WILL of Simon Ames Heath 1829

In the name of God, Amen. I Simon A. Heath of Epsom in the County of Merrimack and State of New Hampshire, being in health of Body and of sound and perfect Memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, Viz.

First I will that all my just Debts and Funeral expenses be paid out of my Estate by my Executor hereafter named.

2ndly I give and bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Heath the income and profit of one half of my homestead farm where I now live so long as she remains my Widow, also the use of one half of the Buildings standing thereon, the use of half the household furniture, one Cow and three sheep, a Horse and Chaise when she shall wish to ride, a sufficient quantity of fire wood hauled and cut at the door to support one fire yearly and every year during said time above mentioned - the above to be furnished by my Executor.

3rdly I give and bequeath to my son John M. Heath my oldest Iron bound Cart Wheels and Cart.

4thly I give an bequeath to my son Douglas M. Heath, the use and benefit of the Land, buildings, Clothing and Carding Mill and all apparatus thereto belonging, during the term of his natural Life, after which time, it is my Will that the above named property should descend to his oldest Son William Heath, and in case the said William, should decease before his Father, then the said property to go to Rebekah Heath, wife of the said Douglas M. after his decease, and this said Douglas M. Heath is to pay to my son Joseph K. Heath twenty five dollars out of the above property in one year after my decease.

5thly I give and bequeath to my Daughter Betsy Weeks, Wife of Samuel Weeks, the use and benefit of the Land and buildings on which they now live, during the term of her natural life, and from, and immediately after her decease, I give and devise the same to her oldest son, Simon Weeks - Also I give to the said Betsy Weeks one good feather bed and bedding for the same, one low case of maple Drawers.

6thly I give and bequeath to my Son Andrew M. Heath, the House and Land which Mrs. Nancy Stevens occupies, after the decease of Mrs. Stevens; also one good Feather Bed and bedding for the same.

7th I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph K. Heath, one dollar to be paid by my Executor, in addition to the twenty five dollars to be paid by Douglas M. Heath, in one year after my decease.

Lastly, All the rest and residue of my Estate, both real and personal whatsoever, after payment of my Debts, I give and bequeath to my Son Benjamin M. Heath, whom I hereby appoint sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty seventh Day of August A. 1829.

Simon A. Heath

Signed, sealed and published and declared by the above named Simon A. Heath as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other, and at this request, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
Thomas D. Merrill
William Kinneson
E.D. Lord