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Will of Mordecai Lincoln
- Will of Mordecai Lincoln, dated 22nd February 1735
- In the Name of God Amen J Mordecai Lincon of Amity in the County of phila in the province of pennsylva being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and Memory Do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following revoking and hereby disanulling and making void all other and former Wills and Testaments by me made whether in word or Writing allowing this to be my last will and Testament and no other.
- Imprimis it is my mind that in ye first place my Just debts be honiestly paid.
- Item I give and bequeath unto My son Mordecai Linkon the half of my land scituate in amity and to his heirs and assigns forever
- Item I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Linkon his heirs and assigns forever the one half of my Land in amity aforesaid.
- With this proviso that if my present wife Mary should prove with Child at my Decease and bring forth a son, then I order that ye said Land be Divided into three equall parts, And that Mordecai shall have ye Lower most or South East part, and Thomas the Middle most and the posthumus ye uper part:
- Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Hannah and Mary a Certain piece of Land at Matjaponix allread[y] settled on them by a deed of gift.
- Item I give unto my son John Lincon a Certain piece of Land Lying in the Jerseys Containing three hundred acres, and to his heirs and assigns forever.
- Item I give and bequeath unto my Two daughters Anne & Sarah and to their heirs and assigns forever one hundred acres of Land lying at Matjaponix in the Jersey, which Land I do order my Executrix herein after Named to sell and divide ye money equally between them.
- And I do hereby further order and appoint that if any one or more of my Children above named should happen to dye before they arrive to their full age then such share or shares of ye deceased shall be Equally Divided amongst ye surviving Children.
- Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary all ye residue or remainder of My Estate goods Chatties Quick & dead To be at her disposall, and Liberty to remain on My plantati[on] at Melar [ ?] Amity untill those my Children are at their severall ages, the better to enable my Wife to bring up all my Children without wasting or embezeling what I have left them.
- And I do hereby nominate and appoint my Wife Mary Lincon my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and testam[ent.]
- And my loving friends and Neighbours Jonathan Robeson and George Boone Trustees to assist my Executrix in & seeing this my Will and Testament well and truely perform [ed] according to ye true Intent and Meaning thereof.
- The within named Mordecai Lincon did sign publish pronounce and declare that this present writing was his last will and Testament ye 22 day of ffebruary A Dom1 1735.
- (signed) Mordecai Lincon
- Jn the presence of us:
- Israel Robeson
- Solomon Coles aff 7th June 1736
- John Bell lur eod
- Philada June 7th 1736. Then personally appeard Solomon Coles and John Bell two of the witnesses to the foregoing Will & the sd Solomon on his solemn affirmation & the sd John Bell on his Oath did severally declare they saw & heard Mordecai Lincoln Sign Seal publish and declare the same Will to be his Last Will & Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of sound mind Memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge.
- [Source: "Abraham Lincoln, An American Migration", by William J. Campbell, 1909, Philadelphia, pg. 26-30].
- ↑ Seventeenth Century Hull, Massachusetts, and Her People, Volume: vol. 142 and 143, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), vol. 143, April, 1989, page 133.
- ↑ Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Hingham, Massachusetts, ca. 1639-1844. (New England Historic Genealogical Society), 30.
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