Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of Nathaniel Whittier

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Be it remembered that I Nathaniel Whittier of Readfield in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Husbandman being weak in Body but of sound mind and memory do this tenth day of March Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninty-eight make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the following manner that is to say—

In the first place I give to my beloved Wife all my Household furniture exclusive of her Lawfull right of Dower in my Estate excepting my Clock

Also I give to my Daughter Mary Page forty Dollars to be paid in Household Furniture by my Executor hereafter to be named to be paid in one year after my Decease.

Also I give to my Son Jedediah Whittier fifty acres of Land lying in a place called Wyman Plantation in the County of Lincoln aforesaid it being the northwesterly End of Lot No. forty seven also one undivided third of Lot No. eighty two in said Plantation

Also I give to my Daughter Ruth Cochran ten Dollars to be paid by my said Executor within one year after my Decease

Also I give to my Son Thomas Whittier all my Stock Including my neet Cattle Horses Sheep and Swine and my Clock together with all my Implements of Husbandry—

Also I give to my Daughter Dorothy Johnson a Lot of Land lying in the aforesaid Plantation and numbered one hundred and four

Also I give to my Daughter Ruhamah Whittier a Lot of Land lying in the aforesaid Plantation and numbered ninty two also one hundred and fifty Dollars to be paid in household Furniture by my said Exector within one year after my Decease

Also I give to my Son Abel Whittier the northerly half of Lot No. fifty eight to be divided in the middle lengthways of said Lot also one undivided third of Lot No. eighty two said Lots lying in the aforesaid Plantation also one pair of Oxen measuring six feet and a good Cow and a good Suit of Cloaths to be Delivered to him by my Executor when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one Years until which time he said Abel shall work with my said Executor

Also I give to my Son Nathaniel Whittier the southerly half of Lot No. fifty eight excepting four Acres which I have sold off the Southeast Corner of said Lot also one undivided third of Lot No. eighty two said Lots lying in the aforesaid Plantation also a pair of Oxen measuring six feet and a Cow and a good Suit of Cloaths to be delivered to him by my said Executor when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years untill which time he said Nathaniel shall work for said Executor Also I give to my Son Levi Whittier a Lot of Land lying in the aforesaid Plantation and numbered one hundred and seven also a pair of Oxen measuring six feet and a good Cow and a good Suit of Cloaths to be delivered to him by my said Executor when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one Years untill which time he said Levi shall work for my said Executor

Also I give to my Daughter Hannah Whittier a Lot of Land lying in the aforesaid Plantation and numbred ninty four also one hundred and fifty Dollars to be paid her in household Furniture to be Delivered to her by my said Executor when She shall arrive to the age of eighteen years untill which time she said Hannah is to be maintained by my said Executor including her Labour

Also I give to my Grandson Nathaniel Cochran a Lot of Land lying in the aforesaid Plantation and numbered ninty eight

Also I give to my Grandson Cyrus Whittier a Lot of Land lying in the aforesaid Plantation and numbered ninty six

Also I give to the Methodist Society in said Wyman Plantation two hundred Dollars to be applyed towards Building a Methodist Meetinghouse in said Plantation and to be paid by my said Executor. To the Committee who shall be appointed by said Society to Superintend said Building whenever it shall be needed for that use

Also I give to my Son Thomas Whittier all the Debts that may be owing to me at my Decease he paying to my Children and to the Methodist Society as before named also I give to my said Son Thomas Whittier all my Estate Real and Personal not herein before Bequeathed and Devised wherever the same may be found And lastly I do Constitute and Ordain my said Son Thomas Whittier sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament

In Testamony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and Year above Written

Nathaniel Whittier (seal)

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced
and Declared by the said Nathaniel
Whittier as and for his last Will and
Testament in the Presents of us who at
his request and in his presents hereunto
set our names as Witneses to the same

John Hubbard
John Evens
Samuel Judkins

Probated 31 May, 1798. [VIII, 91.] John Hubbard and Samuel Judkins, both of Readfield, sureties.

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 309, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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