Administration Record of Fredrick Swatz
In the Name of God Amen.
I Fredrick Swatz of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln, yeoman being in good health of Body and of Sound mind and memory, and being forthwith, to depart, A Soilder in the Continental Army, And Considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make Publish and Declare, this my last will and Testament, in manner and form following, (to wit.)
First I desire a Decant and Christian Burial, If I should not be killed in an Ingaigement, Then & in that case I commit my Body to the Dust, and my Soul unto God who gave it.
Also, I give and bequeath unto my Dear beloved Wife Lucy Swatz all my Estate, which I shall die Seized of, for to bring up my Sons & Dafters to, the Age of Twenty One years. Provided she should so Long remain my Widow, but at the time of her Marrying of A nother Husband I give and bequeath, to all my Sons & Daughters all my Estate, at the time of my Wife's marage to be equally sheard & divided amongst my Children, VizAnna Castner, Wife of Ludwig Castner, Peter Swatz, Catharine Swatz, Mary Swatz, Jacob Swatz, Fredrick Swatz, Christehana Swatz, Margrate Swatz, Susannah Swatz, and all other of my children which shall hereafter be born, of the body of my wife, and in case ary a one of my said children should, die, his or her share to be equally, dived amongst the other Brothers & Sisters, in witness whareof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Sixteenth Day of June In the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred & Sevinty Seven.
Also I appoint my Wife Lucy Swatz my Executrix.
Fredrick Swatz (Seal)
Signed Sealed published and declared
by the said Testator Fredrick Swatz
as and for his last will and Testament
in the presence of us who in his presence
and at his request have Subscribed our Names
as Witnesses thereto
Lucy Swatz, of Waldoborongh, widow, Adm'x, 13 May, 1786. [III, 68.] John Benner and Lawrence Sides, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Inventory by John Benner, Lawrence Sides and Jabesh Cole, all of Waldoborough, 7 July, 1786, £200 : 18 : 8, [V, 165-6.] Account filed, 16 Sep., 1788. [V, 166.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 142, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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