Will Record of Stephen Sevey
In the Name and fear of God Amen. I Stephen Sevey of Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln yeoman calling to mind the brevity & uncertainty of humane Life & feeling my Body decaying, tho' of sound & disposing mind & memory, do make this my last Will & Testament, in manner following viz I commend my Body to the Earth at my death to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executrix, & my Soul into the hands of God who gave it, and as to my worldly Estate with which God hath been pleased to bless me, I dispose of it as follows, viz
I give & bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Sevey, (who I herein after name my Executrix,) all the Estate of every kind both real & personal, that I may die seized and possessed of after paying all my just Debts, all my real Estate in fee to her & her heirs forever & all my personal Estate to be her absolute property. And I hereby ordain & appoint my said beloved Wife Mary Sevey the sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament, & hereby revoke and disannul all former Wills, & declare this to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I hereto set my hand & Seal the fourteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety six.
Stephen Sevey (seal)
Signed Sealed, publishing
& declared by the Testator
to be his last Will & testament
in presence of
Probated 5 June, 1797. [VII, 108-109.] Abraham Nason and James Honeywell, both of Pownalborough, sureties.
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 288, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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