Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of James Hilton

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In the Name of God Amen.—The Twenty fourth day of March 1795 I James Hilton, of Bristol in the County of Lincoln yeoman being very Sick and weak in Body, but of perfect mind & Memory, thanks be given to God ; Therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament ; that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recomend my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God that gave it, and my Body I recomend to the earth, to buried in decent Christain Burial at the Discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the mighty Power of God.—And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give demise, and dispose of the same in the following Manner & form, first I give and bequeath to my son William Hilton the sum of four Dollars—

Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Mirrit Twenty Dollars—

Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Jane Hilton one Dollar—

Itom I give & bequeath to my Son James Hilton Fifty Dollars—

Itom I give & bequeath to my Son John Hilton one Dollar

Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Margret Hilton Twenty Dollars

Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Hilton four Dollars

Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Susan Hilton Twenty Dollars

Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Elizebeth Hilton Twenty Dollars

Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Nancy Hilton Twenty Dollars

Itom I give and bequeath to my Daughter Liddia Hilton Twenty Dollars

Itom I also give Jointly & Severaly to my two Sons Joshua Hilton & Joseph Hilton whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain my sole Executers of this my last will and Testament all and Singular of my Personal Estate that is to say all my Stock of Cattle Sheep Horses & Swine with all my Farming Utencels of every kind or Nature, and I do hereby ratify and Confirm this & no other to be my last will and Testament—In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal, the day and year Above-written —

James Hilton (seal)

Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced,
and Declared, by the said James
Hilton as his last will & Testament
in the Presence of us the Subscribers

Thos Johnston
Cornelius Rhoads
Elizabeth Rhoads

Probated 2 July, 1799. [XIII, 433 to 435.] Inventory by John Paine, John McLain and Henry Little, all of Bristol, 2 Sep., 1799, $313.17. [XIII, 437-438.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 359, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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