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THE 



PROBATE RECORDS 



OF 



LINCOLN COUNTY, 

MAINE. 



1760 TO 1800, 



COMPILED AND EDITED 

FOR THE 

MAINE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 

BY 

WILLIAM D> PATTERSON, 

WISCASSET, ME. 



PORTLAND, ME. 

PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY. 
1895. 



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E7)!crscit, Printer, Wiscassct. 



CONTENTS 



Preface -------- Pages 5 — 11 

Introduction - - - - - - " - Pages iii — xxi 

Errata - - - - - - - - - Page xxiii 

Lincoln Probate Records ----- Pages i — 368 

Index of Names ------ Pages i — 48 

Index of Places ^ . . . . . Pages 49 — 53 



PREFACE 



This book contains copies of the wills filed in the Probate Court 
for Lincoln County from the year 1760 to the year 1800 and brief 
abstracts of the records of the proceedings of that court during the 
same period. 

Perhaps the earliest existing record of probate proceedings had in 
this section of Maine is that found in the record* made 

At a court held at Pemaquid 22 July 
1674 by Major Tho : clarke Humphry 
Dauie : Richd Collicut, and Left Thomas 
Gardner according to commission and 
order of the Generall Courte of the 
Massatusetts coUoHy, Dated in Boston in 
N : E : 27 day of May 1674, 
which record is in the following words : 

Administration to the estate of John Walter a fisherman somtymes 
Resident at Monheghen & sometymes at Damerells coue who dyed 
about four yeares since is granted to Geo : Burnett Resident at Mon- 
heghen who is to dispose of the same according to the cleerest testimony 
of, and to whome ye Estate doeth belong & to bring in an Inventory 
of the same to ye next comission Court, heere, & himselfe as principall 
& Richd Oliver as Suerty doe bind themselves in fifty pounds a 
peece that this Order shall bee attended & p' formed. 

In this instance the General Court appears to have delegated its 
functions as a court of probate, a custom that was subsequently 
adopted by the Governor and Council who under the Province charter 
of 1 69 1 had power to "doe execute or pcrforme all that is necessary 
for the Probate of Wills, Granting of Administracons for, touching or 
concerning any Interest or Estate which any person or persons shall 

♦Printed entire in M. H. .S. coll. '^Baxter MSS.," pp. 343-348. 

Note. This was probably the only County Court established under the Massa- 
chusetts Colcny charter within the territory subsequently known as Lincoln County. 
At that court the region between the Sagadahoc and Georges rivers seems to have 
been first called and known as the County of Devon. 



6 PREFACE. 

have within our said Province or Territory ", Soon, however, after the 
charter become operative judges of probate were commissioned, infe- 
rior probate tribunals were established and suitable persons were 
designated as registers thereof in the several counties ; and in probate 
matters the Governor and Council reserved to themselves and exercised 
only the powers of a Supreme Court of Probate to which appeals from 
the probate courts could be had. Finally, near the close of the 
administration of Governor Pownall, in 1760, they became duly organ- 
ized as the Supreme Court of Probate for the province and adopted a 
seal therefor. 

The act of the General Court of the Province of Massachusetts 
Bay for erecting and establishing two new counties in the easterly part 
of the county of York provided that from and after the first of Novem- 
ber, 1760, the most eastern county, bounded on the west by the county 
of Cumberland, on the east by the province of Nova Scotia, on the south 
and southeast by the sea or western ocean, and on the north by the 
utmost northern limits of the province, should be called and known as 
the County of Lincoln. This act established the town of Pownalbo- 
rough, which then included the territory now embraced in the towns 
of Wiscasset, Dresden, Alna and Perkins, as the shire or comity town. 
This town had been incorporated on the 13th of February, 1760, and 
named in honor of that able colonial statesman, Thomas Pownall, who 
was then governor of Massachusetts, and this town, the name of which 
was changed to Wiscasset in 1802, has ever since been the principal 
shire town of Lincoln County. 

The Lincoln Probate Court was constituted by the appointment of 
William Gushing as judge and Jonathan Bowman as register. The 
earliest act of the court as found in its records granted letters of ad- 
ministration upon the estate of Humphry Purrington, late of George- 
town, under date of the 14th of November, 1760. The record does 
not disclose whether the court upon that occasion was held at George- 
town or Pownalborough : the letters were dated at Georgetown ; the 
warrant to appraisers at Pownalborough ; both bear the same date. 
At that date and for several years afterwards there seems to have been 
no regularly established time and place for holding the coart and it 
was probably held at either Pownalborough or Georgetown, as was 
most for the convenience of parties having business before it, and 
but little formality observed. The wills of Nathaniel Donnell and Patrick 
Drummond, two old time residents of Georgetown, were probated at 



PREFACE. 7 

that place. On two or three occasions the court appears to have sat 
at Richmond. 

WiUiam Gushing, the first judge of the court, was ot a distinguished 
Massachusetts family residing at Scituate, where he was born on the 
first day of March, 1732, third son of the Hon. John Gushing. He 
graduated from Harvard Gollege in 1751 and after studying for a time 
with Jeremy Gridley he established himself in the practice of the law. 
Upon receiving his appointment as judge of probate he removed to 
Pownalborough where, until the arrival of Timothy Langdon, in 1769, 
he was the only educated lawyer and as such he appeared as counsel 
in the most important cases brought before the common law courts of 
the county. If one can judge by documents drawn by him, now extant, 
it may safely be concluded that he was methodical in his affairs and 
careful in all his undertakings. In the work of transcribing these 
records it has been a pleasure to take in hand a will or other instru- 
ment in his beautiful handwriting and elegant arrangement of para- 
graphs. He filled the office of judge of this court until 1772 when he 
was appointed a justice of the Superior Gourt of Judicature. He then 
returned to Massachusetts where he ever after made his home. Judge 
Gushing continued as a justice of the Superior Gourt until several years 
after it came to be known as the Supreme Judicial Gourt, a title which 
it retains to this day. At Pownalborough, on the nth of July, 1786, 
Gushing, then chief justice, opened the first term of the Supreme 
Judicial Gourt that was held in this county. Associate Justices Sar- 
gent, Sewall and Sumner presided with him at that term of court. 
Upon the establishment of the Supreme Gourt of the United States, in 
17S9, Judge Gushing was selected by Washington as chief justice. 
Gushing declined the honor, but accepted a seat as associate justice and 
continued to occupy the same until his death, 7 September, 1810, 
ended a long and honorable career. 

The name of Jonathan Bowman is found in the records of this 
court for a period of more than forty years : first as register and after- 
wards as judge. Born at Dorchester, Massachusetts, 8 December, 1735, 
he was graduated from Harvard Gollege in 1755. When the first 
officers of this court were selected one William Bryant, whose appoint- 
ment appears to have been desired by certain of the proprietors of the 
Kennebec Purchase, was a candidate for the office of register and it 
seems to have been understood by some of his friends that he would be 
appointed, but the influence in favor of Bowman carried the day. At 



« PREFACE. 

about the same time the governor of Massachusetts, agreeably to the 
act incorporating Lincoln County, appointed a register of deeds for the 
county for the term of five years from February, 1761. Bowman re- 
ceived that appointment. Upon the organization of the Inferior 
Court of Common Pleas and the Court of General Sessions of the Peace 
a few months later he was appointed clerk for those courts and con- 
tinued as such for upwards of thirty years and until he relinquished the 
offices to his son and successor, Jonathan Bowman, Jr. He appears to 
have entered upon the duties of register of probate at the time when 
Cushing became judge and he served in that capacity until he succeeded 
to the judgeship which position he filled during the Revolutionary 
period and under the government of the Commonwealth, having been 
recommissioned therein by his relative, Governor Hancock. The first 
instrument signed by him as judge found in these records bears date 
the tenth of June, 1772. In the Revolutionary days the records of the 
court w-ere swollen by proceedings involving the care and disposition 
of the confiscated estates of absentee loyalists and at these "tory trials," 
as the hearings were commonly called, Judge Bowman presided. He 
continued in the performance of the duties of this responsible position 
during the remainder of the period covered by this book and until his 
decease, 4 September, 1S04. The comfortable and spacious two-storied 
mansion in which Judge Bowman made his home still stands 
near the bank of the Kennebec river in Dresden. It is a well- 
preserved house having a broad, roomy hall and staircase and in each 
of its high-wainscoted rooms a capacious open fire-place. With its 
traditions of the Hancocks, of John Adams and Increase Sumner, and 
of PJowdoin and the Gardiners it is an interesting relic of the provincial 
days in the eastern country and one of the notable houses of the 
county. 

Roland Cushing, the youngest brother of Judge Cushing and him- 
self a lawyer, succeeded Bowman as register of probate. Roland Cush- 
ing was born at Scituate, 26 February, 1750, and was educated at 
Harvard College which he left in 1768 and entered upon the study of 
law with his brother AVilliam at Pownalborough. He held the ofifice of 
register of this court for fifteen years. His death occured in 17S8 at 
Waldoborough where he was then a resident. The personal recollec- 
tions of those who knew him have been preserved and show that en- 
dowed by nature with a graceful and manly form, possessing brilliant 



PREFACE. 9 

mental parts cultivated and enriched by study, eloquent and forceful in 
argument, he enjoyed a popularity that was long remembered. His 
untimely death and the indulgence of habits that led to it were much 
deplored by his friends and associates. 

On the 29th of January, 1787, Judge Bowman designated Nathan- 
iel Thwing, of \Vool\vich, as register of the court pro tempo7-e. Thwing's 
home was at Hutchinson's Point, now known as Thwing's Point, on the 
bank of the Kennebec and a few miles from the residence of Judo-e 
Bowman. Thwing was long time an upright magistrate and well-known 
office-holder in this county. He was an admirable recording officer 
and the records made by him are unequalled for legibility, neatness 
and precision. He appears to have discharged the duties of register of 
this court until 1792, a period of about five years. Portions of the 
second and third volumes, the whole of the fourth volume and the first 
fifty-eight folios of the fifth volume are in his handwriting. A portion 
of the records in volume HI are attested by Thomas Tileston, register 
pro tempore, of whom nothing further is here known at this time. 

The next regularly appointed register of the court after Roland 
Gushing was Jonathan Bowman, Jr., eldest son of Judge Bowman. At 
the date of his appointment, young Bowman was barely twenty-one 
years of age. He was born 17 April, 1771, and was graduated at 
Harvard College in 179 1. He made records that are models of neat- 
ness and legibility. He held the office of register of probate for about 
ten years, and during a part of that time he was clerk of the common 
law courts for the county. He resided for some years at \Mscasset. 
His death occurred at the early age of thirty-seven years. 

These short personal sketches may serve to revive in some deo-ree 
the personnel of the court for the first forty years of its existence. The 
careful student of these records will not overlook their importance but 
will find in them that which will suggest pictures of the economical and 
social life of this section of Maine during the last half of the eio-hteenth 
century in a manner that no other records now extant can revive. In 
them will be found evidences of the religious beliefs of the last century 
inhabitants of this anciently settled county, testimony of their patriotism 
traces of their loves, their hates and their family feuds and strifes • their 
standard of comparative wealth and station and their customs and modes 
of life. There is not room to particularize within the limits of this brief 
note. The pages of this book contain many of those details in which 
to use the words of John Adams, posterity delights. 



I O PREFACE. 



It has been seen that the earliest sittings of this court were at 
Pownal borough, Georgetown and Richmond, The records indicate 
that the court was most frequendy held at Pownalborough, usually in 
the west precinct of the town and at Pownalborough court house which 
historic building, erected by the Proprietors of the Kennebec Purchase 
in accordance with a vote passed by them on the 13th of April, 1761, 
for the purpose of providing a suitable place for holding the courts, 
still stands within the limits of the former parade ground of old Fort 
Shirley in the town of Dresden. It is a substantial frame structure, 
three stories high. The court room, situate on the second floor over- 
looking the Kennebec, was an apartment forty-five feet long and nine- 
teen and a half feet wide. It is rich with memories of John Adams 
and the Cushings, the Sewalls and the Sullivans ; of Robert 4uchmuty, 
the younger, of Chipman and Wyer, Bradbury and Paine ; and of 
Gardiner and Bridge, Lithgow and Langdon. It is not famous alone for 
having been the temple of justice. The service of the church of Eng- 
land was often held within its walls by the Rev. Jacob Bailey, rector of 
the ancient St. John's parish before his church structure was erected; 
and there the preachers of other religious denominations from time to 
time gathered their hearers. 

A few years after the Revolution the population of the county had 
increased to such an extent that the inhabitants of the eastern part^ 
desirous of being no longer subject to the necessity of making the 
long and tiresome journey which was involved in attending to probate 
business and visiting the registry of deeds at Pownalborough, succeeded 
in procuring the passage on the 6th of November, 1784, of "An Act 
empowering the Inhabitants of the County of Lincoln Eastward of 
Union River to choose a Register of Deeds, and for the establishing of 
a Court of Probate to be holden within and for all that part of the said 
County which lies to the Eastward of said River." From and after the 
date when that act went into effect and until the incorporation of 
Hancock and Washington counties this court was known as that of the 
"west district" of the county. The establishment of the eastern 
district foreshadowed the separation that soon followed. After the area 
of the county was reduced and as population multiplied and the 
business of the court increased it became customary to hold the 
several terms during the year in different towns, usually at the houses of 
innholders, when held outside of the shire town. In the year 1790, 
the court sat at Pownalborough court house in May, August, September 



PREFACE. I I 

and October ; at the house of Lazarus Goodwin, in Hallowell, and at 
the house of Joseph Lambard, in Bath, in May ; at the house of 
Samuel Nickels, in Newcastle, and at the house of Cornelius Turner, in 
Waldoborough, in September ; and in the year 1791 : at Pownalborough 
court house in January, April, June and August ; at the house of Amos 
Pollard, in Hallowell, in January ; at Lambard's, Bath, in June ; at the 
house of Charles Samson and at Turner's, both in Waldoborough, in 
September, and at the house of Ebenezer Whittier, in Pownalborough, 
in December. For many years and until the establishment of the 
eastern district the jurisdiction of this court extended throughout all 
that part of Maine eastward of the then eastern boundary of Cumber- 
land county and in its records are found traces of those who lived as 
far east as^Bangor, Mount Desert and Machias and northward to 
Farmington and Norridgewock. Its territory was first reduced by the 
act creating the eastern district and that was rapidly followed by the 
incorporation of Hancock county, in 1789, and Kennebec, in 1799. 

It is hoped that the scope of this volume and the arrangement of its 
contents will commend it to the student of genealogy. Full copies of 
the wills are given in the order in which they are found of record. 
The abstracts from the records of proceedings relating to the estates of 
intestates are given in like order and contain mention of every act of 
the court and of the representatives of the estates found of record, to- 
gether with reference to the volumes and folios where such are re- 
corded, thus forming in connection with the index of names an index 
to the first eight volumes of the probate records of Lincoln County. 

The cordial thanks of the Society are hereby extended to that 
learned antiquary, Rufus K. Sewall, Esq., for the timely and compre- 
hensive sketch of the early history of English common law proceedings 
in Maine that is embodied in the introduction, so generously furnished 
by him for this book, the value of which is best attested in the following 
note here printed by the kind permission of the Hon. John A. Peters, 
chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of the State of Maine. 

Wiscasset, May 6, 1895. 

Hon. R. K. Sewall, 
Dear Sir: 

I have read with exceeding interest the paper which you have pre- 
pared as an introduction to the book, to be published, of the Probate 
Records of the County of Lincoln (or Cornwall) up to the year inclu- 



1 2 PREFACE. 

sive, of 1800. Your paper very finely illustrates, in brief form, the 
principles and practice of the Common Law of England, during that 
ancient period, to be found in the probate records to be published. 
There will be seen in them clear pictures of the civilization of that peri- 
od, which an American citizen will readily appreciate and much enjoy. 
Very sincerely yours, 

JOHN A. PETERS. 

The indices to this volume have been prepared by Joseph P. 
Thompson, Esq., who has thus rendered invaluable aid. 
Wiscasset, i November, 1S95. 

WILLIAM D. PATTERSON. 



INTRODUCTION. 

These mortuary records of Lincoln County are matter of public in- 
terest and importance. In them we have an epitome of the thrift of 
the generations past of this ancient part of our state as a culmination 
of the English common law, where first applied in the beginnings of 
New England, to shape and develop the life forms of society and 
Christian civilization in its civil relations. 

The record also discloses, in clear and precise features, the religious 
and Christian sentiments of the fathers of Lincoln County to have been 
eminently biblical in all phases of man's mortuary relations to the preg- 
nant future of human life. The facts of this record, in this respect, we 
deem quite remarkable. 

As an outgrowth of pre-existing legal conditions of the history of 
this county, where first was appHed in New England the forces of the 
English common law as a colonizing agency, I propose to make the 
facts of such application and the incidents ot development a supple- 
ment to the legal records herein published ; which had origin in the 
charter of April lo, A. D., 1606 ; practically enforced on the peninsu- 
la of Sabino, now Sagadahoc, in seizen and possession, under the 
English theories of valid land title in A. D. 1607 ; and further devel- 
oped at Pemaquid and Sheepscot, when Lincoln County was an inte- 
grant part of Ducal Territory to 1689 ; and the organization of Lincoln 
Bar. 

COLONIAL CHARTER. April lO, A. D., 1606. 

Expansion and application of the English common law as a coloniz- 
ing force and antecedents. 

UNDERLYING FACTS. A. D. 1 49 2. 

The fact of the existence of a continent in the west had been revived 
and certified to the nations of Europe by Columbus. 

The next year, 1493, the newly discovered lands were partitioned to 



IV INTRODUCTION. 

Spain and Portugal in virtue of alleged Divine vice-geral domination 
in a dotal act of Pope Alexander VI. These facts startled and excited 
Europe. The legal soundness of land title so acquired was questioned, 
as matter of international law. France wanted to find Adam's will and 
see the clause warranting its exclusion to a share of the new world. 

England protested : appealed to natural right and justice : declared 
there was no good title in land without possession in newly discovered 
countries. 

It was her common law doctrine of "seizen and possession," as ap- 
plied to her popular homestead holdings. 

The international conflict raised grave questions of right. England 
pressed the issue with incisive diplomacy. 

The British Lion shook his mane ; and bristling with resentment at the 
wrong of Papal presumption, roared, — "preso-iptio sine posscs- 
sione, hand valcai" and made preparation to force her common law 
postulate of homestead holdings into the international code and have 
it applied to trans-atlantic interests in defiance of the Pope's authority 
and in derogation of his assumed right in giving away the lands of the 
newly discovered world. 

The English doctrine was novel. It was also revolutionary. The 
conflict deepened. Spain was supreme in prestige and power on sea 
and land, and also a petted child of the Church of that day. The 
issue of trans-atlantic titles had become national. England was reso- 
lute. The issue narrowed. Spain led off, the champion, not only of 
her dotal title, but also of Divine vice-geral authority in the Pope. 
More than a century* had passed the Papal grant, when the Eng- 
lish Parliament declared, that by law of nature and nations, seizen 
and possession were sole grounds of good title to newly discovered 
lands. In 1580,! this postulate of her common law was officially 
declared. The doctrine of possession, as the ground of perfected 
right in lands abroad, as well as at home, had become a battle ground 
of statesmanship and diplomacy in the legal arena. 

CRISIS. A. D. 1588. 

The argument was ended. Spain resolved to cut the Gordian knot 

with the sword. She marshalled an "Armada," — arrogantly called, "the 

invincible", — entered the English Channel, with all the pomp and pride 

of a Divine mission, the 19th of July. England gathered her ships of 

♦Holmes' Annals, vol. I, p. I. 
tPoor's Vindication, p. 9. 



INTRODUCTION. V 

war, and massed her guns to meet the issue. Battle was joined the 
2 1 St day of July. Drake led the English manoeuvres. Fifteen different* 
engagements were fought. The conflict continued to the 27th of July, 
and Spain lost five thousand men and seventeen ships of war. Eng- 
land burned and sunk, and storms scattered, the Armada of Spain ; and 
her naval supremacy went with it ; and England became herself mis- 
tress of the sea. 

Spain, to crush England in her presumption, had failed and fallen in 
the struggle. The Pope's dictum and dotal, heretofore regarded and 
respected as the end of all law, went down with the "Great Armada." 
The issue gave force and effect to the doctrine of English "seizen and 
possession," as a guarantee of title to an American foothold in the 
new world. 

The ancient doctrine of Papal Divine right, as an element of inter- 
national law, was thus over-ruled. Possession now became the ground 
of right to valid title in North America. 

Thereupon the maritime nations pushed for discovery of eligible 
sites for possession and the English common law of seizen and posses- 
sion became a great colonizing force. 

RESULTS. 1602. 

Maritime restlessness in the west of England took shape in a voyage 
of discovery, by a new and untried route, to the American shores, di- 
rect in course west, as the winds would allow. The vessel was the 
"Concord," Bartholomew Gosnold, master. The result was that he 
made and touched the new world in a land full of hillocks, an "out- 
point of tall grown trees ahead, a rock-bound coast and shores of 
white sand in Lat. 40° N." 

It was a sunrise view. A Spanish sloop with mast and sail and iron 
grapnel came along-side ; and the Indian seamen, some clad in Europe- 
an costume, came on board and chalked a map of the country on deck 
which they called "Ma-voo-shan." 

Its attractions were noted, and reported in England ; and the land- 
fall marked, for further examination. 

In 1605, a "new survey" was projected, and executed, by Captain 
George Weymouth, and returned before autumn. This survey resulted in 
the discovery of a magnificient harbor, the little River of Pemaquid, 
and the Saga-da-hock, the notable river of the Ma-voo-shan land-fall 
of the Concord's voyage of 1602. 

*Teig's Chronology. 



Vi INTRODUCTION. 

These rivers, of this land-fall, at once became coveted points of 
commercial value to England, for seizure and possession, where the forms 
and forces of English common law, should be applied, in planting 
homesteads of the English race, in New P2nglard. 

The report of Gosnold, the survey of Weymouth, fixed the English 
idea of desirable locality, for eminent domain, in a national act of 
"Seizen and possession," for a "great state project." 

Spacious harbors, grand river tributaries, magnificent woods, abound- 
ing in sea-shore fisheries and beaver haunts, were the appreciated 
features of commercial promise, in the panorama, of the Mavooshan 
land-fall, for places "fit and convenient, for hopeful plantations." 

Sagadahoc, the notable river of the Gosnold land-fall of Mavooshan, 
was the magnet of subsequent colonial and commercial activity, to the 
west of England communities. 

Gosnold's "wooded out-point" of the Mavooshan land-fall, the bea- 
ver haunts of Pemaquid dependencies, Sheepscot and Muscongus, with 
Sagadahoc, environed with waters, "the strangest fish-pond of the 
western seas," land-marked by Monhegan and highlands of Penobscot 
in the east and the twinkling mountains of "Au-co-cisco," west, in 
1606, had become a land of promise, to the commercial industries of 
England, as a seat of English Empire in North .America. 

CHARTER OF APRIL 10, 1606 A. D. 

Publicinterest and enterprise, took definite shape, 10 of April i6o6. 

English purposes of seizen and possession then took form and ex- 
pression, in legal muniments of contract. 

A corporation was organized under a crown grant composed of em- 
inent subjects of England. 

The grant covered agreements. "We do grant and agree," were 
the words of compact. In tenor, it was a Royal license, hedged 
about with conditions precedent to future and further concessions. 

The grantees, were government contractors. The transaction, was 
a conception, legal and formal, of valid title and permanent possession, 
covering a purpose of enduring foot-hold of the English race, at the 
points of seizen and possession, maJe. 

The Christian nobility of England, joined the commercial agencies 
of her great seaports, in pressing government to participate in the en- 
terprise. "The wings of man's life are plumed with the feathers of 
death," was cried in the ears of Elizabeth, in urgency of national col- 
onization in the New World. 



INTRODUCTION. VU 

The Lord Chief Justice of the English Bench, Sir John Popham, 
headed the west of England movement, who is described as emin- 
ently* honorable and patriotic, and by the jealous Spaniards, a 
'^ Great Puritan." He manipulated the contract. The conditions 
were the making of habitations, leading out colonies of volunteer sub- 
jects of Great Britain, aiid planting them in "fit and convenient places." 
The contractors were required to "build and fortify" where they should 
inhabit, and could lawfully colonize only those of English citizenship, 
who would emigrate as volunteers. 

The salient points of the contract of April lo, 1606, for seizing and 
holding actual and permanent possession of the American coast at and 
near the 44° N. E. are full and clear in purpose and plan. Gosnold's 
land-fall, the out-point of fair tall trees, little green round hills inland 
with the rockey shores of white sand, in the country of the Mavoo- 
shans was the contemplated "/(?(:«^ //;^z/^," of the colonial undertakings. 

English voluntary colonization, domiciliation of the race, military 
occupancy of fit and convenient places herein and about the latitude 
described, were the avowed purposes of both the government and its 
grantees, the adventurers, of the charter license. 

George Popham and Rawley Gilbert with other eminent men of 
English nobility, their heirs, assigns and successors, were executive 
agents, under the grant. 

Such a colonization by them accomplished under royal stipulations, 
insured, a future endowment of plenary rights to the fruits of their un- 
dertaking in a crown deed, or patent to the section of country by 
them discovered and so seized and possessed, on their petition there- 
for. 

The contract of the loth, April, 1606, pregnant with the forces 
of English common law at once began to unfold in starthig effective 
English colonization at two eligible points in the Temperate Zone of 
North America, north of Florida, in English cartography, marked 
"Virginia." Two* colonial adventures were organized under the con- 
tracts of April 10, 1606, known as "the first and second colonies.'' 

DUAL COLONIAL EXODUS. 

The first sailed for Chesapeake Bay and seized the peninsula of 
Jamestown, on James River, May 12, 1607. (o. s.) 

The second sailed May 31st, 1607, foi Mavooshan, landing at and 

*Genesis of U. S. p. 45, Vol. I. 



Vlll INTRODUCTION. 

seizing the peninsula of Sabino, Sagadahoc, 20th August, 1607 "the 
place to which it was directed."* 

The first act of possession, was a formal solemn consecration, in the 
public worship of Almighty God, with prayer, praise and a sermon on 
the spot chosen for a town. 

One hundred and twenty colonies landed and stood there together, 
under the English flag. 

The church of England, in canonical robes with hallowed endow- 
ments of state, in support of law, stood among them. 

The sermon endorsed the transactions of state in progress ; with the 
bible in her right hand and in her left, the cross, symbolic of Christian 
faith, the church of England, by holy invocation, consecrated the 
place and sanctified the occasion ; and so set up the pillars of the 
new state on English constitutional grounds in religion and law, for a 
new English Commonwealth. 

A civil polity was duly organized. A body of laws promulged. 
George Popham was nominated and inaugurated by oath of office not 
as a governor, or vice-roy, but as ^^ President,'' to hold and to wield 
the great function of sovereignty,as chief magistrate. Subordinate offi- 
cers were sworn in. 

Then the President took a spadef and "Set the firstf spit of ground 
unto it ;" turning the sod, as a formal act of seizen and possession 
perfected by the formularies of English land title in "turf and twig," 
under the common law of England. 

Of this colonial planting the first material fruits, were realized in an 
English village homestead of fifty houses, a ware house, a fort entren- 
ched and fortified with mounted cannon, a church with a steeple, ship- 
yard and thirty ton vessel on the stocks. These were the adornments 
of the shore margins, of the sheltering head-lands of Sagadahoc, at its 
mouth, where a permanent foot-hold was contemplated, and all the el- 
ements of English civilization in law and religion, the great civilizing 
forces of humanity were first combined and took organic form on the 
soil of New England. 

*Two plantations, in virtue of Chief Justice Popham's agency were undertaken to 
be settled on the coasts of America, called the tirst and second colonies. The first 
was in the interest of London men and the second, the west of England. The second 
colony sailed on the 31st of May, 1607, under Capt. Geo. Popham and Rawley Gil- 
bert, for ".Seizing" the place to which they were directed. — Holmes' Annals, Vol. I, 
p. 155. 

t Lambeth Palace Paiiers. 



INTRODUCTION. IX 

FIRST COURT OF LAW IN NEW ENGLAND. 

The President and his sworn assistants constituted the first organized 
court of law. It had a seal. "Sigellum Regis Magnae Britaniae 
Franciae et Hiberniae," was the legend on one face. On the reverse, 
it ran : "F)'o Concillio Secundae Coloniae Virginae^'' and this court 
was within the ancient Lincoln County bounds. 

LAWS. 

''Tumults, rebellion, conspiracy, mutiny, sedition, man-slaughter, 
incest, rape and murder, were capital offences. Adultry, drunkenness, 
and vagrancy were punishable offences. 

They all must be tried within the colonial precintsc. Magistrates 
were required to hold in suspense judgment on crime in aid of ap- 
plication to the king for pardon. 

Records of judgments, were required to be set forth fully, as basis 
for appeals. Christian teaching and civihzation of the Indians were 
ordained of law, which also demanded, preaching of Christian religion 
as established by the English Constitution. 

CHARTER RIGHTS. 

Nucleus of American Polity. 

All the rights of home-born English citizenship, were guaranteed to 
the residents of the Sagadahoc Town of Fort St. George. The writ* 
of habeas corpus trial by jury and the elective franchise, were assured 
rights. "These my loving subjects, shall have the right annually to 
elect dL President zxx^ other officers, possess and enjoy fo7-cver, the right 
to make all needful laws for their own gover?i?nenf^ were the precious 
words, of their constitutional charter. 

In \\s,&yi^z.\i%\oxi, perpetual self-governing power, was an endowment 
of the Sagadahoc free-hold: — a boon of English constitutional law; 
an organic element in the civil life, of English Colonization, here first 
planted in New England. With these facts before us, it is no matter 
of surprise, that under President Popham's beneficient administration the 
Sabbath at Sagadahoc, was duly observed to God's honor in prayers 
and religious services,"morning and evening ;"and without doubt accord- 
ing to the venerable, reverential, decorous and exact formularies of the 
church of England : — whose solemn and devout forms of worship of 
the true God here first awed the savage mind and touched the savage 
heart. The fear and worship of God were marked features of that ad- 

*Charter 1606. Menoval, p. 94. 



X INTRODUCTION. 

ministration. Sunday* Oct. 5 th, Nahanada and wife of Pemaquid, and the 
Indian Pilot of the Popham colony, a member of the Royal house of Ma- 
vooshan, and one Amenquin, a sagamore, went with President Pop- 
ham, to the place of public prayers, both morning and evening, attending 
with great veneration, reverence and silence." 

This scheme of civil polity pregnant with the seeds of our subse- 
quent free institutions of the United States sown in it by force of English 
common law, first applied here in Maine to New England homestead life, 
was thus set to work out natural results, with the machinery of law and 
religion, into which the civilizing forces of Christian ethics fully en- 
tered to shape the embryo of out growing states. 

Beneficient progress was made during the administration of Pres't 
Popham. The 15 th of December a dispatch was penned, in Mavooshan 
at Fort St George and sent to the King of England, announcing pres- 
ent success with sketching of incidents of promise in these beginnings 
of English homesteads at Sagadahoc. 

It is in Latin and now extant, the usual language of State-papers of 
that day. 

President Popham was an aged, but God-fearing man, "stout f 
built, honest, discrete, careful : somewhat timid, but conciliatory in 
demeanor. Popham was the life of the colony. Seymour, the colo- 
nial chaplain was eminent for his industry and honest endeavors. The 
same is recorded of Turner, the surgeon. 

But Rawley Gilbert official representative of the London Element in 
the adventure, is described to have been of a jealous, ambitious turn, 
a sensual man of loose life, head strong, little religious zeal, poor judg- 
ment, little experience, though valiant. Sinister and selfish, he was a 
mischievous factor, in the colonial development. More or less fric- 
tion appeared ; but President Popham calmed and reconciled differ- 
ences, during his rule.f 

On the 5th of Feb., 1608, Popham, whose conduct had impressed 
even the savages with his virtues died, probably the victim of a cli- 
matic convulsion. The last of January for seven hours, thunder, light- 
ning, fearful and frequent rain, snow, hail and frost in excessive and 
and awful succession, over whelmed with cyclonic and winter rigors, the 
little village of English free-holders at Sagadahoc. 

But the hamlet survived the dire calamities of the season, to encoun- 

*L. P. Mss. Journal, Mass. Hist. Col., p. 109, Vol. 18. 
+Gorges to Cecil, p. 286. Maine Hist. Quarterly, July, 1 891. 

JBrown's Genesis United. States. 



INTRODUCTION. Xjl 

ter the caprice, irresolution and selfishness of succession in Gilbert. 

The catastrophe of climate presaged not only the demise of the 
good president at Sagahahoc, but further fatalities. Though captain 
Davis declared on his arrival with new supplies in the spring he found 
"all things in good condition in the colony, many furs stored and the 
New Virginia — a pretty vessel launched, ready for sea, Gilbert, now in 
command had become restless and inclined to abandon the enterprise. 

Notwithstanding the good condition of affairs at Sagadahoc, Gilbert 
proposed to leave Fort St. George and return to London, 

The proposal met the sympathies, at least of the London people in 
the colony ; and the London ship Mary and John and the pretty Vir- 
ginia, whose master builder was Digby of London, were laden with col- 
onists in sympathy with their chief, and sailed away homeward bound 
about Oct. 8, 1608, and the settlement on the River of Sagadahoc was 
broken up. 

The corporation dissolved. Its president Popham, buried within 
the precincts of Fort St. George, was left, where no doubt his ashes re- 
main, mingled with the soil of Maine — at the mouth of the Kenne- 
bec — the ashes of the first dead president, as a chief Magistrate in the 
United States. 

The colonial life at Sagadahoc lasted a little over a year, or to Oc- 
tober 8, 1608. Lord Chief Justice Popham, had also died. His 
son and heir Sir Francis, succeeded to his father's estate and interest in 
the colonial undertakings. 

The Popham families, especially Sir Francis, son of the Chief Justice, 
who had contrived the scheme of English homestead possession in the 
New World, valued the legal advantages gained at so much cost, and 
determined not to lose the legal benefits, that by seizen and possession 
of the continent he had taken, had been acquired. 

The Popham ship and her tender (the fly- boat,) Gift of God (whose 
log has not been recovered) was in at the colonial debarkation and aided 
in the colonial transactions taken at Sagadahoc. There is no clear record 
of her return, on the sailing of the Mary and John. 

Sir Francis protested the Sagadahoc abandonment. The record is 
"he would not so give over the design of the undertaking abandoned ;" 
but withdrew the ships and provisions remaining in his possession, and 
did, diverse times after, send* to the sayne coast for trade and fishing. 

*2d series, Vol. 5, Mass. His. Coll. p. 37. Gorges. 



Xll INTRODUCTION. 

POPHAM AT PEMAQUID. 

The Popham ships, were therefore kept employed within the pre- 
cints of the colonial posessesion, after Sagadahoc had been evacuated. 
But where? Here starts the thread of the legal continuity of the life of 
the Popham colonization, its expansion and holdings, as recorded by 
Strachey and Hackluit and Gorges. 

"To the* north in the height of 44° lyeth the country of Pemaquid : — 
the Kingdom wherein our western colony upon the Sagadahoc, was 
sometime settled^ 

"The firstf place ever possessed by the English in hopes of making 
a plantation, was a place on the west side of the Kennebec, called 
Sagadahoc : — other places adjoining, were soon after seized and improved 
in trading and fishing." The French J reported {Pemcuit) Pemaquid, 
viz.^ \ht ^irst point which was occupied by the English.'" Eight years 
after the abandonment of Sagadahoc and the Popham protest, history 
lifts its curtain on further Popham transactions, in holding possession of 
the colonial seizings. 

A. D. 1614. 

The Popham ship in the interest of Sir Francis, son of the Lord Chief 
Justice and heir of his estates is found in an established business, on 
the east shore of Pemaquid under Monhegan Island where a port had 
grown up, out of the fur trade and fisheries, which for many years be- 
fore 1 6 14, had been used by the Pophams alone. 

The Earl of Southampton was concerned with the Pophams in the 
business enterprises here. 

PEMAQUID. Land Titles. A. D. 1625. 

Brown's purchase opens the next view of legal procedure within the 
limits of the Popham establishments on the coast of Maine. The tide 
of English emigration had already covered the environings of "Pop- 
ham's Port," and attracted the commercial enterprise of the commer- 
cial centers of England. The lands had acquired marketable value. 

The Mayor of Bristol, England, and the mercantile house he repres- 
ented bought up the lands at and about the mouth of Pemaquid River, 
on the Sagadahoc side of Pemaquid. The Bristol firm of "Aldworth & 
Elbridge" laid out a fishing plantation on their purchase at Pemaquid 

*Strachey Trav. in Va. Hacklint Papers. 

tlluhbard Indian Wars, 1676, p. 246. 

JMons. (."adillac, 1671. M. His. Sue Cull., vul i, p. 2S2. 



INTRODUCTION. Xlll 

Harbor ; and Abraham Shurl, their agent, represented the firm in their 
business and was a civil magistrate. With an eye to the thrift and 
progress of the Popham Pemaquid settlements, the extent and growth 
and permanency of agricultural industries, then and there. Brown's 
purchase, suggested legal confirmation ; and on the 24th of July, 1626, 
Brown's Deed was duly executed by acknowledgement and record in 
the exact formularies of the English common law, before and by Abra- 
ham Shurt, at Pemaquid : — the first transaction of the kind in New 
England if not in all North America. 

The Pemaquid settlements, says Thornton, in 1629, "were larger 
and more important than Quebec." 

Abraham Shurt stands eminent as a man and magistrate. His in- 
tegrity was incorruptible. On his word the Indians relied with filial 
faith. East and west and in the Bay settlements, mid rivalries and 
competition, he conducted a native and foreign trade with skill and 
success. History has left neither touch or shade of taint on any of his 
transactions. 

A. D. 1631. 

A proprietor's court replaced the Shurt magistracy at Pemaquid un- 
der seal of patent authority of the crown ; and Thomas Elbridge, a man 
of small stature, presided ; and to it the residents of Monhegan and 
Damariscove resorted for legal redress to about 1647. 

The charter powers of the Pemaquid civil organization were granted 
with a view to replenish the deserts with a people governed by laws 
and magistrates," as expressed in the grant. 

The administration of civil affairs contemplated a nearly pure de- 
mocracy. The laws and ordinances were required to be executed by 
such officer and officers as should be chosen by the majority of the 
popular voice. The principle of a majority rule was the governing 
element of the civil polity. It prevailed up to the 5th of Sept., 1665. 

The 1 2th of March, 1664, the Pemaquid Country and dependencies 
were assigned to James Duke of York by Royal grant. The Ducal 
Province was erected into a civil organization as the county of ''Corn- 
wall" appurtenant to New York by a Royal commission, Sept. 5, 1665, 
at the house of John Mason, Sheepscot Farms ; and Sheepscot Farms 
were organized into a shire town named, "New Dartmouth." Col. 
Richard Nicols had been designated governor of the Ducal Province, 
but before he could enter on his duties was killed in a naval battle with 
the Dutch, 1672. The civil affairs of Pemaquid, meanwhile fell into 



XIV INTRODUCTION. 

confusion, till Governor Lovelace assumed command. 

Pemaquid, Muscongus, and Sagadahoc, now consolidated into a 
county, justice was administrated by a duly organized Court of record, 
called the court of "General Sessions", whose sittings were held the 
last Wednesday of June and the first Wednesday of November at 
Jamestown of Pemaquid and by circuit at New Dartmouth. Henry 
Jocelyn, Esq., was Chief Justice and Rev. Robert Jordan, Thomas 
Gardiner of Pemaquid, William Dyer of Sheepscot, Nicholas Raynal, 
associates. 

Sullivan says this court had jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; and 
in the event of disagreement. Justice Jocelyn decided the issue. 

Walter Philips was Clerk of Courts at New Dartmouth, and William 
Short for the Sessions at Pemaquid. Books of Record were duly kept 
at both places, entitled : "Rolls of acts and orders passed at sessions 
holden in the territories of the Duke of York." John Allen of Sheep- 
scot was High Sheriff. 

Precepts ran, to Constables or Sheriffs, as follows, viz : 

Greeting : "By virtue hereof you are required in his majesty's name 
and under authority of his Highness, Duke of York, to apprehend the 

body or goods of Deft, and take bond for value of with sufficient 

surety or sureties, for his personal appearance at court, &c., &c., then 
and there to answer unto complaint of A. B. for not yielding a debt or 
due-bill, bearing date, &c., * * *. Hereof fail not as you will answer 
it at your peril, &c." Return. "I have attached the body of A. B, and 
taken bail for his appearance at next court to answer to the complaint 
of B. C. in an action of the case. This is a true return." (Signed C. 
D. official.) 

Walter Philips, clerk of the New Dartmouth sessions, first appears a 
resident at the mouth of Damariscotta River on a place called "Winne- 
gance," (Indian carrying place to Pemaquid) in March, i66o. Thence 
he moved to the "oyster banks" above the site of Newcastle, near lower 
falls and purchased a large landed estate of the Indians embracing 
their Ped-auk-gowack (place of thunder) and made large improve- 
ments. His orchards yielded apples to the fugitives of King Philip's 
■war in 1676, on their flight to Pemaquid. His book of Records are 
lost. He fled to Massachusetts, resided in Charlestown and died there 
in 1680. 

Chief Justice Jocelyn originally came to Black Point, Scarboro, 1635 ; 
from England, 1634, as agent for John Mason, then resident on the 
Piscataqua, of Gorges' Province of Maine. 



INTRODUCTION. XV 

He was son of Sir Thomas Jocelyn of Kent, Knight, and of noble 
blood. He made an incomplete survey of interior wilds, then mar- 
ried the widow of Captain Cammock of Scarboro. The marshes of 
Scarboro made it attractive to early immigration for settlement, as did 
the marshes of Sheepscot farms in the Ducal Province of Pemaquid. 
These marshes stimulated the earliest agriculture. 

Commissioned by Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Jocelyn first sat as Judge at 
Saco, 25 March, 1636, under the administration of Sir William, son 
(Governor) of Sir Ferdinando, of his Province of Maine. One of his 
first judicial orders was made in the interests of temperance. "Any 
man that doth sell strong liquor, Wine, &c., shall suffer his neighbor, 
laborer or servant to continue drinking in the house, said offences 
being seen by one Justice of the Peace or constable, or proved by two 
witnesses before a Justice of the Peace, such seller of strong drink, 
or wine, shall forfeit for every such offence, ten shillings." 

In 1639, Jocelyn was nominated Counsellor of the Province of Maine 
and authorized to try all causes coming before him ; and also to act as 
Deputy Governor, under Gorges, in exigencies requiring the exercise 
of such office. This eminence in public affairs and in the confidence 
of Gorges made him an object of special surveillance with the Bay 
state authorities. 

MASSACHUSETTS USURPATION. 

In 1668, a crisis was reached in a conflict of jurisdiction between 
Gorges and the Massachusetts administration in Maine, Issue was 
made at York on the 6th of July and turned on the exercise of judicial 
authority in Gorges Province of Maine, then limited in its boundaries 
to the east shores of Casco and Merrymeeting bays. 

The day before court sat at York, men from Massachusetts, heralded 
and escorted by a troop of horse, entered the town, announced as "Mas- 
sachusetts Commissioners." 

Jocelyn and his associates met the new-comers with courtesy. The 
Massachusetts men, thereupon, warned the Maine Judges not to oppose 
their proceedings, and repaired to the meeting-house to open their 
court. 

Jocelyn and the King's Judges thereupon seized the meeting-house 
steps, and had proclamation made to hear the King's commands. 

The Commission within, hearing the crier's call, "bade all persons 
having his Majesty's commands and showing them in court, the court 



XVI INTRODUCTION. 

would be ready to hear the same." Nevertheless, on account of the 
pressure of business, the reading thereof could not be heard before 
the afternoon. 

An adjournment for dinner followed. While the Massachusetts in- 
truders were eating, Jocelyn and the associate Maine Judges entered 
the meeting-house and sat on the benches, holding the judicial seats. 

Informed of this, the foreign commission left their dining tables, 
rushed into the church and took seats beside the King's Magistrates ; 
and now refused to read or hear the King's commissions. 

Jocelyn and the* Maine Judges thereupon, in the interests of peace 
withdrew and abandoned the ground, making the record : "Massachu- 
setts entered the Province of Maine in hostile array ; turned the Judges 
of the King and Gorges off the bench ; imprisoned the commander of 
the militia ; threatened the judges and friends of Gorges, and usurped 
the judicial authority of Maine." 

Jocelyn left Maine and took residence in the Ducal Province of 
Pemaquid ; and in August, A. D., 1677, we find him there holding 
court as Chief Justice. 

He was respected, honored and trusted by royal authority. Gov- 
ernment assigned to his choice any lot at Pemaquid he might desire 
for building himself a house and ^10 out of the public treasury, with 
provisions out of the public supplies, and orders, further, "that his 
rent should be paid if he elected to hire a house." These provisions 
were made for his support in June, 16S0. 

Three years after, 1683, his demise at Pemaquid is reported to the 
public authorities with regret. 

Eminent for loyalty to the crown, for peace and good order, fidelity 
to his public trusts, clearness and uprightness, Chief Justice Henry 
Jocelyn died in his judicial robes, unsullied, and was buried at Pema- 
quid between the 24th of August, 1682 and May 10, 1683, where his 
ashes repose to this day. 

The restraints of law were loosened in his death. 

A commercial town had grown up around Fort Charles called James 
town, at Pemaquid Harbor, from the Aldworth and Elbridge Planta- 
tion, and the trade of Popham's port, now a suburb. 

Public necessity required filling the vacant seat of Justice, and 
Thomas Giles was thereupon commissioned as Chief Justice of the 
Ducal Province, appointed, among others, 28th April, 1684. 

♦Mass. purchased Maine, May 6, 1677. 



INTRODUCTION. XVU 

Thomas Giles seems to have been a land holder at Pemaquid, resid- 
ing near the Fort, a strict observer of the Sabbath, and otherwise a 
conscientious, God-fearing man and officer of the law. He had much 
difficulty in correcting abuses at the Fort. During his administration 
the Revolution of William and Mary in England set in, ending the 
Stuart Dynasty and the jurisdiction of the Duke of York, in Maine, 
1689. 

The French were on the alert to defeat the accession of William and 
Mary to the English throne, and stirred up their Indian allies to im- 
prove the opportunity of the public confusion and consequent anarchy. 

Combined, they planned an invasion to overthrow British rule and 
seize English strong-holds in the Ducal, Province and subdue the old 
County of Cornwall. 

Judge Giles, on the 12th of Aug., 1689, had gone to his farms at the 
Falls of Pemaquid with his little boys to superintend finishing his har- 
vest of hay and the hoeing of his corn-fields. It was noon. Dinner 
had been served to his workmen. Giles and the boys were still at the 
farm-house, the workmen having dispersed to their labor. 

Suddenly the guns of Fort Charles boomed an alarm. All were 
startled. The Judge hoped it heralded good news of re-inforcements 
at the Fort — return of the soldiers, who had been drawn off. The 
next moment savage yells and the war-whoop, with volleys of musk- 
etry from hills in the rear, broke on the ear. 

This din of war brought the Judge to his feet, crying, "What now — 
what now?" 

It is the story of a child, his youngest boy, an eyewitness. His 
father seemed to be handling a gun. 

Moxus, Sachem of the Kennebec, led the fray. The child fled. 
Pursued by a painted brave, with gun and cutlass in hand, the glitter 
of which dazzled the child, who fell, was seized and pinioned. Led 
back to his father, he saw him, walking slowly, pale and bloody. The 
men at harvest were shot down where they stood, or on the flats with 
others, tomahawked, crying, "O Lord ! O Lord !" The captives were 
made to sit down till the slaughter was ended and then were taken 
towards the fort on the east side of the river, a mile and a half distant. 
Smoke and crash of fire-arms were, on all sides, seen and heard. The 
old Fort, in loud roar of its cannon added to the din and dismay of the 
captives. 

Judge Giles was brought in. Moxus expressed regrets saying strange 
Indians did the mischief. Giles replied : — "I am a dying man. I ask 



XVIU INTRODUCTION. 

no favor but a chance to pray with my boys." It was granted. Ear- 
nestly commending them to the care of God with calmness of assuring 
faith he took leave of his children with a blessing and counsel, en- 
couraging them to hope for a meeting hereafter in the better land. 
Pale with the loss of blood now gushing from his shoes and tottering 
in step he was led aside. We heard the blows of the hatchet but 
neither shriek or groan added the child. Seven bullets had pierced 
his body, which was buried in a brush heap where he fell. 

The captives were taken into a swamp in view of the Fort where the 
smoke and thunder of battle raged till surrender was made and the 
town fired and some twenty houses burned. The French record of 
these transactions is : "that at the first tidings of the sudden attack, 
the Fort opened fire with all its cannon but it did not deter the Canabis 
(Kennebec Indians) from getting possession of ten or twelve stone- 
houses forming a street from the village square to the Fort." They 
then entrenched themselves, partly at a cellar door of the house next 
the Fort, partly behind a rock on the sea shore and from these two 
points kept up such terrible fire of musketry on the Fort from noon till 
evening of the 14th no one* durst appear openly." 

This catastrophe ended the civil, religious and industrial existence 
of old Cornwall of Pemaquid and dependencies, and of the commun- 
ities of Popham's Port, Aldworth and Elbridge's Plantation and the 
Sheepscot farms of near seventy years standing and growth. Thus the 
ancient aristocratic organizations, social and civil, all passed away in 
old Cornwall. 

The people were all killed, captured or scattered ; their flocks of 
cattle and stores of grain left to plunder and waste. 

More thant one hundred miles of sea coast adorned with flourishing 
settlements, improved estates and comfortable homes were made waste 
and became desolate. Tide deeds, town and court records were burn- 
ed and lost, and even the sites of ancient plantations soon turned to 
original solitudes. 

REVIVAL. 

A. D. 1 7 13 the success of the British arms led to the treaty of 
Utrecht and the acquisition of Acadia. Peace followed. 

The fugitives in Massachusetts from the ancient dominions of Maine 
combined for return to their war-wasted possessions. 

♦Shea's Charlevoix, vol. 4, p. 4I. 
twill. Hist., vol. 2, p. 80. 



INTRODUCTION. XIX 

Government of Massachusetts determined to aid the re-settlement, 
of Maine, the restoration of ancient homesteads and to quiet conflicting 
claims. 

Maine, with the Ducal Province of Pemaquid, had become the pro- 
perty, of the Bay State and were merged in one jurisdisction. The 
plan of concentrated population on three or four acre lots at the sea- 
side in families, with outlying pasture ground, was recommended. 

This village system developed the defensive architectural device of 
"Garrison houses," as places of refuge in time of peril. Sagadahoc 
retained its ancient influence and attraction as a re-peopling center. 
Its sandy and rocky shores, as of old, were magnets to popular resort, 
and Government would permit a return of inhabitants to no other 
point, initial, to re-occupancy of the "Eastern parts." 

A. D. 1714. 

The heirs of Clark and Lake of old Arrowsick, at the head of a cove 
opposite Drummore of Phipsburgh Centre, started re-settlements to 
recover the ancient island possessions. 

John Watts of Boston built there a garrison of bricks brought from 
Medford, Mass., with flankers mounted with cannon, a refuge for fam- 
ilies, gathered, under cover of the guns of the garrison. 

It became the nucleus of an organized township and was named 
Georgetown, incorporated 1716. 

Land-holders and government stimulated re-peopling the new town. 

Capt. John Penhallow was assigned to command the garrison. Old 
Georgetown fostered thus, continued to grow, and was made the shire, 
east, of the newly organized York-Shire County, into which Maine was 
converted. It was the capital of the valley of the Kennebec ; and the 
seat of legal authority, to the resettled wastes of the "Ancient Domin- 
ions of Maine." 

A. D. 1728. 
Samuel Denny, an English emigrant, built himself a block house, 
near Butler's Cove, and the Watts' Garrison ; and acted as a civil mag- 
istrate. Denny was a man of education, of industrious habits and 
decision of character. He sat as Judge and acted as his own bailiff, 
at court. It was currently reported, that the stocks, as late as 1833, 
were remembered, wherein the sentences of his own court were exe- 
cuted by his own hand. John Stinson of Arrowsic, was also a Magis- 
trate of Yorkshire : and Jonathan Williamson of Wiscasset, sheriff, 
whose precepts and record of service, survive to this day. 



XX INTRODUCTION. 

Justice Stinson was a staunch loyalist in Revolutionary times. 

Gushing of Pownalborough sent officers to make his arrest. The 
charge* was treasonable acts ; for which orders were issued to bring 
him before the court. 

Stinson armed himself, and resisted effectually the officer's attempt 
to make his arrest. His wife, ready to be confined, was so shocked at 
the assault and resistance made by her husband, she fell sick and died. 

For more than a quarter of a century, "Old Georgetown" stood the 
capital of Eastern Maine, and the center of the administration of the 
law and justice, as a shire of old Yorkshire. 

I^nd-holders of the old Plymouth, Kennebec purchase, were active 
in bringing their lands into notice for settlement, and agitated, a divi- 
sion of Yorkshire, and the erection of its eastern fragment into a new 
county. On the 19 of June, 1760, the agitation bore fruit. The Gen- 
eral Gourt organized a new county, and called it Lincoln ; and incor- 
porated Wiscasset Point, New Milford and Dresden, into a town called 
Pownalborough for its shire. 

A court-house and jail of hewn timber were built, in the west pre- 
cinct of the New Shire ; and so Lincoln, succeeded to Old Gornwall 
Gounty of the Ducal Province of Pemaquid and dependencies. 

A legal organization of higher jurisdiction and forms of procedure 
was created and organized into Lincoln Bar. It retained the Old 
Gornwall style, a court of sessions ; and held its sittings second Tues- 
days of June and September. Samuel Denny, William Lithgow, Aaron 
Hinkley and John North, were Justices presiding. William Gushing, 
Jonathan Bowman, Joseph Patten, James Howard and John Stinson, 
Esqrs., were also Magistrates. 

A. D. 1762. 
Orga7iization. 

"Lincoln ss, Anno Regni Regis Georgii Tertii, Magnae Britanniae, 
Franciae et Hiberniae Primo" was the opening record of the first 
session ; and the first order designated Jonathan Bowman, clerk. 

At His Majesty's Gourt of General Sessions of the Peace held at 
Pownalborough, within and for the Gounty of Lincoln, on the first Tues- 
day of June, being the first day of the month A. D. 17C2, it was fur- 
ther "Ordered (at said session) that a Seal presented by Samuel 
Denny, Esqr. the Motto whereof being a Gup and three Mullets, being 
the lawful Goat of Arms of the said Denny's Family with said Denny's 

♦Fron. Miss, p. 265. 



INTRODUCTION. XXI 

name at large in the Verge thereof, be accepted and that it be estab- 
lished to be the common Seal of this Court." 

A. D. 1786. 

Lincoln county had grown in importance and its necessities in mat- 
ters of law required an enlargement of judicial facilities. 

By act of legislation, the courts for Lincoln County were extended 
and enlarged in jurisdiction, by sessions of the Supreme Court of Mas- 
sachusetts directed to be holden at Pownalborough, this year, Chief 
Justice Cushing, Judges Sargent, Sewall and Sumner, presiding. 

AT WISCASSET POINT. 

In 1 794, further changes were made ; and the court ordered to hold 
alternate sessions at VViscasset Point and at Hallowell. The change 
was inaugurated, and its first session held under Judges Paine, Sumner 
and Dawes. The inauguration of the above change, in incidents of an- 
cient judicial formularies, we give from the late Chief Justice Weston. 

Three sheriffs in cocked hats, girt with swords, holding long white 
staves, guarded the court and led the way in procession followed by 
the bar, and at Hallowell, marched to court at the beat of a drum. Its 
formularies of procedure were imposing and dignified. From that day 
to this, Wiscasset Point, has been the seat of legal administration of 
Justice for the communities, (except lately Sagadahoc,) occupying the 
territories, of the ancient aristocratic Jurisdiction of Cornwall, of the 
Ducal Province of Pemaquid and dependencies. 

Thus we have sketched the leading facts and incidents, of the be- 
ginnings of jurisprudence out of which has grown the mortuary record 
now published to the world. 

RUFUS KING SEWALL. 
Wiscasset, March 16, 1895. 

Note. The landfall of Gosnold in the "Concord" in 1602 was in latitude 430 44' 
N. See p. V where it is erroneously printed 400 N. 



ERRATA. 



Page 3 line 35 after Disallow omit &. 



14 for 72 read 92. 

32 after she insert may. 
29 for 74 read 174. 

3 for 42 read 142. 
35 for and read all. 

38 for 1767 read 1768. 

33 after third insert part. 

1 2 after by insert my. 

19 for 1766 read 1769. 
21 for 28 Sep. read 20 Ap. 
23 before arrive omit shall. 

15 before sound insert a. 
7 before as insert free. 

4 for into read unto. 
10 at end of line add fry- 
ing pan. 

17 for Carlton read Clark. 

39 for 269 read 262. 
29 before mortality insert 

the. 
37 omit any. 
9 for the read all 
4 for James Fulton read 

John Fulton. 

1 3 after that insert my. 
7 for G read &. 

20 for 3 read 30. 
25 for eighteenth read 

eighth. 
31 omit that. 
25 for reocking read re- 

vocking. 
between lines 26 and 27 
insert 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved 
Son Uriah the Sixth part of all my Real 
Estate after my vvifes Decease 
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved 
Son Peter the Sixth part of all my Real 
Estate after my vvifes Decease 

95 20 for Mary read Jerusha. 

97 37 fo"^ know read known. 

99 25 after County insert of. 

99 31 for Lots read Lott. 

104 2 after same insert sum. 

107 37 omit all after sureties. 

107 38 omit all before Inven- 

tory, 
no 12 for 1782 read 1 781. 

1 10 19 for Nov. read Oct. 

115 16 after other insert said. 

125 9 for 1774 read 1784. 



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7 after And insert I 
28 for Heyard read Iley- 
wood. 

19 for Cod read God. 

28 for Eightenth read 
Eighten. 

35 for IV read V. 

31 for 2786 read 1786. 

24 for Mary read Sarah. 

32 for 437 read 247. 
26 for in read an. 

20 for so read as. 

16 after Gave insert it. 

36 for Jabex read Jabez. 

18 after I insert now. 

39 for Kiver read River. 

19 for VI read VII. 

1 for constute read con- 
stitute. 

34 for Consttute read 

Constute. 
36 after Dissannul omit 

and. 
1 2 after my insert beloved. 
28 for 1794 read 1 79 1. 
4 for 1891 read 1791. 

4 for except read except- 
ing. 

40 for Daughter read 
Daughters. 

5 for in read of. 

25 after law insert is. 

2 for VII read VIII. 

33 for 1795 read 1792. 
16, for 1795 read 1796. 

21 omit all after [V, 197.] 
9 after ^^200 : i : 2 insert 

[VIII, 121-122.] 

22 after time insert then. 

27 after 1795 insert [VI, 
42.] 

39 for 1790 read 1796. 
30 for ^13.92 read $139.92. 

34 for And read Ann. 
4 for 18 10 read 1800. 

34 omit real. 

28 for Samuel read Dan- 
iel. 

38 for 1800 read 1804. 
25 for 2824.75 read $624.- 

75- 
24 for votes read notes. 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 



ABSTRACTS 

FROM THE 

Heeopds of the Probate Court at Wiseasset, 

LixcoLx County, INIaixe. 



County Ineoppofated June 19, 1760. 



The numeral letters and tigures enclosed in lirackets refer tu volumes and folios 
of records. 



Humphry Purrington, late of Georgetown. Nathaniel Purrington, 
of Georgetown, Adm'r, 14 Nov., 1760. William Philbrook, blacksmith, 
of Georgetown, and Philip Aubens, of Brunswick, sureties. [I, i.J 
Inventory by James Thompson, Isaac Snow and Nathaniel Larrabee, 
all of Georgetown, 16 Mar., 1761, ^£124 : 18 : 7^4- [I, 2.] 

Louis Cavelear, late of Pownalborough. Mary Cavelear, of Pow- 
nalborough, widow, Adm'x, 10 June, 1761. [I, 2.] Inventory by Jonas 
Fitch, James Bugnon, and Francis Ridley, [Rittal] all of Pownalbo- 
rough, 10 June, I 761, ^48 : 9 : I. [I, 3.] 

James Fredrick Jacquins, late of Pownalborough. Margaret Jacquins, 
of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 10 June, 1761. [I, 3.] Jonas Fitch 
and Abner Marson, sureties on bond. Inventory by Jonas Fitch, 
Jacques Bugnon and Francis Rittal, 10 June, 1761, ^67: 10: 6. 
[I, 4.] Accounts filed 26 Apr., 1763. [I, 32.] Christopher Jakin 
chose Margaret Jakin to be his guardian, 3 Apr., 1764. [I, 52.] 

John Blithen, late of (Georgetown. Hannah Blithen, of Georgetown, 
widow, Adm'x, 8 June, 1761. [I, 4.] Inventory by John Parker and 
Joseph Mackentier, both of (Georgetown, 7 Aug., 1761, ^128 : 5 : 11. 
[I, 14.] John Parker and Joseph Mclntire, commissioners to examine 
claims. [I, 16.] Accounts filed 23 Feb., 1763, [I, 30,] and i Oct., 
1763, at which latter date the administratrix had become the wife of 
David Curtis, of Harpswell. [I, 38.] 



2 LINCOLN PROHATE RECORDS. 

William Robinson, late of Topsham. Margaret Robinson, of Tops- 
ham, widow, Adm'x, i6 June, 1761. Ezra Randal and Richard 
Knowles, sureties. [I, 5.] Inventory by Ezra Randall and Richard 
Knowles, 16 June, 1761, ;,{^i76 : 9 : 5/^. [I, 6.] 

Solomon Hopkins, late of Newcastle. David Hopkins, of Newcastle, 
Adm'r, 11 Sept., 1761. [I, 7.] Inventory by Benjamin Woodbridge, 
John Cunningham and Samuel Nickels, all of Newcastle, 11 Nov., 1761, 
/^iSo : 2 : 6. [I, 15.] Account filed 4 061., 1763. [I, 41.] Order 
regarding real estate, 4 Sept., 1765. Grandchildren : Solomon Hopkins, 
Mary Hopkins, Martha Hopkins, Agnes Hopkins, Jennet Hopkins, 
children of eldest son, William ; David Hopkins, and Mary Wood, 
children of Solomon. [1,112-113.] 

William Huston, late of Walpole. Ann Huston, of Walpole, widow, 
Adm'x, 27 Aug., 1 76 1. [I, 7.] John Stinson, of Georgetown, and 
James Huston, of Walpole, sureties. Inventory by William Millar and 
Robert Huston, both of Walpole, and James Brown, of Newcastle, 19 
Oct., 1761, ^1^346 : 15 : 1 1. [I, 1920.] Account filed 5 Sept., 1764. 
[I, 61.] 

William Hopkins, late of Newcastle. Mary Hopkins, of Newcastle, 
widow, Adm'x, 22 Sept., 1761. Peter Paterson, of Newcastle, and 
Robert Cocheran, of the East side of Wiscasset Bay, sureties. [I, 8.] 
Mary Hopkins, widow of William Hopkins, appointed Guardian to 
Solomon, Mary, Agnes, Jane, and Martha, children of said William ; 
Robert Hodge and David Given, both of Newcastle, sureties. [I, 10.] 
Inventory by Robert Hodge, David (iiven and John Cunningham, all 
of Newcastle, 18 Nov., 1761. ^^261 19:3. [I»i3-] Account filed 
4 061., 1763, at which time the widow had become wife of Hugh 
Holmes, of Newcastle. [I, 39.] Partition of real estate by Benjamin 
Woodbridge, David Given and Alexander Campbell, committee, 15 
06t., 1 77 1, [II, 68 to 70,] at which time Jennet or Jane had become 
the wife of David Somes. 

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 Perfe6l Mind & Memory 
Thanks be to (iod 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 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 3 

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 Resurre6lion 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 
LawfuU Money : & Likewise LTnto my Daughter Elizabeth Six pounds 
thirteen & four Pence LawfuU 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 Be- 
queathed 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 

1 Do Hereby Uterly Disallow & revoke & Disannull all & Every 
Other former Testaments, Wills Legaces & F^xecutors 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 cS: Seal the Day 

& Year Above Written 

Nathaniel Donnell (Seal) 



4 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Signed Sealed Published 

Pronounced & Declared By the 

said Nath'll Donnell as his 

Last Will & Testament In 

the Presence of Us the Subscribers, 

Sam'U Todd 

Meecres Carr 
His 
James J M Mickels 
Mark 

Probated 8 Dec, 1761. [I, 9.] 

Inventory by John Shaw, Elisha Shaw and James Michaels, 14 June 
1762, ^222 : 15 : 10. [I, 23.] 

Hezekiah Purinton, late of Georgetown. Isabella Purinton, of 
Georgetown, widow, Adm'x, 7 Dec, 1761 ; Charles Gushing and Joshua 
Purinton, sureties. [I, 13.] Inventory by Aaron Hinkley, James 
Thompson and Isaac Snow, all of P>runswick, 15 Jan., 1762. [I, 25.] 

In the name of God amen I Patrick Drummond of Georgetown 
within the county of York and province of the Masachusets bay in 
new-Ingland gentelman being very weke of body but of sound minde 
and memory thanks be to God for it and knowing that it is appointed 
for all men onse to die do therefore take this opertunity to make this 
my larst will and testament in maner and form following in tne first 
plase I give and bequeth my precious and Kmortal soul into the hands 
of Crod who gave it me and my body I Recomend to the Earth to be 
buried in desient christial burial at the discretion of my dear wife and 
my dear son Elijah and to be born by them in Equal halves by them 
out of what I shal hereafter herein bequethed unto them and as to such 
worldly Estate as (lod have ben pleased to give me I will bequeth 
and give after the following manner 

Itam I give and bequeth unto my dearly beloved wife Susanah the 
hous barn and other buildings where I now dwell in Georgetown afore- 
said with the tract of land hereafter described on which said buildings 
stand viz — begining at a large hemlock tree marked on fower sids 
standing on the Edg of Winigance marshes thense runing south a cros 
my tract or farm to John lemonts land — thence on the line betwen 
said lemont and me to the westward to Wineganse salt crick thense over 
the crick to a point below what is calletl I'rebles landing thense along 
the shore to the Eastward to a sartain bridg thense to run to the East- 



LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. 5 

ward on the nothward side of a ledg that lyeth next to the northward 
of my said dwelling hous until it comes to what is called the new coun- 
try road and from thense to Winigance crick East and by south half 
south — thense by the Edge of Winiganse marsh to the first mentioned 
hemlock tree together with all the marsh belonging to me in said Win- 
iganse marshes during hir natural life and after her deceas to be divid- 
ed as followeth viz that part of my said marsh that lyeth to the Estward 
of the main crick I give to my son Elijah and to his heirs forever the 
remainder of the said tract the one half of it I give unto my son John 
and the other half to be Equally divided between my daughter Lutitia 
and my daughter Ann and to their heirs and assigns for Ever and I fur- 
ther give unto my said wife all my household furniture together with 
one half of my Impliments of husbandry together with one yoak of ox- 
en two cows two calves one hefer one bole one mare six shepe and one 
half of the lambs together with the swine to hir for Ever only it is to 
be understood that John Lutitia and Ann is to be maintained out of 
the incum of what is above given unto nay said wife untill they sever- 
ally arive at lawful age — 

Itam I give further to my son Elijah all that part of my land or 
farm that ly to the Estward of that tract before bequethed unto my 
wife as also an other tract begining at the point below Prebels landing 
and bounded on that tract given , to my said wife untill it Extend in 
width fifty five pearch noth and by East half East and thense thense 
runing west and by noth half noth to Stephens River all my land that 
lyeth to the southward and westward of the two above mentioned lines 
this tract I give to him to inabel him to discharge my Just debts to the 
amount of twenty six pounds thirteen shillings and fower pence and if 
my debts should Exced that sum then I will that my legetes pay in 
proportion according to the legesies in this will bequethed unto them — 

And I further give unto my said son Elijah one yoak of oxen one 
cow one calf one coult three Ews and one lamb and one half of my 
utensals of husbandry — 

Itam I unto my daughter Ann the wife of the Revd Mr William 
Mclanaken one hundred and sixty akers of land to be laid out as nere 
as maybe in a square body in that part of my farm called birch point — 

Itam I give unto my daughter frances one hundred and Eight akers 
of land on the nothern side of ray farme bounded notherly by my bro- 
ther Alexander Campbell begining on the western side of Winigance 
crick and Extending west and by noath half noath at the width of forty 



6 LINCOLN rROHATF. RECORDS. 

two pearch untill the said loS akers be completed together with one 
heffer — 

Itam I give the remainder of all my real I'^state to be Equally di- 
vided between my daughter Margaret and my daughter Jane and I 
further give unto my daughter Jane two cows and what I have hereby 
given unto my said children I do hereby give unto them their heirs 
and assigns forever and if there is any part of my I'^state not perticu- 
lerly becpiethed I do hereby give and becpieth that unto my loving wife 
and I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving brother James Drum- 
mond gentelman and my brother by law Alexander Campbell yeoman 
and both of (ieorgetown aforesaid my Exectrs of this my larst will and 
testament hereby revoking all other wills and bequests I do hereby 
acknowledg and declare this and no other to be my larst will and test- 
ement in witnis whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
twenty second day of August a/iiio doiiiiiii 1758 and in the thirty sec- 
ond year of his majestys Reign — 
signed sealed published 
pronounced and declared 
by the said Patrick Drum- 
mond to be his larst will 
and testament in 
presants of us 

George Rodgers Patrick Drummond (Seal) 

Benjamin Kendall 

his 
James 8 Mikels 
marke 

Probated 10 Mar., 1762. [I, i7-i<S.] 

James Drummond and Alexander Cami)bcll disclaimed executorship 
10 Mar., 1762. [I, 17.] Susannah Drummond and l-^lijah Drummond, 
AAm'x?, cum Testament oAnnexo, 10 IsldiX., i']62. [I, 17.] Alexander 
Campbell, of (ieorgetown, surety. Inventory by William Butler, James 
McCobb and James Drummond, all of (Ieorgetown, 11 Sep., 1762, 
^491 : 19 : 4- [I, 24.] 

John Ballantine, late of Newcastle. Mary Ballantine, widow, and 
John Cunningham, both of Newcastle, Adm'rs, 14 Apr., 1762. [I, 19.] 
Inventory by Benjamin VVoodbridge, Jonathan Laiten and Samuel 
Nickels, all of Newcastle, 8 June, 1762, ^288 : 5 : 11. [I, 21.] Ac- 
count filed 12 Eeb., 1767. [I, 117.] Return of Benjamin Wood- 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 7 

bridge, Robert Hodge and John McNear, all of Newcastle, of partition 
of real estate, 17 Apr., 1767. To Mary Ballantine, widow of deceased, 
her dower, being one third. Of the remainder : one half to Sarah Cun- 
ningham, a daughter of deceased ; one half to John McClelan, William 
McClelan, James McClelan, Samuel McClelan, Alexander McClelan, 
Elizabeth Murray, Margaret McClelan, Sarah McClelan, Mary McClel- 
an and Martha McClelan, children and heirs of Mary McClelan, de- 
ceased, the only other daughter and child of said John Ballantine. [I, 
216 to 219.] 

Thomas Tenney, late of Newcastle. Jonathan Laiten, of Newcastle, 
Adm'r, 2 June, 1762. [I, 20.] Inventory by James Cargill, John Cun- 
ningham and Samuel Nickels, all of Newcastle, 8 June, 1762, ^^33 : 9 : 
3. [I, 22.] 

George Gray, late of Wiscasset, now Pownalborough. John Fairfield, 
of Pownalborough, Adm'r, 27 Sep., 1762. [I, 26.] Jonathan William- 
son and Michael Sevey, both of Pownalborough, sureties and appraisers. 
Inventory 30 Sep., 1762. [I, ^;^.^ 

Findley Kelley, (or Kellock) late of St. Georges. Alexander Kelley, 
(or Kellock) of St Georges, Adm'r, 29 Sep., 1762. [I, 28.] Hugh 
McLean and John McCarter, both of St. Georges, sureties. Inventory 
by Alexander Larmond, Samuel Creaton and Samuel Bogs, all of St. 
Georges, 8 Oct., 1762,^^40:18:4. [I, 33.] Alexander Larmond, 
Samuel Creaton and Samuel Bogs, commissioners to examine claims. 
[I, 29.] Alexander Larmond, Samuel Creaton and Samuel Bogs, com- 
mittee to set off widow's dower, made their return 20 Jan., 1764. [I, 
46.] Account filed 11 Sep., 1764. [I, 62 dna 70.] Distribution of 
estate ordered 29 May, 1765. [I, 70.] 

John Sally, late of Georgetown. John Sally, of Georgetown, Adm'r, 
20 Oct., 1762. [I, 29.] William Malcom and Daniel Mcfaddin, both 
of Georgetown, sureties. [I, 28.] Inventory by John Stinson, Jona- 
than Preble and Charles Snipe, all of Georgetown, 2 Nov., 1762, ;^66 : 
13:4. [I, 30 and 107.] Daniel McFadden appointed Guardian to 
Daniel Sally, minor son, 24 July, 1764. Account filed 24 July, 1764. 
[I, 54.] Elizabeth Sally, minor daughter, chose Daniel McFadden to 
be her guardian, 24 July, 1764. [I, 71.] Order regarding real estate, 
13 Aug., 1766. [I, 107-8.] 

Christopher Hembly, (or Handbury or Hanbery) late of St. Georges. 
Hugh McLean, of St. Georges, Adm'r, 18 Dec, 1762. [I, 29.] In- 
ventory bv Alexander Larmond, Samuel Creaton and David Patterson, 



8 LINCOLN PRORATE RECORnS. 

all of St. Georges, i 7 Jan., 1 763, ^45 : 6 : 8. [I, 36.] Moses Copeland, 
Samuel (lillchrist and Alexander Kellock, all of St. (leorges, com- 
missioners to examine claims. [I, 36.] Account filed 22 July, 1766. 
Distribution of estate ordered 13 Aug., 1766. [1, 91.] 

In the Name of (iod Amen I William Rodgers of (ieorgetovvn in the 
County of York and Province of the Massachusets Bay in New ICng- 
land Husbandman being Weak in Body but Sound and perfect in Mind 
and Memory thanks be to God and calling to mind the Mortality of 
this my Body and knowing that it is api)ointed for all Men once of Die 
Do make and ordain this to be My last will and Testament that is to 
say Principaly and first of all I Recomend my Soul to (iod who gave it 
and as for my Body 1 Recomend it unto the I'^arth to be Buried in 
a Christian Manner at the Discretion of my Executors Nothing Doubt- 
ing but at the (ieneral Resurection I shall Receive the same again by 
the Mighty Power of (jod And as for what wordly (loods it hath pleased 
God to bestow on me I shall dispose of them in the following manner 
and form my Will is in the first Place that there be sold and disposed 
of by my Executors as much of my Goods and Chattels as will jjay my 
Just Debts. — 

Item I give anil beijueath to my well beloved Wife Ruth one third 
of the Remainder of my personal Estate and one third of all my Mead- 
ows and Marshes and one third ]>art of all my farm whereon I live with 
housing and fences During her Natural Life whom 1 Constitute and or- 
dain one of my Executors. — 

Item I Ciive and bequeath to my beloved Son (ieorge Rodgers 
whom I Constitute one of my Executors my lot of Land in the west- 
ward Side of winey gants Marshes Containing seventy four Acres and a 
half and Seventeen Rods as will appear by a plan taken by Samuel 
Denny Esqr. Now in the hands of Ikother McCobb and likewise I give 
said Son (ieorge the one third of all my Marshes. — 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Thomas Rodgers 
twenty shillings Lawful Money to be i)aid him by my Executors and 
his Equal Share with other Children of my personal Estate. — 

Item I Give and becpieath to my beloved Son Hugh who has been 
the staf of my old Age the one full Moiety or half part of all that Lot 
of Land whereon 1 now Live in the lOastern Side of winey gants Mar- 
shes with the half of all the Buildings and fences and the one third of 
all my Meadow or Marsh ground I likewise Constitute and ordain said 
Son Hugh one of my Executors. 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 9 

Item I Ciive and bequeath to my other three Sons WiUiam Rodgers 
John Rodgers and Robert Rodgers twenty shillings each to be paid 
them by my said Executors out of my personal Estate and at my Wife 
her Decease my will is that they have the half of my homestead farm 
whereon I Now live with one third of all my Marshes to be l^qualy 
Divided among them together with a point of Land in the Middle of 
winey gants Marshes Containing about twelve Acres. — 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Jean Kendall 
twenty shillings to be paid by my said Executors out of my personal 
Estate and likewise her Equal share with the other Children of the 
household furniture. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Margrat Rodg- 
er twenty shillings to be paid her by my said Executors' out of my per- 
sonal Estate with her share of the household Stuff. — 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Ann Read 
twenty shillings to be paid her by my said Executors out of my person- 
al Estate with her Equal Share of the Household furniture with the 
other Children. — 

I do hereby Disanul and Revoak all former Wills by me made Rat- 
ifying and Confirming this and No other to be my Last will and Testa- 
ment In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the fifteenth 
Day of March one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty in the Thirty 
third year of his Majestys Reign — 
Signed sealed and published in 
the presence of us by William 
Rodgers as his Last Will and 

Testament William Rodgers (Seal) 

John Parker 
James McCobb 
George Rodgers 

Probated ii May, 1763. [I, 3.] 

Ruth Rodgers disclaimed executorship, 11 May, 1763. [I, 32.] 

In the Name of God Amen. — I John North of St. Georges in the 
County of York and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land P'sq ; do make this my Last Will and Testament — 

Imprimis — When it shall please God to take me from this Life, I do 
most Humbly recommend my Soul to God who gave it. And my 
Body I commit to the Dust for decent Burial at the Discretion of my 



lO LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. 

Executrix hereafter named in Hope and Expectation of the Forgive- 
ness of all my Sins, and the Resurrection of my Body to Life Eternal 
Thro' Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour. 

As to such outward and Worldly Estate as Ood has blessed me with, 
I will and dispose thereof in manner following. After my Just Debts 
and funeral Charges are paid and discharged, I give and bequeath unto 
my Loving and Dutifull Wife Elizabeth the one half of all my personal 
Estate, To have the Same to her, her ICxecut'rs Adm'rs and assigns 
forever. 

Item, I Give and bequeath unto my Eldest Son Joseph, one quar- 
ter part of my personal Estate To him his Execut'rs Adm'rs and as- 
signs forever. 

Item, I Give to my Youngest Son William, the other quarter part 
of my personal Estate, To him his Execut'rs Adm'rs and assigns for- 
ever. 

Item, I give to my Daughter Mary, now call'd Mary McKachnie, 
the sum of Ten pounds sterling To be paid F^qually by my Wife and 
two Sons before named, out of what I have before in this my will given 
to them. 

And I give my Daughter no More of my Estate by reason of her un- 
dutifullness in contracting marriage with a Man who is Not to my good 
liking. 

The Reason of my making No Mention of Real Estate in this my 
will is, that I have already by Deed given, to my Eldest Son, the Real 
Estate I had at Harrington and the Real Estate at North-yarmouth I 
have only my Life in it, and as my Youngest Son is the only Child of 
my wife Elizabeth, I presume the whole of that Estate will descend to 
him, or his Mother will give the same to him and my Desire is that she 
would do so whereby my Sons will Inherit from their Parents, Near 
equally alike. 

Lastly I do hereby Constitute My Loving Wife Elizabeth the Sole 
Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament. 

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by me the said Testator this 
twenty sixth day of May Annoquc Domini Seventeen hundred and 
Sixty. 

In presence of John North (Seal) 

Benj. Kent 
Gideon Thayer 
Andw. Cazneau 

Probated 6 July, 1763. [I, 33-4.] 



LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. II 

Inventory by James Boies, Alexander I>ermond and Hugh McLean, 
27 June, 1763, ^1948 : 6 : 7. [I, 43 to 45.] 

Benjamin Burton, late of St. Georges. Alice Burton, of St. Georges, 
widow, Adm'x, 24 Aug., 1763. [I, 34.] Inventory by Samuel (iill- 
christ, Boyce Cooper and Patrick Porterfield, all of St. Georges, 18 
July, 1763, _;^4i4 : 2 : 9 : 3 : 3. [1,47-8.] Account filed 20 Feb., 1 7S2. 
[II, 260.] 

William Allen, late of St. Georges. Hugh McLean, of St. Georges, 
Adm'r, 24 Aug., 1763. [1,35.] Inventory by Moses Copeland, Alex- 
ander Kellock and Samuel Gillchrist, all of St. Georges, 24 Sep., 1763, 
jCS^- [I> 37-] Alexander Kellock, Moses Copeland and Alexander 
Larmond, all of St. Georges, commissioners to examine claims. [I, 
37.] Account filed 22 July, 1766. Distribution of estate ordered 13 
Aug., 1766. [i, 72.] 

(John) Ulerick Mier, [Mayers], late of Pownalborough. Molly 
Mier, of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 17 Sep., 1763. [I, 35.] In- 
ventory by Francis Ridley, [Rittal], John Stain and George Lilly, all 
of Pownalborough, 4 Oct., 1763, ^140 : o : i : 2 : 6 : [I, 42.] Account 
filed 21 Mar., 1764. [I, 49.] Catharine Miers chose Abiel Lovejoy, 
of Pownalborough, to be her guardian, 23 Mar., 1764. [I, 50.] 
Charles Gushing, Francis Rittal and John Stain, committee to divide 
real estate, made report 5 i\pr., 1764. Children named : PhilipM ay- 
ers, Catharine Mayers, Cassimier Mayers, GeorgeM ayers. [1,55-6.] 
Division of real estate by Obadiah Call, Jr., Christopher Jackins and 
John McGown, 25 Sep., 1779. [II, in.] 

William McCleland, late of Newcastle. Elizabeth McCleland, 
simpster, and John Cunningham, both of Newcastle, Adm'rs, 4 Oct. 
1763. David Hopkins and Hugh Holmes, both of Newcastle, sureties. 
[I, 39.] Inventory by Benjamin Woodbridge, Robert Hodge and 
Samuel Nickels, all of Newcastle, i Jan., 1764, ^600: 13 : 6^. [I, 
59.] William, minor son, Mary and Sarah, minor daughters, chose 
John Cunningham to be their guardian 8 Oct., 1765. [I, 81-82.] 
John McClelan appointed guardian unto James, Samuel and Alexander, 
minor sons, and Martha, minor daughter, 8 Oct., 1765. [I, 83-85.] 
Account filed 12 Feb., 1767. [I, 118.] Return of partition of real 
estate by Benjamin ^Voodbridge, Robert Hodge and John McNear, all 
of Newcastle, 17 Apr., 1767, mentions John, the eldest son, and Wil- 
liam, James, Samuel, Alexander, Elizabeth, Margaret, Sarah, Mary and 
Martha, children of deceased. [I, 219.] 



12 LINCOLN I'ROHATE RKCORDS, 

Daniel Anderson, late of Newcastle. Samuel Anderson, of New- 
castle, Adm'r, 4 Oct., 1763. [1,40.] Inventory by John Cunningham, 
Robert Hodge and John McNear, all of Newcastle, 15 Dec, 1763, 
;^ii6:2:4. Account filed 1 2 Jan., 1764. [1,43.] 

John Malcom, late of St. (leorges. David Patterson, Junr., of St. 
(leorges, Adm'r, 4 Jan., 1764. [I, 41.] Inventory by Alexander Lar- 
mond, Alexander Kellock and Moses Copeland, all of St. (ieorges, 14 
Jan., 1764, ^56 : 13 : 4. [I, 46.] 

James Hilton, of a place called Broad Cove, appointed guardian un- 
to Mary MatchlofTe, minor daughter of Mathias Matchloffe, late of said 
Broad Cove. [I, 53.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. The Twenty fifth Day of March 1758 
I Robert Montgomery of Townsend in the County of York and prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New P^ngland (ientleman, being very 
sick & weak in Body, but of perfect mind and memory. Thanks be giv- 
en unto (iod, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my I'ody, 
and knowing that it is appointed unto all men Once to die, do make and 
ordain this my last Will and testament, that is to say, first of all I give 
and Recommend my soul into the hands of Cod, that gave it ; and my 
body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Bur- 
ial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the gen- 
eral Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Bower 
of Cod. And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased 
(iod to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in 
the following manner and form. 

Imprimis — I ordain, Order and direct, that all the lawful Debts I 
owe or stand indebted for, shall be punctually paid to my respective 
Creditors out of my Estate ; and the remainder, if any be, to be dis- 
posed of as follows. 

Item — I give and be(iueath to my belovetl Wife Sarah One third 
part of all my personal and Real Estate, that remains when my Debts 
is paid. 

Item — And out of the Remainder I give and bequeath to my son 
James Montgomery five shillings lawful money 

Item. I give to my son Robert Montgomery {\\^ shillings lawful 
money. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anna Montgomery One 
half of the Remainder of my whole Estate Real and ])crsonal. 

Item I give and Beciueath to my Sons John Montgomery and 
Samuel Montgomery the Remainder of my whole Estate to be e([ually 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 3 

divided between them 

I do likewise Constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Sarah, and 
my beloved Brother Capt. William Miller and my trusty friend Ensign 
Samuel McCobb my sole Executors and Executrix of this my last Will 
and Testament, all and singular my lands, Tenements and personal 
Estate to be taken into their Charge & Care. And I do hereby utterly 
disallow & Revoke all and every other former Testaments, Wills and 
Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named, 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 & Year above 
written. 

Robert Montgomery (Seal) 

Signed, Sealed, pronounced and declared by the said Robert Mont- 
gomery as his last will & Testament in the presence of us, 
John North 
Walter Baker 
John Montgomery 

Probated 27 Sep., 1763. [I, 4S-9.] 

William Miller disclaimed executorship 21 Mar., 1764. [I, 49.] 
Inventory by Robert Wyley, John Orr, and William FuUerton, all of 
Townsend, 19 July, 1764. [1,58.] 

In the Name of God Amen — April 25th, 1763 I Moses Robinson 
senr. of St. Georges being full of Bodily Pains but sound in my senses 
and Judgment thanks to Almighty God for all his gifts and benefits to 
unworthy me in continuing and preserving me by his providential Care 
through many dangers of life, to fill up so many years as by the Course 
of Nature I must be near to my dissolution, and yield to death when 
it shall please God to Call me. I do hereby Ordain & declare this to 
be my last Will and Testament in manner & Form following, and by 
these presents revoking & annulling all other Testaments or Wills, either 
in Writing or Words, and this to be taken only for my last Will and 
Testament and none other. And first being by Grace and Mercy to 
me made sensible of my Original Sin and my actual transgressions I 
most humbly beg forgiveness for the same. I humbly bequeath and 
Commit my Soul to Almighty God my Saviour and Redeemer in whom, 
and by the Merits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe Assuredly by As- 
sisting Grace I shall be saved. My Body I commit to the Earth to be 
decently buried in any Place where my Children shall see proper, which 
Body I believe shall arise again at the general Resurrection & be re- 
united to my soul, and through the Merits of Christs Death and Passion, 
possess & inherit those Mansions of Glory in the Kingdom of Heaven 



14 LINC:()I,N PROHATE RKCOROS. 

prepared for The Elect and Chosen Ones — & now for settling my tem- 
poral affairs, such as my real and personal Estate, as it hath pleased 
God far above my deserts, to bestow upon me, I do order, give and 
dispose of the same in the following manner viz First 1 will That all 
Debts as I owe in Right of Conscience to any One, shall be hastily 
paid, as soon as possible, after my decease by my Executors 

Item — I leave and bequeath to my beloved Wife Mary Robinson, if 
she outlives me, to have the sole command of all that I now possess, 
only my real Estate she is not to dispose of to any other, which I be- 
queath to my youngest son William Robinson, which I Constitute and 
ordain to be my sole heir, to inherit my estate so long as he lives and 
his sons after him, if he shall have any lawfully l)egotten, but in Case 
he never marry or have no male heir to enjoy the said Estate, then it 
shall descend to my oldest son Joseph's son Moses Robinson to enjoy, 
but neither of them shall sell their Right of Inheritance to any Stranger 
whilest there is so many of the Name and relations to enjoy the same. 

Item. To Son Archibald what assistance can be afforded of hay and 
provisions for two years or three at the beginning of his own place, as 
also One Cow and Calf. 

Item. To Son John I leave the cutting of One load of English hay, 
yearly and every year during his lifetime. 

Item I leave to any One of my Nine Children, that is not content- 
ed with what I have done but thinks themselves wronged, I Order my 
Executors Mary and William Robinson to pay unto the discontented 
person he or she, the sum of five Shillings Sterling which I leave to 
them or any of them, for the preventing debates or Trouble which 
otherwise might arise. And further be it known That as I leave my 
well beloved Wife, sole Executor over all my personal Estate that I 
now possess to have the full Command and Ordering of the same, with 
the advice of her Children, That she may have a Comfortable way of 
living, during her lifetime here, and if she cannot enjoy a satisfying 
easy way of a Contented life with her son William, I desire that she 
have her proportionable Share out of the Estate laid out to her self fur 
her Maintenance according as the law directs, and if any Debate or 
Misunderstanding should Arise with any Neighbour or among them- 
selves, I desire that it may not go to law, but let it be done away by 
an Arbitration or Reference of two or three Judicious, honest Neigh- 
bours. 

Item. To Mary Rivers, One Cow autl a Calf when she shall stand 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 1 5 

in Need of them and to be wintered free the first year if she desires it. 

Item — I leave to my son Moses Robmson all my right and Title, 
which I received by Will from Daniel FitzGerald, deceased of that lot 
which he now enjoys. 

Furthermore I constitute and Ordain my beloved Friends, Mr Boyce 
Cooper, Joseph Robinson and Moses Robinson Junr. to be my sole 
Executors in seeing Justice done, and oversight of the whole, espe- 
cially concerning my dear beloved Wife, and leave this as my last Will 
and Testament 

As Witness my hand & Seal this twenty fifth day of April One thous- 
and Seven hundred and sixty three 

Moses Robinson (Seal) 
Witness present 
Boyce Cooper 
Joseph Robinson 
Moses Robinson Junr. 

Probated 4 Mar., 1764. [I. 50-52.] 

Mary Robinson disclaimed executorship 6 Mar., 1764. [I, 50.] 

Ebenezer Greenleaf, late of Woolwich. John Kingsbury, of Pownal- 
borough, Adm'r, 27 June, 1764. [I, 53.] 

Robert Montgomery, late of Townsend. John Montgomery, of 
Townsend, Adm'r, 5 Sept., 1764. [1,56.] Samuel McCobb and Tobias 
Glidden, sureties. Inventory by Samuel McCobb and Robert Wiley, 
both of Townsend, and John Orr, of Walpole, 3 Nov., i 754, ;i^35 : 15 : 
10. [I, 99.] 

James Montgomery, late of Townsend. Sarah Montgomery, of 
Townsend, widow, Adm'x, 5 Sep., 1764. [I, 57.] John Mont- 
gomery and Jonas Fitch, sureties. Inventory by Robert Wiley and 
Samuel McCobb, both of Townsend, and John Orr, of Walpole 3 
Nov., 1764, ^5: 13:5. [I, 98.] .\ccount filed 23 Sep., 1769. 

[I, I95-] 

In the Name of God Amen I James Miller of Walpole So Caled in 

the Countey of Lincol and Provence of the Massachisets Bay in New 

England Husbandman Being Senceable of the Mortalety of my Body 

and at the Presant Time Infirem as to helth yet of Sound Mind and 

Perfect Memory Blised be God for it Do hearby Make and Confirm 

this as my Last Will and Testament Wherein I Do in the first Place 

Recomend my Soul to God and my Body to Deasont Cristain Buriel 

and as Touching my Wordly Substance with which God has Blised me 



I 6 LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. 

with I Do Ilcarby Dispose thereof In forem and Maner Ass Foloweth — 
Item I Give and Bequeth To my Beloved Wife Annas Miller an 
Eqiiel Part or I'orshen with Each of my Childer and my Childer an 
P^(iuel part with my Wife to wite Jeannet Miller Ann Marey John Sarah 
Robert Miller of my Real Esteat that I ame Posesed of at my Death 
and as to my movables I Give and Bequeth to my Beloved Wife that is 
the Howie of them and my Will is that my Wife Pay the Dets Dew out 
of the Real Estat and that my Wife Dispos of Such a Part of the Real 
Estat as Shall Pay all my Dets Dew at my Deces and my Will is that 
my Wife have the Improvment of my Estat During hir Widowhood and 
my Will is that She and my Childer Be Conted Therewith Further 
more I Do hereby Constitute my Beloved Wife Annas Miller Sole Ex- 
ecutor of this my Last Will and Testament Delivring this to be my 
Last Will and Testamente made and ordained this Second Day of July 
anna Domini 1764 
Subscribed Sealed cS: Declared 
In Presence of us 
John McNear 

Tobias Glidden James Millar (Seal) 

Arch'd Robinson 

Probated 5 Sep., i 764. [I, 60.] 

John Kingsbury, late of Pownalborough. Patience Kingsbury, of 
Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 7 Sej)., 1764. [I, 61.] Michael S^- 
vey and Jonathan Williamson, sureties. Inventory by Benjamin Wood- 
bridge, of Newcastle, Michal Sevey and Jonathan Williamson, both of 
Pownalborough, 21 Nov., 1764, ^966: 16: 10. [I, 73 to 75.] 
Charles Cushing and Abiel Wood, both of Pownalborough, commission- 
ers to examine claims. [I, 168.] Account filed 12 Oct., 1769. [I, 
74.] Distribution of estate ordered 12 Sep., 1770. [1. ^75-] 

Walter Cane, late of Pownalborough. James Flagg, of Cobbiseconte, 
.\dm'r, 25 Feb., 1765. [I, 62] Charles Cushing and Edmund 
Bridge, sureties. Inventory by Jonas Fitch, .\dino Nye and P'rancis 
Rittal, all of Powalborough, 1767,^^54: ii : 10. [1,129.] Charles 
Cushing and Thomas Allen, both of Pownalborough commissioners to 
examine claims. [I, 144.] Account filed antl distribution ordered 7 
Oct., 1769. [I, 172-173.] 

James Elder, lately residing at Georgetown. James Springer, of 



I.INXOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 7 

Georgetown, Adm'r, ii Mar., 1765. [I, 63.] Jacob Bailey and Adi- 
no Nye, sureties. 

Paul Ricker, late of a place called Cobbiseconte. Abiel Lovejoy, of 
Pownalborough, Adm'r, i 7 Sep., 1764. [1,64 .] Thomas Allen and 
George Gray, sureties. Charles Gushing and Thomas Allen, commis- 
sioners to examine claims. [I, 97.] Inventory by Thomas Allen 
and George Gray, both of Pownalborough, 14 Nov., • 7C>3, ^43 : i : 
S : 12. [I, 116.] 

Thomas Leiton, of a place called Gouldsbury. Josiah Tucker, of a 
place called Gouldsbury, coaster, Adm'r, 30 Mar., 1765. [I, 64.] 
Robert Cxould and Francis Shaw, both of Boston, sureties. 

Elias Cheney, late of Pownalborough. Sybyl Cheney, of Pownal- 
borough, Adm'x, 24 Ap., 1765. [I, 65.] Jonas Fitch and Abner 
Marson, sureties. Inventory by Jonas Fitch, John Barker and Stephen 
Marson, all of Pownalborough, 2 May, 1765, ^64 : 10 : 4. [I, 88.] 

Samuel Tolman, late of Kennebeck river. Mary Tolman, of Kenne- 
beck River, near Fort Western, so called, Adm'x, 29 Ap., 1765. [I, 
65.] Levi Powers and Mathew Hastings, sureties. Inventory by 
Mathew Hastings, Edward Savage and Levi Powers, all of Kennebeck 
River, 27 Sep., i 765, ^192 : 18 : 6. [I, i lo-i 11.] 

Kennebeck River March 15th 1765. This is to certifie whomsoever 
it may concern. That this the Will of Mr. Daniel Day And We do think, 
that he is in his Right mind ; but if God should take him out of the 
^Vo^ld this is his Mind and Will That his \Vife Mary Day should heir 
all what is left, all my Lands and and all the household furni- 
ture and all the Debts and Notes, only said Mary Day is to give my 
Sister Sarah Day Ten Dollars, which is my mind & will ; and all the 
Rest is Mary Day's my Wife, free from all Fathers or Mothers, Sisters 
or Brothers or any body in the World Besides, but what Sarah Day 
has — It is my Will that David Standley should have Two pounds, thir- 
teen Shillings & four Pence lawful money Thi> is my Desire and all 
that I shall dispose of — his 

Witness present, Daniel V Day 

his mark 

James X Sally 

mark 
David Standley 

Probated 29 Ap., 1765, to apply to personal Instate. [J, 66.] 



t8 i.ixcoi.N rkor.Aii' ki'.cdriis. 

Malhcw Hastiiii^s and Levi Powers, both of a place in Kennebeck 
Ri\er abo\ e Fort Western, sureties. 

James (Irant, late of \\'ool\vi(h. Catharine (irant, of A\'ool\vich, 
widow, Adm'x, 30 A])., 1765. [1, 66.] Isaac Savage and Samuel 
Stinson, sureties. Inxentory l)y Thomas Stinson, Samuel Harnden an<l 
John Curtis, all of Woolwich, 39 Jtily, 1765, p/J^53 : 7 : 10. [1, 76-7.] 
Charles Cushing, of Fownalborough, and Henjamin Trott, of ^^'oolwich, 
commissioners to examine claims. [J, 96.] Account filed 4 May, 
1767. [I, 114.] Distribution of estate ordered 6 May, 1767. [J, 

"5.] 

Mathew Hastings, of a place in Kennebeck River above Fort West- 
ern, so called, appointed guardian unto l.ovel Fairbrother, minor son 
of Thomas Fairbrother, late of .\ttleborough, in the County of Bristol, 
7 May, 1765. [1, 67.] 

In the Name of Cod amen the thirtieth fust day of December one 
thousand seven Hundred and sixty four I Benjamin Thompson of 
Georgetown and County of Lincoln ^:c yeoman being very sick & weak 
in Bodv but of ])crfcct mind and memory thanks l)e given to Cod for 
it, therefore CaUing unto Mind the Mortality of My Body and Know- 
ing that it is a])i)ointed for all Men once to dye, do make and ordain 
this mv last will and testament that is to say ]>rincipally and first of all 
I Give and Recommend My soul into the Flands of (iod yt gave it, 
and My Body I recommen<l to the Ivirth to be buried in decent Chris- 
tian Burial at the discretion of My Fxecutrix nothing doubting but at 
the (General Resurection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty 
power of God, and as touching such wordly F'state wherewith it hath 
pleased ( iod lo llless Me in this life 1 Gi\e Demise and dispose of the 
same in the following Manner and form 

Iinf'liinis J gi\e and becjueath to Abigail My dearly belo\ed wife all 
\\\ Moveables and personal Instate togcather with the Income of my 
real Instate for the decent bring uj) of my Cheildren as well her own 
Comfortable subsisfance whom likewise I Constitute, make and appoint 
My sole Ivxecutrix of all this My last will and testement all and singu- 
lar mv lands Messuages and tenements by her freely to be possesetl 
and Injoyed nntill My Children shall ari\e at the age of twenty one 
years old or be given in Maraige and in Case any one of My Children 
or al of them shall or do arive of the age as above or are .Marryed in 
livery such Case they Fach receive out of My real F'.state that part 



Ll^'COT,N r'Riin\-iF. records. iq 

Each of llicm would l)y law have recei\ccl had nol this l\Iv last will bin 
Made I likewise hereby (jiving unto my said Executrix full power to 
sel and dispose of so much of my real Estate as shall be sufficient to 
pay My Just Debts and I do hereby uterly disalow and rc\-oke and 
di.sanal all and every other former testement wills lagaces and l)C(iuests 
and Executors by me in any ways before named willed and befjueathetl 
reatifying 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 first abo\e written 
Signed sealed published 
pronounced and Declared 

by the said Benjamin Benjamin Thompson (Seal) 

Thompson as his last 
will and testment in 
the presents of us 

Tobias Ham 

James Hinkley 

Benjamin Ham 

Aaron Hinkley 

Probated 7 May, 1765. [I, 68.] 

Inventory by iJummer Sewall, Moses Hodgkins and Elisha Shaw, all 
of Georgetown, 15 Aug., 1765, ;^40i : i. [I, 87-88.] 

Daniel Goodwin, late of Pownalborough. Charles Gushing, of 
Pownalborough, Adm'r, 10 May, 1765. [I, 69.] Samuel (ioodwin, 
Jr., and Edmund Bridge sureties. Inventory by Adino Nye, Edmund 
Bridge and Samuel (roodwin, Jun., all of Pownalborough, 28 Sep., 1767, 
£a: 12 :4. [I, 127.] 

Amos (roudrey, or Croudey, late of Harrington. Mercy (loudrey, of 
Harrington, widow, Adm'x, 21 May, 1765. [I, 70.] Ephraim Mc- 
Farland and Thomas Hum])hreys, sureties. Mercy Goudey ajipointed 
guardian unto Betty, minor daughter, 18 Sep., 1765. [I, 78.] In- 
\entory by Ephraim McFarland and Paul Reed, both of Boothbay and 
Thomas Humphrys, of Newcastle, 16 July, 1765, ^^420:3:4. [1, 
79 to St.] Account filed 28 Sep., 1765. [I, 81.] 

Ste\ens Chase, late of Kennebeck Ri\er. Roger Chase, of Pownal- 
borough, Adm'r, 13 June, 1765. [1, 72.] lOdmund Bridge and 
Samuel Goodwin, Jr., surelies. Inventory by Samuel Goodwin, Jun., and 
Edmund Pridge, both of Pownalborough, and John Hankerson, of 
Kennebeck River, 26 June, 1765, ;^io6 : 14:5. [I, 75-76.] 



20 I,I\C(M,X I'RonAI K Kl-.CORDS. 

Charles C'ushing and Thomas Allen, both of I'ownalborough, commis- 
sioners to examine claims. [1, 132.] Account filed 5 Aug., 1768. 
[I, 132.] Distribution of estate ordered 26 Aug., 1768. [I, 133.] 

Zacheus Trafton, late of (Georgetown. William Marshall, of George- 
town, Adm'r, 17 June, 1765. [I, 72.] IJryant Roberson and James 
Thornton, sureties. Inventory by IJryant Roberson, James Thornton 
and David Trufant, 15 July, 1765, Old Tenor ^203 : 12 : o. [I, 86.] 
Account filed 17 June, 1767. [1, 142.] 

Robert Burns, late of Cobbiseconte. Joseph Burns, of Cobbiseconte, 
Adm'r, 8 July, 1765. [I, 76.] James Burns and Edmund Bridge, 
sureties. Inventory by James Flagg, ^Villiam Bacon and Abram \\'yman, 
^^23: 19: IT. [I, 86.] Charles Cushing, of Pownalborough, and 
William Bacon, of Cobbiseconte, commissioners to examine claims. 
[T, 103.] Account filed 3 Sep., 1768. [I, 150.] 

Samuel Collamore, late of Cleorgetovvn. Sarah Collamore, of George- 
town, widow, Achii'x, 13 May, 1766. [I, 89.] James Lemont and 
Jonas B'itch, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Watts, Isaiah Crooker and 
Fdisha Shaw, all of Georgetown, ro July, 1766, ^309: 10:0. [I, 
loi.] Christopher Mitchel, of Georgetown, appointed (iuardian unto 
Susannah and Del)orah, minor (laughters, 21 Jan., 1767. [I, 113-114.] 

Richard Falle, late of St Georges. Samuel Bogs, of St Georges, 
Adm'r, 24 Sep., T765. [I, 90.] Andrew Malcom and James Car- 
gill, sureties. Inventory by Alexander Kellock, Andrew Malcom and 
Moses Copeland, all of St. (Jeorges, 10 Mar., 1766, ^40. [I, 100.] 
Henry Hendley, of Boston, Adm'r, (k bonis noii, 26 Nov., 1770. [I, 
226.] Reuben Hall, of St (reorges, and Richard Young and William 
Henley, both of Boston, n]ii)raisers, 27 Dec, 1770. [I, 211.] 

In the Name of God Amen — 
The Sixth Day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Six 
I Joseph Gould of GeorgcTown in the County of Lincoln Housewright 
l)eing Very Sick and Weak in Body but of ]:)erfect Mind & Memory 
Thanks be given unto God : 'I'herefore Calling unto Mind the Mortal- 
lity of my B.ody and knowing that it is Appointed for all men Once to 
die do Make and Ordain this my Last \\\\\ and Testament that is to 
Say, Princijially, and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul into 
the Hands of God that gave it and my ISody I Recommend to the 
I'.arth to be Buried in decent Christian Biuial at the Discretion of my 
Hxecutors Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall 



LINCOI-N PRORATE RECORDS. 21 

receive the Same again by the Mighty Power of (iod And as touching 
Such Worldly Estate Wherewith it hath Pleased (rod to Bless me in 
this Life I give Demise and Dispose of the Same in the following 
Manner and Form 

Imprimis I give and bec^ueath to Planah my Dearly beloved \\'ife 
Whom I likewise Constitute Make and Ordain my Sole Executrix of 
this my Last Will and Testament all and Singular my Lands Messuages 
and Tenement by her freely to be Possessed and enjoyed During her 
Life & to be Disposed of as She Sail think meet before or at her 
Death with all my Household goods and moveable Effects & Debts — 
Excepting What I give to my Son Joseph & the Rest of my Children 
Item I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Could One hand Saw One 
Pannel Ditto & One fine Ditto One quarter Round One paring Chisle 
One pannel Plain Sash plain groveing Plough One astikle two Oges 
One Joynter fore plain & Smoothing plain One Ax One adds One Old 
Mall two Rabbit 1-lains to be delivered to him by my Said Executrix 
Out of What tools that I leave behind and unto P>ach of my Other 
Children I do leave Ten Shillings a Peice to be paid unto them out of 
my Estate and I do hereby utterly Dissallow revoke and Disannul all 
and every other Former Testament 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 1 have hereunto Set my hand and Seal 
the Day and Year above AVritten 
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced 
and Declared by the said Joseph 
Gould as his last Will and Testament 
in the Presence of us the Subscribers Joseph Goold (Seal) 

Isaac Harding 

Francis Smally 

Josiah Harding ^ 

Probated 14 May, 1766. [I, 93.] 

Inventory by Joseph Berrey, Abiezer Holbrook and Philip Higgins 
30 May, 1766. [I, 227-8.] 

In the Name of God Amen the Twenty first Day of October 1762 I 
William Wilson of Topsham in the County of Lincoln Husbandman 
being Very Sick and Weak in liody but of Perfect Mind and Memory 
Thanks be Given to Ciod : Therefore Calling unto mind The Mortality 
of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die 



22 i,iN((ii,\ rKi)i:.\ IF. RF.a^Rn?;. 

Do make ami ordain this my last Will and 'J'estamcnt 'I'hat is to say, 
Principally and first of all 1 Ciive and Rctommend my soul into the 
Hands of (lod that (lave it and my I'.ody 1 Recommend to the I^arth 
To be Duried in Decent Christian llurial at tiie Discretion of my Kxc- 
cutors nothing Doubting but at the (".eneral Resurrection I shall Re- 
ceive the Same again by the Mighty Power of (lod; and as M'ouch- 
ing such Worldly Ivstate wherewith it hath ])leascd (lod to bless me in 
this I-ife I (li\e Demise and Dis])ose of the same in the following 
Manner and form 

Imprlinis. 1 give and betjueath to my well beloved sons \'iz, William 
Wilson lohn Wilson & Samuel Wilson all and Singular my Lands Mes- 
suages and Tenements with all the Right 1 Have in any Saw Mill or 
Mills Together with all my Household (loods Chatties Debts and 
Moveable Effects by 'I'hem and l^ach of them freely to be possesed 
and Knjoyed I Likewise (live and beeiueath to my well beloved 
Daughters Mary and Isabella Wilson So much Money to be raised and 
Levyed out of my Estate by the afforsaid William John and Samuel 
Wilson to pay to the afforsaid Daughters as shall make all my Children 
to ha\e an L([ual Share — 

Item. I Constitute make and ordain Isabella my Dearly and \\'ell 
beloved wife my Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament 
and She the said Isabella to have the Income of Said Estate till the 
Heirs Come of age unless She Should Marry before that Time and I 
Do hereby utterly Disalovv Revoke and Disannul all and Every other 
former Testaments W^ills Legacies and Bequeasts and Executors by me 
in Any ways before Named willed and Bequeathed Ratifying and Con- 
firming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament In Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto Set my Lland and Seal the Day and 
Year above Writtt;n 
Signed Sealed Published 

Pronounced and Declared .^ William Willson (Seal) 

by the Said William 
A\'ilson as his Last will 
and Testament in the 
Presence of us the 
Subscribers 

Thos AVillson 

James Potter 

Samll Moody 

William Alexander 



LINCOLN PROBAIK RI'X'ORDS. 23 

Probated 13 Aug., 1766. [I, 94.] 
Inventory by Thomas Willson, William Alexander and John Merrill, 
I Sep., 1766, ^297: 12:6. [Ill, 195.] Account filed 17 Sep., 
17S7. [111,196.] 

John Sheen, late of 'ro]):sham. Nicholas MtzCcrald, of Topsham, 
Adm'r, 9 May, 1766. [I, 95.] Samuel W'inchell and John Winchell, 
sureties. Inventory by Samuel Winchell, John Winchell and James 
Hunter, all of Topsham, 31 May, 1766, J^.S '■ 3 '• 9- U' ' ' i-] -Ac- 
count filed 17 June, 1767. [I, 143.] 

David Gusten, late of Topsham. Samuel Winchell, of Topsham, 
Adm'r, 11 June, 1766. [I, loi.] John Winchell and Nicholas Fitz- 
Gerald, sureties. Inventory by John Winchell, Samuel (rraves and 
Joseph Graves, all of Topsham, 16 June, 1766, ^Xi3 : 4 : 7. [I, 105.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. The Sixteenth Day of July in the 
Year of our Lord 1766 I James Clark Late of the Town of NewCastle, 
but at present of The Tov/n of Bristol in the County of Lincoln Yeo- 
man, Being weak in Body, but of perfect mind cS^; memory. Thanks be 
given unto (iod for the Same; And calling to mind the Mortality of 
my Bod}', and knowing, that 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 gi\e and Recommend my Soul into the 
hands of Gotl that ga\e it ; And for my liody I recomend it to the 
Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the Dis- 
cretion of my Executor nothing Doubting but at the Generall Resurec- 
tion, I shall receive the same a gain by the mighty power of God ; 
And as Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to 
Bless me in this Life, I Give, Devise, and Dispose of the Same in man- 
ner and form following ; 

'I'hat is to Say 

In the first place, I (iive and Bequeath to My Dearly beloved wife 
the one third part of all that I poses, as also one third of the hicome 
of my Lands The same to have and Enjoy During her naturall Life 
Also I give to My Son William Clark of Pownalborough The Sum of 
Ten Shillings Lawful Money to be paid by my Executor — 
Also I give to My Son James Clark of Pownalborough 'l"he Sum of Ten 
Shillings Lawfull Money to be paid by my Ivxecutor — 
Also I give to my Son 'Lhomas Clark of NewCastle the Sum of twenty 
Six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence Lawfull whiih I have al- 
ready paid him and have no Receipt for the Same — 



24 LIN'CC^LN PROIUIK RECORDS. 

Also I give To my Daughter Hannah Fling a Cow and a Heifer Calf 
that She hath now in possesion as also a pair of Steeres a Year old Last 
Spring 

Also I give To my Son in Law John Randell of Bristol aforesd and 
Jane his wife All and Singular what may be found Appertaining to 'SIq 
Excepting what is before Mentioned in this present will <S: Testament 
as also the one half of a Mare of three Years old which is now at New- 
Castle by him freely to be possesed and The aforesaid John Randell 
I Likewise Constitute make and ordain my only and Sole Ivxecutor of 
this my Last \Vill and Testament 

And 1 doe hereby LTterly Disallow, Revoke and Disannul all and IC\ery 
Other former Testaments, Wills, and Legacies becpiests & Ivxecutors by 
me in any ways before this time Named Willed and Bequeathed, Rati- 
fying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testa- 
ment In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 
Day and \'ear above written Jam's Clark (Seal) 

Sign'd Seal'd Publish'd Pronounc'd and Declar'd by the Said Jam's 
Clark as his Last Will & Testament in presence of us the Subscribers, 
'J'hat is to Say 

Wm Loud 

James liaily 

Nathaniel Bishop 

Probated lo Sep., 1766. [I, 103.] 

Inventory by John Cunningham, James Cargill and David (liven, all 
of Newcastle, 30 Sep., 1766, ^^189 : 7 : 93^. [I, 106.] 

Llezekiah Cloutman, late of Kennebeck River. Abiel Lovejoy, of 
Pownalborough, Adm'r, 18 Aug., 1766. [I, 106.] Adino Nye and 
James I'lagg, sureties. Inventory by Bennet Woods and Isaac Spencer, 
of Kennebeck Ri\er, 7 Nov., 1766, /^i4 : 12 : 2. [I, 143.] 

James Springer, Jun., late of C.eorgelown. Rachel Sjjringer, of 
(Georgetown, widow, Adm'x, 19 Aug., 1766. [I, 108.] J()sei)h White 
and William Syhester, sureties. Inventory by lOlisha Shaw, Joshua 
Philbrook and Dummer Sewall, all of C.eorgetc^wn, 18 Sep., 1766, 
^271 : 18 : 10. [i, 109.] 

William Huston, minor son of John Huston, late of Dunstable, N. 
H., chose Seth (ireeley, of Kennebeck Rixer, to be his guardian, 17 
June, 1766. [I, 1 19.] 

Lazarus Noble, late of Pownalborough. llenjamin Noble, of Pown- 



LINCOLN TRORATE RECORDS. 25 

alborough, Adm'r, 27 Feb., 1767. [I, 119.] Samuel (loodwin and 
John Noble, sureties. Inventory by Jonathan Bryant and ^^'illianl Wy- 
man, both of Pownalborough, — Ap., 1767, ;^2i:i2:4. [1,42.] 
Francis Noble, minor daughter, chose Abiel Lovejoy to be her guar- 
dian, 18 Jan., 1764. [1. 50] 

David Trufant, late of Georgetown. David Irufant, au'l Mary Tru- 
fant, widow, Adni'rs, ii May, 1767. [I, 120.] John Springer and 
Edward Pettingill, sureties. Inventory by Isaiah Crooker, Joshua Phil- 
brook and Moses Hodgkins, all of Georgetown, 19 May, 1767, ;£io2 : 
5 : 9. [I, 12S.] Account filed 14 July, 176S. [I, 229.] 

John Wolfe Rupert, late of Pownalborough. Samuel Goodwin, of 
Pownalborough, Adm'r, ti P'eb., 1767. [I, 121.] Samuel Goodwin, 
Jr., and James Hodge, sureties. Inventory by Charles Gushing, Thomas 
Allen and Adino Nye, all of Pownalborough, 12 June, 1767, ;^42 : o : 
o. [I, 145.] Charles Gushing and Roger Chase, both of Pownal- 
borough, commissioners to examine claims. [I, 222.] 

John Henry Kier, late of Pownalborough. Samuel Croodwin, of 
Pownalborough, Adm'r, 11 Feb., I767. [I, 121.] Samuel Goodwm, 
Jr., and James Hodge, sureties. Inventory by Charles Gushing, 
Thomas Allen and Adino Nye, all of Pownalborough, 12 June, 1767, 
;^47 : 6 : 8. [I, 146] Charles Gushing and Roger Chase, both of 
Pownalborough, commissioners to examine claims. [I, 221.] 

Zachariah Narden, late of Pownalborough. Samuel Cioodwin, of 
Pownalborough, Adm'r, 27 May, 1767. [I, 122.] Thomas Allen and 
Samuel Goodwin, Jr., sureties. Inventory by Charles Gushing, I'liomas 
Allen and Adino Nye, all of Pownalborough, 12 June, 1767, ^42 : o : 
o. [I, 145.] Charles Gushing and Roger Chase both of Pownal- 
borough, commissioners to examine claims. [I, 2 2 2. J 

In the name of (k)d Amen the thirtieth day of October Anno Doin- 
iiil 1766 I Da", id Olovcr of Georgetown in the County of Lincoln \ eo- 
man being sick and weak in body but of perfict mind and memory 
thanks be to God for it therefore Knowing that it is appointed for all 
men onse to dye do make and ordain this my Larst will and Testa- 
ment that is to say primarily and in the first plase I give and Recom- 
end my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body 1 Rcc- 
omend to the Earth to be buried in desent Christian buricil at the 
discretion of my I^lxecutor nothing doubting but to Receive the same 
again by the mighty power of God at the general Resurrection and as 



26 l.I.\((M.N I'ROIiATK RKCORDS. 

to such worldly I'.statc which 1 am the owner of I gi\e and demise and 
(lis])ose of in the followin;; manner and form 

///i/^ri/iiis 1 L,M\e and l)e(|nelh unto lianah mv dearlv l)elo\ed wife all 
my household firnituer and all my stock of cattel shep antl swine 
together with the whole of my intrist in a sawmill at robinhoods cove 
in said town To hir and hir heirs and assigns forever out of the Ishews 
and ])rofits thereof my will and plesure is that she discharge all my 
just debts and funaral l'",x])ejises and further I give and bequeth unto 
hir during hir natural Life the use a,nd improxement of the Low Rom 
and chamber in the notherly ICnd of my tlwelling hous in which I now 
dwell and one half of the siller in said hous together with ])arnrome for 
hay and housing for fovver or fne head of cattel 

hum I give unto my son 'I'homas Olover the western half of my farm 
or Lott ot Land where he now dwell and one third part of all my solt 
marsh during lie nateral Life of his mother and after hir desease one 
half of said marsh said upland and marsh To him his Meirs and 
assigns fore\er 

Itum I gi\e unto my son L|)hriem ()lo\er the sum of twenty six shil- 
lings and Light pence 

Itum I give unto my daughter Lianah llinkley the simi of fower 
pound 

Itum I give unto hanah curtis the daughter of my son Henery Olover 
the sum of thirten shillings and fower i)ence and imto Henery ()lo\-er 
the son of my said son Henery C)lo\er the sum of lwenly.->ix shillings 
and I^ight j^ence 

Itum 1 give unto my son Jacob ()lo\er the sum of six ])ounds thirten 
shillings and fower pence 

'I'he above sums To ])e ])aid to my aliove mentioned childrin and 
grand children by my son J<jhn ()lo\er out of what I give and l)e(|ueth 
to him and that at the deseas of his mother and not before and the 
above sums together with what I have done for them in my Lifetime is 
a lust i)ro])ortion of my Instate to Ka<h of them 

Itum I give unto my son John Olover whom I Likewise constitute 
and make and ordain my sole !*>xecutor of this my Larst will and testa- 
ment and and singular the Residue and Remainder of all and singiiler of 
my Lstate l)Oth real and personal of what name or nature soever to 
him his hleirs and assigns for L\er he i)ay;ng the al)o\c mentioned 
J-egases and that he also gi\e and deli\er unto his honered mother 
vearlv ami I'AcrN vear during hir natteral Life towards hir confertable 



T.IXCOLN PRCIHATE RECORDS. 2 7 

su])port one forth part of all the grain and corn and Roots and Inglish 
hay that he shal rais upon the farm that hereby I give and bequeth 
unto him and three Load of solt hay yearly during said Tearm and I 
do hereby utterly di^salow Revoke and disanul all other and former 
will and Testament and Ivxecutors by me named Ratifying and con- 
firming this and no other to be my Larst will and Testament In witnis 
whereof 1 ha\e hereuntc;) set my hand and seal the day and year above 
written 

Signed sealed published i)ronounse(l 
and declared by the said David 
Olover as his larst will and 
Testament in the presants of 

us the subscribers David Olover (Seal) 

George Rodgers 
John Rodgers 
Tobias Hill 

Probated 13 May, 1767. [I, 123-4.] 

In the name of (jod Amen on the fourteenth Day of March A. I). 
1764 I John Lemont of Georgetown In the County of Lincoln and 
Province of the Massachusetts Bay In New England Gentleman Being 
week in body but of Perfect mind & memory Thanks be Ciiven to God : 
Therefore Calling to mind the mortallity 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 Principlely and first of all I Give 
and Recomend my soul Into the Hands of God that gave it and my 
body I Recomend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial 
at the Discretion of my Executors Nothing Doubting but at the Gen- 
eral Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Power 
of God and Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it Hath Pleased 
God to Bless me with in this Life I give demise and Dispose of the 
same in the following maner and form — 

Imprimise I Give and bequeath to Elisebeth my Dearly belo\ cd wife 
the use and Improvement of my Dwelling House and barn and 
the whole of my farm whereon the buildings stand withe all my 
Catties stock and moveables within Doors & without till my son David 
Lemont arives to sixten years of age and afterwards Duringher widdow- 
hood at the Expiration of which Time the said Elisebeth is to Deliver 
ye use and Improvment of the s'd artickels with all the artickels to my 
surviving Hiers in as good Repare as when she Receved them 
Item — as I have already Given to my sons Benjamin and James Le- 



2 8 I.lNCOr.N PRdr.ATK RECORDS. 

mont Kiglily acres of Land to I'^ach of them I further Give to my sons 
Benjn & James one third Part of a Saw mill standing on wisgig Creek 
with one third Part of all l'ri\ili(lg.-, thereunto lielonging — 
Item — the Remainder of my Instate after my honest Debts are Paid to 
be Kaquelly Devided Between my five Youngest sons viz: John 
Thoinas Robert Samuel tS: David I,emont there Paying to my Daughters 
Mary Woodside thirten Pounds six shillings & lught Pence Lawfull 
money Likwise Paying the sixtenth Part of the whole of my J'^state to 
Each of m\- four \'oungest Daughters viz Nancy Sarah I^lisebeth and 
hanah Lemont — 

I do appoint and ordain James McCobb X: |ohn Parker of George- 
town aboxes'd (ientlemen my sole Ivxecutors of this my Last will and 
Testement and 1 do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disanul all 
and Every other former Testements wills Legases and bequests & Ivxe- 
cutors by me in any ways before Named willed and bequeathed Rati- 
fiing and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Teste- 
ment In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 
Day and Veare above written — 
Signed sealed Published Pronounced 
and Declared by the said John 
Lemont as his Last will and 
Testement in the Presence of 
us the subscribers John Lemont (Seal) 

Phinehas Nevers 

Samuell Nevers 

John Tebbits 

Jams. McLIonane 

James Mckibb 

Probated 13 May, 1767. [1, 125.] 

John I'arker disclaimed executorship 4 Feb., 1767. [I, 124.] In- 
ventory by Samuel Watts, Isaiah Crooker and Moses Hodgkins, all of 
<ieorgetown, 23 June, 1767. [I, 129-130.] 'I'homas Lemont, minor 
son, Elizabeth Lemont and Hannah Lemont, minor daughters, chose 
their l)rother Penjamin Lemont to be their guardian 16 Feb., 1767. 
[I, 1 50-1.] John Lemont of l^ath, Adm'r de bonis non, 15 Ap., 1791. 
[V, 29.] Samuel Lemont and David Lemont, both of Bath, sureties. 

lohn Moore, late of Pownalborough. Sarah Moore, of Pownal- 
])orough, widow, ;\dm'x, 25 Ap., 1767. [I, 126.] Inventory by 
'I'homas Rice, Jonathan Williamson and Michal Sevey, all of I'ounal- 



IJXfOLN TROISATE RFAORDS. 29 

l)orough, 30 Ap., 1768, ^301 : i6 : 3^, [I, 15 1-2.] Consent of Ste- 
phen and Mary Sevey, John and Sarah Cunningham, Samuel Marrow and 
Sarah Day, heirs for division of real estate, 20 Ap., 1786 ; warrant for 
such division issued to Thomas Boyd, of Boothbay, Daniel Webster 
and Thomas Ring, of Edgecomb, 15 Nov., 1785. [II, 237.] Re- 
turn of division, 21 Ap., 1786. [II, 238.] Account of Sarah Day, 
Adm'x, filed 17 June, 1783. [IV, 3-4.] 

Henry Miller, late of Broad Bay. George Light, Jun., of Broad Bay, 
Adm'r, 17 Feb., 1768. [I, 131.] George Dight and Francis Rittal, 
sureties. In\'entory by Jacob Ludwig, Mathias Hofcsess and Menry 
Keyler, all of Broad Bay, 14 Mar., 1768, ^40: 02 : 10 V^. Account 
filed 5 June, 1769. [I, 172.] 

Robert Rankin, late of the River Kennebeck. Mathew Hastings, 
resident at the River Kennebeck, Adm'r, 16 Sep., 1767. [I, 131.] 
Charles Webber and Josiah Butterfield, sureties. Inventory by John 
Marsh, James Bacon and Thomas Clark, all of Kennebeck Ri\'er, — Jan., 
1766, ^24 : 19 : 9. [I, I33-4-] 

In the name of God Amen 
I Jonathan Preble of Georgetown In the Countey of Lincoln and 
Province of Masschusetts Bay In New Englen Gentelman Beaing very 
Sick and weak In Body But of perfect mind and memorey thanks be 
given to God therefor Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and 
knowing that It Is ap]:>ointed for all men once to die do make and 
ordain this my Last will and testament that Is to say Principalley and 
first of all I give and Recommend my Soul Into the hands of God that 
Give It and my Body I Recommend to the Eartli to be Buried In 
decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing 
doubting But at the Generall Resurrection I shall Recive the same 
again By the mighty Power of (iod and as touching Such worldly Estate 
wherewith God hath Been pleased to Bless me In this Life I give de- 
mise and dispose of the Same In the following manner & lorom my 
Just Debts and funnarel Expences Being first paid 
Item I give unto my Loving wife Mehitable Preble on third of all my 
Real Estate on the Island of Arrowsick In said Georgetown during hir 
nateral Life and on third part of my Personal! during said term 
Item I give unto my Loving Son Jonnathan Preble and to his Heirs 
and assings forever two hundred akers of Land situated on the nothern 
side of Merimetting Bay In said Countey of Lincoln at a plase Called 



30 I.lXfOI.X I'KOllAl I'. KIX'ORHS. 

Abiggcclusat and Bounded Southwardly ]>y said Hay and Mxlcnding 
northwardly or northward according as It Is described 15y the Instru- 
mint of Convaince of said tract of Land unto me vuitill two Hundred 
akers be ("ompleat as also my Best fowling ])ice 

Item 1 gi\e unto the Hairs of my Dearly Beloved Son l']benezer 
I'reble desesed and unto ther Heirs and assings for Ever fiftey akers of 
said Land ajoyning to the northen part of that tract as Hearafter giv- 
en to my Son Abraham and this with what I have formerly given to 
my said Son Kbenezer In his Life time and alowing him to Shair In 
the produse of a tract of Land on Cusens Island In North yarmouth 
to the value of on houndred pounds to be said Hairs i)art of my Real 
Estate 

Item I give unto my Son Abraham Breble his Heirs or assings for 
Ever fiftey akers of Land ajoyning to the north part of that tract as 
above given to my Son Jonnathan and to Extend northward from Saied 
tract and Southward on a tract of fiftey akers given to the Heairs of 
my Son l^benezer desesed till said fiftey akers Is Com])leted and this 
with what I have formerly done f(jr him In allowing him to Share a 
part of the Sale of a tract of land Lying on C'usenses Island in North- 
yarmouth to the valu of on hundretl pounds to be his Share of my 
Real Estate 

Item I give unto my Son Joseph Preble whom with my Son Abraham 
preble I Constitute and ap )int to be my I^xecutors of this my Last 
will and testament and to his Hairs and assigns for I'>ver that third 
|)art of my Real lOstale on Arrowsick Island after the death of my wife 
which I have as above given unto hir during hir nateral Life together 
with all and Every part of my Real instate La\ing or Beaing on said 
Island 

Item I give the Remainder of all my personall Estate not Before dis- 
])osed of after the folowing manner viz on fourth i)art thereof to my 
Son Abraham I'rcble on fourth i)art to the heirs of my desesed Son 
Ebenezer and on forth part to my Son Jonnathan i)reble and on fourth 
part ot my Son Jose]) ])reble to I'lach and Every of them ther Heirs 
and asigns forever L.ut wheras my title to the Land Beciuathed as 
above to my Son Jonnathan Preble Is not Such lUU that ther Is a posa- 
bility of his failing In holding the Land I have will to him as above 
and mor probcll that he ma\' be put to som I'.xpenccs l'.\- Law or other- 
wise to Secure his title to sead Lands at Abegduseet It therfor Is my 
will and order that my Son Abraham my Son Joseph and the Heirs of 



i.ixroi.x r'Ri'i;.\iF, RiTOKPS. 31 

I'.iy Son l^lbenezer pribell Each and Everey of them and the heirs pay 
unto my Son Jonnathan Preble or his heirs on fourth part of all such 
Charges arising By Law Suits or otherwise that Is to Say my Son Abra- 
ham or his heirs I'ay on fcuith pr.rt and the Heirs of my Son Ebenezer 
dessed pay on fourlh i)art and llie Heirs of my Son Joseph prible on 
fourth jjart of all the Charges that may arise on defenden the tide to 
said track on Abageduset that 1 have willed to my Son Jonnathan In 
this my Last will and furder It Is my will & pleasure that Before my 
Son Abraham preble the heirs of my Son Ebenezer preble and my 
Son Joseph Preble have and Receive ther Share or ]jart of my personal 
Estate that they Saverley Becom Bound to my Son Jonnathan prebie 
that If he Cannot Injoy said tract By virtu of this my will p]y the fail- 
uer of my title to the Saim that then my Son Abraham preble pay to 
my Son Jonathan preble twentey pounds Lafull money and the Heirs 
of my Son Ebenezer preble pay thirteen poimds Six Shillings and F^ght 
pence and my Son Joseph prible pay twintey six ])ounds thirteen Shil- 
lings and fower pen Lafull money the above Sums to be i)ay'd to my 
Son Jonnathan or his Heirs 

Revoking all other wills and I'.eciuethments I do Ratify allow and 
Confirm this and no other to be my Last will and testement In witnes 
wherof I do Hereunto Sett my hand and Seal 24 day of October a 11 no 
' 763 ye 3 year of His Majesteys Reign 

X B the 2 words By & the In the 30 Line the word S )n In the 90 Line 
P^nterlined Befor Signed ye word pound In 40 Line Enterlinetl Befor 
Signed 

Signed Sealed published Jonathan Preble (Seal) 

and pronounced and declamed 
By the Said Jonathan preble 
to be his Last will and 
testament In presants of us 

John Trott 

Benja Trott Juner 

Lemuel Trott 
Before Sigen nine words In twintey fifth Line and five words In twintey 
Sixth Line Both In the Second page Rased Befor Signed 

Probated 13 Ap., i 76<S. [I, 134-5-] 

Inventory by Samuel Denny and John Stinson,' both of C.eorgetown, 

and John Patten, of Toi)sham. 3 May, 1 76H, ^^901 : 1 5 : 9. [I, 136- 

7.] Samuel Preble and Ebenezer Preble, minor sons of J'lbenezer 



7,2 LINCOLN I'KOrATK RLCORDS. 

Preble, late of Woolwich, deceased, chose Samuel Ilarndcn, of ^^'ool- 
wich, to be their guardian, 1768. [1, 151.] Samuel Haiden ap- 
pointed guardian unto Mary Preble, minor daughter of Mbenezer Preble, 
late of ^^'ool\vich, deceased, 27 Sep., 1768. [I, 154.] 

?\Ietldunkco:;ke July ye 26th 1767 

To all people t^ whome these presents shall come ("ireeting: Know 
ye that I Samuel Jameson of Meeddunkcooke in the county of Lincoln 
in the province of the Massachusetts-bay in New-england husband-man 
being sick and weak of body and Judging the time of my death is nigh 
yet bing by the mercy of (rjd in ye use of my reason & perfect in my 
understanding, do make my last will iv: testament as follows, 
Imprimis I do Constitute and ap[) >iiit my ]u\ing Wife Sarah and my 
Son Martin Jameson to be my Jcjint executors to this my last will & 
testament. Item I do give unto my eldest daughter Jane Jameson 
of falmouth one half of my land whuh I bought of Yardly Lewis which 
lyeth on CJeorges ri\ur to her her heirs and assigns forever, and the other 
half of s'd lot of land 1 give to my eldest Son Martin Ja:neson to him 
his heirs and assigns forever he to have ye back part 
Item my homestead on whicli 1 now dwell I gi\e to my five Sons 
namely Martin Jameson Joseph Jameson Samuel Jameson brice Jame- 
son and George Jameson to be equaly divided among them when the 
youngest comes to lawful age they paying \.o each of ray two daughters 
namely Mary James'^i & Rachel Jameson the suni of two i)ounds thir- 
teen shillings and four i:icnce when the land is divided that is to be in 
Luvfim money : and to my wife Sarah Jameson I give the imprt)vement 
of my land & moveables for the payment of my Just debts & liringiug 
up of my children till they come of age & then one third i>art of the 
moveables to belong to her as long as she lives & then to be equally 
divided among the children & the other two thirds to be ecjually divid- 
ed among the children : & if any of the children die before they come 
of age then their part to be divided equally among the Sons and upon 
mature consideraiioa I declare this to be my last will & testament here- 
by disowning all other things of this nature in witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand <!^: sea! the day «S: date first mentioned 
Signed & sealer] in Samuel Jameson (Seal) 

presence of 

Paul puneson 

ICbenezer Davis 

Abiah Wadsworlh 



MXCDI.X rROlUTK RECORDS. 33 

Probated lo Aug., i 76.S. [I, 137-S.] 
Invcnloiy by Samuel (iilchrist, Patrick Porterfield ami Paul Jameson, 
of Meduncook, y Aug., 1768. [I, 199.] 

In the Name of (lOl), Ami-n 
'i'he twenty thard Day of Aj)ril Anno Domini one 'I'housand Se\ en 
hundred and .'-^ixly four I Samuel Bogs of St (ieorges in the County of 
Lincoln antl povince of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Hus- 
Itandman being weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory Thanks 
be gi\en to (101) : 

'I'herefore Calling to mind the mortality of my Body, and knowing that 
it is appointed for all Men to Die, Do Make and Ordain this my Last 
\\'ill and Testament That is to say principally and fir.st of all I give and 
recommend my Soul into the hands of CiOD who gave it and my Body 
1 recommend to the Eardi to be buried in decent Christian Burial at 
ihe Di.^cretion of my E.xecutors, nothing Doubting but the General Re- 
surrection 1 shall receive the same a gain by the Mighty Powar of GOD. 
.And as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased GOD 
to Ble-s me in this Life I give, demise, and Dispose of the Same in the 
following Manner & Eorm. 

