Will Record of David McKenney
In the Name of God Amen. I David McKenney of Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln yeoman, being in a decaying state of health & calling to mind that I must soon die, but of sound & disposing mind & memory, do make this my last will & testament in manner following.In the first place I recommend my Soul to the hands of God who gave it, & my Body to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executor hereafter named, in full confidence that it will, at the general Resurrection be raised & reunited to my Soul, & enter upon an eternal Existance of happiness thro' the Atonement of the great Redeemer.
And as to my worldly Estate with which God has blessed me I will & dispose of it in manner following
First I will & direct that all my just debts be paid out of my personal Estate by my Executor.
Seconlyly. I give & bequeath to my Son Jonathan thirty Acres of Land lying on Jewanka Neck so called to hold to him & his Heirs forever
Thirdly. I give & bequeath to my Sons Daniel & David seven Acres of Land lying at the northwest Corner of the Land I have herein bequeathed to my Son Jonathan. Also my home place, also one Acre & half of Thatch beds with one Acre of upland lying at Monsweeg so called to hold to them & their heirs forever in equal moietys or shares Fourthly. I give & bequeath to my four youngest Children viz Jonathan Martha Daniel & David my Pew in the Meeting house at Wiscasset to be possessed by them in equal shares.
Fifthly. I give & bequeath to my five Daughters viz Molly Honewell Katherine Hilton Keziah Gatchel Sarah Hilton and Martha McKenney thirteen Dollars & thirty three Cents each to be paid out of my personal Estate, by my Executor, if it should prove sufificient, if not, then & in that case any deficiency to be paid & made up by my said Sons in equal share out of what I have willed to them as they severally come of Age
Sixthly. I give & bequeath to the heirs of my Son James dec'd three Dollars & thirty three Cents to be equally divided between them, & to be paid out of my personal Estate
Seventhly. If after paying Debts, Legacies & expences of probate any thing should be left of my personal Estate my will is, that the same be equally divided among my aforesaid Sons
And I do hereby nominate & appoint Abraham Nason of said Pownalboro' yeoman Executor of this my last Will & testament & hereby revoke & disannul all former Wills & declare this to be my last will & testament
Signed sealed published & declared by the Testator to be his last will & testament
The word Daughters
erased & Sons inserted
in presence & by desire
of the Testator
David McKenney (seal)
in presence of
Probated 5 Ap., 1799. [VIII, 123-4.] Israel Hunnewell and John Getchel, Jr., both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Seth Tinkham, Jesse White & Moses Hilton, all of Pownalborough, 1799, $948. [VIII, 82-3.] Abraham Nason of Pownalborough, guardian unto David, minor son, 5 Ap., 1799. [IX, 177.] Jesse White, of Wiscasset, guardian unto David, minor son, 5 Jan., 1803. [IX, 193.] Jonathan and Daniel, minor sons, chose Abraham Nason, to be their guardian, 5 Ap., 1799. [IX, 228.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 325, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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