Will of William Kennedy
I William Kennedy of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln yeoman. Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and the uncertainty of my life, and not knowing how soon I may be Called away by Deathand being at this present time of sound mind & memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testementthat is to say principally and in the first place I Recomend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my Body I commit to the Earth to be Buried at the Discration of my Executor, hereafter namedAnd as to my Worldly Estate I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form VizImps.
firstly I order that all my just Debts and funeral Expences be paid out of my personal Estate
Item I give & bequeath to my son Thomas one Dollar and also my half of a Pew No Five in the meeting house in Boothbay in full of his part or share in my Estate
Item I give & bequeath to my son James two Dollars to be paid him by my Executor hereafter named in full of his part or share in my said Estate
Item I give & bequeath to my youngest son William one Dollar in Cash and my best Coat to be paid and Delivered him in full of his share or part of my Estate aforesaid
Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Kelley one Dollar to be paid hir in Cash in full of hir share or part in my said Estate
Item I give and bequath to my Daughter Elizebath Corbat two Dollars to be paid hir in Cash in full of hir share or part in my said Estate.
Item I also give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Mylie one Cow or the Value thereof in Cash in full of hir share or part of my said Estate
Item And also to my Daughter Hannah Wylie I give & bequeath one Cow or the Value thereof in Money in full of hir part or share in my said Estate
Item I also give and bequeath to my two youngest Daughters Anne and Ruth the whole Rest & Residue of my said Estate Real and personal of Every name or Nature whatsoever let the same be found where it may, to be to them Equaly, and to there Heirs and asigns forever
Lastly I do hereby appoint my said son Thomas Kennedy my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testement, and do revoke all & Every former Wills or Testements by me heretofore made and Declare this & no other to be my last Will and TestementIn Wittness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninty six
William O [his mark] Kennedy (seal)
Signed sealed published & Declared by the Testator to be his last Will & Testement in
presence of us
Probated 12 Sep., 1796. [Unrecorded.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 363, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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