EPSOM PROBATE RECORDS
WILL OF NICHOLAS DOLBEER - 1795 & Inventory
WILL of Nicholas Dolbeer 1795
the name of God, Amen
Imprimis - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Dolbeer all my household furniture of every kind to be for her own use and at her sole disposal forever; also one thirt part of the annual income of all my real estate - and one third part of my Stock, such as oxen, cows, sheep, horse and swine so long as she remains my widow.
Item - I give and bequeath to my first and second sons Jonathan and John Dolbeer all my real Estate in Epsom consisting of about two hundred acres or more or less, to be divided equally between them according to quantity and quality at any time after the second son becomes of adult age, that they may agree upon - also two thirds of my stock such as oxen, cows, sheep, horse and swine, and all my farming utensils, to be equally divided between them - also the other third part of my stock which is herein first reserved for my wife after her decease, or ceasing to be my widow - also a colt two years old, I give to Jonathan Dolbeer aforesaid.
Item - I give to Stephen, Billy and Nicholas Dolbeer, my third, fourth and fifth sons, sixty dollars each to be paid to each as he becomes of adult age, by Jonathan and John Dolbeer out of my estate - and it is also my will that my third, fourth and fifth sons at a suitable age be put apprentices to learn some suitable trade or trades whereby they may be enabled to obtain an honest living.
Item - I give and bequeath to Patty and Molly my two daughters sixty dollars each, when they arrive at eighteen years of age - each to be paid by Jonathan and John Dolbeer aforesaid out of my estate - and should either of my children decease, leaving no lawful issue or before he or she or they become of adult age - said child or children so dying without lawful issue, their legacy to be divided among the surviving heirs equally - And
Lastly - I constitute and appoint Joseph Brown of Epsom sole executor to this my last will and testament -
Witness my hand and seal this Twenty-fourth day of December Anno Dom, one thousand seven hundred and ninety five.
Appraisal of the estate of Nicholas Dolbeer, yeoman, deceased and after close examination and mature deliberation, have estimated the articles hereafter enumerated as follows, Viz.
A certain lot of land in said Epsom which contains about 100 acres, laid out in the second range and numbered 72 at 600.00
The homestead or place where said Dolbeer lived before his decease and all the land adjoining which was owned by him at 1400.00
Two horses, a saddle and bridle at 116.00
Given under our hands at Epsom this 5th day
of September AD 1796.