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Will Record of David Bailey

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In the name of God Amen, the Eighteenth day of October, A. D. 1768, I David Bailey residing at Richmond in the County of Lincoln yeoman, being sensible of my own Mortality, but being of sound mind, after recommending my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, & my body to the Earth for decent burial, do hereby make this my last will and testament & dispose of my worldly Estate in manner following, viz.—

Imps. I give & devise to my beloved Wife Hannah her heirs & assigns forever my Lot of Land situate in Pownalborough in said County of Lincoln, which I purchased of Philip Fought, lying on the East side of Kennebeck river, containing Thirty Acres more or less, also my Lot of Land containing about one hundred acres situate on the East side of said river above Pownalborough in said County, not in any Town, & also all my other Estate real & personal wheresoever lying or being of what name or nature soever—said Lot of one hundred acres was granted to me by the proprietors of the Common & undivided Lands in the Kennebeck purchase (in the Counties of Lincoln & Cumberland) from the late Colony of Newplimouth.

Lastly, I hereby appoint my said Wife Sole Executrix to this my Will—

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first above written—

David Bailey (seal)

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced
& declared by said David Bailey
to be his last Will & Testament
in presence of

test Eph'm Cowen
Jonathan Emery
Easter X [hur mark] Kindel

Probated 6 Oct., 1779. [II, 85.] Inventory by Samuel Goodwin, Thomas Dinsmore and Philip Call, all of Pownalborough, 16 Sep., 1779, 8785 : 5 : 10. [II, 141-2.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 90, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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