Name: Thomas Currier
Birth: 8 MAR 1645/46 in Amesbury, Essex, Mass
Death: 27 SEP 1712 in Amesbury, Essex, Mass
He signed a will on 26 AUG 1708 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
In the Name of God. Amen.
I, Thomas Currier, Sr., of the town of Amesbury, in the County of Essex, in her Majesty's Province of ye Massachusetts Bay, in New England, being of perfect mind and memory, through the goodness of God, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth:
First and principally, I commend my Spirit to God who gave it, and my body to the dust fromwhence it was taken, decently to be buried at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named, in the hope of a Joyful Resurrection to Life eternal at the last day through the perfect merits of Christ my Redeemer.
Nextly, as for my worldly goods and estate, after payment of my just and honest debts, I dispose of as followeth, viz:
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Currier three of those lots appertaining to that tract of land where his dwelling house now stands, and that piece of swamp that the town gave me joining to said lots; I mean the three eastwardmost lots.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Richard Currier one-third part, which is all of my part, of a lot of salt marsh lying in Salisbury in a place called the Higgledy-piggledy, which was formerly the marsh of George Carr, Sr., late of Salisbury, deceased; and also my lot in the Threescore Acres in Amesbury, commonly so called, near the Indian ground; also I do order my executors hereinafter named to pay him fifteen pounds in good pay within four years after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Currier one shilling and for this reason, that I have already given him under my hand and seal in a deed of gift a parcel of land in Salisbury which I bought of Benony Tucker.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son William Currier two lots of land in Amesbury, in a place called Whicher's hill division; I mean the two eastwardmost lots of that tract of land where his house now stands.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Currier the other two lots adjoining to William's, westwardly of William's.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Currier the one-half of a lot of land lying in Amesbury, in a place called Red Oak Hill, that end of said lot next Birchen meadow, and also the one-half of a meadow lot in Salisbury, in a place called the Higgledy-piggledy.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Currier the other half of the above said lot at Red Oak Hill, and also the other half of the meadow lot in Salisbury, formerly his said grandfather's.
Item. I give and bequeath to my two sons Benjamin and Ebenezer Currier, to be divided between them in equal proportions, my homestead, together with all the houses, orchards and other privileges and commodities and appurtenances thereto belonging, and if either of them should die without leaving issue then their part to be divided amongst my other sons, and if there should be a widow or widows belonging to those two sons above named then she that may be so left shall have twenty pounds in good merchantable pay paid to her or them by my other sons as a dowry.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary, now wife to Robert Hoyt, twelve pounds more than what she has already had in good pay out of my personal estate, to be paid by my executors within two years after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne, now wife to Samuel Barnard, twelve pounds more than she has already had in good pay out of my personal estate, to be paid by my executors within two years after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Ebenezer Currier my lot of marsh in Salisbury, at the beach, that I had of his grandfather Osgood.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Currier one-third part of a lot of marsh in Salisbury, that I had of Mr. George Goldwyre, which is all of my part of said lot.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Ebenezer Currier one lot in Lion's Mouth, commonly so called, next to his brother Thomas Currier's lots; said lot was formerly John Hoyt's, deceased.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Currier the half of the Higgledy-piggledy lot of marsh in Salisbury I had of William Sargent, deceased; I mean all of my right in said lot.
Item. I give and bequeath all my part of a sawmill in Salisbury, that is a full quarter part of said mill, to my nine sons, equal shares alike.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law John Stevens one shilling as a legacy.
Item. And I do appoint, make, constitute and ordain my sons Benjamin and Ebenezer Currier joint executors to this my last will and testament.
As witness my hand and seal, this twenty-sixth day of August int the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eight, and in the seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the faith, etc.
THOMAS CURRIER, Sr." (L. S.)
Signed, sealed, acknowledged, published and declared by said Thomas Currier, Sr., as his last will and testament in the presence of us.
HANNAH X FOOT [her mark]
Essex, ss. Ipswich, November 3, 1712.
Source: Probate Records of Essex County, Docket # 6864
Father: Richard Currier b: 3 MAY 1616 in Strawberry Bank, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Mary OSGOOD b: 3 MAR 1648/49 in Salisbury, Essex, Mass
9 DEC 1668
in Salisbury, Essex, Mass
- Benjamin CURRIER b: 27 MAR 1688 in Amesbury, MA