WILL of George Wallace 1781
the name of God, Amen, this tenth day of January Anno Domini One Thousand Seven
Hundred and Eighty one, I George Wallace of Epsom in the County of Rockingham
and State of New Hampshire Husbandman, being through the goodness of God in good
health of body and of a sound disposing mind and memory, but knowing it is appointed
for all men once to Die, Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. That
is to say, pricipallh & first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the
hand os God that gave it, and my Body I commit to the Earth to be buried in a
Christian manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as and
as touching such wordly Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me. I give,
demise & dispose of the same in the following manner, VIz-
Will is that my just debts and funeral charges be paid & discharged by my
Item, I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Sarah Wallace
all my household goods and furniture within doors forever, and I also will and
give my said Wife the westerly end of my dwelling house, and also her dowry in
my Homestead Farm where I now live as is my law established during the term of
her natural lifetime.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Ebenezer Wallace,
two pounds lawful money to be paid my my Executors within two years after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my son George Wallace two pounds lawful money to be paid
by my Executros within two years after myd ecease.
Item. I give and bequeath
unto my daughter Patty Ham five pounds lawful money to be paid by my Executors
within two years after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter
Margaret Sanborn five pounds lawful money to be paid by my Executor within two
years after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah McGaffey
five pounds lawful money to be paid by my Exexutor within two years after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my grandson John Gray five pounds lawful money to be
paid by my Executor with two years after my decease.
Item. I give and bequeath
unto my son in law Thomas Babb and my daughter Elizabeth Babb, wife of the said
Thomas and unto the heirs of her body the said Elizabeth forever, the whole of
my homestead farm in Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire
aforesaid, together with all my buildings, orchard or orchards standing and being
on said land, to the heirs and assigns of the Heirs of the body of my said daughter
Elizabeth immediately to be possessed and enjoyed by them after the decease of
my said son in law and my daughter Elizabeth.
Item. As to the rest, residue
and remainder of my Estate whether Real or Personal, wheresoever and whatsoever
that I may not disposed of I give and bequeath unto my said son in law Thomas
Babb and my daughter the said Elizabeth Babb and their heirs and assigns forever.
I do hereby constitute, make and ordain my said Thomas Babb and said Elizabeth
to be my sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do also hereby
untterly disallow, revoke and disa nnul all and every other Will or Wills by me
in any ways heretofore made retifying and confirming this and no other to be my
last Will and Testament.
In Witness thereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal
the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed pronounced and declared
by the said George Wallace to be his last will and testament in the presence of
the Subscribers, John McClary, Michael McClary, Sarah McClary, Jonathan Randall.
May 20th 1795 this will was proved in common form by the Oath of John McClary
and Michael McClary Esquires and therefore approved and allowed. By Samuel Tenney,