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Will Record of Ambrose Colby

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In the Name of God Amen. I Ambrose Colby of Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln Blacksmith, being in sound Mind & Memory for which I thank God, but calling to mind the Frailty of Life & certainty of Death, & being desirous that the worldly Estate with which God hath blessed me should be disposed of agreeable to my Mind after my Decease, do make this my last Will & Testament in manner following, viz. I bequeath my Soul into the Hand of God who gave it and my Body to the Earth, to be decendy buried at the Discretion of My Executrix, hoping at the last Day it will have a joyfull Resurrection As to my worldly Goods, 'tis my Will

Imprimis, That my Executrix pay my just Debts out of the Estate I leave.

Item. I give & bequeathe to my beloved Daughter Annah Hoyt my Looking Glass.

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Grandson Ambros Colby my Great Bible.

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Wife Betty Colby All the rest & residue of my Estate both real & personal, to be absolutely hers forever, and hereby appoint her sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all former Wills & Testaments.

In witness whereof I hereto set my hand & Seal the second Day of March AD 1778

Ambros Colby (seal)

Signed Sealed published &
declared to be the last Will
& Testament of the Testator
in presence of

Tho. Rice
Jacob Pressey
John Kingsbury


Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 133, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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