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John Bennet
Dec. 10, 1710 - no probate
Secretary of State Papers - 875/49
Abstract from: Early Records of North Carolina; Vol. IV: Wills 1663-1722 by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr.
[see image of full will from NC Wills & Inventories by J. Bryan Grimes]

John BENNET of Corotuck Precinct in Albermarl Co.

Son: Joseph - 1/2 of 324 acres joining Back Ridge, excepting 2 acres for a Chappel
Son: Benjamin - the other 1/2 of sd. tract.  If neither of the above have an heir, then to my cousin, William JONES of (blank) in No.Hampton
Wife: Mary - to enjoy the plantation during her life.
Son: Benjamin - 1/2 the tract I bought from John NICKER joining Edward JONES, SR., with reversion to his brother Joseph; but if neither have an heir, then to my brother, Joseph.
Sd. sons: certain livestock, with reversion to my cousin ____ers FRITH.
350 acres on Moyoke Creek to be sold & the money by buy ???? & my wife to have the use of them.
40 sh [shillings] to pay for the schooling of 2 poor children for 1 year.  My wife had received 250 from her grandfather Richard NESENT of South ??? in Sumersatt Shire in Old England.
Adopted son: Sampson GOLDARD - land during his life.
Other legacies.
Executor: wife Mary, son Joseph (& my son Benjamin to succeed him if necessary).

Witnesses:
    George THOMSON
   
Ann THOMSON
    Edward [x] COBB
    Edward [x] STAFFORD

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