Maine Wills


 The Will of Seth Fogg

 From York County Probate Records, Volume Seven (1721-49)

The Will of Seth Fogg

   In the Name of God Amen. This third Day of Septemr in the year of our Lord Annoque Dom : 1748. I Seth Fogg of Scarborô in the County of York in New England Cordwanier of perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be given unto God therefor, Calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die; Do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament, That is to Say principally & first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it hoping thrô the Merits Death & Passion of my Saviour Iesus Christ to have full & free Pardon & Forgiveness of all my Sins, and to inherit everlasting Life, and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named 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 & Form, that is to Say.

   First, I will that all these Debts & Duties as I do owe in Right or Conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoeuer Shall be well & truly contented & paid or ordained to be paid in convenient time after my Decease by Executors hereafter named.

   Item, I give & bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved Wife and my Will is that She Shall have the Priviledge of one half of my dwelling House for her own Use during her Widowhood and also the Income of one Third part of my Estate during her Natural Life to be paid to her yearly & every year by my Executors hereafter named

   Item. I give to my well-beloved Son Seth Fogg whom I likewise constitute make & ordain one of my Executors all my Land lying on the back Side of Scottow's Hill so called in Scarborô, and also all my Marsh lying on the Western Side of None Such River in Scarborô and also the one half of all my personal or moveable Estate.

   Item. I give to my well-beloved Son Timothy Fogg whom I likewise constitute make & ordain one of my Executors of this my last Will & Testament all & Singular all my Lands, Messuages Tenements & Buildings & Stock with all my Estate in the Town of Scarborough excepting what I have here above disposed of.

   Item. I give to my wellbeloved Son Iames Fogg one Hundred and Forty pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Sd Executrs immediately after he comes of the Age of twenty one Years, and that my Said Executors to bring my Said Son Iames up till he comes to the Age of twenty one years, and to give him a good School Learning.

   Item. I give to my Daughter Lydia Fogg Eighty pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Sd Executors.

   Item. I give to my Daughter Mary Fogg Eighty pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Said Executors.

   Ratifying & confirming this to be my last Will & Testamt

   In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the Day & Year above written.

Signed Sealed & published pronounced
   & declared by ye Sd Seth Fogg as
   his last Will & Testament, In pres-
   ence of Us ye Subscribers,
   Daniel Fogg
   Benjamin + Larrabee
            his mark
   Samuel Fogg
Seth Fogg (a Seal)
   Probated 18 Oct. 1748. Inventory returned 30 Nov. 1748, at £2984: 1: 0, old tenor by Samuel Small, Andrew Libbee and Samuel Libbee, appraisers.

Source: Maine Wills, 1640-1760 (Portland, Me., 1887), p. 587, citing Probate Office, 7, 213.

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