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1. CHRISTOPHERm. MARGARET HUNKING will 13 June 1686-21 Sept. 1687 Christopher signed a petition in Braintree in 1645 and is thought to have been the brother of Henry Adams, ancestor of the presidents. He bought land in Kittery in 1668 and was then a mariner in Portsmouth. His will is found in the Suffolk Co. records (Boston) and names his "cousin" Isaac Goodridge, his wife Margaret and his children. The inventory amounted to £621/7 and mentions his farm of 170 acres, 70 of which were bought from William Palmer and Peter Glanfield. Goodridge called Margaret "My aunt Mrs. Margaret Adams." Will of Christopher Adams 13 June 1685, proved 21 Sept. 1687: "Item- I give to my well beloved grand children Margaret King, Mary Adams, Sarah Adams, Mary Dennet, Sarah Dennet, John Dennet, Thomas Dennet, and Eleonor Dennet, to each of them five pounds in money. Item- I Give to my well beloved grandson Thomas Adams, his heirs and Assignees forever, all the Land that belongs to my homesteed or house lot bounded on the west by the Land which I formerly gave to my Daughter Anne on the North and South by two Creeks or Coves of Salt water and on the East with the high way together with my Dwelling house, barns, out houses and orchards that are thereon Excepting what fruit trees I have in these presents given to my daughter Weeks during her natural life and after her Decease to be the Said Thomas, his heirs and assignees forever I also give to my Said Grandson his Heirs and assignees forever all that my pasture land called the lime kiln butted and bounded on the western side by the land which I have in these presents given to Willm and Anne Hill on the Northern Side by the brook of water that leads to Nathll Furnald his Land and then by the Said Nathll Furnald his Land and into ye woods So far as my land is fenced including that percel of Land called Marks Swamp on the other Side it is bounded by the Land that was formerly Robert Mendams Deced or however the Said Land is otherways butted and bounded all which Land is Scituate and being in Kittery aforeSd. The Said Thomas Adams shall be posest thereof when he Shall come to the age of Twenty one years. I also give to the Said Thomas free Liberty to Cut and Carry of from my Land that Joyns to the above Said pasture what fire wood he Shall need for his own burning during his Natural life if ye wood lasts so long. Item-I give to my well beloved Son John Adams and the Male Heirs Lawfully begotten by his body and their Heirs and Assignees for ever all the remainder of my lands Wheresoever and whatsoever not heretofore nor in these Presents by me Disposed of with the free liberty of a way through the above."(1) "In the Name of God Amen The thirtieth day of June Anno Domini one thousd Seven hundred and twenty I Margaret Adams of Kittery in the County of York in the Province of the Massats Bay in New England Widow being aged and weak in body, But of Sound Dispossing mind and memory thanks be given to God; Therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to Say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it And my body I Recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executor And as Touching Such worldly Estate Wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Life I give Demise and dispose of the Same in the Following manner and Form. Imprs I give to my well beloved Daughter Anne Weeks Dureing her Natural Life all the fruit that Shall grow upon the peices of Rows of Apple trees that are in my Orchard next to the Stone wall that is by the high way with the Liberty of Ingress Egress and regress to gather and Carry away the Said fruit during the above Said term I also give to my Said Daughter two Cows & ten Sheep and the one halfe part of my wareing Apparrell both linnen and Woolen. Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Mary Dennet two Cows and ten Sheep and the one half part of my Wareing Apparrell both linnen and woolen.

