|Birth||Abt 1604||Stanstead Abbots, Hertfordshire, England [2, 3]|
|Ancestor of /
|Nicholas Gilman, Jr., Signer of the US Constitution in 1787 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (3rd cousin of Capt. William Day and Samuel Webster)|
|Death Note||Estate of Robert Day of Ipswich |
Essex Probate Docket # 7448
In the name of God, Amen. The eleventh day of August on thousand six hundred & eighty-three. I Robert Day, of Ipswich in the county of Essex, brickmaker, haveing yet by ye good Providence of God to me my understanding well, but being Aged and full of infirmities and knowing not how suddenly ye Lord may call me out of this world, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following what is to say: First I commend my soul into the hands of God my maker hopeing assuredly through the many merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made Partaker of Life Everlasting and I commend my Body to ye earth in hope of a glorious Resurrection.
Imp.: I give to my son John Day after my decease as already I have engaged upon him marriage with Sarah Demary my dwelling house wth ye Barne outhouse orchards yards and lands about it with all the appurtenances and priviledges thereunto belong. Also all my salt marsh adjoining to ye Hundreds and all that Parcel of Land lieing near ye common fence gate wch was part of Mr Bradstreets, his lot and six Acres of land, more or less, which I bought of Deacon Knowlton all wch I give to my sonne John Day to have and to hold to him and his heirs forever with this Provisoe and condition, yt he pay twenty pound, or else leave ye Lot yt I bought of Deacon Knowlton, where I shall dispose of it according to Agreement at my son John Day his marriage, wch twenty pound shall be paid the one halfe in good new england money and ye other ten pound in good wheat malt and Porke, each Proportionally or [word illegible] Also I give my son John one Book.
I give to my son Thomas Day my farme in which he now liveth containing fifty four acres, be it more or less, with these Provisoes & conditions following: first that he let his Brother John Day quietly possess and enjoy four Acres of Broken upland to plant or sow and take off ye crop, and ye mowing and carriing away two loads of hay yearly from year to year dureing ye whole terme of my naturall life, Secondly that my son Thomas pay by way of Legacy twenty pounds, ten pounds to my daughter Hanah Lord, and ten pounds to my daughter Sarah Fiske, within three years after my decease as is expressed in my deed of gift to him ye sd Thomas. Also I give him one book.
To my daughter Hannah Lord I have already given thirty five pounds I also give her ten pound more to be paid by sonne Thomas Day as is above exprest. Also I give her fifteen pounds more to be paid by my son James wch sall be paid [several words illegible] Bed in ye Parlour & Bedstead & furniture belonging to it at a price [bottom of page, line of text may be missing] The rest of the Legacy in other pay: Also I give her one Book.
To my daughter Sarah Fiske I have already given thirty five pounds I likewise give her ten pounds more to be paid by my son Thomas Day as is above exprest also I give her fifteen pounds to be paid by my son James in such good pay as he hath in his possession.
I do appoint my son James Day to be my sole executor of my last will and testament, to him I give all ye rest of my estate of lands & cattle & goods of all sorts whatsoever and Debts from whosoever due unto him & his heirs forever. in confirmation whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this eleventh day of August one-thousand six hundred and eighty three.
Robert X Day, his mark and a seal
John Denison, Senr
John Brewer, Senr
Robert Lord, Senr
Proved 25 September 1683 at Ipswich upon testimony of John Brewer Sr and Marshall Lord
Note: The "thorn" character has been transcribed as "ye", the squiggly f/s as "s". square brackets enclose my notes on illegible or missing text in the original.] James Pratt
Source: Will of Robert Day of Ipswich, recorded in Essex Probate, Book (30)4, Page 31, 1683. (transcribed from the microfilm copy of the Register's Book)
The inventory of the estate of Robert Day, taken 20 Oct. 1683, totaled £478 19s. 9d., of which £278 was real estate including a dwelling house, barn, outhouses and homestead, 18 acres of land or salt marsh, and other land. 
|Education||He signed his name to court papers in 1660 and 1663, but made a mark on his will; yet left a “one book” to each of his five children |
|Immigration||1635||England to Boston aboard the Hopewell |
|Occupation||brickmaker, town officer |
|Died||4 Sep 1683||Ipswich, Essex Co., Mass.|
|Person ID||I2740||Owings Stone Genealogy, Ancestry & Heritage|
|Last Modified||26 Feb 2004 00:00:00|
|Family||Hannah <>, b. Bef 1618|
|Married||Abt 1638 |
|Family ID||F2276||Group Sheet|
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