General Notes: East Greenwich Will
Cory, William. Will dated 23 July 1719, proved 31 Aug 1719, page 15A. Mentions: wife Elizabeth Cory. sons William, and Anthony. 4 daughters unnamed.
William married Elizabeth Drake, daughter of John Drake and Unknown, on 20 Jan 1704 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island 16.,45 Elizabeth was born about 168516 and died after 8 Sep 1719 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.16
John married Elizabeth Evans about 1707 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island. Elizabeth was born about 1692 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island and died in Oct 1766 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island about age 74.
+ 84 M vii. Thomas Cory was born about 1723 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island and died in Feb 1778 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island about age 55.
+ 85 M viii. Daniel Cory was born in Sep 1725 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island and died about 1788 about age 63.
+ 86 F ix. Mary Cory was born about 1728 in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island and died about 1776 about age 48.
+ 87 M x. Oliver Cory was born in 1734 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.
Elisha married Ellen in 1705. Ellen was born about 1690 and died before 1742.
Dinah married Edward Card, son of Joseph Card and Jane, on 24 Jul 1709 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.19 Edward was born about 168519 and died before 19 Jun 1717 in Prob Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.19
+ 89 M i. Edward Card was born about 1711.
Dinah next married Richard Card, son of Joseph Card and Hopestill Cory, on 21 Apr 1752 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Richard was born on 11 Jan 1718 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island22 and died on 18 Sep 1775 in Burlington, Nova Scotia22 at age 57.
General Notes: East Greenwich Wills
Cory, Joseph. Will dated 29 Jan 1767, proved 26 March 1768, pages 112-114. Mentions wife Mary Cory, sons Jonathan, Thomas, Benjamin deceased, Nathan under 21, and Silas under 21. Daughters Elizabeth Gardner, Mary Jenkins, Rebecca Briggs, and Ruth Cory. Granddaughters, daughters of son Benjamin Cory deceased, Rebecca Cory and Alice Cory.
Joseph next married Mary Baker on 22 Nov 1742 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island 52.,53 Mary was born in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island and died after 1767 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.
Marriage Notes: Cory, Joseph of East Greenwich, and Mary Baker, of Kingstown
Married by Elder David Sprague Nov 22, 1742
Thomas married Elizabeth. Elizabeth was born in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island.
Anne married Moses Barber in Mar 1719 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island. Moses was born on 6 Nov 1695 and died in 1766 in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island at age 71.
General Notes: Anthony, b. 16- -, probably at Portsmouth; d. at Newport between 8 April 1714, when his will was written, and 1 Aug. 1715 when it was proved (Newport TC 3:34). He was a ship carpenter. Apparently he was unmarried, and in his will he gave all of his money and estate to his brothers and sisters:
In the name of God amen. I Anthony Corry of Newport ship carpenter. Being sick & weak of body but of perfect mind & memory, praise be therefore given to Almighty God. Doe make ordained this my last will & testament in manner & forme following.
That is to say first & principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through the merits, death & ressurection of my Savior Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon & forgiveness of _____________ decently buried at ye descreation of my executor hereafter named & as touching ye disposition of all such temporal estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bequeath upon me. I give & dipose therefor followeth. First I will that all my just depts & funeral charges shall be paid & discharged.
Item: I give unto my brother Wm Corry, five pounds.
Item: I give unto my brother John Corry [that?] work I have done for him & [ye] [ ] [of] [ ].
Item: I give unto brother Joseph Corry all my wareing apparel.
Item: I give unto my brother Thomas Corry my house lot that was given to me by my father unto his heirs and assigns forever.
Item: I give unto my brother Wm Corry son, Anthony Corry, twenty shillings.
Item: I give all ye rest of my estate that was given to me by my father unto my four sisters to be equally devided between them viz. Dina Card, Hopstil Card, Ann Allen & Elizabeth Cory.
I appoint my loving brother Wm Corry full & sole executor of this my last will * testament and I do hereby revoake, disallow & make void all former wills & testaments [ ] In witness whereof I ye said Anthony Corry to this my last will & testament have set my hand & seal this eighth day of April 1714. [signed] Anthony Corry.
Witnesses were Joseph Weeden, Hanah Packhim, and Wm Weeden.
Michael married Martha Moon, daughter of John Moon and Sarah Sheriff, on 15 May 1711 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.55 Martha was born about 1692.
William married Isabel Lawton, daughter of Isaac Lawton and Elizabeth Tallman, on 11 Sep 1718 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.58 Isabel was born on 12 Mar 1685 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island59 and died on 24 Jan 1723 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts at age 37.
