Administration Record of William Armstrong
In the Name of God Amen.
I William Armstrong of Winthrop in the County of Lincoln yeoman being in a weak State of Body but of Sound mind and memory make and ordain this my last Will and Testament first I Recommend my Soul into the hands of a Gracious Redeemer whoe by his Sufferings upon Earth has mad Satisfaction for the Sins of the whole world. my Body I committ to the dust to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executrix hearafter Named my Worldly Goods I dispose of in maner following viz.
I Give and Bequeath unto Hannah Armstrong my Well beloved Wife all and Singular my Goods and Chattles House and Lands and all my Estate Real and Personal after my Just Debts are Discharged to be at her own Disposeing and Sole use for ever Committing to her care all my dear Children to be brought up as She Shall See fit whoe are all Small and Young at present
Lastly I Constitute and appoint the above Said Hannah Armstrong my well Beloved Wife the Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament Ratifeing and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament in Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this ninth day of April 1777 Signed and Sealed in Presence of
William O [his mark] Armstrong (seal)
Disallowed 25 Ap., 1777. [Unrecorded.] Hannah Armstrong, of Winthrop, widow, Adm'x, 25 Ap., 1777. [II, 41.] John Chandler and Ichabod How, sureties. Inventory by John Chandler, Ichabod How and Stephen Pullen, all of Winthrop, 7 May, 1777, £125 : 19 : 4. [II, 50.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 83, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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