Imprimis I gi\-e and bequeath to my well Belo\ed Daughter Jane 
Motley li\e Shillings to be paid her by my Ivxecutors out of my Estate 
which with what She has all ready Received is her full protion or Share 
out of my Instate 

Imprimis 1 gi\e and bequeath to my well ]3eloved Son John Bogs one 
Straitboded Coat of Broad Cloath one great Bibble one Large loin pott, 
one pair of Larg Stillerds one pair of Larg Andioin with SunDries of 
oulher Smal things twanty Six pounds thirdteen and four peance for my 
Bord and twanty ])Ounds from those Deats that Shall be Call in which 
with what he has allredy Received is his full ])rotion or share of my 
1 '.state 

Impiimis I gi\ e .And becjueath to my well belmed 1 )aughter Anne 
Ra.x Si.K pounds thirdteen Shillings and four pence paid her by my E.x- 
ecutors Out of my Instate which with what She has allready Received is 
her full i)rotion or Share out of my Estate 

Imprimis 1 give and bequeath to my well belo\e(.l Son Samuel Bogs 
one great Coat of Myen one Not that I had of Chusen one Not that I 
had of Bickmore which with what he has Received is his full protion or 
Shear out of my Estate 
Imprimis I give and bequeath to my well belove Son William Bogs 



34 T.ixroT.N rRor.MT, rf.cords. 

a I'athcrs Hcail ihal 1 know Lie on and all thai belongs lo ihe Bead 
which with what he has had or Received is his full protion or Shear out 
of my Instate 

Iiiipriiiiis 1 give and beciueath to my well belove Daughter Mary 
Uurns fi\e Shilling which with what She has allrady Receive i^ li'V 
full protion or Shear out of my Ivtate 

Iiiipriiiiis I gi\e and be(|ueath to my well beloved <irand Daughter 
Ann mcDaniel Six pounds thardteen Shilling and four pence to be left 
in the Trusuer\' tel She Shall Com of I'lage by the order of the Execu- 
tors 

Iiiipriinis 1 give and be([ueath to my well beloveed (Irand Son Sauuicl 
Txjgs three pounds Six Shilling and Haght pence to be Left in the hands 
of the F.xecutors tel he Shall Com of ICage with Lawfull Intress tel then 
and if (iod Shall take away his ISreath this Sum is to go to his Sister Anne. 
T I )o hearby apint John and William IJogs my Sons to «be my l'",x- 
ccutors of this my I-ast ^^'ill and Testiment ^\'hereof 1 ha\e hereunto 
Set my hand and Seal — 

^\■itness Preseant Samuel liogs (Seal) 

John Crawi'ord I Declar this to be 

John Millar my Last will and 

Andrew Storer 'Lestament 

Probated 15 June, 1768. [I, 1,^9.] 
John Bogs disclaimed executorship 19 May, 176S. [I, \:}i'^.'\ 
Inventories by Patrick Porterfield, Alexantler ],ermond and vSannicl 

Creighton, all of St Ceorges. [1, 140 (S: 223.] Account filed 3 Oct., 

T770. [1,223.] 

Adino Nye, late of a ))lace upon Kennebeck River without the Bounds 
of any Town. Mary Nye, of said place, widow, Adm'x, 30 Jan., 176.S. 
[I, 141.] Charles Cushing and ICdmund Bridge, sureties. Inventorv bv 
Charles Cushing, Edmund Bridge and William Silvester, all of Powna- 
borough, 23 June, 1768, ^21 1 : 10 : 5-)^. [I, 146-7.] 

Samuel Hinkley, late of Ceorgetown. Sarah Hinkley, of ( leorgetown, 
widow, Adm'x, 18 June, 1767. [I, 14S.] I'klmund Hinkley and 
AV)iel l.ovejoy, sureties. Inventory by (ieorge Rodgers, Jose])h Har- 
ford and Mathew Mckenny, all of Ceorgetown, 1 lulv, 1767. [I, 148- 
9,] ' ^ . 

Henry Fosset, late of Pemaf|uid. Ceorge Caldwell, of Bristol, 
Adm'r, 30 July, 1765. [I, 152.] Samuel (Goodwin and Jonas Eitch, 



I,l\( ( II, N I'Ki >l'\ Tl' Kill iKKs, 35 

siirclics. IiivonU)ry by Tatrirk Rodgers, William Spruul and Francis 
^'oung, all ol ])ri^>tol, 5 Aug., 1765, ^/.loo : o : o. [1, 153.] 

In the name of (loci Anu-n, the fourth day of Ajiril A. 1 ). 1766, I 
lames Wvman of Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln yeoman 
being aged ^: infirm of body, but of sound mind, after commending my 
Soul into the hands of Almighty ( iod, ts: my body to the Karth to de- 
cent burial, do make this mv la.st will tV' testament iS: dispose of my 
worldly e:,tate in manner following That is to say — 
Imps 1 gi\e iS: bequeath to my beloved Wife Hethiah one Cow & all 
my houshold stuff & furniture, besides her Dower in my real estate — 
Item, I give to my Daughter lllizabeth McCausland the sum of Five 
shillings to be i)aid with a year & an half after m\- decease by Son \\\\- 
liam which with what 1 heretofore gave her at Marriage or since is in 
full of her jiortion of my estate — 

Item I gi\e to my Daughter Hethiah Small the sum of fne shillings to 
be ])aid her in a year iS: an half after ray decease l)y my Son ^\'illiam, 
which with what I heretofore ga\e her at Marriage & since is in full of 
her portion of mv estate — 

Item I gi\e to my Daughter Abigail Bickford the sum of \\\^ shillings 
to be ])aid her by my Son William in a year& an half after my decease, 
which with what 1 heretofore ga\e her at Marriage Cv since is in full of 
her i)ortion of my estate — 

Item 1 give to my Daughter Prudence (ioodwin the sum of Fuurty 
shillings to be i)aid her in a year (S: an half after my decease l)y my son 
^\'illiam which with what 1 gave her at Marriage M: since is in full of 
her portion of my estate — 

Item I gi\e to mv Daughter I )eli\er;ince Call the sum of 'Two piounds 
Thirteen shillings & Four pence to be paid her by my Son William in 
a year & an half after my decease, which what 1 gave her at Marriage 
\: since is in full of her portion of m)- estate — 

Item I give to my Daughter 01i\e (ioodwin the sum of Six ])ounds 
Thirteen shillings <S: four pence to be paid htr in a \ear & an half after 
my decease by my son William which with what I ga\ e her at Marriage 
(S: since is in full of her portion of my estate — 

Item I give to my Daughter Molly the sum of Twenty ])ountl.-> to be 
]iaid her when she arrixes at the age of l^ighteen years by my Son 
Daniel. 

Item I give to my (irand Daughter Flannah Daughter of my son 
lames deceased the sum of five shillings to be paid her by m\' son W il- 
liam in a year & an half after my decease — 



36 LINCOLN I'R()r..Vli; RIXOKDS. 

Jtcm I give & devise to ray son Daniel his heirs Ov assiyii;-, lorcxcr 
my half of the land & real estate at liowdoinham in said County of 
IJncoln, which was conveyetl to me & my son William by Deed by 
Agreen Crabtree, the whole being about Fourty acres, also Twenty 
acres of I, and on the northerly part of my Land on Swan Island in said 
I'ownalborough, at the ^Vest Km\ of the Mighty acres of Land Lazarus 
Noble lived upon, he the said Daniel paying the said Legacy of 'Lwenly 
l^ouuds to my Daughter Molly as aforementioned — 
Item, All the rest- i!v: residue of my estate real & personal upon said 
Swan Island, in s'd I'ownalborough, & at Falmouth in the County of 
Cumberland, or wheresoever else lying situate or being, of what name 
or nature soever 1 give ^: devise to my son ^Villian^ his heirs «!\: assigns 
forever he the said William i^aying all my debts & funeral Charges, iV- 
all the TvCgacies herein severally given to my Daughters excei)t said 
Twenty pound Legacy he also upon demand making executing & de- 
li\ering to my son Daniel & his heirs a good & sufficient deed in the 
Law of all the i'^state right title & Interest which he the said \\'illiam 
shall then have in (.\: to the the said half of said Fourty acres of Land 
at said Bowdoinham herein devised to the said Daniel 
Lastly I appoint my son AVilliam Fxec'r of this my ^Vill — In witness 
whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal the day first aforewritten — 

Memo, the words (my) (with) (\Villiam) ((S: his heirs) were inter- 
lined before sign'g &c 
signed sealed published iJv:, 
declared by the said James 

the Testator to be his last James WVman (Seal) 

^Vill & testament in pre- 
sence of 

W'm Cushing 

Abiel Lovejoy 

Samuel Reed 

Probated 23 Ap., 1766. [I, 154.] Abiel Lovejoy and Obadinh 
Call, sureties. 

Samuel Ilarnden, late of Woolwich. Mary Llarnden, widow, and 
Samuel Harnden, both of ^\'ool\vich, Adm'rs, 19 Aug., 1768. [I, 155.] 
Abraham Preble and Joseph Preble, sureties. Inventory by .Aaron 
Hinkley, John Stinson and l)a\id Cilmor, 17 Nov., 176S. [I, 229.] 

In the Name of God Amen 
The Second Day of July, 1767. I Morgan McCaffry of the 'i'own of 



LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. 37 

Bristol, husbandman, being very Sick and weak in Body, But of perfect 
mind and Memory, Thanks be (iiven unto (iod : — 

Therefore Calling unto mind the Mortality of my l]ody, and Know- 
ing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, Do make and ortlain 
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 (iod that (rave it, and my Body I Recommend to the Earth, 
to be Buried in Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Exe- 
cutor _; Nothing Doubling but at the General Resurrection I shall Re- 
ceive the Same by the Mighty ]jower of God. And as Touching Such 
worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life 
I Give Demise and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and 
form 

Imprimis I will that my Instate Both personal and Real be Disposed 
of after my Decease according to the Method and Discretion of my 
Executor and Executrix as they Shall think most Convenient and that 
my Just Debts should be paid to my Creditors out of the Same. 
Item I gi\e to my well Beloved wife Ann McCaffry one Third of the 
whole of my Estate after it shall be Disposed of as before mentioned 
for her sole and proper use to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate 
Item, and whatever Else shall Remain of my Said Estate after it be 
Disposed of in manner aforesaid I Give to my Children To W my Sons 
James, John, my Daughters, Frances, Jane, Mary & Margarett 
I Do hereby utterly Dissalow, revoke and Disannul! all and every other 
former Testaments, Avills Legacies, by me in any wayes before named 
Ratyfying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and 
Testament. I-ikewise I make Constitute and ordain James Little of 
New Castle to be my Executor and Ann McCaffry my Ikdoved wife to 
be my Executrix to this my Last will and 'lestament \\\ whittness 
whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal The Day and Year 
above written 

Signed Sealed published pronounced 
and Declared by the Said Morgan McCaffry 
as his Last will and Testament in the presence 
of us the Subscribers Morgan McCaffry (Seal) 

David Drowne 

Patr'k Rodgers 

John Mcfarland 

Probated 15 June, 1768. [I, 156.] 

Ann McCiffrv :ind J;imes Little disclaimed executorship 21 Aug., 



3<S LINCOLN" PROr.AlI-: RKCORDR. 

1767. [I, 156.] Joseph Hcnshaw, of P)Ostnn, and Kobctl .■^iiroul, 01 
Piristot, Adni'rs anii 7'<s/ti/iicnfii ainnwu', 14 June, 1 76.S. [1. 157.] 
l\.ol)ert Sproul. William Uurns ami William McClain, suielie-s. Inxt-n- 
tory In' Alfxandcr Nickf is, Samuel lioydand Alexander l-'osset, all 01 
liristol, 8 Dec, 1768, /■t83:o:2. [1, 208.] Alexander Nickels 
and Samuel li'iyd. both 01' liristol, commissioners to examine claims, 
1 :; lune, 1 76S. [1, 209.] Accoiml filed 27 Xi)\'., 1770. [I, 210.] 

joint I ,ouis (";;\alear, late ot rownallxjroug'a. Mary C'a\alear. ol' 
Boston, widow, Adm'x, 28 ( )ct., 1768. [I, 157.] l<udol])h I'red- 
erick (ieyer and Christian l'"raiickl'ort, l)oth of ilo.-,ton, sureties, in- 
ventory Ijy Charles ("ushinsj;, I'Vancis Kittal and John Stein, all of 
Pownaiborougli, 26 Jmie, 1 770, X ' ^"' ■ ' .■> • 4- ['' -'4- I 

Ral])h Chapman, late of I'ownalhorough. I'rudence Chapman, of 
I'ownalborougli, widow, Adm'x, 26 1 )ec., 1768. [I, 158.] Samuel 
(ioodwin, Jr., and l^dnnmd Bridge, sureties. Inventory lyv Samuel 
Kraerson, Richard Ridder and l']dnumd iiridge, 26 Jan., 1769, ^558: 
17 : 3'-'- [U -<'4-] Account filed 24 Mav, 1771. [I, 207.] 

Thomas I'atridge, late of Bristol. .Alexander Nickels, of Bristol. 
.\dm'r, 10 Jan., 1766. [f, 158.] .Mexander McCdathry and C'harles 
Cushing, sureties. Insentory l)y John M( I-'arland, I'atrii k Rodgers and 
Alexander McCilathry, 28 Sep., 1769, ^i 1:6: 8. [I, 169.] 

Robert Mctdathrv, late of I!rist()L .Alexander .McClathry, of Bristol. 
.\ihn'r, 10 Jan., 1769. [I, 158.] Alexander Nickels and Charle.^ 
Cushing, sureties. Inventory by .Alexander Nickels, Patrick Rodgers 
and John McFarhmd, all of Bristol, 2_:; Alar., i 769, ^^69 : 8 : o. [1. 
190.] .Account filed i Mar., 1770. [I, 190.] William Mc(dathry, 
of IJristol, guardian unto .Margaret and Sarah, minor daughters, 1 l'"eb., 
1774. [11. 170.] 

Samuel 1 lodge, late of Newcastle. Henry Hodge, of .Newcastle, 
.\dm'r, ijjjan., 1769. [1, 159.] ln\ ent )ry bv John Nb.Near, James 
Cargill and benjamin W'oodbridge, all of Newcastle, 2^, Jan.. 1769, 
/^,2 1 jt, : j^ : () . [1, 170.] .\rthur Noble, of a place called W'alpole, 
and Samuel Nickels, of Newcastle, commissioners to examine claims. 
[1,267.] Account filed 20 Oct., 1774. [1,268.] 

("harles Peissner, late of Broad \\i\\. Mary Peissner, of I'.road Pa\. 
widow, .\dm'x, 22 l''eb., 1769. [1, 159.] Inventory by John Martin, 
Jun., John rimerand .Mathias Rameley, 27 i'eb., ' 769, _/'34^^3 : 16: i, 
Ultl 'i'enor. [1, 192-3.] 



LINCOLN I'ROJUTF. RICCORl )S. 39 

Jacob Hcarsy, late of Pownalborough. John Andrews, of I'ownal- 
borough, Adni'r, 24 l''eb., 1769. [1, 160.] John McCiOwn and 
(ieorge Goud, sureties. Inventory by John Mc(io\vn, George Goud 
and I'>hnund Uridge, all of Pownal borough, 19 Mar., 1770, £,^'l : 7 : 
8. [I, 19S.] Charles Gushing and Samuel Goodwin, both of I'own- 
alborough, commissioners to examine claims, 27 Aug., 1769. [I, 231.] 

I'hili]) Rominger, late of IJroad Bay. Caleb Howard, of Broad Bay, 
A(bn'r, 3 Mar., 1769. [T, 160.] George Dalheim and Michael Sides, 
sureties. In\cntory by (leorge Dalheim, Michael Sides and Mathias 
Kemely, all of Pkoad Bay, 30 Mar., 1769, ;£S9- • 5 ■ o, Old 'J'enor. 
[1, 184.] Account filed 9 Mav, 1760. [I, 185.] 

In the Name of (iOI), Amen 
1 William Watson of a place called St (ieorges in tlie County of Lincoln 
and Province of Massachusetts Bay in New-lCngland yeoman. Being 
Sick and ^\'eak of Body, but of perfect Mind and Memory, Thanks be 
given to God therefor calling to mind the mortality of my Body and 
knowing that it is appointed unto 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 gi\e and reccommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty 
God that gave it, and my Body I reccommend to the Earth to be 
buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors 
nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the 
Same again by the Mighty Bower of God. And as touching such 
worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, 
1 give demise and dispose of the same in the following Manner and 
l''()rm 

Jiiipriiiiis 1 give and Bequeath unto my well belo\ed Son A\'illiam 
Watson the full two third parts of all my Lands and Real Estate 
namely the westerly part of my Farm to be divided by a Strait Line 
from St Georges River to the opposite Line, together with all m\' yv\- 
sonal, or mo\abIe ICstale of what name or nature soever 
llcvn I give unto my well beloved Son James Watson one third part 
ol my Real Instate namely the Easterly ])art of my said Farm to be 
<li\ided in manner aforesaid, but if my said Son James shall not in his 
own jiroper person come and settle on the said Lands and improve the 
same, then my will is that the aforesaid one third i)art of the I,and be 
equally divided between my Sons David, (S: Matthew, or to the longest 
li\cr of tliem if either of them shall Die without Children 
item I gi\e unto my well beloved Son Da\ id A\atson one Voke of 



40 I.IXCOI.N rROI'.AIF. KKl'DRDS. 

Oxen and one Cow, to be delivered unto him in one year after my de- 
cease or when he shall arrive ^t the a'j,c of twenty & one years, he to 
])e suitably instru* led in Readlinsj; writinj^ and Cyi)hering suitable for a 
person of his Station to be le\ ied and ])aid for out of the whole of my 
Estate 

Item. I give unto my well beloved Son Matthew Watson one \'oke of 
Oxen and one Cow to be delivered unto him in one year alter my de- 
cease or when he shall arrive at the Age of twenty and one years he 
also to be instructed in Reading writing iS: Cyphering suitable for a 
person of his Station to be levied and jjaid lor 6nt of the whole of my 
Estate 

Item. I give unto mv well belo\ed Daughters namely jane iJbbee, 
Margaret Robinson, and J^lizabeth \\'atson iV to each of them a ]>ible 
each to be delivered in one year after my decease to be levied and 
\)cLu\ out of my whoh- P'stale which together with what they ha\e al- 
ready ha<l is their full portion out of my Estate 

Item. I give unto my (irandson John Watson son of my son lohn 
Watson deceased one ^ (>ke of Oxen, in one \ear after my decease or 
when he shall arri\e at the Age of twenty and one years if he shall live 
thereunto, to be levied out of my whole Ivstate 

Item. I give unto my (irandSon Jeremiah Core son of my 1 )aughter 
Mary Core deceased, one Cow, in one year after my Decease or when 
he shall arrive at the age of twenty c^' one years, if he shall li\e so long 
to be levied out of tlie whole of my Estate. My lurther will is con- 
cerning my Sons David <S: Matthew that they l)e instrmted in the Art 
of making Sh(jes 

And I do constitute make and f)rdain David l-'ales I'.siir Joseph l\.f)b- 
inson & Samuel Creighton (lentlemen all of St Ceorges aforesaid to be 
the Executors of this my last Will and 'J'estament. And I do herein' 
utterly disallow, re\oke and disanu.ul all and e\ery other former Testa- 
ments, Wills, Eegacies, l)et|uests, and iOxecutors, by me in any ways 
before-named willed and Iletpieathed, ratifying and confirming this and 
no other to be m\- last Will and 'I'estament. In \\itne>s whereof I 
have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, this twentieth Day of Xo\ember 
in the eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord {".ef)rge the third 
K]ng ^c J ////<»///<■ /),>//////> One Thousand Seven Hundreil and Sixty 
Seven 

Wilhn \\'al-,on (Se;il) 
Signed, Sealed, ])ublished, pronounced 

and declared bv the said Willi.nu 



LINCOLN I'Kor.A'l K RI;cmi.;i >S. 4I 

AVatson io be liis last, Will, & 

Testament, in pr-^sence of us 

who have hereunto sTil)-,cril)e(l 

our Names 

Jonathan Nuttin*; 

Mason \M"i('aton 

John Mcrarter 

Probated 8 Feb., 1769. [T, 161-2.] 

Joseph Robinson and SanviU'l Creighton disclaimed executorship 8 
1 eb., 1769. [1, 163-3] Inventory b}' Mason W'heaton, John Mc- 
Carter and Alexander Lermond, all of St (ieorges, 16 Feb., 1769, 
;£\()i : 13 : 6. [I, 186.] 

In the Name of Crod Amen 

This is the will and testement of Me the Subscriber Tames Patterson 
of Pownalboro in the County of Lincoln Peing of sound mind & per- 
fect Reason 

Item I Give I\fy .Soul to all mighty God from whome I Received it 
and My Rody to the ICarth to be Deasently Buried in sure & Cerf^in 
Floops of a Glorious Reserrection to life Eatearnell 
Item 1 Give unto My Dear beloved wife Margrett Patterson all my 
whole Eastepte Reall & personal! after My lawful Debts are paid and 
my funera 1 Charges paid and my three Children \ iz two sons & one 
Daughter is to be Hansomly Hrough up to Lawful! age out of my Eas- 
tate and allso to pay to My son William ten pounds lawful! iro;:y and 
to my Daughter Abigil' ten pound-- Lawful! money & allso to my .son 
James Howard Patterson ten pounds I,awfull mony out of my Easteate 
as the Come of Lawful! Age to l)e paid to them by my !)eloved v»ife 
Margrett whome I hereby p^ake & orda"n My Soul l'>xecutrix to this 
my Last will & testement maid this sixth Day of Mav 1764 
.Signed Sealled Sealed & Dellv'd 
In presents of James Patterson (Seal) 

Mary Br}ant 

James Howard 

Jona. Bryant 

Prol)aled 12 \\)., 1769. [I, 163-4.] 

In the Name of (iod amen the twelth day of January An/io Domini 
I 769 I James Work of 'I'opsham in the County of Lincoln yeoman be- 
ing very sick and weak in Ijody but of perfect mind and Memory, 
thanks be given unto God, — therefore Calling to mi ml the Mortality of 



42 I.INIOI.X I'ROIIA'rK RIXORDS. 

My l)(Mly and that it is appointed unto all Men <>n> c m i\\v, dn nuike 
:^•^v[ ordain this ^^y Last Will and testament, that is to say, ])rin(ii)ally 
and first of all 1 (live and recommend m\' soul into the hands of (lod 
that gave it; and my body I rei-ommend to the Ivirth to he buried in 
decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Kxecutor nothing dou])t- 
ing iMit at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by 
tile .Mighty i)o\ver of (iod. and as touching such worldly Instate where 
with it hath pleased (Iod h) bless me in this Life I (Jive demise and 
dispose of the same in die following manner and form — 
Imprimis I give and beipieath to Margret my dearly beloved Wife all 
my household furniture with the one half of .\[y (Jattle and Sheep (lv\- 
cept, one Cow and Calf, asid five Shee]) out of her half which I gi\e to 
my son William or is hereafter Mentioned) to be at her disposal for- 
ever, as also one third of all My Lands with one third of My House 
and liarn with one half of all My farming tools during her n;itrual Life 
Item 1 give to my well beloved son lObenezer Work whom 1 likewise 
Constitute make and ordain my sole Kxecutor of this my Last Will and 
testament all and singular My Lands .Meas-.ui^gs and tenements by Idm 
freely to be disposed of (after my said wife.; desease) the two thirds of 
which to be freely ]) ossessjd and lajoyed l)y him during her life to- 
geather with the one half of all My (.'attle and sheep with one half of 
all my farming tooles 

item I give to my well belo\ed son William Work one Cow and Calf 
and five sheep 

Item 1 give to my well l)eloved Daughter Janne Dunlop ten shillings 
to be paid her out of my iv-itate by my Ivxecutor within twelve Months 
after my Death 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter I'dizebath Orr ten shillings 
to be ])aid to her out of mv Instate bv mv said ]v\eculor within twehe 
Montlis after my Death 

And 1 do herel)y utterly disalow revok and tlisannul all and e\ ry 
other former 'I'estament Wills Legacies and bequests and l-Accutors by 
Me in any ways before named willed and beipieadu'd Rallifying' and 
Confirming this and no other to be My Last Will and testauieut In 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day ami 
year first abo\e written 
Signed sealed ])ublished 

l)roiiounce<l and declared by his 

the saitl James Work as his James () Wmk (Seal) 

Last Will and testament Mark 



LIXCOI.N PROIiATE RECORDS. 43 

in the presents of us the 
subscribers 

William Thorne 

Prince Rose 

Willliam 'Ihorne Junior 

Probated 12 Ap., 1769. [T, 164.] 

In the Name of (lod Amen, on the 31st Day of March in the Vear 
of our Lord 1767 1 John Reed of Booth bay in the County of Lincoln 
and Province of Massachusetts-bay in New England, being very sick 
and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, calling to mind 
the Mortality of my nature and expecting soon to go the way of all liv- 
ing do, with deliberation, and of my own free Choice, make and or- 
flain this my last will and testament, that is to say 

first of all 1 commit my Soul unto God thro' the hands of m)' 
only Advocate, the Lord Jesus Christ, on whose perfect righteousness 
alone I depend for Justification, thro that everlasting Covenant of 
Grace which I desire to die embracing as the only ]jlan of my redemp- 
tion ; and my body to the dust to be interred, with decent Christian 
burial at the discretion of my Executors : hoping to receive the same 
again at the resurrection of the Just : and touching the Family and 
worldly substance with which it hath pleased God to bless me in this 
life, I dispose of them in the manner following. 

Item Secondly I do constitute and appoint my trusty friends the Re\d 
John Murray Mr Robert Murray and Mr David Reed all of Boothbay 
to be the Kxecutors of this my last Will and testament and Guardians 
of my beloved Wife and all my Children until they shall legally choose 
other Guardians for themselves ; and I do authorize them to o\ersee, 
direct, and dispose of my said family as faithful Cniardians, in such a 
manner, in all their affairs, as shall appear to them, in their best Judg- 
ment, to be most for the advantage of my said family. 
Item Thirdly I do especially require my said Kxecutors to take care 
that all my children be educated in the fear of (iod, in the Protestant 
reformed Religion, agreeable to the Westminster Confession of Faith 
and Catechisms, according to their Circumstances in life, at the ex- 
pense of my Estate. 

Item fourthly I ordain that all my Debts shall be paid out of my 
whole estate ; 

Item fifthly I allow my whole estate to be kept undivided until my 
eldest son Andrew arri\e at years of maturit), or until such time as a 



.14 I.INX'OI.N I'Ror.ATK KllCdRDS. 

niaJDritv of niv said ICxccutors shall think a (li\ision necessary or ex- 
IK-dicnt : until then it sliall be improveil by my Widow and Children, 
(or such of them as shall be thought fittest by my Ivxecutors,) for the 
benefit of the whijje, and shall be liable to i)ay all the debts justly con- 
tracted for the education or Maintainance of my children until they ar- 
rive at the years of maturity ; and 1 ordain that if they or any of them 
shall be charged as debtors to my ICstate for their needful maintainance 
of food and raiment until their arrival at said mature age, then my said 
estate shall be liable to i)ay to such child or children for his, hers, or 
their service, work, or labour before said age such wages as shall be 
judged right, by my said Executors with three other Judicious men 
cliosen by consent of my widow & such child or children ; which six 
shall also determine what shall be paid to the wht)le estate for such 
provision. 

Item 1 ordain that whenever a di\ision shall be agreed on, my belov- 
ed wife shall have over and above her share, one yoke of steers given 
oii the whole : and then all my moveable goods and chatties shall be 
e<|ua]ly divided among ,t all my dear children ; 

Item whereas, at the death of my hon'd Mother, there will fall to me 
an efiual share with her other Children, out of her estate, I ordain that 
it be ecjually dixided as my other goods. 

Item seventhly I ordain that my real estate, inclosed within my fence, 
bounded by Mr Sloss'es, Mr McCulloch's, and Rev'd Mr Murray's lots 
be, at the discretion of my said ICxecutors, divided into e(iual shares 
amongst my Children as my other goods ; Andrew to have his share 
next to Campbell's p )nd, John to have his share next to him, and so 
my other children, my Dear Wife to ha\e that part next the sliore with 
the house (S:c in hers : and if with the consent of my said Mxeculors, 
they or any of them shall choose to sell their shares, then I do ordain 
that my Son Andrew shall have the first right of i)urchase of all such 
shares as shall be sold, my Son John the next, my Son Henry thi; next, 
my Son David the next right and then my Daughters according to their 
age, and I do hereby ratifie and confirm this as my last Will and testa- 
ment the day and time first above written mark 
Signed sealed published jironounced John O Reed (Seal) 
and declared by John Keed to be 
his last Will in the ])re.-.ence of 

Andw McFarland 

Samuel Adams 

William Reed 



lib 



I.IXCOI.N I'RDP.ATE RF.OIRDS. 45 

Probated 14 June, 1769. [I, 165-6.] 
Inventory l>y Andrew McFarland and Edward Emerson, of Booth- 
bav, and Thomas Boyd, of Bristol, 24 Mar., 1770, ^55:6:8. [I, 
^43-] 

Andrew Willard, late of Broad Bay. (Jeorge Uemuth, of Broad Bay, 
Adm'r, 14 June, 1769. [I, 167.] John Warner and Peter Bracht, 
sureties. Christopher Kline, of Broad Bay, guardian unto Margaret, 
minor daughter, 5 June, 1770. [I, 182.] Inventory by John Ploet- 
tenheim, John Warner and Joanne Peter Broest, all of Broad Bay, 15 
June, 1769, /J^82 : 12:9. [I, 187.] Aecount filed 15 June, 1770. 
"[I, 188.] 

(tawen ^^'ilson, late of Falmouth. Jeremiah Bote, of Falmouth, 
Adm'r. 26 Sep., 1769. [I, 167.] Stephen Longfellow and James 
McCobb, sureties. Inventories : personal estate by Noah Michell, Daniel 
.Merit and Moses Wostar, all of Pleasant River, 2 May, 1769, £^22: 
TO : 5^-2 ; real estate in Berwick, York County, by Peter Morrell, Jedi- 
diah Morrell and Nathan Lord, 4 Oct., 1771, ^^,15 ; real estate in Fal- 
mouth by William Bucknam, Nathaniel Carll and Benjamin Ingersoll, 
all of F^almouth, i June, 1770, ^216. [Unrecorded] 

Hugh Wilson, late of Topsham. I^lizabeth Wilson, of Topsham, 
widow, Adm'x, 30 Aug., 1769. [I, 173.] Thomas Willson and .Sam- 
uel \^^ilson, sureties. Inventory by Thomas A\'ilson, Robert Cower and 
Actor Patten, all of Topsham, 3 Oct., 1769, ^-£^649 : 11 : o. [I, 191.] 
Account of Elizabeth ^^'eymouth, Adm'x, 9 Mar., 1787. [Ill, 137 and 
245.] Samuel Thomps;)n, of Brunswick, guardian unto William, minor 
son, 17 Sep., 1787. [Ill, 160.] 

Henry Little, late of Newcastle. James Little, of Newcastle, Adm'r, 
25 Ap., 1769. [I, 174.] Alexander Campbell and Edmund Lieson, 
sureties. Inventory by Benjamin Woodbridge, Alexander Campbell 
and James Cargill, 12 July, 1769. [I, 196.] 

Lochran McLean, late of Penobscot. Hugh McLean, of Milton, 
Adm'r, 30 June, 1769. [I, 176.] Richard Codman and John Kent, 
both of Falmouth, sureties. 

In the nam of God Amen this tenth Day of November Anno Dom- 
nic one thousand saven Houndred and sixty nine and \\\ the tenth year 
of his majsteys Rign I William Stinson of (leorgetown within the 
County Lincoln and Province of the Masscutsset Bay In NewEngland 
yeoman Beanig much Indisposed In Boodey But of Parfet mind and 



46 ll\(o|\ I'Koi;\TI- RKCOKDS. 

mcmorcy thanks be to Ciod for His Cloodncss to me Calling to mind 
tlie frealety of my Hodey and knowing that It Is apointed for for all 
men to die do mak this my I,ast will and 'I'estment that Is to Say I'rin- 
sably and In the first Plaes I Cive and IJequeth my Soul to Clod that 
Gave It and my I>odey I Recomend to the Karth tobe Buried InaCristen 
and Deesent manar at the Discration of my of my Ivxecutors nothing 
Doubting Hut 1 Shall Rec It agean at ye Genarell Resurection By the 
Infinet Powr of God and as to such wordley Goods and l'>steat as God 
heas Bestoed on me In this wordal I Give Demise and DisjKjse of In 
the fowling maner and foram ///////w/V 1 Give and IJequath to my 
Beloved Dughter Sarah five Shillings Itam I Beciueth to my Belov- 
ed Daughter Jean n\e Shillings and Six Sheepe 

latem 1 Becpialh to my Bel()\ed l)>ighter Margrat one yok of young 
oxon of threa years old and fi\x' Shillings 

Itam I r>e(|uath to my Beloved Daughtar Marcy Six Shillings and Six 
Sheepe latem I r)e(|uath to my Bloved Son John Stinson on Sarten 
track or pe'^rsell of 1 .and on Arowsick Island Butted and Bounded as 
folloeth viz villes march on the west on the South By Lott No'r nin- 
teen .S: on the I'.st by the l>ack Riverr Jkaing i)art of Lott nomber 
twintey twintey on i\: l.ott nobr twintey two now In his Posetion I fur- 
der Give unto my Son John another Sarten track or Parsell of Land 
Bounded as folloeth viz Bouned on the i'^st ])y villes march on the 
South By Lot noumber ninteen on the north P.y Lott nombr twentey 
one Runing west towards K-^nabek Riser as far as the Senter of the 
Crreat Lage on the Last Side of the fresh water pond on Arowsick Is- 
land the above money P>equethed to Be paxnl In Six months after my 
Desses Item I P)efiueth -.mto my lieloved Son James Stinson one 
milch Cow and Six pv)nnds Six and l'",ghl Lawfull money to pe payd to 
him out of my l''.steat thai I Becpieth to my Son William Stinson 
Itam I Becjuath to my Beloved Daughter Ann twintey Six pounds 
thirteen Shilhns and Lght Penc Lawfull money to be payd unto hir in 
three years from the Day of my Bmell out of my Ivsteat that I Leave 
to my Son William Stinson Item 1 Leave and Be(pialh to my Bel n'- 
ed wife Klizeabeth Stins jn on half of all my Chatels anl all my Sheepe 
not dis]iosed of Refor Lickwise all my houshold furniter my I>eeds 
and Beiden ham 1 Beciuealh lo my Beloved St)n John Stinson on 
Lott of march at a pli.-s Called Bokers point In the Bak River on 
Arowsick Islanil which Lott of March Blongs to Lott numbr twintey 
of uj) Land un said Island Itam I Beiiueth to my Beloved Son 



T.IXrotX PRtiP.AlK KiriiRps. 4y 

William Slins')n all all the Remcandcr of of my Rcall and per- 
soiiall Ivsteat on aRr.viick lilanl not Di.spjse I of Before v\/. my la- 
trist In three Lotts of Laivl upland vi./ Lot No twintey twintey one (\: 
Iwintey two with on Lott of march at Bokers pjint In the Back River 
Beaing the westermost 1-ott of f"o Laieng ther & one half Lott of 
march In the mill Creek with on half of my Chatels not l)iS|Wsed of 
r>efor to him his hairs and assigns forLver as a Esteat of Inherintenc 
I Beciuath and (rive unto my said Son William my fishing Sconcr now 
Laieng In Kenbeck River It furder Is my will and plesuer that my 
Seaid Son William Stinson i)ay may Daughter Ann the above twintey 
Six poimds thirteen Shillings 8d willed to her as above out of my Esteat 
Left to him and all the Depts that I ow It Is my furder will and Ples- 
uer that my Sead Son William Stinson and my Brother John Stinson 
ICsq whom I apoint and ordean my Sole l^^xecutors (jf this my Last will 
and testment and I do hearbey Disanule and Revok all former wills and 
tistments or Bequathments By me In Eneys ways mead By me Before 
this Raetifieing and Confirming thi ; and no other to be my Last will 
and testmint In witness whereof I have Sett my hand and Sell this tinlh 
Day of November .!////(> Domiiia on thousand Saven hundred and Six- 
tey nine and In the tenth \-ear of his majsteys Rign 

William Stinscjn (Sea!) 

Charles Snipe 

James Drummond 

William Sullivan 
the fifth sixth seventh and part of the l'>ght Lines In the Scon;l page 
was Rased Befor Singen anil Selling this will 

Lincohi Sis Georgetown Novmber lo 1769 William Stinson acknowlidg 
this his Last will and Testment to be his ack and Deed l!efore me 
John Stinson Justies Peaes- 

Probated 8 Aug., 1770. [I. 177-S.] 

Inventory by Charles Snipe, Daniel Mcfaden and James Dru:nmjnd, 
Jr., all of Georgetown, 29 Oct., 1770, £^\^ : 7 : 4- [^ 213.] 

Amos Pinkham. late of P>ristoI. William MoClain, of Bristol, .\dm'r. 
13 Sep., 1769. [I, 179-] William Martin and Jacob Dockendorff. 
sureties. Inventory by Williaai Martin, Jacob Ducken lorff an 1 d'h om- 
as Johnston, all of Bristol. 5 Ap., 1770, ^98:3:10. [I, 189.] 

Samuel Davis, late of a place called Freetown. Moses Da\-is. oi 
Newbury Port, Adm'r, 20 June, 1769. [I, 176.] Nathan Gove and 
Samuel Goodwin, sureties. 



48 i.i\((»i,\ I'RuiiAri: Ki:(.oKi)s. 

Thomas I'crrin, late of Pownalborough. Malhias Siniih, of 'risbnry, 
Adm'r, 14 Aug., 1769. [I. iSo.] Samuel (roodwin aud Sauiucl 
(joodwin, Jr., sureties I nwntory by Samuel (i<.)od\vin. Robert 'I'wy- 
cross and William Silvester, 21 Aug.. 1769,^173 : 16 : i : o. [I, 193- 
5.] Charles Cashing and R )b'>rt I'wycrjss, c;jmmissioners to examine 
claims. [111,3.] Accouni filed .May, 1773. [HI. 4.] 

Moses Crele, late of the River Kennebeck. Moses (irele, residing 
at the River Kennebeck. .Adm'r, 12 May, 1769. [I. 180.] Roger 
Chase and Mathew Chase, snreiies. 

Phili[) Ciill, lile of l\nviiall).)rongh. John Call, of Pownalborougli, 
.\dm'r, 18 -Vug., 1769. [1. rSi.J Inventory by Samuel (loodwin, 
Robert Twycross and Madiias Smith, 24 .Aug., 1770, /J'264 : 5 : 2. 
[I, 224.] .Account filed 12 Feb., 1772. [I, 232.] 

In the Name of Cod .Amen The twenty I'-ight day of Ocr one thous- 
and Seven Hundred & Sixty Six I Joseph Y(.)ung of Po\vnalb:.)rough in 
the County of Lincoln <Jt Province of the Massachusetts bay in New 
England Yeoman Weak in l)odv but of Perfect mind & memory tlianks 
be given unto Cod therefore Calling unto mind the Mortality of my 
Body and knowing that it is appointed for al! .Men once to die do make 
and Ordain this my last will and Testament that is to Say Principaly 
and first of all I Cive and Recomend my S )ul into the Hands of Cod 
that gave it & as for my P> )dy I Recjuicuid it to the Erth to Buried in 
a Christian like iv: hecent Manner at the Discration of my Executors 
nothing Doubting but at the (ieneral Resurection I shall Recive the 
same again by the Mighty Power of Cod — .And as touching such World- 
ly goods & Estate wherewith it hath Pleased Cod to Ijless me in this 
life I (live Devise and Dispose of the Same in the following Manner 
and form — 

Impriiniis 1 make C(jnslilule ^: Ordain my Sons Isaac tS: Joshua 
Young Executors of this my last will i\: 'I'eslament which I Confirm «.^ 
no r)thcr 

2ly I give and beipieath unto my l^ldest son Josejih Young of h'd 
P>)wn;ill) )r;)U di all th it tract of \,\\\\ in s'd Fo^vn that he hath njw in 
Posation whare he n.r.v lives 

3ly I give and Devi.se unto Isaac <5v: Joshua \'oung my Sons <S: l-^xccu- 
tors as afore.sai 1 all the R.'m lining Part A my Ian 1 in Pownalborough 
aforesaid to be Equally Divided betwixt them after my Disccse 
4ly I giv'^ and Devise unto Thomas Young Son of my Son Thomas 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 49 

Young late of Pownalboroiigh Dcc's'd twenty Shillings to be Paid out 
of my Personal Estate by my Executors & as to the Rest of my Per- 
sonal Estate I give & Devise unto my two Daughters Viz Sarah Hol- 
brook the Wife of Rich'd Holbrook & Anna Pearce the Wife of John 
Perce both of the Town aforesaid to be Equally Divided betwixt them 
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the day & 
Year above Written 
Witnes Present 
Jona. Williamson 

Lucy Silvester Joseph Young (Seal) 

Jane Silvester 

Probated 13 June, 1770. [I, 181.] 

Jacques pjugnon, late of Pownalborough. Charles Gushing, of Pown- 
alborough, Adm'r, i June, 1769. [1,183.] Edmund Britlge and 
James Flagg, sureties. Inventory by James Flagg, Robert Twycross and 
Edmund Britlge 3 June, 1769, ^^251 :o : 5. [1, 184.] Account filed 10 
Nov., 1774. [1,271.] Division of real estate by Philip Theobald, 
William Lewis and Asa Dinsmore, all of Pownalborough, 22 Dec, 1788 : 
dower to Margaret ,wife of Michael Stilfinn, and late widow of deceased ; 
remainder to James, only son, by consent of Margread, Jane and Sus- 
anna, daughters. Order regarding same, 24 Dec, 1789. [IV, 98 to 

lOI.] 

In the Name of God, Amen — The Twenty seventh Day of April A. 
D. One thousand seven hundred and sixty seven, I Daniel Goud of 
Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln, yeoman, being of perfect 
mind and Memory, & knowing that it is appointed to all men once to 
die & thinking it my Duty to set my house in Order, before that awful 
last hour overtakes me, do hereby make and ordain my Last Will and 
Testament; that is to say, principally and first of all I commend my 
Soul into the hands of God that gave it, trusting in the Merits of his 
Dear Son My Lord and Saviour, for the pardon of all my Sins and Ac- 
ceptance with him — My Body I commit to the Earth to be buried at 
the Discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but that I shall receive '"'^'S 
the same by the mighty power of God at the General Resurrection- 
And as to my worldly E^state wherewith it hath pleased God tr l-i'viss 
me in this Life, I give, devise and dispose of in manner and form fol- 
lowing that is to say 

/////>s I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Clanccy the snm of six shil- 
lings to be paid her in one year after my Decease which, with what I 

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50 I.TNCOLN PKOHATE RECORDS. 

gave her in my Life Time is in full of her portion of my Estate 
Item I give to my Daughter Susannah Carney the sum of six siiillings 
which with what I gave her in my Life Time is in full of her ]»v)rtion 
of my Estate 

lastly All the Rest and Residue of my Estate Real, i)erson- 
al or mixed, wheresoever the same is, I give and devise to my Son 
George Goud, to hold to him, antl his heirs forever, he the said George 
paying to my two Daughters aforesaid the said sum of six shillings a- 
piece, also he paying all my Just Debts and funeral Charges. 

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Son George Goud 
sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament revoking and dis- 
annulling all other and former Testaments by me heretofore made ; 
declaring this and no other to be my last Will & Testament — 

In ^Vitness whereof I the said Daniel Goud do hereto set my hand & 
seal the Day & year aforewritten. 

Signed, Sealed & Deliver' d, Daniel Goud (Seal) 

& declared by the said 

Testator to be his last , 

Will & Testament in presence of 

Chas. Gushing 

Mary Nye 

Jona. Bowman 

Probated 12 Ap., 1769. [I, 196-7.] 
Inventory by Samuel Emerson, Richard Kidder and George Lilly, 
all of Pownalborough, 7 Ap., 1770, ^31 : 16:4. [I, 198.] 

John Shaw, late of Georgetown. Ellisha Shaw, of Georgetown, 
Adm'r, 28 Jan., 1771. [I, 200.] John Shaw and Ebenezer Hovey, 
sureties. Inventory by Isaiah Crooker, John Shaw and Ebenezer 
Hovey, all of Georgetown, 9 May, 1771. [I, 215.] 

John Lermond, late of Bristol. Alexander Lermond, of St. Georges, 
Adm'r, 27 Sep., 1770. [I, 200.] Moses Copeland and Bryan Ryan, 
sureties. Inventory by James Brown, of Newcastle, and William Jones 
and James Huston, both of Bristol, 2 Dec., 1770. [I, 212.] 

Robert Wiley, late of Boothbay. Martha Wiley, of Boothbay, 
w^t^biy'j Adm'x, 26 Sep., 1770. [I, 201.] John Wiley and Thomas 
Boyd, V^refies. Inventory by Israel Davis and Andrew McFarland, 
both of Bodtihbay, and Thomas Hodgdon, of Jerremy Island, 1 8 Ap., 1772, 
^307: 8: 9;^, [I, 236.] Account filed, 9 June, 1772. [I, 237.] 
David Reed, l5v."7.abeth Reed and Joseph Reed, all of Boothbay, 



LIN'COLN PROBATE RF.CORDS. 5 I 

grandchildren, chose Joseph Reed, of Boothbay, to be their guardian, 
25 Oct., 1792. Division of estate by Henry Hunter, of Bristol, John 
Borland and William McCobb, both of Boothbay, 21 Oct., 1794, in 
which the heirs named were Robart, son of Neal ^Vylie, Easther, wife 
of Abijah Kenney, Jane, wife of Joseph Lewis. Robart Wylie, the heirs 
of Samuel ^^'ylie, Mary Reed, the children of Joseph Reed, Martha, 
wife of David Reed, the heirs of William Wylie, Alexander Wylie, John 
\Vylie, Katharine, wife of Thomas Boyd. [Unrecorded.] 

Robert Dunlap, late of Topsham. John Dunlap, of Topsham, 
Adm'r, 29 Ap., 1771. [I, 201.] Ebenezer Work and Robert Dun- 
lap, sureties. Inventory by Thomas Wilson, Prince Rose and John 
Merrill, all of Topsham, 10 May, 1771,^246: 12: 7. [I, 214.] 
Account filed 10 Mar., 1773. [I, 247.] Return of i)artition of real 
estate by Thomas Wilson, John Merrill and Prince Rose, all of Top- 
sham, 31 Mar., 1773, mentions Mary Dunlap, widow of deceased, John 
Dunlap, Margaret Potter and jane Eaton, children of deceased. [H, 

Andrew Reed, late of Boothbay. David Reed, of Boothbay, x\dm'r, 
4 June, 1 77 1. [1, 203.] William Reed and John Stinson, sureties. 
Inventory by John Stinson, of Georgetown, Israel Davis, of Boothbay, 
and Thomas Hodgdon, of a place called Jerymisquam, 28 Sep., 1773, 
^149 : 9 : 4- [11, I4-] 

David Patterson, Jr., late of St. Georges. Nancy Patterson, of St. 
Georges, widow, Adm'x, 6 Ap., 1771. [I, 203.] David Patterson, 
Alexander Lermond and William James, sureties. Inventory by Alex- 
ander Lermond, Samuel Creighton and William Watson, all of St. 
Georges, 27 May, 1771, ^115 : 9 : S^^. [I, 22S.] Benjamin Pack- 
ard, of St. Georges, guardian of David, minor son, 30 Sep., 1776. 
[II, 72.] David P'ales and Mason Wheaton, both of St. Georges, 
commissioners to examine claims. [HI, 31.] Benjamin Packard, of 
St. Georges, Adm'r ^/d' (^(>';//i' //(^/z, 23 Sep., 1776. [HI, 31.] Moses - 
Copeland, of St. Georges, and Jacob Eichorn, of Waldoborough, sure- 
ties. Account filed 24 Sep., 1776. [HI, ^,2.'] 

6> 

John Brewer, of Boothbay, minor son of James Brewer, la*^ 

Boothbav, chose Israel Davis, of Boothbay, to be his guard-'^n 

" -, .nah Bryant, 

■"'■ [''-'^S-] ^ David Reed 

John Barker, Jr., late of Pownalborough. Sl'J.^]^^J. N^jjie of a 
Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 26 Feb., 1771. 'ai-,,1 David Reed 



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52 LINCOLN PROHATK RECORDS. 

Bridge and Samuel (loodwin, Jr., sureties. Inventory by Edmund 
Bridge and Richard Kidder, botli of Pownalborough, i May, 1 7 7 1 , 
^10: II : o. [I, 231.] 

Westbrook Berry, late of Mechias. John Crocker, of IMechias, 
Adm'r, 23 Sep., 1771. [I, 227.] Jonatlmn Longfellow and Nathan- 
iel Sinkler, sureties. Inventory by Japhet Hill, Joseph Libbee and 
William Curtis, all of Mechias, 17 Sep., i772,;^io2 : 2 : 9. [I, 247.] 
Jonathan Longfellow and Nathaniel Sinkler, commissioners to examine 
claims. [I, 248.] Distribution ordered i Oct., 1774. Account 
filed 30 Sep., 1774. [I, 263.] 

George High, of a place called Broadbay, guardian unto Lehn Wcl- 
ler, minor daughter of Andrew Weller, 31 May, 1771. [I, 227.] 

John All, late of Boothbay. Samuel McCobb, of Boothbay, Adm'r, 
24 Sep., 1 77 1. [I, 233.] Israel Davis and John Murray, sureties. 
Inventory by Jeremiah Beath, Thomas Boyd and William Fuller, all of 
Boothbay, 8 Oct., 1771, ;^770 : 16:9. William McCobb and Andrew 
McFarland, commissioners to examine claims. [I, 253.] 

In the Name of God Amen, the twenty ninth day of July 17 71 I 
Charles Robartson of Topsham &c yeoman being sick and Weak of 
Body, but of perfect mind & memory, thanks be given to God for it : 
therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and Knowing 
that it is appointed unto all men once to dye, do make and ordain this 
my last will and testament that is to say princijialy and first of all I 
give & recomend my soul into the Hands of God who gave it ; and my 
Body I recomend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Christian burial 
at the discretion of my Executrix nothing Doubting but at the general 
Resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of 
God : and as touching such worldly F^state wherewith it hath 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 Martha my Dearly beloved wife one 
yoak of my best oxen, one Cow, all my sheep togeather with all my 
Houshold Goods, debts, and moveable effects whom I likewise Consti- 
tute, ^J^.ake & ordain my sole Executrix of this my last will and testa- 
ment ^el 

Item I gii^.ba^ 'py beloved grandson William Robartson (only son to 
my Eldest son vfi^ im Robartson decess'd) one Cow at my Deces 
Item I give to my beloved Daughter Elezebath Savage one Cow to 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 53 

be delivered at my Deceass 

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Mary Stinson one yoak of 
young Oxen to be delivered at my Decease 

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Jane Stinson four pounds Law- 
full Money at my Decease 

Item I give to my yongest son David Robartson ten shillings 
Item I give to my youngest Daughter Charity Robartson thirteen 
pounds six shillings & Eight pence and likewise one Colt two years old, 
& one Case of Draws and one Cow to be paid her when she shall 
arive at the age of Eighteen years, or on her Mariage day. and I do 
hereby utterly disalow, revok and disannul all and every other former 
testaments Wills legacies and bequestes 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 first 
above written 

Signed sealed published, pronounced 
and Declared by the said Charles 
Robartson as his Last will and 
testament in the presents of us 
the subscribers his 

Aaron Hinkley Charles X Robartson 

Ezra Randall Mark 

Joseph Foster 

Joseph Randall 

Probated 23 Jan., 1772. [I, 233-4.] 

Joseph Decker, late of a place called Jerrymisquam Island. John 
Decker, Jr., of Pownalborough, Adm'r, 26 Aug., 1772. [I, 234.] 
Joseph Decker and Samuel Goodwin, Jr., sureties. Inventory by 
Thomas Rice, Jonathan Williamson and Michael Sevey, 17 Sep-, 
1772,^245: 3: 3. [I, 272.] Account filed 28 Oct., 1773. [II, 
2.] 

John Burton, late of St. Georges. Benjamin Burton, of St. Georges, 
Adm'r, 10 June, 1772. [I, 235.] Joseph North and William Young, 
sureties. 

Nathaniel Bryant, late of Newcastle, shipwright Hannah Bryant, 

'Newcastle, widow, Adm'x, 20 Aug., 1772. [I, 235.] David Reed 

amuel Goodwin, Jr., sureties. Inventory by Arthur Noble, of a 

./:e called Walpole, Samuel Nickels, of Newcastle, and David Reed, 



54 T.IXCOT.N PROIUTF. RECORDS. 

of Boothbay, S St']-)., 1772, £.'i()(^S'- ^1 '■ ?>■ [I. 245.] Inventory 
by Abijah While and John Cushing, Jr., of Scituale, and I'eleg 
Rogers, of Marshfuld, of real estate in Plymouth County, 28 
Mar., 1774, ^29: 19: 4. [II, G3.] Account filed 15 Oct., 1777. 
[II. 63.] Jeremiah I'arker, of I'arnstabie, guardian to Patience and 
Hannah, minor daughti'rs, and Nathaniel, minor son, 25 Oct., 1776. 
[II, So-i .] List 01' sundry articles omitted from inventory, ^100 : 5 : 2. 
[11,98.] (iuardian's account filed 4 Oct., 1 786. [111,178-9.] Di- 
vision of realestatel)y Arthur Noble and Jesse Flint, both of a place called 
Wal]:)ole, and John l'"arley, of Newcastle, 13 June, 1787. [\', 4 to 6.] 
Account of guardian of Hannah 15arker Ikyant filed 29 Ap., 1794, 
and aj^jteal from decree of allowance thereof by I'lnos Clap, of Hal- 
lowell, and Hannah Parker Cla]), his wife, 26 May, 1794. [^^ 244 to 
246.] Account of guardian of Patience Bryant filed 29 Ap., 1794, 
and a])peal from decree of allowance thereof by William Waters, of 
Newcastle, husband of Patience, 19 May, 1794. [^^ 246 to 248.] 

Nathaniel Webb, late of Woolwich. Jane Webb, of Woolwich, 
widow, .Adm'x, 2 .Sep., 1772. [I, 237.] loseph Wade and Joshua 
Bailey, sureties. ln\entorv by Joseph Wade, Samuel Harnden and 
David (iilmore, Jr., all of Woo'wich, 13 Oct., 1772. [II, 29-30.] 
Account filed 15 Jan., 1777. [II, 72.] Israel Smith, guardian of 
Sarah and Lydia, minor daughters, and Luther, minor son. [II, 72 to 
74.] Widow's dower set off 18 June, 1781, by Jose])h Wade, Jonathan 
Fuller and Thomas Snell. all of Woolwich. [HI, 231.] 

In the name of Ciod Amen. This 13th day of August .\. D. 1768, 
I Zaccheus Beal of Bowdoinham in the County of Lincoln yeoman, 
being Sensible of my own mortality, but being of sound mind, after 
commending my Soul into the hands of Almighty (iod, & my body to 
the Farth to decent burial, do hereby make this my last will & testa- 
ment & therein disjiose of my worldly estate in manner following, that 
is to say. 

Imprimis, I give be<|uealh & devise to my beloved Wiie .Mary the 
use & improvement of all my Fstale real & personal situate or being 
in said Bowdoinham, or IClsewhere, during her natural life, Saving a 
right & priviledge to my I )aughters .Abigail and llleanor, severally of 
living in my dwelling house during the times they shall severally remain 
unmarried with their Mother 

Item At my said Wife's decease & when her said Use ^: im])r()\e- 
ment expires in my ilstate, I give cV devise to my said Daughters 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 55 

Abigail & Eleanor their heirs & Assigns forever Five acres of Land in 
the Front of my Land in Bowdoinham where I dwell, said Five acres 
to be next x\bbagadasset river, & to be divided from the rest of my 
Land there, by a back line running across My Land at right angles 
with the side lines thereof & all the buildings upon said Five acres of 
Land, equally to be divided between them, also I give them severally 
the priviledge aforementioned of living with their mother as afore ex- 
pressed — Also I give them each one Third part of my personal Estate 
forever after my Wife's use therein ceases, & the remaining Third part 
of said personal Estate I give them after said Use expires, the use of, 
during the joint Lives of my Daughter Dorcas & her husband David 
Wilson 

Item, In Case said Dorcas survives her said husband I give her for- 
ever the said remaining Third part of said personal Estate to take 
effect at & after the decease of both my said Wife & said David & not 
before also I give her said Dorcas the sum of Five shillings to be paid 
her by my Executrix in six months after ray Decease, but if said Dor- 
cas should not survive her said husband I give said Abigail & Eleanor 
said remaining Third part of the personal Estate forever equally to be 
divided. 

Item I give & devise to my Three Sons Zaccheus Josiah & Joshua, 
all the rest & residue of my real Estate in said Bowdoinham & Else- 
where except said Five acres & said buildings to them their heirs «& 
assigns forever after my said Wife's L^se therein expires 

Lastly, I appoint my said Wife Executrix of this my Will. In Wit- 
ness whereof I hereto set my hand & seal the day first herein afore- 
written, 

IVIemo. ye Words, "all" "heirs" "forever" "Estate" were interlin'd 
before Signing &c 

Signed, sealed & Declar'd by s'd Zaccheus to be his 
last Will & Testam't. In presence of 

Wm. Gushing Zacheus Beal (seal) 

David Bailey 

Nathaniel Bailey 

Probated i6 Sep., 1772. [I, 238- 239 & 251.] 

In the name of God amen this tenth day of September ^^ ;/;/<? Do/ji- 
iiii 1771, I Samuell Denny of Georgetown within tlie Gotuity of Lincoln 
in New Ingland Esqr being weak in body, but of sound minde and 
memory through mercy do make this my larst will and testament in 



56 LINCOLN PROHATF. RECORDS. 

manner folowing viz in the first and chief plase I give and biqueth my 
preiious and ^mortal soul into the hand of that (iod who gave it me 
praying throw the merits and Intersession of the glorious Redemer I 
may Receive the sam again at the Resurrection of the Just into Eter- 
nal I.ife and as to my temporal Intrest 1 gi\e and rlispose of the same 
after the folowing nianer 

Itum I gi\e unto my loving wife Catherin Denny fower good milch 
cows one yoak of oxen yoak and chain ten sheep the best bed under- 
bed and bedstead together with an l^qual share of all that belong 
unto beils both of lining and wooling with the rest of my fether beds 
that may be in my hous at my deseace both tor quantity and quality 
the looking glars willi the black frame tabcl and smorl trunck in my 
Rome in the grate Rome and Elseware the chist of drawers the best 
tea tabel and that of my make 6 tea cups and sarsers i teapot i Tea 
Kittel shuger dish crom])ot all these of the best together with the best 
tongs shovel and bjlows three large and thre smorl silver spons six best 
puter plates and three puter dishes six best I'^arthin i)lat fower best 
candelsticks the belmettcl and brass scilit a i)air of Iron dogs 2 flat 
Irons the boxiron and 2 heters warming \ra.n toster the grate bibel 
2 bras chafendishes one large and one smorl spining wheale 2 puter 
basins .^ puter poringers 3 brkfas basins 3 wine glarsses 2 bekers 
2 bowls all the provision that may be in the hous of meal pork 
bief flower butter chese talu candels molases shuger cofey tea rise 
spises chocolet corn and other grain together with all the woole 
yarn flax lining or wooling not made up sope tabellining all the 
tia ware all the dairey vessels pails tubs and barels hay in the barn 
1 spade I how i ax the silver can 6 comon jniter ])lats as also what 
:.ime I may have in Ebenescr Kelly by Indentor together with the sute 
of curtains 

The above mentioned artacels and Every of them I give unto my said 
wife for hir to use or dispose of according unto to hir own will and 
plesure and not to be accountable to any furthermore for and towards 
hir comfortable support during hir natural Life I give the use and Im- 
provement of my now dwelling hous with all the other buildings con- 
tigus together with the land and marsh to the southward of the stone 
worl nere the metingdious and the hither dam which Includ Lotts No. 
4) 5> *^j 7 together with what Lantl I own on borld head and the marsh 
to the south"-ard of Newtown bay and crick and night pasture for said 
cows and oxen in that |)asturc betwen the road and the marsh to be 
imjiroved by hir living on the plase and not by a tennant together with 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 5 J 

a Right to cut firewood ':^n other of my land on Arrowsick Hand and 
that on the Easterd side of the country road and that for hir own fire 
only and to be burnt on the premises together with the use and im- 
provement of tobias and Susanah two of my negros she maintaining 
of them in sickness and helth together with the crane hooks grate 
tongs shovel citchin table and clock all the Iron holow ware and all 
the chairs together with the smorl bras Kittel and cofey mill with the 
sum of tenn pounds Lawful money to be paid out my other Estate 
yearly and Every year during her natural Life and to be paid quarterly 
if she chuise it that is ^£2 : 10 : o per quarter the use of the pew the 
the word ten is so made by me and the figurs ^2 : 10 : o the nesary 
charge of repairing the premises from time to time to be done at the 
charge of other of my Estate 

Itum I give unto my son by law John White all all my appariel that I 
Ever wore both of Lining and wouling the Looking glars in the grate 
rom the desk the square table the grate trunck and grate chist 

The Residue and Remainder of all my Estate both Real and personal 
I give unto my Dear and only Daughter Rachal McCobb and unto hir 
Heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby constitute and appoint my 
son by law Samuell McCobb and the within named John White to be 
my Executors to this my Larst will and testament 

In witnis whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the day and 
year above written 
Signed sealed published 
pronounsed and declared 
by the said Samuell Denn)- 
to be his larst will and 
testament in presants 
of us 
Benjamin Pattc'e Junior 

Jeremiah Tozer Samuell Denny (seal) 

Elisabeth Pattee 

be it Known to all men by these presants that whereas I Samuell 
Denny of Georgetown within the County of Lincoln and province of 
the Masachusets bay in Newingland Esqr have made and declared my 
Larst will and testament in wrighting baring date the tenth day of 
September 1771 I the said Samuell Denny by this presant codicil do 
ratify and confirm my said larst will and testament and do will and 
bequelh unto my loving wife Cathrin Denny the sum of Eight pounds 
Lawful money in addition to ten pounds given unto mv said will and 



58 I.lNOn.N PROnATF. RKCORDS. 

to be paid unto hir in the same maner as is prescribetl in said will for 

the i)aynvjnt of the said ten pounds during hir natural life by my 

residuary legete or lv\eeutors out of my Instate and my will and uK'n- 

ing is that this codacel or schdule to be and aiudged to be part and 

parscl of my larst will and testament and all things mentioned and 

contained in this codasel to be faithful!)- and Irui-Iy ]~ierformed and as 

fully and Irewly jjerformed and as fully an<l amply In Every Respect 

as if the same ware so declared and set down in my said larst will and 

and Testament in witnis whereof I ha\'e set my hand and seal this 

twenty ninth day of May y/////^' Do/niiii 1772 and in the twelfth year 

of his majestys reign 

Signed sealed published and Heclared 

and Declared by the said Samuell 

Denny to be a codasel to my larst 

will and testament 

and part and parsel 

of the sam in 

presants of us Samuell i)enn\- (seal) 

IJenja Pattee Junr. 

Jeremiah Tozer 

Elisabeth. Pattee 

Probated 17 June, 1772. [T, 239 to 241.] 

Moses Rogers, late of a place called Dyers River. Elisha Rogers, 
of Marblehead, Adm'r, i Oct., 1772. [I, 241.] William Clifford and 
Ebenezer (iray, sureties. 

In the Name of dod, Amen. I Thomas Killpatrick of a place 
called St (ieorges in the County of Eincoln and Province of Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New I'.ngland Gentleman being Sick and Weak in 
Body, but of perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be given to (iod ; call- 
ing to Mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing that it apjiointed 
for all Men once to die do make and ordain this my last \\ ill and 
Testament; 'J'hat is to say, principally and llrst of all, 1 gi\e and 
recommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty Cod that gave it, and 
my Body I recommend to the I'^arth to be buried in decent Christian 
Burial, at the Discretion of my t^xecutors ; nothing doubting but at 
the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty 
Power of (}od. And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has 
jjleased tiod to bless me in this Life 1 give, demise, and dispose of 
the same in the followim,^ Manner and Form 



LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. 59 

Iinpiiinis I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Sister l^lizabeth 
Killpatrick all my Houtse Hold Furnature of what name or nature 
(except my Bed and I'.edding) 

Item I give unto my Cousin James McCordy the Sum of Six Shill- 
ings and Eight Lawful Money to be paid him or his legal Representa- 
tive in one year after my decease 

Item I give unto my Cousin Elizabeth Calderwood the Sum of Six 
Shillings and eight ]:)ence Lawful Money to be paid to her or her legal 
Representative in one year after my decease 

Item I give unto my Cousin Martha McCordy the Sum of twelve 
pounds Lawful Money to be paid her, or her legal Representative in 
one year after my decease ; Or the Value of the aforesaid Sum of 
twelve pounds to be flelivered to her in Cows and Sheep at the 
market price 

Item I give unto Thomas Shibles, son of xVIy Friend John Shibles, my 
Bed & Bedding, together with all my wearing Apparel, and a Gun. 
Item, I give unto Robert Killpatrick Shibles (another Son of the said 
John Shibles) a Gun. 

Itim I give unto John Shil)les junr (another Son of the said John 
Shibles) a Gun. 

And lastly I give unto my True and trusty Friend John Shibles of 
St Georges aforesaid Yeoman, whom I likewise constitute make and 
ordain the Sole Executor of this my last VVill and Testament, The 
whole Remainder of my Estate both Real, personal and mixt of what 
name or nature soever, by him freely to be possed and enjoyed, he 
paying my just Debts, and Funeral Charges. And I do hereby utterl)' 
disallow, revoke and disannul all and e\'ery other former Testaments, 
Wills, Legacies, 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 wiiereof I have hereunto set my Hand, and Seal, this 
twenty Second Day of June in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Seventy two 

Signed, Sealed, published, 

pronounced, and declared 

by the said Thomas ■ TIio. Killpaliick (seal) 

Killpatrick, as his last 

U'ill & Testament, in the 

Presence of us 

Patrick porterfield 



6o LIXCOLX PROBATE RECORDS. 

Jonathan Spear 

J )avi(l Fales 

I'lobated i6 Dec, 1772. [I, 241-2.] 
Inventory by David Fales, Patrick Porterfield and Alexander Ler- 
mond, all of St. Georges, 1 1 Mar., 1773, ^£^38 : 9 : 6. [II, 12.] 

In the Name of (lod Amen. I Jonathan Laiten of Newcastle in the 
County of Lincoln and I'rovinc of the Masecutis Pay in Newegland 
Being in Perfict helth (Praised be (iod) do mack this My Last will 
and testament as followth. li)ipiiiiiis I Give to my bloved wife Mary 
Laiten fiftean acors of Up Land and Marsh on the southerly Part of 
My farm with one half of the I )weling hous and one third Part of the 
Barn and two milce kows and six shep with one third Part of the hous- 
hold Goods so long as she Contincus My widdow and no Longer <S:c 
Iteam I Give to My son John Laiten ten Pounds to Be pay'd in one 
year After My deceas By My Executor Item I Give to My son 
Moses Laiten Eight Pounds — Itiam. I (iive to My son Richard 
Laiten thirty Pounds. Itiam Itiam I Give to my tlafter Mary three 
Pounds to Be paid in two \cars after My deceas Itiam I Give to 
My dafter Martha six Pounds and I give to My dafter Jean se\en 
Pounds & to My dafter Sarah I Give six Pounds and I Give to My 
dafter Rebecka five Pounds in fower years after My deceas Itiam I 
Give to My dafter Hannah five Pounds to Bee Paid in five years after 
My deceas and I (iive to My son I'^zekiel Laiten whome I Mack sole 
Executor of this My Last will and testament I (iive and demise and 
Bequeath to him and his heirs all and Evry of My Messuages Lands 
and Parsonal Estat with all my husbandderey tols Hereditament what- 
soever and wheirsoever which I allso Charge with the Payment of all 
My said Legacis and honest debts and Decont Burail : in witnes wheir 
of I have hereunto seit My hand and seeal the 15th day of May and in 
the year of Ower Lord 1772 Seal'd Published and Declare by the 
above name(l Jonathan Laiten for and as his Last will and testament in 
the Presents of us 
witness Joshua fuller 

Jeremiah Bran Jonathan Laiten (seal) 

Nathanael Chai)man 

Probated 7 Sep., 1772. [I, 243.] 
Inventory by James Cargill, Robert Hodge and l)a\id Hoj)kins, all 
of Newcastle, 2 Dec, 1772, ^^471 : 13 : 6. [I, 252.] 

Reuben Pitcher, late of Penobscott River. Thomas Goldthwait, of 



T.TXCOT.N PROBATE RF.CORPS. 6 I 

Fort Pownall, Adm'r, 7 June, 1773. [I, 248.] ^Villi;lm (lardiner 
and Moses Copeland, sureties. [II, 214.] 

Jonathan Winn, late of Woolwich. Joseph Winn, of Wilmington, 
Adm'r, 20 Sep., 1773. [I, 249.] Nathan Weston and Francis Ford, 
sureties. Inventory by Jonathan Reed, Samuel Ford and John Hath- 
orn, all of Woolwich, 22 Sep., 1773, ^141 : 13 : o. [I, 255.] 

In the Name of Clod Amen The Twenty Seventh Day of April 1772 
I Sarrah Mountgomray of the 'J'own of Booth Bay in the County of 
Lincoln and Province of the Massachusetts Bay New England Wedow 
being very sick & weak in Body but of i)erfet mind and memory 
Thanks be given unto God Therefore Caling unto mind the Mortality 
of my Body and Knowing That it is appointed for all men Once to 
Die Do make and Ordain This my La'-t will and Testament That is to 
Say first of all I Give and recommend my soul into the hands of God 
That gave it and my Body I Recomend to the P2arth To be buried 
in a desant Christian Burial at the Discation of my Executors nothing 
doubting but at the Genral Reserrection I shall recive the same again 
by the Mighty powr of God and as Touching fuch worldly Estate 
wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life I give 
demis and Dispose of the Same in the following mennor and form — 
Imprimis I ordain Oarder and deract that all the Lawfull Debts I ow 
or stand indebted fur Shall be punctuely payead to my respective 
Creditiors out of my Estate and the Remender if any be to be Dis- 
posed of as follows — 

Item I give and bequeath to my belo\ed Son John Mountgomray 
out of my personal Estate Two hefers Three years okl five Sheep & 
one mear one Barrow hog one Bed & clos now in the west Chamber 
one grat whell & one Small wheP one pot that houlds Two pelfulls 
Four Delf pleats &: four putter pleats one per of andirns one Small 
Ovel Table Three Cheers with Cloth Baks Two putter Dishes P"y great 
Bibel & Him Book & all the Remender of my Books of Devenitey & 
all my farming youTenchels — & I give unto my grand Daufter Sarrah 
Mountgomray Johns Dafter my Tee Kitel one per of flat Irns and one 
pare of andirns one Tramel — 

Item I give to my beloved Son Samul Mountgomray all that i)art of 
my Real Estate of Land that Lays between his Land and the Linecans 
Land be it more or Lese only the wood Cut on Said Lan<ls 1 reser\e 
I Likways give to my Son Samul a note of hand payeble to him in Six 
years after my Deth & with out Intrest Tel Then of Thirteen pound 



62 LINCOLN' TROIiAIK. RKl( )KnS. 

Six& Eight pence l.awfull Money and uut of my personal Estate I give 
him one hefer Two years okle one bed iS: one ])ot one Shovel & Tongs 
four Delfe plats tV' four putter ])lats Two putter platers I give to Samul 
the ])lase and Spot of I. and Caled the Sliep yeardfor the Tarm of six 
years after my Death and no Eonger — 

Itim i gi\e & l)c<|nealh to my belovecl I )al'ter Anne Murrev my I.umc 
and all the Tackling of said Lume & all my Parsonal Estate now In 
my house not yet menchoned in the above & within writing & one 
Cow of Ride cok^r (!v five sheep to the Care use of her Housban by 
the halfs & to be acountable for the Same & one yok of oxin for four 
years to the Care of John Murry hir housban (S: then to be sold & the 
money put to yous iS: to be in the Care of my I'-xecutiors for her 
Cheklran 

Itim I gi\e & bequeath to my beloxed grandchild Robart Mount- 
gomray Murray a nute (;f hand payable to him at forteen years okl 
from my Son John Mountgomray of Thirteen pounds six & Eight 
pence Eawfull money & without Intrest Til 'Ihat Time & then to Draw 
Intrest tel payed tv: the bove named Rid Cow & five Sheep and the 
one half of the Incress when the said Robart coms of age to be given 
him then & one yok of oxin to be in the Care of his father four years 
and then to be Sold and the money put to yous til he is of age the 
above named Cow & shej) the said John Murrey is to be Acountable 
to the Executiors of this will for the Same — 

Itim I gi\e and becpieth to my belo\ed Crandchild John Murrey a 
note of hand jxiyeabk" to him at fourteen years of age of Thirteen 
pound Six and Eight ])ence Eawfull money from my Son John Mount- 
gomray and not to Draw Intrest til then and then to Draw Intrest til 

payed — 

I give to the within Named Anne .Murray Sarrah Hards Time That She 
has to Sarve til She ? rives to the age of Eighteen and if my Dafter 
Anne Should Die before that Time the said Sarah is to be free the 
said Sarah Beard is to have my Two (iowns & my stais & all my petecots 
and the above gowns & stais & petecots to be in the Care of my Dafter 
Anne Murrays Care & to be given her acording to her behaver and 
the said Sarah is to have one year old Calf & to be Capt on my hom- 
stade til said Calf is Three years oM and then to be Sold & the money 
put to use (S: given to hir when She is out of hir Time — there is yet 
Three Cows not yet Dis])osed of which I alow towards Setling my 
Estate after my Death to be in tin; Care ol my Executiors — 
I Do Eikwise Constitute and apixjunt m\' Trustey Eriends Alex'r : 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 03 

Nickels Esqur. & Willam McCob & my well beloved John Mount- 
go m ray My sole Executiors & Executrin of this Will my Last Will & 
Testament all & singlcr my Lands & Tenements &: personal Instate to 
be Taken into Thir Charge & Care and I Do hereby utterly Disalow 
and revoke all and Every other former Testaments Wills and Be- 
quests & Executiors by me in any ways before named Confirming this 
& no other to be my Last will & Testement in Witness whereof I have 
herunto set my hand & seal the Day & year above written. 
Siegned sealed hir 

prounced & Delevered Sarah > JNLjunlgomray (seal) 

by the Said Sarrah mark 

Mountgomray as her 
Last Will & Testament 
in presants of 
Alexr. Nickels 
Nathaniel Winslow 

hir 
INLirtha z Winsluw 

mark the above nots men- 

chonad is Levcft in 

the hands of 
Alxr Nickels Esqr. 
Probated 17 June, 1772. [I, 249-250.] 

Joseph Young, late of Pownalborough. Abihail \'oung, of Pownal- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 18 Dec, 1772. Richard Holbrook and 
Alexander Gray, sureties. Inventory by Thomas Rice, Michael Sevey 
and Moses Hilton, 19 Feb., 1773. [1, 256.] 

John Drummond, late of Georgetown. Mary Drummond, of 
Georgetown, widow, Adm'x, 16 June, 1773. [I, 257.] Daniel Mc- 
Faden and James McFaden, sureties. 

John McFarland, late of Boothbay. Lydia McFarland, of Boothbay, 
widow, Adm'x, 18 Sep., 1773. [1, 257.] Nathaniel Tibbetts and 
John Daws, sureties. Inventory by John Stinson, of (Georgetown, and 
Samuel McCobb and William McCobb, both of Boothbay, 2 Nov., 
1773,^67:9:8. [1,263.] Stinson and McCobb, commissioners 
to examine claims. [II, 66.] Account filed 13 June, T773. [II, 

67.] 

James Springer, late of Georgetown. Nathaniel Springer, of Cieorge- 

town, Adm'r, 28 Dec, 1772, [1,258.] Moses Hodgkins and Jos- 



64 I.INfOLX I'KOI'.AIK RKCOKDS. 

cph White, sureties. Inventory l)y Isaiah CrDokcr, Duninicr Scwall 
and John Wood, all of Ocorgetown, jCOGS : 11: 12. [I, 244.] 
Adm'r adds to inventory 29 June, 1774, ^i : 17: 4. [II, 29.] 
Account filed 18 Aug., 1774. [II, 124.] Isaiah Crooker and Dum- 
mer Sewall, both of Georgetown, comn^issioners to examine claims, 
4 Oct., 1773, [II, 125.] Order regarding real estate i May, 1782, 
mentions Kdward, eldest son ; John, residing at Frenchman's Day, 
second son; Mary Sylvester, Martha Norcross, daughters; James 
Springer, son ; Rachel and Anna, daughters of James, Jr., deceased, 
grandchildren ; Abigail Digby, daughter of Abigail Gleason, late of 
Boston, deceased, grand-daughter : Sarah 1 .emont, wife of James 
Lemont and late widow of Nathaniel Springer, a son of deceased ; 
Nathaniel Bracket, Anthony Bracket, James Bracket, Mary Hodgkins, 
Eunice, wife of Simeon Paine, Susanna, wife of James Jewell, Joanna, 
wife of Philip Norcross, Elizabeth, wife of (ieorge Andrews, Sarah 
Bracket, Hannah, wife of James S])ringer, Abraham Bracket, Jr., all 
children of Joanna, tleceased, late wife of Abraham Bracket, and a 
daughter of intestate. [II, 179-1S0.] Joseph Lambard, of Bath, 
appointed guardian unto Rachel S])ringer, granddaughter, 2 May, 
1782. [II, 180.] Joshua Raynes. of llith, appointed guardian unto 
Tames Springer, grandson, I May, I 782. [II, 181.] John Springer, 
of Frenchman's Bay. so called, Adm'r r/d' /'o/u's non, 26 Aug., 1780. 
[II, 181.] William Swanton and David Trufant, both of Georgetown, 
sureties. Inventory by Isaiah Crooker, Hatherly Foster and J jshua 
Philbrook, all of Bath, 7 Mar., 1 782. [IL, 1S5.] Account filed 29 
Sep., 1781. [Ill, 43.] 

John Dickey, late of Bristol, mariner. Alexander Frskins, of Bristol, 
Adm'r, 27 Sep., 1773. [I, 258.] 'Thomas Drowne and Samuel 
Goodwin, sureties. Inventories by Robert McKown and James Sprowl, 
of Bristol, and Samuel Nickels, of Newcastle, 6 and 28 Oct., 1773, 
^199 : 16:8, to which .Adm'r added sundry small articles and "'one 
half the Sloop Susanna sold Col. Lee before the apprizement matle 
^206:13:4." [II, 57-S.] John Thomson and Samuel Patterson, 
both of Bristol, commissioners to examine claims, 27 Oct., 1773. [11, 
58.] Account filed 8 Se])., 1774. [II, 59.] 

.Samuel Borland, late of Bristol. John ISorland, of Bristol, Aelm'r, 6 
Oct., 1773. [I> 259.] Henry Hunter and Joseph Clark, sureties. 
Inventory by John Thomson, Samuel Patterson and Ninyin Fr.-,kins, all 
of Bristol, 15 Nov., 1773, ^57: i :8. [I, 262.] 



i.ixc- )i.N pk()};aik kkcdrds. 65 

William Reed, late 01 Topsham. David Reed, of Topsham, Adm'r, 
19 Oct., 1773. [i» 260.] Israel Davis and Andrew McFarland, 
sureties. 

James Brown, of Newcastle. Jane Brown, of Newcastle, widow, 
Adm'x, 17 Nov., 1773. [I. 260.] Samuel Galley and John Hussey, 
sureties. Inventory by Benjamin W'oodbridge and John Ward, both 
of Newcastle, and Thomas Flint, of a i)lace called \\'alj)ole, 26 Feb., 
1774. [II, 15.] Account filed 14 Aug., 1780. [Ill, 20.] Divis- 
ion of estate by Jonathan Jones and Samuel Waters, of Newcastle, and 
Thomas Boyd, of Boothbay, 22 Sep., 17S1. Children mentioned: 
John Brown, James Brown and Martha Brown. [Ill, 21-3.] James 
chose Jane Brown, widow, to be his guardian 14 Aug., 1780. I\Iartlia 
Brown chose John Farley, of Newcastle, to be her guardian 14 Aug., 
1780. [111,23.] 

John Hilton, late cf Pownalborough. Rebecca Hilton, of Pownal- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 18 Dec, 1773. [1,261.] Samuel Good- 
win and Asa Smith, sureties. Inventory by Asa Smith, William Garl- 
lon and Da^•id Phuner, all of Pownalborough, 23 Dec, 1773, ;^i52: 
19: 4- [HI, 33-'] 

In the name of God Amen 
the tenth Day of October in the year of our Lord 1771 William Millar of 
Bristol In the County of Lincoln Gentm being in perfect hailth of Bodey 
and mind and memory thanks be Given to God for the same and 
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 & Testament that is to say principally & first first of all I give and 
Recommend my Soul Into the the Hands of God that Give it; and for 
my Body I recomend it to the Eairth to be Ikiried in a Christon lick 
and Deecreit mannor at the Discretion of my Executors nothing 
doubting but at the General Resurection I Shall Receive the Same 
again by the Mighty Power of Ciod : and as touching such Worldly 
F-state Wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Life I Give 
De\ise and Dispose of the Same in Manner and Form following that is 
to Say- 
In the fairst place I gi\e and bec|uath to Hannah my dearly beloved 
Wife one third part of all my Reail Plstate Exepteing my ICstat in 
Bouthbaie Which I ordain to pay my Juist Dabets and my Bacick 
Laind Which is more than thre Houndred acres AVith my inedow To 
mening Said Land to my \^'ell beloved Sons William Millar &: Robert 

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66 I.IXCOI.X rK<M!A'lF. RKCDRDS. 

Millar Said Traeick of I.aind to be Equally divided betwein thim 
Liakweis I Will and bequeath to the said Hannah all my personeil 
Estat that is to say one third of my Dwelling House and all my 
Housel fourentor & all hir Life teeim and at hir Dath I Will that the 
above mantioned Estattes Shall be only to hir Chaldren and myinn and 
to no others that is to Say : to Alexander Nickels Millar & James Mil- 
lar & John Millar & Nancey Millar & Thomeis Millar & Samuil Millar & 
Hannah Millar to be Equally Divided : — Lickwyus I Will that the 
Whole Estate Should be in the hands of the above Said Hannah in her 
Widdowhoud butt if She marries the two thirds to go to our Chaldrin 
to give thim Education : I Will that my Juist Dabets be payed out of 
my Estates the Bouthebe to be sold and to pay : I Ikquith to my 
Daughtir Mariy five shillings Lawfull monney & to my Daiigehtr Jain 
twenty shillings Lawfull monney «& my Son Robeirt Millar thirteen 
pouinds six shillings above his Deveishon With his Brother William : I 
Lickwyes do Constute make & ordaein my Well bloved Wief Hannah 
Millar and my Good and Trousty frainds William Burns and James 
Huston to be my only & Sole Executors of this my Last Will and 
teastment : and I do hear by utterly Disalow Revoke & Disanul all and 
Every other Testa Wills & Legacys Bequests Executors by me in any 
ways Before this Named Willed & Bequeathed Ratifying and Con- 
firmed this & no other to be my Laist Will and Teastmant in Wittness 
Were of I have hereto Set my Hand and Seal the Day and year above 

Written 

Willm Millar (seal) 
Signed Sealed published prouounsed & 
Declared by the Said William Millar as his 
Laist Will and testament in the presenc 
of us the Subscribers that is to Say 
John Holland 
Robert Thompson 

Her 
Rachel X Dodge 

mark 
Probated 15 June, 1773. [I, 264.] William Burns and James 
Huston disclaimed executorship 14 June, 1773. Inventory by Arthur 
Noble, of a place called Walpole, Robert Hodge and Samuel Galley, 
both of Newcastle, 24 Sep., i 773, ^728 : 3 : 4. [HI, 213.] 

Daniel Locke, late of St. Georges, surgeon. Abraham Locke, of St. 
(icorges, Adm'r ; Alexander Lermond and Thomas Starrett, sureties, 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 67 

15 Mar., 1774. Inventory by Samuel Creighton, Hatevil Libby and 
John Mclntyer, all of St. Georges, 6 Ap., 1774, ^105 : 15 : 6. [I, 
264.] Account filed 2 Ap., 1777; David Fales and Alexander Ler- 
mond, Jun'r, commissioners to examine claims 17 June, 1774. [II, 
48.] 

John Godwin, late of St. Georges. James Watson, of St. Georges, 
Adm'r, i Feb., 1774. Andrew Malcom and Samuel Creighton, sure- 
ties. Inventory by Edward Killeran, Moses Copeland, and Samuel 
Gragg, 8 Feb., 1774, ^198 : 7 : 2>^. [I, 266.] 

Stephen Marson, late of Pownalborough. Elizabeth Marson, of 
Pownalborough, widow. Adm'x, 5 Jan., 1775. [I, 267.] Edmund 
Bridge and Samuel Goodwin, Jr., sureties. George Marson, minor son, 
chose Charles Gushing to be his guardian 8 Mar., 1776. [II, 230.] 
Inventory by Samuel Goodwin, Jr., Edmund Bridge and Carr Barker, 
all of Pownalborough, 31 Aug., 1775, ^^255 : 6 : i. [II, 232.] Eliz- 
abeth Harris Marson, minor daughter, chose Elizabeth Marson to be 
her guardian 23 Nov., 1780. Elizabeth Marson, guardian unto Sarah 
and Susanna, minor daughters, and Stephen, minor son, i Sep., 17 S3. 
[II, 233.] xAccount filed 13 Sep., 1781. [II, 234.] 

In the name of God Amen I Joel Crosby of Winslovv in the county 
of Lincoln and province of the Masechusets Bay yeoman being infirm 
in body but being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make 
and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form follow- 
ing that is to say, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of 
allmighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to 
be decently interred at the discretion of my executrix, and touching 
such worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with I will 
and bequeath in the following manner and form. 

I bequeath to Hannah Crosby my dearly beloved wife whome I 
likewise constitute make and ordain the sole executrix of this my last 
will and testament the one half of what remains of all my Estate both 
Real and parsonal after my lawful! debtes are paid and my children 
brought up to the age of Eighteen years the other half to be Equelly 
devided between my four well beloved Daughters namely Ruth Right 
Crosby, Hannah Crosby, Joanna Crosby and Rebeckah Crosby like- 
wise I will that Hannah Crosby my well beloved wife have full power 
to make sale of any part or all of my aforesaid Estate for the payment 
of my debts or for hir own maintainence or for the maintainence of 
my children and that shee have power to portion of my Daughters as 



68 i.ixcoi.N i':<(U;.\ 1 1; rix.okds. 

they arive to the age of ICighteen years or at such time as my above 
mentioned executrix shall think proi)er. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my liand and seal this thirteenth 
day of february and in the fifteenth year of his majestyes Rcaign A. 1). 

1775 

Joel Crosby (seal) 

Signed Sealed ])ublished and pronounced by the said Joel Crosby as 

his last v/ill and testament in the presents of us who in his puesents 

and the i)resentsof each other have hereunto subscribed our names 

Jonathan AX'hiting 

Zimri lieywood 

Daniel Smith 

01)adiah Parker 

Probated 19 Ap., 1775. [I, 269.] 
In\entory by William Richardson, Zimri Heywooil and John Tozier, 
all of W'inslow, 20 June, 1775. [II, 6-7.] 

Daniel Fogg, late of Mechias. Samuel Rich, of Mechias, Adm'r, 
26 lune, 1775. [I, 270.] Samuel (ioodwin, Jr., and John Johnson, 
sureties. Inventory by Stephen Jones, Samuel Libbee and James 
Noble Shannon, 28 July, 1775, ;^65 : 13 : 5. [Unrecorded.] 

Cornelius Clouse, late of W'aldoborough. Daniel Heckler, of Wal- 
doborough, Adm'r, 10 June, 1775. [1, 271.] Daniel Peckler, 
guartlian unto Mary, minor daughter, 19 No\-. 1776. [II, 33.] In- 
ventory by Andrew Schancks, Jacob Wingebow and Jacob Winchere- 
back, all of W'aldoborough, 22 June, 1775, /^io6: 19: loj-j. [II, 
37-8.] Account filed 30 May, 1776. [II, 38.] Peter Hilt, of 
Waldoborough, guardian unto Mary Clouse, 18 June, 1777. [11, 189.] 

In the Name of (iod .Amen The twenty fifth day of Aprill in the 
Year of our Lord 1766 ] Christan Royinion of Pownalborough in the 
County of Lincoln Widow being weak in Hody but of Perfect minde 
and Memory thanks be given unto (rod therefore Calling unto minde 
the Mortality of my body and Knowing that it is Appointed for all men 
once to die do make and ortlain this my last will and Testament 'i'hat 
is to say I'rincipaly and first of all 1 give and Recomend my Soul into 
the Hands of Cod that gave it and for my Pody I Recomend it to the 
Earth to be Huried in a Christen like and Decent manner at the de- 
scretion of my Executor. Nothing doubting but at the General Resur- 
rection I Shall recive the same again by the Mighty Power of Cod 
and as touching such worldly Instate wherewith it hath Pleased Cod to 
l)less me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in tb.e fol- 



!.!>'/'n,\ n^oiwn; ui-founs. 69 

lowing manner and form. 

Impriinns. I give and bequeath to ray (irand Children the Children 
of my Son John Boyinton Decsd Viz to Joshua Boyinton of Falmouth 
in the County of Cumberland Marriner the Sum of three Shillings to 
John Boyinton of Pownalboro. aforesd. the Sum of three Shillings to 
Bety Gray the wife of John Gray of Pownalboro' aforesd. the sum of 
three Shillings and to Sarah Boyinton of Fallmouth aforesd. the Sum 
of three Shillings 

Itam I give and bequeath to my Son William Boyinton one (Quarter 
part of all the Remaining Part of my Personal Estate that shall be left 
after my Funeral Charges and other nesesary charges shall be Paid 
It^m I give and bequeath to my Grand Children the Children of my 
Daughter Rachel Decker Decesd. an Other Quarter Part of my Per- 
sonal Estate to be equaly Divided amongst them. 

Itam I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anna Delano the Wife 
of Amasa Delano one Quarter part of my Real Estate 
Itam I give and bequeath to my Daughter Hepsebah Hilton the wife 
of William Hilton the Other (Quarter Part of my Remaining Personal 
Estate 

Also I Constitute make ami Ordain Jona. Williamson of Pownalbo- 
rough in the County aforesd. (ient. my Only and Sole Executor of 
this my last will and Testament and I do Hereby utterly disallow 
revoke and disanul all and every other former Testaments v/ills and 
legacies Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before this time 
named willed and bequethed Ratifying and Confirming this and no 
Other to b"^ my last will and Te5Jtament In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my liand and Seal the day and Year above Written 
Signed Sealed published Pronounced and Declared by the said Chris- 
taen Boyinton as her last will and Te.stament in the Presence of us the 
Subscribers 
Viz. 

Thomas Williamson 

Mary Silvester Christan boynton (seal) 

Jane Silvester 

[Unrecorded.] 

Elisha Shaw, late of (Georgetown. Susanna Shaw, of Georgetown, 
v,'i;iow, Adm'x, 3 I^Iay, 1776. [II, i.] Luke Lambard andi David 
Trufant, sureties. Inventory by Dummer Sewall. David Lemont and 
David Trufant, Ap., 1779. [II, 269.] 

In the name of (jOiI Amen. I Josiah Bradbury of Pownalborough 



70 LIN'COl.N rKOliAlI', KKCORDS. 

in the County of Lincoln InhoUler being weak of body, but of sound & 
disposing mind & memory do make publish and declare this to be my 
last will & testament. 

Imprimis-. I give my soul to (Vod who gave it hopeing for Salvation 
thro' a blessed redeamer, and my body to the grave. 
Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Anna my farm on 
Jeremy-Squam-Island to have & to hold the same to her, her heirs & 
assigns as an Estate in fee simple forever. 

Item. All the residue of my Estate, real, personal, or mixed I give & 
bequeath to my said Wife Anna so long as she shall remain m)- Widow. 
Item. After the death or marriage of my said Wife Anna I gi\e de- 
vise & bequeath to my daughter Anna Decker one third part of all my 
Estate to have & to hold the same to her, her heirs & assigns forever 
as an Estate in fee simple, 

Item. After the death or marriage of my said Wife Anna I give de- 
vise & beCjUeath to my daughter Meriah Sevey one third part of all my 
Estate, to have & to hold the same to her, her heirs & assigns forever 
as an Estate in fee simple. 

Item. To my Grand daughter Catharine ijradbury I demise lni be- 
queath one sixth part of all my Estate that shall remain after the deatii 
or marriage of my wife Anna to have t.\: to hold the same to her. her 
heirs & assigns forever as an iCstate in fee simple provided she shall 
arrive to the age of twenty one years. 

Item. 1 give & bequeath to my (irandson Josiah Uradbury one Sixth 
part of my Estate that shall remain after the death or marriage of my 
wife Anna to have and to hold the same to him his heirs &: assigns as 
an Estate in fee simi)le ]Movided he arrives at the age of twenty one 
years. 

Item. My Will is that in case the said Catharine Uradbury shall die 
before she arrives to the age of twenty one years that her part shall go 
to her brother Josiah in fee simple «S: In case the said Josiah dies be- 
fore he arrives to the age of twenty one years his part shall go to his 
sister Catharine in fee simple <!<: in case the said Josiah & Catharine 
shall botli die before they arrive to the age of twenty une years that 
the saitl two sixth ])arts of my estate be e(iually divided between my 
Daughter .Xnna & Meriah as an Instate in fee Simjile. 
Item. My Will is, that the two sixdi parts of my Estate devised to 
Catharine & Josiah Bradbury remain in the hands of my Executors till 
thfv nrri'.;' t;) tin; .t;,- nf tv.rn'.v i-ni' \f.irs or lill tlifir ilf.-ilh. mv Exe- 



LINCOLN PROIiATK RECORDS. 7 I 

cutors laying out the profits for them as they shaM see proper for 
Education & necessaries. 

Item My Will is that, in case my said wife Anna should marry 
again she shou'd have set off to her one third part of all my Real Es- 
tate instead of the whole of my Estate & that the residue of the Es- 
tate I shall leave, be divided according to the before mentioned lega- 
cies & after her decease the residue of the Real estate I shall leave to 
be divided according to the within mentioned legacies. 
Lastly. I do constitute and appoint my beloved wife Anna & my son 
in law John Decker my executors to this my last will and testament to 
see that the same is faithfully performed. In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand & seal the eighth day of October A D seventeen 
hundred & se\-enty four. 
Signed sealed published <;s: dsclared 
to be the last will & testament of the 
said Josiah Bradbur)' before us — 
The words "I devise & bequeath" in 
the space between the third and forth 
lines from the bottom of the first 
page being first interlined. 

Josiah Bradbury [seal] 

John Page 
Thos. Rice 
Mary Silvester 

Probated 13 June, 1775. [II, 3.] 

In the name of God Amen ; I Daniel McCurdy of Boothbay in the 
County of IJncoln & Province of INIassachusetts bay yeoman, being 
very sick in body, but of sound disposing memory & judgment from a 
sense of mortality of my state & danger of my disease do make & or- 
dain this my last will & Testament. 

Imprimis I give up my soul to Almighty Ood who ga\e it, thro the 
the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ by whose merit & righteousness 
alone I expect to be justified at the great tribunal, and my body to the 
dust from whence it came to be interred by decent Christian burial at 
the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting that I shall again re- 
ceive the same at the resurrection of the dead : 

And touching any such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased Cod 
to bless me in this life I do dispose thereof in the following manner 
viz. 



2 Item, 1 ordain that all my just debts & funeral charges be in the 

first place paid out of my ])ersonal estate. 

Item 3dly I give & betjueath to my beloved sister in law Dorothy 

Tully in token of friendship, & also in consideration of the trouble she 

has had with me tS: my dear deceased wife, one red heifer — & one cow, 

named fiower, of my live stock — to her iv her heirs for ever. 

Item 4thly to my little niece Margaret Magwyer «S: her heirs forevi.T 

I give and bequeath my cow called Bloss, 

Item 5thly all my other estate real & j^ersonal — with the debts justly 

owing to me by any person, 1 give & bequeath to my dearly beloved 

nephew Daniel McCurdy, whom I had adopted as my own, and to his 

heirs for ever ; 

Item 6thly I constitute cS: appoint William McCobb-Patrick Magwyer 

and John l.eishman to be the executors of this my last will & testament 

and guardians of my said nephew Daniel McCurdy until he shall 

come of age. 

And finally I do hereby ratify and confirm this and no other to be 
my last will and testament : In Wittness of all which I have hereunto 
set my hand and seal this eighth day of July in the fifteenth year of 
the reign of George the third, and in the year of our Lord one thou- 
sand seven hundred and seventy five 
Signed, sealed, published his 

pronounced and declared Daniel y, McCurdy 

by Daniel McCurdy to be his mark [seal] 

last Will and testament 
in presence of us 
J no Murray 
Thomas Boyd 
Thomas Bradlee 

Probated 6 Sep., i 775. [II, 4-] 
Inventory by Samuel McCobb, James Auld and Jeremiah lieath. all of 
Boothbay, 9 Sep., 1775,^126: 15: 8>^. [II, 5-6.] 

William Lancey, late of Hallowell. William Howard, of Hallowell, 
Adm'r, 13 June, 1776. [II, <^.] .Abiel Lovejoy and John Marsh, 
sureties. 

Nathan Moore, late of \"assalborough. Sarah Moore, of Vassal borough, 
widow, Adm'x, 13 June, 1776. [II, S.] Kbenezcr Moore, Levi 
Moore and John Marsh, sureties. Inventory by Abiel Lovejoy, John 
Marsh and Mathew Hastings, all of Vassalborough, 15 Oct., 1776, 



LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. 73 

^193 :i7 :o. [II, 70.] Account filed 25 Sep., 17 78. [II, 149.] 

Adam Hunter, late of Topsham. Arthur Hunter, of Topsham, 
Adm'r, 10 Ap., 1776. [II, 9.] John Fulton and William Randall, 
sureties. Inventory by James Fulton, James Mustard and U'illiam 
Randall, all of Topsham, 24 May, 1776. [II, 9-10-147.] Account 
filed 5 Mar.. 1777. [II, 146.] Joseph Berry, of Topsham, guardian 
unto his son Adam, grandson of Adam Hunter, deceased, 15 Oct., 
177S. [11,154.] Order setttling estate ii Mar., 1779, mentions 
children, James, eldest son; Robert; Elizabeth, wife of William 
Woodside ; Susanna, wife of Benjamin Lemont ; Mary, -.vife of James 
Lemont ; Margaret, wife of Robert Patten ; xA.rthur, youngest son ; 
John, deceased; Jane, deceased wife of Joseph Berry. [Ill, 228-9.] 

Joseph Mclntire, late of Georgetown. Sarah ■\lclntire, of Cxcorge- 
town, widow, Adm'x, 4 June, 1776. [II, 12.] Francis Wyman and 
Nathaniel Wyman, sureties. Inventory by Nathaniel Wyman, Francis 
Wyman and William Sprague, all of (Georgetown, 4 June, 1776, ^^708 : 
5 :6. [II, 13-T4.] Nathaniel Wyman, guardian of Joseph and ^\"il- 
liam, minor sons, i Sep., 1784. Account tiled i June, 1779. [II, 
132.] Inventory by Francis Wyman, William Sprague and John Soule, 
15 Sep. 1784, ;^625 :o :4. [Ill, 236.] Account filed 2 June, 1786. 
[Ill, 237.] David Morse, of (jeorgetown, Adm'r </(' /loiiis iioii, 27 
Sep., 1 7S4, [IV, 1 7] Henry, minor son, chose Francis Wyman, of 
Georgetown, to be his guardian, 2& May, 1790. [IV, 132.] 

Baltas Cnaster, [Casner] late of Waldoborough. I.udwig Cnaster, of 
Waldoboruugh, Adm'r, 29 July, 1 7 74. [II, 16.] Joseph Cole and John 
Newbit, sureties. Ustana Casner, widow. ]>udwig Casner, son. In- 
ventory by Nathaniel Simmons, Christopher Newbit anil John Shuman, 
all of Waldoborough, 19 Sep., 1774, ^iio : 13 : 3. [II, 153.] Ac- 
count filed 6 June, 1775. [II, 154.] 

In the Name of (}od Amen, I Jonas Jones of Georgetown In the 
County of Lincoln & Province of the Massachusetts Bay In New 
England, Serveyor, Being Week In Body but of sound Memory Blessed 
be God for itt, P'O this third Day of May One thousand Seven Hun- 
dred & Seventy three Do make & Publish this my Last Will & 
Testament In Manner fvjllowing that is to say : First : I ^Vill that all 
those Debts As I Due Owe In Right or Conscienes to Any Manner 
of Per-son Or Persons Whatsoever shall be Well & Truly Contented & 
Paiii or Ordained to be paid In Convenient lime after my Decease by 



74 I.INa)I,N PKOUAJK RKCORDS. 

my Executor hereafter Named. 

Item 1 give & IkHjueath to Hannah my Beloved Wife One Hah' of 
the Income or Profitts of all my Lands: houses Barn or Any Income 
What so E\-er of K\ery Name & Nature, What so E\'er During her 
Naturall Life & to my Daughter Lydia the Other half Part for to be 
Equally Devided Between them — & as to the Moveables, Housokl : 
Goods : One Half part Is to be Iilqually Devided Between them. Only 
my Daughter is for to have but One bed & Beding out of them & if In 
Case my Daughter Dies With out Isue the Above Named Housokl 
Goods is at my wife's Di;-;posall & for to have the Bennefitt of the 
Whole of the Income of Every Part During her Life of said Lands, 
Houses & Barn or other Incomes W hat so Ever. 

I-Teni : I order that part of the Saw mill be sold if Not sold In my 
Life 'I'ime & as much of my Out Lands as my Il\ecutor shall think 
proper. 

1 Tern : 1 (jive to James Seals Purrinton Junr. One Calf: Now oc the 
Privilidge of Keeping the same on the Farm Untill the same be three 
Years Old : iS: One sheep During his Liveing With his Grandmother — 
& Likev.-ise if said James Scales Purrinton Lives: With: his Cirand- 
mother : I'ntill he Comes to the Age of Twenty One Years : he shall 
have Two steers of Two Years Old, the spring: before he is Twenty 
One Years of Age & One Hiafer of the same Age of Two Years Old & 
my Serveyors Tools & a book C'alled Loves art & I order that said 
said James be r>earnt to Read & AX'rite & Cypher as far as Thee Rule 
of three & the Sirveyors Art : & Further I Order that if said James 
Leaves his Grandmother before he is Twenty One if she Lives he is 
Not for to have any of the above Articles but if she Dies : ^^'hen he is 
Eighteen \'ears old or Nineteen he shall lie Intitled to Each & Every 
Article as abo\e Discribed — & Further I Order that if said James: 
Lives : but Two or three \'ears c\: his (irand Mother Dies he shall have 
the Above Articles but he must 'i'ake them of of said Farm &: Likewise 
he Shall have Two suits of Api^erall suitable for him. 
I Tern. I Order if In Case said James Leaves his Grandmother ^Vith 
Out Her Consent, He shall have Only his Wearing Apperill. 
I Tem. I Likewise Constitute make «S: Ordain my Dearly Beloved 
Wife Hannah to be my Only & Sole Ivxecutor of this my Last Will & 
Testement i\: I Doe hereby Utterly Disallow, Revoke & Disannul! all & 
Every Other Former Testements, Wills & Lcgaces Bequests & lOxecu- 
tors by me In Any Wa)s Before this Time Named: Furthenrore I 



LIXCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 75 

Doe Constitute & Desire that my Brother Jabez Jones would Ije Aiding 
& /Assisting as a Guarden : to my Daughter Lydia : Untell she shall 
Arrive to full /\ge or by Law is Capable to Act for her self : & Upon 
his Refusall I Doe Intreat my Good friend Mr. Isaac Snow of Harp- 
swell to a Ciuarden : to my Daughter Lydia. 

& Furthermore I Do Confirm this & No Other to be My Last Will & 
Testement. Li Witness Whereof I Have here Unto sett my hand & 
seal the Day & Year Above Written 

Note the Word but was Interlined before signing In Twentieth Line 
& also In ye 29 Line Word Scales & In ye ^S Line the Words, & 
Sypher — & Furthermore I Appoint my brother Jabez Jones As Assitance 
With my Wife In her Executorship 
Signed Sealed Published 
Pronounced & Declared by the 
said Jonas Jones as his Last Will 
& Testement In the Presence of 

John Lowell Jonas Jones (seal) 

Samuel LtmibHi^l 
Sam Brown 

Probated 23 Feb., 1774. [II, 16-17.] 
Inventory by Elisha Shaw, Dummer Sewall and John Burrel, all of 
Georgetown, 18 Oct., 1774, £2^,0: 1 : 2. [II, 18.] 

Benjamin Howland, Jun'r, late of Bowdoinham. Benjamin Howland, 
of Bo'vsdoinham, Adm'r, 25 May, 1774. [II, 18.] Jonas Fitch and 
Francis Rittal, sureties. 

John Hunter, late of Topsham. Margaret Hunter, of To])sham, 
widow, Adm'x, 6 June, 1776. [II, 19.] James Blunter and David 
Reed, sureties. Inventory by I^avid Reed, John Fulton and James 
Fulton, all of Topsham, 2 July, 1776, ^'697: 10: 7. [II, 36-7.] 
Margaret Hunter, widow, guardian of Thomas, William and John, 
minor sons, and Ann, minor daughter, 15 Oct., 177S. [II, 85 to 87.] 

John Ingraham, late of Boothbay. Catharine Ingraham, of Booth- 
bay, widow, Adm'x. 16 June, 1774. [H, 19.] Joseph Harford and 
Jonas Fitch, sureties. Inventory by Thomas Ste\ens, Arad Powers 
and Samuel Harris, all of Boothbay, 23 July, 1774, ^-^23 : 18:9. [II, 
20.] 

In the Name of Crod, Amen. I Martha Campbell of New Castle 
in the County of Lincoln Province of the Massachusets Ba) Widow — 
being in an infirm Slate of Health but of sound & disposing Memory, 



70 I INCDI.X PKc^IU'lE RKCORDS. 

tk) wYcke liiis my last Will & Testament : in manner iS: form following, 
(that is to say,) First and Principally I resign my Soiil into the Hands 
of Almighty God, hoping f(;r Salvation through the alone Merits of 
Jesus Christ, and my Body I desire may be buried at the Discretion of 
my Executors & Executrixes herein after mentioned. And as for such 
Worldly Cii.ols & Temporal Estate, which (lod has been ])leased to 
give me ; I give devise, and dispose thereof as follows — I will order & 
appoint that all such just Debts as I shall owe at the time of my De- 
cease, shall be paid & satisfied out of my personal Estate And where- 
as Mr. William Vaughon late of Dammiscotty ; did in & by his last 
Will & Testament bearing Date the Twenty third Day of June in the 
Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and forty four (amongst 
other things gi\e and devise unto Mr. John Campbell my late Husband, 
and unto me the Sum of Fifty pounds ])er Annum, the same to be paid 
out of the produc of the said Testators Mills at l^amiscotty of and both 
of them — and whereas the said Sum of Fifty pounds, hath been 
hitherto unpaid and is now due and owing by Virtue of the saitl Testa- 
tors Will — I give devise & bequeath one equal Third, of all the said 
Annuity of Fifty pounds per Annum now owing, or which shall (jr may 
hi due & owing at the time of my Decease, or was due at the time of 
the Decease of my late Husband Mr. John Campbell, unto each of my 
three Daughters that is to say unto Jane Brown the Wife of Mr. James 
Krown of NewCastle in the s'd County of J.incoln, and unto Mary 
Cawley ^\"ife i^f Mr. Samuel Cawley of the Town of Newcastle in the 
said County of Eincoln, and unto Elizabeth Fitts the Wife of Mark 
Fitts of Newbery Port in the County of lOssex to them ^r iheir Heirs 
forever. And whereas the said Mr. William \'aughan did in and by 
his said last Will & Testament appoint Mr. Eliot Vaughan & my late 
Husband Mr. John Cami)bcll to be his Executors, (who are both de- 
ceased) and Mrs. jane \'aughan late Jane Noble (who is also deceased) 
i\: myself to be his Executrixes of h's last Will <& Testament, to whom 
if there should be any Residue of his Testate, he gave the same — .And 
whereas I am tlie only surviving Executrix of the said Testator, I ap- 
point Mr. James Erown and Mr. Samuel Cawley aforementioned to be 
my Mvecutors, and my two Daughters Mrs. Jane ]*rown & Mrs. Mary 
Cav.iey to be my Executrixes of this my last Wii! and Testament, as 
well in regard to my own Estates, as also in regard to my Right as 
Executrix to the Will of the said Testator Mr. William \'aughan 
lastly I give devise & be(iueath all the Rest & Residue of all my Real 
& personal Estates to my three Daughters one t-ciual third to Jane 



LINCOLN PR()i;.VIK Rta.OKDS. 77 

Brown, one third to Mary Cawley & one tliird to Klizabeth Fitts to 
them & their Heirs fore\ er. In \\'itness whereof I have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal this twenty-Ninth day of February in the Year of our 
Lord One thousand Se\'en hundred and Se^■enty two. 

Martha Campbell (seal] 
Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Testator Martha 
Campbell to be her last Will Ct Testatnt. in the presence of us who 
subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereunto in her Presence. 
John Ward 
John Hussey 
Kenelm \\'inslow 

Probated 23 Sep., 1776. [H, 21-2.] Inventory of personal estate 
by John Ward, John Hussey and Kenelm Winslow, all of Newcastle, 
24 Sep., 1776, ^60 : 2 : 11^. [Lhirccorded.] 

Alexander Cray, late of Woolwich. Abihail (;ra\'. c-f Woolwich, 
widow, Adm'x, 10 Oct., 1776. [II, 23.] Jonathan Colburn and 
Gabriel Hamilton, sureties. Inventory by Moses Hilton, Joshua Young 
and John Pierce, all of Pownalborough. 25 Oct., 1776, ^105 : 12:8. 
[II, 25-6.] 

Joseph Oakman, late residing at a ])lace called Ciardinerston, mar- 
iner. Samuel Oakman, residing at said Ciardinerston, mariner. .Adm'r, 
6 June, 1776. [II. 23.] Samuel Doggett, of Boston, surety. Inven- 
tory by John Wood, Isaiah Crooker and Joseph Lambard, 3 Aug., 
1776,^^573: 13. [111,46.] Account filed 31 Aug.. 1779. [Ill, 
47-] 

[John] Peter C'ool. late of Winslow. Hannah Cool, of Winsluw, 
vv'dow, Adm'x, 26 Se]).. 1773. [II, 24.] John Tozer and James 
Howard, sureties. Inventory by John McKecnie, Nathaniel Carter 
and Joseph Carter. 28 Oct., 1773. ^95 •' 'o : o. [II, 215.] .Account 
filed 22 July. 1774. [II, 215.] 

In the Name of (iOI) Amen. 1 John Rogers of Vassalborough 
in the County of Lincoln and Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New l^ngland, Trader, being weak in Body, but of sound Mind and 
understanding ; knowing that I must shortly leave this earthly Taber- 
nacle, do commit my Soul into t-he Hands of the .Almight)- Creator 
thereof, relying on the Merits of m)- Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for 
it's eternal .Salvation, and resign my Body to be decently inter'd in it's 
Mother Larth. And, with Respect to the worldly l-^state wherewith it 



78 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

hath pleased my albountiful benefactor to endow nie, I will that first, 
all my just Debts be paid and discharged. 

Secondly For the Love antl Affection I bear to Kata, my Wife, I give 
and bequeath unto her all my Houshold Furniture and wearing ap- 
parel, all my Carpenter's Tools ; my Watch, my Silver Shoe-Uuckles & 
Neck- Buckle, together with all the Provisions that shall be in my 
possession at the Time of my Death. 

Thirdly I give and Bequeath all the Residue of my Estate unto her the 
said Kata, unto Mary Rogers, my eldest Daughter and unto Elizabeth 
Rogers my youngest Daughter, to be divided between the said Kata, 
Mary and F^lizabeth, in equal Thirds. 

Fourthly, I desire that the said Kata, my Wife and Abiel Eovejoy of 
Pownalborough, in s'd County of Eincoln, Gent, may be a])pointed 
joint Guardians of my said Daughters Mary Rogers and I'^lizabeth 
Rogers. .And 

Lastly I ordain, make and ap])oint AN'illiam Lloward of Hallowell, in 
said County of Lincoln, Gentleman, Sole Executor of this my last 
Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all Wills by me 
heretofore made. In Testimony whereof I the said John Rogers have 
hereunto set my Hand and Seal this sixth Day of October, Anno Dom- 
ini One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy four, and in the 
fourteenth year of his Majesty's Reign 

John Rogers (seal) 
Signed, sealed and declared 
by the said John Rogers to 
be his last Will and Testa- 
ment in Presence of us- 

The Word my " Horse " on the other 
side being first erased. 

John Marsh 

Sam'l Devens 

W. Wilkins 

Probated ii Nov., 1776. [H, 24.] Kata Rogers, of Vassalbo- 
rough, widow, Adm'x, cum tcstamcnto aiinexo, 11 Nov., 1776. Moses 
Hastings, Mathew Hastings and Aaron Healy, all of Vassalborough, 
sureties. Mathew Hastings, of Vassalborough, Adm'r de bonis non, 1 1 
June, 1 781. Samuel Basset and Ebenezer Moore, both of Vassalbo- 
rough, sureties. [H, 234.] 

Nathaniel Winslow, late of Ikistol. .\nna Winslow, (,f Drislol, widrnv, 
Adm'x, 23 jN'Iay, 1776. [H, 26.] John Borland and Joseph Claik, 



LINCOLN PROHATE RECORDS. 79 

both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by Robert Sproul, Samuel Clark 
and Elisha Clark, all of Bristol, i June, 1779,^23 : 13 : 3. [II, 128.] 

John Spinney, late of Georgetown. Joanna Spinney, of Georgetown, 
widow, Adm'x, 27 Feb., 1776. [II, 27.] John Hinkley and Nathan- 
iel Wyman, both of Georgetown, sureties. 

Joseph Wesson, late residing at a place called Canaan. ICunice 
Wesson, residing at Canaan, widow, and Jonah Crosby, of AVinslow, 
husbandman, Adm'rs, 7 Feb., 1776. [II, 27.] Timothy Heal.l and 
Joseph Cragin, sureties. Inventory by Ezekiel Pattee and Timothy 
Heald, both of Winslow, and John White, of Canaan, 15 Mar., 1776. 
[II, 28-29-138.] Account filed 4 Sep., 177S. [II, 139.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. I John Bogs of a place called St 
Georges in the County of Lincoln & Province of Massachusetts Bay in 
New England yeoman being very Sick and Weak in Body but of per- 
fect Mind and Memory Thanks be given unto God ; calling unto 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 Hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I 
recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial, at the 
Discretion of my E.xecutors ; nothing doubting but at the general 
Resurrection 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, & dispose of the same 
in the following Manner and Form. 

Imprimis, I give and bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved Wife the 
free and uninterrupted use, occupation. Possession and Enjoyment of 
one Third part of all my Real Estate, during her natural Life, with one 
third part of all my personal Estate to be entirely at her own disposal 
together with the free Use, Occupation & improvement of the other 
two Third parts of my Estate both real and personal nntil the youngest 
of my surviving Children (as well those that are now unborn, if any 
such there shall be, as those that are born) arrive at the Age of twenty 
one Years for the bringing up of my said Children ; if she shall con- 
tinue my Widow until that time ; but if she shall marry at any time 
before that, then each Child by it self, or it's Guardian to come into 
the Possession of it's own part or Share and I do likewise constitute 
make and ordain my said Wife the sole Executrix of this my last AVill 
and Testament. 



8o I.IN(tM.\ I'R(>1!A1I', KKOiKDS. 

Item I give and hctiueath unt:) my well V)eloved Children (burn and 
unborn as aforesaid) the whole Remainder of my Estate of what Name 
or Nature soever, to be divided to and amongst them and each of 
them, or their legal Representatives, in the following manner and 
I'^orm, to wit, My Sons each one of them to have two jiarts or Shares 
in all my Lands and Real ICstate, and my Daughters each to have i)art 
or Share ; the Sons to have [liberty of Redempticin ; And my Personal 
Estate to be equally (h\ided to and among.il all my said Ciiildren. 
And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every 
other former Testaments, Wills. Legacies, Bequests, and l-'xecutors, by 
me in any ways before-nametl willed and bequeathed : rattifying & con- 
firming this and no other to be my last Will and 'J'estament. In wit- 
ness whereof I the said John Bogs have hereunto set my Mantl and 
Seal this twenty Second Lay of September, in the Year of our Lord 
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy three. 

'Lhe Words "for the bringing up of my 
children " were interlined before Signing 
and Sealing, as also the words, "A; confirming" 
Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced, 

and declared by the said John Bogs, John Bogs (seal) 

as his last Will and Testament in 
the presence of us, who in his i)re- 
sence, and in the presence of each 
other. ha\-e hereunto sid)scribed 
our Names 

I )avid Kales 

William llogs 

Nathanael Kales junr. 

Probated 17 June, 1774. [IL 30-1.] Inventory by .Alexander 
Lermond, Samuel Creighton and ThcMiias Starret. all of St. (ieorges, 30 
Sep., 1776, ^254: 9 : 8. [II, 49.] 

Robert .McKown, late of ]>ristol. Margaret .McKown, i^ P>risiol, 
widow, A(hn'x. 2 Sejx, 1776. [H, 32.] Alexander Nickels and 
Samuel Nickels, sureties. Inventory by Robert (liven, deorge Rodgers 
and James Spro\>l, 19 July. 1777, ,/^454 : i : 10. [II. 51.] 

Thomas Smart, late of a ])lace called Penobscot, l^lizabeth Smart, 
residing at a place called Penobscot, widow, .Adni'x, 25 June, 1776. 
[II, ;^T,.'\ John Smart and Robert Stin^on. sureties. ln\entory by 
Samuel Kidder, .Andrew Wtbiter, Jr., and l'21)ene/er Haynes, all of said 
Penobscot, 29 July, 1776. ^^123 : 2 : S. [II. 34.] 



LINCOLN PKOKA'II'; K!:CORI)S. 8 I 

In the Name of Ood Amen The Twenty l-jght of August 1774 I 
Hannah (i'"uld of (Georgetown in the County of Lincohi Spinster Iking 
Very Sick and Weak in Body But of perfect Mind and Memory Thanks 
Be Given To God : Therefore Calling unto Mind the Mortality of My 
Body and Knowing it is appointetl For all Men Gnce to die do Make 
and Ordain this My Last Will and Testament That is to Say Princi- 
paly and First of All I give and recommend my Soul into The hands 
of God who gave it : and my Body I recommend To The Earth to Be 
buried in Decent Christian i>urial at The discretion of my Executors 
nothing Doubling but at The General Resurrection I Shall receive the 
Same Again by ye Mighty Bower of (rod. and as Touching Such 
Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God To Bless me in this Bite 
I Crive demise and Dispose of ye Same in the Following Manner and 
Form &c 

Item I give to my well Beloved Daughter Mercy (rould I'en Shil- 
ling Lawful Money as also To my Well Beloved Daughter Hannah Ten 
Shillings Lawful Money also I Give To my Well Beloved Son Joseph 
Gould Ten Shilhngs Lawful. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my AVell Beloved Daughter Mary 
Gould Ten Shillings Lawful Money 

Item I (live and Bequeath To Stephen (lOuld my ^^'ell Beloved Son 
Twenty Shillings Lawful Money 

Item I Give and Bequeath To my Well Belo\ed Daughter Anstis 
<_iould all the Moveables Belonging 'i o The house. 
Item I Give and Bequeath To my Well Beloved Son Moses (iould 
and To My Well Beloved Daughter Anstis Gould after All my Honest 
Debts are Paid All My Lands and Buildings Together with all My 
Stock To Be by Them Equally Divided For their own Proper LIse and 
Benefit 

Item I Make Constitute and Ordain Philip Higgins of Georgetown in 
ye. County of Lincoln Merchant my Sole Executrix To this my Last 
Will and 'i'estament 

And I do Hereby Utterly disallow re\oke and disannul all and every 
other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests and Executors 
by me in any AVays before Named Willed and Bequeathed Ratifying 
and Confirming This and No other to Be my I^ast will and Testament. 
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal The Day 
and Year Above Written. 

Hannah Goold (seal) 
Signed Sealed Published 

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82 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Pronounced and declared 
By the Said Hannah Gould 
as her Last Will and Testament 
In Presence of 
John Williams 

his 
Abel X Eaton Juner 

mark 
John Farrin 

Probated 2 2 Ap., 1777. [11,35.] 
Inventory by Benjamin Brown, Abiezer Holbrook and James Lemont, 
all of Georgetown, 2 June, 1777. [II, 68.] 

Abel Burnham, late of Topsham. John Merrill, of Topsham, Adm'r, 
14 Mar., 1777. [II, 39.] John Fulton and James Fulton, sureties. 
Inventory of goods and chattels by Actor Patten, John Whitten and 
Pelathiah Haly, all of Topsham, 26 May, 1777, ;^ioi : 11 : 2. In- 
ventory of real estate in Royalsborough, County of Cumberland, by 
Charles Gerrish, Chades Hill and Benjamin Vining, 23 May, 1777, 
;^24 : 16: o. [II, 47.] Account filed i Dec, 1777. [II, 62.] 

Jacob Lash, late of Waldoborough. Mary Lash, of \\'aldoborough, 
widow, Adm'x, 19 Nov., 1776 [II, 39.] Andrew Shenk and Jacob 
Ludwig, sureties. Inventory by George Demuth, John Ulmer and 
Jabez Cole, all of Waldoborough, i Jan., 1777, ^^97: 6: 3. [II, 

45-6.] 

William Simpson, late of Newcastle. Elizabeth Simpson, of New- 
castle, widow, Adm'x, 10 June, 1776. [II, 40.] David Hopkins and 
David Given, sureties. Inventory by David Given, David Hopkins 
and Samuel Anderson, all of Newcastle, 26 Sep., 1777, ^255 : 2 : 8. 

[11, 71.] 

William Thorn, Jun'r, late of Topsham. Lucy Thorn, of Topsham, 
widow, Adm'x, 19 July, 1777. [II, 40.] William Malcom and 
Joseph Malcom, sureties. Inventory by James Hunter, William Mal- 
com and Joseph Malcom, all of Topsham, 30 Sep., 1777. [II,6i.] 
Lucy Thorn, guardian unto Sarah, Thomas, Elizabeth and Martha, minor 
children, 20 Jan., 1792. [V, 49.] Account filed 9 Sep., 1791. [V, 
49-50-] Advertisement of sale of real estate, 15 Mar., 1792. [V, 

57-] 

Jacob r^lwcll, late of Medumcook. James Morton, of Medumcook, 



LINCOLN PROBAIE RECORDS. 83 

Adm'r, ii Dec, 1776. [II, 41.] Cornelius Bradford and Joshua 
Morton, sureties. Inventory by Cornelius Bradford, Alexander Jame- 
son and John Davis, all of Medumcook, 22 Ap., 1777, ^42 : 4 : o. 
[II> 5 7-] Joshua Collamore, of Medumcook, guardian of William, 
minor son, 19 June, 1778. [II, 78.] Account filed 26 Nov., 1779. 
[II, 116.] 

In the Name of God Amen. 
I William Armstrong of Winthrop in the County of Lincoln yeoman 
being in a weak State of Body but of Sound mind and memory make 
and ordain this my last Will and Testament first I Recommend my 
Soul into the hands of a Gracious Redeemer whoe by his Sufferings 
upon Earth has mad Satisfaction for the Sins of the whole world., my 
Body I committ to the dust to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at 
the discretion of my Executrix hearafter Named my Worldly Goods I 
dispose of in maner following viz. 

I Give and Bequeath unto Hannah Armstrong my Well beloved Wife 
all and Singular my Goods and Chatties House and Lands and all my 
Estate Real and Personal after my Just Debts are Discharged to be at 
her own Disposeing and Sole use for ever Committing to her care all 
my dear Children to be brought up as She Shall See fit whoe are all 
Small and Young at present 

Lastly I Constitute and appoint the above Said Hannah Armstrong 
my well Beloved Wife the Sole Executrix of this my last will and Tes- 
tament Ratifeing and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will 
and Testament in Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand 
and Seal this ninth day of April 1777 
Signed and Sealed in Presence of 
John Chandler 

his 
William o Armstrong (seal) 
Ichabod How mark 

Disallowed 25 Ap., 1777. [Unrecorded.] Hannah Armstrong, of 
Winthrop, widow, Adm'x, 25 Ap., 1777. [II, 41.] John Chandler 
and Ichabod How, sureties. Inventory by John Chandler, Ichabod 
How and Stephen Pullen, all of Winthrop, 7 May, 1777, ^125 : 19 : 4. 
[II, 50.] 

Moses Gould, late of Georgetown. Joseph Gould, of Georgetown, 
Adm'r, 22 Ap., 1777. [11,42.] Philip Higgins and John Williams, 
sureties. Inventory by Abiezer Holbrook, James Lemont and Ben- 



84 I.IN'COIA' PKOliAIF, KKCMKDS. 

jamin liiown, all of (leorgetovvn, 29 Ap., 1777. [II, 217.] 

John Mchany, late of C.eorgcUnvn. Jane Clary, of (Georgetown, 
widow, Adm'x, 18 Ap., 1777. [11,42.] Benjamin Pattee, Jr., and 
Robert Power, sureties. Inventory by William Hutler, Benjanvn Pattee 
and Bryant Lennan, all of (ieorgetown, 2j June, 1777. [II, 62.] 

Mathias P^if.horn, late of Waldoborough. Margaret P^ichorn, of 
Waldoborough, widow, Adm'x, 29 Ap., 1777. [II, 43.] Frank 
Miller and Michael Reed, sureties. Inventory by Jacob Ludwig, 
Frank Miller and John Miller, all of Waldoborough, 29 Ap., 1777, 
;^28o. [II, 65.] Account filed 27 June, 1777. [11, 66.] 

Robert Fulton, late of Bowdoinham. John Fulton, of 'Popsham, 
Adm'r, 14 Mar., 1777. [II, 43.] James Fulton and John Merrill, 
sureties. Inventory by Benjamin (lardiner and Abraham Whittemore, 
both of Iiowdoinham, and A\'illiam Randall, of 'Popsham, 19 Mar., 
1777,^501: 15: 1^2. [II, 150.] Account filed 27 Mar., 1778. 
[II, 151.] Receipts of Jonathan P>llis as attorney to Jenny and Sally 
Fulton, and in the right of Mrs. Ellis, heirs, 21 June, 1794- [VI,86.] 
Receipt of John Fulton, Jr., son, 12 July, 1794- [VI, 86.] 

Thomas Clark, late of Vassalborough. Joseph Clark, of Vassal- 
borough, Adm'r, 3 Dec, 1 774. [11,44.] James Burns and Simeon 
Wyman, sureties. Inventory by Mathew Hastings, John Marsh and 
Aaron Healy, all of Vassalborough, 2 Feb., 1775. [II, 45-] ^-ois 
Clark, of Vassalborough, widow, Adm'x t/e bonis nov, 1 1 Mar., i 783 ; 
Mathew Hastings and Jonathan Dyer, both of Vassalborough, sureties. 
[Ill, 230.] 

I)a\id Purrington, late of Bowdoinham. Mary Purrington, of I'ow- 
doinhani, widow, Adm'x, 8 Dec. 1774. [II, 44.] George 'Phomas 
and James Buker, sureties. Inventory by James Bowker, Benjamin 
Gardner and Richard 'Pemple, all of Bowdoinham, 7 Feb., 1775. 
[II, 228.] 

In the Name of GOD Amen 

'Phe 'Pwentifirst Day of May Anno Doiiiiiii one 'Phousand Se\en 
Hundred and Sixty four I William James of St Georges in the County 
of Lincoln and province of the Massachusetts Bay in New ICngland 
genttelman being weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks 
be given to God, 'Pherefore calling to mind the mortality of my Body, 
and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do make 



L1N'C(^LN PROBA'lE RECORDS. 85 

and ordain this my Last will and Testament That is to say Principally 
and first of all I give and Recommand my Soul into the hands of (rod 
who gave it and and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried 
in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing 
Doubting but at the (General Resurrection I shall receive the Same 
again by the mighty powar of GOD. And as touching Such W'orldiy 
Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life I give 
demise, and Dispose of the Same in the following maner & form 
Imp rim is I give And bequeath to my well beloved wife a Comfort- 
tabel maintanence out of my Estate as Long as she Shall Live my house 
and Cattel and William my Son to fine fodder for the Cattel with all 
my househool moveabeles Effects in the Low of Dowre out out of my 
Estate 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Pattrick James 
Chillren five pounds to be paid at my Deseas out of my Elstate by my 
Hxecutors 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Dafter Febby Parcey 
five pounds to be paid her at my Deseas by my Executors out of my 
Estate 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Dafter Frances James 
to be Capt and maintain out of my Estate by my Executors 
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son William James my 
Lands and all out a Dore moveabeles v/hom I Likewise Constitute 
make and ordain my Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testa- 
ment. 

Item I give and bequeath to my well be Loved Dafter Catran Treast 
five pounds to be paid her at my Deseas out of my Estate by my Exe- 
cutors 

Item I give and bequeath to my well be Loved Dafter Anne James 
five pounds to be paid her out of my Estate at my Deseas by my Exe- 
cutors 

Item The said William James is not to Sell or Morggage the Land or 
any part there of in the Life time of his Mother or if he Should Die 
without a heir of his one body or Child Less for the Estate to Com 
Back to my proper heirs and I Do hearby utterly Disallow Revoke 
and Disanul all and every other will or testament and Declear this to 
be my Last will & Testament 

in wittness whereof t have hear unto set my hand and Seal the Day 
and year above Written. 
Singed Sealed published pro- 



86 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

nounced and Declared by the 

Said William James as his 

Last will and Testament in the 

presentee of us the Subscribers. William James (seal) 

Alexander Lermond 

Robert Griffin 

Samuel Counce 

Probated Sep., 1771. [II, 52.] 
The executor named in the will having deceased, Sarah James, of St. 
Georges, widow, was appointed Adm'x cum testamcnto annexe, 30 
Sep., 1776. [11,52.] Moses Copeland and Reuben Hall, sureties. 
Inventory by Patrick Porterfield, Samuel Creighton and John Watt, all 
of St. Georges, 30 Sep., 1776, ^148: 18: i. [II, 55-6-] Patrick 
Porterfield and Samuel Brown, both of Thomaston, commissioners to 
examine claims, 11 Oct., 1787. [V, 78-79.] Advertisement of sale 
of real estate, 9 June, 1792. Account filed, 18 Sep., 1792. [V, 79- 
80.] 

William James, late of St. Georges. Sarah James, of St. Georges, 
widow, Adm'x, 23 Sep., 1774. [11, 53.] Patrick Portejfield and 
Reuben Hall, sureties. Inventory by Patrick Porterfield, Samuel 
Creighton and John Watt, all of St. Georges, 30 Sep., 1776, ;^i67 : 9 : 
o. [11, 54-5.] 

In the Name of God Amen — I ^\'illiam Crawford of Fort Pownall 
being of sound mind and memory, (for which it is reasonable that 
every one should be thankful) do this eighteenth day of march, one 
thousand seven hundred & seventy five, make and publish this ni}- last 
will and Testament ; in the manner following, viz. First, I pray god, 
that I may alway be a fit subject for Happiness in the world to come ; 
— 1 bequeath to my loving wife Mary Crawford one third part of my 
Estate during her Lifetime. Item that my son James Crawford & Jo- 
siah Brewer Crawford hove two Shares or Paris of my s'd Estate each 
& my Daughters Mary & Margaret have each one share, or part, upon 
an equal division, with this reserve, that if I should have other Sons or 
Daughters that they come in, in the same manner & proportion as the 
others : Debts I owe none, & funeral charges, to be no more than decent. 
I order that a Small Tomb of Stone or Brick may be erected, in which 
I may be deposited, when dead, in such place as may then be Judged 
most convenient ; this I expect perform'd. — 
I appoint my wife Mary Crawford executrix & my Brother Josiah 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 87 

Brewer Executor of this my last will & Testament. 

This done, in presence W Crawford, (seal) 

of us 

Joseph Chadwick 

Benja. Shute 

Fra's Archibald, Junr. 

Probated 29 Sep., 1777. [II, 53-4.] 

('harles Callahan, late of Pownalborough, gent., absentee. Nathan- 
iel Thwing, of Woolwich, Esq., agent, 17 Nov., 1777. [II, 60.] Ac- 
counts filed 9 Ap., 1779; 2 Mar., 1780; 7 Ap., 1780. [II, 79,96, 
and 1 1 7.] Inventory by Samuel Emerson, Richard Kidder and Philip 
Call, all of Pownalborough, 20 Dec, 1777, ;^i02i : 4 : 8. [II, 118.] 
Charles Cushing, Roland Cushing and William Wilkins, all of Pownal- 
borough, commissioners to examine claims, i Dec, 1778. [II, 119.] 
Accounts filed 2 Mar., 1781 ; 6 Jan., 1783 ; 25 Mar., 1784. [IV, 1-2.] 
Edmund Bridge, Jonathan Reed and Richard Kidder, all of Pownal- 
borough, commissioners to examine claims. [IV, 3.] 

John Wheeler, late of Boothbay. Elizabeth Wheeler, of Boothbay, 
widow, Adm'x, 7 Nov., 1777. [II, 74.] Daniel Knight, of Booth- 
bay, and Samuel Goodwin, sureties. 

John Lee, late residing at a place called Gardinerston, absentee. 
Joseph North, of said Gardinerston, agent, 4 July, 1777. [II, 75.] 
Account filed i Jan., 1782. [II, 182.] Inventory by Reuben Col- 
burn, Thomas Agry and Seth Soper, 27 Mar., 177S. [II, 248.] 
Charles Cushing and Edmund Bridge, commissioners to examine claims. 
[II, 249.] Accounts filed 12 Ap., 1779; i Ap., 1780; 17 Jan., 1784. 
[11,250-1.] Account filed 4 July, 1 781. [Unrecorded.] 

Elias Tailor, late of Winthrop. Mary Tailor, of Winthrop, widow, 
Adm'x, 20 Jan., 1778. [11,75.] Peter Hopkins and Abiah Coye, 
both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Abiah Coye, John Shaw and 
Abisha Cowin, all of Hallowell, 7 Ap., 1778, ^127 : o : 2. [II, 218.] 
Account filed 11 Sep., 1783. [II, 218.] 

Samuel Trask, late of Hallowell. William Trask, of Hallowell, 
Adm'r, 7 Ap., 1778. [II, 76.] Samuel Badcock and Henry Bad- 
cock, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by David Thomas, Sam- 
uel Badcock and Daniel Savage, all of Hallowell, 11 July, 17 78, ^54 : 
7:8. [11,138.] 



