ALEXANDER GOODLATT'S WILL

 1710-1713


IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, Alexander: Goodlatt, Younger Sone to Abbottshaugh, in Sterlingshire, in that part of ye Kingdom of Great Britain formerly Called Scotland, Now of North Carolina, Merch't, Doe make, Ordeyne, Constitute and declare these presents to be and Conteyne my last Will and Testam't, hereby revokeing & makeing void all former and other wiles or Testam'ts. by me heretofo e made or Declared.
Impris. In case it shall Soe happen that I shall Dye without Issue by my loveing wife, Elizabeth Goodlatt, I Give, Devise & bequeath unto my said Loveing wife, Eliza Goodlatt, All my Estate of w't Nature, Kind or quallity soever, which is in North Carolina, but if it shall happen that I shall have Issue by my said Wife, then it is my will, true Intent & Meaning, that four hundred pounds of my Estate in North Carolina be paid unto such Issue as I shall have by my said wife, at and upon his, or her, Arrivall to ye Age of Twenty Years.
Itm., all ye rest of my Estate whatsoever in America, together w'th ye Sume of three hundred and thirty pounds sterl. Money, Due from my bror:, James Goodlatt, Younger, of Abbottshaugh, as appears by accounts made up by John Cunninghame, writer, to ye Signett in Edinburgh, the Second of ffeby., 1708/9, And Deposited in ye hands of John Cunninghame, Sone of ye above Named w'th twenty pounds Sterl. to raise & Process on ye Same, I Give, Demise & Bequeath unto ue Issue I shall have by my sd wife to be paid, at and upon his Arrivall to ye Age of Twenty Years. But, in Case I shall dye without Issue, then to my next of Kin.
 

Lastly, I doe Nominate and appoint my sd. loveing wife, Eliza. Goodlatt, Sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testam't.

In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto put my hand & Seale (after erasing ye two last lynes of ye first Article) this 12th. of Octor., 1710.

                                                                                                           ALEXR. GOODLATT (Seal)
 

Sealed, Signed, and Declared In ye presence of:

ELIZA HECKLEFIELD.

CORNELIUS RATSLITT.

EDW. MOSELEY.

NORTH CAROLINA. By the Honble. the Presid't, &c.,
 
It being Certifyed to me that Alexr: Goodlatt, late of this province, Merch't, is Dead, and hath made & put his last Will & Testam't in writeing, a true Copy whereof is hereunto annex'd and hath therein appointed Eliza Goodlatt, widow & Relict of ye said Alexr., his Sole Excx., These are therefore to Impower her, ye sd. Elizabeth Goodlatt, to Enter in & upon, all & Singular, ye Goods & Chatles, rights & Credits of ye said Alexandr. Goodlatt, wherever in this Governm't to be found and ye Same into her possession to take, and a true Inventory thereof, Appraised according to Law, to returne into ye Sectys. Office within One Yeare after after ye Date hereof, and ye Same to Dispose of as by ye Said Will is appointed.

Given und'r my hand & ye Seale of ye Collony this 1st. day of Augt., Ano. Dni., 1713.

THOMAS POLLOCK.

Recorded in Will Book 2, page 4.
 
North Carolina Wills & Inventories
Copied from Original & Recorded Wills & Inventories
in the Office of Secretary of State by J. Bryan Grimes - 1912

 
 

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