“ORDER ON ANN WARES PETITION EMPOWERING CERTAIN PERSONS TO
A Petition of Ann Ware, Relict Widow of Robert Ware late of Boston House wright Decd Shewing that the said Robert Ware did by his last Will & Testament give unto his Daughter Martha Brewer & her Husband John Brewer a certain House & Land in Boston aforesaid, House Jour. to be after their Decease the Estate of their Children, & Two hundred Pounds to the said Brewer to be laid out in Buildings on the said Land upon Condition that he maintain the Petitioner during her natural Life with Food & Rayment; That the said Brewer has expended above Four hundred Pounds in building on the said Land, & purchasing a Piece of Land, adjoining to it, by which he is so impowerished that he has mortgaged the said House & Land to Mr Joseph Hiller, & is thereby & thro Sickness utterly disabled from doing any thing for the support of the Petitioner; And therefore Praying that the said Joseph Hiller & John Brewer may be impowered to make Sale of the Eastermost Part of the said House & Land to pay off the Mortgage, & that the Overplus with the remaining Part of the said House & Land be appropriated for the Relief & Support of the Petitioner, & the Children of the said John & Martha Brewer.
Ordered that the Prayer of the Petition be granted, & that Mr Thomas Cushing be joined with Mr Hiller and Mr Brewer in the Sale of the Eastermost Part of the said House & Land. [Passed June 24.”
The Acts and Resolves, Public and Private of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, Vol. 9, by Massachusetts, Clifford, Wheeler and Williamson, 1902, page 671