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 The Will of Mahetable Stacy

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

The Will of Mahetable Stacy

   I Mahetable Stacy of Kittery Widow now residing at Berwick in the County of York being aged & weak but of Sound Mind make and ordain this my last Will & Testament hoping for Pardon & Redemption in & thro Iesus Christ, I dispose of my Goods and Chattels in Manner & Form following Vizt

   I give & bequeath to my Sons Samuel Stacy & Benjamin Stacy to each of them one Shilling.

   I also give & bequeath to my Grand Children the Children of my Daughter Mary Thompson Decd each one Shilling.

   All the Rest & Residue of my Goods Chattels & Estate Rights and Credits Debts Dues & Demands of all & any & every Sort in all and every Place & places namely my Bed Beding & Cloaths & Estate of every kind & Quality I do hereby give & bequeath unto my Daughter Mehetable Emery, She paying the Legacies above mentioned, to her the Said Mahetable Emery & her Heirs & Assigns forever.

   And I hereby constitute my Son in Law Ioseph Emery & Mahetable his Wife Executors of this my last Will & Testament : hereby revoking all & every other Will & Wills Legacys Testamts Bequests and Executors by me in any Manner before named made and appointed ratifying this & no other to be my last Will & Testamt

   Witness my Hand & Seal Ianuary 13, 1753.

Signed Sealed pronounced
   & declared by the Sd
   Mahetable Stacy to be
   her last Will & Testamt
   in presence of
   Nathan Lord jr
   Mehatable Emery jr
   Noah Emery.
        the mark of
Mehetable Stacy (Seal)
   Probated 20 April, 1753. Inventory returned 8 June 1753, at £8: 18: 0, by Abraham Lord, Caleb Emery and Richard Shackley jr. appraisers.

Source: Maine Wills, 1640-1760 (Portland, Me., 1887), p. 706, citing Probate Office, 8, 234.

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