+ 110 F i. Elizabeth Cory was born in Feb 1719 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island and died about 1805 about age 86.
William next married Deliverance Durfee, daughter of Thomas Durfee and Deliverance Hall, on 23 Apr 1724 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.55 Deliverance was born about 1688 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.
Patience married Benjamin Hall, son of Benjamin Hall and Frances Parker, on 18 Apr 1706 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.62 Benjamin was born on 17 Jun 1682 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.62
General Notes: 14 Oct 1751 Exeter Land Evidence Pages 103-104. Mary Lawton of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, widow for love to my four sons: Isaac Lawton of Warwick, cordwainer, Christopher Lawton of Portsmouth, mariner, Caleb Lawton of Warwick, cordwainer, and Elisha Lawton of Newport, an infant 120 acre farm bounded highway, Samuel Weight, Benjamin Congdon, Robert Gardner, Joshua Gardner, Thomas Beardmare, George Reynolds, Simon Smith. dated 14 Oct 1751, acknowledged 15 Oct 1751, received 26 Nov 1751. Signed: Mary Lawton. Witnesses; Christopher Bennitt, Joseph Tripp.
Mary married George Hall, son of Benjamin Hall and Frances Parker, on 19 Jun 1712 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.62 George was born on 29 Jun 1685 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island67 and died on 1 Oct 1723 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island63 at age 38.
General Notes: Portsmouth Wills
Hall, George, of Portsmouth, cordwainer. Will dated 21 Sep 1723, proved 14 8th month 1723, pgs. 107-108. Mentions: wife Mary Hall. Daughters Mary, Meribah, Frances, Elizabeth, and Martha who are to be brought up & presumably are under age. Child my wife is pregnant with.
Mary next married Job Lawton, son of Isaac Lawton and Elizabeth Tallman, on 16 Mar 1726 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.68 Job was born on 28 Apr 1691 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island69 and died before 14 Aug 1744 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island.
General Notes: Exeter Will:
Lawton, Job of Exeter, yeoman. Will dated 14 Mar 1743/4, proved 14 Aug 1744, pages 15-16. Mentions: wife Mary Lawton. 4 Sons Isaac Lawton, Christopher Lawton, Caleb Lawton, and Elisha Lawton. Daughters Abigail Lawton and Almy Lawton. Witnesses John Earl, Gabriel Hix of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Rescome Sanford of Tiverton.
+ 134 M v. Elisha Lawton was born on 22 Jul 1734 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island,70 died on 2 Jul 1811 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island at age 76, and was buried in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.
General Notes: A note on Benjamin, I could not find him in the vital records, he is not mentioned in his fathers will or grandparent wills. However recent DNA testing show that his descendants are descended from William of Portsmouth. The following text is circumstantial but gives clues of the line of descent from William (1).
Text from New England Historical Genealogical Register Volume 19 Page 174
Corey, Capt. Solomon, South Malden, Mass., died 27 Jan 1865, age 73. He was the descendant in the sixth generation of William Corey, who, already a freeman of Portsmouth, was admitted a freeman of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation, 18 May 1658, and who was Deputy from Portsmouth to the General Assembly for the three years, 1678-80. His will, dated 4 Jan 1681, names his wife Mary and nine children, the second of whom, William (2) of Portsmouth, was admitted a freeman, May 1684, and was deputy to the General Assembly in 1696. His son Benjamin (3), lived at Dartmouth, and afterwards removed to Tyrrel Co., North Carolina, where he died aboout 1750. Benjamin (4), Benjamin (5), married Prudence, daughter of Solomon and Patience (Ray) Pendre, and died about 1800, aged about 45. His widow died in 1804, age about 38. They had one son, the subject of this sketch. and three daughters. Penelope, married ____ Swain, of North Carolina, and died in Kingstown, Massachusetts 21 Jun 1819; Mary, died April, 1813; Betsey died 1802.
Solomon (6) Corey was born near Windsor, in Bertie County, North Carolina, 4 Nov 1791. After the death of his parents, a kind Providence found him a friend and guardian in Capt. Peter Winsor, who brought him to Kingston, Massachusetts, where he found a home in the family of his warm-hearted protector. The kind care which the almost friendless boy received was always remembered by him with emotions of gratitude and love. He married at Kingston, 21 Jun 1812, Charlotte Delano, born 16 Mar 1795, only daughter of Peter and Charlotte (Delano) Winsor, who is now living at South Malden. The greater part of his life was spent upon the sea; and, as master of the brig "Casenova", it is said, he made the voyage from Boston to Smyrna in twenty-seven days, one of the quickest passages on record. He retired from active life, about 1840, to his home at South Malden, whither he had removed his family in 1828, where in the quiet and kindly exercise of his duties as neighbor and friend, he enjoyed the esteem of all around him. His last sickness, unusually severe and painful, was eminently characteristic of his whole life.
