The Will of Moses Goodin
From York County Probate Records, Volume Three (1709-28)
The Will of Moses Goodin
In the name of God Amen The Twenty first Day of Aprill in the year 1726 I Moses Goodin husbandman being Verry Sick and 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 unto all men Once to Dye. Do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament That is to Say Principally and First of all I Give and Bequeath 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 and Christian Buriall by my Executrs nothing Doubting but at the Gennerall Resurrection I Shall Receive ye 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
Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Wife Abigail one third part of my life Stock, with all my household Goods to be to her Sole Use and at her Absolute Dispose Togeather with the Use of my Dwelling house & the Land that Lyes to the Westward of the Way leading by My Said House towards York to be to her sole Use During her Natturall life with the Utensils and Instrumts for Husbandry Nesessary to Carry on her part of the Land
Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Martha five Pounds to be paid in Province Bills in Two years after my Decease by my Executrs I haveing Given her a Cow & Calf already
Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Patience five Pounds to be paid in Province Bills within Two years after my Decease by my Executors She having Already had a Cow & Calf.
Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary five Pounds to be paid in Province Bills within Two years after my Decease She haveing Already had a Cow and Calf.
Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Abigail ten Pounds to be paid in Provinee Bills within two years after my Decease
Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Phebe five Pounds to be paid in Province Bills within Two years after my Decease haveing had a Cow and Calf.
Item I Give and Bequeath Elizabeth ten Pounds to be Paid in two years ofter my Decease in Province Bills.
Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Margaret ten Pounds to be Paid by my Execrs within two years After my Decease in Province Bills
Item I Give and Bequeath to my two Sons Moses and Aaron (whom I appoint the Executors of this my Last Will & Testament) to be Equally Divided Between them And to Enjoy in Severalty to them and their Heirs and Assigns for ever my Homestead Housing & Lands in Berwick and a forty Acre Lot on the Rocky hills and a Peice of Land of about Eighteen Acres At the Pipe Stave Hill with my Comon Rights in Said Berwick Together with the two thirds of my live Stock and the Remaining Utensills and Instruments of Husbandry hereby Obliging them my Said Two Sons their Heirs & Executrs to afford and Provid fire wood for their Mother During her Widowhood In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Day & year above written.
Signed Sealed Pronounced & Declared by the Said Moses Goodin as his Last Will & Testamt in ye Presence of ye Subscribers.
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