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In the Name of God, Amen. I Martha Campbell of New Castle in the County of Lincoln Province of the Massachusets Bay Widow—being in an infirm State of Health but of sound & disposing Memory, do make this my last Will & Testament : in manner & form following, (that is to say,) First and Principally I resign my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God, hoping for Salvation through the alone Merits of Jesus Christ, and my Body I desire may be buried at the Discretion of my Executors & Executrixes herein after mentioned. And as for such Worldly Goods & Temporal Estate, which God has been pleased to give me ; I give devise, and dispose thereof as follows—I will order & appoint that all such just Debts as I shall owe at the time of my Decease, shall be paid & satisfied out of my personal Estate And whereas Mr. William Vaughan late of Dammiscotty ; did in & by his last Will & Testament bearing Date the Twenty third Day of June in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and forty four (amongst other things give and devise unto Mr. John Campbell my late Husband, and unto me the Sum of Fifty pounds per Annum, the same to be paid out of the produc of the said Testators Mills at Damiscotty of and both of them—and whereas the said Sum of Fifty pounds, hath been hitherto unpaid and is now due and owing by Virtue of the said Testators Will—I give devise & bequeath one equal Third, of all the said Annuity of Fifty pounds per Annum now owing, or which shall or may be due & owing at the time of my Decease, or was due at the time of the Decease of my late Husband Mr. John Campbell, unto each of my three Daughters that is to say unto Jane Brown the Wife of Mr. James Brown of NewCastle in the s'd County of Lincoln, and unto Mary Cawley wife of Mr. Samuel Cawley of the Town of Newcastle in the said County of Lincoln, and unto Elizabeth Fitts the Wife of Mark Fitts of Newbery Port in the County of Essex to them & their Heirs forever. And whereas the said Mr. William Vaughan did in and by his said last Will & Testament appoint Mr. Eliot Vaughan & my late Husband Mr. John Campbell to be his Executors, (who are both deceased) and Mrs. Jane Vaughan late Jane Noble (who is also deceased) & myself to be his Executrixes of his last Will & Testament, to whom if there should be any Residue of his Testate, he gave the same—And whereas I am the only surviving Executrix of the said Testator, I appoint Mr. James Brown and Mr. Samuel Cawley aforementioned to be my Executors, and my two Daughters Mrs. Jane Brown & Mrs. Mary Cawley to be my Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament, as well in regard to my own Estates, as also in regard to my Right as Executrix to the Will of the said Testator Mr. William Vaughan lastly I give devise & bequeath all the Rest & Residue of all my Real & personal Estates to my three Daughters one equal third to Jane Brown, one third to Mary Cawley & one third to Elizabeth Fitts to them & their Heirs forever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twenty-Ninth day of February in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Seventy two.

Martha Campbell (seal]

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Testator Martha Campbell to be her last Will & Testamt. in the presence of us who subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereunto in her Presence.

John Ward
John Hussey
Kenelm Winslow

Probated 23 Sep., 1776. [II, 21-2.] Inventory of personal estate by John Ward, John Hussey and Kenelm Winslow, all of Newcastle, 24 Sep., 1776, 60 : 2 : 11¾. [Unrecorded.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 75, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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