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Will of Charles Robartson

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In the Name of God Amen, the twenty ninth day of July 1771 I Charles Robartson of Topsham &c yeoman being sick and Weak of Body, but of perfect mind & memory, thanks be given to God for it : therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to dye, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principaly and first of all I give & recomend my soul into the Hands of God who gave it ; and my Body I recomend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executrix nothing Doubting but at the general Resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God : and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Martha my Dearly beloved wife one yoak of my best oxen, one Cow, all my sheep togeather with all my Houshold Goods, debts, and moveable effects whom I likewise Constitute, make & ordain my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament

Item I give to my beloved grandson William Robartson (only son to my Eldest son William Robartson decess'd) one Cow at my Deces Item I give to my beloved Daughter Elezebath Savage one Cow to be delivered at my Deceass

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Mary Stinson one yoak of young Oxen to be delivered at my Decease

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Jane Stinson four pounds Lawfull Money at my Decease

Item I give to my yongest son David Robartson ten shillings

Item I give to my youngest Daughter Charity Robartson thirteen pounds six shillings & Eight pence and likewise one Colt two years old, & one Case of Draws and one Cow to be paid her when she shall arive at the age of Eighteen years, or on her Mariage day. and I do hereby utterly disalow, revok and disannul all and every other former testaments Wills legacies and bequestes and Executors by me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written

Charles X [his mark] Robartson

Signed sealed published, pronounced
and Declared by the said Charles
Robartson as his Last will and
testament in the presents of us
the subscribers

Aaron Hinkley
Ezra Randall
Joseph Foster
Joseph Randall

Probated 23 Jan., 1772. [I, 233-4.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 52, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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