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In the name of God amen,—

I Joseph Philbrick of Mountvernon, in the County of Lincoln, & Commonwealth of Massachusetts Joiner, being very sick & weak in body, but of sane mind, & memory, thanks to God for that.—Calling to mind that I am mortal, & must sooner, or, later die ; under this consideration, I do make & ordain this my last Will, & Testiment, in the following manner. First I recommend my immortal part to God that gave it, and my Body to be buried in a decent manner, as my Executors see fit.—

Respecting the worldly interest it has pleased God to bless me with, I give & dispose of it in the following manner.—

firstly I give to my beloved Wife Mary Philbrick, the use and improvement of all my real Estate, during the term she shall remain my Widdow, with all the privileges, belonging thereto, together with all my stock of Cattle, & husbandry tools, likewise all my household furnature for & during the aforesaid term, her paying the Legacies herein after mentioned. But in consideration she shall marry again, from & after that time, she is to have the use & improvement of only one third part of my real Estate in quantity & quality, and all my household furniture during her natural life—

secondly—I give unto my Daughter Anna Philbrick fifty Dollars to be paid her by her Mother on the day of her marriage or at her ariving to twenty one years of Age.—

Thirdly I give to my Daughter Amay Filbrick fifty Dollars, to be paid her by her Mother at her marriage day, or at her arival at twenty one years of age.—

fourthly I give my Apprentice Thomas Twist, one Hundred Dollars including what his indentures specify, providing he shall faithfully fulfill his said Indentures, said one Hundred Dollars to be paid him, in neat stock, six feet Oxen to be estimated at fifty Dollars a yoke, to be paid by my Executors one half when he becomes of age the other half in three years from that time.

fifthly I give unto my beloved Daughters Anna & Amay Philbrick two thirds of all my real Estate to be divided between them equally, and all my Personal Estate to be equally divided between them, they to take possession thereof, at their Mothers death, or on the day she shall marry again, & likewise I give all my real & personal Estate to my aforesaid Daughters & to their heirs, Executors or Administrators, after their Mothers disease.—

sixthly I ordain, constitute & appoint my beloved Wife Mary Philbrick, my beloved Brother Benjamin Philbrick, and my honoured Father Squire Bishop Executors, of this my last will & testament—In testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal to this my last Will & Testament, this Eighth day of March in the year of our Lord seventeen Hundred & Ninety six—

Joseph Philbrick (seal)

Signed, & Sealed in presents of us

Samuel Quimby
Squier Bishop
Samuel Gilman

Probated 25 May, 1797. [VII, 99-100.] Squier Bishop, Jr., and Samuel Gilman, both of Mount Vernon, sureties. Inventory by William Whittier, John Hovey and Samuel Brown, all of Mountvernon, 4 Jan., 1798, $1275.93. [VIII, 59.] Account filed 31 May, 1798. [VIII, 60.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 283, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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