Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of Caleb Barker

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Be it Remembered that I Caleb Barker of the Plantation of Lewiston in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of the Massachusetts yeoman

Being weak of Body yet through Divine Mercy of Sound mind and Memory do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in Manner following

1st that all my Honest Debts be Paid

2ly I give to Hannah my trusty and well Beloved Wife the use and improvement of all my Real Estate So Long as She Remains unmaried to another Man and also all my Live Stock of Cattle Horses Sheep and Swine togather with all the Provision that is in the house at my decease all the above mentiond Stock She is to have the use income and improvement of So Long as she Remains unmarried also I give her all my Household Furniture Forever I also give her the use of all my Part of the Dwelling House and Barn

3ly I give to my Son William all my wearing apparyell

4ly I Give to my Son Jacob all my Real Estate when his mother hath done with it his paying my Son William thirty Pounds within two years after the deceas of their mother and also to Pay my Daughters Kezia and Rhoda forty Shillings to Each within one year after their mother's Decease or marriage and I also Give my Son Jacob all my Live Stock which is Left at his mothers decease his payins; the Funeral Charge and also my House and barn Reserving the fore Room for the use of my Daughter Rhoda for her use and benefit So Long as She Remains unmaried after her mother decease.

Lastly I do Nominate and appoint my Beloved Wife Executrix togather with trusty and well beloved Friend Joel Thompson Executor to this my Last will and testament to See it Executed according to the true intent and meaning thereof disannulling al other wills by me made Heretofore.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty third day of February in this year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety

Caleb Barker (seal)

Signed Sealed and Published
by the Testator as his Last will
and testament In Presents
of us

Daniel Davis
Samuel Tuck
Andrew Coombes

Probated 19 Jan., 1796. [VI, 204-205.] Daniel Davis and Jacob Barker, Jr., both of Lewiston, sureties. Inventory by John Herrick, Josiah Mitchell and Abner Harris, all of Lewiston, 1 Feb., 1796, $880.14. [VI, 220.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 267, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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