WILL of Nathan Libbee 1813

In the name of God, Amen. I Nathan Libbee of Epsom in the County of Rockingham and State of New Hampshire, husbandman, being weak in body but of a sound and disposing mind and memory considering the uncertainty of this life and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament and therein and thereby, dispose of all my worldly estate in manner following, to wit: -

First I give devise and bequeath unto Abigail Libbee my wife, all my real estate to enjoy the same until my son Nathan Libbee Jr. is twenty one years of age, after my said son Nathan Libbee Jr. arrives to the year of twenty one I will that my Wife receive one third part of the net income of my said Estate during her natural life - she being under obligation to bring up my sons, Nathan Libbee Jr. and Benjamin Fowler Libbee, until they are twenty one years of age - Also I give unto my said Wife all my personal Estate for her use and benefit like the Real Estate - also all my household furniture to be at her disposal excepting my Clock.

Second I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Lucy Haynes one hundred fifty dollars to be paid to her in four years after by decease by my Executor.

Thirdly I give devise and bequeath unto my son Nathan Libbee Jr. all my Real Estate when he arrives to the year of twenty one he is to take possession of the same on condition that he deliver unto his mother yearly and every year during her natural life one third part of the net income of the same.

Fourthly, I give and devise and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Fowler Libbee all the money I have now as interest (excepting what I have given unto my daughter Lucy Haynes) also my Clock.

I will that all my just debts be paid by my Executor out of my Estate.

Lastly I constitute and appoint my wife Abigail Libbee Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. In testimony whereof, I, the said Nathan Libbee have to this my last Will and Testament, set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of December A.D. 1813.

Nathan Libbey

Signed sealed and declared by the above named Nathan Libbee as and for his Last Will and Testament in presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in presence of the testator and in his presence of each other.

Samuel Morrill
John ___
Nancy Blake
We the subscribers having been appointed by the Hon. Nathl Rogers Esq. Judge of the Probate of Wills for the County of Rockingham, appraisers to appraise the Estate of Nathan Libbee late of Epsom, deceased.

Real Estate
The homestead with the buildings and Grist Mill situated thereon about 72 acres
Pasture and wood land containing about 24 acres
Total 1800

Personal Estate
One Horse 35 - One Yoke Oxen 60 95.00
Three cows 47 1 pr yearling steers 14 61.00
Eighteen sheep & lambs 36 Swine 24 60.00
Plough 6 - Ox Wheels & cart 17 23.00
One harrow 5 chains 7 rakes .60 12.60
One chaise 75 Sleigh and harness 5 80.00
Axes 6 @ 1.50, Hoes 6/25 - Carpenters tools 2 3.75
Grindstone 1.50 - Ox yokes 3 - Scythe 60 5.00
Saddle 5 - Iron bar 1-25 - Shovel & Pitch forks 7.25
One clock 35 - Desk 5 - ½ doz dining chairs @ 1.50 47.50
One armed chair 2 - table 2.50 - looking glass 2 6.50
One large and one small waiter 4 4.00
Amount brought over 2205.60
Crockery and glass ware 17.00
Pewter ware 4 Tin ware 5 9.00
One watch 13, Iron Holloue & brass ware 12.50 25.50
And-Irons shovel and tongs 4.00
Three tables @ 2.50 ½ doz chairs 8.50
Kitchen chairs 2 - light stand .50 2.50
Chests, drawers, chests, trunks, & case & bottles 16.50
One Warning pan 3 - Additional carpenters tools 5.50
One gun 5.00 - loom and wheels 6.50 11.50
Indian corn 20, two weavers reeds 2 22.00
Bed, bedding & bedsteads 80.00
Cider 10 - cider casks 8 - Pork 10 28.00
One par flat irons 1.25 - silver spoons 9.75
Total 2445.35

Samuel Morrill
Thomas D. Merrill
Ira Sanborn