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In the Name of God Amen. I Christian Cline of a place called Waldoborough In the County of Lincoln and province of Massachusetts Bay in Newengland yeoman being in healh of Body and of perfect mind & memory thanks be given to god. Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and ordain this my last will & testament : that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried at the discresion of my Executors : nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worley Estate wherewith it has pleased God to Bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form—

I give and Bequeath to Elibeath my dearly beloved wife whoume I likewise constitute make and ordain the Soul Executrix of this my Last will and Testament one yoake of oxen one horse one Cow & young Calfe one heffer given to her.

I give unto my well beloved son George Cline the one Cow & one hefer & one hefer Calf one year old one young Calf.

I give and Bequeath to Elibeath my Baughter one Cow one Iron Stow and one Brace Kittle holds four pails of warter the wife of the said Cline is to Keep the Stow and Brace Kittle her Life time.

I give to John milk Cline one pear of yearlin Sears and one Sheep I give one Sheep to Mary Veerz one Sheep

and I do hareby utterly disllow revoke and disannull all & Every other former testament will Legacie Bequaest & Executions by me in any ways before named willed and bequethed Reatfing and Confirming this to Be my Last will and testament in witness whereof I have sett my hand & seal this twenty Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty three

Christian Cline (seal)

Signed sealed published and delivered by the said Christian Cline as his last will and testament in the presence of

test John Hunt
Nathan Sprague

Probated 1 Oct., 1783. [II, 194.] Inventory by Jacob Umbehind, Daniel Feilheur and John Hunt, all of Waldoborough, 18 Nov., 1783, 65 : 17 : 5. [III, 35.] Account filed 29 Nov., 1783. [III, 36.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 123, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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