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Remembering
Ernest Matteson
Ernest Matteson
1929 - 1974

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Transcribed by Marge Matteson

Will of Thomas Matteson
Dated March 14, 1810, Proved January 11, 1811

Source: Coventry, RI Probate Records Vol 1 pages 533-537

In the Name of god Amen

I Thomas Matteson of Coventry in the county of Kent in the
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations yeoman
being at this time in Health and of a Sound disposing mind
and memory but Considering the uncertainty of Human
Life do think fit to make this my last will and Testament
in manner following; First. I Recommend my soul in the
Hand of allmighty god and my body to the earth to be
buried in a decent christian Like manner by my
Executors herein after appointed and Touching such wordly
Estate where with it hath Pleased god to bless me
I give demise and dispose of the same in the following
manner

Imprimis my will is and I do hereby order that all my
               just debts and funeral Charges be duly and

end page 533

  exactly paid in some Short Convenient time after my decease
        by my Executors hereinafter appointed - - - -
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife esther
        Matteson one third Part of all my Indoor moveable
        Estate also one Cow and fifty Dollars in money
        to be paid and delivered unto her in one year after my Decease by
        my Executors hereinafter to be named and appointed the above
        gifts to my said wife is not to be Considered in Leiu of her
        Right of Dower in my Real estate but in addition thereunto
Item I Give and bequeath unto my son George Matteson all the land
        that I bought of Job Greene of Warwick and Benjamin
        Fenner which land is scituated lying and being in said
        Warwick and is part of the farm formerly owned by Col Christopher
        Greene late of said warwick deceased I also give unto my
        said Son George all my blacksmith Tools and one
        Hundred Dollars in money to be paid in one year after
        my decease to him my said son George by my Executors
        herein after appointed to be and remain unto him my said son
        George and his heirs and assigns forever - - - -
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Two Daughters namely
        Sarah Matteson and Marcy Matteson the Lot of land
        that I bought of Christopher Greene (son of Christopher)
        said Land is scituate in the Town of Coventry in the County
        of Kent joining the north side of the Highway close to my
        Dwelling house and Contains by Estimation forty seven
        acres be the same more or less To them my said Daughters
        Sarah and marcy their heirs and assigns forever Provided
        However if either of my aforesaid Daughters Sarah or Marcy
        Shall die without Leaving lawfull Issue the surviving
        one to Inherit the share of the one deceased to be and remain

end page 534

      with her the Surviving one and to her heirs and assigns forever

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Matteson my
        Side Saddle - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - -

Item I further give unto my Two Daughters Sarah Matteson
        and Marcy Matteson two third parts of all my Indoor
        moveable estate to be equally divided between them I also
        Give to my said Daughters Sarah and Marcy one cow and
        one Hundred Dollars in money to Sarah and one cow and
        one Hundred Dollars in money to Marcy to be paid in one
        year after my Decease by my Executors hereinafter named
        I also give to my said Daughters Sarah and Marcy the use
        and occupation om my Dwelling house as Long as they shall
        Remain Single - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Mary Matteson
        Daughter of my son George Matteson Ten Dollars in
        Money to be paid by Executors in one year after my decease

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grandson Henry Arnold Matteson
        son of my son George Matteson Ten Dollars in money to be paid
        by my Executors in one year after my decease - - - - - -

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas Jefferson Matteson
        son of my son George Matteson Ten Dollars in Money to be
        paid in one year after my decease by my Executors -----------

Item I Give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Salley Matteson
        Daughter of my son George Matteson Ten Dollars in
        Money to be paid by my Executors in one year after my
        decease.

end page 535

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Lydia Matteson
        Daughter of my son George Matteson Ten Dollars in Money
        to be paid by my Executors in one year after my Decease

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Hannah Matteson
        Daughter of my son Elisha Matteson Ten Dollars in Money
        to be paid in one year after my decease by my Executors

Item I Give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Loisa Matteson
        Daughter of My son John Matteson Ten Dollars in Money
        to be paid by my Executors in one year after my Decease

Item I Give and bequeath unto my      sons Elisha and John
        Matteson My Homestead farm also all the Residue and
        Remainder part of my Real estate that is not herein before
        given away also all my Live stock and farming utentials
        and all my money and Securities for money also all my
        Estate both Real and Personal of Every kind that is not
        herein before Given away to be Equally Divided between them
        wherever the same may be found to be Lying or being to be and
        Remain unto them my said Sons Elisha and John to them
        their heirs and assigns forever - - - - - - - - - -

        And my will is and I do hereby order that my Two sons Elisha
        Matteson and John Matteson In Consideration of the aforesaid
        Gifts to them pay off all my Just Debts and Legacies and funeral
        Charges

Lastly I do hereby Constitute ordain and appoint my said
        Two Sons Elisha Matteson and John Matteson Executors
        To this my Last will and testament and to See the same
  duly performed according to the True Intent and meaning thereof
        and I do hereby utterly Disallow revoke disannul and
        make void all and Evry other or former Testaments Wills
        Legacies and bequeaths and Executors by me made ratifying

end page 536

Confirming allowing and Declaring this and no other to
be my last will and testament -----------------------

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and
Seal this Fourteenth Day of March AD 1810

Signed Sealed and Published
Pronounced and Declared
by the said Thomas Matteson
to be his Last Will and Testament        }
In Presents of the Subscribers
John Bissell                                                             Thomas Matteson LS (seal)
Reuben Burlingame
John Remington

end page 537

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