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. Cornwell, a free Black woman living in Boston, married Fayrweather on 28 August 1754.