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Stephen Brooks
July 15, 1797 - Nov. Term 1797
Hyde Co., N.C. Will Book 2; pg. 162
NC Archives CR 53.108.9 (Will); CR #53.508.7 (Estate)

In the name of God Amen, I Stephen Brooks, of the county of Hyde, state of north Carolina, being weak in body but of sound memory, blessed be God, do this day, fifteenth of July in the year of our lord, seventeen hundred and ninety-seven, make and publish this, my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say, first I give to my son Isaack Brooks, one cow and calf, that to be all, also I give to my son, William Brooks, eighty-two acers of land joining of Thomas Brooks, one bed and furniture, one case of drawers, one puter Bason, one horse, also I give to my son, Stephen Brooks, one hundred and fifteen acers of land including a plantation on the north Side of Lake, one Negro woman and hir two children, one puter Bason, one bed and furniture, one Dozen of puter spoons and a half a dozen of silver Tea Spoons and twenty dollars to be raised out of my Estate six months after my death.

Also I give to my son, Jacob Brooks, one Negro man, one half dozen of puter plate, one family bibel, ten dollars.

Also I give to my daughter, Easter, besides what I have all ready give hir.  I desire that fifty pounds should be raised out of my property by my executors and remain in thir hands, that if she shold be Left a widow or in any sufering surkumstance, no Body to take Care of hir, then to be paid to hir at thir dis Crision and other ways to be equaly divided betwen my other five Children, that is to say, William and Stephen and Jacob and Charity and Sary.

Also I give to my daughter, Charity, one ovel table, one blue Chist, one puter Bason and two dishes.

Also to my daughter, Sary, I give thirty acers of land Joining of Baniester Midyett's and Jesse Midyett's south Lines, runing from the rode to the Creak, one Desk, one mare, one puter Bason and one dish.

And all the rest of my property to be equally devided between William Brooks, Charity Watson, Sary Midyett. I make and ordain William Brooks and Jesse Midyett my executors of this my will in trust for the intents and purposes of this my will contained in witness whereof I, the said Stephen Brooks, have to this my last will and testament, set my hand and seal the day and year above written, signed, sealed and delivered by the said Stephen Brooks as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof.

/s/  Stephen Brooks Seal

Wit: Thomas [x] Brookes
        Banister Midyett

Hyde County SS  - Novr Term 1797
   
This Last Will and Testament of Stephen Brooks decd was exhibited into Court by the Executors and proved by the oath of Banister Midyett one of the subscribing witnesses to the same according to due form of law.  Ordered to be recorded.
        Test.  Ben. Forman  CSC

An Inventory of the goods and Chattels belonging to the Estate of Stephen Brooks, Sen. Decd taken November 23d 1797

25 head of Cattle
2 Beds & furniture
1 Case of drawers
4 Pewter Basons
4 Pewter Dishes
8 Pewter plates
1 Horse and 1 Mare
1/2 Dozen Silver Tea spoons
16 Pewter Spoons
1 Oval Table, 1 Square Table
2 Chests
18 Books
1 Desk
1 Case & Bottles
1 Currying knife
1 Sword, 1 Boarding pike
1/2 Dozen fish hooks, 1 brush
1 Crow Bar
2 Looking glasses
3 Glass Vials
1 Case knives and forks
5 old knives and 4 forks
1 Hone
3 Water pails, 3 tubs, 2 Piggins
51/2 yards home spun Linnen
1 Woollen wheel
2 Pair Sheep Shears
2 Reap hooks
11 head of hogs
2 Pair Steelyards
1 Pair Spoon Moulds
1 Pair Shot Moulds
2 Iron pots, 1 Dutch oven
1 Tea kettle, 1 Spider

2 Pair pot hooks
2 Iron kettles, 2 pair pot Trammels
1 Pair fire dogs, 1 pair fire tongs
1 Oil jar, 2 Well Buckets
1 Meal Sifter, 1 Curry Comb
4 Augers, 6 Chisels, 2 Gouges
1 Pair Pintchers & 1 pr Nippers
1 Iron Square
1 Pair Compasses
1 Frow, 1 Marling Spike
1 Claw hammer
1 Iron ladle
1 Smoothing plane
1 Drawing knife
1 Ads, 1 pewter Salt Sellar
2 Calking Irons
1 Cross Cut Saw
1 Pair Iron wedges
1 Pair Cards
12 Chairs
3 Half Bushels
1 Beaufet
9 Earthen plates
5 Earthen Bowls
1 Copper Coffee pot, 1 Earthen Cup
2 Candle Sticks, 1 pr Snuffers
6 Coffee Cups, 5 Saucers
2 Glass Tumblers
1 Funnel, 1 Tea pot
1 Stone water pitcher
1 Ladle, 1 Skimmer
1 Gun
1 Coffe mill
2 Bread Trays
(Turn over)

