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The Will of John HOPKINS of Cambridge, 1634
Source:  Timothy Hopkins.  1932.  John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants.  Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA.
On p. 6, citing Hartford Probate Records (2: 54-57) and Manwaring's Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records (1: 130).
1 January 1648-49.

I, John Hopkins of Hartford, do make this my last will and Testament: I make my wife Jane Hopkins my sole Executrix of my whole estate, out of it she to pay my daughter Bethiah Hopkins £30. And my will alsoe is that the one-half of all my Lands and howsing should be my son Stephen Hopkins to be enjoyed by him and his heyers fforever, when he shall have attayned the adg off twenty-two yeares.

And my will further is That iff my said wiff should marry again, then the one-half off the Estate that she shall then possess, the former portions being paid, shall be paid in Equall proportions to my said Son and daughter or their heyers after the decease of my wiff, these children to be under the control of their Mother.

Bethiah until 18 years of age and Stephen untill 22 years of age Shall remain with and under the Government of my Said wife until they have attayned their several years aforesaid. As also they shall noe way Contract or Engadg themselves in way of marriage without the knowledge and Consent of my wife aforesaid. I desire Mr. John Cullick & James Ensign to be Overseers.

John Hopkins

Witness:
John Cullick
William Andrews
James Ensign

Family Group Sheet of John HOPKINS of Cambridge 

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