Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of David Persons

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In the Name of God Amen I David Persons of Fairfield in the County of Lincoln & Common wealth of Massachussetts Yeoman being Very Sick & weak in Body but of sound & Disposing minde & memory Do make & ordain this my last will & testament principally & first of all I Give & Recommend my Soul into the hand of all mighty God that Give it & my Body I Recommend to the Earth to Be Buried In Decent Buril at the Discretion of my Executors : And as touching my worldy Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life First I will that all my Just Debts be paid Secondly I Give & Bequeath unto my Son David : all my Real Estate he paying to Each of my other Children the Severral Sums in manner & form following (Vizt) to my Daughter Jane the Sum of Eighty Dollars when she arievs to the age of twenty four years & to Each of my other Children (vit) to my Daughters Melende Rachel & Diodami & to my Son William the Sum of twenty Dollars Each to be paid unto them when the youngest (of them) vit my Daughter Diodamia Shall arive to the age of twenty one years & whereas my wife Thankfull is now pregnant I will that the Child or Children whereof She is now pregnant Should be Conceded in this my last will & testament to be made Equal with my other Children through my Estate I Give bequethe my Personall Estate unt my wife thankfull & unto my Children to be Distributed In Equal Shares among them Reserving to my wife Thankfull the use & Improvement of all my Estate Both Real & personal During the tearm of time She Shall Remain my widdow & the use & Improvement of one third part of the whole of my Estate both Real & personal During her natural life & I do hereby Constitute & appoint my true & Loving wife Thankfull Executrix together with George Hobbs of Fairfield Yeoman and Ezekiel Brown Ju'r of Clinton Physician Executors of this my last will and Testament Revoking all former wills And I do hereby Ratify & Confirm this & no other to be my last will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this Eighteenth Day of October in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred & Ninety Eight the words Revoking all former wills was Interlined before Signing—

David Pearson (seal)

Signed Sealed published pronounced and Declared
by the Said David persons as his last will and testam't
In the presence of us who in his presence &: In the presence
of Each other have hereunto Subscribed our names

Jonathan Emery
Ruth Lamb
Rachel Perral

Probated 15 Jan., 1799. [VIII, 11 7-1 18.] Elnathan Sherwin, of Winslow, and Jonathan Emery, of Fairfield, sureties. Inventory by William Kendal, Jonas Dutton and James Lamb, all of Fairfield, 1799, $981.39. [XIII, 370-1.] Account filed 26 Aug., 1800. [XIII, 371-2.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 322, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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