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In the Name of God Amen. I Jean Claveland of the town of Waldowbourgh in the County of Lincoln widow being sick and weak in helth of Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be gaven unto god, Calling Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that appointed for all men once to Die, do make and ordain this my last Will and testament that to say, principally and first of all I gave and recommend my soul into the Hand of allmighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in Deacent Christian Burial at the Decretion of my Executor, nothing Doubting but att the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, as touching such worldly Estate wherwith it has pleased God to Bliss me in this life I gave, Dismiss and Dispose of in the same in the following manner and form.—

first I gave and bequeath to my Daughter Rebeckah's Child Rebeckah if liveing one hallf of my land and three gouns one skirt one quilt A Coat and if any money is laft after all Debts & other Expences that may arise is paid my said grand daughter is to have the whole and allso to my other Daughter Sarrah McMoullin the other half of my land and all my other moveables and houshold stuff

Captn James Hillton of Bristol and County aforesaid I allso Constute and ordain the sole Executor of this my last Will and testament and I Do hereby utterly Dissanull revouk and Disalow all and every otheher former testament will legecies and Executors by me in any wise before Named willed and bequeathed ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament, in Wittness Whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal, this first Day of augst in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

Jean Cleveland (seal)

Singed sealed pubished pronounced & Declared by the said Jenney Claveland as her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our nams

Willm : McClain
Elizabeth Rhods
Joshua Hillton

Probated 15 Sep., 1789. [IV, 76.] Inventories by Thomas Johnston, Oliver Nash and Joseph Burns, all of Bristol, 18 and 26 Sep., 1789, 196 : 19: 6. [IV, 84-85.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 190, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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