash- - -Item I Give unto my Gran Daughter Phebe Wade one Cow: at or on her marriage day.

Item I Give unto my Daughter Olive one feather bed & furniture and five Sheep and five dollars in Cash.

Item I Give all the Remainder of my moveable Estate unto my Eleven children as here after named: Jonathan Wade, Nathan Wade, William Wade, Nathaniel Wade, Gideon Wade, Elisabeth Hopkins, Dorcas Jones, Marcy [Moses], Mary Williams, Deborah Pray, & Olive Wade, and that each & every of the above mentioned Sums be paid by my Executors here after named. And I do nominate my wife Deborah Wade, & my Son Zebulon Wade to be my Executors to this my Last Will & Testament- - -Ratifying allowing & holding free & valid this before written will, & no other to be my last will and testament. In witness where of I the Said Nathan Wade have here unto Set my hand & Seal this twenty third day of February AD 1778---
 
Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by the Said Nathan Wade for his Last will & Testament in the presence of us
Joseph Winsor
Abraham Winsor
Anan Winsor

Nathan Wade (SEAL)
 

At a Town Council held at Glocester the 10th day of October
AD1778: Capt. Joseph Winsor Capt. Abraham Winsor & Mr.

Anan Winsor, all appeared before this Council & on Solemn Engagement declared that they Saw the Testator Mr. Nathan Wade Sign & Seal the before written will , and heard him Pronounce the Same to be his Last will & Testament and that he was then in his Right mind & memory, and that they then in his and each others presence Subscribed their names as witnesses: And Deborah the Executrix desireth that Said will may be proved, wherefore it is voted that Said will be proved approved, and it is here by ordered to be Recorded.

per order by Richard Steere Couíl Clerk
Recíd the 10th day of October AD1778: & Recorded by R. Steere Couíl Clerk

Where as Mr. Nathan Wade of Glocester in the County of Providence, yeoman, who departed this life on the eighteenth day of September in the year of our Lord AD1778: did in & by his Last will and Testament name & appoint Deborah (now his widow) and his Son Zebulon Wade, Executrix & Executor of Said will and the Said Deborah having proved Said will before the Town Council of Said Glocester this tenth day of October AD1778: These are therefore to fully Impower you the Said Deborah & Zebulon Wade, to take into your Care Custody and protection all & Singular the personal Estate Rights & Credits of him the Said Nathan Wade that did belong to him at the time of his death, and on the Same fully to administer in order to pay his Just debts & Legacies, & to act & do in all Cases Relating Said Premises as you by Law & the afore Said will are Impowered & Required to do, and Render an account of your proceedings there in unto the Said Town Council or to their Successors in Said offices where Legally called there unto, Given by order of the Said Town Council the aforesd. tenth day of October Anno Domini 1778: and Sealed with their Seal. Per Richard Steere Couíl Clerk & Recorded by R. S. Couíl Clerk

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Glocester, RI Wills 2:360-361, 2:365-366


DEBORAH (HAWKINS) WADE - WILL

In the Name of God Amen I Deborah Wade of Glocester in the County of Providence State of Rhode Island Widow, being advanced in years but well in health and of perfect mind & memory, For which I bless God, calling to mind the mortality of my Body, do this 11th day of September AD1797 Make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament, That is to say First of all I Commence my Soul in the hands of God that gave it, and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent & Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named in hopes of a Better Resurrection and as Touching such Worldly Goods as it pleased God to bless me with in this Life, I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner Imprimis and first of all, after my Just debts and Funeral Charges are paid, I give and bequeath my wareing apparel to all my Daughters living at my decease, I give one cow to my son Gideon Wade, I give to my Grand Daughter Deborah Wade my gold necklace and [Sabra Cutler], my Silver Shoe Buckles and Warming Pan. Also I give to my Son in Law Zebedee Hopkins one Dollar, also I give to my Son in Law Joseph Richardson one Dollar, I give to Olive Wade, Daughter of Isaac Wade, one good sheep, I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter [Rowina] Richardson my best bed and new [Cord wind] and one Bed Blanket, one pair of Sheets & two Pillow Cases. All the rest to be equally divided between my Children: William Wade, Nathaniel Wade and Gideon Wade, Mary Williams, Mary Moses, and Deborah Pray. And I do hereby appoint William Wade and Nathaniel Wade my Sons my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament ratifying & confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year above written. Signed, Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator, as her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her Request, in her presence and in the Presence of each other have hereunto Subscribed our respective Names as Witnesses
 
