Will of Henry Kaler
in the Name of God Amen
I Henry Kaler of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln and CommonWealth of Massachusetts: yeoman : Being infirm in Body, but in Perfect Health and Memmory : Do Make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in order followingThat is to Say : I Give and Recomment my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that Gave it, and my body I Recomment to the Earth, to be decently intered at the Discretion of my Executors. And Touching Such worldly Estate which it hath Pleased God to Bless me withI will and Bequeath in the following manner and form
Firstly : I Give and Bequeath to my well be Loved Son Jacob Kaler whom I Lickwise Constitute Make and ordain my only and Soul Executor of this my last will and Testament, all and Singular My Lands Messuages and Tenements, also all my Personal Estate by him freely to be Possessed and Enjoyed for Ever
2 :ly it is also my will that my Son Jacob Kaler Shall Keep my Dearly beloved wife Elizabeth in Vicktuals and trink and in all Necessarys During her Natural Life ; and if Neglected, then my Dearly beloved wife is to have the incom of one third of my Real and Personal Estate During her Natural Life.
3 :ly : it is also my will that my Son Jacob Kaler Shall Pay to my well beloved Children Viz : Charls Kaler, Doredeah Kaler, Eva Kaler, Catherina Kaler, Margret Kaler, Anna Mariah Kaler, Mary Catharina Kaler Each one three Pound Six Shillings & 8d : Lawfull money of this Commonwealth. The afore Said Sumes of money to be Paid as followeth Viz : one Quarter Part of the afore Said Sums is to be Paid, twelve months after the Decease of my Dearly beloved wife Elizabeth, and one Quarter Part twelve months after the first Quarter, and one Quarter Part twelve months after the Second Quarter, and one Quarter Part twelve months after the third Quarter : So to make in the whole four Quarterly Payments, as afore mentioned
And I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke Disannul all and every other former testaments and wills, 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 here unto Set my hand and Seal this fourteenth Day of January in the year of of our Lord 1790.
Henry Kaler (seal)
Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced by the Said Henry Kaler as his Last will and testament in the Presence of us who in his Presence and in the Presence of Each other have here unto Subscribed our Names
Probated 25 Ap., 1794. [VI, 47-48.] Jacob Ludwig and Jacob Winchenbach, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Inventory by Jacob Bornheimer, Joseph Ludwig and Nathan Sprague, all of Waldoborough, 8 Sep., 1794, £84 : 6 : 2. [VI, 50.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 253, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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