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Will Record of William Millar

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In the name of God Amen
the tenth Day of October in the year of our Lord 1771 William Millar of Bristol In the County of Lincoln Gentm being in perfect hailth of Bodey and mind and memory thanks be Given to God for the same and Calling to 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 & Testament that is to say principally & first of all I give and Recommend my Soul Into the Hands of God that Give it; and for my Body I recomend it to the Eairth to be Buried in a Christon lick and Deecreit mannor at the Discretion of my Executors 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 Devise and Dispose of the Same in Manner and Form following that is to Say—

In the fairst place I give and bequath to Hannah my dearly beloved Wife one third part of all my Reail Estate Exepteing my Estat in Bouthbaie Which I ordain to pay my Juist Dabets and my Bacick Laind Which is more than thre Houndred acres With my medow To mening Said Land to my Well beloved Sons William Millar & Robert Millar Said Traeick of Laind to be Equally divided betwein thim Liakweis I Will and bequeath to the said Hannah all my personeil Estat that is to say one third of my Dwelling House and all my Housel fourentor & all hir Life teeim and at hir Dath I Will that the above mantioned Estattes Shall be only to hir Chaldren and myinn and to no others that is to Say : to Alexander Nickels Millar & James Millar & John Millar & Nancey Millar & Thomeis Millar & Samuil Millar & Hannah Millar to be Equally Divided :—Lickwyus I Will that the Whole Estate Should be in the hands of the above Said Hannah in her Widdowhoud butt if She marries the two thirds to go to our Chaldrin to give thim Education : I Will that my Juist Dabets be payed out of my Estates the Bouthebe to be sold and to pay : I Bequith to my Daughtir Mariy five shillings Lawfull monney & to my Daugehtr Jain twenty shillings Lawfull monney & my Son Robeirt Millar thirteen pouinds six shillings above his Deveishon With his Brother William : I Lickwyes do Constute make & ordaein my Well bloved Wief Hannah Millar and my Good and Trousty frainds William Burns and James Huston to be my only & Sole Executors of this my Last Will and teastment : and I do hear by utterly Disalow Revoke & Disanul all and Every other Testa Wills & Legacys Bequests Executors by me in any ways Before this Named Willed & Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirmed this & no other to be my Laist Will and Teastmant in Wittness Were of I have hereto Set my Hand and Seal the Day and year above Written

Willm Millar (seal)

Signed Sealed published prouounsed & Declared by the Said William Millar as his Laist Will and testament in the presenc of us the Subscribers that is to Say

John Holland
Robert Thompson
Rachel X [Her mark] Dodge

Probated 15 June, 1773. [I, 264.] William Burns and James Huston disclaimed executorship 14 June, 1773. Inventory by Arthur Noble, of a place called Walpole, Robert Hodge and Samuel Galley, both of Newcastle, 24 Sep., 1773, 728 : 3 : 4. [III, 213.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 65, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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