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The Will of George Geer of Groton and Preston, Connecticut

(From “History of the Descendants of Peter Spicer”
  compiled by Mrs. Susan Spicer Meech and Miss Susan Billings Meech, 1911.
  Pages 514-515 (Note: spelling is exactly as provided)

  In the name of God, Amen. June 5, 1723. I, George Geer, of the town of Groton, now residing in Preston, in the County
  of New London, in the Colony of Connecticut in New England, being weake in body but of perfect mind and memory,
  thanks be giving unto God for it, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is apinted for all men once
  to dye, do make and ordain this my last will and testaments: That is to say princapally, and first of all, I give and
  recomend 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 the descretion of my Executors; and as touching such worly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to
  bless me in this life I give, and dispose of the same in the following manner: Imprimis, I give to Sarah, my dearly beloved
  wife, the use and improvement of one third of my estate during her natural life, and then to be divided among my four
  daughters, Sarah, Hannah, Margaret and Anne, and my daughter Mary's two daughters, Hannah and Mary, and the
  rest of my estate I dispose as followeth:
  To my son Jonathan five shillings, and to my son Joseph five shillings, and to my son Daniel five shillings, and to my
  son Robert five shillings and to my son Isaac five shillings, and to my son Jeremiah heirs five shillings, which is their full
  portion with what they have already had. And to my four daughters, and my two granddaughters, Hannah and Mary
  Mainer all the rest of my estate of cattle and horse kind, and all the moveable goods, to be equaly devided among my
  four daughters and two granddaughters, Hannah and Mary Mainer shall have their mother's part. And I hereby make
  and apoint my love son Robert Geer, and my son-in-law Thomas Gates, full and sole Executors of this my last will and
  testament; hereby making nul and void all former wills and bequeths, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be
  my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal.


  Thomas Clark
  Stephen Gates} Witnesses

  This will was presented for probate Jan. 10, 1726-7, in New London.
  Amount of Inventory of Personal Estate, £48 19s 2d. Jonathan Wickwere and Jacob Parke, appraisers.


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