Lincoln County Probate Records

1760-1800

Will Record of Morris Fling

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In the Name of God, Amen.—The Twelfth Day of August 1796, I Morris Fling of a place called Brookfield in the county of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yeoman—being very sick and Weak in body, but of perfect mind and 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 recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in Decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Exeecutors ; nothing Doubting but at the General resurection 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 and form— Imprimis,

I Give and bequeath to Esther my Dearly beloved wife one third part of the income, and profits of all my Estate, so long as she the said Esther Shall continue to be my widow, and no longer—

Item,—I Give to my well beloved son, John Fling, one Dollar—

Item,—I Give to my well beloved Daughter, Elisabeth Farley, one Dollar

Item,—I Give to my well beloved Daughter, Mary Huntoon, one Dollar

Item,—I Give to my well beloved Daughter, Sarah Perry, one Dollar—

Item,—I Give to my well beloved Son, Samuel Fling, one Dollar—

Item,—I Give to my well beloved Daughter, Eunice Fling, Sixty Dollars—

Item, I Give to my well beloved Daughter, Susanna Fling, Sixty Dollars—

Item,—The remainder of my Estate, I Give to my well beloved Daughters, Hannah Moor, Eunice Fling and Susanna Fling and is to be equally Divided between them

Item. I Constitute make & ordain Esther my Dearly Beloved wife, my Sole Exeecutrix of this my last will and Testament.—

Item,—And I do hereby disallow, revoke, and disanul all, and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, and bequests and Executors, by me in any ways before named, Willed and bequeathed,—ratifying and confirming this and 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—

Moris fling (seal)

Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced
and Declared by the said Morris Fling,
as his last Will and Testament, in the
presence of us the Subscribers—

Samuel Titcomb
Joseph Cleveland
Nancy Titcomb

Probated 16 Jan., 1798. [XIII, 438-9.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 360, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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