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In the Name of God, Amen. I William Bogs of Warren in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Yeoman, being sick 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 appointed unto all Men one 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 gave it, and my Body I recommend unto 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 unto my dearly beloved Wife Mary Bogs the improvement, use and Occupation of one third part of all my real Estate to be by her freely used and enjoyed during her natural Life; together with one third part of all my moveables and personal Estate (after the Payment of my just Debts and Settlement of the Estate) to be by her freely possessed and enjoyed.

Item. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my well beloved Sons and Daughters, Joseph Bogs, Ephraim Bogs, Alexander Bogs, Isabel Bogs, Lucy Bogs, and Rachel Bogs, the whole of my Homestead, with the out Meadows thereunto belonging containing One Hundred Acres in the whole, with the House Barn and other Buildings thereon, to be equally divided to and amongst them, or their legal Representatives ; (but the Sons respective according to their age to have the Right of Redemption) and also the whole of my personal Estate, not herein otherwise particularly disposed of, to be equally divided to and amongst them and each of them

Item. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my said well beloved Sons Joseph, Ephraim and Alexander all my out Lands and other real Estate to be equally divide to and amongst them, and each of them.

Item I give and bequeath unto my true and loving Neice Elizabeth Bogs, one Cow, two Sheep, and two Lambs to be levied and paid for out of the whole of my Estate.

My further Wills that my Sons Ephraim and Alexander, and my said Daughter Rachel be properly taught and instructed in School learning suitable for Persons of their Station to be paid for out of the whole of my Estate.

I do likewise constitute make and ordain my said dearly beloved Wife, together with my said Son Joseph Bogs joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Legacies, Bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named, willed and bequeathed ; ratifying confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twentieth Day of June in the Year of our LORD One Thousand Seven Hundred and ninety two.

William Bogs (seal)

Signed sealed published pronounced
and declared by the said William
Bogs as his last Will and Testament
in the Presence of us

William Bogs junr
Robert Bogs
David Fales

Probated 18 Sep., 1792. [V, 147-8.] Moses Copeland and Thomas Kirkpatrick, both of Warren, sureties. Inventory by David Fales, of Thomaston, Thomas Starret and John Watt, both of Warren, 24 Oct., 1792, 618 : 19 : 8, to which executors added debts due the estate, 57 : 19 : 2. [V, 239 to 241.] Account filed, 13 Sep., 1794. [V, 241-2.] Ephraim, minor son, chose Thurston Whiting, of Warren, to be his guardian, 11 Feb., 1795. [VI, 27.] Joseph Bogs, of Warren, guardian unto Alexander and Rachel, minor children, 11 Feb., 1795. [VI, 28.] Lucy, minor daughter, chose William Bogs, of Warren, to be her guardian, 11 Feb., 1795. [VI, 29.] Division of estate by Rufus Crane, Joseph Copeland and Thomas Kirkpatrick, all of Warren, among Joseph, Ephraim and Alexander, sons of deceased, accepted 17 Sep., 1798. [VIII, 51-52.] Account filed, 17 Sep., 1798. [VIII, 52-53.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 230, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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