John Wetherby Probate Inventory

John Wetherby probate inventory, 21 Mar 1710/11.

John Wetherby made his will on 13 Oct 1707, modified it on 1 Apr 1709, and it was proved on 2 Apr 1711 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In the probate records we find this inventory of his estate as appraised by Jacob Stephens (or Stevens), John Taylor, and Thomas Brown.

John’s will bequeaths his dwelling and land to his second wife Lydia Moore and son David, other land to his sons Jonathan and Ephraim, and money to his daughters Mary, Lydia, and Anne.

John also bequeaths money to his eldest sons Joseph, John, and Thomas—from his first marriage to Mary Howe, deceased— who have previously received something which is not listed but is perhaps land.

£318.3.8 (318 pounds, 3 shillings, and 8 pence) is approximately $49,000 today.


John Wetherby (1642-1711) is 9th great-grandfather of MKS in the Wetherbee branch.

Source: Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991, Case Number 24167.