Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of James Morton

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In the Name of God amen
I James Morton of Bristol in the County of Lincoln yeoman being in perfect Helth of Body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be gavien unto God ; Calling unto 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 and testament ; that is to say principally and first of all I gave and recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in Decent Christian burial at the Discration of my Executors ; nothing Doubting but att the General Resurection I sall receive the same agin by the mighty power of God. And as toching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bliss me in this life, I gave and Demise & Dispose of the same in the following manner and form : first I gave and bequeth to Sarah my Dearly beloved wife the manadgement of my whole Estate both real and personal Duering her life whom I likewise Constatute ordain and appoint the sole Execiiterix of this my last will and testament and all and singuler the aforesaid Estate by her freely to be possesed and enjoyed, and after the Decess of my beloved wife I lave to my son William two pound lawfull money out of my Estate liwise unto James my second son I lave two pound lawfull money to be paid out of said Estate unto my third son Robert I lave & bequeath to him the point on which he raised his house allowing him Eighty acres of land and the remander of my homestead farm and stock I leave to my forth son John him paying out of said Estate to each of my Daughters viz Sarrah Margret & Jean one hundred pound lawfull money to each of them likwise the back land in my possion I leave amongest the whole of my Children each Drawing a equal share it being one hundred acres of land, ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and testament, in Wittness whereof I have heareunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh of feberuary one thousand seven hundred and eighty one

James Morton (seal)

Signed sealed published and pronounced and Declared by the said lames Morton as his last Will and testament in the presence of us Who in his presence
and in the presence of
eath other have hearto
subscribed our names

William McClain
Samuel McClain
Fergus McClain

Probated 12 May, 1784. [II, 213.] Inventory by William Burns, David Bryant, Jr., and Lemuel Bryant, all of Bristol, 1 June, 1793, 343 : 18 : 0. [V, 250-1.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 127, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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