Will Record of James Yeats
In the Name of God Amen. I James Yeats of Bristol in the County of Lincoln Yeoman being through the Goodness of God, tho weak in Body, yet of a Sound and perfect understanding and Memory, do Constitute this My last will and Testament, and Desire it may be recived by all as Such : first I most Humbly bequeath my Soul to God my Maker, beseeching his most Gracious Acceptance of it through the all Sufficient Merits and Mediation of my most Compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ who gave himself to be an Atonement for my Sins, and is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by him. Seeing he ever liveth to make Intercession for them, and who, I trust will not reject me a returning penetent Sinner ; when I come to him for Mercy ; in this hope and Confidence I render up my Soul with Comfort, humbly beseeching the most blessed and Glorious Trinity, one God most holy, most Mercyfull, and Gracious, to prepare me for the time of my Dissolution, and then to take me to himself into that peace and rest, and incomparable felicity, which he has prepared for all that love and fear his holy Name, Amen, Blessed be God.
I give my Body to the Earth, from whence it came, in full assurance of its Resurrection from thence at the last day. As for my Burial I Desire it may be Decent at the Discretion of my Executers. As to the worldly Estate that God has put into my hand, I have Divided the most of it among my Children many years ago, and what Little I am now Possessed of I Dispose in the following Manner. (Viz) To each of my Children To Elizabeth Rhoads, Sarah Hilton, Jean Poor, George Yeats, Mary Braint, Margret Nash, Sameul Yeats, Rachal Fuller, & Liddia Macker, I give Six Shillings to each and every onewhat remains of my Estate Both real & personal I give and demise to my Beloved wife Jean Yeats her heirs and Assigns for ever, I Likewise Constitute and Appoint Sam'l Yeats & Oliver Nash Executers of this my last will and Testament, I do hereby revoke all former wills made by me, and Declare this only to be my last will and Testament, in Wittness whereof I the Said James Yeats have to this my last will Set my hand and Seal, this third day of August 1789 and in the thirteen year of the Independence of America
James Q [his Mark] Yeats (seal)
Signed Sealed and Declared by the
Said testator to be his last will and
Testament in the Presence of us
have Subscribed our Names as
Thos : Johnston
Thomas Johnston Ju'r
Lincoln ss Personaly Appeared James Yeats and Acknowledged the Above will to be his free act and Deed before me Thos : Johnston, Justice Peace.
Probated 10 Dec, 1795. [VI, 105-106.] Thomas Johnston, of Bristol, and Waterman Thomas, of Waldoborough, sureties.
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 261, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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