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Will Record of Nathniel Meigges

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I Nathniel Meigges of Vassalborough in the County of Lincoln yeoman seriously Considering the uncertainty of human Life in the best, and more particularly of my own in my Declining state of Health, Do while in a sound state of mind, make this my last Will, and Testament, intending to Dispose of all my worldly affairs, not as humour may prompt, but as Justice and equiety seem to Direct, I most humbly recommend my sole to the extensive mercy of that Suprem Eternal Intelligent Being who gave it me, most earnstly, at the same time Deprecating his Justice viz I give and bequeth to my two sones Nathniel and Ebenezer Meigges all my real Estat that I have in Vassalborough I give and bequeth to my Dear and loving wife Mary all my personel Estate after my Debts is paid out I likewise appont hir the Exutter to the estate which she is to bring up the Children out of the emprovements of my Estate untill tha Com of age I give to my Dafter Mary a Cow and Calf to be paid to hir after my estate is settled I give to my four other Dafters Hannhh Abigal Rebach Keziah fife shillings each to be paid out of my personal Estate when tha Com of age

Whereunto I have set my hand and seal this twenty first Day of December 1790

Nathl Meiggs (seal)

sined sealed by the said
Nathniel Meiggs as for his last
will and testament in the presence
of us who ware present at the
sining and sealing thereof

William Wing
Silvanus Hatch
Lot Chadwick

Probated 2 June, 1791. [IV, 256.] Inventory by Jethro Gardiner, Richard Warren and Reuben Fairfield, all of Vassalborough, 9 July, 1791, 218 : 14 : 6. [V, 122.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 207, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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