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In the name of God Amen

I Sherebiah Town of Winslow in the County of Lincoln & Commonwelth of Massachusetts husbandman being in a poore State of helth But of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is apointed for all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my last will and testement that is to Say as touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life I Give and Demise and Dispose of the Same in the following mannar and forme

first I give and Bequath to my Honad : Fathar Thomas Town the Sum of fourty Shilling Lawfull mony of Massachusetts to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate

Also I Give to my Beloved Brothar Ephm : Town the Sum of five Shilling to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate

Also I Give to my Beloved Sister Hannah McCasland the Sum of ten Shillings to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate

Also I Give to my Beloved Sister Betty Barton the Sum of five Shillings to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate

Also I Give and Bequath the Remainder of my Estate Lands Goods and Chattels for the Support of a School in a Plantation Lying to the Eastward of Winslow known by the name of Freetown at this time. Also I Constitute and Apoint the Sellectt Men of the Towns of Vassalborough and Winslow to be the trustees of the Estate that is Left for Schooling

Also I Constitute make and Ordain William Howard of Hallowill in the County of Lincoln and Commonwelth of Massachusetts Esqr : the Sole Excutor of this my Last will and testement and I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disanuel all and Every othar former testements wills Legices Bequeaths and Excuetors by me in any wise before named willied and Bequathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no othar to be my Last will and testement in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twentySixth Day of Febuary in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Eight

Sherebiah Town (seal)

Sign'd Seal'd published pronounced and Declared
by the sd : Sherebiah Town as his Last will and
testement in the presents of us who in his presants
and in the presants of Each othar have hereunto Sub-
scribed our Names

James Stackpole
Samuel Stackpole
Jonathan Ballard

Probated 10 Sep., 1790. [IV, 167-8.] William Howard renounced executorship 10 Sep., 1790; Thomas Town refused to administer, 10 Sep., 1790. [IV, 168.] Ephraim Town, of Winslow, Adm'r cum Testamento annexo, 10 Sep, 1790. [IV, 169.] Samuel Stackpole, of Winslow, and Jonathan Ballard, of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by James Stackpole, William Richardson and Enoch Fuller, all of Winslow, 18 Nov., 1790, 17 : 14 : 9. [IV, I 70-1.] Josiah Hayden and James Stackpole, both of Winslow, commissioners to examine claims. [V, 117.] Advertisement of sale of real estate, 20 Oct., 1793. [V, 118.] Account filed 15 Jan., 1793. [V, 118-119.] Account filed 15 Ap., 1794. [V, 252-3.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 199, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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