88 LINX'OLN PROrATE RECORDS. 

David Hancock, late of Hallowell, housewright. Susanna Hancock, 
of Hallowell, widow, Adm'x, i Ap., 1778. [H, 76.] Thomas Hinkley 
and David Clark, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventor)- by Daniel Savage, 
James Robinson and Thomas Hinkley, all of Hallowell, 15 June, 1778, 
^82 : iS : 2. [II, 95.] Account filed 29 May, 1779. [^^j 9^-] 

Samuel Plumer, late of Hallowell, son of Samuel Plummer, of 
Almsbury. John Plnmer, of Almsbury, Essex County, Adm'r, 9 June, 
1778. [II, 77.] Jonas Clark and Isaac Clark, both of Hallowell, 
sureties. Inventory by Uriah Clark, Daniel Savage and David Thomas, 
22 Nov., 1784, ^393 : 3 : o. [Ill, 41.] 

Jonah Gay, late of Medumcook. Wellington Gay, of Medumcook, 
Adm'r, 19 June, 1778. [II, 78.] Joshua Collamore and William 
Elwell, Jr., both of Medumcook, sureties. Account filed 6 July, 1779. 
[II, 132.] Inventory by Jesse Thomas, Paul Jameson and Richard 
Adams, all of Medumcook, 24 June, 1778, ^617 : 4 : o. [II, 145-6.] 

John Moody, late residing at Damariscotta pond. Amos Moody, of 
Damariscotta pond, Adm'r, 24 Ap., 1778. [II, 79.] John Moody 
and Nathan Jewett, both of Damariscotta Pond, sureties. Inventory 
by Elisha Clark, Nathan Jewett and John Weeks, all of Damariscotta 
Pond, 15 May, 1778. [II, 127.] 

In the name of God Amen ; the thirteenth day of January in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine : I 
Patrick McKown of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln & State of 
Massachusetts bay yeoman, being very sick and weak in body but of 
sound «& perfect memory, calling to mind the mortality of my state & 
apprehending myself to be drawing nigh to my great and last change 
do make and ordain this my last will and testament 

Imprimis I commit my soul to God thro' the hands of Jesus Christ 
my redeemer, by whose merit alone I expect everlasting life ; & my 
body to the dust to be interred by decent Christian burial at the dis- 
cretion of my executors nothing doubting but that I shall receive the 
same again at the resurrection of the just. 

Item as touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased God to 
bless me in life I dispose of the same after the following manner. 

Item thirdly I appoint John Murray Clerk, William McCobb Esq'r 
& John Dawse yeoman all of Poothbay to be the Executors of this my 
last \\\\\ & testament and the Guardians of all my children. 

Item fourthly I ortlain that all my just debts & funeral charges be 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 89 

first paid out of my personal estate : & the remainder I devise as 
follows. 

Item fifthly I ordain that my beloved wife (S: dear children live to- 
gether on my real estate as long as they can without sinking their 
property ; but when that can no longer be done I order that my Exe- 
cutors place out and dispose of my children as they shall judge most 
for their advantage : — excepting that it is my desire that my sister 
Alary Dawse take my youngest son John & my daughter Nancy as her 
own, immediately, or as soon as my Executors with the consent of my 
wife shall order. 

Item sixthly vvhen my Executors shall find it necessary to break up 
my family, then & not till then I order that partition should be made 
by them of all my estate real & personal as follows viz. 

Item seventhly. I order that my dear & beloved wife possess & enjoy 
the third part of my real estate during her widowhood ; and at the end 
thereof I give & bequeath to her & her heirs for ever all her own 
clothes, also her bed & bedding, & two cows if my Executors in 
their discretion shall judge all circumstances to admit of it. 

Item eighthly I order all the remainder of my estate real and personal 
to be divided in equal shares among all my children : 

Item ninthly if any child should choose to sell his or her part of the 
real estate then I setde the first right to purchase the same first on my 
sons & next on my daughters severally according to their age. 

Item tenthly my own wearing apparel, sword, & gun I order my 
Executors to divide among my sons at their discretion over & above 
their shares. 

Item eleventhly my estate or house & garden in Taberwyne street in 
Glenarm in the County of i\ntrim, Ireland, adjoining to the house for- 
merly possessed by George Eaton I give & bequeath to my eldest son 
Robert if he shall go there for it, if not then to my second son William 
on the same condition, & in his default to my youngest son John on 
the same terms, & to their heirs forever : hereby revoking all other 
wills & ratifying this & no other as my last will & testament. In testi- 
mony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first 
above written. 

Signed sealed & delivered before us. Patrick AIcKown (seal) 

Jno. Murray Joseph Beath Ebenezer Fullerton. 

Probated 5 May, 1779. [II, 81.] 
Inventory by John Montgomery and Samuel Brier, 22 June, 1779, 
^947 : I : o. [II, 223.) 



90 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Jonathan Nutting, late of St. Georges, mariner. Waterman Thom- 
as, of ^^'akloborough, Adm'r, 19 May, 1779. [11,83.] Moses Cope- 
land, of \N'arren, and Micah Packard, of St. Georges, sureties. Inven- 
tory by Moses Copeland and Hopestill Sumner, both of Warren, and 
Haunce Robinson, of St. Georges, 21 May, 1779, £,2>T^1 = 4 • 5- [II> 
143-4.] Waterman Thomas, guardian unto Oliver, George and Eben- 
ezer, minor sons, 9 June, 17 85. [IV. 18.] Yearly income of estate 
estimated at ;^6. [IV, 234.] Account filed 20 Sep., 1791. [IV, 
235-6.] Moses Copeland and William Farnsworth, commissioners to 
examine claims. [V, 57,] Distribution of estate, 25 May, 1792. 
[V, 58-] 

John Hodge, late of Newcastle, mariner. Mary Hodge, of New- 
castle, Adm'x, 25 Dec, 1 7 78. [II, 83.] James Little and Henry 
Little, both of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory by James Cargill and 
Samuel Waters, of Newcastle, and David Hopkins, of a place called 
Dyer's River, 7 Jan., 1779. [}^^ ^Z?>-'] 

Jonathan Ballard, late of Vassalborough. Alice Ballard, of Vassal- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 21 Sep., 1778. [II, 84.] Thomas Town, of 
Vassalborough, and Ephraim Ballard, of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory 
by Abiel Lovejoy, Nehemiah Gatchel and Levi Moore, all of Vassalbo- 
rough, 9 Dec, 1778. [II, 148.] Darius and Calvin, minor sons, and 
Alice, minor daughter, chose Charles Webber, of Vassalborough, to be 
their guardian, June, 1789. [IV, 54-55.] Account of Alice Williams, 
Adm'x, filed 30 June, 17S9. [IV, 56.] 

In the name of God Amen, the Eighteenth day of October, A. D. 
1768, I David Bailey residing at Richmond in the County of Lincoln 
yeoman, being sensible of my own Mortality, but being of sound mind, 
after recommending my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, tSc my 
body to the Earth for decent burial, do hereby make this my last will 
and testament & dispose of my worldly Estate in manner following, 
viz. — 

Imps. I give & devise to my beloved Wife Hannah her heirs & assigns 
forever my Lot of Land situate in Pownalborough in said County of 
Lincoln, which I purchased of Philip Fought, lying on the East side of 
Kennebeck river, containing Thirty Acres more or less, also my Lot of 
Land containing about one hundred acres situate on the East side of 
said river above Pownalborough in said County, not in any Town, &: 
also all my other Estate real & personal wheresoever lying or being of 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 91 

what name or nature soever — said Lot of one hundred acres was 

granted to me by the proprietors of the Common & undivided Lands 

in the Kennebeck purchase (in the Counties of Lincoln & Cumberland) 

from the late Colony of Newplimouth. 

Lastly, I hereby appoint my said Wife Sole Executrix to this my Will — 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & 

year first above written — 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced ^ 

& declared by said David Bailey ! ^^^,^^^ g^il .^^^i) 

to be his last Will & Testament [ ^ v / 

in presence of J 

test P^ph'm Cowen 

Jonathan Emery 
hur 

Easter X Kindel 
mark 

Probated 6 Oct., 1779. [II, 85.] 

Inventory by Samuel Goodwin, Thomas Dinsmore and Philip Call, all 

of Pownalborough, 16 Sep., 1779, ^8785 : 5 : 10. [II, 141 -2.] 

In the Name of God. Amen. — 

I Samuel Webb, of Woolwich in the 
County of Lincoln, Taller, being very sick & weak in body but of per- 
fect Mind & Memory, calling to mind mortality of my body, knowing 
it is appointed for man once to die, do make this my last Will & Tes- 
tament ; reocking all former Wills & Testaments whenever or howsom- 
ever made by me. 

I give & commit my Soul into the hands of God, who gave it. 
And for my Body, I recommend it to the Earth, to be buried in a 
deasent & a Christian-like manner. And as for my Worldly Estate, 
I give, devise, and dispose of in the following manner. 
Imprimis. It is my will & I do order that all my just debts & funeral 
charges be paid & Satisfied, in the first place. 

Itim. I give & bequeath unto Sarah my dearly beloved Wife, my 
whole Estate, real & personal, to be intirely at her dispose, wheresoever, 
& in whose hands-somever it may be found. 

Itim. I also appoint & constitute Sarah my dearly beloved Wife my 
only & Sole Executrix, of this my last Will & Testament, which I de- 
clare to be my last, revocking all former V.'iJls &c : 

And as for my well beloved Children, I pray God to be their por- 
tion ; I think it proper & prudent not to give them any of my Estate, 



92 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

because I have so little, their Mother being old, Stands in need of the 
Whole I leave In Witness Whereof, I hereunto Set my hand & Seal 
this twenty third day of August one thousand seven hundred & seventy 
three. 

Sam'l Webb (seal) 
Signed and Sealed, by the 
above named Samuel Webb, 
in the presence of us the 
Subscribers. 

Joseph Lankaster 

Elihu Lancester 

John Carlton [Unrecordetl] 

Sarah Webb, widow, Adm'x, 27 Nov., 1778. [II, 116.] John Carl- 
ton and Joel Reed, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory by Joseph 
Wade, Samuel Harnden and John Carlton, all of Woolwich, 4 Jan., 
1774. [11,87.] Account filed 3 1 May, 1779. [II, SS.] Nathan- 
iel Thwing and Joseph Wade, both of Woolwich, commissioners to 
examine claims. Dividend from estate 31 May, 1779. [II, 89.] 
Widow's dower set off by Samuel Ford, John Carlton and David (ril- 
more, Jr., all of Woolwich, 1779. [Ill, 232.] 

Israel .^verell, late of Pownalborough. Enoch Averell, of a place 
called Ball-town, Adm'r, 7 Aug., 1778. [II, 90.] Job Averell and 
Samuel Averell, both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Dan- 
iel Scott, James Ayer and Henry Hodge, all of Pownalborough, 25 
Sep., 1778, ^1006 : 12, added by Adm'r, ^^24 : 11. [II, 91.] 

Mecrus Carr, late residing at Dyer's River. Elizabeth Carr, of the 
same place, widow, x^dm'x, 2 Oct., 1779. [II, 92.] Enoch .Averell, 
of a place called Dyer's Pond, and John Sleeper, of Hallowell, sureties. 

Ebenezer Gray, late of Pownalborough. Reuben Cray, of Pownal- 
borough, Adm'r, 28 Jan., 177S. [II, 92.] Jonathan Williamson and 
Isaac Young, both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Thomas 
Rice, Jonathan Williamson and Michael Sevey, all of Pownalborough, 
18 Feb., 1778^ inventory of wearing apparel of Mary Gray, wife of 
deceased, by same apprizers, 24 June, 1779; account filed 19 Jan., 
1779. \y^-> 99-] Account filed 22 Sep., 1779. [II, 100.] Reuben 
(iray. of Pownalborough, guardian of Jemima, minor daughter, and 
Levi and Ebenezer, minor sons, 22 Sep., 1779 ; John Huse, of Pow- 
nalborough, guardian of Thomas, minor son, 22 .Ap., 1779. [II, 
1 30- 1.] Mary and Elizabeth, minor daughters, chose .\zariah Pottle, 



LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. 93 

of Pownalborough, to be their guardian, Jan. i779- [^1, 255.] Ac- 
count of Reuben Oray, guardian of Jemima and Ebenezer, filed i May, 
1790. [Unrecorded.] 

Tames Clark, late of Pownalborough. Margaret Clark, of Pownalbo- 
rough, widow, Adm'x, 7 Aug., 177S. Ul 93-] John Averell, of 
Pownalborough, and Enoch Averell, of a place called Ball Imvn, 
sureties. Inventory by Daniel Scott, Samuel Averell and George Lrs- 
kin all of Pownalborough, 3 Nov., 1778,^^325: 3 ■ ^- [11^' ^27.] 
Widow's dower set off by David Murray and James Cooper, both of 
Newcastle, and Asa Smith, of Pownalborough, 13 Aug., 1785- [HI, 

2 33-] 

Oliver Allen, late of Winthrop. Levina Allen, of Winthrop, widow, 
Adm'x, 20 Jan., 177S. [H, 93-] l^eter Hopkins and Abiah Coye, 
both of Hallowell, sureties. 

Amos Moody, late of Damariscotta pond. Amos Moody, of Dam- 
ariscotta pond, Adnvr, 24 Ap., 1778- [1^' 94-] 

In the Name of (iod Amen I John Mustard of Topsham in the 
County of Lincoln &c marener being weak in Body but of sound mind 
and memory (blessed be God for it) do this fourth day of february m 
the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven Hundred & seventy 
nine make eV' publish this my last will & testament in the maner lol- 
lowing (that is to say) //.///vV/^V I (iive & bequath to my lovmg 
wife Abi-al Mustard one Hundred pounds lawful Money togather with 
all her waring aparel and also all the Household furneture she brought 
with Her, likewise half dusen puter plaits, one set Chiney one Iron 
pott Item I Give to my Brother James Mustard one bever Hatt. 
Item and to my other Brothers & Sisters I Give Each twenty shillings 
lawful!, and the remainder of my Estate I Give to my Honored father 
James Mustard, whom I make Constitute and ordain my Executor to 
pay my Debts and my funeral Charges In witness hereof 1 the said 
Jhon Mustard have set my Hand and seal the day and year first above 

written 

Signed sealed pubUshed & 

Declared by the testator as and 

for his last will and testament John Mustard (seal) 

in the presents of us who at 

his request, in his presents and 

in the presents of Each other 



94 LINCOLN PROKA'lE RECORDS. 

Have subscribed our names thereto 
Aaron Hinkley 
George Heddean 

his 
John O Orr 
mark 

Probated 2 June, 1779. [II, 97.] 
Inventory by James Hunter, George Heddean and Robert Hunter, all 
ofTopsham, 19 Mar., 1779. U-^f ^35'^-] 

In the Name of GOD amen the Seventh Day of December a/uio 
Domini \112. 

I. Pease Clark of Hallowell in the County of Lincoln and in the Prov- 
ince of the Massachutts Bay in New-England Gent, Calling to mind 
the mortallity of my Pody and Knowing that it is appointed unto man 
once to Dye do make and ordain this my Last will and Testiment. 

That is to Say First of all I Give and Recommend my Soul into 
the Hands of GOD who Gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be 
Buried in a decent manner at the Decretion of my Executor not doubt- 
ing but I Shall Receive the same again by the powr of GOD and as to 
Such worly Estate wherewith it hath plesed GOD to Bless me in this 
Life I Give demis and dispose of in Form following viz I will and 
order my Funeral Charges and my Just debts to be payed out of my 
Personal Estate by my Executor hereafter named 

Imprimiis I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife Abigail the 
Improvement of all my Estate Borth Real and Personal during Her 
Natural Life 

Item I Give and becjueath to my beloved Son David one sixth part of 
my Real Estate after my wief's Decease 

Item I Give and beqeath to my beloved Son Isaac one sixth part of 
my Real Estate after my wife's Decease 

Item, I Give and bequeath to my beloved Son Jonas one sixth part of 
my Real Estate after my wife's Decease 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Son Simeon one sixth part 
of my Real Estate after my wief's Decase 

Item, I give to my beloved daughter Abigail the wife of Benjamin 
Follct, one halfe of my Indoore moveables after my wif's Decase 
Item I Give unto my beloved daughter Susanna the wife of david 
Hancock one halfe of my Indoor moveables after my wif's Decease 
Furthermore I Give the Rest of my Personal Estate (after the Funeral 



LIN'COLN PROBATE RECORDS. 95 

Charges and Debts are Paid), to be Equally divided amoung all my 
Children both Sons and daughters 

I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Son Peter Clark to be my 
Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament, and do hereby Re- 
voke and Utterly disanul all and Every other former Will Legasies and 
Bequeaths by me heretofore made : Ratifying and Confirming this and 
no other to be my Last Will and Testament in Witness where of I 
have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year afores'd. 

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced 

Declared and delivered by the s'd 

Testator as his Last will and 

Testament in Presence of us 
John Whiting 

Thurston Whiting Pease Clark (seal) 

Jonathan Whiting 

Probated 5 Ap., 17S0. [II, loi.] 
Inventory by Levi Robinson, Benjamin White and Robert Kennedy, 
all of Hallowell, 30 Mar., 1780. [II, 103.] Account filed 2 May, 
1781. [II, 104.] 

Andrew Lepear, late of Georgetown. Mary Lepear, of Georgetown, 
widow, Adm'x, 21 June, 1780. [II, 102.] Jonathan Davis, of Bos- 
ton, and Joseph White, of Georgetown, sureties. 

Thomas Sloman, late of Woolwich. Lydia Sloman, of Woolwich, 
widow, Adm'x, 22 Sep., 1780. [II, 105.] Nathaniel Tibbetts and 
Thomas Snell, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inveritory by Joseph Wade, 
Jonathan Fuller and Thomas Snell, all of Woolwich, 25 Sep., 1780. 
[II, 106.] Joseph Wade and Thomas Snell, both of Woolwich, com- 
missioners to examine claims 30 Sep., 1788. [II, 226.] Account 
filed 14 June, 1783. [II, 227.] 

I Thomas Stinson of Woolwich in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman 
being under Indisposition of Body but of sound Mind and Memory, 
do make this my last Will and Testament, viz. In the first place I 
recommend my Soul to the hands of God who gave it, and my Body to 
the Earth, to be buried in a decent Manner at the Discretion of my 
Executor herein after named, not doubting but that I shall receive the 
same again at the Resurrection of the just. 

And as to such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow 
upon me in this Life, I give, devise & dispose of the same in Manner 
aad form following 



96 I.IXCOI.X PKOII.VIK RECORDS, 

Inipriiiiis 1 give unto my Son James Siinson the sum of twenty four 
Pounds eleven shillings, to be paid him immediately after my Decease 
by my Executor ; I also give unto my said Son three Cows, to be de- 
livered him in three years after my Decease ; which with what I gave 
him in my Life Time i.s in full of his Portion out of my ICstale. 
Item I give unto my Son Thomas Stinson the sum of Ten shillings, to 
be paid him by my Executor immediately after my Decease; the 
same sum, with what 1 have already given him at the Time of his 
Marriage, being in full of his Portion of my Estate. 
Item I give unto my Son Robert Stinson the sum of seven Pounds 
sixteen shillings to be paid him by my Executor immediately after my 
Decease ; the same sum, with what I have already given him in my 
Life Time, being in full of his Portion of my Instate. 
Item I give unto my Daughter Isabella Paine fourteen Pounds seven- 
teen shillings & one penny to be paid her by my Executor immediately 
after my Decease — I also give unto my said Daughter three Cows, to 
be deliver 'd her by my said Executor within three years after my De- 
cease ; the same with what I gave lier in my Life 'I'ime, being in full 
of her Portion of my Estate. 

Item : I give to my Daughter Mary Hourd two Cows, to be delivered 
her bv my Executor within three years after my Decease; the same, 
with what I have given her in my Life Time being in full u{ her Por- 
tion of my Estate. 

Item II is my will and pleasure That my son John be maintained out 
of my Estate, and I i\o order that my Sun Samuel provide for him & 
support him comfortably out of my Estate during the Term of his the 
said John's natural Life. 

Item. All the Rest and Residue of my Estate real and personal where- 
soever the same is or May be found, I give & devise unto my Son 
Samuel Stinson, he paying all my just Debts & funeral Expenses, and 
all & every of the aforemention'd Legacies, & maintaining my said Son 
John as aforesaid — To hold to him iS: his heirs forever. 
Lastly. I do hereby constitute & appoint my said Son Samuel sole 
l'>xecutor of this my last Will dv: Testament : hereby revoking any for- 
mer '1 estament by me heretofore made, I declare this to be my last 
Will & Testament. Witness ray Hand and Seal this thirtieth day of 
Septem'r A. D. i 779. 

Signed Seal'd and declared ] (seal) 

by the said Thomas Stinson 



the Testator to be his last Will ( Thomas Stinson 

& Testament in presence of 



LINCOLN PROHATK RKCORDS. 97 

John White 

Hop still Delano 

Eben'r Hasey Jun 

Probated 3 May, 1780. [il, 106.] 
Inventory by Hopestill Delano, Joshua Farnham and William Chal- 
mers, all of Woolwich, 21 June, 1780. [II, loS.] 

In the Name of Ciod Amen this Sixteenth day of July A D 1779 
I Mary Magdalene Mayer residing at Woolwich in the County of Lin- 
coln Widow being weak & infirm in body but of sound mind do make 
& ordain this my last Will & Testament 

Impri's I Commit my Soul to Cod & my I>ody to the Dust to be 
decently interred. 

Item — It is my VV'ill that my Daughter Catharine Reed (with whom I 
intend to spend the remainder of my days) be generously paid for her 
care & trouble during my illness & infirmity, out of my Estate, Exclu- 
sive of the bequests herein after made her. 

Item I bequeath to my said Daughter all my wearing apparrel & a 
piece of Linnen I now ha\'e by me over & above her dividend of one 
fourth part of my F^state herein after mentioned. 

Item The residue of my Estate after payment of my Just debts & 
funeral Charges I ordain to be divided into four Equal shares or parts 
& distributed Equally among my three Sons & my said Daughter 
Catharine. 

Lastly I Constitute & ai)point Lewis Houdelette of Pownalborough in 
said County Yeoman Executor to this my last Will & Testament In 
Witness whereof I ha\e hereunto set my hand «Sr seal the day & year 
aforesaid 

Signed Sealed publish'd 
pronounced & declared by the 

said Mary as her last Will & Testament her 

In presence of Mary Magdalene X Mayer (seal) 

Jos. Winship mark 

Jonathan Reed 

Probated 6 Oct., 1779. \}^i i09-] 
Inventory by Obadiah Call, Jr., Francis Rittal and Christopher Jackin, 
all of Pownalborough, 25 Sep., 1779, ,^407 : 18 : o. [11, 112.] 

Be it know to all men by these Presents that I Peserved Hall of 



98 LINCOLN PROBA'J'E RECORDS. 

Hallowell in the County of Lincoln being very Sick and weak but of 
Perfect mind and memory thanks be (iiven unto (^od Calling unto 
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 ot all I give and recommend my 
Soul into the hand 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 Executor, and as touching such worldly F^state wherewith it has 
Pleased (iod to bless me in this Life I give, demise and dispose of the 
same in the following manner and form. 

First. I give and bequeath to Abigal Hall my beloved wife all my 
Estate real and personal, Except two heffers, full Power and Lawfull 
othority to Sell and Convey by the advice of my Executor hereafter 
named, the interest of the money or the use of the Estate to Her own 
benefit and behofe. if them two heffers are not anuff to pay the debts 
there shall be an Equal Poportion takeing out of the Real and Personal 
Estate to Pay the debts and to Seport the aged widow if neded, and 
after the decase of Abigal my beloved wife if there be any of my Es- 
tate, I give and bequeath to my son Timothy Hall and my son Jere- 
miah Hall, and to the heirs of Nathan Hall the deces'd the one tweneth 
Part Each of them in makin the heirs before mentond Equal with one 
my sons and to my son Jonathan Hall I give and bequeath the one 
tenth Part of my Real and Personal Estate and the Remainder of my 
Real Estate if there be any I give and bequeath to my son Josiah Hall 
and I appoint him my soul Executor of this my Last will and testment. 
and my Personal Estate if there be any I give and bequeath to my 
dafter Abigal Standly. 

I Do Publish and declare this will to be my Last will and Testment 
in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20 the day 
ofjalyinthe year of our Lord one thousandj seven humlred and 
Eighty. 

Signed Sealed Published Prononced 
and declared by the said Preserved 

Hall as his Last will and testament, Preserved Hall (seal) 

in the presence of us, who, in his 
Presence, and in the presence of Each 
other have hereto subscribed our 
Names 

Ebenczer Tvler 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. no 



Natnaniel Floyd 
Reuben Brainerd 



Probated 6 Sep., 1780. [II, 113.] 
Inventory by Solomon Whiting, Samuel Dutton and Benjamin Brainerd, 
9 Dec, 1780, ;^7 7: 4: 9. [111,34.] 

In the Name of God Amen this Twenty third of August Anno Dom- 
ini one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Nine I Francis Wyman of 
Georgetown in the County of Lincoln and Province of the Massachu- 
setts Bay in New England being infirm of Body but of perfect mind & 
memory blessed be God & Calling to mind my Mortallity & knowing 
that Ere long I must put off this Earthly Tabernacle do make & Appoint 
this to be my last will & Testament. 

And first at my Decease I commit ray Soul to God who Gave it 
hopeing Thro' the Merrits of Jesus Christ to receive A free & full Re- 
mission of All my Sins I also commit my body to the Grave by A 
Decent Burial According to the Decretion of my Executors here after 
Named Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall re- 
ceive the Same Again by the Almighty power of God. 

And Secondly that all my Just Debts & dues be paid in Convenient 
time after my decease by my s'd Executors & Thirdly as Touching 
such Worldly Estate as the Lord has Lent me I give & bequeath in 
Manner & form following That is to Say I give unto my Daughter 
Hester Byonton besides what she has Already receiv'd one third part 
of the three following Lotts or Rights in the Common & undivided 
Lands in the Town of North Yarmouth & County Cumberland cSr Pro- 
vince Afores'd Bought from John Powel ^ Ammi Ruhama Cutter of 
said Town Viz. Lotts No. Twenty Seven Twenty Nine & Thirty Two 
lying in A place Called the Gore at ye Upper End of s'd Town I give 
unto ray Son Franciss Wyman besides what he has Already Rec'd my 
homestead Aboout fifteen Acres more or less where my house stood in 
s'd North Yarmouth & one hundred Acre Lots No. Twenty Seven 
Range C East side of Royals River. I give unto my Daughter Jane 
Sweetser the Sum of fifty pounds besides what She has Already Receiv'd 
I give unto my Son Nathaniel Wyman besides what he has already 
Rec'd one hundred Acres of upland & Six Acres of Salt marsh Lying 
at Small point in Georgetown Afors'd Also one hundred & Twenty 
Acres lying Undivided being part of three Lotts Nos. Eleven Twelve & 
Thirteen in the one hundred & Twenty Acre division in Gidneys Claim. 
I give unto my Daughter Sarah Rogers besides what She has Already 



too LINCOLN I'KOr.AlK RKCOKDS. 

Rcc'd lour Acres of Salt Marsh I Bought of Cornelius Soul & 'I'wo 
Acres of I )o. I bought from Phineas Jones which is To remain in the 
hands of my Son Nath'l Wyman Till the decease of me & my Wife 

Also one Right in the Common & undivided lands belonging to 
house lott No. PHeven & one Right in the Islands belonging To s'd 
house lott No. Eleven 

N K The Above lands that are left To Sarah Rogers is to remain 
in the hands of my Executors for her Childern if it Shou'd please God 
She Should have any Who Shou'd live to Come of Age then To be 
given to them or in Case she Shou'd live to become A Widow then She 
herSelf to Receive them or Otherwise they are to be Equally divided 
Among the Rest of my Childern 

Lastly I make my Sons Francis Wyman iSr Nath'l Wyman my Execu- 
tors of this my last Will & Testament 

In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal the Day 
iS: Year Above Written. 
Signed Seal'd & 
Declar'd in presence of 

Jelhro Sprague Francis Wyman (seal) 

William Sprague 

Jno. \Mlson 

A Codicile to the Aforegoing 
Will Sayes: 

I would let the Executors to m}' Will know that 1 ha\e a Mortgage 
Deed from Stephen Mitchell at North N'armouth, for one hundred 
Pounds Lawful Money & if I do not receive the Money in my life time 
I desire that they would reserve Eighty Dollars of it for my Wife, 
& to her use while she lives as her Occasion may recjuire. 
I desire also that the Sum of Fifty Pounds of the said Sum of One Hun- 
dred Pounds shall be paid to my Daughter jane Sweetcher, which 
will be agreeable to the Sum be(iueath to her in the foregoing Will. 
And the Remainder I desire my Executors to divide between them- 
selves, & the rest of my Children. I conclude as in the Close of my 
Will setting hereunto my hand (S: Seal this Twenty Seventh Day of 
|une One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy. 
Signed sealed & declared Francis Wyman 

in the Presence of 

James Mchonane 

Welthey Blethen 

Probated 6 Jan., 1779. [II, i 14-5.] 



LINCOLN PROFA'iE RFX'ORDS. lOI 

John Crocket, late of Fox Irslands. Zebulon Rowland, of Fox Is- 
lands, Adm'r, i6 Dec, 1772. [II, 119.] Jonathan Crockit and 
Nathaniel Crockit, both of the Fox Islands, sureties. Inventory by Eben- 
ezer Robbins, Joseph Waterman and James Cooper, of Fox Islands, 
13 Sep., 1773, ^15 : 13 : 10. [II, 120.] 

Solomon Hewet, late of Waldoborough. Deborah Hewet, of Waldo- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 18 Jan., 1779. [11,121.] Charles Sampson 
and Abijah Waterman, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Inventory by 
Waterman Thomas and Nathan Soule, of Waldoborough, and Thomas 
Johnston, of Bristol, (3ct., 177S, ^4631 : 16 : 3. [II, 240-1.] Deb- 
orah, minor daughter, chose Oliver Nash, of Bristol, to be her guardian, 
19 Feb., 1787. [Ill, 167.] Account filed 20 Feb., 17S7. [Ill, 
179 to 181.] 

Joseph Floyd, late of Boothbay. William McCobb, of Boothbay, 
Adm'r, 5 Ap., 17 So. [II, 121.] Joseph Carlisle and Benjamin 
McFarland, both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by John Daws, 
Joseph Carlisle and John Mathews, all of Boothbay, 2 June and 28 
Oct., 1780, ;^i55o : 10 : 8. [Ill, 28.] Thomas Boyd, Jr., and John 
Daws, commissioners to examine claims. [Ill, 28.] Account filed 
26 Mar., 1782. [Ill, 29.] Account filed 8 Sep., 1794. [V, 202.] 
Distribution ordered 10 Dec, 1794. [V, 203.] Dower set off to 
Mary Rollings, late widow, 13 Ap., 1782, by Thomas Boyd, Jr., John 
Daws and John Holten, all of Boothbay. [Unrecorded.] 

Andrew Bird, late of St. (Georges. Alexander Hathhorn, of St. 
Georges, Adm'r, 28 Sep., 1779. [II, 122.] Samuel Hathhorn, of St. 
Georges, and Joshua Collamore, of Medumcook, sureties. Inventory 
by Joshua Collamore and Paul Jameson, both of Medumcook, and 
Moses Robinson, of St. Georges, 14 Dec, 1779, j£s^^ '• ^4 • o. [II, 
123.] Account filed 31 Jan., 1787. [Ill, 140.] 

Joseph Starling, late of Bristol. Moses Starling, of Bristol, Adm'r, 
2 Feb., 17S0. [II, 123.] Thomas Johnston and ^Villiam McClain, 
both of Bristol, sureties. 

In the Name of God Amen 

The Ninth Day of May in the year of our Lord 1778 

I John (}ross of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln, 
Black Smith : Being Vary Sick and Weak in Body : but of Perfect 
Mind and Memory, Thanks be unto God for the Same : and Calling to 
Mind the Mortality of My Body, and knowing, That it is appointed 



102 LINCOLN I'ROBATE RECORDS. 

for all men once to Die, Do Make and Ordain this my Last ^Vill and 
Testament, That is to Say, Princ'pally, and first of all, I Give and Re- 
commend my Soul into the Hands of God That Gave it, and as Con- 
cerning my Body : I Recommend it To the Earth, to be Buried in a 
I )ecent Manner : at the Discretion of my F^xecutors, nothing Doubting, 
but at the General Resurrection, to obtain Everlasting Happiness in 
the Life to Come : Through the Merits and mediation of my Blessed 
Redeemer Jesus Christ, And as Touching Such Worldly Estate where- 
with it hath Pleased God to Bless me in in this Life, I Give Devise and 
Dispose of the Same in Manner and form following that is to Say : — 
in the first Place, I Give and bequeath to Anna Catharinah my Dearly 
Beloved Wife all my Estate both Real and Personal Turing I/ife Ex- 
cepting my Black Smiths Tools. 

Also I Give to my well beloved Son Peter Gross all the Black Smiths 
Tools and my well beloved Son Peter Gross is to Give to my well be- 
loved Daughter Mari Elizabeth a Haffer at i^ or 2 years old. 

Also I Give to my well beloved Daughter Mary My Bible. 

Also I Give to my well beloved Son Peter Gross aforSaid, after my 
Dearly beloved wifes Decease all my Land and Real F^state for which 
he is to Pay to my well belo\ed Daughters namly Mary and Mari 
F'.lizabeth ; F^ach Thirten Pounds Six Shillings and F'.ight Pence Law- 
ful money, afther the Decease of my wifes : further : My Barsonal F>s- 
tate is to be Devidet amonge my Childeren, ofthe Decease of my wifes 
if thar anny bee further more : My well beloved Son Peter is to have 
the first offer : for working the Land for the Halfs for my well beloved 
wife : or to Hired the Land of my wife 

And I Do hereby: utterly Disallow: Revoke: and Disannul: all 
and F^^ery other former Testaments: wills and Legacies Bequests and 
F'xecutors, by me in any ways before this time Named : willed and 
Fiequeathed : Ratifying and Confirming This : and no Other to be my 
Last will and Testament in Witness whearof I have here unto Set my 
Hand and Seal the Day and year first above written 

his 
John X Gross (seal) 
jiiark 
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and I )eclared by the Said John 
Gross as his Last will and Testament in Presence of us the Subscribers 
that is to Say 

Jacob Winchenbach 

Godfrid bornheimer 

Jacob Ludwig 



LINCOLN PROBATE RK.CORDS. IO3 

Probated 26 June, 1781. [II, 126.] 
Inventory by Joseph Weaver, Godfried Burnheimer and Francis Miller, 
all of Waldoborough, 7 Sep., 1781, ^98: 10: i. [II, 212.] Re- 
ceipts for legacies by Mary Newbert, wife of Christopher Newbert and 
Mary Lissabot Mink, wife of Peter Mink, 1795. [VI, 189.] 

In the Name of God Amen, I Daniel Knights of Boothbay in the 
County of Lincoln & State of Massachusetts Bay yeoman, being Very 
weak in body but of sound disposing memory, & Judgment, from a 
Sence of the MortaUty of my State, & danger of my disease do make 
& ordain this My last Will & Testament : 

Imprimis I Give up my soul to Almighty Ciod who gave it, thro' the 
hands of my Lord Jesus Christ, by whose Merit & Righteousness alone 
I expect to be Justified at the great Tribunal ; and my body to the 
Dust, from whence it came ; to be interred by decent Christian burial, 
at the discration of my Executors nothing doubting but 1 shall again 
receive the same at the Resurrection of the Dead ; and Toutching such 
worldly Goods wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this Life; 

1 do Dispose thereof in the following manner, Viz. 

2 Item. I ordain that all my Just debts & funeral Charges be in the 
first place paid out of my personal Estate ; — 

Itam srdly I give & bequeath unto my Beloved Daughter Susana Will- 
iams one cow out of my live stock to hir & hir heirs for ever, 
Itam 4ly I (iive & bequath to my Beloved Daughter Jadeth Knights 
also one cow of my live stock to hir & hir heirs for Ever, — 
Itam 5tly I Give and bequath to my Beloved Son Daniel Knights the 
one half of Damerescove Island Said Daniel paying therefor unto my 
Beloved Daughter Elizabeth Wheeler, twenty pounds LawfuU Money 
within two months after my Decese ; also s'd Daniel to pay to my Be- 
loved Daughters Mary Burnom & Marthue Day thirteen pounds six 
shillings & Eight pence Each, within one year after my Decese ; the 
above said Legiesies to be made Equal in Value of what the said sums 
would purchase in provisions in the year 1775. 

Itam 6tly I Give & bequeath unto my Beloved youngest Son 
Patishel Knights the whole of my Real Estate at pleasent Cove which 
I now live upon unto him & his heirs forever as also all my personal 
Estate (PLxcept the above two cows) togather with all outstanding 
Debts Due to me He the said Patishel Knights to pay unto my Be- 
loved Daughters Susanah Williams and Judath Knights twenty Pounds 
LawfuU Money Each within two years after my Deceas and the said 



I04 LINCOLN proi;ate kixords. 

twenty pounds to be made good in Value in purchasing provisions as 

the same would have done in the year 1775 — 

Item 7thly I constitute & appoint William McCobb Esqr Solomon 

Burnom & Josei)h Carlile to be the Executors of this my last Will & 

Testement. 

And finally I do hereby ratify & confirm this & no other to be my last 

Will & Testement In Wittness of all which 1 have hereunto set my 

hand & seal this tenth Day of January and in the year of our Eord 

seventeen hundred & Eighty 

Signed Sealed published his 

])ronounced & Declared by Daniel H Knights (seal) 

Daniel Knights to be his mark 

last will & Testement In 

presence of us 

Wm. McCobb 
his 

Joseph X Pirkens 
his 

Benjm. X McFarland 
mark 

Probated 5 Ap., 1780. [II, 129.] 
Inventory by Thomas Boyd, Samuel Brier and John Montgomery, all 
of Boothbay, 15 Ap., i 780, ^27471 : 3 : 10. [Ill, 27.] 

Robert Spear, late of Winslow. Roger Chase, residing at Kenne- 
beck, Adm'r, i Oct., 1778. Ezekiel Chase, of Hallowell, and Mat- 
thew Chase, of Kennebeck River, sureties. Inventory by Jonathan 
Emery, Ephraim Wilson and Silas Warner, all residing at Kennebeck 
River, 10 Nov., 1778, (at which date the widow of deceased had be- 
come Mrs, Chase), ;^32 : 12 : i, [II, 134,] 

Ludowick Cassemire Mayer, of Pownalborough, physician, absentee. 
Edmund Bridge, of Pownalborough, agent, 20 Mar., 1780. [II, 137.] 

Josiah Bradbury, Jun., late of Pownalborough. Benjamin Cray, 
Adm'r. Inventory by Thomas Rice, Jonathan \Villiamson and Michall 
Sevey, all of Pownalborough, 17 Dec, 1777, ^303: 17: 7)2. [II, 
140.] 

Cornelius Bradford, of Medumcook, appointed guardian unto Cor- 
nelius Morton, minor son of Cornelius Morton, late of Medumcook, 1 1 
Dec, I 776. [II, 140.] 



LINXOLN PROKA'l E RECORDS. I 05 

To All people Whome it may Concern Know ye that I Benjamin 
Gardner of Bowdoinham in the County of Lincoln in the State of Mass- 
achusetts Bay in New England ; Being Somthing Indisposed in Body 
but of Sound mind & Memory do make this my Last will in manner 
following ; first I will that all my just Debts be paid by my Executor & 
Executrix here After Named ; I give to my Beloved Wife Ruth All my 
Estate Both Real & personal during her Widowhood And at ye end of 
ye s'd Term Whether by Death or Marriage s'd Estatate to be divided 
Among my Children in Manner as foUoweth I Give to my four Sons 
namely Abdial Benjamin Richard & Daniel All my Estate Both Real & 
personal Except my House-hold Stuff And wearing Apparrel ; I give 
to My Son Abdial my best Sute of Wearing Apparrel ; & the rest of 
my wearing Apparrel i give to My other three Sones namely Benjamin 
Richard & Daniel to be Divided f^qualy Between them My Silver Cup 
i give to my Daughter Mary My Looking Glass i give to my Daughter 
Hannah ; And the Rest of My House-hold furniture i give to all my 
Daughters namely Hannah Parthena Sabrina Rebeckah & Mary to be 
divided F^qualy Between them ; My Clock i meant as a part of my 
house hold Stuf — 

And i do finily Appoint my Beloved Wife Ruth My Executrix and With 
her Prince Coffin of Pownalborough my Flxecutor of this my Last will 
& Testament ; In witteness whereof I have here unto Set my hand & 
Seal this Twenty Seventh day of ye lo m 1778. 

Sined & Sealed in (The alteration in ye fifteenth 

presence of us line was made Before Signing) 

Abrm. Preble mark 

Barnabas Paddock Benjamin X Gardner 

William Barnard his 

Probated 6 Jan., 1779. [11, 152.] 

William Kahler, of a place called Broad Bay, appointed guardian 
unto John ^Veller, minor son of Andrew Weller, late of said Broad Bay, 
5 June, 1772. [II, 154.] 

Thomas McCobb, late of Georgetown, merchant. James McCobb, 
of (Georgetown, Esq., Adm'r, 10 June, 17S2. [II, 155.] WiUiam 
Lithgow, of Georgetown, and Briggs Hallowell, of Halloweil, sureties. 

In the neam of God Amean this ninth Day of feburey Anno Domini 
one thousand saven hundred and Saventy two and In the twevlth year 
of the Rigen of his magstey (ieorge the third I Charls Snipe of George- 
town within Countey of Lincolin and Province of the Masseschuset Bay 



I06 LINCOLN PKOHA'IF, RF.CORDS. 

In new England yeman Bearing under Som Bodley InDispotion But of 
perfet mind and memary thanks Be to (lod therfor Calling to mind the 
mortaletey of Bodey knowing that It Is apointed for all men to Die Do 
mak and ordane this my Last will and testement that Is to Say I'rin- 
sabley and In first Plaes I (iive and Bequath my Soul Into (iod that 
Gave It and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried In a 
Cristen Desant Burall at Discration of my Executors nothing Doupting 
P>ut at the Genneral Resuration I Shall Recive the Same agean By the 
mightey Powar of Crod and as to Such things and wordley Estate as It 
hath Plesed God to Bliss me with In this Life I (iive and Demise and 
Dispose the Same In the fowling menner and form Inipriiiiis I (iive 
and Bequath to my Beloved wife Ann Snipe During hir naturell Life 
one third part of my Reall Estat on Arowsick Island with one third 
part of all my Chattels with my Best Beed and Beeding and all my 
Houshold furniture Itim I Do Give unto my Beloved Dughter Sarah 
Potter teen Shillings Itim I Do Give unto my Beloved Dughter Han- 
nah Drumond teen Shillings Itim I Do (Hveuntomy Beloved Dughter 
Ann Potter two milch Cows one heffer and Six Sheepe Item I Ciive 
unto my Beloved Dughter Jean two milch Cows one heffer Six Sheepe 
and saven pounds LawfuU money one Beed and Beding Item I Give 
unto my Beloved Dughter Marthow Snipe two milch Cows one heffer 
Six Sheepe and Saven pounds LawfuU money one Beed and Beeding 
Item I Do (iive unto my Beloved Sons John Charls and Gordon Snipe 
all my Esteat Both Reall and Parsonall Layeing and Bearing on Arow- 
sick Island or Elswhear not Given Before and as I have Given my Be- 
loved wife Ann Snipe the Emprovment of one third of my Reall Estate 
During hir Lif and one third of my Chatols It Is my furder will and 
Plesuer that at hir Desses my Sons John Charls and Gordon Shall 
Inherret have and poses the Said third and the Chattols that my Said 
wife Shall Leave at hir Deses I will that they be Equley Devided Be- 
twen my five Dughters Sarah Hannah Ann Jean and Marthow the 
money to be payd By my Executors within two years after my Desses 
I Do Constuet mak and ordean John Stinson J<2sqr and my Beloved 
Son John Snipe my Sole Executors of this my Last will and testament 
and I Do hearbey utterly Disalovv Revoke and and Disanule all and 
Evrey formar will testment or bequathment and Executors By me are 
Enewise Before named Raitifieng and Confirming this and no other to 
be my Last will and testement In witnes wherof I have Sett my hand 
and Seall the Day and year above writen 



LINCOLN PROBATE RKCORDS. I-O7 

Signed Sealed Pubshled Pronounced and Declard By the Sead Charls 

Snipe as his Last will and testement In the presanc.es us 

Daniel Mcfaden 

Joseph Preble Charles Snipe (seal) 

Daniel Mcfaden Junr 

Probated first Wed. of Mar., i 782. [II, 156.] 
Inventory by Daniel Mcfaden, Joseph Preble and William Stinson, all 
of Georgetown, 26 Feb., 1783, ^1276 : i : 6. [Unrecorded.] 

William Patten, late of Bowdoinham. Hannah Patten, of Bowdoin- 
hain, widow, Adm'x, i June, 17S0. [II, 159.] John Patten, of Bow- 
doinham, and David Fowler, of Vassalborough, sureties. Robert, 
minor son, chose Mathew Patten to be his guardian 23 Mar., 1782. 
[II, 159.] Mathew Patten appointed guardian unto Charles, minor 
son, 21 Feb., 1785. [II, 158.] Inventory by Thomas Wilson and 
John Fulton, both of Topsham, and Abraham Whittemore, of Bowdoin- 
ham, 25 June, 1780. [Ill, 221-2.] Account filed 31 May, 1781. 
[Ill, 223. [ Widow's dower set off by John Fulton, of Topsham, 
Abraham Whittemore and Samuel Jameson, both of Bowdoinham, 5 
Sep., 1782. [Ill, 224.] Hannah Patten appointed guardian unto 
Sarah, minor daughter, 15 Sep., 17S3. [Ill, 225.] Appraisal of real 
estate by Jonathan Perry and James Fulton, of Topsham, and Samuel 
Jameson, of Bowdoinham, 15 Jan., 1784. [Ill, 225-6.] Order set- 
tling estate 10 Feb., 1 7S4, mentions children, James the eldest son, 
Mathew, John, (deceased,) William, Robert, Charles and Sarah. [Ill, 
227.] 

Daniel Townsend, late of Vassalborough. Sarah Townsend, of Vas- 
salborough, widow, Adm'x, 15 June, 1779. [II, 160.] Ephraim 
Butterfield, of Hallowell, and Samuel Goodwin, Jun., of Pownalborough, 
sureties. Inventory by Daniel Savage and David McNight, both of 
Hallowell, and James Cowan, of Vassalborough, 17 July, 1779, ^240: 
13: o. [II, 245.] William Howard and Daniel Savage, both of 
Hallowell, commissioners to examine claims. x\ccount filed 19 June, 
17S2, at which dale the administratrix had become the wife of Nathan 
Sartell. [II, 246.] 

John Decker, late of Pownalborough. Anna Decker, of Pownalbo- 
rough, widow, Adm'x, 12 May, 1780. [II, 160.] Thomas Rice and 
John Hues, both of Pownalborough, sureties. Distribution of estate to 
creditors ordered 22 Jan., 17S4. [II, 193.] Inventory by Thomas 



To8 LINCOLN I^KOiJ.ViK KF.CORDS. 

Rice, Jonathan Williamson and John Huse, all of I'ownalborough, 8 
Oct., 1781. [11,255.] 

Benjamin Howland, late of Eowdoinham. Obadiah Call, of Pownal- 
borough, Adm'r, 17 Oct., 1777. [II, 161.] Philip Call and Stephen 
Call, both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Edmund Bridge, 
Philip Call and William Lewis, all of Pownalborough, 25 i)cA., 1777, 
^17: 7: 6. [II, 220.] 

John Shibles, late of 'Phomaston. Mary Shibles, of 'J'homaston, 
widow, Adm'x, 26 Sep., 1777. [^I 161.] James Watson, of Warren, 
and Haunce Robinson, of St. Georges lower Town, sureties. John Dill- 
away, of Thomaston, guardian unto James and David, minor sons, 31 
Jan., 1787. [Ill, 142.] Moses Copeland, of Warren, guardian unto 
John, minor son, 31 Jan, 1787, [III, 142.] Alexander Lermond, 
junr., of Warren, guardian unto Robert Kilpatrick, minor son, 31 Jan., 
1787. [Ill, 143.] iJivision of real estate by David Fales, of Thom- 
aston, Thomas Starret and William Lermond, both of Warren, 8 May, 
1790: dower to Mary Dillaway, late widow; remainder to sons 
Thomas, Robert, John, James and David. [IV, 236 to 241.] Ac- 
counts filed, 26 July, 1 79 1. [IV, 241-2.] Inventory by Hatevil 
Libbey, .Alexander l,ermond and William Watson, 7 Oct., 1777, ^673 : 
0:6. [Unrecorded.] 

Abrani [or Abraham] Preble, late of Pownalborough. Salomon 
Hearsey, of Pownalborough, Adm'r, 16 Jan., 1779. [II, 162.] In- 
ventory by Thomas Rice, David Boynton and Jacob Lowell, all of 
Pownalborough, 20 May, 1782. [II, 175.] A<lm'r having deceased, 
Mary, widow, Kbenezer Oreenleaf, Mary (Ireenleaf, James Preble, 
Kzekiel Peaslee, .Anna Peaslee, Oliver Peaslee, Sarah Peaslee, Jedediah 
Preble and Betsey Hearsey, next of kin, declined adm'n, 18 May, 
T791. [IV, 223.] Jacob Lowell, of Pownalborough, Adm'r, i/e 
bonis non, 26 May, 1791. [IV, 224.] Widow's petition for dower. 
[\', 17.] Jonathan Si)afford and Daniel Scott, both of Pownalborough, 
commissioners to examine claims, 29 June, 1782. [V, 108.] Adver- 
tisement of sale of real estate, 10 Sep., 1792. [V, 109.] .Account 
fileil and distribution (jrdered 4 Jan., 1793. [V, 111-112.] Appeal 
of Thomas Rice et als. from decree of distribution, 12 .ALay, 1794. 
[\'I. 249-50.] 

In the name of Cod Amen the 27nth Day of July 17S2 
I Roger Chase on Kenebec River about ten Miles above Fort halifax 



LINCOLN PROBATE KKCORDS. IO9 

being Considerably advanced in years but of sound mind and memory 
Calling to mind the mortality of ye body and knowing it is appointed 
unto all men once to die Do therefore make and ordain this my Last 
Will and testament — 

And in the first place I recommend my Soul to Cod who gave it and 
my Body to ye Earth to be buried at the Discretion of my Executor in 
a decent Christian manner Nothing Doubting that I shall Recive the 
same again by }'e hand and power of Ciod, at ye general Resuration 
and as touching Such worldly Estate as God has bles'd me with in this life 
I give and Dispose of the Same in the following manner I>/ipni)iis I 
give to my So in Law asa Prat all my Real and Personal Estate with all 
mv Cattle & Sheep with all my utensils and husbandry tools he paying 
to his Children the heirs of my Daughter Sarah Deceast being the 
Lawful heirs of her bodie viz to James, and to David thirty Pound 
Each and to Sarah and to Elizabeth, fifteen pound Each out of the 
Estate which I have given him when they arive to the age of Twenty 
one years old and my \Vill further is that my Son in Law Asa Prat shall 
be my Sole Executor this my Last will and testament 
Secondly I give to my Beloved wife Abigail During her Remaining my 
Widow out of my Estate the ivest End of my Divclim;; house d^ ye 
prodiiee of a Quarter oi my Farm to be found and broat to her with 
a Sufficiency of fire wood Cut and broat home to her with all my house 
hold Stuff. I give to my Son Mathew to be Endorsed on a note I have 
against him vSo much as to answer a note which Scjuire Howard has 
against him in Case s'd Mathew discharges me and my Estate from 
paying all or any part of the Same. 

3 I give to my daughters IvLary powers and tamor Noble Each Seven 
Pounds I give to my Son Ezekiel and Mathew Each five pounds to be 
paid in 3 years from my Decease and the Legacies to the Daughters 
afore mentioned to be paid in Two years after my decease. 

I give to my grand Children Vernum and Abigail Chase Three 
pounds Each to be paid in four years from my Decease. 
My Will further is that when my wife Shall decease She Shall be buried 
by my Son Prat as afors'd in a decent Christian manner my will further 
is that and 1 and my wife Shall Comfortably be Supi:)orted by my Son 
Prat during our natural Lives. I hereby Disalow and Revoke all other 
wills and bequests by me made and Ratifie to l)e my last will and 
testament 

Sighd Seald publisht and to pronounc'd In presence of us 
Nyraphas Bodfish 



I to LTNCOI.N PROBA'JK RFX'ORDS. 

Robt. Hood Roger Chase (seal) 

Ezek'l Chase 

Piobated 4 Dec, 1782. [II, 164.] 
Inventory by Peter Heywood, John White and Solomon Steward, all 
residing at a place called Canaan, 15 Oct., 1782. [II, 247.] 

William Clifford, late of of Edgecomb. Samuel Clifford, of Edge- 
comb, Adm'r, 30 Nov., 1782, [II, 165.] William Clifford and 
Solomon Gove, both of Fxlgecomb, sureties. Inventory by James 
Patterson, Joseph Decker and William Cunningham, all of Edgecomb, 

II Dec, 1782, ^^198 -.4:6. [II, 263.] 

Robert Cochran, late of Newcastle, Robert Cochran, of Newcastle, 
Adm'r, 7 June, 1782. [II, 165.] James Cargill and Samuel Kenne- 
dy, Jr., both of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Nickels, 
Robert Hodge, Jr., and David Murray, all of Newcastle, 27 Aug., 1781. 
[II, 221.] Account filed 8 Nov., 1782. [II, 222.] 

Archibald Gamble, late of Warren. Nathan Bucklen, of Warren, 
Adm'r, 7 Sep., 1780. [II, 166.] Hatevil Libbey and Moses Cope- 
land, both of Warren, sureties. Inventory by Hatevil Libbey, Reuben 
Hall and Moses Copeland, 30 Nov., 1780, ^89 : 7 : n. [II, 259.3 
Account filed 21 Feb., 1782. [II, 260.] 

William Potter, late of Eowdoinham. Prince Rose, of West Bow- 
doinham, so called, Adm'r, 22 Feb., 1780. [II, 167.] Abijah Rich- 
ardson, of West Bowdoinham, and James Potter, of Topsham, sureties. 
Inventory by Abijah Richardson, Benjamin Jaques and John Farnam, 
all of West Bowdoinham, i Mar., 1780, ;^2o66 : 16: o, "allowing 
Eighteen pence old Tenor as money went at in the year 1774 for one 
dollar or six shill'gs now." [II, 225.] 

Abijah Waterman, late of Waldoborough. Mary Waterman, of 
Waldoborough, widow, Adm'x, 20 Feb., 1782. [II, 167.] Charles 
Samson and Andrew Schenck, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Zebe- 
dee Simmons, (jf Waldoborough, guardian unto Thomas, minor son, 
Deborah and Mary, minor daughters, i June, 1785. [II, 238.] Ac- 
count filed I June, 1785. [Ill, 58.] Inventory by William Farns- 
worth, Charles Sampson and Andrew Schenck, all of Waldoborough, 
17 J"ly> 1782. [IV, 6-8.] Deborah chose Charles Samson, of 
Waldoborough, to be her guardian, 26 Ap., 1 794. [VI, 26.] Thomas 
chose Charles Samson to be his guardian, 27 Oct., 1794. [VI, 27.] 



LINCOLN PROBA'JE RFX'ORDS. Ill 

Samuel Creighton, late of Warren. Lucretia Creighton, of Warren, 
widow, Adm'x, 7 Feb., 1782. [11, 168.] Thomas Starret and Hate- 
vil Libbey, both of Warren, sureties. Inventory by Moses Copeland, 
Thomas Starret and Hatevil Libbey, all of Warren, 21 Feb., 1782, 
^578: 12: 5. [Ill, 240-1.] Account filed 30 Jan., 1787. [Ill, 
141.] Hatevil Libbey, of Warren, guardian unto Jane, minor daugh- 
ter, 30 Jan., 17S7. [Ill, 142.] Account filed 11 Oct., 17S7. 
[Ill, 241-2.] James, minor son, chose Hatevil Libbey to be his 
guardian, 31 Jan., 1787. [IV, 128.] 

William Palmer, late residing at St. Georges. Reuben Hall, of 
Warren, Adm'r, i Sep., 1782. [II, 168.] Moses Copeland and 
Hopestill Sumner, both of Warren, sureties. Lawrence Parsons, of St. 
Georges, guardian unto Mary, minor daughter, 24 Feb., 1782. [II, 
157.] Inventory by Moses Copeland, William Watson and Seth 
Vose, all of Warren, 20 Feb., 1782, ^218 : 17 : 2. [Ill, 238.] Ac- 
count filed 29 May, 1786. [HI, 239.] Lawrence Parsons, of Gush- 
ing, guardian unto Nancy, minor daughter, 26 July, 1791. [IV, 213.] 

Samuel Bogs, late of Warren. Mary Bogs, of Warren, widow, 
Adm'x, 26 May, 1781. [II, 169.] William Bogs, of Warren, and 
Philip Robbins, of a place called Sterlington, sureties. 

John Reed, late of Boothbay. Sarah Reed, of Boothbay, widow, 
Adm'x, 5 Ap., 1782. [II, 170.] John Murray and Daniel Herrin, 
both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by William McCobb, John 
Dawes and John Murray, all of Boothbay, 12 Ap., 1782, ;^99 : 6 : 10, 
to which Adm'x, added cash ;^i8 : 9 : 8, and sundry small articles. 
[II, 264.] 

Samuel Coney, late of Hallowell. Susanna Coney, of Hallowell, 
widow, Adm'x, 3 Jan., 1781. [II, 170.] James Howard and Daniel 
Coney, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Benjamin Pettingill, 
Ephraim Ballard and Robert Kennedy, all of Hallowell, 5 Jan., 17S1. 
[II, 206.] Account filed 28 Feb., 1781. [II, 207.] Heartson and 
Jason, minor sons, chose William Brooks, of Hallowell, to be their 
guardian, 9 Mar., i 789 ; William Brooks guardian unto Samuel, minor 
son, and Susanna, minor daughter, 9 Mar., 1789. [IV, 32 to 36.] 
Guardian's petition for division. [IV, 159.] Division of real estate 
by Henry Sewall, Benjamin Pettingill and Ephraim Ballard, all of Hall- 
owell, 28 Dec, 1790: dower to Susanna Brooks, widow; remainder 
to Heartson, Samuel and Jason, sons, and Sukey, daughter. [IV, 224 
to 226.] 



112 LINCOLN I'ROIiAIE RKCOKDS. 

In the name of (lod Amen. I Joseph Malcom of 'I'opsham in the 
County of Lincohi and State of the Massachusetts Bay, Hlacksniith, 
being weak of body but of Sound mind and Memory (blessed be Cod) 
do this Seventeenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thous- 
and Seven hundred and eighty-one, make and pubHsh this my last will 
and Testament ; in manner following (that is to say) Iiiiprinn's, 1 
give to my loving wife Sarah Malcom the whole of all my Estate real 
and personal (ioods and Chattels until my yongest Child if a Son 
Shall arive to the age of twenty one years, or if a daughter to the age 
of eighteen years and to my Said wife I Commit the Care of all my 
Children and after my said yongest Child Shall arive to the age above 
mentioned ; and after that time to my said wife one third part of all my 
estate real and personal during her natural life, allowing her my Said 
wife to pay all my Lawful! debts. 

Item, I give to each of my Sons that Shall be living at the time above 

mentioned an equal Share of all my Estate both real and personal ; 

not before disposed of to my Said wife. 

Item, I give to my daughter or daughters if 1 should have more tiian 

one, twenty jJOtuKls Lawful money each, to be paid in Silver or C>old 

or other money ecjuevalent thereto in one year after my youngest Child 

Shall ari\e to the age abo\e mentioned, to be paid by my surviving 

Son or Sons who Shall possess the Said estate and I make and ordam 

her my Saitl Wife Sole Executrix of this my will, in witness whereof I 

the Said Joseph Malcom have to this my last will and testament. Set 

my hand and Seal the da}' and year above written. 

Signed Sealed published and 

declared by the Said Joseph Joseph Malconi (seal) 

Malcom as and for his last will 

and Testament, in presence of 

us whose names are hereunto 

under \^ritten, who did each of 

us Subscribe our names as 

witnesses at his request and in 

his i)resence in the room where 

he then was. 

James Hunter 

William Uourk 

John Merrill 

Probated 4 July, 17S1. [11, 172.] 



LINCOLN PROBA'lE RECORDS. 



113 



In the Name of Ood Amen. I Samuel Hutchinson of Woolwich of 
the County Linclon & Common-wealth of Massachusetts yeoman : Be- 
ing very weak in Body, but of perfect Mind & Memory blessed be 
(iod : Calling to mind the mortality of ray Body & Knowing that it is 
ai)pjinted for all men once to die : Do make & ordain this my last 
Will & Testament. 

That is to Say principally & first of all, I give .Sc recommend my Soul 
into the Hands of Cod who gave it, & for my Body, I commit it to the 
Earth to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at the discretion 
of my Kxecutors, hoping in the mercy of (}od thro' Christ to receive 
the Same made like unto Christs glorious Body at the last Day. 
And as to my Wurldly Estate which (iod hath blessed me with in this 
life, I give, Demise, & Dispose of the Same in manner following. 
imprimis. It is my will & I order, that first of all, my just debts & 
funeral charges be paid & Satisfied. 

item. I ("live &: Bequeath unto Sarah my dearly beloved \Vife the 
free use & improvement of the whole of my Estate both real & per- 
sonal during her natural life. 

item. I give to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Turner (besides what 
I have already given her) & to her Heirs the Sum of one pound lawful 
money to be paied out of my Estate at the Death of my said Wife, 
item. I give to my beloved Daughter Susannah Six pounds thirteen 
Shillings & four pence lawful money to be paied out of my Estate im- 
mediately after the Decease of my said Wife. 

item. I give to my beloved Daughter Hannah Meloey Six pounds 
thirteen Shillings tSc four pence lawful money to be paied out of my 
Estate immediately after the Decease of my Saied Wife, 
item. I give unto my Six Daughters (after named) Ruth Hopkins, 
Sarah Bridgdon, Mary Avery, Susannah, Hannah Meloey, Martha Ful- 
lington to them, their Heirs & asigns forever, all the remainder of my 
Estate both Real & Personal of whatever nature or kind : or where-ever 
found, to be F^qually divided betwen them & their Heirs upon my Said 
Wifs Decease.* -I Excepting to my Daughter Mary Avery to her & her 
Heirs I give in this Division but one half as much as to one of the Six 
of my Daughters above named, because She the Said Mary hath al- 
ready received^of me, so much more than the other five of my Daugh- 
ters personaly have ; 
I Do also Constitute Timothy Bridgdon of Charlstown in the County 

8 



114 LINCOLN rKOl'.A'JK KF.CORDS. 

of MidtllesL'x (i' James FuUington of Woolwich in the County of Lin- 
clon, both in the Comnionweahh of the Massachusetts my Executors 
of this my last Will & Testament & hereby revoke all former Wills or 
Testaments by me made, & Confirm this «S: no other to be my last Will 
& Testament, in confirmation whereof I do hereunto Set my hand & 
Seal this first day of March, A : D : one thousand Seven hundred & 
Eighty one : & in the fifth year of the American independence. 
Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronoumed and 
Declared by the Said Samuel Hutchinson 
to be his last Will & testament in presence 
of Jos : Winship ") 

John Cray > N. B. Samuel Hutchinson (seal) 

Benjamin Shaw ) the Word 

Ciod was 

interlined 

before Seigning 

«Sr Sealing 

Probated first Wed. of July, 1781. [H, 174.] 
Inventory by Samuel Ford, Robert Stinson and David (iilmore, all of 
Woolwich, 2 Dec, 1781, ;^4o : 4: 10. [HI, 181.] Inventory by 
John Hay, Benjamin Coodwin and Isaac Mallet, all of Charlestown, 
12 Ap., 1783. [Ill, 182.] Account filed 30 May, 1794. [VI, 77 
to 79.] 

In the Name of (}od. Amen. I Andrew McFarland of Boothbay in 
the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Esquire 
being weak and pained in l)0<ly, but of sound disposing memory & 
judgment, apprehending myself near to the period of tliis mortal life, 
do make & ordain this Mv Last Will & Testament. 

Imprimis, I give up my immortal Spirit to (iod who made it, thro' 
the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ ; and my body to the dust from 
which it came, to be interred by decent Christian burial, in assurance 
of its rising again at the general resurrection of the dead. 

And, touching such worldly goods or estate wherewith it hath pleased 
God to bless me in this life, I do dispose thereof in the manner follow- 
ing viz. 

Item secondly, I ordain that all my just debts & funeral charges be in 
the first place paid out of my personal estate 

Item thirdly, I do constitute & appoint my dearly beloved wife E'iza- 
bfth, my beloved son .Andrew McP\irlantl ».^ my trusty friend Wdliam 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. II5 

McCobb Esquire all o( Boothbay aforesaid to be the Executors & Ex- 
ecutrix of this my last will and Testament. 

Item fourthly, I appoint & ordain that my dearly beloved wife afore- 
said still endeavour to keep my young children under her own eye, & 
in my family ; & with the consent of my other Executors, that she take 
care to furnish each of them, my said children, with a good education 
suitable to their circumstances ; and I farther ordain that all the ex- 
pence & cost of the maintenance & education of all my said young 
children until they shall severally have arrived at the age of maturity, be 
defrayed out of the income of my house & farm whereon I dwell in 
said Boothbay, & out of the profits arising from the live-stock kept on 
said farm; & also out of the earnings of the sloop now a building for 
me by Charles Bryant of Newcastle ; But if all these resources shall be 
found not to suffice for this purpose, the remaining demands vvhich 
cannot be answered by them I order to be paid out of such parts of my 
personal estate, not hereafter otherwise devised, as she and my other 
Executors shall think proper. 

Item fifthly, I order to enable my said wife faithfully to fulfill this trust, 
& for the sake & behoof thereof I do give & bequeath unto her the 
possession & improvement of my said mansion house with all the 
buildings thereunto belonging ; likewise of the farm on which it stands ; 
& of the live stock kept on said farm ; together with the use & im- 
provement of said sloop & of every part of my personal estate not 
herein specially devised, in trust for the above use, & for the uses 
hereinafter mentioned : of all which she is to continue possessed until 
my beloved Son John McFarland shall have arrived at the age of ma- 
turity. 

Item sixthly when the period last mentioned shall have been com- 
pleted, I appoint & ordain that my beloved wife shall declare before 
my other executors whether she doth choose to have a full »S: honorable 
maintenance for herself secured & furnished to her by my said Son 
John, out of his part or inheritance hereinafter bequeathed to him ; or 
in lieu thereof to appropriate to herself, the possession, use, c& im- 
provement of one third part of my said houses, farm & live stock ; & 
if she shall make choice of the former I do hereby give & bequeath 
the same to her, out of the portion of said John, during her widow- 
hood ; if the latter is her choice I give & bequeath the same to her 
during her natural life. 
Item seventhly, I give & bequeath unto my beloved son Andrew 



Il6 LINCOLN PROHATF. RKCOKI1S. 

McFarland & to his heirs for ever, all my lot of land lying on the Kast 
side of the meeting house in said Boothbay ; also one half of my estate 
of land on Spruce-point, so called, in said town ; also one half of a lot 
of land of two hundred acres on Barter's island, so calletl, in said town, 
now possessed by the family of Samuel Barter junior ; or in lieu of 
said lot, one half of the debt due thereon ; if it shall be redeemed by 
said family ; also one half of my part of little Cireen island, so called, 
in Penobscut-bay ; also one half of a pew in the diamond of the Meet- 
ing house in Boothbay aforesaid, which pew I bought of my brother 
Ephraim McP'arland ; also one half of my pc^w in the gallery in said 
Meeting house, next to the singer's pew ; also one quarter part of the 
sails, rigging, & iron formerly belonging to the sloop I lately lost ; 
likewise one pair of steers of three years old, & one colt of one year 
old ; as the whole of his inheritance in my estate real & personal. 
Item eighthly, I give & bequeath to my beloved son Ephraim McFar- 
land, & to his heirs for ever, all my right in the real estate of my fath- 
er John McFarland ; together with the lot of land adjoining to said 
estate, which I bought of John McKechnie ; also my lot of land bound- 
ing on the north part of said estate ; likewise one half of the two 
hundred acre lot above mentioned on Barter's island, so called, in said 
Boothbay, or in lieu thereof, one half of I he debt due thereon, if it 
should be redeemed by the family of Samuel Barter junior now possess- 
ing the same ; also one half of my estate of land on Spruce-point 
aforesaid ; also one half of my right in little (ireen island already men- 
tioned, & one half of each of the pews aforesaid ; also one quarter of 
the sails rigging & iron formerly belonging to the lost sloop last men- 
tioned, or the just value thereof in money to be paid him out of the 
earnings of the of the new sloop now building for me by the above 
mentioned Charles Bryant, at such times and proportions as the 
exigencies of my family shall, in the judgment of my said Executors & 
Executrix, admit, also one pair of steers of three years old ; one colt of 
one year old, & one good new silver watch or money sufficient to 
])urchase the same, as the whole of his inheritance in my estate real «Sr 
personal. 

Item ninthly, I give & bequeath unto my beloved son John Murray 
McFarland and to his heirs for ever, under the conditions and incum- 
brances mentioned in favor of my beloved wife & minor children, in 
the fourth, fifth, & sixth articles in this my last will & testament, all 
and singular estate and estates real & personal belonging, or in any 



LINCOLN PROBA'IE RECORDS. II7 

wise appertaining to me, that shall be remaining over and above the 
estates and legacies herein already devised and bequeathed, or that 
shall be bequeathed in the articles following. 

Item tenthly, I give and bequeath unto the lawful heir of my late 
beloved daughter Jane Reed twelve shillings in lieu of all inheritance, 
she the said Jane having received her full portion of my estate in her 
life time. 

Item eleventhly, To my daughter Mary Reed, & to my daughter 
Elizabeth McFarland, also to my other daughters Sarah, Rosanna, 
Margaret, & Susannah McFarland I give & bequeath & to the heirs of 
of each of them, respectively forever, one feather bed & bedding each, 
as the whole portion of my estate of right belonging to them ; & further 
I do hereby empower my said Executors & Executrix if they shall 
think it fit, & also shall find, when the above articles are executed, 
that the circumstances of my family & estate will justly afford it, to 
give to each of my daughters mentioned in this article one cow or heifer 
when they shall all have arrived at the age of maturity. 

Item twelfthly, if one of my said sons should die in minority, or 
without lawful heirs then my will is and I do hereby ordain, that in 
that case all the estate & legacies herein bequeathed or devised to him 
shall be divided in equal shares between my two surviving sons or their 
heirs ; to be by them & their heirs respectively enjoyed as their own 
proper patrimony : If two of my said sons should die as aforesaid, 
then I ordain that all the estate real & personal herein bequeathed to 
them shall go, without any deduction, to the one surviving son & his 
heirs forever ; & if all my sons should decease in the case above men- 
tioned, I order the whole of their inhertance to be divided in equal 
shares amongst all my daughters and their heirs as their proper pat- 
rimony for ever. 

Item i3thly if my said Executors & Executrix shall be unanimously 
of opinion, when my said son John shall have arrived at the age of 
maturity, that after bearing all the burdens above laid on his patri- 
mony, there does still remain so much out standing debt due to my 
estate, in good hands, & easily recoverable, as shall make the inher- 
itance of the said John greatly to exceed in value the inheritance of 
either of his said brothers, then & in that case I ordain that so much 
of said debts as that overplus shall amount to, shall be divided, in equal 
shares, amongst my three sons aforesaid, as part of their patrimony 
respectively : & if it shall appear to my said Executors at that time. 



Il8 LINCOLN rR()I!ATK RECORDS. 

that the inheritance of my said son John is not eciual to that of either 
of his brothers, then I ordain that so much shall be paid to him by 
each of my other sons out of his respective patrimony as my said 
Executors shall judge necessary to make the inheritance of the three 
equal. 

And finally, hereby dissannulling & revoking all other testaments, 
. I do hereby ratify & confirm this & no other to be my last will & 
testament : In wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & 
seal, this tenth day of November in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred & eighty. 

Andw. Mc.Farland (seal) 
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced 
and declared by Andrew McFarland 
to be his last will and testament, 
in presence of us 
J no Murray 
Paul Reed 
John Reed 

Probated ist Wed. of Oct., 17S1. [II, 176-8.] 
Inventories by John Leishman, Samuel McCobb and John Holten, all 
of Boothbay, 31 July, lySr, ^814: o: 8. [II, 229;] 26 Sep., 
1782,^41 : 16: 8. [II, 230.] 

William McClintuck, late of Boothbay. Margaret McClintock, of 
Boothbay, widow, Adm'x, 26 Sep., 1781, [II, 182.] \Villiam Lith- 
gow and James McCobb, both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by 
Edward Emerson, of Boothbay, David Gilmore and James Fullerton, 
both of Woolwich, 26 Oct., 1781. [II, 257.] 

John Hinkley, late of Georgetown. Hannah Hinkley, of Georgetown, 
widow, Adm'x, 31 May, 1781. [II, 1S3] Jordan Parker and Sam- 
uel H inkle}', both (^f Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by Jordan 
Parker, David Oliver and Nath.miel Wyman, 21 Sep., i78i,;!{^i4i : 3 : 
II. [Ill, 59.] Jordan Parker and Nathaniel Wyman, commissioners 
to examine claims. [Ill, 60.] Account filed 4 May, i 7S6. [Ill, 
108. J 

Charles Stuart, late of Penobscott Ri\er, mariner. Abigail Stuart, 
of St. Georges, widow, Adm'x, 30 Nov., 1780. [II, 183.] George 
McCobb, of St. Georges, and William Farnsworth, of Waldoborough, 
sureties. Inventory by George McCobb, Joseph Robinson and Isaac 
Wiley, all of St. Georges, 12 Dec, 1780, ;£i() : 12: 5. [Ill, 80.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. II9 

William Farnsworth, of Waldoborough, and Moses Copeland, of War- 
ren, commissioners to examine claims. [Ill, 8i.] Account of 
Abigail Farnsworth, Adm'x, filed 30 May, 1786. [Ill, 82.] 

In the name of God Amen. I Huliah Randall of Topsham in the 
County Lincoln and Common Wealh of Massachusetts ; Single woman, 
being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory (blessed be God) 
do this tenth day of September in the year of our LORD one thousand 
Seven hundred and Eighty two, make and publish this my last will and 
testament, in manner following, (that is to Say) Imprimis I give and 
bequeath unto my well beloved Brothers William Randall and Daniel 
Randall in equal halves all my Goods Chatties and Estate to them the 
Said William Randall and Daniel Randall their Heirs and Assigns 
forever, and I do Constitute and appoint the Said William Randall and 
Daniel Randall to be my Executors of this my last will and Testement 
in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and 
year above mentioned. — 
Signed Sealed published 

and declared by the Said huldah Randall (seal) 

Testator as and for her last 
will and testament, in the presence 
of us who at her request and in 
her presence in the presence of 
each other, have Subscribed our 
names as witnesses thereto 
John Merrill 
David Robertson 

her 
Hannah X Allen 
mark 

Probated ist Wed. of Jan., 1782. [II, 184.] 

James Archibald, late residing at Machias, trader. Jonas Farns- 
worth, of Machias, Adm'r, i Nov., 1783. [II, 1 86.] James Avery 
and Benjamin Coolidge, both of Boston, sureties. 

Prince Barker, late of Newcastle, mariner. Hannah I'arker, of 
Newcastle, widow, Adm'x, 23 Jan.. 17S3. [II, 186.] John Hussey 
and Joseph Taylor, both of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory by Benja- 
min Woodbridge, John Ward and Kenelm Winslow, all of Newcastle, 
20 Feb., 1783, ^17 : 7 : 4. [HI, 220.] Account filed 17 Sep., 1788. 
[Unrecorded.] 



I20 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

In the Name of God, Amen. The third Day of October in the Year 
of our Lord 17S2. I Rachael Joyce on the Island Muscongus, in the 
County of Lincoln and State of the Massachusetts, Spinster, being in 
perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God for the Same ; and 
Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body, and knowing, that it is ap- 
pointed for all once to Dye, Do make and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament : That is to Say, Principally and first of W\ I Give and 
Recomend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it ; and for my 
Body I recomend it to the Earth to be buried at the Discretion of my 
Survivors nothing Doubting, but at the (jenerall Resurection, I Shall 
receive the Same again by the Mighty power of God ; and as Touch- 
ing Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to bless me in 
this life I give and Dispose ut the Same in manner and form following ; 
That is to Say. 

In the first place, I Give my Great Chair which is in Marshfeild my 
X^reat Chair to my Son Seth Joyce. 

Item I Give to his oldest Daughter Margarett a Chest with one Drawer 
and Square Table which is at Jonathan Joyces. As also all the house 
hold Goods I left at her fathers. 

Item as I have given my Son Jonathan a Trade to Support him That 
is his part 

Item I give to Jonathan's Daughter Rachael a feather bed I left with 
her father. 

Item I give to my Son in Law Barney Fountain a Great Chair. 
Item I give my Grandson Jacob Fountain my land att Foxhole in 
Marshfeild. 

Item I give to my grand Daughters Elizabeth and Rachael Fountain 
all my household Goods that I Leave here to be Equally Divided 
Item I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Fountain my Weaving Loom 
and Tackling. 

Item I Give to my Grandaughters Elizabeth and Rachael Fountain 
fiveteen pounds old Tenour which their father Barney Fountain owed 
me for takeing up his note for that Sum of Carpous White to be 
Equally Divided as also a Johannes in Gold I lent him the sd Barney 
Fountain to get his Chimneys Built to be Divided between his Daugh- 
ters Elizabeth and Rachael. 

Item As I have Given my Son Isaac Joyce a Trade to Support him 
that is his part. 
I also appoint my Grandson Jacob Fountain to see this my will to be 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 2 I 

Settled as I have given, and I Do revoke all or any other Will Ratify- 
ing this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. 
In Wittness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal, the Day 
and Year above written. 

Sign'd Seal'd and publish'd her 

pronounc'd and Declar'd Rachael X Joyce (seal) 

by the S'd Rachael Joyce as her mark 

Last Will & Testament in 
presence of us the Subscribers 
Wm Loud 
Nathaniel Hupper 

her 

Susanna X Hupper 

mark 

Probated 12 Ap., 1783. [IL 187.] 

Robert Wilson, late of Topsham. Samuel Wilson, residing at little 
River, so called, Adm'r, 4 June, 1783. [II, 188.] David Reed, of 
Topsham, and Enoch Danford, of Brunswick, sureties. Inventory by 
Andrew Dunning, of Brunswick, Actor Patten and James Wilson, both 
of Topsham, 12 Aug., 1783,^36: o: o. [Ill, 113.] John Merrill 
and Actor Patten, both of Topsham, commissioners to examine claims. 
[Ill, 113.] Account filed 4 Jan., 17S7. [Ill, 129.] 

John Springer, late of Frenchman's Bay, shipwright. Hannah 
Springer, of Frenchman's Bay, widow, Adm'x, 12 June, 1783. [II, 
190.] John Johnson, of Frenchman's Bay, and William Springer, of 
Bath, sureties. Inventory by Thomas Hill, of Gouldsborough, Moses 
Butler and Paul Simpson, both of Frenchman's Bay, 8 Aug., 1783, 
^284: 14. [11, 208.] 

Samuel Winchell, late of Topsham. Sarah Winchell, of Topsham, 
widow, Adm'x, 29 May, 1783. [II, 191.] James Fulton and Ar- 
thur Hunter, both of Topsham, sureties. Arthur Hunter, of Topsham, 
kAxn'r de bonis non, 15 Ap., 1786; James Fulton and James Henry, 
both of Topsham, sureties. [Ill, 158.] Account filed 15 Mar., 
1787. [Ill, 244-5.] Inventory by John Patten, of Bowdoinham, 
Samuel Graves and John Rogers, both of Topsham, 1783. [IV, 4-6.] 

Hezekiah Sautell, late of Vassalborough. Nehemiah Longley, of 
Vassalborough, Adm'r, 16 Sep., 1783. [II, 191.] Joseph North, of 
Hallowell, and Samuel Goodwin, Jr., of Pownalborough, sureties. 



122 I.IXCcn.N I'ROI'.ATR RKCORDS. 

W'illiani Howard and Joseph North, both of Hallowell, commissioners 
lo examine claims. [Ill, 129.] Account filed 6 Feb., 1787. [HI, 
130.] Inventory by Obadiah Sawtell, Asa Holden and Jonas Page, all 
of Shirley, Middlesex County, 9 Se])., 1783, ;£^4 : 18 : 6. [I\', 10.] 
Inventory by Moses Sawtell, Thomas Smiley and Isaac Cowen, all of 
\'assalborough, 4 Oct., 1783, ;^2 8 : o: i. [IV, lo-ii.] 

In the Name of (iod .Amen the Twenty Seventh day of July Anna 
doniiny 1783. I David Clark of Hallowell in the County of Lincoln 
and in the ])rovince of the Massachusets Bay In New F^ngland. 
Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is ap- 
pointed unto man once to Dye Do make and ordain this my last Will 
and Testament. 

That is to say First of all I (iive and Recommend my Soul into the 
hands of Cod who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a 
Decent manner at the discretion of my Executor not doubting but I 
shall Receive the same again by the Power of God and as to such 
\\'orldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased (iod to Bless me in this life 
I (iive demise and Dispose of in form Following (viz) 
I will and order my Real Estate to be Sold at the Discretion of my 
Executor here after named and my Just Debts to be paid out of my 
Real Estate by my Executor if there be Enough if not to be made up 
out of my Personal Estate. 

after my Funeral Charges are paid and my Just Debts Paid — Iinpriniis 
I Give and bequeath to my Executor one Half of all my Estate Real 
and Personal that Is left 

Item the Other Half I Give and Bequeath to my three Children David. 
John, and Polly, to be Fcjually Divided amongst them by my Executor. 
Item I Give and Bequeath my wareing Apperil to my P'.xecutor 
Sarah that was once my wife I utterly Refuse having any part in my 
Estate or being my Heir or havind any Right of Heirship in my 
l-lstate 

I Do hereby Constitute and api)oint my P>elovcrd Brother Simeon 
Clark to be my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and 
do hereby Revoke and utterly disannul all and Every other former Will 
legasies and bequeaths by me heretofore made Ratifying and Con- 
firming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and year 
afore said 
Sicfnd and Seald in Presents 



LINCOLN PROKATE RECORDS. I 23 

of US 

Thomas Hiiikley David Clark (seal) 

James Hinkley 
Jonas Button 

Probated 15 Sep., 1783. [II, 192.] 
Inventory by Thomas Hinkley, Jonas Button and Paul Blake, all of 
Hallowell, 17 Bee, 17S3. [IV, 14.] 

In the Name of God Amen. 
I Christian Cline of a place called Waldoborough In the County of 
Lincoln and province of Massachusetts Bay in Nevvengland yeoman 
being in healh of Body and of perfect mind & memory 
thanks be given to god. Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and 
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Bie do make and ordain this 
my last will & testament : that is to say principally and first of all I give 
and recommend inv Suul into the hand of almighty God that gave it 
and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried at the discresion 
of my Executors : nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I 
shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touch- 
ing such worley 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 — • 

I give and Bequeath to Elibeath my dearly beloved wife whoume I 
likewise constitute make and ordain the Soul Executrix of this my Last 
will and Testament one yoake of oxen one horse one Cow & young 
Calfe one heffer given to her. 

I give unto my well beloved son George Cline the one Cow & one 
hefer & one hefer Calf one year old one young Calf. 

I give and Bequeath to Elibeath my Baughter one Cow one Iron 
Stow and one Brace Kittle holds four pails of warter the wife (;f the 
said Cline is to Keep the Stow and Brace Kittle her Life time. 

I give to John milk Cline one pear of yearlin Sears and one Sheep I 
give one Sheep to Mary Veerz one Sheep 

and I do hareby utterly disllow revoke and disannul! all & Every 
other former testament will Legacie Bequaest & E^xecutions by me in 
any ways before named willed and bequethed Reatfing and Confirming 
this to Be my Last will and testament in witness whereof I have sett 
my hand & seal this twenty Bay of March in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred and Eighty three 
Signed sealed published and delivered by the said Christian Cline as 



124 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

his last will and testament in the presence of 

test John Hunt Christian Cline (seal) 

Nathan Sprague 

Probated i Oct., 1783. [II, 194.] 

Inventory by Jacob Umbehind, Daniel Feilhenr and John |Hunt, all of 
Waldoborough, 18 Nov., 17S3, ^65: 17: 5. [Ill, 35.] Account 
filed 29 Nov., 1783. [Ill, 36.] 

Joseph Swasey, late of Vassalborough. Judith Coye, of Hallowell, 
widow, Adm'x, 24 June, 1783. [II, 195.] Jeremiah Hall, of Win- 
throp, and Oliver Hall, of a place called Washington, sureties. 

Abiah Coye, late of Hallowell. Judith Coye, of Hallowell, widow, 
Adm'x, 24 June, 1783. [II, 196.] Jeremiah Hall, of Hallowell, and 
Oliver Hall, of Washington, sureties. Daniel, minor son, chose Squire 
Bishop, of Winthrop, to be his guardian 6 Jan., 1783. [II, 201.] 

William Simpson, late of Newcastle. Elizabeth Simpson, of New- 
castle, widow, Adm'x, 10 June, 1776. [II, 196.] 

Richard Temple, late of Bowdoinham. Elizabeth Temple, of Bow- 
doinham, widow, Adm'x, 24 Sep., 1783. [II, 197.] Zacheus Beal 
and Zebulon Preble, both of Bowdoinham, sureties. Inventory by 
Abraham Preble, James Bowker and Nathaniel Jellison all of Bow- 
doinham, 14 Oct., 1783, p^86 : 15 : 8. [II, 209.] Zacheus Beal and 
George Thomas, both of Bowdoinham, commissioners to examine 
claims, 27 Jan., 1786. [Ill, 183.] Account filed and distribution 
ordered, 3 Oct., 1786. [Ill, 184-5.] 

Jacob Stevens, late of Edgecomb. John Ryan, of Edgecomb, Adm'r, 
II Sep., 1783. [II, 198.] William Cunningham and Samuel Hall, 
both of Edgecomb, sureties. Account filed 9 Sep., 1784. [Ill, 128.] 
Inventory by Asa Gove, Samuel Webber and William Cunningham, all 
of Edgecomb, ^97 : 14 : 2. [IV, 15.] 

James Thornton, late of Bath. Susanna Thornton, of Bath, widow^ 
Adm'x, 17 Oct., 1783. [II, 198.] John McFarland and Samuel 
Beal, both of Bath, sureties. Inventory by Henry Sewall, Hatherly 
Foster and Joseph Lambard, all of Bath, 16 Jan., 1784, ;!{^464 : 17 : 4. 
[II, 210.] Account filed 5 Sep., 1794. [V, 251-1.] Division of 
estate by Dummer Sewall, Simeon Turner and Joseph Lambard, all of 
Bath, I July, i 796, among John Thornton, William Thornton, Joshua 
Thornton and James Thornton. [VI, 222.] James and Joshua, minor 
sons, chose Susanna, widow, to be their guardian, 27 May, 1796. Sus- 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 25 

anna, widow, guardian unto William, minor son, 27 May, 1797. [VII, 
52.53-] 

Elizabeth Ellison, late of Topsham, widow. William Malcom, of 
Topsham, Adm'r, 22 Jan., 1784. [II, 199.] John Reed, Jr., and 
John Umphrize, both of Topsham, sureties. Inventory byCreorge White, 
John Reed and William Randall, all of Topsham, [IV, 12.] 

Jonathan Spafford, of Pownalborough, guardian unto Mary and Martha, 
minor daughters of Samuel Cochran, late of Newcastle, deceased, 20 
Mar., 1774. [II, 200.] Mary Cochran chose Robert Cochran, o^ 
Newcastle, to be her guardian, 7 Oct., 1789. Robert Cochran, guar- 
dian unto Martha, 7 Oct., 1789. [IV, 89.] 

In the Name of Ciod amen — 
The 2ist Day of April in ye Year of our Lord 1775, I John MoUoy of 
Pownalborough in ye County of Lincoln in ye Province of ye Massa- 
chuset Bay in New England, Cord winder, being of perfect Mind & 
Memory thanks to almighty C'd calling to mind the uncertainty of this 
frail Life, & knowing that it is appointed unto all Men once to die, do 
make Constitute & declare this my last will & Testament, — viz first of 
all I give & recommend my soul into ye hands of (iod that gave it, & 
my Body I recommend to ye Earth to be buried in a decent Christian 
Burial at ye discression of my E.xecutor hereafter named nothing 
doubting but at ye Resurection I shall receive ye same again by ye 
Almighty Power of God — and as touching such worly Estate with which 
it has pleased almighty God to bless me in this Life, I give demise & 
dispose of all ye same in ye following manner, viz my Mind & will is 
that my just Debts I owe to any Person or Persons whatsoever shall be 
paid by my Executrix hereafter named in Convenient Time after my 
Death. 

Imprimis- I give <& bequeath to my well belo\ed & intended Wife 
Hannah Hutchinson ye whole of my Estate both real & Personal & 
household goods & Every thing I die possessed of, to enable her to 
pay my just Debts & Funeral Charges, & for her Comfort & soport, for 
her Use & improvement, & disposal for I^ver — I do hereby Nominate 
& Constitute & ordain my well Beloved & intended Wife Hannah 
Hutchinson above named my Sole Executrix of this my last will & 
Testament, & I do hereby utterly Disannul, revoke & disallow all & 
F>ery other former will & Testament, ratifying & Confirming this, & this 
only to be m.y last will & Testament, in witness whereof I have here- 



126 LINCOLN PROr.ATE RECORDS. 

unto set my Hand tv: Seal ye Day & Year first above mentioned, In 

])resent of 

Thos. Moore 

Seth Hammon John Molloy (seal) 

Susannah Crosby 

I'robated 4 i-'eb., i 7S4. [II, 202.] 

In the Name of God Amen I Godfry filler of Waldoborough in the 
County of Linclon in ye Massachusetts State being Very Sick in body 
but of perfect Sences and Knowing that I must die and how Sone I 
Know not I have thought fit to make this my Last Will and testament 
viz in the first place I give my Soul into ye hands of God who Gave itt 
and my body to the F^arth to be decently buried att ye Discresion of 
my Executor whome my will is should be my Loving son John filler 
and I doe here will and appoint ye said John filler to P^xecute upon 
this my will in all Respects, and as to what Worldly goods itt hath 
])!eas'd God to bless me with I Give and Dispose of in the following 
maner viz I Give unto my Loving wife Regine filler all my Estate both 
Real and personal after my Just depts are paid as her own to use oc- 
cupye and Improve dureing Her Life and upon her deth I Give and 
Dipose of the Same to my Children to be P.quelly Divided betwene 
them in Equel shares both for Quanetee and Qualety and I doe here- 
by Disanul and make Void all other wills or testaments of what name 
or Nature whatsoever holding good and Vallied this my Last will and 
testament in witness whereof I the above said (iodfry filler doe here- 
unto set my hand and seal this third day of ]\Iarrh in the year 1784 
Signed seal'd and Deliv'd att Waldoborough 
in the Pressents of us his 

Jabesh Cole Godfry X Filler (seal) 

Christopher Newbert mark 

Andrew Storer 

Probated 5 May, i 7<S4. [II, 203.] 
Inventory by Jabesh Cole, Christopher Newbert and Andrew Storer, 
all of Waldoborough, 15 Ap., 1784. [IV, 16-17.] 

Benjamin Wheeler, late of Penobscott river. lOli/.abeth Wheeler, of 
I'enobscott River, widow, Adm'x, 5 July, 1784. [II, 205.] Elisha 
Grant and John Patten, both of Penobscott River, sureties. Inventory 
by Andrew Grant, Robert McCordey and Elihu Hewes, all of Penob- 
scot River, i July, 1785, ;^429 : 18: o. [Unrecorded.] Simeon 
Fowler, of Grrington, and Reid^en Ne>\comb, of Frankfort commis- 
sioners to examine claims, 11 July. 1793. 



LINCOLN PROHATE RECORDS. I 27 

In the Name of God Amen this second day of July A : D : 1784 I 
Elizabeth Milliner of Vassalborough in the Connty of Lincoln and 
Commonwealth of the Massachusetts being weak in body but of sound 
mind and mem.ory thanks be Given to God therefor calling to mind 
the Mortallity of my body and Knowing that it is appointed for all 
Men once to die first and Principally Recommend my Soul into the 
hands of Ciod that (iave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a 
decent manner at the discretion of my Executor : 1 )o make and ordain 
this my last Will and 'I'estament and as touching such worly P^state 
wherewith it hath Pleased AUmighty God to Bless me with first 
I Give and bequeath to Nathaniel Lovejoy of Vassalborough thirteen 
Pounds Six shillings and Eight pence out of the money that is due to me 
which now in the Island of Antego if said money shall be recovered 
2ly I Give unto Stephen Lovejoy forty Pounds to be layed out in scol- 
ing him at the discression of my Executor. 

3ly I (jive to Sarah Lovejoy my Green Damas (Jown and Pettecote 
and Read Quilted Pettecote and one pare of Stays 

And all the Remainder of my P^state Real and Personal I Give and 
bequeath to Abial Lovejoy Esqr whome I make and ordain my sole 
Heir and P^xecutor of this my last will and testament hereby disannul- 
ing any former wills made by me Rattifiing this my last Will and 
testiment in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal 
the day and year abovesaid 

Signed sealed and declared by the said P^lizabeth Milliner to be her 
last will and testiment in Presents of 

Samuel Dinsmore P^lizabeth Millner (seal) 

Abiel Lovejoy Jr 

PoUey Lovejoy 

Probated 27 Jan., 1785. [11, 211.] 

hi the Name of God amen 
I James Morton of Bristol in the County of Lincoln yeoman being in 
perfect Helth of Body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be 
gavien unto God ; Calling unto mind the mortality of my bo<iy and 
Knowing that it is a|)pointed 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 gave and recommend my soul to God that gave it and my 
body to the Earth to be buried in Decent Christian burial at the Dis- 
cration of my Executors ; nothing Doubting but att the General Resur- 
ection I sail receive the same agin by the mighty power of God. And 



128 LINCOLN I'ROIJATK RKCORDS. 

as toching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased Clod to bliss 
me in this life, I gave and Demise & Dispose of the same in the fol- 
lowing manner and form : first I gave and bequeth to Sarah my Dearly 
beloved wife the manadgement of my whole Estate both real and per- 
sonal Duering her life whom I likewise Constatute ordain and appoint 
the sole Execiiterix of this my last will and testament and all and singu- 
ler tiie aforesaid Estate by her freely to be possesed and enjoyed, and 
after the Decess of my beloved wife I lave to my son \\'illiam two 
ponnd lawful! money out of my Estate liwise unto James my second son 
I lave two pound iawfuU money to be paid out of said F^state unto my 
third son Robert I lave & bequeath to him the point on which he 
raised his house allowing him Eighty acres of land and the remander 
of my homestead farm and stock I leave to my forth son John him 
paying out of said Estate to each of my Daughters viz Sarrah Margret 
(S: lean one hundred pound lawfull money to each of them likwise the 
back land in my possion 1 leave amongest the whole c>f my Children 
each Drawing a eciual share it being one hundred acres of land, 
ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and tes- 
tament, in W'ittness whereof I have heareunto set my hand and seal 
this twenty seventh of feberuary one thousand seven hundred and 
eighty one 

Signed sealed published and pronounced and Declared by the said 
lames Morton as his last Will and testament in the presence of us Who 
in his presence 
and in the presence of 
eath other have hearto 

subscribed our names James Morton (seal) 

William xMcClain 
Samuel McC:iain 
Fergus McClain 

Probated 12 May, 1 7S4. [II. 213.] 

Inventory by William Burns, David Bryant, Jr., and Lemuel Bryant, all 
of Bristol, I June, 1793, ^^343 : 18 : o. [V, 250-1.] 

Seth Webb, late of a place called Holt's Island. Solomon Kimball, 
of Big>vaduce, trader, Adm'r, 10 Jan., 1787. [II, 214.] Nathan 
Jones, of Frenchman's Bay, and Oliver Mann, of Bigwaduce, sureties. 
Inventory by Richard Hunnewell, Jr., Jonathan Lowder and Thomas 
Phillips, all of a place called MajaBigwaduce, 28 Mar., 1787, £-]i : 9 : 
o. rill, 239-40.] Thomas Phillips and Richard Hunnewell, com- 
missioners to examine claims. [II, 261.] 



LINCOLN" PROKAIE RFXORDS. I 29 

Nathan Hall, late of Winthrop. Elizabeth Hall, of Winthrop, wid- 
ow, Adm'x, 27 Feb., 1776. Jonathan \Vhiting and Stephen Pullen, 
both of Winthrop, sureties. Inventory by Jonathan Whiting, Stephen 
Pullen and John Chandler, all of Winthrop, 18 June, 1777, j[s'2-<)2> : 1 1 : 
6. [H, 224.] Assignment of estate to Abijah Hall, the son, 8 Jan., 
1 796, mentions Mary, daughter, wife of Daniel Hemmenway, and 
Elizabeth, "the other daughter." [VI, 130-1.] Appraisement of 
estate by Nathaniel Fairbanks, Stephen Pullen and Squire Bishop, all 
of Winthrop, 23 Dec, 1795, $572. VI, 202.] Receipts of daughters 
to Abijah, for their shares, 27 Oct., 1795. [VI, 202.] 

Silas Hathorn, late of Penobscot River. Silas Hathorn, of Penob- 
scot River, Adm'r. Inventory by Andrew AVebster, James Budge and 
Isaac Freeze, all of Penobscot River, i 7 Aug., i 7S7, ^389 : 2 : o ; 22 
Aug., 178S, ^18 : 5 : o. Jonathan Lowder and James Ginn, both of 
Penobscot River, commissioners to examine claims, 12 Sep., 1787. 
[II, 236.] 

Levi Soule, late of Waldoborough. Abigail Soule, of Waldoborough, 
widow, Adm'x, 4 June, 1782. Cornelius Turner and Moses Copeland, 
sureties. [II, 241.] Inventory by Moses Copeland, of Warren, and 
Nathaniel Simmons and David Vinall, both of Waldoborough, 3 July, 
1783. [Ill, 132-3.] Account filed 2 Mar., 1796, at which date the 
administratrix had become the wife of Cornelius Turner. [VII, 223.] 
Widow's dower set off by Waterman Thomas, Charles Samson and 
Michael Sprague, all of Waldoborough, 1798. [VIII, 5.] Division 
of personal estate among widow, Levi, and Abigail, wife of Joshua 
Howard, Jr., 19 Sep., 1797. [VIII, 6.] 

Nathan Soule, late of Waldoborough. Sarah Soule, of Waldo- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 23 May, 1783. Andrew Schenck and 
Charles Sampson, both of Waldoborough, sureties. [II, 242.] In- 
ventory by Charles Samson, Andrew Schenck and Zebedee Simmons, 
28 Jan., I 784.-' [Ill, 134-5.] Inventory of real estate in Plymouth 
County by Briggs Alden, Levi Loring and Perez Loring, all of Dux- 
borough, II Ap., 1788, /^5oo :o :o. [Ill, 261.] Heirs: John 
Trowbridge, Sarah Trowbridge, Alexander Turner, and Anna Soule. 
Account filed 2 Mar., 1796. [HI, 262.] 

Joseph Stevens, late of Winthrop. Rachel Stevens, of Winthrop, 
widow, Adm'x, 27 July, 1784. [II, 242.] Timothy Foster, of 
Winthrop, and Jonathan Low, of Vassalborough, sureties. Inventory 

9 



130 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

by Moses Chandler, John Blunt and Gideon Lambert, 7 Sep., 1 784, 
;^iii :3 :o. [Unrecorded.] 

Eliphalet Foster, late of Winthrop. Timothy Foster, of Winthrop, 
Adm'r, 11 Mar., 1784. [II, 242.] 

Amos Pearson, late of Newcastle. Marcy Pearson, of Newcastle, 
widow, Adm'x, 17 May, 1784. [II, 243.] Inventory by Samuel 
Waters, David Murray and Robert Hodge, all of Newcastle, 13 Dec, 
I 784, ^379 :2 -.4. [Ill, 104.] David Plummer, Jr., of New Milford, 
guardian into Amos, minor son, 2 June, 1800. [IX, 193.] Maria 
and Elizabeth, minor daughters, chose David Plummer, Jr., to be their 
guardian, 2 June, 1800. [IX, 248-9.] Widow's dower set off by 
Samuel Waters, of Balltown, David Murray, of Newcastle, and Jon- 
athan Morrison, of New Milford, 6 Nov., 1 798, at which date the 
widow had become the wife of Peter Oilman. [Unrecorded.] 

Jacob Davis, late of Medumcook. Samuel Davis, of Medumcook, 
Adm'r, 14 July, 1784. Paul Jameson, of Medumcook, and William 
Solomon Loud, of Muscongus Island, sureties. [II, 244.] Inven- 
tory by Robert Jameson, Jesse Thomas and John Demoss, 14 Aug., 1 784, 
;^ioi :<) :3. [Ill, 29.] .Account filed 28 Sep., 1785. [Ill, 30.] 

Richard Humphrey, late of Winthrop. Peter Hopkins, of Wales, 
Adm'r, 25 Mar., 1784. [II, 244.] Abner Marson and Edward 
Fuller, both of Pittston, sureties. Inventory by Philip Allen, Thomas 
Curtis and Solomon Stanley, all of Winthrop, 29 Mar. 1784,^126 :i4 : 
Q. fill, 233-4.] Philip Allen, of Winthrop, guardian unto Samuel 
and William minor sons, 21 June, 1785. [Ill, 256.] 

In the Name of God. Amen. 
I Philip White of Woolwich in the County of Lincoln, & State of Mas- 
sachusetts Bay, being of sound & disposing mind & memory Blessed 
be God therefor, & considering that it is appointed for all Men once to 
die do make & ordain this my last Will and testament in manner 
following. Imprimis, I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty 
God, who gave it, and my body to the Earth from whence it came, in 
hopes of a joyful Resurrectiun, through the merits of my Saviour Jesus- 
Christ • And as for that Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God 
to bless me, I give & bequeath as follows. First, Whereas I have given to 
my son Robert White one half of my Lands on which I now live, with 
one half of the buildings thereon, & one half of the priviledges thereto 
belonging, it is my Will that the same be consider'd as his full Right, or 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 131 

Share of my Real Estate, except as hereafter. 

Item, I give & bequeath to ray daughters, Sarah White & Mary 
White the other half of my Land together with the other half of the 
buildings standing on the same also the priviledges of the fishery be- 
longing to the same, to be equally enjoy'd by them for and 
towards their comfortable support & maintainance during their Nat- 
ural lives, unless they should Marry, in which case it shall go to my 
son Robert upon his paying them the sum of Fifty three pounds, six 
shillings & Eight pence each, in Silver, Equal to six shillings & eight 
pence p ounce, and in case either of my said daughters should die 
before the other, then her part shall be enjoy'd by the surviving 
daughter during her life, or untill marriage as aforesaid, & on the 
marriage of the said surviving daughter then the whole shall go to my 
sd son Robert as aforesaid, upon his paying her the aforesaid sum of 
Fifty three pounds six shillings & eight pence, as aforesaid, and in 
Case my son Robert should die before my said daughters, then my 
will is that my said daughters, shall hold & enjoy the aforesaid Other 
half of my Lands & buildings with the priviledges aforesaid, equally 
to them and their heirs forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my son Robert White, all my farming 
Utensils, saving the one half of the use of them to my said daughters 
Sarah & Mary for & towards their support as aforesaid, during their 
lives or untill marriage as aforesaid, & in case of death of either my 
son or daughters then the same to be disposed of in the same man- 
ner as the Land & buildings aforemention'd. Also I give to my sd : 
Son Robert all my Wearing Apparel, also the following books, 
Vizt : Dodriges ten sermons. Baileys dictionary, and Cockers Arith- 
metick. 

Item, I give to my Grandson Philip White, when he shall arive at 
the age of twenty one years, my black Ox, and my small firelock, 
also my feather bed on which I ly, with one pillow, one blew and 
white Coverhd, and one sheet, and in case my said Grandson should 
die before he arrives at the age of twenty one years, then what I have 
given him shall go to my sd : daughters and their heirs forever. 
Item, I give to my sd : daughters, Sarrah & Mary, all my household 
furniture, & Indoor movables of every kind, also my Great Bible, & all 
my other books except what I have given to my son Robert, to be 
equally enjoy'd by them and their heirs forever. Also I give to my sd : 
daughters, all my Stock of Cattle, Swine, Sheep &c except my black Ox 



132 LINCOLN PRORA'lE RECORDS. 

aforesaid, to be Equally enjoy'd by them & their heirs forever. 
Item, Whereas I am possess'd of a pew in the meeting house in 
AVoolwich, for which when said pew is fmish'd there will be due to the 
Committee of sd : House the sum of forty eight shillings, equall to 
silver at six shillings & eight ])ence p oz, and on my sd. Son Roberts 
paying sd. sum of forty eight shillings to sd : Committee or their or- 
der, then my Will is that my said son Robert shall hold & enjoy one 
half of sd. Pew, and my sd. Daughters Sirah & Mary shall hold & en- 
joy the other half, & in case my sd. Son Robert shall refuse or Neg- 
lect to pay sd. sum when demanded then my sd daughters are to pay 
the same & shall hold & enjoy the whole of sd Pew to them & their 
Heirs forever. 

Also it is my Will that my Funeral Expences be paid by my sd. 
Daughters, Sarah & Mary, out of what I have given them. Item all 
the rest & residue of my Personal Estate that may not have been men- 
tion'd herein I give to my sd. Daughters Sarah & Mary equally to 
them & their Heirs for Ever. And I do make & appoint Nathaniel 
Thwing of Woolwich aforesd : Esqr : sole Executor of this my last Will 
& Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Philip White have to this 
my last Will & Testament set my hand & seal this seventeenth day of 
October, in the Year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred & 
Eighty, & in the fifth year of American Independence. 

Philip White (seal) 

Signed, sealed, Published, & declared 
by the said Testator, as <\: for his last ^Vill 
& Testament, in the ])rescnce of us, who, at 
his Re([uest, in his ])resence, and in presence 
of each other, have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto. 
John Trott 
Robert Reed 
Seth Hathorne 

Probated ist \Ved. of Ap., 17S2. [II, 252.] 

Inventory by Samuel Harnden, Joseph AVade and Samuel Ford, all of 
Woolwich, I 7 Ap., i78i,;^223: 12: 2. [II, 254.] Account filed. 
17 Jan., 1783. [11,255.] 

Thomas Clark, late of St. Georges. Elisha Snow, of Thomaston, 
Adm'r, 29 May, 1782 ; John Bridges and James Stacpole both of 
Thomaston, sureties. [II, 258.] Inventory by Moses Copeland, of War- 
ren, Hezekiah Hatchelder and Jonathan Orbeton, both of Thomaston, 28 
July, 1782, ^96: 5: I. [11,265.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RF.CORDS. 133 

In the Name of God x\men. I Ambrose Colby of Pownalboroiigh 
in the County of Lincoln Blacksmith, being in sound Mind & Mem- 
ory for which I thank God, but calling to mind the Frailty of Life & 
certainty of Death, & being desirous that the worldly p:state with 
which God hath blessed me should be disposed of agreeable to my 
Mind after my Decease, do make this my last Will & Testament in 
manner following, viz. I bequeath my Soul into the Hand of God who 
gave it and my Body to the Earth, to be decendy buried at the Discre- 
tion of My Executrix, hoping at the last Day it will have a joyful! 
Resurrection- As to my worldly Goods, 'tis my Will 
Imprimis, That my Executrix pay my just Debts out of the Estate I 
leave. 

Item. I give & bequeathe to my beloved Daughter Annah Hoyt my 
Looking Glass. 

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Grandson Ambros Colby my 
Great Bible. 

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Wife Betty Colby All the 
rest & residue of my Estate both real & personal, to be absolutely hers 
forever, and hereby appoint her sole Executrix of this my last Will & 
Testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all former Wills & Testa- 
ments. 

In witness whereof I hereto set my hand & Seal the second Day of 
March AD 1778 
Signed Sealed published & 
declared to be the last Will 

& Testament of the Testator Ambros Colby (seal) 

in presence of 
Tho. Rice 
Jacob Pressey 

John Kingsbury 

[Unrecorded.] 

Courtney Babbage late of Deer Island. Courtney Babbage, of 
Deer Island, Adm'r. Inventory by Joseph Whitmore, Belcher Tyler 
and George Frees, 7 June, 1784, ^94:16:0. Mark Haskell and 
Theophilus F:aton, commissioners to examine claims. Account filed 
28 Nov., 1785. Distribution of estate 29 Nov., 1785. [Ill, 1-3.] 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Carhle of Boothbay in the 
County of Lincoln & Common Walth of Massachusetts Bay Gentelman 



134 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

being very sick in body but of sound disposing memory and Judg- 
ment, from the sence of the Mortallity of my state & danger of my 
disease do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament — 
Imprimis I Give up my Soul to Almighty God who gave it through the 
hands of my Lord Jesus Christ, by whose Merit & Righteousness alone 

1 expect to be Justifyed at the great Tribunal, and my body to the 
Dust from whence it came to be intarred by decent Christian Burial, 
nothing doubting but I shall again receive the same at the Resurrection 
of the Dead. And Touching such worldly Goods or Estate wherewith 
it has pleased God to bless me in this Life, I do dispose thereof in the 
following manner Viz — 

2 Item I ordain that all my Just debts & funeral Charges be in the 
first place paid out of my personal Estate — 

Item 3dly — I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elizebath 
Carlile one Cow of my live stock in Considration of a Cow which I 
Received with hir at our marradge, also unto my beloved Wife the use 
& Improvement of the one third of my Real & personal Estate so long 
as shee (my said beloved Wife) Remains a Widow, or shall think 
proper to live upon the said Estate also the whole of the housal 
Funiture which I had with hir at our marradge to hir & heirs forever. 

Item 4thly To my well beloved son Joseph Carlile I give & bequeath 
the whole of my Homestad one Dameracoty so as take sixty six acers 
& one half out of my whole Tract, most convenant to the homestad, 
with the whole of the buildings and all other Appurteninces to the 
same belonging (except the use & Improvement of one third unto my 
Beloved Wife as above) to him & his heirs forever — also the use & 
benefit of the Remaining sixty six acers & one half untill my beloved 
youngest son James Carlile arives at twenty one years of age=also the 
whole of my personal Estate with all out standing Debts Except as 
above ordred and disposed off, to him the said Joseph & his heirs 
forever — 

Item sthly I give & bequeath unto my beloved youngest son James 
Carlile when he arives at twenty one years of age sixty six acers «& 
one half of my unimproved Land to him and his heirs forever 
Item 6thly I also order &: bequeath unto my beloved eldest Daugh- 
ter Abigal Carlile to be Delivered by my son Joseph Carlile within two 
years after my Death one good Cow or the Value thereof — 
Item ythly I beciueath and order unto my beloved Daughter Mirriam 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 1 35 

Carlile to be Delivered also by my son Joseph within three years after 

my Death one good Cow or the value thereof. 

Item Sthly and I also bequeath and order unto my beloved youngest 

Daughter Mary Carlile to be Delivered by my son Joseph two good 

Cows or the Value thereof within four years after my Death — 

Item Qthly I constitute and appoint William McCobb Esquire to be 

my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament 

And finally I do hereby ratify & Confirm this and no other to be my 

last Will and Testament, In Witness of all which I have hereunto set 

my hand & seal this first Day of March in the year of our Lord one 

Thousend seven hundred & Eighty one and in the fifth year of Amare- 

can Independance — 

Signed Sealed published 

pronounced & declared by 

Joseph Carlile to be his last Will 

and Testament in presence of us 

Wm. McCobb Joseph Carlile (seal) 

Henry >Villiams 

his 
Benjm x McFarland 
mark 
Probated 5 June, 1781. [Ill, 5-6.] Inventory by Samuel Briar, 
John Davis and Benjamin McFarland, all of Boothbay, 9 July, 1781, 
^336: 14:0. [Ill, 107.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I John Groves of Pownalboro' in the 
County of Lincoln yeoman, calling to Mind the brevity of Life, and 
labouring under great Bodily Infirmities, tho' of sound & disposing Mind 
& Memory for which I thank God, do make & ordain this my last Will 
and Testament in maimer following. In the first Place, when I shall 
die, I will & bequeath my Soul into the Hands of God from whom I 
received it ; and my Body to the Earth to be decently buried at the 
Discretion of my Executors, hoping hereafter they will be reunited & 
enter into eternal Life And as to my worldly Estate with which God 
hath blessed me, I will & dispose of it in the following manner, Iw- 
primis My Will is that my Executors pay all my just Debts out 
of my Personal Estate, and what of it after paying such Debts may be 
left, if any, I give to my beloved Wife Mary to be absolutely tier own 
forever. 
I also give & bequeath to my said Wife the Use & improvement of all 



136 IJNCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

my real Estate during her continuing my Widow, and if she should 
again marry my Will is that she have the Use & improvement of one 
third part only of my real Estate during Life. 

Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Children Samuel, Alice, 
William, Hannah, John & Rebecca, all my real Estate to be equally 
divided amongst them, after the Estate my said Wife has in it ceases. 
And do hereby constitute & appoint my beloved Wife Mary & my Son 
Samuel my Executors of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revok- 
ing & disannulling all other & former Wills & devises & declare this 
to be my last Will & Testament. 

In Witness whereof I hereto set my hand & seal the twentyseventh 
Day of Novr. A D 1777 
Signed sealed published & declared 
by the Testator to be his last Will 
& Testament in presence of 

P2benezer Whittier his 

Ebenezer Whittier Jr. John c^ Groves (seal) 

Thos Rice mark 

Probated 17 Mar., 1785. [Ill, 7.] 
Inventory by Ebenezer Whittier, David Silvester and John Sevey, all of 
Pownalborough, 12 Oct., 1785, ^11 : 17:0. [Unrecorded.] 

Thomas .^gry, late of Pittston, shipwright. Anna .Agry, widow, and 
Thomas Agry, shipwright, both of Pittston, Adm'rs, 21 Mar., 1785. 
[Ill, 9.] Samuel Oakman, of Pittston, and Joseph North, of 
Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Reuben Colburn, Seth Soper and 
Henry Smith, 1786. [HI, 253-4.] Inventory of real estate in 
Pearsontown, Cumberland County, 4 July, 1785. [Ill, 255.] 

Nicholas Kennedy, late of Edgecomb. Joseph Merry, of Edge- 
comb, .^dm'r, 26 Ap., 1785. [Ill, 9.] Nathaniel U'inslow, of 
Edgecomb, and Benjamin Dodge, of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory 
by Moses Davis, William Cunningham and Zachariah Dodge, all of 
Edgecomb, 3 Nov., 1785, ;^S^ : 2 : 8. [Ill, 49.] Account filed 28 
Mar., I 786. [Ill, 1 10.] 

Joshua Sawyer, late of Edgecomb, shipwright. Benjamin Sawyer, 
of P>oothbay, .Adm'r, 20 Sep., 1785. [Ill, 10.] .\aron Sawyer, of 
Boothbay, and Solomon dove, of Edgecomb, sureties. Inventory by 
Moses Davis, David Trask and Solomon Gove, all of Edgecomb, 24 
Sep., 1785, ^196: 5 : 10. [111,99.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 137 

Nathaniel Springer, late of Georgetown. Sarah Springer, of George- 
town, widow, Adm'x, 25 Nov., 1779. [Ill, 11.] John Wood, of 
(Georgetown, and Nathaniel Thwing, of Woolwich, sureties. Inven- 
tory by Dummer Sewall, Joshua Philbrook and Isaiah Crooker, 22 
Feb., 1780, ^8214 : 3. [111,51-52.] Account filed 20 Sep., 1785. 
[Ill, 52.] Joseph White, of Bath, guardian unto Lucy and Betsey, 
minor daughters, Samuel and Nathaniel, minor sons, 25 May, 1789. 
[IV, 4I-43-] 

Daniel Gent Tuckerman, late of Pownalbrough, tailor. Job Averell, 
of Pownalborough, Adm'r, 25 Mar., 1785. [Ill, 12.] James 
Hodge and Asa Andrews, both of Pownalborough, sureties. In- 
ventory by Ebenezer Whittier, Asa Andrews and Calvin Graves, all 
of Pownalborough, 26 Mar., 1785, ^49 : 18 : i, to which administrator 
added sundry articles, ^3:6: o. [Ill, 62.] Account filed 29 
June, 1786. [Ill, 105.] Asa Andrews and China Smith, both of 
Pownalborough, commissioners to examine claims, 28 Mar., 1785. 
[Ill, 194.] Widow's dower set off by David Silvester, Ebenezer 
Whittier and Jacob Woodman, allot Pownalborough, 30 June, 1796. 
[VII, 218.] 

Benjamin Lemont, late of Bath. Susanna Lemont, of Bath, widow , 
Adm'x, 27 Sep., 1784. [Ill, 12.] James Lemont and Thomas 
Lemont, both of Bath, sureties. Inventory by Dummer Sewall, Ben- 
jamin Ham and John Foot, all of Bath, 2 Feb., 1785, ;^5o6 : 8 : 7. 
[Ill, 115.] Francis Winter and Dummer Sewall, commissioners to 
examine claims. [Ill, 116.] Widow's dower set ofif 8 Dec, 17S8. 
[IV, 121.] Account filed 28 May, 1790. [IV, 133.] 

Nathaniel Whittier, late of Winthrop. Thomas Whittier, of Win- 
throp, Adm'r, 24 Nov., 1784. [Ill, 13.] Philip Theobald and 
Richard Kidder, both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by 
Joseph Hutchins, Francis Fuller and John Evans, 15 Dec, 1784, 
^41 : 2 : 4, to which administrator added two notes of hand, 
^97:16:0. [Ill, 61.] Account filed II Mar., 1786. [111,127.] Ich- 
abod How and John Hubbard, both of Winthrop, commissioners to ex- 
amine claims, 15 Mar., 1785. [Ill, 193-] 

John Carlton, late of Woolwich. Jane Carlton, of Woolwich, widow, 
Adm'x, 17 June, 17 85. [Ill, 14.] James FuUerton, of Wool- 
wich, and Philip Theobald, of Pownalborough, sureties. Inven- 
tory by Samuel Ford, James Fullerton and James Blen, all of Wool- 



138 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

wich, 20 May, 1786, ;^74 : 4 : 6. [Ill, loi.] Samuel Stinson and 
Thomas Snell, both of Woolwich, commissioners to examine claims. 
[Ill, 175.] Account filed and distribution ordered 20 Aug., 1788. 
[Ill, 176 to 178.] Zebediah Farnham, of Woolwich, mariner, Adm'r 
(ie bonis non, 6 May, 1805. [IX, 49.] Inventory by Ebenezer 
Smith, Abner Wade and Josiah Brookins, Jr., all of Woolwich, 1803, 
$404.61. [X, 85.] Advertisement of sale of real estate 25 May, 
1804. [X, 217.] Account filed 9 June, 1805. [X, 218-219.] 

Joseph Hutchins, late of Pownalborough. Hollis Hutchins, of a 
place called Sheepscutt Great pond, Adm'r, 28 June, i 785. [Ill, 15.] 
Samuel Emerson and David Plumer, both of Pownalborough, sureties. 
Inventor)' by John Plumer, Christopher Erskine and Joseph Wood, 
all of Pownalborough, 27 Sep., 1785. [IV, 60-61.] Samuel Waters 
and Christopher Erskine, commissioners to examine claims. [IV, 
245-6.] Account filed 36 May, 1791. [IV, 246-7.] Distribution 
ordered 6 Jan., 1792. [IV, 247.] 

William Foster, late of Winthrop. Timothy Foster, of Winthrop, 
Adm'r, 4 Aug., 1785. [Ill, 15.] Joseph Rice, of Winthrop, and 
Daniel Allen, of Wales, sureties. Inventory by Josiah French, Stephen 
Pullen and Nathaniel Fairbanks, all of Winthrop, 11 Aug., 1785, 
^^654: 15 :9. I. [111,64.] 

Nathaniel Perkins, late of Newcastle, mariner, Eunice Perkins, of 
Salem in the County of Essex, widow, Adm'x, 2 Sep., i 785. [Ill, 16.] 
Hugh Smith and Thomas Sanford, both of Salem, sureties. 

James Hutchinson, late of Vassalborough. Benjamin Branch, and 
••Kbigail Branch, his wife, of Vassalborough, Adm'rs, 31 May, 1785. 
[Ill, 17.] Daniel Townsend and John Ward, both of Vassalborough, 
sureties. Inventory by Abiel Lovejoy, Mathew Hastings and John 
\N'ard, all of Vassalborough, 7 June, 1785, ;!^ii8 -.6:6. [Ill, 42.] 

Jesse Crossman, late of Pownalborough. Sarah Oossman, of Pow- 
nalborough, widow, Adm'x, i Oct., 1774. [Ill, 18.] Obadiah Call 
and Philip Call, both Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Obadiah 
Call, Robert Barker and Philip Call, all of Pownalborough, 8 Oct., 
1774. ^^384: 15 : II- [ill. 18-19.] 

In the Name of GOD .^men. I David Jewett Minister of the Gosple 
in Winthrop in the county of Lincoln and commonwealth of the Masse- 
chatts Being very Sick and weak but of Sound Mind and memory 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 39 

blessed be God therefore — Do this 30th Day of January i 783 and in 
the 7th year of amaricies Independency; make and publish this my 
last Will and Testiment in manner and Forme following (that is to Say) 
Imprimis, I commend my Soul into the hands of almity God who 
gave it me. and my Body to the Earth From whence it came in 
hopes of a Joyfull Resurrection through the Merits of my Saviour Jesus 
Christ ; and as for that worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God 
to Bless me with, I dispose thereof as follows, First I give to my lov- 
ing wife Phebe Jewett whilst she Remains my widow all my Estate both 
in Town and out of Town, both Real and Personal Including Mills, 
Notes of hand, books Accompts and Stock with Ful Liberty to Sel and 
dispose of them at her own Discretion and her Deeds and Convey- 
ances Shall be Lawfull and authentick and if the above said Phebe 
Should marry aGain I Give unto the said Phebe one third of all my 
Estate Both Real and personal at her own Dispose forever ; and my 
Doctring, Funeral Charges and Just Debts to Be paid by my Executrix 
hereafter named out of the other two thirds that remains. 
Item, I Give to my Sons David and John Winthrop Jewett, (they 
Paying out to the Daughters Fifty Spanish Mil'd Dollars Each when 
they arive to The age of Eighteen that is to Phebe, Eunice and Sarah) 
the other Two Thirds after the above Accounts are sittled to be Eqilly 
Divided betweene the S'd David and John Winthrop Jewett. 

Furthermore it is my Will that if the above s'd David or John 
Winthrop Dies before they arive to lawfull age or Ither of them, then 
and in that case thir potion Shall be divided amoung the Other child- 
ren as the Laws of this Commonwealth Divides Intest Estates. 

And I make and ordain Phebe Jewett my Said wile Sole Executrix 
of this my last will and Testiment. 

In witnes whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seale to this 
my Last will and Testiment the Day and year above written. 
Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the s'd 
David Jewett as and for his last will and testament 
in the presence of us whose names are here under 
written who did Each of us Subscribe our names as 
witnesses at his request and in his presence in 
the rome where he then was 

Josiah French, David Jewett (seal) 

Benjamin Brainerd, 
Jonathan Whiting. 



140 LINCOLN PROEA'IE RF.CORDS. 

Probated 2 Ap., 17S3. [Ill, 14.] Inventory by Benjamin Brain- 
erd, Jonathan Whiting and Josiah French, 23 Sep., 1783, ;!{^648 : 2 : 2. 
[Ill, 26.] Account of Phebe Spaflord, Executrix, filed 27 July, 1789. 
[IV, 61-62.] 

William Sylvester, late of Bath. Mary Sylvester, of Bath, widow, 
Adm'x, 25 June, 1781. [HI, 37.] John Springer, residing at a place 
called Frenchman's Bay, and George Andrew, of Bath, sureties. In- 
ventory by Hatherly Foster, Isaiah Crooker and James Owen, 23 Ap., 
1783. [Ill, 38.] Isaiah Crooker and W^ensly Hobby, commissioners 
to examine claims. Account filed 20 Aug., 1785. [Ill, 39-] 

Benjamin Gooch, late of jMachias. Benjamin Gooch, of Machias, 
Adm'r, 22 Sep., 1783. David Longfellow and Jacob Townsley, both 
of Machias, sureties. Inventory by Amos Boyinton, Joseph Libbey 
and Daniel Ston, 31 Aug., 1784, ^172 : 15 :o. [HI, 40.] William 
Tupper and Amos Boyinton, commissioners to examine claims. [Ill, 
109.] 

Thomas Humphrys, late of Newcastle. Sarah Humphrys, widow, 
and Joseph Humphr)'s, both of Newcastle, Adm'rs, 14 Aug., 1780. 
Christopher Hopkins and Kenelm Winslow, both of Newcastle, 
sureties. Inventory by James Little, John Dodge and Zachariah 
Dodge, 19 Aug., 1780, ;!{?452 : iS : 2. [Ill, 43-44.] .Account filed 
22 June, 1781. [Ill, 45.] 

Caleb Crcssey, late of a place called Ball Town. Meribah Cressey, 
of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 23 .•\ug,, 1784. [Ill, 47.] 
Samuel Emerson and Joseph McFarland, both of Pownalborough, 
sureties. Inventory by Obadiah Call, Jr., Richard Kidder and Joseph 
McFarland, Jr., 23 Aug., 1784, ^5:1:0. [Ill, 48.] 

•Amos Paris, late of Pownalborough. Margaret Paris, of Pownal- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 14 June, 1773. [HI, 50.] Jonathan Reed, 
Jr., and Francis Rittal, both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by 
Jonathan Reed, Jr., Philip Call, Jr., and Francis Rittal, all of Pownal- 
borough, 14 June, 1773, ^56 : 15 : 4- [HI, 51.] 

John Fullerton, late of St. Georges. William McCobb, of Boothbay, 
Adm'r, 13 .Aug., 1785. [Ill, 53.] John Johnson and George Lilly, 
both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Archibald Robinson, 
Alexander Hathorn and Moses Rivers, all of St. Georges, 24 Aug., 
1784,^140. [Ill, 54.] Account filed 12 I-\d)., 1789. [IV, 28.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 14^ 

John McKechnie, late of Winslow. Mary McKechnie, of Winslow, 
widow, Adm'x, 6 Mar., 1783. [111,54.] Ezekiel Paltee, of Wins- 
low, and Joseph North, of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Ezekiel 
Pat'tee, Asa Phillips and Solomon Parker, all of Winslow, lo July, 
1783, k:io49 : II : o. [HI, 55-56.] Inventory of land in Bowdoin- 
ham by Abraham Preble, Zacheus Beal and George Thomas, all of 
Bowdoinham, 8 Ap., 1784. [111,5 7-] Mary McKechnie, widow, 
appointed guardian unto Alexander, Joseph, and William, mmor 
sons, Lydia, Jane and Mary, minor daughters, i Aug., 1784. [Ill, 
64 to 66.] Josiah Hayden and George Warren, both of Winslow, 
commissioners to examine claims, 30 May, 1793. [VII, 201-2.] 
Widow's dower set off by Josiah Hayden and George Warren, both of 
Winslow, and Nehemiah Getchel, of Vassalborough, 1792. [VII, 
202-3.] Division of estate by Ezekiel Pattee, Josiah Hayden and 
Jacob Diman, all of Winslow, 12 Jan., 1795, among Thomas McKech- 
nie, Rebecca, wife of Simon Tozer, Mary, wife of James Stackpole, 
Jr.,' John McKechnie, Sarah, wife of Abraham Steward, Jane McKech- 
nie, Lydia McKechnie, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel McFarland, Joseph 
McKechnie, Alexander McKechnie, William McKechnie, Mary Pattee, 
and the heirs of Hannah Craig, deceased. [VII, 203 to 205.] 
Advertisement of sale of real estate, i 794, at which date the adminis- 
tratrix had become the wife of David Pattee. [VII, 205.] Account 
filed 29 May, 1794- [^H, 206-7.] 

William Wyman, late of Winslow. Love Wyman, of \Vinslow, wid- 
ow, Adm'x, 10 Mar., 1783- [HI, 57-] Benjamin Runels and Eph- 
raim Osburn, both of Winslow, sureties. Inventory by Josiah Brewer, 
Ephraim Osburn and Benjamin Runels, all of Winslow, Mar., 17S3, 
SS-] : 12 : 4. [HI, 95.] Josiah Brewer and Zimri Heyard, both of 
Winslow, commissioners to examine claims. [HI, 96.] Account 
filed 26 Sep., 1785- [ril, 97-] 

James Mustard, late of West Bowdoinham. John Alexander, of 
West Bowdoinham, Adm'r, 25 May, 1785. [HI, 66.] James Alex- 
ander, of West Bowdoinham, and John Small, of Topsham, sureties. 
Inventory by Benjamin Jaques, Prince Rose and Humphrey Purinton, 
II June, 1785. [HI, 107.] Priscilla Alexander, of Bowdoin, widow, 
Adm'x \ie bonis non, 10 Sep., 1806. [IX, loS.] Account filed 4 
Oct., 1808. [XIII, 134-5.] 

Timothy Heald, late of Norridgewalk. Elizabeth Heald, widow. 



142 LINCOLN PRORVIE RECORDS. 

anil Josiah Hcalil, both of Norridgewalk, Adm'rs, 22 June, 1786. 
[Ill, 67.] Josiah Warren, of Norridgewalk, and John Moore, of 
Seven Mile Brook, sureties. Inventory by Josiah Warren, Obadiah 
Witherelland John Moore, 13 Dec, 1786. [IV, 25-26.] 

James Henry, late of Topsham. James Henry, of Topsham, 
Adm'r, 5 Ap., 1786. [111,68.] James Fulton and Arthur Hunter, 
both of Topsham, sureties. Inventory by James Fulton, Actor Patten 
and William Randall, all of Topsham, 26 May, 1788, ^1^368 : o : o. 

[V, 171-2.] 

In the Name of God Amen. 

I Fredrick Swatz of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln, yeoman 
being in good health of Body and of Sound mind and memory, and 
being forthwith, to depart, A Soilder in the Continental Army, And 
Considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make Publish and 
Declare, this my last will and Testament, in manner and form follow- 
ing, (to wit.) 

First I desire a Decant and Christian Burial, If I should not be killed 
in an Ingaigement, Then & in that case I commit my Body to the 
Dust, and my Soul unto Cod who gave it. 

Also, I give and bequeath unto my Dear beloved AVife Lucy Swatz all 
my Estate, which I shall die Seized of, for to bring up my Sons & 
Dafters to, the .'\ge of Twenty One years. Provided she should so 
Long remain my Widow, but at the time of her Marrying of A nother 
Husband I give and bequeath, to all my Sons & Daughters all my 
Estate, at the time of my Wife's marage to be equally sheard & divided 
amongst my Children, Viz — Anna Castner, Wife of Ludwig Castner, 
Peter Swatz, Catharine Swatz, Mary Swatz. Jacob Swatz, Fredrick 
Swatz, Christehana Swatz, Margrate Swatz, Susannah Swatz, and all 
other of my children which shall hereafter be born, of the body of my 
wife, and in case ary a one of my said children should, die, his or her 
share to be equally, dived amongst the other Brothers & Sisters, in 
witness whareof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Sixteenth 
Day of June In the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred 
& Sevinty Seven. 

Also I appoint my Wife Lucy Swatz my Executrix. 
Signed Sealed published and declared 

by the said Testator Fredrick Swatz Fredrick Swatz (Seal) 

as and for his last will and Testament 
in the presence of us who in his pre 



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and at his request have Subscribed our Names 

as Witnesses thereto 

George Deniuth 

Waterman Thomas [Unrecorded] 

Lucy Swatz, of Waldoborongh, widow, Adm'x, 13 May, 1786. [Ill, 
68.] John Benner and Lawrence Sides, both of Waldoborough, 
sureties. Inventory by John Benner, Lawrence Sides and Jabesh 
Cole, all of Waldoborough, 7 July, 1786, ;^2oo : 18 : 8, [V, 165-6.] 
Account filed, 16 Sep., 1788. [V, 166.] 

Mathias Sidenparker, late of Waldoborough. Susanna Sidenparker, 
of Waldoborough, widow, Adm'x, 30 May, 1786. [Ill, 69.] John 
Martin Schaffer and Andrew Schenck, both of Waldoborough, sureties. 
Mathias and Michael, minor sons, chose Susanna to be their guardian 
15 Sep., 1789. [IV, 63 to 65.] Inventory by John Ulmer, Jabesh 
Cole and Lawrence Sides, all of Waldoborough, 19 Aug., 1786, ^246 : 
6: 2. [V, 167-8.] Account filed, 18 Sep., 1788. [V, 168.] 

Joseph Davis, late of Medumcook. Ezra Sumner, of Warren, Adm'r, 
29 May, I 786. [Ill, 70.] Moses Copeland and Reuben Hall, both 
of Warren, sureties. Inventory by Hatevil Libby, Reuben Hall and 
Moses Copeland, all of Warren, 24 Jan., 1787,^7:11:3. [HI 
137.] Ezra Sumner guardian unto Mark and Israel, minor sons, and 
Mary, minor daughter, 29 May, 1786. [Ill, 159.] Mark, minor son, 
chose John Demorse, Junr, of Medumcook, to be his guardian, 15 Sep., 
1789. [IV, 66.] 

John Robinson, late of St. Georges. Sarah Robinson, of St. Georges, 
widow, Adm'x, 29 May, 1786. [Ill, 71.] Moses Copeland, of 
Warren, and Joshua Collamore, of Medumcook, sureties. Inventory 
by Joshua Collamore and James Thompson, both of Medumcook, and 
Archibald Robinson, of St. Georges, 8 Sep., 1786, ^168 : 3 : 6. [Ill 
131-] 

William Hodge, late of Edgecomb. Mary Hodge, of Edgecomb, 
widow, Adm'x, 29 May, 1786. [Ill, 72.] Nathaniel Leeman, of 
Edgecomb, and Robert Cochran, of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory 
by Ebenezer Gove and Moses Davis, both of Edgecomb, and Samuel 
Waters, of Newcastle, 30 June, 1786, ;^779 : 16 : 9. [Ill, m.] 
Account filed 4 Oct., 1786. [111,131.] William, minor son, chose 
Samuel Waters, of Newcastle, to be his guardian, 4 Oct., 1786. [Ill, 
167.] Division of real estate by Moses Davis and Ebenezer Gove, 



144 LINCOLN PR(M5A'JE RKCORDS. 

both of Kdgeconib, and Samuel \>'aters, of Newcastle, 19 July, 1788 : 
dower to Mary, widow ; remainder to jane, \\'illiam, Jennet Osborn, 
Allis Trask, Sarah Kennedy, I'Mizabeth Trask, James and Anna Wood- 
bridge, children. John, a son, was "absent, out of this Common 
Wealth, in Parts beyond Sea." [IV, 103 to 105.] 

