WILL of Andrew McClary 1757
the Name of God Amen. the twenty ninth day of December in the year of our Lord
1757, I Andrew McClary in the province of New Hampshire in New England, Gentleman
being very sick & weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given
unto God; threfore calling to the mortality of my body and showing that it is
appointed for men once to dye, do make & ordain this my Last wil & testament.
That is to say principally & first of all I give & Recommend my Soul into
the hands of God that gave it hopeing throught the merrit, Death & passion
of my Savior Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon & forgiveness of all
my sins & to inherit everlasting Life & my body commit to this earth to
be decently buried at the Discretion of my xecutor hereafter Named: Nothing Doubting
but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the Son again by the mighty power
of god & as touching such worldlly estates where with it hath pleased god
to bless me in this life, I give Demise & Dispose of the same in the following
manner and that is to say:
First will that all those debts and Duties as I
so owe in Right or conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever shall
be well & truely contented & paid or ordained to be paid in Convienient
time after my death by my Executor hereafter named
Item I give and bequeath
to: Agnes my Dearly beloved wife the sum of one thousand pounds old tenor to be
raised & Levied out of my estate together with all my Household goods to be
disposed of as the heirs shall see fit after my decease.
Item I give to my
welll beloved son John McClary one whole right of land in genisss Town Reserving
the home lot of said right of land for my grandson Michael McClary.
give & bequeath to Margaret Wallace my dearly beloved daughter four hundred
pounds old tenor out of my Estate after my decease
Item I give to my well beloved
Jane McGaffee the sum of four hundred pounds old tenor or land according to said
money to be raised out of my estate after my decease.
Item I give to my well
beloved daughter Agnes Tripp the sum of four hundred old tenor to be raised out
of my estate after my death.
Item I give to my well beloved grandson George
Wallace one hundred acres of land lying in Nottingham lying upon Ipsom that I
bought of Shem Brown of Boston afer my decease
Item I give to my beloved son
Andrew McClary my home lot where I now live with all the privilges thereunto belonging
onto ____ that sd Andrew shall take good care of his mother so long as she lives
and then sd Andrew shall posses the whole as it si specified and moveables &
all the lands that pertains to me after my death with mills and streams by him
freeely to be possed & enjoyed.
And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke
& dismiss all & every other former testaments wills and legaries bequests
and Executors by time named and willed & bequeathed ratifying and confirming
this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and sealt this day and year above.
Written, Andrew McClary