Luke Hiscockes (HISCOCK)
|Birthplace:||Probably Melksham, Wiltshire, England, (Present UK)|
|Death:||(Date and location unknown)|
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About Luke Hiscock (b. 1593)
Will Nov 1669 New Haven
"I Matthias Hitchcock being under the afflicting hand of God, & willing to set things in order, & to put my house in order.
"I doe give the halfe of my two farms to my deare wife during her lifetime, & the other parts, yt is to say, the two halves of the two farms for John and Nathaniel to improve for their mother to ye halfe.
"I doe give to my son Eliaser two swine and a wagoon, also I doe give unto my son Eliaser one acre of ground adjoining to Goodman Pattison's lott. I also give unto Eliaser one Hoarse.
"I doe also give unto Eliaser my son my first farme after my widows decease the two lots-I-except, they are to go along with the other farme. At the entering those two farmes, & when ye sd sons do take possession the two farms are to pay twenty pounds ye year ten pounds a farme to be paid to Elizabeth.
"Nathaniel hath of his own proper estate already in possession, one mare one cow one heifer one calf.
" John hath of his own estate proper already in possession, one hoarse one hog one sow and one sheepe.
"Elizabeth hath already in posession of her proper owne, one hoarse hobby. All debts are to be payed out of ye stocke remaining & all Ye stocks remaining after ye debts are paid are to be divided between my two younger sons and daughter.
"Within house all my movable goods & household stuff I give to my deare wife & daughter Elizabeth. All cartes and ploughs & tackling are for ye improvement of ye farm.
Witnessed, The markes of JAMES DENISON. JAMES WRIGHT.
" Memoranda "That ye two witnesses did express before they took oath yt the testators mind in these expressions about ye improvement Of the two farms during his wifes lifetime were that his two sons John and Nathaniel should improve the whole two farms for their mother to ye halfe."
We consider Eliaser of the will to be the same as Eliakim of later records, for Dodd in his history of East Haven so states and Eliakim occupied the identical land.