WILL of Michael McClary 1824

I Michael McClary of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire Esquire; being of a sound mind and disposing memory, do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament.

First, my will is that all my just debts be paid out of my Estate.

Item, I give to my beloved wife Sarah McClary the farm where I now live; meaning the hundred acres on which my buildings now stand, with all the buildings, during the term of her natural life. I also give to my said wife my horse and chaise, two cows, five sheep, all my household furniture, and five hundred dollars in cash, to her, her heirs and assigns forever.

Item, I give to my son Andrew McClary, should he be living at my decease, one hundred dollars; but should the said Andrew McClary not be alive at my decease, then the said hundred dollars to be paid to Louisa McClary, daughter of the said Andrew in one year after my decease.

Item, I give to Louisa McClary, daughter of my son Andrew McClary, five hundred dollars, to be paid to her when she arrives to the age of twenty years, unless sooner married, and if sooner married, then at the time of her marriage.

Item, I give to my daughter Mary McClary, five hundred dollars to be paid to her in two years after my decease with interest after my decease until paid. This is understood to make Mary in some measure equal to my other daughters when they were married; the said Mary to have the right of living in my house until married.

Item, All the rest and residue of my Estate, both real and personal, I give and bequeath in the following manner, Viz. The one third to the children of my daughter Nancy D. Lord, deceased; one third to my daughter Elizabeth H. Steele and the other third to my daughter Mary McClary, the them, their heirs and assigns forever, and I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my wife Sarah McClary and my son in law Samuel Lord, Executors of this my last Will and Testament. Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared by the said Michael McClary to be his last Will and Testament in presence of the subscribing witnesses this 18th day of February 1823.

Michael McClary

Witness: James Babb, Josiah Crosby, James Babb Jr.