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Thomas Greene, who was born abt 1630, son of John and Joann (Tattershall) Greene, and died June 5, 1717 in Warwick, Kent, RI.  On June 30, 1659 in Warwick, Kent, RI he married Elizabeth Barton, born abt 1637, daughter of Rufus and Margaret (Todd) Barton, and died August 20, 1693 in Warwick, Kent, RI.


THOMAS GREENE - WILL & INVENTORY

In the name of God Amen the twenty fifth Day of January in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixteen or seventeen I Thomas Green of Warwick In ye Collony of Rhoad Island & Providence Plantations In New England yeoman being weak in body but of perfect mind and Memory thanks be given unto God, therefore Calling to mind ye mortallity of my body: and knowing that it is appointed for man once to Dye Do make and ordaine this my Last Will and Testiment that is to say, Principally and first of all I Give and Recommend my Sole into ye hands of God who gave it hoping through ye [Morals] Death & Passions of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have a full and free pardon & forgivness of all my Sins and to Inherit Everlasting life: and my body I Commit to ye Earth to be Decently buried at ye Discresion of my Executor here after Named: And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me In this Life: I Give Demise and Dispose of same in ye following manner and form that is to say: - - - - - - -

first I Will that all those Debts and Duties as I do owe in Right or conscience to any manner of person or persons what so ever shall be well & truly consented & paid or ordered to be paid in convenient time after my Decease by my Executor here after Named - - - - - -

Item I Give Unto my well beloved son Benjamin Green his heirs & assigns for Ever: one hundred acres of land out of ye undevided Lands commonly known by ye Name of ye undevided Township of Coweaset

Item I Give Unto my well beloved Daughter Welthian Fry her heirs and assigns for Ever two hundred acres of Land out of ye undevided Lands commonly known by ye name of ye Township of Coweseat

Item I give Unto my well beloved Granson John Green his heirs & assigns for Ever one hundred acres of Land out of ye undevided Lands Commonly known by ye name of ye Township of Coweseat

Item I Give Unto my well beloved Grandaughter Elizabeth Gorton her heirs and assigns for Ever one hundred acres of Land out of ye undevided Lands Commonly known by ye name of ye Township of Coweaset

Item I Give Unto my well beloved Grandaughter Ann Tillinghast her heirs and assigns for Ever: one hundred acres of Land out of ye undevided Lands commonly known by ye name of ye Township of Coweaset

Item I Give Unto my well beloved Grandaughter Phebe Green her heirs & assigns for Ever one hundred acres of Land out of ye undevided Lands Commonly known by ye name of ye Township of Coweaset

Item I Give Unto my well beloved Grandaughter Deborah Green her heirs and assigns for Ever one hundred acres of Land out of ye undevided lands Commonly known by ye name of ye Township of Coweaset

Item I Give unto each of my Granchildren Living at my Decease one Silver Spone of twelve shillings price and to be marked with these three [letters] thus T/G/E

Item I Give Unto my well beloved son Richard Greene whom I hereby constitute make and ordaine my only and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testiment, all my Lands which so far Remained undisposed of freely to be possessed and Injoyed by my said Executor his heirs and assigns for Ever and I do here by Uterly disanul Revoke and Disallow all and Every other former Testiment Will and Leagacies bequests and Executors by me in any wise before this time named willed & bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testiment In Witness where of I have here unto sett my hand and Seal the day & year above written
 
Signed sealed Published pronounced and Declared by
ye sd Thomas Green as his Last Will & Testament In
ye presence of us ye Subscribers Viz:) Randall Holden Junr
Joseph Stafford John Warner
the mark of
Thomas T Green (SEAL)

At a Town Councill Meeting held In Warwick ye 27th Day of January 1717 presented to ye Councill ye Last will and Testiment of Mr. Thomas Green Late of Warwick Deceast the witnesses to said Will Randall Holden Junr Joseph Stafford & John Warner Personally appeared before ye sd Councill ye Day and year above said and said on oath that they saw Mr. Thomas Green ye testator to ye above written will Sign seal and Declare ye above written will to be his Last Will and Testiment and that he was of Perfect mind and memory at ye signing of same and that they signed as witnesses to sd will where upon theTown Councill do approve said will to be Good and Vallued in ye Law to all Intents Constructions and Purposses what so Ever according to ye true Intent and purport thereof

Signed and sealed by order of ye Councill
John Wickes Clerk of ye Councill             (SEAL)

Warwick in ye Collony of Rhoad Island

We whose names are here unto subscribed being appointed to take an Inventory of ye Estate of ye Late Deceased Mr. Thomas Green who deceased ye fifth Day of June 1717 in sd Warwick ye above mentioned Inventory is as followeth
 