Solomon and Charlotte D. Corey had eleven children, eight of whom, six sons and two daughters, are now living.
Sarah married James Strange, son of Lot Strange and Mary Sherman, on 26 Mar 1718 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.58 James was born on 18 Sep 1696 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island72 and died on 21 Oct 1745 in Cape Breton (His Majesty's Service)73 at age 49.
30. Cornelius Jones was born on 1 Nov 1693.
31. Ichabod Jones was born on 1 Nov 1693.
General Notes: Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records
Appointment of Joseph Anthoney of Tiverton, Yeoman, to be administered Cum Testimento Annexo of Estate of John Talman of Tiverton, "Surgeion," since Caleb Bennit who was appointed Executor in the will has relinquished & "Sarah Talman his widdow" has refused Administration, dated 29 Oct. 1741, [10:94/5]
Will of John Talman of Tiverton, Surgeon, "very weak and sick of body," dated 11 Aug. 1741, probated 18 Aug 1741. Wife Sarah, Children: Mary Cook (eldest daughter), Hannah Chace (2nd daughter) & "seven other children ... Ann Talman Elizebeth Talman Joseph Talman Rebeccah Talman Sarah Talman Ruth Talman and John Talman." Bro-in-law Caleb Bennit of Portsmouth, R.I. to be Executor, Witnesses Joseph Anthoney, Isaac Howland & Samuel Borden [10:95/6]
Inventory of Estate of John Talman of Tiverton, Surgeon, dated 14 Jan. 1741/2. Presided by Joseph Anthoney, Executor. Included items for "Goods that were his wifes before marriage." Personal Estate 537 - 15 - 10; No real estate. Appraisors; John Howland, Samuel Durfey & Samuel Borden [10:131/2]
+ 146 F i. Ruth Tallman .
+ 147 M ii. John Tallman .
39. Mary Bennett died before 15 Mar 1738.
Mary married William Fish, son of Robert Fish and Mary Hall, on 14 Jun 1716 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.75 William was born on 7 Jun 1695 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island76 and died in 1764 at age 69.
+ 155 F i. Deliverence Fish .
+ 156 F ii. Mercy Fish .
+ 157 F iii. Rebecca Fish .
+ 158 F iv. Anna Fish .
+ 159 F v. Alice Fish .
+ 160 M vi. William Fish .
William married Hannah Lake, daughter of David Lake and Mary Wilcox, on 10 Feb 1717 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts.78 Hannah was born about 1700 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island79 and died on 1 Nov 1732 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island about age 32.
General Notes: Mentions children of daughter in the will of grandfather David Lake of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Will dated 22 Mar 1767, proved 10 Aug 1767.
+ 163 F i. Lydia Cory was born about 1718 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts and died on 24 Nov 1791 in Prob Newport, Newport, Rhode Island about age 73.
+ 164 F ii. Susanna Cory was born about 1721 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
+ 165 F iii. Hannah Cory was born about 1730 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts and died on 23 Oct 1757 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island about age 27.
+ 166 M iv. Philip Cory was born about 1732 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts and died before 1740 in Died Young.
William next married Mary Allen on 22 Feb 1733 in Prob Newport, Newport, Rhode Island 40.,80 Mary was born about 1700 in Prob Newport, Newport, Rhode Island and died on 17 May 1734 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island about age 34.
General Notes: Burried with child in Common burial ground in Newport Rhode Island
+ 167 M i. Caleb Cory .
William next married Mary Akin after 17 May 1734 in Prob Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. Mary was born about 1700 in Prob Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.
+ 169 F i. Comfort Cory was born about 1737.
+ 171 M iii. William Cory was born on 1 May 1749 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island and died on 2 Feb 1750 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.
Mary married Thomas Durfee on 20 Dec 1716 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts.83 Thomas was born on 16 Jan 1690 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts and died on 12 Feb 1772 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts at age 82.
+ 172 M i. Thomas Durfee was born on 24 Mar 1717 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts.
+ 173 M ii. Robert Durfee was born on 14 Oct 1719 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts and died on 23 Sep 1750 at age 30.
