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Type: Real
Size: Medium (101 - 500)

Israel Stoughton

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Will; Suffolk County, MA Probate Records I:63-65 (dated 17 July 1644)
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- "Moreover unto my sonne Israel I doe give one fourth part of [my] small Library, & unto John another fourth pt, & unto Wm. the other halfe, for his incouragement to apply him selfe to studies especially of the holy Scripture, unto wch they are mostly helpfull, & if either of these dye before age, & if now unknowne I have another sonne, if one that had a fourth pt dye, let the fourth sonne take his pte, or if no fourth sonne, let the student take the dead sonnes pte, or if two prove students let them ..." [several additional permutations follow]

- "Provided also concerning my bookes (& not withstanding all before said), that my wife retaine to her use during life what shee pleaseth, & that my daughters choose each of them one for their one ppriety [property?], that all may have something they may call their ffathers."
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