Will of George Roth
In the Name of God, Amen.
I George Roth of a place called Broad Bay in the County of Lincoln and Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England yeoman, being in health of Body and of perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be given to God ; calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die, do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament ; That is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the Hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial, at the discretion of my Executors ; nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the mighty Power of God. And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following Manner & Form.
Imprimis, I give and Bequeath to Rosanna, my dearly beloved Wife, whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain the sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, all my Estate, both Real, Personal and mixt, of what name or Nature soever by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed. But my further Will is, that in Case I shall leave any Child or Children begotten of the Body of my said Wife, all the Estate hereby given to her shall descend to it, or them, in such Manner and wise as the Law directs.
Item I give unto my well-beloved Son Conrad Roth the Sum of One pound Six Shillings & eight pence, to be paid to him or his legal Representative in one year after my decease, which together with what he has already received is his full part or Share out of my Estate.
And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all & every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, 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 witness whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this Second Day of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and seventy two
George G R [his mark] Roth (seal)
Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced
and declared by the said George
Roth as his last Will & Testament
in the presence of us
John Martin Schaffer.
Probated 19 Sep., 1797. Letters testamentary issued to Rosanna Hute of Waldoborough, widow, 19 Sep., 1797. [VII, 172 to 175.] Michael Sprague, of Waldoborough, and Moses Copeland, of Warren, sureties. Inventory by Waterman Thomas, Nathan Sprague and Jacob Ludwig, all of Waldoborough, 30 Sep., 1797, $602. [VIII, 61.] Account filed 17 Sep., 1798. [VIII, 61-62.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 298, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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