Husband: John PROCTOR
Wife: Martha \ \
Born: 1595, Berkampsted, Suffolk, England
Born: 1595, London, Middlesex, England
Died: 28 AUG 1672, Salem, Essex, MA
Died: 28 SEP 1672, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts
There are records that a John Procter age 40, his wife, Martha Procter age 39, John Procter age 3 and Marie Procter age 1 sailed from London and arriving in New England on the "Susan & Ellen in April 1635
Probate record, Massachusetts, Essex County, probate file 22850.
Photocopy made by Probate Court of Essex County, 32 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970.
(Note: the bottom left corner of the page is blank, possibly on the original
or perhaps due to a photocopying error. The corner isn't torn (or eaten) off;
it looks like the letters were removed by an eraser in a triangular pattern.
The quality of the copy is very poor, making it impossible to scan into a web-compatible
file. The original, or better copy needs to be examined.
The text that follows is arranged
by line to match the original. Missing words, or words I can't figure out
are marked with ___'s. BH Hadley, 5 December 1999.
In Ye name of god Amen. I John Proctor Senr. being aged & infirmed
in body butt of sound understanding & memory (god be praised) doe
make & ordain this my Last will and testament In manner & forme
following viz first I give my soul into the hands of god who hath
redeemed it by the most precious blood of his deare son Jesus Christ
and my body be decently buried in hope of a happy resurrection
at the last ________. Item: I give my wife fower pound yearly to be
pay in merchantable payed at the price current soo long as she
Liveth. Item. I give my wife martha the milk of two cows
which she shall choose every spring. Item my will is that every
year she shall have a good hog of one year and half of
_____ and fower bushels of _____________ & fower bushels of
____ also I give her Ye house that was George Ston__sons to be
____ her use both winter & summer & to be attended of
_____re also two years of those ______ & what increase
______ also I give her Ye use of the bed and all belonging
_____ rooms & all the wood she needth ready
______ her f______ also Ye comand of all my
_________ except onely Ye fower pounds
____________ during her life is to be
(damaged) _________ long as she remaineth a widow.
____________ ______ing is she shall
______________ she will _______ of what
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I do thus dispose or stand to her dower or ___________ __________ the ________
for which she shall take one month to _________________ of also I give
Martha Hadley my granddaughter tenn? pounds in which
pay to be paid _________ ye day of her marriage also I give to John Hadley
my grandson fifty shillings to be paid when his ____________ __________
out with John Davis also I give to my fower daughters
Martha White, Abigail Varny, Sara Dodge and Hannah Weden
five pounds apiece also I doo make and appoint my three sons
John Proctor, Joseph Proctor, and Benjamin Proctor executors of
this my last will and testament and they are to have my lands and
my __________ables equally divided amongst them in ___________________
h_______ of ____________ __________ unto set my hand this 28th of August 1672.
Subscribed published and delivered ____ the _____ the mark of
and ___________ will of John Proctor Senior /\
in the presence of _________ /__\
John ______________ John Proctor
( Estate Record follows )
Revised: December 06, 2017
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