Brunswick County NC Genweb

Will of John Wilkinson 1772
Brunswick County, North Carolina
Contributed by Natasha Miles

Will of John Wilkinson
Recorded in Book B Page 166
Brunswick County, North Carolina

In the Name of Almighty God, Amen!
I, John Wilkinson of Brunswick in the province of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life do make and ordain this my last will and testament. In manner and form following, that is to say
Item - I give and bequeath to my sister Honour Wood of Exemouth in Devonshire in England one Guinea. I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth all my right title and interest to my house next door to the Lamb Inn in Topsham during her natural life and at her decease to descend to my brother Thomas Wilkinson of Exeter.
Item - I give and bequeath to my sister Hanah one guinea.
Item - I give and bequeath to John Mules of Cookbury Churchtown near Great Torrington Fifty pound sterling.
Item - I give and bequeath ratify and confirm unto Mrs Anne Goldwin sundry mentioned in a Bill of sale dated Septr 29th 1772 and also further give and bequeath the said Anne Goldwin sundry goods I expect by Capt Alexander Dyar from Philadelphia. All the rest of my estate real and personal I give and bequeath to my brother Thomas Wilkinson whom with my good friend William Hill I nominate and appoint my whole and sole executors to this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of October 1772. John Wilkinson (Seal)

The within will was proved in open court at December term 1772 by the oath of Parker Quince and Wm Lord who swore to the handwriting of the deceased and ordered to be registered.
Will Lord, Clk

Registered in the Register's office of Brunswick County in Book A 150 by Will Lord, Reg.

Recorded agreeably to an Act of Genl Assembly, specl session 1908. Ratified Feby 1st 1908. Copied from Old Records Book B (2) (?) 21.