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In the Name of God, Amen. I James Killsa of the Town of Thomaston in the County of Lincoln yeoman being Very 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 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 receiv the Same again by the mighty Power of God and as touching Such Worldly Estate where with it has Pleased God to bless me in this life I Give Demise and dispose of the Same in the Following Manner and form—First I Give and bequeath to Lydia Killsa my Dearly beloved Wife, Whome I Constitute Make and ordain the Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament, one half of my Possessions Adjoining to Oliver Robbins to gether with the Hous and Barn there on by hur to be Possesed and Injoied Dureing hur Natural life, and at hur Desase to be Eaqually Dividded Betwen my Children the other half to be Equally Divided betwen my Children the Children to have theire Maintainanc out of the whole place untill they Com of Age—and I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannul all and Every Other former Testaments wills legacis Bequest and Executors by me in any wise 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 the twenty third Day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninty two

James X [his Mark] Killsa (seal)

Sighned Sealed published pronounced
and Delivered by the said Killsa as
his last will and Testament in presents
of us who in his presents and in the presents
of Each other have here unto Subscribed our Names

Jacob Keen
Lavinia Lewis
Elisha Keen

[Unrecorded.] Executrix gave notice of her appointment 24 Mar., 1794. Oliver Robins and Benjamin Blackinton, both of Thomaston, sureties. Inventory by David Fales, Oliver Robins and Benjamin Blackinton, all of Thomaston, 22 Ap., 1795, 254: 19 : 4. [XIII, 380-1.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 235, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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