EPSOM PROBATE RECORDS
WILL OF JOHN McCLARY- 1792
WILL of John McClary 1792
In the name of God, Amen, I John McClary of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire, Esquire, being in health of Body and sound mind yet not knowing now how soon I may die, do make this my last Will and Testament recommending my Soul to God the Father of Spirits hoping for his gracious acceptance thereof through the merits of my Savior Jesus Christ, and my Body to a decent interment at the discretion of my Executor in hopes of a glorious Resurrection to eternal life - my worldly Estate I dispose off in the following manner, Viz:
I will that my just debts and funeral charges be paid as soon as may be after my decease by my Executor herein after named.
I give, devise and bequeath to my loving wife the income of one half of the hundred acres of land I live on, my part of the Grist Mill, with the Privilege of one half of my dwelling house, cellar and barn during her natural life and I likewise give her for her own disposal, all my household goods and furniture and my stock of Cattle, Sheep, Horses, and swine and all my provisions of corn, grain, beef, pork &c.
I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Page (over what I have already given to her) Ninety pound lawful money to be paid by my Executor within five years after my decease.
And the rest and residue of my Estate real and personal not already disposed of after my just debts, funeral charges and legacies are paid, I give, devise and bequeath to my son Michael McClary Esq., his heirs and assigns forever; and do constitute and appoint my son Michael, Executor to this my last Will and Testament - and I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made, and ratify and confirm this to be my last Will & Testament; In witness whereof I so hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two.
and declared by the said John McClary to be his last Will and Testament in presence
of us, who subscribe our names as witnesses in his presence and in presence of
each other -