The Will of Dorcas Cutt
From York County Probate Records, Volume Ten (1749-60)
The Will of Dorcas Cutt
In the Name of God Amen. I Dorcas Cutt of Kittery in the County of York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Widow being aged & infirm, and not knowing how soon it may please the Allwise God to call me from this World, do make & ordain this to be my last Will & Testament. I firmly depend on the Mercy of God. I trust in ye Merits of Christ. I commit my Soul to the Care of my Redeemer. And my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interr'd at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named : But being Sensible of ye Vanity of Splendid & pompous Funerals my Will is that Rings be not given at my Funeral nor Plates fixt on my Coffin. And if there be any thing left that Shou'd be given to the poor, I refer that to ye Discretion of my Executor And my Will is that whatsoever of Right is due from me to any one be paid in convenient time after my Decease by my Executor hereafter named.
I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Mary Whipple her Heirs & Assigns all my Household Goods & Furniture Money Notes & Bonds, and all my moveable or personl Estate of what Nature kind or Quality soever. And having by Deed of Sale granted to my Son William Whipple and my Daughter Mary Whipple a Tract of Land on ye Road between Kittery & York which Deed bears Date the 28th Day of February one thousand Seven Hundred & Forty six I do hereby Ratify & confirm the Same to them according to the Tenor of said Deed.
I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughters Katharine Moffat, Mehetable Odiorne & Elizabeth Whipple their Heirs and Assigns in equal Shares that part of the Land belongg formerly to Mr John Hoel which my late Husband by his last Will & Testament ordered that I should have the Disposal of, and which is not fenced nor improved, having by Deed granted the other part vizt that which is fenced and improved to my Son & Daughter William & Mary Whipple as abovesaid.
I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Whipple my black Trunk and what is contained therein.
I do hereby constitute & appoint my beloved Son Wm Whipple Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament, Revoking & declaring void all other Wills by me at any time before made by Word or Writing, and confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testament.
In Witness where of I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this twenty sixth Day of May Anno Domini 1749. In the 22d Year of His Majestys Reign.
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