In the name of God, Amen.
I Jonathan S. Chesley of Epsom in the county of Merrimack and State
of New Hampshire being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind
and memory, do make, publish and declare this my last will and testament
and herein dispose of all my worldly estate in manner and form following,
that is to say:
First, I order and direct my executor herein named to pay all my
debts and funeral charges soon as may be after my decease.
Second, I give and bequest to my daughter Gulielma Kelly and to
my two sons John E. Chesley and William A. Chesley each the sum
of one dollar.
Third, I give and bequeath to my son Andros P. Chesley the sum of
three hundred dollars. All of said legacies to be paid in one year
after my decease.
Fourth, I give and bequeath to my three daughters, Mary J. Chesley,
Arabell Chesley and Ann Chesley each the sum of seventy five dollars
to be paid them respectively, on their marriage day; also a home
and comfortable support on and from my homestead estate so long
as they or either of them shall remain single and unmarried; they
and each of them in the mean time to render aid and assistance in
the domestic affairs and work pertaining to household and other
necessary labor incident to females when being and living on said
Fifth, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Abigail H. Chesley
all my household furniture to belong to ___ and her heirs and assigns
Sixth, All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal
and mixed, after the payment of all my just debts, funeral charges
and legacies, aforesaid, I give, bequeath and devise to my beloved
wife, Abigail H. Chesley, and to my son Walter Chesley in equal
proportion in common and undivided, said part or moiety to my wife
to be hers so long as she remains my widow and when she ceases to
be my widow, the bequest and devise the same to my son Walter Chesley,
the whole to be his,his heirs and assigns forever.
Lastly, I do hereby appoint my son Walter Chesley sole executor
of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will
by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third
day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and seventy nine. Jonathan S. Chesley
Witness, Albion H. French, George S. Bixby and Walter Cofran.