+ 174 M iii. Elisha Durfee was born on 24 Oct 1721 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts.
+ 175 F iv. Mary Durfee was born on 17 May 1724 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts.
+ 176 F v. Sarah Durfee was born on 24 Sep 1726 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts.
+ 177 F vi. Anna Durfee was born on 11 Sep 1728 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts and died in 1780 at age 52.
+ 178 M vii. James Durfee was born on 30 Dec 1730 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts and died in Aug 1746 at age 15.
+ 179 F viii. Rebecca Durfee was born on 31 Mar 1734 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts.
+ 180 F ix. Hope Durfee was born on 28 Apr 1736 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts and died on 12 Mar 1786 at age 49.
+ 181 M x. Cory Durfee was born on 6 May 1738 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts and died on 19 Jan 1786 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts at age 47.
Thomas married Anna Durfee, daughter of Benjamin Durfee and Prudence Earle, on 5 May 1725 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.84 Anna was born about 1700 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts and died on 22 Aug 1752 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts about age 52.
+ 182 M i. Thomas Cory was born on 2 Nov 1725 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts and died on 22 Oct 1801 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts at age 75.
General Notes: Their is not much information on Philip. His Mayflower index number is 47739. Some dates and information can be found in a Microfeche copy of Reverand Peleg Burroughs journal edited by Ruth Widder Sherman. More can be found in Little Comptons Families page 212, also Mayflower Families vol 12; pages 137, 342. An abstract of his will is as follows, some additional information was added by Edna Cory Snell a Cory Genealogist.
I Philip Cory of Tiverton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Son - Thomas Cory (b July 10, 1731 - d. m. Deborah Almy)
Son - Philip Cory (b Nov 23, 1741 - d. Oct 23, 1802 m. Comfort Hicks)
Son - Isaac Cory (b Nov 13, 1746 - d. Nov 30, 1830 m. )
Wife - Hannah (Gray) Cory - (b. Nov. 3rd, 1707 - Hannah Gray was the daughter of Edward Gray of Tiverton and Granddaughter of Edward Gray of Plymouth, one of the proprietors of the Pocasset Purchase. Edward Gray, who had the greatest real estate holdings, was son of another proprietor Edward Gray of Plymouth. The senior Gray did not live to see the organization of the town, but died in June 1681, and was buried on Burial Hill in Plymouth, where his grave is marked by the oldest lettered tomstone in that famous cemetary of the Pilgrim Fathers. Hannah was the half sister of William whose son Robert Gray discovered the Columbia River.
Daughter - Mary Cory - (b. Oct. 5, 1728 - d. Aug. 27, 1812 - m. Nathaniel Briggs - 2nd wife)
Daughter - Elizabeth Cory - (b. Oct. 6, 1729 - d. )
Daughter - Sarah Cory - (b. June 16, 1734 - d. - m. Nathaniel Briggs - 1st wife)
Will made Sept. 4, 1750
Probated - February 3, 1752
Tiverton, RI Probate Records, Vol. 2 :page 274
I added the dates of births and deaths when I had the information, also some information about the Grays.
I received this from my mother who got it from Edna Cory Snell many years ago. Edna is still alive (1997) and aged in her 90's. She is a remarkable person and very knowledgable about Cory genealogy.
I recently received a copy of the will from the probate book located at Tiverton, Rhode Island.
Will was written on the 24th of September 1750, proved on 3rd Feb 1752.
Tiverton, Rhode Island; Probate book #2 Pages 274, 275.
The spelling is as in the original document, do not change to modern spellings.
Philip Cory Will
I Philip Cory of Tiverton and County of Newport and Colony of Rhode Island and Providence plantations In New England Gent being week in body but of a sound perfect mind memory and understanding praised be almighty God but calling to mind & mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make & ordain this my Last Will & Testament in Manner & form following (that is to say) first & principally I Commend my Soule Into ye hands of almighty God Hoping through ye Merrits Death & passion of my saviour Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins And to Inherit Everlasting Life & my body I Commit to ye Earth to be Decently buried at ye Discretion of my Executrix herein after Named & cytouching The Disposition of all such Temperal Estate as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me I give & Dispose thereof as followeth.
Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Thomas Cory one half of my homestead farm where I now Live & that to be ye Southerly half & to beset of from ye Northerly half by a line to Run from ye pond parallel with ye south side Line of my homested unto ye head thereof so as to Include Just ye one half of farm to him his heirs & assigns forever I also give unto him my one third part of all my living stock & my gun he providing & allowing unto his mother Hannah Cory as I shall herein after order him
Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son Philip Cory one half of my homested farm where I now live & that to be ye northerly half with all ye housing on the same And to beset of from Of Southerly half according as is ordered in my son Thomas Coryes Gift above mentioned I also give unto him my said son Philip Cory one third part of all my living stock to be & Remain unto him his heirs and assigns forever he providing & allowing unto his Mother Hannah Cory as I Shall herein after order him
Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son Isaac Cory my farm that Richard North Now Livith upon & Lyeth in Tiverton afore _____ bounded as followeth Northerly on Land belonging to Joseph Cook Westerly on a purchasors highway Southerly on John Bowens Land Easterly on ye fall River or pond With ye housing on ye same together also with all my Salt meadow & upland Cott Devided & undevided in ye township of Dartmouth in ye County of Bristol in ye province of Massachusetts bay in New England to be & Remain unto him his heirs & assigns forever I also give unto him my said son Isaac Cory one third part of all my living Stock & my Negro boy Named Jubiter for term of life
Item I give & bequeath unto My three Well beloved Sons Namely Thomas Cory Philip Cory & Isaac Cory all my Wearing apparel & husbandry & utencils to be Equally Divided to amongst them my three sons
Item I give & bequeath unto my Well beloved Wife Hannah Cory the use & improvement of the North half of my homested farm with ye housing on ye same which Is North half is herein before Given unto my son Philip Cory I also give her ye use & Improvement of all the Land & Salt meadow Which I have herein before given unto my son Isaac Cory together also With ye use & Improvement of that two third of my Living stock & that two thirds of my said Canery Eutencils which I have herein before given unto my two Sons Namely Philip & Isaac
It is to be understood that my said wife is to have ye Improvements of ye Lands mentioned in this Gift & of ye stock & husbandry Eutencils for & during ye manority of my son Isaac Cory the better to Inable her to bring up my Children to good Larning & for her own Comfortable Support And When my said Son Isaac Cory Comes to ye age of twenty one years then my wife is to Surrender up ye possession of ye said Lands Stock & husbandry Eutencils unto my two said Sons Philip Cory & Isaac Cory as it Was Given And then I Give unto my said wife, ane Good Cow ane good Righding Beast be all together With ye use & Improvement of my house Where Warran Gibs Now liveth & a privilage Round of house & to ye well and I also give unto her Fifteen bushels of Indian corn two hundred Weight of good beaf two hundred Weight of good pork one hundred fifty Weight of Chees fifty Weight of butter and as many apples for Summer & Winter as She Shall have ocation off for her own use & appels Enough to make six barrels of Cider thirty weight of good flax from it ______ ten cords of wood Cut to a suitable Length brought to ye Dore for her use the Keeping of one Cow & one Wriding beast boh winter & summer It is to be understood so much of each Sons yearly & Every year During ye time She remains my widow all to be done delivered as farmed by my two sons Namely Thomas Cory & Philip Cory at equal charges & also give unto her my wife Hannah Cory my Indian boy Named Amos for ye term of years He hath to Living with me - - - - Item
Itim I give & bequeath unto my well beloved wife Hannah Cory & to my three well beloved Daughters Namely Mary Cory Elizabeth Cory & Sarah Cory all my household goods be them of what Nature or Cind so ever to be Equally Divided between them my said wife & three Daughters____
Itim I give & bequeath unto my three well beloved Daughters Namely Mary Cory - Elizabeth Cory & Sarah Cory all my money or bills of Credit which I have & all which is Ive unto me by any way or means to be equally Divided to & amongst them my said three Daughters
Itim I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Wife ye use & Improvement of my Negro Woman Named Fillis & my two Negro garls Named Silve & Jenne for & During ye time she Remains my widow & after my said wife hath done with them I give them to my three Daughters for term of Life & to be Equally Divided between them my said three Daughters Namely ----- Mary Cory Elizabeth Cory & Sarah Cory And I do hereby Likewise Constitute make & ordain my Well beloved Wife Hannah Cory my Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament And I do also appoint & order my son Thomas Cory to help aid ____ his mother in her Executorship as much as he Can And I do Likewise hereby utterly disallow Revoke & Disannull all & Every other former testaments, wills Legacies & bequeasts & Executions by me in any ways before Named willed & bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament In Witness Whereof I have --- this & no other to be my Last & Testament In Witness Whereof I have ----- hereunto Set my hand & seal this twenty fourth Day of September in ye twenty fourth year of his majesties Reign Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & fifty Philip Cory (seal)
Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared By ye Said Philip Cory as his Last Will and Testament in ye presence of us ye subscribers
Restcome Sanford & Silvenus Westgate two of ye witnesses being Engaged according to Law do testifie & Say that they Saw the within Named Philip Cory (the testator) Sine & Seal the before Written Instrument & had him pronounce & Declare ye same to be his Last Will & Testament and then was of a Sound Disposing minde perfect memory & understanding according to ye best of their understanding & that by his Request is within Named Thomas Cory Set to his hand as a Witness at ye same time also
Taken in presence of Council the third day of february Anno Domini 1752 Samuel Durfee president
The befor written Instrument is a true Copy of ye original Received february the third A. D. 1752
Restcome Sanford Council Clerk
Philip married Hannah Gray, daughter of Edward Gray and Mary Smith, on 22 Sep 1727 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.85 Hannah was born on 3 Nov 1707 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts86,87,88 and died on 20 Sep 1778 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island89 at age 70.
