Lincoln County, Maine


Will of James Wyman


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In the name of God Amen, the fourth day of April A. D. 1766, I James Wyman of Pownalborough in the County of Lincoln yeoman being aged & infirm of body, but of sound mind, after commending my Soul into the hand* of Almighty Ciod, & my body to the Earth to decent burial, do make this my last will & testament & dispose of my worldly estate in manner following That is to say —

Imps I give & bequeath to my beloved Wife Hethiah one Cow & all my houshi.ld stuff & furniture, besides her Dower in my real estate—

Item, I give to my Daughter Elizabeth McCausland the sum of Five shillings to l)e paid with a year & an half after my decease by Son Wil­liam which with what I heretofore gave her at Marriage or since is in full of her portion of my estate—

Item I give to my Daughter Mclhiah Small the *um of five shillings to be paid her in a year & an half after my decease by my Son William, which with what I heretofore gave her at Marriage \r since is in full of her portion of my estate—

Item 1 give to my Daughter Abigail Biekford the sum of five shillings to be paid her by my Son William in a year & an half after my decease, which with what I heretofore gave her at Marriage <S: since is in full of her portion of my estate—

Item 1 give to my Daughter Prudence Goodwin the sum of Fourty shillings to be paid her in a year & an half after my decease by my son William which with what I gave her at Marriage vs: since is in full of her portion of my estate—

Item 1 give to my Daughter Deliverance Call the sum of Two pounds Thirteen shillings & Four pence to be paid her by my Son William in a year & an half after my decease, which what I gave her at Marriage & since is in full of her portion of my estate—

Item I give to my Daughter Olive Goodwin the sum of Six pounds Thirteen shillings & four pence to be paid her in a year & an half after my decease by my son William which with what I gave her at Marriage & since is in full of her portion of my estate—

Item I give to my Daughter Molly the sum of Twenty pounds to be paid her when she arrises at the age of Eighteen years by my Son Daniel.

Item I give to my Grand Daughter Hannah Daughter of my son James deceased the sum of five shillings to be paid her by my son Wil­liam in a year & an half after my decease—

Item I give & devise to my son Daniel his heirs & assigns forever my half of the land & real estate at Bowdoinham in said County of Lincoln, which was conveyed to me & my son William by Deed by Agreen Crabtree, the whole being about Fourty acres, also Twenty acres of Iand on the northerly part of my Iand on Swan Island in said Pownalborough, at the West End of the Eighty acres of Iand Lazarus Noble lived upon, he the said Daniel paying the said Legacy of Twenty pounds to my Daughter Molly as aforementioned—

Item, All the rest & residue of my estate real & personal upon said Swan Island, in s'd l'ownalborough, & at Falmouth in the County of Cumberland, or wheresoever else lying situate or being, of what name or nature soever I give & devise to my son William his heirs & assigns forever he the said William paying all my debts & funeral Charges, & all the Legacies herein severally given to my Daughters except said Twenty pound Legacy he also upon demand making executing & de­livering to my son Daniel & his heirs a good & sufficient deed in the Law of all the Estate right title & Interest which he the said William shall then have in & to the the said half of said Fourty acres of I^and at said Bowdoinham herein devised to the said Daniel lastly I appoint my son William Exec'r of this my Will—

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal the day first aforewritten—

Memo, the words (my) (with) (William) (& his heirs) were inter­lined before sign'g &c signed sealed published & declared by the said James the Testator to be his last


James Wyman    (Seal)


Will & testament in pre­sence of
Win dishing
Abiel Lovejoy
Samuel Reed

Probated 23 Ap., 1766. [I, 154.] Abiel Lovejoy and Obadiah Call, sureties.
(Source:Abstracts from the Records of the Probate Court at Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine, 1760-1800, by William D. Patterson, 1895, Pages 86)



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