Will Record of Daniel McCurdy
In the name of God Amen ; I Daniel McCurdy of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln & Province of Massachusetts bay yeoman, being very sick in body, but of sound disposing memory & judgment from a sense of the mortality of my state & danger of my disease do make & ordain this my last will & Testament.
Imprimis I give up my soul to Almighty God who gave it, thro the the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ by whose merit & righteousness alone I expect to be justified at the great tribunal, and my body to the dust from whence it came to be interred by decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting that I shall again receive the same at the resurrection of the dead :
And touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I do dispose thereof in the following manner viz.
2 Item, I ordain that all my just debts & funeral charges be in the first place paid out of my personal estate.
Item 3dly I give & bequeath to my beloved sister in law Dorothy Tully in token of friendship, & also in consideration of the trouble she has had with me &: my dear deceased wife, one red heifer& one cow, named flower, of my live stockto her & her heirs for ever.
Item 4thly to my little niece Margaret Magwyer & her heirs forever I give and bequeath my cow called Bloss,
Item 5thly all my other estate real & personalwith all debts justly owing to me by any person, I give & bequeath to my dearly beloved nephew Daniel McCurdy, whom I had adopted as my own, and to his heirs for ever ;
Item 6thly I constitute & appoint William McCobb Patrick Magwyer and John Leishman to be the executors of this my last will & testament and guardians of my said nephew Daniel McCurdy until he shall come of age.
And finally I do hereby ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last will and testament : In Wittness of all which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of July in the fifteenth year of the reign of George the third, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy five
Daniel X [his mark] McCurdy [seal]
Signed, sealed, published
pronounced and declared
by Daniel McCurdy to be his
last Will and testament
in presence of us
Probated 6 Sep., 1775. [II, 4.] Inventory by Samuel McCobb, James Auld and Jeremiah Beath, all of Boothbay, 9 Sep., 1775, £126: 15: 8½. [II, 5-6.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 71, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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