Will of William Kennedy
I William Kennedy of Boothbay in the county of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts yeoman Calling to mind the Mortalaty of my Body, and the uncertainty of my Life, and not knowing how soon I may be called away by Death, and being at this present time weak in body, but of sound disposing mind & memory, do make and ordain this this my last Will and TestamentThat is to say Principally and in the first place, I recomend my soul into the hands of God who gave itand my Body I commit to the Earth to be buried at the Discration of my Executor, hereafter named, not Doughting but that I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection ; by the mighty Power of GodAnd as to my Worldly Estate I give Devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form (viz.)
Imps I order that all my just debts and funeral Expenses be first paid out of my personal Estate, immeadiatly after my Decese.
Item I give and bequeath unto my two youngest sisters Ruth and Ann Kennedy, the whole rest and Residue of my Estate Real & personal, to be Equaly Divided between them and to them and their heirs and asigns forever
Lastly I do hereby apoint my Beloved Nephu Benjamin Kelley Juner my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testement and do Revoak all and Every former Wills or Testements by me heretofore made, and declare this & no other to be my last Will and Testement. In Wittness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and Ninety Six
William Kennedy (seal)
Signed sealed published and Declared by the Testator, to be his last Will and Testement in presence of us
Probated 20 Sep., 1796. [VII, 1-2.] Benjamin Kelley and Adam Boyd, both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by William McCobb, John Murray and John Emerson, all of Boothbay, 7 Nov., 1796, $953.84. [VII, 120-121.] Account filed 3 June, 1799. [VIII, 88-89.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 271, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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