Will of John Wilkinson
Recorded in Book B Page 167
Brunswick County, North Carolina
I, John Wilkinson, of the county of
Brunswick and State of North Carolina do make and ordain this my last
will and testament.
Item - It is my will that all my just debts
Item - I give and bequeath to Mrs Hannah
Locke all my negroes during her life, as also one third part of my land
and then to be disposed of after her death in the manner herein after
Item - I give to Saml Locke, son of the
above named Hannah Locke, the other two thirds of my lands and also his
mother's portion after her death, during his life and then to his
children and their heirs, as also one half of my negroes after the
death of his mother during his life and then to his children and their
Item - I give to Betsey Robbins, daughter of
the aforesaid Hannah Locke the other half of my negroes after the death
of her mother, during her life and then to her children and their
heirs. And this my further will and intent that if either of the above
named children of Hannah Locke should die without issue then and in
that case the property herein given shall go to the children of the
survivor. I appoint and constitute the above named Hannah Locke, Samuel
Locke, and Auctiory (?) Melan as Executrix and Executors to this my
last will and testament. In witness whereof I have to this set my hand
and seal this 26th day of July 1830. Signed, sealed, and acknowledged
in presence of WA Robbins & Henry Williams.
John Wilkinson (seal)
1/2 the lands to Mrs Locke during her
life, 1/2 to Samuel Locke during his life and then (?) include of
portion to his lawful children and their heirs. To Betsy Robbins, Mrs
Locke's 1/2 of Negroes during her life and then to all her children
living at the time of her death share and share alike. If either Betsy
Robbins or Samuel Locke should die without leaving issue then the whole
of said property to go to the children of the survivor and be divided
share and share alike. Lucy to live and serve Mrs Hannah Locke during
her life but after the death of said Hannah, no wages or actual service
whatever to be exacted from her by any person whatsoever. But she is to
live and in the special protection of the Executors.
State of North Carolina, Brunswick County
Court of Please and Qr Sessions December
The due execution of this will was proved in
open court by the oath of William A Robbins one of the subscribing
witnesses thereto and ordered to be registered.
Nathl Potter, Clk
Recorded agreeably to an Act of Genl
Assembly special session of 1908 and ratified February First 1908.
Copied from Old Records Book B (2) (?) 21.