Beaufort Co., NC
State of North Carolina Beaufort County October 16th 1831.
Know all men by these presents, that I GREEN CARROWON, being low in health but sound in mind able to dispose off all my worldly property as I shall think proper- "First. I give unto my daughter Lydia a certain piece of Land, beginning at the North east corner of Henry EVERETT"s rich land patent north forty seven East to a stake, thence North Seventy three West to a line of marked trees thence with that line of marked trees to Henry EVERETT"s patent, thence to the beginning" I also give unto my daughter ELIZABETH a piece land joining my daughter LYDIA beginning at her North east corner running North forty seven East to a marked tree in the said line, thence North Seventy three West to a line of marked trees, thence with that line to LYDIA's, corner, then with her line to the beginning -
"I also give unto my daughter DORCAS the piece joining my daughter ELIZABETH beginning at her north east corner running North 47 East to a marked tree in the line leading to head of Oyster Creek, from thence North 73 West to a line of marked trees and from thence to my daughter ELIZABETHs corner in that line and from thence to the beginning.
"I also give unto my daughter SARAH SPAIN(?) a piece of land joining my daughter DORCAS MACGOUND(?) beginning at her North East Corner running from thence to where that line corners in the marsh from thence North 73 West to a line of marked trees thence with that line to my daughter DORCAS corner in that line, thence to the beginning.
"I also give unto my three sons HENRY & JORDAN & THOMAS one hundred & f if ty acres of land lying in the Henry EVERETT's Rich land patent, my son HENRY to have the first fifty acres on the ridge JORDAN the next to the south & THOMAS at the far end toward middle bay- "I also give unto my son GREEN a piece of land beginning at Henry EVERETS North West corner in my ditch running to my daughter LYDIAs to a line of marked trees running down that line 'til a paralell course with the said Henry EVERET's line will go to a marked bay on the ditch near the end of my field and so to the beginning.
"I also give unto my daughter POLLY a piece of land beginning at my son GREENs North east corner in a line of marked trees that leads to the head of a gut where my ditch leads into running north seventy three West thirty pole, then parallell with that line of marked,trees Eighty pole, then from thence South seventy three east to the line of marked trees, thence to the beginning. I also give unto my daughters AGNES & LIDDY & NANCY & the CHILD that my wife is now with a piece of land beginning at a small
ditch running through my field near the head of the road that leads from Goose Creek running South Seventy three East to a line of Marked trees & with that line of marked trees to the head of the gut that my ditch leads into and so round with the water of the Ovster Creek to where my line crosses the landing Creek, then South twenty East to a post in the marsh, then the various courses to the beginning
I also give unto my Beloved Wife the plantation where I now live including the lands between my son GREEN's above and the land below that I gave to my youngest daughter with provision made with my Wife in her dower for her father and mother during their natural lives for a maintainance.
I also give unto my son WILLIAM one of my large Mahogany Tables and one Ewe and Lamb.
I also leave one piece of land in Hyde County near the turnpike to be sold for to pay debts & also another piece lying on double ditch Creek joining ---- Ridge to be sold & as much of the perishable property as will discharge all lawful debts and if there is not enough take of the rent of the third ten thousand above belonging to my youngest daughter till the debts is paid and the rest of the income of that ten thousand to school my sons on as far as to do their own business and also my daughters as far as to read well - and all the rest of my property within & without and my children to belong to my wife during her natural life and when she dies then to be equally divided among all my children -
"I also give unto my RICHARD all the land that lies between my son GREEN & my youngest daughters including the plantation that I have given to my wife for a dower -
And I leave my beloved Father Henry CARROW & Lodewick REDDITT my whole Executors to this my last Will and testament and I do empower him to sell either publicity or privately which he shall think proper or rent out lands the same way. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hands and Seal this day & year above written in presents of us attests seal
Green CARROWON (seal)
Henry CARROW Jr. )
Mary (X) CARROW ) August Term 1832. The last will & testament of Green CARROWON was brought into open Court and proved in due form of Law by the oath of Henry CARROW Jr. a subscribing Witness thereto - And Henry CARROW Sen'r. one uf the Ex'ers therein named came into open Court & Qualified as Ex'or.
Let it be Recorded.
Wm. ELLISON Clk.
Source: The Beaufort County, NC Orphan's Book, pp. 63-64
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