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 Will for Benjamin Mooney


   Benjamin Mooney

In the name of God, Amen.I Benjamin Mooney, yeoman, of Sandwich in the state of New Hampshire and the county of  Strafford Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and  being of sound and perfect mind and
memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make this my last will
and testament, in manner and form   following, (that is to say)

First, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Polly Mooney the  whole of my real estate situated, and lying in Sandwich being the farm on which I live, together with the whole of my live stock, farming utensils, and implements of husbandry. Also the whole of my household furniture of all kinds, to have and to hold while she shall remain my widow.

I do also give and bequeath unto my daughter (Anna Frost) wife of (unreadable Frost)(crossed off) Sally Smith, wife of Capt. James Smith, Lucretia Johnson, wife of Alvin Johnson, Mary Moulton, wife of Benjamin B. Moulton, Ruth Cox, wife of Merrill Cox and Susan S. Mooney (unmarried) to each the sum of twenty five dollars, which said several legacies of sums of money. I will and order to be paid to the several respective legatees with two years after my decease.

I also will and order, that my youngest daughter, Susan S. Mooney, shall have as good fixing outs in furniture be as either of my daughters have had; which shall be given that time. I also will and order, that my daughter, Susan S. Mooney shall have the use of the East fore room in my house, this chamber over it and the cellar under it, a privilege in the kitchen to do her washing and baking, when she remains unmarried; also a privilege at the well, and  in the barn and other out buildings.

All of my real estate as above named, live stock, farming utensils, carriages,
 sleighs ect. I do give and bequeath to my two sons, Benjamin G. Mooney and Isaac G. Mooney, to be equally divided between them after the decease of my beloved wife, to hold to them, their heirs and assigns forever. And if my wife shall marry after my decease, I will and order that my two sons, Benjamin G. Mooney, and Isaac G. Mooney, shall have two thirds of my real estate, live stock, farming utensils, carriages, sleighs, etc, at the time of her so marrying. I also will and order, that, after the decease of my beloved wife, my household furniture shall be equally divided between all
my above named daughters.

And I appoint my son, Benjamin G. Mooney, sole executor  Of this my last will and testament, and hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this on this 10th day of December in the year of our Lord 1831.

Signed, sealed, published and declared
By the above named Benjamin Mooney
To be his last Will and Testament in The presence of us, who have hereunto Subscribed our names as witness in the Presence of the testator  Benjamin Mooney

John Beebe 3rd
Patience G. Smith
Abigail M. Smith

Whereas I Benjamin Mooney of Sandwich aforesaid have surely made and executed my last will and testament in writing bearing date Dec.10th 1831 I do hereby give to my daughter Susan S. Mooney the use of a piece
of land by the barn walled in containing about five acres as long as she remains a single woman in addition to the above and at her marriage on death go to my two sons as above named E that she have the priveledge of Wood for one fire.

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hands And sealed this 18th day of Feby 1839

Signed, sealed, published and declared By the aboved named Benjamin  Mooney

As a codicial to be annexed to this last will And testament in presence of  Benjamin Mooney

Sam Ambrose
Almira Blake
Prescilla S. Ambrose            









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