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In the Name of God Amen

I Andrew Schenck of Waldoborough, in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Masachusets Gentleman—being in Perfect health and of Sound Memory and understanding, but—Considering the uncertainty of this Transitory Life, Do make publish and Declare this my last will and Testament, in Manner and form Following (to wit)

first of all, I Give and Commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator, hoping through his Mercy and the Merits of my Savour Jesus Christ, I shall injoy Eternal Life my Body I Commit to the Earth, to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executors hear after named, and as for what Worldly Estate which it hath Pleased God to bless me with I Give and Dispose hereof as followeth.

Imprimis. After payment of my Just Debts, and funeral Charges—I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Sarah Schenck—one third part of all my Real Estate During her Life—to Gather with one third of my Personal Estate—

Item—I Give and bequeath unto my Eldest Daughter Sofiah Fitzgerald Two hundred Pounds Lawful money unto my Daughter Sofiah, Payable twelve months after after my Decease to and for her use During her Natural Life, and after here Decease, then, I Give and Devise the Same to My Grant Children, the Heirs of her Body Lawfully to be, be Gotten, Equally to be Devited betwixt them

Item—I Give and bequeath unto my other Daughter Catherina Cole, Two hundred Pounds Lawfull money, unto my Daughter Catharina Payable Twelve months after my Decease, to and for her use, During her Natural Life, and after her Decease, then I Give and bequeath the Same to my Grant Children the Heirs of her Body Lawfully to be begotten, Equally to be Devited betwixt them

Also : I Give and bequeath to my two Daughters, Sofiah Fitzgerald and Catharina Cole Two Thirds of my House Hold Furniture at my Decease to be Delivered them by my Executors—Also : I order my Executors to pay the Legacy before mentioned out of my Personal Estate at the time before Mentioned—

Item : I Give and bequeath unto my three Grand Sons :—James—John : and Andrew : being Children and heirs of my beloved Son George Schenck Deceased—one half of my Real Estate, to Gather with one half of my Personal Estate, not hear to fore Disposed of, they Paying to their three Sisters, Mary : Chrischana : & Lucy : Sixty Pounds to be Equally Devited and paid them, twelve months after my Decease by my Executors out of my Personal Estate

Item : I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Son James Shenck, and the heirs of his Body to be Lawfully to be begotten, the Remaining half of my Real and Personal Estate—and for Default of Such Issue, then to my three Grand Sons Viz James ; John & Andrew above mentioned

Also : I order my Executors to Let my three Grand Sons above Named James : John : & Andrew improve the Estate of James Schenck above Devise, untill he Shall Legally Demand the Same, and if no Legal Demand be made within ten years after my Decease the Property to be Delivered them to and for their own use

And I make and Appoint Waterman Thomas Esqr : Jacob Ludwig Gentleman Both of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln ; Executors of this my Last will and Testament, and Do here by revoke all other and former wills, by me at any time hereto fore made, and Do Make and Declare this only to be my Last will and Testament—in Witness whereof I Do hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Eighteenth Day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & Eighty eight—

Andrew Schenck (seal)

Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced by the Said Andrew Schenck as his Last will and Testament in the Presence of us, who in his Presence, and in the Presence of Each other, have here unto Subscribed our Names

Joseph Ludwig
Jacob Winchenbach
Godfrey Bornheimer

Probated 5 Ap., 1799. [VIII, 162-3.] Waterman Thomas renounced executorship 5 Ap., 1799. William McIntyer and Ebenezer Blunt, both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by John Farley, of Newcastle, Joseph Ludwig and Jacob Winchenbach, both of Waldoborough, 22 Ap., 1800, $4014.61. Widow's dower set off by Charles Samson, Jacob Winchenbach and Joseph Ludwig, all of Waldoborough, 27 June, 1800. Account filed 10 Aug., 1803. [Unrecorded.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 329, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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