m. ABT 1632
Facts and Events
Will of Andrew Peeters
I, Andrew Peeters, of Andover the county of Essex NEW England Being in Good health & memory (through ye Goodness of God) & willing to settle ye Estate the Lord hath Giuen mee after my Decease doe thus Ordain this my Last will & testamt To my dear wiffe Mercij Peeters I will & bequeath my whole estate in houses Lands & Cattle, goods, money & houses—Dureing her natural Liffe, or whilst Shee Remains my widdow for her Comfortable subsisting in this world, and after her decease mij will is that mij son Samuell peeters Shall haue & enjoij my whole Estate in houses, Lands, Cattle, Stills, & Coppers & whatsoever I possess,—hee Paieing all mij Lawfull debts & Recieving all debts—Duw unto mee, and ye Reason is whereas I was Burnt out bij ye heathen Enemij, hee ye said Samuell Peeters hath been mij Copartner Euer Since, & also hath purchased a Great part of Said Land for himselue, of Collnl Dudleu Bradstreet &c: Only I make this Exception, I Giue to my two daughters Tenne pounds in paij Each of them, that is to Say Elizabeth Wright & Mary Chandler, Itm: Ibiue to my two Grand Children, Andrew & Mary Peeters, which are ye Children of my Son John Peeters, deceased, Each of them fiue pounds in pay, or ye Land I bought of Sargt Jeremiah Belcher, on ye north side of Merrimack Riuer aboue Major dennisons farme where their Father dwelt, Itm: Igiue to my Grandson Seberence peeters a paijer of oxren worth Tenne pounds in paij, or tenne pounds other wise as mij Executors & he shall agree when he is of age, Itm: I Giue to my Grandson John peeters ye son of Willm Peeters deceased, Tenne pounds in paij when he shall Come to ye age of Twenty & one years, Itm: I Giue unto my daughter in Law Mary Chapman Fourty shillingss in Money and To my Grand daughter Annis Chandler, as my Executors shall see Cause, and as for my Grand Children John & hannah Allin haue been under my Care, I haue Reserved them that which was their Fathers that is to Say for John Allin ye farme that was his Fathers, and for hannah Allin The household stuffe, as to a lead & pewter which I Gaue to their mother, & tenne pounds in ye hands of their unckle Samuel Holt, which will appear by an Instrument under ye said Samuel Holt his hand & seal, And if it should please God to Take my Son Samuell Peeters out of this workd before my dear wiffe, my will is That my Estate shall be giuen unto his male Children lawfully begotten of his Body and whereas I haue Taken ye Care upon me for ye maintenance of Walter Wright junr I doe hereby bind my Executor, Samuell peters to Take ye Full Charge & Care of him, according to indentment I haue made with his Father to witt: Walter Wright Senr &c: I doe declare this to bee my Last will & Testament & of This I make mij dear wiffe Mercij Peeters & my Son Samuel peeters my Executors, In Witness whereof I haue here unto Sett my Hand & Seale this 16 Daye of Novembr in ye year of our Lord God seauenteene hundred & two, 1702 I haue written this with my owne hand. Andrew Peeters
The Peters genealogy states that his ancestry is unknown. Although William PETERS of Cornwall England had a son named Andrew there is no evidence to support them being the same person. There was another William PETERS of Bristol England whose will dated 20 May 1637 named son Simon, others Edward, William and Andrew, and daughter Grace.