Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of Joseph Young

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In the Name of God Amen The twenty Eight day of Ocr one thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Six I Joseph Young of Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln & Province of the Massachusetts bay in New England Yeoman Weak in Body but of Perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God therefore Calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die do make and Ordain this my last will and Testament that is to Say Principaly and first of all I Give and Recomend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it & as for my Body I Recomend it to the Erth to Buried in a Christian like & Decent Manner at the Discration of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the General Resurection I shall Recive the same again by the Mighty Power of God—And as touching such Worldly goods & Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to bless me in this life I Give Devise and Dispose of the Same in the following Manner and form—

Imprimus I make Constitute & Ordain my Sons Isaac & Joshua Young Executors of this my last will & Testament which I Confirm & no Other

2ly I give and bequeath unto my Eldest son Joseph Young of s'd Pownalborough all that tract of Land in s'd Town that he hath now in Posation whare he now lives

3ly I give and Devise unto Isaac & Joshua Young my Sons & Executors as aforesaid all the Remaining Part of my land in Pownalborough aforesaid to be Equally Divided betwixt them after my Discese

4ly I give and Devise unto Thomas Young Son of my Son Thomas Young late of Pownalborough Dec's'd twenty Shillings to be Paid out of my Personal Estate by my Executors & as to the Rest of my Personal Estate I give & Devise unto my two Daughters Viz Sarah Holbrook the Wife of Rich'd Holbrook & Anna Pearce the Wife of John Perce both of the Town aforesaid to be Equally Divided betwixt them In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the day & Year above Written

Joseph Young (Seal)

Witnes Present

Jona. Williamson
Lucy Silvester
Jane Silvester

Probated 13 June, 1770. [I, 181.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 48, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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