Will Record of Mary Magdalene Mayer
In the Name of God Amen this Sixteenth day of July A D 1779 I Mary Magdalene Mayer residing at Woolwich in the County of Lincoln Widow being weak & infirm in body but of sound mind do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament
Impr's I Commit my Soul to God & my Body to the Dust to be decently interred.
ItemIt is my Will that my Daughter Catharine Reed (with whom I intend to spend the remainder of my days) be generously paid for her care & trouble during my illness & infirmity, out of my Estate, Exclusive of the bequests herein after made her.
Item I bequeath to my said Daughter all my wearing apparrel & a piece of Linnen I now have by me over & above her dividend of one fourth part of my Estate herein after mentioned.
Item The residue of my Estate after payment of my Just debts & funeral Charges I ordain to be divided into four Equal shares or parts & distributed Equally among my three Sons & my said Daughter Catharine.
Lastly I Constitute & appoint Lewis Houdelette of Pownalborough in said County Yeoman Executor to this my last Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year aforesaid
Mary Magdalene X [her mark] Mayer (seal)
Signed Sealed publish'd
pronounced & declared by the
said Mary as her last Will & Testament
In presence of
Probated 6 Oct., 1779. [II, 109.] Inventory by Obadiah Call, Jr., Francis Rittal and Christopher Jackin, all of Pownalborough, 25 Sep., 1779, £407 : 18 : 0. [II, 112.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 97, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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