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Will Record of Quash Winchell

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In the Name of GOD Amen I Quash Winchell of Topsham in the County of Lincoln Labourer being Sick & Week in bodily Health but Perfect in Mind & Memory thanks be to God for the Same Calling to mind the Uncertainty of Life & the certainty of Death Do make and Ordain this my last Will & Testament Recommending my soul into the hands of God who Gave it And my body to the Earth to be decently buried according to the Descretion of My Executor whom I Shall hereafter Appoint An as to What of this worlds goods it has Pleased God to Bless me with I dispose of in the following Manner (Viz)

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to my Benevolent Friends Silence Purrenton Sarah Hunter Mary Given Anne Winchell & Hannah Winchell all & Singular the Goods & Chattells to me in any Manner belonging being at Presant one Horse & Tackling two Cows & one three Year old Heiffer with 20 Sheep allowing the said Hannah one third more then Either of the Gathers and then an Equal Divison among them With a Certain Number of Notes of hand Some payable in my Name & Sum in my Late Masters Samuel Winchells Deceased being Given to me When I Was a Slave & so Wrote in his Name Furthermore I Appoint Mr. Arthur Hunter to be my Sole & Lawfull Executor of this my Last Will & Testament in Witness Whereof I have hereunto put my hand & Seal this third day of March AD 1788

Quash X [his mark] Winchell (seal)

Signed Sealed Pronounc'd
to be the Last Will & Testament
in the Presance of us Witneses
by the said Quash Winchell

Samuel Stapel
Philip Hoyt
Joshua Smart

Probated 26 June, 1788. [III, 198.] Inventory by John Sanford, Samuel Stapel and Joseph Groves, all of Topsham, 26 June, 1788. [V, 170-1.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 168, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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