Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of Benjamin Thompson

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In the Name of God amen the thirtieth first day of December one thousand seven Hundred and sixty four I Benjamin Thompson of Georgetown and County of Lincoln &c yeoman being very sick & weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God for it, therefore Calling unto Mind the Mortality of My Body and Knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to dye, 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 yt gave it, and My Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of My Executrix nothing doubting but at the General Resurection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty power of God, and as touching such wordly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless Me in this life I Give Demise and dispose of the same in the following Manner and form

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Abigail My dearly beloved wife all My Moveables and personal Instate togeather with the Income of my real Instate for the decent bring up of my Cheildren as well her own Comfortable subsistance whom likewise I Constitute, make and appoint My sole Executrix of all this My last will and testement all and singular my lands Messuages and tenements by her freely to be possesed and Injoyed untill My Children shall arive at the age of twenty one years old or be given in Maraige and in Case any one of My Children or al of them shall or do arive of the age as above or are Marryed in Every such Case they Each receive out of My real Estate that part Each of them would by law have received had not this my last will bin Made I likewise hereby Giving unto my said Executrix full power to sel and dispose of so much of my real Estate as shall be sufficient to pay My Just Debts and I do hereby uterly disalow and revoke and disanal all and every other former testement wills lagaces and bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed reatifying and Confirming this and no other to be My last will and testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written

Benjamin Thompson (Seal)

Signed sealed published pronounced and Declared
by the said Benjamin
Thompson as his last
will and testment in
the presents of us

Tobias Ham
James Hinkley
Benjamin Ham
Aaron Hinkley

Probated 7 May, 1765. [I, 68.] Inventory by Dummer Sewall, Moses Hodgkins and Elisha Shaw, all of Georgetown, 15 Aug., 1765, 401 : 1. [I, 87-88.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 18, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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