Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of Moses Whittier

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Be it remembered that I Moses Whittier of Readfield in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Husbandman Being weak of Body but sound in minde and memory Do this fourteenth day of August A D 1798 Constitute ordain and declare this my last will and testament in the following maner that is to say

Firstly I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Anna Whittier one third third part of all my Real Estate during her life and one third part of all my personal Estate during her life

Also I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Moses Whittier one dollar to be paid by my Executrix hereafter to be named

Also I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Anna Taylor one dollar to be paid by my said Executrix

Also I give to my beloved Daughter Mary Melven one Dollar to be paid by my said Executrix

Also I give to my beloved daughter Abigail Jose a likely Heifer three years old to be paid by my said Executrix within three months after my Decease

Also I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Releaf Bean a likely heifer three Years old to be paid by my said Executrix within six Months after my Decease

Also I give to my beloved Son Josiah Whittier one third of all my Real Estate to be in his possession when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one Years and half of one other third at the Decease of my said Widow

And one third of my Personal Estate which shall remain after dischargin all my Debts and Funeral Charges (which are to be discharged out of my personal Estat before a division is made)

Also I give unto my beloved Son Benaiah Whittier one third of all my Real Estate to be in his possession when he shall arive to the age of twenty one Years and one half of an other third of my Real Estate at the decease of my said Widow also one third of all my Personal Estate which shall remain after discharging all my debts and funeral Charges

Also I give to my grandaughter Betsy Sleeper Taylor a good Cow and heifer three Years old to be delivered to her by my said Executrix when she shall arive to the age of eighteen Years

Also I give to my beloved Wife all the Debts that may be owing to me at my Decease and 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 my said Wife Anna Whittier Sole Executrix to this my last will and Testament

In testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year within Written

NB the words (to & half of an other)
were interlined before Signing

Moses X [his mark] Whittier (seal)

Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Moses 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 Witnesses to the same

Joshua Bean
John Hubbard
Daniel Wing

Probated 15 Jan., 1799. [VIII, 105-106.] Joshua Bean and Daniel Wing, 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. 313, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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