Administration Record of Samuel Webb
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.
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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