I have a two page 1806-1808 will/probate of a Seth Scofield a/k/a Scoville, etc. of Enosburgh, Vermont, copied from the Franklin County, Vermont probate records, pp. 132-133. I will reproduce it below as best I can read it (with run on sentences, improper punctuation, etc). Does anyone have any information on this family?
Seth Scofield's Estate
In the Name of god Amen. I Seth Scofield of Enosburgh County of Franklin and State of Vermont being weak in body but of sound mind and memory blesed be god therefor do this 24 day of September 1806 make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following that ___________ (could be ""is to say In presence") I give to my loving wife Abiah Scofield & Nancy Holt Jointly and severally eighteen acres and one hundred and twenty rods of land at the south end of the farm that I have now (crossed out word) live on it being one third of the lot I give and bequeath to my said loving wife Abiah Schovel eighteen acres and one hundred and twenty rods of said farm next adjoining North of my said ___ I grant I give to my daughter Rachel Scovil now Rachel ____ (may be "Odan") and my son Silas Schovel and my son Silvinius Schovel and my daughter Rebecca Schovel now Rebecca Brown and my son James Schovel Jointly and Severally eighteen acres and one undred & twenty rods of the north end of my said farm I give to my grand daughter said Nancy Holt my black horse ____ saddle and bridle all the rest and residue of my goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoever I give to my loving wife Abiah Scovel and the Estate that I give to my said wife that she shall at her death be possessed of shall be paid to my great grandson Seth Schovel and fifty dollars and the remainder. that my said wife shall __ (probably "be") possessed of I give to my natural heirs in witness of whereof I the said Seth Schovel have to this my last will and testmanent set my hand and seal this 24 day of September AD 1806.
Signed sealed published andSeth Scofield (Seal) declared by the said testator in the presence of we who act at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have ____ subscribed and witness thereto
Jchiel Hull Joseph Pollard Polly Story
Seth Scofield's Estate
State of Vermont ] By Jonathan Jones, Esq. Judge of the Georgia District ] County of Probate for the District of Georgia in the state of aforesaid. To all Whom these presents shall come Greeting -- Know ye that upon the day of the date hereof at St. Albans in the District aforesaid the testament within written (purporting to be the last will & Testament of Seth Scofield late of Enosburgh ________ who had at the time of his death goods chattels rights & _____ in the District aforesaid was presented to me and proved. I do therefore by virtue of the power to me given in and by the laws of the State aforesaid approve and allow of the said Instrument as the last will and testament of the said deceased and do Commit the administration thereof in all things and matters concerning the same & of the Estate of the said deceased whereof he died in said ________ in this state to Abiah Scofield well and truly to Execute the same & administer the estate of the said deceased according thereunto She having accepted said trust and given bonds as the law directs to ______________ of the __________ and _______ inventory of said Estate into the Probate office of said District by the first wednesday of June next and to render upon oath a true and _____ ("accurate"?) of here proceedings thereon by the first wednesday of ____ "Jan."?) 1809 In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office at St. Albans in said district of Georgia in the twelth day of ___ ("Jan."?) AD 1808