Will Record of Pease Clark
In the Name of GOD amen the Seventh Day of December anno Domini 1772.
I. Pease Clark of Hallowell in the County of Lincoln and in the Province of the Massachutts Bay in New-England Gent, Calling to mind the mortallity of my Body and Knowing that it is appointed unto man once to Dye do make and ordain this my Last will and Testiment.
That is to Say First of all I Give and Recommend my Soul into the Hands of GOD who Gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a decent manner at the Decretion of my Executor not doubting but I Shall Receive the same again by the powr of GOD and as to Such worly Estate wherewith it hath plesed GOD to Bless me in this Life I Give demis and dispose of in Form following viz I will and order my Funeral Charges and my Just debts to be payed out of my Personal Estate by my Executor hereafter named
Imprimus I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife Abigail the Improvement of all my Estate Borth Real and Personal during Her Natural Life
Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Son David one sixth part of my Real Estate after my wief's Decease
Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Son Uriah the Sixth part of all my Real Estate after my wifes Decease
Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Son Peter the Sixth part of all my Real Estate after my wifes Decease
Item I Give and beqeath to my beloved Son Isaac one sixth part of my Real Estate after my wife's Decease
Item, I Give and bequeath to my beloved Son Jonas one sixth part of my Real Estate after my wife's Decease
Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Son Simeon one sixth part of my Real Estate after my wief's Decase
Item, I give to my beloved daughter Abigail the wife of Benjamin Follet, one halfe of my Indoore moveables after my wif's Decase
Item I Give unto my beloved daughter Susanna the wife of david Hancock one halfe of my Indoor moveables after my wif's Decease Furthermore I Give the Rest of my Personal Estate (after the Funeral Charges and Debts are Paid), to be Equally divided amoung all my Children both Sons and daughters
I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Son Peter Clark to be my Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament, and do hereby Revoke and Utterly disanul all and Every other former Will Legasies and Bequeaths by me heretofore made : Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in Witness where of I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year afores'd.
Pease Clark (seal)
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced
Declared and delivered by the s'd
Testator as his Last will and
Testament in Presence of us
Probated 5 Ap., 1780. [II, 101.] Inventory by Levi Robinson, Benjamin White and Robert Kennedy, all of Hallowell, 30 Mar., 1780. [II, 103.] Account filed 2 May, 1781. [II, 104.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 94, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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