Richard Elks Will

Sept. 21, 1687


In the name of God Amen, I Richard Elks of Albemarle County in the province of Carolina being sicke & weake in Body, but of sound and perfect memory. Glory be the Lord I do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form followings

I comit & somond my soul unto God the great Creator of all things; in hope of Eternall life & salvation, through the marvils of salifason (salvation) of  the Lord Jesus Christ my Saviour. And my Body to the Earth from Whom it came until the resurrection all the great Day.

My (?) all Goods wch the Lord in (Mercy) bestowed upon me I give and bequeath unto William Darby first my plantation lying upon Yawpin River, with all my personal Estate whatsoever it lyes on son fifteth in Negros, Goods, chattels,cattles, honfs, hold..debts,..sums of money or any other thing whatsoever appointing the William Darby to pay all my just Debts, whom I also Constitute and make my sole and absolute Executor of this my last will & Testament revoking & exonorating all former wills made by me whatsoever.  In Witness hereof I have here unto set my hand & Seal this 21th day of Sept Anno Dom 1687.


Sealed Signed Published & (?) in the presence of

Thomas Pollock

Hanna [x] Haile
John Wolfenden

John Lewis


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