Will Record of Ichabod Pinkham
In the name of God, Amen. I Ichabod Pinkham of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts, gentleman, being weak in body but of sound & perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same ; do make & publish this my last will & testament, in manner and form following that is to say
1st. I give & bequeath unto my oldest son Benjamin Pinkham fortyseven acres of land, where he now dwells.
2dly. I give unto my son Ichabod Pinkham the farm where he now dwells, which formerly belonged to my late father Benjamin Pinkham, with the buildings thereon, reserving however a road from the highway to the saw & grist mills, where the same will be most convenient, he the said Ichabod paying unto my oldest daughter Mary Adams or her order two hundred dollars, within two years after my decease.
3dly. I give unto my son Nathaniel Pinkham, the whole of the land known by the name of the Kennedy farm, which land I purchased of Ruth & Ann Kennedy, he the said Nathaniel paying, within two years after my decease, one hundred dollars unto my beloved wife Marcy Pinkham : The above devises of lands to my said sons, the above conditions being performed, to be to them their heirs & assigns forever.
4thly. I give & order unto my oldest daughter Mary Adams, one hundred dollars to be paid her within one year after my decease. 5thly. I give to my daughter Sally one hundred dollars to be paid her within one year after my decease.
6thly. I give to my daughter Polly one hundred dollars to be paid her within two years after my decease.
7thly. I give to my daughter Patty one hundred dollars to be paid her within four years after my decease.
8thly. My will is that my youngest daughter Betsey be maintained and supported out of the remainder of my Estate, during her natural life.
9thly. I also give & bequeath to my sons Benjamin & Nathaniel one half of my salt marsh & upland adjoining the same, laying on Wild cat meadow creek, so called, equally between them, they the said Benjamin and Nathaniel or either of them, keeping in good repair the fence around the whole marsh, during the natural life of my said wife, their mother.
10thly. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Marcey Pinkham the whole, rest and residue of my whole estate, real and personal, let the same be found where it may, during her natural life, she paying my just debts, and providing for my said youngest daughter Betsey as aforesaid, and at the decease of my said wife, my will is that the whole estate then remaining, after making provision for Betsey, as aforesaid, be equally divided amongst my surviving children.
11thly and lastly. I appoint my son Benjamin Pinkham and my beloved wife Marcey Pinkham, to be my sole executor & executrix of this my last will & testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal, this fifteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred.
Ichabod Pinkham (seal)
Signed, sealed, published & declared by the
above named Ichabod Pinkham to
be his last will & testament in the
presence of us who have hereunto sub-
scribed our names as witnesses in the
presence of the Testator.
Probated 25 Nov., 1800. [VIII, 171-2.] Inventory by John Leishman, John Emerson and Jonathan Sawyer, all of Boothbay, 1801, $5260.55. [VIII, 183-4.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 334, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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