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Henry Hayman of Pasquotank Precinct
May 23, 1727 - July 18, 1727

In the Name of God, Amen, ye 23d day of May 1727.  I Henrey HAYMAN of ye prect of pascatank & province of North Carolina planter Being of a perfect mind and memory thanks be Given unto god. Therefore Calling unto mind ye Mortality of my body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my Last will & testament, that is to Say principally and first of all I Give & recommend My Soul Into The Hands of God yt [that] gave it and my Body I recommend to ye Earth To be Buried in decent Christine Burial at ye Discretion of my Executors Not Doubting but at ye Generall Resurrection I Shall receve ye Same again by ye Mighty power of god, and as Touching Such worldy Estate Wharewith it has pleased allmighty God to Bless me In This Life I Give Devise & Dispose of ye Same in ye following Maner and form.

Imprimis - I Give and Bequeath to my Son William HAYMAN ye plantation where on Denis CRONEY? Now lives with Two hundred & twenty seven acres of Land convenantly adjoneing to ye Said plantation to him and his Heirs Lawfully begotten for Ever and In Case he Dis without Essew then my will is it Shall go to ye Next of blood and I Likewise give my Said Son my hand mill after my wifes Decease or Marrage and Like wise I Give him a four gallon Iron pot with hooks and one deep? peuter Dish & one Large peuter Bason.

Item - I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Ann HAYMAN ye plantation whare on I now Live with one hundred acres of Land to hir & hir heirs Lawfully Begotten for Ever & if no Essew then to ye next of Kin allso I give my Said Daughter one Cow & calfe one Iron pot of about two gallons with hookes Two peuter Dishes one three quart Bason three plates & one quart Tankerd after my Wifes death or Marrage.

Item - I give to my The Child my wife Mary HAYMAN is now Prignant or gos with all That plantation whareon my Brother Tho. HAYMAN formerly Lived on with one hundred acres of Land to it and its Heir of its Body for Ever & if none to ye next of Kin and also one Young Cow & Calfe one peuter gallon Bason one guart Bason one Dish & Three plates & one two quart Bason after my wifes Decase or marrige.

Item - I Give a young mare & hir Increse to be Equally devided among my amoungst my three Children ye Elder haveing his first Chowes of one and further more my will is that if any one of them dis before they Come of age that there part be Equally divided to ye sirvivers. And my will & Desire is that my Son William HAYMAN be at his own Liberty and free from his mother & to have and Injoye what? I have by this will Left him at ye age of Nignteen years.

Item - I Give to my well beloved Wife Mary HAYMAN whome I Likewise Constitute mak and ordain my Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament all ye rest of my Estate bouth reall & personall by hir freely To be possesed & Injoyed and I Do hereby utterly disallow revoke and and [sic] Disanull all and Every other former Testaments Wills Legacies & bequests and Exers by me before named willed & Bequeathed, ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament.

In Wittness whereof I have Hereunto Sett my hand and Seall the Day and year above written.
    /s/ Henry [his HH mark] Hayman     Seal

Signed Sealed published, pronounced and Declared by ye Said Henry HAYMAN as his Last will & Testament In presents of
Mad? SCARBOROUGH
Sarah [hir mark] YORECLOF?
Sarah [hir mark] Jones

Pasquotank Prct. Court July 18, 1727

The within will was proved by ye oaths of ye Evidences thereunto
    Test: Tho: WEEKES   Cl. C.

[On the back of this will is written: Recorded; Letrs granted 22d febry 1727]

[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 12.96.1.955 (folder)]

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