Will Record of Joseph Carlile
In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Carlile of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln & Common Walth of Massachusetts Bay Gentelman being very sick in body but of sound disposing memory and Judgment, from the sence of the Mortallity of my state & danger of my disease do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament
Imprimis I Give up my Soul to Almighty God who gave it through the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ, by whose Merit & Righteousness alone I expect to be Justifyed at the great Tribunal, and my body to the Dust from whence it came to be intarred by decent Christian Burial, nothing doubting but I shall again receive the same at the Resurrection of the Dead. And Touching such worldly Goods or Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this Life, I do dispose thereof in the following manner Viz
2 Item I ordain that all my Just debts & funeral Charges be in the first place paid out of my personal Estate
Item 3dlyI give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elizebath Carlile one Cow of my live stock in Considration of a Cow which I Received with hir at our marradge, also unto my beloved Wife the use & Improvement of the one third of my Real & personal Estate so long as shee (my said beloved Wife) Remains a Widow, or shall think proper to live upon the said Estate also the whole of the housal Funiture which I had with hir at our marradge to hir & heirs forever.
Item 4thly To my well beloved son Joseph Carlile I give & bequeath the whole of my Homestad one Dameracoty so as take sixty six acers & one half out of my whole Tract, most convenant to the homestad, with the whole of the buildings and all other Appurteninces to the same belonging (except the use & Improvement of one third unto my Beloved Wife as above) to him & his heirs foreveralso the use & benefit of the Remaining sixty six acers & one half untill my beloved youngest son James Carlile arives at twenty one years of agealso the whole of my personal Estate with all out standing Debts Except as above ordred and disposed off, to him the said Joseph & his heirs forever
Item 5thly I give & bequeath unto my beloved youngest son James Carlile when he arives at twenty one years of age sixty six acers & one half of my unimproved Land to him and his heirs forever
Item 6thly I also order & bequeath unto my beloved eldest Daughter Abigal Carlile to be Delivered by my son Joseph Carlile within two years after my Death one good Cow or the Value thereof
Item 7thly I bequeath and order unto my beloved Daughter Mirriam Carlile to be Delivered also by my son Joseph within three years after my Death one good Cow or the value thereof.
Item 8thly and I also bequeath and order unto my beloved youngest Daughter Mary Carlile to be Delivered by my son Joseph two good Cows or the Value thereof within four years after my Death
Item 9thly I constitute and appoint William McCobb Esquire to be my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament
And finally I do hereby ratify & Confirm this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, In Witness of all which I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first Day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousend seven hundred & Eighty one and in the fifth year of Amarecan Independance
Joseph Carlile (seal)
Signed Sealed published
pronounced & declared by
Joseph Carlile to be his last Will
and Testament in presence of us
Benjm x [his mark] McFarland
Probated 5 June, 1781. [III, 5-6.] Inventory by Samuel Briar, John Davis and Benjamin McFarland, all of Boothbay, 9 July, 1781, £336 : 14 : 0. [III, 107.]
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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