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Item I give unto William Hill Son in Law to my Daughter Anne Weeks and to my Grandaughter Anne Hill their Heirs and Assignes forever a Certain peice or percel of my Land Called by the Name of the little Lime kiln which Said Land takes its beginning at the bridge that is at the gate which goes into my pasture & then running by the road as the fence now is to the Bridge that is in my pasture and then running as the brooks run Untill the Said Brooks meet in the Creek or Cove which Land Contained within these boundrays the Said Willm and Anne Hill Shall be possest thereof when they come to Lawfull age and have it equally Divided betwene then but if either the Said William or Anne Should Depart this life before they come of Lawfull age to Inherit what I give to them the Surviver Shall Inherit the whole and if they Shall See cause to Dispose of the Said Land my Grandson Thomas Adams or his Heirs and assignes Shall have the offer of it Provided he will pay for it to each of them ten pounds in money & they Shall not demand more of them then twenty pounds for the whole tract that is to Say ten pounds apeace but if the Said Thomas his Heirs or Assignes Shall not Se cause to give the above Said Sum for the Said Land they have then by these presents liberty to alienate and Dispose of it to whomsoever they Shall Se meetItem I give to my well beloved grand children Margaret King Mary Adams Sarah Adams Mary Dennet Sarah Dennet John Dennet Thomas Dennet & Eleonor Dennet to each of them five pounds in money Item I Give to my well beloved Grandson Thomas Adams his heirs and assignes forever all the Land that belongs to my homsteed or house lot bounded on the west by the Land which I formerly gave to my Daughter Anne on the North & South by two Creeks or Coves of Salt water and on the East with the high way togather with my Dwelling house barns out houses & orchards that are thereon Excepting what fruit trees I have in these presents given to my Daughter Weeks during her natural life and after her Decease to be the Said Thomas his Heirs and assignes for ever I also give to my Said Grandson his Heirs and assignes forever all that my pasture land Called the lime kiln butted and bounded on the western Side by the land which I have in these presents given to Willm and Anne Hill on the Northern Side by the brook of water that leads to Nathll Furnald his Land and then by the Said Nathll Furnald his Land and Into ye woods So far as my land is fenced Including that percel of Land called Marks Swamp on the other Side it is bounded by the Land that was formerly Robert Mendams Deced or however the Said Land is otherways butted and bounded all which Land is Scituate and being in Kittery aforeSd. The Said Thomas Adams Shall be posest thereof when he Shall come to the age of Twenty one years. I also give to the Said Thomas free Liberty to Cut & Carry of from my Land that Joyns to the above Said pasture what fire wood he Shall need for his own burning during his Natural life if ye wood lasts So long. Item I give to my well beloved Son John Adams and the Male Heirs Lawfully begotten by his body & their Heirs & assignes for ever all the remainder of my lands Wheresoever and whatsoever not heretofore nor In these Presents by me Disposed of with the free liberty of a way through the above Said pasture called the lime kiln unto the Land which I have in these presents given him that lyes on the further Side of the Said Pasture I also give to my Said Son John Adams all my Stock of Cattle and other Creatures & all ye Residue of my Personal Estate of every Sort Lastly I Constitute make and ordain my beloved Son John Adams abovesd my only & Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament And I Do hereby utterly revoke dissallow & Disanul all and every other former Testamts Wills Legacies bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal ye day & year above written Signed Sealed Published Pronounced & Declared by the Said Margaret Adams as her last Will & Testament In the Presence of us the SubscribersJohn NewmarchPaul WentworthJohn Newmarch TertsMargaret AdamsProbated 23 Jan. 172 2/3 Inventory returned 30 June 1723, at oe818, by Richard Rice, Nathl Fernald and Paul Wentworth, appraisers."(2)

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Map of Kittery- Lower Parish- from Stackpole's Old Kittery and Her Families Issue I. Mark- b.c.1667, d.s.p. before 1722  I. John- b.c.1674, m.1. Anne _____, 2. c.1698 Amy Dennett (b. 9 Apr. 1679 Portsmouth, d. between 1750 & 1760), d. June 1735 Kittery  II. Anne-b.c.1676, m.1. Joseph Couch Jr., 2. 25 Oct. 1710 Portsmouth, David Hill, 3. 6 Nov. 1718 Kittery, Nicholas Weeks (m.1. 8 May 1700 Priscilla Gunnison) , d. before 14 Aug. 1742 Kittery  2III. MARY- m.1. Jan. 1699 Kittery, Alexander Shapleigh (b.c.1674, d.s.p. c.1701), 2. 5 Feb. 1701/2 Kittery, JOHN DENNETT (b. 15 Dec. 1675 Portsmouth, NH), d. 1763 Kittery

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Ref: (1) Suffolk County Registry of Probate- Vol. X, p. 105 (2) York County Registry of Probate "Old Kittery and Her Families"- p.272

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