John FurneUl, late of Medumcook. Moses ("oj)eland, of Warren, 
Adm'r, 29 May, 1786. [Ill, 73.] Reuben Hall and Ezra Sumner, 
both of Warren, sureties. Account filed 26 July, 1791. [IV, 258.] 

Kbenezer Thompson, late of St. (ieorges. William Thompson, of 
Thomaston, Adm'r, 29 May, 1786. [Ill, 74.] Moses Copeland, of 
\Varren, and James Malcom, of St. (ieorges, sureties. Inventory by 
Samuel Crane, of St. Georges, Samuel Counce, and Moses Copeland, 
both of Warren, 24 Jan., 1787,^28:6:4. [Ill, 243-4.] Moses 
Copeland and Samuel Counce, both of Warren, commissioners to ex- 
amine claims. [111,244.] Account filed 26 July, I 791. [IV, 207.] 
Distribution ordered 27 Dec, 1791. [IV, 208.] 

Eliphalet Foster, late of Winthroji. David Foster, of Winthrop, 
Adm'r, 14 Mar., 1786. [111,74.] ^Villiam Lewis, of Pownalborough, 
and Jonathan How, of a place called Pocasset, sureties. Inventory by 
Josiah French, Stephen Pullen and Benjamin Fairbanks, all of Win- 
throp, 27 Mar., 1784, ^323 : 17 : 6. [IV, 13.] 

John Brown, late of Newcastle. Mary Brown, of Newcastle, widow, 
Adm'x, 27 June, 1786. [Ill, 75.] Paul Dodge and Christopher 
Hopkins, both of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory by John Farley, 
Paul Dodge and Benjamin Jones, all of Newcasde, 21 Aug., 1786, 
^127:12:11. [HI, 106.] Benjamin Jones and Jonathan Jones, 
commissioners to examine claims. [V, 190.] Account filed 30 May, 
1793, at which date the administratrix had become the wife of Israel 
Leavil. [V, 191.] Nathaniel Bryant, of Newcastle, guardian unto 
Martha, James, and Jane, minor children, i Nov., 1794. [^'I, 82-83.] 
Widow's dower set off by John Farley, Benjamin Lincoln and Solomon 
Dunbar, all of Newcastle, 6 Jan., 1796. [VII, 74.] Guardian's 
accounts filed 8 Dec, 1795. [VII, 74-75.] 

Samuel Patterson, late of Bristol. John Patterson, of Bristol, Adm'r, 
13 Ap., 1785. [Ill, 76.] Amos (roudey and Zebulon Howland, 
both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by Henry Hunter, Jonas Fitch 
and John Trask, all of Bristol, 20 June, 17S5. [HI, 78.] Account 
filed 7 Feb., 1787. [HI, 126.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 1 45 

Enoch Averell, late of Balltown. Ruth Averell, of Balltown, widow, 
Adm'x, I Feb., 1786. [Ill, 83.] Samuel Waters and Benjamin 
Glidden, both of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory by David Hopkins 
and Jacob Rowell, both of Balltown, and Samuel Waters, of Newcastle, 
12 Ap., 1786, ^263:7:0. [Ill, 84.] David Hopkins and John 
Weeks, both of Balltown, commissioners to examine claims, 4 Jan., 
1787. [Ill, 188.] Account filed 17 Mar., 1788. [Ill, 189.] 
Distribution ordered 14 Ap., 1788. [Ill, 190.] 

Nathaniel Dole, late of Pownalborough, mariner. Moses Davis, of 
Edgecomb, Adm'r, 21 June, 1786. [111,85.] Samuel Goodwin and 
Nymphas Bodfish, both of Pownalborough, sureties. Ebenezer Whit- 
tier and David Silvester, both of Pownalborough, commissioners to 
examine claims. [IV, 149.] Account filed 13 Sep., 1790. [IV, 
150.] Distribution ordered 20 Sep., 1790. [IV, 153.] 

John Montgomery, late of Boothbay. Lydia Montgomery, of 
Boothbay, widow, Adm'x, 13 Aug., 1784. [Ill, 86.] John Murray 
and James Auld, both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by John 
Leishman, James Auld and John McCobb, all of Boothbay, 20 Sep., 
1785,^331: 19:4. [Ill, 87.] 

Samuel Gragg, late of Waldoborough, mariner. Sarah Gragg, of 
Waldoborough, widow, Adm'x, 22 May, 1786. [Ill, 88.'] William 
Farnsworth and Waterman Thomas, both of Waldoborough, sureties. 
Inventory by Nathaniel Pitcher, Barnabas Simmons and Samuel Sweet- 
land, all of Waldoborough, 30 May, 1786. [Ill, 90 & 185.] Bar- 
nabas Simmons and Nathaniel Pitcher, both of Waldoborough, com- 
missioners to examine claims, 30 May, 1786. [Ill, 186.] Account 
filed I Feb., 1787. [Ill, 187.] 

In The Name of God Amen The Eightenth Day of November 
Anno Domino one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixtey Seven, I 
William Groves New Endland Yomman being Aged and Weack In 
body but of Sound Disposeing Mind and Memorey Thanks, be given 
unto God therefore, Calling Unto Mind The Mortality of my body, 
and Knowing That it is Appinted for all Men once to Dye, Do Mak 
and Ordaine This my Last will & Tesiament, That is to say Principally, 
& first of all, I Give & Committ my Soul into The hands of God That 
Gave it & my body, I Recommend to the Earth to Be Buried In a 
Deacint & Christian Manner, at The Descretion of my Executor here- 
after Named. And as Touching Such Worldly Estate Wherewith it 

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146 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

hath Pleased God to bless me in this Life, I Give Demise & Dispose, 
of The Same in the P'oUoweing Manner and Form 
Imprimis. My will is that all my Jusst & Lawful! Debts, & my Funeral 
Charges be Raised & paid out of my Estate as Soon as may be Con- 
veniently, after my Decease. 

Item. I Give «S: bequeath unto Annarh my well be Loved wife The 
whole & Sole use & Improvement of all my testate Both Real & Per- 
sonall During my Widow & what of Estate that shall be remaining 
after her Decease my will is that my Son John Groves Shall have all 
as Above wrighten 

Item I Do hereby make & ordain hannh my Wife and sd John Sole 
Executr. & Adminsr of This my Last my Last will and Testament 
And I Do hereby Utterly Dissallow Revoke and Disannul all & Every 
other former wills Leagacies & Bequests by me any ways before 
named willed & Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming This & no other 
to be my Last will and Testament In WMttness Whereof I have Here- 
unto Sett my hand And Seal The Day and Year above wrighten 

Willm. Groves (seal) 
Signed Sealed Published 
Pronounceed & Declared by 
The Sd William Groves 
as his Last will & Testament 
Wittness David Silvester 

John Sevey 

Joshua Fowle 

Probated 17 Mar., 1785. [Ill, 90.] 
Inventory by Ebenezer Whittier, David Silvester and John Sevey, all 
of Pownalborough, 12 Oct., 1785, ;^4i9 : 10:0. [Unrecorded.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I Gardner Williams of Pittston and in the 
County of Lincorn Being Very sick and weak in Body, But of per- 
fect Mind and Memory, Thanks be given unto God, Calling unto 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 Testa- 
ment, That is to say. Principally and first of all, I Give and recom- 
mend my Soule into the hand of Almighty God that Gave it, and my 
Body I Recommend to the Earth, to be Buried in decent Christian 
Burial, at the Discretion of my Executors ; Nothing doubting but at 
the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the Mighty 
power of God, and as Touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 147 

pleased God to Bless me in This Life, I Give devise, and dispose of 
the same in the following Manner and form : 

First, I give and bequeathe to Policy my dearley beloved Wife ; after 
my debts is paid, the whole of My Estate that I now have, or shall 
fall to Me hereafter by Heirship Whome I likewise Constitute, Make, 
and Ordain the Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament 
and I do hereby utterly disallow, Revock and disannul all and Every 
other former Testaments, Wills, Legacis, Bequests, and Executors by 
me in any wais 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 seale, This 
twenty second day of April in the yeare of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred and Eighty six. 

Gardiner Williams (seal) 
Signed sealed published pronounced 
and declared by the said Gardner 
Williams as his Last Will and Testament in his presents 
and in the Presents of Each other have hereunto subscribed 
our names 

Joseph Hammatt 

Seth Gay 

Isaac Barnard 

Probated 24 May, 1786. [Ill, 93.] 
Inventory by Henry Dearborn, Jedediah Jewett and William Barker, 
7 Feb., 1787,^^285:10:2. [IV, 154-5.] Jedediah Jewett and 
William Barker, commissioners to examine claims. [IV, 155.] Ac- 
count filed 10 Sep., 1790. [IV, 156 to 158.] Distribution ordered 
18 Oct., 1790. [IV, 158-9.] 

John Grafifam, late of Bristol. Lydia Graffam, of Bristol, widow, 
Adm'x, 14 Mar., 1786. [Ill, 97.] Inventory by Thomas Johnston, 
Ezekiel Farrow and Moses Starling, all of Bristol, 18 Mar., 1786, 
;^i89 : 15 : 10. [HI, 99.] Thomas Johnston and John Paine, both 
of Bristol, commissioners to examine claims. [V, 232.] Account 
filed 17 Sep., 1793, at which date the administratrix had become the 
wife of Daniel McCurdy. [IV, 233-4.] Distribution ordered 20 
Sep., 1793. [V, 234-5.] 

John Kirkpatrick, late of Warren. Ann Kirkpatrick, of Warren, 
widow, Adm'x, 29 May, 1786. [HI, 102.] Moses Copeland and 
William Killpatrick, both of Warren, and James Malcom, of St. Geor- 



1 48 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

ges, sureties. Inventory by William Bogs, Joseph Copeland and Arch- 
ibald Crawford, 6 Jan., 1786, ^140: 2: o. [Ill, 102.] Thomas 
Starret and Joseph Copeland, both of Warren, commissioners to ex- 
amine claims. [V, 59.] Account filed and distribution ordered, 18 
Sep., 1792. [V, 60 to 62.] 

Ebenezer Hovey, late of Hallowell. Daniel Bolton and Benjamin 
Brown, Jr., both of Hallowell, Adm'rs, 28 Feb., 1785. [Ill, 112.] 
Benjamin Brown, of Bath, and Isaac Savage, Jr., of Hallowell,. sureties. 
Inventory by Joseph North, Noah Woodward and Abisha Cowen, 
1786, _;^io6: 6: 6. [HI, 263.] Samuel Colman and James Page, 
both of Hallowell, commissioners to examine claims. [HI, 264.] 
Account filed 19 Jan., 1796; dividend ordered 9 Sep., 1796. [Ill, 
265-6.] Samuel, minor son, chose Beriah Ingraham, of Hallowell, to 
be his guardian 16 Jan., 1789 ; Beriah Ingraham, guardian of Ebene- 
zer, minor son, 16 Jan., 1789. [IV, 25.] F^benezer, minor son, 
chose Beriah Ingraham to be his guardian 18 Jan., 1791. [IV, 18S.] 

Samuel Wing, late of Winthro}). Daniel Wing, of Winthrop, Adm'r, 
5 Sep., 1785. [Ill, 114.] Matthias Smith and Joseph Baker, both 
of Winthrop, sureties. Inventory by Joshua Bean, Robert Page and 
Matthias Smith, 8 June, 1786, ^220 : 13 : o. [Unrecorded.] 

In the Name of God AMen the fourth Day of April anno Domini one 
thousand Sev^en Hundred and Eighty six I William Bonny of Winthrop 
in the County of Lincoln and Common Wealth of Massachusetts Yeo- 
man being Sick and indiposed in Body but of Sound mind and Mem- 
ory do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament and First 
I Give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God whoe Gave it 
my Body I Commit to the Dust to be Buried at the Discresion of my 
Executor heafter named in a Christian decent manner and my 
worldly goods that God has blessed me with I dispose of in the follow- 
ing manner viz first I will that all my Just Debts and Funeral Charges 
shall be paid out of my Estate by my Executor in one year after my 
Deceas and that my wareing apperrill be Sold and applyed to that use 
as far as it will go. 

Impriviviis. I Give and Bequeath unto Lucy Bonny my well beloved 
Wife the use of my Dwelling House and Land and all my Household 
goods of every kind, and two Swine So long as She Shall remain my 
Widow or till my Daughter Silva shall Comfe of age and at the arrival 
of my Daughter at age my Widow to have the imi)rovment of one 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 1 49 

half of my Dwelling house and half the land and half the houshold 
goods Except a red Chest dureing her Natural Life or Alarraige. 
Item. I make my Beloved Daughter Silva Bonny my only Child my 
Legatee and Give and bequeath unto her all my Estate Real and 
Personal and all and Singuler my goods and Chatties of Ever sort and 
kind except what I have before disposed of in this Will to be Delivered 
to her by my Executor when she Comes of age and in Case of the 
Deceas of her mother or marraig before that time So much of my 
Estate as is Necesary to be used by my Executor in bringing up and 
providing for said Silvy Bonny the Residue of my Estate Real and 
Personal to be the said Silva Bonny's at her own disposing for ever. 
Lastly I Constitute and appoint Mr. John Chandler Junr of Winthrop 
in the County of Lincoln & Common Wealth of Massachusetts Yeoman 
Sole Executor of this my Last Will and testament and hearby Ratifying 
and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament made 
and pronounced the Day and Year first above written in Testimony 
whereof I have hearunto Sett my hand and Seal 
atest 

Isaac Bonney William Bonney [seal] 

Simeon Boney 

Ichabod Howe 

Probated 9 Sep., 1786. [Ill, 119.] Inventory by Ichabod 
How, Gideon Lambard and William Pullen, all of Winthrop, 2 Oct., 
1786, ^124: 14:9. [Ill, 195.] 

In the Name of God Aman I Jonathan Oaks of Canaan in the 
County of Lincoln : Being through the Abundant Goodness of God, 
tho ; Week in Body, Yet of a sound and perfect understanding and 
Memory, do Constitute this My Last Will and testament, and Desire it 
may be Received by All as Such : first I most humbly Bequeath My 
Soul to God My Maker, beseeching his Most Gracious Acceptance of 
it, through the All-sufficient Merits and Mediation of my most Com- 
passionate Redeemer Jesus Christ, Who Gave himself to Be an Atone- 
ment for My Sins. And is Able to Save to the Uttermost all that Come 
Unto God by him. Seeing he ever Liveth to Make Intercession for 
them, and who, I trust, will not reject Me, a returning penitent Sinner, 
when I Come to him for Mercy in this hope and Confidence I render 
up My Soul With Comfort, humbly beseeching the most Blessed and 
Glorious Trinity, one God, Most holy. Most INIercifuU and Gracious to 
prepair Me for the time of my Dissolution, and then to take me to 



150 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

himself into that peace and Rest, which he has prepared for them, that 
Love and fear his holy Name. Amen. Blessed be God. I Give 
my Body to the Earth, from whence it was taken in full Assurance of 
its Resurrection from thence at the Last Day, as for my Burial I desire 
it ISLiy Be decent, at the Discretion of my Dear Wife and my Executors 
hearafter Named, who, I doubt not will Manage it with prudence as to 
my Worldly Estate I will and positively order that all my Debts be paid 
first I Give to my Dear and Loving Wife, I will and order that She 
have a Cumfortable Maintainance in Sickness and helth So long as She 
remains My ^^'iddow togeather with all my household Moveables So 
Long as She Remains with her Children ; And unto My Eldest Daugh- 
ter Mary I Give five Shilling. She haveing had her part & more out 
of My Estate Before : and to my Daughter Lydda I Give five Shillings, 
She haveing had her full part out of my f^state Before: and to My 
Daughter Elizabeth I Give five Shillings, She haveing had her part out 
of my Estate Before And to my Daughter Sarah I Give five Shillings 
out of my Estate : And to my Eldest Son Jonathan Oaks I Give ten 
Shillings to Be paid him out of My Estate if he Ever Comes to this 
place again And to My Daughter Rebeckah, I Give five Shillings She 
having had her part out of my Estate Before : And to My Son John 
Oaks I Give five Shillings he haveing had his part out of my Estate 
Before And to my Sun Daniel Oaks I Give five Shillings to be paid 
him out of My Estate : And to my daughter Lois I Give five Shillings 
She haveing had her part out of My Estate before And to my Two 
Beloved Sons Levi Oaks & Solomon Oaks I Give and bequeath to to 
them Joindy & Severly My home Lot on which I Live togeather with 
all My Improvements adjoining togeather with My Island which Lyeth 
a Little to the South of my Lot, with all the Improvements and Apper- 
tinances there to Belonging with all My Moveable stock and farming 
touls and Carpenders tools to them there Heirs and Assigns forever : 
And I do positively order that they pay my funarel Charges, and pay 
All My Just Debts, and provide their Mother a Comfortable Maintain- 
ance in Sickness & helth So Long as She Remains My Widdow and if 
She Remains so through Life, a Decent Buriel after Death, and pay 
the Several Legises to their Brothers &z Sisters Before above men- 
tioned And to their three Youngest Sisters Mille, Sibbel & Lucy four 
pounds Each Mille to have her Dowrey at Ninteen years of Age & 
Sibbel & Lucy to have their Shear at Eighteen Years of Age, And to 
their two Youngest Brothers I positi\ely order that they Be att the 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 5 ^ 

Cost of procuring a title to the Lot of Land I had of Daniel Lambeid, 
from the proprietors for them it being the third Lot from Wesserunsett 
up the main River And Likewise that they Give teen Bushels of Corn 
yearly each from the time they are Eightteen Years of Age two years I 
Likewise order that they Live with their Brothers, to wit : Abel with 
Levi and William with Solomon untill they are Eightteen Years of Age 
and that they provid for them decently in Victuls and Cloths and Lam 
to read wright and Cypher and give them a freedom Suite I Likewise 
order that my two Sons Levi & Solomon Colect All Debts Due to my 
Estate And to my three Youngest Daughters Mille Sibbel & Lucy I 
Give four pounds Each as I have ordered them paid by their Brothers 
Above. And to my two youngest Son Abel and William I give Jointly 
& Severally My right and title which I purchased of Daniel Lamberd 
to a Lot of Land it being the third Lot from Wesserumseet together 
with what I have above order'd paid to and procured for them, by 
their two Brothers : Levi & Solomon 

finally I do Constitute My Son Solomon Oaks togeather with Solo- 
mon Clark Executors of this My Last will and testament, and 
trustees to see this my Last will performed agreeable to my Mind 
as I have above Expresed, in Witness whareof I have hearunto Set 
my hand and Seal the Second Day of December in the year of 
our Lord one thousand seven Hundred & Eighty four 
Witnesses Jonathan Oaks (seal) hear I take 

of my Seal and 
Peter Heywood do Declear this 

Peter Heywood Jr to be my Last Will 

John Fowler and testement 

Probated 12 Mar., 1785. [HI, 121-2.] 
Inventory by Peter Heywood, James Turner and Joseph Weston, all 
residing at Howardston, 15 Mar., 17S5, ^219: 11 : 10. [HI, 235.] 
Peter Heywood and Joseph Weston, both of Howardston, commission- 
ers to examine claims. [HI, 235.] 

In the name of God amen. 

I Simeon Bonny of ^Vinthrop in the County Lincoln and Common 
Wealh of Massachusetts Bay yeoman being in a weak and low Estate 
of Body but of Sound mind and memory make and ordain my Last 
Will and Testament first I bequeath my Spirit to God in and through a 
Redeemer my Body to the Dust in Sure and Certain hope &c. 
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152 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

viz Firstly I will that all my Just Debts and Funeral Charges shall be 
Paid by my Executors hearafter named out of my Estate. 
Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto my Beloved wife Thankful 
Bonny all my within Doors moveables at her Disposal for ever and 
two Cows 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son \\^illiam Bonny and my Son 
Simeon Bonny one Hundred acres of Land Situate in ^Vinthrop afore- 
said viz one half of the Lot No. 47 the Easterly end of Said lot and one 
Hundred and twenty five acres of Land in Silvester being the Lot No. 10 
Item my Son James Bonny, I Give and bequeath my Gun 
Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Isaac Bonny a Syth and an ox 
Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Bonny two Bushels of 
Indian Corn. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Daniel Forty Bushels of Indian 
Corn when he arives at twenty one years of age. 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Sons Bariah Bonny Solomon 
Bony Andrew Bonny, and my Daughters Rebecca Bonny Deborah 
Bonny and Silva Bonny one Silver Dollar each to be paid them when 
they Come of age. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Simeon Bonny all my Farming 
Tools not before mentioned 

Lastly I Constitute and appoint my Sons William Bonny and Simeon 
Bonny the Executors of this my last Will and Testament and Legatees 
of all my Estate and goods of every kind not before mentioned 

I testimony wherof I hearof I have hearunto Set my hand and Seal 
this 18 day of September A D i 781 

Moses Chandler Simeon Bonny (seal) 

Jacob Chandler 
Ichabod Howe 

[Howe sworn 9 Sep., 1786; unrecorded.] 

George Light, Jr., late of Waldoborough. Jacob Ludwig, of Waldo- 
borough, Adm'r, 3 Oct., 1786. [HI, 124.] Joseph Ludwig and 
Godfry Bornheimer, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Inventory by 
Joseph Ludwig, George Dolheim and Charles Kaler, all of Waldobo- 
rough, 26 Oct., 1786, ;^39 : 11:0. [Ill, 139.] Thomas McGuire 
and Joseph Ludwig, both of Waldoborough, commissioners to examine 
claims. [HI, 152.] Account filed 17 Sep., 178S. [Ill, 154.] 
Distribution ordered 24 Nov., 1788. [HI, 156.] .Account filed, 22 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 53 

Nov., 1790. [IV, 1S6.] 

Peter Hilt, late of Waldoborough. Mary Hilt, of Waldoborough, 
widow, Adm'x, 13 Sep., 1786. [HI, 125.] George Clowes and 
George Heibner, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Inventory by Jacob 
I.udwig, Peter Gross and Daniel Feiltren, all of Waldoborough, 14 
Sep., 1786, ^31 : 18 : 4. [Ill, 138.] Jacob Ludvvig, of Waldobo- 
rough, and Nathan Jewett, of a place called Walpole, commissioners to 
examine claims. [Ill, 157.] Account filed 17 Sep., 1788. [Ill, 
158.] 

Sarah Williamson, of Pownalborough, widow, guardian unto Ruth, 
Abigail, Lucy, Anna and Hannah, minor daughters of Thomas William- 
son, late of Pownalborough, deceased, 3 Feb., 1787. [Ill, 143-] 

Hannah Boyinton, of Pownalborough, guardian unto John, Joshua, 
Daniel, Caleb and Joseph, minor sons, and Hannah, Susanna and 
Sarah, minor daughters of John Boyinton, late of Pownalborough, de- 
ceased, 3 Feb., 1787. [Ill, 143.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. 

I Zebulun Baker, of Pownalborough, in the County of Lincoln and 
State of the Massachusetts- Bay, in New-England, Mariner, being of 
sound disposing Mind & Memory, and also, in good Health of Body ; 
but mind ful of my Frailty and Mortality, do make & publish this my 
Last Will & Testament, in manner and Form following. Viz : 
In the first Place, I commend my Soul to the mercy of God, my Savior 
Whenever It shall be separated from my Bod)', which I commit \o the 
Earth or Sea, as shall seem best to a Wise & Good Providence to dis- 
pose of the same ; And as for such worldly Estate It hath pleased 
God to bestow upon Me, I give to each of my beloved Children, five 
pounds thereof, Viz : to my Son Thomas Baker five pounds & no 
more, to my Son Zebulun Baker, five pounds & no more, and to my 
Son George Baker, five pounds & no more : All the rest of my Es- 
tate I give to my good & well-beloved Wife, Susanna Baker, Viz : All 
such Wages, Debts, and Sums of Money, as are now or may hereafter 
be due or owing to me by or from any person or persons whatsoever, 
together with all such Share or Shares of prizes or prize-money that I 
may have a legal claim to ; and also all my Goods & Chattels, and 
whatever Estate I may die possessed of, or be any Ways interested in, 
(as well Real Estate as Personal Estate,) at the Time of my Decease, 
whereever such Estate may be found, or I may have a Title to in Re- 



154 LINCOLN PROIUTE RECORDS. 

version, I hereby freely give and bequeath, all & every part of the 

same to my said Wife Susanna and to her Heirs and assigns, to and 

for Her Sz Their sole Use «Si Benefit for Ever ; And I do constitute & 

appoint Her, the said Susanna Baker my beloved Wife, Sole Executrix 

of this my last Will & Testament ; hereby absolutely revoking any Will 

or Wills, heretofore by me made. 

In Witness whereof, I the said Zebulun Baker, have hereunto, as to my 

Last Will and Testament, set my Hand & Seal this eighteenth Day of 

August In the Year of OUR LORD, One Thousand, Seven Hundred & 

Seventy Eight. 

Signed, Sealed, Published and Zebulon Baker (seal) 

Declared, by the said Testator, 

as & for his Last Will & Testament, 

in Presence of Us, who in his Presence, 

and at his request, signed our Names, as 

Witnesses to the Same. 

James Hughes 

Joseph Billings 

Tho's Russell 

Probated 4 Oct., 1786. [Ill, 143.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. 
The twelfth day of May 1787, I Jonathan Spafford of Pownalborough 
in the County of Lincoln and in the State of Massachusetts farmer, 
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, prin- 
cipally 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 fvxecutors, 
nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection, I shall receive the 
same again, by the mighty power of God — And as touching such 
worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, 
I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and 
form — first my funeral Charges be paid and my lawful Debts. 
Imprintis. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Martha Rogers one 
half of my houshold (.loods, except my bed for the Use of the young 
Children, and the remainder part of my houshell Goods I give to my 
Daughter Mary. 

Item. I give to my Son Jacob five pounds lawful money to be 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 5 5 

raised and levied out of my personal Estate and to be paid when he 
comes to lawful Age for himself. 

I give to my Son William five Pounds when he comes of lawful Age, it 
is to be raised & levied out of my personal Estate. 
I give to my Son Robert five pounds when he comes of lawful Age ; it 
is to be raised and levied out of my personal Estate. 
I give unto my Son John five pounds when he comes of lawful Age, it is 
to be raised & levied out of my personal Estate. 

I give unto my Son Samuel five pounds when he comes of lawful Age ; 
it is to be raised and levied out of my personal Estate. 
I give to my Son James five pounds when he comes of lawful Age, it to be 
raised & levied out of my personal Estate ; all which Sum to be paid to 
each of my heirs when they come of Age, to be prised and raised and 
levied out of my personal Estate by my Executors. Also my farming 
tools to be kept on the farm, and that my farm be improved together 
with all my real Estate for the support of my heirs till they come of 
lawful Age to take Care of themselves, and when the youngest heir 
comes of age then the real Estate to be prised, together with all the 
Remains of my personal Estate, and to be equally divided between the 
whole named heirs — that Martha and Mary be paid in Cash their 
proportion 

I likewise constitute make and ordain Major John Huse and Rogers 
Smith my sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, all by 
them freely to be possessed and improved for the support of my heirs 
till they come of Age. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke & 
disanul all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Be- 
quests & Executors by me in any way before named, willed and be- 
queathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will 
& Testament. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day 
and^year above written. 

Jon Spafibrd (seal) 
Signed sealed, published, pronounced and 
declared by the said Jonathan Spafford his 
last Will and Testament in the presence of 
us the subscribers 

William Decker 

William Clark 
her 

Sary 1111 Clark 
Mark 



156 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Probated 3 July, 1787. [Ill, 145-6.] 
Inventory by Ebenezer Whittier, Daniel Scott and Nymphas Stacy, all 
of Pownalborough, 1787, ;^5o6 : 12: o. [Ill, 246.] Account filed 
8 Aug., 1803. [X, 70-1.] Advertisement of sale of real estate 17 
Feb., 1S06. [XI, 191-2.] Account filed 4 Oct., 1809. [XIII, 520.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. 
I Samuel Ford of Woolwich in the County of Lincoln and Common 
Wealth of Massachusetts ; Gentleman, being weak & infirm in body, 
but of a Sound and disposing mind & memory for which 
I desire to bless God and considering the shortness and uncertainty 
of Life, and that it is appointed for all Men once to die, do 
make & ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner fol- 
lowing. First I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of Al- 
mighty God who gave it, and my body to the Earth to be buried with a 
decent Christian burial (at the discretion of my Executrix) in hopes 
of a joyfuU Resurrection, through the merits «& mediation of my Saviour 
Jesus-Christ. And as to that Worldly Estate with which it has pleased 
God to bless me. I give and bequeath in manner following. 
Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my Nephew John Perkins a lott 
of Land Containing about eighty eight acres more or less lying in 
Woolwich and is lott No. 18 in the second division of lotts in said 
Woolwich, to him & his heirs forever. 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Neice Hannah Blair the wife of 
John Blair the one half of a lott of Land being Lott No. 48 in the 
second division of Lotts in s'd Woolwich, to her & her heirs forever. 
Item. All the rest and residue of my Estate both Real and personal 
of every kind (after the discharge of my just debts) I give and be- 
queath unto my beloved Wife Mary Ford to her and her heirs forever. 
And I do appoint and ordain my beloved Wife Mary Ford, Sole Ex- 
ecutrix of this my last Will & Testament. In Testimony whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty second day of January 
Anno Domini 1782, and in the sixth year of American Independence. 

NB. the word "with" on the other side & the words "rest and" 
above were interlin'd before signing. 
Signed, sealed, published & declar'd 
by the Testator as & for his last Will 

& Testament, in presence of us, who Samll. Ford (seal) 

at his request, in his presence, 
and in presence of each other 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 157 

have Subscribed our Names 
as Witnesses thereto. 

Nathl. Thvving 

John Hathorn 

Robert Cushman 

Probated 5 Sep., 17S7. [Ill, 147.] 
Inventory by David Gihnore, Samuel Stinson and Seth Hathorn, all of 
Woolwich, 28 Sep., 1787, ;^897 : 11:8. [IV, 23-24.] 

I James Howard of Hallowell in the County of Lincoln, and Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, being now in Health of Body and of a 
sound Mind, and calling to Mind the Certainty of Death and the Un- 
certainty of the Time thereof, do make this my last Will and Testa- 
ment that is to say, first and principally I commend my Soul into the 
Hands of God who gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be decently 
interr'd at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named. And as 
to such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me in 
this Life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following 
Manner and form — that is to say. 

Imprimis I will and order that all my just Debts & funeral Expences 
be paid out of my Estate as soon as conveniently may be after my 
Decease. 

Item I give unto my beloved Wife Susanna two hundred & fifty Pounds 
to be paid her out of my Estate. I also give unto my said Wife one 
third part of all my household funiture of every sort & kind, to dis- 
pose of as she thinks proper ; I also give to her my said Wife the Use 
and Improvement of one third part of all my real Estate during the 
Term of her natural Life. 

Item I give unto my Son John Howard the sum of Twenty shillings, 
to be paid him, or to his Guardian, by my Executors out of my Es- 
tate immediately after my Decease. 

Item I give unto my Son Samuel Howard, the sum of twenty shillings 
to be paid him by My Executors out of my Estate immediately after 
my Decease. 

Item I give unto my Son William Howard the sum of Twenty shillings 
to be paid him by my Executors out of my Estate immediately after 
my Decease. 

Item I give unto my Daughter Margaret Patterson the sum of twenty 
shillings, to be paid her out of my Estate by my Executors immediate- 
ly after my Decease. 



1 5 S LINCOLN PROIUTE RECORDS. 

Item All the rest and Residue of my Estate real, personal & mixed 
wheresoever the same is or may be found, I give & devise unto my 
two Children Isabella and James, (the Children which I had by my 
present Wife Susanna) to be equally divided between them, and to 
hold to them and their respective heirs for ever — And in Case that 
either of my said two last mentioned Children shall die without Issue 
then my Will is that the share of such deceased Child shall be and 
accrue to the survivor of the said two Children and his Or her heirs 
for ever — And in Case both the said last mentioned Children should 
die without Issue then it is my Will that the whole Estate real & per- 
sonal given & devised to the said Isabella & James shall accrue to and 
be equally divided among all my Grand Children, to wit, the Children 
of my Son Samuel, William, & Margaret; to hold unto my said Grand 
Children & their heirs for ever. 

Lastly I do hereby appoint my said Wife and my Son William Howard 
Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke 
all other & former Wills by me heretofore made, and declare this & no 
other to be my last Will and Testament. 

In Testimony whereof I the said James Howard do hereunto set 
my hand and seal this thirteenth Day of January in the Year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred & Eighty six. 

Signed Sealed and declared ") Mem'o The words ^^real 6^ personal 
by the Testator to be his last \ given & were interlined before sealing 
Will and Testament in J &c 

presence of us — I James Howard declair this (seal) 

Instrument to be my last 

H : Sewall will and testment 

Elisha Bisbe 

William Howard Junr 

Probated 14 Jan., 1788. [Ill, 148-149.] 
William Brooks of Hallowell, guardian of James, minor son, 9 Mar., 
I 789. [IV, 36.] Inventory by Nathaniel Thwing, of Woolwich, Jos- 
eph North and Benjamin Pettingill, both of Hallowell, 5 Nov., 1 788, 
;^3785 : 12:8. [IV, 72 to 75.] Account filed 16 Aug., 1804. [X, 
296 to 300.] 

In the Name of God amen this Instrument made the third day of April 
AD one thousand seven hundred & eighty seven, I Solomon Page of 
Bath in the County of Lincoln & in the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, being of sound Mind & good memory (blessed be God for it) 
calling to mind the Mortallity of my Body & knowing that it ap- 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 59 

pointed unto all Men once to die Do make & ordain this my last will 
& Testament that is to say principly & first of all I give & commend my 
Soul into the hands of Him who gave it and my Body I recommend to 
the dust out of which it was formed not doubting but at the general 
resurrection I shall be raised the same again by the mighty power of 
God. and as touching my worly Estate of what nature or kind soever, 
after my Just Debts & funiral Charges are paid, I do hereby give & 
bequeath in the following manner Viz — 

Imprimis I give & bequeath to my true & beloved Wife Judith the free 
use & improvement of one half of my Farm I now live on in the Town 
of Bath aforesaid so long as she remains my Widow, & the improve- 
ment of one half of my dweling House & Barn also one third part of 
the live stock & all the houseel stuff in my house that belongs to me & 
all my Books & all my Notes against one Abner Clough — and one half of 
what Mr. Ephraim Fitts owes me — 

Item I give & bequeath to the lawful! heirs of of my son Nathan Page 
deceast thirteen pounds six shillings & eight pence to be paid in five 
Years after the decease of myself & my aforesaid Wife to be paid by 
my Executor in such articels as he, my Execu't & said heirs shall agree 
on — 

Item I give & bequeath to the Children of my Daughter Ruth deceast 
thirteen pounds six shillings & eight pence to be paid in five years af- 
the decease of myself & my aforesaid Wife, by my Executor in such 
articels as he, my said Execu't & said Children shall agree on — 
Item I give & bequeath to my son Simon Page thirteen pounds six 
shillings & eight pence to be paid in one year after the decease of my- 
self & my Wife aforesaid by my Executor in such articels as he, my 
Execu't & said Simon shall agree on — 

Item — I give & bequeath to my son Dudly Page five shillings — 
Item — I give & bequeath to my Daugter Owen six pounds to be paid 
in one year after the decease of myself & my aforesaid Wife — 
Item — I give ^ bequeath to my son Edward Hall Page one half of the 
Farm I now live on in Bath aforesaid, one half of my dweling House & 
Barn & the other half of said Farm, house & Barn at my aforesaid 
Wifes decease with two thirds of the live stock upon it at my decease 
also I give to said Hall half the Money which Mr. Ephraim Fitts owes 
me also all my husbandry tools & utensials, also all my wearing 
Cloaths — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Dorcas Shurtlef six pounds to 
be paid in one year after my decease — 



l6o LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

I Do appoint my Wife Judith & my son Edward Hall Page to be the 
Executors of this my last \ViU & Testament & my son Edward Hall 
Page to pay all the above mentioned Legacies — 

And I give & bequeath all my Estate Real & Personal that is not be- 
fore bequeath & mentioned to my said Executors — 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the third 
day of April AD one thousand seven hundred & eighty seven — 

Signed Sealed & Declared by ^ 

the Testator to be his last Will I 

& Testament in Presents of us who f Solomon Page (seal) 

subscribed the same in presents of the j 

said Testator — 

Ephraim Fitts 

Moses Brown 

Dumr. Sewall 

Probated 25 Ap., 17SS. [HI, 150-15 1.] 
Inventory by Dummer Sewall, John Berry and Joseph White,, all of 
Bath, 21 May, 17S8, ^422 : 17:8. [V, 169.] 

William ^Vescutt, late of Majabaggaduce. Elizabeth Wescutt, of 
Majabaggaduce, widow, Adm'x, 13 Sep., 1786; Jonathan Lowder, of 
Penobscot River, and William Thompson, of Thomaston^ sureties. 
[Ill, 159.] Inventory by Joseph Perkins, William Webber and Jon- 
athan Ljwder, all of Penobscott, I Nov., 1786, ^133: 1 1 : o, and 
^^151 : 11:0. [V, 64.] Oliver Parker and Joseph Perkins, commis- 
sioners to examine claims. [\', 65.] Account filed and distribution 
ordered, 18 Sep., 1792. [V, 67 to 69.] Widow's dower set off by 
Jacob Sherburne, David Moore and Joseph Hibbert, all of Penobscot, 
19 Sep., 1 791. [V, 84.] Account filed and distribution ordered, 
30 May, 1793. [V, I43-4-] 

William Wilson, late of Topsham. Gideon Owen, of Topsham, 
Adm'r, 4 Dec, 2786; Nicholas Gaubert, of Bowdoinham, and Nym- 
phas Bodfish, of Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 160.] Account filed 
I Sep., 1789. [IV, 57.] Philip Hoyt and John Fulton, commis- 
sioners to examine claims, [IV, 57.] Distribution ordered 29 Sep., 
1789. [IV, 58.] Inventory by William Randall, John Rogers and 
Philip Hoyt, all of Topsham, 6 Nov., 1787. [V, 173.] 

Jerusha Taylor, late of Newcastle, widow. Joseph Taylor, of New- 
castle, Adm'r, 15 Feb., 1787 ; Nathaniel Bryant and Ephraim Taylor, 
both of Newcastle, sureties. [Ill, 160.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. l6l 

Abner Shepard, late of Hallovvell. Jonathan Clark, of Winthrop, 
Adm'r, 7 Mar., 17S7; Josiah Mitchell and Daniel Wyman, both of 
Winthrop, sureties. [Ill, 160.] Inventory by Samuel Grant and 
Nehemiah Getchel, both of Vassalborough, and Enoch Page, of Hal- 
lovvell, 20 Ap., 17S7, ;^76 : 2: 6. [V, 11-12.] Robert Page and 
William Whittier, both of Winthrop, commissioners to examine claims. 
[V, 12.] Account filed 17 Jan., 1792. [V, 13.] Distribution or- 
dered 31 May, 1792. [V, 14.] 

William Gardiner, late of Pittston. John Gardiner, of Pownalbo- 
ough, Adm'r, 16 June, 17S7 ; John Silvester John Gardiner and James 
Tupper, both of Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 160.] Inventory by 
Edmund Bridge, Richard Kidder and Nymphas Bodfish, 1 7 Tune, 
lySS,- ^37: ig : 3. [IV, 114.] Schedule of notes of hand filed by 
administrator. [IV, 115 to 117.] U'illiam Gardiner, of Pownalbo- 
rovigh, Adm'r t/i' />o// IS 7u>;i, i May, 1794. [VI, 69.] Account filed 
9 Sep., 1S06. [XII, 44.] 

Phineas Nevers, late of Penobscot River. John Nevers, of Penob- 
scot River, Adm'r, 20 June, 17S7; Jonathan Preble and Ebenezer 
Preble, both of Woolwich, sureties. [Ill, 160.] Inventory by John 
Brewer, Jonathan Eddy and John Crosby, all of Penobscot River, 12 
July. 17S7, ^169 : 5 : o. [Ill, 249.] Jonathan Lowder and James 
Ginn, both of Penobscot River, commissioners to examine claims. 
[Ill, 250.] 

Obadiah Call, late of Pownalborough. Experience Call, of Pownal- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 22 June, 1787; Edmund Bridge and Caleb 
Barker, both of Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 160.] Inventory by 
William Lewis, Asa Dinsmore and Richard Kidder, all of Pownal- 
borough, 29 June, 1787. [Ill, 247 to 249.] 

Silas Hathorne, late of Penobscot River. Silas Hathorne, of Penob- 
scot River, Adm'r, 5 July, 1787; Archibald McPhetress and Elisha 
Grant, both of Penobscot River, sureties. [Ill, t6i.] 

Ebenezer Coombes, late ofTopsham. Abagail Coombes, of Tops- 
ham, widov.-, Adm'x, 5 Sep., 1787 ; Samuel Wilson, of a place called 
little River and James Crawford, of Brunswick, sureties. [Ill, r6i.] 
Inventory by Samuel Thompson, Philip Hoyt and Gideon Owen, all 
ofTopsham, 11 Sep., 17S7. [Ill, 191.] Philip Hoyt and Gideon 
Owen, both of Topsham, commissioners to examine claims, 1 2 Nov., 
1787. [111,192.] Account filed 26 May, I 788. [111,192.] 

11 



l62 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Samuel Demorse, late of Long Island in Penobscot Bay. John 
Demorse, of Medumcook, Adm'r, 13 Sep., 1787; Thomas Hend- 
erson, of St. Georges, and Samuel Sweetland, of VValdoborough, 
sureties. [Ill, 162.] 

Philip Call, late of Pownalborough. Deliverance Call, of Pownal- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 24 Sep., 1787 ; Edmund Bridge and William 
Patterson, both of Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 162.] Inventory 
by Richard Kidder, Samuel Emerson and George Lilly, all of Pow- 
nalborough, 4 Sep., 1787, ;^34o: 16: o. [Ill, 251.] Deliverance 
Call, guardian unto John, William and Philip, minor sons. Deliver- 
ance and Bethiah, minor daughters, 19 Mar., 1789. [IV, 
30-31-39.] Account filed 19 Mar., 1789. [IV, 31.] Obadiah, 
minor son, chose William Lewis to be his guardian, 19 Mar., 1789. 
Margaret, minor daughter, chose William Lewis to be her guardian, 20 
Mar., 1789. [IV, 31-32.] Division of real estate by Jonathan Reed, 
James Goud and Louis Houdlette, all of Pownalborough, 7 Mar., 1789 : 
dower to Deliverance, widow ; remainder to Philip and Charles, two 
of the sons, by consent of other heirs, James, Olive Allen, Elizabeth 
Patterson, Hannah, Lydia. Order of distribution, 2 Ap., 1789. [IV, 
109 to 113.] 

Nathaniel Jellison, late of Bowdoinham. Hannah Jellison, of Bow- 
doinham, widow, Adm'x, 4 Oct., 1787; Elisha Pratt and Abraham 
Malcom, both of Bowdoinham, sureties. [Ill, 162.] 

John Askins, late of Bristol, mariner. Mary Askins, of Bristol, wid- 
ow, Adm'x, 23 Oct., 1787; Jonas Fitch and Daniel Herren, both of 
Bristol, sureties. [Ill, 162.] 

Lot Curtis, late of Deer Island. Nathan Johnson, of Deer Island, 
Adm'r, 26 Oct., 1787; Benjamin Rea and Cornehus Bramhall, both of 
Deer Island, sureties. [Ill, 162.] Inventory by Ignatius Haskell, 
John Hooper and Ezekiel Morey, 10 Nov., 1787, ;^29 : 14 : 3. [Ill, 
252.] Proceedings discontinued 22 Nov., 1787. [Ill, 252.] 

Daniel Fairfield, Jr., late of Vassalborough. Elizabeth Fairfield, 
widow, and Samuel Grant, both of Vassalborough, Adm'rs, 24 Dec, 
1787 ; Nehemiah Gatchel and Charles Jackson, both of Vassalborough, 
sureties. [Ill, 162.] Inventory by Remington Hobby, Flint Barton 
and Asa Redington, all of Vassalborough, 22 Ap., 1788, ^198 : 12 : 6. 
nV, 27.] Widow's dower set off by Dennis Getchell, Flint Barton 
and Asa Reddington, all of Vassalborough, 13 Aug., 1790. [IV, 
268.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 63 

Ezra King, late of Pownalborough, shipwright. Prudence King, of 
Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 29 Dec, 1787; Obadiah Call and 
Joseph McFarland, both of Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 163.] 
Inventory by Richard Kidder, William Patterson and Joseph McFar- 
land, 3 Jan., 1788, ;^i3 : 14: 10. [Ill, 257.] Account filed 24 
Mar., 1788, [III, 258.] 

Timothy Kimball, late of Bristol, mariner. Eleanor Kimball, of 
Bristol, widow, Adm'x, 16 Jan. 1788; Arunah Weston and Thomas 
Arnold, both of Bristol, sureties. [Ill, 163.] Inventory by Thomas 
Johnston, William Bums and Joseph Burns, all of Bristol, 21 Jan., 
1788, ;£ss : 10:2. [IV, 203.] Moses Copeland, of Warren, and 
William Burns, of Bristol, commissioners to examine claims. Account 
filed by Samuel Bartlet and Eleanor Bartlet, Adm'rs, 26 July, 1791. 
[IV, 204-5.] Distribution ordered 27 Dec, 1791. [IV, 205.] 

David Averell, late of Pownalborough. Joseph Hilton, of Pow- 
nalborough, Adm'r, 24 Jan., 1788; George Erskin and Stuart Hunt, 
both of Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 163.] Daniel, minor son, 
chose William Averell to be his guardian 18 Aug., 1788, [III, 165.] 
Simeon, minor son, chose John Averell to be his guardian 18 Aug., 
1788. [Ill, 166.] Account filed 10 Sep., 1890. [IV, 177.] 

John Chase, late of Newcastle. Rachel Chase, of Newcastle, wid- 
ow, Adm'x, 18 Mar., 1788 ; Charles Chase and Briggs Turner, both of 
Newcastle, sureties. [Ill, 163.] Inventory by Briggs Turner, Ben- 
jamin Woodbridge, Jun'r, and Samuel Waters, all of Newcastle, 4 Ap., 
1788, ;^2 2 : i: 8. [IV, 162.] Benjamin Woodbridge, Jun'r, and 
Thomas Kennedy, both of Newcastle, commissioners to examine 
claims. [IV, 162.] Account filed 13 Sep., 1790. [IV, 163-4.] 

Michael Clary, late of Bristol. John Costelow, of Pownalborough, 
Adm'r, 27 Mar., 1788; William Lewis and John McGown, both of 
Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 163.] Account filed 5 June, 1797. 
[VII, 218-219.] Advertisement of sale of real estate, 10 Aug., 1797. 
[VII, 246-427.] 

Adam Cogswell, late of Township No. four, mariner. David Carl- 
ton, of Township No. four, Adm'r, 15 Ap., 1788; Theophilus 
Eaton, of Deer Island, and Benjamin Friend, of Township No. 
four, sureties. [Ill, 164.] Inventory by Jonathan Lovvder, of Pe- 
nobscot, Ebenezer Herrick and Benjamin Friend, both of Township 
No. four, 7 May, 1788, ;2{^242 : 7 : 2. [V, 163.] Enoch Blasdel, of 
Township No. four, and Joseph Wood, of Township No. five, com 
missioners to examine claims. [V, 164.] 



164 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

George Couch, late of Pownalborough. Anna Couch, of Pownal- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 24 May, 178S; Jonathan Reed and Nathan- 
iel Hathorne, both of Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 164.] Inven- 
tory by Lemuel Trott, Jacob Eames and Seth Hathorn, all of Wool- 
wich, 14 June, 1788, ;£^i : II : 2. [VII, 224-5.] Lazarus (iood- 
win and Samuel Woodward, both of Pownalborough, commissioners 
to examine claims. [VII, 225.] \\'ido\v's dower set off by Lemuel 
Trott and Jacob Eames, both of ^^'oohvich, and James Atkins, of 
Pownalborough, 31 May, 1793. [VII, 226.] 

John Laiten, late of Norridgewalk. Jean Laughton, of Norridgewalk, 
widow, Adm'x, 2 June, i 788 ; Eleazer Spaulding and Amos Adams, 
both of Norridgewalk, sureties. [Ill, 164.] Inventory by James 
Waugh, John Moore and William Spaulding, all of Norridgewalk, 17 88, 
^,^248 : 11:8. [IV, 262-3.] Widow's dower set off by Eleazer Spaul- 
ding, Obadiah Witherell and John Clark, all of Norridgewalk, 27 Ap., 
1789. [IV, 264.] John Clark and Josiah Spaulding, both of Nor- 
ridge^valk, commissioners to examine claims. [IV, 265.] Account 
filed 9 Sep., 1791. [IV, 265-6.] 

Hezekiah Colby, late of Deer Island. Joshua Colby, of New Row- 
ley in the County of Essex, Adm'r, 17 July, 1788; Charles A\'alker 
and William Arnold, both of Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 164.] 

Haiherly Foster, late of Bath. Mary Foster, of Piath, widow, 
Adm'x, 28 July, 1788; Dummer Sewall and P'.d ward Hall Page both 
of Bath, sureties. [111,164.] 

Jonah Dodge,' late of Blueh ill bay. Sarah Dodge, of Bluehill bay, 
widow, Adm'x, 12 Aug., 1788; Daniel Osgood and Jedediah Holt, 
both of Bluehill bay, sureties. [Ill, 164.] 

In the Name of God Amen, I Jonah Dodge of Blue hill Bay in the 
County of Lincolon and Common-wealth of Massachusetts in New 
England, Yeoman : Being through the abundant Goodness and Mercy 
of Ciod of a sound disi)Osing Mind and Memory ; yet calling to Mind 
the frailty of my Nature, my continual exposedness to the Stroke of 
Death, Knowing that it is appointed for man once to Die; Do there- 
fore make and Constitute this my last ^^'ill and Testament, desiring 
that it may be received by all as such ; First I most humbly 
recommend my Soul to God its Maker, earnestly intreating his 
most gracious Acceptance of it through Jesus Christ my ever 
blessed Redeemer, who gave himself a Propitiation for Sin and is 
able to save all who come unto (iod through him : who I hope and 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 1 65 

trust will not reject, but own me, in the Day when he shall make up 
his Jewels ; in hope and Confidence of which, I cheerfully resign my 
Spirit into his hands ; most earnestly Imploring the divine Aids, that I 
may be found ready, and prepared for Deatth, whenever it shall come, 
That my Soul may wing its way, under the convoy of Angelic Hosts, 
to the Mansions of Eternal Bliss — My Body I commit to the Dust, 
whence it was taken in full Assurance of its Resurrection at the last 
Day. My Burial I desire may be decent and leave it to the Dis- 
cretion of my Executrix, who I doubt not will manage it with all 
Requisite Prudence. As to my worldly Estate, with which it has 
Pleased Almighty to bless me, I Will and positively order, that all 
my Debts, and funeral Charges be first paid, by my Executrix 
hereafter named ; and then to be disposed of in Manner and form 
following, That is to Say. 

Imp ri III is I give \o my beloved ^Vife Sarah : The Improvement of 
one half of all my Estate both Real and Personal so long as she re- 
mains my widow. 

Item I give and bequeath to my son Jonah Dodge and to his Heirs 
forever Thirteen pounds Six Shillings & Eight pence to be payed him 
by my two Sons viz John and Reuben they each paying their Propor- 
tionable part of said Money to their Brother, in one year after my De- 
cease provided, I do live till Reuben comes to Be Twenty one years of 
Age but if I should Die before Reuben comes to be Twenty one years 
of Age then it is to be paid in one years after Reuben comes of Age. 
Item I give and bequeath to my 'i'hree Sons viz Abner Dodge Ben- 
jamen Dodge & Abraham Dodge, Each Son, the Sum of Thirteen 
pounds Six Shillings & Eight lawful Money to be pay'd them by my 
two Sons viz John and Reuben one third part of Said Money to be 
paid them in two years after my Decease another third in Three Years 
and the Remaining part in four years after my Decease provided 1 do 
live till my Son Reuben comes to be Twenty one years of Age. but if 
I should Die before Reuben arives to the afores'd Age then the Re- 
spectives Sums afores'd are to be paid to them Yearly as before Ex- 
pressed in four years after Reuben come to the Age of Twenty one. 
Item I Give to my Daughter Abigail Wife of Simon Dodge fifteen 
shillings which together with what She has had is her full Share. 

Item I (iive *\r Bequeath to my two Sons viz John Dodge and 
Reuben Dodge they paying the afores'd Legaces to their Brothers & 
Sister, the whole of the Remainder of all my Estate both Real and 
Personal which I shall Die Possessed off, and further It is my Will, If 



1 66 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

it should please the Allrighteous Ruler of the Universe, in whose hand 
their Breath is to take one or both of them away by Death before they 
shall have any lawful Heirs begotten, that his, or their Proportion of 
my Estate, Should Revert to, and be Equally Divided among the Sur- 
viving Brothers. 

Lastly, I make and Constitute my Wife the Executrix to this my last 
Will and Testament : 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Sev- 
enteenth Day of June in the Year of our Lord, one thousand, seven 
Hundred and Eighty four. 

Jonah Dodge (seal) 
Signed, Sealed, published. 
Ratified and declared, to be 
my last Will and Testament, 
In Presence off us, 
John Peters 
Daniel Osgood 
Jedidiah Holt 
Probated on the first Wednesday in September, 1788. [IV, 90-91.] 
Inventory by Joseph Wood, Jr., Robert Parker and Jonathan Darling, 
all of Blue Hill Bay, i Sep., 178S, ^326 : 5 : 10. [V, 160-1.] John 
and Reuben, minor sons, chose Sarah, widow, to be their guardian, 27 
Aug., 1788. [V, 16 1-2.] 

Nathaniel Jellison, late of Bowdoinham. Job Jellison, of Bowdoin- 
ham, Adm'r, i Sep., 1 788 ; Zacheus Beal and Elisha Pratt, both of 
Bowdoinham, sureties. [HI, 164.] 

Joseph Potter, late of a place on Penobscot River called Sunbury. 
Margaret Potter, of Sunbury, widow, Adm'x, 9 Sep., 1788; Silas Hath- 
orne and Crowell Cook, both of Sunbury, sureties. [Ill, 165.] In- 
ventory by Jonathan Lowder, of Penobscott, Andrew Webster and 
Archibald McPhetres, both of Sunbury on Penobscott River, 29 Oct., 
1789,^^165: 18:0. [IV, 97.] 

James Duning, late of Sunbury. Jean Duning, of Sunbury, widow, 
Adm'x, 9 Sep., 1788 ; Silas Hathorne, of Sunbury, and Cornelius Brad- 
ford, of Medumcook, sureties. [Ill, 165.] 

Thomas Murphy, Jr., late of Pownalboiough. Priscilla Murphy, of 
Waldoborough, widow, Adm'x, 10 Sep., 1788; Cornelius Turner, of 
Waldoborough, and George Ulmer, of Duck Trap, sureties. [HI, 165.] 

Briggs Hallowell, late of Hallowell, merchant. Eunice Hallowell, 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. l6j 

of Boston, widow, Adm'x, lo July, 1786; Samuel Vaughan, Jr., of 
Philadelphia, surety. Joseph North, William Howard and Lazarus 
Goodwin, all of Hallowell, commissioners to examine claims. [Ill, 
168.] Account filed 22 Mar., 1788. [Ill, 17 1-2.] Distribution 
ordered 29 July, 1788. [Ill, 173 to 175.] 

Jane Brown, of Newcastle, widow, a person non compos. James 
Brown, of Newcastle, guardian, 27 June, 1786. [Ill, 195.] In- 
ventory by John Farley, Christopher Hopkins and George Barstow, all of 
Newcastle, 4 Sep., 1786, ;^93: 7: 4. [V, 17-18.] Account filed 
6 Jan., 1792. [V, 18-19.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. I John George Reed of Waldoborough 
in the County of Lincoln Yeoman being of perfect Mind & Memory, 
and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and 
ordain this my last Will & Testament — That is to say, in the first 
place I recommend my Soul to the Hands of God who gave it, and 
my Body I commit to the Earth to be buried at the Discretion of my 
Executrix hereafter named, not Doubting but that I shall receive the 
same again by the Mighty Power of God — And as to my Worldy Es- 
tate, I give devise & dispose of the same in manner following, that is 
to say — 

Imprimis I will and order That all my just Debts &: funeral Expen- 
ces be paid assoon as may after my Decease — 

Item, I give unto my Wife Mary Magdalene the Improvement of all 
my Estate real & personal during the Term of her Natural life — 
Item I give to my Son Michael Reed the Sum of one Pound six shil- 
lings & Eight pence to be paid him by my Executrix hereafter 
named, after the Decease of my said Wife — I also give unto my 
said Son all my wearing Apparel & Cloathing. 

Item I give to my Daughter Eve Christine Margaret Reed an Iron 
Stow & Cloaths Chest. 

Item. All the Rest & Residue of my Estate real tS: personal where- 
soever the same is or may be found I give & devise unto my four 
Children Jacob Reed Sevilla Magdalene Kilbert, Margaret Cath- 
arine Bave Eichorn, & Eve Christine Margaret Reed equally to be 
divided between then after the Death of my said Wife, & to hold to 
them »Sc their heirs in severalty for ever — 

Lastly. I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Daughter Eve 
Christine Margaret Reed to be sole Executrix of this my last Will & 
Testament. And I do hereby revoke all other & former Testaments 



I 68 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

by me heretofore made, declaring this & no other to be my last Will 
and Testament. In Testimony whereof I the said John George Reed 
do hereunto set my hand & seal this first Day of June A. D. 1776. 
Signed Sealed ]:)ublished John George Reed 

& declared by the Testator 
to be his last Will and 
Testament in presence of 
Stephen Brown 
Francis Rittal 
Mary Bowman 

Probated 5 Oct., 17S7. [Ill, 197.] 

In the Name of GOD Amen I Quash Winchell of Topsham in the 
County of Lincoln Labourer being Sick & Week in bodily Health but 
Perfect in Mind & Memory thanks be to God for the Same Calling to 
mind the Uncertainty of Life & the certainty of Death Do make and 
Ordain this my last Avill & Testament Recommending my soul into the 
hands of God who Gave it And my body to the Earth to be decently 
buried according to the Descretion of My Executor whom I Shall 
hereafter Appoint An as to U'hat of this worlds goods it has Pleased 
God to Bless me with I dispose of in the following Manner (Viz) 
Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to my Benevolent Friends Silence Pur- 
renton Sarah Hunter Mary Given Anne Winchell & Hannah Winchell 
all (S: Singular the Goods & Chattells to me in any Manner belonging 
being at Presant one Horse & Tackling two Cows & one three Year old 
Heiffer with 20 Sheep allowing the said Hannah one third more then 
Either of the Gathers and then in Equal Divison among them With a 
Certain Number of Notes of hand Some payable in my Name & Sum in 
my Late Masters Samuel Winchells Deceased being Ciiven to me ^Vhen 
I Was a Slave & so Wrote in his Name Furthermore I Appoint Mr. 
Arthur Hunter to be my Sole & Lawfull Executor of this my Last Will 
& Testament in \\'itness Whereof I have hereunto put my hand & 
Seal this third day of March AD 178S 

his 
Quash X Winchell (seal) 
mark 
Signed Sealed Pronounc'd 
to be the Last \Vill & Testament 
in the Prcsance of us Witneses 
by the said (^uash Winchell 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 69 

Samuel Stapel 
Philip Hoyt 
Joshua Smart 

Probated 26 June, 1788. [Ill, 198.] 
Inventory by John Sanford, Samuel Stapel and Joseph Groves, all of 
Topsham, 26 June, 178S. [V, 170-1.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I Robert Hodge Junr. of Newcastle in 
the County of Lincoln, calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, and 
feeling my Health declining, tho' of sound &: disposing mind & mem- 
ory, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament as follows. 
In the first place I bequeath my Soul into the Hands of God who gave 
it, and my Body to the Earth to be decently buryed at the discretion 
of my Executors hereafter named. And as to my earthly Substance 
with which Providence hath blessed me I will and dispose of it in 
manner following. Imprimis, my Will & desire is that my Execu- 
tors hereafter named, pay all my just Debts out of such part of 
my Estate as in their Judgment will least injure the Estate, then 
after, this is done, I give & bequeath to my Executors two hundred 
and sixty five Pounds to be by them, laid out upon my six young- 
est Children for their further bringing up & Education in the fol- 
lowing proportion viz, to my oldest Son Robert, fifteen Pounds, to my 
Daughter Hannah, twenty Pounds, to my Daughter Sally thirty five 
Pounds, to my Daughter Sarah fifty Pounds, to my Son Henry sixty 
five Pounds, and to my Daughter Jane Nickels, eighty Pounds, the 
aforesaid Sums to be disposed of and laid out on said six Children, at 
the discretion of my Executors, for the purposes aforesaid. 

I further give & bequeath to William Hodge Son of my Brother 
Henry Hodge, Ninety Pounds to be paid to him when he shall arrive 
at the Age of twenty one years. 

All the rest and residue of my Estate both real and personal I give 
and bequeath to all my beloved Children to be ec^ually divided be- 
tween them, and the Share of each Child to be paid to him or her as 
they arrive at the Age of twenty one years. And I do hereby 
constitute and appoint Henry Hodge of Pownalboro' Samuel 
Nickels Esqr. of Newcastle & John McKown of Bristol f:x- 
ecutois to this m/ la^t \Vi 1 & Testa nent, anl h^r^by revoke & 
disannul all former Wills by me made, and declare this to be my 
last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I hereto set my hand & 
Seal this ninth Day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand sev- 



I 70 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

en hundred and eighty eight. 

Robt. Hodge (seal) 
Signed sealed published 
& declared by the Testator 
to be his last Will & Testa- 
ment in presence of 

William Kennedy 

John Farley 

Seth Pratt 

Probated 23 July, 17S8. [Ill, 199.] 
Thomas Rice and Abiel Wood, both of Pownalborough, sureties. [Ill, 
201.] Inventory by Thomas Rice, Abiel Wood and Francis Cook, 
all of Pownalborough, 15 Oct., 1 78S, ^3895: 4: 10 [IV, 248 to 
254.] Henry Hodge, of Pownalborough, guardian unto Sarah, Henry 
and Robert, minor children, 27 Dec, 1791. [IV, 272.] Samuel 
Nickels, of Newcastle, guardian unto Jenny, minor daughter, 27 
Dec, 1 79 1. [IV, 273.] Hannah, minor daughter, chose Spencer 
Tinkham, of Pownalborough to be her gardian, 27 Dec, 1791. [IV, 
273-4.] Sally, minor daughter, chose John McKown, of Bristol, to 
be her guardian, 24 Feb., 1792. Division of estate by Thomas Rice 
and .^biel Wood, both of Pownalborough, and Dummer Sewall, of 
Bath, I Oct., 1 793, among Robert Hodge, Polly Tinkham, wife of 
Spencer Tinkham, Jane Hodge, Sarah Hodge, Hannah Hodge, Mar- 
garet Roby, wife of Henry Roby, Henry Hodge and Sally Hodge. 
[VI, 247-8.] Henry, minor son, chose Henry Hodge, of Pownal- 
borough, to be his guardian, 11 Sep., 1797. [VII, 160-1.] Dis- 
tribution of estate among Mary, wife of Spencer Tinkham ; Margaret, 
wife of Henry Roby ; Hannan, wife of Abiel Wood, Jr., Sally, wife of 
Henry Hodge ; Sarah and Jane Hodge, minors ; Robert Hodge, and 
Henry Hodge, minor, 25 Nov., 1800. [VIII, 126-7.] Sarah, minor 
daughter, chose Silas Lee, of Pownalborough, to be her guardian, 5 
Ap., 1799. [IX, 229.] 

George Kline, late of Waldoborough, an Absentee. Moses Cope- 
land, of Warren, agent, 6 Jan., 1781; Nathan Bucklen and 
Joseph Copeland, both of Warren, sureties. [Ill, 201.] Wil- 
liam Farnsworth and Jabez Cole, both of Waldoborough, and Joshua 
Collamore, of Medumcook, appraisers and commissioners to e.xamine 
claims. Inventory 28 June, 1 781, ;!{^i 00 : 0:0. [Ill, 201-2.] Ac- 
count filed 15 June, 1784. [Ill, 204.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I ^ I 

Jacob Young, late of Waldoborough, an Absentee. Moses 
Copeland, of Warren, agent, 6 Jan., 1781 ; Nathan Bucklen and 
Joseph Copeland, both of Warren, sureties. [Ill, 204.] Wil- 
liam Famsworth and Jabez Cole, both of Waldoborough, and Joshua 
Collamore, of Medumcook, appraisers and commissioners to examine 
claims. Inventory 29 Mar., 1781, ;^i30 : o : o. [Ill, 204-5.] Ac- 
count filed 15 June, 1784. [Ill, 206.] 

John Smouse, late of Waldoborough, an Absentee. Moses 
Copeland, of Warren, agent, 6 Jan., 1781; Nathan Bucklen and 
Joseph Copeland, both of Warren, sureties. [Ill, 206.] Wil- 
liam Famsworth and Jabez Cole, both of Waldoborough, and Joshua 
Collamore of Medumcook, appraisers and commissioners to examine 
claims. [Ill, 206-7.] Inventory 29 Mar., 1781, ;,{^io3 : o: o. 
[Ill, 206.] Account filed 15 June, 1784. [Ill, 208.] 

James Meloney, late of St. Georges, an Absentee. Moses Copeland, 
of Warren, agent, 20 June, 1781 ; Joshua Collamore, of Medumcook, 
and Hugh McLean, of Milton, Suffolk County, sureties. Inventory 
by Archibald Robinson, Owen Maddin and Lawrance Parsons, all 
of St. Georges, 12 June, 1781, ^26: o: o, [III, 20S.] Andrew 
Malcom, John McCarty and Seth Vose, all of St. Georges, commission- 
ers to examine claims. Account filed 15 June, 1784. [Ill, 209.] 

John Fullerton, late of St. Georges, an Absentee. Moses Copeland, 
of Warren, agent, 2 Oct., 1780; Hopestill Sumner, of Warren, and 
Andrew Malcom, of St. Georges, sureties. [Ill, 209.] Inventory 
by Archibald Robinson, Lawrance Parsons and Owen Madden, all of 
St. Georges, i Jan., 1781,^^208: 4: 3. [Ill, 210.] Micah Pack- 
ard, Andrew Malcom and John McKelly, all of St. Georges, commis- 
sioners to examine claims. [Ill, 211.] Account filed 15 June, 1784 
[III, 212.] 

In the Name of God Amen The Twenty third Day of January 1776 I 
Ceasar Barron of Vassalboro' in the County of Lincoln and province 
of the Massachusets Bay in New England Tanner Being in perfect 
mind and memory and as I am about to Repair to the American 
Camp So Called att Cambridge &c with an Intent to tarry One year in 
Defence of America Therefore Calling to mind the mortallity of my 
Body and that it is appointed for all men Once to Die do make and 
Ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to Say Pricipally 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 



172 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

in Decent Christian Burial at the Descretion of my Executor Nothing 
Doubting but at the Oeneral Resurection I shall Receive the same 
again by the Mighty Power of God — And as Touching Such worldly 
Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Life I Give 
Demise and Dispose of the same in The following manner and form 
Imprimiis After the payment of all my Just Debts and funeral Charges 
I Give and bequeath to my Good Friend Asa Phillips of Vassalboro 
In the County and Province Aforesaid Cordwainer whom I Likewise 
Constitute make and Ordain my soul Executor of this my Last will and 
Testament all and singular my Lands messuages and Tennements To- 
gether with all my Household Goods Debts and moveable Effects 
whatsoever By him freely to be possesed and Enjoyed and I do hereby 
utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannul all and Every other former 
Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in any 
wise before named willed and Bequeathed Rattifying and Confirming 
tliis and no other to be my Last will and Testament In Case I should 
not marry nor Live to Return again but if I should l-2ither marry or 
Return this will to be Void otherwise to Remain In full force and 
\'ertue — In ^^'itness whereof I have hearunto Set my hand and Seal 
The Day antl Year Above Written 
Signed Sealed Published and 
Pronounced and Declared by the 
said Ceasar Barron as his Last 
will antl Testament in the Presence 
of us the Subscribers 

'Ihomas GuUefer Cesar Barron (seal) 

Thomas Evans 

Stephen Barton 

Probated 16 Sep., 1777 [III, 213-14.] 

In the Name of God Amen. 
I Edwartl Blanchartl of Vassallborough in the County of Lincoln and 
State of Massachusetts-Bay Yeoman being weak of Body but of Sound 
Mind & Memory blessed be God therefor do make and Publish this 
my last ^Vill & Testament in Manner Following Vizt — 
Imprimis I Commend my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God who 
gave it me and my Body to the Earth from whence it Came in hopes of a 
Joyfull Resurrection through the Merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ and 
as for the Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me, 
I Dis])ose thereof as Follows Vizt — 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 73 

First. I give to my son Edward the sum of Five shillings. 
Item. I give my Daughter Sarah the sum of Five shillings. 
Item. I give to my Daughter Rachell the sum of five shillings. 
Item. I give to my Daughters, Mary, Sybill & Anna, the Front Lott 
of Land I now Dwell upon being lott No 87 Containing one hundred 
acres, with the Buildings thereon to Have & to Hold to them & their 
Heirs forever, together with all my Goods, Chatties, Real & Personal 
Estate whatsoever that I possess to be Equally Divided amongst them. 
On Condition that they Maintain in a Decent & Comfortable Man- 
ner my loving Wife & Daughter EUena during their Lives and paying 
all my Debts. 

I appoint Joseph Stephens of AMnthrop Executor to this my last Will 
& Testament, praying Him to Accept of the Trust & Execute the 
same according to my true Intent & Meaning. In Witness whereof 
I the said Edward Blanchard have to this my last Will & Testament 
set my hand & seal this Twenty Sixth day of March Anno Domini One 
thousand seven hundred &: seventy Eight. N B The words "being 
Lott 87" was wrote before sign'g sealing &c 

Sign'd, Seal'd, & Deliver'd "^ 

by the Testator, as, & for his | 

last Will & Testament in | 

Presence of i hi 

Remington Hobby 

John Gatchel 

his 
Eliab X Smith 

Mark. 

Probated 9 Oct., 1778. [Ill, 215.] Inventory by Remington 
Hobby, Samuel Grant and Solomon Parker, 19 June, 17S4, ^141 : S : 
8. [Ill, 216.] Rachel Blanchard, Adm'x c/V /^('/;/V ?/f?//. [111,217.] 
Solomon Parker and Jonathan Low, both of Winslow, sureties. [IV, 

In the Name of God Amen th)s Sixth Day of January A: D : 17S1 I 
Phillip Fought of Vassalborough in the county of Lincoln and State of 
the Massachusetts yeoman Sick and week in body but of Sound mind 
and memory thanks be given to Ciod therefor Calling to mind the 
Mortallity 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 



Edward X Blanchard (seal) 
Mark 



174 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

earth to be buried in a Decent Christian manner at the Discression of 
my Executor and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath 
pleased God to bless me in this life I Give Demise and Dispose of the 
same in the following manner — 

I give and bequeath to Hannah my beloved wife all my indoor move- 
ables and all the moneys that are Due to Me what Soever and two 
cows and Six Sheep and one Rume in my house and Half the garden 
and fire wood all ways cut at the Door sufifitiant for her fire and her 
cows and Sheep Keept on the place summer and winter and to find her 
twenty bushels of corn ten of Rye and Wheat and thirty bushels of 
petators and twenty Pounds of Flax anually Dureing her life or so long 
as She Remains my widdow 

I give unto my Son Jacob fifty pounds lawfull money to be paid in 
Spanish mill'd Dollars at Six Shillings pr Dollar said money to be 
paid in one year after my widdows Decease 

I give unto my Son Frederick fifty pounds lawfull money in Spanish 
mill'd Dollars to be paid as above said in one year after my widdows 

Decease 

I give unto my Daughter Rachel one cow and fifty pounds lawfull 
money in Spanish mill'd Dollars to be paid as above said in one year 
after my Decease 

I give unto my Daughter Marget fifty pounds lawfull money in in Span- 
ish mill'd Dollars as above said to be paid in one year after my De- 
cease 

I give unto my Son Anthoney all my lands, buildings, Stock and farm- 
ing utentials Except what is willed as above said to be by him freely 
possessed and Injoyed he paying all the leagacy as above said and 
providing for my widdow as above said he allso paying all my Just 
Debts and funeral Charges 

And I do likewise Constitue make and ordain Mathew Hasting of 
Vassalborough Gent my Executor of this my last will and Testirnant 
and I Do hereby Disallow & Revoke all other wills and Testiments 
by me made before this time Rattifiing this my last will and Testi- 
ment 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Day and 
year above written 

his 
Phillip X Fought (seal) 
mark 
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said Phillip 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 



175 



Fought as his last Will and Testiment in Presence of us the Subscribers 

Ebenezer Moore 

Samuel Basset 

Nath'll Davis 

Probated 11 June, 1781, [III, 217-18.] 

Samuel Harnden, late of Woolwich. Inventory by Samuel Ford, 
Francis Ford and John Hathorn, all of Woolwich, 21 Jan., 1778, 
;!^24o:o:o. [111,219.] 

In the Name of God Amen this Second Day of September .\ : D : 
1782 I Joseph Clarke of Vassalborough in the county of Lincoln and 
Commonwealth of the Massachusetts yeoman being Sick and week in 
body but of Sound mind and memeroy thanks be Given to God there- 
fore Calling to mind the mortallity of my body and Knowing that it is 
appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last 
Will and Testiment : 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 commend to the earth to be buried in Christian like man- 
ner at the Discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the Gen- 
eral Resurrection I shall Receive the Same again by the mighty Power 
of God : And so touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath 
Pleased God to Bless me in this life J Give and Dispose of the Same 
in the following manner after paying my Just Debts and funeral 
Charges 

I Give and bequeath to my well beloved Cusen Joseph Clarke of Vas- 
salborough a minor all my Estate Real and Personal all and Singular 
my lands messuages and tenements to be by him freely Possessed and 
enjoyed : And I likewise make and ordain Loes Clarke of Vassalboro 
widow and Rellick of Thomas Clarke late of Vassalborough Deceas'd 
my only and Sole Executor of this my last will and testament and I do 
hereby Disanul and Revoke all other former Wills by me made Ratif- 
ing and Conferiming this my last will and Testiment In Witness where- 
of I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year above said 
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Joseph Clarke 
as his last will and Testiment in Presence of his 

Mathew Hastings Joseph X Clarke (seal) 

Hugh Smiley marke 

Jonathan Dyer 

Probated n Mar., 1783. [III^ 229.] 

Ebenezer Cox, of Bristol, non compos. Israel Cox, of Bristol, guar- 



1 76 LINCOLN PROHAl'E RECORDS. 

dian, 15 Ap., 17S6 ; 'i'homas Bracket and Jonas Fitch, both of Bristol, 
sureties. Inventory by Henry Fosset, James Drummond and Joseph 
Boyd, all of Bristol, 1786, jP^id : 2 : o. [Ill, 242.] .Account filed 

2 June, 17S7. [HI, 243.] (luardian licensed to sell real estate, 20 
Sep., I 791. [IV, 261.] 

Stephen Foster, of W'inthrop, minor son of Timothy Foster, late of 
Winthrop, deceased, chose Jonathan Whiting, of Winthrop, to be his 
guardian, 3 May, 1786. [Ill, 256.] 

In the Name of God Amen this Sixth da)' of Febuary 1787 I Jabez 
Crowel of Vassalborough in the county of Lincoln and Commonwealth 
of the Massachusetts yeoman being Sick and weak in body but of 
Sound mind and memory thanks be Given to God therefor and Call- 
ing 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 tes- 
tament that is to Say first and Principally I Give and recommend my 
Soul in to the hands of God that Gave and my body I commit to the 
earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Ex- 
ecutor ; and as touching Such worly Estate as it hath Pleased God to 
bless me with \\\ this life I Give Demise and Dispose of it in the fol- 
lowing manner \iz 

first 1 Give and bequeath to my Granson Barna Basset all my Car- 
penters tools and my Gun and Sword 

the Remainder of my Estate Real and Parsonal after paying my Just 
Debts I Give to thankful! my well beloved wife to be at her disposal 
dureing her life or so long as She Shall Remain my wido and at her 
Decease all that Shall Remain I Give to my Daughter thankfuU Crow- 
el She Paying to her two Sisters Samuel Bassets wife and James Math- 
as wife Six Shillings each to be paid at her mothers Decease 
I likewise make and appoint Mathew Hastings of Vassalborough afore- 
Said Gentn Executor oi this m\ last will and testament and I do here- 
by Disanul and make void every other will and testament by me made 
before this time Rattifiing and Confeirming 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 Said 

his 
Jabex X Crowell (seal) 
mark 
Sio-ned Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 7 7 

by the Said Jabez Crovvel as his last will and 
testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers viz 

James Bacon Senr 

Winthrop Robinson 
his 

James X Bacon Jr 
mark 
Probated 5 June, 1787. [Ill, 258.] Inventories by Thomas 
Hawes, James Bacon and Winthrop Robinson, all of Vassalborough, 
and Josiah Thatcher, Abner Crowell and Jabez Lewis, all of Yarmouth, 
1788,^19:15:6. [Ill, 259.] 

David Averell, late of Pownalborough. Joseph Hilton, of Pownal- 
borough, Adm'r, 24 Jan., 178S; George Erskine and Stuart Hunt, 
both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Waters and 
Daniel Quigg, both of Newcastle, 2 1 Ap., i 788, ^^40 : o : o. Account 
filed 19 May, 17 88. [Ill, 260.] 

In the Name of God Amen I Henry Benner of Waldoborough in ye 
County of Linclon in the Massachusetts State being weak in body and 
Knowing tis appointed for all men to die and how sone I Know 
not and being now in my Perfect Sences I have thought fit to make 
this my Last Will and testament in ye following manner viz. in the 
first place I Give my Soul into ye hands of God whoe gave itt and my 
body to ye Earth to be Decently Buried att the Discresion of my Ex- 
ecutor whome my will is and I appoint to be my Loving wife Margret 
benner. And as to what worldly goods God has ben pleased to bless 
me with I give and dispose of in the following manner in the first place 
I Give unto my Loving wife all my whole Estate both Real and per- 
sonel to use occupie in all Respects as She Shall think proper as Long 
as She Shall Continue in this Life and as to what depts Shall be found 
due from me my will is She Should Sell Stock Enough to pay them and 
as to what depts Shall be due to me I Give to her to doe with as She 
Shall think proper and upon her deth the Real Estate which I am 
posesed with I Give to my youngest Son Henry benner that is to Say 
my farm House and all other Buildings meadows and all appurtances 
belonging there unto, and as to my moveabels or personel Estate I 
Give in the manner following, there is sum of my Childer have had 
sum things all Ready and sum have had nothing and my will is they 
should be made Equel : all but John Benner, Matice Benner and Elizebeth 
Newbit they have had as much as I Ever purposed to Give them and 

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178 LINCOLN PROP.ATE RECORDS. 

as to the Rest. My Son Jacob J gave him a Cow : Keaty I Give a 
Cow; Sedony I Gave a Cow=and Sally I gave aCow=CharIes and 
]ohn and Molly and Henry I have Gave Nothing to none of them and 
my will is they all should be Equel and if any thing should Remain 
of my Personel or moveable Estate that itt should be Divided Equelly 
amongst them, and now I doe Disanul and make void all other wills 
and testaments of all Kinds and all Naturs whatsoever. I doe hold 
good and Vallid this my Last will and testament : and in testimony 
hereof I doe hereunto set my hand and Seal this 23-day of June in ye 
year- 1 783 
Sign'd seal'd and deliv'd in presence of us Henri Benner (seal) 

Johannes Kesler 

Math Rameley 

Jabesh Cole 

Probated 9 June, 1784. [IV, 8-9.] 

Peter Heald, late of Georgetown. Richard Poor, of Balltown, 
Adm'r, 10 Aug., 1784; Ebenezer Grover and Jonathan Peasley, both 
of Balltown, sureties. [IV, 17.] 

Alexander Askins, late of Bristol. Robert Askins, of Bristol, Adm'r, 
15 June, 1785 ; Richard Jones, of Bristol, and Nathaniel Winslow, of 
Edgecomb, sureties. [IV, i 7.] 

William Elliot, late of Boothbay, physician. Sarah Elliot, of Booth- 
bay, widow, Adm'x, 16 June, 1785 ; John Huse and Nymphas Stacy, 
both of Pownalborough, sureties. [IV, 18.] 

George Harward, late of Bowdoinham. Thomas Harward, of 
Bowdoinham, mariner, Adm'r, 15 June, 1786; Edmund Bridge, of 
Pownalborough, and James Maxwell, of Bowdoinham, sureties. [IV, 
18.] 

In the Name of God Amen I Michal McClary of Bristol in the County 
of Lincoln Husbandman Being Now in health and of a Sound mind 
make this my last Will & Testament as Follows that is to say I Reco- 
mend my Sole to god and my Body to the Earth to be Decently buried 
at the Discretion of my Executor and for such worldly Estate with 
which his providence Hath entrusted me I dispose thereof as Follows 
Vizt — 

Imprimis I will that my House Barn & the hole of the land that I 
bought of John Savage is I Give unto his Son Thomas Savage for him 
or his Heirs after my Deceased — 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 79 

Item I give to him the said Thomas Savage the hole of the land I 
Bought of his Father I order my Executor to Deliver it to him the 
said Thomas free & Clear of Debt hereby Revoking and Disannulling 
all Former Wills by me made declaring this and no other to be my last — 
In Witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & Seal this fourteenth day 
of June Atino Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty four — 

Michael Clary (seal) 
Signed Sealed & Deliverd in 

Presence of us — 

David Pottle 

James McDaniel 

John Savage 

Probated 6 Sep., 1 788. [IV, 19.] John Costelovv, of Pownalbo- 
rough, Adm'r, 27 Mar., 1788; William Lewis and John McGown, both 
of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Robert Given, Henry 
Fosset and James Sproul, all of Bristol, 31 Mar., 1788, ^218 : 2 : 9. 
[V, 170.] 

In the Name of God amen this Seventh Day of April one Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine I William Woodcock of the Town 
of Attleborough in the County of Bristol in the State of the Massachu- 
sets Bay in New England yeoman being in helth and of a Sound Dis- 
posing mind and memory. Thanks be Given to God, but Calling to 
minde the Mortality of my Bodey and knowing that it is appointed for 
all men once to Die do make and ordain this my Last will and Teste- 
rnent that is to Say Princpaly and first of all I Give and Recomend 
my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it and my Bodey I Recomend 
to the Eairth to be Buried in Deacent Christian Burial at the Descre- 
sion of my Executor hearafter Named nothing Doubting but I Shall 
Recive the Same again at the General Resurection by the mighty 
Power of God — and as Touching Such Worldly Estate as it hath 
pleased God to Bless me with in this Life I Give Demise and Dispose 
of the Same in the maner and form following 

Imprimis I Give to my true and well Beloved wife Submit Woodcock 
the one thurd part of all my Estate. 

I Give to my Daughter Mary Fields the wife of Jams Fields the Sum 
of five Shilling Lawful mony to be paid to her or her heirs by my 
Executor hearafter Named Imedatly after my Decease if Demanded 
I Give to my Daughter Phebe Rogers the Sum of five Shillings Lawful 
mony to be paid to her by my Said Executor at my Deceas if Demanded 
I Give to my Daughter Lucey Drown the wife of John Drown the Sum 



i8o LIN'COLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

of five Shillings Lawful mony to be paid her or her heirs by my Said Ex- 
ecutor at my Decease if Demanded 

1 Give to my Daughter Submit the Sum of five Shillings Lawful mony 
to be paid her by my Said Mxecutor at my Decease if Demanded 
I Give to my Son Benjmin Woodcock the Sum of five Shillings Law- 
ful mony to be paid to him by my Said Executor at my Decease if 
Demantled 

And 1 hearby appoint make and Constitute my Son David Woodcock 
the Sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testemen hearby ordring 
him to pay all my Just L^ebts funaral Charges and the Legecyes which 
1 have Given and Bequethed by this my Will and I Do hearby Give 
to my Said Son David all the Remainder of my Estate Except what I 
have Given as is Described in this my will that is to Say all the Re- 
maing part of my Estate (after he has Paid my Just Debts and 
Leagecies as afor Said) to him or to his heirs or asigns for Ever and I 
Do hearby utterly Disalow Revoke and Disanul all and Every other 
former Testement wills Leagecis and Bequests and Executors by me 
in anv wise before Named willed and bequethed Ratifieng and Con- 
fairming this and no Other to be my Last Will and Testement In 
Wittness wharof I have hearunto Set my hand and Seal tlie Day and 
year above Written his 

Signed Sealed Published V.illiam X Woodcock (seal) 

Pronounced and Declaired ALirk 

by the Said Willim Woodcock as his Last will and 
lestement in the Presence of us the Subscribers 

John Daggett 

Thomas Starkey 

Jesse Daggett 

[Received i6 Nov., 1788; unrecorded.] 

Roland Gushing, late of Waldoborough. Edmund Bridge, of Pownal- 
borough, Adra'r, 24 Nov., 1788. [IV, 20.] Joseph North anil Wil- 
liam Lithgow, Jun., both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Nath- 
aniel Thwing, of Woolwich, Richard Kidder and Samuel Emerson, both 
of Pownalborough, 1789, ;^362:i2:2. [IV, 51-53.] Nathaniel 
Thwing, of Woolwich, and James Tupper, of Pownalborough, commis- 
sioners to examine claims. [V, 27.] Account filed and distribution or- 
dered, 31 May, 1792. [V, 37 to 39.] Advertisement of sale of real 
estate, 9 Nov., 1791. [V, 46.] 
In the Name of God Amen: I Nathanael Simmons of WaKlobjrough 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. l8l 

in the County of Lincoln in the State of Massachusetts Bay in America 
Husbandman Calling to mind the Shortness of my Life and Being in 
Perfect mind and memory think fit to Ordain and appoint these Pres- 
ents to be my Last Will and Testament I therefore in the first Place 
give my soul to God in Jesus Christ and my Body to be Buried De- 
cently according to the Discresion of my Executors herein after named 
Believing that at the grate and General Resurection to Receive the 
Same again =and I Do Hereby Dispose of the Estate which Almigty 
God has Bles'ed me with in manner as foUoweth. Itim first I give 
to my True and Loving Wife the one half of all my Real Es- 
tate together with the Improvement of all my House-movables 
and I here further give to my wife Mrs Marcy Simmons the Improve- 
ment of three Cows and five Sheep=What is here ment is the Im- 
provement of all the Real and Personal Estate here given to my wife 
so Long as She the sd Marcy Simmons shall Remain my W'idow^Itim 
I hereby Give too my two oldest Sones viz Joseph Simmons and Zebe- 
dee Simmons the whole of that my Farme it Being the Homestead 
Farme on which I Dwell after their mothers Improvement as above to 
them and their Heirs forever Equally : further I give to s'd Joseph and 
Zebedee my four best oxen together with my Horse and two thirds of 
all my tools of all sorts : further I give Joseph and Zebedee the two 
Gunes that they now Improve and my two Swoards —Item I here- 
by give to my Son Steven Simmons the Long Island farme which 
I bought of Benjamin Bradford Lying on Long Island near a 
Place Called the midle narrows further I give to my son Steven my 
Half of the farme on which he the s'd Steven now Does now Dwells on — 
further I give Steven the gun that he Improves Itim I here- 
by Give to my fuur Daughters viz Mary the wife of John 
Hunt Dorothy wife of John Winslow Sarah Simmons Rachel Sim- 
mons all that my Farme which I bought of Mrs Jane Cleveland and 
Contains one Hundred Acres and lyeth on the Southerly side of Jacob 
Wades farme all which farmes or Tracts of Land Laying within the 
Township of Waldoborough above s'd Except the Long Island Lot 
further I hereby give to Mary and Dorothy four Pounds a Piece to be 
Paid to them in one year after my Deceas further I give Mary 
and Dorothy Each of them one Cow a piece itim I hereby 
give to my three Children now Living at home viz Zebedee 
Sarah and Rachel after my wifes Improvement as above the three 
Cows and five Sheep together with all the House movables to be Equally 
divided among them further I give to Zebedee Six Sheep and what 



I 82 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Remains after my Debts and funaral Charge are paid Equally to be 
Divided among my Seven Children I hereby appoint my two Sones 
Joseph and Zebedee to be my sole and only Executors to this my Last 
will and Testament in Consideration of the Eove that I bare to my Lov- 
ing wife and Dutiful Children I give as above s'd to them and their heirs 
forever In witness and Confirmation whereof I hereunto set my hand 
and Seal this Twenty Second Day of January in the year of our Lord 
one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven 

Signed Sealed and Declared to be my Last Will and Testament 
In Presence of these Witnesses 

Peleg Oldham 

John Haupt Nathanael Simmons (seal) 

Andrew Storer 

Probated 22 Jan., 17S9. [IV, 21.] 
Inventory by Nathaniel Pitcher, Jabesh Cole and Peleg Oldham, all of 
Waldoborough, 2 Feb., 1789. [IV, 85 to 87.] Cornelius Turner and 
Peleg Oldham, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Account filed 18 
Sep., 1792. [V, 91-92.] 

In the Name of God. Amen. I Zachariah Dodge of Edgecombe 
in the County of Lincoln, & Common Wealth of Massachusetts, 
Yeoman, being of sound mind and memory, knowing the frailty of 
human Nature, and the Uncertainty of the time when I shall die, do 
make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. — 
Imprimis. I resign my soul to him who is the supreme Governor of 
the Universe, hoping for Salvation through the Blood of tne Redeemer, 
and my Body to the Dust, hoping for a glorious Resurrection. As to 
my Worldly Estate, I dispose of it in the following manner, Vizt. 
After my just Debts & funeral Charges are paid, which I hereby order 
to be paid out of my Personal Estate, I give unto my Wife Sarah, my 
whole Estate both Real & Personall, for her to enjoy and improve as she 
shall think Proper, so long as she shall remain my Widow, but in case 
my said Wife should marry, Then and in that Case my Will is that she 
shall Relinquish & give up all her Right & Title to said Estate, without 
receiving any Dower whatever. 

Item, and in Case my said Wife should marry or die and leave one 
or more of my Children uncapable of maintaining themselves then & 
in that Case my ^Vill is that all my children shall be equally maintained 
out of the whole of said Estate untill they are able to maintain them- 
selves and further my Will is that at the marriage or death of my said 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 1 83 

Wife, my whole Estate shall be divided equally amongst all my Child- 
ren to one as much as another, without any Exception, only as is before 
Provided for the Uncapable Children. Lastly, I make constitute and 
appoint Moses Davis Esquire Executor to this my last Will & Testa- 
ment, hereby revoking all Wills, by me heretofore made. In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Ninth day of Febru- 
ary in the Year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred & Eighty 
seven. Signed, sealed Published and declared to be the last Will & 
Testament of the above named Zachariah Dodge. 

Zachariah Dodge (seal) 
in presence of us 
Barnabas Sears 
Thomas Ring 
William Cunningham 

Probated 19 Mar., 1789. [IV, 28-29.] 
Inventory by Barnabas Sears, Thomas Ring and William Cunningham, 
all of Edgecomb, 20 Ap., 1789, ^330 : 8 : 8. [IV, 45-46.] 

Joshua Coombs, late of Bath. Jacob Coombs, of Bath, Adm'r, 28 
Ap., 1789. William Brown and George Fields Coombs, both of Bath, 
sureties. [IV, 41.] Inventory by Benjamin Higgins, Benjamin 
Brown and William Brown, all of Bath, 13 June, 1789, ^150 : 12:0. 
[IV, 48.] 

Jonathan Fly, late of Union River. Sarah Fly, of Union River, 
widow, Adm'x, 3 June, 1789. [IV, 43-44.] Christopher Bartlet and 
David Bartlet, both of Mount Desert, sureties. Inventory by Joseph 
Wood, Nathan Parker and Robert Parker, all of Blue-hill-bay, 26 Aug., 
1789, i:98:i7:7- [IV, 62-63.] 

Nathaniel Wyman, late of Georgetown. Martha Wyman, widow, 
and Isaiah Wyman, both of Georgetown, Adm'rs, 10 June, 1789. [IV, 
44.] Inventory by Dummer Sewall, of Bath, John White and Jordan 
Parker, both of Georgetown, 16 July, 1789, ;!^668 : 15 : 2. [IV, 134.] 
Inventory of land in Cumberland County by John Lewis, Andrew Gray 
and John Hayes, all of North Yarmouth, 22 June, 1789, ^54. [IV, 
135.] Account filed 28 May, 1790. [IV, 135-6.] 

Thomas Cook, late of Norridgewalk. James Waugh, of a Place 
called Sandy River, Adm'r, 20 Mar., 1789. [IV, 47.] Robert Cros- 
by, of Sandy River, and John Moor, of Norridgewalk, sureties. In- 
ventory by Moriah Gould and Nathan Parlin, both of Norridgewalk, 
and Robert Crosby, of Sandy Kiver, 4 Ap., 1789, ^94 : 5 : 6. [IV, 



184 LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. 

45-47.] Anna Cook, John Cook and Joseph Cook refusal to admin- 
ister. [IV, 87.] Account filed 17 Jan., 1792. [V, 24.] Widow's 
dower set off by Robert Crosby, Moriah Gould and Nathan Parlin, 18 
Ap., 1792. [VI, 84.] 

Alexander Murphy, late of Bristol. Thomas Murphy, of Sandy 
River, Adm'r, 3 July, 17S9. [IV, 49.] 

Be it Remembered that I Moses Kimball of Vassalborough in the 
County of Lincoln and State of Massachusets Bay yeoman being in a 
Decline, but through Divine mercy of a Sound mind and memory. Do 
make and ordain this my Last will and testament in manner following 
Viz 

ist I will that all my Just Debts and funeral Charges be paid out of my 
Estate by my Excrutix hereafter named 

2d I give and Bequeath unto my Belo\'ed Wife Hannah and my three 
Children, namely Molly, Ruth, and Anna, all the Rest of My Estate 
Intrust and property whatsoever and wharesoever I Die posesed of in 
the manner following, that my wife for herselfe and on behalfe and in 
trust for my said Children be in full possession of the Rest of my 
Estate, and to Bring up my Children tharewith untill my youngest 
Child Living Shall arive to the age of Eightteen years olde or be 
Married; (Except giving my Daughter Molly at the age of Eightteen 
years olde one good Cow and two good Sheep I give them to her be- 
cause that She is of a Weakly Constitution and being the Eldist having 
more Cair put upon her then her other Sisters) giving them an Edu- 
cation Sutable to to her Curcumstances and when my youngest Daughter 
Living arives to the age of Eightteen years olde, or be married I will 
that Distribution be made of what Shall Remain in My wifes hands 
the one half of the Moveable Estate with the One Hundred Acre Lot 
of mine, a part of which is in the town of Winslow to be Eaqually 
Devided betwen my Daughters to be by them posessed and Enjoyed 
as thare own Propperty and Right : and the other half of the Move- 
able Estate with the farm I now Live upon to my wife During her Life, 
and at her Decease to be Eaqually Devided Betwen my Daughters, to 
be by them posessed as thare own property 

jly I Nominat and ajjpoint my Beloved wife Hannah a gardean for 
my Children 

4ly I hereby Nominat and ap]ioint my Beloved wife Hannah Sole Ex- 
ecutrix to this my Last will and testament Disallowing and Disannulling 
all other \\'ills by me Made In witness whareof I have hereunto Set my 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I §5 

hand and Seal this Twelfth Day of the Fifth Month one Thousand 
Seven hundred and Eighty nine. N. B. the words " One 

Signed Seal'd and published ^ Hundred Acre^ were 

'^ .... wrote, before Signing 

Sealing &c^— 



Moses Kimball (seal) 



by the Testator as and for his 
Last will and Testament 
in presence of us [^ 

the Subscribers 
David Bowerman 
Moses Sleeper 
Remington Hobby 
Probated I July, 1789. [IV, 50.] Inventory by Joseph Thomas, 
Asa Soule and Timothy Robinson, all of Vassalborough, Aug., 1789, 
^207:2:10. [V, 45.] Account filed 12 Mar., 1805, at which 
date the executrix had become the wife of Phihp Emerson. [X, 342-3-] 
Nathaniel Jellison, late of Bowdoinham. Nathaniel Jellison, of 
Bowdoinham, Adm'r, 6 July, 1789. [IV, 52.] Joseph Wheeler, of 
Bowdoin, and Elisha Pratt, of Bowdoinham, sureties. Inventory by 
Nathaniel Thwing, of Woolwich, Zacheus Beal and Elnathan Raymond, 
both of Bowdoinham, 7 Oct., 1788, £i1^:i^:2. [IV, 90.] Ac- 
count filed 7 Jan., 1791. [IV, 189.] 

John Gillingham, late of Georgetown. Elijah Drummond, of 
Georgetown, Adm'r, 8 July, 1789. [IV, 53.] William Lee, Junr., 
and John Rogers, both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by Benja- 
min Pattee, John Rogers ami Thomas Butler, 5 Nov., 1789, ^10 : 12 : 
8. [IV, 1 01.] 

In the name of God amen, I James McCobb Esqr of Georgetown 
in the County of Lincoln, and province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
new England, being sound in mind and memory, but advanced in Age, 
and calling to mind my mortality, do make this my last will and Tes- 
tament in the manner following — 

Imprimis, I recommend my soul to God and my Body to the dust in 
hopes of a future resurrection to eternal life through the merits of 
Christ my Saviour 

And as touching such Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon 
me, I dispose of the same as follows 

I St. I give unto my well beloved wife Mary for her extraordinary kind- 
ness & attention to me in my old Age, the One half of all the improved, 
Cultivated, or uncultivated upland, and the One half of all the salt 
marsh, which my Farm contains on Honeywells point, so called, lay- 
ing on the west-side of Kenebeck River, together with all the Build- 



I 86 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

ing which belong to said Farm which Farm I bought of Samuel Water- 
house as by his deed to me will appear ; which half of said Farm and 
all the buildings as above I freely give & bequeath to the said Mary 
my wife to be hers forever, and to do with the same as she may think 
best — this being my free gift exclusively of her right to the One third 
part of all my Real & personal Estate, after the above — and also Six 
Milch Cows with Calves, One pair of Oxen — together with my oldest 
black mare and Six Sheep to be hers forever in the same way and man- 
ner and for the same reasons as the land and buildings above mentioned 
are — 

2d I give to my Son Samuel McCobb, One hundred Acres of uncul- 
tivated land which does not Join or lay adjacent to this Farm called 
the Homestead, or any other of my Farms which are any way or in 
any manner cultivated or improved this to take place after my de- 
cease. 

3d I give to my four daughters, now married viz- Isabele Parker, E- 
lizabeth Mains, Francis Cushing and Margaret Lee, One hundred Acres 
of Uncultivated land each which does not Join or lay adjacent to this 
Farm called the Homestead or any other of my Farms which are any 
ways, or in any manner cultivated or improved. — this to take place 
after my decease 

4th I give and becjueath to my Daughter Nancy now unmarried One 
hundred and Fifty Acres of uncultivated land which does not belong 
to this Farm or adjacent thereto being the Homestead so called, 
or any other of my Farms which are any ways or in any manner 
cultivated or improv'd — (this to take place after my decease 
5 th I give to my Son in law, Mark Langdo?i Hill, for his kindness 
and particular attention to me in my Old Age Fifty Acres of Land 
bounding on the North & west side of the mill pond so called near 
my present dwelling House, forty Rods on the front and continuing the 
same width and running back about a Westerly Course until the said 
Fifty Acres of said land is compleated to have and to hold the said 
land, to him, his heirs & assigns forever — this to take place after my de- 
cease. 

6th I give and bequeath to my three youngest Children who are not 
of age to act for themselves — viz Tiiomas my son & Polly — and Jenny 
my two daughters, for their maintenance, educating and bringing them 
up, the whole and every part of my estate both Real & Personal, which 
shall remain after my disease, — excepting what 1 have given to my other 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. I 87 

Children agreable to the foregoing Will, and also to my well beloved 
wife Mary & to my son in law Mark, — as is before expresed and re- 
serving at the same to my well beloved wife Mary One third part of all 
and every thing appertaining and belonging to my Real & personal 
Estate by which she is entitled by law, — meaning for her dowry exclu- 
sively of what I have given her in the foregoing will — and I do hereby 
revoke all former wills & Testaments by me heretofore made and de- 
clare this & this Only to be my last will & testament — in witness 
whereof I have heremito set my hand and seal this tenth day of Sep- 
tember in the year of our lord One thousand seven hundred & Eighty 
seven 

NB. The Fifty Acres as enterlined was done 
before the signing hereof James McCobb [seal] 

The foregoing will is signed sealed published pronounced and de- 
clared by said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in pres- 
ence of us who in his presence and in ye presence of each other have 
hereunto set our names as witnesses — 

Eli Perry Ebenezer Storer 

Martha Perry 

Lastly I do hereby appoint my said wife Mary Execrutix and Captn . 
Samuel Nicols of Newcastle in the County of Lincoln Executor of this 
my last Will and Testament as is written in the foregoing Instrument — 
hereby revoking and disanulling all former Wills and Testaments by 
me in any manner made confirming this foregoing will and no other to 
be my last Will and Testament — In witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand & seal the tenth day of September Anno Domini One 
thousand seven hundred & Eighty seven — and further I do hereby ap- 
point the said Maiy ray Wife & said Samuell Nicols as above to take 
the particular charge of my three youngest Children as heretofore men- 
tioned viz Thomas my Son & Polly and Jenney my daughters educating 
& brining them up in such a manner as to enable them to act and do 
for themselves — 
NB the alteration Samuel & 

enterlineation witness as above was James McCobb [seal] 

made before the signing hereof 
Signed sealed published and 
declared by the said Testator to 
be his last will in presence of us 
all who have subscribed hereto 



I 88 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

as witnesses in presence of the 
Testate" and of each other 
Ebenezer Storer 
P^li Perry 
Martha Perry 

Disallowed 28 Jan., 1789, from which decision executors appealed 
20 Feb., 1789. [IV. 59.] Decision affirmed by Supreme Court 7 July, 
1789. Mary McCobb of Georgetown, widow, Adm'x, 15 Sep., 1789, 
[IV. 77-78.] Samuel Nickels, of Newcastle, guardian unto Thomas, 
minor son, Mary and Jenny, minor daughters, 7 Sep. ,1789. [IV, 78 to 
80.] Inventory by Thomas Rice, of Pownalborough, DummerSewall, of 
Bath, and Joseph Booker, of Georgetown, 28 Sep., 1789. ' [IV, 136 to 
142.] Widow's dower set off 30 Ap., 1790. [IV, 143.] Petition of 
heirs for a division. [IV, 144.] Division of estate by Thomas Rice, 
of Pownalborough, Dummer Sewall, of Bath, and Henry Totman, of 
Georgetown, 7 Aug., 1792. Heirs mentioned : Rachel McCobb, Isa- 
bella Parker, Beatrice Mains, Margaret Lee, Frances Gushing, Nancy 
McCobb, Mary McCobb, Jane McCobb, Thomas McCobb. [V, 103 
to 106.] Account filed 31 May, 1796. [VI, 34 to 45.] 

Job Stanwood, late of Mount Desert. Robert Young, of Mount 
Desert, Adm'r, 3 June, 1788. Samuel Cousens and Thomas Cousens, 
both of Nasskeeg, sureties. Thomas Paine and Ezra Young, both of 
Mount Desert, commissioners to examine claims, 26 Nov., 1788. [IV, 
65.] Inventory by Thomas Paine, Cornelius Thompson and Ezra 
Young, all of Mount Desert, 5 Aug., i 788, ^34 : 9 : 9. [Unrecorded.] 

John Allen, late of Georges Island. Keturah Allen, of Georges 
Island, widow, Adm'x, 8 Sep., 1790. [IV, 67.] Cornelius Turner, 
of Waldoborough, and Robert Henderson, of Gushing, sureties. In- 
ventory by Dunbar Henderson, Eleazer Gay and John Barter, all of 
Gushing, 1 7 Oct., 1789,^39: 14: 4. [IV, 182.] Eleazer Gay and 
Dunbar Henderson, commissioners to examine claims. [IV, 236.] 
Account filed 18 Sep., 1792. [V, 74-75.] 

John George Stilkey, late of Waldoborough. George Ulmer, of a 
Place called Ducktrap, Adm'r, 15 Sep., 1789. [IV, 68.] Cornelius 
Turner, of Waldoborough, and Moses Copeland, of Warren, sureties. 

John Obrian, late a Resident of Waldoborough. George Ulmer, of 
a Place called Ducktiap, Adm'r, 15 Sep., 1789. [IV, 68.] Cor- 
nelius Turner, of Waliloborough, and Moses Copeland, of Warren, 
sureties. 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 1 89 

Zenas Cook, late of Medumcook, mariner. Hannah Cook, of 
Medumcook, widow, Adm'x, 15 Sep., 1789. [IV, 69.] John De- 
morse and VVellington Gay, both of Medumcook, sureties. Inventory 
by Paul Jameson, Eleazer Gay and Richard Adams, 23 Dec, 1789, 
;!^3037 : 7: 2. [IV, 184-5.] Inventory of real estate in Dighton, 
Bristol County, by Samuel Talbut, Thomas B. Richmond and William 
Brown, 14 J"ly, 1790, £10: 4: o. [IV, 186.] Account filed 16 
Jan., 1801, at which dale the administratrix had become the wife of 
William Jameson. [XIII, 338-9.] Real estate divided and set off 
from that of James Cook, deceased, (with which it lay in common), 
by James Malcom and Edward Killeran, both of Cushing, and Moses 
Copeland, ofW^arren, 26 June, 1801. [XIII, 446 to 450.] 

David Pierce, late of Boothbay. Jane Peirce, of Boothbay, widow, 
Adm'x, 1 7 Sep., 1789. [IV, 70.] Edward Bird, of Boothbay, and 
John Tucker, of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Jonathan 
Sawyer, John Murray and Robert Reed, all of Boothbay, Oct., 1789, 
^234:4: 6. [IV, 88.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I Thomas Story of Bristol, in the 
County of Lincoln, State of Massachusetts Bay, Yeoman : being thro' 
the abundant Goodness of God, tho' weak in Body, yet of a sound Un- 
derstanding & Memory ; do constitute this my last Will & Testament, 
and desire it may be received by all as such. 

First. I bequeath my Soul to God who gave it, hoping for eternal life 
and Glory thro' the allsufificient Merits and Mediation of my Saviour 
the Lord Jesus Christ ; & I give my Body to the Earth of which it was 
made, in full assurance of its Resurrection from thence at the last day : 
I desire I may be buried in the same Grave with my first wife decent- 
ly, without any Pomp, at the discretion of my wife & Executors here- 
after mentioned, & that a Stone with an Inscription be plac'd at the 
Head of the Grave. 

As to my worldly Estate, I will that all my Debts be paid. — I give 
i^ bequeath to my Grandson Story Thompson all my land that I Oc- 
cupy, with all my goods and Chattels and personal Estate whatever : 
my loving W'ife to have a Room in my House during her life, with the 
profits of the third part of the Land, & one third of the goods during 
her life ; But if the aforesaid Story Thompson should die without 
Issue, then the Land to descend to my Daughter Jane, & the Heirs of 
her Body : — I also give to my Daughter Jane, the sum of thirteen 
pounds six shillings and eight pence Lawful money, to be paid her 



190 LINCOLN PROBATE RKCORDS. 

after my decease, by the aforesaid Story Thompson : And I constute 
William Jones & Henry Hunter, both of the aforesaid Bristol Gentle- 
man, my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, & Trustees 
for my Wife and Grandson, In witness whereof, I have hereunto set 
my hand and Seal this twenty fifth day of February, in the Year of our 
Lord, one thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty four. 
In presence of 

Henry Hunter Thomas Story (seal) 

John Patterson His c/2 mark 

John Hunter 

Probated 15 Sep., 1789. [IV, 70-71.] 
William McClain and John Patterson, both of Bristol, sureties. In- 
ventory by John Huston, Richard Hitchcock and Thomas McClure, 
all of Bristol, 25 Sep., 1789, ^407 : 5 = 10. [Unrecorded.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I Jean Claveland of the town of Wal- 
dowbourgh in the County of Lincoln widow being sick and weak in 
helth of Body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be gaven unto 
god, Calling Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing 
that appointed for all men once to Die, do make and ordain this my 
last Will and testament that to say, principally and first of all I gave 
and recommend my soul into the Hand of allmighty God that gave it, 
and my body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in Deacent 
Christian Burial at the Decretion of my Executor, nothing Doubting 
but att the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the 
mighty power of God, as touching such worldly Estate wherwith it has 
pleased God to Bliss me in this life I gave, Disniiss and Dispose of in 
the same in the following manner and form. — 

first I gave and bequeath to my Daughter Rebeckah's Child Rebeckah 
if liveing one hallf of my land and thiee gouns one skirt one quilt A 
Coat and if any money is laft after all Debts & other Expences that 
may arise is paid my said grand daughter is to have the whole and 
allso to my other Daughter Sarrah McMoullin the other half of my 
land and all my other moveables and houshold stuff 
Captn James Hillton of Bristol and County aforesaid I allso Consttute 
and ordain the sole Executor of this my last Will and testament and I 
Do hereby utterly Dissanull and revouk and Disalow all and every 
otheher former testament will legecies and Executors by me in any 
wise before Named willed and bequeathed ratifying and Confirming 
this and no other to be my last will and testament, in Wittness Where- 



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of I have hereunto set my Hand and seal, this first Day of augst in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. 
Singed sealed pubished pronounced & Declared by the said Jenney 
Claveland as her last will and testament in the presence of us who in 
her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto sub- 
scribed our nams 

Willm : McClain Jean Cleveland (seal) 

Elizabeth Rhods 
Joshua Hillton 

Probated 15 Sep., 1789. [IV, 76.] Inventories by Thomas 
Johnston, Oliver Nash and Joseph Burns, all of Bristol, 18 and 26 Sep., 
1789,^^196: 19: 6. [IV, 84-85.] 

I Nathan Sherburne of Hallovvell in the County of Lincoln, Yeoman, 
being sick in Body but of perfect mind and Memory, and knowing 
that the Time approaches and is near at hand when I must put off this 
earthly Tabernacle, depart hence and be here no more, do make & 
ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say. 
In the first place I commend my Soul into the Hands of God that 
gave it, humbly beseeching him to pardon all my Sins thro the 
Merits of Jesus Christ my only Saviour, who died for Sinners. 

My Body I commit to the Earth there to see Corruption, but in full 
Assurance of a Resurr^^ction to Life again, by the Mighty power of 
God. 

My Worldly Estate I give devise and dispose of in the following man- 
lier & form-viz- 

Impriviis. I give and devise unto my beloved Wife Abiel the whole 
of my real Estate in the said Town of Hallowell, consisting of about 
half an Acre of Land with a dwelling house thereon, where I now live, 
to hold to her the said Abiel and her heirs for ever. I also give unto 
my said Wife all my personal Estate of every sort and kind, to dispose 
of as she thinks proper ; she to take Care of my Daughter and to 
bring her up and educate her in the best manner she shall be able, 
and paying her what is herein after given her — 

Item I give unto my said Daughter Polly, the Sum of Twenty shillings 
to be paid her by my Executrix hereafter named when she shall arrive 
to the Age of Eighteen Years. 

And I do hereby appoint my said Wife Executrix of this my last Will 
and Testament. 
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seal the twenty fifth day of December in the year of our Lord 1789. 

Nathan Sherburne (seal) 

Signed sealed, published & declared ^ 
by the Testator to be his last Will - 
and Testament in presence of us ) 

Joseph Metcalf 

Benjamin Walker 

I'homas Metcalt 

Probated 20 Jan., 1790. [IV, Si.] James Page and Joseph Met- 
calf, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Lazarus Goodwin, 
Nathaniel Shaw and James Page, all of Hallowell, 25 Jan., 1790, 
£^19 : 14 : I- [IV, 123-4.] 

Thomas Gerrish, late of Camden. Joanna Gerrish, of Gushing, 
widow, Adm'x, 9 July, 1789. [IV, 82.] John McKellar and An- 
drew Malcom, Jr., both of Gushing, sureties. 

Thomas McFarland, late of Boothbay, mariner. Lydia McFarland, 
of Woolwich, widow, Adm'x, 12 Oct., 17S9. [IV, 83.] Nathaniel 
Tibbetts and Jones Mitchel, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory 
by William McGobb, John Leishman and Joseph Reed, all of Booth- 
bay, 26 Oct., 1789, ;^38 : 16: o. [IV, 160.] Account filed 13 
Sep., 1790. [IV, 161.] 

i^rince Coffin, late of Pownalhorough. Mary Coffin, of Pownal- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 11 Feb., 1790. [IV, 92.] Jacjb Brown 
and William Dinsmore, both of Pownalhorough, sureties. Inventory 
bv Elihu Getchel, of Bowdoinham, Jacob Brown, of Pownalhorough, 
and Seih Hathorn, of Woolwich, 19 Feb., 1790. [IV, 190.] 

Paul Jones, late of Fairfield Plantation. Agreement of heirs not to 
prove will of deceased and division of estate by Apollos Jones, of 
Fairfield Plantation, only surviving son ; Rosanna, wife of Joseph Jones, 
of Barnstable, County of Barnstable, a daughter ; Avis, wife of Daniel 
Shepherd, of Fairfield Plantation, a daughter ; Meribah Allen Jones, of 
Barnstable, a daughter ; Pamelia, wife of Zacheus Bowerman, of Fair- 
field Plantation, a daughter; 8 Jan., 178S. [IV, 93 to 96.] 

Martin Hayley, late of Pittston. William Hayley, of Pittston, 
Adm'r, 30 May, 1789. [IV, 102.] Philip Theobald, of Pownal- 
horough, and John Haley, of Pittston, sureties. Inventory by Philip 
Theobald, Samuel Woodward and Carr Barker, all of Pownalhorough, 
25 Sep., 1789, ^178: 3: o. [IV, 130.] Widow's dower set off 
by Philip Theobald, Samiel Woodward and Carr Barker, all of Pow- 



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nalborough, lo Dec, 1791. [V, 1-2.] Account filed 9 Sep., 1791. 
[V, 3-] 

Elisha Partridge, late of Union. Sarah Partridge, of Union, widow, 
Adm'x, 30 Jan., 1787; James Stackpole and Israel Loveit, both of 
Thomaston, sureties. Inventory by Philip Robbins, Moses Hawes 
and Joel .\dams, all of Union, Ap., 1787, ^300 : 6 : 2. Moses Cope- 
land, of Warren, and Samuel Brown, of Thomaston, commissioners to 
examine claims. [IV, 106 to 108.] Moses Hawes, of Union, guar- 
dian unto Elisha, minor son, 31 Jan., 1787. [Ill, 142.] Account 
filed 15 Sep., 1789. [IV, 109.] Distribution ordered, 27 Dec, 
1 791. [IV, 206.] Account filed 26 July, 1791. [IV, 206-7.] 

Ebenezer W'ebb, late of Woolwich. Joel Reed, of Woolwich, 
Adm'r, 14 Ap., 1790. Heirs: Sarah, John, Benjamin, Nathan, Ber- 
sheba Gahan, Anne Reed, Sarah Bayley. [IV, 113.] Jonathan Reed 
and Samuel Reed, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory and ac- 
count filed by Adm'r, 30 May, 1793. [VI, 120.] 

I Gideon Parkman of Canaan in the County of Lincoln & State of 
Massachusetts. Sensible that I am mortal & must Soon leave this 
world & appear before God my final judge, to receive of him accord- 
ing to the Deeds done in the body, & being of Sound mind & memory, 
I make this my last will & testament ; 

And first I commit my Soul to God as my only portion & refuge 
thro' the merits of Jesus Christ his Son my only redeemer, on whose 
merits alone I depend for justification & acceptance before God now & 
in the day of judgment ; & my body I commit to the dust to be de- 
cently, but not Sumptuously buried, in a firm belief that it Shall be 
raised again by the virtue & power of my head Jesus Christ who is the 
resurrection & the life 

And as to the Small temporal interest God hath blessed me with I 
dispose of it in the following manner, viz 

First, I give to Mary my beloved wife all my household goods & furni- 
ture for her use during her life, & after her decease to be equally divid- 
ed (except a bed Noah Parkman lodges on & a bible, W'hich I give to 
said Noah) among my Daughters Betty Clark, Rhode Whitman &Mary 
Prat. 

Item I give to my Son Daniel Parkman one pound to be paid by Noah 
Parkman when he shall be twenty two years old. 

Item I give to Noah Parkman my grandson my Cow & calf & all my 

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194 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

farming utensils & also all my sheep 

Item I give him the said Noah Parkman & to his heirs & assigns all 
that tract of land lying in Canaan afores'd which I bought of Lieuten- 
ant Isaac Smith of Canaan togather with the house & barn & all the 
appurtanances thereunto belonging for his & their use forever, after the 
death of Mary my wife ; but I will & bequeath to her the s'd Mary my 
wife, the sole use & benefit of the afores'd land & buildings during her 
life 

This I declare to be my last will & testament given under my hand 
& seal this twenty eighth Day of May 1788. 

Signed Sealed & de- Gideon Parkman (seal) 

clared in presence of 

Nathl. Whitaker 

John White 

Peter Heywood Jr 
Joseph Weston 

Schedule : Before the Sealing & delivery of these presents I appoint 
Mr Brice McCleland to be my Sole Executor to this my last will & 
testament, which appointment was forgot, till the above was finished. 

Probated 15 Sep., 1789. [IV, 118.] 
Solomon Clark, of Canaan, Adm'r cum. Testamento annexo, 15 Sep., 
1789. [IV, 119.] Bryce McLellan and John White, both of Ca- 
naan, sureties. Inventory by Solomon Steward, Isaac Smith and 
Bryce McLellan, 10 Dec, 1789, ^^86: 18: o. [IV, 120.] 

Walter Meloney, of Cushing, non compos. Joseph Copeland, of 
Warren, guardian, 20 Ap., 1790. [IV, 122.] Inventory by Haunce 
Robinson, Robert Mclntyer and Archibald Robinson, all of Cushing, 
;^90: 16:0. [IV, 258.] 

Peleg Cardner, late of Bath. Mary Gardner, of Bath, widow, 
Adm'x, 14 June, 1790. [IV, 125.] William Marshal and Edward 
Pettingill, both of Bath, sureties. Inventory by Edward Pettingill, 
I)avid Trufant and John Robinson, all of Bath, 15 July, i 790, ;i^i6S : 
7 : 7. [IV, 178-9.] Mary, widow, guardian unto Ruth, minor daugh- 
ter, 27 Nov., 1795. [VI, 124.] 

Samuel Palmer, late of Pittston. Anna, widow, relinquished right to 
administer to son Edward 14 June, 1790; Edward Palmer, of Pittston, 
Adm'r, 21 June, 1790. [IV, 128.] Leonard Cooper, of Pittson, 
and Richard Bayley, of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Carr 
Barker, Jonathan Morrison and John Woodman, Jr.^ 16 July, 1790, 
^137: 9: 2. [IV, 176-7.] 



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195 



Thomas Sanders, late of Deer Isle. Hephzibah, widow, renounced 
right of administration, 5 Dec, 1789; James Sanders, of Deer Isle, 
Adm'r, 8 Dec, 1789. [IV, 129.] Timothy Sanders and Nathan 
Johnson, both of Deer Isle, sureties. Inventory by John Hooper, 
James Jordan and Ignastius Haskell, all of Deer Isle, 20 Feb., 1790, 
;^82 : 19: 10. [V, 70.] Ignatius Haskell and James Jordan, com- 
missioners to examine claims. [V, 71.] Account filed and distribu- 
tion ordered, 18 Sep., 1792. [V, 72 to 74.] 

Benjamin Brainerd, late of Winthrop. Ruth Brainerd, of Winthrop, 
widow, Adm'x, 25 May, 1790. [IV, 131.] Jonathan Whiting and 
Reuben Brainerd, both of Winthrop, sureties. Inventory by Jonathan 
Whiting, Nathaniel Floyd and John Comings, 11 June, 1790, ^295 : 
12:0. [IV, 275.] Account filed 17 Jan., 1792. [IV, 275-6.] 
Ruth, widow, guardian unto Sarah, Mary, James and Orrin, minor 
children, 3 Mar., 1795. Benjamin, minor son, chose Ruth, widow, to 
be his guardian, 20 Mar., 1795. [VI, 124-5.] Guardian's accounts 
filed 9 Sep., 1796. [VII, 229 to 231.] Widow's dower set off and 
estate divided by Samuel Wood, Elijah Snell and John Kezer, all of 
Winthrop, 3 Dec, 1802. [X, 106-111.] 

Philip Godfrid Hoyt, late of Topsham, physician. Elizabeth 
Hoyt, of Topsham, widow, Adm'x, 20 July, 1790. [IV, 144.] 
William Malcom and William Hunter, both of Topsham, sure- 
ties. Inventory by Gideon Owen, Joseph Foster and Ebenezer Em- 
erson, all of Topsham, 2 Aug., 1790, ^^150 : 5 : 9. [IV, 172.] Gid- 
eon Owen and Joseph Foster, commissioners to examine claims. 
Account filed 8 Aug., 1791. [IV, 196-7.] Distribution ordered 15 
Sep., 1791. [IV, 198.] 

The Last will and testament of Obed Hussey of Hollawell in the 
County of Lincoln in the Common welth of Massachusets Esqr — 
I the Said Obed Hussey being of Sound and Disposing minde and memory 
and Considering the mortality of the body. Knowing that it is appoint- 
ed unto all men once to Die, Do make and ordain this my Last will 
and testament in manner and form following — 

And first I Recomend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it and 
my body to the Earth to be Desently Buried- 

And as touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to 
Bless me with in this Life, I Do Give Devise and Dispose of the Same 
in maner and form following. Imprimis I Do will and order that all 
the Just Debts that I Shall owe to aney Person or persons at the time 



196 LINCOIJ^ PROBATE RECORDS. 

of my Decease Shall be well & truly paid and Discharged out of my 
Estate By my Executrix herein after mentioned or named. Item I 
Give to my Son Obed Hussey Ten Shillings Lawful! money and the 
Hous he now Lives In and the land it Stands upon, to him «& to his 
heirs & assigns forever Item I Give to my Son Samuel Hussey a Cer- 
tain Hous Called awerehous Standing on the Edg of the Land on the 
East Side kenebeck River & is to the Southward & Eastward of my 
<lweling hous In Said kenebeck, with half an achor of Land Joyning 
Said hous the most Conveniant for both Houses, to him & to his heirs 
& assigns forever. Item I Give to my Grand daughter Polley Hussey 
Perkins Daughter to Ebenezer Perkins Ten Shillings lawfull money to 
be paid to her by my Executrix. Item I Give to my Daughter Elize- 
beth Delano wife to Thomas Delano Junr : ten Shillings Lawfull money 
to be paid her by my Executrix. Item I Give to my Daughter Ann 
Norcross wife to Phillip Norcross ten Shillings lawfull money to be 
paid her by my Executrix. Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah Hus- 
sey ten Shillings lawfull money to be paid her by my Executrix. Item 
I give to my Son in law Natthaniel Coffin ten Shillings lawfull money to 
be paid him by my Executrix Item I Give to my Son in law Ebene- 
zer Perkins ten Shillings lawfull money to be paid him by my Execu- 
trix. Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Loveing wife Mary Hussey 
all my Real and Personal Estate which I Shall be Siezed of at the time 
of my Decease wheresoever the Same Shall or may be found to her 
Use and Disposal! for Ever, and Likewise I appoint Constetute and or- 
dan my Beloved wife Mary Hussey to be my Sole Executrix of all this 
my Last will and Testament In witnes whereof I the Said Obed 
Hussey have to these presents Set my hand and Seal the Eith day 
of September anoque Domini i 789 
Signed Sealled Published Pronounced 
and declared by the Said Obed Hussey 
to be his Last will and testament 
in presence of us the Subscribers Obed Hussey [seal] 

Ezra Taylor 

John Johnson 

Samuel Twycross Goodwin 

Probated 6 .^ug., 1790. [IV, 145.] 
Inventory by Lazarus Goodwin, Samuel Bullin and James Hinkley, all 
of Hallowell, 28 Ap., 1791, ;;^9i8 : 14: 2. [Unrecorded.] Inven- 
tory of real estate in Nantucket by Christopher Starbuck, Richard 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 197 

Mitchell and William Hammatt, all of Nantucket, 25th lomo, 1790, 
^502 : 10. [Unrecorded.] 

Ebenezer Preble, late of Woolwich. Samuel Preble, of Woolwich, 
Adm'r, 31 July, 1790. [IV, 147.] Thomas Motherwill and Ebene- 
zer Smith, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Stinson, 
David Gilmore and Abner Wade, all of Woolwich, 19 Aug., 1790, 
^234 13:4. [IV, 173-4.] Dower set off to Martha, widow, i July, 
1 791. [IV, 227.] Nathaniel Thwing and David Gilmore, both of 
Woolwich, commissioners to examine claims. Account filed 27 Dec, 

1 791. [IV, 228-9.] Distribution ordered 6 Jan., 1792. [IV, 229- 
230.] 

Joseph Mains, late of Woolwich. Beatris Mains, of Woolwich, wid- 
ow, Adm'x, 24 July, 1790. [IV, 148.] Robert White and Joel Reed, 
both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Harnden, Thomas 
Motherwill and David Gilmore, all of Woolwich, 20 Aug., 1790,^521 : 
15:2. [IV, 175.] Nathaniel Thwing and David Gilmore, both of 
Woolwich, commissioners to examine claims. Bettrice, widow, guar- 
dian unto Sarah, minor daughter, 31 May, 1799. [IX, 180.] James 
Cobb, minor son, chose Robert White, of Woolwich, to be his guard- 
ian, 31 May, 1799. [IX, 229.] Bettrice and Anna, minor daughters, 
chose Bettrice, widow, to be their guardian, 31 May, 1799. [IX, 230- 
I .] Division of real estate by Nathaniel Thwing, David Gilmore and 
Jacob Eames, all of Woolwich, 5 June, 1801, among Susanna, wife of 
William Partridge, Anna, Beatrice, James, Sarah and Abigail Mains. 

[XIII, 453-4.] 

Oliver Colburn, late of Hallowell. Margaret Colburn, of Hallowell, 
widow, Adm'x, 4 May, 1790. [IV, 148.] David Jackson and Ben- 
jamin White, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventories by Lazarus Good- 
win, Jonathan Davenport and Samuel BuUen, all of Hallowell, 22 June, 
1790,^44:19:10. [IV, 164-5.] 4 J"ne, 1791, ^45. II May, 

1792, ;^4 : 15 : 6. [V, 124.] Lazarus Goodwin and William Brooks, 
both of Hallowell, commissioners to examine claims. [V, 124.] Ac- 
count filed and distribution ordered, 15 Jan., 1793. [V, 125 to 127.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I Robert PJarker of Pownalborough in 
the County of Lincoln Cooper, calling to mind the Brevity «& uncer- 
tainty of Life, but being of a sound and disposing Mind & Memory, 
for which I thank God, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testa- 
ment in manner following. In the first place I bequeathe my Soul into 



igS LINCOLN PROHATR RECORDS, 

the Hand of God, whenever he may please to call for it, and my Body 
to the Ivirth, to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors 
hereafter named. And as to my worldly Estate, my Will is that my 
ICxecutors pay all my just Debts with my j^ersonal Instate, excepting what I 
owe for the Farm I own in partnership with Timothy Folgier, antl my 
Will is, that my Executors sell so much of said Farm, as will pay what 
is due therefor 

Item. I give and becjueathe to my beloved Son Francis so much 
Money as will i)urchase a Yoke of Oxen and two Cows at the Time 
when he shall come to the Age of Twenty one years, and to be paid to 
him at that Time. 

Item. I give and bequeathe to my Son James a j^air of three year old 
Steers which I now own, to be delivered to him in two Months after 
my decease. 

Item. I give and bequeathe to my beloved Wife Sarah Ikirker all the 
rest and residue of my testate both real and personal, for her to hold 
during the Time she continues to be my Widow, for her support and 
for the maintain and and bringing up my Children born or that 
may be born of her Body, and when my said Children shall arrive at 
full Age, and my said Wife shall decease or marry again, my Will is, 
that what of my Estate shall then remain whether real or personal, that 
it be equally divided amongst all my Children. 

And I do hereby appoint my said Wife & my beloved Brother Josiah 
Barker my ?>xecutors of this my last ^Vill and Testament, and hereby 
revoke all former Will & declare this to be my last 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & Seal the twenty fifUi 
Day of Uctr. A 1) i 779 

Signed sealed published & declared by Robert Barker (seal) 

Testator to be his last Will and Testament 
in presence of 
William Wyman Tho. Rice 
Prince Coffin — 

Widow renounced executorship 27 Se])., 1790. Probated 18 Oct., 
1790. [IV, 151.] Inventory by Siuibael Barnartl, Zaccheus Macy 
and Richard Mitchel, all of Sherburne, Nantucket County, 16 July, 
1791,^276:9:1. [V, 188-9.] Nathaniel Thwing, of Woolwich, 
and Elihu Cetchel, of Bovvdoinham, commissioners to examine claims. 
[V, 231.] Distribution of estate ordered 7 May, 1S02. [^'lll, 132.] 

Solomon A\'alker, late of Woolwich. Meriain, widow rclincpiished 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 199 

right of administration to son Solomon. [IV, 165.] Solomon Walker, 
of Woolwich, Adm'r, 13 Sep. 1790. [IV,' 166.] Andrew Walker and 
Nathaniel Tibbets, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory by Elijah 
(Jrant, John Bailey and Nathaniel Tibbets, all of Woolwich, 9 Mar., 
1 791, ^43:3:6. [IV, 231.] Nathaniel Thwing and David Gil- 
more, both of Woolwich, commissioners to examine claims. Account 
filed 27 Dec, 1791. [IV, 233.] Distribution ordered, 6 Jan., 1792. 
[IV, 234.] 

Cornelius Bradford, late of Medumcook, mariner. Patience, widow, 
relinquished right of administration to son Joshua. [IV, 166.] Josh- 
ua Bradford, Jr., of Medumcook, Adm'r, 15 Sep., 1790. [IV, 167.] 
Joshua Collamore and Joshua Bradford, both of Medumcook, sureties. 
Inventory by Paul Jameson, Ebenezer Morton, Jr., and Elijah Cook, 
all of Medumcook, 15 June, 1791, ;^362 : 14 : 6, [IV, 270-1.] Dun- 
bar Henderson and Eleazer Gay, both of Gushing, commissioners to 
examine claims. [V, 215.] Widow's dower set off by Paul Jameson, 
Elijah Cook and Ebenezer Morton, Jr., 8 Dec, 1794. [V, 217-218.] 
Advertisement of sale of real estate 10 Oct., 1794. [V, 218.] Apprai- 
sal of annual rent of real estate by Charles Samson, Joseph Simmons 
and Nathan Sprague, 11 Feb., 1795. [V, 219.] Account filed 11 
Feb., 1795. [V, 219-220.] Distribution ordered, 13 Feb., 1795. 
[V, 220-1.] 

In the name of God Amen 

I Sherebiah Town of Winslow in the County of Lincoln & Common- 
welth of Massachusetts husbandman being in a poore State of helth 
But of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God Calling unto 
mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is apointed for 
all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my last will and teste- 
ment that is to Say as touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it has 
pleased God to bless me with in this Life I Give and Demise and 
Dispose of the Same in the following mannar and forme 
first I give and Bequath to my Honad : Fathar Thomas Town the Sum 
of fourty Shilling LawfuU mony of Massachusetts to be Raised and Lev- 
ied out of my Estate 

Also I Give to my Beloved Brothar Ephm : Town the Sum of five 
Shilling to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate 
Also I (iive to my Beloved Sister Hannah McCasland the Sum of ten 
Shillings to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate 
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200 UNCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

to be Raised and Levied out of my F^state 

Also I Give and Bequath the Remainder of my Estate Lands Goods 
and Chattels for the Support of a School in a Plantation Lying to the 
Eastward of Winslow known by the name of Freetown at this time. 
Also I Constitute and Apoint the Sellectt Men of the Towns of Vassal- 
borough and Winslow to be the trustees of the Estate that is Left for 
Schooling 

Also I Constitute make and Ordain William Howard of Hallowill in 
the County of Lincoln and Commonwelth of Massachusetts Esqr : 
the Sole Excutor of this my Last will and testement and I Do hereby 
utterly Disallow Revoke and Disanuel all and Every othar former 
testements wills Legices Bequeaths and Excuetors by me in any wise 
before named willied and Bequathed Ratifying and Confirming this 
and no othar to be my Last will and testement in witness whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twentySixth Day of Febuary 
in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty 
Eight 

Sherebiah Town (seal) 
Sign'd Seal'd published pronounced and Declared 
by the sd : Sherebiah Town as his Last will and 
testement in the presents of us who in his presants 
and in the presants of Each othar have hereunto Sub- 
scribed our Names 
James Stackpole 
Samuel Stackpole 
Jonathan Ballard 

Probated lo Sep., 1790. [IV, 167-8.] 
William Howard renounced executorship 10 Sep., 1790; Thomas 
Town refused to administer, 10 Sep., 1790. [IV, 168.] Ephraim 
Town, of Winslow, Adm'r cum Tcstamcnto a?inexo, 10 Sep, 1790. 
[IV, 169.] Samuel Stackpole, of Winslow, and Jonathan Ballard, of 
Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by James Stackpole, William Richard- 
son and Enoch Fuller, all of Winslow, 18 Nov., 1790, ^l^ : 14 : 9. 
[IV, I 70-1.] Josiah Hayden and James Stackpole, both of Winslow, 
commissioners to examine claims. [V, 117.] Advertisement of sale 
of real estate, 20 Oct., 1793. [V, 118.] Account filed 15 Jan., 1793. 
[V, 118-119.] Account filed 15 A])., 1794. [V, 252-3.] 

John Weaver, late of Waldoborough. Molly Weaver, of Waldobo- 
rough, widow, .Adm'x, 16 Nov., 1790. [IV, 180.] Cornelius Hyer 



UNCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 20K 

and Henry Overlock, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Inventory by 
Caleb Turner, of Bristol, George Hebner and Francis Miller, both of 
Waldoborough, 3 Mar., i79i» ^51=8: 3. [IV, 219-220.] 

