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Last Will & Testament of Edward Winslow, 1654

I Edward Winslowe of London. Esquior. being now bound in a voyage to sea in the service of the comon welth do make publish & declare this to be my last will & testamt touching the disposing of my estate. ffirst I doe give will devise & bequeath all my lands & stock in New England & all my possibilities & porcons in future allotmts & divicons to Josia my onely sonne & his heires, hee allowing to my wife a full third parte thereof for her life Also. I give to the poore of the Church of Plymouth in new England Tenn pounds. & to the poore of marshfielde where the chiefest of my estate lyes Tenn poundes., Also I give my lynnen wch I carry wth me to sea to my daughter Elizabeth & the rest of my goods wch I carry wth mee I give to my sonn Josias hee giving to each of my brothers a suite of apparell & I make my said son Josias my executor of this my will, and Colonell venables my overseer of my goods in the voyage & my fower frends Dr Edmond Wilson; mr John Arthur, Mr James Shirley & Mr Richard ffloyde, overseers for the rest of my prsonall estate in England.

witness my hand & Seale the Eighteenth day of December In the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Six hundred fifty & ffower.

Sealed & subscribed

in the presence of Jon Hooper

Gerald Usher servant to Hen: Colbron

pr me Edw: Winslow

Go to the Mayflower History page of Caleb Johnson, a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.