1 Steel Trap
3 Axes, 1 hatchet
2 Ploughs
5 Vessel Blocks
1 Reel
4 Juggs
7 Glass Bottles
1 Gallon of Oil nearly
4 Stone pots
3 Honey Tubs
1 Cotton Ginn
1 Pair Cart Wheels
1 Pair Cart Wheel Boxes
2 Pair Iron hinges
52 lb. of old Iron
3 Keggs
22 lb. old Spikes & nails
2 Grubing hoes, 4 weeding hoes
4 Ounces of Rats Bane
2 Files, 1 Rasp
3 Earthen pots, 1 Chamber pot
1 lot of Flax in the Straw
2 Small raw hydes
2 old Flax Breaks
1 Lot of Junk
16 Empty Barrels
3 lb. Hatchel'd Flax
3 lb. Broke Flax
1 Quart of campfire (camphor)
31/4 lb. of Coffee
4 Stick Baskets
21/4 Bushels of Eupon
1 Small lot of Buttons
1 Goat
14 Bushels of Rice
110 Bushel of Potatoes
2271/2 Acres of Land
4 Negroes

4 old Spades
2 Coolers
3 Canvas Baggs
101/2 lb. of Wooll
3 Pair of Flesh forks
1/2 Barrel of Tobacco
1 Lott of Cotton
1 lb. Pepper
1 Saddle, 2 Bridle bitts
1 Tan Trough
1 Water Trough
1 Flat and the appurtenances
1 Canoe & Sail
1 Grindstone
1 Hand Mill, 1 Morter
3 Earthen pots, 1 Earthen Tea pot
4 lb. Shot
1 3/4 lb. of lead
1 3/4 lb. Brimstone
2 Gimlets
6 Sale  needles, 1 palm
6 Casks
1 Harness Tub
3 1/2 Bushels of Salt
10 1/2 Sides of leather
3 Taned skins
1 Goat Skin
1 Lot of Spun ???
1 Lot Spun yarn
Rent corn for a plantation the Quantity yet unknown
Money left   25  2s  6d
Money due to the Estate  
25  9s  4d

/s/ William Brooks}   Executors
/s/ Jesse Midyett  }

Hyde County SS Novr Term 1797
This Invy was Returned by the executors on oath and was ordered o be recorded.
Test Ben Forman CSC
Recorded in Book B page 163 -  1797

An account of Sales of part of the Estate of Stephen Brooks Sen. Decd at a Vendue on the 14th December 1797
[partial listing - another 11/2 pages followed]

Buyer Items s d
William Brooks
William Brooks
Jesse Midyett
William Brooks
Banister Midyett
Banister Midyett
William Brooks
William Brooks
Thomas Foddray
William Brooks
Israel Watson
Christopher Midyett
William O'Neal
Christopher Midyett
Israel Watson
Christopher Midyett
George Midyett
William Brooks
Isaac Brooks
Isaac Brooks
Jesse Midyett
Isaac Brooks
Jesse Midyett
William Brooks
Thomas Foddray
Ignatius Herbert
Christopher Midyett
Isaac Brooks
Jesse Midyett
Jesse Midyett
George Midyett
William Brooks
O'neal Midyett
O'neal Midyett
Christopher Midyett
Reuben M'Claud
William Brooks
Jacob Gaskill
Israel Watson
Hannah
[last name unclear]
1 Pair Cartwheels
1 Flax Break
1 Lot of Junk
1 Lot of Rigging
1 Ax
1  Do
1  Do
1 Hatchet
1 Side Leather
1 Side Leather
1 Side Leather
1 Side Leather
1 Goat Skin
1 Calf Skin
1 Do
1 Piece of Leather
1 Iron pot
1 Iron pot
1 Tea kettle
1 Spider
1 Dutch Oven
1 Sifter & 1 Half Bushel
1 Cross Cut Saw
1 lot of tools
4 Augers
1 Sword & Boarding Pike & some fish hooks
1 lot of tools
1 lot of tools
1 Crow bar
2 Calking Irons & 1 Brush
1 Hoe
1  Do
1  Do
1  Do
2  Do
3 Spades
1 Steel Trap
1 Tray
21/2 Pecks of Beans
1 Tray
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Hyde County to May Term 1798
This Acct of Sales of part of the estate of Stephen Brooks Decd was Returned into Court by the executors on oath and ordered to be recorded.
Test Ben Forman CSC
Recorded in Book B page 254 - 1798
The division of part of the estate of Stephen Brooks, decd, not sold out of the estate sale.  [There are 2 full pages of items listed.  Those receiving the remainder of the estate were Israel Watson, William Brooks and Jesse Midyett.]

Hyde County to May Term 1798
This division was returned into Court and [remainder is unreadable].
                                           Test: Ben Forman CSC
Test:
   Thomas Brooks
   Banister Midyett
   Joseph Gaskill

This will & estate 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!

 

2010 Kay Midgett Sheppard