Will of Thomas Knight of Kittery: In the Name of God Amen, I Thomas Knight of Kittery in the County of York in the Province of the Massa; Bay in New England Cordwainer, being aged & inform of Body but sound Mind & Memory, and considering the Uncertainty of Life, Do make & ordain this to be my last will & Testament And after humbly commiting my Soul into the Hands of God the Father of Spirits hoping for his pardoning Mercy thro the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord, and my Body to the Dust to be decently buried according to the Discretion of my Executors herein after named, believing in ye Resurrection of the Body, and hoping for eternal Life. That worldly Estate which in his good Providence has given me I give devise and bequeath the Same in the following manner & Form.

Imp1. My Will is that all my just Debts & funeral Charges be paid out of my Estate by my Execrs within convent time after my Decease.

Item. I give bequeath & devise to Susannah my well beloved wife all my personal estate, excepting one Feather Bed, one Coverlet & Blanket, one pair of Handirons one iron pot and Tramell, fire shovel & tongs and Six chair, to be at her own Disposal, an all my real Estate excepting one Acre & half of Land with the Buildings thereon, to hold to her so long as She continures a Widow.

Item. I give & devise to my Son Daniel Knight a piece of Land containing one Acre & half bounded with Stephen Paul's Land on the Westerly Side, and with the High Way on the Easterly, and with Lydson's Land on the Northerly, being that piece of Land where my Said Son's dwelling House Stands to him his Heirs & Assigns. I also give my Said Son Daniel after the Decease of my Wife a piece of Land bounded on the Westerly by the aforesd bequeathed Land to my Said Son Daniel and one Northerly with Lydson's Land, and on ye Easterly with Field's Land on the Southerly with aforesd Way, and his his Heirs & Assigns.

I give & devise to my Son Gideon Knight after ye Decease of my Said Wife a piece of Land bounded as follos Vist beginning at the High Way about two poles Westerly from my Barn, and to run on a Square from Said Way which is Southeasterly three poles then to run near Northeast or parallel to Said High Way to Amos Paul's land, and then three poles by Paul's land to the aforesd High Way, and by Said Highway to the beginning, together with my House & Barn and all the Buildings thereon to him his Heirs & Assigns.

Item. I give to Grandson Samuel Knight one Bed one Coverlet one Blanket one pair of handirons one iron pot one Tramell one fire Shovel & Tongs and Six Chairs.

Item. I give to my Grand Children Susannah Knight, Mary Knight & Elizabeth Knight they being the Children of my Son George Knight to each of them five shillings lawful Money.

Item. I give to my Grand Children Joseph Berry, John, Thomas, Sarah, and Mary Barns to each of them five shillings lawful Money.

I give & devise unto my two Sons Daniel & Gideon Knight after the Decease of my wife all the residue of my Estate with the Reversion and remainder, thereof or any part thereof or depending thereon to be equally divided to them their heirs & assigns. All these Legacies before mentioned I do order my Executors to pay out of my Estate within five Years after the Decease of my Said Wife. Be it understood that if my Wife should Marry, my Will is that my Sons Daniel & Gideon Shall have full Power to enter on and become seized of the Real Estate given to my sd Wife, and also my meaning is that my wife have full Power to dispose of all my personal Estate excepting what I have given to my Grandson Samuel Knight.

Lastly, I do hereby constitute & appoint my Sons Daniel & Gideon Knight to be my joint Executors of this my last will & Testament, and revoke all other will by me in any manner heretofore made.

In Witness whereof I hereunto set my Hand & Seal the Second Day of May Anno Domini 1735. And in the 26th year of Majesty's Reign, THOMAS KNIGHT (Seal)

Signed Sealed & declared by the Said Thomas Knight to be his last will & Testamt in ye presence of us ye
Subscribers
Nathan Bartlet, Edmd Coffin, Joseph Hill, Nathal Remick, George Fernald.
Probated Oct. 16, 1753.