Isaac Wade
Obadiah Inman
Willard Wade
her
Deborah X Wade
mark
At a Court of Probate held in Glocester this 15th day of Janíy 1803

This Will being presented to this Court by the Executors William Wade and Nathaniel Wade for Probate, who would not except of their appointment, and Isaac Wade, Obediah Inman, and Willard Wade, the three Witnesses, declared on Solemn Engagement, that they saw the Testator Deborah Wade, Sin Seal Publish and declare this Paper to be her Last Will & Testament, and they in her presence, and in the presence of each other, Subscribed their Names as Witnesses & That the Testator was then of a sound disposing mind & Memory. Whereupon it is Voted and Resolved, That said Will be accepted, approved, allowed and ordered to be Recorded.

Witness J. Brown Probate Clerk
Received 15/16 January 1803 and Recorded by J. Brown Probate Clerk

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Glocester, RI Wills 3:143


Joseph Winsor was born October 04, 1713 in Providence, Providence, RI, the son of Samuel and Mercy (Harding) Winsor and died September 02, 1802 in Glocester, Providence, RI.  Joseph married: 1) Deborah Mathewson, who was born July 26, 1716 dau. of Thomas and Martha (Sheldon) Mathewson, and died August 23, 1785 in Glocester, Providence, RI; 2)  in February 1786 in Glocester, Providence, RI Elizabeth (Taylor) Angell Potter born June 14, 1717 in RI and died October 12, 1822 (or 1823) in RI.

JOSEPH WINSOR - WILL

In the Name of God Amen, I Joseph Winsor of Glocester in the County of Providence and in the State of Rhode Island, Yeoman, being now advanced in years, but through the Mercy of God, of sound mind and Memory, and knowing it is appointed for Man once to die: Do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, and first of all I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my Body to the dust, to be decently buried, at the direction of my Executor and as Touching such worldly Estate whereath it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of in the following manner [vis]----------------------

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Elisabeth my Wife all the Indoor moveables or household goods that she brought to me by our Marriage with Reasonable allowance to her for the use and wair (?) of said Goods; all them to be at her disposal, also I give her one cow And I further Order and my Will is that my Executor hereafter named do fullfil and perform all the Covenants and agreements of a Certain Bond that I gave and duly Executed on a settlement with my said Wife, according to the true intent and meaning thereof; and that the fullfilling of said Bond, with the above mentioned shall be in the lieu of her right of Dower and Power of thirds in my Estate. Item, I give unto my five Sons namely Abraham, Amos, Christopher, Anan, and Samuel, all my Wareing Apparel with my Silver buttons and buckles all to be equally divided between them, their Heirs and Assigns forever. Item I give to my aforesaid Son Anan Winsor and to his heirs and Assigns forever, all that Piece of Wood Land that I own in said Glocester and lying southerly of my son Abrahamís Land, joining Easterly on a cross Road, southerly on Land of Squire Williams and westerly on Land of Amos Williams---------

