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Bequest of One Coir in 1804 NH will - what is this?
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Created By:Carole G
Several siblings were left "One Coir" by Joseph Drew in his 1804 Madbury, NH, will. At that date, these siblings were mostly in their 60-70s. Younger family members were given a few acres of land. I believe a coir is coconut fiber that may have been used in rope making. But, I am curious as to why this bequest may have been important, and was there a value to this material and the amount, One?  I suspect that the ages of the recipients may be a clue. Or, does this term refer to something else?

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