the name of God. Amen. I Arthur Aylworth of the town of King's Town in the county of Kings
in the Rhode Island and Providence Plantations being * * * as to bodily health but of a]
Perfect mind and memory [thanks be given un] to God. The refore calling unto [mind the
mort] ality of my body and knowing [that it is appo]inted for all men once to dye do make
[and ordain] this my Last will and Testament that [is to say prin]cipally and first of all
I give and Rec[ommend my] Soul into the hands of God that gave [it an]d my body I
recommend to the earth to be [burie]d in a decent Christian Buriall at the [discre]ssion
of my Executor, and as touching [such] Worldly Estate where with it hath pleas[ed God to]
bless me in this life. I give Disp[ose and bequeath the] same in this following manner and
I Give and bequeath, after my Just debts last sickn]es and funerall charges
is payd as hereafter direct]ed, unto my son Phillip Aylsworth and to [the male] Heire
Lawfully begotten of his body foreve]r, whom I] Constitute make and Ordaine my whole [and
sole Executor of this my last will and [testament, to him] all my whole Estate both Reall
a[nd personal, that is] to say, my said farme with all the [appurtenances and] Priviledges
thereunto belonging [I give demise] and Bequeath to my son Phillip Aylworth [and to the
male] Heire of his body forever.
if my son Philip Aylworth should die without such heir then my will is that my said farm
shall ascend to the male heir of my] son Chad Aylworth [and his heirs forever and that he]
shall enjoy said farme as [his own. But if] my son Chad should dye without [a male heir]
Law Page 38 fully begotten of his body my will
is [that my said] farme Shall Ascend to the malle heire [of my son] Robert Aylworth and
his heires forever.
published Pronounced to be] his Last will
to be] his Last will
[Edw ?]d Green and Mr:
Jeremiah Gould Both personally [appeare]d before the Town Councl of North King's Town
[this 13th d]ay of September 172 and on their Sollem [engagemen]t Declared that they Saw
Arther Aylworth Decd [sign] publish Pronounce and Declare the above [written] Instrament
to be his Last will and Testament [and that at] the
[I Arthur Aylworth being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my codicil to my last will and testament written on the oth]er Side bareing date [May 8th 17-'teen and] I the said Arthur Aylworth [do by this cod]icell Confirme my Said Will and do [give my son] Chad Aylworth my bead and beading wich [I now lie] on in Liew of the one Moiety or halfe part [of my] Personall Estate given him in my said [will and] my will and meaning is my son Phillip [Ayleworth] Shall have and enjoy all my personall [estate, it] being but part of what I then had Left [having] Given to my Children Since for their Comfort. [And] further my will and Meaning is that my [two] daughters Katharine and Martha Aylworth [shall] not by Virtue of the within mentiuned [will have] the bead and beading they nor either of [them they] having had the same already since [my said] will beares date, and my will and mind [is] that this Codicell Shedule be part of [my] Last Will and Testament bareing date [as afore]said. In Wittnes whereof I Sett to my ha[nd] This Seventh day of November, 1725.
Mr Jeremiah Gould and both appeared before the [town
council of] North King's Town the 13th day [of September 1726]
and on their engagement declared that the[y saw Arthur Aylworth dec'd sign] seall publish
Pronounce [and declare the above written instrument to be his codicil, etc.
pr Jeremiah Gould }
pr Jeremiah Gould }
[and] Daniel Green Jr }
There are complete or partial records of seven receipts given to the
executor for the legacies in Arthur Aylworth's will, all "in full" except
perhaps that of Chad :
Robert Ayleworth," by mark, Oct. 13, 1626.
Arthur Aylworth," by autograph, Nov. 25, 1726.
John Aylworth," by mark, Oct. 7, 1726.
Chad Aylworth- record of signature destroyed.
John Green for his wife Mary Green - date destroyed.
Peleg Card for his wife Elizabeth Card, Nov. 23, 1726.
John Davis for his wife Martha Davis, Dee. 1. 1727.
It is evident the
author of the Register did not consult the Rhode Island town records. 'The North Kingstown
records then in their entirety would have furnished him abundant material. Little can be
obtained from them now relating to years previous to 1700.
The immigrant was appointed to some kind of inspectorship Feb. 6, He was elected ratemaker May, 1699, and viewer of fences and supervisor of highways June 5, 1699. He deeded a quantity of land to Henry Tibbets Sept. 21, 1697. Neither the bounds, number of acres, nor consideration can be asertained. The deed was acknowledged October, 1697. The record of his signature remains distinct.
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