Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of Benjamin Linneken

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I Benjamin Linneken of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln yeoman, Calling to mind the mortalety of my Body and the uncertanty of my Life, and not knowing how soon I may be Called away by Death, and being at this present time of sound disposing mind & memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, That is to say, princepelly and in the first place I Recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my Body I Commit to the Earth to be buried at the Discration of my Executor or Executrax hereafter named and as to my Worldly Estate I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form (Viz)—

Imps. firstly I order that all my just Debts and funeral Expenses be paid out of my Estate Emeadeatly after my decese—Item I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin the sum of six shillings if Living to be paid him by my Executor and Executrax hereafter named, to be paid him in full of his share or part of my Estate—Item I also give & bequeath to my son David the sum of six shillings in full of his share of said Estate—

Item I give also to my son Ephraim the sum of six shillings to be paid him in full of his part or share of my said Estate—

Item I give and Bequeath to my oldest Daughter Abigail Jonston the sum of six shillings to be paid hir by my said Executor & Executrax in full of hir share in my said Estate—

Item I also give my Daughter Elizebath Sawyer the sum of six shillings to be paid hir in full of hir share or part as aforesaid—

Item I give also to my Daughter Susannah Linneken the sum of six shillings to be paid hir in full of hir share or part of my said Estate—

Item I give and bequath unto my Daughter Mary Wall six shillings to be paid hir by my said Executor & Executrax in full of hir share or part of my said Estate—

Item I also give and bequath to my Daughter Sarah Alley the sum of six shillings to be paid hir in full of hir share or part of my said Estate—

Item I give also to my Daughter Phebe Wheeler the sum of six shillings to be paid hir in full of hir part or share of said Estate—

Item I also give to my Daughter Lydia Langdon the sum of six shillings to be paid hir in full of hir part or share in my said Estate—

Item I give also to my Daughter Martha the sum of six shillings in full of hir part of said Estate—

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Lucy six shillings to be paid hir in full of hir part of my said Estate—

Item All the rest and residue of my said Estate real and personal wheresoever the same is or may be found, I give devise & bequath to my Beloved Wife Mary Linneken and to hir heirs & asigns forever to hir & their sole use and benefit forever—

Lastly I do hereby Appoint my said Beloved wife Mary Linneken with

my son Epheraim Linneken Sole Executrax and Executor of this my last Will and Testement, and do revoke all & 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 sett my hand and seal this fourth Day of March A D 1796

Benjamin (X) [his mark] Linneken (seal)

Signed sealed published & Declared by the
Testator to be his last Will & Testement in
presence of us—

Wm McCobb
Sam'l Bush
Ezekiel (X) [his mark] Holbrook

Probated 12 Sep., 1796. Jacob Sawyer and Samuel Alley appealed from decree 12 Sep., 1796. [VII, 184 to 186.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 301, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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