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assigns, one half of my upland and Salt marsh upon the eastern side of the North West Branch of York River; and to enable him the better to pay off the Legacies, I herein after Order to my grand children, I give him, the said Ebenezer, his Heirs and assigns, the other half of the said uplands and Salt marsh, except a small piece for a Burying Yard.
Item. I give to my said Grand Children, namely, William, Joel and Nathaniel Simpson, the children of my son, Nathaniel Simpson, deceased, Twenty Pounds, thirteen shillings and four pence, half thereof to the said William, the other half to the said Joel and Nathaniel, in equal parts, to be paid them by their uncle, the said Ebenezer Simpson.
Item. I give to my son, Henry Simpson, at Boston, Sixty-six Pounds, thirteen Shillings and four pence, to be paid him, the said Henry, his Heirs or assigns, by his Brothers, Joshua and Ebenezer Simpson, out of what I herein after give them.
Item. I give an bequeath to my said sons, Joshua and Ebenezer, and to their several and respective heirs and assigns, in equal halves, without any advantage by survivors!.ip, all the rest and remaining part of my Estate, real and personal, not herein before disposed of, in whatever place or places the same is, or may be found, with the Revisions and Remainders thereof.
And finally I appoint my said two sons, Joshua and Ebenezer, Exers. of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the eight day of August, Ano Domini 1770. Signed, Sealed, Published, pronounced and declared by the said Testator,
(Sg'd) HENRY SIMPSON, (seal.) in presence of us. (sg‘d) DAN. MOULTON,
JEREMIAH LIMECUT. Proved Oct. 18, 1770.
COPY OF THE WILL OF SAMUEL SIMPSON, OF YORK, ME.
In the name of God, Amen, I, Samuel Simpson, of York, in the County of York, Husbandınan, being at this time, thro’ the goodness of God, of a sound disposing mind, and in good measure of Health, but calling to mind the mortality of my Body, and knowing it's appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this, my last Will and Testament, wherein I dispose of such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this Life, in manner and form following:
Impr. My Will is, and I hereby order and direct that iny Just Debts, funeral Charges and Legaceys hereafter mentioned, be paid by my three sons, Josiah, Samuel and Paul Simpson, out of what I hereinafter give them.
Item, I give and bequeath to my Eldest Son, Josiah Simpson, his Heirs and assigns, all that part of my Homestead lying on the South Western side of the County Road, except a small lot out of the same on which my Barn stands, and which I intend for my Son Paul. I also give him, the said Josiah, other Parcell of my Homestead, beginning in the Line between me and the Land of my Brother Henry, deceased, ten Rods above, or to the Northward of my
brother Daniel's Land there, thence running over North West to Mr. Parson's Land, and then running North East, half North course, or as my Land zuus, carrying the full breadth thereof, till it comes within three Rods of my son Josiah's uper or North Westerly corner of his seven acres he bought of Henry Simpson, Jur., and thence to be struck off with a North West Line, which is the head, and bounded North Westerly by Joseph Parsons, and Easterly, in part, by my said Brother Henry's deed, and partly by my said son Josiah's said seven acres. Also one-third of my out Lands, or wood Lot, a third of my part of the Land, called “Simpson's Pond,” and half my interest in the winner Commons" so called.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Simpson his heirs and assigns the remaining part of my Homestead, laving to the Head, or North East of what I give to my son, Josiah, as above; that is, from three Rods Westerly, from the North Westerly corner of said Josiah's seven acres, up to the road leading to Samuel Preble's, with one third part of my out Lands or Wood Lot, a third of my part of the Pond aforesaid, and the other half of my Interest in the winner Commons," so called.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son, Paul Simpson, his Heirs and assigns, all that part of my Homestead on the North East side of the County Road, fronting south west on the said road, and running back North East. North, or as my Land runs, bounding North West by Mr. Parson's and South East by my Brother Daniel in part, and partly by my said Brother Henry, till it comes up ten rods above, or to the North of my Brother Daniel's Land, which is the South Westerly bounds of the Land I have given my son Josiah, with the Dwelling House thereon, (excepting a Room to my Daughter Hannah herein of the land given her) also I give my said son, his Heirs and assigns, my Barn on the lower side of the County Road, with the Land on which it stands, and two rods to South West of it, and so out to the Road, the same breadth the Karn is long, one-third part of my out Lands or Wood Lot, a third of the Pond aforesaid, and all my Common Rights in the "outer Commons” so called.
Item. I give to my Daughter, Hannah Card, one cow and six sheep, and a Room in my dwelling House as long as it stands, and no longer, and my household stuff.
Item. I give to my Grand Daughter, the only child of my Daughter, Sarah Milberry, deceased, Five Pounds, six Shillings and Eight Pence.
I give to my aforesaid Sons Josiah, Samuel and Paul, all of whom I hereby appoint my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, (and who are to pay my Just Debts, funeral charges and Legacies aforesaid, in equal Parts,) all the rest and remaining part of my Estate, Real and Personal, not herein before disposed of.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and Seal, the Twenty-first day of February, A. D. 1767. Signed, Published, Pronounced and Declared by the same Samuel Simpson, the Testator, to be his last Will and Testament after the words, (upper or) his Heirs assigns, and in equal Part, were Inserted, in presence of us.
