Will Record of David Clark
In the Name of God Amen the Twenty Seventh day of July Anno dominy 1783. I David Clark of Hallowell in the County of Lincoln and in the province of the Massachusets Bay In New England. Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed unto man once to Dye Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
That is to say First of all I Give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a Decent manner at the discretion of my Executor not doubting but I shall Receive the same again by the Power of God and as to such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this life I Give demise and Dispose of in form Following (viz)
I will and order my Real Estate to be Sold at the Discretion of my Executor here after named and my Just Debts to be paid out of my Real Estate by my Executor if there be Enough if not to be made up out of my Personal Estate.
after my Funeral Charges are paid and my Just Debts PaidImprimis I Give and bequeath to my Executor one Half of all my Estate Real and Personal that Is left
Item the Other Half I Give and Bequeath to my three Children David. John, and Polly, to be Equally Divided amongst them by my Executor.
Item I Give and Bequeath my wareing Apperil to my Executor
Sarah that was once my wife I utterly Refuse having any part in my Estate or being my Heir or havind any Right of Heirship in my Estate
I Do hereby Constitute and appoint my Beloved Brother Simeon Clark to be my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby Revoke and utterly disannul all and Every other former Will legasies and bequeaths by me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year afore said
David Clark (seal)
Signd and Seald in Presents
Probated 15 Sep., 1783. [II, 192.] Inventory by Thomas Hinkley, Jonas Button and Paul Blake, all of Hallowell, 17 Dec., 1783. [IV, 14.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 122, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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