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In the name of God Amen on the fourteenth Day of March A. D. 1764 I John Lemont of Georgetown In the County of Lincoln and Province of the Massachusetts Bay In New England Gentleman Being week in body but of Perfect mind & memory Thanks be Given to God : Therefore Calling to mind the mortallity of my body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament that is to say Principlely and first of all I Give and Recomend my soul Into the Hands of God that gave it and my body I Recomend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it Hath Pleased God to Bless me with in this Life I give demise and Dispose of the same in the following maner and form—

Imprimise I Give and bequeath to Elisebeth my Dearly beloved wife the use and Improvement of my Dwelling House and barn and the whole of my farm whereon the buildings stand withe all my Cattles stock and moveables within Doors & without till my son David Lemont arives to sixten years of age and afterwards During her widdowhood at the Expiration of which Time the said Elisebeth is to Deliver ye use and Improvment of the s'd artickels with all the artickels to my surviving Hiers in as good Repare as when she Receved them Item—as I have already Given to my sons Benjamin and James Lemont Eighty acres of Land to Each of them I further Give to my sons Benjn & James one third Part of a Saw mill standing on wisgig Creek with one third Part of all Privilidgs thereunto Belonging—

Item—the Remainder of my Estate after my honest Debts are Paid to be Eaquelly Devided Between my five Youngest sons viz: John Thomas Robert Samuel & David Lemont there Paying to my Daughters Mary Woodside thirten Pounds six shillings & Eight Pence Lawfull money Likwise Paying the sixtenth Part of the whole of my Estate to Each of my four Youngest Daughters viz Nancy Sarah Elisebeth and hanah Lemont—

I do appoint and ordain James McCobb & John Parker of Georgetown aboves'd Gentlemen my sole Executors of this my Last will and Testement and I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disanul all and Every other former Testements wills Legases and bequests & Executors by me in any ways before Named willed and bequeathed Ratifiing and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testement In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and Veare above written—Signed sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said John Lemont as his Last will and Testement in the Presence of us the subscribers

John Lemont (Seal)

Phinehas Nevers
Samuell Nevers
John Tebbits
Jams. McHonane
James Mckibb

Probated 13 May, 1767. [I, 125.] John Parker disclaimed executorship 4 Feb., 1767. [I, 124.] Inventory by Samuel Watts, Isaiah Crooker and Moses Hodgkins, all of Georgetown, 23 June, 1767. [I, 129-130.] Thomas Lemont, minor son, Elizabeth Lemont and Hannah Lemont, minor daughters, chose their brother Benjamin Lemont to be their guardian 16 Feb., 1767. [I, 150-1.] John Lemont of Bath, Adm'r de bonis non, 15 Ap., 1791. [V, 29.] Samuel Lemont and David Lemont, both of Bath, sureties.

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 27, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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