Last Will and Testament of Lucretia
|In the name of God;
Amen: I Lucretia Bailey of the County of Granville State of North
Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory (Blessed Be God)
do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and
form following, that is to say
First I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Bailey this being forever my negro boy by the name of Turner.
2 I give and bequeath to my son Israel Bailey the sum of five shillings.
3 I give and bequeath to my son Ephraim Bailey the sum of five shillings.
4 I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Estes formerly Mary Bailey the sum of five shillings.
5 I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucretia Moore formerly Lucretia Bailey the sum of five dollars and one cow and calf to be selected by my Executor herein after to be named.
6 I give and bequeath to my son Jeremiah Bailey this being forever my negro girl Sarah and her increase.
7 I give and bequeath to my son William Bailey this being forever my negro woman Barbasy, my negro woman Winney and her child Lusay Amanda and their increase, and also my bay mare by the name of Cealas and her colt that now sucks her, but it is my will and wish that my son William shall when my grandson William Bailey the son of my daughter Nancy Bailey shall arrive to the age of sixteen years, give him a good serviceable young horse or mare at his discretion in place of the colt which I now give him, and if it should please providence to take my grandson William out of life into eternity before he arrives at the age of sixteen years, it is my will that the horse or mare hereby intended for him shall be sold and the money resulting from the sale be equally divided between his two sisters Lucretia and Glaphry.
8 I give and bequeath to my daughter Cairy Dillard formerly Cairy Bailey this being forever my negro boy Squire William Young and ten dollars, and all my wearing apparel except my straw bonnet.
9 I give and bequeath to my daughter Clary Husky formerly Clary Bailey the sum of five dollars and one cow and calf to be selected by my Executor.
10 I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Glaphry Bailey, daughter of my daughter Nancy one bed and furniture and one side saddle, the saddle to be purchased by my executor out of money to be raised as herein after directed and my straw bonnet.
11 It is my will that my black mare shall be sold at publick sale and the money arising from the sale be equally divided between my three grand children, William Bailey, Lucretia Bailey, and Glaphry Bailey children of my daughter Nancy.
12 If I should die leaving a crop growing on the plantation it is my will that my negros and stock of all kinds shall be kept together until it shall be finished and gathered in and then sold to the highest bidder together will all my stock of every kind and household and kitchen furniture and every other species of property of which I may die ? and ? not herein before disposed of and after all my just debts are paid and the legacies herein before directed and my executor has received a reasonable ? and ? on his services, the balance (if any) of the money arising from the sale is to be equally divided between my three grand children William Bailey, Lucretia Bailey, and Glaphry Bailey children of my daughter Nancy.
13 And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved son William Bailey Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 12th day of June AD 1830.
Lucretia Bailey SEAL
Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of this the said Lucretia Bailey in the presence of us.
J.M. Harris, Jr.
Looks like cover to document:
Lucretia Bailey Wife
To Nov. Court 1834
Last Will and Testament
Of Lucretia Bailey
State of North Carolina
November AD 1834
The execution of the foregoing last will and testament in open court by J.M. Harris and Thomas Due the two subscribing witnesses thereto and ordering to be recorded. At the same time come forward William Bailey who is named as Executor in said will and duly qualifying as such.
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