I will and bequeath unto my Dear and Loving Wife the dwelling house where I do now dwell, together with one bed and all the other household furniture to the house belining and a certain chest now in said house with all every appurtence and privilege to the house belonging or any ways appurtaining thereto during her life or as long as she shall remain my widow, and at her decease, or at contracting matrimony, then the before given and bequeathed premesis to be and become my dear and beloved son William Stewart and his heirs forever.
Item. I also give and bequeath unto my said wife one Cow to her during her life.
Item. I give and bequeath and do order that my executor hereafter named do provide and give to my said wife exclusive of all the before bequeathed effects a good sufficient and comfortable coat.
Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Jennet Bell to the full and just value of a good cow to be raised and paid for by executor hereafter named.
Item. I give and bequeath unto every and each of my children hereafter named. Viz. to my son John Stewart and allso to my son Samuel Stewart the sum of five Shillings Sterling money, also to my daughters Elizabeth Clark, Mary Peck, Margaret Anderson, Jennet Bell, Rebecca Stewart and Lydia McKown, each and every of them the sum of five shillings Sterling money. To be paid to them by my executor hereafter named.
Item. all other of my Personal estate I do hereby will give and bequeath the same to my eldest son William Stewart his heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby constitute make appoint and ordain the said William Stewart my sole executor to this my last will and testament. I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other former testament Wills Legacies and bequests and executors be me in any wise made or named before willed and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Charles Stewart, his mark. [Seal]
Signed sealed published and pronounced and declared by the said Charles Stewart as his last will and testament in the presence of us, the subscribers.
Thoamas Bell, Junr."
(Note: There is a findagrave page for a Thomas Bell, died in Colrain Sept. 1, 1789, father of Thomas Bell Jr.)