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William Bracy

Male about 1675 - 1757  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name William Bracy 
    Born about 1675 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Weaver 
    Will Will of William Bracy:

    In the Name of God Amen. This 28th Day of Augst Anno Domini 1751. I William Bracy of
    Biddeford in the County of York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman,
    being in health of Body and of perfect Mind & Memory, yet calling to Mind ye Mortality of my
    Body & 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 & recomend my Soul into ye Hands of
    God who gave it, and my Body I recomend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at
    ye Discretion of my Executr nothing doubting but at ye General Resurrection I shall receive ye
    Same again by ye 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 ye Same in ye following Manner &
    Form.

    Impr. I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Ioseph Bracy over & above what I have already given
    him ye Sum of ten Shillings lawful Money to be paid to him by my Executor hereafter named
    within one year after my Decease.

    Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Mary Treworgy her Heirs & Assigns forever my
    dwelling House which I now live in.

    Item. I give & bequeath unto my beloved Daughters Abigail Curtis Mary Treworgy Phebe Emery
    Dorothy Conner Sarah Boothby Patience Downer, and to my beloved Grand Child ye Child of my
    beloved Daughter Prudence Abbot Decd whether it be a Son or a Daughter all my Estate both real
    & personal of what kind soever (excepting what is above particularly mentiond) to them their
    Heirs & Assigns forever to be equally divided betwixt them; and my Will & Pleasure is that that
    part of my Land which Shall fall to my Daughter Mary Treworgy shall be Set off to her next
    adjoining to my dwelling House in a convenient Manner So that She may conveniently pass &
    repass to and from Said House.

    Item. I do hereby constitute make & ordain my beloved Son in Law Iacob Curtis (Husband of my
    beloved Daughter Abigail Curtis) my Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, and I do
    hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all & every other former Testamts Wills Legacys
    Bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named willed & bequeathed ratifying &
    confirming this & no other to be my last Will and Testamt. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set
    my Hand & Seal the Day & Year above written.

    William Brasey (Seal)


    Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by the Said William Brasey as his last Will &
    Testamt in ye presence of us the Subscribers

    Moses Morrell Wyat Moore Iedidiah Gooch.

    Be it known to all men by these presents that I William Brasey of Biddeford Yeoman have made
    and declared my last Will & Testament in writing bearing Date ye 28th Day of August 1751, I the
    Said William Brasey by this present

    Codicil do ratify & confirm my Said last Will & Testament & Do give & bequeath unto my well
    beloved Daughter Abigail Curtis all my moveable Effects together with two Cows. Also to my
    Grandson Bracy Curtis a certain parcel of Land cut out of my Estate containing half an Acre within
    these Bounds containing more or less, beginning at Biddeford High Way and running
    Northeasterly by Land of Iedidiah Googe to Salt Water Creek & Southeasterly by Said Creek five
    Rods & half, and then running Southwesterly holding five Rods & half in Breadth to ye Town
    Road, Notherly by Said Road to ye first mentioned Bounds, with my dwelling House & Barn within
    Said Bounds. furthermore I give to my well beloved Daughtr Phebe Emery one of my Cows. Also to
    my Grandson Jonathan Emery junr a certain Strip of Land lying betwixt ye Town Road & Iedidiah
    Googe & joining to his Father's Land, and at ye Southern End to Brasey Curtis Land containing ye
    Sixteenth part of an Acre be it more or less within Said Bounds, and my Will and Meaning is that
    this Codicil or Schedule be adjudged to be a part & parcel of my last Will & Testamt and that all
    things therein mentioned & contained be faithfully & truly performed and as fully amply in
    every Respect as if the Same were so declared & set down in my Said last Will & Testament.

    Witness my Hand this twenty eighth Day of Novemr 1755

    William Brasey (Seal)
    Signed Sealed published pronounced
    & declared by ye Sd Wm Brasey as
    his last Will & Testamt, in ye
    presence of us ye Subscribers,
    Ioseph Tayler Benja Downing
    Iohn Hickey


    Probated 4 Jan. 1757. Inventory returned 11 Oct. 1756, at œ62: 13: 4, by Tristram Jordan, Elizha
    Allen and Tho. Gilpatrick, appraisers. 
    Died between 28 November 1755 and 4 January 1757  Biddeford, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Bracy, also spelled Brazier.
    Person ID I62702  Schirado
    Last Modified 21 July 2011 

    Family/Spouse 1 Mary Marston,   b. 18 April 1677, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1715  (Age < 37 years) 
    Married 30 October 1699  Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Bracy,   b. 2 February 1702/3, York, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 November 1776, York, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Abigail Bracy,   b. 26 January 1704/5, York, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 August 1801  (Age 96 years)
     3. Mary Bracy,   b. 26 June 1707, York, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Phebe Bracy,   b. 18 December 1709, Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F42693  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Penelope Trafton 
    Married about 1715 
    Family ID F59692  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Mary Cole 
    Married 3 October 1729  Wells, York County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F59693  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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