Item, I give unto my above named son Christopher Winsor Two hundred good Silver Dollars to him his heirs and Assigns forever, to be paid out of my Estate by my Executor hereafter named. Item I give and bequeath unto my two aforementioned Sons Abraham Winsor and Samuel Winsor in trust and to their Heirs, all that Piece of Land now Walled in and lying on the Easterly side of the Road that passes by my dwelling House, it being the Burying ground and still to be kept for that purpose for myself and Neighbours in good repair by them the said Abraham and Samuel, their heirs forever. Item I give unto all my aforesaid sons, and unto each of their heirs and Assigns forever all my Right and Rights in Land that I have in the City of Marietta, and anywhere else in them parts, on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers in the United States of America; with all my Right in and unto the purchase of Congress and grant by said Congress made unto a large Number of Proprietors, wherein I am one of sd Proprietors, to be equally divided between them my five aforesaid Sons and each of their heirs and Assigns forever. Provided and it is my true intent and meaning that my said five Sons, their heirs and Assigns shall from the date of this my last Will and Testament, [seat] and pay all Taxes and Charges whatsoever that may or shall become due for or by reason of or on the Lands that I have in the Ohio Country aforesaid. Item I give unto my six daughters, namely Amy Field, Deborah Smith, Lillis Pain, Martha Colwell, Mary Comstock, and Thankful Smith, five hundred, good Spanish Mill Silver Dollars apiece, to be paid to each of them in one year next after my decease, by my Executor herein Named, which said five hundred Dollars to each of my above named Six Daughters, is to be exclusive of what I have already given them at their going to keep house. Item I also give to my four Sons namely AbrahamWinsor, Amos Winsor, Anan Winsor, and Samuel Winsor, all my Right in Common Land in the grand Providence Purchase both within and without the Seven Mile Line, equally between them, and each of their heirs and Assigns forever. And for the convenience of laying out the Legacies herein bequeath, I hereby Order and freely Impower my two Executors hereafter Named, to give sufficient warranty deed or deeds of all my homestead farm, and about one hundred acres of Wood Land, in said Glocester, called the Field Lot, and also another Wood Lot joining Easterly on the highway Southerly on James Aldrichís land and Westerly on Benjamin Aldrichís Land, then turning Easterly to said highway, and the sale of my homestead farm, the Field Lot, and the Wood Lot joining James Aldrichís Land as aforesaid, the Money arising from the Sale of my home farm and the Wood Lands as aforesaid together with all my moveable Estate, shall be applied towards paying the Legacies herein mentioned, all my just debts, and my Funeral Charges, with decent grave Stones for my Grave, with an Inscription thereon of my Life, Order, Age, etc. And after paying all these, I give all the Remainder of my Estate after the selling of my home Farm and Wood Lands as afore specified [Personal], unto my five sons above Named, to them and to each of their Heirs and Assigns forever. Provided always in the Sale of my homestead Farm the school house thereon, with an half acre Lot around the same shall be reserved, for the purpose of keeping a school in, for my children and their Heirs and the Neighbours around. And I hereby constitute and Ordain my two Sons Namely Abraham Winsor and Samuel Winsor the Sole Executors with my full Power as aforesaid, to this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Joseph Winsor have hereunto set my hand and Seal the fifteenth day of October AD 1799 and of American Independence the twenty fourth. Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced by the said Joseph Winsor, to be his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us, who in his Presence, and in the presence of each other Subscribe our Names as Witnesses hereto.
 
Amasiah Harris
Orpah Harris
Jon(atha)n Harris
Joseph Winsor (SEAL)

At Court of Probate held in and for the Town of Glocester this 18 Day of September 1802. This Will was presented to this Court by one of the Executors Samuel Winsor, who accepted of his appointment to a Probate, But Abraham Winsor declined serving. Amasiah Harris and Jonathan Harris, two of the Witnesses, declared on Solemn Engagement, that they saw the Testator, Joseph Winsor, Sign Seal, Publish & declare this Paper to be his last Will and Testament. And they in his Presence, and in the presence of each other, Subscribed their Names, Witnesses thereto. And that the Testator was then of a Sound disposing mind and Memory. Wherefore it is Voted and Resolved by this Court, that this Will be proved, allowed and ordered to be Recorded.

Witness J. Bowen, Probate Clerk
Received 18 Sept. 1802. and Recorded by ( ? ) [P. Teftt]

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(SEAL) Whereas Joseph Winsor of Glocester in the County of Providence and State of Rhode Island, deceased, Did in and by his last Will and Testament, Name and appoint his two Sons Abraham Winsor & Samuel Winsor of Glocester in the County and State aforesaid (Gentlemen) Sole Executors of afsd Will, but the said Abraham declined serving at the time the will was [record]: By and before a Court of Probate held at Glocester on the 18 day of September AD 1802. These are therefore, in the Name of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, To authorize and fully empower you the said Samuel Winsor, to take into your Care, Custody, and Possession, all and Singular the Personal Estate of the said Joseph Winsor, That did belong to him at the time of his death, and on the same fully to Administer, by paying all his just debts and Legacies, and to act and do in all matters and things, [relating] the aforesaid Promises, as you by Law and the aforesaid Will are Required and directed to do, and be ready at all times to render a Just & True account of your Administration whenever Legally called thereunto.

Given per Order and in behalf of the Court of Probate aforesaid and Sealed with Their Seal the afsd 18 Day of September AD1802.

Per J. Bowen, Probate Clerk
Received 18 September 1802 and Recorded by J. Bowen, Probate Clerk

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Glocester, RI Probate Records, 3:115-116, 123-126



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