(Sg'd) SAMUEL SIMPSON. (Seal.) (Sg'd) John HOLMAN,
DORCAS MOULTON. Proved April 12, 1768.
COPY OF THE WILL OF JOSIAH SJMPSON, OF SULLIVAN, ME.
Be it remembered, that I, Josiah Simpson of Sullivanı, in the County of Hancock, and commonwealth of Massachusetts, Merchant, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, do, this twenty-fifth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand, seven hundred and ninety-seven, make, and publish this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say:
Imprimis. I give to my beloved wife, Esther, during her natural life, so long and during the time she continues a Widow, all, and every part and parcell of my estate laying and situate in Sullivan aforesaid, Real, Personal and mixed, consisting of my Dwelling house, Barn, out house and saw mill, my farm and wood land, with my farming utensils, and mill gear consisting of saws, dogs, chains, crows, and whatever unto the same appertains. I also give unto my wife, Esther, all my stock of cattle I may die possessed of, also every part and parcel of my House and furniture, also my sloop "Polly," burthen uinety-six tons. I also relinquish all, and every part and parcel of furniture she brought me when I married her, to her own disposal forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son, Josiah Simpson, Jun., at the death or second marriage of my wife, Esther, the easterly half of my Homestead, with the House, Barn and out Houses.
Item. I give and bequeath to my sons, James Simpson and John Simpson, the other half of my Homestead, with the saw mill.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughters, Joanna Downing and Anna Beane, one lot of land which is a Proprietor's lot of the Town of Sullivan, in my right.
I also give and bequeath to my said Daughters, Joanna and Anna, at the decease or marriage of my wife, Esther, all the furniture and stock of cattle that shall then remain, to be equally divided between them.
Item. The remainder and residue of my estate, after my just debts and charges are paid, I give and bequeath to my three sons. James, John and Josiah, and to my daughters, Joanna and Anna, to be equally divided among them; and lastly I do constitute and ordain my brother, Paul Simpson, and my wife, Esther, Executors to this my last Will and Testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me made. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year above written.
(sg’d) JOSIAH SIMPSON, (L.s.) In presence, &c., (sg d) PAUL D. SARGENT, JUN.,
MISCELLANEOUS RECORD FROM TOWN AND CHURCH RECORDS OF
YORK, ME., FURNISHED BY MISS JANE T. EMERY, OF SOUTH
Children of Daniel and Francis Simpson :
SAMUEL, b. July 17, 1697; m. Joanna Webster. ii. HENRY, b. April 13, 1698; m. Sarah Johnson. iii. ABIGAIL, b. Feb. 25, 1699-1700; d. Oct. 20, 1716. iv. HANNAH. b. Dec. 25, 1702; m. Edward Preble.
JOSEPH, b. April 27, 1705; m. Abigail Webster. vi. DANIEL, b. Sept. 30. 1707 ; m. Mary Colburn. vii. JONATHAN, b. April 7, 1709. viii. MARY, b. July 13, 1712; m. Joseph Simpson, Jr. ix. JEREMIAH, b. Jan. 15, 1717-18, m. probably Sarah Whitney.
Children of Daniel Simpson, Jr., and wife Mary, daughter of Ebenezer Coburn :
i. DANIEL, b. June 20, 1735.
STEPHEN, b. Jan. 27, 1736-7; d. April, 1747. vi. PAUL, b. Sept. 11, 1740.
Children of Joseph Card and wife Hannah, daughter of Samuel Simpson.
i. HANNAH, b. Sept. 12, 1748.
Children of Henry Simpson and wife Sarah, daughter of Samuel Johnson.
i. Joshua, b. Oct. 29, 1723; m. Maria Bradbury.
Children of Joseph Grant and wife Sarah, daughter of Henry and Sarah Simpson :
i. JAMES, b. Aug. 13, 1764. ii. EDWARD, b. Sept. 9, 1766. iii. THEODORIA, b. Dec. 24, 1768. iv. MARY, b. July 20, 1771. v. Sarah, b. Nov. 8, 1773. Children of Henry Simpson, Jr., and wife Mercy, daughter of Dea. Roland Young :
i. John, b.
SAMUEL, b. Nov., 1724.
THOMAS, b. Oct. 9, 1738.
i. WEBSTER, b. Dec, 14, 1729.
JOSEPH, b. Jan. 18, 1737-8. vi. JABEZ, b. May 17, 1740. vii. OLIVE, b. 1742, died. viii. OLIVE, b. Aug., 1741. ix. JOANNA, b. April 13, 1747. Children of Joseph Simpson, Jr., and wife Mary, daughter of Daniel Simpson :
i. MIRIAM, b. June 4, 1742; ni. Joseph Donnell, of Wells, Me. ii. JOSEPH, b. April 8, 1744. iii. Mary, b. March 7, 1745; d. July 12, 1746. Children of second wife, Alice, daughter of Nathaniel Donnell : iv. THEODORE, b. June 3, 1750. v. PELTIAH, b. Dec. 6, 1732; m. Mary Donnell. vi. TIMOTHY, h. Sept. 4, 1755; m. Deborah Harmon.