Will Record of Robert Montgomery
In the Name of God, Amen. The Twenty fifth Day of March 1758 I Robert Montgomery of Townsend in the County of York and province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Gentleman, being very sick & weak in Body, but of perfect mind and memory. Thanks be given unto God, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men Once to die, 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, that gave it ; and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion 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 worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
ImprimisI ordain, Order and direct, that all the lawful Debts I owe or stand indebted for, shall be punctually paid to my respective Creditors out of my Estate ; and the remainder, if any be, to be disposed of as follows.
ItemI give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Sarah One third part of all my personal and Real Estate, that remains when my Debts is paid.
ItemAnd out of the Remainder I give and bequeath to my son James Montgomery five shillings lawful money
Item. I give to my son Robert Montgomery five shillings lawful money.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anna Montgomery One half of the Remainder of my whole Estate Real and personal.
Item I give and Bequeath to my Sons John Montgomery and Samuel Montgomery the Remainder of my whole Estate to be equally divided between them
I do likewise Constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Sarah, and my beloved Brother Capt. William Miller and my trusty friend Ensign Samuel McCobb my sole Executors and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, all and singular my lands, Tenements and personal Estate to be taken into their Charge & Care. And I do hereby utterly disallow & Revoke all and every other former Testaments, Wills and Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named, 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 & Year above written.
Robert Montgomery (Seal)
Signed, Sealed, pronounced and declared by the said Robert Montgomery as his last will & Testament in the presence of us,
Probated 27 Sep., 1763. [I, 48-9.] William Miller disclaimed executorship 21 Mar., 1764. [I, 49.] Inventory by Robert Wyley, John Orr, and William Fullerton, all of Townsend, 19 July, 1764. [I, 58.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 12, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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