Will Record of William Crawford
In the Name of God AmenI William Crawford of Fort Pownall being of sound mind and memory, (for which it is reasonable that every one should be thankful) do this eighth day of march, one thousand seven hundred & seventy five, make and publish this nilast will and Testament ; in the manner following, viz. First, I pray god, that I may alway be a fit subject for Happiness in the world to come ;I bequeath to my loving wife Mary Crawford one third part of my Estate during her Lifetime. Item that my son James Crawford & Josiah Brewer Crawford hove two Shares or Paris of my s'd Estate each & my Daughters Mary & Margaret have each one share, or part, upon an equal division, with this reserve, that if I should have other Sons or Daughters that they come in, in the same manner & proportion as the others : Debts I owe none, & funeral charges, to be no more than decent. I order that a Small Tomb of Stone or Brick may be erected, in which I may be deposited, when dead, in such place as may then be Judged most convenient ; this I expect perform'd.I appoint my wife Mary Crawford executrix & my Brother Josiah Brewer Executor of this my last will & Testament.
W Crawford. (seal)
This done, in presence
Fra's Archibald, Junr.
Probated 29 Sep., 1777. [II, 53-4.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 86, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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