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James Brown
April 5, 1721; Nov. 24, 1721
Secretary of State Original Wills, NC 1663-1789
[Will in very poor condition]

In the name of God Amen Aprill the 5 1721
Know all men By these Presents that I [James BROWN] of the Precint of Coratuck and In the [County] of Allbemarll of the Province of North Carolina at this time very weak ...[faded]... perfect ...[faded]... commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God ...[faded]... To my wellbeloved wife Mary BROWN the Plantation whereon Truman MacBRIDE Lives during her Life. Item. I leave to my beloved wife Mary ...[faded]...

...[faded]... my loving wife Mary ...[faded]... Item. I give to my son William BROWN living at the Head of the Bay granson to Governor MARCUM* the Plantation whereon Truman MacBRIDE lives after the death of my wife Mary BROWN and all the Rest of my Land at the Forks of Paspetank[?] I ...[faded]... my son William BROWN ...[faded]...

...[faded]...third of the cattle to my wife Mary ...[faded]... her heirs forever then I give to my son ...[faded]... after the death of my wife Mary ...[faded]... and her heirs forever ...[faded]...

Jas: BROWN

[Second page]

...[faded]... to my son William BROWN ...[faded]... Mary BROWN in ...[faded]... my Last will and Testament and I do ...[faded]... Mary BROWN during her Life the mare[?] ...[faded]...named ...[faded]... and after her death to my son William BROWN att the head of the bay.

Jas: BROWN

Signed and sealed the day and year ...[faded]... in the presence of
    James ADAMS
    Jos. SANDERSON
    Elizabeth (her E mark) SANDERSON

James BROWN
Letters Granted
Novr. 24th, 1721
Corotuck
Rd.

*["Governor Marcum" was probably William Markham (c. 1635-June 12, 1704), who was appointed Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania in 1681 by William Penn].

 

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