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Administration Record of Samuel Webb

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In the Name of God. Amen.—

I Samuel Webb, of Woolwich in the County of Lincoln, Tailer, being very sick & weak in body but of perfect Mind & Memory, calling to mind mortality of my body, knowing it is appointed for man once to die, do make this my last Will & Testament ; revocking all former Wills & Testaments whenever or howsomever made by me.

I give & commit my Soul into the hands of God, who gave it. And for my Body, I recommend it to the Earth, to be buried in a deasent & a Christian-like manner. And as for my Worldly Estate, I give, devise, and dispose of in the following manner. Imprimis. It is my will & I do order that all my just debts & funeral charges be paid & Satisfied, in the first place.

Itim. I give & bequeath unto Sarah my dearly beloved Wife, my whole Estate, real & personal, to be intirely at her dispose, wheresoever, & in whose hands-somever it may be found.

Itim. I also appoint & constitute Sarah my dearly beloved Wife my only & Sole Executrix, of this my last Will & Testament, which I declare to be my last, revocking all former Wills &c:

And as for my well beloved Children, I pray God to be their portion ; I think it proper & prudent not to give them any of my Estate, because I have so little, their Mother being old, Stands in need of the Whole I leave In Witness Whereof, I hereunto Set my hand & Seal this twenty third day of August one thousand seven hundred & seventy three.

Sam'l Webb (seal)

Signed and Sealed, by the above named Samuel Webb, in the presence of us the Subscribers.

Joseph Lankaster
Elihu Lancester
John Carlton


Sarah Webb, widow, Adm'x, 27 Nov., 1778. [II, 116.] John Carlton and Joel Reed, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory by Joseph Wade, Samuel Harnden and John Carlton, all of Woolwich, 4 Jan., 1774. [II,87.] Account filed 31 May, 1779. [II, 88.] Nathaniel Thwing and Joseph Wade, both of Woolwich, commissioners to examine claims. Dividend from estate 31 May, 1779. [II, 89.] Widow's dower set off by Samuel Ford, John Carlton and David Gilmore, Jr., all of Woolwich, 1779. [III, 232.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 91, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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