The Will of Nathaniel Tarbox
In the name of God Amen the Twenty Seventh day of September 1725. I Nathaniel Tarbox of Biddiford being verry Sick and weak in Body but of Perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore Calling to mind the Mortallity of my Body & knowing that it appointed for all men once to Dye, Do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament that is to Say. I first of all give and Recommend my Soul in to the hands of God that gave it and my Body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in Decent Manner. As Touching worldly Estate I Give and Bequeath to Elizabeth my Dearly Beloved wife all ye Moveables within Doors and the Income of the Chattels To be hers for the Bringing up of ye Children the Principall to be Returned to the Children as they Come of Age Equall alike only Two feather Beds to my two Daughters and I Give unto my Eldest Son Ioseph Tarbox all my home Place. And all my out Lands I Give to my Other three Sons to be Equally Divided. A Child now unborn if it be a Son to be made Equall with ye other three Sons but if A daughter to be Equall with the Two Daughters As to Moneys that is to Come in with Bill & Bonds I Give unto my beloved wife willing her to Pay unto my Daughters Twenty Pounds Each one as they Come of Age. And further I will my Dearly Beloved wife to Distribute unto hers & my Children at her Decease the Goods that is Propper for them to have that is to make Good unto hers & My Children both Moveables and other Incoms the Bringing up of the Children to be allowed. This is my Last will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal. I make & Ordain Eliza my wife & Humphry Scamon my Sole Executr.
|Elizabeth X Scamons|
Mary X Smith
|Nathaniel N Tarbox (Seal)|
| Probated, 20 May 1726. Inventory returned 2 May 1726, at £645: 09: 01 by John Gray, Ebenezer Hill and Richard Stimpson, appraisers.|
[Source: Maine Wills, 1640-1760 (Portland, Me., 1887), p. 282, citing Probate Office, 3, 207.]