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1760-1800

Will Record of Oliver Robins

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In the Name of GOD. Amen. I Oliver Robins of Thomaston in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts yeoman, being sitk and weak in Body. but of perfect Mind and Memory, Thanks be given unto GOD ; calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die I 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 gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial, at the Discretion of Executors ; nothing doubting 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 Oliver Robins junior the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to him by my Executors, which together with what he has already received is his full part or Share out of my Estate.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son Otis Robins the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to him by my Executors which together with what he has already received is his full part or Share out of my Estate.

Item. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my well beloved Sons Sheppard Robins and Rufus Robins, whom I likewise constitue, make and ordain joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament, all my Lands, Messuages, and Tenements of what name or nature soever, together with all my wearing Apparel, Husbandry Tools, and Cattle of all kinds, and all my other Estate of what name or nature soever, excepting what is herein otherwise particularly disposed of, by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed, and to be equally divided, for Quantity and, Quality, between them or their legal Representatives, they paying my just Debts, Funeral Expences, and the Legacies hereby otherwise given ; but if either of them shall not arrive at the Age of twenty and One Year, nor have Children of his own, or marry, the surviver to possess and enjoy the whole.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well-beloved Daughter Elioenai Crocket the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by My Executors, which together with what she has already received is her full Part or Share out of my Estate.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well-beloved Daughter Sybel Fales the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, which, with what she has already received is her full Part or Share out of my Estate.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Lois Killsa the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, which, with what she has already received is her full Part or Share out of my Estate.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Lucy Butler the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, which, with what she has already received is her full Part or Share out of my Estate.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Sabra Barrows the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, which, with what she has already received is her full Part or Share out of my Estate.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Mella Butler the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, which with what she has already received is her full part or Share out of my Estate.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Betsey Robins, my Feather-Beds, Case of Drawers, Tables, Chares, and Pewter with all my other Household Furniture to be by her free possessed and enjoyed ; together with two Cows to be paid and delivered to her by my Executors when she arrives at the Age of twenty and one Years or on her Marriage. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests, and Executors by me in any ways before-named, willed and bequeathed ; ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty Second Day of March, in the Year of LORD One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine Two

Oliver X [his Mark] Robins (seal)

Signed, Sealed, published pronounced
and declared by the said Oliver Robins
as his last Will and Testament in the
Presence of us

James Stackpole
Saml Jennison
David Fales

Probated 31 May, 1792. Oliver Robins, Adm'r cum Testamento annexo, 31 May, 1792. [V, 35-36.] Inventory by Mason Wheaton, James Weed and Samuel Brown, all of Thomaston, 2 July, 1792, 655 : 13 : 0. [V, 99-100.] Oliver Robins, guardian unto Rufus, minor son, 22 June, 1799. [IX, 180.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 221, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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