Will Record of Robert Barker
In the Name of God Amen. I Robert Barker of Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln Cooper, calling to mind the Brevity & uncertainty of Life, but being of a sound and disposing Mind & Memory, for which I thank God, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner following. In the first place I bequeathe my Soul into the Hand of God, whenever he may please to call for it, and my Body to the Earth, to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named. And as to my worldly Estate, my Will is that my Executors pay all my just Debts with my personal Estate, excepting what I owe for the Farm I own in partnership with Timothy Folgier, and my Will is, that my Executors sell so much of said Farm, as will pay what is due therefor
Item. I give and bequeathe to my beloved Son Francis so much Money as will purchase a Yoke of Oxen and two Cows at the Time when he shall come to the Age of Twenty one years, and to be paid to him at that Time.
Item. I give and bequeathe to my Son beloved James a pair of three year old Steers which I now own, to be delivered to him in two Months after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeathe to my beloved Wife Sarah Barker all the rest and residue of my testate both real and personal, for her to hold during the Time she continues to be my Widow, for her support and for the maintain and and bringing up my Children born or that may be born of her Body, and when my said Children shall arrive at full Age, and my said Wife shall decease or marry again, my Will is, that what of my Estate shall then remain whether real or personal, that it be equally divided amongst all my Children.
And I do hereby appoint my said Wife & my beloved Brother Josiah Barker my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, and hereby revoke all former Will & declare this to be my last
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & Seal the twenty fifth Day of Octr. A D 1779
Robert Barker (seal)
Signed sealed published & declared by
Testator to be his last Will and Testament
in presence of
Widow renounced executorship 27 Sep., 1790. Probated 18 Oct., 1790. [IV, 151.] Inventory by Shubael Barnard, Zaccheus Macy and Richard Mitchel, all of Sherburne, Nantucket County, 16 July, 1791, £276 : 9 : 1. [V, 188-9.] Nathaniel Thwing, of Woolwich, and Elihu Getchel, of Bowdoinham, commissioners to examine claims. [V, 231.] Distribution of estate ordered 7 May, 1802. [VIII, 132.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 197, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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