Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameHenry HERRICK 157
Birth Dateby about 1598
Birth PlaceEngland
Will Date24 Nov 1670
Will PlaceBeverly, Massachusetts
Death Dateabt 1671
Death PlaceBeverly, Massachusetts
Immigr Date1630
Immigr Placeto Salem
Misc. Notes
The immigrant Henry Herrick has been comprehensively treated in Anderson’s GMB734 (details to be entered). The website links to his descendants.

Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 21:55:21 -0700
Subject: ESX-Will of Henry Herrick
Resent-Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 20:57:08 -0800 (PST)

Will of Henry Herrick

I Henry Herick of the Towne of Beverly in the county of Essex in New
England being in a decaying estate of body but in perfect mynd and
memorye, through the Lords mercy do heerby make my last will and
testament, wherby I commiting my body to the earth, and my soule to the
mercy of god in Christ Jesus, I dispose of my estate in order following.
Impr. I give unto my dear & loveing wife Edith the westwardmost halfe of
my now dwelling house, that is the lower roome and leantoo behind it,
together with free egress and regress in and out of it, and also the use
of the cellar, well, yard, out houseing & garden, these to have & injoy
dureing her natural life, further I give to my sd wife foure of my best
milch cowes & 4 sheepe which shee shall choose and all my household
stufe, these to be at her absolute free dispose, also I give unto my sd
wife, the sixt part of the fruits that shall be raysed from the corne
lands, & orchard wch I leave with my executor Henry and in the possession
of my sonn John. Also I give unto my sonn Thomas all my wearing apparell
exsept my best great coate and that 20 acres of land where his house
standeth with ten pounds to be paid by my son John when my executor seeth
need to supplye his wants. And if in case he live and dye a single pson,
the lands shall remaine to my sons Ephraim & Joseph, equally devided &
the ten pounds to my sonn Benjamin, if not made use of to supply him.
Also I give my sonn Zachery one hundred Acres of land lyeing in Birch
plaine which I bought of Francis & Henry Skerry of Salem with 5 acres of
meadow lyeing in Wenham meadow belonging to it, and 16 acres of land more
or lesse whereon his house standeth & fenced in by him. Also I give my
sonns Ephraim, Joseph, and John that farme I bought of Mr. Allford the 20
acres given to Thomas being first measured out to him, the rest to be
equally devided betweene them three, yet soe that Ephraim & Joseph may
injoy what they have impued(?) , and fenct, and John what is impued by
Henry, soe as to pay the sixt part of the produce to my wife before
exprest. Also I give to my sonn John the two lotts I bought of Henry
Rennolds of Salem & Richard Kemball of Wenham, also my sonn john is to
have two acres of meadow in Boukards meadow, also the bedding he lyeth
upon and my cart and plow with the chaine therof. Also I give Ephraim
moreover one milch cow & my best great coate and unto Joseph I give
moreover two ewe sheepe & my timbar chaine. I give unto my sonn Benjamyn
all that pasture land, called by english pasture which joyneth on the
east syde to Andrew Elliot, lyeing betweene the countrye high way & the
mill River. I say all that land lyeing on the southeast syde of the sd
country high way, the which pasture land with the apptenances. My will
is shall remaine in the hands of my sonn Henry to improve untill Benjamyn
be 21 years of age and in case he dye before he be 21 years of age I give
the says land to my sonn Henry, he paying unto my children Zachry,
Ephraim, Joseph & Elizabeth foure pounds a peece. Also I give unto my
daughter Elizabeth forty pounds viz. 14li. to be payd by my sonn Henry
within three months after the confirmation of my will and the rest to be
made up in 3 cowes & moveables allredy in her possesion. And to John,
the youngest yoake of stears, and whatsoever I give to any of my children
herein mentioned by his my will, I give them, their heirs, executors,
administrators & assignes for ever. And for the rest of my estate, not
above mentioned, I give it all to my sonn Henry, he paying unto his
mother the sixt part of the increase of the corne land & orchard dureing
her life and providing for her the winter of foure milch cows, 4 sheep &
her firewood redy cut for fire at the dore for all the year long and
liberty to keep 3 swine at the dore, and ( give my sonn Ephraim one acEND
of meadow in buncars, Joseph 3 acres of meadow in buncars) And to have
the uper use of the parlour & leaneto behind it with free egresse &
regress to houseing yards for her, necessary occasions as is expresed
during her life I say these things premised. I give my sonn Henry my
dwelling house out houseing orchard tillage land meadows pasture &
woodland with my stock & whatever elce within dores & without, not above
excepted makeing this my sayd sonn Henry my sole executor of this my last
will. In wittness whereof I have set my hand this 24 Nov 1670.

Henry Herick
Witness: Robt. Morgan, Nehemiah Grover.
Proved in Salem court Mar 28 1671 by the witnesses.
Copy, Ipswich Quarterly Court Records, vol 5, p. 136.

Inventory of the estate of Henry Herricke of Beverly taken 15 Mar, 1671
by John Rayment, Sr., and Isaac Hull, Sr.
Birth Dateby abt 1612
Death Dateaft 27 Mar 1677
Immigr Date?
FatherHugh LASKIN (-<1659)
MotherAlice _____ (-1658)
Marr Dateby 1636736
Marr Memocorrecting Anderson’s earlier estimate of about 1634
 Zachariah (bp. 1636-)
 Ephraim (bp. 1638-1693)
 Henry (bp. 1640-1702)
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