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MAINE - Will of Jacob Remick, father of Lydia Phillips
In the Name of God Amen. I Iacob Remick of Kittery in the County of York in New England Shipwright being of Sound Mind and Memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following (That is to Say) First I recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God, and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried, at the Discretion of my Executor hereinafter named, and touching the Disposition of my Temporal Estate, I give & dispose thereof as followeth.
Imprimis, I give and bequeath to Mary my well-beloved Wife, By her to be taken in Lieu and full Satisfaction of her Thirds and Dower of my Estate (and not otherwise) Two Rooms in the West End of my Dwelling House together with my Garden during her natural Life, also I give my Said Wife all my Household Goods and Furniture in my dwelling House, excepting one Bed Beding & Furniture belonging to the Bed. I also give my Said Wife Two Cows and five Sheep, which Shall be kept & maintained by my Executor, herein hereafter named, on my Place where I now live, and Twelve Bushels of Corn and Five Barrells of Cyder a year, and Apples for her use every year during her Life, and and one Third part of my Cellar belonging to my dwelling House with the one half of my Deary House, all the above I give to my Said Wife in full Recompence of her Dowry in my Estate. But if She Demands and recovers her Dowry, then all the above Bequests to her Shall be void and of none Effect, any thing herein contained to the Contrary thereof notwithstanding.
Item, I give my Son Iames Remick Ten Shillings.
Item, I give my Son Timothy Remick Fifty Pounds.
Item, I give my Daughter Lydia Phillips Five Pounds.
Item, I give my Daughter Mary Iohnson Ten Pounds.
Item, I give my Daughter Hannah Remick Ten Pounds.
Item, I give my Grandson William Mogridge Ten Pounds.
Item, I give my Grand Children Joseph Paul & Mary Paul to each five pounds.
Item, I give to my Son Stephen Iiemick Twenty Shillings.
Item, I give my Sons lacob Remick Iohn Remick and Samuel Remick to each of them Five Shilings. All these Legacies before mentioned I do order my Executor herein hereafter named to pay in Current passable Bills of Credit within the Term of Five years after my Decease out of my Estate.
Item, I give all my Real and personal Estate of what Name or Nature or kind soever the Same may be either in Possession or Reversion and all my Right or Rights of Common or undivided Lands laid out or to be laid out, with all Rights and Priviledges to the Same belonging or in any ways appertaining unto my Son Nathaniel Remick his Heirs and Assigns forever. To have and to Hold all my Said Estate to him my Said Son Nathaniel Remick his Heirs and Assigns for ever, he paying the Legacies and Bequests to his Mother and Brothers and Sisters and my Grand Children as aforesaid: Also if my Wife do not accept what I have given her in Lieu of her Dower, But recovers Dower of my Said Son Nathaniel, Then what I have given my Said Wife Shall be to my Said Son Nathaniel his Heirs & assigns forever. And I do hereby nominate make and appoint my Said Son Nathaniel Remick Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament; And I do hereby revoke disanul & make void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made either by Word of Mouth or in Writing. In Witness whereof I the Said lacob Remick to this my last Will and Testament; (contained on this half Sheet of Paper) have Set my Hand and Seal this twenty second Day of May, In the Year of our Lord Christ 1739.
Iacob Remick (a seal)
Signed Sealed published & declared by the Testator in the presence of Us whose Names are Subscribed as Witnesses hereunto.
Probated 16 July 1745. Inventory returned, at £273: 8: 9, old tenor, by Thomas Knight
Joseph Fernald and John Godsoe, appraisers, 31 Oct. 1745.
Source: Maine Wills, 1640-1760, compiled by William M. Sargent, A.M., of the Cumberland Bar, member of the Maine Historical Society, of the Maine Genealogical Society, and of the Gorges Society, published Brown, Thurston & Company, 1887; Pgs. 496-498
NOTE: The first letter of names, "J", is spelled with "I" in this document; example: "Jacob" spelled "Iacob"