Lincoln County Probate Records

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Will Record of Benjamin Pettingill

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Hallowell May 7. 1793

In the name of God amen. I Benjamin Pettingill Esqr., of Hallowell, in the county of Lincoln, and State of the Massachusetts Bay. Calling to mind the mortality of my Body ; knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, being through the goodness of God, of perfect mind and memory do make, and ordain, this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all. I give I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent christian burial at the discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the general resurection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give Demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to Judith my beloved Wife one third part of what Estate I die possess'd of after my just Debts and Funeral charges are paid during her natural life.

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Mary Allen nothing, having heretofore given her her full share of my Estate.

Item. I give to my well beloved Son Benjamin Pettingill one fourth part of my Mechanical and Husbandry Utensels & no more, having heretofore given him an Hundred Acres of Land.

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter, Anna Badcok the sumn of five pounds in addition to what she has already received to be paid in three years after my decease.

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Amy Fletcher the sumn of two pounds, in addition to what she has already received, to be paid in three years after my decease.

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Rhoda Palmer, the sumn of three pounds, in addition to what she has already received, to be paid in three years after my decease.

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Rubie Church the sumn of seven pounds in addition to what she has already received, to be paid in three years after my decease.

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Rachel Wade the sumn of six pounds in addition to what she has already received to be paid in three years after my decease.

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Filena Foster the sumn of Fourteen pounds, in things provided and providing.

Item, I give to my well beloved Son Ziba Pettingill three fourths of my Mechanical and Husbandry utensels, together with all my real and personal estate, not herein otherwise disposed of after my just debts and Funeral charges are paid, whom I likewise constitute make and ordain, my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed, and I do hereby utterly disannul revoke and disallow, all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies and bequests, and Executors ; by me in any way before named, will'd or 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, the day and year above written.

Benjamin Pettingill (seal)

Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and declared, by the said Benjamin Pettingill as his last will and testament in presence of us, the Subscribers.

Obadiah Harris
Lois Harris
Harlowe Harris

Probated 14 Mar., 1796. [VI, 134.] James Bridge and Harlowe Harris, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Henry Sewall, Seth Williams and David Thomas, all of Hallowell, 21 May, 1796, $1292.5. [VII, 65.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 263, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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