Marriage Notes: This marriage record found on LDS microfiche no. 6046912. Vital Records of Rhode Island by James Arnold. 1-116 Cory, Phillip, and Hannah Gray, both of Tiverton; m. by William Sanford Justice, Sept. 22, 1727.
General Notes: Hanah Gray Cory's death is recorded in a journal written by Reverand Peleg Burrows. He recorded the burial at the Old Stone Babtist Church at Tiverton, Rhode Island. The date was 20 September 1778.
Hannah and Philip were married 22 Sep 1727 by Justice William Sanford.
+ 187 M v. Captain Philip Cory was born on 23 Nov 1741 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachussets,35,92,94 died on 23 Oct 1802 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island95,96,97,98,99 at age 60, and was buried in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.
Patience married Samuel Cook, son of John Cook and Alice Southworth, on 2 Oct 1738 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.40 Samuel was born on 4 Feb 1716 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts and died on 13 Oct 1767 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island at age 51.
+ 189 F i. Rhoda Cook was born on 27 Jul 1742 in Little Compton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
+ 190 M ii. John Cook was born on 3 Feb 1745 in Little Compton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
+ 191 M iii. William Cook was born on 17 Mar 1748 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.
+ 192 M iv. Corey Cook was born about 1750 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.
General Notes: Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records
Will of Abraham Brown of Tiverton, Yeoman. "Being now in my declining years,". Dated 6 June 1743, Probated on 4 Nov. 1746. Wife Sarah and son Abraham Brown (under 21 years of age). Daughters Abigail Brown, Sarah Brown, Rebecca Brown, And Patience Brown all under 18 years of age. Leaves to son Abraham a land right "that fell to his mother from his Grandfather Corey." Witnesses Phillip Corey, William Manchester and Samuel Cook [11:221.2.3].
Order to Sarah Brown, widow and Executor of Estate of Abraham Brown of Tiverton. Dated 4 Nov 1746 [11:223/4].
Sarah next married Robert Burrington on 29 Mar 1750 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.102
54. Caleb Cory was born in Sep 1690 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.
55. Elizabeth Cory was born in Feb 1696.
Elizabeth married John Capron on 11 Aug 1720 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.105
Caleb married someone.
+ 202 M i. Caleb Cory was born in May 1740 in Little Compton, Bristol, Massachusetts.
Patience married Timothy Merihew on 18 Dec 1729 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.62 Timothy was born about 1700 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts and died about 1760 about age 60.
Thomas married Mary Fish, daughter of William Fish and Mary Bennett, on 15 Nov 1747 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.106 Mary was born about 171677 and died on 23 Mar 1796 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island about age 80.
+ 203 F i. Anna Cory died in 1781.
+ 204 F ii. Susannah Cory was born about 1752 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island and died in 1803 in Farmington, Ontario, New York about age 51.
+ 206 M iv. Thomas Cory was born in Dec 1759 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island and died on 18 May 1839 in East Palmyra, Wayne, New York at age 79.
Samuel married Sarah Coggeshall on 26 May 1745 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts.40 Sarah was born in Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island.
+ 207 M i. John Cory was born in 1748 in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island.
+ 208 M ii. Richard Cory was born in Dec 1750 in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island.
Rosanna married Clement Weaver on 9 Sep 1744 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.107 Clement was born in 1724 in Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island and died before 20 May 1776.
+ 214 M vi. Matthew Weaver was born on 8 May 1758 in Middletown, Newport, Rhode Island.
66. Content Cory was born about 1730 in Tiverton, Bristol, Massachusetts.