Last Will and Testament, July 22, 1755[page 2]
Williams annually until my hon.d mothers decease, after which to pay to my Sisters and the heirs of my Sister Abigail Dwight as above Directed, and that within one twelve month after my hond. mothers decease, also to pay to my Brother Josiah Williams or the heirs of his body the Sum of four hundred pounds and in Case my Said brother Josiah Should die without Issue, then it is my will that my brother Elijah Shall pay the Said Sum of four hundred pounds to my Executors to be Appropriated by them to Some or all of the publick uses above mentioned.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved brother Thomas Williams, one hundred pounds to be paid him out of my bonds, but in Case of his Decease in the present Expedition, to be equally Divided amongst his five Daughters Viz. Elisabeth, Ann, Cynthia, Mary & Martha.
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Cousen Thomas Williams Son to my brother Thomas Williams, nine hundred Acres of Land known by the name of the equivalent, and joining upon the township of Stockbridge, and in Case he dies without Issue, I give it to my beloved Cousens, Erastus Sergeant, and John Sergeant, to be equally divided between them, but in Case one die without Issue the whole to go to the Survivor, if they both Die without Issue the whole to be Appropriated to publick uses as before mentioned.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my loving Cousens Elijah Graves, Moses Graves, John Graves, and Martha Graves, Children of Moses and Martha Graves, the Sum of one hundred pounds, to be Equally Divided between them. In Case any dies without Issue, then the whole to go to the Survivor or Survivors; and in Case they all should die without Issue, then the said hundred pounds to be Appropriated to the Publick uses as above Directed; the Said money to be taken out of Moses Graves and Elisha Chapins joint bond, and to be put on Interest until the Children come of Age.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Cousens James, and John Gray, sons of James & Sarah Gray fifty Acres of Land, lying north of the great pond in Stockbridge, (so called) bounded upon land of their father James Gray on the East, by Josiah Jones land on the west, by the Great pond on the South, and the town line on the north, to be equally divided between them, but in Case they die without Issue, then the said land to be Disposed of for Publick use as aforsaid.
Item. I give and bequeath unto loving Cousens William Williams, and Israel Williams, sons of Israel Williams Esqr. & Sarah his wife, two lotts of Meadow land, in Hatfield great meadow the Contents of which & the bounds may be Seen in a deed given to me of the Same, by Moses Graves of Hatfield. The lott lying nearest to pine bridge I give to William, and the other to Israel, and in Case one of them dies without Issue, then both lotts to go to the Survivor, if they both die without Issue then the Lotts to be Disposed of for the Publick uses as above Directed.
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Cousens Eunice Williams, jerusha, Elisabeth, and Lucretie Williams, Daughters of Israel Williams Esqr. & Sarah his wife, the sum of twenty Pounds Each. In Case any of them die without Issue their part to be equally divided among the Survivors, and in Case they all should die without Issue, then the money to be Disposed of for publick uses as aforesd.