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In the Name of God Amen I James Mustard of Topsham in the County of Lincoln & Commonwealth of Massachusetts Gentln being week in body but of perfect mind & memory Blessd be God therefor. Calling unto mind the Mortality of my body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Do therefore make and ordain this my Last will and testament that is to Say princably and first of all I Give and Recommend my Soul in to the hands of Almighty God that gave it me and my body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in Decent Christain Burial at the Discression of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the General Resurection I shall Recive the Same again by the Mighty power of God and as touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it has plesed God to Bless me in this Life I give Devise and Dispose of the Same in the following manner & form

first I Give to well beloved Son Charles Mustard the one half of all my Real and personal Estate of what name or nature So ever whome I Likewise Constitute make and ordain the Sole Executor of this my Last will and testement he to pay out Such Sum or Sums as is herein after mentioned that is to Say to Charity Mustard Daughter of my Son James Mustard Decesd one Wosted gound that was her grandmothers and also one Lining Spining wheel, and also that he the Said Charles pay to my Beloved Daughter Charity Mustard fifteen pounds in money or Stock at money price and that he also pay to the Heirs of my Son David Mustard Deceas'd twenty Seven pounds in money or Stock at money price, to be equally Devided between the three Children that my Son David Left.

Also I give to my Beloved Son Joseph Mustard the other half of all my Estate both Real and personal he to pay out Such Sums as is herein after mention'd that is to Say to my Beloved Daughter Mary Rogers twenty Seven pounds in Money or Stock at mony price and also that he the Said Joseph pay to my Beloved Daughter Charity Mustard fifteen pounds in money or Stock at money price.

Be it Known to all Men that there is nothing in this my Last will and testament to Deprive my Daughter Charity of a high Chist of Draws and one bed and Beding that was given her by her mother Charity Mustard Deceas'd and I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revook and Disanul all and every other former testements wills Legesayes Bequests Executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and testament

In witnes whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty fifth Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and ninety two and the Sixteenth year of the Independence of the United States of America—

James Mustard (seal)

Signed Sealed published
pronounced and Declaired
by the Said James Mustard
as his Last will and testament
in the presence of us who in
his presence and in the presence
of each other have hereunto
Subscribed our names

Nathll Larrabee
George Headdean
James Hunter Jun'r

Probated 12 May, 1794. [VI, 39-40.] John Reed, Jr., and Steal Foster, both of Topsham, sureties. Inventory by Ezekiel Thompson, Arthur Hunter and James Wilson, all of Topsham, 12 Aug., 1794, 602 : 15 : 1. [VI, 141-2.]

Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 250, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.

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