The will and inventory of Edward of Garfield of Watertown, MA, who came to America in 1630. Edward was born in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England the on the 28th of July, 1583 to Thomas and Agnes Garfield. He had three brothers, Thomas, William and Henry and three sisters, Margaret, Sara and Elizabeth.
Although no passenger list exists to my knowledge it is widely held that Edward came over in the ship Arebella with Governor Winthrop as he is mentioned in family records of Isaac Stearns. Edward was granted the rights of a Freeman on the 6th of May, 1635 as well as serving as Selectman and Constable for Watertown.
Edward married three times and had seven children, the first three being born in England and following their father over after his arrival. He died on the 14th of June, 1672 and his will was probated on the 11th of July, 1672.
For more information on Edward Garfield and his family, you can check the Garfield’s in America section here: Garfield’s in America.
Eventually, all the wills and inventories I have will be put up in a PDF format on the website so you can view, zoom, save and print them as you like. If you are looking for a particular will or inventory, you can email me and I will check to see if I have it in my files at Garfieldfamilyhistory@gmail.com