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In the name of God Amen, I Thomas HARRIS, being of sound senses and of perfect memory but in a lingering state of health do think it proper to make this my Last Will and Testament first I give my soul to Almighty God from whence it came to do as he thinks best and as for my body to be burried in a good and decent manner and as for my worldly estate I would wish for to leave it as follows.
First Item I lend to my well beloved Mother the tract of land that I bought of James JARVES, in the neck, her life time, and after her departure to my Brother John HARRIS and heirs forever, and if he dies without lawful heir to my Sister Nancy HARRIS and her heirs forever and if she dies without a lawful heir to John BRENT the Son of James and Sarah BRENT and the thirds of what I bought of Embley BUNNILL to be rented out yearly for the use of the family.
I lend to my Mother one white faced cow and calf and two stears and the oldest bed and furniture and all the residue of household furniture to her her lifetime.
Item I give and bequeath to my Brother John HARRIS one horse bridle and two saddles, one pid cow and calf of the cow I bought of Richard DOZIER one ewe first choice one feather bed and furniture six head first choice of hoggs, one red chest and all my clothes, two pewter basons, four pewter plates, one large pewter dish, one iron pot, one plow and one cart harness, two hoes and two axes to him and his heirs forever and if he dies with- out lawful heir to my Sister Nancy and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my Sister Nancy HARRIS the other pide cow and calf, one ewe and lamb and the remainder of the pewter to her and her heirs forever and if she dies without lawful heir to my Brother John and his heirs forever.
And to my Sister Sarah BRENT and Mary FANCHER one shilling apiece and all the remaining part of my property exceptin six head of hogs to be sold and the money to be given to my Brother John HARRIS.
I leave Zachariah MORSE and Samuel BAXTER to settle my business after my departure whereunto I set my hand and seal this 3rd of November 1803
/s/ Thomas HARRIS seal
By permission of the Court the hand write of James GREGORY the subscribing evidence to the Last Will of Thomas HARRIS dec. was proved by the oath of Samuel BAXTER one of the executors therein named
Recorded and examined the 22 day of Sept. Anno Dom 1804
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