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Will Record of Prudence Chapman

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In the name of God—Amen—I Prudence Chapman of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Widdow Being sick and weak in Body but of Perfect and Sound mind and Memory (Blessed be god for it) and Taking into Consideration that is appointed for all mortals once to die do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in form and manner following that is to Say in the first Place I recomend my Soul to god who Gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Burried after the Manner of A Decent Cristian Burril not at all doupting of A Future resurection and as to what worldly goods god in his Providence hath been Pleased to bless me with in this world I Dispose of Will and bequeath them in the Manner following Viz

Imprimus I will that all my Just Depts shall be first Paid and I will and Bequeth to My Beloved Daughter Prudence Loring three Pounds Item. I will and Bequeth to my Beloved Daughter Sarah Cole three Pounds—

Item—I Will and Bequeth to my Beloved Daughter Deborah Chapman A Bed and A Cow together with A Room and her living in My House As long as She lives or So long as She Remeigns unmarried Item I Will and bequeth unto My Beloved Daughter Mary Vinall three Pounds—

Item I Will and bequeth unto My Beloved Son Abraham Chapman (Whom I also make my Sole Executor to this my last will and Testement) all my Real and Personal Estate after taking or his Paying out the Above Leagecies and bequethments and it is my Will that After my Desscease he should have full Posesion of all My Lands Cattle Buildings Depts Due me moneys I leave and All & every Part of my Said real and Personal estate of what name or nature soever and I hereby make and ordain him my Sole Executor To this my Last will and testement As Aforesaid

And I herby Revoke and make null and Void all other wills By me heretofore ever made

In testimony Whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and affixed my Seal at Said Waldoborough this Seventh day of November in ihe year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty eight

Prudence Chapman (seal)

Signed Sealed and Declared by the said
Prudence Chapman to be her last
Will and testament in Presence of us

George Demuth
Paul Lash
Thos. McGuyer

Probated 26 May, 1796. [VI, 208.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 269, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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