Will Record of Edward Bean
In the Name of God Amen This Ninteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninty Seven I Edward Bean of Mount Vernon in the County of Lincoln and Common Wealth of Massachusetts Husbandman Being of Sound mind and Memory but weak in Body, and Calling to mind the Mortallity of the Same, Do make and Ordain this my Last will and Testement First of all Commiting my Soul to God who Gave It and my body to the Earth from whence It proceeded to be Buried in Such Deecant Christian manner as my Executors hereafter mentioned Shall see fit.
And as Touching Such Worldly Estate as It hath Pleased God to Bless me with in this life I hereby Give Divise and Dispose of in the following manner Viz
Impr's I will that all my Just Debts and furnal Charges be paid in Convenent time after my Decase by my Executors hereafter mentioned
Item I Give and Divise unto my Beloved Wife Eloner Bean two Cow togather with all my household Goods and moveables of that kind
Item I Give and Divise to my Beloved Daughter Sarah Brown Three Dollars
Item I Give and Divise to my Son John Bean and Josiah Bean all my Estate in Mount Vernon, Both Real and Personal, Not other ways Disposed of, with their paying out Such Leageces as Directed to be Eaquelly Divided Between them
Item I Give and Divise to my Daughter Margret Bean one year old heifer
Item I Give and Divise to my Daughter Phebe Peril Five Dollars
Item I Give and Divise to my Daugher Mary Creasy Five Dollars
Item I Give and Divise to my Grand Son Neal Bean one hundred Dollars to be paid to him by my Executors when he Shall Come to the age of Twenty one years provided he Shall live so long
and Lastly I Give and Bequeath to my Said Sons John and Josiah Bean all the Debts Due to me by any Lawfull way or meins whatsoever and I Do hereby Give unto them all those things that may Be forgotten or not Disposed of If If any such there be and order them to pay all my Debts and Leageces and Furnal Charges.
And I Do hereby Nominate and appoint my said Sons John & Josiah Bean Sole Executors of this my Last will and Testement hereby making Null and Void all other former wills and Testements by me heretofore made
In witness whereof I Do hereunto Set my hand and Seal
Edward X [his mark] Bean (seal)
Signed Sealed Published and Declared
by the Said Edward Bean to be his
Last will and Testement in the
presence of us
Submit X [her mark] Carl
Probated 16 Jan., 1798. [VIII, 11 2-1 13.] Nathaniel Dudley and Stephen Scribner, both of Mount Vernon, sureties. Inventory by William Whittier, Solomon Leighton and John Hovey, all of Mount Vernon, 1798, $280.01 ; account filed 15 Jan., 1799. [Unrecorded.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 318, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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