Will Record of Katharine Gragg
In the Name of God, Amen. I Katharine Gragg of Thomaston in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Missachusetts Spinster being Sick and Weak in Body, but of perfect Mind and Memory, Thanks be given unto God ; calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die, 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 Hand of Almighty God that give it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial, at the Discretion of my Executors ; nothing douting, but at the general Resurrection, I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God. And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has 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 unto my well beloved Son William, commonly called and known by the Name of William Farnsworth, a Bible which with what I have already done for him, & he has already had is his full Part or Share out of my Estate.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Sarah, commonly called and known by the Name of Sarah Farnsworth, my dark coloured callico Gown, black callimanco Skirt and Stone Sleeve Buttons to be delivered to her when she arrives at the Age of Eighteen years or in one Year after my decease, which with what She has already had is in full of her part or Share out of my Estate
Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Mehitabel commonly called and known by the Name of Mehitabel Dodge, my Silver Shoe-Buckles.
Item. I give and bequeath imto my well beloved Son and Daughter, to wit, Barnabas, commonly called and known by the Name of Barnabas Webb, Mary commonly called and known by the Name of Mary Webb, and the above named Mehitabel Dodge the whole remainder of my Estate of what Name or Nature soever (excepting what is herein otherwise particularly disposed of) to be equally divided to and amonst them, and each of them, or their or either of their legal Representatives in equal Shares, and Proportion.
Item I give unto my trusty Friend Ezekiel Goddard Dodge of Thomaston aforesaid Physician (in consideration of his Trouble and Care of me, and Expences laid out for me in my Present Sickness) The one half part of a certain Note of Hand for the Sum of twenty Seven Pounds with Interest due to me from him the said Ezekiel G. Dodge, which is now lodged in the Hands of Moses Copeland. And I do also constitute make and ordain him the said Ezekiel Goddard Dodge the Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former Wills, Testaments, Legacies, Bequests, and Executors whatsoever in any ways before by me named, willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
In Witness whereof I the said Katherine Gragg do hereunto set my Hand and Seal, this twenty first Day of September in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety
Katherine X [her Mark] Gragg (seal)
Signed, Sealed, published pro-
nounced and Declared by the
said Katherine Gragg as
her last Will and Testament
in presence of us, who in
her presence, and in the Presence
of each other have hereunto sub-
scribed our Names, (The Words "and the above-
named Mehitabel Dodge" were interlined be-
fore signing and Sealing)
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 211, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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