Last Will and Testament of General Benjamin Lincoln

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Title

Last Will and Testament of General Benjamin Lincoln

Description

This item is Benjamin Lincoln's handwritten will, which he signed on February 10, 1810. The four page document details how Lincoln would like his possessions to be divided between his wife, children, and grandchildren. His wife Mary is to receive such items as his furniture , watch, carriage, and some money. Most of the real estate is left to his son Martin Lincoln (who receives the homestead), and his daughters Hannah Lincoln and Sarah Thaxter. The other members of the family received money. Martin Lincoln is named the sole executor of the will.

Subject

Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Lincoln, Mary, 1734-1816
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1756-
Lincoln, Martin, 1769-1837
Thaxter, Sarah, 1761-1810
Lincoln, Hannah, 1773-1828
Lincoln, Abner, 1766-1826
Lincoln, Benjamin
Lincoln, James Otis
Baylies, Elizabeth, 1759-1823
Lincoln, Theodore, 1763-1852
Inheritance & succession
Wills
Death
Families

Creator

Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Created

1810 February 10

Rights

No known copyright restrictions.

Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Documents

Spatial Coverage

Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1810

Citation

Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810, “Last Will and Testament of General Benjamin Lincoln,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed September 19, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/281.