Maine Wills

1640-1760

 The Will of Margit Emery

 From York County Probate Records, Volume Eight (1705-53)

The Will of Margit Emery

   In the Name of God Amen. The twenty sixth Day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fortyeight. I Margit Emery of Kittery in the County of York within the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Widow being Sick & weak but through divine Goodness of Sound Mind & perfect Memory, and not expecting long to continue in this Life, Do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament, Resigning my soul to God who gave it hopeing for Mercy thrô Jesus Christ, I give & dispose of my Worldly Estate, real & personal in manner following Vizt

   My Will is, and I do give to my Son Daniel Emery Five Shillings old Tenor. I likewise give to my Son Noah Emery Five Shillings old Tenor. I do likewise give to my Son Simon Emery Five Shillings old Tenor. I likewise give to my Son Zechariah Emery Five Shillings old Tenor. I likewise give to my Son Ioshua Emery Five Shillings old Tenor, and I likewise give to my Daughter Anna the Wife of Eleazer Ferguson Five Shillings old Tenor she having had Something already All the above Sums to be paid by my Executors within One Year after my Decease out of my Stock of Cattle.

   Item. I give & bequeath to my Son Caleb Emery his Heirs & Assigns One quarter part of my Land at third Hill, so called, in Fee Simple. I likewise give my Said Son Caleb Emery my Feather Bed he paying to my Daughters Tirzah & Huldah ye Value thereof.

   Item. I give to my Daughter Marget Emery her Heirs & Assigns One Quarter part of my Land at Third Hill in Fee Simple. I likewise give her the Choice of my Cows Vizt One Cow,

   Item. I give to my Daughter Tirzah Emery her Heirs and Assigns One Quarter part of my Land at Third Hill in Fee Simple. I likewise give her a Book called Willards Body of Divinity, And one Half of my Household Goods not heretofore disposed of. And one half of my Stock after Debts & funeral Charges is paid out of the Same. And the half of all Debts due to me.

   Lastly I give to my Daughter Huldah Emery her Heirs and assigns One quarter part of my Said Land at Third Hill in Fee Simple. I likewise give her my great Bible, and the other Half of my Said Household Goods, and the other half of my Stock after Debts & funeral Charges is paid out of the Same, and the other Half of all Debts due to me.

   I constitute Caleb Emery & Marget Emery aforementioned Executors of this my last Will & Testament. To whom I give the remaining part of my Stock of Creatures to pay Debts & funeral Charges, If any remain to be disposed of as above.

   In Witness whereof I set my Hand & Seal hereto the Day and Year first mentioned.

Signed Sealed published pronounced
   and declared by the Sd Margit Em-
   ery ye Testatr to be her last Will
   & Testamt in presence of
   Ebenezer Tuttle Iunr Ebenezer Hearl
   Daniel Emery junr Iames Emery
Margit Emery (Seal)
   Probated 6 January 1752. Inventory returned 21 Dec. 1751, at £33: 12: 00, by James Gowen, Jos. Hearl and Daniel Emery junr., appraisers.

Source: Maine Wills, 1640-1760 (Portland, Me., 1887), p. 673, citing Probate Office, 8, 149.

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