  £ S D
Item to waring apparrell 09 17 00
do Plates & Bowls 47 14 08
do one bed stead bed and beding 19 01 00
do table Linens and [chests] 02 18 06
do ( ? ) and [brass] 06 03 00
do one pair of tongs & one fire ( ? ) and iorn goods & bellows 00 12 06
do [chears] and box & one ( ? ) 00 14 00
do one warming pan and looking glass two books 03 00 00
do two tables two benches & two stools 04 02 00
Sum totall 94 02 08

This Inventory is taken and apprized
according to ye best of our understand
ings as it Did appoint to us this 17th Day
of June 1717 as attest our hands
    John Waterman
    Moses Lippit

The above Subscribed Capt. John Waterman and Moses Lippit personally appeared before ye Town Councell of Warwick ye 27th Day of June 1717 & made oath that ye above written Inventory was by them taken to ye best of their understandings

Mr. Richard Green son of ye abovesd Mr Thomas Green Deceast personally appeared ye Day & year abovesd: & made oath before sd Councell that he did show to ye abovesd persons John Waterman & Moses Lippit all ye movable Estate that belonged to his father at his [oath] according to ye best of his understanding and in case anything more of sd Estate should here after appear or Cum to his notice to add it to ye abovesd Inventory

Taken In Councell as [attest]
John Wickes Clerk of sd Councell
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Warwick, RI Wills 1:132-134

Charles Holden was born March 22, 1665/66 in Warwick, Kent, RI, the son of Randall and Frances (Dungan) Holden, and died July 21, 1717 in Warwick, Kent, RI. In 1688 in Warwick, Kent, RI he married Katharine Greene, born August 15, 1665 in Warwick, Kent, RI, the daughter of John Greene, Jr. and Ann Almy.  Katharine died Abt. December 1755 in Warwick, Kent, RI.

CHARLES HOLDEN (1665/66-1717) WILL

I Charles Holden of ye Town of Warwick in ye Collony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be Given to God therefore calling to mind ye mortallity of my body and not knowing how soon it may please God to call me out of this Life and wishing to set my house in order, that is first and principally I do wholy resine my Sole to God that gave it, in whom I trust: and my body to ye Earth to be decently Buryed by my Executrix here after named: and as for what worldly outward Estate it hath pleased God to bless me with all after my Just Debts & funerall charges Duly paid I do dispose of as follows

Item I give to my well beloved wife Katharine Holden ye one half of my now dwelling housing and land meadows orchards and all other priviledges belonging the one half of this my present settelment what so ever which is bounded as followeth: from the rest of my farm, Viz. to begin at that corner between ye house and ye path that goeth over to Andrew Bartons and to extend along ye path Eastward as far as ye westernmost end of my old orchard and so to run from thence along by ye sd [meadow] end of ye said orchard across my farme so as to compryhend ninety five acres both land and meadow: all which half I do give to my said wife during her naturall Life And ye other half of this my said whomstead I do Give unto my son John Holden Equall as is set forth in ye other half, with ye one half of all my movable Estate whatsoever to be to him his heirs & assigns for Ever to be Injoyed by him when he shall attaine to ye age of twenty one years: and ye other half of my said whomestead which is before given to my said wife I do also give to my son John to be Injoyed by him Emediately after my said wives Decease to be to him his heirs and assigns for Ever: and also I give to my said son John Holden one quarter of a menage in ye Township of Warwick to him his heirs & assigns for Ever and my Will is that my son John shall pay to my son William ten pounds when he shall Injoy ye first part of his Estate: and further my will is that if my said wife should see cause to change her condition by marrying that then my aforesd son John shall Injoy that part of my whomestead which is above given to her at ye time of her mariage ye same to pass to him and his heirs for ever and further my will is that if my said wife do not marry intell my son John shall come to age that she shall have ye whole mannigement and Benefit of all that is given to him intell that time- - - - - - - -

Item I Give to my son Anthony Holden ninety five acres of land and meadows to begin at ye west part of my above sd whomstead so to Extend westward ye whole breadth of my said farme intell it make that number of acres and also one quarter of a commonage in ye Township of Warwick with all priviledges as to Either parcel in any wise belonging to be and Remaine to him his heirs for Ever: and further my Will is that my son Anthony shall pay to my son Charles Holden five pounds- - - - -

Item All ye rest of my Land & meadows that I have not otherwise disposed of be it what or where so ever I Do Give to my son Charles Holden and my son William Holden to be Equally divided between them and to remain to them their heirs & assigns for Ever - - - - - - -

Item I give to my daughter Frances Bennett five pounds to be paid by my Executrix here after Named---- - - - - - -

