1733 Beaufort County Will of

Abraham Adams
(Dated: 1733 / Probate: 1734)

Will of Abraham Adams

In The Name Of God, Aman. The Last will & Testament of ABRAHAM ADAMS, Seiner, being very Sick & weak of body, but of Sound & perfect memory, and Calling To mind ye uncertainty of This Transitory Life, hoping Through ye merits of Death & passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to Inter in to Eternal Life, do, for avoiding Controversies after my Decease, make, publish & Declare This to be my Last will & Testamt. Revoking and Denying all other former wills by me made & recommending my Soul into ye hands of almighty God who gave it, and my body I commit to ye Earth to be Decently buried at ye Discression of my Exrs., hereafter mantioned, after all my Debts & funeral Charges are paid & Disbursed.

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son, ABRAHAM ADAMS, part of my Land lying on pamlico River , Beginning at ye fork of ye branch up ye Gut That parts me from mr. Thomas Icevels , and running up noth Gut to a place Called ye Gum Going , and up along ye branch to ye back Line. Then beginning again at ye aforesd. for and running up ye Eastermost branch to a branch Called ye Island branch: Thence up ye branch Till It Leaves ye Island, and So Still up ye branch to ye Going Over to make my Tarkiln; Thence aCross ye ridge to ye Savannah to ye back Line, Containing by Estomation Seventy Six acres of Land. which Said Land I give To my Son ABRAHAM , and To ye male heirs Lawfully begotten of his own body, wch said Land I will not have to be Sold, Let or mortgaged, but from one brother To ye other.

Item. I give unto my Son, RICHD. ADAMS, a part of ye Land I Live on in pamlico river , Joyning upon my Son ABRAHAM and Mr. THOMAS ICEVEL , being ye upper part of my Land, being Seventy Six acres more or Less to ye male heirs Lawfully begotten of his owne body, wch said Land is not to be sold, Let or mortgaged, but from brother to brother.

Item. I give to my Son, WILLIAM , all of my Tools, my horse, Gun & new Coat.

Item. I give to my Son, WILLOBY , a Certain Cow yearling aforsd brown, white faced & her Increase.

Item. I give to my Daughter, ABBIA , a Certain Two year old Heifer, black pied & her Increase. one Trundled bead Stead & bed & furniture belonging to it.

I give to my Loving wife, BARTHIA , ye use of my plantation, Whereon I now Live, wth all ye rest of my Goods, Chattles & Estate, During her widowhood, and in Case of Death or marriage, Then my said plantation I give To my son WILLOBY and his male heirs Lawfully begotten of his body, not to be Sold, Let or mortgaged, but from brother to brother, and my movebles, goods & Chattles to be Equally Divided between my Son WILLIAM & WILLOBY & ABIA, my Daughter. and I do hereby nominate & appoint my Loving Wife to be my hole & Sole Executrix of This my Last will & Testament, Revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal. This Twenty-Third day of octobr., In the year of our Lord, one Thousand, Seven hundred and Thirty Three.

Signed, Sealed, published and
Declared In the presence of us:
Phillips Shute
Mary Shute
Jno. Collison

At a Court begun & held at bath Town, ye 13 day of march, 1734 . Present, Wm. owen , Robert Peyton , Henery Croston , Edward Hadley , wm. Dunbar, Esqr.

The within Last will & Testament of Abraham adams, Dec'd. was proved In open Court by ye oath of John Collison one of ye Subscribing Evidences Thereto Ordered That ye Secretary have notice Thereof, ye Executrix having Taken Oath by Law appointed.

Test. Jno- Collison, Cler. Cur. (Endorsement) Abr. Aams Will. L'res Issd, March 27, 1734 . RFDS. Recorded

Submitted by: Michael Johnson, Kent Island, Maryland

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