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Will Record of Joseph Gould

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In the Name of God Amen—

The Sixth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Six I Joseph Gould of Georgetown in the County of Lincoln Housewright being Very Sick and Weak in Body but of perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be given unto God : Therefore Calling unto Mind the Mortallity 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 Hands of God that gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my 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 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 Hanah my Dearly beloved Wife Whom I likewise Constitute Make and Ordain my Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament all and Singular my Lands Messuages and Tenement by her freely to be Possessed and enjoyed During her Life & to be Disposed of as She Sall think meet before or at her Death with all my Household goods and moveable Effects & Debts—Excepting What I give to my Son Joseph & the Rest of my Children

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Gould One hand Saw One Pannel Ditto & One fine Ditto One quarter Round One paring Chisle One pannel Plain Sash plain groveing Plough One astikle two Oges One Joynter fore plain & Smoothing plain One Ax One adds One Old Mall two Rabbit Plains to be delivered to him by my Said Executrix Out of What tools that I leave behind and unto Each of my Other Children I do leave Ten Shillings a Peice to be paid unto them out of my Estate and I do hereby utterly Dissallow revoke and Disannul all and every other Former Testament Wills Legacies and 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 the Day and Year above Written Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said Joseph Gould as his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers

Joseph Goold (Seal)

Isaac Harding
Francis Smally
Josiah Harding

Probated 14 May, 1766. [I, 93.] Inventory by Joseph Berrey, Abiezer Holbrook and Philip Higgins 30 May, 1766. [I, 227-8.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 20, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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