Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of Phillip Fought

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In the Name of God Amen this Sixth Day of January A: D : 1781 I Phillip Fought of Vassalborough in the county of Lincoln and State of the Massachusetts yeoman Sick and week in body but of Sound mind and memory thanks be given to God therefor Calling to mind the Mortallity of my body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Decent Christian manner at the Discression of my Executor and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I Give Demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner—

I give and bequeath to Hannah my beloved wife all my indoor moveables and all the moneys that are Due to Me what Soever and two cows and Six Sheep and one Rume in my house and Half the garden and fire wood all ways cut at the Door sufifitiant for her fire and her cows and Sheep Keept on the place summer and winter and to find her twenty bushels of corn ten of Rye and Wheat and thirty bushels of petators and twenty Pounds of Flax anually Dureing her life or so long as She Remains my widdow

I give unto my Son Jacob fifty pounds lawfull money to be paid in Spanish mill'd Dollars at Six Shillings pr Dollar said money to be paid in one year after my widdows Decease

I give unto my Son Frederick fifty pounds lawfull money in Spanish mill'd Dollars to be paid as above said in one year after my widdows Decease

I give unto my Daughter Rachel one cow and fifty pounds lawfull money in Spanish mill'd Dollars to be paid as above said in one year after my Decease

I give unto my Daughter Marget fifty pounds lawfull money in Spanish mill'd Dollars as above said to be paid in one year after my Decease

I give unto my Son Anthoney all my lands, buildings, Stock and farming utentials Except what is willed as above said to be by him freely possessed and Injoyed he paying all the leagacy as above said and providing for my widdow as above said he allso paying all my Just Debts and funeral Charges

And I do likewise Constitue make and ordain Mathew Hasting of Vassalborough Gent my Executor of this my last will and Testimant and I Do hereby Disallow & Revoke all other wills and Testiments by me made before this time Rattifiing this my last will and Testiment

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year above written

Phillip X [his mark] Fought (seal)

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said Phillip Fought as his last Will and Testiment in Presence of us the Subscribers

Ebenezer Moore
Samuel Basset
Nath'll Davis

Probated 11 June, 1781, [III, 217-18.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 173, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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