Item I do Give to my Daughter Ann Low five pounds to be paid by my Executrix here after Named-----

Item I Give to my Daughter Katherine Rhoades five pounds to be paid by my Executrix here after Named - - - - -- -

And further I do Constitute and appoint my Dear and well beloved wife Katherine Holden my whole and sole Executrix to Execute this my Last will and Testiment and so I take leave and Do Publish and Declare this written Instrument to be my Last Will and Testament and in Confirmation of this my Real act and Deed I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th Day of July Anno qui Domini 1717 and in ye third year of his Majesties Reign George King of Great Brittain France and Ireland &c:
 
Signed, Sealed
In ye Presence of Us
John Rice
John Rice Junr
Thomas Rice
Charles Holden (SEAL)

Mr. John Rice, & John Rice Junr. & Thomas Rice ye witnesses to ye above written will personally appeared before ye Town Councill of Warwick ye 17th Day of August 1717 & made oath they saw ye testator Mr. Charles Holden sign seal & declare ye above written Instrument to be his Last Will and Testiment & that he was of Perfect mind & memory at ye signing ye same Mrs. Katharine Holden widow of ye abovesd Charles Holden personally appeared ye day & year abovesd before ye Town Councill and Excepted of ye above written will & ye Executrixship Where Upon we ye Town Councill of Warwick Do approve ye above written will to be good and vallid In ye Law to all Constructions and Purposses what so Ever according to ye true Intent and purpose thereof

Signed and Sealed ye Day and year above said by order of ye said Town Councill
John Wickes Clerk of sd Councill

The above written will & ye Inventory on ye other side was Recorded ye 14th Day of September 1717 per John Wickes Clerk of ye Councill

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Warwick, RI Wills 1:121-124


KATHARINE (GREENE) HOLDEN - WILL

I Katharine Holden of Warwick in the County of Kent in the Colony of Rhode Island in New England Widow being in the eighty eighth year of my age and in reasonable good health and of a Sound mind and memmory thanks be given to God for the same-----

Wherefore Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed of all persons once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament that is to Say Principally and First of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executors And so Touching Such worldly Estate whose wish it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give demise & dispose of the Same in the following mannor and Form

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my Son Charles Holden my Bible and Silver Spoon marked 
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Item I give and bequeath to my son William Holden my Great Chair and one Silver Spoon marked 
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Item I give to my son John Holden one Silver Spoon marked 
and I also give to my Said Son John Holden my Case with the bottles in it
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Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Job Bennet ten pounds old tenor to be paid him by my Executor herein after named

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Frances Nichols ten pounds old tenor to be paid her by my Executor herein after named

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Anthony Holden Twenty pounds old tenor to be paid him by my Executor herein after named

Item I give the remaining Last of my Estate to my Daughter Ann Low and my two grand Daughters Wait Lippitt and Katharine Barton the one half whereof to my Daughter Ann Low and the other half to be equally divided between my said grand Daughters Wait Lippitt and Katharine Barton

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my well beloved Son John Holden to be my whole and Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby Revoke and Disanul all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies Bequests and Exec. by me any ways before named willed and bequeathed. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will & Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the 22nd day of June in the 26th Year of his Majesty’s Reign George the Second King over Great Britain
 
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced
and declared by the said Katharine Holden
as her Last Will & Testament in the
Presence of the Subscribers
Lillis Barton
John Spencer
Elizabeth Spencer
Anno Dom. 1753
her
Katharine H Holden
mark

Personally appeared Mr. John Spencer before the Town Council of Warwick the eighth day of December AD1755 and upon Oath declared that he saw the Testatrix Mrs. Katharine Holden Sign Seal Pronounce and declare the afore written to be her Last Will & Testament and that in her presence he set his hand as a Witness to the same together with Lillis Barton and Elizabeth Spencer and that she was in her perfect mind and memmory at the Same Time~~~~

Test Jer. Lippitt Town Clerk

Whereupon the Town Council of Warwick did on the ninth day of February Anno Dom. 1756 Take the premises under Consideration and did prove and approve the aforewritten Last Will and Testament to be good and valued in the Law according to the true intents and meaning thereof.

In Testimony whereof they have ordered their Seal to be hereunto affixed this 9th day Feby AD 1756

By Jer. Lippitt Town Clark

Registered Feb. 10th 1756
J. F. Lippitt Clerk

We the Subscribers being appointed by the Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Ktharine Holden, late of Warwick,
Decd. to take an Inventory of the Goods and Chattels of the said deceased have succeeded? as follows

VIZ To Wearing apparel        £56

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Warwick, RI Wills 2:328-332


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