b.2 Jan 1668 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
d.18 Nov 1732 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
m. 26 Aug 1665
Facts and Events
Peter III signed his will at Warwick RI 14 Sep 1732 and it was probated 4 Dec. 1732. He gave five shillings each to Joshua and Mary, children of his deceased eldest son Judah, and ten shillings to his son Peter. All the rest of his estate he left to his only daughter Mary, with the provision that his wife enjoy a half a share during her lifetime. Without any further information, there appears room for additional sons, unnamed. As inventoried, the estate amounted to a trifle over 115 pounds, but the inventory did not include land. The bequest to Mary encompassed ”land and houses and movables and stock of what nature soever,” so the figure of 115 pounds is an incomplete one reflecting movables and stock. Peter III had bought a tract of land at Westerly RI from Captain John Babcock in 1713, and in 1721 he divided the land between his sons Judah and Peter, gifts made “freely and clearly after my decease and decease of my wife Mary Worden.” Thus the bequest of twenty shillings appear to have the same tone as the comparable bequest by Dr. Nathaniel, recognition in the will of three family members already provided for. It seems still possible that Peter III had more than three children, but not likely (excluding, of course, any who had died without issue prior to 1732).