Will of John Powell

Albemarle County

Feb 20, 1723

In the name of God Amen.  The Twentieth Day of February in the Year of our Lord 1723.

I John Powell of Albemarle County in  No. Carolina Marchant being verry Sick & Weak in body but of perfect mind & memory, Thanks be given unto God therefore Calling unto mind the 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 & Ascommond it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like, & decent manner, at the Discretion of my Excecutors, nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection, I shall revive the same again by the mighty Power of God.  And as touching such wordly Estate, wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give, Devise, & Dispose of this in the following manner & form.

Imprimis:  I  constitute, make, & ordain Captain William Dowing & Joshua Turner my Trustees of this my Last Will & Testament to Dispose of it in manner following that is to Say to Ship my Goods & Effects to Boston in New England Configuring to Henry Hill testafior wherefor on thence to London in Old England configuring it to my wife Anne Powell whom with my Two sons John Powell and Brook Powell  I do constitute make & ordain my only & sole Executrix & Executors of this my Last Will and Testament all & singular my Lands, mortgages, & Conoments by them freely to be possessed & conveyed, And I do here by utterly disallow & revoke & disarm all & every other former Testaments , Wills, & Legacies, Bequests & Executors, by me in any way before this time named, Willed & Bequeathed. Ratifiying & Conforming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my Hand & Seal, this Day & Year above written.

                                                                               John Powell



Signed, Sealed, Published & Declared by the Said John Powell as his Last Will & Testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers

Mary Downing

John Freeman

Jos: Freeman


Letters granted adjudged April the 22 1724


John Cormick Clerk



Transcribed by Marla Walker Beasley.  No part of these records may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, I would strongly suggest that you look at the original will found at the North Carolina Archives on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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