Will Record of John White
In the name of God amen This the 10th day of February Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and Ninety fore I John White of George Town in the County of Lincoln Gentleman being in perfict sound mind and memory thanks be given unto God, tharefore Calling to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is Appointed for all men once to dy, 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 who gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a deasont mannor, not doubting but at the General Reserrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty powr of God, And as touching such worldly Interest wharewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner Following Vz
Firstly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Abigal White one third part of all my real and parsonal Estate with the improvement of my homestead farm during hir natrol life for the Suppoart and bringing up the young childrin or untill the youngist Surviving Mail Heir Shall arive to the Age of twenty one Years when said Estate shall be divided as is hereaftor divised.
Sec'dly I give and bequeath to my beloved Son John White the Eastrin end of Lot No 11 it beeing the northrin part of my Land to Contain forty Acres and likewise a Lot of Marsh lying in Joneses Marsh so col'd it being Lot No 18 Containing fore acres all which is to be Sot of to him for to improve when he Shall Arive to the age of twenty one Years as a Considaration for his Attention and Obediance to me and assisting his good sepmothor in bringing up the family and improving the farm aftor my decease.
thirdly I give and bequeath unto my two beloved eldest daughtors to wit, Rachel Drummand and Jane Fisher one Cow each to be paid by my Executors within twelve months aftor my deceas.
Forthly I give and bequeath unto my othor beloved daughtors to Wit Anmoriah White Margrat White Mary White Elisabeath White and Susanah White to be paid or delivered unto Each one when married or arving to the age of twenty one years, one good Cow to be paid by my Executors out of my Estate.
Fifthly I give and bequeath all my Real Estate to be eaqueally divided betwen my beloved surviving Sons to Wit John White, Jam's White and William White when they shall arive to the age of twnty one years or to aney one of them surviving and thair Heirs and Assigns for eavour including what has been sot of to John White which Shall be considred as a part of his Share
Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Abigal during hir nartol life all and the remaindor of my personal Estate aftor debts and leagasies is paid and Necessary Charges for the Suppoart of the family and at the deceas of my beloved Wife Abigal if my Youngist Surviving Child Should have arived to the Age of twnty one Years by that time then the remainder of said personal Estate that may be found Shall be divided among my beloved above named Children.
Lastly I Will and ordain my beloved Wife Abigal White and my Estemed Neafew Denny McCobb Executors of this my last Will and Testament In witness whareof I have here unto Set my hand and Seal the tenth day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand sevin hundread and ninety fore
February 10 AD 1794 Then John White the within named Testator signed seald published and declared the within writting Instroment as and for his last will and Testament in presence of us the Subscribers Witnesses who in presence of the said testator and of each othor at his request saw and heard him the said testator signe seale publish and declare the same Instroment as and for his last Will and Testament In mannor afore said In witness whareof we have here unto set our hands the day and Year aforesaid
Probated 30 May, 1794. [VI, 11 to 13.] William Butler and Charles Couillard, both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by Benjamin Swett, Benjamin Pattee and John Fisher, all of Georgetown, 15 Aug., 1794, £615 : 17 : 6. [VI, 225-6.] Account filed 31 May, 1796. [VI, 226-7.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 239, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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