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In the Name of God Amen this Twenty third of August Anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Nine I Francis Wyman of Georgetown in the County of Lincoln and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England being infirm of Body but of perfect mind & memory blessed be God & Calling to mind my Mortallity & knowing that Ere long I must put off this Earthly Tabernacle do make & Appoint this to be my last will & Testament.

And first at my Decease I commit my Soul to God who Gave it hopeing Thro' the Merrits of Jesus Christ to receive A free & full Remission of All my Sins I also commit my body to the Grave by A Decent Burial According to the Decretion of my Executors here after Named Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the Same Again by the Almighty power of God.

And Secondly that all my Just Debts & dues be paid in Convenient time after my decease by my s'd Executors & Thirdly as Touching such Worldly Estate as the Lord has Lent me I give & bequeath in Manner & form following That is to Say I give unto my Daughter Hester Byonton besides what she has Already receiv'd one third part of the three following Lotts or Rights in the Common & undivided Lands in the Town of North Yarmouth & County of Cumberland & Province Afores'd Bought from John Powel & Ammi Ruhama Cutter of said Town Viz. Lotts No. Twenty Seven Twenty Nine & Thirty Two lying in A place Called the Gore at ye Upper End of s'd Town I give unto my Son Franciss Wyman besides what he has Already Rec'd my homestead Aboout fifteen Acres more or less where my house stood in s'd North Yarmouth & one hundred Acre Lott No. Twenty Seven Range C East side of Royals River. I give unto my Daughter Jane Sweetser the Sum of fifty pounds besides what She has Already Receiv'd I give unto my Son Nathaniel Wyman besides what he has already Rec'd one hundred Acres of upland & Six Acres of Salt marsh Lying at Small point in Georgetown Afors'd Also one hundred & Twenty Acres lying Undivided being part of three Lotts Nos. Eleven Twelve & Thirteen in the one hundred & Twenty Acre division in Gidneys Claim.

I give unto my Daughter Sarah Rogers besides what She has Already Rec'd four Acres of Salt Marsh I Bought of Cornelius Soul & Two Acres of Do. I bought from Phineas Jones which is To remain in the hands of my Son Nath'l Wyman Till the decease of me & my Wife

Also one Right in the Common & undivided lands belonging to house lott No. Eleven & one Right in the Islands belonging To s'd house lott No. Eleven

N B The Above lands that are left To Sarah Rogers is to remain in the hands of my Executors for her Childern if it Shou'd please God She Should have any Who Shou'd live to Come of Age then To be given to them or in Case she Shou'd live to become A Widow then She herSelf to Receive them or Otherwise they are to be Equally divided Among the Rest of my Childern

Lastly I make my Sons Francis Wyman & Nath'l Wyman my Executors of this my last Will & Testament

In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal the Day & Year Above Written.

Francis Wyman (seal)

Signed Seal'd & Declar'd in presence of

Jethro Sprague
William Sprague
Jno. Wilson

A Codicile to the Aforegoing Will Sayes:

I would let the Executors to my Will know that I have a Mortgage Deed from Stephen Mitchell at North Yarmouth, for one hundred Pounds Lawful Money & if I do not receive the Money in my life time I desire that they would reserve Eighty Dollars of it for my Wife, & to her use while she lives as her Occasion may require.

I desire also that the Sum of Fifty Pounds of the said Sum of One Hundred Pounds shall be paid to my Daughter jane Sweetcher, which will be agreeable to the Sum bequeath to her in the foregoing Will. And the Remainder I desire my Executors to divide between themselves, & the rest of my Children. I conclude as in the Close of my Will setting hereunto my hand & Seal this Twenty Seventh Day of June One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy.

Francis Wyman

Signed sealed & declared
in the Presence of

James Mchonane
Welthey Blethen

Probated 6 Jan., 1779. [II, 114-5.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 99, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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