ID: Stephen Fairfield 1785 will (Gen. 6: John-Walter-William-Skipper-Abraham-Stephen)

Source: original image, Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island (GLO-2-55)

Transcription: (partial and excerpts due to length of will)

Received the 30th of May, 1785, and recorded by R. ___. In the name of God, amen, I, Stephen Fairfield, of Glocester in the County of Providence and state of Rhode Island, husbandman, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory (thanks be given to God), to this twenty-fifth day of March in the ninth year of American Independence A.D. 1785 make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner following (that is to say) Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my beloved and honourable father, Abraham Fairfield, all my waering apparel, and one not of ___ dated Glocester January the first A.D. 1784 for the sum of thirty-two pounds five shillings and ten pence ___ and signed by my said father. Item I give unto my beloved sister Mary (the wife of Daniel Aldrich) just two certain notes of hand ... Item I give my beloved sister Sarah Fairfield one note ... Item I give to my beloved sisters Prudence Fairfield and Hannah Fairfield one certain certificate ... Item I give unto my two beloved brothers Solomon Fairfield and Abraham Fairfield [Jr.] five shillings ... and I make constitute and order my said honoured father to be my sole executor ... In witness whereof I the said Stephen Fairfield have hereunto set my hand and seal ...

Notes: Stephen was the firstborn son of Abraham and Sarah (Cook) Fairfield. He died May 13, 1785 (at the young age of about 25), according to family historian Wynn Cowan Fairfield.

photocopy of Stephen Fairfield will of May 30, 1785, in Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island