John Trask, late of Vassalborough. Sarah Trask, of Vassalborough 
widow, Adm'x, 14 Jan., 1790. [IV, x 80-1.] Asa Wilber and 
Elijah Balkam, both of Vassalborough, sureties. Inventory by Nathan 
Sawtell John Ward and James Stedman, all of Vassalborough, 17 Jan., 
1792, ki29 : U : o. [V, 43-44-] Henry Sewall and Nathan Wesson 
both of Hallowell, commissioners to examine claims. [V, 112.] Ac- 
count filed 15 Jan., 1793, at which date administratrix had become 
wife of David Wildbur. [V, 113-114.] John Woodcock, of Sidney, 
guardian unto Samuel, Sylvia and John, minor children, 21 Ap., i794- 

""^Calvin^Edson, late of Sandy River. Elizabeth Edson, of Sandy 
River, widow, Adm'x, 17 Jan., 1790. [IV, 181.] Robert Kennady 
and Benjamin Wade, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Enoch 
Crage, Moses Starling and Jacob Eaton, 23 Feb., 1791. ^29:0=2,^ 
inventory by Supply Belcher, John Church and Enoch Crage, all ot 
Sandy River, x6 Jan., i 79^, £--• [V, 48.] Supply Belcher and 
John Church, commissioners to examine claims. [V, 114-] Account 
filed 15 Jan., 1793- [V, 116.] Distribution ordered, 16 Jan., i793- 
[V, 154-] 

in the Name of God Amen — 
I John Walch of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln and Com- 
mon Wealth of Massachusetts yeoman : Being inferme in Body But m 
Berfect Memmory, Do make and ordain this my Last will and testa- 
ment, in order following, that is to Say: I Give and Recomment my 
Soul into the hand of Almighty God that Gave it and my body I Rec- 
ommend to the Earth to be Decently intered at the Discretion of my 
Executors, touching Such Worldly Estate Which it hath Pleased God 
to Bless me With, I will and bequeath in the following manner and form- 
I Bequeath to Anna Elbet my Well be Loved Wife all My Real 
and Personal Estate, by her freely to be Posessed and injoyed luring 
her Natural Life, or other ways as Long as She Shall Remain my widow : 
if my well beloved wife Should marry again, then my Estate is to be 
Equel Dividet among my Children and also if my well beloved wife 
Shall keep my Estate in her hand During Life, and after her Decease 
my Estate is then to be Equelly Dividet among my Children 
Also I Lickwise Constitute make and ordain my well beloved wife the 



202 LIN'COLN PROIiATE RFXORDS. 

Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament And 1 Do here by 
utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannul all and livery other former test- 
aments and wills by me in any ways before named willed and Be- 
(jueathed, Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last 
will and testament. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto Set ray hand and Seal this 
Twenty third Day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand 

Seven hundred and Eighty nine. his 

John X W'alch (seal) 
mark 
Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced by the said John Walch as 
his Last will and testament in the Presence of us, who in his Presence 
and in the Presence of Each other have here unto Subscribed our 
Names. 

Jacob Ludwig 
Friederik Arnold 
Johannes Werner 

Probated 22 Nov., 1790. [IV, 187.] 

Peter Walch and Johannes Werner, both of Waldoborough, sureties. 
Inventory by Jacob Winchenback, Godfrey Bornheimer and George 
Heabner, all of Waldoborough, 14 Jan., i 791, ^55 : 9 : 8. [IV, 244-5.] 
Luke Barton, late of Hancock. Betty Barton, widow, Adm'x, 26 
June, 1790. [IV, 192. V, 81-82.] Ephraim Town, of Winslow, and 
Jonathan Ballard, of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Zimri Heywood, 
James Stackpole and \Villiam Richardson, all of Winslow, 6 Sep., 
1790. [IV, 191.] Josiah Hayden and James Stackpole, both of 
Winslow, commisioners to examine claims. [V, 82.] Account 
filed, 15 Jan., 1793. [V, 237-8.] 

In the Name of GOD, Amen. The Thirty-first Day of December, 
in the Year of our Lord One Thousand, seven Hundred & ninety, I 
Matthew Hastings, of Vassalborough, in the County of Lincoln and 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (ientleman, being weak in P>ody, 
but of sound and disposing Mind and Memory, and knowing that I 
must shortly leave this earthly Tabernacle, do cummit my Soul into the 
Hands of the all-merciful Author of it, firmly trusting, through the 
Merits of my most beneficent Saviour, in a glorious Resurrection to 
internal Life ; and my Body to be interred at the Discretion of my 
Executors. /\nd with Regard to that earthly Substance with which it 
hath pleased God to endow me, I will and dispose of it in the following 
Manner, \i/,. 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 203 

P'irst. I will that all my just Debts and Funeral Charges shall be paid. 
Secondly. I give devize and bequeath unto Mary, my beloved Wife, 
all my Live Stock and In- Door Moveables, forever, and the West 
Room in my Dwelling-House, during her natural Life. 
Thirdly. I give, devize and bequeath unto my Son-in Law, Dodivah 
Townsend & Sarah his Wife, my Homestead Farm, with the Buildings 
& Appurtenances thereof, except my Wife's Living in the said West 
Room, together with all my Carpenter's Tools and farming Utensils, 
he paying what I am indebted to \Villiam Howard Esqr- and also Ten 
Bushels Indian corn & eight Bushels English Grain to my said Wife, 
/ Annum, during her Natural Life and keeping two Cows & one 
Horse for her, during the same Term : and also supply her with 
Wood enough for one Fire during said Term. 

Fourthly. I give, devize and bequeath unto my Son Moses Hastings, 
my Lot of Land at Sandy River, together with my Right in the Lot 
lately improved by Reuben Page, to the Westward of the West Pond, 
near said Vassalboro' with the Privileges & Appurtenances thereof- 
To have and to hold the same unto him the said Moses, his Heirs and 
Assigns forever. 

Fifthly. I give, devise and bequeath unto the Heirs of Mary Brooks, 
Twenty Pounds, to be paid out of a Note of William Brooks's now in 
my possession. 

Sixthly. I give devize *S: bequeath unto my Daughter Abigail Butter- 
field, Twenty Pounds, to be paid out of a Note payable to the late 
John Rogers, deed, on whose Estate I was Administrator. 
Seventhly. I give devize and bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah 
Evens, Twenty Pounds, out of a Note in my Possession against her 
Husband Nathaniel Evens — This Legacy to be paid as soon as possi- 
ble after my Decease. 

Eighthly. I give, devize and bequeath unto my Daughter, Mercy 
Page, the Debt her Husband Reuben Page owes me. 
Ninthly. I give, devize and bequeath unto my Daughter Susanna 
Greely, Fifteen Pounds, to be paid out of the Debt her Husband, Jo- 
seph Greely, owes me. 

Tenthly. I give devize and bequeath unto the Children of Joseph 
Kelly, by my Daughter Rebecca, viz. To William Kelly Ten pounds, 
to be paid when he comes of age- To Sarah Kelly, Six pounds, to be 
paid when she comes of age- These Legacies to be paid by Jonathan 
Combs out of the Legacy hereinafter be(|ueathed to him. 



204 UNCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Eleventhly. I give and bequeath unto Mary Combs & Elizabeth Rog- 
ers, all my Interest in a certain Saw- Mill, Dam & Privilege at the 
Outlet of the West Pond in Winslow, they paying the legacy to Kel- 
ly's Children above bequeathed, and fully discharging me and my 
Heirs from all Claims on the Estate of their late Father John Rogers, 
deed, on which I was Administrator. 

Twelfthly. I make, Ordain, constitute and appoint the said Moses 
Hastings and Dodivah Townsend, joint Executors of this my last Will 
and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all former or other 
Wills by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I do hereunto set 
my Hand and Seal the Day and Year herein first before written. 

N. B. The following Words were interlined before sealing &c viz- 
"and bequeath" — "and farming Utensils" — "said'' — "The Heirs 
of his 

Matthew b>i Hastings (seal) 

Signed, sealed and declared "] Mark 

by the said Matthew Hastings, | 
the Testator, to be his last )■ 

Will and Testament, in j 

presence of us J 

W. WILKINS 

Moses Hastings Jun 
her 

Thankful X Robins 
Mark 

Witness to Thankful Robins's Mark 
W. WILKINS 
Probated i8 Jan., 1791. [IV, 192-3.] Noah Woodward, of 
Hallowell, and Philip Snow, of a place called Washington, sureties. 
Inventory by Nathaniel Reynolds and Ephraim Butterfield, both of 
Vassalborough, and Noah Woodward, of Hallowell, 14 Ap., 1791. 
[IV, 218.] Henry Sewall and Samuel Colman, both of Hallowell, 
commissioners to examine claims. [V, i 79.] Advertisement of sale 
of real estate 14 xMay, 1793. [V, 181.] Account filed 29 Ap., 1794. 
[V, 182-3.] 

David Woodcock, late of Union. .Abigail Woodcock, of Union, 
widow, Adm'x, 12 Ap., 1791. [IV, 194-5-] Joseph Guild and 
Samuel Hill, both of Union, sureties. Inventory by Josiah Robbins, 
David Robbins and Moses Hawes, all of Union, 14 May, 1791, jCj6 : 
14 : o. [IV, 220-1.] Josiah Robbins and Joel Adams, both of 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 205 

Union, commissioners to examine claims. [V, 156.] Accouut filed 
and distribution ordered, 17 Sep, 1793. [V, 158-9.] 

James Campbell, late of Newcastle. Sarah Campbell, of Newcastle, 
widow, Adm'x, 15 June, 1791. [IV, 199-200.] Inventory by Sam- 
uel Nickels and Charles Chase, both of Newcastle, and Samuel Waters, 
of Balltown, 7 July, 1791. [IV, 201-2.] Accountfiled 31 May, 1792 ; 
division of estate by Samuel Nickels and Samuel Kennedy, both of 
Newcastle, and Thomas Boyd, of Boothbay, 31 Oct., 1792, heirs 
named : Joseph Campbell, Sally Borland, Betsey Campbell, Daniel 
Campbell, Michael Campbell, Thomas Campbell, Robert Campbell, 
James Campbell and Rachel Campbell. [Unrecorded.] 

Thomas McCobb, late of Georgetown, trader. Upon petition of 
Ezekiel Cushing, Francis Cushing, Isabella Parker, Margaret Lee, 
Ann McCobb and Betras Mains, "Brethren & Sisters," dated July 2d., 
1 791, [V, 29], William Lee, Jr., of Georgetown, was appointed 
Adm'r, 17 Oct., 1791. [IV, 200-1.] Alexander Drummond and 
Elijah Drummond, both of Georgetown, sureties. 

James Nickels, late of Newcastle, mariner. John Nickels, of New- 
castle, tailor, Adm'r, 12 Sep., 1791. [IV, 209] Samuel Nickels 
and Samuel Kennedy, both of Newcastle, sureties. 

Solomon Hearsey, late of Pownal borough. Betty Hearsey, of Pow- 
nalborough, widow, Adm'x, 26 May, 1791. [IV, 210.] Inventory by 
Daniel Scott, Isaac Prince and James Clark, all of Pownalborough, 7 
June, 1791, ;i^8o : 7 : 5. [IV, 269.] Advertisement of sale of real 
estate 2 June, 1794. [VI, 254.] Ebenezer Whittier and Thomas 
Fairservice, both of Pownalborough, commissioners to examine claims. 
[VI, 254-5.] 

Andrew Reed the 2d :, late of Boothbay, mariner. Hannah Reed, 
of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 10 June 1791. [IV, 210-211.] 
Inventory by Joseph Decker and Stephen Clough, both of Pownalbo- 
rough, and Moses Davis, of Edgecomb, 19 July, 1791, ;^22 : 9 : o. 
[IV, 222-3.] Moses Davis, of Edgecomb, and Ebenezer Whittier, of 
Pownalborough, commissioners to examine claims. [V, 25.] Ac- 
count filed and distribution ordered 25 May, 1792, at which date 
administratrix had become the wife of Nathaniel Stevens, of Woolwich. 
[V, 26.] 

Zachary Davis, late of Medumcook. Ephraim Davis, of Medum- 
cook. Adm'r, 15 Sep., 1791. [IV, 211.] William Young and John 
Hathhorn, both of Cushing, sureties. Inventory by Eleazer Gay, of 



206 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Cushing, Robert Jameson and Paul Jameson, both of Medumcook, 6 
Oct., 1 791, ^44: 2: 7. [V, 93.] Robert Jameson and Ebenezer 
Morton, both of Medumcook, commissioners to examine claims. [VI, 
74.] Widow's dower setoff by Wellington Gay, James Sweetland and 
William Bradford, all of Medumcook, in March, 1796. [VI, 218-219.] 
Account filed 20 Sep., 1796. [VI, 219.] Distribution ordered, 6 Jan., 
1797. [VI, 255-6.] 

John Thompson, late of Barretstown. Jane Thompson, of Barrets- 
town, widow, Adm'x, 13 Sep., 1791. [IV, 212.] Robert Thompson 
and Winzer Jones, both of Barretstown, sureties. Inventory by Bar- 
nard Case, Prince Pease and Robert McLintock, 21 Sep., 1791,^141 : 
T : I. [VI, 185-6.] 

Comfort Barrows, late of Thomaston. Sabra Barrows, of Thomaston, 
widow, Adm'x, 26 July, 1791. [IV, 213-214.] Constant Rankin and 
Samuel Tolman, both of Thomaston, sureties. Inventory by William 
Spear, Jeremiah Tolman and Daniel Palmer, all of Thomaston, 5 Jan., 
1792, ;^309 : 5 : o. [V, 242-3.] Inventory by Oliver Nash, Peter 
Collamore and John McClain, all of Bristol, 14 Oct., 1794, ;^i88 : 19 : 
o. [V, 249.] Sabra, widow, guardian unto Sabra, minor daughter, 4 
Nov., 1799. [IX, 184.] 

William Martin, late of Bristol. Mary Martin, of Bristol, widow, 
Adm'x, 20 Sep., 1791. [IV, 214.] Thomas Johnston and Jacob 
Dockendorff, both of Bristol, sureties. 

George Kellsy, or Kellsa, late of Bristol, x\gnes Kellsy, of 
Bristol, widow, Adm'x, 20 Sep., 1791. [IV, 215.] Thomas Johnston 
and Jacob Dockendorff, both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by Amos 
(ioudy, Henry Fossett and William Sproul, all of Bristol, 7 Nov., 1791, 
^40 -.8:6. [V, 192.] Thomas Johnston and William Sproul, com- 
missioners to examine claims. [V, 193.] 

Samuel White, late of Pownalborough. Samuel White, of Pownal- 
borough, Adm'r, 25 Jan., 1791. [IV, 215-216.] William Patterson 
and Joseph McFarland, Jr., both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inven- 
tory by W^illiam Lewis, Obadiah Call and Philip Theobald, all of 
Pownalborough, 1792, ^32 : o : 8. [V, 30.] 

Benjamin Maxey, late of Union. Amy Maxey, of Union, widow, 
Adm'x, 19 Sep., 1791. [IV, 216-217.] Philip Robbins and Josiah 
Robbins, both of Union, sureties. Amy Maxey guardian unto Sarah, 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 207 

Lydia, Harvy and Amy, minor children, 20 Sep., 1791. [IV, 217.] 
Josiah Robbins, of Union, guardian unto Benjamin, minor son, 2 Jan., 
1792. [V, 28.] Inventory by Joseph Guild, Joel Adams and William 
Hart, all of Union, 9 Nov., 1891, ^635 : 17 : 11. [V, 76 to 78.] 
Sarah chose Matthias Hawes, of Union, to be her guardian, 30 May, 
^793- [V> 128.] Josiah Maxey, of Union, guardian unto Harvey, 
28 Aug., 1793. [V, 129.] Division of real estate by Joel Adams, 
Moses Hawes and Amariah Mero, all of Union, 23 May, 1794, among 
Benjamin, Joseph, Josiah and Harvey, and order of Court thereon, 1 6 
Sep., 1794. [VI, 70 to 74.] 

Christopher Blasdell, late of Georgetown. Sarah, widow, declined 
right of administration, 19 May, 1791. [IV, 242.] Daniel Blasdell, 
Adm'r ; Timothy Blaisdell and Moses Morrison, both of Georgetown, 
sureties. Inventory by Elijah Drummond, Charles Bisbee and Theophi- 
lus Batchelder, all of Georgetown, i June, 1791, ^15 : 16 : 3. [IV, 
243.] Account filed 3 June, 1791. [IV, 244.] 

John Parsons, late of Edgecomb, mariner. William Allbee, of 
Edgecomb, Adm'r, 17 Mar., 1790. [IV, 256.] Benjamin Allbee and 
Samuel Greenleaf, both of Edgecomb, sureties. Inventory by Barna- 
bas Sears, William Cunningham and Samuel Greenleaf, all of Edge- 
comb, 6 Ap., 1790, ;!^237 : 2 : 6. [IV, 255.] Yearly value of real 
estate appraised at $20, 20 Mar., 1798 ; account filed 4 June, 1798. 
[VIII, 66.] Widow's dower set off by Samuel Greenleaf, Spencer 
Decker and William Cunningham, all of Edgecomb, 21 June, 1798. 
[VIII, 67.] Advertisement of sale of real estate, 1798. [VIII, 67.] 
Account of William Albee, guardian unto William, John, Elihu and 
Patty, minor children, filed 4 June, 1798. [VIII, 75.] 

I Nathniel Meigges of Vassalborough in the County of Lincoln yeo- 
man seriously Considering the uncertainty of human Life in the best, 
and more particularly of my own in my Declining state of Health, Do 
while in a sound state of mind, make this my last Will, and Testament, 
intending to Dispose of all my worldly affairs, not as humour may 
prompt, but as Justice and equiety seem to Direct, I most humbly 
recommend my sole to the extensive mercy of that Suprem Eternal 
Intelligent Being who gave it me, most earnstly, at the same time 
Deprecating his Justice viz I gi\e and bequeth to my two sones Nath- 
niel and Ebenezer Meigges all my real Estat that I have in Vassalbo- 
rough I give and bequeth to my Dear and loving wife Mary all my 



3o8 I.rNCOIJV PROBATE RECORDS. 

personel Estate after my Debts is paid out I likewise appont hir the 
Exutter to the estate which she is to bring up the Children out 
of the emprovenients of my Estate untill tha Com of age I give to my 
1 )after Mary a Cow and Calf to be paid to hir after my estate is settled 
1 give to my four other Dafters Hannhh Abigal Rebach Keziah fife 
shillings each to be paid out of my personal Estate when tha Com of 
age 

Whereunto I have set my hand and seal this twenty first Day of De- 
cember 1790 

sined sealed by the said Nathl Meiggs (seal) 

Nathniel Meiggs as for his last 
will and testament in the presence 
of us who ware present at the 
sining and sealing thereof 
William Wing 
Silvanus Hatch 
lx)t Chadwick 

Probated 2 June, 1791. [IV, ?56.] Inventory by Jethro Gardiner, 
Richard W^arren and Reuben Fairfield, all of Vassalborough, 9 July, 
1791, £2\2>: 14:6. [V, 122.] 

In the name of God amen I William McPhetres of Georgetown in the 
County of Lincoln & commonwealth of Massachusetts yeoman being 
sick & weak in Body but of perfect mind & meniory, thanks be given 
to God, calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing it is 
appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last will 
and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I Give my Soul 
into the hand of Almighty God and my Body I recommend to be 
buried at the discretion of my Executors hoping that at the general 
resurrection 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 I give demise and dispose of the same in the following man- 
ner & form -first- I give and bequeath to Abigail my dearly beloved 
wife the use and improvement of one third of all my Real Estate 
during her natural Life. And I give her all my personal P^state( except 
my stock in Cattle) during the time she shall continue my Widow — I 
also give to my only Son William all «& singular my Lands and Tene- 
ments by him freely to be possessed & enjoyed saving and it is to be 
understood that my two Daughters Rachel & Betsy are to be supported 
and maintained of and on my said Lands until they shall be eighteen 



LINCOLN PROHA'IK KIXOKDS. 2O9 

years of Age. And it is likewise my Will that my Brother James should 
during his natural Life be supported on and from the Farm I now live on 
Likewise I give to my Daughter Rachel two milch Cows and six sheep- 
I also give to my Daughter Betsey the same number of Cows & sheep 
and I give to each of my said Daughters a feather Bed &: bedding to 
be possessed by them after my said Wife shall cease to be my ^Vidow 
or cease to Live — Likewise I give to my Sister Betsey one good Cow — 
Also I give to my Nephew George Ring one pair of Calves. And 1 
do constitute, make and ordain John White of Georgetown, Gentleman, 
and John Snipe of said Georgetown, yeoman Executors of this my last 
will & testament — And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannul 
all and every other former testaments wills Legacies bequests and 
Executors by me in any wise before named willed & bequeathed rati- 
fying & confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this twenty 
seventh day of April in the year of our LORD one thousand seven 
hundred & ninety 

Signed sealed publisheil | William Mcphetres (seal) 

pronounced & declared by 
the said William McPhetres 
in the presence of us who ^ 
in his Presence and in the f 
])resence of each other 
have hereto subscribed 
our Names — J 

Galen Otis 
James Stinsun 
\ohn Stinson 

Probated 3 June, 1791. [1\', 259.] 
j'jhn \\'hite and Jolm Snipe renounced executorship 3 June, 1791. 
[IV. 260.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. 1 Samuel Jameson of tlie Town of 
Topsham, Veoman, being very sick, and weak in body, but of Perfect 
mind and memorv, Thanks be (iiven to God : realising die mortality 
of m\ body, & knowing that is appointed unto all Men once to die, do 
make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to sav. first 
uf all 1 give and recommend my Soul into the hand of God who gave 
it, and my body to the Llarth to be buried in decent Christian Burial 
at the discretion of my Plxecutors ; nothing doubting, but at the gen- 

14 



2IO LINCOLN PRORATE RECORDS. 

eral resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of 
God. And as touching such Worldly Estate with which it hath pleased 
God to bless me in this Life I give, demise & dispose of the same, in 
the following manner and form. First. I give and bequeath to Mary 
my dearly beloved wife the improvement of one third part of my Real 
and Personal Estate during her Natural Life, or while she Continues 
my Widow, but if the said Mary marries again before all the Children 
are of Lawfull Age, then she is to quit all claim to the real and Personal 
Estate and to receive in lieu thereof, thirty five pounds lawfull money 
to be paid her out of my personal Estate in Articles which she 
may choose at their appri/.ement. Also 1 give unto my be- 
loved sons Samuel and John, all my real estate to be equally di- 
vided between them, according to Quantity and Quality, except- 
ing only the improvement of one third part during the Natural 
Life of their mother, or while she continues my Lawfull Widow. 

Also, I give to my beloved Children, Samuel, John, Polly, Hannah, 
Peggy, Jenny, Dorcas, Sally, F^leanor «Sc Susannah, all my Personal Es- 
tate not before disposed of, to be enjoyed by them equally, when they 
come of Lawful Age, the said Personal Estate to be improved by the 
said Samuel and John and by them to be paid to the other Chil- 
dren as they successively come of Lawfull Age. Also, My Will 
is That Mary my Wife, together with my two sons Samuel and 
John be Equal sharers in the expence which shall accrue in 
supporting and maintaining the Children untill they Come of Law- 
full Age. Also I do hereby Appoint & Constitute Mary my Wife and 
Samuel my son to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament. 
And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every 
other former Testaments and wills by me in any wise before named, 
ratifying and Confirming this & no other to be my last Will and Test- 
ament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 
24th day of December in the year of our LORD one thousand seven 
hundred and ninety 

Saml : Jameson (seal) 
Signed, sealed, published, pronounced & declared by the said Samuel 
Jameson as his Last Will & Testament in the Presence of us, who in 
his Presence, and in the Presence of each other, have hereto subscrib- 
ed our Names 

John Fulton 

Abrm Whittemore 

James Fulton 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 



Probated 27 May, 1791. [IV, 260.] 
Inventory by James Fulton and Alexander Rogers, both of Topsham, 
and Stephen Whitmore, of Bowdoinham, 28 Nov., 1791,^642 : 15 : 2. 

[V, 54-55-] 

John Cochran, late of Newcastle. Agnes Cochran, of Newcastle, 
widow, Adm'x, ?6 May, 1791 ; Samuel Kennedy and Robert Cochran, 
both of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Nickels, Peter Pat- 
terson and Samuel Groves, all of Newcastle, 3 June, 1791. ;^52 : 9 = 4- 
[IV, 266-7.] Samuel Nickels and Peter Patterson, commissioners to 
examine claims. [V, 228.] Advertisement of sale of real estate, 12 
June, 1794. [V, 229.] Account filed 8 Sep., 1794. [V, 230.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. I Katharine Gragg of Thomaston in 
the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Missachusetts Spinster 
being Sick and Weak in Body, but of perfect Mind and Memory, 
Thanks be given unto God ; calling unto 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 
Hand of Almighty God that give it, and my Body I recommend to the 
Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial, at the Discretion of my 
Executors ; nothing douting, but at the general Resurrection, 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 unto my well beloved Son William, 
commonly called and known by the Name of William Farnsworth, a 
Bible which with what I have already done for him, & he has already 
had is his full Part or Share out of my Estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Sarah, 
commonly called and known by the Name of Sarah Farnsworth, my 
dark coloured callico Gown, black callimanco Skirt and Stone Sleeve 
Buttons to be delivered to her when she arrives at the Age of Eigh- 
teen years or in one Year after my decease, which with what She has 
already had is in full of her part or Share out of my Estate 

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Mehitabel 
commonly called and known by the Name of Mehitabel Dodge, my 
Silver Shoe-Buckles. 

Item. I give and bequeath imto my well beloved Son and Daugh- 



212 I.INCOr.N PKOliAlK RKCOKDS. 

ter, to wit, Barnabas, commonly called and known by tiiL- Name of 
Barnabas W'ebb, Mary commonly called and kn,)wn by the Name of 
Mary Webb, and the above named Mehitabel Dodge the whole re- 
mainder of my Instate of what Name or Nature soever (except what is 
herein otherwise iiarticularly dis[)ose(l of) to be equally divided to and 
amonst them, and each of them, or their or either of their legal Rep- 
resentatives in ecpial Shares, and Proportion. 

Item 1 give unto my trusty Friend Kzekiel doddard Dodge of 
Thomaston aforesaid Physician (in consideration of his Trouble and 
Care of me, and Kxpences laid out for me in my Present Sickness) 
The one half part of a certain Note of Hand for the Sum of twenty 
Seven Pounds with Interest due to me from him the said Ezekiel G. 
Dodge, which is now lodged in the Hands of Moses Copeland. And 
I do also constitute make and ordain him the said Ezekiel (loddard 
Dodge the Sole L^xecutor of this my last AV'ill and Testament. And I 
do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other 
former Wills, Testaments, Legacies, Pequests, and ICxecutors whatso- 
ever in any ways before by me named, willed and bequeathed ratifying 
and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 

In Witness whereof I the said Katherine (Iragg do hereunto set my 
Hand and Seal, this twenty first Day of September in the Year of our 
Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety 
Signed, Sealed, ])ublished ])ro- 

nounced and Declared by the her 

said Katherine dragg as Katherine X (iragg (seal) 

her last Will and Testament Mark 

in presence of us, who. in 
her presence, and in the Presence 
of each other have hereunto sub- 
scribed our Names, (The Words "and the above- 
"named Mehitabel Dodge" were interlined be- 
fore signing and Sealing) 
Deidamia Preist 
Isaac Bernard 
Dn\id l-'ales 

[L'nrec-orded.] 

In the Name of (lod .Amen, I William Butler of Creorgetown in the 
County of Lincoln Yeoman being weak in body, but of sound and 
perfect mind and memory (blessed be Cod) do this eighteenth day of 



LINCOLN PROHAIK RIX.OKDS. 2 I _^ 

February An/io Dontiiti one Thotisand seven hundred and ninety, 
make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner follow- 
ing, Vizt. 

Imprimis— \ give and bequeath to my beloved Son William Butler ail 
my Lands on Arrowsick Island in said Georgetown including the Farm 
whereon I now dwell with the buildings and appurtenances, excepting 
the House my said Son William now lives in, which, I give unto my 
beloved Daughters Sarah and Abigail during Their and each of Them 
remaining single and unmarried, to hold the same to him the said Will- 
iam Butler and the Heirs of his F.ody forever. — 

2 

Item — I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Thomas Butler and to 
the Heirs of his body forever Two hundred and seventeen Acres of Land 
fronting on Kennebec River being the easterly part of Three hundred 
and seventeen Acres which I own in Georgetown aforesaid on the west 
side of said River on a part of which the said Thomas Butler now lives, 
with the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging together 
with a certain tract of Marsh on Parkers Island which I purchased of 
the Heirs of Edward Hutchinson Esquire. — 

Item — I give and bequeath to my beloved Grand Son William Butler, 

Son of the said Thomas Butler all the residue and remainder of the 

said last mentioned tract of Land containing one hundred Acres and 

fronting in the whole width of said Tract of Land on Casco Bay to the 

Southward of Winnogance carrying place, to hold the same to him the 

said William Butler Son of the said Thomas and the Heirs of his body 

forever. — 

4 
Item — I will and order that the said Thomas Butler, F'ather ot the 

said William Butler shall take care of and manage the same Lands to 

the use of the said William Butler and to^his best profit and advantage 

during his Minority. — 

5 
Item — I will and ordain that in case my saitl Son William should die 

without Issue of his Body begotten, that then from and after his Death 
the Estate herein before devised to him shall enure to my said Son 
Thomas BuUer, and the Male Heirs of his body forever. — 

6 
Item — I will and ordain that my beloved Wife Martha and my l>augh- 
ter Sarah and Abigail Shall have the exclusive use and improvement of 
my Mansion House during the life of my said Wife, and 1 further will 



2 14 LINCOLN PROBATE RFXOROS. 

and ordain that my said beloved Wife during her natural life shall have 
the use and improvement of all my personal Estate now upon and un- 
to my homestead Estate on Arrowsick Island appertaining belonging 
and being ; excepting Two Cows, Twelve Sheep and all my Farmmg 
Utensils and the use of my Oxen and all the Manure of the Cattle up- 
on the Farm, which, I give to my said Son William during the natural 
life of my said Wife, for the better improvement of the said Farm 
which, the said William is to superintend oversee and manage and the 
annual profits thereof to be annually divided in equal Shares between 
the said William on the one part and my said Daughters and Wife on 
the other part, excepting the annual profits of the Cows and Sheep, 
which profits shall Accrue to the respective owners thereof for the 
time being. — 

7 
Item — I will and bequeath to my said Son William Butler at and after 

my Wife's decease all my said Farming Utensils, one Yoak of Oxen 
and Two Cows. — 

8 
Item — I also give to my said Son Thomas Butler, my Silver Watch, 
which he is to take into his possession immediately upon my decease. 

9 

Item — I give and bequeath to my said Sons, William and Thomas in 

common between Them my Share of the Fishing Boat and my Gunde- 
low. — 

lO 

Item — I also leave my Yawl Boat in common between my said Wife 
and Daughters & my said Son VVilliam and his family. — 

1 1 
Item — I will ordain and order that my said Son William his heirs ex- 
ecutors or administrators as a consideration for the Estate I have 
herein before given him, shall within Two Years after the Death of 
me and my said Wife and of the longest liver of Us, pay unto my said 
Daughters Sarah and Abigail Twenty Pounds Lawful Money each, pro- 
vided They or either of Them shall so long live. — 

12 

Item — I will ordain and order that my said Son Thomas his heirs exe- 
cutors or administrators as a consideration for the Estate which I have 
herein before given him, shall within Two Years after the decease of 
me and my Wife and of the longest liver of Us, pay unto my said 
Daughters Sarah and Abigail Ten pounds each, provided — They shall 
so long live. — 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 2 1 5 

13 

Item — I give and bequeath unto William Preble Son of Joseph Preble 
of said Georgetown to be immediately paid at my decease, Sixty 
Pounds Lawful money four Cows, Six Sheep, a Yoak of three Year old 
Stears, and a Bed and Beding together with half my Share in a certain 
lot of Marsh on Parkers Island which I purchased jointly with John 
Stinson esquire from Nathaniel Johnson Robbins, being in full for his 
services and dutiful behaviour towards me. 

14 
Item — I will and order that Forty pounds shall be paid to my Daugh- 
ter Martha Soaper in the proportion of Six pounds annually untill the 
whole shall be paid up, provided my said Daughter shall so long live, 
said payments to commence within one Year after my decease being 
in full for her services and dutiful behavior towards me. 

Item— I will and bequeath to each of my Daughters Sarah and Abigail 
a Bed and Beding to be paid and delivered to Them immediately up- 
on the decease of my said Wife. 

16 
Item — I give and bequeath unto my beloved Grand Son William But- 
ler Drummond Twenty pounds to be paid him at the age of Twenty 
one Years, also my other part of that certain lot of Marsh which I pur- 
chased with John Stinson esquire from Nathaniel Johnson Robbins. — 

17 
Item — I further will and order that the residue of my personal Estate 

not herein particularly disposed of, shall upon the decease of my said 
wife be equally divided between my Daughters Sarah, Abigail, Ann 
Drummond and Mary Preble wife of Joseph Preble aforesaid. — 

18 
Item— I will and ordain my said Son William Butler, Joseph Preble 

and Elijah Drummond all of said Georgetown Executors of this my 
last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my 
hand and Seal the day and Year above and before mentioned. 

William Butler (seal) 

Signed sealed published & declared by 
the said William Butler the Testator as 
& for his last Will and Testament in the 
presence of Us, who were present at the 
signing and Sealing thereof. 

J as. Davidson 

Benj'n Pattee 

John Fisher 



2l6 LINCOLN I'KOn.VlK RKCORIJS. 

A Codicil to be added to and taken as a i)art of the last Will and 
Testiment of me William Butler to which this is a part. I do hereby 
confirm my said last Will in all Things not in and by this Codicil al- 
tered or revoked. — 

I do in addition to what I have devised and beiiueathed to my Two 
Daughters Sarah and Abigail in and by my said Will further give de- 
vise and bequeath to my said Daughters full and free liberty to cut and 
haul or cause to be cut vt hauled for Their own use from the Home- 
stead or Farm I live upon as much wood as Tiiey may find necessary 
for Their own Fires and House Use. 

I also do in addition to what I have devised and bequeathed to my 
two Daughters Sarah and Abigail give devise and bequeath to my said 
Daughters Grass and Pasturage to be cut and fed from my Homesteail 
Farm as much as may be necessaiy for Two Cows. Also Land proper 
and Sufficient for a Garden to be held by Them during Their and each 
of Them remaining single and unmarried. — 

1 do also give and bequeath to my Son Thomas Tnuler his Heirs and 
Assigns forever Two .Acres of Land, bounded as follows, Viz.- easterly 
to the back River so called from Great Bald Head, from thence south 
westerly to the front or Kennebec River, on my Homestead farm, and 
northerly till the Two .Acres is compleat. — 

I do also give devise and bequeath unto my Son in law Elijah Drum- 
mond his Heirs and .Assigns forever The Land property & Privileges 
which he now enjoys and improves in a Saw Mill in which my said Son 
in law concerned, now stands, it being my meaning and intention that 
he and his Heirs shall hold the same forever free from the disturbance 
hindrence or molestation of my Son Thomas or any other Person 
claiming by, from, or Under me. 

William Butler. (seal) 

Signed sealed, published and declared 
by the said William Butler The Testator as 
for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament 
in the j)resence of Us who were present at 
the Signing and Sealing thereol. 

Jas. Davidson 

Benj'n Pattee 

John Fisher 

Probated 3 June, 1791. [V, 6 to 8.] 
Inventory by John Fisher, Benjamin Pattee and James \Villiams, all or 
Georgetown, 7 July, 1791. [V, 51-52.] 



LINCOLN PROUATK RIXOKU.S. 21 7 

In the name of God Amen- - - - 

The twentyeth day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and seventy six I James Nickels of New Castle in the County 
of Lincoln Centn. being very Sick and Weak in Body but of perfect 
mind and memory thanks be given to God for the same, and 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 Recom- 
mend my Soul in to the hands of God that gave it and for my Body I 
Recommend it to the Earth, to be buried in a Christian like and 
Decent manner at The Discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting 
but at the General Resurectlon 1 shall Receive the Same again by the 
mighty power of God, and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith 
it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and Devise and 
dispose of the same in manner and form following that is to Say — 
In the first place I give and bequeth to Ruth Nickels my Dearly 
beloved Wife my Whole personal F^state to be at her disposal to be 
disposed of at her Death in the way and manner She sail think proper 
and also the third part of my Real Estate, I give and bequeth to my 
beloved son John Nickels Eighty Acres of Land in the middle of the 
Great mash With a piece of mash adjoining to it, also I give and 
bequeth to Alexander Nickels my beloved Son, Eighty Acres of Land 
on the south side of fresh Water Cove on Kennedy's River, also I give 
and bequeth to my beloved Children, James Nickels William Nickels 
Ruth Fasset, Hanah Nickels Jann Nickels Fanny Nickels & Margaret 
Nickels the Whole Remainder of my Real Estate to be divided Equal- 
ly among them after the youngest Child is of Age — also I appoint 
my Dearly beloved Wife Ruth Nickels, Thomas Rice Esqr. and Cap- 
tain William Nickels Executors of this my last and Testament, and I 
also Will that no part of my Real Estate shall be sold Except to pay a 
lawful Debt. 

Also I Revoke and Disannul all and every other Wills and Legacies or 
power of Attorney given to any person or persons Whatsoever before 
this date this being my last will and Testament in Witness Whereof I 
have here unto set my hand and Seal the Day and Year above Written — 

James Nickels 

(seal) 
Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said James 
Nickels as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the 
Subscribers — 



ai8 LIN'CX)LN PROR\TE RECORDS. 

Archd : Robinson 
John Robinson 
Michael Ryan 

Thomas Rice declined executorship, 9 July, 1776. Probated 12 
Sep., 1792. John Nickels, Adm'r cum Testamenio annexo. [V, 10.] 

Be it Remembered, that I Dennis Getchell of Vassalborough, in the 
County of Lincoln and Stale of Massachusetts-Bay Yeoman, being of 
Sound Mind, & Memory, Do make and Ordain, this my last Will & 
Testament in manner Following-vizt — 

I st- I will that all my Just Debts, & Funeral Charges be paid out of 
my Estate 

2d- I give unto my beloved Wife Margaret my Best Bed & Sufficient 
furniture therewith — 

3d I give unto my Son Dennis The whole of the Lot of Land I now 
Live on, being the front Division of Lott No. 85 East Side of Kenne- 
bec River in Vassalboro' save what I sold to Amos Child- with about 

Acres purchased of my Brother Nehemiah as pi Deed bearing 

date ninth month Seventeen hundred Nmety, will appear, together 

with all the Previleges tS: Appurtenances to the same belonging or in 
anywise appertaining — also all the remainder of my Estate, I die pos- 
sessed of. Both real & personal & of what name or Nature soever 
except the Reserves hithertofore, and hereafter made. He the said 
Dennis on His part & in Consideration thereof, paying all my Just 
Debts, & legacies herein mentioned — and also Support & Maintain in 
a Comfortable Manner my Wife Margaret during her living in a State 
of Widowhood — or untill she may see Cause to Marry again — she 
yielding what Assistance she can towards her own & the Families 
Support — cS: also He the said Dennis is to Maintain, Support, bring up, 
& Educate according to Reasonable Expectation my Six Children here 
named vizt. Margaret, David, Anstrus, Lidia, Fanney & Mary, untill 
they the Girls shall come to the Age of Eighteen Years, &: my Son 
David to the Age of Twenty One Years-at which periods of Time I 
will that He my Son Dennis shall give each of my Daughters afore- 
said a Cow each. They the said Daughters — & the said David during 
their State of Minority yielding all Reasonable Aid & Help in & for 
Their own Support. 

4ly. I give unto my Son Elihu five shillings — 
5ly. I give unto my Son Edmund five shillings 
61y. I give unto my Daughter Abigail five shillings 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. ^ 1 9 

,^y. I give unto my Son Remington the Eastern UMo! the Back Di- 

i ion o, Lott NO 84, East Side Kennebek ^'^" "^J'^f^^,^^^^,, 

81y I give unto my Son David the Western Iralf of the aforesa.a 

^;S^^JiZ^X Vonngest Daughter shaU arrive to the 
Age of Eighteen Years, that an equal Distribution be made of the re- 
taUer o, my Household Goods, to my Daughters Margaret, Anstrus, 

t:^^TorL::trFLdJohnTaberOuardia„to my Son David, 

?.;;trmrt:t-tmTK.end John Xaber E.ecutor . this 
my last W,ll & Testament Desireing His assistance rn Execute ng the 
:^e According to the True Intent & ™-ning thereof D.saowm. 
and Disannulling, all other Wills by me H.thertofore "^^e^ In VV^t 
ness whereof I Hereunto Set my hand & Seal th,s Second day of the 

Ninth Month Seventeen hundred Nraety. 

Nintn mo. ^g ^^^ ^^^^^ "Margarrt & 

o- ,j c u * P„Hished bv "ords "6- TcstamenI" were 

^^^:^^^ -"-^"«:;?" 

last Will & Testament .n presence ^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ 

of us the Subscribers 

Remington Hobby, 

David Dickey 

William Getchell rv t ^ t c 1 

Probated 6 Jan., 1792- L^' U-^S-J 

Samuel Silvester, late of Pownalbcrough. Mary Silvester, of Pov,- 
nalborough, widow, Adm'x, 27 Dec, .79t. [V, .9-=^o.] DavrdS.l 
vester and Timothy Parsons, both of Pownalboroughsurefes In- 
ventory by Jonathan Williamson, William Sevey and Ebenezer «h,t. 
tier all of Pownalborough, 3 Mar., 179^, ^3^° ' '? • "• L^ ' '"J 

George Bradford, late of Winslow. W.lliam Bradford, of Wmslow 
AdTn'r, .7 Jan., .793. [V, .0-3..] Samuel Grant and Jeremtah 
Fairfield both of Vassalborough, sureties. 

a c Boney, late of Wmthrop. Hannah Boney, of W-throp^ w^d^ 
ow, .Mm'x, ,7 Jan., .793. [V, 3..] Samuel Wood an^ R "b» 
Brainerd both of Winthrop, sureties. Inventory by Amos Stevens, 
Natha:tlFa,rbanksand W.l.iam PuUen, all of Winthrop .3 Feb 
,,oj rV ^61 Additional inventory 10 Jan., I793- L^". -3° 
'I,.] Na'thaniel Fairbanks and Samuel Wood, commissioners to ex- 



2 20 I INCOl.N IKOllAJK Kl.COKDS. 

amine claims. [VI 1, .727.] Widow's dower set off by Nathaniel 
Fairbanks, Samuel Wood and \\illiam Pullen. 22 Se])., 1794. [VII, 
228.] Advertisement of sale of real estate, 24 Sep., 1794. [V11,22S.J 
Daviil Jackson, late of Hallowell. Rebeckah Jackson, widow, and 
Benjamin Stickney, both of Hallowell, Adm'rs, 17 Jan., 1792. [V, 
22.] James Page and Jason Livermore, both of Hallowell, sureties. 
Inventory by Nathaniel Dummer, Samuel Dutton and James Carr, all 
of Hallowell, 10 May, 1792, ;^505 : o: 2. [V, 101-102.] Daniel 
Cony and William Brooks, both of Hallowell, commissioners to exam- 
ine claims. [V, 207-20S.] Inventory of real estate at Sandy ri\er by 
James Carr and Isaac Savage, both of Hallowell, and John Blunt, of 
Winthrop, 21 Jan.. 1794, £, 2\: 7. o. [V, 210.] Advertisement 
of sale of real estate, 13 Feb., 1794. [V, 211.] Account filed, 5 
.Sep., I 794. [\". 212-213.] Distribution ordered 6 Nov., 1794. \\ , 
213-214.] Advertisement of sale of real estate, 10 Feb., 1794. \y , 

Nathaniel Foster, late of Woolwich, shipwright. Dorothy I'ostt-r, of 
Woolwich, widow, Adm'x, 6 Feb.. 1792. [V, 22-23.] Aaron .Abbot 
and Thomas Snell, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventor) l)y David 
Ciilmore, .\bner Wade and Richard Harnden, all of Woolwich, 14 Feb., 
1792,^207: 7: 6. [^\ 52-53.] Samuel Harnden and David (Jil- 
more, both of Woolwich, commissioners to examine claims. [V. 184.] 
Widow's dower set off by David (iilmore, Richard Harnden and Ab- 
ner Wade, 8 .A])., 1794. [V, 186.] Advertisement of sale of real 
estate 17 Mar., 1794. [\', 186-7.] Account filed and distribution 
ordered 30 May, 1794. [V, 187 and 200-201.] 

Hatherly Foster, hue of Bath. Hatherly Foster, of Bath, .Vdm'r, 15 
Mar., 1792. \\ , 23.] Consider Tnrner and Caleb Marsh, both of 
Bath, sureties. Inventory by Joshua Philbrook, Ilphraim Fitts and 
Joseph Lambard, all of Bath, 2 June, 1792, ;^i90 : 19 : o. [V, 94.] 
John, minor son, and Martha, minor daughter, chose Dummer Sewall, 
of Bath, i(j be their guardian, 26 May, 1797. [^ H, 55.] Dummer 
.Sewall, guardian unto Benjamin, Alexaniler and Thomas, minor sons. 
26 May, 1797. [^Ilj 55-56.] Yearly value of real estate appraised 
at $42- by Joshua Philbrook, Christopher Cushing and Laban Loring, 
all of liath, 8 Sep., 1797. [.VII, 157.] .Account filed 1986!)., 1797. 
[VII, 157.] I)i\ision of personal estate among Charles, Hatherly, 
William, John, Benjamin, Martha, .Alexander and Thomas, 19 Sep., 
I 797. [VII, 2 1 1 --• I 2.] Division of real estate among same by Josh- 



I.IN'COI.N I'Ror-.VJE KrX'ORDS. 221 

ua Pliilbrook, Christopher Cushing and Joseph Sewall, all of Bath, 19 
Ap., 1798. [\'lI,7o.] Account of Dummer Sewall, guardian of Al- 
exander, filed 24 Aug., 1804. [Unrecorded.] 

John Winchell, late of 'iopsham. Samuel Winchell, of Topsham, 
Adm'r, 28 May, 1792, [V, 30-31.] Inventory by John Patten, 
James Fulton, and Josei)h (rraves, all of Topsham, 4 July, 1792, 
^313 : 2 : 4. [V, 97.] John Fulton and Ezekiel Thompson, 
both of Topsham. commissioners to examine claims. [V, 
r76.] Advertisement of sale of real estate, 23 Sep., 1793. [V, 
178.] Account filed 29 Ap., 1794. [V, 179.] bistribution ordered 
29 May, 1794. [V, 174-5-] 

Timothy Foster, late of Winthrop. Sibella Foster, widow, Adm'x. 
Inventory by Josiah French, Benjamin Brainerd and Benjamin Fair- 
banks, all of Winthrop, 13 June, 1785,^565 : 18 : 10. [V, 31 to 33.] 
Division of real estate by John Page, Josiah French and Benjamin 
White, all of AVinthrop, 2 June, 1786 : dower to widow, remainder to 
Timothy Foster, 1 )avid Foster, Stewart Foster, Stephen Foster, Micajah 
Dudley and Ephraim Stevens. [V, 34.] 

Francis Perry, late a resident of Pownalborough. Ezra Taylor, of 
Pownalborough. Adm'r, 31 May, 1792. [V, 34-35.] Samuel Good- 
win, of Pownalborough, and William Haley, of Pittslon. sureties. In- 
\entory by Philip Theobald, Samuel Goodwin, Jr., and l>ouis Houde- 
lette, all of Pownalborough, 2 July, 1792, jQ6 : 8 : 2. to which Adm'r 
adds a sum of money. £.- : r6 : o. [^T, 62-63.] Account filed 29 
Ap., 1794. [VI. 64.] 

In the Name of (iOD. .\men. I Olixer Robins of Thomaston in 
the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts veoman, 
being sitk and weak in Bu(l\-. but of perfect Mindantl Memorv, Thanks 
be given unto (iOD ; calling to Mind the Mortality of mv Bodv, and 
knowing that it is a])])ointe(l for all Men once to die j do make and 
ordain this my last \\\\\ and 'JVstament : That is to sav, i)rincipally 
and first of all, I gi\ e and recommend my Soul into the Hand of Al- 
mighty (iod, that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be 
buried in decent Christian Burial, at the Discretion of m\- Jvxecutors ; 
nothing iloubting but at the general Resurrection 1 shall receive the 
same again by the mighty Power of (iod. And as touching such world- 
ly Estate wherewidi it has pleased Gcxl, to bless me in this Life, I give, 
demise, and dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form 

hiipiimis. I give and bequeath unto my well belo\ed Son Oliver 



2 22 MNC01>' PROBATE RECORDS. 

Robins junior the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to him by my Ex- 
ecutors, which together with what he has already received is his full 
part or Share out of my Estate. 

Item. I give and becjueath unto my well beloved Son Otis Robins 
the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to him by my Executors which 
together with what he has already received is his full part or Share out 
of my Estate. 

Item. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my well beloved Sons Shep- 
pard Robins and Rufus Robins, whom I likewise constitue, make and 
ordain joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament, all my Lands, 
Messuages, and Tenements of what name or nature soever, together 
with all my wearing Apparel, Husbandry Tools, and Cattle of all kinds, 
and all my other Estate of what name or nature soever, excepting 
what is herein otherwise particularly disposed of, by them freely to be 
possessed and enjoyed, and to be equally divided, for Quantity and, 
Quality, between them or their legal Representatives, they paying my 
just Debts, Funeral Expences, and the Legacies hereby otherwise 
given ; but if either of them shall not arrive at the Age of twenty and 
One Year, nor have Children of his own, or marry, the surviver to 
possess and enjoy the whole. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well-beloved Daughter Elioe- 
nai Crocket the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by My Exe- 
cutors, which together with what she has already received is her full 
Part or Share out of my Estate. 

Item. I ^ive and bequeath unto my well-beloved Daughter Sybel 
Fales the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, 
which, with what she has already received is her full Part or Share out 
of my Estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Lois 
Killsa the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, 
which, with what she has already received is her full Part or Share out 
of my Estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Lucy 
Butler the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, 
which, with what she has already received is her full Part or Share out 
of my Estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Sabra 
Barrows the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, 
which, with what she has already received is her full Part or Share out 
of my Estate. 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 223 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Mella 
Butlei the Sum of Five Shillings to be paid to her by my Executors, 
which with what she has already received is her full part or Share out 
of my Estate. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Betsey 
Robins, my Feather- Beds, Case of Drawers, Tables, Chares, and Pew- 
ter with all my other Household Furniture to be by her free possessed 
and enjoyed ; together with two Cows to be paid and delivered to her 
by my Executors when she arrives at the Age of twenty and one Years 
or on her Marriage. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and 
disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Be- 
quests, and Executors by me in any ways before-named, willed and be- 
queathed ; 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 this twenty Second Day of March, in the Year of LORD 
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine Two 
Signed, Sealed, published pronounced his 

and declared by the said Oliver Robins Oliver X Robins (seal) 

as his last Will and Testament in the Mark 

Presence of us 
James Stackpole 
Saml Jennison 
David Fales 

Probated 31 May, 1792. Oliver Robins, Adm'r cum Testamento an- 
nexo, 31 May, 1792. [V, 35-36.] Inventory by Mason Wheaton, 
James Weed and Samuel Brown, all of Thomaston, 2 July, 1792, 
^655:13:0. [V, 99-100.] Oliver Robins, guardian unto Rufus, 
minor son, 22 June, 1799. [IX, 180.] 

Peter LeMercier, late of Pownalborough, merchant. Polly Le- 
Mercier, of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 26 Dec, 1791; 
Jaque Goud, of Pownalborough, and Nicholas Gaubert, of Bowdoin- 
ham, sureties. Inventory by Daniel Spring, William Lewis and Sam- 
uel Goodwin, Jr., all of Pownalborough, 29 Dec, 1791, ;^23o : 14 : 3. 
[V, 41-42.] Edmund Bridge and Samuel Woodward, both of Pow- 
nalborough, commissioners to examine claims. [VI, 65.] Widow's 
dower set off by Daniel Spring, Samuel Woodward and Carr Barker, all 
of Pownalborough, 7 Nov., 1792. [VI, 67.] Advertisement of sale 
of real estate, 25 Jan., 1793. [VI, 68.] Account filed and distribu- 
tion ordered 9 Jan., 1795. [VI, 1 1 1 to 113.] Advertisement of sale 



224 I.IXCt'I.N !>R(ir..\ll. KlX(iUl». 

of real esta^.^ K) Mar., 1795. [VI. 1:3-114.] Anount fik-d 2S 
May, 1785. [VI, 115.] 

Mary Jennison, late of C.ambden, spinster. William Oregory, of 
Cambden, Adm'r, 14 Jan., 1792 : Moses Copeland, of Warren, and 
Samuel Tolman, of Thomaston, sureties. [V. 45.] 

Mehitabel drover, of Georgetown, widow, //<'// compos. John White, 
of (Georgetown, guardian, 5 June, 1792. [V, 47.] 

|ohn Orr, late of Ikistol. Rosanna McMillen, of iJoothbay, widow, 
Adm'x, 24 Julv, 1792. [V, 84-85.] Samuel Montgomery and John 
Murray, both of T.oothbay, sureties. Inventory by Jonas Fitch and 
James Huston, both of Bristol, and James Little, of Newcastle, 15 
Aug., 1792, ;^i55 : 10 : o. [V, 85.] Thomas McClure and James 
Little, commissioners to examine claims. [VI, 53.] Account filed 8 
Sep., 1794. [VI, 54-] 

Samuel Brown, late of Boothbay. Mary Brown, widow, declined 
administration, 15 June, 1792. John Murray, of T'.oothbay, Adm'r, 
25 July, 1792. [V, 86.] Samuel Montgomery and Thomas Boyd, 
both of Boothbay, sureties. 

Martha, Alexander and Samuel, minor children of Samuel Wylis, 
late of Boothbay, chose Hugh Rogers, of (Georgetown, to be their 
guardian, 5 Oct., 1792. Robert, minor son of said Samuel Wylie, 
chose David King, of Bath, to be liis guardian, 29 Srj).. 1792. [V, 
87-88.] 

James .McC'obb, Ir.. late of (leorgetown. Mary McCobb, of 
Georgetown, widow, Adm'x, 7 Sep., 1792. \\ , 88.] Jordan Barker 
and lost ph Bowker, both of (Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by Jor- 
dan Parker, Mlijah Drunimond and Joseph ISowker, all of Georgetown 
5 Xo\., 1792.^,10: 16; o. [\'l, 223.] 

Nathaniel Leenian. late of l';dgeronil). Bvtty l.ceman, of k'.dge- 
(omb. widow, ,\(hn'\, 7 Aug.. 1 792. [\'. S9.] Henry I.eeniaii and 
W illiaui P'ow. both of I'owiialb-irongh. sureties. Inventory \^\ W'ill- 
iam I'atterson. Mbcnczer Gove and Isaac ('iiir>)rd, 22 Aug., 1792, 
y_'2oS : II : ;,. [\I, 229-230.] 

In the Name of God .\nien. I John McGarler of a place called St, 
(Georges, in the ("ounly of Lincoln and State of .Massachusetts Bay in 
New I'^ngland \eoman. Being tho' weak in body yet of jierfect mind 
and memorv, thanks be yiven unto (God : calling into mind the mor- 



LINCOLN I'ROBATE RECORDS. 2 2^ 

tality 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 
tiie Hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to 
the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial at the Discretion of 
my of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection- 
I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as 
touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless 
me in this Life, I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the follow- 
ing manner and form. 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Jane, Ten 
Acres of Land, beginning at the Extremity of a point of I^nd, Com- 
monly Called VVinslow's point, bounded between St Georges River and 
a Cove Called Thomsons Cove, and running North Easterly along Said 
River ; untill a Line running West North West, from said River to the 
Cove afore said includes the Ten Acres aforesaid : Also a Cow and 
three Sheep within Six months after my Decease. 
Item. I Give unto my well beloved Daughter Mary Ten Acres of Land 
(adjoining to that bequeathed to my Daughter Jean) and running 
North Easterly along said River untill a West North West Line as 
afore said Shall include Ten Acres, Abo Two Cows and three Sheep, 
to be delivered as afore said, together with the priviledge of the North 
westerly front room as long as she may require it. 
Item I Give unto my well beloved Daughter Margaret Ten Acres of 
Land nex adjoining to that bequethed to my Daughter Mary, and 
running up along said river North Easterly untill a Line running West 
North west as aforesaid Shall include ten Acres, also a Cow and three 
Sheep to be delivered as aforesaid by my Executor 
Item I Give to my well beloved Daughter Elizabeth Ten Acres of Land 
next adjoining to that bequeathed to my Daughter Margaret and run- 
ning up along said River North Easterly untill a Line running West 
North west, includes ten acres, also a Cow and three Sheep to be de- 
livered as afore Said by my Executor 

Item I give unto my well beloved and Only Son James, the whole of 
my Land (except what is already bequeathed as is above Specified) to- 
gether with all the Buildings thereon, together with all my personal 
Estate, Excepting what is herein bequeathed 

Item I give unto the Children of my well beloved Daughter Martha 
Deceased each one a Guinea to be paid them as Soon as the Oldest of 

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J 26 LINCOIJJ TROtl-MK RKa^RDS. 

them Comes of Age 

Lastly I do Constitute, make, and ordain my Son James McCarter Sole 
Executor of this my last Will and Testament. And do hereby utterly 
disallow, revoke, and disannul all, and every other former Testaments, 
Wills, Legacies, 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 do hereunto Set my hand and Seal this fifth 
day of February Annoque Domini One thousand Seven hundred and 
Eighty nine his 

John X McCarter (seal) 
Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced, Mark 

and Declared, by the Said John McCarter 
as his last Will and Testament, in the 
presence of us, who in his presence, and 
in the presence of each other, have 
hereunto Subscribed our Names 
John NichoUs, D. M 
Jona. Nutting 
John McKellar 

Probated i8 Sep., 1792. [V, 94-95.] Inventory by Moses Cope- 
land, of Warren, Seth Vose and Marlboro Packard, both of Cushing, 
12 Dec, 1792, ^897: 8:3. [V, 195-6.] 

Martin Sidelinger, late of Waldoborough. Agreement among heirs, 
viz : Peter Sidelinger, George Sidelinger, Daniel Sidelinger, Charles 
Sidelinger, Andrew Storer, Charles Brodman, who in their agreement 
mentioned as an heir one Jacob Rominger then living in North Caro- 
lina, and Mary Sidelinger, widow of deceased. [V, 102-103.] Peter 
Sidelinger, of Waldoborough, .'Vdm'r, 13 Mar., 1793. [V, 130-1.] 
Peter Light, of Waldoborough, and Benjamin Kinsel, of Nobleborough, 
sureties. 

Jesse Davis, late of Bowdoin. Hannah Davis, of Bowdoin, widow, 
and Joshua Davis, of Sidney, Adm'rs, j Oct., 1795. [V, 106.] Ez- 
ekiel Thompson, of Topsham, and James Curtis, of Brunswick, sureties. 
Inventory by Isaac Hinkley and Samuel Tibbets, both of Bowdoin, 
and James Wilson, of Topsham, 30 Oct.. 1792, ;^359 : 4: 3. [VI, 
116.] John Merrill, of Topsham, and Samuel Tibbets, of Bowdoin, 
commissioners to examine claims. [VT, 117.] Widow's dower set 
off by Isaac Hinkley, John Merrill and Samuel Tibbets, 15 July, 1795. 



UNCOI-N PROBATE RhXORDS. 2 27 

[VI, I20.] Advertisement of sale of real estate i6 Sep., 1795. [^^' 
139.] Account filed 27 May, 1796. [VI, 140.] Distribution or- 
dered 30 May, 1796. [VI, 1 49-1 5 1.] Seth Hinkley, of Bowdoin, 
guardian unto Jonathan and Rebecca, minor children, 10 Jan., 1799. 
[IX, 1 78.] Rachel, minor daughter, chose Seth Hinckley, of Lisbon, 
to be her guardian, 25 Aug., 1804. [IX, 252.] 

Joseph Stevens, late of Winthrop. Jonas Stevens, of Winthrop, 
Adm'r, 20 Dec, 1792. [V, 107.] Joel Chandler and Cyrus Bald- 
win, both of Winthrop, sureties. Inventory by Paul Lambert and 
Ebenezer Davenport, both of Winthrop, and John Gray, of Readfield, 
26 Dec, 1792, ;^i28 : 12 : 7. [V, 120.] 

John Conely, of Bristol, non compos. Joshua Cross, of Bristol, 
guardian, i Jan., 1793. [V, 108.] Inventory by Thomas Thompson, 
Henry Fosset and James Drummond, all of Bristol, 31 May, 1793, 
;^2ii : 5 : 8. [VI, 165-6.] Account filed 9 Jan., 1795 and 27 May, 
1795, [VI, 166 to 169.] Advertisement of sale of real estate 22 
Jan., 1796. [VI, 250.] Account filed 8 Sep., 1797. [VI, 252.] 
Joshua Cross, Adm'r, 11 Sep., 1797. [VII, 153-4.] Inventory 
by Thomas Thompson, Andrew Parsons and Alexander Robinson, all 
of Bristol, 24 Oct., 1797, $537. 33; account filed 4 June, 1798. 
[VIII, 98.] 

Peter Parker, minor son, and Prudence Parker, minor (laughter, of 
Peter Parker, Jr., late of Groton, Middlesex County, chose John 
French Woods, of a place called Sandy River, to be their guardian. 
10 Jan., 1793. [V, 1 20-1 2 1.] 

Moses Dudley, of Sandy-river, non compos. William Reed, of Sandy- 
river, guardian, 9 Jan., 1793. [V, 123.] 

Elizabeth Jewett, of Edgecomb, lately the wife of James Jewett, of 
Edgecomb, non compos. Moses Davis, of Edgecomb, guardian, 4 
Oct., 1792. [V, 128.] Account filed 6 Jan., 1808. [XII, 377-8.] 

Josiah Butterfield, late of Vassalborough. George Warren, of Wins- 
low, Adm'r, 10 June, 1793. [V, 131.] James Bridge, of Hallowell, 
and John Peirce, of Winslow, sureties. Inventory by William Pattee 
and Solomon Parker, both of Winslow, and David Smiley, of Sidney, 
12 Aug., 1793, ;i{^ioo : o: o. [VII, 88.] Account filed, 19 Jan., 
,796. [VII, 89.] 

Benjamin Hussey, late of Nobleborough. Hannah Hussey, of 
Nobleborough, widow, Adm'x, 3 Ap., 1793. [V, 132.] James Hall 
and David Dennis, both of Nobleborough, sureties. Inventory b} 



228 LINCOLN I'KOLATK K^:CORr)S. 

Joseph Rust, Ihomas Merrill and John Clark, all of Nobleborough, 
6 Ap., 1793, [VI, 60-61.] Hannah, wido^v, guardian unto Elsa, 
minor daughter, 17 Sep., 1793. [VI, 61-62.] Account filed 30 Sep., 
1 796, at which date the administratrix had become the wife of John 
Austin. [VI, 240.] Widow's dower set off by David Dennis, Joseph 
Rust and John Winslow, all of Nobleborough, 10 Ap., 1795. L^^' 
241-2.] John Austin, of Nobleborough, Adm'r, dc bonis non, 27 
fune, 1805. [IX, 86.] Klse, minor daughter, chose Joseph Hussey, 
of Nobleborough, to be her guardian, 9 May, 1807. [IX, 277.] 
Accounts filed 27 Sep., 1806, and 9 May, 1807. [XII, 45 and 173.] 
Advertisement of sale of real estate 16 May, 1807. [XII, 348.] 

Robert Miller, late of Bristol. Nancy Miller, of Bristol, widow, 
Adm'x, 14 June, 1793. [V, 133.] Samuel Nickels, of Newcastle, 
and Benjamin Rackliff, of Kdgecomb, sureties. Inventory by Thomas 
Boyd, of lioothbay, Samuel Clark and Henry Hunter, both of Bristol, 
30 July, 1793, ;^32 : 14 : 4. [V, 204.] Henry Hunter and Thomas 
Boyd, commissioners to examine claims. [V, 205.] Account filed, 
16 Sep., 1794. [V, 206.] Distribution ordered, 10 Dec, 1794. 
[V, 207.] 

Henry McKenney, Jr., late of a place called Seven mile brook. 

John Cray, of Seven mile brook, Adm'r, 6 June, 1793. [V, 133-4. J 
Oliver Wood, of Norridgewalk, and William Cray, of Pownalborough, 
sureties. Inventory by James Waugh, of Sandy river, Silas Wood, of 
Norridgewalk, and Jonathan .\mes, of Seven mile brook, ^246 : 10 : 2, 
to which Adm'r adds bricks valued at ;^ii : 3: o. [VI, 76-77.] 
Widow's dower set off by James Jones, John Hilton and John Moore, 
Jr., all of Seven mile brook, 21 Aug., i797- [VI, 236.] Account 
filed 8 Sep., 1797. [VI, 236-7.] 

Anna Bradbury, of Pownalborough, widow, tion compos. John 
Sevey, of Pownalborough, guardian, 23 Jan,, 1793. [V, 134- 
5.] Inventory by Thomas Rice, Ebenezer Whittier and Jeremiah 
Dalton, all of Pownalborough, 12 Mar., 1793, jCa'2 : 8 : o. [V, 236- 
7.] Wyman Bradbury Sevey, of Pownalborough. guardian. 15 Mar., 

1796- [VI, '3:v] 

Samuel Kennedy, late of Newcastle. Mary Kennedy declined ad 
ministration, 15 Aug., 1793. Robert Kennedy, of Newcastle, Adm'r, 
16 Aug., 1793. [135-6.] David Kennedy, of Newcastle, and Briggs 
Turner, of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Charles Chase, 
Thomas Cunningham and Abernathy Cargill. all of Newcastle. 13 Nov., 



LINCOLN I'R<3BATE RIXORIiS. 229 

I 793, ;i{^i44 : o : o. [Unrecorded.] 

William Kennedy, late of Newcastle, mariner. Robert Kennedy, 
of Newcasde, Adm'r, 16 Aug., 1793. [V, 136.] David Kennedy, 
of Newcastle, and Briggs Turner, of Pownalborough, sureties. 
Sarah Kennedy, of Newcastle, widow, Adm'x de bonis non, 8 Dec, 
*795- [VII, 209-210.] Samuel Kennedy and Thomas Cunningham, 
both of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory by Charles Chase, Thomas 
Cunningham and Abernathy Cargill, all of Newcastle, 21 Dec, 1795, 
$267.33. [VII, 210-211.] Advertisement of sale of real estate 28 
July, 1797. [VIII, 49.] Report of Samuel Nickels and Charles 
Chase, commissioners to examine claims. [VIII, 50.] Account filed 
7 Jan., 1 798, at which dale the administratrix had become the wife 
of Stephen Jewett. [VIII, 50.] Distribution ordered 15 Jan., 1799. 
[VIII, 51.] 

Abraham Whittemore, Jr., late of Bowdoinham, mariner. Hez- 
ekiah Purrinton, of Bowdoinham, Adm'r, 8 May, 1793. [V, 137.] 
Elihu Getchel and James Purrinton, both of Bowdoinham, sureties. In- 
ventory by George Maxwell, Stephen Whitmore and George Thomas, 
all of Bowdoinham, 14 May, 1793, ^13 12:9. [V, 196-7.] Elihu 
Getchel and Stephen Whitmore, commissioners to examine claims. 
[V, 197.] Distribution of estate ordered 30 May, 1794. [V, 199.] 

Benjamin Thompson, late of Topsham. Rhoda Thompson, of 
Topsham, widow, Adm'x, 29 July, 1793. [V, 137-8.] Ezekiel 
Thompson, of Topsham, and Benjamin Ham, of Bath, sureties. 

Robert Clarke, late of Topsham. Samuel Thompson, of Topsham, 
Adm'r, 29 July, 1793. [V, 138.] Ezekiel Thompson, of Topsham, 
and Benjamin Ham, of Bath, sureties. Elenor, widow, declined ad- 
ministration 3 May, 1 79 1. Samuel, oldest son, declined administration 
18 Aug., 1 79 1. Inventory by John Merrill, Actor Patten and James 
Wilson, all of Topsham, 26 Mar., 1794, ^149: 19:9. [VI, 239.] 

Jacob Eaton, late of a place called Sandy-river. Elizabeth 
Eaton, of Sandy-river, widow, .Adm'x, 15 Jan., 1793. [V, 139.] 
Supply Belcher and John French Woods, both of Sandy-river, sureties. 
Inventory by Robert Gore, William Reed and Samuel Sewall, all of 
Sandy river, ^617 : 2 : ri. [VI, 183-4.] 

Rachel, reputed daughter of Seth Delano, of Winthrop, chose Abiel 
Walton, of Wintlirop, to be her guardian. 26 Oct., 1793. [V, 139- 
140.] 

Eoyes Cooper Jameson, late of Warren, a minor. Kaiey Cox, of 



230 LINCOLN probata: RECORDS. 

Warren, widow Adm'x, 17 Sep., 1793. [^» ^4^'] Moses Cope 
land and William Bogs, both of Warren, sureties. 

Joseph Decker, late of Edgecomb, mariner. Sarah Decker, 
of Edgecomb, widow, Adm'x, 4 Jan., 1793. [^> i4^-] Moses 
Davis, of Edgecomb, and Ebenezer Whittier of Pownalborough, 
sureties. Inventory by Francis Cook and John Huse, both of Pow- 
nalborough, and Ebenezer Gove, of Edgecomb, 27 Mar., 1793, 
^574: 2:9. [V, 142.] Francis Cook, of Pownalborough, and 
Barnabas Sears, of Edgecomb, commissioners to examine claims. 
[V, 225.] Distribution of estate 26 Aug., 1795. [VI, 91 to 93.] 
Widow's dower set off by Moses Davis, of Edgecomb, John Huse and 
Francis Cook, both of Pownalborough, 2 Jan., 1795. [VI, 127-8.] 
Advertisement of sale of real estate 18 Feb., 1795. [VI, 128.] 
Account filed 28 May, 1795. [V'l, 129-130.] 

Thomas Bowers Hurrup, late of a place called Barretts-town. 
Betsey Hurrup, of Barretts-town, widow, Adm'x, 11 July, 1793. 
[V, 145.] William Thompson, of Thomaston, and John Gordon, Jr., 
of Camden, sureties. Inventory by William Hewitt, John Hilt and 
Samuel Bartlett, all of Barrettstown, 7 Sep., 1793. ^217: 15: 5. 
[V, 146.] William Gregory and Peter Ott, both of Camden, com- 
missioners to examine claims. [V^, 222.] Widow's dower set off t/ 
William Hewitt and John Hilt, both of Barrettstown, and John Mc- 
Kellar, of Gushing, 10 Oct., 1793. [V, 224.] Advertisement of sale 
of real estate 23 Sep., 1794. [V, 224-5.] Sale of reversion of wid- 
ow's dower advertised 10 June, 1795; account filed and distribution 
ordered 10 Dec, 1795. [VI, 109 to m.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. I William Bogs of Warren in the 
County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Yeoman, 
being sick and weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory, Thanks 
be given unto GOD; calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and 
knowing that it appointed unto all Men one to die ; do make and or- 
dain this my last Will and Testament ; That is to say, principally and 
first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the Hand of almighty 
God, that gave it, and my Body I recommend unto the Earth, to be 
buried in decent Christian Burial, at the Discretion of my Executors, 
nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection, I shall receive the 
same again by the mighty Power of God. .'\nd as touching such 
worldly P-state wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 23 1 

I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and 
Form. 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Mary 
Bogs the improvement, use and Occupation of one third part of all my 
real Estate to be by her freely used and enjoyed during her natural 
Life; together with one third pait of all my moveables and personal 
Estate (after the Payment of my just Debts and Settlement of the Es- 
tate) to be by her freely possessed and enjoyed. 

Item. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my well beloved Sons and 
Daughters, Joseph Bogs, Ephraim Bogs, Alexander Bogs, Isabel Bogs, 
Lucy Bogs, and Rachel Bogs, the whole of my Homestead, with the 
out Meadows thereunto belonging containing One Hundred Acres in 
the whole, with the House Barn and other Buildings thereon, to be 
equally divided to and amongst them, or their legal Representatives ; 
(but the Sons respective according to their age to have the Right of 
Redemption) and also the whole of my personal Estate, not herein 
otherwise particularly disposed of, to be equally divided to and amongst 
them and each of them 

Item. I give, devise, and bequeath unto my said well beloved Sons 
Joseph, Ephiaim and Alexander all my out Lands and other real Estate 
to be equally divide to and amongst them, and each of them. 
Item I give and bequeath unto my true and loving Neice Elizabeth 
Bogs, one Cow, two Sheep, and two Lambs to be levied and paid for 
out of the whole of my Estate. 

My further Wills that my Sons Ephraim and Alexander, and my said 
Daughter Rachel be properly taught and instructed in School learning 
suitable for Persons of their Station to be paid for out of the whole of 
ray Estate. 

I do likewise constitute make and ordain my said dearly beloved 
Wife, together with my said Son Joseph Bogs joint Executors of this 
my last Will and Testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke 
and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Legacies, Be- 
quests and Executors by me in any wise before named, willed and 
bequeathed ; ratifying confirming this and no other to be my last ^ViIt 
and Testament. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 
twentieth Day of June in the Year of our LORD One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and ninety two. 

William Bogs (seal) 



«32 LINCOLN TROBATE RFICORDS. 

Signed sealed published pronounced 
and declared by the said William 
Bogs as his last Will and Testament 
in the Presence of us 
William Bogs junr 
Robert Bogs 
David Fales 

Probated i8 Sep., 1792. [V, 147-8] 
Moses Copeland and Thomas Kirkpatrick, both of Warren, sureties. 
Inventory by David Fales, of Thomaston, Thomas Starret and John 
Watt, both of Warren, 24 Oct., 1792,^618 : 19 : 8, to which executors 
added debts due the estate, ^57 : 19 : 2. [V, 239 to 241.] Account 
filed, 13 Sep., 1794. [V, 241-2.] P'.phraim, minor son, chose Thurs- 
ton Whiting, of Warren, to be his guardian, 1 1 Feb., 1795. [VI, 27.] 
Joseph Bogs, of Warren, guardian unto Alexander and Rachel, minor 
children, 1 1 Feb., 1795. [VI, 28.] Lucy, minor daughter, chose 
William Bogs, of Warren, to be her guardian, 11 Feb., 1795. [VI, 
29.] Division of estate by Rufus Crane, Joseph Copeland and Thom- 
as Kirkpatrick, all of W'arren, among Joseph, Ephraim and Alexander, 
sons of deceased, accepted 17 Sep., 179S. [VIH, 51-52.] .Account 
filed, 17 Sep., 1798. [VIII, 52-53.] 

In the Name of God Amen 

the thirty first Day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand 
Seven Hundred Ninety & two. I Robert Sproul of Bristol in the 
County of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gentleman 
Being Very Sick & weak in Body : But of Perfect mind and Memory : 
thanks be given unto God, therefore. Calling unto mind the Mortallity 
of my Body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye 
Do make and ordain this my Last will & testament that is to Say first 
of all I give & Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave 
it ; for my Body I Recommend it to the Earth, to Be Buried in a 
Christian Like & Decent Manner att the Descretion of my Executors — 
and as touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to 
Bless me in this Life, I give Devise & Dispose of the Same in the fol- 
lowing Manner and form — 

first: it is my will & 1 Do onler : that all my just Debts and fueral 
^barges, be Paid & Satisfy ed. — 

Item I give & Bequeath unto Sarah My Dearly Beloved wife the 
Place that I Now Live on togeather with the house & Barn togcather 



LINa:)LN PROBATE RF.CORDS. 233 

with all my Personal Estate During her widowhood to be Dis-Possed of 
in Manner followaring— I Likewise Constitute & appoint Sarah my wife 
my Sole Exetor & Administratrix of this my Last will & testament 
Item: I give to my Beloved Son Robert Sproul five Shillings Lawful! 
money. 

Item Catherine Sproul My Daughter I give five Shillings. 
Item I give to my Beloved Son William Sproul five Shillings 
item I give to my Beloved Son John Sproul five Shillings. 
Item I give to my Beloved Daughter Margret Clark five Shillings. 
Item I give to my Beloved Daughter Sarah Sproul one Cow & one 
feather bed Bed & Beding Sutable for a Bed att her marrage if not 
married to Paid to her when My Son James Sproul is one & twenty 
years of age 

Item — I give to my Beloved Daughter Jean Sproul the Same as is men- 
tioned to my Daughter Sarah Sproul when married or att James Sproul 
Being one & twenty 

Item I give to my Beloved Daughter Susanna Sproul the Same as to 

the above mentioned Sarah & Jean Sproul & att the Same time. 
Item, I give to my Beloved Son Thomas Sproul the whole of that 
Lot of Land joyning to William Sproul my Son att Orr Meadow and 
one Pair of Steer three years old and one heflfer of three years old al! 
the above to Be given to him att the time of his Being one & twenty 
years of Age to him & his heirs 

Item. I give to my Beloved Daughter Mary Sproul one Cow & one 
Bed & Beding att marridge or att James Sproul a Riveing to the years 
of one & twenty as is mentioned to Sarah, Jean, Susanna & Mary all 
a Like 

Item I give to my Beloved Son James Sproul the Place or fairm that 1 

now Live on one third of the Place att his comeing of Lawfull age 

Viz one & twenty & the other two third to his mother My Beloved 

wife During hir widowhood, & att her Disseas to him the Said James 
to have the whole Place to him his heirs and assigns for Ever— that is 
to Say— if the above Named Sarah, Jean, Susanna & Mary Should Re- 
main Single & unmarried att the Disseas of my Beloved wife to have 
three Pounds Lawfull money Paid yearly by the Said James or his heirs 
During their Remaining Single to Each or ither of them as the Case 

may be. 

Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my Last will .^ lesie- 

nient In Witness whereof I have hi;reunto Set my hand and Seal the 



334 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Day and year above written. 

Robert Sproul (Seal) 
Signed : Sealed : Published. Pronounced, & Declared by the Said 
Robert Sproul as his Last will & testament in the Presence of us the 
Subscribers viz — the word, hood, Interlined before the Signing 

hereof 
Thos. Johnston 
Richd. Meagher 
William Mclntyer 

Probated 9 Sep., 1793. [V, 149-150.] 
Thomas Johnston and William Mclntyer, both of Bristol, sureties. 

Ezekiel I^inscott, son of John Linscott, late of a place called Ball- 
town, chose John Linscott, of Nobleboro, to be his guardian, 28 Aug., 
1793- [V, 151-2] 

Edward Young, late of Bristol. Jane Young, of Bristol, widow, 
Adm'x, 9 Sep., 1793. [V. 152-3.] Lemuel Doe and James Young, 
Jr., both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by James Houston, Thomas 
Johnston and William Mclntyer, all of Bristol, 6 Sep., 1794, ;i{^6o2 : 
14 : I, to which administrator added sundry notes of hand, ^55 : 10:6. 
[VI, 190-1.] Inventory by Thomas Johnston, William Mclntyer and 
Henry Fossat, all of Bristol, i Dec, 1795, jC^^ '■ ^3' 3- [y^y ^9^-1 

Gideon Owen, late of Topsham. Jane, widow, Thomas and Hugh, 
oldest sons, desired that adm'n be granted to John, third son, 18 Oct., 
»793' John Owen, of Topsham, Adm'r, 21 Oct., 1793. [V, 153-4.] 
William Burke and Samuel Winchcll, both of Topsham, sureties. In- 
ventory of real estate in Portland, Cumberland County, by Thomas 
Bradbury, Samuel Butts and Joseph McLellan, all of Portland, 31 Oct., 
1793,^72: 10:0. [VI, 176.] Inventory by John Patten, James 
P'ulton and Joseph Graves, all of Topsham. [VI, 177 to 178.] 

John Gardiner, lateof Pownalborough. John Silvester John Gardiner, 
of Boston, Adm'r, 6 Jan., 1794. [V, 155.] Robert Hallowell, of 
Boston, and William Gardiner, of Pownalborough, suieties. Inventory 
by Caleb Blanchard, Edward Davis and John Erving, all of Boston, 1 1 
July, 1794, ^1625 12:5. [VII, 232-3.] Inventory by James Tup- 
per, Jonathan Reed and William Patterson, all of Pownall)orough, 5 
June, 1794, ^3501 : 13 : 71^. [VII, 234 to 238.] 

Consider Thomas, late of Topsham, blacksmith. Sarah, widow, 
declined administration 5 Sep., i 793. F^zekiel Thompson, of Topsham, 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 335 

Adm'r, 6 Sep., i793- [V, 156.] James Wilson, of Topsham, and 
John Herrick, of a place called Lewiston, sureties. 

In the Name of God, Amen. I James Killsa of the Town of Thorn- 
aston in the County of Lincoln yeoman being Very Sick and weak in 
Body but of perfect mind and Memory, thanks be Given unto God ; 
Calling unto 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 Hand of Almighty God that gave 
it, and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in decent 
Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors : Nothing Doubting 
but at the General Resurrection I shall receiv the Same again by the 
mighty Power of God and as touching Such Worldly Estate where with 
it has Pleased God to bless me in this life I Give Demise and dispose 
of the Same in the Following Manner and form— First I Give and be- 
queath to Lydia Killsa my Dearly beloved Wife, Whome I Constitute 
Make and ordain the Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament, 
one half of my Possessions Adjoining to Oliver Robbins to gether with 
the Hous and Bam there on by hur to be Possesed and Injoied Dureing 
hur Natural Ufe, and at hur Desase to be Eaqually Dividded Betwen my 
Children the otherhalfto be Equally Divided betwen my Children the 
Children to have theire Maintainanc out of the whole place untill they 
Com of Age— and I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Dis- 
annul all and Every Other former Testaments wills legacis Bequest 
and Executors by me in any wise before Named willed and bequeathed 
Ratifying and Confirming this and No Other to be my I^st will and 
Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal 
this the twenty third Day of May in the year of Our I^rd one thousand 

seven hundred and Ninty two 

his 
James X Killsa (seal) 
Mark 
Sighned Sealed published pronounced 
and Delivered by the said Killsa as 
his last will and Testament in presents 
of us who in his presents and in the presents 
of Each other have here unto Subscribed our Names 
Jacob Keen 
Lavinia I,ewis 
Elisha Keen 



2^6 USCOl.fi PROBATE RECORDS. 

[Unrecorded.] Exccutri.x gave notice 
of her ap[)oinlmcni 24 Mar., 1 794. Oliver Robins and Benjamin 
Blackinton, both of Thomaston, sureties. Inventory by David Fales, 
Oliver Robins and Benjamin Blackinton, aW of Thomaston, 22 Ap., 
»795> .^254: 19:4. [XIII, 380-1.] 

In the Name of God Amen the Twentieth Day of November 1787 i 
George Varner of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln and State 
of Massachusttas Bay in Newengland Yeoman Being Verey Weake and 
Low in Bodey But in parfict Mind and Memory Thanks be given unto 
God Tharefor Calling unto Mind the Mortalety of My Body and know- 
ing that it is apointed for all Men once to Die Do Make and ordain 
this My Last VVill and Testament That is to Say princalely and first of 
all I give and Recomend My Soul into the hands of God that gave it. 
and My Body I Recomend unto the Earth to Be Buried in Decant 
Cristeen Bureal at the Derection of My Kxacuter Nothing Doubting 
But at the General Resurection I Shall Resive the Same again By the 
Mighty power of God. and as Touching Such worldly Estate whare- 
with haiih pleased God to Bless Me in this Life I Give Demise and 
Dispose of in the following Manner and Form Viz I give and Bequath 
unto S.'ulonev Varner My l?cloved wife the one Third of the use or in- 
com of My Grist Mill and Land Now posessed By Me with the use of 
one third parte of all the Cattle Sheep & Hogs and all other Stock with 
the use of all the Buldings and Housald Goods During her Life — 
Item I give and Bequath unto My Soninlaw John Kinsel of Walldow- 
borough in s'd County Whome I Likewis Constetute Make and ordain 
My Sole Exacutcr of this My Last Will and Teslement and Daniel 
Achorn of the Same Town and County My Son in law My Grist Mill 
and all and Singalur .My Lands and Tenements of P>rey kind whatso- 
ever With all the Cattle &• Stock Housal Goods Moneys and Estat of 
Evrey kintl whatsoever By Them Equaly to Be Devided and peacebaly 
to Be posessed By them the S'd John an Daniel their Heirs and asigns 
Exepting the one Third of the use of the Sevral Things above Mention- 
ed to My Wife During her Life and I Do hearby uterly Disalow Revoke 
and Disanul all and Evry other former Testament Will Legisey and 
Bequaiths and Exacutors By Me in any wise Before Named Willed and 
Bequaithed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to Be My I^st 
will and Testament, in Wittness whareof 1 have hearunto Set My hand 
and Seal tin- ! )?.\ and year above Written 

Geortre Varner 



LINCOLN PROBATE RKCORl>j;. 237 

Signed Sealed published 1 (seal) 

and Declared and pronounced | 

By the S'd George Varnor j- 

as his Last Will and Testament | 

in the preasence of us the Subscribers, j 
John Paine 
Thomas Rhoads 
David Vinall 

Probated 25 Ap., 1794. [VI, 2-3.] 
Joseph Ludwig and Daniel Eichhorn both of Waldoboro, sureties. 
Inventory by Joseph Ludwig, Peter Procht and John Weaver, all of 
Waldoborough, 25 Ap., 1794, £^S9 : 9 : i^- [^L -53-J Account 
filed 19 Sep., 1797. [VI, 254.] 

In the Name of God Amen I William Foset of Bristol in the County 
of Lincoln jun'r being weak of Body but of Perfect mind and memory 
Calling to mind the mortallity of ray Body knowing it is ordained for 
all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last will and testa- 
ment Viz I give my Soul into the hands of allmighty God that gave it 
my Body I Commit to the earth to be buried in decent and Christian 
burial and as touching such worly Estate as it has pleased God to 
Bless me with I give and bequeath in the following manner Viz I give 
to my Sister Mrs Jenny Gevin the Improvement of all my Estate real 
and Personal during her life after my Just debts and P^uneral Charges 
are paid Except my Bed and Beding Which I Give to My Neice Ruth 
Foset Daughter to Henry Foset Sen'r and my young mare and six 
sheep which I Give and bequeath to my Apprentice boy Henry Light 
who is to be Decently Cloathed and sent to his mother if it should 
pleas almighty God to call me out of this world before he becomes of 
Age and all my Estate as aforesaid after my Sisters Decease I give 
and bequeath to my Nephew Henry Foset son to my Brother Henry 
Foset sen'r I also appoint William Rogers the sole Executor of this 
my last will and testament and it is further my Desire that a pair of tomb 
stones be procured and set up at my grave and I declare this and no 
other to be my last will and testament. 

Published pronounced and Declared by the said William Foset to 
be his last will and testament in the Presence of us this fourteenth day 
of Sep'r 1793 

Robert Randall N. B. the words all-sen' r- and pleas 

AlexrFossett Jun'r were interlined before the signing 

James SprouU hereof 



238 UNCOI-N PROBATE RECORDS. 

his 
\S illiam U Fosei (seal) 
mark 
Probated 25 Ap., 1794. [VI, 4-5.] 
William Rodgers renounced executorship 10 Mar., 1794- [VI, 5-6.] 
Henr>- Fossat, of Bristol, Adm'r with will annexed, 25 Ap., i 794. [VI, 
6.] Robert Randall and Alexander Fossett, both of Bristol, sureties. 
Inventory by Robert Randall, Robert Oiven and James Sproul, all of 
Bristol, 4 July, 1794, ;^ 200 : 1:2 

I give to my wife the income of the Sloop till she thinks best to Sell 
her and then to be Devided between her and the Children as the rest 
of my Estate likewise one Hundred Dollars in Cash. Likewise I give 
to Polly Haupt Fifty Dollars and Thomas Waterman Fifty Dollars and 
Deborah Waterman Fifty Dollars, and I likewise give to my Sister 
Sarah Simmons a Note of Hand against my Brother Stephen for 
Twenty four Pounds. I Likewise give the Income of my Place to ray 
wife and Children one third to my wife and the other two thirds to my 
Children till they come of age and then to be Eaqualy Devided be- 
tween them after the Charges and Debts are paid. J likewise give 
the Debts due to me to my wife and Children to be Eaqualy Devided 
between them Except the Note of Hand and the Other Lega- 
cies that I have bequeathed above Likewise I would give 
Thomas Waterman my part of the Timber that I own in a 
Vessel frame but not as a gift but for him to have the Refusal of it 
towards what I owe him ; Likewise I give my Mare to my wife to be 
Disposed of according to her Desire exclusive of what I have above 
given .And all the Rest I have not Mentioned to my wife and Children 
to be Divided Eaqualy between them ; Likewise appoint my Brother 
Stephen Simmons Thomas Waterman and my Brother Joseph Simmons 
Exicutors to this my will 

In presence of Zebedee Simmons 

Ezekiel G. Dodge Given under my hand and 

Robt. Farnsworth seal this Sixteenth Day of October 

in the Year of our Lord one ThousandSeven Hundred and Ninetythree 
I Likewise appointe my wife Gaurdein to my Children till Thomas Wat- 
erman comes of Age and then I appoint him their Guardian 

Probated 25 Ap., 1794. Letters testamentary issued to Stephen 
Simmons and Joseph Simmons, both of Waldoborough, 25 Ap., 1794. 
[VI, 7 to 9.] Mary Simmons, of Waldoborough, widow, guardian 



UNCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 239 

unto Zebedee, minor son, 26 Ap., 1794. [VI, 26.] Invcniory by 
William Farnsworth, Peleg Oldham and Nathaniel Pitcher, all of Wal- 
doborough. [VI, 161 to 165.] Account filed 25 June, 1806. [XI, 
213-214.] 

John Potter, late of Georgetown. Sarah Potter, of Georgetown, wid- 
ow, Adm'x, 13 Feb., 1794. [VI, 10,] Benjamin Pattee, of Georgetown, 
and Samuel Stinson, of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory by Charles 
Couilliard and William Lee, Jr., both of Georgetown, and David Gil- 
more, of Woolwich, I May, 1794, ^i8t : 7 = 4- [VI, 158.] Samuel 
Stinson and David Gilmore, commissioners to examine claims. Account 
filed 31 May, 1796. [VI. 160.] Advertisement of real estate, 1796. 
[VIII, 45.] Account filed 7 Sep., 1798. [VIII, 46.] Widow's 
dower set off by David Gilmore, Denny McCobb and John Fisher, 23 
July, 1798. [Unrecorded.] 

In the name of God amen This the loth day of February Anno 
Domini one thousand seven hundred and Ninety fore I John White 
of George Town in the County of Lincoln Gentleman being in perfict 
sound mind and memory thanks be given unto God, tharefore Calling 
to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is Appointed 
for all men once to dy, do make and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recom- 
mend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and my body I 
recommend to the Earth to be buried in a deasont mannor, not doubt- 
ing but at the General Reserrection I shall receive the same again by 
the mighty powr of God, And as touching such worldly Interest 
wharewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I do make and 
ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner Following Vz 

Firstly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Abigal W'hite one third 
part of all my real and parsonal Estate with the improvement of my 
homestead farm during hir natrol life for the Suppoart and bringing up 
the young childriii or untill the youngist Surviving Mail Heir Shall 
arive to the Age of twenty one Years when said Estate shall be divided 
as is hereaftor divised. 

Sec'dly I give and bequeath to my beloved Son John White the East- 
rin end of Lot No 1 1 it beeing the northrinpart of my Land to Contain 
forty Acres and likewise a Lot of Marsh lying in Joneses Marsh so col'd 
it being Lot No 18 Containing fore acres all which is to be Sot of to 
him for to improve when he Shall Arive to the age of twenty one Years 
as a Considaration for his Attention and Obediance to me and assisting 



J40 t,IN'C:OI,-\' PROBATE RI-:a)RI)S. 

his good sepmotlior in bringing up the family and improving the farm 
aftor my decease. 

thirdly I give and bequeath unto my two beloved eldest daiightors to 
wit, Rachel Drummand and Jane Fisher one Cow each to be paid by 
my Executors within twelve months aftor my deceas. 
Forthly I give and bequeath unto my othor beloved daughtors to Wit 
Anmoriah White Margrat White Mary White Elisabeath White and 
Susanah White to be paid or delivered unto Each one when married 
or arving to the age of twenty one years, one good Cow to be paid by 
my Executors out of my Estate. 

Fifthly I give and bequeath all my Real Estate to be eaqueally divided 
betwen ray beloved surviving Sous to Wit John White, Jam's White 
and William White when they shall arive to the age of twnty one 
years or to aney one of them surviving and thair Heirs and Assigns for 
eavour including what has been sot of to John White which Shall be 
considred as a part of his Share 

Sixthly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Abigal during hir 
nartol life all and the remaindor of my personal Estate aftor debts and 
leagasies is paid and Necessary Charges for the Suppoart of the family 
and at the deceas of my beloved Wife Abigal if my Youngist Surviv- 
ing Child Should have arived to the Age of twnty one Years by 
that time the remainder of said personal Estate that may be found 
Shall be divided among my beloved above named Children. 
Lastly I Will and ordain my beloved Wife Abigal White and my Es- 
temed Neafew Denny McCobb Executors of this my last Will and 
Testament In witness whareof I have here unto Set my hand and Seal 
the tenth day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand sevin 
hundread and ninety fore 

F"ebniary lo AD 1794 Then John White the within named Testator 
signed seald published and declared the within writting Instroment as 
and for his last will and Testament in presence of us the Subscribers 
Witnesses who in presence of the said testator and of each othor at his 
request saw and heard him the said testator signe scale publish and 
declare the same Instroment as and for his last Will and Testament 
In mannor afore said In witness whareof we have here unto set our 
hands the day and Year aforesaid 

Joseph Preble John White 

Benjamin Swetl 

Ann Drummond 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 24 1 

Probated 30 May, 1794. [VI, 11 to 13.] William Butler and 
Charles Couillard, both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by Ben- 
jamin Svvett, Benjamin Pattee and John Fisher, all of Georgetown, 15 
Aug., 1794, ^615 : 17 : 6. [VI, 225-6.] Account filed 31 May, 
1796. [VI, 226-7.] 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel McCobb of Georgetown in the 
County of Lincoln Esq., being sound in mind and memory : but call- 
ing to mind the uncertainty of all human events and more especially 
the fleeting and transitory life of Man ; as touching the worldly prop- 
erty wherewith God has been pleased to bless me, I do make and 
ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following Vizt. 
Imprimis. I give bequeath and devise to my beloved Son Parker 
McCobb his heirs and assigns forever a certain Island near the entrance 
of Kennebec River, commonly called Stage Island, with the Previledges 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging 

Secondly. I will and ordain that my beloved Wife Rachell shall have 
the sole use and improvement of the said Island to her own use and 
benefit, untill the said Parker McCobb shall have attained the age of 
twenty one years, in case my said Wife shall so long live. 
Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my faithful servant Peter Cary one 
Pair of Steers and one pair of Heifars to be paid and delivered to him 
by my Executors hereafter-named, when he shall have attained the age 
of twentyone years, provided the said Peter shall in the meantime live 
with and faithfully serve in the capacity of a servant, my said beloved 
Wife in case she shall so long live. 

Fourthly. I bequeath and devise to my said beloved Wife her Heirs 
and Assigns forever, all the rest and residue of my Estate both real and 
personal, wherever the same may be found at the time of my decease. 
Lastly. I will and ordain my beloved Wife Rachell McCobb, my much 
esteemed Friend William Lithgow Jun'r and my beloved Son Denny 
McCobb, Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness 
whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventeenth day of 
March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety 
one. 

Saml. McCobb (seal) 

March 17th 1791 then Samuel McCobb Esq'r the within named 
Testator signed sealed published and declared the within within written 
Instrument as and for his last Will and Testament, in presence of us the 
subscribing Witnesses who in the presence of the said Testator and of 

16 



242 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

each Other at his request, saw and heared him the said Testator sign 
seal pubUsh and declare the same Instrument as and for his last Will 
and Testament in manner aforesaid. In Witness whereof we have 
hereunto set our hands the day and year aforesaid 
Saml. Howard 
Jas. Davidson 
Charlotte Lithgow 
Mary Lithgow 

I the before named Samuel McCobb being weak in body but of per- 
fect mind and sound memory do make and publish this present writing 
as a Codicil to the before mentioned last Will and Testament in man- 
ner following Vizt. I will and ordain that each of my children towit 
Denny McCobb, Beatrice McCobb, Rachell McCobb, John McCobb, 
Jenny McCobb, Sally McCobb, and Nancy McCobb shall each of 
them be paid by my Executors the sum of five shillings after my de- 
cease. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 
twenty sixth day of July Anno Domini 1791. 

Sam. McCobb (seal) 

July 26th 1 79 1 then the above named Samuel McCobb signed sealed 
published and declared the writing last above mentioned as and for a 
Codicil to his last Will and Testament aforesaid in presence of us the 
subscribing Witnesses who in presence of the said Testator and of each 
other at his request saw and heared him the said Testator sign seal 
pubUsh and declare the same writing as and for his Codicil to the said 
last Will and Testament In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our 
hands the twentysixth day of July Anno Domini i 791 
Benjn Pattee 
Anna McCobb 
Isabel Cartter 

Probated iS Ap., 1793. [VI, 14-15-] William Lithgow, Jr., re- 
nounced executorship. Inventory by Benjamin Pattee, William Butler 
and Charles Couillard, all of Georgetown, 30 Ap., 1793. [VII, 57 
to 59-] 

In the name of God Amen I Joseph Johnson of Winthrop In the 
County of Lincoln & Common wealth of Massachusets Tanner Being 
of a Sound & Peesfull Mind & Memmory But Calling To mind the 
Mortallety of My Boddy Do Make and ordain this My Last will & 
Testament hereby Recomending My Soul to God who Gave it and My 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 



243 



Boddy to the Earth from whence it Came to be buryed in Such Decent 
Christain Manner as My Executers hereafter named Shall think propper 
and as to Such worldy Estate as it hath Pleesed God to bless me with 
in this Life I Do Give Devise & Despose of the Same in the following 
Manner Viz — 

Impri?nis My will is that My Just Debts Legacies & funeral Charges 
be paid & Descharged by My Sons Joshua Johnson & Joseph Johnson 
out of what I Shall give them of My Estate in this My Last will & 
Testament. 

Item I give and bequeath to My wife Dinah Johnson all the house- 
hold Stuff She brought me when I married her allso two Cowes & one 
year old heffer & five Sheep all the above articles are to be at her 
Desposel the hoi of the articels following are to be for My Said wife for 
her Comfortable Support & Convenyense & for keeping what Stok She 
has to keep Duerring the time of her Remaning My widow. 
Item I give and Bequeeath to My wife afore Said the use of a parte 
of My hom place to be twenty Six Rods in wedth from end to End of 
My said Land leving Eight Rods in wedth out of what I bought of 
Robert Page Esqr on th Southerly Side of Said Land with one thord of 
My orchard & half of My Dwelling house I now Live in with one 
quarter of My oldest Barn & one half of My Corn house with all My 
hogghouse & well my children to have the use threof allso allso Leving 
out of fore Said Land half an acor for Joshua for Convenyency for the 
tan yard & barke house & Drift way to the Same I allso give to My 
wife afore Said the use of My hors one thord of the time She peeping 
the the hors the Same part of time allso 301b of SoUather & one 
Side of neets upperlather & four Midlin Calf Skins Curied allso ten 
Pound of Sheeps vvoll & ylb of old flax allso provisons of all Sorts for 
her Self & the keepin of the Creters until Such times as She can have 
the first Crop off her own Emproved Land, allso the use of Every par- 
ttecelr artacel housold Stuf that She has not of her own as May aper 
by her & my agrement My Clock & grate Bibel is to be kept in this 
My Dwellin house During the above term of time the above Leather 
woll & flax is to be Recevid by My wife Emedetly after my Desese 
oute of what I Leve I allso give to My afore Said wife 30 pounds L 
Money to be paid to her by My Son Joshua Johnson for her Support 
when She Stands in need of the Same In Stock or Corn or grain 

I give and Bequeath to My Daughter Elizabath Lyford the Im- 
provement of a pece of Land Eleven Rods in wedth from End to End 



244 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

on the notherly Side of the Land My wife is to Improve & one quarter 
of My orchard for the Support of her Self and Childrin So Long as 
Shee Remains OUver Lyfords widow also one quarter of My oldest barn 
I allso I give My fore Said Daughter one Cow & two Sheep Shee to have 
Said Cow & Sheep out of what I Shall Leve Emedatly after My De- 
sece & to have them well kept until Shee can have keeping of her 
own Said Cow & Sheep are to be at her Desposal the above Land & 
barn after she Marries or Dies I give and bequeeath to her & her heirs 
for Ever 

I Give & Bequeath to my Son Joshua Johnson the hoi of the Land I 
bought of Joseph Greely Jur which he had of Henry Wyman with 
the house on the Same & a barn frame with all the Pertickerals which 
I have provided to finish Said Barn allso I give Said Joshua Eight Rods 
of Land in wedth on the Sotherly side of what My wife is to Improve 
& the hoi Length of the Land I bought of Robert Page Esqr allso My 
Barke house barke Ston & Tanyard with the hoi of My Stock in Trade 
allso all My Tools for farming & Trade one half of My Book Debts & 
half My Noats of hand one Ster Calf half the Remainder of My Sheep 
one yearling hefer the hoi of the above perteckelrs I Give to My Son 
Joshua Johnson his heirs & assigns for Ever 

My Son Joshua Johnson is to pay Benjamin Dudley Sexty pounds L M 
and to My wife 30 pounds L M as hertofore Spessiphied also 30 lb of 
Sollather & one Side of nets upperlather & four midling Calf Skins 
Curried 

I Give & Bequeath to My Son Joseph Johnson his heirs and assigns 
for Ever the Remainder of My Land which I bouht of Robert Page 
Esqr not heretofore Dessposed of Lyeng one the Notherly Side of what 
My Daugter Elizabeth is to Emprove being about thirty three Rods 
in wedth and the hoi Length of foreSaid Land with that part of My 
ochard not here to fore Dessposed of allso one half of My oldes Bam 
& one half of My Corn house & half of My Book Debts allso one half 
of My Notes of hand and I give to My foersaid Son Joseph as afore 
Said one two year old hefer givin Melk and two oxon Six year old and 
two thords of My hors Joshua having Said hors to Grind what barke 
he Shall have need of for two year Joshuas keepin Said hors a proper 
Space of time allso My Clock after his Mother has Don with it & two 
Sheep & two one year old Steers Joshua Johnson is to have So much 
out of Josephs Imprved Land as to make his Eqel to Josephs untel he 
Shall have as much Clerd Land Joseph has when thay first take pos- 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 245 

seshon of fore Said Land My Son Joseph Johnson is to pay the Re- 
mainder of the Debt Due to Benjamin Dudley which Joshua is not to 
pay 

I Give and Bequeath to My Son Levi Johnson his heirs and assigns 
for Ever one half of My Land in Hollowell in fore Said County joining 
on kenebeck River to be the hoi Length & half the wedth one the 
notherly Side of Said Land to be put in possesson of the Same at 
twenty one years of age also I give My Said Son Levi one Cow & two 
Stears Coming in three years old and three Sheep to be Delivered to 
him in two years after my Deceas by My Son Joshua 
I Give and Bequeath to my Son EHsha Johnson his heirs and assigns 
for Ever the other part of My Land in Hollowell afore Said to be one 
half of the wedth & hoi Length of Said Land on the Sotherly Side to 
be put in possesshon of the Same at twenty one years of age also I give 
to my Said Son Elisha one Cow and two Steers Coming In three years 
of age & three Sheep to be Delivered to him in Six Months after 
twenty one years of age by My Son Joshua 

I Give and Bequeath to My Daughter Mary Lyford & Nathaniel Lyford 
her husband ten Dollars to be paid in neet Stoock or Corn or grain in 
one year after My Desece also I give to the Said Nathanil Lyford 
Aand Maiy Lyford twenty two pounds ten Shillings L M to be paid by 
My Son Joseph Johnson in neet Live Stock or grain or Corn Stoock 
after the the Rate of Corn at fou Shillings pr bushel if in Corn or grain 
the Same Rate in Eightteen Months after my Desece to be Laid out in 
buying good unclered Land Land whaer it Shall Sute them best Said 
Joseph Johnson is to pay the hoi of afoore Said ten Dollars & twenty 
two pounds L M to whomsoever Said Land Shall be purchesed of and 
to Receve a Deed in the following Manner first to the afore Said Na- 
thaniel & Mary for their use in Improving the Same for their Suport 
During Life then to My grand Son Joseph Lyford Son of Nathaniel & 
Mary to him andhis heirs & assigns for Ever. 

I give & Bequeath to My Daughter Bath Shebe Morrill ten Dollars to 
be paid by My Son Joseph Johnson in neet Live Stock or Corn or 
grain after the Rate of Corn at four Shillings pr bushel in two years 
after My Desece 

I give & Bequeath to the Congrigashonal Church of Christ in Win- 
throp In fore Said County two Selver Cups Equel to two pounds Eight 
ShilUngs L M for Each Cup or Ef the Church Chueses the hoi to be 
in one Cup thay are to Let It be knone these Cups or Cup are to be 



246 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

bougt by My Son Joseph oiite of the Money Due from Capt James 

Robinson of Brintwood in New Hampshir and Delevered to the fore 

Said Church Commety in one year after My Desece by my Son Joseph 

Johnson to be Said Churches for Ever 

My Will is that My thre f ether Bedds with the hoi Belongin to Said 

Beds with all My Real & personal Estate not herein Dsposed of to- 

geather with what My widow Shall Leve to My Childrin be Devided 

EquiLy Betwen My four Sons Exsept thirty pound L M to be paid to 

My Daughter BathShebe Morril to be hers & her heirs for Ever 

finally I Do Constitute ordain & apoint My Son Joshua Johnson & My Son 

Joseph Johnson Sol Executers of this My Last will & Testament 

In witness whereof I Do hereunto Set my hand & Seal this thirt Day of 

]u\y Anno Domifii 1790. 

Signed Sealed and published and 

Deeclared by the fore Said 

Joseph Johnson to be his Last will & 

Testament in Presence of 

Levi Morrill 

Henry Wyman Joseph Johnson (seal) 

Robert Page 

Probated 4 Nov., 1794. 
Joseph Johnson renounced executorship ; letters testamentary issued 
to Joshua Johnson, of Reedfield, 4 Nov., 1794. [VI, 17 to 21.] In- 
ventory by Robert Page, of Reedfield, Jedediah Prescott and Nathan- 
iel Fairbanks, both of Winthrop, 10 Jan., 1795. [VI, 171 to 173.] 
Widow's dowpr set off" by Robert Page, Henry Wyman and Ichabod 
Simmons, all of Readfield, 1795. [VI, 174.] Account filed 19 Jan., 
1796. [VI, 174 to 176.] 

In The Name of Holy Thrinety Father 
uog and Holy Ghost. — 
Know all men by these Presents that I John Martin Shaffer of a Place 
called Broad Bay with out the bounds of any Town but in the County 
of Lincoln and Provinz of the Massachusetts Bay in New E^ngland 
Clarke am and be in Right, full and Good Senses and State of Health 
and being resolved to go to Europa to Germany my Native Country, 
and not Knowing when it shall please my Creator to call me out of this 
World I therefore make this my last Will and Testament disannulling 
all former Wills and Testaments or other Writings of any Kind of the 
like, Onely acknowledge this to be my onely and last Will to be obser\ed 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 247 

First. I Committ my Soul in to the Hands of Allmighty God and 
Crave His mercies and forgiveness. 

Secondly I Conaitt unto the Allmightys Protection my Wife Margett and 
my Daughter Mary which both I hereby Declare acknowledge Order 
and Appoint to be my onely and Lavvfull Heirs to my Estate or Es- 
tates real or personall it may be or have Name what so ever and Order 
them hereby to administer to the same after my decease jointly and 
them to Devide all and every Estat's Effects, Goods and Things what- 
soever equally amongst them, (Except the Bed which I intirely be- 
queathe to the Said Margett my Wife for her Sole Use and Propperty 
In Witness that this is my true, firm and Last Will and Testament to 
be observed, have hereunto Sett my Hand and Seal this Sixth Day of 
August Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Seven 
and in the Seventh Year of His Majestys Reign. 

John Martin Schaeffer (seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivred 

in the presence of 
Chars. Leissner 
Andrew Storer 

Miller 

Lincoln sc. Broad Bay August 6th 1767 Then the Revd John Martin 
Schaeffer above named appearing personally Acknowledged published 
pronounced and Declared the above written Instrument to be his last 
Will and Testament. 

Coram David YdX^^ Just Pads. 
Probated 13 Sep., 1794. [VI, 21-22.] 
Margaret Schaeffer renounced executorship 1 3 Sep., 1794, and Mary 
Schaeffer being dead, Moses Copeland, of Warren, was appointed 
kdiVL\\ cum testajuento annexo, 13 Sep., 1794. [VI, 23.] Daniel 
Dunbar, of Warren, and Marlboro Packard, of Gushing, sureties. In- 
ventory by Patrick Pepbles, Benjamin ^Vebb and John Spear, all of 
Warren, II July, 1795, £(>^(i : 2 : w . [VI, 154 to 157.] Account 
filed I Nov., 1800. [VIII, 236.] 

Edward Emerson, late of Edgecomb. Elizabeth Emerson, of Edge- 
comb, widow, Adm'x, 6 May, 1794. [VI, 24.] John Murray and 
John Emerson, both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by Thomas 
Boyd and John Leishman, both of Boothbay, and Daniel Webster, of 
Edgecomb, 2 Jan., 1795. [VI, 146.] Edward Emerson, of Edge- 
comb, Adm'r de bonis non, 11 Sep., 1797. [VII, 170-1.] John 
Murray and John Emerson, sureties. 



248 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

John Searles, Junior, late of Hallowell, mariner, son of John Searl, 
of Winslow, who dedined administration. Samuel Metcalf, of Hallow- 
ell, trader, Adm'r, 2 Jan., 1795. [VI, 25.] Joseph Smith and Sam- 
uel Lovejoy, both of Hallowell, sureties. 

Stephen Simmons, late of Waldoborough. Betsey Simmons, of Wal- 
doborough, widow, Adm'x, 11 Feb., 1795. [y^> 3°-] Inventory by 
Jacob Ludwig, Peleg Oldham and Nathaniel Pitcher, all of Waldobo- 
rough, 20 Feb., 1795, ;^iio: 5 : 6. [VI, 169-170.] Abigail, minor 
daughter, chose Spooner Sprague, of Waldoborough, to be her guardi- 
an 20 Sep., 1796. [VII, 53-54.] Joseph Simmons, of Waldoborough, 
guardian unto Peabody, Stephen and Urainy Sprague, minor children, 
20 Sep., 1796. [VII, 54. J Account filed 17 Sep., 1798, at which 
date the administratrix had become the wife of Ephraim Patch. [VIII, 
4.] Division of personal estate among widow, Abigail, Peabody, 
Stephen, Urany Sprague, Nancy, Betsey, and Rachel, 5 Ap., 1799. 
[VIII, 4-5.] Account of Joseph Simmons, guardian, filed 11 Jan., 
1805. [X, 327.] Account of Ezekiel Vinal, guardian of Nancy Sim- 
mons, filed 21 June, 1809. [XIII, 470-1.] Account of Nathan 
Sprague, guardian unto Urania Simmons, filed 21 June, 1S09. [XIII, 
47I-] 

John Montgomery, late of a place called Smithfield. Benjamin 
Shaw, of Pittston, Adm'r, 30 Ap., 1794. [VI, 31.] Reuben Col- 
burn, of Pittston, and Samuel Goodwin, of Pownalborough, sureties. 
Inventory by William Barker, Ebenezer Byram and Reuben Colburn, 
all of Pittston, 23 Oct., 1794, ^87 10:3. [VI, 81-82.] 

Jason Robbins, late of Union. Jenny Robbins, of Union, widow, 
Adm'x, 13 Sep., 1794. [VI, 32.] David Robbins, of Union, and 
Moses Copeland, of Warren, sureties. Inventory by Moses Hawes, 
Amariah Mero and Rufus Gilmore, all of Union, 25 Dec, 1 794, 
;^68:6:9. [VI, 152-3.] Account filed 2 Mar., 1796. [VI, 153.] 

David Mustard, late of Bowdoinham. Hatherly Randall, of Bow- 
doinham, Adm'r, 9 May, 1794. [VI, 2;^.^ James Rogers and Jo- 
seph Randall, both of Bowdoin, sureties. Inventory by David Haynes 
and Nathaniel Purington, both of Bowdoinham, and Thomas Morg- 
ridge, of a place called Fairfield, 30 May, 1794, ^^92 : 5 : o. [VI, 
148.] Account filed 28 Oct., 1800. [VIII, 235.] Hatherly Ran- 
dall, guardian unto James and Charity, minor children, 28 Oct., 1800. 
[IX, 192.] James and William, minor sons, chose James Rogers to 
be their guardian, 8 Feb., 1803. [IX, 241.] 



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Jonathan Williams, late of Bowdoin, mariner. John Starbird, of 
Bowdoin, Adm'r, 9 May, 1794. [VI, 34,] David Haynes and James 
Rogers, both of Bowdoin, sureties. Inventory by Joseph Randall, 
Benjamin Jaques and Daniel Cunningham, all of Bowdoin, 30 May, 
1794, ;j^2i2 : 2 : 9. [VI, 179-180.] Account filed 30 May, 1799. 
[VIII, 236.] George Ridley, of Bowdoin, guardian unto Samuel, 
James and Jonathan, minor sons, 7 Sep., 1798. [XI, 178.] Guar- 
dian's account filed 26 Jan., 1805. [X, 339.] 

David Ring, late of Cambden, son of Thomas Ring, of Edgecomb. 
Eleanor, widow, declined administration. David Blodget, of Camb- 
den, Adm'r, 5 June, 1794. [VI, 35.] Simon Barrett and Joseph 
Eaton, Jr., both of Cambden, sureties. Inventory by Joseph Eaton, 
Samuel Jacobs and Elisha Gibbs, all of Cambden, 19 June, 1794, 
;^22i:ii:io. [VI, 80-81.] Samuel Jacobs and Charles Demorse, 
both of Camden, commissioners to examine claims. [VI, 250.] Ac- 
count filed 1 2 Aug., 1803. [X, 206.] 

Jonathan Bartlett, late of a place called Balltown. Jonathan Bart- 
lett, of a place called Sheepscut great pond, Adm'r, 13 Nov., 1794. 
[VI, 35-36.] Joshua Little and Oliver Peasley, both of Balltown, su- 
reties. Inventory by Solomon Potter, Oliver Peasley and Jonathan 
Heath, all of Balltown, ^527. 31. [VIII, 58.] Account filed 4 Jan., 
1799. [VIII, 63-64.] 

Isaac Russell, late of Canaan. Betty Russell, of Canaan, widow, 
Adm'x, 31 May 1794. [VI, 36-37.] Solomon Steward, Jr., of Ca- 
naan, and Obadiah Witherell, of Norridgwalk, sureties. Inventory by 
Daniel Steward, of Norridgewalk, John Weston and Bryce McLellan, 
both of Canaan, 6 Aug., 1794, ^259 : 16 : 4. [VI, 199.] Account 
filed, 26 May, 1796. [VI, 200.] Betty, widow, guardian unto Bet- 
sey, James, John, Polly, Ichabod, Nathaniel and Joseph, minor chil- 
dren, 26 May, 1796. [VI, 201,] Account filed 11 May, 1804. [X, 
162.] 

William Moore, late of Pownalborough. Elizabeth Moore, of Boston, 
widow, Adm'x, 10 Ap., 1794. [VI, 37-38.] Elizabeth Moore, of 
Boston, singlewoman, and Solomon Blanchard, of Pownalborough, 
sureties. 

Jesse Eaton, late of Mount Vernon. Sarah Eaton, of Mount Vernon, 
widow, Adm'x, 16 Jan., 1795. [VI, 38-39.] Nathaniel Dudley and 
Benjamin Eastman, both of Mount Vernon, sureties. Inventory by 
Daniel Dudley, John Dudley and Joses Ladd, all of Mount Vernon, 



250 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

29 Jan., 1795, ;^224 : II : 6. [VII, 80-81.] Account filed 19 Jan., 
1796. [VII, 81-82.] Nathaniel Dudley, of Mount Vernon, guardian 
unto Polly, Relief, William and Sarah, minor children, 16 Jan., 1798. 
[IX, 177.] Widow's dower set off by Jedediah Prescott, Benjamin 
Philbrook and Joses Ladd, all of Mount Vernon, 23 June, 1803. [X, 
75-] 

In the Name of God Amen I James Mustard of Topsham in the County 
of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gentln being week in 
body but of perfect mind & memory Blessd be God therefor. Calling 
unto mi fid the Mortality of my body and Knowing that it is appointed 
for all men once to die Do therefore make and ordain this my Last 
will and testament that is to Say princably and first of all I Give and 
Recommend my Soul in to the hands of Almighty God that gave it me 
and my body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in Decent 
Christain Burial at the Discression of my Executors nothing Doubting 
but at the General Resurection I shall Recive the Same again by the 
Mighty power of God and as touching Such worldly Estate wherewith 
it has plesed God to Bless me in this Life I give Devise and Dispose 
of the Same in the following manner & form 

first I Give to w^ell beloved Son Charles Mustard the one half of all my 
Real and personal Estate of what name or nature So ever whome I Like- 
wise Constitute make and ordain the Sole Executor of this my Last 
will and testement he to pay out Such Sum or Sums as is herein after 
mentioned that is to Say to Charity Mustard Daughter of my Son James 
Mustard Decesd one Wosted gound that was her grandmothers and also 
one Lining Spining wheel, and also that he the Said Charles pay to my 
Beloved Daughter Charity Mustard fifteen pounds in money or Stock at 
money price and that he also pay to the Heirs of my Son David ]\Iust- 
ard Deceas'd twenty Seven pounds in money or Stock at money ])rice, 
to be equally Devided between the three Children that my Son David 
Left. 

Also I give to my Beloved Son Joseph Mustard the other half of all my 
Estate both Real and personal he to pay out Such Sums as is herein after 
mention'd that is to Say to my Beloved Daughter Mary Rogers twenty 
Seven pounds in Money or Stock at mony price and also that he the 
Said Joseph pay to my Beloved Daughter Charity Mustard fifteen 
pounds in money or Stock at money price. 

Be it Known to all Men that there is nothing in this my Last will and 
testament to Deprive my Daughter Charity of a high Chist of Draws 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 2 5 I 

and one bed and Beding that was given her by her mother Charity 
Mustard Deceas'd and I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revook and Dis- 
anul all and every other former testements wills Legesayes Bequests 
Executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed 
ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and tes- 
tament 

In witnes whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty 
fifth Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hun- 
dred and ninety two and the Sixteenth year of the Independence of 
the United States of America — 
Signed Sealed published 
pronounced and Declaired 

by the Said James Mustard James Mustard (seal) 

as his Last will and testament 
in the presence of us who in 
his presence and in the presence 
of each other have hereunto 
Subscribed our names 
Nathll Larrabee 
George Headdean 

James Hunter Jun'r 

Probated 12 May, 1794. [VI, 39-40-J 

John Reed, Jr., and Steal Foster, both of Topsham, sureties. Inven- 
tory by Ezekiel Thompson, Arthur Hunter and James Wilson, all of 
Topsham, 12 Aug., 1794, ^602 : 15 : i- [VI, 141-2.] 

Joel Chandler, late of Winthrop. John Chandler, of Winthrop, 
Adm'r, 2 Feb., 1795. Samuel Goodwin, Jr., and James Currier, both 
of Dresden, sureties. Invemory by William Pullen, Samuel Wood and 
Nathaniel Fairbanks, all of Winthrop, 14 Mar., 1795, ^507:7:4- 
[VI, 187 to 189.] 

Asa Commings, late of Hallowell, blacksmith. Eleanor Commings re- 
linquished right of administration. Samuel Commings, of Hallowell, 
Adm'r, 2 Feb., 1795. [^I, 43-44-] William Briggs and 4aror Page, 
both of Hallowell, sureties. 

In the Name of God amen. I James Turner of Canaan in the county 
of Lincoln and State of Massachsetts bay husbandman being sick and 
weak but in Perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, 
calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is 
appointed for all men once to die. Do make ordain this my last Will 



252 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

and Testament, that is to say, principlely and first of all I give and 
recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, that gave it, and 
my body to the Earth to be buried in decent christian burial at the 
discretion of my Executrix nothing doubting but at the general Resur- 
ection 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 ; I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my 
dearly beloved Wife Whom I likewise Constitute make and ordain the 
sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament all and singular my 
Real and Personal Estate by her freely to be Possesed and Enjoyed 
and to dispose of at Pleasure — Ratifying and confirming this to be my 
last Will and Testament. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
twenty first day of February in the year of our Lord Seventeen hun- 
dred and ninety four. 
Signed Sealed Published ") 

pronounced and delivered by the said I mark 

James Turner as his last Will and I James (X) Turner (seal) 

testament in his presence and [ his 

in the Presence of each other have j 

hereunto Subscribed our Names j 

John Fowler 
William Prudens 
Timothy Brown 

Probated 5 Sep., 1794. [VI, 44.] 
John Fowler and Timothy Brown, both of Canaan, sureties. 

In the Name of God Amen ; I Barnard Case of Union in the County 
of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts — Being weak of Body 
but (Blessed be God) of a Sound disposing Mind ; Do make & De- 
clare this my last will & Testament in following that is to say First 
I committ my Body to the Dust & my Soul to God who gave it — 
I give to my Loving wife Thankful! Case the Sum of Sixty-five 
Pounds — And the Remainder of my Estate I give to my Brothers Wm 
and James Case & my Sister Rebeckah Foster to be Equaly Divided 
among them — After the payment of my Just Debts & my Funeral 
Charges which are to be paid by my Executor — And I hereby Apoint 
Capt George West of the same Union Sole Executor to this my last 
Will & Testament — In Confirmation whereof I have hereunto Set my 
Hand & Seal. Dated at L'nion this Nineteenth day of April in The 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 253 

Year of Our Lord one thousand seven Hundred & Ninety-four. 

Signed & Sealed 

in presence of Barnard Case (seal) 

Edward Jones 

Mary West 

George W. West 

Probated i6 Sep., 1794. [VI, 45-46.] 
Edward Jones, of Union, and Benjamin Mesarve, of Barrettstown, 
sureties. Inventory by Joel Adams, Josiah Robbins and Rufus Gil- 
more, all of Union, 21 Jan., 1795, ^95 ••4:7- [VI, 123.] 

in the Name of God Amen 

1 Henry Kaler of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln and Common- 
Wealth of Massachusetts: yeoman : Being infirm in Body, but in Per- 
fect Health and Memmory : Do Make and ordain this my Last will 
and Testament in order following — That is to Say : I Give and Recom- 
ment my Soul into the hand of Almighty God that Gave it, and my 
body I Recomment to the Earth, to be decently intered at the Discre- 
tion of my Executors. And Touching Such worldly Estate which it 
hath Pleased God to Bless me with — I will and Bequeath in the follow- 
ing manner and form — 

Firstly : I Give and Bequeath to my well be Loved Son Jacob Kaler 
whom I Lickwise Constitute Make and ordain my only and Soul Exec- 
utor of this my last will and Testament, all and Singular My Lands 
Messuages and Tenements, also all my Personal Estate by him freely to 
be Possessed and Enjoyed for Ever — 

2 :ly it is also my will that my Son Jacob Kaler Shall Keep my Dearly 
beloved wife Elizabeth in Vicktuals and trink and in all Necessarys 
During her Natural Life ; and if Neglected, then my Dearly beloved 
wife is to have the incom of one third of my Real and Personal Estate 
During her Natural Life. 

3 :ly : it is also my will that my Son Jacob Kaler Shall Pay to my well 
beloved Children Viz : Charls Kaler, Doredeah Kaler, Eva Kaler, 
Catherina Kaler, Margret Kaler, Anna Mariah Kaler, Mary Catharina 
Kaler Each one three Pound Six Shillings & 8d : Lawfull money of 
this Commonwealth. The afore Said Sumes of money to be Paid as 
foUoweth Viz : one Quarter Part of the afore Said Sums is to be Paid, 
twelve months after the Decease of my Dearly beloved wife Elizabeth, 
and one Quarter Part twelve months after the first Quarter, and one 
Quarter Part twelve months after the Second Quarter, and one Quarter 



254 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Part twelve months after the third Quarter : So to make in the whole 

four Quarterly Payments, as afore mentioned — 

And I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke Disannul all and every 

other former testaments and wills, 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 here unto 

Set my hand and Seal this fourteenth Day of January in the year of 

of our Lord 1790. 

Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced by the Said Henry Kaler as 

his Last will and testament in the Presence of us who in his Presence 

and in the Presence of Each other have here unto Subscribed our 

Names 

Henry Kaler (seal) 
Jacob Ludwig 
Frederik Arnold 
Jacob Winchenbach 

Probated 25 Ap., 1794. [VI, 47-48.] 
Jacob Ludwig and Jacob Winchenbach, both of Waldoborough, sureties. 
Inventory by Jacob Bornheimer, Joseph Ludwig and Nathan Sprague, 
all of Waldoborough, 8 Sep., i 794, ^84 : 6 : 2. [VI, 50.] 

Benjamin Branch, late of Sidney. Benjamin Branch, of Sidney, 
Adm'r, 10 Jan., 1795. [VI, 51.] Daniel Branch, of a place called 
West ponds, and John Hamilton, of Sidney, sureties. Inventory by 
Edmund Matthews and Reuben Pinkham, both of Sidney, and Abisha 
Cowen, of Hallowell, 17 Jan., 1795. [VI, 244.] Account filed 19 
Jan., 1796. [VI, 245.] 

John Bridge, late of Pownalborough, trader. Rachel Bridge, of 
Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 3 Mar., 1795. [VI, 52.] Inventory 
by Thomas Rice, Joseph Christophers and David Silvester, all of Pow- 
nalborough, 20 Mar., 1795, ;^io69 : 10 : 5^. [VI, 194-5.] William 
Bowman, of Wiscasset, guardian unto Rachel, minor daughter, 16 
Aug., 1806. [IX, 214.] Fanny, minor daughter, chose Joshua Dan- 
forth, of Wiscasset, to be her guardian, 12 Aug., 1806. [IX, 268.] 
Account filed 7 Jan., 1807. [XII, 137-8.] Distribution ordered 7 
Jan., 1807. [XII, 153.] 

John Howard, of Hallowell, non compos. Ebenezer Farwell, of Vas- 
salborough, guardian. Inventory by Joseph North, Henry Sewall and 
Samuel Colman, all of Hallowell, 30 May, 1792, ^1967:6:51/^. 

[VI, 55-56.] 



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James Blanchard, late of Woolwich. Susanna Blanchard, of Wool- 
wich, widow, Adm'x, 10 Mar., 1795. [VI, 57.] James Blanchard 
and Samuel Blanchard, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory by 
Samuel Stinson, David Gilmore and Abner Wade, all of Woolwich, 25 
Mar., 1796. [VI, 228.] Yearly value of real estate appraised at 
$80., 28 Mar., 1798. Accouut filed 4 June, 1798. [VIII, 44.J 
Robert Hanson, of Woolwich, guardian unto Sheppard and Patty, 
minor children, 4 June, 1798. [IX, 221.] Jane and Polly, minor 
daughters chose Robert Hanson to be their guardian, 16 Mar., 1798. 
[IX, 222.] 

Jedediah Hammond, late of Bristol, mariner. Isaac Tirrill, of Bris- 
tol, Adm'r, 16 Sep., 1794. [VI, 58.] Timothy Farrow and Joseph 
Shaw Tirrill, both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by Thomas Johnston, 
George Rhoads and Oliver Nash, all of Bristol, 15 Sep., 1798, ^402. 
[VIII, 43.] Benjamin Brown, of Waldoborough, Adm'r de bonis non, 
9 Jan., 1807. [IX, 112.] Account filed 8 Jan., 1808. [XII, 349-] 

Robert Kennedy, late of Newcastle, mariner. Sarah Kennedy, of 
Newcastle, widow, Adm'x, 10 Nov., 1794. [VI, 84-85.] Robert 
Simpson and William Clark, both of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory 
by John Huse, Francis Cook and David Payson, all of Pownalborough, 
?9 Feb., 1795. [VI, 237-8.] Account filed 7 Sep., 1798, at which 
date the administratrix had become the wife of Stephen Jewett. [VIII, 

234-5-] 

Israel Jordan, late of Thomaston, mariner. Susanna Jordan, of 
Thomaslon, widow, Adm'x, 17 Sep., 1793. [VI, 86-87.] Israel 
Loveitt and Ephraim Snow, both of Thomaston, sureties. Inventory 
by Moses Copeland, of Warren, Samuel Brown and Joseph Coombs, 
both of Thomaston, 22 Oct., 1793, ^197:6:0. [VI, 143-4.] 
Susanna, widow, guardian unto John and Hannah, minor children, 4 
Nov., 1799. [IX, 190.] 

John Patten, late of TopsLam. David Patten, of Topsham, son, 
Adm'r, 17 Ap., 1795, [VI, 88-89,] upon petition of Mary, widow, 
Robert, Thomas, Joseph and Actor, children, dated 14 Ap., 1794. 
John Fulton and John Reed, both of Topsham, sureties. Inventory 
by John Merrill, James Wilson and Benjamin Jones Porter, all of 
Topsham, 27 May, 1795, ^2004: 12 : 11. [VI, 2 10-21 1.] Account 
filed 9 Sep., 1796. [VI, 245-6.] 

Francis Whitraore, late of Bowdoinham. Stephen Whitmore, of 



256 LINCOLN PROBATE RFXORDS. 

Bovvdoinham, Adm'r, 2 2 Ap., 1795. [VI, 89.] Zacheus Beal and 
John Springer, both of Bovvdoinham, sureties. Inventory by Zacheus 
Beal, WiUiam Denham and James Purrington, all of Bowdoinham, 20 
June, 1795, ^^74: 8: I. [VII, 85.] James Maxwell and Elihu 
Getchel, both of Bowdoinham, commissioners to examine claims. 
[VII, 86.] Advertisement of sale of real estate 27 Dec, 1796. 
[VII, 87.] Account filed 8 Sep., 1797. [VII, 136-7.] Distribution 
of estate to Stephen, Francis, John, William, Andrew, Elizabeth Sev- 
ens, and Susanna Dinsmore, children of deceased, and Nathan Blodget, 
son of Mary Blodget, who was a daughter of deceased. 8 Sep., 1797. 
[VII, 189-190.] 

John Nelson, late of the Island of Grenada. Thomas Lindall Win- 
throp, of Boston, Adm'r, 17 Ap., 1795. [VI, 90.] James Bovvdoin, 
of Dorchester, and Charles Coffin, of Boston, sureties. Inventory by 
Joseph North, William Howard and Samuel Colman, all of Hallowell, 
29 July, 1795, $52,073.00. [VII, 194 to 196.] Account filed 1796. 
[VII, 197.] Caleb Blanchard, Jacob Rowe and Edward Davis, all of 
Boston, commissioners to examine claims. [VII, 198.] Account 
filed 19 Sep., 1797. [VII, 198-9.] Advertisements of sale of real 
estate 17 Ap., 1797. [VII, 199 to 201.] Account filed 24 Sep., 
1806. [XII, 2 10-2 1 1.] Advertisements of sale of real estate 18 Ap., 
1804, and 12 Mar., 1805. [XII, 276 to 280.] Account filed 5 Jan., 
1820. [XXII, 376.] 

In the Name of GOD. Amen. 
I William Lee Senr of Georgetown in the County of Lincoln and Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, yeoman, being Advanced in Age, tho of 
sound disposing mind & memory, and calling to mind my Mortality, 
Do make, ordain and publish this my last 'Will & testament in the 
manner following. — In the first place I Commit my soul to GOD, 
who gave it, & my body to the earth, hopeing at the last day I shell 
Obtain a happy resurrection to an Immortal life, through the merits of 
Christ my saviour. 

And as touching such Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon 
me, I will and dispose of it in manner following Viz. Imprimis. I 
will and order that all my Just debts & Funeral Charges be paid by 
my herein after named Executors within a reasonable time after my 
decease. 

Item. I give and bequeathe unto my well beloved wife Elizabeth & 
my Son John all my real Estate of what name or nature soever, (ex- 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 257 

cept what is hereinafter set off to my Son James) to be equally divided 
between them two, and after the decease of my said wife, her part of 
the whole to Accrue to my son John to him & his heirs forever. Item, 
I give and bequeath to my son James One hundred Acres of land 
lying at the Northeastern part of my farm, to be fifty rods in 
wedth on Kenebeck river, & to extend Northwesterly so far as that a 
parrellel Course with my Northeastern line (with the wedth Aforesaid) 
Compleate the said Hundred Acres of Upland, and Also I give to my 
son James ten Acres of Marsh, & six Acres of thatch, lying at Winno- 
gance Creek, to be set off to him from the northern part of my marsh 
there as Convenient to all Concern'd as may be. And Also, I give 
and bequeath to my said son James the sum of fourty pounds L. money 
which my hereafter named executors is Order'd to pay in money or 
Articles suitable to build an house when my son James calls therefor, 
which sum, together with the hundred acres of Upland, ten Acres of 
marsh «Sc six of thatch beforementioned, is to be given to him & his 
heirs forever, in full for all his Services, & to be consider'd as his full 
Share of my estate. Item. I will & bequeath to my Son William, ten 
Shillings L. money as his full Share of my estate. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Ann ten Shillings L INIoney as 
her full Share of my Estate. — Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter 
Rebecca One hundred pounds Lawfull Money to be paid in two pay- 
ments. One half at the End of the first year, & one half at the End 
of the second year after my decease which is to be in full for her 
Share of my Estate. 

Item, I give & bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth One hundred 
pounds L money to be paid by my after named Executors in the same 
way & manner that my daughter Rebecca's is to be paid, & further 
Will that my daughter Elizabeth is to live in my house, with my said 
Wife Elizabeth & son John, so long as she lives single & unmarried. I 
further will & devise that after the Afore mentioned Legacys be paid & 
Also my debts, that all the personal Estate then remaining, shell be 
equally divided between my said Wife Elizabeth & son John. And 
Lastly I do hereby Constitute & Appoint my well beloved wife Eliza- 
beth & my son John Executors, to this my last Will, hereby revoking & 
disannulling all former wills & testaments by me in any manner made. 
Confirming this, & no other to be my last Will & testament. In Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the twenty sixth day of 

17 



258 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

June, A/i/w Domini, One thousand, seven hundred, cS; ninety four. 

Sign'd, Seal'd, puplished & declar'd by the said Testator, to be his 
last Will in presence of us, who have Subscrib'd hereto as Witnesses, in 
the presence of the testator & of each other. — 

Witnesses. 

