John Robinson

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
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John Robinson, son of Jonathan Robinson and Sarah (---), was born at Exeter, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, 7 September 1671.1,2 He died at Exeter, about August 1755.1,3

John married Mehitable Stanyan, daughter of John Stanyan and Mary Bradbury, at Exeter 1696.4,5

John Robinson left a will dated at Exeter, 7 July 1749, In the Name of God Amen I John Robinson of Exeter in the Province of Newhampshire in New England Gentlemen being in health of body and of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given to God: But knowing it is appointed unto all men to doe, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, That is to say, Principaly and First of all, I Give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it; and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named: And as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me for this life. I Give Devise and dispose of the Same in the following manner and form. Imprs My Will is that my Just Debts and Funeral Charges shall be paid and Discharged by by Executor hereafter named.

Item. I give to my Dearly beloved Wife Mehetable Robinson the Improvement of one halfe of My Dwelling House Barn and Orchard, and all my land lying in Exeter upon the Northerly Side of the way going to Hampton Town, Known by the Name of my home place by estimation Fifty acres, be it more or less as long as she Remains my Widow: I Likewise give her the Improvement of all my Household Goods During her Natural life, and what Remains of them at her Decease I Give to my two Daughters Lidia Morison and Sarah Palmer. I Likewise Give all my Stock of Cattle horses sheep and swine to be at her own Dispose--and the silver Tankard--

Item. I Give to my son John Robinson besides what I have already given him Five shillings New Tenor--

Item. I Give to my son Jonathan Robinson besides what I have already Given him Five shillings New Tenor--

Item. I Give to my son Jeremiah Robinson besides what I have already given him Five shillings New Tenor--

Item. I Give and Devise to my son Daniel Robinson his Heirs and assigns forever the one halfe of my Dwelling house Barn and orchard and of all my land lying in Exeter upon the Northerly side of the way going to Hampton Town Known by the Name of my home place by estimation Fifty acres be it more or less immediately after my Decease And the other halfe of my Dwelling house Barn and orchard and the other halfe ofmy Fifty acres of land before mentioned after his mother's Decease or upon her marriage. n. b.--I likewise give him all my Unensils for Husbandry and all my money, Bills Bonds and Book Debts so far as shall be necessary to Defray my Just Debts Funeral Charges and Legacies and what Remains after they are Discharged, he Shall Return to his mother. I Likewise Give him my great Coat and my Tools.

Item. I Give to my Daughter Lidia Morison Fifty pounds in Bills of the old Tenor.

Item. I Give to my Daughter Sarah Palmer Fifty pounds in Bills of the old Tenor.

Item. I Give to my Daughter Mary Follensbeys Children Fifty pounds in Bills of the old Tenor ------ ------ to be equally divided between them--

Item. I Give to my Grandson Jonathan Cauley one hundred pounds in Bills of Credit of the old Tenor: And my Will is that all my Legacies shall be paid within Twelve Months after my Decease.

Item. I give to my Wife Mehetable Robinson all my estate not mentioned and disposed of in my Will.

Finally. My Will is and I do hereby appoint my son Daniel Robinson sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament. Hereby Revoking, Disanulling, and making void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventh Day of July Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Nine

Signed, Sealed & Declared by the said John Robinson to be his Last Will and Testament in Presence of us Woodbridge Odlin, John Dean, Richard Smith Jur

JOHN ROBINSON [Seal]

Province of Newhamp, August ye 22d 1755. The Will Proved by John Dean and Richard Smith Jur according to Common form before the Judge.

Copied from original will, No. 2145. Recorded, Probate Records, Vol. 19, page 353.6

Family

Mehitable Stanyan b. 1 Jan 1676, d. aft. 1749
Children
  • Dr. Jeremiah Robinson+2 b. aft. 1697, d. 19 Oct 1771
  • Sarah Robinson2 b. aft. 1697
  • Lydia Robinson2 b. aft. 1697
  • John Robinson2 b. aft. 1697
  • Jonathan Robinson2 b. aft. 1697
  • Daniel Robinson2 b. aft. 1697, d. abt. 1783
  • Mary Robinson2 b. aft. 1697

Citations

  1. [S922] Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby and Walter G. Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Portland, Maine: The Southworth Press, 1928-1939, 592. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Gen. Dict. of Maine & N. H.
  2. [S76] Harriet H. Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter, and Some of His Descendants," The Robinsons and Their Kin Folk Third Series (July 1906): 99-123, at 108-116, further cited as Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter."
  3. [S76] Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter," 113-114.
  4. [S922] Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Gen. Dict. of Maine & N. H., 592,655.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1286, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S76] Robinson, "John Robinson of Exeter," 111-112.