The Will of John Kenny
In the Name of God Amen. To all Christian People to whom these presents Shall come Greeting. Know ye that I John Kenny of Wells in the County of York & Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Tayler being now of a Sound and disposing Mind thô weak in Body Do committing my Spirit into the Hands of God the Giver of it thrô Iesus the Mediator and my Body into the Hands of my Executor to be by her decently interr'd in hopes of a glorious Resurrection to a Life immortal Dispose of the temporal Estate with which God has blessed me in the following Manner viztt I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Bethiah White of Wells all my Good Debts Tools Utensils and all my Estate of what Name or Nature soever. And I do also hereby constitute and appoint the Said Bethiah White to be Executor of this my last Will and Testament And finally hereby revoke and disannull all other Wills by me heretofore made and do pronounce and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, This twenty third Day of November Anno Domini 1745. In the Nineteenth Year of His Majestys Reign.
|Signed Sealed Pronounced and |
declared in Presence of Us.
| ||Iohn Kenny (a Seal)|
| Probated 13 Jany 1745. Inventory returned 30 June 1746, at £131: 3: 6, old tenor, by Nathl Welles, Eleazer Clark and James Rankin, appraisers.|
[Source: Maine Wills, 1640-1760 (Portland, Me., 1887), p. 502, citing Probate Office, 6, 158.]