Will Record of Samuel McCobb
In the Name of God Amen I Samuel McCobb of Georgetown in the County of Lincoln Esq., being sound in mind and memory : but calling to mind the uncertainty of all human events and more especially the fleeting and transitory life of Man ; as touching the worldly property wherewith God has been pleased to bless me, I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following Vizt.
Imprimis. I give bequeath and devise to my beloved Son Parker McCobb his heirs and assigns forever a certain Island near the entrance of Kennebec River, commonly called Stage Island, with the Previledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging
Secondly. I will and ordain that my beloved Wife Rachell shall have the sole use and improvement of the said Island to her own use and benefit, untill the said Parker McCobb shall have attained the age of twenty one years, in case my said Wife shall so long live.
Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my faithful servant Peter Cary one Pair of Steers and one pair of Heifars to be paid and delivered to him by my Executors hereafter-named, when he shall have attained the age of twenty one years, provided the said Peter shall in the meantime live with and faithfully serve in the capacity of a servant, my said beloved Wife in case she shall so long live.
Fourthly. I bequeath and devise to my said beloved Wife her Heirs and Assigns forever, all the rest and residue of my Estate both real and personal, wherever the same may be found at the time of my decease. Lastly. I will and ordain my beloved Wife Rachell McCobb, my much esteemed Friend William Lithgow Jun'r and my beloved Son Denny McCobb, Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventeenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety one.
Saml. McCobb (seal)
March 17th 1791 then Samuel McCobb Esq'r the within named Testator signed sealed published and declared the within within written Instrument as and for his last Will and Testament, in presence of us the subscribing Witnesses who in the presence of the said Testator and of each Other at his request, saw and heared him the said Testator sign seal pubUsh and declare the same Instrument as and for his last Will and Testament in manner aforesaid. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands the day and year aforesaid
I the before named Samuel McCobb being weak in body but of perfect mind and sound memory do make and publish this present writing as a Codicil to the before mentioned last Will and Testament in manner following Vizt. I will and ordain that each of my children towit Denny McCobb, Beatrice McCobb, Rachell McCobb, John McCobb, Jenny McCobb, Sally McCobb, and Nancy McCobb shall each of them be paid by my Executors the sum of five shillings after my decease. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty sixth day of July Anno Domini 1791.
Sam. McCobb (seal)
July 26th 1791 then the above named Samuel McCobb signed sealed published and declared the writing last above mentioned as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament aforesaid in presence of us the subscribing Witnesses who in presence of the said Testator and of each other at his request saw and heared him the said Testator sign seal publish and declare the same writing as and for his Codicil to the said last Will and Testament In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands the twentysixth day of July Anno Domini 1791
Probated 18 Ap., 1793. [VI, 14-15.] William Lithgow, Jr., renounced executorship. Inventory by Benjamin Pattee, William Butler and Charles Couillard, all of Georgetown, 30 Ap., 1793. [VII, 57 to 59.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 241, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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