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George's will
Sarah's Will

 
The Will of George Partridge

 
 
"His will is recorded in Plymouth County Probate Records (Vol. 1, p. 225) and was dated June 26, 1682. An inventory of his estate was taken October 10, 1695. So his death occurred between those two dates. His will was witnessed by two sons of Miles Standish, Alexander and Josiah, and reads as follows: 

"On ye 26th day of June in ye year of our Lord 1682. I George Partridge yeoman living in Duxborough being in sound mind and good and perfect remembrance praysed be ye Lord for it make & ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and form following first I commend my soul unto Almighty God my maker and Redeemer and my body I will that it be decently buryed and funerall charges paid together with all my just and lawful debts out of my estate. 

"I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Partridge all my houses & lands in Duxburough to say uplands and meadows and all my cattell and all my household stuff for her own proper use and behoofe during her natural life on the condition that my wife do as much for my daughter Mercy as we have done for ye rest of our daughters already married and that she give my grand-daughter Bethyah Allen as much as she in prudence shall think fit and if any part of my moveables remain at my wife's decease my will is that it be disposed of by her amongst my children as she thinks meet and fit. I give to my eldest son John Partridge at my decease half my uplands and half my meadow lands lying and being at Middleborough with ye priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging to him & his heirs forever. 

"Item--I give six pounds sterling to my son John Partridge at his mother's decease to be paid in current pay. 

"I give to my son James Partridge the other and remayning half both of my uplands and meadow lands lying and being at Middleborough with ye priviledges and appurtenances  thereunto belonging to him after my decease & to his heirs forever. 

"Item--I give to my son James all my houses and all my lands both uplands and meadow lands in Duxborough and also ye Island at ye Glade with all ye priviledges and appurtenances belonging to ye aforesd lands at his mother's decease to him and his heirs forever if my son James will live in the house with his mother quietly during her life. I do hereby constitute and make my beloved wife Sarah Partridge sole executrix & administratrix of this my last will & testament as witness my hand and seal this 29th of June one thousand six hundred and eighty two. 

          GEORGE PARTRIDGE [Seal] 
         "In ye presence of us witnesses 
           ALEXANDER STANDISH 
           JOSIAH STANDISH 

Source: At genealogylibrary.com: Descendants of George Partridge of Duxbury, MA, George Henry Partridge, The Plimpton Press, Norwood, MA 1915 
 



 
The Will of Sarah (Tracy) Partridge
 
The will of Sarah partridge is found in Vol. 2, p. 131, of Plymouth County Records and 
reads as follows: 

    "I give and bequeath unto my 8 daughters, Sarah Allien, Trephosa West, Elizabeth Allien, Ruth Thacher, Mary Scrif (?), Rebeckah Fisher, Lidia Bruister, Mercy Coburn, all my linen & woolen clothes" etc. "My will is that my money should be equally divided between my ten children." Son John to have "my great bible as a gift of his father." "Ye sheep at ye vineyard are my son James Allein's by bargain." 

    Son James appointed executor and son "Bruister" & son John Overseer. Dated November 28, 1702. Probated October 6, 1708." 

 
Source: At genealogylibrary.com: Descendants of George Partridge of Duxbury, MA, George Henry Partridge, The Plimpton Press, Norwood, MA 1915 

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