Josiah Cobb

Last Will & Testament

York County, Maine

05 May 1739

 

 

 

In the Name of God Amen, I Josiah Cobb of Falmouth in the County of York in New-England Considering the Certianty of my Death and the uncertainty of ye present Life being by the mercy of God in perfect mind & memory Do make this my last Will & Testament & Do hereby when this present Life shall be ended I Do Commit my Soul unto God that gave it & redeemed it by his free mercy in Jesus Christ my only Redeemer & my Body unto the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter Named and my worldly Goods & Estate after my Just Debts & Funerall Charges shall be paid by my Executor. I Do Give & bequeath the remainder as followeth. Item I Do give unto my Sister Betty five pounds to be paid unto her and Equall share of the Remainder of my Estate both Real & personall to be Equally Divided betwixt all my Brothers & Sisters. I Do Constitute & appoint my Honored Father Mr Jonathan Cobb to be the Executor of this and this to be my last Will & Testament In Confirmation hereof I Do hereunto set my Hand and seal this fifth Day of May In the Year of our Lord Christ 1739.In the presence of Joshua Woodberry Joseph Cobb Archable Dowglass.

 

Josiah Cobb (seal)

 

Probated 15 Jan. 1739.

 

Inventory returned 11 Jan. 1740, at 87: 15: 0, by Bobert Thorndike and Joseph Weston, appraisers.


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