The Sixth Day of May One thousand Seven Hundred & Fifty six. I Samuel Moody of Fort George in Brunswick in the County of York Esqr being weak in Body but of perfect Mind & Memory, Thanks be given to God, Therefore calling unto Mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament, that is to Say, principally & first of all, I give & recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at ye Discretion of my Executor, Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall receive the Same again by the mighty Power of God; And as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give demise & dispose of the Same in the following Manner & Form.
Impr. I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Nathaniel Green Moody, one third part of my real Estate to be Set of to him in Quantity & Quality at ye Discretion of my Executor.
Item I give & Bequeath to my beloved Son Samuel Moody one third part of my Real Estate to be Set off to him in quantity & quality at ye Discretion of my Executor
Item. I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Joshua Moody one third part of my real Estate to be Set off to him in Quantity & Quality at the Discretion of my Executor.
Item. I give & bequeath to my well beloved Wife Mary Moody, whom I likewise Constitute make & ordain my Sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament all my personal Estate of what name or Nature Soever by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed.
And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke & disannul all & every other former Testaments Wills Legacys and Bequests & Executors, by me in any ways before named willed & bequeathed, and confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal ye Day & Year above written. Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by ye Sd Saml Moody as his last Will & Testament in ye presence of us the Subscribers, David Dunning William Vincent, Iohn CottonSamuel Moody (Seal) Probated 2 Oct. 1758.
[Source: Maine Wills, 1640-1760 (Portland, Me., 1887), p. 828, citing Probate Office, 10, 29.]
* Dont know of any relation I am to this Moody Just posting information.