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Will of Richard Knowles

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In the name of God Amen I Richard Knowls of Tosham in the County of Lincoln and Comon Welh of masachutt—Considring the unserenty of this mortal Life and being of Sound and perfect mind and memory biased be almighty god for it to make and Publish this my Last Will and testemant in manner and form foloing that is to say first I gave to my Son Richard Knowls Ju'r the Land that I Bout of Mr. Wm. Bourk about fifty Eackers as will apear by the dead Reference therunto being had and all the privleges and appurtenaces therunto beloning all the farming tools theron and all the neet Stock that I now Stock that I now have : and I also gave and bequath to my Dafter Margret Skolfield one Cow in one year after my desase—

and I also give and bequath to my Dafter mary Le Roys heirs the Some of one dollor.

and I also give and bequath to Dafter Susanah Hot the Sum of one dollor.

and I give and bequath to my Dafter Rebeca Blair four Sheep two Ewes and two Lambs—

and Lastly as to all the Rest of my goods and Cattels of whatsoever name or nature soever I give and bequath Richard Knowls Ju'r whom I appoint Sole Executer of this my Last will and testemant hearby Revoking all formor Wills by me made—

in Witness Whearof I have hear unto set my hand and Seal the fortheenth day September in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Ninty Six—Sin'd Seal'd Published and Declared by the above named Richard Knowls to be his Last will and testemant in the presants of us Who have hearunto Sel Subscribed
our mames as wittness
in the presents of testator

Richard Knowles (seal)

Charles Perry
David Owen
Gideon Owen

Probated 6 Mar., 1798. [Unrecorded.] Executor neglected to qualify. Thomas Rice, of Wiscasset, Adm'r cum testamento annexo, 5 Jan., 1803. [X, 8.] Ebenezer Whittier and Jeremiah Bailey both of Wiscasset, sureties. Inventory by John Rogers, John Fulton and Alexander Rogers, 7 Feb., 1803, $624.75 [X, 9.] John Merrill, Jr., and Nymphas Stacy, both of Wiscasset, commissioners to examine claims, 6 May 1803. [X, 173.] Account filed and distribution ordered 15 May, 1804. [X, 116 and 175.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 348, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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