364 Extracts from Wills


    a. extract from the will of mary saltonstall


    Item, I Give to the Colledge called Harvard in Cambridge one Thousand pounds the Income whereof to be improved for the assistance of two Persons who shall by the Overseers be esteemed of Bright parts, and good Diligence (always a Dissenter) to fit them for the service of the Church of Christ, and who has not means of his own, always Provided that if any one Related to me by Consanguinity be such a one as is above Described he be preferred.

    A true Copy of a Paragraph in Mrs. Mary Saltonstals244 Will

    Examined per John Boydell Register.

    b. extract from the will of samuel browne

    [ca. I 731]

    An Extract taken from the Last Will and Testament of the Honorable Samuel Browne Esq.245 late of Salem in the County of Essex Deceased vizt:


    I Give to Harvard College in Cambridge Sixty pounds to be improved for Purchasing an handsome piece of Plate for the College with my coat of Arms on itt. I also give and bequeath to the said College, what Lands, Houses Buildings and fences, I have in the Town of Hopkinton which I purchased of Eleazer Giles, alias Leased of the College Trustees and Contains about two hundred Acres of Land together with any stock, belonging to said Farms the income and Rents thereof always to be improved for bringing up some poor Schollar or Schollars, more especially such as my Sons and their Posterity may Recommend.

    A True Copy of the Originall


    Daniel Appleton Register

    c. extract from will of dorothy saltonstall


    Paragraph taken out of Mrs. Dorothy Saltonstall’s246 Will

    —Item I give unto the College at Cambridge the sum of three hundred pounds, the interest thereof to be imployed yearly forever for the benefit of two poor Scholars according to the discretion of the President and Fellows of the Said College for the time being.

    Wills, Gifts and Grants, p. 15. Dates appear in pencil at the top of the documents. An extract from the Will of John Frizell is on the same sheet with that of Dorothy Saltonstall, but since a more complete version appears later, it is here omitted.