Will Record of William Groves
In The Name of God Amen The Eighten Day of November Anno Domino one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtey Seven, I William Groves New Endland Yomman being Aged and Weack In body but of Sound Disposeing Mind and Memorey Thanks, be given unto God therefore, Calling Unto Mind The Mortality of my body, and Knowing That it is Appinted for all Men once to Dye, Do Mak and Ordaine This my Last will & Tesiament, That is to say Principally, & first of all, I Give & Committ my Soul into The hands of God That Gave it & my body, I Recommend to the Earth to Be Buried In a Deacint & Christian Manner, at The Descretion of my Executor hereafter Named. And as Touching Such Worldly Estate Wherewith it hath Pleased God to bless me in this Life, I Give Demise & Dispose, of The Same in the Followeing Manner and Form
Imprimis. My will is that all my Jusst & Lawfull Debts, & my Funeral Charges be Raised & paid out of my Estate as Soon as may be Conveniently, after my Decease.
Item. I Give & bequeath unto Annarh my well be Loved wife The whole & Sole use & Improvement of all my Estate Both Real & Personall During my Widow & what of Estate that shall be remaining after her Decease my will is that my Son John Groves Shall have all as Above wrighten
Item I Do hereby make & ordain hannh my Wife and sd John Sole Executr. & Adminsr of This my Last my Last will and Testament And I Do hereby Utterly Dissallow Revoke and Disannul all & Every other former wills Leagacies & Bequests by me any ways before named willed & Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming This & no other to be my Last will and Testament In Wittness Whereof I have Hereunto Sett my hand And Seal The Day and Year above wrighten
Willm. Groves (seal)
Signed Sealed Published
Pronounceed & Declared by
The Sd William Groves
as his Last will & Testament
Wittness David Silvester
Probated 17 Mar., 1785. [III, 90.] Inventory by Ebenezer Whittier, David Silvester and John Sevey, all of Pownalborough, 12 Oct., 1785, £419 : 10 : 0. [Unrecorded.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 145, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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