Andrew Reed Will
Feb. 29, 1723/4 - July Court 1728
Know all men by these Presents that I Andrew Reed of the County of Albemarle of North Carolina Being at this Time weak of Body but of sound & Perfect mind and memory~Praise be given to God for the Same, but Calling to mind the uncertainty of this Present Life and the Certainty of Death am Moved to Declare this my Last Will and Testament. my Body to have Christian Burial and my worldly Estate I give as Followeth, in manner and form,
Item. I give to my Grandson Andrew Woodley ten Cows & there Increase with five stears and my Bay Mare and Horse Colt with her Increase and Twenty Pounds in Provincel Bills I also give to my Grandson Andrew Woodley the Tract of Land which I now Live on to him & his Heirs forever. And for want of such Heirs to fall to his Brother William Woodley to him & his Heirs forever.
Item I give to my Grandson William Woodley five Cows with all their Increase and also five Stears & And great Brafs Pistol And One Black Mare & Colt with their Increase.
Item I Give to my GrandDaughter Mary Woodley Five Cows with their Increase & One Brafs Kettle Containing Seven or Eight Gallons And One Iron Pot of 50 Gallons
Item I give to Gabriel Newby five Pounds in Province Bills
Item I give to my Grandson Jonathan Keeton One Black Mare & Yearling with all their Increase I. Also give to my Grandson Jonathan my Negro man Named Will to him & his Heirs forever & I Leave the use of him to my Daughter Elizabeth till my Grandson Jonathan Comes to the age of Twenty One years and then to return to the said Jonathan or Pay for his Labor And if he should dye before he comes of age then the said Negro to be to the ensuring Heirs lawfully begotten of my Daughter Elizabeth Body for Ever
Item I give to my grandson Wm. Woodley my Indian Woman named Jane to him & his Heirs for Ever with all her Increase and my Daughter Elizabeth to have the Use of her till my Grandson William Woodley comes to the Age of twenty one Years and then to return to the said Wm. Woodley or Pay for the said Indian Woman and if my Said Grandson Should Dye before he comes to the Age of twenty one Years, I leave my Indian Woman to my Daughter Elizabeth with her Increase to her and her Heirs for Ever
Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth two Mares and one Colt with their Increase to her and her Heirs for Ever
Item I give to my Grandson Andrew Woodley One feather Bed and one Blanket and one pr of Sheets and Bolstor
Item I give to my Grandson Wm Woodley one feather Bed and Bolstor and one pr of Sheets and one Blanket and one Rugg
Item I give to my Grandson Jonathan Keeton one feather Bed with Bolster and Rugg one pair of Sheets and One pr of Blankets and if my Exer thinks fit to Sell the Said Beads for money for fear they should Damnify them then my Said Grandson to have the Money,
Item I give to my Grandson Andrew Woodley Six Sows and Piggs and one Boar and all the remaining part of my Hoggs I leave to my Daughter Elizabeth Keeton and her Son Jonathan Keeton
Item I give to my Grandson Wm Woodley two Pewter Dishes and also give to him Six new Pewter plates
I Also give to my Grandaughter Mary Woodley two new pewter Dishes and Six new pewter plates and two Large pewter Basons
Item I give to my Grandson Jonathan Keeton two new Pewter Dishes and twelve new Pewter Plates to him and his Heirs for Ever and if he Dies Without heirs then to the next Heir of my Daughter Elizabeth Begotten of her Body for Ever.
Item I give to my two Grandsons Andrew and Wm. Woodley two Guns each of them on I also give to my Grandson Andrew two Iron Potts I also give to my Daughter Elizabeth all the remaining Part of my Pewter Between her and her Son Jonathan Keeton and I also give to my Said Daughter and my Grandson Jonathan Keeton all the remaining Part of my Cattle which is not already given away
Item I also give to my Grandson Jonathan Keeton one Iron pott
I make and ordain my Loving Daughter Elizabeth Keeton my whole and Sole Execr. To See this my Last Will and Testament to be fully Completed and too revoke Disannull and make void all former Wills and Testaments whatsoever by me made And fro Confirmation hereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand and Seal this 29th Day of Febr.y 1723/4.
Andrew R. Reed
Signed and Sealed in the presence of us
Richard [x] Skinner
Perquimons ~ July Court 1728~
The above Will was proved in Open Court by the Oaths of Richard Skinner and Richard Ratcliff Evidences thereto Test. R Everardt
Letters Granted Sept 25th 1728
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