WILL of Jonathan Brown
Be it known by these
presents that Jonathan Brown of Epsom in the County of Merrimack
and State of New Hampshire, yeoman, being indisposed in body and
knowing that is appointed that all men must die and being desirous
to settle my worldly concerns while in life and being at this time
of sound and disposing mind and memory, I do hereby make, publish
and declare this my last Will and Testament and hereby make disposition
of my worldly estate in manner following, viz~
Firstly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Brown all my
household furniture excepting my eight day clock - and I do also
give her a right during her natural life to make use of a sufficiency
of the income of my real estate for her comfortable support in sickness
and in health; and that she may dictate the manner in which she
shall enjoy that support and at what place she may reside.
Secondly I give to my grandson Oliver Richardson fifty dollars to
be paid out of my estate by my son Jonathan Brown when the said
Oliver shall have arrived to the age of twenty one years.
Thirdly I give and bequeath to my daughter Abigail Richardson fifty
dollars in one year after my decease.
Fourthly I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Brown a privilege
in my present dwelling house suitable for her comfortable and decent
residence according to her circumstances and condition during her
unmarried state, and if she shall marry at the day of her marriage,
she shall be paid out of my estate, by my son Jonathan Brown, fifty
dollars in money and give her a good fitting out for keeping house
as I gave to my daughter Abigail Richardson when she was married
to her present husband.
Fifthly I give and bequeath to my son Jonathan Brown all the rest,
residue and remainder of my real and personal estate which I have
not disposed of to others before named in this will, and I hereby
order and require that he said Jonathan Brown pay out of my estate
all the sums herein named and to comply with all the provisions
heretofore named in this will and to pay all my legal debts and
funeral charges and I hereby constitute and appoint him the said
Jonathan Brown, Executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof in presence of Hall Burgin, Samuel Wells and
Jonathan Dolbeer, I hereby revoke all other wills by me made and
declare this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set may hand and seal this seventh
day of March A.D. 1826.