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In the Name of God Amen this Sixth day of Febuary 1787 I Jabez Crowel of Vassalborough in the county of Lincoln and Commonwealth of the Massachusetts yeoman being Sick and weak in body but of Sound mind and memory thanks be Given to God therefor and Calling to 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 first and Principally I Give and recommend my Soul in to the hands of God that Gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executor ; and as touching Such worly Estate as it hath Pleased God to bless me with in this life I Give Demise and Dispose of it in the following manner viz

first I give and bequeath to my Granson Barna Basset all my Carpenters tools and my Gun and Sword

the Remainder of my Estate Real and Parsonal after paying my Just Debts I Give to thankfull my well beloved wife to be at her disposal dureing her life or so long as She Shall Remain my wido and at her Decease all that Shall Remain I Give to my Daughter thankfull Crowel She Paying to her two Sisters Samuel Bassets wife and James Mathas wife Six Shillings each to be paid at her mothers Decease

I likewise make and appoint Mathew Hastings of Vassalborough aforeSaid Gentn Executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby Disanul and make void every other will and testament by me made before this time Rattifiing and Confeirming this and no other to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year above Said

Jabez X [his mark] Crowell (seal)

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared
by the Said Jabez Crowel as his last will and
testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers viz

James Bacon Senr
Winthrop Robinson
James X [his mark] Bacon Jr

Probated 5 June, 1787. [III, 258.] Inventories by Thomas Hawes, James Bacon and Winthrop Robinson, all of Vassalborough, and Josiah Thatcher, Abner Crowell and Jabez Lewis, all of Yarmouth, 1788, 19 : 15 : 6. [III, 259.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 176, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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