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Facts and Events
The Last will & Testament of me Mathew [sic] Allen of the town of Dartmouth In the county of Bristoll [sic] being Sick & weak in Body but of Sound mind and Perfect memory, do in manner and form following: First I will that all just Debts Be faithfully & truly Discharged. Item I give unto John Calvin my son in law And Dorothy his wiffe [sic] that thirteen pounds money being Due to me the said Mathew [sic] Allen by Bill or Bond Dated the fifteenth Day of Febry one thousand Six hundred eightty [sic] & three.
Item my will is that my loving wife Sarah Allen Shall have convenient house & room and a suittable [sic] maintenance out of my Estate during her widow hood [sic] and at her Day of marriage to forgoe the same & then to [ ] [ ] Neat Cattle not Exceeding three years old Nor under two years old. Item I give unto my son Samuel Allen the one halfe of all my lands that I have in the town aforesaid both divided & undivided upland & meadows.
Item I give to my Son Mathew [sic] Allen the other halfe [sic] of all my uplands and Meadows that lyeth in the town aforesaid, and that Samuel Deliver said land to his Brother Mathew [sic] when he Cometh to the age of one & twenty years.
Item I give unto my Daughter Miriam Easton one Cow.
Item I give unto my Daughter Deborah Allen one cow. I give unto my Daughter Mary Allen one Cow.
Item I give unto my Daughter Hassadyah Allen one Cow to be Delivered unto the said Hassahdiah when she Comes to the age of Eighteen Years of Aged.
Item I give unto my Son Mathew [sic] Allen one Cow & to be Delivered unto the Said Mathew [sic] at the age of one & twenty years.
And all the Rest & Residue of my Personal Estate Goods & Chattells whatso Ever [sic] I Doe [sic] give & bequeath unto my Lovenig [sic] wife Sarah Allen My full & Sole Exeratrise [sic] of this my last will & Testament. Also I Doe [sic] Desire Henry Tabor John Russel and Nathaniel Howland Ederatrises [sic] where & when she stands in Need.
In witness whereof I have sett [sic] my hand this Seventh Day of February in the year one thousand Six hundred Eighty Eight.
Signed and Sealed in the pressence [sic] of John Russell, Thomas Taber, Val Hudleston; Mathew [X mark] Allen [Seal]