Will of Edward Dunscomb:
In the Name of God, Amen. I Edward Dunscomb of the Islands of Bermuda Mariner being weak in Body but of sound mind and memory blessed be God, Do this third day of February in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Ninety, Make and Publish this my last will and Testament in manner following, that is to say (?). I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God : he gave it me, and my Body to the earth from whence it came in hopes of a joyful resurrection through the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ, and as for that worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as follows. First I give to my Son John Dunscomb my late dwelling House at Spanish Point with the Land and Appurtenances thereto belonging bordering on the Land of Mr Peter Godfrey also one Lot of the Land I lately purchased of Mr. Thomas Joel, bordering and bounding on the Land of David Whitney to contain fifty feet on the Water and two hundred a back. I give to my Son Josiah William Dunscomb the dwelling House, with all the Residue and remainder of the half Share of Land lately purchased of Mr. Thomas Joel. I give my two daughters Sarah Martha Dunscomb and Anne Love Dunscomb my dwelling House and Lott with out Buildings also the Track of Land I purchased of David Whitney in Smith's Parish, bounding on Lands of Anthony Gilbert. I give to my Son John Dunscomb the Land in Smith's Parish I purchased of Mr. Robert Adams bounding on Lands of Wescott and Spencer. I give each of my four Children the Sum of Four hundred Pounds to be paid them by my trustees hereafter mentioned at the Age of Twenty one Years, also the Sum of Twenty five pounds to the Poor of the Parrish to be distributed at the discretion of my said Trustees in Provision. I give my beloved Wife Christian Dunscomb all the Residue and Remainder of my Estate whatever with the choice of either of my Houses for the Accomodation with the care of my Children during her Life. And I make and Ordain my beloved Wife Christian Dunscomb Executrix, and my loving Brother William Dunscomb Executor to this my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Edward Dunscomb have set my Hand and Seal this third day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety.
Signed, Sealed, Published, and declared by the Testator as (?) for his last Will and Testament in the
presence of us, who at his request in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as
I give and bequeath to my loving Sister Anne Gilbert the Sum of One hundred pounds out of the
residue of my Estate bequeathed to my beloved Wife to be paid her by my said Trustees if ever she
may come to want during her Life.
Bermuda alias Somer Islands. By His Excellency Henry Hamilton Esq Governor, Commander in Chief and Ordinary of these islands.
I do hereby certify that the 16th day of October 1790, before me the Governor personally appeared
Mr. Samuel Wood, one of the subscribing Witnesses to the written will, and solomly made Oath on
the Evangelist of Almighty God, that he saw Mr. Edward Dunscomb the Testator sign, seal, and
duly execute the same and for his last Will and Testament, and that at the Time of such Execution the
said Testator was of sound and disposing Mind, Memory, and understanding to the best of his
Judgement. And that he also saw Mr. Samuel Pitt subscribe his Name as Witness thereto.
By his Excellency's In Testimony whereof I the
command... Governor aforesaid have
Henry Tucker hereunto set my Hand and
Seal at Arms the day and
Year Year above written.