Will of John George Reed
In the Name of God, Amen. I John George Reed of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln Yeoman being of perfect Mind & Memory, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will & TestamentThat is to say, in the first place I recommend my Soul to the Hands of God who gave it, and my Body I commit to the Earth to be buried at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter named, not Doubting but that I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of GodAnd as to my Worldy Estate, I give devise & dispose of the same in manner following, that is to say
Imprimis I will and order That all my just Debts &: funeral Expences be paid assoon as may after my Decease
Item, I give unto my Wife Mary Magdalene the Improvement of all my Estate real & personal during the Term of her Natural lifeItem I give to my Son Michael Reed the Sum of one Pound six shillings & Eight pence to be paid him by my Executrix hereafter named, after the Decease of my said WifeI also give unto my said Son all my wearing Apparel & Cloathing.
Item I give to my Daughter Eve Christine Margaret Reed an Iron Stow & Cloaths Chest.
Item. All the Rest & Residue of my Estate real & personal wheresoever the same is or may be found I give & devise unto my four Children Jacob Reed Sevilla Magdalene Kilbert, Margaret Catharine Bave Eichorn, & Eve Christine Margaret Reed equally to be divided between then after the Death of my said Wife, & to hold to them & their heirs in severalty for ever
Lastly. I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Daughter Eve Christine Margaret Reed to be sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament. And I do hereby revoke all other & former Testaments by me heretofore made, declaring this & no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I the said John George Reed do hereunto set my hand & seal this first Day of June A. D. 1776.
John George Reed
Signed Sealed published
& declared by the Testator
to be his last Will and
Testament in presence of
Probated 5 Oct., 1787. [III, 197.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 167, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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