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In The Name of God Amen: the Twenty Ninth Day of May 1761, I Nath'll Donnell of George Town, Gentleman In the County of Lincoln, Being very Sick & Week In body butt of Perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be to God therefore Calling Unto Mind the Mortality of my Body & Knowing that it is Appointed for all Men Once to Dye Do Make & Ordain This my Last Will & Testement that is for to say Principally & first of All I Give and Recomend my Soul Into the Hands of God that Gave it & for my body I Recomend it to The Earth to be Buried In a Christian Like manner at the Discreation of my Executor Nothing Doubting but at the Generall Resurrection I shall Receive the same by the Mighty Power of God—& as Touching Such Worldly Estate Wherewith it has Pleased to Bless me In this Life I Give Devise and Dispose of the same In the following Manner & form

Imprimis It is my will & I Do Order that In the first Place all My Just Debts & Funerall Charges be paid & satisfied

Item I Give To my well Beloved wife Elizabeth the Income of all My Estate During Her Life & After Her Decease she is for To Give Unto my Daughter Elizabeth all the Housold Stuff—& Likewise I Give Unto my Wife all my Cattle sheep & stock for To be at Her Dispoasall as She shall think proper—& Likewise I Do Appoint my Wife Elizabeth my Sole Executor.

Item I Give & Bequeath Unto my Well Beloved Sons Benjamin & Thomas All my Lands Where I Now Dwell Bounded on Long Reach & Runing Over to New Meadow River & for the same for to be Devided Between them : Each One Half & for them Two. I Appoint that they Choose a Committee for to Devide the Same if they Cannot Agree them Selves—

Item I Order & Appoint that my Two Sons Benjamin & Thomas pay Unto my Son Nathanell thirteen pounds six shillings & Eight Pence Lawfull Money : & Likewise Unto my Daughter Elizabeth Six pounds thirteen & four Pence Lawfull Money to be paid by Them after the Decease of my Wife—& Furthermore I Give & Bequeath Unto my Son Benjamin all my Right Title & Interest In an Island Lying & Known By the Name of Jewells Island In Casco bay So Called—

Item I Give & Bequeath Unto my Son Thomas an Island Lying In Sheepscoot River Where my Son Thomas build a House Lying Near to Resqueaghean Island or Parkers Island so Called—

Item I Doe Hereby make a Reserve out of the Lands I have Bequeathed Unto my Two sons Benjamin & Thomas a Certain Piece of Land Where the Meeting House Now stands for the Use & Service of said Parrish, the Same Containing about Three Quarters of one Acre or thereabouts

I Do Hereby Uterly Disallow revoke & Disannull all & Every Other former Testaments, Wills Legaces & Executors by Me In Any Ways Before this And No Other to be my Last will & Testament

In Witness Whereof I have Hereunto Sett my hand & Seal the Day & Year Above Written

Nathaniel Donnell (Seal)

Signed Sealed Published
Pronounced & Declared By the
said Nath'll Donnell as his
Last Will & Testament In
the Presence of Us the Subscribers,

Sam'll Todd
Meecres Carr
James J M [His Mark] Mickels

Probated 8 Dec, 1761. [I, 9.] Inventory by John Shaw, Elisha Shaw and James Michaels, 14 June 1762, 222 : 15 : 10. [I, 23.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 2, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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