's father, Deacon John Adams, had died in May 1761. Under the terms of his
will, dated 8 Jan. 1760, and proved on 10 July 1761 (JA, Papers
Susanna Boylston Adams was to receive one-third of the income from the Deacon's estate,
one third of his personal estate.
and his brothers, Peter Boylston and Elihu,
received particular bequests of real estate, and were expected to support their mother
the income of those bequests.