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Medduncooke July ye 26th 1767

To all people to whome these presents shall come Greeting: Know ye that I Samuel Jameson of Meeddunkcooke in the county of Lincoln in the province of the Massachusetts-bay in New-england husband-man being sick and weak of body and Judging the time of my death is nigh yet bing by the mercy of God in ye use of my reason & perfect in my understanding, do make my last will & testament as follows,

Imprimis I do Constitute and appoint my loving Wife Sarah and my Son Martin Jameson to be my Joint executors to this my last will & testament. Item I do give unto my eldest daughter Jane Jameson of falmouth one half of my land which I bought of Yardly Lewis which lyeth on Georges rivur to her her heirs and assigns forever, and the other half of s'd lot of land I give to my eldest Son Martin Jameson to him his heirs and assigns forever he to have ye back part

Item my homestead on which I now dwell I give to my five Sons namely Martin Jameson Joseph Jameson Samuel Jameson brice Jameson and George Jameson to be equaly divided among them when the youngest comes to lawful age they paying to each of my two daughters namely Mary Jameson & Rachel Jameson the sum of two pounds thirteen shillings and four pence when the land is divided that is to be in Lawfull money : and to my wife Sarah Jameson I give the improvement of my land & moveables for the payment of my Just debts & bringing up of my children till they come of age & then one third part of the moveables to belong to her as long as she lives & then to be equally divided among the children & the other two thirds to be equally divided among the children : & if any of the children die before they come of age then their part to be divided equally among the Sons and upon mature considerable I declare this to be my last will & testament hereby disowning all other things of this nature in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & date first mentioned

Samuel Jameson (Seal)

Signed & sealed in
presence of

Paul Jameson
Ebenezer Davis
Abiah Wadsworth

Probated 10 Aug., 1768. [I, 137-8.] Inventory by Samuel Gilchrist, Patrick Porterfield and Paul Jameson, of Meduncook, 9 Aug., 1768. [I, 199.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 32, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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