Will of Moses Kimball
Be it Remembered that I Moses Kimball of Vassalborough in the County of Lincoln and State of Massachusets Bay yeoman being in a Decline, but through Divine mercy of a Sound mind and memory. Do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in manner following Viz
1st I will that all my Just Debts and funeral Charges be paid out of my Estate by my Excrutix hereafter named
2d I give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Hannah and my three Children, namely Molly, Ruth, and Anna, all the Rest of My Estate Intrust and property whatsoever and wharesoever I Die posesed of in the manner following, that my wife for herselfe and on behalfe and in trust for my said Children be in full possession of the Rest of my Estate, and to Bring up my Children tharewith untill my youngest Child Living Shall arive to the age of Eightteen years olde or be Married; (Except giving my Daughter Molly at the age of Eightteen years olde one good Cow and two good Sheep I give them to her because that She is of a Weakly Constitution and being the Eldist having more Cair put upon her then her other Sisters) giving them an Education Sutable to to her Curcumstances and when my youngest Daughter Living arives to the age of Eightteen years olde, or be married I will that Distribution be made of what Shall Remain in My wifes hands the one half of the Moveable Estate with the One Hundred Acre Lot of mine, a part of which is in the town of Winslow to be Eaqually Devided betwen my Daughters to be by them posessed and Enjoyed as thare own Propperty and Right : and the other half of the Moveable Estate with the farm I now Live upon to my wife During her Life, and at her Decease to be Eaqually Devided Betwen my Daughters, to be by them posessed as thare own property
3ly I Nominat and appoint my Beloved wife Hannah a gardean for my Children
4ly I hereby Nominat and appoint my Beloved wife Hannah Sole Executrix to this my Last will and testament Disallowing and Disannulling all other Wills by me Made In witness whareof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twelfth Day of the Fifth Month one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty nine.
N. B. the words "One Hundred Acre were wrote, before Signing Sealing &c
Moses Kimball (seal)
Signed Seal'd and published
by the Testator as and for his
Last will and Testament
in presence of us
Probated 1 July, 1789. [IV, 50.] Inventory by Joseph Thomas, Asa Soule and Timothy Robinson, all of Vassalborough, Aug., 1789, £207:2:10. [V, 45.] Account filed 12 Mar., 1805, at which date the executrix had become the wife of Philip Emerson. [X, 342-3.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 184, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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