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Will of Catherine Cornwell, 8 February 1752

Will of Catherine Cornwell, 8 February 1752

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  • Catherine Cornwell wills her estate to her "true and trusty friend," Scipio Fayrweather, and to her children Juby, Cornwell, Rose, Catherine, and Margreet, 8 February 1752.  The will is signed with her "mark," a symbol commonly used by the illiterate in lieu of a signature.  Catherine, a free black living in Boston, married her friend Scipio on 28 August 1754.

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