WILLS OF ARCHIBALD - 1799 & DANIEL SHAW - 1846
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February 28, 2008
Will Archibald Shaw 20 (no month) 1799/No Probate date Bladen County Book 1 Pages 387 - 388
In the name of God "Amen"
I Archibald Shaw of the state of North Carolina and County of Bladen seriously considering the
uncertainty of human life at the best and most particularly my own in my declining State do will
in a sound State of mind and memory make and ordain this my last will and Testament intending to
dispose of my few worldly affairs as justice seemed to direct humbly recommending my soul to the
extensive mercy of that Eternal Supreme intelligent Being who gave me desiring to be buried in a
Christian like manner at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named.
I give and bequeath unto my wife Catherine all my property whatever I may die possessed both Real
and Personal the following legacies hereafter mentioned only excepted
Item I give and bequeath unto John Shaw son of my Brother Daniel Shaw one shilling to him and
his heirs forever
Item I give and unto my nephew Malcom and Daniel Shaw Sons of Daniel Shaw one shilling each.
Item I give unto John McKay husband of Ann McKay the daughter of my brother Daniel Shaw one shilling.
I do give unto Martha McEwen husband of Jean McEwen the daughter of said brother Daniel Shaw
one shilling. I give unto my nephew Angus and John sons of my brother John Shaw one shilling each.
I give and bequeath unto Charles McNorton husband of the late Mary McNorten daughter of my brother
John Shaw one shilling.
I give unto William McEwen husband of Catherine McEwen daughter of John Shaw on e shilling.
I give unto John McMIllan husband of Marion McMillan daughter of John Shaw one shilling.
I give unto my brother in law Archibald Buie and Catherine his wife one shilling.
I give unto my nephew Daniel Shaw son of Neill Shaw one shilling.
I give unto my sister in law Marion Shaw relic of my brother Colin Shaw one shilling.
Item I give unto James McConeskey husband of Margaret McConeskey deceased daughter of Neill Shaw
one shilling. I give unto Christopher and Daniel Gooden grandson of my brother Neill Shaw one shilling each.
I do hereby nominate and appoint my wife Catherine Shaw sole Executrix of this m last will and Testament
with direction to my said Executrix to defray my funeral charges and discharge all my just debt after
which devise that all the rest of my property be at the entire disposal of my said executrix
disannulling all other wills heretofore made.
Signed and sealed his
this 20th day of 1799 Archibald x Shaw (seal)
in the presence of us mark
N. B. the word intended
John McKay )
Duncan McCall )
Angus Lamon Jr )
Will Daniel Shaw 6 November 1846/August Term 1848 Bladen County Book 1 Page 168
In the name of God "Amen"
I Daniel Shaw Senr of the County of Bladen and State of North Carolina being of sound disposing
mind and memory Blessed be god do this the Sixth day of November in the Year of Our Lord one
thousand Eight hundred and forty six make and publish this my last Will and testament in manner
and form following
1st it is my wish and desire that ll my Just debts and funeral expenses be paid
2nd I give and bequeath all of my Estate that have not been previously given away by deeds of gift
both Real and Personal and also all property and things that may in law or Equity belong to me to be
equally divided in five equal shares and my son William Shaw to have one share my son Randall Shaw to
have one share my son Daniel Shaw to have one share and the children of my son Duncan Shaw to have one
share and my son Archibald to have the other share all to share and share alike.
And I do hereby nominate and appoint my sons Daniel Shaw and Archibald Shaw Executors to this
my last Will and Testament.
Signed Sealed published and Daniel Shaw (seal)
declared in presence of us
Charles H Burney
North Carolina ) Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Bladen County ) August Term 1848
Then in open Court was the within above will duly proved by the oaths of Durriun[?] Lorris and
Chalres H Barney/Burney and ordered to be registered and then and there came Archibald Shaw and
Daniel Shaw Executors nominated in said Will and were duly sworn as Executors to the same
H . H. Robinson Clerk
Will Penelope Shaw 4 Feb 1849/No Probate Date Bladen County Book 1 Page 187
In the Name of God "Amen"
I Penelope Shaw wife of Daniel Shaw Senr of the County of Bladen and state of North Carolina
being of sound and disposing mind and memory and better to secure to my children after my death
do make this my last Will and testament in manner and form following to wit,
I do give will and bequeath unto my children namely Charles Formyduval, Deniaschain[?], Formyduval,
Sarah Ann Pierce wife of James O. Pierce, John Paul Formyduval, Jane Roseline Lucien wife of
William Lucien, Mary Jane Caroline Shaw wife of Duncan Shaw, the following negroes to wit -
Elsey, Rachel, Simon, Luia, Emily, Times, Merilda, to then and their heirs Executors and administrators
with all the increase arising from said negroes. My object is to secure to my children the said property;
I have "before"this given them a deed of gift to said negroes but believing that it might not answer the
purpose intended I have therefore made this my last will and testament.
And I do hereby nominate Constitute and appoint James O. Pierce Executor to this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.
Signed Sealed Published and declared in the presence of
John J Pierce ) This the 4th day of Feby 1849
Benjamin F. Pierce ) Penelope Shaw (seal)
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