Charles CouUard Wm Lee (seal^ 

Iseballa Manson 

Mark L. Hill 

Probated 29 May, 1795. [VI, 93-94.] 
Inventory by Mark Langdon Hill, John Rogers and Joseph Bowker, all 
of Georgetown, 14 June, i795> ^976 : 13 : 2. [VI, 181-2.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I John Reed of Topsham in the County 
of Lincoln being of Sound Mind and Memory (blessed be God there- 
for) do this twenty first day of April Anno Domini 17S1 Make and 
publish this My last Will and Testament, in Manner following (that is to 
Say).— 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Susanna Reed 
the improvement of all My Estate both Real and Personal as long as 
She remains My Widdow. — 

Item. I Give to my Son John Reed Six Shillings to be paid by my Exec- 
utor. — 

Item. I Give to my Son David Reed one hundred and forty-five acres 
of land described as foUoweth viz. all the front of the lots Number five 
and six between Merimeeting Bay and Muddy River that I have not 
before disposed of by Deed, and forty five acres of Land out of the 
aforesaid lots on the North Side of Muddy River together with all my 
Personal Estate of every Sort. — 

Item I give to My Daughter Mary the w^ife of Samuel Wilson Six 
Shillings to be paid by my Executor. 

Item I give to my Daughter Jane the wife of Joseph Foster Six Shil- 
lings to be paid by My Executor. — 

Item I give to my Daughter Susanna Reed Six Shillings to be paid by 
My Executor. — 

Item I give to my Daughter Martha the wife of Joseph Randall Six 
Shillings to be paid by my Executor. — 

Item I give to my Daughter Elizebeth Reed one Milcii Cow, one 
Feather bed and bed Cloaths. — 

Item I give to my Daughter Margaret Reed one milch Cow, one 
Feather bed and bed Cloaths. — 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 259 

Item I give to my Daughter Charity Reed one Milch Cow one feather 
bed and bed Cloaths. — 

Item I give to my Daughter Hannah Reed one Milch Cow one 
Feather bed and bed Cloaths — 

Item I give to My Grand Daughter Susanna Reed twenty pounds to 
be paid by my Executor. 

Item I make and ordain my Said Wife Susanna Reed My Sole Exec- 
utrix of this my Will ; and my loveing brother William Reed overseer 
thereof, to take Care and See the Same performed according to my 
true intent and meaning ;— in witness whereof I have here unto Set my 
hand and Seal this 21st Day of April Anno Domini 17S1. 
Signed Sealed Delivered published 
Pronounced and declared by the 
Said John Reed to be his last 
Will and Testament in Presence John Reed (seal) 

of us. 

John Merrill 
James Hevvey 
Samuel Akley 

Probated 29 May, 1795. [VI, 95-96.] 
John Merrill and James Hewey, both of Topsham, sureties. Inventory 
by William Randall, James Fulton and John Merrill, 25 Aug., 1795, 
^87:17:10. [Unrecorded.] Samuel Wilson, Adm'r de bonis non, 
29 Oct., 1799. 

John Given, Jr., late of Newcastle. James Given, of Newcastle, 
Adm'r, 16 June, 1795. [VI, 97-98.] James Simpson, of Newcastle, 
and Edmund Bridge, of Dresden, sureties. Inventory by Samuel 
Nickels, John Farley and Alexander Little, all of Newcastle, 11 Sep., 

1795, $180.42. [VI, 213.] Samuel Nickels and John Farley, com- 
missioners to examine claims. [VI, 214.] Account filed 12 Sep., 

1796. [VI, 215.] Distribution ordered 6 Jan., 1797. [VI, 256-7.] 
Stephen Bartlett, late of Sheepscut great pond. Jonathan Bartlett, 

of Sheepscut great pond, Adm'r, 15 May, 1795. [VI, 98-99.] Caleb 
Bartlett and James Peaslee, both of Balltown, sureties. 

Daniel Savage, late of Hallowell. Ann Savage, of Hallowell, widow, 
Adm'x, 23 Ap., 1795. [VI, 99.] Samuel Howard and William 
Howard, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Colman, 
David Thomas and Benjamin Pettingill, Jr., all of Hallowell, 25 May, 



"260 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

1795, ;^783 : 18 : II. [VII, 70.] Widow's dower set off by William 
Howard, Seth Williams and Ephraim Ballard, all of Hallowell. [VII, 
71-72.] Account filed, 12 Jan., 1797. [VII, 72-73.] 

Peter Walch, late of Waldoborough. Jane Walch, widow, and John 
Walch, both of Waldoborough, Adm'rs, 10 Sep., 1795. [VI, 100.] 
Cornelius Burns and Joseph Henry Ludwig, both of Waldoborough, 
sureties. Inventory by Jacob Ludwig, Jacob Bornheimer and Charles 
Kaler, all of Waldoborough, 21 Sep., 1795. [y^> ^9^-1 

Henry Sewall, late of Bath. Sarah Sewall, widow, and James Sewall, 
both of Bath, Adm'rs, 29 May, 1795. [VI, loi.] John Minot 
Moody and Thomas Clapp, both of Bath, sureties. Inventory by 
Joshua Philbrook, Joshua Raynes and Benjamin Ham, all of Bath, 19 
Aug., 1795. [VII, 212-213.] Division of estate among Samuel 
Sewall, Jenny Sewall, Betsey Davenport, James Sewall, Henry Sewall, 
David Sewall, Joshua Sewall, Nancy Sewall, Hannah Sewall, Polly Sewall 
and Charles Sewall, children of deceased, by Edward Hall Page and 
Christopher Cushing, both of Bath, and William Bradbury, of a place 
called Chester, Kennebec County, 19 Sep., 1801. [VIII, 173-4.] 
Widow's dower set off by Edward Hall Page, Christopher Cushing 
and William Bradbury, 19 Sep., 1801. [Unrecorded.] 

Frederick Hammond, late of Pownalborough, mariner. Anne Ham- 
mond, of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 20 June, 1795. [VI, 102.] 
James Eveleth, of Pittston, and Benjamin Rackleff, of Edgecomb, sure- 
ties. Inventory by Thomas Rice, David Silvester and Levi Beal, all of 
Pownalborough, 29 Aug., 1795, ^28 : 7- o- [^^I» i93-] Thomas 
Rice and David Silvester, commissioners to examine claims. [VI, 231.] 
Account filed 5 June, 1797. [VI, 232.] Distribution of estate ordered 
5 June, 1797. [VIII, 125.] 

Joel Reed, late of Woolwich. Eunice Reed, of Woolwich, widow, 
Adm'x, 17 July, 1795, [VI, 102-103.] Robert Reed and Lem- 
uel Trott, both of \A'oolwich, sureties. Inventory by Samuel 
Harnden, Jacob Eames and Lemuel Trott, all of Woolwich, 23 July, 
1795, ;^2i3: I : o. [VI, 196-7.] Nathaniel Thwing and Samuel 
Harnden, commissioners to examine claims. [VI, 233.] Account 
filed 8 Sep., 1797. [VI, 234-5.] 

Paul Jameson, late of Cushing. Sally Jameson, of Cushing, widow, 
Adm'x, 10 Dec, 1795. [VI, 103-104.] Moses Copeland and James 
Waller Head, both of Warren, sureties. 



LINXOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 26 I 

Church Nash, late oi Waldoborough. Eve Nash, of Waldoborough, 
widow, Adm'x, lo Dec, 1795. [VI, 104.] Joseph Simmons, of 
Waldoborough, and Benjamin Palmer, of Bristol, sureties. Inventory 
by Thomas Johnston and Benjamin Palmer, both of Bristol, and Joseph 
Simmons, of Waldoborough, 16 Dec, 1795, $2750.88. [VII, 143-4.] 
Account filed 17 Sep., 1798. [VIII, 99.] Eve, widow, guardian un- 
to Lydia, Jane and Oliver, minor children, 17 Sep., 179S. [IX, 192.] 
Church and Samuel, minor sons, chose Eve, widow, to be their guar- 
dian, 17 Sep., 179S. [IX, 24 7-8.] 

David Reed late of Topsham. Jane, widow, relinquished admin- 
istration, 19 Oct., 1795. Samuel Dunlap, of Brunswick, Adm'r, 20 
Oct., 1795. [VI, 105.] John Fulton and John Jameson, both of 
Topsham, sureties. Inventory by John Merrill, William Randall and 
James Fulton, all of Topsham, 22 Oct., 1795, §1333-33; additional in- 
ventory 8 Mar., 1796, $56.36. [VIII, 7-8.] Accounts filed 5 Jan., 
1798, and 4 Jan., 1799. [VIII, 8 to 10.] Division of personal es- 
tate among widow, mother, Jane, wife of Joseph Foster, Martha, wife 
of Joseph Randall, Hannah, wife of Robert Potter, Margaret, wife of 
Robert Jack, Elizabeth, wife of John Soule, Charlotte, wife of John 
Herrin, the representatives of Samuel Wilson and wife, deceased, and 
the representatives of John Reed, deceased, 4 Jan., 1 799, [VIII, 
10- 1 1.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I James Yeats of Bristol in the County 
of Lincoln Yeoman being through the Goodness of God, tho weak in 
Body, yet of a Sound and perfect understanding and Memory, do 
Constitute this My last will and Testament, and Desire it may be re- 
cived by all as Such : first I most Humbly bequeath my Scul to God 
my Maker, beseeching his most Gracious Acceptance of it through the 
all Sufficient Merits and Mediation of my most Compassionate Re- 
deemer Jesus Christ who gave himself to be an Atonement for my 
Sins, and is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by 
him. Seeing he ever liveth to make Intercession for them, and who, I 
trust will not reject me a returning penetent Sinner ; when I come to 
him for Mercy ; in this hope and Confidence I render up my Soul 
with Comfort, humbly beseeching the most blessed and Glorious Trin- 
ity, one God most holy, most Mercyfull, and Gracious, to prepare me 
for the time of my Dissolution, and then to take me to himself into 
that peace and rest, and incomparable felicity, which he has prepared 
for all that love and fear his holy Name, Amen, Blessed be God. — 



262 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

I give my Body to the Earth, from whence it came, in full assurance of 
its Resurrection from thence at the last day. As for my Burial I De- 
sire it may be Decent at the Discretion of my Executers. As to the 
worldly Estate that God has put into my hand, I have Divided the 
most of it among my Children many years ago, and what Little I am 
now Possessed of I Dispose in the following Manner. (Viz) To each 
of my Children To Elizabeth Rhoads, Sarah Hilton, Jean Poor, George 
Yeats, Mary Braint, Margret Nash, Sameul Yeats, Rachal Fuller, & 
Liddia Macker, I give Six Shillings to each and every one — what re- 
mains of my Estate Both real & personal I give and demise to my Be- 
loved wife Jean Yeats her heirs and Assigns for ever, I Likewise Con- 
stitute and Appoint Sam'l Yeats & Oliver Nash Executers of this my 
last will and Testament, I do hereby revoke all former wills made by 
me, and Declare this only to be my last will and Testament, in Witt- 
ness whereof I the Said James Yeats have to this my last will Set my 
hand and Seal, this third day of August 17S9 and in the thirteen year 
of the Independence of America 
Signed Sealed and Declared by the 

Said testator to be his last will and his 

Testament in the Presence of us James O Yeats (seal) 

have Subscribed our Names as Mark 

Wittnesses thereto 

Thos : Johnston Lincoln ss Personaly Appeared 

Thomas Johnston Ju'r the Above Named James Yeats and 

Sarah Johnston Acknowledged the Above will to be 

his free act and Deed before me 
Thos : Johnston, Justice Peace. 
Probated 10 Dec, 1795. [VI, 105-106.] Thomas Johnston, of 
Bristol, and Waterman Thomas, of Waldoborough, sureties. 

Isaiah Crooker, late of Bath, blacksmith. Hannah Crooker, of 
Bath, widow, Adm'x, 30 Oct., 1795. [VI, 107-108.] Isaiah Crooker, 
of Bath, and Ezra Tubbs, of Dresden, sureties. Inventory by Francis 
Winter, Joseph White and Edward Hall Page, all of Bath, Dec, 1795, 
$8928.99. [VII, 45 to 49.] Widow's dower set off by Francis Winter, 
Joshua Shaw and Edward Hall Page, 12 May, 1797. [VII, 50.] Ac- 
count filed 26 May, 1797. [VII, 51.] Hannah, minor daughter, 
and Zacheus, minor son, chose Hannah, widow, to be their guardian, 
17 Nov., 1796. [VII, 51-52.] 

Christopher Marson, late of Pittston, calker. Elizabeth Marson, of 
Pittston, widow, Adm'x, 4 Nov., 1795. [VI, 108-109.] Peter Pochard 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 263 

a ad James Bugnon, both of Dresden, sureties. Inventory by Louis 
Houdlette, John Polereczky and Ezra Taylor, all of Dresden, i6 Nov., 
1795, 15559.59. [VII, 90-91.] Elizabeth, widow, guardian unto 
James and Christopher, minor sons, 6 Sep., 1799. [IX, 191.] 

Mary Shaw, of Woolwich, widow, guardian unto Benjamin, Jesse and 
Joseph, minor children of Benjamin Shaw, late of Woolwich, 29 May, 
1795. [VI, 121.] 

Francis Lovejoy, of Sidney, non compos. Abiel Lovejoy, Jr., of Sid- 
ney, guardian, 5 Ap., 1796. [VI, 13 1-2.] 

Hallowell May 7. 1793 
In the name of God amen. I Benjamin Pettingill Esqr., of Hallowell, 
in the county of Lincoln, and State of the Massachusetts Bay. Calling 
to mind the mortality of my Body ; knowing that it is appointed for 
all men once to die, being through the goodness of God, of perfect mind 
and memory do make, and ordain, this my last Will and Testament, 
that is to say, principally and first of all. I give I give and recom- 
mend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, and my Body I re- 
commend to the earth, to be buried in decent christian burial at the 
discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the general resur- 
ection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God. And as 
touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless 
me in this hfe I give Demise and dispose of the same in the following 
manner and form. 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to Judith my beloved Wife one third 
part of what Estate I die possess'd of after my just Debts and Funeral 
charges are paid during her natural life. 

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Mary Allen nothing, hav- 
ing heretofore given her her full share of my Estate. 
Item. I give to my well beloved Son Benjamin Pettingill one fourth 
part of my Mechanical and Husbandry Utensels & no more, having 
heretofore given him an Hundred Acres of Land. 
Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter, Anna Badcok the sumn 
of five pounds in addition to what she has already received to be paid 
in three years after my decease. 

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Amy Fletcher the sumn of 
two pounds, in addition to what she has already received, to be paid in 
thiee years after my decease. 

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Rhoda Palmer, the sumn 
of three pounds, in addition to what she has already received, to be 
paid in three years after my decease. 



264 LINXOLN PROBA'lE RECORDS. 

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Ruble Church the sumn of 
seven pounds in addition to what she has already received, to be paid 
in three years after my decease. 

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter R.achel Wade the sumn of 
six pounds in addition to what she has already received to be paid in 
three years after my decease. 

Item. I give to my well beloved Daughter Filena Foster the sumn of 
Fourteen pounds, in things provided and providing. 
Item, I give to my well beloved Son Ziba Pettingill three fourths of 
my Mechanical and Husbandry utensels, together with all my real and 
personal estate, not herein otherwise disposed of after my just debts 
and Funeral charges are paid, whom I likewise constitute make and 
ordain, my sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, by him 
freely to be possessed and enjoyed, and I do hereby utterly disannul 
revoke and disallow, all and every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies 
and bequests, and Executors ; by me in any way before named, will'd 
or 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. 

Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced and declared, by the said Ben- 
jamin Pettingill as his last will and testament in presence of us, the 
Subscribers. 

Obadiah Harris Benjamin Pettingill (seal) 

Lois Harris 
Harlowe Harris 

Probated 14 Mar., 1796. [VI, 134.] 
James Bridge and Harlowe Harris, both of Hallowell, sureties. In- 
ventory by Henry Sewall, Seth Williams and David Thomas, all of 
Hallowell, 21 May, 1796, $1292.5. [VII, 65.] 

Thomas Moore, late of Pownalborough, clerk. Anna Moore, of 
Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 26 Aug., 1795. [VI, 136.] Ebenezer 
Whittier, of Pownalborough, and James Hodge, of New-Milford, sure- 
ties. Inventory by John Sutton Foye, Rogers Smith and Joseph Burr, 
all of Pownalborough, 16 Mar., 1796, $971.73, to which administratrix 
added notes of hand, $355. [VI, 216.] Account filed 5 June, 1797. 
[VI, 217.] Jeremiah Dalton, of Pownalborough, guardian unto Sally 
and Thomas, minor children, 27 Mar., 179S. [IX, 176 and 226.] 

John Linscot, late of Bailtown. .\lcxander Fairbanks, of Balltown, 
Adm'r, i Mar., 1790. [VI, 136-7.] Jonathan Hawks, of Balltown, 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 265 

and Nathaniel Bryant, of Newcastle, sureties. 

Stephen Sewall, late of Bath, merchant. Moses Sewall, of Hallow- 
ell, merchant, Adm'r, 23 Ap., 1796. [VI, 139.] Thomas Fillebrown 
and David Sewall, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by William 
Webb, Joshua Shaw and Edward H. Page, all of Bath, 24 June, 1796, 
$4,337-94- [VII, 182 to 184.] David Sewall, of Hallowell, Adm'r 
t/e bo)iis non, 18 July, 1798. [IX, 24.] Christopher Gushing, of 
Bath, guardian unto Dorcas, William, jMeriam and Stephen, miner 
children, 11 Feb., 1799. [IX, 181.] 

Peter Jones, late of Hallowell, trader, Eunice Jones, widow, and 
John Jones, both of Hallowell, Adm'rs, 26 May, 1796. [¥1,149.] 
Thomas Dickman and Samuel Colman, both of Hallowell, sureties. 
Inventory by Samuel Colman, EHas Craigg and William Pitt, all of 
Hallowell, 5 July, 1796, $440,213^. [VH, 60 to 62.] Samuel Col- 
man and Elias Craig, commissioners to examine claims. [VIII, 11.] 
Account filed and distribution ordered 5 Ap., 1799. [VIII, 13-14.] 

In the name of God amen. I Philip Higgins of Bath in the County of 
Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yeoman, being of sound 
mind & memory, calling to mind the mortality of my Body and 
knowing it is appointed for all Men once to die Do make & ordain 
this my last will and testament — that is to say — first of all I give & 
recommend my Soul into the hand of Almighty GOD — and my Body 
to the Earth to be buried decently according to the discretion of my 
Executor beleiving that at the general resurrection I shall receive the 
same again by the mighty power of GOD. And as touching such 
worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, 
I give demise & dispose of the same in the following manner & form — 
first I give and bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved wife the use and 
improvement of my homestead farm on which we now Hve with all the 
Stock of Cattle & farming utensils thereon, during her natural life. — 
And all the House furniture to her use & disposal forever, 
secondly. I give & bequeath to my Son Benjamin Higgins the sum of 
Ten Dollars and no more, I having formerly given him as much as I 
esteem his proportion. 

3dly I give to my Son Reuben Higgins the Farm on which he now 
lives containing about eighty five Acres situate in said Bath 
4''ly I give to my Daughter Ruth Marriner Ten Dollars, She having 
formerly had from me as much as I esteem her proportion. 



266 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

5"ly — I give to my Daughter Abigail Williams the sum of Fifty Dollars. 
61y. I give to my Son Simeon Higgins the Land to the eastward of 
the road leading to Foster's point containing about eighty Acres ad- 
joining to his own Land — 

7 I give to my Son Philip Higgins the Homestead farm aforemen- 
tioned with the Stock of Cattle and all the farming Utensils to his use 
& improvement after the dicease of his Mother my said wife Mary — 
until his Sons Isaiah & Jeremiah shall be twenty one years of Age — 
when it is my will & I bequeath accordmgly that the said Isaiah and 
the said Jeremiah each have & hold forever to themselves their Heirs 
& Assigns one fourth part to each of them, of the said Homestead farm 
and the said Philip to Have (V to Hold to himself & to his heirs & 
assigns forever the remaining half of the said Homestead farm. 

8 I Give to my Daughter Mary Mathes ten dollars — she having receiv- 
ed her proportion some time ago — 

9 I Give to my Daughter Sarah Holbrook the sum of Fifty Dollars, 
also the Money due to me from her Husband 

10 I Give to my Daughter Thankful Huffe of Bowdoin, all the right ^ 
title & possession which I have to the Land on which she & her Hus- 
band now live in said Bowdoin- I likewise give to my said Daughter 
all the Money due to me from her said Husband. 

11 I likewise Give to my Sons Reuben, Simeon, & Philip aforenamed 
my Saw-Mill, with the Mill privilege & all the privileges to the Mill 
Pond belonging — 

12 I Give to my Son Philip aforesaid all other my Personal Estate 
not before particularly bequeathed except debts due to me which Debts 
my Executor hereafter named is to collect and with the Money so col- 
lected discharge my just debts and pay the Legacies & sums in this 
instrument mentioned & bequeathed and the remainder if any there 
should be I give & bequeath to my Daughter Thankful Huffe afore- 
said — And the Legacies afore mentioned I will to be paid within two 
years after my Decease and I do hereby appoint my said Son Reuben 
Higgins sole Executor of this my last will & testament — And I do 
hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all & every former testa- 
ments wills Legacies & bequests by me in any wise before willed & 
bequeathed ; ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will 
& testament — In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this sixteenth day of December in the Year of LORD one thous- 
and seven hundred & ninetv five 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 267 

signed sealed published "^ 

pronounced & declared by the | 

said Philip Higgins, as his last | 

will & testament, in the presence | Philip Higgins (seal) 

of us, who in his presence & in the 

presence of each other have here 

to subscribed our names. The words 

and I do hereby appoint my said Son Reuben } 

Higgins sole Executor of this my last will | 

& testament were interlined before j 

signing or sealing — j 

Arthur Bradman 

John Sprague 

Fra. Winter 

Probated 27 May, 1796. [VI, 202-203.] In- 
ventory by Francis Winter, David Ring and Stephen Coombs, all of 
Bath, 17 June, 1796, $3,307.67. [VII, 83-84.] 

Be it Remembered that I Caleb Barker of the Plantation of Lewiston 
in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of the Massachusetts 
yeoman 

Being weak of Body yet through Divine Mercy of Sound mind and 
Memory do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in Man- 
ner following 

I St that all my Honest Debts be Paid 

2ly I give to Hannah my trusty and well Beloved Wife the use and 
improvement of all my Real Estate So Long as She Remains unmaried 
to another Man and also all my Live Stock of Cattle Horses Sheep and 
Swine togather with all the Provision that is in the house at my decease 
all the above mentiond Stock She is to have the use income and im- 
provement of So Long as she Remains unmarried also I give her all 
my Household Furniture Forever I also give her the use of all my Part 
of the Dwelling House and Barn 

3ly I give to my Son William all my wearing apparyell 
4ly I Give to my Son Jacob all my Real Estate when his mother 
hath done with it his paying my Son William thirty Pounds within two 
years after the dceeas of their mother and also to Pay my Daugh- 
ters Kezia and Rhoda forty Shillings to Each within one year after 
their mother's Decease or marriage and I also Give my Son Jacob 
all my Live Stock which is Left at his mothers decease his pay- 
ins; the Funeral Charge and also mv House and barn Reserving the 



268 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

fore Room for the use of my Daughter Rhoda for her use and benefit 
So Long as She Remains unmaried after her mother decease. 
Lastly I do Nominate and appoint my Beloved Wife Executrix togath- 
er with trusty and well beloved Friend Joel Thompson Executor to 
this my Last will and testament to See it Executed according to the 
true intent and meaning thereof disannulling al other wills by me made 
Heretofore. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 
twenty third day of February in this year of our Lord one Thousand 
Seven hundred and Ninety 
Signed Sealed and Published 
by the Testator as hi? Last will 

and testament In Presents Caleb Barker (seal) 

of us 

Daniel Davis 

Samuel Tuck 

Andrew Coombes 

Probated 19 Jan., 1796. [VI, 204-205.] 
Daniel Davis and Jacob Barker, Jr., both of Lewiston, sureties. In- 
ventory by John Herrick, Josiah Mitchell and Abner Harris, all of 
Lewiston, i Feb., 1796, $880.14. [VI, 220.] 

In the name of God Amen the twenty first Day of January in the year 
of our LORD one thousand Seven hundred and ninety five I Stephen 
Norton of Readfield in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts yeoman being far advanced in years thougli of perfect 
mind and memory Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and 
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make and or- 
dain this as 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 who 
Gave it and my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently Buryed 
in a Christian manner at the Discression of my Executors hereafter 
named and as touching Such worldly estate as God hath Blessed me 
with in this life I Give and Dispose of the Same in the following man- 
ner and form 

Imprimis I will that all my Just Debts and funeral Charges be well 
and truly paid in Some Convenient time after my Decease 
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my wife Sarah Norton all my estate 
Real and personal lying and being on the Island of Nantuckit also all 
my live Stock farming utensils houslioUl furniunc and c\ery other arti- 
cle of personal estate 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 269 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Constant Norton five Shillings 
having before Given him his proportion of my estate 
Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Peter Norton five Shillings hav- 
ing before Given him his proportion of my estate 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Bean five Shillings 
having before Given hur a portion of my estate 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Kathariene Norton five 
Shillings having before Given hur a portion of my estate 
Lastly I Constitute and appoint my Sons Constant Norton and Peter 
Norton to be my Executors of this my last will and Testament Ratify- 
ing and Confirming this for my last will and testament 
In witness whereof I hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and 
year first above written * 

Signed Sealed and Declared 
by the Said Stephen Norton 
to be his last will and 
Testament in presence of 

Robert Page Stephen Norton (seal) 

Benjamin Savage 
William Wyman 

Probated 19 Jan., 1796. [VI, 206-207.] Robert Page and Benja- 
min Savage, both of Readfield, sureties. Inventory by Matthias Smith, 
Jr., Daniel Wing and Samuel Stevens, all of Readfield, 7 Jan., 1797. 
[Unrecorded.] 

In the name of God — Amen — 
I Prudence Chapman of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln and 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Widdovv Being sick and weak in 
Body but of Perfect and Sound mind and Memory (Blessed be god for 
it) and Taking into Consideration that is appointed for all mortals 
once to die do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in 
form and manner following that Js to Say in the first Place I recom- 
end my Soul to god who Gave it and my Body to the Earth to be 
Burried after the Manner of A Decent Cristian Burril ntjt at all doupt- 
ing of A Future resurection and as to what worldly goods god in his 
Providence hath been Pleased to bless me with in this world I Dispose 
of AVill and bequeath them in the Manner following Viz 
Imprimiis I will that all my Just Depts shall be first Paid and I will 
and Bequeth to My Beloved Daughter Prudence Loring three Pounds 
Item. I will and Bequeth to my Beloved Daughter Sarah Cole three 
Pounds — 



270 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Item —I Will and Bequeth to my Beloved Daughter Deborah Chap- 
man A Bed and A Cow together with A Room and her living in My 
House As long as She lives or So long as She Remeigns unmarried 
Item I Will and bequeth unto My Beloved Daughter Mary Vinall 
three Pounds — 

Item I Will and bequeth unto My Beloved Son Abraham Chapman 
(Whom I also make my Sole Executor to this my last will and Teste- 
ment ) all my Real and Personal Estate after taking or his Paying out 
the Above Leagecies and bequethments and it is my Will that After 
my Desscease he should have full Posesion of all My Lands Cattle 
Buildings Depts Due me moneys I leave and All & every Part of my 
Said real and Personal estate of what name or nature soever and I 
hereby make and ordain him my Sole Executor To this my Last will 
and testement As Aforesaid 

And I herby Revoke and make null and Void all other wills By me 
heretofore ever made 

In testimony Whereof I have hereunto Subscribed my name and 
affixed my Seal at Said Waldoborough this Seventh day of November 
in ihe year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty 
eight 

Signed Sealed and Declared by the said 
Prudence Chapman to be her last 
Will and testament in Presence of us 

George Demuth Prudence Chapman (seal) 

Paul Lash 
Thos. McGuyer 

Probated 26 May, 1796. [VI, 208.] 

Jonathan Davis, late of Bath. Jonathan Davis, of Bath, Adm'r, 9 
Sep., 1796. [VI, 2 1 1-2 1 2.] 

In the Name of God amen 
I William Hathorn Farmer in St Georges River Bing in bodilay helth 
and of sound and disposing mind and meomry Considring the unsert- 
antes of this transitory life do for avoiding Controversies after my de- 
sease make and publesh and declare this my lait Will and testament in 
manner following that is to Say First I recomend my Soul to God 
that gave it and my Body I Commit to the Earth and as for my World- 
ly Estate I give Bequath and dispose thereof as follouth first I Give 
and Bequeath to my Son Alexander Hathorn to the Valo of three 



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pounds laful money of Now Eangland and all my wearing apparell All 
the Rest and residue & Remainder of my Real & personal Estats of 
money lands & tenements Goods Chattels whatsover as Shall be aney 
ways due owing or belonging unto me at my decease I do Give devise 
and Bequeath the Same unto my Grand daughter Jean Hathorn only 
Encluding my Lawful and Endustres wifes thirdes Jean Hathorn while 
She lives I do hireby appoint them whole & Sole Executers of this my 
last will testament hireby Revoking all former & other ^Villes testa- 
ments & deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made And I do 
ordain & Ratify these presents to Stand & be for and as my Only 
Last Will and tesament in Wittness Whereof to this my Said will I 
have Set my hand & Seal the twenty third Day of November in the 
year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and fifety Fave and in 
ye twenty Sevent year of the Reing of his Majesty King George over 
Great Britian Szc 

Sined Sealed & declared William hathorn 

as my last Will & testament (seal) 

In the Presence of mathusets 

bay in new ingland Daniel Lewis 

William Smith 
jMoses Robinson Jun'r 
Jane Hathorn, widow, renounced executorship, 24 Feb., 1764. 
Jane, wife of Andrew Bird, of St. Georges, renounced executorship, 
6 Mar., 1764. [Unrecorded.] 

I William Kennedy of Boothbay in the county of Lincoln & Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts yeoman Calling to mind the Mortalaty of my 
Body, and the uncertainty of my Life, and not knowing how soon I 
may be called away by Death, and being at this present time weak in 
body, but of sound disposing mind & memory, do make and ordain 
this this my last Will and Testament — That 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 named, not Doughting but that 
I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection ; by the 
mighty Power of God — And as to my Worldly Estate I give Devise 
and dispose of the same in the following manner and form (viz.) — 
Imps I order that all my just debts and funeral Expenses be first 
paid out of my personal Estate, immeadiatly after my Decese. 
Item I give and bequeath unto my two youngest sisters Ruth and Ann 



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Kennedy, the whole rest and Residue of my Estate Real & personal, 
to be Equaly Divided between them and to them and their heirs and 
asigns forever — 

Lastly I do hereby apoint my Beloved Nephu Benjamin Kelley 
Juner my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testement and do 
Revoak all and Every former Wills or Testements by me heretofore 
made, and declare this & no other to be my last Will and Testement. 
In Wittnes-s whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this third day 
of August in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and 
Ninety Six — 

Signed sealed published and Declared by the Testator, to be his last 
Will and Testement in presence of us — 

Wm McCobb William Kennedy (seal) 

Ichabod Pinkham 
Mercy Pinkham 

Probated 20 Sep., 1796. [VII, 1-2.] Benjamin Kelley and Adam 
Boyd, both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by William McCobb, 
John Murray and John Emerson, all of Boothbay, 7 Nov., 1796, 
$953.84. [VII, 120-121.] Account filed 3 June, 1799. [VIII, 
88-89.] 

Jacob Pressey, late Pownalboiough. Elizabeth Pressey, of Pownal- 
borough, widow, Adm'x, 29 Feb., 1796. [VII, 3-4.] Benjamin 
Pressey and Paul Nute, both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory 
by Ebenezer Whittier, Joseph Lowell and Samuel Groves, all of Pow- 
nalborough, 27 May, 1796, $501.55. [VII, 124.] Yearly rent of 
real estate appraised at $40, 4 June, 1798. [VIII, 72.] Account 
filed 4 June, 1798. [VIII, 72-73.] Widow's dower set off by Selh 
Tinkham, William Taylor and Rogers Smith, all of Pownalborough, 26 
Ap., 1799. [XII, 29.] 

Samuel Parce, late of Boothbay, mariner. Elizabeth Parce, of 
Boothbay, widow, Adm'x, 10 June, 1796. [VII, 4-5.] Samuel Nell- 
son and Ezekiel Pearce, both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by 
Jonathan Sawyer, Edward Creamer and Robert Reed, all of Boothbay, 
1796, $495. [VII, 135.] Account filed 5 June, 1797. [VII, 136.] 

Samuel Chandler, late of Farmington. Rebecca Chandler, of Farm- 
ington, widow, Adm'x 14 July, 1796. [VII, 5.] Supply Belcher 
and Ebenezer Norton, both of Farmington, sureties. Phebe, minor 
daughter, chose Solomon Adams, of Farmington, to be her guardian, 
13 Dec, 1797. [VII, 239.] Jacob, Moses and Samuel, minor sons, 



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chose Solomon Adams to be their guardian, 13 Jan., 1797. [VII, 
240-241.] Solomon Adams, guardian unto Rebecca and Sally, minor 
daughters, 16 Jan., 1798. [VII, 244.] Inventory by Moses StarHng, 
Supply Belcher and Moses Sewall, all of Farmington, 1796, $1185. 
[VII, 245.] Account filed 16 Jan., 1798, at which date the adminis- 
tratrix, had become the wife of Jonas Green. [VII, 246.] 

Benjamin Dudley, late of Readfield. Samuel Stevens Oilman, of 
Mount Vernon, Adm'r, 14 July, 1796. [VII, 5-6.] John Dudley and 
John Oilman, both of Mount Vernon, sureties. Inventory by Timothy 
Bartlett, of Mount Vernon, Joseph Hutchins and Thomas Whittier, 
both of Readfield, 25 Aug., 1796, $662.04. [Unrecorded.] 

Elisha Bisbee, late of Hallowell. Desire Bisbee, of Hallowell, 
widow, Adm'x, 19 Jan., 1796. [VII, 6-7.] Elisha Matthews, of Sid- 
ney, and Ebenezer Moore, of Vassalborough, sureties. Inventory by 
Asa Williams, James Springer and Noah Woodward, all of Hallowell, 
27 Jan., 1796, $565.50. [VII, 79-80.] Samuel Colman and John 
Jones, commissioners to examine claims. [VIII, 65.] 

Samuel Bailey, late of Bristol. Sarah Richards, widow, declined to 
administer, 30 Ap., 1796, and requested that her brother JohnMcMur- 
phy be appointed. John McMurphy, of Bristol, Adm'r, 5 May, 1796. 
[VII, 7.] Samuel Yeates and Simon Eliot, Jr., both of Bristol, sure- 
ties. Inventory by Shiion Eliot, George James Yeates and Zenas Fuller, 
all of Bristol, 16 May, 1796, $519.63. [VIII, 93.] 

Jacob Day, late of Georgetown. Bethany Day, of Georgetown, 
widow, Adm'x, 19 Jan., 1796. [VII, 8.] Isaiah Wymanand Jonathan 
Morse, both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by Mark Langdon 
Hill, Daniel Morse and Daniel Campbell, all of Georgetown, 9 July, 
1 796. [Unrecorded.] 

Timothy Reirdon, late of Georgetown. Elizabeth Reirdon, of George- 
town, widow, Adm'x, 16 June, i 796. [VII, 8-9.] Abel Keen and 
James Jewett, both of Edgecomb, sureties. Inventory by Bryant Lin- 
nen, Benjamin Riggs and John Hall, all of Georgetown, 4 Aug., 1796. 
[VII, 66-67.] Division of real estate by Lewis Thorp, Thomas Len- 
nan and John Hall, all of Georgetown, 5 Oct., 1803, into nine shares, 
viz : heirs of John Radden, late of Georgetown, deceased ; Robert 
Clary, (by his wife;) Allen Clary, (by his wife;) heirs of John 
Chisham, (which he had by his first wife ;) William Sullivan, (by his 

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wife ;) David Poor, (by his wife ;) Benjamin McKinney, (by his wife ;) 
David Radden, and James Radden. [X, 215-216.] Widow's dower 
set off by Lewis Thorp, Benjamin Riggs and Joseph Tarr, all of George- 
town, 1800. [XIII, 414.] 

John Given, late of Newcastle. Agnes Given, of Newcastle, widow, 
Adm'x, 13 May, 1796. [VII, 9-10.] Seth Curtis and Samuel Ken- 
nedy, both of Newcastle, sureties. Inventory by John Farley, Thom- 
as Cunningham and Henry Kennedy, all of Newcastle, 2 June, 1796, 
$2010.61. [VII, 113-114.] David and Sarah, minor children, chose 
David Kennedy, of Newcastle, to be their guardian, 11 Sep., 1797. 
[VII, 159-160.] 

Stephen Goodwin, late of Fairfield. Stephen Goodwin, of Clinton, 
Adm'r, 17 Mar., 1796. [VII, lo-ii.] William Lewis and Charles 
Call, both of Dresden, sureties. Inventory by William Kendall, David 
Pearson and Nymphas Bodfish, all of Fairfield, i Ap., 1796, $728.47. 

[VII, 78.] 

Francis Whitmore, Jr., late of Bovvdoinham, mariner. Francis 
Whitmore, of Bowdoinham, Adm'r, 4 Feb., 1796. [VII, n.] Sam- 
uel and William Whitmore, both of Bowdoinham, sureties. 

Joseph Richardson, late of Winslow. Jerusha Richardson, of Wins- 
low, widow, Adm'x, 19 Jan., 1796. [VII, 12.] Solomon Parker, of 
Winslow, and Silas Barrows, of Clinton, sureties. Inventory by Josiah 
Hayden, Emanuel Smith and Stephen Tobey, all of Winslow, 24 May, 
1796, $1094.75. [VII, 76-77.] Ezekiel Pattee and Josiah Hayden, 
both of Winslow, commissioners to examine claims. [VII, 217.] 
Distribution of estate ordered 25 Nov., 1800, at which date the admin- 
istratrix had become the wife of Solomon Parker. [VIII, 127-8.] 
.Account filed 26 Aug., 1800. [VIII, 238-9.] Widow's dower set off 
by Ezekiel Pattee, Josiah Hayden and Manuel Smith, all of Winslow, 
10 Sep., 1799. [Unrecorded.] 

John Cox, late of Hallowell. Gershom Cox, of Hallowell, Adm'r, 
20 Jan., 1796. [VII, 12-13.] Elisha Craig and Gershom North, 
both of Hallowell, sureties. 

Joseph Webber, late of Vassalborough. Sarah Webber, widow, and 
Asa Webber, both of Vassalborough, Adm'rs, 9 Sep., 1796. [VII, 13- 
14.] Josiah Crowell and Rufus Ballard, both of Vassalborough, sure- 
ties. Joseph and Lewis, sons of deceased. Inventory by John Getch- 
ell, John Robinson and Ebenezer Moore, all of Vassalborough, 24 Nov., 
1796, $1869.74. [VII, 128-9.] 



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Daniel Gardner late of Bowdoinham, mariner. Ruth Gardner, of 
Bowdoinham, widow, Adm'x, 8 Feb., 1796. [VII, 14.] Isaiah 
Gardner and Stephen Whitmore, both of Bowdoinham, sureties. 

Moses Brown, late of Greene, mariner. Enoch Anderson, of Greene, 
Adm'r, 2 July, 1796. [VII, 15.] Robert Anderson and William 
Golder, both of Lewiston, sureties. Inventory by Benjamin Merrill, 
John Daggett and Luther Robbins, all of Greene, 29 Aug., 1796, $248.' 
53. [VII, 116.] Benjamin Merrill and Luther Robbins, commis- 
sioners to examine claims. [VII, 117.] 

Robert Light, late of Pownalborough, blacksmith. Elizabeth Light, 
of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 14 Mar., 1796. [VII, 15-^6.] 
David Silvester and Nymphas Stacy, both of Pownalborough,' sureties. 
Inventory by Joseph Tinkham, Francis Cook and John Hues, all of 
Pownalborough, 2 Aug., 1796, $764.77. [VII, 126.] 

David Dunham, late of Pittston, mariner. Hannah Dunham, of 
Pittston, widow, Adm'x, 23 Aug., 1796. [VII, 16.] David Moores 
and Levi Shepard, both of Pittston, sureties. Inventory by Christopher 
Jakins, Edward Fuller and Nathaniel Bailey, all of Pittston, 29 Nov., 

1796, $112.75. [VII, 122.] 

Ebenezer Gove, late of Edgecomb. Mary Gove, of Edgecomb, 
widow, Adm'x, 12 Sep., 1 796. [VII, 1 7.] Ebenezer Gove, of Edge- 
comb, and William McCobb, of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by 
William Cunningham, John Farley and James Litde, all of Newcastle, 

1797, ^7769-35- [VII, 140-2.] 

Samuel Parsons, late of Georgetown, mariner. John Parsons of 
Georgetown, Adm'r, I June, 1796. [VII, 17-18.] Josiah Hinkley 
aud Wilham Flitner, both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by John 
Rogers, Joseph Bowker & Elijah Drummond, all of Georgetown, 31 
Mar., 1797, $55.55, to which the administrator added a debt of thirty 
dollars received. [VII, 114-115.] 

Samuel Marson, late of Pittston, mariner. Abner Marson, of Pitts- 
ton, Adm'r, 17 Feb., 1796. [VII, 18-19.] James Dumaresq, of 
Dresden, and Francis Stilfin, of Pittston, sureties. 

William Jackson, late of Newcastle, mariner. James Jackson of 
Pownalborough, Arim'r, 9 Jan., 1796. [VII, 19.] Benjamin Jackson 
and Samuel Jackson, both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by 
Samuel Nickels, Nathaniel Bryant and Samuel Keanedy, all of New- 
castle, 20 Feb., 1796, $159.58. [VII, 68-69.] 

James Jackson, late of Pownalborough. Rebecca Jackson, of Pow- 



276 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

nalborough, widow, Adm'x, 12 Sep., 1796. [VII, 19-20.] Joseph 
Lambert, of Pownalborough, and James Hodge, of New Milford, 
sureties. Inventory by Thomas Rice, Rogers Smith and John Sutton 
Foye, all of Pownalborough, 7 Ap., 1797. [Unrecorded.] 

Edmund Grover Rowe, late of Georgetown, mariner. Ebenezer 
Rowe, of Georgetown, Adm'r, 15 Ap., 1796. [VII, 20-21.] Noah 
Bradford, and Ebenezer Rowe, Jr., both of Georgetown, sureties. In- 
ventory by Thomas Stevens, James McFaden and Lewis Thorp, 29 
Aug., 1796, $130.25. [VII, 125.] 

Sarah Soule, late of Waldoborough, widow. Waterman Thomas, of 
Waldoborough, Adm'r, 20 Sep., 1796. [VII, 21.] John Trowbridge 
and Joshua Howard, Jr., both of Waldoborough, sureties. John and 
Sarah Trowbridge, .'\lexander and Anna Turner, and Joshua Howard, 
Jr., heirs, requested appointment of administrator. Inventory by Will- 
iam Farnsworth, William Fish and Joseph Simmons, all of Waldobo- 
rough, 19 Sep., 1797, $527.92. [VII, 158.] Account filed 10 Jan., 
1806. [XI, 152.] 

James Buswell, late of Waldoborough. Jacob Ludwig, of Waldobo- 
rough, Adm'r, 20 Sep., 1796. [VII, 22.] Cornelius Turner and 
Lorinz Sides, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Jane, widow of deceased, 
resident in Hopkinton, N. H., requested appointment of administrator, 
12 .\ug., 1795, Inventory by Jacob Winchenbach, Samuel Angier and 
John Christopher Walliser, all of Waldoborough, $98.22. [VII, 179 to 
181.] 

William Pattee, late of Winslow. Sibyl Pattee, of Winslow, widow, 
Adm'x, 12 Jan., 1797. [VII, 22-23.] Solomon Parker and Stephen 
Tobey, both of Winslow, sureties. Inventory by Charles Hayden, 
Manuel Smith and Amos Childs, all of Winslow, 2 June, 1797, $5 7 7. 
[VII, 92.] Distribution of estate ordered 25 Nov., 1800. [VIII, 
128-9.] Advertisement of sale of real estate 8 Ap., 1800. [VIII, 
240.] Account filed 29 Aug., 1800. [Unrecorded.] 

Perley Dow, late of Readfield, mariner. Dorothy Dow, of Readfield, 
widow, Adm'x, 19 Jan., 1797. [VII, 23-24.] John Blunt and Will- 
iam Stevens, both of Winthrop, sureties. 

Daniel McFaden, late of Georgetown. James McFaden, of George- 
town, Adm'r, 3 Feb., 1797. [VII, 24.] James Maxwell and George 
Maxwell, both of Bowdoinham, sureties. Margrat, widow of deceased, 
and Daniel, John and Thomas, sons, requested apf)ointment of James, 



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eldest surviving heir, as administrator, 3 Feb., i 797. Inventory by Al- 
exander Drummond and Denny McCobb, both of Georgetown, and 
David Gilmore, of Woolwich, 3 Mar., 1797, S519.25. [VII, 63.] 

Samuel Tilton, late of Edgecomb, mariner. Benjamin Tilton, of 
Edgecomb, mariner, Adm'r, 9 Feb., 1797. [VII, 24-25.] Moses 
Davis, of Edgecomb, and Mariner Pearson, of Pownalborough, sureties. 
Inventory by Daniel Webster and Thomas Ring, both of Edgecomb, 
and Job Day, of Newcastle, 1797, $531.78. [VII, 119.] 

Lemuel Doe, late of Bristol. Elizabeth Doe, of Bristol, widow, 
Adm'x, 20 Feb., 1797. [VII, 25-26.] John Boyd and Phillips 
Hatch, both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by George Rodgers, Will- 
iam Mclntyer and Samuel Boyd, all of Bristol, 23 May, 1797, $1828.- 
46, and two notes of hand amounting to $147.21. [VII, 
1 71-2.] Elizabeth and Thomas, minor children, chose Elizabeth, 
widow, to be their guardian, 9 Ap., 1805. [IX, 259,] Eliza- 
beth, widow, guardian unto John, non cojnpos son, 27 June, 1805. 
[X, 4 to 6.] Real estate valued at $1360- by William Mclntyer, 
Henry Fosset and Samuel Boyd, all of Bristol, 25 June, 1805 ; assign- 
ment of real estate to Samuel, eldest son, 27 June, 1805 ; account filed 
27 June, 1805. [XI, 96 to 98.] 

Thomas Taylor, Jr., late of Winthrop, mariner. Squier Bishop, of 
Winthrop, Adm'r, 25 May, 1797. [VII, 26.] Squier Bishop, Jr., of 
Mount Vernon, and Robert Randall, of Hallowell, sureties. 

Ephraim Fitz, late of Woolwich. Sarah Fitz, of Bath, widow, Adm'x, 
26 May, 1797. [VII, 27.] Dummer Sewall and Edward Hall Page, 
both of Bath, sureties. 

Hezekiah Eggleston, late of Bristol, mariner, Hannah Eggleston, 
of Bristol, widow, Adm'x, 5 June, 1797. [VII, 27-28.] William 
Mclntyer and Robert McLintock both of Bristol, sureties. 

Samuel Waters, Jr., late of a place called the great pond setdement. 
Samuel Waters, of Ballto\Mi, Adm'r, 5 June, 1797. [VII, 28-29.] 
Moses Davis, of Edgecomb, and Wyman Bradbury Sevey, of Pownal- 
borough, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Longfellow, Amos Dennis and 
George Carr, all of the great pond settlement, 25 Aug., i 797, $43 ^.20. 
[VII, 155-6.] 

John Fulton, Jr., late of Topsham, mariner. Sarah Fulton, of 
Topsham, widow. Adm'x, 20 June, 1797. [VII, 29.] Jonathan Ellis 
and Samuel Winchel, both of Topsham, sureties. Inventory by John 



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Rogers, Alexander Rogers and James Sampson, all of Topsham, 3 
July, 1797, $802.82. [Unrecorded.] 

Samuel Graves, late of Topsham. Jacob Graves, of Topsham, 
Adm'r, 29 June, 1797. [VII, 29-30.] John Graves, Jr., and Charles 
Gowell, both of Topsham, sureties. Mary, widow, declined adminis- 
tration in favor of son Jacob. Inventory by Alexander Rogers, John 
Rogers and William Wilson, all of Topsham, 11 July, 1797, $1999.70. 
[Unrecorded.] 

William Lithgovv, Jr., late of Georgetown. William Lithgow, of 
Georgetown, Adm'r, i Aug., 1797. [VII, 30-31.] Denny McCobb 
and George Ring, both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by William 
Howard, of Augusta, Mark Langdon Hill and Denny McCobb, both 
of Georgetown, 22 Sep., 1797, $2417.87. [VIII, 25 to 28.] Arthur 
Lithgow, of Winslow, Adm'r de bonis 7ion, 15 Jan., 1799. [I^j ^6.] 
William Howard, of Augusta, and Ebenezer Farwell, of ^''assalborough, 
commissioners to examine claims, 21 Jan., 1801. [XIII, 89-90.] 

Ezra Dingley, late of Georgetown, cordwainer. Joseph Bowker, 
of Georgetown, Adm'r, i Aug., 1797. [VII, 31.] Denny McCobb 
and William Lee, both of Georgetown, sureties. Nabby, widow, re- 
quested appointment of administrator. Inventory by Mark Langdon Hill, 
Elijah Drummond and Thomas Pjutler, all of Georgetown, 13 Oct., 
1797, $52.17, [VIII, 68,] to which administrator added sundry ar- 
ticles amounting to $39.38. [VIII, 69.] Account filed 31 May, 
1799. [VIII, 69.] 

Joseph Whalen, late of Georgetown. Patience \Vhalen, of George- 
town, widow, Adm'x, I Aug., 1797. [VII, 32.] William Sprague 
and William Sprague, Jr., both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by 
Mark Langdon Hill, Joseph Bowker and Elijah Drummond, all of 
Georgetown, 28 Oct., 1797, $992.70. [Unrecorded.] 

James Linnan, late of Georgetown, mariner. Bryant Linnan, of 
Georgetown, Adm'r, i Aug., 1797. [VII, 32-33.] Denny McCobb 
and James McFadden, both of Georgetown, sureties. 

William Balcom, late of Pittston, mariner. Abner Marson, of Pitts- 
ton, Adm'r, 6 July, 1797. [VII, 2)2)-\ Ezra Taylor, of Dresden, and 
Christopher Jackins, of Pittston, snreties. Inventory by Christopher 
Jackins, Nathaniel Bailey and Edward Fuller, all of Pittston, 7 Oct., 
1797, $355- [VIII, 64.] Account filed 7 Feb., 1804. [X, 154.] 

Eliphalet Pierce, late of Augusta. Samuel Pierce, of Sidney, Adm'r, 



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10 Aug., 1797. [VII, 67-68.] Jacob Goodwin and Seth Pitts, both 
of Sidney, sureties. Inventory by Henry Sewall, Jeremiah Ingraham 
and Seth Williams, all of Augusta, 26 Sep., 1797, ^840.30. [VIII, 
31-32-] 

Daniel Coss, minor son of John Coss, late of Portsmouth, N. H,, 
chose Thomas Coss, of Dresden, to be his guardian, 22 Aug., 1797. 
[VII, 68.] 

In the name of GOD amen ! 

I Robert'Govan of Bristol in the County of Lincoln Gentleman, 
considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound and 
perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty GOD for the 
same. Do make this my last Will and testament in manner and form 
following, that is to say. 

I Give and bequeatii to my beloved Wife Jane if she should survive 
me, My one quarter part of the Grist Mill at the Falls of Pemequid in 
Bristol and One third part of all my other Real estate of lands tene- 
ments and buildings with the priviledges and appurtenances on both 
sides of the same falls. To have and to hold the same to her and 
her assigns for and during the term of her Natural life. And I further 
give and bequeath to my said beloved Wife One third part of all my 
Personal Estate, Goods and Chattels of what kind or nature soever to 
Have and to hold the same to her, and her Assigns for ever, in equiva- 
lent to her right of Dower. I also give and bequeath to my son 
Robert, at my said Wifes Decease, My above mentioned One quarter 
part of the Grist mill then to have and to hold the same to him his 
heirs and assigns forever. And to my said son Robert and my son 
Alexander I give and bequeath all the Rest, residue and remainder of 
my real and personal estate in equal proportion between them as they 
may devide under th^ burthens before and afterwards mentioned, to 
have and to hold the same to them their Heirs and Assigns for ever. 
To the Children of my Daughter Sally, deceased, late the Wife of Al- 
exander Maclean I Give and bequeath the sum of One hundred 
pounds lawful money, and to my Daughters Jenny the Wife of Israel 
Cox, Betsey the Wife of John Nickels and Hannah the Wife of Thom- 
as Miller, their Heirs and Assigns the sum of One hundred pounds 
each. Which sums together making four hundred pounds I Will and 
ordain to be raised out of that part of my Estate bequeathed to my 
sons, or by them to be paid to the respective legatees the One half 
thereof in one Year and the other half in two Years after my Decease. 



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I also hereby appoint my said Wife Jane the Reverend Alexander 
Maclean before named and Major William Mclntyre of said Bristol 
Gentleman to be my Executors of this my last Will and testament. In 
Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty 
eighth day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and Ninety six 

Robert Giveen (seal) 

Signed, sealed, published and 
declared by the above named 
Robert Govan to be his last Will 
and testament, in the presence of 
us who have hereunto 
subscribed our Names as Witnesses 
in presence of the testator 

Hannah Child 

James Nickels 

Robert McLintock 

Probated 5 June, 1797. [VII, 93-94.] William Mclntyer and 
James Nickels, both of Bristol, and Samuel Nickels, of Newcastle, sure- 
ties. Inventory by Phillips Hatch, John Boyd and Henry Fosset, all 
of Bristol, 5 Sep., 1797. [VII, 164-5.] 

In The Name of God Amen This tenth day of October in the year 
of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety two I Zebulon Coffin of 
Pownalboro in the County of Lincoln in the Commonwealth of Mass- 
achusetts Mariner, being of sound mind and memory, knowing the 
frailty of my body and that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, 
do make and ordain this my last will and testament ; and first of all 
I recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave it, and as 
touching such worldly goods and Estate as God has been pleased to 
favour me with in this life I do hereby dispose of in manner following 
Viz. First of all I order that all my Just debts and funeral charges be 
paid out of my Estate by my Executrix hereafter named — Imprimies I 
give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Betsy Coffin of Pownalboro 
in the County aforesaid, all my goods and Estate of every kind and 
denomination whatsoever, which I shall dye seized or posssesed of or 
oweing to me at the time of my death wheresoever the same shall or 
may be found to her own use and disposal for ever And I do hereby 
Constitute and appoint my Wife the aforesaid Betsy Coffin the Sole 
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confirming this and no other to be my last will. In witness whereof I 
the s'd Zebulon Coffin have hereunto set my name and atfix'd my 
Seal the day and year first mentioned 
Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced 

and declared by the Testator to be his Zebulon Coffin (seal) 

last will and testament in the James Atkins 

presence of us wittnesses Hannah Atkins 

David N. Brown. 
Probated 26 May, 1796. [VII, 95.] Jacob Brown and Loyalist 
Brown, both of Dresden, sureties. Jacob Brown, of Bowdoinham, 
guardian unto David Newell, minor son, 31 Dec, 1804. [IX, 194.] 

In the name of God Amen. 

I John Mclntyer of Warren in the County of Lincoln Gentleman — 
being old and weak in body, but of sound mind memory and under- 
standing — taking into consideration the uncertainty of this transitory 
life— do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner 
and form following (to wit) — 

First of all— I give and bequeath unto my son Robert Mclntyer in ad- 
dition to what I have heretofore given him by Deed & otherwise— the 
sum of twenty shillings to be paid him by my Executors within one 
year from my decease — 

Also. I give and bequeath unto my son William the like sum of twenty 
shillings in addition to what I have heretofore given by Deed & other- 
wise to be paid him by my Executors within one year from my decease — 

Also I give and bequeath unto my son John Mclntyer the like sum 
of twenty shillings in addition to what I have heretofore given him by 
Deed and otherwise to be paid him by my Executors within one 
year from my decease. Also — I give and bequeath unto my daughter 
Jane Pembleton the sum of sixty dollars— to be paid her by my said 
Executors within one year from my decease — provided neverthless — 
that should I at any time, betwen the date of this my last will & Tes- 
tament & my decease — give to my said daughter Jane any sum or sums 
of money it is my Will & intention that the same should be deducted 
from and considered as part payment of the above mentioned Legacy — 
and should I give to my said daughter Jane the above mentioned sum 
of sixty dollars at any time before my decease — then the said Jane is to 
receive from my Executors only the sum of twenty shillings, to be paid 
by them within one year from my decease. 
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Olcott the sum of 



282 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

one hundred dollars — to be paid her by my Executors within one year 
from my decease provided nevertheless that any sum or sums of mon- 
ey by me hereafter given her of goods or personal estate hereafter de- 
livered her in my lifetime shall be deducted from and considered as 
part payment of the said legacy — and should I hereafter during my life- 
time pay to my said daughter Mary the whole sum above mentioned 
then the said Mary is to receive from my Executors only the sum of 
twenty shillings to be by them paid within one year from my decease. 

Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catharine McCarter the 
sum of Seventy dollars to be paid her by my Executors within one 
year from my decease — provided nevertheless that any sum or sums of 
money by me hereafter given her the said Catharine or any goods or 
personal estate hereafter delivered her in my lifetime shall be deducted 
from & considered as part payment of the said legacy — and should I 
hereafter during my lifetime pay to my said daughter Catharine the 
whole sum above mentioned then the said Catharine is to receive from 
my Executors only the sum of twenty shillings to be by them paid 
within one year from my decease. 

And all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, wordly goods 
or effects what soever I do hereby give devise and bequeath to my 
dearly beloved wife Jane Mclntyer to be by her used, occupied, im- 
proved and enjoyed during the Term of her natural life — and afterwards 
to descend — ain over to the aforesaid Jane, Mary & Catharine our 
Children & Elizabeth Lermond daughter to my said Wife Jane & to 
their heirs forever to be equally divided between them — 

And I do hereby nominate & appoint my said Wife Jane together 
with Thurston Whiting Executors of this my last Will & Testament 
hereby revoking all former Will or Wills by me heretofore made — In 
testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this fifteenth 
day of August in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred & ninety five. 
Note the interlineations in the twenty third 
line of the first page — & the word seventy in 
the 1 8th line of the second page — the word 
hereafter in the 22nd line of the second 
page — the arasure in the first & second 
lines of the third page & the interlineation 
in the third line of the third page were 
all made before the signing & pub- 
lishing of this Will & Testament — 

John Mclntyer. (seal) 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 283 

Signed sealed published and declared 
by the above named John Mclntyer 
as and for his last Will and Testa- 
ment in presence of us who have 
hereunto subscribed our names as 
Witnesses to the same —in presence 
of the said Testator — and in pre- 
sence of each other 

Eli Bosworth 

Timothy Pearson 

Sam'l S. Wilde 

Probated 5 June, 1797. [VII, 96 to 98.] 
Jane Mclntyer renounced executorship i June, 1797. Letters testa- 
mentary issued to Thurston Vhiting, 5 June, 1797. [VII, 98-99O 
Samuel S. Wilde, of Warren, and William Mclntyer, of Bristol, sureties. 

In the name of God amen, — 
I Joseph Philbrick of Mountvernon, in the County of Lincoln, & Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts Joiner, being very sick & weak in body, 
but of sane mind, & memory, thanks to God for that.— Calling to 
mind that I am mortal, & must sooner, or, later die ; under this consid- 
eration, I do make & ordain this my last Will, & Testiment, in the 
following manner. First I recommend my immortal part to God that 
gave it, and my Body to be buried in a decent manner, as my Execu- 
tors see fit. — 

Respecting the worldly interest it has pleased God to bless me with, I 
give & dispose of it in the following manner. — 

firstly I give to my beloved Wife Mary Philbrick, the use and improve- 
ment of all my real Estate, during the term she shall remain my Wid- 
dow, with all the privileges, belonging thereto, together with all my 
stock of Cattle, & husbandry tools, likewise all my household furnature 
for & during the aforesaid term, her paying the Legacies herein after 
mentioned. But in consideration she shall marry again, from & 
after that time, she is to have the use & improvement of only one third 
part of my real Estate in quantity & quality, and all my household 
furniture during her natural life — 

secondly— I give unto my Daughter Anna Philbrick fifty Dollars to be 
paid her by her Mother on the day of her marriage or at her ariving to 
twenty one years ot Age. — 
Thirdly I give to my Daughter Amay Filbrick fifty Dollars, to be 



284 LINXOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

paid her by her Mother at her marriage day, or at her arival at twenty 
one years of age. — 

fourthly I give my Apprentice Thomas Twist, one Hundred Dollars 
including what his indentures specify, providing he shall faithfully ful- 
fill his said Indentures, said one Hundred Dollars to be paid him, in 
neat stock, six feet Oxen to be estimated at fifty Dollars a yoke, to be 
paid by my Executors one half when he becomes of age the other 
half in three years from that time. 

fifthly I give unto my beloved Daughters Anna & Amay Philbrick two 
thirds of all my real Estate to be divided between them equally, and 
all my Personal Estate to be equally divided between them, they to 
take possession thereof, at their Mothers death, or on the day she shall 
mart)' again, & likewise I give all my real & personal Estate to my 
aforesaid Daughters & to their heirs, Executors or Administrators, 
after their Mothers disease. — 

sixthly I ordain, constitute & appoint my beloved Wife Mary Philbrick, 
my beloved Brother Benjamin Philbrick, and my honoured Father 
Squire Bishop Executors, of this my last will & testament — lin testimony 
whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal to this my last Will & Testa- 
ment, this Eighth day of March in the year of our Lord seventeen 
Hundred «S: Ninety six — 
Signed, & Sealed in presents of 
us Joseph Philbrick (seal) 

Samuel Quimby 

Squier Bishop 

Samuel Gilman 

Probated 25 May, 1797. [VH, 99-100.] 
Squier Bishop, Jr., and Samuel Gilman, both of Mount Vernon, sureties. 
Inventory by William Whittier, John Hovey and Samuel Brown, all of 
Mountvernon, 4 Jan., 1798, Si 275.93. [^^III> 59-] Account filed 
31 May, 1798. [VIII, 60.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. I, Mary Ford of Woolwich in the 
County of Lincoln, Widow, Being Sick & Weak in Body, but of Per- 
fect mind & Memory, for which I desire to Bless God, and knowing 
that it is appointed for all Men once to die, do make and Ordain this 
my last Will and Testament in manner following, Vizt — 
Imprimis. I Bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who 
gave it. and my Body to the Earth to be buried with a decent Christian 
Burial at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, not doubting 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 285 

but that I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection 
thro the merits & Mediation of Jesus Christ my Saviour. And as to 
such Worldly estate as it hath Pleased God to Bless me with me with. 
I Give & Bequeath in the following manner Vizt, I will that all my 
just debts and funeral Charges be paid in the first Place, 
secondly I give and Bequeath unto my Nephew John Perkins a 
Feather Bed, bolster & Pillows, with a Coverlid and a pair of Blankets. 
Item. I give to my Nephew John Perkins's daughter Mary my Gold 
Necklace. 

Item. I give to my Neice Mary Perkins, daughter of my Brother 
Robert my Red Grogram Gownd, Item. I give to my Neice Sally 
Perkins my black Silk Gownd, Item. I give to Lydia Kelley, to Na- 
than Webb and to Peter Bitum a Lad that now lives with me each of 
them a Bible, all the rest and Residue of my Estate whatever I give 
& Bequeath unto my Nephew Robert Perkins to be Enjoyed by him 
and his heirs forever. lastly I Nominate & Appoint my s'd Nephew 
Robert Perkins sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament here- 
by revoking all former Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made. 
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this first 
day of September in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hun- 
dred & Eighty nine Signed Sealed Published and declared by the Tes- 
tatrix as &: for her last Will & Testament in presence of us who at her 
request in her presence «Sc in presence of each other have subscribed 
our names as Witnesses thereto. 

Nathl : Thwing Mary Ford (seal) 

Ebenr : Emerson 
Seth Hathorn 

Probated 25 May, 1797. [VII, 101-102.] Nathaniel Thwing and 
Seth Hathorn, both of Woolwich, sureties. 

In the Name of God Amen 
I Daniel Stevens of Hallowell in the Count}' of Lincoln, being very sick 
and weak in body, but of sound disposing mind and memor}-, thanks 
be given unto God therefor, calling to mind the mortality of mv bodv, 
and that it is appointed unto all Men once die, do make and ordain 
this my last Will & Testament. 

Imprimis. — I give and recommend my soul into the ha? ids of Almity 
God who gave it, and my Body to the Grave — to be intered in a desent 
and christian manner, under the directions of my Executor hereafter 
named ; and as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to 



286 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

bestow on me, I give and dispose thereof as follows, viz. 
Item. I order and direct that all my Debts and funeral charges be 
first paid out of my personal Estate by my Executor. 
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mehitable Stevens 
all my household furniture to do and Dispose of as she shall think 
Best, and the use of one third part of my Real Estate as long as she 
may live. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my two beloved Son's Samuel Stevens 
and Daniel Stevens, the whole of my real Estate to be Equally divided 
between them — the same Daniel to have his moiety or one half part 
when he shall arive to the age of twenty one years. 
Item. I give and bequeath unto my same son Samuel, all my personaly 
Estate which may be left after paying my just Debts funeral Charges 
and household furniture is taken out as aforesaid — it is my will and I 
hereby order and direct that my Beloved Daughters, Mary, Abigail 
Hannah Sarah Betsey Nancy Olive and Sophia, be severally supported 
in a decent manner out of the income and profit of my real Estat 
divided to my same two son's Samuel & Daniel till they respectively 
arive to the age of twenty one years or be respectively married, which 
ever shall first happen — and on thier ariveing to the age of twenty one 
years, or being severally married, whichever shall first happen I hereby 
order and direct my son Samuel to pay them Sixty Dollars Each out of 
my real Estate divided to my same sons Samuel & Daniel, by this my 
last will and Testament. 

Item. I hereby give and devise to my daughter Mehitable Carr ten 
Dollars to be paid her by my Executor when Called for. 
I hereby revoke and nulify all former wills and Testaments by me 
made — and hereby declare this and this only to be my last will & Tes- 
tament — and I hereby appoint my son Samuel Stevens sole Executor 
thereof. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & 5-eal this 
ninth day of January in the year of our Lord 1796. 
Signed Sealed published and '^ 

pronounced and declared by the 
said Testator as his last will and 
Testament in the presents of us, 
who in his presents and in the [ 

presents of Each other, at his request, 
have hereto suberscribed our Nams 
as witnesses 
Stephen Scribner 



D Stevens (seal) 



LINCOLN PROBATE RFX'ORDS. 287 

Moses Carr 
Jonathan Sewall 

I Do publish and declare this my last will and Testament. 

Probated 9 Sep., 1796. [VII, 103-104.] 
Stephen Scribner, of Mount Vernon, and Moses Carr, of Hallowell, 
sureties. Inventory by Nathaniel Dummer, James Page and John 
Haines, all of Hallowell, 24 Nov., 1796, $3922. [VII, 242-243.] 

IN, THE, NAME, OF, GOD, AMEN 
I Abraham Tilton, being of Sound mind & memory, tho weak in body, 
and Considering the frailty of humane nature and the uncertainty of 
the time when I shall die, do make Publish & declare this to be my 
last will & testament. — 

Imprimis. I Resign my Soul to him who is the Supreme Governour 
of the Universe, hopeing for Salvation through the merits of our 
Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, and my body to the dust from whence it 
came — as to my worldly Estate I dispose of it in the following manner, 
Vizt — After my Just Debts and funeral Charges are paid I give unto 
my Daughter Susannah Sevey one Dollar She haveing her Share of my 
Estate at the time of her Marriage, also I give unto my Son Samuel 
one Dollar, he also haveing his full Share of my Estate at his Freedom, 
the remainder of all my Estate both real & personal is to divided in 
equal Shares among & between the residue of my Children. Vizt. Ben- 
jamin, Daniel, Abraham, Charles, Andrew, John, Mary & Sarah, except 
as is hereafter Excepted — Mary is to have the one half of her 
own Mothers household furniture, and Sarah is to have the other 
half of her said Mothers houshold furniture together with all 
her said Mothers wearing apparrel, also the said Sarah is to 
have all her Stepmothers houshold furniture, and wearing appar- 
rel — bed & beding inclusively — Lastly I make constitute and ap- 
point my Son Benjamin Tilton Executor to this my last will & testa- 
ment hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. In wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty first 
day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
& ninety six — 

Signed sealed published & declared ^ 
to be the last will and Testament | 

of the above named Abraham Tilton I The words Dollar & 
in Presence of us — [ houshold were 

I interlined before 

J Signing & witnessing — 



288 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Tho's Ring 

Benja Rackleff Abraham Tilton (seal) 

Abner Hood 

Probated 6 Jan., 1797. [VII, 105-106.] Moses Davis and Ben- 
jamin Rackleff, both of Edgecomb, sureties. Inventory by Thomas 
Ring and Daniel Webster, both of Edgecomb, and Job Day, of New- 
castle, $801. 49. [VII, 108.] 

In the Name and fear of God Amen. I Stephen Sevey of Pownalbo- 
rough in the County of Lincoln yeoman calling to mind the brevity 
& uncertainty of humane Life & feeling my Body decaying, tho' of 
sound & disposing mind & memory, do make this my last Will & 
Testament, in manner following viz I commend my Body to the 
Earth at my death to be decently buried at the discretion of my Ex- 
ecutrix, & my Soul into the hands of God who gave it, and as to my 
worldly Estate with which God hath been pleased to bless me, I dis- 
pose of it as follows, viz 

I give & bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Sevey, (who I herein 
after name my Executrix,) all the Estate of every kind both real & 
personal, that I may die seized and possessed of after paying all my 
just Debts, all my real Estate in fee to her & her heirs forever & all 
my personal Estate to be her absolute property. And I hereby ordain 
& appoint my said beloved Wife Mary Sevey the sole Executrix of this 
my last Will & Testament, & hereby revoke and disannul all former 
Wills, & declare this to be my last Will & Testament. 
In Witness whereof I hereto set my hand & Seal the fourteenth day 
of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & 
Ninety six. 

Signed Sealed, publishing Stephen (seal) 

& declared by the Testator Sevey 

to be his last Will & testament 
in presence of 
Tho. Rice 
Abraham Nason 
James Honeywill 

Probated 5 June, 1797. [VII, 108-109.] Abraham Nason and 
James Honeywell, both of Pownalborough, sureties. 

John Plumer, of Nevv-Milford, nori compos, Daniel Plummer, of a 
place called Balltown, guardian, i Sep., 1797. [VII, 111-112.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. I John Sevey of the Town of 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS, 289 

Pownalborough in the state of Massachusetts, Trader, being very 
Sick and Weak of Body, but of Perfect Mind & Memory, 
thanks be given unto God, calling unto 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 
Hand of Almighty God, that gave it. And my Body I recommend to 
the Earth to be Buried in a decent Christian Burial at the Discretion 
of my Executors Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection 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 — 

First — I give and bequeath unto my Well beloved son Wyman Brad- 
bury Sevey, One quarter of the Dwelling in which I now live with One 
quarter of the Lot on which it stands being a quarter of an Acre Lot 
also One half the store standing on the same also give unto the said 
Wyman the store and Wharfe on which it stands. Reserving unto my 
well Beloved Daughter Moriah Sevey the undisturbed Priviledge of 
Landing AVood or any other Commodity whatever on said Wharfe dur- 
ing her Natural Life free & clear of any expense of ^V^harfage or Dock- 
age I also give him all my Right, Title & Intress with every privi- 
ledge thereunto belonging, to all the Land aud Flatts lying below Fore 
street and between the Wharfe & store aforesaid and Zenas Stutsons 
line, also give him One half the Lot on which the Barn stands togeth- 
er with One half of the Barn — I also give him the said Wyman the 
Whole ot the Lot on Which the Widow of Robert Light deceased Now 
lives together with Betty Elmes, the same Adjoining the Lands of Ze- 
nas Studson and the Heirs of John Bridge on the One side and the 
lands of Alexander Cuningham & Josiah Goddard on the other side 
being the same I purchased from Nathaniel Rundlet deceased — I a'so 
give to him the said Wyman all my Right, Title or Intress to a Lott or 
parcell of Land, lying between the Land (S: Dwelling House of Mr. 
Silas Lee and Fifth Street, being in Front of Lotts Number Five and 
Six, being the same I purchased from Samuel Williamson, Nathaniel 
Rundlet Junr. & Charles Rundlet. I also give unto the said Wyman all 
the Lands I own lying on the Easterly side of Thomas Follensbeys 
North line so called lying in Pownalborough to include all the Lands 
on said East side down to the Road by Robert Greenoughs — Reserv- 
ing to my Daughter Moriah during her Natural Life the priviledge of 

19 



290 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Pasturing two Cows free & Clear of any expense in such Grounds as 
shall commonly be Used as a Pasture by him his Heirs or Assigns 
I also give unto him the said Wyman One Pair of Steers Now kept by 
Nathaniel Rundlet, together with One half of all my remaining Cattle 
at Home and abroad after taking out such Ones as will be here after 
Mentioned which I give to my Daughter Moriah — I also give unto 
him my Cart & Wheels, together with One Quarter of all & singular 
my House hold furnilure and Farming Utentials excepting such as shall 
be hereafter Mentioned which I give to my Son Samuel Sevey — 
I Also give and bequeath unto my Well beloved son Samuel Sevey the 
Quaiter Acre Lot on which Messrs. Roby & Crufts Store Now stands 
together with the North Easterly half of the quarter Acre Lot on which 
Mr. Mannassah Smiths Office & Messrs. Thompson & Tinkham's Store 
stands also the quarter Acre Lot I purchased from John Erskine Ad- 
joining Lands of Abiel Wood Esqr. also I give him the said Samuel all 
my Right & Title which I have unto the Marsh and Lands lying in 
the Township of Newcastle which I purchased from Benjamin Wood- 
bridge — also I give unto him the said Samuel all the Lands which I claim 
lying to the Westward of Thomas Follensbeys North line commonly so 
called being in the Township of Pownalborongh and Adjoining the 
Lands of William Groves. I also give him the said Samuel One half 
the Lott Adjoining the Road leading from Henry Hodge's Esqr. 
to the Goal being the Northern half of said Ix)tt, which to be 
divided by a North East & South West Course — I also give unto 
him the said Samuel, One half of all and singular my Cattle at 
Home or aBroad except such as has been particularly Mentioned which 
I have given my Son Wyman & also excepting such hereafter to be 
Mentioned which I give my Daughter Moriah Also I give him One 
good Feather Bed, Stead, & Beding Sufficient for the same, likewise 
One Looking Glass Now kept in the Front Chamber, also One Desk 
commonly Called Mrs. Sevey's Desk — 

Also I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Moriah Sevey 
three Quarters of my Dwelling House with three Quarters of the Lot 
it stands upon with One half the store standing on the same also I give 
her the Southwesterly half of the quarter Acre Lot on which Mr. 
Mannassah Smith's Office & Messrs. Thompson & Tinkham store stands 
also I give unto the said Moriah the W'hole of the Lott on which 
Messrs. Tinkham's & Savage's store stands except the Piece of said 
Lott which I leased unto the said Tinkham's & Savage being twenty 
Four feet fronting on Fore street & runing back on said Lott the 



LINCOLN PROBATE RFXORDS. 29 1 

same Width forty four feet the said Lott extending from Fore 
Street to Middle Street — also One half the Lott on which the 
Earn stands with One half the Barn — Also I give unto her 
the said Moriah One half the Lott by the Meeting House 
adjoining the Road leading from Henry Hodge's, Esqr. to the 
Goal, being the Southern half of the same to be divided by a North 
East and South West Course — also I give unto the said Moriah One 
Cow which is Now at Home also One Cow & Heffer Now at George 
Erskins likewise One Cow & Heffer Now at Thomas Woodbridge's 
together with One Colt — also ' I give her three Quarters of all and 
Singular the House hold Furniture & farming L'tentials except such as 
have been particularly Mentioned before and given to my SonsWyman& 
Samuel — also I give and bequeath unto my good Friend Joseph Tink- 
ham of Pownalborough Merchant the piece of Land on which the Store 
stands Owned & improved by him Seth Tmkham & John Savage on 
the following Conditions, Vizt he the said Joseph Tinkham paying to 
my Daughter Moriah Sevey, the Anual Rent Agreed upon by Lease 
during the Remainder of the time yet unexpir'd of the Lease, the 
said Piece of Land buting on Fore Street t^venty four feet in Width 
and runing back on said Lot keeping the same Width Forty four feet, 
and at the expiration of the aforesaid Lease the said Joseph Tinkham 
paying unto my said Daughter Moriah Sevey the Sum of One hundred 
Dollars — and then the said Joseph Tinkham to hold and enjoy the said 
Piece of Land him his Heirs or Assigns forever — I also give unto my 
said Daughter Moriah Sevey, all the Cloaths & Wairing Apperal of 
what Name or Nature soever which my late beloved Wife died Po- 
sessed ofif — And I also order give and bequeath that whatever Estate 
shall Remain of what Name or Nature soever after my Just Debts, 
Funeral charges, & expenses of settling my Estate are paid which has 
Not allready been given and bequeath'd away shall be equaly divided 
between my two sons W^yman Bradbury Sevey and Samuel Sevey — 
And lastly I do Constitute make. Ordain and Appoint, Joseph Tink- 
ham Esqr. & my son Wyman Bradbury Sevey Joint & Sole Executors 
of of this my last Will and Testament. And I do hereby utterly dis- 
allow revoke and disannul all & every other former Testaments, Wills 
legacies Bequests and Executors by me in any Wise before Named 
Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and No other to 
be my last Will & Testament — In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and seal this fifth day of January in the Year of our Lord 
One thousand seven hundred and ninety six — 



292 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

John Sevey (seal) 
Sign'd Seal'd & Published pronounced and Declar'd 
by the said John Sevey as his last Will and Testa- 
ment in the presence of us, who in his presence 
& in the presence of each other have hereunto 
Subscribed our Names — 
David Silvester 
Ezekiel Cutter 
John (ilidden 

Probated 14 Mar., 1796. Samuel Sevey appealed 15 Mar., 1796. 
[VII, 129 to 134.] Executors authorized to take goods into custody 
during pendency of appeal, 14 Ap., 1796. [VI, 138.] Mariah, minor 
daughter, chose Silas Lee, of Pownalborough, to be her guardian, 14 
Mar., 1796. [VI, 132.] Account of Silas Lee, guardian of Maria 
Sevey, filed 27 Mar., 1798. [VIII, 70-71.] Guardian's advertise- 
ment of sale of real estate, 28 Mar., 1798. [VIII, 72.] Inventory 
by Ebenezer Whittier, David Payson and Nymphas Stacy, all of Pownal- 
borough, 18 Sep., 1798, $6423.28 [VIII, 83 to 85.] 

Lemuel Hall, late of Bowdoin. John Hall of Bowdoin, Adm'r, 14 
Sep., 1797. [VII, 139 to 140.] John Merrill, of Topsham, and 
Samuel Dunlap, of Brunswick, sureties. Mary, widow, declined admin- 
istration 13 Sep., 1797. Inventory by Samuel Tibbets, James Potter 
and Daniel Cunningham, all of Bowdoin, 5 Oct., 1797, $2002.21. 
[VIII, 1S-19.] 

In the Name of GOD Amen this Twenty Twenty Forth day of Febru- 
ary in the year ot our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninety 
Seven — 

I Stephen Call of Dresden in the County of Lincoln Yeoman Being 
Now in a weak and Low State of Body ; but of perfect mind and 
Memory, blessed be God therefor, but Calling to mind the mortallity of 
my body Knowing That it is appointed to all men once to die, Do 
hereby make and ordain this my Last will and Testament Namely; 
First of all I humblely recommend my Soul into into the hands of all- 
mighty God who gave it ; and my Body I Submit to the Earth to be 
Decently buried at the Discretion of my Executrix hereafter Named, 
nothing doubting but at the Generall Ressurrection I shall receive the 
the Same again by the power of allmighty God and as to such worldly 
Goods and Estate as God has been pleased to bless me with in this 
Life; 1 hereby (iive demise and dispose of in maner and form follow- 
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LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 293 

Imprimis I Give and bequeathe unto my True and Loveing Wife Ke- 
ziah Call the Income and Improvemen of all my Real! Estate untill 
my Son Stephen Call arives to the age of Twenty one years, and The 
Improvement and use of one Third part of my Real Estate afterwards 
dureing her Naturall Life, and as Touching my personall Estate I or- 
der my Executrix to pay all my Just debts and funerall Charges out of 
the same, and the remainder thereof Togather with all my moveables 
To remain in her hands and She to have the use and Improvement 
thereof for iier Support and the Support of my Chldren under her 
Care and Direction So Long as She remains my Widow : and in Case 
my said wife Should marry an other man Then my said personall Es- 
tate Shall be Equally divided among my six Children — Item and as 
to my Real Estate my will is and I order the same To be di- 
vided as follovveth Vizt. My homestead Farm with The buildings there- 
on I Give and bequeath to my four Sons V^izt Moses Call : Stephen 
Call, Nathaniel Call and Jonathan Call, and when my Son Stephen 
Call Shall arive at the age of Twenty one years then the share and 
parts of the said Moses Call and Stephen Call Shall be Set off to them 
to hold in Severallty : and the shares and parts of the said Nathaniel 
Call and Jonathan Call to be Set of to them Respectively as they arive 
at the age of Twenty one years : and I order that the said Moses Call, 
Stephen Call, Nathaniel Call, & Jonathan Call pay out of th;^ said be- 
queathed Lands to my Daughter Polly Call four hundred and Eighty 
dollars to be paid by them in Equall Quarter parts vizt. one hundred 
and Twenty dollars Each to be paid when they Severally arive at the 
age of Twenty one years — — — 

Item I Give and bequeathe unto my son Nathan Call My other farm 
which Lyeth on the East side of Eastern River about Eighty five acres 
of Land with the buildings thereon out of which he is to pay unto my 
Daughter Polly Call one hundred and Twenty Dollars to be Paid when 
the said Nathan Shall arive at the age of Twenty one years being the 
Time when the said Nathan Shall Come into Possesion of the afore- 
said Farm ; which Severall afore said Sums to be paid unto my said 
Daughter Polly to make up the sum of Six hundred Dollars which I 
have Given her for her full Share out of my Real Estate. 

And I do hereby Constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Keziah 
Call Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament and disannul- 
ing and makeing Void all other wills and Testaments in anywise by me 
made, I do hereby Ratifye and Confirm this and no other to be Last 



294 LINCOLN I'RORA'IF. RECORDS. 

will and Testament which is to Stand and remain in full force In VVitt- 

ness whereof I the said Stephen Call have here unto Set my hand and 

afixed my Seal the day and year First above written 

Signed Sealed pronounced and 

Declared by the Testator to be his 

Last will and Testament in Witnes 

where of we have hereunto Set our 

names as Wittneses in his presence Stephen Call (seal) 

Jona. Reed 

James Connors 

Ezra Taylor 

Probated 8 Sep., 1797. [VII, 145-146.] 
Executrix being dead at probate of will, Jonathan Reed, of Dresden, 
was appointed administrator cum testatiiento annexo, 8 Sep., 1797. 
[VII, 147.] Elihu (letchel, of Bov\doinham, and Jaque Goud, of 
Dresden, sureties. Jonathan Reed, guardian unto Mary, Nathan, Na- 
thaniel and Jonathan, 8 Sep., 1797. [VII, 137-138.] Moses and 
Stephen chose Elihu Getchel to be their guardian, 8 Sep., 1797. 
[VII, 138-139.] Inventory by Ezra Taylor, Samuel Tubbs and William 
Lewis, all of Dresden, 26 Sep., 1797, 53851.66. [VIII, 21.] Ac- 
counts filed 30 May, 1799, and 30 Jan., 1800. [VIII, 237-8.] Di- 
vision of real estate by Louis Houdlette, James H. Patterson and Will- 
iam Lewis, all of Dresden, 27 Ap., 1803. [X, 68-69.] 

I Elizebath Emerson of Pxlgecomb in the County of Lincoln and Com- 
monwealth of Massechusetts widow ; 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 Death and being at this present time weak in 
body but of Souml disponing mind and memory : do make and ordain 
this my last Will and Testament : That is to say, principally and in the 
first ])lacfc, I Recomend my Soul into the hands of (iod who gave it : 
and my Body I commit to the Earth to buried at the Discration of my 
f^xecutor hereafter named, not dougliting but tliat I shall receive the 
same again at the General Resserection by the mighty Power of God — 
And as to my Worldly Estate — I give divise and dispose of the same 
in the following manner and form Viz. — 

Imps. I order that all my just Debts and hmeral Expences be paid 
by my sons imeadatly after my Decese — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Einers >n the field or 
lot of Land which 1 ])urchased of Roger Handley Discribed in his 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 295 

Deed he paying unto my son Edward within two years after my De- 
cese thirty pounds and within that term thirty pounds unto my other 
Children — And the Rest & Residue of the home farm my will is that 
it be Equaly Devided between my son William and my son Joseph 
Emerson, and at my son Josephs ariving at twenty one years of age, 
that he then should com in for, and have one Equal share or half of 
the above mentioned field or Lot, then to be made Equal in the Di- 
vision of the whole farm, he the said Joseph paying unto my son Will- 
iam thirty pounds within two years after he shall arive to said age of 
twenty one years — 

I likewise give the whole of the account of Money I have paid and 
money Expended in Administration of my late husbands Estate unto 
my sons F^dward William and Joseph who my will is that they pay all 
Debts Due from me and my said late Husband Edward Emerson Esqr. 
and my Will is that the money Received or to be Received from 
Joseph Campbell in pay of the Whitcher place so called, be applied to 
pay a debt Due to Wells- Gardner upon a Bond signed by my late 
Husband and all Docter Bills against my famely unpaid, and the Re- 
mainder be the same more or Less to be Equaly Devided between my 
four sons, John, Edward, William, and Joseph, Josephs part to be Re- 
sarved and kept in the hands of my son William untill said Joseph 
arives at twenty one years of age, then to be paid to him or his order — 
and further my Will is that the stock now upon the farm be and Re- 
main the property of my son William Except two Cows which I alow 
and bequeath to my son Edward as soon as they can be conveanently 
spared from the farm — My Will further is that my sons John and 
Edward Devide and have the Land and buildings they now Emprove 
agreable to the Division proposed by their late Father Decesed — 
I give and bequeath unto my Daughter F^lizebath Kenney provided 
she aquits hir Brothers from any Demands she may Claim in hir own 
Right of any part of hir late Fathers Estate — One high Chist of Drawers 
one large square Table one green Chair three fraimed chairs with flag 
Bottoms — one purpel Brulio gound one Dark patch gound one long 
Broad cloth cloak, one dark crape gound with an apron and also my 
wearing linning such as caps hankirchefs aprons &c and also my 
Gould necklace and one large puter plater, and also my will is that 
twenty Dollars be paid my said Daughter Elizebath at the setelment of 
my Honoured Mothers thirds of my late Father William Shilebers 
Estate she complying with and aquiting as aforesaid. — 
I give to my son John my largest Looking Glass also a scarlet coat and 



296 LINCOLN PROBAJE RECORDS. 

a light westcoat which ware his late Fathers — The Books which may be 
found in the house my will is that they be Ecjualy Devided amongst 
all my children. — 

To my son Edward I give an Ovel Table and three framed chairs, also 
one large puter platter — Also one good fether Bead with a white Ravens 
Duck Tick, said bead to be filled up with fethers so as to make a 
good Bead — 

I give to my Daughter in Law Anni Emerson one China gound now at 
hir house also one other China gound at my house, the two gounds 
which I proposed to hir to make hir a Bead Quilt — 
I likewise give to my grand Daughter Susannah Emerson my gould 
Ring — I also give to my Daughter in Law Anney my Lambskin Cloak 
and black Calimenco skirt — I likewise give to my Grandaughter Elize- 
bath Emerson my brown Tafety gound — I likewise give to my Daugh- 
ter Elizebeth Kenney my black Quilted petecote and all my other 
wearmg close not before Disposed off, upon hir aquitance as aforesaid — 
and to Rebeca Emerson I give my black mode Cloak and silk Bunnet 
and large furr muff — 

I also give to my son William the whole of the yarn spun in the house 
and one good bead & beading togather with all the rist and residue of 
my housel furniture not before Disposed off Except one large silver 
Table spoon and two silver Teaspoons which I give to my son Edward — 
and one Table silver spoon and one silver Teaspoon I give to my 
grand son Pratt Emerson also one silver Table spoon and three silver 
Teaspoons I give Equaly between my sons William & Joseph to be sold 
or Disposed of to Each the other as they shall agree — 
And my Will futher is that the whole part of my part of my Honoured 
Mothers Dower or thirds of my late Honoured Father William Shilebers 
Estate when settled — be Devided Equaly between my three sons Edward 
William and Joseph, Except the twenty Dollars before mentioned — 
Lastly. 1 do hereby appoint my son William F.merson my sole F>xec- 
utor of this my last Will and Testement, and do revoak all and Every 
former wills or Testements by me heretofore made and Declare this & 
no other to be my last Will and Testement — In Wittness whereof I do 
hereto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth Day of July in the year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninty seven — 
Signed sealed published & Declared by ") Before signing my will is that 
the Testator to be hir last Will and [ my son Joseph have one 

Testement in ])resence of us — f Bead and Beading- 

Wm McCobb 



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297 



Abner Hood Elizabeth Emerson (seal) 

Suky Williams 

Probated 11 Sep., 1797. [VII, 147 to 150.] 
John Emerson, of Boothbay, and Edward Emerson, of Edgecomb, 
sureties. 

In the name of GOD. Amen — 

I Patrick Rodgers of Bristol in the County of Lincoln Gentleman, 
being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed 
be Almighty GOD for the same ; Considering the uncertainty of this 
mortal life Do make and publish this my last will and testament in 
manner and form following, that is to say — First 1 give and bequeath 
unto my eldest Son George Rodgers All my wearing apparel at the 
time of my decease — I also give and bequeath to the Heirs of my 
eldest Daughter Francis, late tliC Wife of James Houston Gentleman, 
the sum of Six Shillings — I also give and bequeath to my Daughter Jane 
the widow of Edward Young deceased the sum of Six Shillings, which 
said several legacies I will and ordain shall be paid and delivered to 
the said respective Legatees within Three months after my decease. 
And lastly, as to all the rest, residue and remainder of Real and per- 
sonal estate, goods and Chattels of what kind or nature soever to me 
belonging I give and bequeath the same to My Son William Rodgers, 
My Daughter Elizabeth Rodgers and my Daughter Mary Rodgers 
equally to be devided between them. And I hereby appoint my said 
SOP William Rodgers to be the Sole Executor of this my last will and 
testament — 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Second 
day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
Ninety four — 

Signed, Sealed, published and Patrick Rodgers (seal) 

declared by the above named 
Patrick Rodgers the testator 
to be his last will & testament 
in the presence of us who have 
hereunto subscribed our names 
as witnesses in the presence of 
the testator — 

William Mclntyer 
Jonathan Grelee 
Robert McLintock 



298 I.rNCOI.N PROBATE RECORDS. 

Probated 11 Sep., 1797. [VII, 151-2.] 
William Mclntyer and Robert McLintock, both of Bristol, sureties. 
Inventory by VVilliam Mclntyer, Robert McLintock and Robert 
McFarland, all of Bristol, 25 Sep., 1797, $1292. [VIII, 96.] 

George Gillchrist, late of Gushing. Elizabeth Gillchrist, of Gushing, 
widow, Adm'x, 9 June, 1797. [VII, 161-2.] Samuel Gillchrist and 
Samuel Otis, both of Gushing, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Gill- 
christ, Dennis Fogerty and Samuel Otis, all of Gushing, 12 Sep., 1797, 
$1279.92. [VII, 162-3.] 

Thomas Morrison, late of Warren, millwright. Rusha Morrison, of 
Warren, widow, Adm'x, 19 Sep., 1797. [VII, 165-166.] Rufus 
Crane, of Warren, and Jonathan Morrison, of New Milford, sureties. 
Inventory by Benjamin Brackett, Joseph Gopeland and John Watt, 
23 Feb., 1797, $110.99. [VII, 167.] Joseph Gopeland and John 
Watt, commissioners to examine claims. [VIII, 2.] Account filed 
17 Sep., 1798. [VIII, 2-3.] Distribution ordered 4 Jan., 1799. 
[VIII, 3.] 

Joseph \Vinslow, late of Waldoborough, joiner. Mercy Winslow, 
of \Valdob:)rough, wid^w, Adm'x, 19 Sep., 1797. [VII, 168-9.] 
George Reed and Barnabas Simmons, both of Waldoborough, sureties. 
Inventory by Peleg Oldham and Nathaniel Pitcher, both of Waldo- 
borough, and Seth Hall, of Nobleborough, . 26 Oct., 1797, $727.27. 
[VIII, 226-7.] Account filed 10 Sep., 1799. [VIII, 228.] Mercy, 
widow, guardian unto Bethiah and Esther, minor daughters, 10 Sep., 
1799. [IX, 191.] 

Gharles Maftin, late of Gushing, mariner. Lucy Martin, of Bristol, 
widow, Adm'x, 19 Sep., 1797. [VII, 169-170.] John Morton and 
Joshua Webber, both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by Ezekiel Far- 
row, .Samuel Tucker and Thomas Arnold, all of Bristol, 5 Oct., 1797, 
$13.92. [VII, 247-S.] 

In the Name of God, .Amen. 
I George Roth of a place called Broad Bay in the Gounty of Lincoln 
and Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman, being in 
health of Body and of perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be given to 
God ; calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it 
is appointed for all Men once to die, do make iV' ordain this my last 
Will & Testament ; That is to say, principally and first of all, I give 
and recommend my Soul into the Hand of .Mmighty God that gave it, 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 299 

and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent 
Christian Burial, at the discretion of my Executors ; nothing doubting 
but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the 
mighty Power of God. And as touching such worldly Estate where- 
with it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise, and dis- 
pose of the same in the following Manner & Form. 
Imprimis, I give and Bequeath to Rosanna, my dearly beloved Wife, 
whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain the sole Executrix of this 
my last Will and Testament, all my Estate, both Real, Personal and 
mixt, of what name or Nature soever by her freely to be possessed and 
enjoyed. But my further Will is, that in Case I shall leave any Child 
or Children begotten of the Body of my said Wife, all the Estate here- 
by given to her shall descend to it, or them, in such Manner and wise 
as the Law directs. 

Item I give unto my well-beloved Son Conrad Roth the Sum of One 
pound Six Shillings & eight pence, to be paid to him or his legal Re- 
presentative in one year after my decease, which together with what 
he has already received is his full part or Share out of my Estate. 

And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all & every 
other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, Bequests, & 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 ha\e hereunto set my Hand & Seal this Second 
Day of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred 
and seventy two 

Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced his 

and declared by the said George George G R Roth (seal) 

Roth as his last Will & Testament mark 

in the presence of us 

John Martin Schaffer. 

Moses Copeland 

David Fales 

Probated 19 Sep., 1797. Letters testamentary issued to Rosanna 
Hute of Waldoborough, widow, 19 Sep., 1797. [VII, 172 to 175.] 
Michael Sprague, of Waldoborough, and Moses Copeland, of Warren, 
sureties. Inventory by Waterman Thomas, Nathan Sprague and Jacob 
Ludwig, all of Waldoborough, 30 Sep., 1797, $602. [VIII, 61.] 
Account filed 17 Sep., 1798. [VIII, 61-62.] 

In the Name of (iod Amen I Richard Adams of Gushing in the County 
of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gentleman feeling the 



300 LINCOLN PROBATE RKCORDS. 

Infirmities of Age though of sound mind & memory praised be God) 
& Knowing that it is ai)poittted unto men to die do make Ordain & 
Constitute this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking & disan- 
nulling all former Wills «S: testaments in any manner or form heretofore 
made by me 

First I give & commend my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it 
& my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in decent Chris- 
tian Burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as 
touching such Worldly Estate as it has pleased God to bless me I give 
demise & dispose of it in manner following 

Impritnis, I give and bequeath to my well-beloved wife Mary during 
her natural Life the South East front Room in my Dwelling House to- 
gether with the privilege of the Kitchen, Cellar, Oven, Well, item the 
Best feather bed I Leave with all necessary appurtenances to the 
same — Item all necessary Furniture for one Room &: necessary Kitch- 
en utensils. Item One good Cow to Be kept both Summer & Winter. 
Item Fire wood brot to her Door & Cut fit for the chimney during her 
Life Item Fifteen Bushels of Bread Corn of different kinds annually. 
Item flax & Wool annually sufficient to Keep her Bedding & Cloathing 
in Repair. Item a Sufficient annual supply of Potatoes & other 
kinds of Same & Vegetables & of Tea Coffee and Sweetning & other 
necessaries all the above articles to be provided by my Executors 
hereafter named and out of the Income of my Estate 
Item I Give and Bequeath to my beloved Daughter Sela Baker one 
Cow to be delivered by my Executors within Six months after my De- 
cease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my beloved Daughter Ruby Cook a Cow 
to be delivered by my Executors within six months after my Decease 
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Margaret Gray one 
Cow to be delivered by my Executors within six months after my De- 
cease 

Item I Give & be(iueath to my beloved Daughter Hope Davis Six 
Shillings 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Lucy Graffam Six 
Shillings 

Item I give & bequeath to my before named daughters Sela, Ruby, 
Margaret, Hope and Lucy after the Decease of my Wife all my 
Houshold furniture to be Equally divided amongst them. — 
Item I give to my Grand daughters Folly Baker Polly Bradford and 
I'olly Adams the Daughters of my Son Richard .Adams One Silver 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 3OI 

Table Spoon apiece to be delivered after my wife's Decease 

Item I give to my beloved Son Richard Adams all my wearing apparel 

Item I give to my Grandson Richard Adams the Son of my said Son 

Richard my largest pair of Gold Sleeve Buttons 

Item I give to my Grandson Robert Davis son of my Daughter Hope 

my Smallest pair of Gold Sleeve Buttons to be delivered after my Wifes 

Decease 

Item To my three Sons Richard, Thomas & George after paying all the 

above Bequests «Sc Legacies & all my Just Debts & funeral Charges I 

Give & bequeath the farm I Live on with the Buildings thereon, all my 

Stock, farming Tools & Implements Together with a certain Island 

nearly adjoining said Farm commonly called Crotch Island and in 

general all my Estate Real & personal to be Equally divided amongst 

them 

And I do hereby appoint & constitute my said three Sons Richard, 

Thomas & George Executors of this my last Will and Testament 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 
twenty seventh day of August in the year of our I>ord One Thousand 
seven hundred & Ninety Two and in the seventeenth year of American 
Independence. 

Richard Adams (seal) 
Signed Sealed published ^ 

& declared by the said 
Richard Adams as his 
last Will & Testament 
in presence of us, who 
in his presence & in 
presence of Each other 
have hereunto set our hands. 
Thurston Whiting 
Jacob Graff am 
John Short 

Probated 19 Sep., 1797. Thomas Adams being dead letters testa- 
mentary issued to Richard Adams and George Adams, both of Gush- 
ing, mariners, 19 Sep., 1797. [VII, 175 to 178.] Moses Copeland, 
and Joseph Copeland, both of Warren, sureties. 

I Benjamin Linneken of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln yeoman, 
Calling to mind the mortalety of my Body and the uncertanty of my 
Life, and not knowing how soon I may be Called away by Death, and 
being at this present time of sound disposing mind & memory do 
make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, That is to say, 



302 LINCOLN PROBAIE RECORDS. 

princepelly and in the first place I Recommend 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 or Executrax hereafter named and as 
to my Worldly Estate I give devise and dispose of the same in the fol- 
lowing manner & form (Viz) — 

Imps, firstly I order that all my just Debts and funeral Expenses be 
paid out of my Estate Emeadeatly after my decese — 
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin the sum of six 
shillings if Living to be paid him by my Executor and Executrax here- 
after named, to be paid him in full of his share or part of my Estate — 
Item I also give & bequeath to my son David the sum of six shillings 
in full of his share of said Estate — 

Item I give also to my son Ephraim the sum of six shillings to be 
paid him in full of his part or share of my said F^state — 
Item I give and Bequeath to my oldest Daughter Abigail Jonston 
the sum of six shillings to be paid hir by my said Executor & Execu- 
trax in full of hir share in my said Estate — 

Item I also give my Daughter Elizebath Sawyer the sum of six shil- 
lings to be paid hir in full of hir share or part as aforesaid — 
Item I give also to my Daughter Susannah Linneken the sum of 
six shillings to be paid hir in full of hir share or part of my said Estate — 
Item I give and bequath unto my Daughter Mary Wall six shillings 
to be paid hir by my said Executor & Executrax in full of hir share or 
part of my said Estate — 

Item I also give and bequath to my Daughter Sarah Alley the sum 
of six shillings to be paid hir in full of hir share or part of my said 
Estate — 

Item I give also to my Daughter Phebe Wheeler the sum of six shil- 
lings to be paid hir in full of hir part or share of said Estate — 
Item I also give to my Daughter Lydia Langdon the sum of six 
shillings to be paid hir in full of hir part or share in my said F^state — 
Item I give also to my Daughter Martha the sum of six shillings in full 
of hir part of said Instate — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Lucy six shillings to be 
l^aid hir in full of hir part of my said Estate — 

Item All the rest and residue of my said Estate real and personal 
wheresoever the same is or may be found, I give devise & becjuath 
to my Beloved Wife Mary Linneken and to hir heirs & asigns forever 
to hir & their sole use and benefit forever — 



LINCOLN PROBATE RhlCORDS. 303 

Lastly I do hereby Appoint my said Beloved wife Mary Linneken with 

my son Epheraim Linneken Sole Executrax and Executor of this my 

last Will and Testement, and do revoke all «S: Every former Wills or 

Testements by me heretofore made and Declare this & no other to be 

my last Will and Testement — In Wittness whereof I do hereunto sett 

my hand and seal this fourth Day of March A D 1796 

Signed sealed published & Declared by the 

Testator to be his last Will & Testement in 

presence of us — his 

Wm McCobb Benjamin (X) Linneken (seal) 

Sam'l Bush mark 

his 
Ezekiel (X) Holbrook 
mark 

Probated 1 2 Sep., i 796. Jacob Sawyer 
and Samuel Alley appealed from decree 12 Sep., 1796. [VII, 184 to 
186.] 

Thomas ^Voodraan, late of Pownalborough, hatter. Lucy Wood- 
man, of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 23 Oct., 1797. [VII, 187-8.] 
William Sevey and Ebenezer Whittier, both of Pownalborough, sure- 
ties. Inventory by Joseph Tinkhani, David Payson, Jr., and Samuel 
Sevey, all of Pownalborough, 6 Nov., 1797, $391.52. [VII, 248-9.] 

Ebenezer Blunt, Jr., late of Farmington, Ebenezer Blunt, of Bristol, 
Adm'r, 23 Oct., 1797. [VII, 188.] Samuel Miller, of Bristol, and 
Arthur Blunt, of Pownalborough, sureties. Ebenezer, guardian unto 
Robert, minor son, 13 Sep., 1797. [VII, 178.] Inventory by 
Thomas Johnston, William Mclntyer and William Jones, all of Bristol, 
21 Dec, 1797, $170.29. [VIII, 73-74.] Account filed 4 June, 1798.] 

[VIII, 74.] 

In the Name of God Amen, The Eight Day of October, in the year of 
our Lord, one thousand Seven hundred Ninety & four. I Ebenezer 
Blunt Juner of Bristol, in the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts yeoman Being Very Sick in body but of perfect mind 
& memory : thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the 
mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all .men Once 
to Die, do make & ordain this my Last will & testament, that is to 
Say=First of all I give & Recommend my Soul into the hands of (}od 
that Gave it, for my Body I Recommend it to the Earth to be buried 



304 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

in a Deacent Christian Like maner at tlie Discretion of my Execu- 
tors. And as touching Such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased 
God to Bless me in this life : I give : Devise & dispose of the same in 
the following manner & form 

First, it is my will : & 1 Do order : that all my just debts & funeral 
charges be paid & Satisfied 

Item I give & bequeath unto Jean my Dearly beloved wife all my Personal 
Estate, Excepting my wareing appearil ; and to have the in come of 
my Real Estate untill my Son Robert Blunt is one & twenty years of 
age (for the use of my wife & to Supor & Edicate my son Robert) if 
Said Robert Should Live untill Said time ; if not to be in the following 
manner that is my wife to have two thirds of my Real Estate, & my 
honered father the other third as is here in after more fully Expresed 
Item=I give to my be loved Son Robert Blunt two Lots of Land Lay- 
ing in farmington No fourty Six & fourty Seven Lay'd Down by Joseph 
North Plan : on the East Side of Sandy River ; to come into full 
Possistion of Said Land att the age of one & twenty years or other 
ways as is before mentioned I likewise give all my wareing apperall to 
Said Robert for his use att the Discretion of my Executors 
Item I give to my honered father on these Conditions that is to Say, 
if my Son Robert Should not Live untill one & twenty that my father 
Should have one third of my Real Estate otherways to go to said Rob- 
ert as is Exprest before 

I Likewise Desier Constitute & appoint Jean my wife & Ebenezer 
blunt My Honer'd father my Executors & administrators of this my 
Last will Sz Testament Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be 
my last Will & testament : In Witness whereof I have here unto Set my 
hand & Seal the Day and year above written 

Signed Sealed published pronounced & Declared by the Said Ebene- 
zer Blunt Jur as his last will & testament in the Presence of us the Sub- 
scribers Viz the words (ways) & (for the use of my wife & to Suport 
& Edicate my Son Robert) interLined Before Signing hereof 

Ebenezer Blunt Junr (seal) 
William Mclntyer 
John Sproul 
Samuel Blunt 

Probated 5 Ap., 1799; Jane, executrix being dead, letters testa- 
mentary issued to P^benezer Blunt 5 Ap., i 799 ; inventory by William 
Mclntyer, Samvel Clark and James Drummond, all of Bristol, 31 May, 
1799, $155.75. [VIII, 99 to 102.] Account filed 10 Sej)., 1799. 
[XIII, 450-1.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 305 

Valentine Nutter, late of Pownalborough, mariner. Hannah Nutter, 
of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 9 Mar., 1796. [VII, 190- 191.] 
Azariah Pottle and Isaac Hedge, both of Pownalborough, sureties. In- 
ventory by Moses Davis, of Edgecomb, and Francis Cook and Ebene- 
zer Whittier, both of Pownalborough, 27 Ap., 1796, $125.20. [VII, 
191.] Moses Davis and Ebenezer Whittier, commissioners to ex- 
amine claims. [VII, 192.] Advertisement of sale of real estate, 4 
Mar., 1797. [VII, 193.] Account filed 5 June, 1797, at which date 
the administratrix had become the wife of Kenelam Cushman, of 
Pownalborough. [VII, 194.] 

Robert Randall, Jr., late of Pownalborough, trader. Robert Ran- 
dall, of Hallowell, Adni'r, 23 June, 1796. [VII, 207-8.] Moses 
Sewall and Amos Stoddard, both of Hallowell, sureties. Inventory by 
Nathaniel Dummer, David Sewall and John Beman, all of Hallowell, 
8 Sep., 1 796, $238.37. [VII, 208-9.] 

Josiah Warren, late of Norridgewalk. Sarah Warren, of Norridge- 
walk, widow, Adm'x, 19 Jan., 1796. [VII, 2 14- 2 15.] John Moor 
and Charles Witherell, both of Norridgewalk, sureties. Inventory by 
John Moore, James Thompson and Daniel Steward, all of Norridge- 
walk, 10 May, 1796. [VII, 2 16.] Bryce McLellan, of Canaan, and 
Daniel Steward of Norridgewalk, commissioners to examine claims. 
[VIII,35.] Widow's dower set off by Daniel Steward, Bryce McLel- 
lan and John Clark, 29 July, 1799. [VIII, 239-240.] Account filed 
26 Aug., 1800. [VIII, 240.] 

I Francis Rittal of Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln and 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Tailor, being in health of Body and 
of sound Mind and Memory, and knowing that I must shortly put ofif 
this earthly Tabernacle, do make this my last Will and Testament ; 
that is to say, in the first Place I commend my Soul into the hands of 
God who gave it, and my Body to the Earth to decently buried at the 
discretion of my Executrix hereafter named, in Expectation that I shall 
receive the same again glorious «S: immortal at the Resurrection of the 
Just. 

And as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to 
bestow upon me in this Life, I give devise and dispose of the same in 
manner following, 

hnprvnis — I will and order that all my just Debts and funeral Ex- 
penses be paid out of my Estate as soon as may be after my Decease. 

20 



306 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Lucy the Improve- 
ment of all my Estate real & personal till my youngest Child shall ar- 
rive to full age ; she to take care of & provide for all my Children 
under age out of the Income & profits of my said Estate until they 
shall respectively arrive to full Age ; and when the youngest Child shall 
arrive to full Age, then my said Wife to have one Third of all the Per- 
sonal Estate, & a third Part of the real Estate, during her Life — 
Item I give to my Daughter Sally Theobald twenty shillings to be paid 
her out of my Estate, by my Executrix, after my youngest Child arrives 
to full Age — 

Item, I give & devise to my Children Molly Stilfinn, Francis, John, 
Louis, Lucy, Nancy, Betsey & Charlotta all the rest and Residue of my 
Estate, real personal & mixed, wheresoever the same is or may be 
found, equally to be divided among them, when my said youngest 
Child shall attain to the age of twenty one years. 

Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Wife Lucy sole 
Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof 
I the said Francis Rittal do hereto set my hand & seal the twenty fifth 
day of April in the year of our Lord 1 789 — 

Memo. The words, all my Children 
under Age, were interlin'd before seal'g. 
Francis Rittal (seal) 
The above Instrument was signed, sealed, and declared by the Tes- 
tator to be his last Will & Testament in presence of us — 

Edmd Bridge 
Phebe Bridge jun 
Edmund Bridge juneor 
Jon. Bowman 

Probated S Jan., 1796. [VII, 219-220.] 
Inventory by Ezra Taylor, John Polereczky, and Jonathan Reed, all of 
Dresden, 13 Feb., 1796. [VII, 221 to 223.] 

Robert Ridlon, of Newcastle, blacksmith, a spendthrift. Ebenezer 
Clarke, of Newcastle, guardian, i Nov., 1794. [VII, 224.] 

John Mallet, of Bowdoin, a spendthrift. James Rogers and Hugh 
MoUoy, both of Bowdoin, guardians, 9 Jan., 1796. [VII, 224.] In- 
ventory by James Rogers, Samuel Tebbets and Nathaniel Jellison, all 
of Bowdoin, 23 July, 7799, $961.74. [VIII, 153-4-] Account of 
William Mallet and Benjamin Jaques, guardians, filed 21 Aug., 1S02. 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 307 

[VIII, 156.] Jesse, minor son, chose Joseph Potter, of Bowdoin, to 
be his guardain, 1 1 Sep., 1805. [IX, 261.] Inventory by James 
Rogers, VVilHam GoweJl and David Willson, all of Bowdoin, 4 Dec, 
1802, $1102.77. [X, 225.] Account of Joseph Potter and William 
Alexander, guardians, filed 28 Mar., 1809. [XIII, 485 to 490.] 

Samuel Stinson, Jr., late of Woolwich, mariner. Samuel Stinson, of 
Woolwich, Adm'r, 26 Dec, 1797. [VII, 238-9.] 

James Pattee, late of Winslow, mariner. David Pattee, of Winslow, 
Adm'r, 14 Feb., 1798. [VII, 250.] John McKechnie, of Winslow, 
and William Bowman, of Dresden, sureties. 

David Huseton, son of John Huseton, late of Farmington, chose 
Abiel Sweet, late of Farmington, to be his guardian, 5 Ap., 1797. 
[VIII, 6-7.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I David Silvester of Pownalborough in 
the County of Lincoln Esquire calling to mide the uncertainty & brev- 
ity of Life & feeling my Body decaying, tho' in perfect soundness of 
Mind and memory, do make & ordain this my last Will & testament, 
in manner following In the first place I will & bequeath my soul into 
the hands of God who gave it & my Body to the Earth to be decently 
buryed under the direction of my Executors hereafter named, in sure 
hope of a JoyfuU resurrection & reunion of Soul & body at the great 
Day of Account. 

As to my worldly Estate with which God has blessed me I will & dis- 
pose of it in the following manner I will & direct my Executors here- 
after named that they pay all my Just Debts in the first place out of 
my personal Estate & Credits. 

I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife Martha my dwelling house & 
Stable with all the Land they stand upon & all the Lot appertaining 
thereto which lies between Water Street & Middle Street & the land of 
Zenas Stetson & the heirs of John Sevey deed, except the store & the 
Land on which it stands with the passage way into said Store as now 
improved with all the furniture of said House, except one Clock. 
To hold to her during her natural Life & at her decease, my will is 
that the same premises both real & personal descend to my two Sons 
David & Joshua & their heirs to be equally divided between them. 
I also give & bequeath to my said Wife the rents that may become due 
from time to Time for the Land on which the Houses of Alexr. Troup 
7^ Hilton now stand, together with the Rents of the Store in all its 



308 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

parts above excepted & all the rents of the Ground on which the Rope 
walk stands leased to Messrs. Wiggleworth's to be enjoyed by her dur- 
ing her Life as aforesaid, also $200 to be paid of the Personal Estate. 
1 give & bequeath to my honored mother Mary Silvester the rents of 
Sheepscut River Bridge due on my Share in said Bridge from year to 
year after deducting the repairs, during her natural Life, after her de- 
cease to go to my beloved Wife Martha during her natural Life & after 
her decease to descend to my two Sons in equal Shares & their heirs 
forever 

I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Joshua one Quarter part of my 
Ship called the Wiscasset, with one Quarter part of her Tackle & Ap- 
purtenances. Also my Brewhouse with all the implements & brewing 
Utensels belonging to the same with three Quarters of an Acre of Land 
to be so laid out as to include said house & priviledge & to extend to 
the Town road. To hold to him & his heirs forever, also one of my 
Clocks to be his absolute property 

I give & bequeath to each of my Sisters Mary Lydia Sarah Jane 
Betsey & Rachael a black Lutestring Gown to be given to them by my 
Executors out of my Estate I give & bequeath to Elizabeth Light, in 
token of my gratefuU remembrance of her great & painfull Care & 
Attention in my sickness, a Lutestring Gown to be paid for out of my 
Estate. 

I give & bequeath to the rev'd Alden Bradford fifteen Dollars, for 
the purpose of purchasing a piece of Linnen in token of my gratefuU 
remembrance of his kind attention to me in my sickness 
I give & bequeath to each of my Executors hereafter named a Guinea 
each to purchase a remembrance Ring. Also to Joseph Tinkham 
Esq'r the same sum for the same purpose I give & bequeath all the 
rest & residue of my Estate both real «S: personal not before disposed 
of, to my two Sons David & Joshua to be divided between them m 
equal shares to hold to them & their heirs forever And I do hereby 
constitute & appoint Tho. Rice Esqr Silas Lee Gentleman & my Son 
David Silvester my Executors of this my last Will & Testament & 
hereby revoke & annul all former Wills & Testaments by me made & 
pronounce & declare this to be my last Will & Testament. 
Tis my further will that my said Sons shall take care of & provide for 
Cynthya Young untill she is of the Age of fifteen years & then that she, 
by them, be put to learn the Trade of a mantua maker or Taylor at 
their Expence 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 309 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal the sixth day of Feb- 
ruary in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety eight 

David Silvester (seal) 
Signed sealed published 
pronounced & declared 
by the Testator to be his last 
Will & Testament in presence 
of us 

John Hues 
Thomas McCrate 
Alexander Troup 

Probated 27 Mar., 1798. [VIII, 77-78.] John Hues, Abiel 
Wood, Jr., Joshua Hilton, Ebenezer Whittier, Ezekiel Cutter and 
Nymphas Stacy, all of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Henry 
Hodge, Joseph Tinkham and David Payson, all of Pownalborough, 1 1 
Ap., 1798, $17,529.38. [VIII, 79 to 82.] Joshua, minor son, chose 
David Payson, of Pownalborough, to be his guardian, 4 June, 1798. 
[IX, 221.] Joseph Tinkham and Joseph Christophers, both of 
Pownalborough, commissioners to examine claims, 10 June, 1799. 
Account filed 17 Nov., 1801. [Unrecorded.] 

Be it remembered that I Nathaniel Whittier of Readfield in the County 

of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Husbandman being 

weak in Body but of sound mind and memory do this tenth day of 

March Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and ninty-eight 

make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the following 

manner that is to say — 

In the first place I give to my beloved Wife all my Household furniture 

exclusive of her Lawfull right of Dower in my Estate excepting my 

Clock 

Also I give to my Daughter Mary Page forty Dollars to be paid in 

Household Furniture by my Executor hereafter to be named to be paid 

in one year after my Decease. 

Also I give to my Son Jedediah Whittier fifty acres of Land lying in a 

place called Wyman Plantation in the County of Lincoln aforesaid it 

being the northwesterly End of Lot No. forty seven also one undivided 

third of Lot No. eighty two in said Plantation 

Also I give to my Daughter Ruth Cochran ten Dollars to be paid by 

my said Executor within one year after my Decease 

Also I give to my Son Thomas Whittier all my Stock Including my 



310 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

neet Cattle Horses Sheep and Swine and my Clock together with all 
my Implements of Husbandry — 

Also I give to my Daughter Dorothy Johnson a Lot of Land lying in 
the aforesaid Plantation and numbered one hundred and four 
Also I give to my Daughter Ruhamah Whittier a Lot of Land lying in 
the aforesaid Plantation and numbered ninty two also one hundred 
and fifty Dollars to be paid in household Furniture by my said Exec- 
tor within one year after my Decease 

Also I give to my Son Abel Whittier the northerly half of Lot No. 
fifty eight to be divided in the middle lengthways of said Lot also one 
undivided third of Lot No. eighty two said Lots lying in the aforesaid 
Plantation also one pair of Oxen measuring six feet and a good Cow 
and a good Suit of Cloaths to be Delivered to him by my Executor 
when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one Years until which time he 
said Abel shall work with my said Executor 

Also I give to my Son Nathaniel Whittier the southerly half of Lot No. 
fifty eight excepting four Acres which I have sold ofT the Southeast 
Corner of said Lot also one undivided third of Lot No. eighty two said 
Lots lying in the aforesaid Plantation also a pair of Oxen measuring six 
feet and a Cow and a good Suit of Cloaths to be delivered to him by 
my said Executor when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years 
untiU which time he said Nathaniel shall work for said Executor 
Also I give to my Son Levi Whittier a Lot of Land lying in the afore- 
said Plantation and numbered one hundred and seven also a pair of 
Oxen measuring six feet and a good Cow and a good Suit of Cloaths to 
be delivered to him by my said Executor when he shall arrive to the 
age of twenty one Years untill which time he said Levi shall work for 
my said Executor 

Also I give to my Daughter Hannah Whittier a Lot of Land lying in 
the aforesaid Plantation ard numbred ninty four also one hundred 
and fifty Dollars to be paid her in household Furniture to be Delivered 
to her by my said Executor when She shall arrive to the age of eighteen 
years untill which time she said Hannah is to be maintained by my 
said Executor including her Labour 

Also I give to my Grandson Nathaniel Cochran a Lot of Land lying in 
the aforesaid Plantation and numbered ninty eight 
Also I give to my Grandson Cyrus Whittier a Lot of Land lying in the 
aforesaid Plantation and numbered ninty six 
Also I give to the Methodist Society in said Wyman Plantation two 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 3II 

hundred Dollars to be applyed towards Building a Methodist Meeting- 
house in said Plantation and to be paid by my said Executor. To the 
Committee who shall be appointed by said Society to Superintend said 
Building whenever it shall be needed for that use 
Also I give to my Son Thomas Whittier all the Debts that may be ow- 
ing to me at my Decease he paying to my Children and to the Meth- 
odist Society as before named also I give to my said Son Thomas 
Whittier all my Estate Real and Personal not herein before Bequeathed 
and Devised wherever the same may be found And lastly I do Con- 
stitute and Ordain my said Son Thomas Whittier sole Executor of this 
my last Will and Testament 

In Testamony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal the day 
and Year above Written 

Nathaniel Whittier (seal) 
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced 
and Declared by the said Nathaniel 
Whittier as and for his last Will and 
Testament in the Presents of us who at 
his request and in his presents hereunto 
set our names as Witneses to the same 

John Hubbard 

John Evens 

Samuel Judkins 

Piobated 31 May, 1798. [VIII, 91.] 
John Hubbard and Samuel Judkins, both of Readfield, sureties. 

Israel Smith, late of Woolwich, blacksmith. Jane Smith, of Wool- 
wich, widow, Adm'x, 4 June, 1798. [IX, 6.] Ebenezer Delano and 
Robert Hanson, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inventory by Abner 
Wade and Thomas Snell, both of Woolwich, and Moses Hilton, of 
Pownalborough, 26 June, 1798, $314.31. [VIII, 95.] Account filed 10 
Aug., 1800. [VIII, 233.] 

In the Name of God Amen, I John Campbell of Bath in the County of 
Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Yeoman, being weak in 
Body but of sound and perfect Mind and Memory (blessed be God) 
do this twentyfirst day of December A D. One thousand seven hun- 
dred and Eighty six make and publish this my last Will and Testament 
in manner following Vizt. — 
Imprimis. I give and devise to my beloved Son John Campbell Jun'r a 



312 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

certain tract of land, to hold to him his heirs and assigns forever, situate 
in Bath aforesaid containing One hundred Acres by estimation, with the 
buildings thereon and appurtenances to the same belonging, and which 
is bounded as foUoweth Vizt. beginning at a birch Tree standing on 
the West side of Winnegance Creek, thence running West by North 
half North to a Pile of Stones upon a Hill, thence continuing the same 
Course to a pine Stump on the west side of the Country Road and be- 
tween that and Campbells Pond so called : Then beginning again at 
the northern End of said Pond at a hemlock Stump standing on the 
Western side of the same Pond thence running West by North half 
North to New-meadow's River to a spruce Stump standing a little to 
the Northward of certain Salt Works, thence southerly by the shore of 
said River so far as to make forty five Rods on a Direct line, to a large 
white Rock : thence East by South half South to a white Oak Tree 
marked on two Sides and standing on a Hill in sight of said Pond, 
thence continuing the same Course across said Pond to said Winne- 
gance Creek, thence northerly by said Creek to the first mentioned 
Bounds, 

Item — I give and devise to my said Son his heirs and assigns forever 
the undivided half part of a certain piece of Marsh lying on the west- 
ern side of a certain Point called Cord Wood Point, containing about 
twelve Acres more or less and is commonly known by the name of the 
back Marsh the same being owned in common between me and my 
Brother Alexander Campbell : Also the half part of another piece of 
Marsh owned in common as aforesaid containing about three Acres 
more or less, bounded northerly by certain Marsh owned by Thomas 
Williams of Bath aforesaid and southerly by a small Creek called Will- 
iams's Creek 

Item — I give and bequeath to my said Son John his Ex'ors and Adm'- 
ors one yoak of Oxen, two Cows one Mare, one horse and one Mare 
Colt, four Sheep all the Swine now on my Farm aforesaid, my Bed and 
bedding, all my wearing apparrell of which I may die possessed, my 
Chest all my Sea Books and great Bible six Chairs, two Tables together 
with all my farming Utensils, and also my Armour & apparatus & the 
great Chair. 

Item — I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Margaret Camp- 
bell two Cows one Sheep two Tables six Chairs, & two beds which are 
commonly called her own. 
Item — I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Camp- 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 3 1 3 

bell one Cow one Sheep a Bed commonly called my Son John's Bed 
and bedding belonging to the same, one large square white Table and 
a brass Sieve 

Item— It is my Will and desire that Mrs. Elizabeth Burnam Wife of 
Mr. Francis Burnam and Mrs. Margaret Williams shall distribute as 
I hereafter direct them among my Children the household Utensils and 
Furniture not herein before bequeathed. 

Item — I make and ordain Mr. David Ring of Bath aforesaid Gentle- 
man the Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament to see the 
same performed according to my true intent and meaning ; and I also 
ordain and appoint him the said David Ring the Guardian of my said 
Son John untill he shall attain the age of Twenty one years. In Tes- 
timent whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and Seal the day and 
year abovewritten 

NB. the words ''Bath, AD., a, by, &" were interlined before Signing 
Signed sealed published & declared by the said 
the Testator, as & for his last Will & Testament 
in the presence of us who were present at the 
signing and seahng thereof 

Elizabeth Burnham John Campbell (seal) 

Francis Burnam 
Wm Lithgow Jun'r 

Probated 5 Jan., 1798. 

David Ring declined executorship ; letters testamentary issued to 
John Campbell, of Bath, 5 Jan., 1798. [VIII, 102 to 104.] Francis 
Burnham, of Georgetown, and Benjamin Raymond, of Bowdoinham, 
sureties. Inventory by Francis Winter, Thomas Williams and David 
Ring, all of Bath, 10 Dec, 1798, ^534-61. [VIII, 104-105.] 

Be it remembered that I Moses Whittier of Readfield in the Coun- 
ty of Lincoln and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Husbandman Being 
weak of Body but sound in minde and memory Do this fourteenth day 
of August A D 1 798 Constitute ordain and declare this my last will 
and testament in the following maner that is to say 
Firstly I do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Anna Whittier 
one third third part of all my Real Estate during her life and one third 
part of all my personal Estate during her life 

Also I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Moses Whittier one 
dollar to be paid by my Executrix hereafter to be named 
Also I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Anna Taylor one 
dollar to be paid by my said Executrix 



314 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Also I give to my beloved Daughter Mary Melven one Dollar to be paid 
by my said Executrix 

Also I give to my beloved daughter Abigail Jose a likely Heifer three 
years old to be paid by my said Executrix within three months after 
my Decease 

Also I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Releaf Bean a like- 
ly heifer three Years old to be paid by my said Executrix within six 
Months after my Decease 

Also I give to my beloved Son Josiah Whittier one third of all my 
Real Estate to be in his possession when he shall arrive to the age of 
twenty one Years and half of one other third at the Decease of my 
said Widow 

And one third of my Personal Estate which shall remain after dis- 
chargin all my Debts and Funeral Charges (which are to be discharged 
out of my personal Estat before a division is made) 
Also I give unto my beloved Son Benaiah Whittier one third of all my 
Real Estate to be in his possession when he shall arive to the age of 
twenty one Years and one half of an other third of my Real Estate at 
the decease of my said Widow also one third of all my Personal Es- 
tate which shall remain after discharging all my debts and funeral 
Charges 

Also I give to my grandaughter Betsy Sleeper Taylor a good Cow and 
heifer three Years old to be delivered to her by my said Executrix 
when she shall arive to the age of eighteen Years 

Also I give to my beloved Wife all the Debts that may be owing to 
me at my Decease and all my Estate Real and Personal not herein be- 
fore bequeathed and devised wherever the same may be found and 
lastly I do constitute and ordain my my said Wife Anna Whittier Sole 
Executrix to this my last will and Testament 

In testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal the day 
and year within Written 

his 
NB the words (to & half of an other) Moses X Whittier (seal) 

were interlined before Signing mark 

Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Moses 
Whittier as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presents of us 
who at his request and in his presents hereunto set our names as Wit- 
nesses to the same 

Joshua Bean 
John Hubbard 

Daniel Wing 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 315 

Probated 15 Jan., 1799. [VIII,io5-io6.] Joshua Bean and Dan- 
iel Wing, both of Readfield, sureties. 

In the name God Amen I James Craigue of Reedfield in the County 
of Lincoln being of sound disposing mind and memory but Knowing 
the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death ordain this my last 
will and Testament — 

I St. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Craigue my 
house barn mills and fifteen acres of land on which I now live on the 
condition following (viz) on his maintaining Anna Craigue my wife 
handsomely during her natural life and to pay to Freeman Craigue the 
son of Nancy Goud the sum of three hundred dollars to be paid to 
him on his arriving at the age of twenty one years and to give the said 
Freeman Craigue a good common school education and to furnish him 
with all necessary books and further to maintain him to the age of 
fourteen years — out of my estate — and further to pay to Mary Craigue 
the daughter of Mary Allen the sum of one hundred dollars and to 
give her a good common school education as far as she can arrive at 
the age of ten years and that she be maintained untill she arrives at 
the age of ten years out of my estate and I hereby appoint my son 
Thomas Craigue Guardian of the said Freeman and Mary Craigue and 
if the said Thomas Craigue should decease before one or both arrive 
at the periods above mentioned I appoint John and Christopher Tur- 
ner Guardians to the deceased one And if the said Freeman or Mary 
should die before they arrive at the age of twenty one years the sums 
bequeathed to the deceased shall revert and be equally divided 
amoungst my sons 

2nd Item I give and bequeath to my three sons Thomas James and 
William Craigue equally to be divided amoungst them a certain lot of 
Land No 94 situated in Reedfield — 

3rd Item I give and bequeath to Orison Craigue and Peter Craigue 
the sons of my son Thomas Craigue fifty dollars each to be paid out 
of my estate after my decease at their arriving at the age of twenty 
one years and if the said Peter or Orison shall die before the age of 
twenty one years their propotion of my estate to be equally divided 
amoungst the children now living of my son Thomas Craigue — 
4th Item I give and bequeath to Elenor Anna and Delia the daughters 
of my son Thomas Craigue thirty dollars each to be paid out of my 
estate after my decease on their arrival at the age of twenty one if one 
either or all should die before the age of twenty one their propotion 



3 I 6 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

to be equally divided amoungst the children now living of my son 
Thomas Craigue. 

5th Item I give and bequeath to my Grandson James Craigue the sum 
of fifty dollars. Item to Sally and Margarett Craigue daughters of my 
son James thirty dollars each to be paid them at the age of twenty 
one years likewise the said sum of fifty before mentioned dollars to be 
paid my Grandson at the age of twenty one years and if one or either 
of them should die before that age their proportion of my estate to be 
divided equally amoungst the children now living of my son James — 

I order all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid out of my 
personal estate and all the residue of my personal estate if any I will 
that my son Thomas receive — 

And I hereby appoint Thomas and James Craigue my Executors 
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my 
last will and testament This twenty eighth August Anno Domini seven- 
teen hundred and ninety seven in presents of — 

Eben'r Bradish James Craigg (seal) 

John Turner 

Christopher Turner 

The Codicil underwritten I order as fully to be executed as any 
part of the foregoing — 

I give and bequeath to John and George Craigue sons of my son 
William Craigue the sum of thirty dollars each and to each of the 
three daughters of my son William Craigue twenty dollars each to be 
paid out of my estate after my decease and if either of them should 
die before the age of twenty one years their propotion of my estate to 
be equally divided amongst the children of my son William now 
living — 

In testomy whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my 
codicil of my last will and testament this twenty eigth August Anno 
Domini seventeen hundred and ninety seven 

In presents of — James Craigg (seal) 

Christopher Turner 
John Turner 
Eben'r Bradish 
NB. all erasures and interlineations made before signing — 

Probated 16 Jan., 1798. [VIII, 107-108.] James Craigg de- 
clined executorship. Thomas Smith, of Readfield, and John Jones, 
of .Augusta, sureties. Inventory by John Turner, of Winthrop, Eliha 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 317 

Alden and Mathias Smith, both ofReadfield, 22 Jan., 1798, $1347.30. 
[Unrecorded.] 

In the name of god amen I Frances AUeen of Geogetown Within the 
County of Linclon an Province of the Massahesats bay in neweng- 
land widow being in good bodily health and allso of sound mind and 
memory thanks be gieven to god for it and nowing it is appointed for all 
once to die do therefore take this oppertunity to make and ordain this 
my Last will and testament in maner and form folowing Viz. In the 
first Place I give and Recomend my Soul into the hands of god who 
gave it me and my body I Recomend to the earth to be buried in de- 
cent Christain burial at the discreation of my Excetatrix beliving that 
I Shall receive the Same again by the mighty power of god at the Gen- 
arel resurection and as to Such worly estate werewith it hath Pleasd 
god to bless me with in this Life I Give and dispose of the Same in the 
following maner 

Itum I Give and bequath unt my daughter Isabale Malcom my lead 
colord Silk gownd and black velvet Cloak one Cambelet Rideine hood 
and Part of my Common wearing apparel and one Gold Ring 
Itum I Give and bequath unto my Son Thomas Alen Heirs five Shil- 
lings 

Itum I Give and beqeth unto my daughter Anna Allen my best gownd 
and Cloth riding wood and my Gold necklace one gold ring and my 
black Cloaths and my best lining my best bed and beding and all my 
right to the plate as mention in the deed of Sail and all the dets that is 
due to me 

Itum I give and bequeth unto my grand daughter Fransis Rogers my 
darck tably gownd and Part of my Linen 

Itum I Give and bequath to my grand dafter Fransis Malcom my Sil- 
ver Show buckels one gold ring one Callaco gownd black Callaco 
mico Coat 

I do Ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last will and tes- 
tament in witness whereof I have hereuto Set my hand and Seal this 
twenty third day of September one thousand Seven hundred and Eigty 
Eight Singed Sealed Published and declared by the Said Frances Allen 
to be hur last will and testament in Presents of us the Subscribers and 
before Singine and Sealing I do hereby appoint ordain my daughter 
Anna Allen to be my Soul Excutatrix of this my Last will and testa- 
ment 

Witness Frances Allen (seal) 

Jordan Parker 
Margaret wylie 
John Parker 



3l8 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Probated 25 May, 1798. [VIII, 109.] 
Joseph Bowker and Elijah Drummond, both of Georgetown, sureties. 
Inventory by Jordan Parker, Mark Langdon Hill and Andrew Reed, all 
of Georgetown, 14 Sep., 1798, $108.65, to which the executrix added 
sundry articles, $104. [VIII, 111-112.] Account filed 31 May, 1799. 
[VIII, 112.] 

In the Name of God Amen This Ninteenth Day of April in the year of 
our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninty Seven I Edward Bean 
of Mount Vernon in the County of Lincoln and Common ^Vealth of Mas- 
sachusetts Husbandman Being of Sound mind and Memory but weak 
in Body, and Calling to mind the Mortallity of the Same, Do make 
and Ordain this my Last will and Testement First of all Commiting my 
Soul to God who Gave It and my body to the Earth from whence It 
proceeded to be Buried in Such Deecant Christian manner as my Exec- 
utors hereafter mentioned Shall see fit. 

