Will Record of Henry Benner
In the Name of God Amen I Henry Benner of Waldoborough in ye County of Linclon in the Massachusetts State being weak in body and Knowing tis appointed for all men to die and how sone I Know not and being now in my Perfect Sences I have thought fit to make this my Last Will and testament in ye following manner viz. in the first place I Give my Soul into ye hands of God whoe gave itt and my body to ye Earth to be Decently Buried att the Discresion of my Executor whome my will is and I appoint to be my Loving wife Margret benner. And as to what worldly goods God has ben pleased to bless me with I give and dispose of in the following manner in the first place I Give unto my Loving wife all my whole Estate both Real and personel to use occupie in all Respects as She Shall think proper as Long as She Shall Continue in this Life and as to what depts Shall be found due from me my will is She Should Sell Stock Enough to pay them and as to what depts Shall be due to me I Give to her to doe with as She Shall think proper and upon her deth the Real Estate which I am posesed with I Give to my youngest Son Henry benner that is to Say my farm House and all other Buildings meadows and all appurtances belonging there unto, and as to my moveabels or personel Estate I Give in the manner following, there is sum of my Childer have had sum things all Ready and sum have had nothing and my will is they should be made Equel : all but John Benner, Matice Benner and Elizebeth Newbit they have had as much as I Ever purposed to Give them and as to the Rest. My Son Jacob I gave him a Cow : Keaty I Give a Cow; Sedony I Gave a Cowand Sally I gave a CowCharles and John and Molly and Henry I have Gave Nothing to none of them and my will is they all should be Equel and if any thing should Remain of my Personel or moveable Estate that itt should be Divided Equelly amongst them, and now I doe Disanul and make void all other wills and testaments of all Kinds and all Naturs whatsoever. I doe hold good and Vallid this my Last will and testament : and in testimony hereof I doe hereunto set my hand and Seal this 23-day of June in ye year-1783
Henri Benner (seal)
Sign'd seal'd and deliv'd in presence of us
Probated 9 June, 1784. [IV, 8-9.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 177, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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