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[Apparently William Lufman had two wills--one written on April 1, 1728 and the other on May 29, 1728; both had the same probate date and both are listed below. The May 29th will lists the testator as William Lufman, Jr. in the probate record.]
April 1, 1728 - July 10, 1728
In the name of god amen the 1st Day of Aprel 1728. I William LUFMAN in the presink of Curretuck in the province of North Caralina but in Sound and Disposen memery praised be god for it Do make and ordain This my Last will and testement in maner and form as followeth first i bequeath my Soul into the hands of allmighty god my maker hopen that through the merits of Death and Pasion of Jesus Christ my only Savour redeemer to Receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and as for my body to be buried in Desent Christan burial at the Deseresion of my Exceters heare after nominated it is my will and Desier that my wife Elisebeth LUFMAN Should have her thirds with asken? all that Can be Known to be hern what? had her into her part and if that Dont mak up to make out of my part and petecular the bed and furnatud and it is my will and Desier that Thomas DAVES Should have one Cow and Calf and yearlen and the bed that i Call mine with all the furnetud that belongs to it and the Curtens d__d it is my will and Desier that that [sic] my Sun Daniel Should have my great table and form? and Cuburd and great Chest and a hors? and the reason is that i give these things to these two younges is because that they have not had So much as the rest and it is my will and Desier that my Sun William and my Sun Daniel Should have my wairen Cloths and necessary tools Excepten axes and hose to be Equally Devided between them and it is my will and Desier that my granson Thomas POYNER Should have a hefer yearlen ___ a year ould and it is my will and Desier that the part of my Estat that Comes to my Daughter Mary WHEETLY Should be Equaly Devided between her two Children John and Lazethe? and all the rest and resedue of my personall Estate as good and Chatels not heare within mentied
Should beafter my Depts and funerall Expences are Discharged and paid i doe give and bequeath amongst my Six Children and I do allot and appoint my Sun William LUFMAN and Thomas DAVIS to be my full and Sole Execters of this my Last will and testement revoken all other wills and testements in witness wherareof i have heare unto Set my hand and Seal the Day and Dat of the year first above writen.
/s/ William [W looks to be his mark] LUFMAN Seal
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us
Andrew ETHEREDGE JUN
William [his mark] TANT?
The Last will and Testament of Mr William LUFMAN Deced was produced in Open Court by Mr Thos DAVIS Excutr Therein Named And was Proved in Lawfull Manner the 10th Day of July 1728 by the Oaths of Mr Andrew ETHERIDGE & Mr William TANT & was Ordd to be sent to ye Secrys Office for Probate
J MARTYN Clk, Cort
[On the back of this will is written: Wm. LUFFMAN Will; Lres granted 3d Augt 1728; RFDS; Recorded.]
[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 126.96.36.1994 (folder)]
May 29, 1728 - July 10, 1728
In the name of god amen The twenty ninth Day of May 1728. I William LUFMAN of the presink of Curretuck in the province of of [sic] North Caralina but in Sound and desposing mind and memory praised be god for it Doe make and ordain this to by [sic] my Last will and testement in maner and form as followeth first i bequeath my Soul into the hands of allmighty god my maker hopen that through the merits Death and pasion of jesus Christ my only Saviour and redeemer to receive free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and as for my body to be buried in Decent Chresion bural at the Deseresion of my Exceter hereinafter nominated it is my will and Desier that my Sun William LUFMAN Should have all my Land and plantation and to be free and tak it into his hands at the age of Eighten years and he is now seven years and five months ould now at this presant riten and if he Die with out issue that it Should be Equally Devided between my two Daughters and it is allso my will and Desier that Thomas DAVIS Should tak my Children and all my Estate into his hands and to Deliver the princable when they Come at age and it is my will and Desier that my two Daughters Should be free at the age of sixteen years and all to receave an Equal Shear of my Estat as they Come of age only Excepting my Depts and funerall Expences out of it and i do make and appoint Thomas DAVES to be my whole Exeter of this my Last will in witness my hand and Seal the Day and date of the year first above writen.
/s/ William [his WL mark] LUFMAN Seal
Andrew ETHEREDGE JUNER
Daniel [his D mark] LUFMAN
The Last will & Testamt of Willm LUFMAN JUR Deceasd was producd in Open Court by Mr Thos DAVIS Exctr Therein Named And was proved in Lawfull Manner the 10th Day of July 1728 by ye Oaths of Andw ETHERIDGE JUN & Daniel LUFMAN & was Ordd to be submitd? for Probate
J MARTYN Clk, Cort
[On the back of this will is written: Wm. LUFFMANs Will; Lres granted 3d Augt 1728; RFDS; Recorded.]
[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 188.8.131.523 (folder)]
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© 2006 Kay Midgett Sheppard