Maine Wills


 The Will of Charles Pine

 From York County Probate Records, Volume Eight (1705-53)

The Will of Charles Pine

   In the Name of God Amen. This Seventeenth Day of October 1752, I Charles Pine of Scarboro in the County of York and Province of the Massachusetts Bay Yeoman being aged and infirm, and Sensible of the Mortality of my Body, having the free & usual Exercise of my Mind & Reason (Thanks to almighty God for the Same) Do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament, That is to Say, principally & first of all, I recommend my Soul to Almighty God from whence it did proceed, and my Body to a decent christian Burial in the Earth, And as touching any & all worldly Goods wherewith I am invested & possessed, I hereby give & dispose of the Same in the following Manner.

   Impr. I give and bequeath unto Grace Pine my well beloved Wife the whole of all my moveable Estate after my Decease, except so much as shall be wanted to discharge all Such just Debts as I now or may hereafter owe & leave due to any person or persons, funeral Charges Legacys &c. hereafter expressed. I also give her the Improvement of all my real Estate during her natural Life. The personal Estate, over & above what I Shall order to be paid out &c. as above, I give to her as abovesaid forever.

   Item. I give unto my Son Charles Pine (if living) the Sum of Five Shillings.

   Item I give unto my Daughter Grace Runnels one Cow & Calf to be delivered to her at my Wife's Decease.

   Item. I give unto Isaac Dearing my Grandson Fifty Acres of Land which was laid out to me by Virtue of a Grant of One Hundred Acres given to one Thomas Harris the Said Fifty Acres being laid out anew in Scarboro aforesd in the Year 1735, and is Scituate in Said Township and bounded as per the Proprietors Records in Said Town will fully appear.

   Item I give unto the other Children of my Daughter Mary Dearing Decd the Sum of five Shillings each to be paid at my Wife's Decease as aforesd.

   Item. I give unto my Daughter Grace Moulton the Wife of Daniel Moulton, all my Lands on the Eastern Side of the Mast Road whereupon he now dwells in Scarborô aforesd, also Nine Acres & a half of fresh Meadow lying on a Branch of Stroutwater River in the Township of Scarborough aforesd to her the Said Grace Moulton for & during her natural Life; and at her Decease to descend to her Son Charles Moulton : and in Case of his Decease without Issue then to the next eldest Male Heir born of her Body and in want of Such to a female being the eldest Heir born of her Body as aforesd, and so to descend forever.

   Item. I give unto my Grand Daughter Sarah Carter Wife of Benjamin Carter all the Residue & remainder part of my real Estate Vizt House Lands &c. whether in the Township of Scarboro or wherever else where to her the Said Sarah her Heirs & Assigns forever to be by her possessed immediately after the Decease of my Said Wife.

   I do hereby appoint & ordain my well beloved Son in Law Benjamin Carter to be the Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament. And I the Said Charles Pine do hereby utterly disannul & make void all & every other Will or Wills & Testamt or Testamts by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will & Testamt.

   In Witness whereof I the Said Charles Pine, have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal on the Same Day of the Date first above mentioned.

Charles P Pine (Seal)
his mark            

   Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by the Said Charles Pine as his last Will & Testament, in presence of us the Subscribers.

   Ioseph Holmes Robert X McKenny Richard King
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   Probated 2 July 1753. Inventory returned 29 Sept. 1753, at £340: 18; 7, by John Fabyan, Joseph Fabyan and Richd King, appraisers.

Source: Maine Wills, 1640-1760 (Portland, Me., 1887), p. 707, citing Probate Office, 8, 236.

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