And as Touching Such Worldly Estate as It hath Pleased God to 
Bless me with in this life I hereby Give Divise and Dispose of in the 
following manner Viz 

Impr's I will that all my Just Debts and furnal Charges be paid in 
Convenenl time after my Decase by my Executors hereafter mentioned 
Item I Give and Divise unto my Beloved Wife Eloner Bean two Cow 
togather with all my household Goods and moveables of that kind 
Item I Give and Divise to my Beloved Daughter Sarah Brown Three 
Dollars 

Item I Give and Divise to my Son John Bean and Josiah Bean all my 
Estate in Mount Vernon, Both Real and Personal, Not other ways Dis- 
posed of, with their paying out Such Leageces as Directed to be Eaquel- 
ly Divided Between them 

Item I Give and Divise to my Daughter Margret Bean one year old 
heifer 

Item I Give and Divise to my Daughter Phebe Peril Five Dollars 
Item I Give and Divise to my Daugher Mary Creasy Five Dollars — 
Item I Give and Divise to my Grand Son Neal Bean one hundred Dol- 
lars to be paid to him by my Executors when he Shall Come to the age 
of Twenty one years provided he Shall live so long — 
and Lastly I Give and Bequeath to my Said Sons John an<l Josiah Bean 
all the Debts Due to me by any Lawful! way or meins whatsoever and I 
Do hereby Give unto them all those things that may Be forgotten or 



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not Disposed of If If any such there be and order them to pay all my 
Debts and Leageces and Furnal Charges. 

And I Do hereby Nominate and appoint my said Sons John & Josiah 
Bean Sole Executors of this my Last will and Testement hereby mak- 
ing Null and Void all other former wills and Testements by me hereto- 
fore made 

In witness whereof I Do hereunto Set my hand and Seal — 
Signed Sealed Published and Declared 
by the Said Edward Bean to be his 
Last will and Testement in the 

presence of us — his 

Nath'l Dudley Edward X Bean (seal) 

Caleb Creasy mark 

her 
Submit X Carl 
mark 
Probated i6 Jan., 1798. [VIII, 11 2-1 13.] Nathaniel Dudley 
and Stephen Scribner, both of Mount Vernon, sureties. Inventory by 
William Whittier, Solomon Leighton and John Hovey, all of Mount 
Vernon, 1798, $280.01 ; account filed 15 Jan., 1799. [Unrecorded.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. I Martha Butler of Georgetown in the 
county of Lincoln Widow being much advanced in years, and consid- 
ering the uncertainty of this mortal life, though of sound and disposing 
mind & memory blessed be God therefor, do make and publish this 
my last will & testament, in manner & form following, that is to say. 
First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Butler, of said 
Georgetown, the sum of one Dollar, in full for his share of my property 
or estate, of which I may die possessed. 

Item — I do also give and bequeath to my beloved son Thomas Butler, 
of said Georgetown, the sum of one Dollar, in full for his share of my 
property & estate as aforesaid — 

Item — I do also give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Sarah 
Butler, of Georgetown Single woman all the provisions of eatables and 
drinkables of every kind, and description, which may be in my house, 
or in any manner belong to me at my decease. 

Item — I do also give and bequeath to my beloved Daughters, Mary 
Preble, wife of Joseph Preble of said Town, Anne Drummond, wife of 
Elijah Drummond of said Town, Martha Soper, wife of Samuel Soper, 
Sarah Butler above named, and Abigail White, widow of John White 



320 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

late of said Georgetown deceased, all my wearing apparell, of what 
nature and description soever, of which I may die possessed, or owner 
of at the time of my death, to be equally divided in quantity and 
quality among them my said Daughters ; and if any or either of my 
said r3aughters, should die before me, then, and in such case, I will 
& ordain, that her fifth part of my said wearing apparell, shall go to, 
and be equally divided between my grand Daughters, the Daughters, 
of such my deceased Daughter, as may be living at the time of my 
death ; and if such deceased daughter shall then have no Daughter 
living then the same to go her son or sons, then living. 
Item — I do also give and bequeath to my said Daughter Martha 
Soper, one Coio. 

Item. I do also give and bequeath to my Grandson, Willam Butler 
son Son of Thomas Butler aforesaid. One Cow. 

Item. And as to all the rest, and residue of my property and estate, of 
what name, nature and description soever, of which I may die the own- 
er, I will and ordain, that, the same shall be equally divided in quan- 
tity and quality among my said Daughters, Mary Preble, Anne Drum- 
mond, Sarah Butler and Abigail White, their heirs executors & admin- 
istrators forever : And in case either of my Daughters last mentioned, 
should die before me, then in such case, I will & ordain, that, the full 
share and proportion of such my deceased Daughter, shall be equally 
divided as aforesaid, between such Daughters of her's, as may be living 
at my death ; And in case such deceased Daughter, should have no 
Daughter living, at the time of my death, then 1 will & ordain that, 
her full proportion as aforesaid of my estate, shall go to such son, or 
sons, of my said deceased Daughter equally to be divided between 
them, as may be living at the time of my death, and to their heirs and 
assigns forever. And if such my deceased Daughter, should have 
neither Son or Daughter living at the time of my decease, then in 
such case, I will and ordain, that, her full share of my said estate, shall 
be equally divided to & among the remainder of my said last mention- 
ed Daughters, who may be living at the time of my death, and their 
heirs and assigns forever — And I do by these presents appoint Eli- 
jah Drummond & Jeams Williams executor of this my last Will and 
Testament : Hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. In wit- 
ness whereof, I do hereunto set my hand & Seal the fifth day of Sep- 
tember in the year of our Lord 1796. 
Signed, sealed, published & declared 
by the above named Martha Butler, Martha Butler (seal) 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 3 2 I 

to be her last will & testament, in the 
presence of us, who have hereunto 
subscribed our Names, as Witnesses, in 
*he presence of the Testatrix — 

John f'isher 

Thomas Williams 

Probated 25 May, 1798. [VIII, 114-115.] Joseph Bowker and 
Mark Langdon Hill, both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by 
Thomas Williams, of Bath, Andrew Mcfaden and Brooks IVIckinney, 
both of Georgetown, 28 May, 1799, S165.85. [Unrecorded.] 

In the Name of God. Amen. The seventeen day of February in 
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety eight — I 
Thomas Sproul of Bristol, in the County of Lincoln, & Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts yeoman being sick and weak in Body but of perfect 
mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefor calling unto 
mind the mortality of my Body & knowing that it is appointed for 
all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testa- 
ment ; that is to say. — 

First of all I give & recommend my Soul into the hands of God that 
gave it, for my Body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a 
Christian like & decent manner, at the discretion of my Executor. — 
And as touching such wordly estate wherwith it hath pleased God to 
bless me in this life, I give demise & dispose of the same in the fol- 
lowing manner & form. 

First It is my will, & I do order, that all my Just debts and funeral 
charges be paid & satisfied. 

Item — I give & bequath my Honored &: beloved mother sixty six 
Dollars & sixty six Cents. Likewise I constitute and appoint my 
said mother my sole Executor and administrator of this my last will & 
Testament — 

Item — I give & bequeath unto my loving Sister Sarah Sproul Sixty six 
Dollars & Sixty six Cents — 

Item — I give and bequeath unto my loving Sister Mary Sproul Sixty- 
six Dollars & Sixty six Cents — 

Item — I give & bequeath to my beloved Brother James Sproul the one 
half of my Land, and when said land is divided his half to be the 
eastren side — 

Item — I give and bequath to my loving Brother John Sproul the 

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322 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Other half of my land it being the westren side — he paying to my said 

Mother and my two sisters aforesaid that is to each of them the sum 

of Sixty six Dollars & Sixty six Cents 

Item — I give & Bequeath unto my loving sister Susan Sproul the sum 

of fifteen Dollars. 

Item — I give & Bequeath unto my Brothers Robert Sproul & Wm. 

Sproul Likewise my Sisters Catherane Silvester Sz Margret Clark, to 

each of them fifty Cents — 

Item — I Likewise give & Bequeath to my said Brother James Sproul 

all my Clothing & appearl, one Horse Saddel and Bridel one yoke of 

Steer and one Chest, — said horse to be keept on the place for the use 

of my said Mother as long as She lives — he the said James to pay to 

the above named Susan Sproul fifteen Dollars, and fifty Cents to be 

paid to each of the above Named Robt. Wm Catherane & Margret 

Likewise to pay what charges may arise at my Funeral 

In Testimoneyl the said Thomas Sproul do hereunto in the Presence of 

these Witnesses set my hand and seal 

Signed Sealed Published Thomas Sproul (seal) 

and declared in presence 

of 

Thos. Johnston 

William Johnston 

Thomas Johnston Jun'r 

Probated 17 Sep., 1798. VIII, 116.] Thomas Johnston and Will- 
iam Mclntyer, both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by William Mc- 
Intyer, Samuel Clark and Joseph Clark, all of Bristol, 29 Dec, 1 798, 
$558.10. [Unrecorded.] 

In the Name of God Amen I David Persons of Fairfield in the Coun- 
ty of Lincoln & Common wealth of Massachussetts Yeoman being Very 
Sick <& weak in Body but of sound & Disposing minde & memory Do 
make «Sr ordain this my last will & testament principally & first of all 
I Give & Recommend my Soul into the hand of all mighty God that 
Give it & my Body I Recommend to the Earth to Be Buried In Decent 
Buril at the Discretion of my Executors : And as touching my worldy 
Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life First I 
will that all my Just Debts be paid Secondly I Give & Bequeath unto 
my Son David : all my Real Estate he paying to Each of my other 
Children the Severral Sums in manner & form following (Vizt) to my 
Daughter Jane the Sum of Eighty Dollars when she arievs to the age 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 323 

of twenty four years 8z to Each of my other Children (vit) to my 
Daughters Melende Rachel & Diodami & to my Son William the Sum 
of twenty Dollars Each to be paid unto them when the youngest (of 
them) vit my Daughter Diodamia Shall arive to the age of twenty one 
years & whereas my wife ThankfuU is now pregnant I will that the 
Child or Children whereof She is now pregnant Should be Conceded 
in this my last will & testament to be made Equal with my other 
Children through my Estate I Give bequethe my Personall Estate 
unt my wife thankfuU & unto my Children to be Distributed In Equal 
Shares among them Reserving to my wife ThankfuU the use & Im- 
provement of all my Estate Both Real & personal During the tearm of 
time She Shall Remain my widdow & the use & Improvement of one 
third part of the whole of my Estate both Real & personal During her 
natural life «S; I do hereby Constitute & appoint my true & Loving 
wife ThankfuU Executrix together with George Hobbs of Fairfield 
Yeoman and Ezekiel Brown Ju'r of Clinton Physician Executors of 
this my last will and Testament Revoking all former wills And I do 
hereby Ratify & Confirm this & no other to be my last will & Testa- 
ment In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this 
Eighteenth Day of October in the year of our Lord Seventeen hun- 
dred & Ninety Eight the words Revoking all former wills] was Inter- 
lined before Signing — 

David Pearson (seal) 
Signed Sealed published pronounced and Declared 
by the Said David persons as his last wiU and testam't 
In the presence of us who in his presence &: In the presence 
of Each other have hereunto Subscribed our names 

Jonathan Emery 

Ruth Lamb 

Rachel Perral 

Probated 15 Jan., 1799. [VIII, 11 7-1 18.] Elnathan Sherwin, of 
Winslow, and Jonathan Emery, of Fairfield, sureties. Inventory by 
William Kendal, Jonas Dutton and James Lamb, all of Fairfield, 1799, 
$981.39. [XIII, 370-1.] Account filed 26 Aug., I Soo. [XIII, 371- 
2.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I Michael Sevey of Pownalborough in 
the County of Lincoln Gent'n being far advanced in Life & calling to 
mind the uncertainty of humane Life, & being thro' the goodness of 
God of sound & disposing Mind & Memory, do make this my last 



324 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Will & testament, & disposition of what personal Estate I may leave 
in manner following That is to say. 

First I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife Hannah all the house- 
hold Goods & personal Estate, that she brought to me at the Time I 
married her 

Secondly I give & bequeath to my beloved Children named in this 
bequest viz William John Hannah Stephen & Marcy five shillings 
apiece (they having received their share of my Estate,) to be paid by 
my Executor hereafter named 

Thirdly I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Solomon all the rest &c 
residue of my personal Estate of what nature soever, to enable him to 
pay the aforesaid Legacies & my just Debts, (having otherwise pro- 
vided for my decent burial,) and I do make & constitute my said Son 
Solomon the Executor of this my last will &z testament & hereby re- 
voke & disannul all former Wills & declare this to be my last Will and 
Testament. In witness whereof I hereto set my hand & Seal the twen- 
tieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
& ninety five. 

Signed sealed prounced & declared Michael Sevey (seal) 

by the Testator to be his last Will 
in Testament in presence of 

Joseph Lowell Junr. 

Samuel Young 

Tho. Rice 

Probated 3 June, 1799. [VHI, 119.] Paul Nute and Solomon 
Sevey, Jr., both of Pownalborough, sureties. Inventory by Abraham 
Nason, Seth Tinkham and Josiah Goddard, all of Pownalborough, — 
June, 1799, $153.71. [Unrecorded.] 

In the name of God Amen, I Stephen Stapel of Topsham in the Coun- 
ty of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts Yeoman, consider- 
ing the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind &c 
memory. Blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and pub- 
lish this my last will & testament, in manner tS: form following that is 
to say. First I give and Bequeath unto my beloved Wife Susanna one 
third part of my Estate both Real & personal. I do also give and be- 
queath unto my eldest son Joseph six shillings, La>vf. money. I do 
also give and bequeath unto my son Ephraim a Cow or the Value 
thereof I do also give and bequeath unto my son John six shillings L 
money. I do also give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lucy a Cow. I do 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 325 

also give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anna a Cow. I do also give 
and bequeath unto my two Grand Children by the name of Potter, 
one year old Heiffer each, my three sons Josiah Daniel & James I 
give & bequeathe the remainder of my Estate, both Real & personal 
each one an Equal share It is my will that my son Robert shall be put 
to some trade which he may chose and untill he is of age to chuse a 
trade I put him in Care of my Son Josiah if my said Son Robert should 
not go to any trade it is my will that he be paid half a share of one of 
my three last mentioned sons 

I appoint my Son Josiah sole Executor of this my last will & testament ; 
hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In Witness Whereof, 
I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this Seventeenth day of Novem- 
ber One thousand seven hundred & Ninety-Eight. 

his 
Stephen X Stapel (seal) 

Signed, seal'd, publish'd mark 

and declared by the above 
named Stephen Stapel 
to be his last will & testament 
in the presence of us who have 
hereunto subscribed our names 
as Witnesses in the presence 
of the Testator. — 

Alexander Rogers 

Samuel Winchell 

William Doggett 

Probated 4 Jan., 1799. [VIII, 121-2.] Alexander Rogers and 
Samuel Winchell, both of Topsham, sureties. Inventory by John 
Rogers, John Sanford and Joseph Berry, all of Topsham, 9 Jan., 1799, 
$775-78. [VIII, 32.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I David McKenney of Pownalborough 
in the County of Lincoln yeoman, being in a decaying state of health 
& calling to mind that I must soon die, but of sound & disposing mind 
& memory, do make this my last will & testament in manner following. — 
In the first place I recommend my Soul to the hands of God who gave 
it, & my Body to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executor 
hereafter named, in full confidence that it will, at the general Resur- 
rection be raised & reunited to my Soul, & enter upon an eternal Exis- 
tance of happiness thro' the Atonement of the great Redeemer. 



326 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

And as to my worldly Estate with which God has blessed me I will & dis- 
pose of it in manner following 

First I will & direct that all my just debts be paid out of my personal 
Estate by my Executor. 

Seconlyly. I give & bequeath to my Son Jonathan thirty Acres of 
Land lying on Jewanka Neck so called to hold to him & his Heirs 
forever 

Thirdly. I give & bequeath to my Sons Daniel tSc David seven Acres 
of Land lying at the northwest Corner of the Land I have herein be- 
queathed to my Son Jonathan. Also my home place, also one Acre & 
half of Thatch beds with one Acre of upland lying at Monsweeg so 
called to hold to them & their heirs forever in equal moietys or shares 
Fourthly. I give & bequeath to my four youngest Children viz Jona- 
than Martha Daniel & David my Pew in the Meeting house at Wis- 
casset to be possessed by them in equal shares. 

Fifthly. I give & bequeath to my five Daughters viz Molly Honewell 
Katherine Hilton Keziah Gatchel Sarah Hilton and Martha McKen- 
ney thirteen Dollars & thirty three Cents each to be paid out of my 
personal Estate, by my Executor, if it should prove sufificient, if not, 
then & in that case any deficiency to be paid & made up by my said 
Sons in equal share out of what I have willed to them as they severally 
come of Age 

Sixthly. I give & bequeath to the heirs of my Son James dec'd three 
Dollars & thirty three Cents to be equally divided between them, & to 
be paid out of my personal Estate 

Seventhly. If after paying Debts, Legacies & expences of probate any 
thing should be left of my personal Estate my will is, that the same be 
equally divided among my aforesaid Sons 

And I do hereby nominate & appoint Abraham Nason of said Pownal- 
boro' yeoman Executor of this my last Will & testament & hereby 
revoke & disannul all former Wills & declare this to be my last will & 
testament 

Signed sealed published & declared by 
the Testator to be his last will &z testament 

in presence of The word Daughters David McKenney (seal) 

Tho. Rice erased & Sons inserted 

Rebecca Rice in presence & by desire 
William Rice of the Testator 

Probated 5 Ap., 1799. [^'m> 123-4.] 
Israel Hunnewell and John Getchel, Jr., both of Pownalborough, sure- 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 327 

ties. Inventory by Seth Tinkham, Jesse White & Moses Hilton, all of 
Pownalborough, 1799, $948. [VIII, 82-3.] Abraham Nason of 
Pownalborough, guardian unto David, minor son, 5 Ap., 1799. [I^» 
177.] Jesse White, of Wiscasset, guardian unto David, minor son, 5 
Jan., 1803. [IX, 193.] Jonathan and Daniel, minor sons, chose 
Abraham Nason, to be their guardian, 5 Ap., i799- [IX, 228.] 

I Benjamin Swett of Georgetown and County of Lincoln and Com- 
mon Welth of Massachusetts Shipwight now being of Sound mind and 
memery but Suposing I am Drawing near the hour of Death make this 
my last Will and testement as foloeth in the first place I Will and be- 
quath my praches and imortal Soul to God from home I Recived it 
in Hoapes of Reciving the Same at the Reaseraction of the Just to life 
Eternal and my tempral intrest I Dispose of in the foloing manner Viz 
first I Will and bequath to my Son John a Sartean note against 
Rachel MCobb for the Sume of forty two Dollers Which he has Recived 
in the Second place I Will and bequath to my Son Benjamin the one 
half of my homested farm together With the one half of my Stock 
bulding and privileges their to belong in the Second place I Will and 
bequath to my two sons William and James the other half of my farme 
in the Same manner as before mentioned in third place I Will and be- 
quath to my only and DutifuU Daughter Sarah one f ether bed and beJ- 
ing in prepotion to the Rest of my Beds one Cow Six Sheep the bed 
and Cow She is to Recive at my Death and I Do ordain and order that 
she Shall have one Room in my house During her living Single and on 
married and to have the profits of the Cow and half the Wool of the 
Sheep yearly and if She Shold marrey my Son Benjamin is to Give her 
one other Cow and the Six Sheep is to be given her out of the Stock 
and I Do ordan and order that Said Cow Shall be maintained on the 
farm at the Expence of my Son or Sons that live on the farm and if 
She marrey the other Cow and Six Sheep is to be Delivered to her on 
Demand Item and I Do ordain and order that my Son Benjamin pay 
to my Son John one hundred Dollers fifty Dollers to be paid in the 
term of one year the other fifty in the term of two years and I Do or- 
dain and order that ray two Sons William and James pay to my Son 
John fifty Dollers Dollers Each in the Same manner as Benjamin is to 
pay and I Do ordain and order that if my Daughter Sarah Should 
marrey that my two Sons William and James Shall pay to her twenty 
five Dollers Each Within the term of two years and it is to be under 
Stood that her Room in the house is to be a Comforable Room and 



328 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

that is not to be Distrubed in it Without her Consent it is also to be 
under Stood that the other half of my Stock is to pay Charges and Debets 
if their be any arise and the Remand if any the be is for my Son Benjamin 
and I Do Constitute and apointe Benjamin Pattee and my Son 
Benjamin to be my Executors to this my laste Will and testement 
NB all the Words araced and Counter lined Was Don before this Was 
Signed in Witnis hereof I have Sett my hand and Seal this i oth Day of 
June in the year of our lord one thousand Seven hundred and Ninty 
nine 

Sealed Signed and Develard 

in pracence of Benjamin Swett (seal) 

William Stinson 
Nathaniel Morse 
Jain Power 

Probated 30 Oct., 1799. [VIII, 142.] 
Jordan Parker and Denny McCobb, both of Georgetown, sureties. 
Inventory by Mark Langdon Hill, William Butler and Charles Couillard, 
all of Georgetown, gentlemen, 28 Mar., 1800, 51045. [VIII, 161-2.] 

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Rodbird of New Milford in the 
County of Lincoln and Common-wealth of Massachusets being in 
sound mind memmory and understanding do make and pubhsh this 
my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say 
I order and direct that all my just debts and funeral expences shall be 
paid out of my personal Estate by my executrix hereafter named : — I 
give and bequeath unto my Wife Martha Rodbird all Possession right 
title and interest that I have of and in all that land and Buildings 
which I purchased from Samuel Soul situated in New-milford and be- 
ing the same on which I now live, — the same to be to her use and dis- 
posal and to her heirs Administrators or Assigns forever I also give 
and bequeath unto my said Wife Martha Rodbird the whole of my 
personal Estate let the same be in money, money at interest, notes, 
bonds, goods, or Chattels, or whatever else to her sole Use and benefit 
forever. — Except as hereafter is excepted Viz I give and bequeath 
unto my son Thomas Rodbird one Dollar only, to be paid to him by 
my Executrix hereafter named I also give and bequeath unto my son 
William Rodbird one Dollar only to be paid to him by my Executrix 
hereafter named. — I also give and bequeath one guinea unto my two 
Brothers .Absolam and John Rodbird and Mary Hall my Sister the 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 329 

same to be divided in equal shares betwixt them and to be paid them 
by ray Executrix hereafter named. 

I also give and bequeath one guinea to my Mother Jane Rodbird 
to be paid to her by my Executrix hereafter named. 
I also give and bequeath all residue and remainder of my Estate 
either real or personal be it whatever or wheresoever that I am or ever 
shall have rights to or Possession of unto my said Wife Martha Rod- 
bird to her heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns for her or their 
sole Use or Benefit forever. 

Lastly I do hereby Nominate and appoint my said Wife Martha Rod- 
bird sole Executrix of this my last will and testament and do hereby 
revoke all former Wills by me made. — In witness whereof I the said 
Thomas Rodbird have hereunto sign'd my name and fix'd my Seal this 
Eleventh Day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and ninety nine — 

Sign'd seal'd and delivered in the presence^ Thomas Rodbard (seal) 
of us who have sign'd our names as | X 

witnesses hereto being in one Room and in )■ his Mark 
the presence of each other and in the presence 
of him the said Thomas Rodbird the 
testator Amos Soule John Jones and John Stuart 

Probated 29 Ap., 1800. [VIII, 145-6.] 
Alexander Troup and William Taylor, both of Wiscasset, sureties. 

In the Name of God Amen 
I Andrew Schenck of Waldoborough, in theCounty of Lincoln and Com- 
monwealth of Masachusets Gentleman — being in Perfect health and of 
Sound Memory and understanding, but — Considering the uncertainty 
of this Transitory Life, Do make publish and Declare this my last will 
and Testament, in Manner and form Following (to wit) 
first of all, I Give and Commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator, 
hoping through his Mercy and the Merits of my Savour Jesus Christ, I 
shall injoy Eternal Life my Body I Commit to the Earth, to be Decently 
Buried at the Discretion of my Executors hear after named, and as for 
what Worldly Estate which it hath Pleased God to bless me with I 
Give and Dispose hereof as followeth. 

Imprimis. After payment of my Just Debts, and funeral Charges — I 
Give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Sarah Schenck — one thijd 
part of all my Real Estate During her Life — to Gather with one third 
of my Personal Estate — 



330 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Item — I Give and bequeath unto my Eldest Daughter Sofiah Fitzger- 
ald Two hundred Pounds Lawful money unto my Daughter Sofiah, 
Payable twelve months after after my Decease to and for her use Dur- 
ing her Natural Life, and after here Decease, then, I Give and Devise 
the Same to My Grant Children, the Heirs of her Body Lawfully to be, 
be Gotten, Equally to be Devited betwixt them 

Item — I Give and bequeath unto my other Daughter Catherina Cole, 
Two hundred Pounds LawfuU money, unto my Daughter Catharina 
Payable Twelve months after my Decease, to and for her use, During 
her Natural Life, and after her Decease, then I Give and bequeath 
the Same to my Grant Children the Heirs of her Body Lawfully to be 
begotten, Equally to be Devited betwixt them 

Also : I Give and bequeath to my two Daughters, Sofiah Fitzgerald 
and Catharina Cole Two Thirds of my House Hold Furniture at my 
Decease to be Delivered them by my Executors — Also : I order my 
Executors to pay the Legacy before mentioned out of my Personal 
Estate at the time before Mentioned — 

Item : I Give and bequeath unto my three Grand Sons : — James — John : 
and Antlrew : being Children and heirs of my beloved Son George 
Schenck Deceased — one half of my Real Estate, to Gather with one 
half of my Personal Estate, not hear to fore Disposed of, they Paying 
to their three Sisters, Mary : Chrischana : & Lucy : Sixty Pounds to 
be Equally Devited and paid them, twelve months after my Decease 
by my Executors out of my Personal Estate 

Item : I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Son James Shenck, and 
the heirs of his Body to be Lawfully to be begotten, the Remaining 
half of my Real and Personal Estate — and for Default of Such Issue, 
then to my three Grand Sons Viz James ; John & Andrew above men- 
tioned 

Also : I order my Executors to Let my three Grand Sons above Named 
James : John : &i Andrew improve the Estate of James Schenck above 
Devise, untill he Shall Legally Demand the Same, and if no Legal De- 
mand be made within ten years after my Decease the Property to be 
Delivered them to and for their own use 

And I make and Appoint Waterman Thomas Esqr : Jacob Ludwig 
Gentleman Both of Waldoborough in the County of Lincoln ; Execu- 
tors of this my Last will and Testament, and Do here by revoke all 
other and former wills, by me at any time hereto fore made, and Do 
Make and Declare this only to be my Last will and Testament — in 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 331 

Witness whereof I Do hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Eighteenth 
Day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & 
Eighty eight — 

Andrew Schenck (seal) 
Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced by the Said Andrew Schenck 
as his Last will and Testament in the Presence of us, who in his Pres- 
ence, and in the Presence of Each other, have here unto Subscribed 
our Names 
Joseph Ludwig 
Jacob Winchenbach 
Godfrey Bornheimer 

Probated 5 Ap., 1799. [VJII, 162-3.] 
Waterman Thomas renounced executorship 5 Ap., 1799. William 
Mclntyer and Ebenezer Blunt, both of Bristol, sureties. Inventory by 
John Farley, of Newcastle, Joseph Ludwig and Jacob Winchenbach, 
both of Waldoborough, 22 Ap., 1800, $4014.61. Widow's dower set 
off by Charles Samson, Jacob Winchenbach and Joseph Ludwig, all of 
Waldoborough, 27 June, 1800. Account filed 10 Aug., 1803. [Un- 
recorded.] 

In the name of God Amen — I Henry Hunter of Bristol in the County 
of Lincoln, State of Massachusetts Bay being in Health of Body & of 
a Sound Mind, but sensible of my liableness to be removed from time 
to Eternity, do make this my last Will & testament 

First I bequeath my Soul to God who gave it, looking for Salvation 
in & thro the merits & Mediation of the Lord Jesus Christ — 

I give my Body to the Earth from whence it sprung in full assurance 
of its Resurrection from thence at the great day As to my burial I de- 
sire that it may be done decently, at the Discretion of my Wife ^ Ex- 
ecutor hereafter mentioned — 

As to my Worldly Estate, I order that any debts I owe may be paid — 
I give my dear Wife Sarah the whole of my Furniture & Stock of Cat- 
tle, to dispose of as she pleases, besides one half of my dwelling House 
& one half of the Farm I occupy «Sc improve, call'd the home farm, 
during the Term of her life — 

I give to my Daughter Nancy McClure the sum of ten dollars or a 
Garden spot to the Southward of her House which is now plowed, at 
her Option — 

To my son Henry I give one half of the home farm formerly men- 



332 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

tioned, during his Mothers life time, & the whole at her death with fifty 

Acres Land more or less lying back of Robert Thompsons Lot — To 

my Son John I give as his part two hundred Acres of the Land I have 

at Sandy River of which I propose to give him a deed hereafter — To 

my Son David I give another Lot of Land at Sandy River, which my 

Son Henry purchas'd of Ephraim Rollands of Nobleborough, of which 

the foresaid David has receiv'd a deed already — 

To my Daughter Sarah Chamberlain, I give ten Dollars 

To my Son William I give one hundred Acres Land at Sandy River, 

also the back Lot where Boston Miller some time ago lived, he paying 

to his Brother James when of Age the Sum of two hundred Dollars 

I give to my Son James also two hundred Acres of Land at Sandy 

River 

To my Son Thomas I give two hundred Acres Land at Sandy River, 

besides the Sum of two hundred Dollars to be paid him when he is of 

Age by his Brother Henry & I appoint the Rev'd Alex'r MacLean of 

Bristol & my beloved Wife Sarah Hunter Executors of this my last 

Will & testament — 

Sign'd & sealed before these Witnesses Henry Hunter (seal) 

this twentieth day of February one thousand 

seven hundred & ninety eight years — 

John Huston 

Robert Huston 

'William Huston 

Probated 3 June, 1799. [VHI, 167-8.] Robert Huston and John 
Huston, sureties. Inventory by Thomas Johnston, Richard Hiscock 
and Samuel Woodward, all of Bristol, 20 June, 1799, ^2893.65 

In the name of GOD amen 

I Alexander Nickels of Bristol in the County of Lincoln Esquire, 
considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound and 
perfect mind, blessed be almighty GOD for the same — Do make and 
publish this my last Will and testament in manner and form following 
that is to say, First. I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife 
Margaret the Sum of Two hundred pounds lawful Money, to be raised 
in manner following and paid to her — the one halt in twelve months 
from the time of my Decease and the other half in twelve months 
thereafter, with Interest from those periods untill paid, subject to her 
own proper will as she then in her discretion may see cause to Dis- 
pose of, in full of her right of Dower 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. ;i^;^ 

I also give and bequeath to my eldest son James his Heirs and Assigns 
All that my one half of the Island of land called Green Island situate 
lying & bemg in Penobscot bay in the County of Hancock : to hold 
the same to him and his Heirs and Assigns for Ever — 
I also Give and bequeath to my Son Alexander the sum of six shil- 
lings, Considering that much with the Gifts in my life time to him in 
full of All that he ought to receive — 

I also give and bequeath to my Youngest son John his Heirs and 
Assigns, All that my Mansion house, barn, buildings and tenements 
situate lying & being at Pemequid Old Fort in Bristol aforesaid, with 
all my other lands in lots or parcels situate lying & being thereat or 
thereabouts ; And to him my said son John I also give and bequeath 
all those my two Islands of land, the one known by the name of fisher- 
mans Island situate lying and being in Boothbay in the County of Lin- 
coln the other known by the Name of Ragged Arse situate lying and 
being near unto Metinicus Island in Penobscot bay aforesaid. To 
Hold the said House barn buildings, tenements and lots or parcels of 
land, now in my use and occupation or in the use and occupation of 
my said son John, to him his Heirs and Assigns for Ever Under the 
burthen of paying the aforesaid Sum of two hundred pounds to my 
beloved Wife Margaret in manner as hereinbefore mentioned 
And lastly as to all the Rest, residue and remainder of My Estate both Real 
and personal whether Rights, debts Goods or Chattels of what kind or 
Nature soever, After that all Demands against Me or my Estate are 
satisfied, I Do give and bequeath the same to my sons James, William 
and John and to my Daughter Hannah the Wife of George Rogers, 
that is to each of them in severalty their Heirs and Assigns One equal 
fifth part thereof, and to the children of my son Alexander I give and 
bequeath the other equal fifth part of the same, under the manage- 
ment and direction of my Executors as trustees in that behalf to the 
use of the said children untill they arrive at Mature age — 
And I Do hereby nominate and appoint my said sons James and John 
to be the Executors of this my last Will and testament 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty 
seventh day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hun- 
dred ninety six — 

Alexander Nickels (seal) 

Signed, sealed, published and declared 
by the above named Alexander Nickels 



334 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Esquire to be his last Will & testament 
in the presence of us who have here- 
unto subscribed our names as Wit- 
nesses, in presence of the testator 

Sally Simonton 

Ezra Poland 

Robert McLintock 

Probated 2 July, 1799. [VIII, 169-170.] William Mclntyer and 
Ebenezer Blunt, both of Bristol, sureties. 

In the name of God, Amen. I Ichabod Pinkham of Boothbay in 
the County of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts, gentleman, 
being weak in body but of sound «S: perfect mind and memory, blessed 
be Almighty God for the same ; do make & publish this my last will & 
testament, in manner and form following that is to say 
I St. I give & bequeath unt(; my oldest son Benjamin Pinkham forty- 
seven acres of land, where he now dwells. 

2dly. I give unto my son Ichabod Pinkham the farm where he now 
dwells, which formerly belonged to my late father Benjamin Pinkham, 
with the buildings thereon, reserving however a road from the highway 
to the saw & grist mills, where the same will be most convenient, he 
the said Ichabod paying unto my oldest daughter Mary Adams or 
her order two hundred dollars, within two years after my decease. 
3dly. I give unto my son Nathaniel Pinkham, the whole of the land 
known by the name of the Kennedy farm, which land I purchased of 
Ruth & Ann Kennedy, he the said Nathaniel paying, within two years 
after my decease, one hundred dollars unto my beloved wife Marcy 
Pinkham : The above devises of lands to my said sons, the above con- 
ditions being performed, to be to them their heirs & assigns forever. 
4thly. I give & order unto my oldest daughter Mary Adams, one hun- 
dred dollars to be paid her within one year after my decease. 
5thly. I give to my daughter Sally one hundred dollars to be paid 
her within one year after my decease. 

6thly. I give to my daughter Polly one hundred dollars to be paid 
her within two years after my decease. 

7thly. I give to my daughter Patty one hundred dollars to be paid 
her within four years after my decease. 

8thly. My will is that my youngest daughter Betsey be maintained 
and supported out of the remainder of my Estate, during her natural 
life. 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 335 

Qthly. I also give & bequeath to my sons Benjamin & Nathaniel one 
half of my salt marsh & upland adjoining the same, laying on Wild cat 
meadow creek, so called, equally between them, they the said Benja-- 
min and Nathaniel or either of them, keeping in good repair the fence 
around the whole marsh, during the natural life of my said wife, their 
mother. 

lothly. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Marcey Pinkham 
the whole, rest and residue of my whole estate, real and personal, let 
the same be found where it may, during her natural life, she paying my 
just debts, and providing for my said youngest daughter Betsey as 
aforesaid, and at the decease of my said wife, my will is that the whole 
estate then remaining, after making provision for Betsey, as aforesaid, be 
equally divided amongst my surviving children. 

iithly and lastly. I appoint my son Benjamin Pinkham and my be- 
loved wife Marcey Pinkham, to be my sole executor & executrix of 
this my last will & testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me 
made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand «& seal, this 
fifteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight 
hundred. 

Ichabod Pinkham (seal) 
Signed, sealed, published & declared by the 
above named Ichabod Pinkham to 
be his last will & testament in the 
presence of us who have hereunto sub- 
scribed our names as witnesses in the 
presence of the Testator. 

Wm AlcCobb 

Nath'l Pinkham 

Martha Pinkham 
Probated 25 Nov., 1800. [VIII, 171-2] 
Inventory by John Leishman, John Emerson and Jonathan Sawyer, all 
of Boothbay, 1801, $5260.55. [VIII, 183-4.] 

Richard Tucker, late of Pownalborough, mariner. Joanna Tucker, 
of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 19 Feb., 1798. [IX, i.] David 
Silvester, Jr., and Ezekiel Cutter, both of Pownalborough, sureties. In- 
ventory by Joseph Tinkham, John Hues and Ezekiel Cutter, all of 
Pownalborough, 26 Mar., 1798, $620.85. [VIII, 34.] Joanna, 
widow, guardian unto Richard Hawley, minor son, 3 Jan., 1799. [IX, 

1 79-] 



336 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

John Hues, Jr., late of Pownal borough, merchant. Elizabeth Hues, 
of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 7 Mar., 1798. [IX, 2.] Ebene- 
zer \V hittier and David Silvester, both of Pownalborough, sureties. In- 
ventory by Thomas Rice, Joseph Tinkham and William Pike, all of 
Pownalborough, 2 June, 1798, $305.01. [VIII, 30-31.] 

Thomas Winch, late of Pownalborough, mariner. Priscilla Winch, 
of Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 2 May, 1798. [IX, 2.] Joseph 
Tinkham and Joseph Christophers, both of Pownalborough, sureties. 
Inventory by Joseph Tinkham, Seth Tinkham and Abiel Wood, Jr., all 
of Pownalborough, 4 June, 1798, $86.60. [¥111,62-63.] Account 
filed 19 Dec, 1800, at which date the administratrix had become the 
wife of James Lowell. [Unrecorded.] 

Benjamin Shaw, late of Woolwich. Josiah Shaw, of Woolwich, 
mariner, Adm'r, 22 Jan., 1798. [IX, 3.] James FuUerton, of Wool- 
wich, and Samuel Goodwin, Jr., of Dresden, sureties. Inventory by 
James Fullerton, Benjamin Trott and David Gilmore, all of Woolwich, 
14 Mar., 1798, $706.58. [VIII, 68.] 

Arnold Sweet, late of Winthrop. Polly Sweet, of Winthrop, widow, 
Adm'x, 31 May, 1798. [IX, 3.] Inventory by Nathaniel Fairbanks, 
William Pullen and Silas Lambert, all of Winthrop, 5 Oct., 1798, 
$1215.28. [VIII, 15.] 

Daniel Morse, late of Georgetown. Jonathan Morse, of George- 
town, Adm'r, 25 May, 1798. [IX, 4.] Mark Langdon Hill and 
Joseph Bowker, both of Georgetown, sureties. 

William Dodge, late of Newcastle. Nancy Dodge, of Newcastle, 
widow, Adm'x, i May, 179S. [IX, 4.] David Somes, of Newcastle, 
and William Nickels, of Pownalborough, sureties. 

Bunker Farwell, late of Augusta. Mary Farwell, of Augusta, widow, 
and Ebenezer Farwell, of Vassalborough, Adm'rs, 16 Jan., 1798. 
[IX, 5.] John Jones, of Augusta, and Ichabod Thomas, of Sidney, 
sureties. Inventory by William Howard, John Jones and Samuel 
Colman, all of Augusta, 9 Ap., 1798, $2449.66. [VIII, 54-55-] 

Ichabod Reed, late of Lewiston, joiner. And Reed, of Lewiston, 
widow, Adm'x, 25 May, 1798. [IX, 5.] Robert Anderson, of Lew- 
iston, and Richard Skolfield, of Brunswick, sureties. Inventory by Joel 
Thompson, Robert Anderson and Daniel Davis, all of Lewiston, 22 
Mar., 1798, $513.43. [VIII, 56-57.] Robert Anderson and Daniel 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 337 

Davis, commissioners to examine claims. [VIII, 213.] Widow's 
dower set off by Joel Thompson, Robert Anderson and Daniel Davis, 
17 Mar., 1800. [VIII, 214.] Advertisement of sale of real estate 2 
Jan., 1810. [VIII, 215.] Accounts filed 29 Oct., 1799, and 27 
May, 1800. [VIII, 215-216.] 

Samuel Thompson, late of Topsham. Ezekiel Thompson, of a place 
called Little river, and James Purinton, of Topsham, Admr's, 19 June, 
1 79S. [IX, 6.] Benjamin Ham, of Bath, and James Purinton, of a 
place called Little river, sureties. Samuel, minor son, chose John 
Merrill, of Topsham, to be his guardian, 27 May, 1800. [IX, 250.] 
Inventory of real estate by Joseph Kilgore, Aaron Dwinel and Acter 
Patten, Jr., all of Topsham, 19 Dec, 1803, $17,833.73 and division of 
the same 25 Ap., 1806, among James Thompson ; Mary, widow of 
Humphrey Thompson, and heirs of Humphrey Thompson, deceased ; 
Aaron Thompson ; Samuel Thompson ; Samuel Thompson Mallet ; 
John Wilson and Rachel, his wife ; William Wise and Thankful, his 
wife. [XII, 95 to 104.] 

Joseph Merrill, late of Topsham. John Merrill, of Topsham, Adm'r, 
6 June, 1798. [IX, 7.] Benjamin Hasey, of Topsham, and John 
Merrill, Jr., of Pownalborough, sureties. 

Zimri Heywood, late of Winslow. Jane Heywood, widow, and 
Samuel Heywood, both of Winslow, Adm'rs, 25 July, 1798. [IX, 8.] 
Josiah Crosby, of Winslow, and Samuel Grant, of Clinton, sureties. 
Inventory by Ezekiel Pattee, Josiah Hayden and Edmund Freeman, 
all of Winslow, 29 Sep., 1798. [VIII, 3610 39.] Account filed 2 
Feb., 1802. [XIII, 432-3.] 

William Reed, late of Boothbay. Martha, widow, declined adminis- 
tration 7 Sep., 1798. John Leishman, of Boothbay, Adm'r, 10 Sep., 
1798. [IX, 9. J William McCobb and David Kinnaston, both of 
Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by John Murray McFarland, Samuel 
Montgomery and John Dows, all of Boothbay, 15 Sep., 1798, S363.18. 
[VIII, 41.] William McCobb and Samuel Montgomery, both of 
Boothbay, commissioners to examine claims. [VIII, 42.] Account 
filed 3 June, 1799. [VIII, 90.] Distribution of real estate ordered 25 
Nov., 1800. [VIII, 129.] Account filed 2 June, 1800. [VIII, 238.] 
Widow's dower set off by Jonathan Sawyer, John Murray McFarland 
and Samuel Montgomery, all of Boothbay, 1799. [Unrecorded.] 

22 



338 LINCOLN PRO DATE RECORDS. 

Samuel Day, late of Boothbay. David Kinnaston, of Boothbay, 
Adm'r, 10 Sep., 1798. [IX, 10.] William McCobb and John Leish- 
man, both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by John ^Murray McFar- 
land, Samuel Montgomery and John Daws, all of Boothbay, 15 Sep., 
1798,3637. William jNIcCobb and Samuel Montgomery, both of 
Boothbay, commissioners to examine claims. [Vlil, 40.] Account 
filed 3 June, 1799. [VIII, 89.] Account filed and distribution or- 
dered 2 June, iSoo. [VIII, 125-6.] Widow's dower set off by 
Jonathan Sawyer, John Murray McFarland and Samuel Montgomery, 
all of Boothbay, 1799, at which date the widow had become the wife 
of the administrator. [XIII, 423.] 

James Bird, late of \\^arren, mariner. Alexander Bird, of Warren, 
Adm'r, 17 Sep., 1798. [IX, 11.] Samuel Sumner Wilde and James 
Standish, both of Warren, sureties. Inventory by James Waller Head, 
Thurston Whiting and Benjamin Brackett, all of Warren, 8 Ap., 1799, 
$351.50. [Unrecorded.] 

Daniel Knights, late of Boothbay. William Knights, of Boothbay, 
Adm'r, 20 Feb., 1 798. [IX, 12.] Daniel Knights and Nathaniel 
Knights, both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by Thomas Ring, 
John Leishman and Solomon Burnham, all of Boothbay, 18 Ap., 1798, 
$5275- [Vin, 22-23.] 

William Dackey, late of Thomaston, mariner, Olive Lackey, of 
Thomaston, widow, Adm'x, 17 Sep., 1798. [IX, 12.] Samuel Sum- 
ner Wilde, of Warren, and Josiah Keith, of Thomaston, sureties. In- 
ventory by Samuel Brown, David Fales, Jr., and David Jenks, all of 
Thomaston, 6 Feb., 1799, $719.51; inventory of wine in Boston by 
Caleb Blanchard, Edward Davis and Jacob Rowe, all of Boston, 29 
Oct., 1798, $735.90 ; account filed 12 Jan., 1802. [Unrecorded.] 
Distribution of estate ordered 7 INIay, 1802. [VIII, 132-3,] 

Henry Hodge, late of Pownalborough. Sarah Hodge, of Pownalbo- 
rough, widow, Adm'x, 3 Sep., 1798. [IX, 13.] Thomas Rice, 
Abiel Wood, Silas Lee and Abiel Wood, Jr., all of Pownalborough, 
sureties. Inventory by John Hues, Joseph Christophers and David 
Payson, all of Pownalborough, 3 Nov., 179S, $17,107.15. [XI,i23 
to 125.] Account filed 29 Jan., 1S06. [XI, 126-7.] John 
Hodc'e and James Hodge, both of Wiscasset, Admr's de bonis 
non, 20 Sep., 1806. [IX, 108.] Division of dower among Henry 
Hodge ; Joseph Carleton and Margaret, his wife in her right ; Orchard 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 339 

Cook and Mary, his wife in her right ; John Hodge ; James Hodge ; 
heirs of William Hodge, deceased, 9 July, 1807, by Dummer Sewall, 
of Bath, William Patterson, of Edgecomb, and Thomas Fairservice of 
New Milford. [XH, 270 to 272.] Widow's dower set off by Thom- 
as Rice, of Pownalborough, Dummer Sewall, of Bath, and William Pat- 
terson, of Edgecomb, 30 Nov., iSoo. [Unrecorded.] 

William Dinsmore, late of Bowdoinham. Lucinda Dinsmore, of 
Bowdoinham, widow, Adm'x, 18 July, 179S. [IX, 13.] James Max- 
well and Zebulon Preble both of Bowdoinham, sureties. Inventory by 
Zacheus Beal, George Maxwell and James Bowker, all of Bowdoinham, 
1798, $496.67. [VIII, 24-25.] Ehhu Getchell, of Bowdoinham, 
guardian unto Prince and Judith, minor children, 11 Sep., 1S05. 
[IX, 204.] Judith, minor daughter, chose Israel Jones, of Durham, 
Cunberland County, to be her guardian, 10 Sep., 1806. [IX, 269.] 

Bartholomew Kimball, late of Winslow. Nathaniel Kimball, of Pitts- 
ton, xAdm'r, 29 Aug., 1798. [IX, 14,] Henry Smith and John 
Smith, both of Pittston, sureties. Inventory by William Springer, 
James Parker and Hugh Cox, all of Hallowell, $152.62, to which the 
administrator added sundry articles and money $353.56. [Unrecord- 
ed.] 

John Reed, late of Topsham. Rachel Reed, of Topsham, widow, 
Adm'x, 18 Aug., 1798. [IX, 14.] David Patten, of Thomaston, and 
Levi Peterson, of Bath, sureties. Inventory by Alexander Rogers, 
Arthur Hunter and Benjamin Jones Porter, all of Topsham, i Feb., 
i799> $3599-58. [VHI, 17-18.] 

Joseph Crowell, late of Belgrade. Zadock Crowell, of Belgrade, 
Adm'r, 16 Aug., 1798. [IX, 15.] Levi Crowell, of Winslow, and 
Ezekiel Crowell, of Belgrade, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Tiffany 
and Moses Sawtell, both of Sidney, and Samuel Linnet, of Belgrade, 27 
Aug., 1 79S, $1807.67, to which administrator added sundry articles 
amounting to $46.41 . [VIII, 76-77.] 

Daniel Stevens, late of Thomaston. Jerusha Stevens, of Thomaston, 
widow, Adm'x, 19 Sep., 1797. [IX, 15.] William Rowell and 
Ephraim Snow, both of Thomaston, sureties. 

Joseph White, late of Hallowell. Sally White, widow, and Benjamin 
Prescott, both of Hallowell, Adm'rs, 15 Jan., 1799. [IX, 16.] Abner 
Lowell and William Palmer, Jr., both of Hallowell, sureties. 



340 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Moses Sewall, late of Hallowell, trader. Ruthy Sewall, of Hallowell, 
widow, Adm'x, 15 Jan., 1799. [IX, 17.] David Sewall and Nathan- 
iel Perley, both of Hallowell, sureties. 

John Braley, late of Sidney. Alice Braley declined administration. 
John Savage, of Readfield, Adm'r, 15 Jan., 1799. [IX, 17.] Aaron 
Seekins, of Augusta, and Moses Pollard, of Sidney, sureties. 

Joseph Battle, late of Farmington. David Davis, of a place called 
the New-Vineyard, Adm'r, 15 Jan., 1799, [I^- '^^•J Ebenezer Farwell, 
of Vassalboro, and Heartson Cony, of Farmington, sureties. Inventory 
by John Holly and Thomas Wendell, both of Farmington, and William 
Allen, of a place called still water pond, 11 Mar., 1800, $1038.82. 
[Unrecorded.] 

Nathaniel Barstow, late of Bristol, shipcarpenter. Elizabeth Bars- 
tow, of Bristol, widow, Adm'x, 11 Feb., 1799. [IX, 18.] Benjamin 
Gushing, of Camden, and George Barstow, of Newcastle, sureties. In- 
ventory by John Farley, of Newcastle, Elisha Hatch and Richard His- 
cock, both of Bristol, Si 449.98. [VIII, 217-218.] John Farley and 
Elisha Hatch, commissioners to examine claims. [VIII, 218.] Widow's 
dower set off by John Farley, of Newcastle, Benjamin Day, of Bristol, 
and Jesse FHnt, of Nobleboro, 10 May, 1800. [VIII, 220.] Account 
filed 30 July, 1800. [VIII, 220-1.] 

Ebenezer Emerson, late of Topsham, physician. Rebecca Emerson, 
of Topsham, widow, Adm'x, 4 Mar., 1799. [IX, 19.] George 
Whitefield Sawyer, of Topsham, and Ebenezer Nickels, of Brunswick, 
sureties. Inventory by George Whitfield Sawyer, William Wilson and 
Alexander Rogers, all of Topsham, 22 Mar., 1799, $744.89. [VIII, 
29-30.] Distributionof estate ordered 9 Aug., 1802 [VIII, 136-7.] Jon- 
athan R. Parker and William Wilson, both of Topsham, commissioners 
to examine claims. [VIII, 208-9.] Widow's dower set off by John 
Merrill, William Wilson and Alexander Rogers, 1800. [VIII, 210.] 
Advertisement of sale of real estate 5 Feb., 1802. [VIII, 211.] 
Account filed 7 May, 1802. [VIII, 212] Sarah, minor daughter, 
chose Samuel Stinson, of Woolwich, to be her guardian, 2 Ap., 1807. 
[IX, 277.] 

Hugh Wilson, late of Topsham. Mary Wilson, of Topsham, widow, 
Adm'x, 6 Mar., 1799. [IX, 19.] George Whitefield Sawyer and Jo- 
seph Haley, both of Topsham, sureties. Inventory by John Merrill, 
Joseph Hayley and James Wilson, all of Topsham, 12 Ap., 1799, 
51712.14. [VIII, 20.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 34 1 

John IMcKenney, late of Pownalborough. Sarah McKenney, of 
Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 9 Mar., 1799. [IX, 20.] Solomon 
Walker and Nathaniel Tibbetts, both of Woolwich, sureties. Inven- 
tory by Abner Wade, of Woolwich, Jesse White and Moses Hilton, 
both of Pownalborough, 30 May, 1799, $3260.98. [VIII, 86-87.] 
George and Catharine, minor children, chose Jesse White to be their 
guardian, 1800. [IX, 250-1.] Widow's dower set off and estate di- 
vided by Abner Wade and Richard Harnden, both of Woolwich, and 
Abraham Nason, of Pownalborough, 5 Dec, 1800, heirs named: Dan- 
iel McKenney, John McKenney, Charles McKenney, Lydia Hunewill, 
Sarah Walker, Nancy Potter, and Alexander, George, Catharine and 
Betsey McKenney. [Unrecorded.] 

Thomas Burr, late of Bath, cooper. Matthew Burr, of Hingham, 
Suffolk County, cooper, Adm'r, 23 May, 1799. [IX, 20.] Christo- 
pher Gushing and Martin Gushing, both of Bath, sureties. Inventory 
by Laban Loring, Thomas Clap and Caleb Marsh, all of Bath, 30 May, 
1799, $457.31. [VIII, 16.] 

William S. Mclntyer, late of Bristol, mariner. William Mclntyer, 
of Bristol, Adm'r, 5 Ap., 1799. [IX, 21.] Jacob Ludwig, of Waldo- 
borough, and Ebenezer Blunt, of Bristol, sureties. 

James Cook, late of Meduncook, mariner. Else, widow, declined 
administration. Melzer Thomas, of Meduncook, Adm'r, 19 Ap., 
1799. [IX, 21.] Elijah Cook, of Meduncook, and Rowland Rogers, 
of Gushing, sureties. Elsey Cook, of Meduncook, widow, guardian 
unto Cornelius, Bethiah, James, Francis and Winslow Bradford, minor 
children, 31 Oct., 1800. [IX, 189.] Nancy and Elsy, minor daugh- 
ters, chose Elsey, widow, to be their guardian, 31 Oct. 1800. [IX, 
240.] Distribution of personal estate 11 Aug., 1S03. [X, 15.] 
Account filed 11 Aug., 1803. [X, 201-2.] Inventory by Benjamin 
Burton, Paul Jameson and Wellington Gay, all of Meduncook. [Un- 
recorded.] 

Paul Reed, late of Boothbay. Margery, widow, declined adminis- 
tration, 8 Ap., 1799. Andrew Reed, of Georgetown, Adm'r, 24 Ap., 
1799. [I^j 22.] Mark Langdon Hill and Joseph Trott, both of 
Georgetown, sureties. Dower set off to widow, Margery, by John 
Leishman, William McCobb and Samuel Montgomery, all of Boothbay, 
25 Mar., 1801. [XIII, 334-5.] Inventory by John Leishman, Jon- 
athan Sawyer and Samuel Montgomery, all of Boothbay, 1799. [Un- 
recorded.] 



342 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Francis Wyman, late of Georgetown. William Wyraan and John 
Wyman, both of Georgetown, Adm'rs, 31 May, 1799. [IX, 22.] 
Isaiah Wyman and Jordan Parker, both of Georgetown, sureties. 

John Kingsbury, late of Pownalborough. Miriam Kingsbury, of 
Pownalborough, widow, Adm'x, 22 July, 1799. [IX, 23.] William 
Stinson and Robert Greenough, both of Pownalborough, sureties. 
Inventory by Joseph Christophers, Daniel Scott and Reuben Young, 
all of Pownalborough, Oct., 1799, $471.66. [VIII, 144.] Account 
filed 10 May, 1805. [XI, 77.] 

Solomon Hutchens, late of Edgecomb, mariner. Elijah Brown, of 
Edgecomb, Adm'r, 3 June, 1799. [IX, 23.] John Bray Bearing 
and Stephen Adams, both of Edgecomb, sureties. Inventory by 
Moses Davis, William Patterson and David Trask, all of Edgecomb, 
24 Aug., 1799, $240.24. [VIII, 175.] 

James Auld, late of Boothbay. James Auld, of Boothbay, Adm'r, 
3 June, 1799. [IX, 24.] David Kinnaston and Benjamin Kelley, 
Jr., both of Boothbay, sureties James Auld, guardian unto Peggy and 
Jenny, minor daughters, 11 May, 1804. [IX, 184.] Samuel, Rachel, 
Sally and William, minor children, chose James Auld to be their guar- 
dian 13 Nov., 1802. [X, 231.] Inventory by William IMcCobb, 
Jonathan Sawyer and John Leishman, all of Boothbay, $1202. 98; 
dower of Frances Auld, widow, set off by Jonathan Sawyer, John Leish- 
man and Thomas Boyd, all of Boothbay, 1802. [Unrecorded.] 

Susanna Reed, late of Topsham, widow. Samuel AMlson, Adm'r, 
29 Oct., 1799. Inventory by Jonathan Ellis and William Randall, 
both of Topsham, and Samuel Tibbets, of Bowdoinham, i Nov., 1799, 
$128. AVilliam Randall and Arthur Hunter, both of Topsham, com- 
missioners to examine claims, 28 Jan., 1800. [Unrecorded.] Dis- 
tribution ordered 9 Aug., 1802. [VIII, 131.] 

Thomas Denham, late of Bowdoinham. Catherine Denham, widow, 
Jeclined to administer, 27 Jan., 1800. William Denham, of Bow- 
doinham, Adm'r, 29 Jan., 1800. [IX, 30.] Zacheus Beal and Ziba 
F^aton, both of Bowdoinham, sureties. Inventory by Thomas Reed, 
of Bowdoinham, Joseph Sprague and William Fairfield, both of Tops- 
ham, 1800, $850.35, to which Adm'r added sundry notes of hand, etc., 
J537I-33- Nathaniel Thwing, of Woolwich, and Stephen Whitmore, 
of Bowdoinham, commissioners to examine claims, 27 May, 1800. [VIII, 
194 to 196.] Distribution ordered 2 Feb., 1802. [^TII, 130.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 343 

Samuel Ball, late of Boothbay. Mary Ball, of Boothbay, widow, 
Adm'x, lo Dec, 1800. [IX, 30.] Levi Ball and Solomon Pinkham, 
Jun'r, both of Boothbay, sureties. Inventory by William McCobb, 
Jonathan Sawyer and John Leishman, all of Boothbay, 26 Mar., 1801, 
$378.41. [VIII, 204.] Account of Solomon Pinkham, Jr., Adm'r ^<? 
bonis non, filed 9 Aug., 1802. [VIII, 205-206.] Widow's dower set 
off by William McCobb, John Leishman and John McFarland, all of 
Boothbay, 11 Oct., 1802. [X, 60-61.] William McCobb and Jona- 
than Sawyer, commissioners to examine claims, 11 May, 1803. [X, 
161-162.] 

John Hathaway, late of Cambden. Benjamin Cushing, of Cambden, 
Adm'r, 7 Nov., 1799. [IX, 31.] William Gregory, Jr., and Edward 
Payson, both of Cambden, sureties. Inventory by Samuel Jacobs, 
Ephraim Wood and Joshua Dillingham, all of Cambden, 22 Jan., iSoo, 
$2125.26. [XIII, 318-319.] 

Thomas Stevens, (Stephens,) late of Georgetown. Charles Stephens, 
of Georgetown, Adm'r, 4 Dec, iSoo. [IX, 31.] Benjamin Tarr and 
David Hunt, both of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by Denny Mc- 
Cobb, David Hunt and James McFadden, all of Georgetown, 1 7 Jan., 
1801, $322. [Unrecorded.] Account filed 16 Nov., 1802. [Un- 
recorded.] Division of real estate by Lewis Thorp, Thomas 
Lennan and John Campbell, all of Georgetown, 15 Jan., 1807, 
among Charles ; Thomas; Mary, wife of Henry Melius ; Drusilla, wife 
Shubael Seallye ; Charity, wife of Aaron Belden. [Unrecorded.] 

Solomon Potter, late of a place called Balltown. Aaron Potter, of 
Balltown, Adm'r, i July, 1800. [IX, 58.] John Philbrook and Wil- 
liam Fowles, both of Balltown, sureties. Account filed 8 Jan., 1806, 
[XI, 134-135-] Dower set off to Rachel, widow, by Samuel Waters 
and Thomas Trask, Jun'r, both of Balltown, and James Jewett, of New 
Milford, 5 Nov., 1800. [Unrecorded.] Daniel Clough, of New Mil- 
ford, guardian unto Polly and Jane, minor daughters, 5 Jan., 1803. 
[IX, 190.] 

Richard Martin, late of Cushing. Mary Martin, of Cushing, widow, 
Adm'x, 2 Nov., 1799. [IX, 31.] Moses Copeland, of Warren, and 
Richard Young, of Cushing, sureties. Inventory by James Malcom, 
Nathan Foster and Paul Crocker, all of Cushing, 6 Feb., 1800, $221 1.99. 
[VIII, 231-232.] Richard, minor son, chose Robert Lovett, of Thom- 
aston, to be his guardian, 11 Jan., 1800. [IX, 245.] Widow's dower 



344 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

set off by James Malcom, Patrick Wall and Ebenezer Otis, all of St. 
George, 27 Ap., 1S04. [X, 255-256.] Division of real estate by 
James Malcom, Ebenezer Otis and Patrick Wall, all of St. George, be- 
tween Thomas and Stephen Martin, elder sons, 27 Ap., 1804. [XI, 
104-105.] 

Edward Payson, late of Cambden, trader. Eunice Payson, of Camb- 
den, widow, Adm'x, 27 Dec, 1800. [IX, 60.] David Payson, of 
Pownalborough, and James Payson, of Trenton, Hancock County, 
sureties. Inventory by Erastus Foote, Benjamin Gushing and Isaac 
Barnard, all of Cambden, 7 Jan., 1801, $59.17. [Unrecorded.] Eras- 
tus Foote and Benjamin Gushing, commissioners to examine claims, 4 
Mar., 1 80 1. Account filed 15 Jan., 1S02. [Unrecorded.] 

IMark Dexter, late of Thomaston, mariner. William Porterfield, of 
Cambden, Adm'r, 19 Mar., iSoo. [IX, 61.] Josiah Reed and 
Robert Porterfield, both of Thomaston, sureties. Account filed 23 
June, 1S06. [XII, 32-33.] Inventory by Josiah Reed, of Thomas- 
ton, and William Lermond, of Warren, 21 Mar., 1800, S5 79.16. 
Josiah Reed and William Spear, both of Thomaston, commissioners to 
examine claims, 13 Aug., 1802. [XIII, 374 to 379.] 

Patrick Porterfield, late of Thomaston. Robert Porterfield, of 
Thomaston, Adm'r, 4 Nov., 1799. [IX, 61.] Josiah Reed and David 
Fales, Jr., both of Thomaston, sureties. Inventory by Josiah Reed, 
John Dillaway and Nathaniel Woodcock, all of Thomaston, 30 May, 
1800, S387.97. [VIII, 229-230.] 

Ebenezer Philbrook, late of Balltown. Sarah Phibrook, of Balltown, 
widow, Adm'x, 25 Nov., 1800. [IX, 62.] Daniel Peaslee, of Balltown, 
and Daniel Rose, of New Milford, sureties. Inventory by John Wood- 
man, of Balltown, Daniel Cloughand Moses Jewett, both of New Milford, 
22 Dec, 1800, S25.13. [VIII, 176.] Account filed 17 Nov., i8o'i. 
[VIII, 176-177-] 

William Cunningham, late of Georgetown, mariner. Hannah Cun- 
ningham, of Georgetown, widow, Adm'x, 28 May, 1800. [IX, 63.] 
Inventory by Mark Langdon Hill, William Stinson and William Potter, 
all of Georgetown, 21 Oct., 1800, <;437,5i. [VIII, 151-152.] Ac- 
count filed 27 May, 1801. [VIII, 152.] 

Michael Howland, late of Bowdoinham, physician. Abigail How- 
land, of Bowdoinham, widow, Adm'x, 28 Oct., 1800. [IX, 63.] Sam- 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 345 

uel Blake, of Turner, Cumberland County, Adm'r de bonis 71011, 18 
Jan., 1S02. [IX, 51.] George Thomas and James McLelan, both of 
Bowdoinham, sureties. Distribution ordered 17 May, 1802. [VIII, 
134 to 136.] Inventory by Joseph Sprague and James Cushman, both 
of Topsham, and Jacob Brown, of Dresden, 30 Oct., 1800, $835.38. 
[Unrecorded.] Inventory by Luther Cary, of Turner, David Millet 
and John Woodman, both of Poland, Cumberland County, 16 Jan., 
1801, §331.10. [Unrecorded.] Ezekiel Thompson, of Thompson- 
borough, and Luther Cary, of Turner, commissioners to examine claims, 
27 Jan., 1 80 1. Account filed May, 1804. [Unrecorded.] 

John Rittal, late of Dresden. Margaret Rittal, of Dresden, widow, 
Adm'x, 16 June, 1800. [IX, 64.] Distribution ordered 11 Nov., 
1801. [VIII, 131.] 

Walden Stone, late of Union, blacksmith. Daniel Stone, of Union, 
Adm'r, 7 Nov., 1799. [IX. 64.] Josiah Robbins and Moses Hawes, 
both of Union, sureties. Account filed 7 Feb., 1804. [X, 171-172.] 
Account filed 13 Aug., 1804. [X, 237.] Account filed 28 Jan., 1805. 
[X, 301.] Widow's dower set off by Rufus Gilmore, Amariah Mero 
and Thomas Mitchell, all of Union, 11 Jan., 1805. [XI, no.] Di- 
vision of estate by Joseph Maxey, Nathaniel Robbins and Joseph Morse, 
all of Union, 27 June, 1806. Heirs: Daniel Stone, Ebenezer Stone, 
Jonas Stone, John Stone, Sally Weatherly, Samuel Stone, Polly Parks, 
Betsey Stone and Nancy Storie. [XII, 132.] Inventory by Amariah 
Mero, Rufus Gilmore and Thomas Mitchell, all of Union, 20 Nov., 

1799, S2866.16. [XIII, 440 to 443-] 

Simon McLellan, late of Thomaston, mariner. Elizabeth McLellan, of 
Thomaston, widow, Adm'x, 3 Nov., 1800. [IX, 65.] Inventory by Josiah 
Reed, Benjamin Small and Benjamin Williams, all of Thomaston, 1 1 Nov., 

1800, $317.63. Josiah Reed and Samuel Brown, both of Thomaston, 
commissioners to examine claims, 13 Jan., 1802. Account filed 12 
Jan., 1805. [X, 241 to 245.] Advertisement of sale of real estate 4 
May, 1805. [XI, 83.] Account filed 24 June, 1S06. [XI, 215- 
216.] Elizabeth, guardian unto Nancy, Isaac and Simon, minor 
children, 25 June, 1805. [IX, 200.] 

Henry Young, late of Cushing, mariner. Hannah Young, of 
Gushing, widow, Adm'x, 31 May, 1800. [IX, 65.] Thurston Whit- 
ing, of Warren, and James Malcom, of Cushing, sureties. Inventory 
by Moses Copeland, of Warren, James Malcom and John McKellar, 



346 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

both of Gushing, II Sep., iSoo, Si 764.61. [VIII, 1S6.] Account 
filed II Aug., 1S03, at which date the administratrix had become the 
wife of Isaac Wyhe, Jr. [X, 192.] Children named in order of dis- 
tribution of estate 11 Aug., 1803 : James, Gideon, Catherine and Jane. 
[X, 194.] Widow's dower set off by Moses Gopeland, of Warren, 
John McKellar, of St. George, and Lawrence Parsons, of Gushing, 7 Sep., 
1S03. [X, 256-257.] James Malcom, guardian unto Catherine and 
Jane, minor daughters ; Robert Henderson, of Gushing, guardian unto 
James and Gideon, minor sons, 12 Aug., 1802. [IX, 187.] 

Joseph Haley, late of Topsham, housewright. Mary Haley, of 
Topsham, widow, Adm'x, 27 May, 1800. [IX, 66.] Inventory by 
John Merrill, Acter Patten and James Wilson, all of Topsham, 27 Oct., 
1800, $2114.05. [VIII, 200.] Account filed 25 Aug., 1804. 
[X, 295.] 

Godfrey Hofses, late of Waldoborough. Jacob Winchenbach, of 
Waldoborough, Adrn'r, 30 May, 1800. [IX, 67.] George Hofses 
and Anthony Hofses, both of Waldoborough, sureties. Inventory by 
Joseph Ludwig, Henry Buckhart and Nathan Sprague, all of Waldobo- 
rough, II June, 1800, S1948.99. [VIII, 224.] Account filed 12 
Jan., 1805. [XI, 55-56.] Mary, widow, guardian unto Mary, Bar- 
bary, Margaret, Andrew, William and Elizabeth, minor children. 29 
Ap., 1805. [IX, 202-203.] 

Daniel Melius, late of Georgetown, mariner. Priscilla Melius, of 
Georgetown, widow, Adm'x, 11 Sep., 1799. [IX, 67.] Daniel Fe- 
gan and Jeremiah W. Noyes, both of Pownalborough, sureties. In- 
ventory by Thomas Ste^■ens, Daniel McMahon and Thomas Linnan, 
all of Georgetown, 30 Oct., 1800, ^10 : 2 : o. [VIII, 191.] 

Isaac Jameson, late of IMeduncook, mariner. Paul Jameson, of 
Meduncook, Adm'r, 30 May, 1800. [IX, 68.] Jeremiah Jameson, of 
Meduncook, and Jacob Ludwig, of Waldoborough, sureties. 

Robert Malcom, late of Topsham. Susanna Malcom, of Topsham, 
widow, Adm'x, 28 Oct., 1800. [IX, 68.] Inventory by Arthur 
Hunter, James Purrington and William Randall, all of Topsham, 26 
Dec, 1800, S208.27. [XIII, 341.] Arthur Hunter and \\"illiam 
Randall, commissioners to examine claims, 10 Aug., 1801. [XIII, 
342.] Distribution ordered 19 Aug., 1802. [X, 13.] 

Consider Turner, late of Georgetown, mariner. Sarah Turner, of 
Georgetown, widow, Adm'x, 30 Oct., 1799. [IX, 69.] Caleb Marsh, 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 347 

of Bath, guardian unto Bethiah, Betsey, Sally, George and William 
Hodgkins Turner, minor children, 28 May, iSoo. [IX, iSS.] Jo- 
anna, minor daughter, chose Caleb Marsh to be her guardian, 28 May, 
1800. [IX, 246.] Inventory by Mark Langdon Hill, Parker Oliver 
and Josiah Hinkley, all of Georgetown, 14 Mar., 1800, $1 157-75 • 
[VIII, 148-149.] Account filed 20 Aug., 1802. [VIII, 150-15^-] 

John Chase, late of Edgecumbe. Solomon Trask, of Edgecumbe, 
Adm'r, 6 Nov., 1800. [IX, 69.] Moses Davis and David Trask, 
both of Edgecumbe, sureties. 

John Kelsey, late of Bristol. William Kelsey, of Bristol, Adm'r, 20 
Dec, iSoo. [IX, 70.] John Ryan, of Edgecumbe, and Ebenezer 
Perkins, of Bristol, sureties. John Farley and Nathaniel Bryant, both 
of Newcastle, commissioners to examine claims, 10 Aug., 1801 ; 
advertisements of sale of real estate 25 Jan., 1803; account filed 7 
May, 1803. [X, 53 to 57.] Inventory by John Farley, of Newcastle, 
John Ryan and Thomas Ring, both of Edgecumbe, $358.64. [Unre- 
corded.] Inventory by William Boyd, and Silas Hathorn, both of 
Bangor, and Isaac Hopkins, of Sourdabscock, Hancock County, 23 
Jan.Ii8oi, $1363.50. [Unrecorded.] William Kelsey, guardian 
unto John and Hannah, minor children, 28 Feb., 1807. [IX, 219.] 

William Wenworth, of Bristol, guardian unto Enoch and James, minor 

sons, 28 Feb., 1807. [IX, 220.] 

William Patterson, of Edgecomb, mariner, guardian unto William, 

minor son of William Gove, late of Edgecomb, mariner, 4 June, i 79S. 

[IX, I75-] 

Jane, minor daughter of Pelatiah Allen, late of Topsham, chose 

Josiah Mitchel, of Readfield, to be her guardian, 14 Jan., 1799. [IX, 

227.] 

Thomas Mace, late of Camden. Hannah Mace, of Cambden, widow, 

Adm'x, 18 Sep., 1799. Briant Morton and Nathaniel Simmons, both 

Cambden, sureties. Inventory by Briant Morton, Waterman Hewet 

and Benaiah Bowers, all of Cambden, 24 Sep., 1799. [Unrecorded.] 

Padshall Knights, late of Boothbay, mariner. Susanna Knights, of 
Boothbay, widow, Adm'x, 20 June, 1799. Edward Emerson and Will- 
iam Emerson, both of Edgecomb, sureties. Inventory by Thomas 
Boyd, Benjamin McFarland and David Webber, all of Boothbay, $453- 
William McCobb and John Leishman, both of Boothbay, commission- 



348 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

ers to examine claims. Account filed 6 May, 1S03, at which date the 
administratrix had become the wife of George Gilbert. [X. 11-12.] 
Widow's dower set off by John Leishman and Alfred Wadsworth, both 
of Boothbay, and Edward Emerson, of Edgecomb, 1803. [X, 277.] 

William Lithgow, late of Georgetown. Sarah Lithgow, of George- 
town, widow, Adm'x, 2 jNIay, 1 799. James Noble Lithgow, of Dres- 
den, and Thomas Butler, of Georgetown, sureties. Inventory by 
Dummer Sewall, Joseph Bowker and Elijah Drummond, 31 Mar., 1800, 
$15,605.47. [Unrecorded.] Division of estate 27 Oct., 1801, by 
Mark Langdon Hill, Joseph Bowker and Elijah Drummond, all of 
Georgetown. [Unrecorded.] 

Nathaniel McClellan, late of Bowdoinham. Jean McClellan of 
Bowdoinham, widow, Adm'x, 2 May, 1799. Stephen Whitmore and 
James Purinton, both of Bowdoinham, sureties. Inventory by Elihu 
Getchel, James Maxwell and Hezekiah Purrinton, all of Bowdoinham, 
9 May, 1799, $662.46. [Unrecorded.] 

Samuel Goodwin, Jr., late of Dresden. George Goodwin, of Dres- 
den, Adm'r. Inventory by Edmund Bridge, Jonathan Reed and George 
Ramsdell, all of Dresden, 9 Aug, 179S. Ezra Taylor and Samuel 
'^Voodward, both of Dresden, commissioners to examine claims, 28 
Sep., 1 799. [No papers recorded.] 

Francis Choate, late of Balltown. Susannah Choate, .Adm'x, 25 
Mar., 1800. Inventory by Samuel Waters, Samuel Kincade and Ben- 
jamin King, 26 May, 1800. [VIII, 197-19S.] Account filed 25 
June, 1807, at which date the administratrix had become the wife of 
Samuel Hilton, Jr. [XII, 261.] 

In the name of God Amen I Richard Knowls of Tosham in the 
County of Lincoln and Comon Welh of masachutt — Considring the 
unserenty of this mortal Life and being of Sound and perfect mind 
and memory biased be almighty god for it to make and Publish this 
my Last Will and testemant in manner and form foloing that is to say 
first I gave to my Son Richard Knowls Ju'r the Land that I Bout of 
Mr. Wm. Bourk about fifty Eackers as will apear by the dead Refer- 
ence therunto being had and all the privleges and appurtenaces 
therunto beloning all the farming tools theron and all the neet Stock 
that I now Stock that I now have : and I also gave and bequath to 
my Dafter Margret Skolfield one Cow in one year after my desase — 



LINXOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 349 

and I also give and bequath to my Dafter mary Le Roys heirs the 

Some of one doUor. 

and I also give and bequath to Dafter Susanah Hot the Sum of one 

dollor. 

and I give and bequath to my Dafter Rebeca Blair four Sheep two 

Ewes and two Lambs — 

and Lastly as to all the Rest of my goods and Cattels of whatsoever 

name or nature soever I give and bequath Richard Knowls 

Ju'r whom I appoint Sole Executer of this my Last will and testemant 
hearby Revoking all formor Wills by me made — 

in Witness Whearof I have hear unto set my hand and Seal the for- 
theenth day September in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred 
and Ninty Six — Sin'd Seal'd Published and Declared by the above 
named Richard Knowls to be his Last will and testemant in the pres- 
ants of us Who have hearunto Sel Subscribed 

our mames as wittness ) t.- l j t- i ^ ,n 

• .. . r V .. ^ r Richard Know es (seal) 

m the presents of testator j v-^^'^v 

Charles Perry 

David Owen 

Gideon Owen 

Probated 6 Mar., 1798. [Unrecorded.] Executor neglected to 
qualify. Thomas Rice, of Wiscasset, Adm'r cum testamento ayinexo, 
5 Jan., 1803. [X, 8.] Ebenezer Whittier and Jeremiah Bailey both 
of Wiscasset, sureties. Inventory by John Rogers, John Fulton and 
Alexander Rogers, 7 Feb., 1803, S824.75 [X, 9.] John Merrill, 
Jr., and Nymphas Stacy, both of Wiscasset, commissioners to examine 
claims, 6 May 1803. [X, 173.] Account filed and distribution or- 
dered 15 May, 1804. [X, 1x6 and 175.] 

In the name of God Amen. I Joseph Withom of the plantation of 
Balltown in the County of Lincoln Yeoman being weak in body but of 
a sound mind and memory, do this twenty fourth day of May Anno 
Domini one Thousand seven hundred and ninety Eight, make and 
publish this my last will and testament in manner following that is to 
say first I give to my Beloved wife one third part of my Real 
Estate Dureing her life. I also give to my s'd wife the Use of one 
third part of my Real Estate Dureing the term of seven years I give to 
my wife the Use of the other third part to ocupy untill my youngest 
son Josiah shall anve at the age of twenty ofte years. I give to my 
son Isaac Withom one third part of my Real Estate to come into pos- 



350 LINCOLN PROIU'JE RECORDS. 

session of in seven years from the date hereof I give to my son Josiah 
one third part of my Real estate when he shall arrive the age of 
twenty one years I give to my three Daughters Jane, Lydia and Sally 
one Cow each to be paid by my sons equally, when they the said 
Daughters shall arive at the age of Eighteen years. I give to the 
Child with wich my above said wife is pregnat, if it should live to the 
age of Eighteen years, one Cow to be paid by my two sons Isaac & 
Josiah Withom I give to my wife all my personal Estate for which, 
and the Use of the Real estate above mentioned, she is to maintain 
and bring up My Children untill they come of lawful age to maintain 
themselves I give to my sons Isaac and Josiah all the rest and residue 
of my estate after my wifs decease and lastly I do constitute and ap- 
point my wife sole Executrix of this my last will and testament In 
Testimony Whereof I do hereunto Set my hand and seal the day and 
year above written 

Joseph Withom (seal) 

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Withom for 
his last will and testament in the presants of us who at his request 
have hereunto set our hands as witnesses to the same 

David Dennis 
Elkanah Trague 

her 
Jane X Withom 

mark 
Probated 31 Oct., 1799 ; Sarah Withom, executrix, [XIII, 320.321.] 
Inventory by Samuel Waters, Joseph Jackson and Thomas Kenedy, all 
of a place called Ball town, 12 May, iSoo. [XIII, 324-324.] 

In the Name of God — Amen — I John Getchel of Pownalborough in 
the County of Lincoln yeoman being aged & infirm of Body, but of a 
Sound disposing Mind & Memory, for which I desire to yive thanks to 
(jod. My Creator — Calling to Mind the uncertainty of this Life, & the 
certainty of Death, and wishing to settle all My affairs so that there 
may be no difficulty alter My Death, do make publish pronounce & 
declare this to be JNIy last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former 
Wills & Testaments — 
Imprimis — I give & bequeath My Soul to God My Creator, & My 

Body I commit to the grave in hopes a Joyful resurrection through 

the Merits of our Blessed Redeemer — 
Item. I give & bequeath to My beloved Wife Marcy, the use & im- 



LINXOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 35 I 

provement of all My Estate of every kind, wherewith it has pleased 
God to bless me, for & during her natural life, with full power and 
authority to dispose of so much thereof at any time as shall be neces- 
sary to for her comfortable Support — and after her death, I hereby 
give and bequeath to My good & worthy Friends Abraham Nason, 
Anna Nason his wife, all the rest & residue of my Estate afore men- 
tioned, and to their heirs forever to be disposed of them the said 
Abraham and Anna as they shall chuse — And I do hereby nominate 
& appoint My said Friend Abraham Nason to hh My Executor to this 
My last Will & Testament — I further will that all My Just debts be 
paid by My said Executor — and that he see that }Jy Body, & the 
Body of said 'beloved wife, be decently buried after our Deaths — 

In Testamony whereof I the said John Getchel have hereto Set 
My hand & affixed My Seal this t\venty second day of October Anno 
Domini One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety four — 
Signed sealed pub- 
lished pronounced John 
and declared by the Getchel (seal) 
said John Getchel to be 
his last Will & Testament 
in the presence of us 
who in his presence & 
the presence of each 
other subscribed our 
names as witnesses — 
Silas Lee 
Nathan Dole 

her 

Abigail X Slowman 

^lark 

her 

Abigail X Nason 

Mark 

Probated 2 June, iSoo. [XIII, 325-326.] 

In the Name of God Amen, the Second Day of April Anno Domini 
iSoo I John Choat of a Place Called Balltown in the County of Lin- 
coln and Commonwelth of Massachusetts yeoman being in a Low 
State of health but of perfect Mind and Memory thro the goodness of 
God to me ; do make and ordain this my last will and testament ; 



352 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Principally and first of all I Giv^e my Soul to God that Gave it me hop- 
ing thro the Grace of God & Merits of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus 
Christ to obtain free Pardon of all my Sins and to inherit Eternal Life ; 
My Body I Commit to the Earth to be buried in Christian Like Man- 
ner at the Disgression of my Executor hereafter Named ; and as touch- 
ing Such temporal Estate as it has pleased God to Bestow on me I 
Give and bequeath and dispose of the same in the folowing Manner 
and form — 

Imprimis My Will is that all my just Depts and funural Charges be 
paid by my Executor hereafter Named 

Item I Give to my Sister Sally after my Just Depts are Paid all my 
Real and Personal Estate my Sister Sally Providing a Comfortable 
Maintainence for my father and Mother Dureing there Life and a 
Decent Burael after Death — 

Item I do hereby constitute and appoint my Brother Abraham Choat 
to be my Sole Executor of this my Last will and testament and do 
hereby Rattify and confirm this and no Other to be my Last will and 
testament In Witness whereof I the said John Choat have heareunto 
set my hand and seal the Day and year first Mentioned 
Sign Sealed puplished Pronounced his 

and Declared as my Last will and John X Choat (seal) 

testament in Presents of Us Mark 

Abraham Choat Jr. 
Moses Choat 
Jeramiah Norris Jr 

Probated 29 July, iSoo. [XIII, 336-337.] Inventory 
by Samuel Waters, Jonathan Heath and Samuel Kincaid, Jun'r, all of 
Balltown, i Nov., 1800. [Unrecorded.] 

In the Name of God, amen. I Jonathan Morrison of New Milford 
in the County of Lincoln, Gentleman, do make and publish this my 
last will and testament, in manner following, viz. : 

Imprimis. It is my will and direction that my messuage or tene- 
ment in said New Milford where I now reside, and all my goods and 
chattels whatever, be sold in a reasonable time, for, and consistently 
with, the purposes hereafter mentioned 

Item. It is my will and direction that, as speedily as may be con- 
venient, all just demands against my estate be satisfied. 

Item. It is my will and direction that, without delay, my whole 
property, excepting what is applied to the payment of all just claims 



LINCOLN PROBAIE RECORDS. 353 

against my estate as above mentioned, iucluding the avails of my mes- 
suage, goods and chattels aforesaid, when sold as afore directed, be, if 
practicable, placed at interest on good security ; and the said prop- 
erty, so to be placed, I give and bequeath to Thomas Wallace Morrison, 
William Jackson Morrison, Rusha Field Morrison, and Jonathan Mor- 
rison, all Minors and children of my late brother Thomas Morrison, 
formerly of Warren in the County aforesaid, now deceased, in manner 
following : — One fourth part thereof to be paid to the said Thomas 
Wallace when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years, with inter- 
est if any shall have arisen : — One fourth part thereof to be paid to the 
said William when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years, with 
interest, if any shall have arisen ; — One fourth part thereof to be paid 
to the said Rusha, when she shall arrive to the age of twenty one years, 
or when she shall be married, whichever shall first happen, with inter- 
est if any shall have arisen ; — One fourth part thereof to be paid to 
the said Jonathan when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years 
with interest if any shall have arisen ; Deducting in each case neces- 
sary & extraordinary expences, if any such there should be ; and 
providential losses, should any happen without default of the Execu- 
tor of this will and testament. 

Item. It is my further will, anything above written not with- 
standing, that should either of the aforesaid Minors decease 
before the time when, according to the terms of the fore- 
going paragraph, his or her fourth part aforesaid is to become 
payable, then the fourth part, to which the minor so deceased would, 
if he or she had lived, have been entitled, shall be paid in equal shares 
to the three survivors ; payment to be made to each severally at such 
time as the minor so deceased would, had he or she lived, been enti- 
tled to receive the same or the survivors severally shall become enti- 
tled to receive their several fourth parts, whichever shall last happen. — 
And should more than one of said Minors decease not having be- 
come entitled to receive their several fourth parts aforesaid, then the 
survivors or survivor shall in like mantier succeed to the whole right or 
rights of the several minors so deceased given by this will ; and pay- 
ment shall accordingly be made to the survivors or survivor in time 
and manner above appointed and described. And I hereby constitute 
and appoint Josiah Stebbins of said New Milford Esquire Executor of 
this my last will and testament, and authorize and request him to do 

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354 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

all matters and things which ought to be done for carrying this my last 
will and testament into faithful and full and complete execution ac- 
cording to the true intent and meaning thereof. — 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
seventeenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 
hundred. 
Signed, sealed, published and ^ 



his (seal) 

Jonathan H Morrison 
mark 



declared by the abovenamed 
Jonathan Morrison to be his last 
will and testament in the pre- 
sence of us, who have hereun- 
to subscribed our names as wit- 
nesses in the presence of the tes- 
tator : the word ^'eight in the 
last line but one written on an 
erasure before signing. — 
Pitt Dillingham 
Nicholas Cooper 

her 
Sally X Cooper 
mark 

Probated 29 Ap., 1800. [XllI, 344 to 346.J Inventory by Rich- 
ard Bailey, John Plumer and Christopher Erskine, all of New Milford, 
24 July, 1800, $501.79, to which the administrator added sundry votes 
amounting to $389.30. [XIII, 348 to 351.] 

In the Name of God Amen. I Nathaniel Williams of Woolwich in 
the County of Lincoln Tanner, being a decaying & weak state of 
Body, & apprehending I cannot long continue but of a sound & dis- 
posing mind & Memory for which God be thanked, do make this my 
last & Testament as follows. 

In the first place I bequeath my Soul to God who gave it when 
he shall call for it, & my Body to its parent Earth to be decently 
buried at the discretion of my Executors, with a comfortable hop that 
at the resurrection of the Dead Soul & Body will again be united & 
enter into the rest that remains to the Righteous, purchased by the 
great Redeemer. 

And as to the worldly interest with which God has blessed me I will & 
bequeath the same in manner following. 

In the first place 

I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Mehetable one half of the 

Lot No 62 in the second Division on which I now live, not hereafter 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 355 

disposed of to my Son Timothy, with one third part of the house & 
Barn standing on the same Lot, to hold to her during the time re- 
mains by widow. 

I also give & bequeath to my said Wife one sixth part of my Stock 
of Leather now on hand ready for sale, one Cow, one fifth part of the 
Sheep, fifty Dollars in Money and all the household furniture she 
brough to me when I married her, to be her absolute property forever. 
Secondly. I give & bequeath to my son Timothy, the western End of 
my Lot No. 22 first division, bounded beginning where my Sheep pas- 
ture fence adjoins the Land of Solomon Walker, thence northerly & 
easterly as the fence runs excluding the sheep pasture, till it comes 
to a large rock out of Ground standing close to the fence in the field, 
thence northerly by two large rocks till it comes to the Brook that 
runs from the Tan yard, thence westerly by the Brook till it comes to 
the Bridge, then westerly up the hill leaving the Cart road on the 
right hand, still westerly on the north side of the plowed field till it 
comes to the fence between the field & the pasture then north till it 
stiks the Line between Lot No. 22 first division & sixty two second 
Division, then westward as far as my Deed extends. Also my Tan 
yard with all implement for Tanning and all priviledges thereto be- 
longing with half an Acre of Land so located as best to contain & ac- 
commodate the Tan yard, Pitts & building, with a priviledge of a con- 
venient road from the house I now live in to said Tan yard & also 
the piece of Land before bequeathed to him. Also all that part of 
Lot No. 62 second Division which lies between the Town road & 
Monsweeg Brook, together with that small piece that lies before his 
house in the field westerly side of the Town road & easterly of a now 
Lot fence, reserving to my heirs & Assigns a convenient road frome the 
Town road, to the house where I now live also that part of Lot No. 
58 second Division which lies between the Town road & the head of 
the Lot, all the above described real Estate to hold to him & his heirs 
forever in fee simple. 

Also one Quarter part of my Stock now in the woks when the Tanning 
and currying is finished, he performing all the Labour at his expence, 
& my Estate to find the necessary materials to compleat the same, also 
forty Dollars out of the remaining three Quarters of said Stock to his 
absolute property forever. 

I give to my two Daughters Abigail & Olive all that part of Lot No 
58 second Division which lies between the Town road & Monsweeg 
brook in equal shares to hold to them & their heirs forever. 



356 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Also two yoke of oxen, two Cows & two fifth part of my flock of 

Sheep, to be equally divided between them also one hundred & fifty 

Dollars each, all to be their absolute property, also one half of the 

house hold furniture not before bequeathed, also one third part of the 

dwelling house & barn in equal Shares in fee forever. 

I give & bequeath to my two Daughters Anne & Susanna the one half 

of the Lot I now live on being Lot No. 62 second division with my sheep 

pasture and Field not bequeathed in Lot No. 22 with one third part of 

my dwelling house & Barn in equal Shares between them to hold in fee 

forever. Also fifty Dollars each in Money, also one half of my house 

hold furniture not herein given to ray wife in equal shares & one Cow 

each & two fifth of my flock of sheep in equal parts. 

I give «Sr bequeath to my said Wife one half the horse with the Side 

Saddle, while she lives in the house, the other half of the Horse to my 

Son Timothy All the rest & residue of my Estate not before disposed 

of, after my honest Debts are paid, 1 give & bequeath to my said Wife 

and my said four Daughters to be equally divided between them. And 

I do hereby constitute & appoint my said Wife Mehetable & my Son 

Timothy Executors of this my last will and testament & hereby revoke 

all other wills & declare this to be my last will & Testament 

In witness whereof I hereto set my hand and Seal the thirteenth day 

of May A D. 1799 

Signed sealed published 

& declared by the testator 

to be his last will & Testa 

ment in presence of Nathaniel Williams (seal) 

Robert Cushman 

Simeon Williams 

Betsey Grant 

Probated 26 Nov., 1799. [XIII, 3C2 to 364.] Tuiiothy \\'illiams 
2d, Robert Cushman and Ebenezer Savage, all of Woolwich, sureties. 
Inventory by Abner Wade, David Gilmore and Benjamin Bailey, all of 
Woolwich, 3 Dec, 1799. [XIII, 367-36S.] 

John O'Dee, late of Pownalborough, merchant. Thomas McCrate, 
of Pownalborough, Executor. [No record of will and no papers 
found.] Inventory by Seth Tinkham, Francis Anderson and William 
Pike, all of Pownalborough, 22 Jan., 1800,5505.21. [XIII, 373-374.] 
In the name of (iOD. Amen. 

I John Elliot of Bristol in the County of Lincoln Mariner, consider- 
ing the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being weak in body but of 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 357 

sound and perfect mind & memory, blessed be Almighty GOD for the 
same, DO made and publish this my last will & testament in manner 
and form following, that is to say- 
First. I Considder my beloved wife Sabrah Elliot in her own right 
entitled to all the Real Estate and right of Dower therein comming 
from her former husbands estate, and instead, Ueu or place of Dower 
from Me or my Estate to her comming I now Give and bequeath unto 
her the said Sabrah— my beloved wife, The Sum of Five hundred 
Dollars, including the demand I have of about One hundred dollars 
more or less, against her former husbands Estate for the maintainance 
& bringing up hitherto of their daughter Nancey Davis ; which demand 
is to be at the disposal of my said Wife, after my decease ; and the 
residue of the said five hundred dollars to be paid her from time to 
time as herein afterwards provided, in time not exceeding three years 
after my decease, for the last payment— 

I also give to my said beloved Wife One good Cow to be furnished 
her immediately after my decease. I also give and bequeath to her 
All my Household hnens, Beds, Bedding furniture ; and all my Weiring 
Apparel, saving only my two best Suits of Cloths, the best of which 
suits I give and bequeath to my Youngest brother Daniel Elliot, and 
the other Suit I give and bequeath to my elder brother Simon Elliot 
Jun'r. 

To my Sister Jenny the Wife of Enos Baxter I give and bequeath 
One Eighth part of the Schooner Two friends, with her Appurtenances, 
and Earnings in that proportion, and likewise my demand of Eighty 
Dollars which I have against her said husband- 
To my Sister Isabella the widow of Peter Murphy Jun'r I give and 
bequeath One Sixteenth part of the Schooner Two friends with her 
Appurtenances and earnings in that same proportion — 

To my Sister Anna, to be at her Sole disposal and at the disposal of 
no other person whatever I give and bequeath the remaining One 
Sixteenth part which I own of the said Schooner Two friends, with her 
Appurtenances, and earnings in the same proportion- 
To my Sister Peggy Elliot I give and bequeath all the Money that 
is due me or in anywise comming to me from my honoured father 
Simon Elliot the Elder 

To Tenny the daughter of Judith Polland as it is said to be the 
Child of my brother Peter deceased, I Give and bequeath One Cow, 
or the Value thereof in Money at my decease— 



358 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

And as to all the rest residue & remainder of my Real & personal 
Estate, Goods, Chattels Rights and Credits of what kind or nature so- 
ever I Give and bequeath the Same to my said Brothers, Simon and 
Daniel, in equal proportion to be divided between them, they paying 
off in the same proportion, to my said beloved Wife and other the leg- 
atees as before entitled, the legacies & Sums of Money in manner as 
aforesaid, My funeral expences. One hundred dollars I Owe to Moses 
Davis, and all other Just Demands against Me or my Estate — 

Lastly I Appoint my said Brother Simon Elliot Jun'r and Mr. Will- 
iam Rogers of Bristol aforesaid the Executors of this my last will & 
testament, to Carry the same into effect. In Witness whereof I the 
said John Elliot have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Eighteenth 
day of August in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred 
Ninety Seven — 

John Eliot (seal) 
The aforegoing written Instrument was Signed, Sealed, published and 
declared by the afore Named John Elliot, to be his last Will and tes- 
tament, in the presence of Us who have hereunto subscribed our 
Names as Witnesses, in the presence of the testator — 
Samuel Yeates ") 

Alex'r Fossett Jun > Witnesses 
Robert McLintock ) 

And afterwards on the same day before written I the said John El- 
liot being still of sound & perfect mind & memory Do make this Cod- 
icil to my will & testament aforesaid, that is to say I take back from 
my Sister Jenny the One half of the One eighth part of the Schooner 
Two friends with her appurtenances and earnings as aforesaid, which 
part so taken back being One Sixteenth part of the Said Vessel, with 
her appurtenances and Earnings due in that proportion I Now give & 
bequeath to my Sister Mary, Otherwise named Polly Elliot — 

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the same 
day & Year aforesaid in my will & testament before written — 

John Eliot (seal) 
Signed Sealed published & declared 
by the above named John Elliot 
to be a Codicil to his last will and 
testament, in presence of us, who 
have hereunto subscribed our names 
as witnesses in the presence of the 
testator 

Samuel Yeates ^ 

Alex'r Fossett Jun l Witnesses 

Robert McLintock ) [XIII, 409 to 41 1.] 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 359 

Bond of Simon Eliot, Ju'r., Executor, dated 4 June, 1798. Sam- 
uel Yates and Robert McLintock, both of Bristol, sureties. 
In the Name of God. Amen. I William Patterson of Dresden in the 
County of Lincoln, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and 
being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, 
blessed be allmighty God for the same, do make and publish this my 
last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to Say. 
I give unto my beloved Wife Elisabeth Patterson the use and improve- 
ment of all the Real Estate I am now seased and possessed of as long 
as she remaines my Widow, and after her death it Shall be equally di- 
vided among my Children. But in case She Should marry again, She 
Shall have no more but the improvement of one third part of it, dur- 
ing her natural Ufe. I also give and bequeath unto her all my Person- 
al Estate to her own disposal for the Support of the family. And I 
give her full power to Sell and dispose at privat Sale of those Sixty 
acres of land I lately purchased of Christopher Turner of Reedfield, 
to pay the debt I owe him. Lastly I appoint the Said Elisabeth Pat- 
terson, the Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament. In 
witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this Sixth day 
of November A. D. one Thousand Seven hundred and ninety Seven. 
Signed, Seal'd, publish'd and William Patterson (seal) 

declared by the above named 
William Patterson, to be his last 
will & testament, in presence 
of us. who Signed our names as 
witnesses in the presence of 
the Testator. 

Obadiah Call 

Sam'l White 

David Clancy 

Probated 5 Jan., 1798. [XIII, 424.] 

William Lewis and Philip Call, both of Dresden, sureties. 

In the Name of God Amen. — The Twenty fourth day of March 1795 
I James Hilton, of Bristol in the County of Lincoln yeoman being very 
Sick and weak in Body, but of perfect mind & Memory, thanks be given 
to God ; Therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body, and know- 
ing 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 recomend my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God that gave 
it, and my Body I recomend to the earth, to buried in decent Chrislain 



360 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

Burial at the Discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but at the 
general Resurrection 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 & form, 
first I give and bequeath to my son William Hilton the sum of four 

Dollars — 
Itom I give »S: bequeath to my Daughter Mary Mirrit Twenty Dollars — 
Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Jane Hilton one Dollar — 
Itom I give & bequeath to my Son James Hilton Fifty Dollars — 
Itom I give & bequeath to my Son John Hilton one Dollar 
Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Margret Hilton Twenty 

Dollars 
Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Hilton four Dollars 
Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Susan Hilton Twenty Dollars 
Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Elizebeth Hilton Twenty 

Dollars 
Itom I give & bequeath to my Daughter Nancy Hilton Twenty Dollars 
Itom I give and bequeath to my Daughter Liddia Hilton Twenty Dollars 
Itom I also give Jointly & Severaly to my two Sons Joshua Hilton & 

Joseph Hilton whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain my 

sole Executers of this my last will and Testament all and Singular 
of my Personal Estate that is to say all my Stock of Cattle Sheep Horses 
& Swine with all my Farming Utencels of every kind or Nature, and I 
do hereby ratify and Confirm this & 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 

James Hilton (seal) 
Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced, ^ 
and Declared, by the said James ! 

Hilton as his last will & Testament j 

in the Presence of us the Subscribers J 

Thos Johnston 
Cornelius Rhoads 
Elizabeth Rhoads 

Probated 2 July, 1799. [XIII, 433 to 435.] 
Inventory by John Paine, John McLain and Henry Little, all of Bristol, 
2 Sep., 1799, ^313-1 7- [>^in, 437-438.] 

In the Name of God, Amen. — The Twelfth Day of August 1796, I 
Morris Fling of a place called Brookfield m the county of Lincoln and 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 36 I 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, yeoman — being very sick and Weak in 
body, but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be Given to God ; — There- 
fore 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 ^Vo^ldly 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 V 
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 — 
Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced 
and Declared by the said Morris Fling, 
as his last Will and Testament, in the 
presence of us the Subscribers — 

Moris fling (seal) 
Samuel Titcomb 
Joseph Cleveland 
Nancy Titcomb 

Probated i6 Jan., 179S. [XIII, 438-9] 



362 LINCOLN PROBATE RECOR])S. 

In the Name of God Amen — 

I Arthur Percy of Georgetown in the County of Lincoln and State of 
Massathusets, Yeoman, being thro' the abundant Mercy and goodness 
of God. tho Weak in body, Yet of a sound and perfect Understanding 
and Memory, do Constitute this my Last will and Testament, and De- 
sire it may be received by all as Such, = First I most humbly Bequeth 
my soul to God my maker, Beseeching his most Gracious Acceptance 
of it, thro the all sufficient Merrits and Mediation of my most Com- 
passionate Redeemer jesus christ. Who gave himself to be an attone- 
ment for my sins, and is able to save, to the uttermost, all that come 
unto god by him, Seeing he Ever liveth to make Intercession for them, 
and who I trust will not Reject me a Returning Sinner, when I Come 
to him for Mercy ; in this hope and Confidence I Render up my soul 
with Comfort, humbly, Beseeching the most blessed and Glorious trinity 
one god most holy, most MercifuU and gracious to Prepare me for the 
Time of Disolution, and then to take me to himself into that Peace and 
Rest, and incomparable felicity which he has Prepared for all that fear 
and love his Holy Name, Amen, blessed be god I Give my Body to the 
earth, from whence it was taken, in full assurance of its Resurrection 
from thence at the last day, as for my Burial I Desire it may be Decent 
without Pomp or State, at the Discretion of my dear wife and my Ex- 
ecutors hereafter Named who I Doubt will Manage it with all Requi- 
site Prudence, — 

As to my worldly Estate, I will and Positively Order it in the manner 
and form following= Imprimus Or first I give and bequeth Unto my 
son David Percy my farm Situate at the head of Sheeps Gut River in 
Bait town so called Containing one hundred and fifty Acres of land to 
him and his heirs forever= Item I Give and Bequeth Unto my son 
Francis Percy fifty Acres adjoining the same farm. Or Nine pound 
LawfuU money to be Paid him by Joseph Rogers for the s'd fifty 
Acres = Item I Give and Bequeth Unto my Dear Wife the One third 
of my Real and Personal Estate Dureing her Natural life if She Re- 
mains a Widdow, & I Order that after her Decease or if she should 
alter her condition by Marriage my Youngest son, Arthur percy shall 
Inherit his mothers thirds ; Item I Give and Bequeth unto my son 
John and James the Other two thirds of my Real and personal Estate 
to be Equally divided Between them, my Dear wife I appoint to be 
my Executor untill my son John Comes to age, I Order her to Bring 
my Children up to a Common Education Item I Give and Bequeth 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. ;^6;^ 

Unto my Dear Wife my Case of Drawers to be hers Dureing her Na- 
tural life. Item I Give and Bequeth Unto my son Arthur percy junner, 
my Gold Sleeve Buttons, Unto my son James I Give and Bequeth my 
Silver Shoe Buceles, to my son John, I Give and Bequeth my Silver 
watch I order my Debts to be Paid with out fail by my Executors out 
of my Personal Estate Item I Give and Bequeth Unto my Dugters 
Polly and Betsey five shillings, Lawfull Money. — As to my VVareing 
Apparell I lave them to the Discretion of my Dr. Wife whom I appoint 
my Exc'r to Distribute them among the Children, in Witness Whereof 
I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the 1 5 Day of July in the Year 
of Our lord One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Eight. 
Witness Arthur Percei (seal) 

Jeremiah Daisy 
John Whelen 
Henry wright Blethen [Not probated.] 

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 Death — and 
being at this present time of sound mind & memory do make and or- 
dain this my last Will and Testement — that 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 named — And as to my Worldly Estate I 
give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form 
Viz— 
Imps. 

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 Es- 
tate— 



364 LINCOLN PROPA'lE RECORDS. 

Item I give and bequath to my Daughter Elizebath Corbat two Dol- 
lars to be paid hir in Cash in full of hir share or part in my 
said Estate. 

Item I also give tS: 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 Thonias 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 Testement 
— In Wittness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal this 
twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord one thous- 
and seven hundred & Ninty six — 

Signed sealed published & Declared by the Testator to be his 
last Will & Testement in his 

presence of us — William O Kennedy (seal) 

\Vm McCobb mark 

Ichabod Pinkham 
John Crommett 
Probated 12 Sep., 1796. [Unrecorded.] 

In the name of God Amen 



I Ebenezer Bacon of Sidney in the County of Lincoln & Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts Esq being weak in body, but of sound dispos- 
ing mind & memory & calling to mind the shortness & uncertainty of 
life do make publish & declare this my last will & testament in man- 
ner following that is to say in the first place I give and bequeath my 
saw & grist mill in the town of Winslow on the river Kennebeck at the 
foot of teeconic falls the one third part to my wife .Abigail Bacon during 
her natural life, the other two thirds to my children Ebenezer Bacon 
Jun William Bacon both of said Sidney gentlemen <S: Frances Thomas 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 365 

wife of Joseph Thomas of said Sidney yeoman and Abigail Sherwin 
wife of Elnathan Sherwin of Winslow in said County Esq in the fol- 
lowing divisions to wit to the said Ebenezer Bacon Junr & William 
Bacon each one equal third part of said two thirds & the said Frances 
Thomas and Abigail Sherwin each one equal sixth part of said two 
thirds, and the said third part given to my said wife, after her deceas 
to be divided among my aforementioned children in the aforemention- 
ed proportion 

Secondly I give and bequeath to my wife Abigail Bacon all my 
household furniture during her natural life & at her deceas to be 
equally divided between my children Frances Thomas & Abigail Sher- 
win aforesaid 

Thirdly I give and bequeath to my daughter Abigail Sherwin twenty 
eight dollars & fifty cents to be paid out of my estate by my executor 
in one month after my deceas 

Fourthly I give and bequeath to my daughter Frances Thomas one 
hundred & twenty five dollars & ninety three cents to be paid out of 
my estate in one month after my deceas 

Fifthly 1 give and bequeath to my wife Abigail Bacon one third 
part of all the rest and residue of my personal estate during her natu- 
ral life 

Sixth I give and bequeath two third parts of all the rest and resi- 
due of my personal estate to my children Ebenezer Bacon Jun William 
Bacon Francis Thomas & Abigail Sherwin in the following division 
towit to the said Ebenezer Bacon Jr & William Bacon each one Just 
third part of said two thirds, and to the said Frances Thomas and 
Abigail Sherwin each one Just sixth part of said two third parts 

Seventhly I give and bequeath to my said children the aforemen- 
tioned third part given my wife after her decease, in the same propor- 
tion as the aforementioned two thirds are divided 

Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint Ebenezer Farwell of Vas- 
salboro in said County Esq my sole executor of this ray last will & 
testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made 

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this twelfth 
day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
& ninety eight 

Signed sealed published 
and declared to be the last 



366 LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

will & testament of the said Eben'r Bacon (seal) 

Ebenezer Bacon in presence 
of us whose names are 
hereunto subscribed 

Thomas Rice 

Moses Appleton 

\Vm Hey wood 

[Unrecorded.] 

Elnathan Sherwin, of Winslow, Adm'r cum Tesiamenio annexe, 2 
Aug., 1798. Benjamin Chase and Nehemiah A. Parker, both of Wins- 
low, sureties. 

In the Name of GOD. Amen ! I John Parker of Georgetown in the 
County of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Gentleman, 
being in Usual health but of sound disposeing mind «& memory ; calling 
to mind my Mortality and the Uncertainty of my Existance here do 
make & Ordain this my last Will & testament. And first of All I 
Chearfully give my soul to GOD, Through Jesus Christ and my body 
to the dust in hopes of Obtaining a happy resurrection to an Immortal 
Life thro' the merits of Christ my saviour. And as touching such 
worldly Estate, as it hath Pleased GOD to bless me with in this life, I 
dispose of the Same in manner following (that is to say) First. I 
Give & bequeath Unto Jordan Parker his heirs and assigns forever a 
Certain part of my homestead farm discribed «& bounded as follows Viz. 
begining at the Mouth of the Cove on Kenebeck river in front of my 
dwelling house thence South-West to a small Apple Tree, standing on 
the Edge of the bank, thence Westerly & Southerly to ye first ledge of 
Rocks, thence Northerly on a Straight line to the head of the great 
cove, thence 'round by the Shore Easterly & Southerly to the first men- 
tioned bounds : Also another piece of land, begining Ten rods North 
North East from humphries head bounds so called, thence North East- 
erly on a straight line to a great Stone in my Upper Corn field & thence 
the same Course to Kenebeck river, thence Northerly & Westerly by 
the Same to my Northern bounds in Wizzel^ Cove, thence Southerly by 
the Same to the first mentioned bounds. (Excepting & reserveing out 
of the Same Eight Acres of land on the Point where Samuel Goodwin 
now lives, Only that the said Jordan Shell Improve One half of the 
Previledge of Fishing thereunto belonging ; Excepting Also Five Acres 
of land, to be laid out on the Same point we Usually land at in Come- 
ing from meeting at the time of low water ; these two last mentioned 
pieces of land is to bound on the river, and laid out as Convenient to all 



LINCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 367 

Parties Concern'd as may be, so that the said Jordan Shell have a Con- 
venient road by or near my Northern bounds leading from Humphries 
head bounds to the river, Also that there shell be convenient roads to & 
from the two Points Aforesaid through the said Jordan's land Afore- 
said.) I give, devise & bequeath to the said Jordan One third 
Part of the were Previledge, whenever he or his heirs, helps 
build to Improve it. .\lso a piece of marsh Marsh within my 
dikemarsh, begining at the most westerly Creek in Said Marsh, thence 
running Northerly along said Creek to the first ledge by the Side of 
Said Creek, thence Northerly & Easterly to the nearest part of the next 
Creek, thence Northerly & Westerly along the Western branch of Said 
Creek to the Upland at a Cove, near my wood road, thence Southerly 
Along by the Edge of said Marsh to the first mentioned bounds, with 
liberty to haul his hay home from SaiJ marsh. Also I give & bequeath 
to the Said Jordan his heirs & Assigns, the whole Amount of his four 
notes of hand, payable to me with Interest thereon, and a book Ac- 
count, which Amounts in the whole to two hundred & eighty pounds or 
thereabouts. Provided & On Condition that the Said Jordan shell not 
bring Any Account against my Estate after my decease ; Otherwise I 
Order that all the Gifts made in this my last Will & testament Shell 
become forfeited & Shell become the Property of my well beloved Wife 
Elizabeth & Andrew Reed their heirs & Assigns, & that the Said Jordan 
Shell pay my said wife & Andrew Reed, the Amount due me on the 
Aforementioned notes and accounts, anything in this will & testament 
to the Contrary Notwithstanding. 

Item. I give devise & bequeath to Andrew Reed his heirs And 
Assigns forever, in Consideration of his takeing care of me during my 
natural hfe. The One half of all my homestead farm, remaining after 
Jordan Parkers land is Sett off & a piece, I have Given to Alex'r Wilie 
by deed. Also One Quarter part of Five Stack marsh, together with 
One third part of all my Cows, horses. Sheep & Swine, One half of the 
barn on my homestead farm, with Onehalf of both the points of land Ex- 
cepted Out of Capt. Jordan Parkers bounds with half of the fishing pre- 
viledges adjoining the five Acres, & One Quart part of the fishing Pre- 
viledges Adjoining the Eight Acres & One third of the ware Priveledge, 
to him the said Andrew Reed & his heirs forever, & for a part of which 
I have given him a deed off; heretofore. 

Item. I give & bequeath and devise to David Oliver who liv'd 
with me. One fourth part of Five Stack Marsh & One fourth part of 
little river Marsh, Also the neck of land of Which he has a deed 



368 UNCOLN PROBATE RECORDS. 

from me. Said land lying on Parkers Island in Georgetown as Also 
the Marsh ; to him the Said David & his heirs forever 

Item. I give & bequeath to Alexander Wilie Jun'r One half of 
the land I lately Purchas'd of William Lithgow Esq'r & of which 1 
have Convey'd to the Said Alexander by Deed. 

Item. I Order & Will that all my Just Debts & Funeral Charges 
be paid by my Executors out of my Personal Estate & Appoint the 
residue as followeth. 

Item. I give devise & bequeath to my well beloved wife Elizabeth, 
her heirs & Assigns forever, in token of Gratitude for her tender care 
& regard, the whole of my dwelling house & Store & One half of my 
barn Situated on my homestead farm, together with One half of Said 
farm Exclusive of what I have given to Jordan Parker & Alex'r Wilie 
Jun'r. Also One Quarter part of my Saw Mill, Standing on my Mill 
Stream in Georgetown near & Adjoining my homestead farm. Also 
One half of the two points of land, excepted out of Jordan Parkers 
bounds, with a part of the fishing Priveledges equal to Andrew Reed 
as herein before express'd. And One third part of the ware Prive- 
ledge, adjoining my home farm, iS: my Pew in the Meeting house in 
said Georgetown. And One Quarter part of five Stack marsh & One 
half of little river marsh Situate on Parkers Island Aforesaid, Also two 
thirds of all my Cattle & all my farming Implements, together with all 
the rest, residue & remainder of my Estate of what name or nature 
Soever, wheresoever the Same is or may be found, (not before herein 
Particularly devised). I Give devise & bequeath to my said wife Eliz- 
abeth & her heirs forever, for her to dispose off as She thinks best. 

Lastly, I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my said wife Elizabeth, 
And Andrew Reed to be Executors to this my last Will & testament, 
hereby revokeing & disannulling all former wills & Testaments by 
me heretofore in in Any manner made, ratifying & Confirming this 
& no Other to be my last Will & testament. In Witness wherof 
I have hereunto Set my hand& Seal this fourteenth Day of March 
Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred & ninety Seven. 

NB. the words a Ten rods North North East from, 
North, «& thence the Same course" in the first Page 
was made before Signing hereof. 
Sign'd, Scal'd, Publish'd, and declared by him 
tiie said John Parker, to be his last Will 

& testament in Presence of us, who have John Parker (seal) 

Subscribed our nranes as witnesses, in 
the Presence of the Testator & of each Other. 
Mark Langdon Hill. 
George Todd 
Hugh Rogers 

Denny McCobb [Unrecorded.] 

Executors api)ointed by Court, 28 May, 1800. Thomas Percy, of 
Georgetown, and John Murray McFarland, of Boothbay, sureties. [No 
l)apers recorded.] 



Index of Names. 



Pages marked with a * are Wills ; those marked 
WITH A t are Estates. 



Abbott, Aaron, 220. 
AcHORN, (Eichorn) Daniel, 236. 
Adams, Amos, 164. 
George, 301. 
Hope, 300. 

Joel, 193, 204, 207, 253. 
Lucy, 300. 
Margaret, 300. 
Mary, 300, 334. 
Polly, 300. 

Richard, 88, 109, *299, 300, 301. 
Ruby, 300. 
Samuel, 44. 
Sela, 300. 
Solomon, 272, 273. 
Stephen, 342. 
Thomas, 301. 
Agry, Anna, 136. 

Thomas, 87, ti36. 
Akley. Samuel, 259. 
Alden, Briggs, 129. 
Elihu, 317. 
Alexander, John, 141. 

Priscilla, 1 41. 
William, 22, 23, 307. 
All, John, t52. 
Allbee, Benjamin, 207. 

William, 207. 
Allen, Anna, 317. 
Daniel, 138. 
Frances, *3I7. 
Hannah, 119. 
IsalDcl, 317. 
Jane, 347. 
John, ti88. 
Keturah, 188. 



Levina, 93. 
Mary, 263, 315. 
Olive, 162. 
Oliver, t93- 
Pelatiah, 347. 
Philip, 130. 

Thomas, 16, 17, 20, 25, 317. 
William, fii, 340. 
Alley, Samuel, 303. 

Sarah, 302. 
Ames, Jonathan, 228. 
Anderson, Daniel, ti2. 
Enoch, 275. 
Francis, 356. 
Robert, 275, 336, 337. 
Samuel, 12, 82. 
Andrews, Asa, 137. 

Elizabeth, 64. 
George, 64, 140. 
John, 39. 
Angier, Samuel, 276. 
Appleton, Moses, 366. 
Archibald, Francis, Jr., 87. 

James, tii9- 
Armstrong, Hannah, 83. 
William, *83. 
Arnold, Frederick, 202, 254. 
Thomas, 163, 298. 
WiUiam, 164. 
AsKlNS, Alexander, ti?^. 
John, ti62. 
Mary, 162. 
Robert, 178. 
Atkins, Hannah, 281. 

Thomas, 164, 281. 
Aubens, Philip, I. 



Index OF Names. 



AuLD, Frances, 342. 

James, 72, 145, t342. 
Jenny, 342. 
Peggy, 342. 
Rachel, 342. 
Sally, 342. 
Samuel, 342. 
William, 342. 
Austin, John, 228. 
AvERELL, Daniel, 163. 

David, ti63, ti77- 
Enoch, 92, 93, tHS- 
Israel, t92. 
Job, 92, 137. 
John, 93, 163. 
Ruth, 145. 
Samuel, 92, 93. 
Simeon, 163. 
William, 163. 
Avery, James, 119. 
Mary, 113. 
Ayer, James, 92. 
Babbage, Courtney, 1133. 
Bacon, Abigail, 364, 365. 

Ebenezer, *364, 365. 
James, 29, 177. 
William, 20, 364, 365. 
Babcock, Anna, 263. 
Henry, 87. 
Samuel, 87. 
Bailey, Benjamin, 356. 
David, 55, igo. 
Hannah, 90. 
Jacob, 1 7. 
James, 24. 
Jeremiah, 349. 
John, 199. 
Joshua, 54. 

Nathaniel, 55, 275, 278. 
Richard, 354. 
Samuel, t273. 
Baker, George, 153. 
Joseph, 148. 
Polly, 300. 
Sela, 300. 
Susanna, 153, 154. 
Thomas, 153. 
Walter, 13. 



Zebulon, Jr., *I53. 
Baldwin. Cyrus, 227. 
Balcom, William, 1278. 
Balkam, Elijah, 201. 
Ball, Levi, 343. 
Mary, 343. 
Samuel, t342- 
Ballantine, John, t6, 7. 
Mary, 6, 7. 
Ballard, Alice, 90. 
Calvin, 90. 
Darius, 90. 

P^phraim, 90, in, 260. 
Jonathan, fgo, 200, 202. 
Rufus, 274. 
Bard, Sarah, 62. 
Barker, Caleb, 161, *267. 

Carr, 67, 192, 194, 223. 
Francis, 198. 
Hannah, 119, 267. 
Jacob, 267, 268. 
James, 198. 
Jeremiah, 54. 
John, 17, t5i- 
Josiah, 197. 
Keziah, 267. 
Prince, fug. 
Rhoda, 267, 268. 
Robert, 138, *I97. 
Sarah, 198. 
Susanna, 51. 
William, 147, 248, 267. 
BaknakI), Isaac, 147, 344. 
Shubael, 198. 
William, 105. 
Barrett, Simon, 249. 
Barron, Ceasar, *i7i. 
Barrows, Comfort, t2o6. 
Sal)ra, 206, 222. 
Silas, 274. 
Barstow, Kli/.abeth, 340. 

George, 167, 340. 
Nathaniel, t340. 
Barter, John, 188. 

Samuel, Jr., 1 16. 
Bartleit, Caleb, 259. 

Christopher, 183. 
David, 183. 
Eleanor, 163. 



Index OF Names. 



Jonathan, t249, 259. 
Samuel, 163, 230. 
Stephen, t239. 
Timothy, 273. 
Barton, Betty, 199, 202. 
Flmt, 162. 
Luke, t202. 
Stephen, 172. 
Bassett, Barna, 176. 

Samuel, 78, 175, 176. 
Batchelder, Hezekiah, 132. 

Theophiius, 207. 
Battle, Joseph, t340- 
Baxter, Enos, 357. 
Bayley, Richard, 194. 

Sarah, 193. 
Beal, Abigail, 54. 
Dorcas, 55. 
Eleanor, 54. 
Joshua, 55. 
Josiah, 55. 
Levi, 260. 
Mary, 54. 
Samuel, 124. 

Zaccheus, *54, 55, 124, 141, 166, 
185, 256, 339, 342. 
Bean, Edward, *3i8, 319. 
Eleanor, 318, 
John, 318, 319. 
Joshua, 148, 314, 315. 
Josiah, 318, 319. 
Margaret, 318. 
Neal, 318. 
Phebe, 318. 
Releaf, 314. 
Sarah, 269, 318. 
Beath, Jeremiah, 52, 72. 

Joseph, 89. 
Beckler, Daniel, 68. 
Belcher, Supply, 201, 229, 272, 273. 
Belden, Aaron, 343. 

Charity, 343. 
Beman, John, 305. 
Benner, Charles, 178. 

Henry, *I77, 178. 
Jacob, 178. 
John, 143, 177, 178. 
Keaty, 177. 



Matice, 177. 
Molly, 178. 
Sally, 178. 
Sedony, 177. 
Bernard, Isaac, 212. 
Berry, Jane, 73. 

John, 160. 
Berrey, Joseph. 21, 73, 325. 

Westbrook, t52. 
BiCKFORD, Abigail, 35. 
Billings, Joseph, 154. 
Bird, Alexander, 338. 

Andrew, fioi, 271. 
Edward, 189. 
James, fSSS- 
Jane, 271. 
Bisbee, Charles, 207. 
Desire, 273. 
Elisha, 158, 1273. 
Bishop, James, 24. 

Squier, 124, 129, 277, 284. 
BiTUM, Peter, 285. 
Blackinton, Benjamin, 236. 
Blair, Hannah, 156. 
John, 156. 
Rebecca, 349. 
Blaisdell, Christopher, 1207. 
Daniel, 207. 
Enoch, 163. 
Sarah, 207. 
Timothy, 207. 
Blake, Paul, 123. 

Samuel, 344, 345. 
Blanchard, Anna, 173. 

Caleb, 234, 256, 338. 
Edward, *I72, 173. 
Ellena, 173. 
James, 1255. 
Jane, 255. 
Mary, 173. 
Patty, 255. 
Polly, 255. 
Rachel, 173. 
Samuel, 255. 
Sarah, 173. 
Sheppard, 255. 
Solomon, 249. 
Susanna, 255. 



Index OF Names. 



Syl)ill, 173. 
Blen, James, 137. 

,, ' y Hannah, I. 

Henry Wright, 363. 
John, ti- 
Welthey, 100. 
Blodget, David, 249. 
Mary, 256. 
Nathan, 256. 
Blunt, Arthur, 303. 

Ebeneiier, t303. *303, 304, 331. 

334.341- 
Jean, 304. 

John, 130, 220, 276. 
Robert, 303, 304. 
Samuel, 304. 
BoDFlSH, Nymphas, 109, 145, 160, 161, 

274. 
Bogs, Alexander, 231, 232. 
(Rax) Anne, 3;^. 
Elizabeth, 231 
Ephraim, 231, 232. 
Isabel, 231. 
(Motley) Jane, 33. 
John, 33, 34, *79. 
Joseph, 231, 232. 
Lucy, 231, 232. 
Mary, 34, 79, iii, 232. 
Rachel, 231, 232. 
Robert, 232. 

Samuel, 7, 20, *33, 34. t"!- 
William, ;i;i, 34, 80, 1 1 1, 148, *230 
231, 232. 
Boies, James, 11. 
Bolton, Daniel, 148. 
Bonney, Andrew, 152. 
Bariah, 152. 
Daniel, 152. 
Deborah, 152. 
Hannah, 219. 
Isaac, 149, 152, 1219. 
James, 152. 
Joseph, 152. 
Lucy, 148. 
Rebecca, 152. 
Silva, 148, 149, 152. 
Simeon, 149, *I5I, 152. 



Solomon, 152. 
Thankful, 152. 
William, *I48 152. 
Booker, Joseph, 188. 
Borland, John, 51, 64. 78. 
Sally, 205. 
Samuel, 164. 
Bornheimer, Godfrey, 202, 331. 
Godfrid, IC2, 152. 
Jacob, 254, 260. 
BoswoRTH, Eli, 283. 
BouRK, William, 112, 348. 
Bowdoin, James, 256. 
BowERMAN, David, 185. 
Pamelia, 192. 
Zacheus, 192. 
BoV'ERS, Benaiah, 347. 
BowKER, James, 84, 124, 339. 

Joseph, 224, 258, 275, 27S, 318, 
321, 336, 348. 
Bowman, Jonathan, 50, 306. 
Mary, 168. 
William, 254, 307. 
Boyd, Adam, 272. 

John, 277, 280. 
Joseph, 1 76. 
Katharine, 51. 
Samuel, 38, 277. 

Thomas, 29, 45, 50, 51, 52, 65, 72, 
loi, 104, 205, 224, 228,247,342, 
347- 
William. 347. 
Boyinton, \ 
BoYNi'ON, y Amos, 140. 

BoYlNGTON, J 

(Delano) Anna, 69. 
Calei), 153. 
Christian, *68. 
Daniel, 153. 
David, 108. 
Hannah, ti53- 
(Hilton) llepseliah, 69. 
Hester, 99. 
John, 69, 153. 
Joseph, 153. 
Joshua, 69, 153. 
(Decker) Rachel, 69. 
Sarah, 69, 153. 
Susanna, 153. 



Index 

William, 6g. 
RraCHT, Peter, 45. 

Brackkt, lAbraham, Jr., 64. 
Brackett, j 

Anthony, 64. 

Benjamin, 298, 338. 

James, 64. 

Joanna, 64. 

Nathaniel, 64. 

Sarah, 64. 

Thomas, 176. 

Bradbury, Anna, 70, 71, t228. 

Catharine, 60. 

Josiah, *69, 70, ti04- 

(Sevey) Meriah, 70. 

Thomas, 234. 

William, 260. 
Bradford, Alden, 308. 

Benjamin, 181. 

Cornelius, 83, ti04, 166, f 

George, t2i9- 

Joshua, Jr., 199. 

Noah, 276. 

Patience, 199. 

Polly, 300. 

William, 206, 219. 
Bradish, Ebenezer, 316. 

Bradley, JThomas, 72. 
Bradlee, J 

Bradman', Arthur, 267. 

Brainerd, Benjamin, 99, 139, 140. 

+195, 221. 

James, 195. 

Mary, 195. 

Orrin, 195. 

Reuben, 99, 195, 219. 

Ruth, 195. 

Sarah, 195. 

Braint, Ui 262. 
Bryant, J 
Brai.ey, Alice, 340. 
John, t340- 
Bramhall, Cornehus, 162. 
Bran, Jeremiah, 60. 
Branch, Abigail, 138. 

Benjamin, 138, t2S4- 
Daniel, 254. 
Brewer, James, 51. 



Briar, 
Brier, 



199 



OF Names. 5 

i John, tSl, ifil- 

Josiah, 86, 87, 141. 

' I Samuel, 89, 104, 135. 

Bridodon,- Sarah, 113. 

Timothy, 1 13. 
Bridge, Edmund, 16, 19, 20, 34, 38, 
39, 49, 52, 67, 87, 104, 108, 
161, 162, 17S, 180, 223, 259, 
306, 348. 
Fanny, 254. 
James, 227, 264. 
John, 132, 1254, 289. 
Phebe, 306. 
Rachel, 254. 
Briggs, WiUiam, 251. 
Brodman, Charles, 226. 
Broest, Joanne Peter, 45. 
Brookins, Josiah, Jr., 138. 
Brooks, Mary, 203. 

Susanna, ill. 

WiUiam, 111,158, 197,203,220. 

Brown, | Benjamin, 82, 83, 148, 183, 
Browne, j ■• ' ' o' ^ ' 

255- 
David N., 281. 
Elijah, 342. 
Ezekiel, 323. 
Jacob, 192, 281, 345. 
James, 2, 50, 165, 76, 144, 167. 
Jane, 65, 76, 144, 1167. 
John, 65, tl44- 
Loyalist, 281 
Martha, 65, 144. 
Mary, 144, 224. 
Moses, 160, t275- 
Samuel, 75, 86, 193, 223, 1224 

255> 284, 338, 345- 
Sarah, 318. 
Stephen, 168. 
Timothy, 252. 
William, 183, 189. 

Bryant, "l charles, 115, 116. 
Briant, j -^ 

David, Jr., 128. 

Hannah, 53, 54. 

Jonathan, 25, 4I. 

Lemuel, 128. 



195 



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Index of Names. 



Mary, 41, 262. 

Nathaniel, 153, 54, 144, 160, 

265, 275, 347. 
Patience, 54. 
HucKHART, Henry, 346. 
BucKi.LN, Nathan, no, 170, 171. 
BUCKNAM, William, 45. 
Budge, James, 129. 
BuGNON, James, 1, t49, 263. 
Jane, 49. 
Margaret, 49. 
Susanna, 49. 
BuKER, James, 84. 
BULLIN, Samuel, 196. 
Burke, William, 234. 
BURNHAM, \Abel, t82. 
BURNAM, J Elizabeth, 313. 
Francis, 313. 
Mary, 103. 
Solomon, 104, 33S. 
Burns, Cornelius, 260. 

James, 20, 66, 84. 
Joseph, 20, 163, 191. 
Mary, 34. 
Robert, fso. 

William, 38, 66, 128, 163. 
15i'RR, Joseph, 264. 
Matthew, 341. 
Thomas, t34i. 
Burrei.l, John, 75. 
Burton, Alice, 1 1. 

Benjamin, f' i, 53, 34i- 
John, 53. 
Bush, Samuel, 303. 
BuswEi.L, James, 1276. 

Jane, 276. 
BUTLEK, Abigail, 213, 214, 215, 216. 
Ann, 215. 319. 
Lucy, 222. 

Martha, 213, 215, *3I9. 
Mary, 215, 319. 
Mella, 223. 
Moses, 121. 
Sarah, 213, 214, 215, 216, 319, 

320. 
Thomas, 185, 213, 214, 216, 278, 

319, 320, 248. 
William, 6, 84, *2I2, 213, 214, 



215, 216, 241, 242, 319, 320, 
328. 
BuTTEKFiELD, Abigail, 203. 

Kphraim, 107, 204. 
Josiah, 29. 1227. 
Bu'i TS, Samuel, 234. 
Byram, Ebenezer, 248. 
Calderwood, Elizabeth, 59. 
Caldwell, George, 34. 
Call, Bethiah, 162. 

Charles, 162, 274. 

Deliverance, 35, 162. 

Elizabeth, 162. 

Experience, 161. 

Hannah, 162. 

James, 162. 

John, 48, 162. 

Jonathan, 293, 294. 

Keziah, 293. 

Lydia, 162. 

Margaret, 162. 

Moses, 293, 294. 

Nathan, 293, 294. 

Nathaniel, 293, 294. 

Obadiah, 11,36, 97, 108, 13S, 140, 

ti6i, 162, 163, 206, 359. 
Olive, 162. 
Philip, t48. 87, 91, 108, 138, 140, 

ti62, 359. 
Polly, 293, 294. 
Stephen, io8, *292, 293, 294. 
William, 162. 
Callahan, Charles, 187. 
Calley, Samuel, 65, 66. 
Campkell, Alexander, 2, 5, 6, 45. 312. 
Betsey, 205. 
Daniel, 205, 273. 
Elizabeth, 76, 312. 
James, t205. 
Jane, 76. 

John, 76, *3ii, 312, 313, 343- 
Joseph, 205, 295. 
Margaret, 312. 
Martha, *75. 
Mary, 76. 
Michael, 205. 
Racliel, 205. 



Index of Names. 



Robert, 205. 

Sarah, 205. 
Cane, Walter, ti6. 
Cakgili., Abernethy, 228, 229. 

James, 7, 20, 24, 38, 45, 60, 90, 

no. 

Carl, I Nathaniel, 45. 
Carll, / 

Submit, 319. 

Carlton, 1 John, ti37- 
Carleton, J Joseph, 338. 

Margaret, 338. 

Carlile, Ubigaili34. 
Carlisle, / & -'^ 

David, 163. 

Elizabeth, 134. 

James, 134. 

Jane, 137. 

John, 92. 

Joseph, loi, 104, *I33, 134- 

Mary, 135. 

Mirriam, 134. 

William 65. 

Carney, Susannah, 50. 

Carr, EHzabeth, 92. 

George, 277. 

James, 220. 

Mecrus, (Meecres,) 4, t92- 

Mehitable, 287. 

Moses, 287. 

Carter, Isabel, 242. 

Joseph, 77. 

Nathaniel, 77. 

Cary, Luther, 345. 

Peter, 241. 

Cask, Barnard, 206, *252, 253. 

James, 252. 

Rebeckah, 252. 

Thankful, 252. 

William, 252. 

Castner, Anna, 142. 

Baltas, t73- 

Ludwig, 73, 142. 

Ustana, 73. 

Caveleak, Louis, ti- 

J(jhn Louis, t38. 

Maiy I, 38. 

CAWLEY, Mary, 76, 77. 



Samuel, 76. 
Cazneau, Andrew, 10. 
Chadwick, Joseph, 87. 

Lot, 208. 
Chalmers, William, 97. 
Chamberlain, Sarah, 332. 
Chandler, Jacob, 152, 272. 
Joel, 227, 1251. 
John, 83, 129, 251. 
John, Jr., 149. 
Moses, 130, 152, 272. 
Phebe, 272. 
Rebecca, 272, 273. 
Sally, 273. 
Samuel, \2'j2. 
Chapman, Abraham, 270. 
Deborah, 270. 
Nathaniel, 60. 
Prudence, 38, *269. 
Ralph, t38. 
Sarah, 269. 
Chase, Abigail, 109. 

Benjamin, 366. 
Charles, 163, 205, 228, 229. 
Ezekiel, 104, 109. 
John ti63, t347- 
Mary, 109. 
Mathew 48, 104, 109. 
Rachel, 163. 

Roger, 19, 25, 48, 104, *io8. 
Sarah, 109. 
(Spear,) Mrs., 104. 
Stephen, fig. 
Tamor, 109. 
Vernum, 109. 
Cheney, Elias, \i']. 
Sybyl, 17. 
Child, Amos, 218, 276. 

Hannah, 280. 
Chisham, John, 273. 

Choate. 1 Abraham, 352. 
Choat, i ■^-' 

Francis, t348. 

John, *35i. 

Moses, 352. 

Sally, 352. 

Susannah, 348. 

Christophers, Joseph, 254, 309, 336, 

33«. 342. 



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Index of Names. 



Church, John, 201. 

Rubie, 264. 
Ci-ANCY, David, 359. 

Elizabeth, 49. 
Clap, Enos, 54. 

Hannah, (Barker,) 54. 
Thomas, 2fo, 341. 

. a.i. , ,.-.;. . ^. tl22. 

Ebenezer, 306. 
Elenor, 229. 
Ehsha, 79, 88. 
(Fhng.) Hannah, 24. 
Isaac, 94. 

James, *23, t93. 205. 
John, 122. 164, 228, 305. 
Jonas, 88, 94. 
Jonathan, 161. 

Joseph, 64, 78, 84, *I75, 322. 
Lois, 84, 175. 
Margaret, 93, 233, 322. 
Pease, *94. 
Peter, 95. 
Polly, 122. 
Robert, t229. 
.Samuel, 79, 229, 304, 322. 
Sarah, 122, 155. 
Simeon, 94, 123. 
Solomon, 151, 194. 
.Susanna, 94. 

Thomas, 23, 29, 184, tl32, 175. 
Uriah, 88. 

William, 23, 155, 255. 
Clary, Allen, 273. 
Jane, 84. 
Michael, ti63. 
Robert, 273. 
Cleveland, Mrs. Jane, 181, *i90. 
Joseph, 361. 
Rebeckah, 190. 
CMFFoRn, Isaac, 224. 
Samuel, iio. 
William, 58. fno. 
Ci.lNE, Christian, ti23. 
Elizabeth, 123. 
George, 123. 
John, 123. 



Clough, Abner, 159. 

Daniel, 343, 344. 
Stephen, 205. 

Clouse, ^ornelius, t68. 
George, 153. 

Mary, 68. 
Cloutman, Hezekiah, t24. 
Cochran, Agnes, 211. 
John, t2ll. 
Martha, 125. 
Mary, 125. 
Nathaniel, 310. 

