In the name of GOD amen. I Joshua Follansbe, of Salisbury in the county of Essex and commonwealth of Massachusetts, merchant, being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be almighty God for the same, and knowing that it is appointed for all once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. Principally, and first of all, I humbly commit my soul to the hands of GOD, who gave it; my body to the earth to a decent burial, at the discretion of my executrix and executors hereafter named. And, as to such goods and worldly estate, as it has pleased GOD to bless me with in this life, I give and devise and dispose of in the following manner, viz. - I will, that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid by my executrix and executors.
    I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Follansbe the use and improvement during her natural life, of my dwelling house, with the land under and adjoining the same, excepting a part of the cellar and back land; also my chaise house, together with one half of the outhouses; also one half of my barn, with the land adjoining; also one half of my garden by Back river bridge; also my horse and chaise, if any on hand at my decease; together with all my household furniture; which last bequest I give at her disposal. I also give to my wife the use and improvement of one third part of all the residue of my real estate, except what I shall hereafter dispose of. I also give to my wife one half of the provision and liquors, that shall be in the house at my decease.
    I give to my son David Follansbe, his heirs and assigns, the house he now lives in, also one half of the back land and out houses, except the chaise house, with the use of the cellar, as of late improved by him; also one half of my barn and land adjoining the same, together with one half of my garden by Back river bridge; also one third part of all the residue of my real estate, excepting what I shall hereafter dispose of.
    I give to my grandson David Follansbe jun two hundred dollars, in my claims against Fulwar Shipwith, whenever they may be recovered.
    I give to my grandson Joseph Follensbe, son of my daughter Dolly Follensbe deceased, one third part of my real estate, excepting what I shall hereafter dispose of; and also, at the decease of my wife, the third part of my said real estate, that by this my will had been devised to her for her use and improvement during her life, subject to such conditions as may hereafter follow.
    I give to my granddaughter Mary, the wife of Jonathan Morrill, Abigail, the wife of Enoch Huntress, Sally Follensbe, Eliza Follensbe and Dolly Follansbe, all daughters of my daughter Dolly Follensbe deceased, two hundred dollars, to be equally divided between them, and, if either of them should die without heirs, then the share or shares shall accrue to the surviving daughters. This legacy I order my grandson Joseph Follensbe to pay them at the decease of my wife. Also, two hundred dollars of my claim against Fulwar Shipwith, to be equally divided between them, as soon as it may be recovered.
    I give to my son David Follensbe and to my grandson Joseph Follensbe all my wearing apparel, to be equally divided between them.
    I give to Joseph F. Sawyer my India joint for his name.
    I give to my wife Mary Follensbe, to my son David Follensbe, and to my grandson Joseph Follensbe, for the payment of my just debts and funeral charges, my store in Newburyport; also my woodland in Kingston; also all the rest and residue of my personal estate, for the purpose above said, and, whatever may be left, after my debts are paid, to be equally divided between them.
    And it is further my will, that my great grandson Francis Huntress, the son of Enoch and Abigail Huntress, shall have paid to him, after the decease of my wife, the sun of one thousand dollars, upon the condition only, that he assumes and shall become known by the name of Joshua Follensbe; and my grandson Joseph Follensbe is ordered to pay, or cause to be paid to the said Francis Huntress, upon his complying with the condition aforesaid, said sum of one thousand dollars, out of the estate coming into his hands after the decease of my wife as aforesaid.
    Lastly, I do hereby appoint my wife Mary Follensbe, my son David Follensbe and my grandson Joseph Follensbe, sole executrix and executors of this my last will and testament.
    In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one.
Joshua Follensbe
Signed, sealed and declared by the above named Joshua Follensbe to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the same.
Ephm Morrill
J.H.B. Ayer
Jno Russell