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