Sarah Smith

Female 1629 - 1713


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  • Name  Sarah Smith  [1
    Born  15 Nov 1629  probably, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Will  26 Apr 1708  Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Will of Sarah Arnold, Widow of Stephen Arnold Sen. 26th April 1708 (Page 89 Record of Wills No. 1 Warwick)
      In the Name of God Amen -I Sarah Arnold of Pawtuxet in the Township of Providence in the Colony of Rhoad Island and Providence Plantations Widow being aged and striken in years but of perfect sense & memmorey thenkes be given to God therefore Calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appoynted for all men once to dy, Do therefore make this my last will & testament in'manner & form following that is to say I bequeath my soul to God that made it hoping by the merit of our saviour.Jesus Christ to be raised up to everlasting salvation. And as for m@, body I bequeath it to the earth to be buried in deceant,ancl ;hristanlike manner at the discression of my executor here after named And as for what wordly welth it hath pleased the Lord to bestow upon me, I give bequeath and devise as followeth:

      Imp- I give and bequeath of that twenty pounds that my Grandson James Dexter owes me, three pounds to my 2d Grandson James Dexter and fifty shillings to Isable Dexter and fifty shillings to Grand Daughter Esther Hawkins and as for the other twelve pounds I give to my eldest son Israel Arnold and my youngest son Elisha Arnold to be equally divided betwixt them that is to say six pounds to each of ihem.
      Item: I give to my daughter Elizabeth Green ye sum of ten pounds in money & a new coverlid the money to be at seventeen penyweight six shillings.
      Item - I give to my daughter Sarah Carpenter the sum of ten pounds in money at seventeen peny weight for six shillings.
      Item: I give to my grand Daughter Mary Smith fifty shillings seventeen peny weight.
      Item: I give to my four grand Daughters Elizabeth Smith, Hannah Smith Sarah Smith and Phcebe Smith five pounds apiece in money at the same lay above sd.
      Item: Whereas I borrowed eight pounds of my son Stephen Arnold and lent it to Peter Green of Coweaset and the sd Peter Green gave bond for the money to my son Stephen, how be it I paid my son Stephen for the Sd eight pounds and now the bond from said Peter Green is to my son Stephen although it be my proper estate Therefore I give and bequeath the sd eioht pounds to my sd son Stephens four daughters viz Phebe Arnold Mary Arnold Sarah Arnold and Penelope Arnold to be equally divided amongst them that is forty shillings apeice to each of them.
      Item: I give to my son Stephen Arnold imy Great Case of Bottles.
      Item: I give to my three Grand Daughters Elizabeth Smith Hannah Smith and Pfiebe Smith each of them a great Pewter Platter.
      Item: I give to my grand Daughter Sarah Smith the rest of my Pewter all excepting my bed pan and that is to be for ye use of any or all my children, also I give to her my silver drain cup. Item: I give to my daughter Sarah Carpenters Daughter Sarah a silver spoon and one of my great chests.
      Item: I give to my daughter Sarah Carpenter one Gown and one Petty Coat.
      Item: I give my bed and three blankets to my Grand Daughter Sarah Arnold my son Stephens daughter.
      Item: for all the rest of my estate that is left at my decease after all these legacyes are paid out
      I give and bequeath to my Daughter Phebe Smith wife of Benjamin Smith.
      Item: I do by these presents constitute and appoint my loving Son in Law Benjamin Smith of Patuxit in the Township of 'Warwick in the Colony Of Rhoad Island and Providence plantations To be the whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament to execute all and ever particular according to the true purport and meaning thereof to receive in all Depts due me and to pay all legacys herein before mentioned and herewith I renounce all former wills testaments or bequeaths by me heretofore made Ratyfying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and scale this twenty sixth day of Aprill in the year of Our Lord 1708.

      THE MARK OF SARAH ARNOLD
      Signed Sealed Produced and Declared by the said Sarah Arnold to be her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us
      Elisha Arnold
      James Arnold

      Mist Sarah Arnold personally apeared before me the 28th of April 1708 and acknowledged the above ritten will to be her act and Deed she being in perfect memory
      RICHARD GREEN Assist.
      May ye 2nd 1713.

      Mr James Arnold one of the witnesses to the above sd will apeared before the Town Council of Warwick and gave Ingagement that he saw Mrs. Sarah Arnold the testator to this will signe and seal the above written as her Last Will and Testament and that she was of perfect sense and memory and that he saw Elisha Arnold signe as a witness to the same taken before ye Councill ye day & year above said as atest JohnWickes Clerk of ye Councill and for as much as the Law provides there shall' be three witnesses to every will and this will i having but two witnesses but being acknowledged before a magistrait we the town Councill do aprove sd will to be good and vallied in law According to the true intent and meaning there of.
      RANDALL HOLDEN Assistant
      Job GREEN
      BENJAMIN GREEN JUStig
      MALACHY ROADES
      SAMUEL STAFFORD
      BENJAMIN BARTON
      JOHN WICKES

      The Inventory amounting to 145 pounds 05 00 Included Silver Plate 15 pounds Silver money 60 pounds
    Died  15 Apr 1713  Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Sarah Arnold, wife of Stephen the Elder, died Apr. 15, 1713.
    Buried  Aft 15 Apr 1713  Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • "Here lies the body of Sarah Arnold aged 84; deceased April 15th 1713."
    Person ID  I27149  Bryant
    Last Modified  5 Jan 2002 

    Father  Edward Smith,   b. Abt 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1675, Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2347  Group Sheet

    Family  Stephen Arnold,   b. 22 Dec 1622, Bighere, Ilchester, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1699, Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Nov 1646  Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Esther Arnold,   b. 22 Sep 1647, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Israel Arnold,   b. 13 Oct 1649, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1716, Warwick, Kent Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Stephen Arnold,   b. 27 Nov 1654, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1720
     4. Elizabeth Arnold,   b. 02 Nov 1659, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1728
     5. Elisha Arnold,   b. 18 Feb 1661/62, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1711, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Arnold,   b. 26 Jun 1665, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1727
     7. Phebe Arnold,   b. 09 Nov 1670, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1040  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Nov 1629 - probably, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Nov 1646 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 26 Apr 1708 - Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1713 - Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 15 Apr 1713 - Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S274] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    2. [S234] Arnold Memorial, Arnold, Elisha Stephen, (The Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc., Rutland, VT, 1935), p.68.

    3. [S234] Arnold Memorial, Arnold, Elisha Stephen, (The Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc., Rutland, VT, 1935), p.57.

    4. [S151] Arnold, RI Vital records, Arnold, James N., (Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1891-1912), Vol. 1; Warwick:138.

    5. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 33:437.

    6. [S151] Arnold, RI Vital records, Arnold, James N., (Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1891-1912), Vol. 2; Providence:7.

    7. [S214] Cutter, No. NY Families, Cutter, William Richard, (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1910), p.107.

    8. [S295] Search for Passengers M & J:18, Spear, Burton W., (The Mary & John Clearinghouse, 5602-305th St., Toledo, OH 43611, 1992), p. 10.


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