William WOODWARDS' Will, York County Will Book.

[Transcribed from a photocopy of the original available at the 
Alfred courthouse on 12 Mar 1996 by Dave Rudge.]

In the name of God Amen. I William Woodward of Waterborough
in the County of York and State of Maine Deacon, Being weak in
body and of sound and perfect mind and memory considering the 
uncertainty of mortal life do make and publish this my 
last will and testament in the manner and form following
that is to say First I give and bequeth unto my Beloved wife
Anna Woodward one good cow cow and four sheep over and above
her right of dower or thirds and what things that remain which
she had of her own when I married her.
I do also give and Bequeath to my four daughters, namely Anna
Gray Sally Chadbourn Mary Mills and Patience Lewis six Dollars
to each of them I allso give and bequeath to my son Johnson 
Woodward fifty Dollars to be paid in twelve months after
My Decease. I allso give and devise to my son Joseph Woodward his heirs
and assigns all that my messuage or tenement situate lying on the
North side of the county Road in said Waterborough where
I now live together with all the Bildings thereon and all my other
freehold estate whatever that I have on the north side of the road
it is my desire that my son William Woodward shall have the one half
of the lower orchard for five years after my Decease I allso give and
Bequeathe to my son William Woodward I allso give and desire to my son
William Woodward his heirs and assigns all the Land that I have on 
the south side of the above named Road Excepting twenty acres that
that I have convaid to my son Rufus Woodward after my decease
I further reserve one then acre lot on the south side of the road
adjoining Joseph Lewis I further give and Bequeath unto my Beloved
wife Anna Woodward all my Household furnature for the time [of her]
widowhood and then to Be equally divided among my four above
 mentioned Daughters and lastly I give and Bequeath to my son
Joseph Woodward all the Residue and remainder of my personal 
Estate goods and chattles of what kind and nature  -- and he the 
said Joseph Woodward is to pay all debts and demands that may

may be lawfully due from said estate and pay out the several
Legacies to the Legates equally allike and all Debts due to said
estate to Belong to the said Joseph and I will and order that
all the sums of money or several legacies to be paid out to
the respective Legates in twelve months after my Decease
and I will and order further that fire wood sufficient for
one fire be found and provided for my Beloved wife
all the time of her widowhood and allso further will and
order that the sum of four Dollars a year be paid to my
sister Lucy Woodward single woman out of the produce
of the farm in such things as she may most need and
to be paid by the said Joseph Woodward and yearly so
long as she shall live and remain a single woman
and I hereby appoint Joseph Woodward my son sole
Executor to this my last will and testament hereby revoking
all former wills By me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
twenty first day of September in the year of Our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and twenty two
Sined sealed published and declared by the above named
William Woodward to be his last will and testament in the
presents of us who at his request and in his presents have
subscribed and names as witness to the above
Samuel Bradeen			William Woodward
Samuel Webber jr.
Samuel [?] Webber

I Joseph Webber named Executor of the foregoing in 
strument think proper not to accept of said appointment, but
hereby decline the same		Joseph Woodward
July 12, 1824
Hon. Jonas Clark
Judge of Probate

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