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John
Moncrief
June 22, 1712 - April Court 1713

The Last Will and Testament of John MONCRIEF of north Caralina being weake in Body but of perfect memory doe give and devise my Temperal Estate which god of his mercy hath endued me with all ass followeth

Imprimis  I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary MONCRIEF The manner plantation dureing her life and after her decease to my youngest son George MONCRIEF Containing one hundred and sixty Acckers of land and if ye said George MONCREIF liveth to Com to mans Estat he shall have the liberty to seld? any part of ye Said hundred and sixty Ackers of land not disturbing his Aforesaid mother.

2ly  I give unto my son Thomas MONCRIEF one hundred and sixty Ackers of land Joyning to the manner plantation to the.

3ly  I give to my son William MONCRIEF one hundred and sixty Ackers of land Joyning to my Son Thomas MONCRIEF land.

4ly  I give to my son John MONCRIEF one hundred and sixty Ackers of land Joyning to my son William MONCRIEF land Joyn to them and there heirs for ever onely if one or more should should [sic] die without lawfull heir or Isue the same land to be Eaqualy devided amoungst ye Rest Every one of my sons Shall begin at ye pecoson and soe take there due part to ye head line.

Item  I give to my beloved wife Mary MONCRIEF one Cubard with 3 pewter dishes 2 pewter poringers and 6 Inglish spoons and ye mill and ye pork? and one new fether bed and furniture belonging to it and one great pot and ye young bay mare and her Increas onely my beloved wife Mary MONCRIEF shall give my son George MONCRIEF a young mare of 3 years old when he Comes to age all ye Aforesaid housal goods After the decease of Mary MONCRIEF shall be given to my son George MONCRIEF.

Item  I give to my beloved wife Mary MONCRIEF 2 deep dishes and one great bason and 2 poringers and 6 spoons one paier of fier tongs 4 botels and one fryinpan and ye great greater and ye great Chest and ye litel box with a lock and key to it and one great table 4 Chears and one great tankert one iron pestel one drawing knife and handsaw and ye Cuting knife one great narow ax.

Item  I give to my daughter Mary MONCRIEF one fether bed one great Rugg and one paer of sheets and bed stead one Chest that is next to it of my wifes one paer of fier tongs 4 Chears one litel pot 4 botels 2 peuter basons one tankert to litle flat dishis 6 Inglish spoons 2 poringers 2 peuter plats.

Item  I give to my son John MONCRIEF 2 peuter dishis two poringers 6 spoons 2 plats 1 Cheare one litle Chest with lock and key one Cros Cut saw one small auger,one adds.

Item  I give to my son William MONCRIEF 2 peuter dishis 2 poringers 3 spoons 2 Iron wegges, one narrow ax, one litle Chest with lock and key.

Item  I give to my son Thos MONCRIEF 2 peuter dishis 2 peringers 3 spoons one long pot and a Chear one linin bed and one Rugg and one paer of sheets and bed stead one broad ax one great gimblit 2 Iron wedges one spade one great Auger 2 Chisels.

Item  I give to my beloved wife and my son George 6 Cows and 4 Calves and ye 2 great steers one yeo and yeo lamb.

Item  I give to my daughter Mary MONCRIEF 3 Cows and Calves one sow and piggs to be paid upon her marriage day.

Item  I give to my son John MONCRIEF when be Comes to age one Cow and Calfe and 3 two yeare old hefers and one sow and piggs.

Item  I give to my son William MONCRIEF one Cow and Calfe and 3 steers one sow and piggs if ye sows has them.

Item  I give to my son Thos MONCRIEF 4 steers one sow and piggs if ye sows has them, and one young horse.

Item  I give to my daughter Mary MONCRIEF my black mare yt I sold to CRAFT? if he Returns her if not ye bill.

as for ye linin and wooling I give to my wife for ye use of ye small Children and her own use and for my wareing Cloaths I leave ym to my wifes disposisan to devide as she thinks fitt amoungst ym and ye Cart and wheels for ye use of ye plantation and all my hoogs I give to my wife to pay my debts, and what debts there is due to me fer her to Receive the 2 meale sifters I give to my wife as for ye wooden ware devide it amongst them as you shall think fit.

Item I give to my son George my gun and my sword to my son Thomas.

And as fer all other things yt is not mentioned I leave to my beloved wife Mary MONCRIEF and I doe heareby ordaine Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Mary MONCRIEF to be my only Executrix of this my last will and testament and I doe heareby Revoke and disanul all former will or wills by me made ass wittness my hand and seale this 22th day of June 1712.
    /s/ John MONCRIEF        Seal

Signed Sealed in ye presents of us
    Adam PEARRY
    Thomas DAVIS
    Daniel [his OX marke] GLASCOE

This Within Written Will was Proved in Open Court in Lawfull Manner the 14th Day of Aprl Anno Dom., 1713 By The Oaths of Thos DAVIS And Danl GLASCO ----

Test Jos WICKER Clk. Cort

[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 12.96.1.1508 (folder)]

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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