Sutton Massachusetts


In the name of God amen. The seventeenth day of May in the year of our Lord 1759. I Daniel Carriel of Sutton in the County of Worcester within his Majestys Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. Husbandman now of perfect mind & memory though sick and weak of body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named not doubting but I shall receive my body again at the Last Day by the mighty power of God.

And as touching my worldly Estate which it hath pleased the Lord to bless me with here in this life I give dismiss and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. That is to say first I will that all my lawful debts that I owe to any manner of person or persons whatforever be well and truly consented & paid in convenient time after my Decease by my Executrix herafter named.

I give to Mary Carriel my well beloved wife whom I constitute & appoint my sole Executrix all my whole Estate of every denomination containing about thirty six acres of Land with Buildings and Improvements thereon Be hers and at her dispose forever. Together with all my stock of Cattle, and also all my indoor and out of door movables of every denomination. All the money also that is due to me from any person my approval and my whole Estate to be hers forever she paying my debts Funeral Charges and the following Legaere.

I give to my son Bartholomew Carriel and to my Grandson Daniel Carriel and to my Daughter Mary Sibley and to my son Nathaniel Carriel and to my Daughter Elizabeth Godell to each of them five shillings lawful money to be paid them by my Executrix one year after my decease.

I give to my son Asa Carriel and to my Daughter Abigail Carriel to each of them Two Pounds Lawful money to be paid them by my Executrix three years after my decease.

I give to my daughter Lydia Carriel Three Pounds Lawful money to be paid by my Executrix three years after my decease. And I do hereby utterly revoke and disanull all other will or wills Testament or Testaments by one made Rutyfying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have here set my hand & seal.

(His )
Daniel ( X ) Carriel
The day and year written signed sealed
Published pronounced and delivered by said
Daniel Carriel as his last will & Testament in
presence of us the Subsigners
Benjamin Marsh
Joseph Buxton
Ebenezer Gould

To all People to whom there present welcome John Chandler said Judge of the Probate of Wills in the County of Worcester Within the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England.


Knowye that on the twenty fourth day of September anno Domino 1759 the Instrument here unto annexed purporting the last will and testament of Daniel Carriel Late of Sutton in said County and Province husbandman deceased was presented for probate by Mary Carriel the Executrix therein named then present Joesph Buxton and Ebenezer Gould two of the witnesses thereto subsigned who made oath that they saw the said Testator sign seal and heard him declare the said Instrument to be his last Will and Testament and that they with Benjamin Marsh subsigned their names together on witness as to the execution thereof in ye said Testators Presence and that he was to the best of their judgment of sound and in able Mind and P. Benjamin Marsh on the 12th instant having also made an oath in the same manner as the P. Joesph Buxton & Ebenezer Gould I do move approve and allow of the said instrument as the last Will & Testament of ye before named deceased and do commit the administration thereof in all matters the same concerning and of his Estate whereof he did own & possessed in said County unto Mary Carriel the before named Executrix will & faithfully to execute that Will and to admin the Estate of the said deceased according thereto who accepted of the said Instrument and to return an inventory of the Deceased Estate in three months or give bond to pay the debts and Legaeres In P. with mentioned and she shall render an account (1 yr on oath) of her proceedings when thereunto Lawfully required.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal of Office the day and year above written.

J Chandler

By order of ye honorable Judge
Thomas Paine Reg

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