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Stacia Matteson
Stacia Matteson
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Transcribed by Linda Cornell

Will of Mary Matteson
Dated December 27, 1765

Source: Book of Wills Vol 3, 1761-1781, Pages 395 397

In the Name of God Amen the twenty seventh day of December, 1765, I, Mary Matteson, of Warwick in the county of Kent being weak of body but of a perfect and a sound ------ mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is ----- for all people once we die 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 unto the hands of God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in some decent Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and as touching such worldly Estate Wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life I Give demise and disprove of the Same in the following manner and form, ____________

Im-----  I give to my son, Moses  Matteson, five shillings Old Tenor to be paid by my Executrix hereafter, I give to my son John Matteson, five shillings, old --- to be paid by my Executrix hereafter Named, I give to my son Joseph Matteson forty shillings old tenor to be paid by my Executrix hereafter Named.

Item  I give to my son, Francis Matteson, two pounds ten shillings to be paid by my executrix hereafter named, I give to my son, Thomas Matteson five pounds Old Tenor to be paid by my Executrix hereafter named, I give to my son, David Matteson five pounds old tenor to be paid by my Executrix hereafter named.  I give to my son Daniel Matteson five pounds Old Tenor to be paid by my Executrix hereafter Named, I give to my grandson, Benjamin Matteson, son of my son Joseph Matteson forty shillings Old Tenor to be paid by my Executrix hereafter named.

Item, I give to my Grand Daughter Ellener Matteson forty shillings, Old Tenor to be paid by my Executrix hereafter named.  I also give to my Grand Daughter Phebe Matteson Daughters of my son Joseph Matteson twenty shillings Old Tenor to be paid by my Executrix hereafter Named,

Item I give to my Daughter Deborah Matteson the one fifth part of all my moveable or personal Estate that is left after all my just debts and legacies that is already mentioned shall be paid and all the remaining part of my personal Estate or moveables I give to my two Daughters to be equally divided between them, that is to say the half of them to my Daughter Mary Matteson and the other half of them to my daughter Sarah Matteson, I herewith constitute appoint and ordain my daughter Mary Matteson to be my Executrix of this my last will and testament to pay all my Just Debts and Legacies herein mentioned and I do hereby disallow revoke and de----- all other or former wills testaments legacies and ------ or -----  by me in anywise made ratefying and confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament.  In Witness hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year above written.     ______________________________

Signed sealed published pronounced    
and declared by the said Mary Matteson (seal)
as her Last Will and Testament in the 
presence of we the subscribers:       
William Arnold, son of Elisha
James Green, Son William
Thomas (his mark) Hatheway

Kent of Warwick March the 9th 1778
Wm Arnold son Elisha and James Greene son of Wm both of said Warwich in the County of Kent came before the town council of Warwick and on solemn oath declared that they saw the testation (?) Mrs. Mary Matteson sign seal publish and declare the proceeding to be her Last Will and Testament and that in his presence and in his ____ and in the presence of each other they set their hands as witness thereto and that Mr. Thomas Hatheway did set his hand, as Witness thereto, at the same time, and that the Testatrix was in her perfect mind and memory at the same time.

Attest J. Jerauld, Court Clerk

(Seal)  Whereupon the Town Council on said ninth day of March 1778 at Warwick Aforesaid did take the probation of said Last Will and Testament of the said Mary Matteson under confederation and after due deliberation thereon did prove and approve the same to be good and Valued in the Law According to the true intent and meaning thereof.  In testimony whereof the said Council orders this seal of their Office to be Hereunto affixed.

Attest J. Jerauld, Coventry Clerk

Entered March the 20th, 1778 by J. Jerauld, Court Clerk

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