Robert, 2, 1 1 10, 125, 143, 211. 
Ruth, 309. 
.Samuel, 125. 
CODMAN, Richard, 45. 
Coffin, Betsey, 280. 
Charles, 256. 
David Newell, 281. 
Mary, 192. 
Nathaniel, 196. 
Prince, 105, ti92, 198. 
Zebulon, fsSo, 281. 
Cogswell, Adam, 1163. 
COLBURN, Jonathan, 77. 
Margaret, 197. 
OHver, ti97- 
Reuben, 87, 136, 248. 
Colby, Ambros, *i33. 

(Hoyt.) Annah, 133, 
Betty, 133. 
Hezekiah, ti64. 
Joshua, 164. 
Cole, Catherina, 330. 

Jabesh, 82, 126, 143, 170, 171, 17S, 

182. 
Joseph, 73. 
Sarah, 269. 
CoLLAMoRE, Deborah, 20. 

Joshua, 83, 88, loi, 143, 

170, 171, 199. 
Peter, 206. 
Sarah, 20. 
Samuel, t20. 
Susannah, 20. 
Colman, Samuel, 148, 204, 254, 256, 259, 

265, 273, 336. 
Conley, John, 1227. 



Index of Names. 



Connors, James, 294. 

Cony, 1 r^ • 1 

Coney, [ Daniel, hi, 220. 

Heartson, iii, 340. 

Jason, III. 

Samuel, ill. 

Susanna, ill. 
Cook, Anna, 184. 

Bethiah, 341. 

Cornelius, 341. 

Crowell, 166. 

Elijah, 199, 341. 

Elsie, 341. 

Francis, 170, 230, 255, 275, 305 

341- 
Hannah, 189. 
James, 189, t34i- 
John, 1 84. 
Joseph, 184. 
Mary, 339. 
Nancy, 341. 
Orchard, 338. 
Thomas, ti83. 
Winslow Bradford, 341. 
Zenas, ti89. 
Cool, Hannah, 77. 

John Peter, \-j']. 
CooLlDGE, Benjamin, 119. 
Coombs, Abigail, 161. 
Andrew, 268, 
Ebenezer, ti6i. 
George Fields, 183. 
Jacob, 183. 
Jonathan, 203. 
Joseph, 255. 
Joshua, 1183. 
Mary, 204. 
Stephen, 267. 
Cooper, Boyce, 11, 15. 
James, 93, 10 1. 
Leonard, 194. 
Nicholas, 354. 
Sally, 354. 
COPEI.AND, Joseph, 148, 170, 171, 194, 
232, 298, 301. 
Moses, 8, II, 12, 20, 50, 51, 
61, 67, 86, 90, 108, no, 
III, 119, 129, 132, 143, 



.9 

144, 147. 163, 170, 171, 188, 
189, 193, 212, 224, 226, 230, 
232, 247, 248, 255, 260, 299, 

301, 343. 345. 346. 
CoRBAT, Elizabeth, 364. 
Coss, Daniel, 1279. 
John, 279. 
Thomas, 279. 
CosTELOw, John, 163, 179. 
Couch, Anna, 163. 

George, 1164. 
CouiLLiARD, Chatles, 239, 241, 242, 258, 

328. 
CouNCE, Samuel, 86, 144. 
CousENS, Samuel, 188. 
Thomas, 1 88. 
CovvAN, James, 107. 
CowEN, Ephraim, 91. 
CowiN, Abisha, 87, 148, 254. 

Isaac, 122. 
Cox, Ebenezer, ti75, 176. 
Gershom, 274. 
Hugh, 339. 
Israel, 175, 279. 
John, 1274. 
Katey, 229. 
CoYfc, Abiah, 87, 93, ti24. 
Daniel, 124. 
Judith, 124. 
Crabtree, Agreen, 36. 
Cragin, Joseph, 79. 

Craig, "l , 
Craigue, I Anna, 315. 

Delia, 315. 
Elenor, 315. 
Elias, 265, 
Elisha, 274. 
Enoch, 20 1. 
Freeman, 315. 
George, 316. 
Hannah, 141, 
James, *3i5, 316. 
John, 316. 
Margaret, 316. 
Mary. 315, 
Orison, 315. 
Peter, 315. 
Sally, 316. 



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Index of Names. 



Thomas, 315, 316, 
William, 315, 316. 
Crane, Rufus, 232, 298. 

Samuel, 144. 
Crawford, Archibald, 148. 
James, 86, 161. 
John, 34. 

Joseph Brewer, 86. 
Margaret, 86. 
Mary, 86. 
William, *86. 
Crkamer, Edward, 272. 
Creighton, James, iii. 
Jane, in. 
Lucretia, ill. 
Samuel, 7, 34, 40, 51, 
80, 86, fill. 

Mary, 318, 
Meriliah, 140. 
Crooker, Hannah, 262. 

Isaiah, 20, 25, 28, 50, 64, 

137, 140, 1262. 
John, 52. 
Paul, 343. 
Zacheus, 262. 
Crocket, Elioenai, 222. 
John, t«oi. 
Jonathan, loi. 
Nathaniel, loi. 
Crosby, Hannah, 67. 
Joanna, 67. 
Joel, *67. 
John, 161. 
Jonah, 79. 
Josiah, 337. 
Rebeckah, 67. 
Robert, 183, 184. 
Ruth R., 67. 
Susannah, 126. 
Cross, Joshua, 227. 
Grossman, Jesse, t'38. 
Sarah, 138. 
Croweli,, Abner, 177. 
Ezekiel, 339. 
Jabez, *i76. 
Joseph, t339- 



67, 



77, 



Josiah, 274. 
Levi, 339. 
Thankful, 176. 
Zadock, 339. 
CUMMiNC.s, ) Asa, 1251. 
Comings, j Eleanor, 251. 
John, 195. 
Samuel, 251. 
Cunningham, Alexander, 289. 
Daniel, 249, 292. 
Hannah, 344. 
James, 7. 

John, 2, 6, II, 12, 24, 29. 
Sarah, 7, 29. 
Thomas, 228, 229, 274. 
William, no, 124, 136, 
183, 207, 275, t344- 
CURRIEK, James, 251. 
Curtis, David, i. 

James, 226. 
John, 18. 
Lot, ti62. 
Seth, 274. 
Thomas, 130. 
William, 52. 
CusHiNG, Benjamin, 340, 343, 344. 

Charles, 4, 11, 16, 17, 19, 20, 25, 

34, 3^, 39. 4^, 49, 5°. 67, 
87. 
Christopher, 220, 221, 260, 265, 

341- 
Ezekiel, 205. 
Frances, 186, 188. 
Francis, 205. 
John, Jr., 54. 
Martin, 341. 
Roland, 87, 1 1 80. 
William, 36, 55. 
CusHMAN, James, 345. 

Kenelam, 305. 
Robert, 157,356. 
CurrER, Ammi Ruhama, 99. 

Ezekiel, 292, 309, 335. 
Daggett, Jesse, 180. 

John, 180, 275. 
Daisy, Jeremiah, 363. 
Dalheim, George, 39. 
Dalton, Jeremiah, 228, 364. 



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Danford, Enoch, 121. 
Danforth, Joshua, 254. 
Darling, Jonathan, 166. 
Davenport, Betsey, 260. 

Ebenezer, 227. 
Davidson, James, 215, 216, 242. 
Davis, Daniel, 268, 336, 337. 

David, 340. 

Ebenezer, 32. 

Edward, 234, 256, 33S. 

Ephraim, 205. 

Hannah, 226. 

Hope, 300, 301. 

Israel, 50, 51, 52, 65, 143. 

Jacob, ti30- 

Jesse, t226. 

John, 83, 135. 

Jonathan, 95, 227, t270. 

Joseph, tl43- 

Joshua, 226. 

Mark, 143. 

Mary, 143. 

Moses, 47, 136, 143, 145, 183, 
227, 230, 277, 288, 305, 

347- 
Nancy, 357. 
Nathaniel, 175. 
Rachel, 227. 
Rebecca, 227. 
Robert, 301. 
Samuel, t47, 130. 
Zachary, 1205. 
Daws, | 

Dawes, Hohn, 63, 88, loi, iii, 338. 
Dawse, j 

Mary, 89. 
Day, Bethany, 273. 
Benjamin, 340. 
Daniel, *l'j. 
Jacob, t273. 
Job, 277, 288. 
Marthue, 103. 
Mary, 17. 
Samuel, fSS^- 
Sarah, 17, 29. 
Dearborn, Henry, 147. 

Dearing, "I t u u ^ ^ 
Deering, jJohn Bray, 342. 

Decker, Anna, 70, 107. 



205, 
342. 



John, Jr., 53, ti07. 
Joseph, t53, no, 205, 1230. 
Rachel, 69. 
Sarah, 230. 
Spencer, 207. 
William, 155. 
Delano, Amasa, 69. 
Anna, 69. 
Elienezer, 311. 
Elizabeth, 196. 
Hopestill, 97. 
Rachel, t229, 
Seth, 229. 
Thomas, Jr., 196. 
Demorse, Charles, 249. 

John, 130, 162, 189. 
John, Jr., 143. 
Samuel, ti62. 
Demuth, George, 45, 82, 143, 270. 
Denham, Catharine, 342. 
Thomas, t342. 
William, 256, 342. 
Dennis, Amos, 277. 

David, 227, 228, 350. 
Denny, Catherin, 56, 57. 
Samuel, 8, 31, *55. 
(McCobb) Rachel, 57. 
Devens, Samuel, 78. 
Dexter, Mark, t344- 
Dickey, David, 219. 
John, 164. 
Dickman, Thomas, 265. 
DiGBY, Abigail, 64. 
Dillaway, John, 108, 344. 

Mary, 108. 
Dillingham, Joshua, 343. 

Pitt, 354. 
Diman, Jacob, 141. 
Dingley, Ezra, \2jS. 
Nabby, 278. 
DiNSMORE, Asa, 49, 161. 
Judith, 339. 
Lucinda, 339. 
Prince, 339. 
Samuel, 127. 
Susanna, 256. 
Thomas, 91. 
William, 192, t339- 



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Index of Names. 



DOCKENDORFF, JaCob, 47, 2o6. 

Dodge, Abigail, 165. 
Abner, 165. 
Abraham, 165. 
Benjamin, 136, 165. 
Ezekiel Goddard, 212. 
Ezekiel G., 238. 
John, 140, 166. 
Jonah, *i64, 1164. 
Jonah, Jr., 165. 
Mehitable, 211, 212. 
Nancy, 336. 
Paul, 144. 
Rachel, 66. 
Reuben, 165, 166. 
Sarah, 164, 165, 166, 182. 
Simon, 165. 
William, 1336. 

Zachariah, 136, 140, *i82, 183. 
DoK, Elizabeth, 277. 
John, 277. 
Lemuel, 2^4, 1277- 
Samuel, 277. 
Thomas, 277. 
DOGGETr, Samuel, 77. 
Dole, Nathan, 351. 

Nathaniel, JMS- 
DOLHEIM, George, 152. 
Donneli., Benjamin, 3. 
Elizabeth, 3. 
Nathaniel, *2, 3, 4. 
Thomas, 3. 
Dow, Dorothy, 276. 
Dows, John, 337, 338. 

Perley, 1276. 

Drowne, David, 37. 

John, 179. 

Lucy, 179. 

Thomas, 64. 

Drummond, Alexander, 205, 277. 

Ann, 5, 215, 240, 319, 320. 
Elijah, 5, 6, 185, 205, 207, 
215, 216, 224, 275, 278, 
318, 319, 320, 348. 
Hannah, 106. 

James, 6, 47, 176. 227, 304, 
Jane, 6. 
John, 5, t63- 



Lutitia, 5. 
Margaret, 6. 
Mary, 63. 
Patrick, *4. 
Rachel, 240. 
Susannah, 4, 6. 
William Butler, 215. 
Dudley, Benjamin, 244, 245, 1273- 
Daniel, 249. 
John, 249, 273. 
Micajah, 221. 
Moses, 1227. 
Nathaniel, 249, 250, 319. 
DUMARESQ, James, 275. 
Dummer, Nathaniel, 220, 287, 305. 
Dunbar, Daniel, 247. 

Solomon, 144. 
Dunham, David, 1275. 
Hannah, 275. 
DuNLAP, (Eaton), Jane, 51. 
John, 51. 

(Potter), Margaret, 51. 
Mary, 51. 
Roliert, 51. 
Samuel, 261, 292. 
DUNLOP, Jane, 42. 
Dunning, Andrew, 121. 
James, ti66. 
Jean, 166. 
DuTTON, Jonas, 123, 323. 
Samuel, 99, 220. 
DwiNEL, Aaron, 337. 
Dyek, Jonathan 84, 175. 
Eames, Jacob, 164, 197, 260. 
Eastman, Benjamin, 249. 
Eaton, Abel, Jr., 82. 
Elizabeth, 229. 
George, 89. 
Jacob, 201, t227. 
Jane, 51. 
Jesse, t249. 
Joseph, 249. 
Joseph, Jr., 249, 
Polly, 250. 
Relief, 250. 
Sarah, 249, 250. 
Theophilus, 133, 163. 
William, 250. 



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Ziba, 342. 
Eddy, Jonathan, 161. 
Edson, Calvin, 201. 

Elizabeth, 201. 
EuGLESTON, Hannah, 277. 

Ilezekiah, t^??- 
ElCHORN, Daniel, 236, 237. 
Jacob, 51. 
Margaret Catharine Bane, 84, 

167. 
Mathias, t84. 
Elder, James, ti6. 
Ei.i.un", Anna, 357. 

Daniel, 357, 358. 
Isabella, 357. 
Jenny, 357, 358, 
John, *3S6. 
Mary, 358. 
Peggy, 357. 
Peter, 357. 
Sabrah, 357. 
Sarah, 17S. 

Simon, 273, 357, 358, 359. 
William, 1178. 
Ellis, Jonathan, 84, 277, 342. 
Ellison, Elizabeth, ti25. 
Elmes, Betty, 289. 
Elwell, Jacob, t82. 
William, 83. 
William, Jr., 88. 
Emekson, Anni, 296. 

Ebenezer, 195, 285, 340. 
Edward, 45, 118, 247, 295, 

296, 297, 347, 348. 
Elizabeth, 247, *294, 295, 296. 
John, 247, 272, 295, 297, 335. 
Joseph, 295, 296. 
Philip, 185. 
Pratt, 296. 
Rebecca, 296, 340. 
Samuel, 38, 50, 87, 138, 140 

162, 180. 
Sarah, 340. 
Susannah, 296. 
William, 294, 295, 296, 347. 
Emery, Jonathan, 91, 104, 323. 
Erskine, 

Erskines, [ Alexander, 64 
Erskin, 



Christopher, 138, 354. 

George, 93, 163, 177, 291. 

John, 290. 

Ninyin, 64. 

Ekving, John, 234. 

Eveleth, James, 260. 

Evens, 1 it v ^ 

y, ' > Hannah, 20^. 

Evans, ( ' -^ 

John, 137, 311. 

Nathaniel, 203. 

Thomas, 172. 

Fairbanks, Alexander, 264. 

Benjamin, 144, 221. 

Nathaniel, 129, 138, 219, 220, 

246, 251, 336. 

Fairbrother, Lovel, 18. 

Thomas, 18. 

Fairfield, Daniel, Jr., ti62. 

Elizabeth, 162. 

Jeremiah, 219. 

John, 7. 

Reuben, 208. 

William, 342. 

Fairservice, Thomas, 205, 339. 

Fales, David, 40, 51, 60, 67, 80, 108, 212, 

223, 232, 236, 247, 299, 338, 344. 

Nathaniel, Jr., 80. 

Sybel, 222. 

Fall, Richard, t20, 

Farley, Eliyabeth, 361. 

John, 54, 65, 144, 167, 170, 259, 

274> 275, 331, 340.347- 

Farnam, John, no. 

Farnham, Joshua, 97. 

Zebediah, 138. 

Farnsworjh, Abigail, 119. 

Jonas, 119. 

Robert, 238. 

Sarah, 211. 

William, 90, 118, 119, 145, 

170, 171, 211, 239, 276. 

Farrin, John, 82. 

Farrow, Ezekiel, 147, 298. 

Timothy, 255. 

P'arwell, Bunker, t336. 

Ebenezer, 254, 278, 336, 340, 

365- 
Mary, 336. 



FOSSET, 

FOSET, 

FOSSAT, 



14 Index of Names. 

Fasset, Ruth, 217. 
Fegan, Daniel, 346. 
Feilhur, Daniel, 124. 
Feiltren, Daniel, 153. 
Fields, James, lyy. 

Mary, 179. 
Fillebkown, Thomas, 265. 
Filler, Godfrey, *I26. 
John, 126. 
Regine, 126. 
Fish, William, 276. 
Fisher, Jane, 240. 

John, 215, 216, 239, 241, 321. 
Fitch, Jonas, i, 15, 16, 17, 20, 34, 75, 144, 

162, 176, 224. 
FlTTS, Elizabeth, 76, 77. 

Ephraim, 159, 160, 220, t227. 
Mark, 76. 
Sarah, 277. 
FitzGerali), Daniel, 15. 

Nicholas, 23. 
Sophia, 330. 
Flag(;, James, 16, 20, 24, 49. 
Fletchkn, Amy, 263. 
Fling, Esther, 361. 
Emiice, 361. 
Hannah, 24. 
John, 361. 
Morris,*36o. 
Samuel, 361. 
Susanna, 361. 
Flint, Jesse, 54, 340. 

Thomas, 65- 
Flitni-.k, William, 275. 
Floyd, Joseph, tioi. 
Mary, loi. 
Nathaniel, 99. 195. 
Fly, Jonathan, ti83. 

Sarah, 183. 
Focjerty, Dennis, 298. 
Fogg, Daniel, t68. 
FoLGiKk, Timothy, 198. 
)'"()L1.enshky, Thomas, 289, 290. 
FoLLLT, Ahagail, 94. 

Benjamin, 95. 
FooTi:, Erastus, 344. 

John, 137. 
Ford, Francis, 61, 175. 



Mary, 156. *284. 
Robert, 285. 

Samuel, 61, 92, 114, 132, 137, * 156, 
175. 



Alexamler, 38, 237, 238, 358. 



Henry, t34, 176, 179, 206, 
227, 234, 237, 238, 277, 280. 

Ruth, 237. 

William, *237. 
Foster, Alexander, 220, 221. 
Benjamin, 220. 
Charles, 220. 
David, 144, 221. 
Dorothy, 220. 
Eliphalet, ti30, ti44. 
Filena, 264. 
Hatherly, 64, 124, 140, ti64, 

t220. 

Hatherly, Jr., 220. 

Jane, 258, 261. 

John, 220. 

Joseph, 53, 195, 258, 261. 

Martha, 220. 

Mary, 164. 

Nathan, 343. 

Nathaniel, t220. 

Rebeckah, 252. 

Sihella, 221. 

Steal, 251. 

Stephen, ti76, 221. 

Stewart, 221. 

Thomas, 220. 

Timothy, 129, 130, 138, ti76, 

t22I. 

William, ti38, 220. 
Fought, Anthony, 174. 
Frederick, 174. 
Hannah, 174. 
Jacob, 174. 
Marget, 174. 
Philip, 90, *I73. 
Rachel, 174. 
Fountain, Barney, 120. 

Elizabeth, 120. 
Jacob, 120. 
Rachel, 120. 



Index of Names. 



15 



FowLE, Joshua, 146. 
FoWLES, William, 343. 
FoWLEK, John, 151, 252. 

Simeon, 126. 
FoYE, John Sutton, 264, 276. 

William, 224. 
Franxkkort, Christian, 38. 
Freeman, Edmund, 337. 
Frees, George, 133. 

Isaac, 129. 
French, Josiah, 138, 139, 140, 144, 221. 
Friend, Benjamin, 163. 
Fuller, Edward, 130, 275, 278. 
Enoch, 200. 
Francis, 137. 
Jonathan, 54, 95. 
Rachel, 262. 
WiUiam, 52. 
Zenas, 273. 
FuLLERTON. Ebenezer, 89. 

John, ti40, 1171- 
James, 118, 137, 336. 
William, 13. 
FULLINGTON, James, 114. 

Martha, 113. 
Fulton, James, 73, 75, 82, 121, 142, 210, 
211, 221, 234, 259, 261. 
Jenny, 84. 
John, 73, 75, 82, 84, 107, 160, 

210, 221, 255, 261, 349. 
John, Jr., 84, t277. 
Robert, t84. 
Sarah, 84, 277. 
FURNALD, John, ti44. 
Gahan, Bersheba, 193. 
Gamble, Archibald, ti 10. 
Gardiner, Benjamin, 84. 
jethro, 208. 
John, 161, t234. 
John Silvester John, 234. 
William, 61, 161, ti6i, 234. 
Gardner, Abdial, 105. 

Benjamin, *I05. 
Benjamin, Jr., 105. 
Daniel, 105, t275. 
Hannah, 105. 
Isaiah, 275. 
Mary, 105, 194. 



Parthena, 105. 

Peleg, ti94. 

Rebeckah, 105. 

Richard, 105. 

Ruth, 105, 194, 275. 

Sabrina, 105. 

Wells, 295. 
Gatchel, John, 173. 

Nehemiah, 90, 162. 
Gaubert, Nicholas, 160, 223. 
G.ay, Eleazer, 188, 189, 199, 205. 
Jonah, t88. 
Seth, 147. 

Wellington, 88, 189, 206, 341. 
Gerrish, Charles, 82. 

Joanna, 192. 

Thomas, ti92. 

Getchel, |^^bigail,2i8. 
Getchell, J * 

Anstrus, 218, 219. 

David, 218, 219. 

Dennis, 162, *2i8, 219. 

Dennis, Jr., 218. 

Edmund, 218. 

Elihu, 192, 198, 218, 229, 

256, 294, 339, 348. 

Fanny, 218, 219. 

John, 274, *35o. 

John, Jr., 326. 

Keziah, 326. 

Lydiah, 218, 219. 

Margaret, 218, 219. 

Mary, 218, 219, 350, 351. 

Nehemiah, 141, 161, 218. 

Remington, 219. 

Wilham, 219. 

Gevin, Jenny, 237. 

Geyer, Rudolph Frederick, 38. 

GiBBS, Elisha, 249. 

Gilbert, George, 348. 

Gillchrist, Elizabeth, 298. 

George, t298. 

Samuel, 8, 11, ^;i, 298. 

Gillingham, John, ti85. 

GiLMAN, John, 273. 

Peter, 130. 

Samuel, 284. 

Samuel Stevens, 273. 



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Index of Names. 



('■ii.MORK, David, 36, 114,118,157, 197, 
199, 220, 239, 255, 277, 336, 

356. 
David, Jr., 54, 92. 
Rufus, 248, 253, 345. 
GiNN, James, 129, 161. 

Given, 1 

GiVEEN, j-xVgnes, 274. 

GOVAN, j 

David, 2, 24, 82, 274. 
James, 259. 
John, t274. 
John, Jr., t259. 
Mary, 168. 

Robert, 80, 179, 238, 279, 280. 
Sarah, 274. 
Gleason, Abigail, 64. 
Gliuden, Benjamin, 145. 
John, 292. 
Tobias, 15, 16. 
Goddard, Josiah, 289, 324. 
GoLDKR, WilHam, 275. 
GoLUTHWAiT, Thomas, 60. 
GooCH, Benjamin, ti40. 
Goodwin, Benjamin, 114. 
Daniel, ti9. 
George, 348. 
Jacob, 279. 
John, fSj. 
Lazarus, 164, 167, 192, 196, 

197. 
OHve, 35. 
Prudence, 35. 
. Samuel, 25, 34, 39, 47, 48, 64, 
65, 87, 91, 145, 221, 248, 366. 
Samuel, Jr., 19, 25, 38, 48, 52, 
53> 67, 68, 107, 121, 221, 
223, 251,336, t348. 
Samuel Twycross, 1 96. 
Stephen, t274. 
GoOLD, Hannah, 21. 
Joseph, 21. 
Gordon, John Jr., 230. 
Gore, Jeremiah, 40. 
Mary, 40. 
Robert, 229. 
Gov'D, Daniel, *49. 

(Clancey) Elizabeth, 49. 



George, 39, 50. 
f James, 162, 223, 294. 
t Jaque, 
Nancy, 315. 

(Carney) Susannah, 50. 
GuuDV, Amos, ti9, 144, 206. 
Betty, 19. 
Mercy, 19. 
Gould, Anstis, 81. 

Hannah, *8l, 82. 
Joseph, *20, 81, 83. 
Mary, 8i. 
Mercy, 81. 
Moriah, 183, 184. 
Moses, 81, *83. 
Robert, 17. 
Stephen, 81. 
GoVAN, Alexander, 279. 
(See Given.) 

Betsey, 279. 
Hannah, 279. 
Jane, 279, 280. 
Jenny, 279. 
Robert, t279- 
Sally, 279. 
Gove, Asa, 124. 

Ebenezer, 143, 224, 230, 1275. 
Mary, 275. 
Nathan, 47. 
Solomon, 1 10, 136. 
William, 347. 
GuWKLi., Charles, 27S. 

William, 307. 

CJoWKK, l\ol)ert, 45. 

Grafkam. Jacob, 301. 

John, ti47- 

l.ydia, 147. 

Bragc;, Barnal)as, 212, 

Katherine, *2li. 212. 
Mary, 212. 
Mehitable, 211. 
Samuel, 67, ti45- 
Sarah, 145, 211. 
William, 211. 
Grant, Andrew, 126. 
Betsey, 356. 
Catharine, 18. 
Elijah, 199. 



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17 



Elisha, 126, 161. 

James, fiS. 

Samuel, 161, 162, 173, 219, 

Graves, Calvin, 137. 

Jacob, 277, 278. 
Joseph, 23, 221, 234. 
Mary, 278. 

Samuel, 23, 121, 1278. 
Gray, Abihail, 77. 

Alexander, 63, t77- 
Andrew, 183. 
Benjamin, 104. 
Ebenezer, 58, t92. 
Ebenezer, Jr., 92, 93. 
Elizabeth, 92. 
George, t7, I7- 
Jemima, 92, 93. 
John, 114, 227, 228. 
Levi, 92. 
Margaret, 300. 
Mary, 92, 102, 103. 
Reuben, 92, 93. 
Thomas, 92. 
William, 228. 
Gkeeley, Jonathan, 297. 
Joseph, 203. 
Joseph, Jr., 244. 
Moses, t48. 
Seth, 24. 
Susanna, 203. 

Green, Jonas, 273. 
Greenleaf, Ebenezer, fiS- 'o^- 

Mary, 108. 

Samuel, 207. 

Greenough, Robert, 289, 342. 
Gregory, Wilham, 221, 232, 343. 
Griffin, Robert, 86. 
Gross, Anna Catharina, 102. 
John, lOi. 

Mari Elizabeth, 102, 103. 
Peter, 102, 153. 
Grover, Ebenezer, 178. 

Mehitable, 1224. 
Groves, Alice, 136. 

Annarh, 136, 146. 
Hannah, 136, 146. 
John, *I35, 136, 146. 



537- 



Joseph, 169. » 

Mary, 135, 136. 
Rebecca, 136. 
Samuel, 136, 211, 272. 
William, 136, *I45, 290. 
Guild, Joseph, 204, 207. 

GULI.EFER, "I „,, 
GUILLIVEK, } ^h"'"^^' '72- 

GusTiN, David, f2^. 
Haines, John, 2S7. 

Haley, "I t u 
Hayley, I J"'^"' '92. 

Joseph, 340, t346. 
Martin, ti92. 
Mary, 346. 
William, 221. 
Hall, Abigail, 98. 
Abijah, 129. 
Elizabeth, 129. 
James, 227. 
Jeremiah, 98, 124. 
John, 273, 292. 
Jonathan, 98. 
Josiah, 98. 
Lemuel, 1292. 
Mary, 129, 292, 328. 
Nathan, ti29. 
Oliver, 124. 
Preserved, *97. 

Reuben, 20, 86, no, iii, 143, 144. 
Samuel, 124. 
Seth, 298. 
Timothy, 98. 
Hallowell, Briggs, 105, ti66. 
Eunice, 166. 
Robert, 234. 
Haly, Pelathiah, 82. 
Ham, Benjamin, 19, 137, 229, 260, 337. 

Tobias, 19. 
Hamilton, Gabriel, 77, 
John, 254. 
Hammatt, Joseph, 147. 

William, 197. 
Hammon, Seth, 126. 
Hammond, Anne, 260. 

Frederick, 260. 
Jedediah, t255. 
Hancock, David, tS8, 94. 



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Index of Names. 



Susanna, 88, 94. 
Handlky, Roger, 294. 
Hankerson, John, 19. 
Hanson, Robert, 255, 331. 
Harding, Isaac, 21. 
Josiah, 21. 
IIakkoru, Joseph, 34, 75. 
Harnoen, Mary, 36. 

Richanl, 220, 341. 
Samuel, 18, 32, t36, 54, 132, 
ti75, 197, 220, 260. 
Harris, Abner, 268. 

Harlovve, 264. 
Lois, 264. 
Obadiah, 264. 
Samuel, 75. 
Hart, William, 207. 
Harvvard, George, ti78. 
Thomas, 178. 
Hasey, Benjamin, 337. 

Ebenezer, ]r., 97. 
Haskell, Ignatius, 162, 195. 

Mark, 133. 
Hastings, Abigail, 203. 
Hannah, 203. 
Mary, 203. 

Matthew, 17 fiS, 29, 72. 78, 
84, 138, 174, 175. 176, *202, 
204. 
Mercy, 203. 
Moses, 78, 203, 204. 
Moses, Jr.. 204. 
Rebecca, 203. 
Sarah, 203. 
Susanna, 203. 
Hatch, Elisha, 340. 

Phillips, 277, 280. 
Silvan us, 208. 
Hathaway, John, t343- 
HatiDRN, .Mexander, lOI, 140, 270. 
Jane, 271. 
Jean, 271. 

John, 61, 157, 175.205. 
Nathaniel, 164. 
Samuel, loi. 

Seth, 132, 157, 164, 192, 285. 
Silas, ti29, ti6i, 166, 347. 
William, 270. 



Haupt, John, 182. 
Polly, 238. 
Hawes, Matthias, 207. 

Moses, 193, 204, 207, 248, 345. 
Thomas, 177. 
Hawks, Jonathan, 264. 
Hay, John, 114. 
Hayden, Charles, 276. 
Joseph, 141. 

Josiah, 200, 204, 274, 337. 
Hayes, John, 183. 

William, 192. 
Haynes, David, 248, 249. 

Ebenezer, 80. 
Heabner, George, 202. 
Head, James Waller, 260, 338. 
Headuean. George, 251. 
Heai.d, Elizabeth, 141. 
Josiah, 142. 
Peter, ti78. 
Timothy, 79, 1141. 
Healy, Aaron, 78, 84. 
Hearsey, Betty, 205. 

Solomon, 108. 
Heath, Jonathan, 249, 352. 
Hebner, Geoige, 201. 
HEDDrAN, George, 94. 
Hedge, Isaac, 305. 
Heibner, George, 153. 
Hembly, (Hanbery) Christopher, f-. 
Hemmknway, Daniel, 129. 

Mary, 129. 
Henderson, Dunbar, 188, 199. 
Robert, 188, 346. 
Thomas, 162. 
Hendley, Henry, 20. 

William, 20. 
Henry, James, 121, tM^- 
Henshaw, Joseph, 38. 
Herrick, Ebenezer, 163. 
John, 235, 268. 
Herrin, Charlotte, 261. 

Daniel, III, 1 62. 
John, 261. 
Betsey, 108, 
Jacob, t39- 
Solomon, 1205. 

Hewes, 1 ,.,., ^. 
,, ' > I'.hhu, 126. 

Hues, i 



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Elizabeth, 336. 

John, 275, 309, 335, 338. 
John, Jr., t336. 
Hewet, Deborah, lOi. 
Solomon, fioi- 
Waterman, 347. 
William, 230. 
Hewey, James, 259. 
IlEY.'iRD, Zimri, 141. 
Heywooi), Jane, 337. 

Peter, no, 151. 
Peter, Jr., 151, 194. 
Samuel, 337. 
William, 366. 
Zimri, 68, 202, t337- 
HiBBERT, Joseph, 160. 
HlOGlNS, Abigail, 266. 

Benjamin, 183, 265. 
Isaiah, 266. 
Jeremiah, 266. 
Mary, 265, 266. 
Philip, 21, 81, 83, *265, 266. 
Reuben, 265, 266, 267. 
Ruth, 265, 
Sarah, 266. 
Simeon, 266. 
Thankful, 266. 
High, George, t52. 
Hn.i., Charles, 82. 
Japhet, 52. 
Mark L., 258. 

Mark Langdon, 186, 187, 258, 273, 
278, 318, 321, 328, 336, 341, 
344. 347. 348, 368. 
Samuel, 204. 
Thomas, 121. 
Tol)ias, 27. 
Hilt, John, 230. 
Mary, 153. 
Peter, 68, ti53- 
Hilton, Elizabeth, 360. 
Hepsebah, 69. 

James, ti2, 177, 190, *359, 360, 
Jane, 360. 

John, t65, 228, 360. 
Joseph, 163, 360. 
Joshua, 191, 309, 360. 
Katherine, 326. 



Lydia, 360. 
Margaret, 360. 
Moses, 63, 77, 311, 327. 341- 
Nancy, 360. 
Rebecca, 65. 
Samuel. Jr., 348. 
Sarah, 262, 326, 360. 
Susan, 360. 
William, 69, 360. 
Hinkley, Aaron, 4, 19, 36, 53, 94. 
Edmund, 34. 
Hannah, 26, 118. 
Isaac, 226. 
James, 19, 123, 196. 
John, 79, tii8. 
Josiah, 275, 347. 
Samuel, t34, 118. 
Sarah, 34. 
Seth, 227. 
Thomas, 88. 123. 
HiSCOCK, Richard, 332, 340. 
Hitchcock, Richard, 190. 
HoBBS, George, 323. 
Hobby, Remington, 162, 173, 185, 219. 

Wensly, 140. 
HoDGDON, Thomas, 50, 51. 
Hodge, Hannah, 169, 170. 

Henry, 38, 92, 169, 170, 290, 291, 

309, 1338. 
James, 25, 137, 264, 276, 338, 339. 
Jane, 144, 169, 170. 
Jenny, 170. 

John, t90, 144, 33^, 339- 
Margaret, 170. 
Mary, 90, 143, 144, 170. 
Polly, 170. 
Robert, 2, 7, 1 1, 12, 60, 66, no, 

130, *i69, 170. 
Sally, 169, 170. 
Samuel, t38. 
Sarah, 169, 170, 338. 
William, ti43, 144, 169, 339. 
HoDGKiNS, Mary, 64. 

IMoses, 19, 25, 28, 63. 
Hoettenheim, John, 45. 
HOFSES, Andrew, 346. 
Anthony, 346. 
Barbary, 346. 



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Index of Names. 



Elizabeth, 346. 
George, 346. 
Godfrey, t346. 
Margaret, 346. 
Mary, 346. 
Mathias, 29. 
William, 346. 
HOLBROOK, Ahifzer, 21, 82, 83. 
Ezekiel, 303. 
Richard, 49, 63. 
Sarah, 49, 266. 
HoLDEN, Asa, 122. 
Holland, John, 66. 
Hdlly, John, 340. 
Holmes, Hugh, 2, 11. 
Holt, Jedediah, 164, 166. 
HOLTEN, John, lOI. 
John, 118. 
Honeywell.- James, 2S8. 
Hood, Abner, 288, 297. 

Robert, no. 
HooPEK, John, 162, 195. 
Hopkins, Agnes, 2. 

Christopher, 140, 144, 167. 
David, 2, 11,60, 82, 90, 145. 
Isaac, 347. 
Jane, 2. 
Jennet, 2. 
Martha, 2. 
Mary, 2. 
Mary, Jr., 2. 
Peter, 87,93, 130. 
Ruth, 113. 
Solomon, ^2. 
William, 2. 
Hot, Susannah, 349. 
HoUDLETTE, Louis, [Lewis,] 97, 162,221, 

263, 294. 
HoUKD, Mary, 96. 
HoVEy, Ebenezer, 50. 

Ebenezer, Jr. tl48. 
John, 284, 319. 
Samuel, 148. 
Jonathan, 144. 
Howard, Abigail, 129. 

Howe, }^'=*'^''°'''^^''^7, »49, 152. 

Caleb, 39. 
Isabella, 1^58. 



James, 41, 77, in, *I57, 158- 
John, 157, 1254. 
Joshua Jr., 129, 276. 
Margaret, 157, 158. 
Samuel, 157, 158,242, 259. 
Squire,' 109. 
Susannah, 157, 158. 
William, 72, 78, 107, 122, 157, 
158, 167, 200, 203, 256, 
259, 260, 278, 336. 
William, Jr., 158. 
Howland, Abigail,'344. 

Benjamin, t75, tio8. 
Michael, t344. 
Zebulon, loi, 144. 
HoYT, Annah, 133. 

Elizabeth, 195. 
Philip, 160, 161, 169. 
Philip G., ti95. 

Hkbbaro, John, 137, 311, 314. 

Huff, Thankful, 266.?;^._^-^\;^5 '" \ 

Hues, "j 

Hughes, l James, 154. 

Huse, j 

John, 107, 108, 155. J 
HUMPHUEY, Richard, 1130- 
Samuel, 130. 
William, 130. 
Joseph, 140. 
Sarah, 140. 
Thomas, 19, ti40. 
HUNNEWELL, Israel, 326. 
Lydia, 341. 
Molly, 326. 
Richard, Jr., 128. 
Hunt, David, 343. 

John, 124, 181. 
Mary, 181. 
Stuart, 163, 177. 
Hunter, Adam, t73. 
Ann, 75. 
Arthur, 73, 121, 142, 168, 251, 

339. 342, 346. 
David, 332. 
Elizabeth, 73. 
Henry, 51, 64, 144, 189, 228, 

*33i. 332- 
James, 23, 73, 75, 82, 94, 112, 



Index of Names. 



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332. 
James, Jr., 251. 
Jane, 73. 

John, 73, +75, 190, 332. 
Margaret, 73, 75. 
Mary, 73. 
Nancy, 331. 
Robert, 73, 94. 
Sarah, 168, 331, 332. 
Susanna, 73. 
Thomas, 332. 
William, 75, 195, 332. 

HUNTOON, Mary, 361 
HUPPER, Nathaniel, 121. 

Susanna, 121. 
HURRUP, Betsey, 230. 

Thomas Bovvers, t230. 
HusE, John, 92, 178, 230, 255. 
HussEY, Ann, 196. 

Benjamin, t227. 

Elizabeth, 196. 

Elsa, 228. 

Hannah, 227, 228. 

John, 65, 77, 119. 

Joseph, 228. 

Mary, 196. 

Obed, *I95, 196. 

Samuel, 196. 

Sarah, 196. 



Huston, 
Hous' 



«^^' I Ann, 2. 
roN, J 



David, t307. 
Frances, 297. 
James, 2, 50, 66, 224, 234, 

297. 
John, 24, 190, 307, 332. 
Robert, 2, 332. 
WilHam, \2, 124, 332. 

HUTCHINS, Hollis, 138. 

Joseph, 137, ti38, 273. 
Solomon, t342- 
Hutchinson, Edward, 213. 
Elizabeth, 113. 
Hannah, 113, 125. 
James, ti38. 
Martha, 113. 
Mary, 113. 



Ruth, 113. 
Samuel, *II3, 114. 
Sarah,' 1 1 3. 
Susannah, 113. 
HUTE, Rosanna, 299. 
HVEU, Cornelius, 200. 
Ingeksoll, Benjamin, 45. 
Ingraham, Beriah, 148. 

Catharine, 75. 
Jeremiah, 279. 
John, t75. 
Jack, Margaret, 261. 

Robert, 261. 
Jackson, Benjamin, 275. 
Charles, 162. 
David, 197, t220. 
James, t275. 
Joseph, 350. 
Samuel, 275. 
Rebeckah, 220, 275. 
William, t275- 
Jacobs, Samuel, 249, 343. 

JACQUINS, 1 Christopher, i, ii,97. 275. 
Jackins, V l_ 

Jakins, j 

James Frederick, fl- 
Margaret, i. 
James, Anne, 85. 
Frances, 85. 
Patrick, 85. 
Sarah, 86. 

William, 51, *84, 85, 86. 
Jameson, Alexander, 83. 

Boyes Cooper, 1229. 

Brice, 32. 

Dorcas, 210. 

Eleanor, 210. 

George, 32. 

Hannah, 210. 

Isaac, t346. 

Jane, 32. 

Jenny, 210. 

Jeremiah, 346. 

John, 210, 261. 

Joseph, 32. 

Martin, 32. 

Mary, 32, 210. 

Paul, 32, 33, 88, loi, 130, 189, 



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Index of Names. 



199, 206, t26o, 341, 346. 
Peggy, 210. 
Polly, 210. 
Rachel, 32. 
Robert, 130, 206. 
Sally, 210, 260. 
Samuel, *32, 107, *209, 210. 
Sarah, 32. 
Susannah, 210. 
William, 189. 
Jaques, Benjamin, no, 141, 249,306. 
Jkllison, Hannah, 162. 
Job, 166. 

Nathaniel, 124, ti62, ti66, 
ti85, 306. 
Jenks, David, 338. 
Jennison, Mary, t224. 
Samuel, 223. 
Jewell, James, 64. 

Susanna, 64. 
Jewett, David, *I38, 139. 
Elizabeth, +227. 
Eunice, 139. 
James, 227, 273, 343. 
Jedediah, 147. 
John Winthrop, 139. 
Moses, 344. 
Nathan, 88, 153. 
Phebe, 139. 
Sarah, 139. 
Stephen, 229, 255. 
Johnson, Bathsheba, 245. 
Dinah, 243. 
Dorothy, 310. 
Elisha, 245. 
Elizabeth, 243, 244. 
John, 68, 121, 140, 196. 
Joseph, ^242, 243, 244, 245, 

246. 
Joshua, 243, 244, 245, 246. 
Levi, 245. 
Mary, 245. 
Nathan, 162, 195. 
Johnston, Abigail, 302. 
Sarah, 262. 

rhomas, 47, loi, 147, 163, 
191, 206, 234, 255, 261, 
262, 303, 322, 332, 360. 



William, 322. 
Jones, Apollos, 192. 
Avis, 192. 
Benjamin, 144. 
Edward, 253. 
Eunice, 265. 
Hannah, 74. 
Israel, 339. 
Jabez, 75. 
James, 228. 

John, 265, 273, 316,329, 336. 
Jonas, *73. 
Jonathan, 65, 144. 
Joseph, 192. * 

Lydia, 74. 
Meribah Allen, 192. 
Nathan, 12S. 
Pamelia, 192. 
Paul, ti92. 
Peter, t265. 
Phineas, 100. 
Richard, 178. 
Rosanna, 192. 
Stephen, 68. 
William, 50, 190, 303. 
Winzer, 206. 
Jordan, Hannah, 255. 
Israel, t255. 
James, 195. 
John, 255. 
Susanna, 255. 
Jose, Abigail, 314, 
Joyce, Elizabeth, 120. 
Isaac, 120. 
Jonathan, 120. 
Margaret, 120. 
Rachel, *I20, 121. 
Seth, 120. 
JUDKINS, Samuel, 311. 
Kalek, Anna Mariah, 253. 
Catherina, 253. 
Charles, 152, 253, 260. 
Doredeah, 253. 
Elizabeth, 253. 
Eva, 253, 
Henry, *253, 254. 
Jacob, 253. 
Margaret, 253. 



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23 



Mary Catharina, 253. 
William, tio5. 
Keen, Abel, 273. 
Elisha, 235. 
Jacob, 235. 
Keith, Josiah, 338. 
Kelley, Alexander, 7. 

Benjamin, 272, 342. 
Ebenezer, 56. 
Findley, fy. 
Joseph, 203. 
Lydia, 285. 
Rebecca, 203. 
Sarah, 203. 
William, 203. 
Kelloch, Alexand.r, 8, 11, 12, 20. 

Kelsey, ^ 

Kellsy, y Agnes, 206. 

KiLLSA, j 

Enoch, 347. 

George, t2o6. 

Hannah, 347. 

James, *235, 347. 

John, t347- 

Lois, 222. 

Lydia, 235. 

William, 347. 
Kendall, Benjamin, 6. 

Jean, 9. 

WilHam, 274, 323. 
Kennedy, Ann, 271, 334, 364. 

David, 228, 229, 264. 

Henry, 274. 

James, 363. 

Mary, 228. 

Nicholas, ti36. 

Robert, 95, ill, 201, 228, 229, 

t255- 
Ruth, 271,334, 364. 
Samuel, 205, 211, t228, 229, 

274, 275. 
Samuel, Jr., 1 10. 
Sarah, 144, 229, 255, 363. 
Thomas, 163, 350, 363, 364. 
Wilham, 170, t229, *27i, *363 
Kenney, Abijah, 51. 

Elizabeth, 295, 296. 
Esther, 51. 



Kent, Benjamin, 10, 

John, 45. 
Kesler, Johannes, 178. 
Keyler, Henry, 29. 
Kezer, John, 195. 

Kidder, Richard, 38, 50, 52, 87, 137, 140, 
161, 162, 163, 180. 
Samuel, 80. 
Kier, John Henry, t25. 
KiLKERT, Sevilla Magdalene, 167. 
Kilgore, Joseph, 337. 
Killeran, Edward, 67, 189. 
Killpatrick, Elizabeth, 59. 
Thomas, *58. 
William, 147. 
Kimball, Anna, 184. 

Bartholomew, t339. 
Eleanor, 163. 
Hannah, 184. 
Molly, 184. 
Moses, *i84. 
Nathaniel, 339. 
Ruth, 184. 
Solomon, 128. 
Timothy, ti63. 
Kincade, Samuel, 348, 352. 
Kindel, Easter, 91. 
KlNC, Benjamin, 348. 
Ezra, ti63. 
Prudence, 163. 
Kingsbury, John, 15, ti6, 133, t342. 
Miriam, 342. 
Patience, i6. 
KiNNASTON, David, 337, 338, 342. 
Kinsel, Benjamin, 226. 

John, 236. 
KiRKPATRiCK, Ann, 147. 
John, tl47. 
Thomas, 232. 
Kline, Christopher, 45. 
George, ti70. 

Knight, |]3aniel, 87, *io3, t338. 
Knights, J ' '' j- 00 

Elizabeth, 103. 

Judeth, 103. 

Marthue, 103. 

Mary, 103. 

Nathaniel, 338. 



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Index of Names. 



Patishel, 103, t347- 
Susanna, 103, 347. 
William, 338. 
Knowi.s, Mary, 349. 

Richard, 2, *348, 349. 

Lackey, Olive, 338. 

William, t338. 
Ladd, Joses, 249, 250. 
Laiten, Ezekiel, 60. 
Hannah, 60. 
Jean, 60, 164. 
John, 60, ti64. 
Jonathan, 6, 7, *6o. 
Martha, 60. 
Mary, 60. 
Moses, 60. 
Rebecca, 60. 
Richard, 60. 
Thomas, ti7. 
Lamb, James, 323. 
Ruth, 323. 
Lamberd, Daniel, 151. 
Gideon, 149. 
Joseph, 64, 77, 124, 220. 
Luke, 69. 
Lambert, Gideon, 130. 
Joseph, 276. 
Paul, 227. 
Silas, 336. 
Lancestek, Elihu, 92. 

Joseph, 92. 
Lancev, William, t72. 
Langdon, Lydia, 302. 
Larrabee, Nathaniel, i, 251. 
Lash, Jacob, t82. 
Maiy, 82. 
Paul, 270. 
Leavit, Israel, 144. 
Lee, Ann, 257. 

Col. , 64. 

Elizabeth, 256, 257. 

James, 257. 

John, 187, 256, 257. 

Margaret, 186, 188, 205. 

Rebecca, 257. 

Silas, 170, 289,292, 308, 338, 351. 

William, 278. 

William, sen'r., *256. 



William, Jr., 185, 205, 239, 257. 
Leeman, l^etty, 224. 
Henry, 224. 
Nathaniel, 143, 1224. 
Leighton, Solomon, 319. 
Leishman, John, 72, 118, 145, 192, 247, 
33S> 337. 338, 341, 342, 
343, 347, 348. 
Leissner, Charles, t38, 247. 

Mary, 38. 
Le Mekciek, Peter, t223. 

Polly, 223. 
Lemont, Benjamin, 27, 28, 73, ti37. 
David, 28, 69. 
Elizabeth, 27, 28. 
Hannah, 28. 

James, 20, 27, 28, 64, 73, 82, 83- 
John, *27, 28. 
Mary, 73. 
Nancy, 28. 
Robert, 28. 
Samuel, 28. 
Sarah, 28, 64. 
Susanna, 73, 137. 
Thomas, 28, 137. 
Lepear, Andrew, t95. 

Mary, 95. 
Lermond, Alexander, 7, 11, 12, 34, 41, 
50, 51, 60, 66, 67, 80, 86, 
108. 
Elizai)eth,282. 
John, 150. 
\\ illiani, 344. 
LeRoys, Mary, 349. 
Lewis, Daniel, 271. 
Jabez, 177. 
Jane, 51. 
John, 183. 
Joseph, 51. 
Lavinia, 235. 

William, 46, 108, 144, l6l, 162, 
163, 179, 206, 223, 274, 294, 

359- 
Yardly 32. 

LlBBEE, ]. jiatevil, 67, 108, no, in, 143. 
LlBBY, ) >/,,,, tj 

Jane, 40. 
Joseph, 52, 140. 
Samuel, 68. 



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25 



Bryant, 84, 273, 278. 
James, t-78. 



LlESON, Edmund, 45. 
Light, Elizabeth, 275, 308. 

George, Jr., 29, il$2. 

Henry, 237. 

Peter, 226. 

Robert, 1275. 289. 
Lilly, George, 11, 50, 140, 162 
Lincoln, Benjamin, 144. 
Lennan, 

LlNNEN, 
LiNNAN, 

Thomas, 273, 343, 346. 
LiNNEKEN, Abigail, 302. 

Benjamin, *30i, 302. 

David, 302. 

Elizabeth, 302. 

Ephraim, 302, 303. 

Lucy, 302. 

Martha, 302. 

Mary, 302, 303. 

Phebe, 302. 

Sarah, 302. 

Susannah, 302. 
Linnet, Samuel, 339. 
LiNscorr, Ezekiel, t234. 

John, 234, 1264. 
LiTHGOW, Arthur, 278. 

Charlotte, 242. 

James Noble, 348. 

Mary, 242. 

Sarah, 348. 

William, 105, 1 18, 1278, 313, 
t34S, 368. 

William, Jr., iSo, 241, 242. 

LirrLE, Alexander, 259. 

Henry, t45, 90, 360. 
James, 37, 45, 90, 140, 224, 275. 
Joshua, 249. 
Livermore, Jason, 220. 
Locke, Abraham, 66. 
Daniel, t66. 
Longfellow, David, 140. 
Jonathan, 52. 
Samuel, 45, 277. 
Longley, Nehemiah, 121. 
Lord, Nathan, 45. 
LoRiNG, Laban, 220, 341. 
Levi, 129. 



Perez, 129. 

Prudence, 269. 
Loud, William, 24, 121. 

Wni. .Solomon, 130. 
Lo\T':joY, .Abiel, 11, 17, 24, 25, 34, 36, 72, 
78, 90, 127, 138. 

.'Vbiel, Jr., 127, 263. 

Francis, t263. 

Nathaniel, 127. 

PoUey, 127. 

Sarah, 127. 

Samuel, 248. 
LovEiT, Israel, 193, 255. 

Robert, 343. 
Low, Jonathan, 129, 173. 
LowoER, Jonathan, 128, 129, 160, 161, 

163, 166. 
Lowell, Abner, 339. 

Jacob, 108. 

James, 336. 

John, 75. 

Joseph, 272. 

Joseph, Jr., 324. 
LuDWiG, Jacob, 29, 82, 84, 102, 152, 202, 
248, 254, 260, 276, 299, 330, 

341, 346. 
Joseph, 152, 237, 254, 331, 346. 
Joseph Henry, 260. 
LUMBARD, 1 ,. , 

Lombard, j'^^mu-WS- 

Lyford, Elizabeth, 243. 
Joseph, 245. 
Mary, 245. 
Nathaniel, 245. 
Oliver, 244. 
McCaffry, Ann, 37. 

Frances, 37. 
James, 37. 
Jane, 37. 
John, 37. 
Margaret, 37. 
Mary, 37. 
Morgan, *36, 37. 
McCarter, Catharine, 282. 
Elizabeth, 225. 
Jane, 225. 
James, 225, 226. 



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Index of Names. 



John, 7, 41, *224. 

Margaret, 225. 

Martha, 225. 

Mary, 225. 
McCarty, John, 171. 
McCasi.and, Hannah, 199. 
McCausland, Elizabeth, 35. 
McClary, Michael, *178. 
McClintuck, Margaret, 118. 

Robert, 206, 277, 2S0, 297, 

298, 334, 358, 359- 
William, fn^. 
McClure, Nancy, 331. 

I'honias, 190, 224. 
McCobb, Ann, 205, 242. 
Beatrice, 242. 
("Brother,") S. 
Denny, 239, 240, 241, 242, 277, 

278, 328, 343, 368. 
Elizalieth, 186. 
Frances, 186. 
George, 118. 
Isabel, 186, 188. 
James, 6, 9, 45, 105, 118, *i85. 
James, Jr., t224. 
Jane, 188. 

Jenny, 186, 187, 188, 242. 
John, 145, 242. 
Margaret, 186. 

Mary, 185, 186, 187, 188, 224. 
Nancy, 186, 188, 242. 
Parker, 241. 
Polly, 186, 187. 

Rachel, 57, 188, 241, 242, 327. 
Sally, 242. 
Samuel, 13, 15, 52, 63, 72, 118, 

186, *24I-2. 
Thomas, ti05, 186, 187, 188, 

1205. 
William, 51, 63, 72, 88, loi, 104, 
III, 115, 135, 140, 192, 272, 
275, 296, 303, 335, 337, 338, 
341, 342, 343, 347. 
McCoRHY, James, 59. 

Martha, 59. 
Rol)ert, 126. 
McCrate, Thomas, 309, 356. 
McCuLLucH, Mr. , 44. 



McCuRlJY, Daniel, +71, 72, 147. 
McDaniel, Ann, 34. 

James, 1 79. 
McFadden, Andrew, 321. 

Daniel. 7, 47, 63, 107, t276. 
Daniel, Jr., 107. 
James, 63, 276, 278, 343. 
John, 276. 
Margaret, 276. 
Thomas, 276. 
McFarlanij, Andrew, 44, 50, 52, 65, * 114. 
Benjamin, loi, 104, 135,347. 
Elizabeth, 114, 117. 
Ephraim, 19, 116. 
Jane, 117. 
Juhn, 37, 38, t63, 115, 116, 

117, 118, 124, 343. 
John Murray, 116, 337, 338, 

368. 
Joseph, 140, 163. 
Joseph, Jun., 140, 206. 
Lydia, 63, 192. 
Margaret, 117. 
Mary, 117. 
Robert, 298. 
Rosanna, 117. 
Sarah, 1 17. 
Susannah, 117. 
Thomas, ti92. 
McGi.AI'HRY, Alexander, 38. 
Margaret, 38. 
Roi)ert, 138. 
.Sarah, 38. 
William, 38. 
McGovvN, John, 11, 39, 163, 179. 
MCGUIUK, Margaret, 72. 
Patricl<, 72. 
Thomas, 152, 270. 
McHoNANK, James, 28, 100. 
McIntiuk, Catharine, 282. 
Henry, 73. 
Jane, 281, 282, 283. 
John, 67, *28i, 282, 283. 
Joseph, i,t73. 
Robert, 194, 281. 
Sarah, 73. 

William, 73, 234, 277, 280, 281, 
2S3, 297, 298, 303, 304, 322, 
33». 334, 341- 



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William S., t34i. 
McKechnie, Alexander, 141. 

Jane, 141. 

John, 77, 116, ti4i, 307. 

Joseph, 141. 

Lydia, 141. 

(North,) Mary, 10, 141. 

(Tozer) Rebecca, 14 1. 

Sarah, 141. 

Thomas, 141. 

William, 141. 
Macker, Lydia, 262. 
McKei.lar, John, 192, 226, 230, 345, 

346. 
McKeely, John, 171. 
McKenNEY, Alexander, 341. 

Benjamin, 274. 

Betsey, 341. 

Brooks, 321. 

Catharine, 341. 

Charles, 341. 

David, *325, 326, 327. 

Daniel, 326, 327, 341. 

George, 341. 

Henry, Jun., t228. 

James, 326. 

Jonathan, 326, 327. 

John, t34i. 

Martha, 326. 

Mathew, 34. 

Sarah, 341. 
McKiBB, James, 28. 
McKnight, David, 107. 
McKowN, John, 89, 169, 170. 
Margaret, 88. 
Nancy, 89. 
Patrick, *88. 
Robert, 64, fSo, 89. 
McLanaken, Ann, 5. 

William, 5. 

Fergus, 12S. 
Hugh, 7, II, 45, 171. 
James, 345. 
John, 206, 360. 
Lochran, t45- 
Samuel, 1 28. 



William, 38, 47, loi, 128, 190, 
191. 

McClelan, 1 

McClelanu, > Alexander, 7, II. 

McLeli.an, j 

Brice, 194. 
Bryce, 249, 305. 
Elizabeth, 11, 345. 
Isaac, 345. 
James, 7, 11. 
Jean, 348. 
John, 7, II. 
Joseph, 234. 
Margaret, 7. 
Mary, 7, 11. 
Martha, 7, n. 
Nancy, 345. 
Nathaniel, ti48. 
Samuel, 7, 11. 
Sarah, 7. 
Simon, 1345. 
William, 7, fn- 
McMahop^, Daniel, 346. 

McMiLLEN, "1 ,, 

,. ,. ' y Rosanna, 224. 

McMouLLiN, i ' ^ 

Sarah, 190. 
McMuRVHY, John, 273. 
McNear, John, 7, II, 12, 16, 38. 
McPhetkes, Abigail, 208. 

Archibald, 161, 166. 
Betsey, 208, 209. 
James, 209. 
Rachel, 20S, 209. 
William, t2o8. 
William, Jr., 208. 
Mace, Hannah, 347. 

Thomas, 1347. 
Macy, Zaccheus, 198. 
Maddin, Owen. 171. 
Mains, Abigail, 197. 
Anna, 197. 

Beatrice, 188, 197, 205. 
Elizabeth, 186. 
James, 197. 
James Cobb, 197. 
Joseph, ti97. 
Sarah, 197. 
Malcom, Abraham, 162. 



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Index of Names. 



Andrew, 20, 67, 171. 

Andrew, Jr., 192. 

Frances, 317. 

Isabel, 317. 

James, 144, 147, 189, 343, 344, 

345. 346. 

John, tl2. 

Joseph, 82, *II2. 

Robert, t346. 

Sarah, 112. 

Susanna, 346. 

William, 7, 82, 125, 195. 
Mallett, Isaac, 114. 

Jesse, 307. 

John, t3o6. 

Samuel Thompson, 337. 
William, 306. 
Mann, Oliver, 128. 
Manson, Isabella, 258. 

MAKKINER, X j.^th, 265. 

Mariner, J -^ 

Marrow, Samuel, 29. 

Marsh, Caleb, 220, 341, 346, 347. 

John, 29, 72, 78, 84. 
Marshall, William, 20, 194. 
Marson, 



Marston, 



Martin, Charles, t298. 
John, Jun., 38. 
Lucy, 298. 
Mary, 206, 343. 
Richard, t343. 
Stephen, 344. 
Thomas, 344. 
William, 47, t2o6. 
Matciiloekk, Mary, 12. 

Mathias, tl2. 
Maithews, Kdmund, 254. 
Klisha, 273. 
James, 176. 



Abner, i, 17, 130,275, 278. 

Christopher, t262, 263. 
Elizabeth, 67, 262, 263. 
Elizabeth Harris, 67. 
George, 67. 
James, 263. 
Samuel, 1275- 
Sarah, 67. 
Stephen, 17, f6y. 
Susanna, 67. 



John, loi. 
Mary, 266. 
Maxey, Amy, 206, 207. 

Benjamin, t2o6, 207. 
Harvey, 207. 
Joseph, 207, 345. 
Josiah, 207. 
Lydia, 206, 207. 
Sarah, 206, 207. 
Maxwell, Ceorge, 229, 276, 339. 

James, 178, 256, 276, 339, 348. 

Mayer, | 

Mayers, > Cassimier, 1 1 . 

MlKR, j 

Catharine, 97. 
Ludowick Cassemire, tl04. 
John, fii- 

Mary Magdalene, *97. 
Philip, II. 
Ulerick, tii. 
Meaghek, Richard, 234. 
Mehany, John, t84. 
Meigges, Abigail, 208. 
Ebenezer, 207. 
Hannah, 208. 
Keziah, 208. 
Mary, 207, 208. 
Nathaniel, *207. 
Nathaniel, Jr., 207. 
Rebecah, 208. 
Mellus, Daniel, t346. 
Henry, 343. 

^lary, 343- 
Priscilla, 346. 
Meloey, Hannah, 113. 
Melony, James, ti7i. 

Walter, ti94. 
Melvin, Mary, 314. 
Merit, Daniel, 45. 
Merrit, Mary, 360. 
1 



Mero, 

Mekrow 

Merrill 



Amariah, 207, 248, 345. 

Henjamin, 275. 

John, 23, 51, 82, 84, 112, 119, 
121, 226, 229, 256, 259, 261, 
292, 337. 340, 346, 349- 
Joseph, t337- 
'I'homas, 228. 
Merry, Joseph, 136. 
Meservk, Benjamin, 253. 



Index of Names. 



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Metcali", Joseph, 192. 
Samuel, 24S. 
Thomas, 192. 
MiCHEi.L, Noah, 45. 

James, 4, 6. 
MlEKS, \ Catharine, 11. 
Mayers, j George, 1 1 . 

Molly, II. 
Miller, Alexander N., 66. 
Annas, 16. 
Ann Marey, 16. 
Boston, 332. 
Frances, 201. 
Francis, 102. 
Frank, 84. 
Hannah, 65, 66. 
Henry, fsQ. 
James, *I5, 66. 
Jane, 66. 
Jeannet, 16. 
John, 16, 34, 66, 84. 
Mary, 16, 66. 
Nancy, 66, 228. 
Robert, 16, 65, 66, t228. 
Samuel, 66, 303. 
Sarah, 16. 
Thomas, 66, 279. 
William, 2, 13, 165. 
MiLLNER, Elizabeth, \i2-j. 
Millet, David, 345. 
Mink, Mary Lissabot, 103. 

Peter, 103. 
Mitchel, Christopher, 20. 
Jones, 192. 
Josiah, 161, 268, 347, 
Richard, 197, 198. 
Stephen, 100. 
Thomas, 345. 
Moli.oy, (Hutchinson) Hannah, 125. 
Hugh, 306. 
John, *I25. 
Montgomery, Anna, 12, 62. 
James, 12, fi^. 
John, 12, 13, 15, 61, 89 

104, ti45. t248. 
Lydia, 145. 
Robert, *I2, flS- 
Samuel, 12, 61, 224, 337 
338,341- 



Sarah, 12, 13, 15, *6i. 
Moody, Amos, 88, 193. 
John, t88. 
John Minot, 260. 
Samuel, 22. 
Moore, ^ 

Moor, > Anna, 264. 
Moores, J 

David, 160, 275. 

Ebenezei, 72, 78, 175, 273, 

274. 
Elizabeth, 249. 
Hannah, 361. 
John, t28, 142, 164, 183, 228, 

305- 
Levi, 72, 90. 

Nathan, t72. 
Sally, 264. 
Sarah, 28, 72. 
Thomas, 126, t264. 
William, t249- 
Morey, Ezekiel, 162. 
Morgridge, Thomas, 248. 
Morrill, Bathsheba, 245, 246. 
Jcdediah, 45. 
Levi, 246. 
Peter, [45. 
Morrison, Jonathan, 130, 194, 298, *352. 
Moses, 207. 
Rusha, 298, 353. 
Thomas, t298, 353. 
Thomas Wallace, 353. 
William Jackson, 353. 
Morse, Daniel, 273, t336. 
David, 73. 
Jonathan, 273, 336. 
Joseph, 345. 
Nathaniel, 328. 
Morton, Briant, 347. 

Cornelius, ti04. 
Ebenezer, 206. 
Ebenezer, Jr., 199. 
James, 82, *I27. 
Jean, 128. 
John, 128, 298. 
Joshua, 83. 
Margaret, 128. 
Robert, 128. 
Sarah. 128. 



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Index of Names. 



William, 128. 
MoTHEKWii.L, Thomas, 197. 
MoTLKY, Jane, ;i^. 
MUKPHY, Alexander, tiS4. 

Pet„r, Jr., 357. 

Priscilla, 166. 

Thomas, 184. 

Thomas, Jr., ti66. 

Murray, Anne, 62. 

David, 93, no, 130. 

Elizal)eth, 7. 

Jolui,43, 52, 62, 72, 88, 89, III, 

118, 145, 189, 224, 247, 272. 
Robert, 43. 
Robert Montgomery, 62. 

Mustard, Abigail, 93. 

Charity, 248, 250, 251. 

Charles, 250. 

David, t248, 250. 

James, 73, 93, ti4i, 248, *250_ 
251. 
John, *93. 
Joseph, 250. 
Mary, 250. 
William, 248. 

Mylik, Mary, 364. 
Nardkn, Zachariah, ^2$. 
Nash, Chureh, fzbi. 

Eve, 261. 

Jane, 261. 

Lydia, 261. 

Margret, 262. 

OHver, loi, 191, 206.255,261,262. 

Sanmel, 261. 

NasoN, Abigail, 351. 

Abraham, 288, 324, 326, 327, 341, 

351- 
Anna, 351. 
Nklson, John, t256. 
Samuel, 272. 
Nkvers, Phinehas, 28, ^\(u. 

Samuell, 28. 
Newbert, Christopher, 73, 103, 126. 
Elizabeth, 177. 
John, 73. 
Mary, 103. 
Newcomh, Reuben, 126. 



Nickels, Alexander, 38, 63, 80, 217, *332. 
Ebenezer, 340. 
Fanny, 217. 
Hannah, 217, 333. 
James, t205, *2i7, 280, 333. 
Jane, 169. 
Jann, 217. 
John, 205, 217, 218, 226, 279, 

333- 
Margaret, 217, 332, 333. 
Ruth, 217. 

.Samuel, 2, 6, 7, 11, 38, 53, 64, 
80, no, 169, 170, 187, 188, 
205, 211, 228, 229, 259, 
275, 280. 
William, 217, 333, 336. 
Noble, Arthur, 38, 53, 54, 66. 
Benjamin, 24. 
Francis, 25. 
Jane, 76. 
John, 24. 
Lazarus, +24, 36. 
Tamor, 109. 
Norcrdss, Ann, 196. 
Joanna, 64. 
Martha, 64. 
Philip, 64, 196. 
N(JRKIS, Jeremiah, 352. 
North, Elizabeth, 10. 
Gershom, 274. 
John, *g, 13. 

Joseph, 10, 53, 87, 121, 122, 136, 
141, 148, 158, 167, 180, 254, 
256, 304. 
Mary, 10. 
William, 10. 
Norton, Ebenezer, 272. 
Constant, 269. 
Kathariene, 269. 
Peter, 269. 
Sarah, 268, 269. 
Stephen, *268. 
NoYES, Jeremiah W., 346 
NuTE, Paul, 272, 324. 
Nutter, Hannah, 305. 

Valentine, *305. 
NuTiTNO, Ebenezer, 90. 
George, 90. 



Index of Names. 



31 



Jonathan, 41, fgo, 226. 

Oliver, 90. 
Nye, Adino, 16, 17, 19, 24, 25, t34. 

^lary, 34, 50. 
Oakman, Joseph, fyj. 

Samuel, 77, 136. 

Oaks, "I . , , 
Oak, ,-■^'^'^1. 151- 

Daniel, 150. 
ElizaUeth, 150. 
John, 150. 
Jonathan, *I49. 
Jonathan, Jr., 150. 
Levi, 150, 151. 
Lois, 150. 
Lucy, 150, 151. 
Lydia, 150. 
Mary, 150. 
Mille, 150, 151. 
Rebecl<ah, 150. 
Sarah, 150. 
Sihbel, 150, 151. 
Solomon, 150, 151. 
William, 151, 
O'Brian, John, fiSS. 
O'Dee, John, t356. 
Olcoit, Mary, 281, 282. 
Oi-DHAM, Peleg, 182, 239, 248, 298. 
Oliver, Daniel, *2^. 

David, 118, 367, 368. 
Ephreim, 26. 
(Hinkley,) Hannah, 26. 
Henry, 26. 
JacolD, 26. 
John, 26. 
Parker, 347. 
Thomas, 26. 
Orbeton, Jonathan, 132. 
Orr, EHzalieth, 42. 

John, 13,15, t224. 
John, 94. 
OsBORN, Jennet, 144. 

Ephraim, 141. 
Osgood, Daniel, 164, 166. 
Otis, Ebenezer, 344. 
Galen, 209. 
Samuel, 29S. 
Ott, Peter, 230. 



OvERi.oCK, Henry, 201. 
Owen, David, 349. 

Gideon, 160, 161, 195, t234, 349. 
Hugh, 234. 
James, 140. 
Jane, 234. 
John, 234. 
Thomas, 234. 
Packard, Benjamin, 51. 

Marlboro, 226, 247. 
Micah, 90, 171. 
Paddock, Barnabas, 105. 
Page, Aaron, 251. 
Dorcas, 159. 
Dudley, 159. 

Edward Hall, 159, 160, 164, 260, 
• 262, 265, 277. 
Enoch, 161. 

James, 148, 192, 220, 2S7. 
John, 71, 221. 
Jonas, 122. 
Judith, 159, 160. 
Mercy, 203. 
Nathan, 159. 
(Owen), 159. 
Reul)en, 203. 
Rol)ert, 148, 161, 243, 244, 246, 

269. 
Ruth, 159. 
Simon, 159. 
Solomon, *I58. 
Paine, Eunice, 64. 
Isabella, 96. 
John, 147, 237, 360. 
Simeon, 64. 
Thomas, 188. 
Palmer, Anna, 194. 

Benjamin, 261. 
Daniel, 206. 
Edward, 194. 
Mary, 1 11 . 
Nancy, 1 1 1 . 
Rhoda, 263. 
Samuel, ti94- 
William, till. 
William, Jr., 339. 
Paris, Amos, ti40- 

Margaret, 140. 



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Parker, Elizabeth, 367, 368. 
Isabel, 186, 188,205. 
James, 339. 

John, I, 9, 28, 317, *366. 
Jonathan R., 340. 
Jordan, 1 18, 183, 224, 317, 318^ 

328, 342, 366, 367, 368. 
Nathan, 183. 
Nehemiah A., 366. 
Obadiah, 68. 
Oliver, 160. 
Peter, t227. 
Peter, Jr., 227. 
Prudence, 227. 
Robert, 166, 183. 
Solomon, 141, 173, 227, 274, 
276. 
Parkman, I'letty, 193. 
Daniel, 193. 
Gideon, *193. 
Mary, 193, 194. 
Noah, 193, 194. 
Rhode, 193. 
Parks, Polly, 345. 
Parun, Nathan, 183, 184. 
Parsons, Andrew, 227. 
Elihu, 207. 
John, t207, 275. 
Lawrence, in, 171, 345. 
Patty, 207. 
Samuel, +275. 
Timothy, 219. 
William, 207. 
Paktriuoe, Elisha, ti93- 

Elisha, Jr., 193. 
Sarah, 193. 
Susanna, 197. 
Thomas, t38. 
William, 197. 

Patch, Ephraim, 248. 
P.VITKE, iJenjamin, 185, 215, 216, 239 
241, 242, 328. 

Benjamin, Jr., 57, 58, 84. 

David, 141, 307. 

Elizabeth, 57, 58. 

Ezekicl, 79, 141, 274, 337. 

James, 1307. 

Mary, 141. 



Index of Names. 



Sil)yl, 276. 
William, 227, t276. 
Patten, Actor, 45. 82, 121, 229, 255, 337, 
346. 
Charles, 107. 
David, 255, 339. 
Hannah, 107. 
James, 107. 
John, 107, 121, 126, 221, 234, 

+255- 
Joseph, 255. 
Margaret, 73. 
Mary, 255. 
Matthew, 107. 
Robert, 73, 107, 255. 
Sarah, 107. 
Thomas, 255. 
William, tio7. 
William, Jr., 107. 
Patierson, Abigail, 41. 

David, 7, 12, 51. 

David, Jr., fSi- 

Elizabeth, 162, 359. 

James, *4i, no. 

James Howard, 41, 294. 

John, 144, 190. 

Margaret, 41, 157. 

Nancy, 51. 

Peter, 2, 211. 

Samuel, 64, ti44- 

William, 41, 162, 163, 206, 
224, 234, 339, 342, t347. 

*359- 
Pavsdn, David, 255, 292, 303, 309, 338, 

344- 
Edward, 343, t344- 
Eunice, 344. 
James, 344. 
Pearce, Ann, 49. 

Elizabeth, 272. 
Ezekiel, 272. 
John, 49. 
Samuel, t2 72. 
Pearl, Phebe, 318. 
Pearson, Amos, ti30. 

Amos, Jr., 130. 
David, 274, *322. 
Diodanii, 323. 



Index of Names. 



33 



Elizabeth. 130. 
Jane, 322. 
Marcy, 130. 
Maria, 130. 
Mariner, 277. 
Melinda, 323. 
Raciiel, 323. 
Thankful, 323. 
Timothy, 283. 
William, 323. 
Pease, Prince, 206. 
Peaslee, Anna, 108. 
Daniel, 344. 
Ezekiel, 108. 
James, 259. 
Jonathan, 178. 
Oliver, 108, 249. 
Sarah, 108. 
Peirce, Jane, 189. 
John, 227. 
Pemkleton, Jane, 281. 
Pepbles, Patrick, 247. 
Percy, Arthur, *362, t363. 
Betsy, 363. 
David, 362. 
Febby, 85. 
Francis, 362. 
James, 362, 363. 
John, 362, 363. 
Polly, 363. 
Thomas, 368. 
Perkins, Ebenezer, 196, 347. 
Eunice, 138. 
John, 156, 285. 
Joseph, 104, 160. 
Mary, 285. 
Nathaniel, ti38, 
Policy Hussey, 196. 
Robert, 285. 
Sally, 285. 
Perley, Nathaniel, 340. 
Perral, Rachel, 323. 
Prrrin, Thomas, t48. 
Perry, Charles, 349. 
Eli, 187, 188. 
Francis, t22i. 
Jonathan, 107. 
Martha, 187, 188. 



Sarah, 361. 
Peters, John, i66. 
Peterson, Levi, 339. 
Pettencii.l, Amy, 263. 
Anna, 263. 
Benjamin, iii, 158, 259, 

*263, 264. 
Edward, 25, 194. 
Filena, 264. 
Judith, 263. 
Mary, 263. 
Rachel, 264. 
Rhoda, 263. 
Ruble, 264. 
Ziba, 264. 
Philbrick, Amy, 283, 284. 
Anna, 283, 284. 
Benjamin, 284. 
Bishop, 284. 
Joseph, 1283. 
Mary, 283, 284. 
Philbrook, Benjamin, 250. 
Ebenezer, t344. 
John, 343. 
Joshua, 24, 25, 64, 137, 220, 

221, 260. 
Sarah, 344. 
William, i. 
Philips, Asa, 141, 172. 
Thomas, 128. 
Pierce, David, ti89. 

EHphalet, t278. 
Jane, 189. 
John, 77. 
Samuel, 278. 
Pike, William, 336, 356. 
Pinkham, Amos, t47- 

Benjamin, 334, 335. 
Betsey, 334, 335. 
Ichabod, 272, *334, 335. 
Martha, 335. 
Mary, 334. 
Mercy, 334, 335. 
Nathaniel, 334, 335. 
Patty, 334. 
Polly, 334. 
Reuben, 254. 
Sally, 334, 



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Index of Names. 



Solomon, 343. 
PiTCHKK, Nathaniel, 145, 182, 239, 248, 
29S. 
Reuben, fto. 
PiiT, William, 265. 
Seth, 279. 

T, ' > Uaniel, 288. 

Pl.UMMKK, j 

David, 65, 138. 
David, Jr., 130. 
John, 88, 138, 1288,354. 
Samuel, fSS. 
Pochard, Peter, 262. 
Poland, Ezra, 334. 
Jenny, 357. 
Judith, 357. 
POLERKCZKY, John, 263, 306. 
Pollard, Moses, 340. 
Poor, David, 274. 
Jean, 262. 
Richard, 178. 
Porter, Benjamin Jones, 255, 339. 
PORTERFIELD, Patrick, 11, S3, 34, 59, 86, 

t344- 
Robert, 344. 
William, 344. 
PoTE, Jeremiah, 45. 
PoriER, Aaron, 343. 

Hannah, 261. 

James, 22, 1 10, 292. 

Jane, 343. 

John, t239. 

Joseph, ti66, 307. 

Margaret, 51, 166. 

Nancy, 341. 

Tolly, 343. 

Rachel, 343. 

Robert, 261. 

Sarah, 106, 239. 

Solomon, 249, t343- 

William, tiio, 344. 
PolTLE, Azariah, 92, 305. 

David, 179. 

PuWEL, John, 99. 

Power, ) . , „, 
„ > .\rad, 71;. 

Powers, ) '■' 

Jane, 328. 

Levi, 17, 18. 

Mary, 109. 



Robert, 84. 
Pkait, Asa, 109. 

David, 108. 
Elisha, 162, 166, 185. 
Elizabeth, 109. 
James, 109. 
Mary, 193. 
Sarah, 109. 
Seth, 170. 
Preble, Abraham, 30, 31, 36, 105, tio8, 
124, 141. 
Ebenezer, 30, 31, 32, 161, ti97. 
James, 108. 
Jedediah, 108. 
Jonathan, 7, *29, 31, 161. 
Joseph, 30, 31, 36, 107, 215, 240, 

319- 
Martlia. 197. 

Mary, 32, 108, 215, 319, 320. 
Mehitable, 29. 
Samuel, 31, 197. 
William, 215. 
Zebulon, 124, 339. 
Preist, Deidamia, 212. 
Prescoit, Benjamin, 339. 

Jedediah, 246, 250. 
Pressey, Benjamin, 272. 
Elizabeth, 272. 
Jacob, 133, 1272. 
Prin'ce, Isaac, 205. 
Procht, Peter, 237. 
Prudens, William, 252. 
PULLEN, Stephen, 83, 129, 138, 144. 

William, 149, 219, 220, 251, 336. 
Purinc;to.\, David, t84. 

Ilezekiah, t4, 229, 348. 
Humphrey, tl, 141. 
Isabella, 4. 
James, 229, 256, 337, 346, 

348. 
James Seals, 74. 
Joshua, 4. 
Mary, 84. 
Nathaniel, I, 248. 
•Silence, 16S. 
Quicii, Daniel, 177. 
QuiMV>Y, Samuel, 284. 
Racklief, Benjamin, 228, 260, 288. 



INDEX OF Names. 



35 



Radden, David, 274. 

James, 274. 

John, 274. 
REMliLY, \ j^iathias 



Rameley, 
Ramsdeli. 
Randal, 
Randall, 



5S, 39, 178- 



George, 348. 

I Daniel, 119. 

Ezra, 2, 53. 
Hatherly, 248. 
Huldah, *II9- 
John, 24. 
Joseph, 53, 248, 249, 25 8, 261. 
Martha, 258, 261. 
Robert, 237, 23S, 277, 305- 
Robert, Jr., t305. 
WiUiam, 73,84, 119, 125, 142, 
160, 259, 261, 342, 346- 
Rankin, Constant, 206. 

Roberc, 129. 
Rax, Anne, 33. 
Raymond, Benjamin, 313. 

Elnathan, 185, 
Raynes, Joshua, 64, 260. 
Rea, Benjamin, 162. 
ReardoN, Ehzabeth, 273. 

Timothy, t273, t274- 
Redington, Asa, 162. 
Reed, Andrew, 43, 44, +51, t2o5, 
341, 367, 368- 
Ann, 9, 193, 336- 
Catharine, 97. 
Charity, 259. 
Charlotte, 261. 
David, 43, 44, 5°, S^> 53, 6; 

121, 258, *26l. 
Elizabeth, 50, 258, 261. 
Eunice, 260. 

Eve Christine Margaret, 167. 
George, 298. 
Hannah, 205, 259, 261. 
Henry, 44- 
Ichabod, t336. 
Jacob, 167. 
Jane, 117, 258, 261. 
Joel, 92, 193, 197, +260. 
John, *43, 44, +"i, 1^8, 125, 

♦258, 259, 261, t339- 
John, Jr., 125, 251, 258, 259. 



John George, *i()'j. 

Jonathan, 61, 87, 97, 162, 163, I93, 

234, 294, 306, 348. 
Jonathan, Jr., 140- 
Joseph, 50, 51, I92. 
Josiah, 344, 345- 
Margaret, 258, 261. 
Margaret Catharine Bare, 167. 
Margery, 341- 
Martha, 51, 258, 261, 337. 
Mary, 117, 258. 
Mary Magdalene, 167. 
Michael, 84, 167. 
Paul, 19, 118, t34i- 
Rachel, 339. 

Robert, 132, 189, 260, 272. 
Samuel, 39, I93- 
Sarah, III. 

Sevilla Magdalene, 167. 
Susanna, 258, 259, t342- 
Thomas, 342. 

William, 44, 51, +^5, 227, 229, 259, 
t337- 

Reynolds, Nathaniel, 204. 
Rhoads, Cornelius, 360. 

Elizabeth, 191, 262, 360. 
George, 255. 
Thomas, 237. 

Rice, Joseph, 138. 
Rebecca, 326. 

Thomas, 28, 53, 63, 7^, 92, 104, 107, 
108, 133, 136, 170, 188, 198, 217, 
228, 254, 260, 276, 288, 308, 324, 
326, 336, 338, 339, 349, 366. 
WiUiam, 325. 
Rich, Samuel, 68. 
Richards, Sarah, 273. 
Richardson, Abijah, 1 10. 
Jerusha, 274. 
Joseph, t274. 
WiUiam, 68, 200, 202. 
Richmond, Thomas B. 189. 
RiCKER, Paul, ti7- 
Ridlon, Robert, t3o6. 
Ridley, George, 249. 
RiGGS, Benjamin, 273, 274. 
Ring, David, 224, t249, 267, 31 3- 
Eleanor, 249. 
George, 209, 278. 



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Thomas, 29, 183, 249, 277, 288, 

338, 347- 
RirrAL, Betsey, 306. 

Charlotte, 306. 

P'rancis, i, 11, 16, 29, 38, 75,97, 

140, 168, *305. 
John, 306, t345- 
Louis, 306. 
Lucy, 306. 
Margaret, 345. 
Molly, 306. 
Sally, 306. 
Nancy, 306. 
Rivers, Mary, 14. 

Moses, 140. 
RoBARTSON, Charity, 53. 

Charles, *52. 

David, 53, 119. 

(Savage) Elizabeth, 52. 

(Stinson) Jane, 53. 

Martha, 52. 

(Stinson) Mary, 53. 

William, 52. 

Robins, } 1, . ^^^ 
r. > Betsey, 223. 

Robbins, / J' J 

David, 204, 248. 

Ebenezer, loi. 

Elioenai, 222. 

Jason, t248. 

Jenny, 248. 

Josiah, 204, 206, 207, 253, 345. 

Lois, 222. 

Lucy, 222. 

Luther, 275. 

Mella, 223. 

Nathaniel, 345. 

Nathaniel Johnson, 215. 

Oliver, *22i. 

Oliver, Jr., 221, 235, 236. 

Otis, 222. 

Philip, III, 193, 206 

Rufus, 222, 223. 

Sabra, 222. 

Shephard, 222. 

Sybel, 222. 

Thanlful, 204. 
Roberson, Bryant, 20. 
Robinson, Alexander, 227. 



Archibald, 14, 16, 140, 143, 
171, 194, 218. 

llaunce, 90, 108, 194. 

James, 88, 246. 

John, 14, ti43, 194, 218, 274. 

Joseph, 14, 15, 40, 1 18. 

Levi, 95. 

Margaret, i, 40. 

Mary, 14, 15. 

Moses, *I3, loi, 271. 

Sarah, 143. 

Timothy, 285. 

William, t2, 14. 

Winthrop, 177. 
Roby, Henry, 170. 

Margaret, 170. 
& Cruft, 290. 
RODBIKD, Absalom, 328. 
Jane, 328, 
John, 328. 
Martha, 328, 329. 
Thomas, *328. 
William, 328. 
RoDGEKS, (Read) .Vnn, 9. 

Elizabeth, 297. 

Francis, 297. 

George, 6, 8, 9, 27, 34, 80, 
277, 297. 

Hugh, 8. 

Jane, 297. 

(Kendall) Jean, 9. 

John, 9, 27. 

Margaret, 9. 

Mary, 297. 

l^atrick, 35, 37, 38, *297. 

Robert, 9. 

Ruth, 8, 9. 

Thomas, 8. 

William, 9, 297. 
Rogers, Alexander, 211, 27S, 325, 339, 

340, 349- 
Elisha, 58. 
Elizabeth, 78, 204. 
Frances, 317. 
George, 333. 
Hannah, 333. 

Howland, 341. 



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Hugh, 224, 368. 

James, 248, 249, 306, 307. 

John, *77, 121, 160, 185, 203, 

204, 258, 275, 278, 325, 349. 
Joseph, 362. 
Kata, 78. 
Martha, 154. 
Mary, 78, 250. 
Moses, tS8- 
Peleg, 54- 
Phebe, 179. 
Sarah, 99, 100. 
William, *8, 237, 238, 358. 

RoLLANDS, I Ephraim, 332. 
Rollins, J ^ •^-' 

Mary, loi. 

ROMINGEK, Jacob, 226. 
Fhilip, t39- 
Rose, Daniel, 344. 

Prince, 43, 51, iio, 141. 
Roth, Conrad, 299. 
George, *298. 
Rosanna, 299. 
RowE, Ebenezer, 276. 

Ebenezer, Jr., 276. 
Edmund G., +276. 
Jacob, 256, 338. 
ROWELL, Jacob, 145. 

William, 339. 
RUNDLET, Charles, 289. 

Nathaniel, 289, 290. 
RUNELS, Benjamin, 141. 
Rupert, John Wolfe, t25. 
Russell, Betsey, 249. 
Ichabod, 249. 
Isaac, t249. 
James, 249. 
John, 249. 
Joseph, 249. 
Nathaniel, 249. 
Polly, 249. 
Thomas, 154. 
Rust, Joseph, 228, 
Ryan, Bryan, 50. 

John, 124, 347. 
Michael, 218. 
Sally, Daniel, 7. 

Elizabeth, 7. 



James, 17. 
John, t7. 
Sampson, 1 Charles, loi, no, 129, 199, 
Samson, j 331. 

James, 278. 
Sanders, Hephzibah, 195. 
James, 195. 
Thomas, ti95. 
Timothy, 195. 
SanF'IRU, John, 169, 325. 

Thomas, 138. 
Savage, Ann, 259. 

Benjamin, 269. 
Daniel, 87, 88, 107, t259- 
Ebenezer, 356. 
Edward, 17. 
Elizabeth, 52. 
Isaac, 18, 220. 
Isaac, Jr., 148. 
John, 178, 179, 291, 340. 
Thomas, 178, 179. 
Sawtell, llezekiah, ti2i. 
Obadiah, 122. 
Moses, 122, 339. 
Nathan, 201. 
Sawyer, Aaron, 136. 

Benjamin, 136. 

Elizabeth, 302. 

George Whitefield, 340. 

Jacob, 303. 

Jonathan, 189, 272, 335, 337, 

33^' 341. 342, 343- 
Joshua, ti36. 
SCHAEFFF.R, John Martin, 143, ♦246, 299. 
Margaret, 247, 
Mary, 247. 

SCHENCK, ] .^nrirew, 68, 82, no, 129, 
Shank, Y * 

SCHANCKS, J -Tj> J ;' 

Catharina, 330. 
Chrischana, 330. 
George, 330. 
James, .330. 
John, 330. 
Lucy, 330. 
Mary, 330. 
Sarah, 329. 
Sophia, 330. 
Scott, Daniel, 92, 93, 108, 156, 205, 342. 



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Index of Names. 



SCRIBNER, Stephen, 286, 287, 319. 
Seai.ky, Drusilla, 343. 
Shubael, 343. 
Seari., John, 248. 

John, Jr., t248. 
Sears, Barnabas, 183, 207, 230. 
Seekins, Aaron, 340. 
Sevens, Elizabeth, 256. 
Sevkv, Hannah, 324. 

John, 136, 146, 22S, *288, 307, 

324- 
Maria, (Moriah,) 70, 289, 290, 

291, 292. 
Mary, 29, 288. 
Mercy, 324. 
Michael, 7, 16, 28, 53, 63,92, 104, 

*323- 
Samuel, 290, 291, 292, 303. 
Solomon, 324. 
Stephen, 29, *288, 324. 
Susannah, 287. 
William, 219, 303, 324. 
Wyman Bradbury, 228, 277, 289, 
290, 291. 
Sewall, Charles, 260. 

David, 260, 265, 305, 340. 
Dorcas, 265. 

Dummer, 19, 24, 64, 69, 75, 124, 
137; 160, 164, 170, 183, 188, 
220, 221, 277, 339, 348. 
H., 158. 
Hannah, 260. 
Henry, iii, 124, 201, 204, 254. 

t26o, 264, 279. 
Jenny, 260. 
Jonathan, 287. 
Joseph, 221. 
Joshua, 260. 
Meriam, 265. 

Moses, 265, 273, 305, t340. 
\ancy, 260. 
Polly, 260. ^ 
Ruthy, 340. 
Samuel, 229, 260. 
Sarah, 260. 
Stephen, flSs,. 
William, 265. 
Shannon, James Noble, 68. 



SllAW, Benjamin, 1 14, 248, 263, t336. 
Elias, 4. 

Elisha, 19, 20, 24, 169, 75. 
Francis, 1 7. 
Jesse, 263. 
John, 4, t50, 87. 
Joseph, 263. 
Joshua, 262, 265. 
Josiah, 336. 
Mary, t263. 
Nathaniel, 192. 
Susanna, 69. 
Sheen, John, t23. 
Shepherd, Abner, ti6i. 
Avis, 192. 
Daniel, 192. 
Levi, 275. 
Sherburne, Abiel, 191. 
Jacob, 160. 
Nathan, *i9i. 
Fully, 191. 
Shekwin, Abigail, 365. 

Elnathan, 323, 365, 366. 
Shibles, David, 108. 
James, 108. 
John, 59, tio8. 
Mary, 108. 

Robert Killpatrick, 59, 108. 
Thomas, 59, 108. 
Shi LEBER, William, 295, 296. 
Shdkt, John, 301. 
Shuman, John, 73. 
SnuRTi.EFE, Dorcas, 159. 
SllfTK, Benjamin, 87. 
SinKi.iNi; R, ( harles, 226. 
Daniel, 226. 
George, 226. 
Martin, t226. 
Mary, 226. 
Peter, 226. 
SiDi'.Ni'.VKKKK, Mathias, ti43- 
Michael, 143. 
Susanna, 143. 
Sides, Lawrence, 143. 
Lorinz, 276. 
Michael, 39. 
Silvester, Betsey, 308. 

Catherine, 322. 



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David, 136, 137, 145, 146, 219, 
254, 260, 275, 292, *307, 

335. 336- 
Jane, 49, 69, 308. 
Joshua, 307, 308, 309. 
Lucy, 49. 
Lydia, 308. 
Martha, 307, 308. 
Mary, 69, 71, 219,308. 
Rachel, 308. 
Samuel, t2i9. 
Sarah, 308. 
William, 34, 48. 
Simmons, Abigail, 248. 

Barnabas, 145, 298. 

Betsey, 248. 

Dorothy, 181. 

Ichabod, 246. 

Joseph, 181, 182, 199, 238, 

248, 261, 276. 
Marcy, 181. 
Mary, 181, 238. 
Nancy, 248. 

Nathaniel, 73, 129, *i8o, 347. 
Peobody, 248. 
Rachel, 181, 248. 
Sarah, 181, 238. 
Stephen, 181, 238, t248. 
Urainy Sprague, 248. 
Zebedee, 129, 181, 182, *238. 
Zebedee, Jr., 239. 
SiMONTON, Sally, 334. 
Simpson, Elizabeth, 82, 124. 
James, 259. 
Paul, 121. 
Robert, 255. 
William, t82, ti24. 
SiNKLEK, Nathaniel, 52. 
Skolfield, Margaret, 348. 
Richard, 336. 
Sleeper, John, 92. 

Moses, 185. 
Sloman, Lydia, 95. 

Thomas, t95. 
Slosses, Mr., 44. 
Slowman, Abigail, 351. 
Small, Benjamin, 345. 
Bethiah, 35. 



John, 141. 
Smallv, Francis, 21. 
Smart, Elizabeth, 80. 
John, 80. 
Joshua, 169. 
Thomas, t8o. 
Smiley, David, 227. 
Hugh, 175. 
Thomas, 122. 
Smith, Asa, 65, 93. 
China, 137. 
Daniel, 68. 
Ebenezer, 138, 197. 
Eliab, 173. 
Emanuel, 274. 
Henry, 136, 339. 
Hugh, 138. 
Isaac, 194. 
Israel, 54, t3ii. 
Jane, 311. 
John, 339. 
Joseph, 248. 
Mannasseh, 290. 
Manuel, 276. 

Mathias, 48, 148, 269, 317. 
Rogers, 155, 264, 272, 276. 
Thomas, 316. 
William, 271. 
Smouse, John, ti7i- 
Snell, Elijah, 195. 

Thomas, 54, 95, 138, 220, 311. 
Snipe, Ann, 106. 

Charles, 7, 47, *I05. 
Gordon, 106. 
Hannah, 106. 
Jean, 106. 
John, 106, 209. 
Marthow (Martha,) 106. 
Sarah, 106. 
Snow, Elisha, 132. 

Ephraim, 255, 339. 
Isaac, I, 4, 75. 
Philip, 204. 
Somes, David, 2, 336. 
Soper, Martha, 215, 319, 320. 
Samuel, 319. 
Seth, 87, 136. 
Soule, Abigail, 129. 



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Index of Names. 



Amos, 329. 
Anna, 129. 
Asa, 185. 
Cornelius, 100. 
Elizabeth, 261. 
John, 73, 261. 
Levi, ti29. 
Nathan, 101, ti29. 
Samuel, 32S. 
Sarah, 129, f2-j6. 
Spaffokd, Jacob, 154. 
James, 155. 
John, 155. 

Jonathan, 108, ti25, *I54. 
Martha, 154, 155 
Mary, 154, 155. 
Phelie, 140. 
Robert, 155. 
Samuel, 155. 
William, 155. 
Spaulding, Eleazer, 164. 
Josiah, 164. 
William, 164. 
SPiiAR, John, 247. 

Jonathan, 60. 
Robert, ti04. 
William, 206, 344. 
Spencer, Isaac, 24. 
Spinney, Joanna, 79. 

John, t79- 
SpracU'K, Jetliro, lOO. 
John, 2()7. 
Joseph, 342, 345. 
Michael. 129, 299. 
Nathan, 124, 199, 248, 254, 299, 

Spooner. 248. 
William, 73, 100, 278. 
Si'KlNi;, Daniel, 223. 
Spuincek, Anna, 64. 

ISetsey, 137. 

Edward, 64. 

Hannah, 64, 121. 

James, 16, 24, t63, 273. 

John, 25, 64, +121, 140, 256. 

Lucy, 137. 

Martha, 64. 

Mary, 64. 



Nathaniel, 63, 64, ti37. 
Rachel, 24, 64. 
Samuel, 137. 
Sarah, 137. 
William, 121, 339. 
Sproul, James, 64, 80, 179, 233,237, 238, 
321, 322. 
Jean, 233. 

John, 233, 304, 321, 322. 
Margaret, 233. 
Mary, 233, 321, 322. 
Robert, 38, 78, *232, 322. 
Sarah, 232, 233, 321, 322. 
Susan, 322. 
Susanna, 233. 
Thomas, 233, *32i. 
William, 35, 206, 233, 322. 
Stackpole, James, 132, 141, 193, 200, 
202, 223. 
Mary, 141. 
Samuel, 200. 
Stacy, Nymphas, 156, 178, 275, 292, 309, 

349- 
Stain, John, 11, 38. 
Standish, James, 338. 
Standley, David, 17. 
Stanley, Solomon, 130. 
Stanwood, Job. ti88. 

Stapel, \ . ^^ 

Staple, j • ""^' J-5- 

Daniel, 325. 

Ephraim, 324. 

James, 325. 

John, 324. 

Joseph, 324. 

Josiah, 325. 

Lucy, 324. 

Koiiert, 325. 

Samuel, 169. 

Stephen, *324. 

Susanna, 324. 
Starmki), John, 249. 
.Stauiuck, Christopher, 196. 
Starkly, Thomas, 180. 
Starling, Joseph, foi. 

Moses, loi, 147, 201, 273. 
Starkett, Thomas, 66, 80, 108, iii, 148, 

232. 
StebBINS, Josiah, 353. 



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Stfdman, James, 201. 
Stephens, Joseph, 173. 
Stevens, Abigail, 286. 
Amos, 219. 
Betsey, 286. 
Charity, 343. 
Charles, 343. 
Daniel, *285, 286, t339- 
Drusilla, 343. 
Ephraim, 221. 
Hannah, 286. 
Jacob, tl24. 
Jerusha, 339. 
Jonas, 227. 
Joseph, ti29, t227. 
Mary, 286, 343. 
Mehitable, 286. 
Nancy, 286. 
Nathaniel, 205. 
Olive, 286. 
Rachel, 129. 
Samuel, 269, 286- 
Sarah, 286. 
Sophia, 286. 

Thomas, 75, 276, t343. 346- 
William, 276. 
Steward, Abraham, 141. 

Daniel, 249, 305. 
Sarah, 141. 
Solomon, no, 194. 
Solomon, Jr., 249. 
Stickney, Benjamin, 220. 
Stilfin, Francis, 275. 
Margaret, 49. 
Michael, 49. 
Molly, 306. 
Stilkey, John George, ti88. 
StinsoN, Ann, 46, 47. 
Elizabeth, 46. 
Isabella, 96. 
James, 46, 66, 209. 
Jean, 46. 
John, 2, 7, 31, 36,46,47. 51. 63- 

96, 106, 209, 215. 
Margaret, 46. 
Mary, 53, 96- 
Mercy, 46. 
Robert, 80, 96, II4- 



Samuel, 18, 96, 1 38, 157, 197. 

239. 255. 307. 340. 
Samuel, Jr., t307. 
Sarah, 46. 
Thomas, 18, *95. 
William, *4S, 107, 328, 342, 344. 

Stoddard, Amos, 305. 
Stone, Betsey, 345. 

Daniel, 140, 345. 

Ebenezer, 345 

John, 345. 

Jonas, 345. 

Nancy, 345. 

Samuel, 345. 

Walden, t345. 
Storer, Andrew, 34, 126, 182, 226, 247. 

Ebenezer, 187, 188. 
Story, Jane, 189. 

Thomas, *i89. 
Stuart, Abigail, 118. 

Charles, tii8. 

John, 329. 



Stutson, 1 2enas, 289, 307. 

Studson, J 

Sullivan, William, 47, 273. 
Sumner, Ezra, 143, 144. 

Hopestill, 90, III, 171. 
Sutton, John, 276. 
Swanton, William, 64. 
SWATZ, (Castner) Anna, 142. 
Catharine, 142. 
Christehana, 142. 
Fredrick, ti42. 
Jacob, 142. 
Lucy, 142, 1143. 
Margrate, 142. 
Mary, 142. 
Peter, 142. 
Susannah, 142. 
Swasey, Joseph, ti24. 
Sweet, Abiel, 307. 

Arnold, t336. 
Polly, 336. 
Sweetland, James, 206. 

Samuel, 145, 162. 
SwEETSER, Jane, 99, 100. 
SWETT, Benjamin, 240, 241. *327, 328. 



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Index of Names. 



James, 327. 

John, 327. 

Sarah, 327. 

William, 327. 
SvLViiSTKK, Mary, 64, 140. 

William, 24, ti40. 
Tai!KK, John, 219. 
Talbut, Samuel, 189. 
Tark, Benjamin, 343. 

Joseph, 274. 
TayI-OR, Anna, 313, 314. 

Betsey Sleeper, 314. 

Elias, t87. 

Ephraim, 160. 

Ezra, 196, 221, 263, 278, 294, 
306, 348. 

Jerusha, ti6o. 

Joseph, 1 19, 160. 

Mary, 87. 

Thomas, Jr., t277. 

William, 272, 329. 

Temple, Elizabeth, 124. 

Richard, 84, 124. 
Tenny, Thomas, fy. 
Thatcher, Josiah, 177. 
Thayer, Gideon, 10. 
Theobald, Philip, 49, 137, 192, 206, 221. 

Sally, 306. 
Thomas, Consider, t234. 

David, 87, 88, 259, 264. 
Frances, 364, 365. 
CJeorge, 84, 124, 141, 229, 345. 
Ichabcjd, 336. 
Jesse, 88, 130. 
Joseph, 185, 365. 
Melzer, 341. 
Sarah, 234. 

Waterman, 90, loi, 129, 143, 
145, 262, 276, 299, 330, 331. 
TnoMl'SoN, .\arun, 337. 
Abigail, l8. 
Benjamin, *i8. t229. 
Cornelius, 188. 
Ebenezer, ti44. 
Ezekiel, 221, 226, 229, 234, 

25 «. 337. 345- 
Humphrey, 337. 
James, i, 4, 143. 30S. 337- 



Jane, 206. 
Joel, 26S, 336, 337. 
John, 64, t2o6. 
Mary, 337- 
Rhoda, 229. 
Robert, 66, 206, 332. 
Samual, 44, 161, 229, t337- 
Story, 189. 

William, 144, 160, 230. 
& Tinkham, 290. 
Thorn, Elizabeth, 82. 
Lucy, 82. 
Martha, 82. 
Sarah, 82. 
Thomas, 82. 
William, 43, t82. 
William, Jr., 43. 
Thornton, James, 20, ti24. 
John, 124. 
Joshua, 124. 
Susanna, 124. 
William. 124, 125. 
Thorp Lewis, 273, 274, 276, 343. 
Thwing, Nathaniel, 87, 92, 131, 137, 157, 
158, 180, 185, 197, 198, 199, 
260, 285, 342. 
TiBBEiTS, John, 28. 

Nathaniel, 63, 95, 192, 199, 341, 
Samuel, 226, 292, 306, 342. 
Tiffany, Daniel 339. 
TlLTON, Abraham, *287. 
Andrew, 287. 
Benjamin, 277, 287. 
e harles, 287. 
Daniel, 287. 
John, 287. 
Mary, 287. 
Samuel, 277, 287. 
Sarah, 287. 
•Susannah, 287. 
TiNKHAM, Joseph, 275, 291, 303, 308, 

309. 335' 336- 
Mary, 170. 
Polly, 170. 
Seth, 272, 291, 324, 327, 336, 

356. 
Spencer, 170. 
& Savage, 290. 
TiKKiLL, Isaac, 255. 



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Joseph Shaw, 255. 
TiTCOMB, Nancy, 361. 

Samuel, 361. 
TofeEY, Stephen, 274, 276. 
Todd, George, 368. 

Samuel, 4. 
ToLMAN, Jeremiah, 206. 
Mary, 17. 

Samuel, U7, 206, 224. 
ToTMAN, Henry, 188. 
Town, Ephraim, 199, 202. 
Sherebiah, *I99, 
Thomas, 90, 199. 
TowNSEND, Daniel, fio?. 'S^- 
Dodivah, 203, 204. 
Sarah, 107, 203. 
TOWNSLEY, Jacob, 140. 
TozER, 1 Jeremiah, 57, Sg. 
ToziER, j Jo^". 68, 77- 
Rebecca, 141. 
Simon, 141. 
Traftox, Zacheus, t20. 
Trague, Elkanah, 350. 
Trask, AUis, 144. 

David, 342, 347- 
Elizabeth, 144. 
John, 144; t20i. 
Samuel, fSj, 201. 
Sarah, 201. 
Solomon, 347. 
Sylvia, 201. 
Thomas, 343. 
William, 87. 
Treast, Catran, 85. 

Troup, 1 Alexander, 307, 309, 329. 
Troop, J 

Trott, Benjamin, 18, 31, 336. 

John, 31, 132. 

Joseph, 341. 

Lemuel, 31, 164, 260. 

Tro\vbridc;e, John, 129, 276. 

Sarah, 129, 276. 
Trufant, David, 20, t25, 64, 69, 194. 

Mary, 25. 
Tubes, Ezra, 262. 

Samuel, 294. 
Tuck, Samuel, 268, 298. 
Tucker, Joanna, 335. 
John, 189. 



Josiah, 17, 
Richard, t335. 
Richard Hawley, 335. 
TucKERMAN, David, ti37. 
TuLLY, Dorothy, 72. 
TUPPER, James, 161, 180, 234. 

William, 140. 
Turner, Alexander, 129, 276. 
Anna, 276. 
Bethiah, 347. 
Betsey, 347. 
Briggs, 163, 228, 229. 
Caleb, 201. 

Christopher, 315. 316, 359. 
Consider, 220, t346. 
Cornehus, 129, 166, 182, 188, 

276. 
Elisabeth, 113, 252. 
George, 347. 
James, 15 1, *25I. 
Joanna, 347. 
John, 315, 316. 
Sarah, 346, 347. 
Simeon, 124. 
William Hodgkins, 347. 
Twist, Thomas, 284. 
Twycross, Robert, 48, 49. 
Tyler, Belcher, 133. 
Ebenezer, 98. 
Ul.MER, George, 166, 188. 
John, 38, 82, 143. 
Umbehind, Jacob, 124. 
Umphrize, John, 125. 
Varner, George, *236. 
Sadoney, 236. 
Vaughan, Eliot, 76. 
Jane, 76. 
Samuel, Jr., 167. 
William, 76. 
Veerz, Mary, 123. 
ViNALL, David, 129, 237. 
Ezekiel, 248. 
Mary, 270. 
ViNiNG, Benjamin, 82. 
Vose, Seth, III, 171, 226. 
Wade, Abner, 138, 197, 220, 255, 311, 

341. 356- 
Benjamin, 201. 
Jacob, 181. 



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Index of Names. 



Joseph, 54, 92, 95, 132. 
Rachel, 264. 
Wadswoki H, Abiah, 32. 

Alfred, 348. 
Waixh, Anna Elhet, 201. 
Jane, 260. 
John, *20i, 260. 
Peter, 202, t26o. 
Walker, Andrew, 199. 
Benjamin, 192. 
Charles, 164. 
Meriam, 198. 
Sarah, 341. 

Solomon, tl98, 199, 341, 355. 
Wall, Mary, 302. 

Patiick, 344. 
Walliser, John Christopher, 276. 
Walton, Abiel, 229. 
Ward, John, 65, 77, 119, 138, 201. 
Warner, John, 45. 
Silas, 104. 
Warren, George, 141, 227. 
Josiah, 142, t305. 
Richard, 208. 
Sarah, 305. 
Waterhoise, Samuel, 186. 
Waterman, Abijah, ioi, tiio. 
Deborah, 1 10, 238. 
Joseph, IOI. 
Mary, no. 
Thomas, no, 238. 
Waters, Patience, 54. 

Samuel, 65, 90, 130, 138, 143, 
144, 145, 163, 177, 208, 277, 

343> 348. 350. 352. 

Samuel, Jr., 277. 

William, 54. 
Waison, David, 39, 40. 

Elizabeth, 40. 

James, 39, 67, 108. 

(Libhee) Jane, 40. 

John, 40. 

(Robinson) Margaret, 40. 

(Gore) Mary, 40. 

Matthew, 39, 40. 

William, *39, 51, 108, ill. 
Watt, John, 86, 232, 298. 
Watts, Samuel, 20, 28. 



Wai'GH, James, 164, 183, 228. 
Weathkrly, Sally, 345. 
Weaver, John, t200, 237. 
Joseph, 103. 
Molly, 200. 
Webb, Anne, 193. 

Barnabas, 212. 
Benjamin, 193, 247. 
Bersheba, 193. 
Ebenezer, ti93. 
Jane, 54. 
John, 193. 
Luther, 54. 
Lydia, 54. 
Mary, 212. 
Nathan, 193, 285. 
Nathaniel, t54- 
Samuel, *9i. 
Sarah, 54, 91, 92, 193. 
Seth, ti28. 
William, 265. 
Webber, Asa, 274. 

Charles, 29, 90. 
David, 347. 
Joseph, t274. 
Joshua, 298. 
Lewis, 274. 
Samuel, 124. 
Sarah 274. 
William, 160. 
Webster, Andrew, 129, 166. 
Andrew, Jr., 80. 
Daniel, 29, 247, 277, 2^ 
Weed, James, 223. 
Weeks, John, 88, 145. 
Weller, Andrew, 152, 105. 
John, 105. 
Lehn, 52. 
Wendell, Thomas, 340. 
Wentwortii, William, 347. 
Werner, Johannes, 202. 
Wesson, Eunice, 79. 
Joseph, t79- 
Nathan, 201. 
West, Capt. George, 252. 
George W., 253. 
Mary, 253. 
Westcutt, Elizabeth, 160. 



Index of Names. 



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William, ti6o. 
Weston, Arunah, 163. 

John, 249. 

Joseph, 151, 194. 

Nathan, 61. 
Weymouth, Elizabeth, 45. 
Whelen, 1 t 1, ,^-. 

Joseph, tajS. 
Patience, 278. 
Wheaton, Mason, 41, 51, 223. 
Wheeler, Benjamin, ti 26. 

Elizabeth, 87, 103, 126. 
John, t87. 
Joseph, 185. 
Phebe, 302. 
Whitaker, Nathaniel, 194. 
White, Abigail, 239, 240, 319, 320. 
Abijah, 54. 
Anmoriah, 240. 
Benjamin, 95, i 97, 221. 
Carpous, 120. 
Elizabeth, 240. 
George, 125. 
James, 240. 
Jane, 240. 
Jesse, 327, 341. 
John, 57, 79, 97, no, 183, 194, 

209, 224, *239, 240, 319. 
Joseph, 24, 63, 64, 95, 137, 160, 

262, t339- 
Margaret, 240. 
Mary, 131, 240. 
Philip, *I30. 
Rachel, 240. 
Robert, 130, 131, 197. 
Samuel, t2o6, 359. 
Sarah, 131, 339. 
Susannah, 240. 
William, 240. 
Whiting, John, 95. 

Jonathan, 68,95, 129, 139, 140, 

176, 195- 
Solomon, 99. 

Thurston, 95, 232, 282, 283, 
301,338,345. 
Whitman, Rhode, 193. 
Whittemore, 
Whitimore. 



^^' I Abraham, 84, 107, 210. 



Abraham, Jr., 1229. 
Andrew, 256. 
Elizabeth, 256. 
Francis, t255, 256, 

t274. 
John, 256. 
Joseph, 133. 
Mary, 256. 
Samuel, 274. 
Stephen, 211, 229, 
255, 256, 275, 342, 
348. 
Susanna, 256. 
William, 256, 274. 
Written, John, 82. 
Whittier, Abel, 310. 

Abigail, 314. 
Ann, 313, 314. 
Benaiah, 314. 
Cyrus, 310. 
Dorothy, 310. 

Ebenezer, 136, 137, 145, 146, 
156, 205, 219, 228, 230, 264, 
272, 292, 303, 305, 309, 336, 

349- 
Hannah, 310. 
Jedediah, 309. 
Josiah, 314. 
Levi, 310. 
Mary, 314. 
Mary Page, 309. 
Moses, *3i3. 
Nathaniel, ti37, *309. 
Ruhamah, 310. 
Ruth, 309. 

Thomas, 137, 273, 309, 311. 
William, 161, 284, 319. 

Wigglesworth, , 308. 

WiLBER, Asa, 201. 
WiLDBUR, David, 201. 
Wilde, Samuel S., 283. 

Samuel Sumner, 338. 
Wiley, Alexander, 51, 367, 368. 
East her, 51. 
(Kenney) Esther, 51. 
Isaac, 1x8. 
(Lewis) Jane, 51. 
John, 50, 51. 
(Boyd) Katharine, 51. 



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Index of Names. 



Martha, 50. 
Neal, 51. 

(Wylie) Robart, ♦50. 
Samuel, 51. 
William, 51. 
WiLKiNS, W., 78, 204. 
William, 87. 
WiLLARD, Andrew, t45. 
Margaret, 45. 
Williams, Abigail, 266, 355. 
Alice, 90. 
Anne, 356. 
Asa, 273. 
Benjamin, 345. 
Gardner, *I46. 
Henry, 135. 
James, 216, 249, 320. 
John, 82, 83. 
Jonathan, t249. 
Mehitable, 354. 356. 
Nathaniel, *354. 
Olive, 355. 
Policy, 147. 
Samuel, 249. 
Seth, 260, 264, 279. 
Simeon, 356. 
Susana, 103, 356. 
Sukey, 297. 
Thomas, 312, 313, 321. 
Timothy, 355, 356. 
Williamson, Abigail, 153. 
Anna, 153. 
Hannah, 153. 
Jonathan, 7, 16, 28, 49, 53, 

69, 92, 104, 219. 
Ruth, 153. 
Samuel, 289. 
Sarah, tl53. 
Thomas, 69, 153. 

Wilson, David, 55, 307. 
Dorcas, 55. 
Elizabeth, 45. 
Ephraim, 104. 
Go wen, t45- 
Hugh, t45> t340. 
Isaac, 121. 
Isabella, 22. 
James, 226, 229, 235, 251, 255^ 



340, 346. 
John, 22, 100, 337. 
Mary, 22, 258, 340. 
Rachel, 337. 
Robert, tl2l. 
Samuel, 22, 45, 121, 161, 258, 

259. 261, 342. 
Thomas, 22, 23, 45, 51, 107. 
William, ♦21, 45, fi^o, 278, 340. 
Winch, Priscilla, 336. 

Thomas, t336. 
Winchell, Anne, 168. 

Hannah, 168. 

John, 23, t22i. 

Quash, *i68. 

Samuel, 23, ti2l, 168, 221, 234, 

277. 325- 
Sarah, 121. 

WiNCHENBACH, ~| 

WiNCHENBAUGH, |- JaCob, 68, I02, 202, 

WlNCHENBACK, j 254, 33I, 346. 

Wing, Daniel, 148, 269, 314, 315. 
Samuel, ti48. 
William, 208. 
WiNGEBOVV, Jacob, 68. 
WiNN, Jonathan, t6i. 

Joseph, 61. 
Winship, Joseph, 114. 
WiNSLOw, Anna, 78. 

Bethiah, 298. 

Dorothy, l8l. 

Esther, 298. 

John, 181, 228. 

Joseph, t298. 

Kenelm, 77, 119, 140. 

Martha, 63. 

Mercy, 298. 

Nathaniel, 63, t78, 136, 178. 
Winter, Francis, 137, 262, 267, 313. 
Wise, Thankful, 337. 
William, 337. 
Wil HAM, Isaac, 349, 350. 

Jane, 350. 

Joseph, *349. 

Josiah. 349, 350. 

Lydia, 350. 

Sally, 35 J. 
WlTHERELL, Charles, 305. 

Obadiah, 142, 164, 249. 



Index of Names. 



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WiNTHROP, Thomas Lindall, 256. 
Wood, Abiel, 16, 170, 290, 309, 336, 338. 
Ephraim, 343. 
Hannah, 170. 
John, 64, 77, 137. 
Joseph, 138, 163, 166, 183. 
Mary, 2. 
Oliver, 228. 

Samuel, 195, 219, 220, 251. 
Silas, 228. 
WoODBRiDGE, Anna, 144. 

Benjamin, 2, 6, 16, 38, 45, 

65, 119, 163, 290. 
David, II. 
James, 144. 
Thomas, 291. 
Woodcock, Abigail, 204. 
Benjamin, 180. 
David, 180, t204. 
John, 201. 
Lucy, 179. 
Mary (Fields,) 179. 
Nathaniel, 344. 
Submit, 179, 180. 
Phebe, 179. 
William, *I79. 
Woodman, Jacob, 137. 
John, 344. 
John, Jr., 194, 
Lucy, 303. 
I'homas, t303. 
Woods, Bennet, 24. 

John French, 227, 229. 
Woodside, Elizabeth, 73. 

VViUiam, 73. 
Woodward, Noah, 148, 204, 273. 

Samuel, 164, 192, 223, 332 

348. 
Work, Ebenezer, 42, 51. 

(Orr) Elizabeth, 42. 

James, *4i. 

(Dunlap) Jane, 42. 

Margaret, 42. 

William, 42. 
WosTAR, Moses, 45. 
Wylie, Hannah, 364. 

Isaac, Jr., 346. 

Margaret, 317. 



Robert, 13, 15. 
Wyxis, Alexander, 224. 
Martha, 224. 
Robert, 224. 
Samuel t224. 
Wyman, (Bickford) Abigail, 35. 

Abram, 20. 

Bethiah, 35. 

Daniel, 36, 161. 

(Call) Deliverance, 35. 

(McCausland) Elizabeth, 35. 

Francis, 73, *99, 100, t342- 

Hannah, 35. 

Henry, 244, 246. 

Hester, 99. 

Isaiah, 183, 273, 342. 

James, *35. 

Jane, 99, 100. 

John, 342. 

Love, 141. 

Martha, 183. 

Molly, 35, 36. 

Nathaniel, 73, 79, 99, lOO, 118, 

ti83. 

Olive, 35. 

(Goodwin) Prudence, 35. 

Sarah, 99. 

Simeon, 84. 

William, 25, 35, 36, 141, 198, 
269, 342. 
Yeats, Elizabeth, 262. 

George, 262. 

George James, 273. 

James, *26i. 

Jean, 262, 297. 

Lydia, 262. 

Margret, 262. 

Mary, 262. 

Rachel, 262. 

Samuel, 262, 273, 358, 359. 

Sarah, 262. 
Young, Abihail, 63. 

(Pearce) Ann, 49. 
Catharine, 345. 

Cyntha, 308. 

Edward, t234, 297. 

Ezra, 188. 

Francis, 35. 
Gideon, 345. 



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Index of Names. 



Hannah, 345. 
Henry, t345. 
Isaac, 48, 92. 
Jacob, tiji. 
James, 234, 345. 
Jane, 234, 297, 345. 
Joseph, +48, 163. 
Joshua, 48, 77. 



Reuben, 342. 
Richard, 20, 343. 
Robert, 188. 
Samuel, 324. 

(Holbrook) Sarah, 49. 
Thomas, 48, 49. 
William, 53, 205. 



Index of Places. • 

(Omitting "Lincoln County,'' "Massachusetts," "Maine," etc.) 



128. 



178, 
277. 
350> 



Abagadusset, 30, 55. 

Almsbury, 88. 

Antego, Island of, 127. 

Antrim, County, 89. 

Arrowsick, 1 29, 46, 57, 106, 213, 

Arrowsic Island, j 214. 

Attleborough, 18, 179. 

Augusta, 278, 279, 316, 336, 340. 

Back River, 46, 47. 

Baggaduce, 

BiGWADUCE, 

Balltown, 92, 93, 130, 140, 145, 
205, 234, 249, 259, 264, 
288, 343, 344> 348, 349, 
351, 352, 362. 
Bangor, 347. 
Barnstable, 54, 192. 
Barretstown, 206, 230, 253. 
Barters Island, (Boothbay) 116. 
Bath, 28, 64, 121, 124, 137, 140, i58> 
160, 164, 170, 183, 188, 194, 
221, 224, 229, 260, 262, 264, 
270, 277, 31J, 312, 313, 321, 

339. 341, 347- 

Belgrade, 339. 

Berwick, 45. 

Bluehill Bay, 164, 166, 183. 

Bakers Point, 46. 47. 

Boothbay, 19, 29, 43, 45, 5o, 5I' 52, 
61, 63, 65, 71, 72, 75, 87, 
loi, 103, 104, 1 1 1, 114, 
116, 118, 133, 135, 136, 
145, 178, 189, 192, 205, 
228, 247, 271, 272, 275, 
301, 333, 334, 335, 337, 
341,342, 343, 347, 348, 
368. 

Boston, 17, 20, 38, 64, 77, 95, "9, 
234, 249, 256, 33S. 



159, 
220, 
267, 
337, 



54, 
88, 

"5, 
140, 
224, 
297, 
338, 
363, 

167, 



Bowdoin, 141, 185, 226, 227, 248, 249, 

266, 292, 306, 307. 
Bowdoinham, 36, 54, 75, 84, 105, 107, 

108, IIO, 121, 124. 141, 

160, 162, 166, 178, 185, 

192, 198, 211, 223, 229, 

248, 255, 256, 274, 275, 

276, 281, 294, 313, 339, 
342, 344, 348- 

Brentwood, N. H,, 246. 

Bristol, 23, 34, 35, 38, 45, 47, 50, 51, 
64,65, 78, 79, 80, loi, 127, 128, 
144, 147, 162, 163, 169, 170, 
175, 176, 178, 179, 184, 189, 
190, 191, 201, 206, 224, 227, 228, 
232, 234, 237, 238,255, 261,262, 
273, 277, 279, 280, 283, 297, 
298, 303, 304, 321, 322, 331, 
332, 333, 334, 340, 341, 347. 
356, 358, 359, 360. 

Bristol County, Mass., 18, 179, 189. 

Broad Bay, 29, 38, 39, 45. 52, 105, 246, 
298. 

Br(MD Cove, 12. 

Brookfield, 360. 

Brunswick, i, 4, 45, 121, i6i, 226, 261, 
292, 336, 340. 

Camden, 192, 224, 230, 249, 340, 343, 

344, 347- 
Campbell's Pond, 312. 
Canaan, 79, 110, 149, 193, 194, 249, 251 

252, 305. 
Casco Bay, 3, 213. 
Chaklestown, 113, 114. 
Chester, 260. 
Clinton, 274, 323, 337. 
Cobbiseconte, 16, 17, 20. 
Cord Wood Point, 312. 
Cousins Island, 30. 



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Crotch Island, 301. 
CUiMHKRi.ANi), County, 69, 82, 99, 136, 
183,234,339,345. 

CUSHINC, III, 188, 189, 192, 194, 199, 

205, 206, 226, 230, 247, 260, 

298, 299, 300, 301, 341, 343, 
345, 346. 

Damariscoita, 76. 
Damarisco'ita Pond, 88, 93. 
Damariscovk Island, 103. 
Deer Island, 133, 162, 163, 164, 195. 
DiGHTON, 189. 
Dorchester, 256. 

Dresden, 251, 259, 262, 263, 274, 275, 
278, 279, 292, 294, 306, 307, 

336, 345. 348, 359- 

Duck Trai', 166, 188. 

Dunstable, N. II., 24. 

Durham, 339. 

duxborough, 129. 

Dyer's Pond, 92. 

Dyer's River, 55, 90, 92. 

Eastern River, 293. 

Edgecomb, 29, 1 10, 124, 136, 143, 145, 
178, 182, 183, 205, 207, 224, 
227, 228, 230, 247, 249, 260, 
273, 275> 277, 288, 294, 297, 
305, 339. 342, 347, 348. 

Essex County, Mass., 88, 138, 164. 

Fairfield, 248, 274, 322, 323. 

Fairfield Plantation, 192. 

Falmouth, 36, 45, 69. 

Farmington, 272, 273, 303,304, 307, 340. 

Fisherman's Island, ^^^. 

Five Stack Marsh, 367. 

Fort Pownall, 61, 86. 

Fort Western, 17, 18. 

Foxhole, (Maksiieield,) 120. 

Fox Islands, ioi. 

Frankfori, 126. 

Freetown, 47, 200. 

Frenchman's Hay, 64, 121, 128, 140. 

Freshwater Cove, 217. 

Gardinerston, 77, 87. 

Georges Island, 188. 

Georges River, 32. 

Georgetown, i, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 20, 
24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31, 34, 



45, 50. 5 1, 55, 63, 64, 
7^ 75> 79, 81, 82, 83, 
95, 99, 105, 118, 137, 
183, 185, 188, 205, 

208, 209, 2X2, 213, 

216, 224, 239, 241, 

256, 258, 273, 274, 

276, 277, 278, 313, 

318, 319, 320, 321, 

328, 337, 341, 342, 
344, 346, 347, 348, 
366, 367, 368. 

Gidney's Claim, 99. 

Glenarm, 89. 

gouldsboroui'.ii, i 7, 121. 

Great Bald Head, 216. 

Great Ledge, 46. 

Great Marsh, 217. 

Great Pond Seitlement, 277. 

Green Island, 116, 333. 

Greene, 275. 

Grenada, Island of, 256. 

GR(/roN, Mass., 227. 

Hallowell, 54, 72, 78, 87, 88, 90, 

93, 94, 95. 98, 104, 
107, III, 122, 123, 
136, 141, 148, 157, 158, 
166, 167, 180, 191, 192, 
196, 197, 200, 201, 202, 
220, 227, 244, 248, 251, 
256, 259, 261, 263, 264, 
273, 274, 277, 285, 287, 
339, 340- 

Hancock, 202, 2^^. 

Hancock C()UNrY, 344. 

Hari'swell, I, 75. 

Harrington, 10, 19. 

Hingham, 341. 

Holts Island, 129. 

Hunnewell's Poini, 1 85. 

Hoi'kinton, N. H., 276. 

HoWARDSI'ON, 151. 

Humphrey's Head, 356, 367. 
Ireland, 89. 
Jeremy Island, 1 

jERRYMlSyUAM, |^ ' 5J' 7 • 

Jewanka Neck, 326. 
Jewell's Island, 3. 



69, 
84, 
178, 
207, 
215, 
242, 
27s, 
317. 
327. 
343, 
362, 



92, 
105, 
124, 
161, 

195. 
204, 

254, 
265, 

305, 



Jones Marsh, 239. 

Kennebec County, 260. 

Kennebec River, 17, 18, 19 24, 29, 34, 
46, 47, 48, 90, 104, 108, 
185, 196, 213, 216, 218, 
219, 241, 245, 257,364, 
366. 

Kennedy's River, 217. 

Lewiston, 235, 267, 268, 265, 336. 

Lisbon, 227. 

Little River, 121, 161, 337, 367. 

Long Island, 162, 181. 

Machias, 52, 68, 119, 140. 

Majabagaduce, 128, 160. 

Marblehead, 58. 

Marshfield, 54, 120. 

MedUxMCook, 32, 82, 83, 88, loi, 104, 130, 
143, 144, 162, 166, 170, 189, 
199, 205, 206, 341, 346. 

Merrymeeting Bay, 29, 258. 

Matinicus Island, ^^S. 

Middle Narrows, 181. 

Middlesex County, 114, 122, 227. 

Mill Creek, 47. 

Milton, 45, 171. 

MoNswEEG, 326. 

Monsweeg Brook, 355. 

Mount Desert, 183, 18S. 

Mount VhRNON, 249, 250, 273, 277, 283, 
284, 287, 318, 319. 

Muddy River, 258. 

Muscongus Island, 120, 130. 

Nantucket, 196, 197, 268. 

Nantucket County, 198. 

Nasskeeg, 188. 

NeWBUKYPOR'I', 47. 

Newcastle, 2, 6, 7, 11, 12, 19, 23, 24, 38, 
45. 50, 53. 54. 60, 64, 65, 66, 
75. 76, 77. 82, 90, 93, no, 
115, 119, 124, 125, 130, 136, 
138, 140, 143, 144, 145, 16.', 
163, 167, 169, 177, 187, 188, 
205, 211, 217, 224, 228, 229, 
25s, 259, 265, 274, 275, 277, 
280, 288, 290, 306, 331, 336, 
340, 347- 

New Hampshire, 246. , 

New Meadows River, 312. 



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New Milford, 130, 264, 276, 288, 298, 
328, 339, 343, 344, 352, 
354- 
New Rowley, 164. 
Newton, 56. 
New Vineyard, 340. 
Noblebokough, 226, 227, 228, 234, ^298, 

332, 340. 
Norridgewock, 141, 142, 164, 183, 228, 

249. 305- 

North Carolina, 226. 

North Yarmouth, 10, 30, 99, 100, 183. 

Orr Meadow, 233. 

Orrington, 126. 

Parker's Island, 3, 213, 215, 368. 

Pearsontown, J36. 

Pemaquid, 34, 279, 333. 

Pemaqitd Old Fort, 333. 

Penobscot, 45, 80, 160, 163, 166. 

Penobscot Bay, 116, 162,333. 

Penobscot River, 60, 118, 125, 129, 160, 

161, 166. 
Philadelphia, 167. 

PiTTsoN, 130, 136, 146, 161, 192, 194, 
221, 248, 260, 262, 275, 278, 

339- 

Pleasant Coa'e, i 73. 

Pleasant River, 45. 

Plymouth County, 54, 129. 

PocAssET, 144. 

Poland, 345. 

Portland, 234. 

Portsmouth, 279. 

Pownalborough, I, 7, II, 15, 16, 17, 18, 
19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 28, 
34. 35. 36. 38, 39, 41, 
48, 49, 51, 52, 63, 65, 
67, 68, 69, 77, 78, 87, 
90,91,92, 93, 97, 104, 
105, 107, 108, 121, 125, 

133, 135. 136, 137. 138, 
140, 144, 145, 146, 153, 
154, 156, 160, 161, 162, 
163, 163, 166, 169, 177, 
178, 179, 180, 188, 189, 
192, 194, 197, 205, 206, 
219, 221, 223, 224, 228, 
229, 230, 234, 248, 249, 



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Index of Places. 



I3> 20, 33, 

50, 51. 53. 



254, 255, 260, 264, 272, 
275, 276, 277, 280, 288, 
289, 290, 291, 292, 303^ 
305. 307. 309, 311.323. 
324. 325. 326, 327. 335. 

336. 33^. 339, 34«. 342, 
344, 346, 350, 356. 
Preble's Landinc;, 4, 5. 
Ragged Island, 333. 
Readfield, 227, 246, 268, 269, 273, 276, 
309, 311, 314. 315. 316. 317. 
340, 347. 359- 
Resqueachkan Island, 3. 
Richmond, 90. 
royalsborough, 82, 
Royal's River, 99. 
St. Georges, 7, 8, 9, n, 12, 
34. 39. 40. 41. 
58, 66, 67, 79, 80, 84, 86, 
90, loi. III, 118, 132, 140, 
143, 144, 147, 162, 171, 224, 

271. 344. 345- 
St. Georges Lower Town, 108. 
St. Georges River, 225, 270. 
Salem, Mass., 138, 

Sandy River, 183, 184, 201, 203, 220, 
227, 228, 229, 304, 332. 
ScrruATE, 54. 

Seven Mile Hrook, 142, 228. 
Sheepscot Great P(jnd, 138, 249, 259. 
Sheei'scot River, 3, 308, 362. 
Sherburne, 198. 
Shirley, 122. 
Sidney, 201, 226, 227, 254, 263, 273, 278, 

279. 33(>' 339. 340. 364. 365- 
Smuheield, 248. 

SoL'RDABSCOCK, 347. 

Spruce Pt)iNT, (Booihhav,) ii6. 

Stage Island, 241. 

Stephen's River, 5. 

Steklington, hi. 

Still- Water Pond, 340. 

Suffolk County, 171, 341- 

SUNBURY, 166. 

Swan Isij\nd, 36. 

Taberwyne Street, (Glenarm, Antrim 

County, Ireland,) 89. 
Thomaston, 86, 108, 132, 144, 160, 193, 



206,211,212,221,223, 224, 
230, 232, 235, 236, 255, 338, 

339. 343. 344. 345- 
Thompsonborough, 345. 
Thomson's Cove, 225. 

TiSBURY, 48. 

Topsham, 2, 21, 23, 31, 41, 45, 51, 52, 65, 
73, 75,82, 84, 93,94, 107, 112, 
119, 121, 125, 141, 142, 160, 161, 
168,169, 195, 209, 211, 211, 
221, 226, 229, 234, 235, 250, 
251, 255, 258, 259, 261, 277, 
278, 292, 324, 325, 337, 339, 
340, 342, 345, 346, 347, 348. 

townsend, 12, 13, 15. 

Township No. 4, 163. 

TowiNSHiP No. 5, 163. 

Trenton, 344. 

Turner, 344. 

Union, 193, 204, 205, 206, 207, 248, 252, 

253. 345- 
Union River, 183. 

Vassalborough, 72, 77, 78, 84, 90, 107, 

121, 122, 124, 127, 129, 

138, 141, 161, 162, 171, 

172, 173, 174, 175. 176' 

177, 1 84, 185, 200, 201, 

202, 203, 204, 207, 208, 

218, 219, 227, 254, 273, 

274, 278, 340, 365. 

Waldoborouc;ii, 51, 68, 73, 82, 84, 90, 

loi, 110, 118, 119, 123, 

124, 126, 129, 142, 143, 

145, 152 153, 162, 166, 

167, 170, 171, 177. '^o, 

181, 182, 18S, 190, 200, 

201, 202, 226, 236, 237, 

238, 239, 248, 253, 254^ 

255, 260, 261, 262, 269, 

270, 276, 298, 299, 329, 

330. 33'. 341. 34('- 

Wales, 130, 138. 

Wai.pole, 2, 15, 38, 53, 54. 65, 66, 153. 
Warren, 90, 108, no, in, 119, 129, 143, 
144, 147, 148, 163, 170, 171, 
188, 189, 193. '94. 224, 226, 
229, 230, 232, 247, 248, 255, 
281, 282, 283, 298, 299, 301, 



Index of Places. 



33^. 343, 344. 345- 353- 
VVashingion, 124, 204. 

WjiSSEKUNSt.ri, 1 

Wesseuumseet, i' ^ ■ 

West Buwooinha.m, no, 141. 

West Pond, 203, 204, 254. 

Wild-Cat Meadow I keek, 335. 

Williams Creek, 312. 

Wilmington, 61. 

WiNiGANCE, 4, 5, 8, 213. 

WiNiGANCE Creek, 257, 312. 

WiNSLow, 67, 68, 77, 79, 104, 141, 173, 
184, 199, 200, 202, 204, 219, 
227, 248, 274, 276, 278, 307, 

323. 337> 339. 364, 365, 366. 
WiNsi.ow's Point, 225. 

WlNTHKOP, 83, 87, 93, 124, 129, 130, 137, 
138, 144, 148, 151, 152, 161, 



173, 176, 195, 219, 220, 
227, 229, 242, 245, 246, 
276. 277, 316, 336. 
WiSCASSET, 7, 254, 326, 327, 329, 338, 

WiscAssET Bay, 2. 

Wizzell's Cove, 366. 

Woolwich, 15, 18, 32, 36, 54, 61, 77, 
91, 92,95. 97. "3, "4, 
130. 131, 132, 137, 138, 
161, 164, 175, 180, 185, 
193. 197, 198, 199, 205, 
239, 255, 260, 263, 277, 
285, 307. 311. 336.340, 
342, 354, 356. 

Wyman Plantation, 309, 310. 

Yarmouth, 177. 

York County, 4, 12, 45. 



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