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Will Record of William Bonny

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In the Name of God AMen the fourth Day of April anno Domini one thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty six I William Bonny of Winthrop in the County of Lincoln and Common Wealth of Massachusetts Yeoman being Sick and indiposed in Body but of Sound mind and Memory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament and First I Give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God whoe Gave it my Body I Commit to the Dust to be Buried at the Discresion of my Executor heafter named in a Christian decent manner and my worldly goods that God has blessed me with I dispose of in the following manner viz first I will that all my Just Debts and Funeral Charges shall be paid out of my Estate by my Executor in one year after my Deceas and that my wareing apperrill be Sold and applyed to that use as far as it will go.

Imprimmis. I Give and Bequeath unto Lucy Bonny my well beloved Wife the use of my Dwelling House and Land and all my Household goods of every kind, and two Swine So long as She Shall remain my Widow or till my Daughter Silva shall Come of age and at the arrival of my Daughter at age my Widow to have the improvment of one half of my Dwelling house and half the land and half the houshold goods Except a red Chest dureing her Natural Life or Alarraige. Item. I make my Beloved Daughter Silva Bonny my only Child my Legatee and Give and bequeath unto her all my Estate Real and Personal and all and Singuler my goods and Chattles of Ever sort and kind except what I have before disposed of in this Will to be Delivered to her by my Executor when she Comes of age and in Case of the Deceas of her mother or marraig before that time So much of my Estate as is Necesary to be used by my Executor in bringing up and providing for said Silvy Bonny the Residue of my Estate Real and Personal to be the said Silva Bonny's at her own disposing for ever.

Lastly I Constitute and appoint Mr. John Chandler Junr of Winthrop in the County of Lincoln & Common Wealth of Massachusetts Yeoman Sole Executor of this my Last Will and testament and hearby Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament made and pronounced the Day and Year first above written in Testimony whereof I have hearunto Sett my hand and Seal

William Bonney [seal]


Isaac Bonney
Simeon Boney
Ichabod Howe

Probated 9 Sep., 1786. [III, 119.] Inventory by Ichabod How, Gideon Lambard and William Pullen, all of Winthrop, 2 Oct., 1786, 124 : 14 : 9. [III, 195.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 148, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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