1803 Will of Michael Blain – Breckinridge County

The surname was written Blain and Blane within the will.

Breckinridge County, Kentucky

Will Book 1, Pages 2-3

In the name of God, amen.  I, Michael Blain, of the County of Breckinridge and State of Kentucky, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and disposing memory, for which I thank God, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, and being desirous to dispose of all such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Mary Blain, the plantation I now live on, containing one hundred and fifty acres, be the quantity within the lines laid off for me more or less, that is to say the said Mary is to have the whole use and benefit of the improved lands, house, cabins, barns, etc., during the life of the said Mary and further I desire that the said Mary shall have all my personal estate so long as the said Mary shall live, or until the legatees of the said Michael shall arrive at age or marry.  I give and bequeath to my son, James Blain, ten pounds in property to be paid to him at the time when my son John Blain gets possession of the plantation I now live on.  I give and bequeath to my son Michael Blain one hundred and fifty acres of land, it being the land  where the said Michael now lives and I give and bequeath to  my daughter, Mary Wilson, one cow and calf to the value of five pounds in property.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth Blain, an equal division of my personal property which I not willed away, with the two legatees that are younger than her.  I give and bequeath unto my son, John Blain, the plantation whereon I now live at the death of my wife, Mary, or if the said John should want to improve any uncleared lands within the said trace before the death of the said Mary,

he has the privilege of improving it and receiving the benefits thereof, also to receive an equal division of my personal property with my daughters Elizabeth and Deborah.  I desire that my son, John Blain, shall pay the before mentioned ten pounds to the said James Blain at the time mentioned.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Deborah Blain, an equal division of my personal property with my daughter, Elizabeth, and my son, John.  I desire that should there be increase of my stock it shall be equally divided amongst the three last mentioned and lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my loving wife, Mary Blain, Thomas Kincheloe and James Ferry, Executrix and Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this first day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and three.

Michael Blain

Signed, sealed and delivered as and for the last will and testament of the above named Michael Blain in presence of us:  James Ferry, Thomas Kincheloe

At a Court held for Breckinridge County on Monday the nineteenth day of September 1803.  The within writing purporting the last will and testament of Michael Blain, deceased, was proved by the oath of Thomas Kincheloe, a witness thereto and ordered to be certified.  And at a Court held for said county on Monday the seventeenth day of October 1803.  The said will was fully proved by the oath of James Ferry, a witness thereto and sworn to by Mary Blain, the Executrix therein named and ordered to be recorded.

Attest.  J. Allen

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