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George Powers
March 27, 1754 - June Court 1755

In the Name of God Amen.  I George POWERS of north Carolina Being Sick and in body but of Sound disposing mind and Memory thanks to almighty God for it, do make this my Last will and testament hereby revokeing all other wills by me before made and as touching and Concerning what Earthly Estate it hath pleased the almighty God Goto to bless me With I give and bequeath as follows Viz ----

Item  I give and Bequeath unto my Son William POWERS the plantation Whereon I now Live and one hundred fifty acres of Land Joyning to the Sd Plantation Calld the Cow Land Sirveyed by Richd McLURE to him and his heirs forever.

I Likewise Give unto my Son William POWERS one feather bed and one Eight Gallon Iron pot to him and his heirs forever.

Item  I give and Bequeath  unto my Son George POWERS one parsel of Land Lying between Joseph SANDERSON and John WOODHOUSE Containing two hundred acres be the same more or Less to him and his heirs forever.

I likewise Give unto my Son George POWERS one Iron pot and two cows and Calves and two Guns only Excepting the use of the Guns to my wife during her Life, to him and his heirs forever.  I likewise Give to my Son George POWERS one young horse Calld pomp ------

Item  I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Caleb POWERS on [sic]  percel of Land two hundred acres Commonly Calld and known by the name of  dicks field to him and his heirs forever  I Likewise Give unto my Son Caleb POWERS twenty five acres of Land Joyning moses BALLANCE and willis ETHERIDGE and Doctor HAPPER, to him and his heirs forever.  I Likewise Give unto my Son Caleb POWERS fifty acres of Land it being Calld, and known by the name of the Cow Land Joyning my Son William to him and his heirs forever.  I Likewise Give unto my Son Caleb POWERS two Cows and Calves and one young mare Calld Spring and one Gun to him and his heirs forever.

[torn] I Give and Bequeath to my daughter  mary ETHERIDGE two Cows and Calves to her and her heirs forever.

Item  I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Isabel BRIGHT two Cows and Calves to her and her heirs forever.

Item  I Give and Bequeath unto my daughter Lydda ETHERIDGE two Cows and Calves at the increase of the Stock to her and her heirs forever.

Item  I Give and Bequeath  unto my Daughter Jean ETHERIDGE two Cows and Calves at the Increase of the Stock to her and her heirs forever.

Item  I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Abigal POWERS two Cows and Calves and one feather bed and  firnature and one puter dish & two puter Basons to her and  her heirs forever.

Item  I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Isabel POWERS all my personal Estate within doors and without which I have not before mentiond in this will to her and at her own Disposing forever.

And Lastly I do here by Nominate and appoint my Well beloved wife Isabel POWERS my whole and Sole Executrix to See this my Last will performed as Witness my hand and  Seal this 27th day of March 1754.

 /s/

 

 

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    James BURNHAM
   
[torn]lliam [his WM mark] MARSHAL
   
[torn]ichard [his RE mark] ETHERIDGE

  North Carolina  }    June County Court Anno Dom 1755
Currituck County }

Present His Majesties Justices
    These may Certifie William MARSHALL & Richard ETHERIDGE appeared in open Court and made oath that they were present and Saw George POWERS Sign Seal publish and Declare the within to be and Containe his Last will and Testament and at the Same time they Saw James BURNHAM the other Subscribing Evidence Sign His Name there to and at Same time Isabell POWERS Executrix Appeard and took the Executors oath in due form of Law then it was ordered that the Honbl. Henry MacCULLOH Have Notice thereof that Letters Testamentary may Ishue thereon as the Law directs

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    William SHERGOLD CC

[On the back of this will is written: George Powers; Certified 1755]

[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 12.96.1.1786 (folder)]

This will was kindly contributed by Michael Blanchfield. 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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