1822 Kennebunk, Maine Legal Document Proving the Last Will and Testament of Ephraim Perkins of Kennebunkport.
True copies of the will of Captain Ephraim Perkins (1748–1822) and the probate court document proving it, each attested to and signed by George Thacher, Jr., Register of the Court.
Perkin’s will was drawn up in 1821 and witnessed by three men, two of whom, Joseph M. Hayes and George Wheelwright, testified to Judge Jonas Clark after Perkins’ death that the will was genuine.
Perkins here divides his personal estate into thirds, bequeathing it to his wife Lucy Perkins and their sons Ephraim Perkins and Joseph Perkins. Additionally he gives land to those sons, and cash to his grandchildren and to his daughters, Hannah Sorel and Mary Perkins. The residue of the estate, real and personal, is given to his son Daniel Perkins. Ephraim Perkins was married to Huldah Dorman Perkins and then Lucy Dorman Perkins.
Later 19th century docketing by W. G. Perkins refers to the land given to his son Ephraim in the town of Kennebunkport: “Shows the Bounds of Land by Bridge and To Temple St. & Congregational Church To Channel joining the land now owned by Geo. S. Torrey.”
Description: 1822 Kennebunk, Maine Legal Document Proving the Last Will and Testament of Ephraim Perkins of Kennebunkport.
[Kennebunk, York County, Maine, January 28, 1822]. [3¼]pp. Partly printed form attached with wax seals to a bifolium manuscript with watermark of “R Park & Co. Taunton [Massachusetts]”. 12¼ x 7¼ inches and 13 x 8 inches, respectively. Contemporary and later 19th century docketing; very good.