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In the name of GOD amen

I Alexander Nickels of Bristol in the County of Lincoln Esquire, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound and perfect mind, blessed be almighty GOD for the same—Do make and publish this my last Will and testament in manner and form following that is to say, First. I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Margaret the Sum of Two hundred pounds lawful Money, to be raised in manner following and paid to her—the one halt in twelve months from the time of my Decease and the other half in twelve months thereafter, with Interest from those periods untill paid, subject to her own proper will as she then in her discretion may see cause to Dispose of, in full of her right of Dower

I also give and bequeath to my eldest son James his Heirs and Assigns All that my one half of the Island of land called Green Island situate lying & being in Penobscot bay in the County of Hancock : to hold the same to him and his Heirs and Assigns for Ever—I also Give and bequeath to my Son Alexander the sum of six shillings, Considering that much with the Gifts in my life time to him in full of All that he ought to receive—

I also give and bequeath to my Youngest son John his Heirs and Assigns, All that my Mansion house, barn, buildings and tenements situate lying & being at Pemequid Old Fort in Bristol aforesaid, with all my other lands in lots or parcels situate lying & being thereat or thereabouts ; And to him my said son John I also give and bequeath all those my two Islands of land, the one known by the name of fishermans Island situate lying and being in Boothbay in the County of Lincoln the other known by the Name of Ragged Arse situate lying and being near unto Metinicus Island in Penobscot bay aforesaid. To Hold the said House barn buildings, tenements and lots or parcels of land, now in my use and occupation or in the use and occupation of my said son John, to him his Heirs and Assigns for Ever Under the burthen of paying the aforesaid Sum of two hundred pounds to my beloved Wife Margaret in manner as hereinbefore mentioned

And lastly as to all the Rest, residue and remainder of My Estate both Real and personal whether Rights, debts Goods or Chattels of what kind or Nature soever, After that all Demands against Me or my Estate are satisfied, I Do give and bequeath the same to my sons James, William and John and to my Daughter Hannah the Wife of George Rogers, that is to each of them in severalty their Heirs and Assigns One equal fifth part thereof, and to the children of my son Alexander I give and bequeath the other equal fifth part of the same, under the management and direction of my Executors as trustees in that behalf to the use of the said children untill they arrive at Mature age—

And I Do hereby nominate and appoint my said sons James and John to be the Executors of this my last Will and testament

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty seventh day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred ninety six—

Alexander Nickels (seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared
by the above named Alexander Nickels
Esquire to be his last Will & testament
in the presence of us who have here-
unto subscribed our names as Wit-
nesses, in presence of the testator

Sally Simonton
Ezra Poland
Robert McLintock

Probated 2 July, 1799. [VIII, 169-170.] William McIntyer and Ebenezer Blunt, both of Bristol, sureties.

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 332, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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