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In the name of GOD. Amen—

I Patrick Rodgers of Bristol in the County of Lincoln Gentleman, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty GOD for the same ; Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life Do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say—First I give and bequeath unto my eldest Son George Rodgers All my wearing apparel at the time of my decease—I also give and bequeath to the Heirs of my eldest Daughter Francis, late the Wife of James Houston Gentleman, the sum of Six Shillings—I also give and bequeath to my Daughter Jane the widow of Edward Young deceased the sum of Six Shillings, which said several legacies I will and ordain shall be paid and delivered to the said respective Legatees within Three months after my decease. And lastly, as to all the rest, residue and remainder of Real and personal estate, goods and Chattels of what kind or nature soever to me belonging I give and bequeath the same to My Son William Rodgers, My Daughter Elizabeth Rodgers and my Daughter Mary Rodgers equally to be devided between them. And I hereby appoint my said son William Rodgers to be the Sole Executor of this my last will and testament—

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred Ninety four—

Patrick Rodgers (seal)

Signed, Sealed, published and
declared by the above named
Patrick Rodgers the testator
to be his last will & testament
in the presence of us who have
hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses in the presence of
the testator—

William McIntyer
Jonathan Grelee
Robert McLintock

Probated 11 Sep., 1797. [VII, 151-2.] William McIntyer and Robert McLintock, both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by William McIntyer, Robert McLintock and Robert McFarland, all of Bristol, 25 Sep., 1797, $1292. [VIII, 96.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 297, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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