The Will of Daniel Green
From York County Probate Records, Volume Seven (1721-49)
The Will of Daniel Green
In the Name of God Amen. This eleventh Day of April Anno Domini 1749. I Daniel Green of Kittery within ye County of york yeoman, being very Sick & full of pain in my Body but of perfect Mind & Memory, Thanks be given unto God; therefore calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body & knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament, That is to Say, principally & first of all, I give & recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it; and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall receive the 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 and Form.
Impr I give & bequeath unto my loving Wife Sarah Green all my moveable Estate of every kind within Doors & without, as Cows Sheep Swine with all my personal Estate of what kind soever to be to her dispose to & among my Children as She Shall See meet.
Item. I give unto my two Sons Daniel & Andrew Green all that Tract of Land lying on the West Side of the high Way that goeth to the Bank Ferry, which Tract of Land lies between Colo Hammonds Land & Land of Stephen Tobey to be equally divided between them and their Heirs, excepting one Acre of the Said Tract of Land, wch I give unto my Daughter Sarah Crocker, where She Shall choose it to be Set off unto her.
Item. I give unto my Said Daughter Sarah Crocker Forty Shillings Money old Tenor Value out of my Estate.
Item. I give unto my Daughter Meribah Green Thirty pounds Money old Tenor to be paid her by my two Sons Daniel and Andrew in equal halves within one Year after my Decease.
Item. I give unto my Son Daniel Green my Dwelling House and Barn and all that Tract of Land that lies on the Eastward Side of the high Way containing about Eight & Thirty Acres more or less; He allowing his Mother one End of the House to live in as long as She pleases.
Item. I give & bequeath unto my two Sons Daniel & Andrew & their Heirs in equal Shares all the Land I have in the Township of Berwick let it be more or less.
Item. I give unto my Grand Daughter Lydia Green ye Sum of Five pounds Money old Tenor to be paid to her by my Wife her Grand Mother when the Said Lydia comes of age to receive it.
Item. If there be any of my Estate left out, & not mentioned herein it Shall belong unto my Daughter Meribah Green and to her Heirs.
Lastly. I appoint & ordain my Sons Daniel & Andrew Green to be my Sole Executors of this my last Will & Testamt Ratifying and confirming this & no other to be my last Will.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the Day & year first above written.
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