Will Record of William Foset
In the Name of God Amen I William Foset of Bristol in the County of Lincoln jun'r being weak of Body but of Perfect mind and memory Calling to mind the mortallity of my Body knowing it is ordained for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last will and testament Viz I give my Soul into the hands of allmighty God that gave it my Body I Commit to the earth to be buried in decent and Christian burial and as touching such worly Estate as it has pleased God to Bless me with I give and bequeath in the following manner Viz I give to my Sister Mrs Jenny Gevin the Improvement of all my Estate real and Personal during her life after my Just debts and Funeral Charges are paid Except my Bed and Beding Which I Give to My Neice Ruth Foset Daughter to Henry Foset Sen'r and my young mare and six sheep which I Give and bequeath to my Apprentice boy Henry Light who is to be Decently Cloathed and sent to his mother if it should pleas almighty God to call me out of this world before he becomes of Age and all my Estate as aforesaid after my Sisters Decease I give and bequeath to my Nephew Henry Foset son to my Brother Henry Foset sen'r I also appoint William Rogers the sole Executor of this my last will and testament and it is further my Desire that a pair of tomb stones be procured and set up at my grave and I declare this and no other to be my last will and testament.
Published pronounced and Declared by the said William Foset to be his last will and testament in the Presence of us this fourteenth day of Sep'r 1793
William U [his mark] Foset (seal)
N. B. the words all-sen'r and pleas were interlined before the signing hereof
Alexr Fossett Jun'r
Probated 25 Ap., 1794. [VI, 4-5.] William Rodgers renounced executorship 10 Mar., 1794. [VI, 5-6.] Henry Fossat, of Bristol, Adm'r with will annexed, 25 Ap., 1794. [VI, 6.] Robert Randall and Alexander Fossett, both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by Robert Randall, Robert Given and James Sproul, all of Bristol, 4 July, 1794, £200 : 1 : 2. [VIII, 121-122.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 237, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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