Will Record of Preserved Hall
Be it known to all men by these Presents that I Peserved Hall of Hallowell in the County of Lincoln being very Sick and weak but of Perfect mind and memory thanks be Given unto God Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last will and testament that is to Say Principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hand of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executor, and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has Pleased God to bless me in this Life I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First. I give and bequeath to Abigal Hall my beloved wife all my Estate real and personal, Except two heffers, full Power and Lawfull othority to Sell and Convey by the advice of my Executor hereafter named, the interest of the money or the use of the Estate to Her own benefit and behofe. if them two heffers are not anuff to pay the debts there shall be an Equal Poportion takeing out of the Real and Personal Estate to Pay the debts and to Seport the aged widow if neded, and after the decase of Abigal my beloved wife if there be any of my Estate, I give and bequeath to my son Timothy Hall and my son Jeremiah Hall, and to the heirs of Nathan Hall the deces'd the one tweneth Part Each of them in makin the heirs before mentond Equal with one my sons and to my son Jonathan Hall I give and bequeath the one tenth Part of my Real and Personal Estate and the Remainder of my Real Estate if there be any I give and bequeath to my son Josiah Hall and I appoint him my soul Executor of this my Last will and testment. and my Personal Estate if there be any I give and bequeath to my dafter Abigal Standly.
I Do Publish and declare this will to be my Last will and Testment in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 20 the day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty.
Preserved Hall (seal)
Signed Sealed Published Prononced
and declared by the said Preserved
Hall as his Last will and testament,
in the presence of us, who, in his
Presence, and in the presence of Each
other have hereto subscribed our Names
Probated 6 Sep., 1780. [II, 113.] Inventory by Solomon Whiting, Samuel Dutton and Benjamin Brainerd, 9 Dec, 1780, £77: 4: 9. [III, 34.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 97, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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