Will Record of John Molloy
In the Name of God amen
The 21st Day of April in ye Year of our Lord 1775, I John Molloy of Pownalborough in ye County of Lincoln in ye Province of ye Massachuset Bay in New England, Cord winder, being of perfect Mind & Memory thanks to almighty God calling to mind the uncertainty of this frail Life, & knowing that it is appointed unto all Men once to die, do make Constitute & declare this my last will & Testament,viz first of all I give & recommend my soul into ye hands of God that gave it, & my Body I recommend to ye Earth to be buried in a decent Christian Burial at ye discression of my Executor hereafter named nothing doubting but at ye Resurection I shall receive ye same again by ye Almighty Power of Godand as touching such worly Estate with which it has pleased almighty God to bless me in this Life, I give demise & dispose of all ye same in ye following manner, viz my Mind & will is that my just Debts I owe to any Person or Persons whatsoever shall be paid by my Executrix hereafter named in Convenient Time after my Death.
Imprimis-I give & bequeath to my well beloved & intended Wife Hannah Hutchinson ye whole of my Estate both real & Personal & household goods & Every thing I die possessed of, to enable her to pay my just Debts & Funeral Charges, & for her Comfort & soport, for her Use & improvement, & disposal for EverI do hereby Nominate & Constitute & ordain my well Beloved & intended Wife Hannah Hutchinson above named my Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament, & I do hereby utterly Disannul, revoke & disallow all & Every other former will & Testament, ratifying & Confirming this, & this only to be my last will & Testament, in witness whereof I have here unto set my Hand & Seal ye Day & Year first above mentioned, In present of
John Molloy (seal)
Probated 4 Feb., 1784. [II, 202.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 125, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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