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In the Name of God Amen the Twenty first Day of October 1762 I William Wilson of Topsham in the County of Lincoln Husbandman being Very Sick and Weak in Body but of Perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be Given to God : Therefore 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 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 my well beloved sons Viz, William Wilson John Wilson & Samuel Wilson all and Singular my Lands Messuages and Tenements with all the Right I Have in any Saw Mill or Mills Together with all my Household Goods Chattles Debts and Moveable Effects by Them and Each of them freely to be possesed and Enjoyed I Likewise Give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughters Mary and Isabella Wilson So much Money to be raised and Levyed out of my Estate by the afforsaid William John and Samuel Wilson to pay to the afforsaid Daughters as shall make all my Children to have an Equal Share—

Item. I Constitute make and ordain Isabella my Dearly and Well beloved wife my Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament and She the said Isabella to have the Income of Said Estate till the Heirs Come of age unless She Should Marry before that Time and I Do hereby utterly Disalow Revoke and Disannul all and Every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequeasts 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

William Willson (Seal)

Signed Sealed Published
Pronounced and Declared
by the Said William
Wilson as his Last will
and Testament in the
Presence of us the

Thos Willson
James Potter
Samll Moody
William Alexander

Probated 13 Aug., 1766. [I, 94.] Inventory by Thomas Willson, William Alexander and John Merrill, 1 Sep., 1766, 297 : 12 : 6. [III, 195.] Account filed 17 Sep., 1767. [III, 196.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 21, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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