Will Record of Morgan McCaffry
In the Name of God Amen
The Second Day of July, 1767. I Morgan McCaffry of the Town of Bristol, husbandman, being very Sick and weak in Body, But of perfect mind and Memory, Thanks be Given unto God :
Therefore Calling unto mind the Mortality of my Body, and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, Do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament, That is to Say
Principally and first of all, I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that Gave it, and my Body I Recommend to the Earth, to be Buried in Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor ; Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the Same by the Mighty power of God. And as Touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life I Give Demise and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form
Imprimis I will that my Estate Both personal and Real be Disposed of after my Decease according to the Method and Discretion of my Executor and Executrix as they Shall think most Convenient and that my Just Debts should be paid to my Creditors out of the Same.
Item I give to my well Beloved wife Ann McCaffry one Third of the whole of my Estate after it shall be Disposed of as before mentioned for her sole and proper use to be Raised and Levied out of my Estate Item, and whatever Else shall Remain of my Said Estate after it be Disposed of in manner aforesaid I Give to my Children To W my Sons James, John, my Daughters, Frances, Jane, Mary & Margarett
I Do hereby utterly Dissalow, revoke and Disannull all and every other former Testaments, Wills Legacies, by me in any wayes before named Ratyfying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament. Likewise I make Constitute and ordain James Little of New Castle to be my Executor and Ann McCaffry my beloved wife to be my Executrix to this my Last will and Testament In whittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal The Day and Year above written
Morgan McCaffry (Seal)
Signed Sealed published pronounced
and Declared by the Said Morgan McCaffry
as his Last will and Testament in the presence
of us the Subscribers
Probated 15 June, 1768. [I, 156.] Ann McCaffry and James Little disclaimed executorship 21 Aug., 1767. [I, 156.] Joseph Henshaw, of Boston, and Robert Sproul, of Bristol, Adm'rs cum Testemento annexo, 14 June, 1768. [I, 157.] Robert Sproul, William Burns and William McClain, sureties. Inventory by Alexander Nickels, Samuel Boyd and Alexander Fosset, all of Bristol, 8 Dec., 1768, £182 : 0 : 2. [I, 208.] Alexander Nickels and Samuel Boyd, both of Bristol, commissioners to examine claims, 13 June, 1768. [I, 209.] Account filed 27 Nov., 1770. [I, 210.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 36, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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