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Esther Hester Martin (Roberts)

Also Known As: "Hester", "Esther Martin"
Birthplace: Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire
Death: Died in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey
Place of Burial: Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Roberts, Gov. of Dover, NH and Rebecca Roberts (Hilton)
Wife of John Martin, II and John Martin, of Piscataway
Mother of William Martin; John Martin, Jr.; Martha Langstaff; Mary Hall; Lydia Smalley and 8 others
Sister of Lt. John Roberts; William Roberts; Thomas Roberts, Jr.; Anne Philbrick / Marston; Sarah Rich and 6 others
Half sister of Sarah Rich

Managed by: Shannon Quinn Purvis
Last Updated:

About Esther Hester Martin

The will of Easter (Esther) Martin of Piscataway, dated 9 November 1687 and proved 20 December 1687 names children John, Joseph, Thomas Martin, Mary Hull, Martha Langstaff, Lidia Smalley. and Benjamin Martin; and grandchildren Mary and Hope Hull (children of Hopewell Hull) as heirs to land in Piscataway Township and personal property. Son Benjamin Martin is named executor

Will of Esther Martin

In the name of God Amen, the nynth day of November in the year one Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Seven, I, Esther Martin , of the towne of Piscataway, being sick in boddy but of good and perfect memory, thanks be to the Almighty God, and calling to remembrance the uncertaine estate of this transitory life & that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call, doe make, constitute, ordaine & declare this my last will & testament and non other.

And first being Penitent & Sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sines past, most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same, I gave and commit my Soull unto Almighty God my Saviour and Redeemer, in whom by the merits of Jesus Christ I trust & believe assuredly to be saved & to have full remission & forgiveness of all my sines, and that my soule with my boddy at the general day of resurrection shall rise agine with Joy and throught the merits of Christs death and passione, possess & enherite the kingdom of heaven prepared for his elect and chose, and my boddy to be buried where my executor hereafter named shall appoint.

And now for the setling of my temporall estate & such good, chattels & debts ( as it hath pleased God far above my desires to bestow upon me ) I doe order, give & dispose of the same in maner & forme following that is

to say first I will that those debts & duties as I owe in right or conscience to any maner of person or persones whatsoever, shall be well & truly contented & payed, or ordained to be payed within convenient tyme after my decease by my executor hereafter named.

Item I give & bequeath unto my sone, John Martin, five shillings.

Item I give & bequeath unto my sone Joseph Martin, three shillings.

Item I give & bequeath unto my sone, Thomas Martin, three shillings.

Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Hull the feather bed whereon I lye, also the great chist & warming pan.

Item I give & bequeath to my daughter, Martha Langstaff, one shilling.

Item I give & bequeath to my daughter, Lidea Smalley, one shilling.

Item I give & bequeath unto my grandchyld, Hopewell Hull, son of Hopewell & Mary Hull, my land & meadow within the township of Piscataway To have and to hold the sd land & meadow with the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him , his heirs, executors, administrators & assigns forever.

Item I give to my Sone Benjamin Martin, all my household goods & cattell.

Item I give to my two grandchildren Mary Hull & Hopewell Hull, my weareing appareal as well woollen as linen.

Item I constitute & appoint my sone, Benjamin Martin my sole executor to administer & dispose of my estate according to this my last will & testament.

In Witness hereof I have sett my hand & seale the day and year above written.

Esther Martin (her mark)

Sealed & Signed in the

presence of

Edward Slatter

Samuell Hull

The twentieth day of December, 1687. This day Mr. Edward Slatter & Samuell Hull, the two witnesse to the above mentioned will came before me and did solemnly declare as in the presence of the Almighty God, That they saw the above named Esther Martin Signe, Seale & Publish the above mentiond to be her last will and that at the same tyme she was of sound mynd and memory.

Coram Me

Samll Hull

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Esther Hester Martin's Timeline

Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire
Age 20
Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire
Age 21
Dover, Strafford, NH, USA
Age 23
Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 27
Dover, Strafford Co, NH
Age 29
Dover (Oyster River), Bristol Co, NH
Age 31
Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire, USA
January 12, 1659
Age 33
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
Age 34
Pembroke, England
Age 36
Piscataway, New Jersey