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Early Wills of Granville County

Transcribed by Deloris Williams

(Note that all wills are transcribed with the spelling intact)

Will of Frederick Homes-1749

Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the name of God Amen I FEDERICK HOMES of the County of Granvill and province of North Carolina being very Sick and weak Tho in perfect mind and memory Doth make and ordain this my Last will and Testament first I give my Soul to God who gave it to do with it as for Thinks proper and my Body I commit to the Earth from wronto it comes to be buried at the Descretion of my Executors
Imprimus, Item I give and begueave to my Son JOHN HOMES my plantation and Land that I now Live on to and his heirs or assigns for ever only my wife MARY HOMES to have her third for Lifetime and because we have no good market for hogs hear I do Desire that my Executors may have the Liberty of Driveing or seling at Their Descretion and the mony I desire they may buy a Negro girl with and my Son JOHN HOMES to have Three Years Schooling and My Daughter PRISSILLA to have Two Years Schooling and if the sd Negro should Bread I give and bequeath to my Daughter PRISSILLA the first child that is raised to her and her heirs or assigns for ever and the Next that is raised I give to my wife and the sd Negro girl and the rest of her Increase I give to my Son JOHN to him and his heirs or assigns for ever and all the rest of my my Estate I Desire may be Equally divided between the three and I do apoint JONATHAN WHITE my father inlaw and RICHARD HARRIS my brother in law my Too Executors and Trustees of this my Last will and Testament witness my hand and Seal this 20th Day of January 1749
FREDERICK HOMES ("X" his mark)


<illegible> before assigned
Signed Sealed & delivered
in the presence of us
Test JOHN WHITE
JAMES HORTON ("I" his mark)
 

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Will of Henry Hunt-1750

Granville County Loose Wills, 1749-1771

In the Name of God Amen
I HENRY HUNT of Granville County In the Province of North Carolina being weak of Body but of Perfect mind and memory Thanks be unto Almight God for the Same and I do appoint this my last will and Testament being it is appointed for all men to Dye, I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of God that gave it me hopeing to Receive the same at the generall Resurrection and my Body to be buried In a Decent Christian manner at the Descretion of my Executors
Item my will is that all my just Debts be paid and funeral expenses
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son JAMES HUNT one Negro boy Named CATO to him and his heirs for ever also I give to my son JAMES HUNT the smallest of my guns and that my Said son JAMES HUNT have the above named Negro when he shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years also I give a certain Parcel or tract of Land to my son JAMES HUNT beginning at the branch above the plantation whereon I now and running South to Creek
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter ELIZABETH HUNT a Negro girl named LYDIA and all her Increas to her and her heirs for Ever and that my Said Daughter ELIZABETH HUNT have the Said Negro girl at the time of her age of Twenty years
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son HENRY HUNT one Negro boy Named NERO to him and his heirs for Ever
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son WILLIAM HUNT one Negro girl Named PATT and all her Increase to him and his heirs for Ever
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son GEORGE HUNT that child that my Negro woman JENNY is now with child of whether it prove boy or girl to him and his heirs for Ever
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son JOHN HUNT one Negro woman Named JENNY and all her Increase Excepting the child as before mentioned that I gave to my Son GEORGE HUNT all the rest of her Increase to him and his heirs for Ever
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife AGNUS HUNT all my Personall Estate of moveables both within and without and all every part and parcell thereof unto her the sd AGNUS HUNT and to be at her Disposal as she shall see fitt to Dispose of the same and also that she the sd AGNUS HUNT live and abide on the Plantation whereon I Now Dwell during her life and that she have the use of all the Negros durin the time that she continues a widow-
Except them two Negros that I give to my Son and Daughter JAMES and ELIZABETH HUNT and after the Decease of my Beloved wife AGNUS HUNT I give and bequeath unto my Son GEORGE HUNT the Plantation whereon I now Dwell both all houses and out houses to him and his heirs for Ever. And this I do Nominate and ordain that she my beloved wife be my Exectrx and my beloved son JAMES HUNT Executor and this I do ordain to be my Last Will and Testament disannulling and revoking all former wills and testaments Jointers or Legacies Ever before made this only to be and Remain my Last Will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Thirteenth Day of November One Thousand Seven Hundred & fifty

HENRY HUNT ("X" his mark)

Signed Seald Published and Pronounced by the said Testator to be his Last Will and Testament
In Presence of
JOHN MASSEY
WILLIAM HUNT
THOMAS HUNT ("T" his mark)
JOHN E. HOMES


At a Court held for Granville County at the Court House
March 5th 1750
The Within last will & Testament of HENRY HUNT Decd was proved in Court by the oath of WILLIAM HUNT & on motion ordered to be recorded.

Test Dan Weldon, Cler Ct

Recorded by Dan Weldon Cler Ct
 

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Will of Thomas Benton-1751

Granville County Loose Wills, 1749-1771

In the name of God amen the 9 Day of July 1751
THOS.BENTON being sick in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to allmighty god and calling to remembrance the unsertain Estate of this transitory Life and that all flesh must yeald unto Doth when it Shall please God to call Do make and Declare this my Last will and Testament
I do order give and Dispose the Same in maner and form foling that is to say imprimuses I give and bequeath unto my Loving Son JOHN BENTON Half of a Sixteen tract of Land containing three Hundred acres the plantation wherin I now live To him <illegible phrase is blackened> Ever
I give and bequeath unto my Loving Daughter ALLICE ELIZABETH BENTON the other half of the sd Land Equaly divided to Her and her Heirs- and Executors and administrators and asines for ever
I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife SARAH BENTON all the rest of my Moveable Estate in During her widow hood and after to be Equaly Divided amongst my children -
And I heare by make and appoint my Living wife SARAH BENTON as full and sole executor of this my Last will and testament heare by revoking Disoroling and making void all former wills and Requests by me maid and Declairing this and to be my Last Will and testament in Wittness I set my hand and seal

THOMAS BENTON


WEST HARRIS
MIKEL HARRIS ("M" his mark)

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Will of Robert Mitchell - 1751

Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

(Note: this will was apparently re-copied and the transcriber couldn't figure out some of the words in the original and substituted dashes [--] in their place)

May ye 4th 1751

In the Name of God - Amen

I ROBERT MITCHELL of Granvill County, in North Carolina being Sick & Weak in body, but of a perfect mind and Disposeing Memory, Thanks be given to almighty God for the Same, therefore Calling to mind the Uncertain Estate of This Life, and that it is appointed --to Die ---Testament, that is to Say principally, and first of all I Recommend my Soul into the heands of God that Gave it and my body to be buried in Decent Christian burial at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter by me mentioned, Nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I Shall Receive the Same again by the might power of God, and as Touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this Life.
I Give and Dispose of the Same in manner and form following, that is to Say, first of all ----will that all those Debts and Legacies ----- Right or ------ be forthwith Levied out of my Estate and paid.

Item. I Give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife CATHERINE MITCHELL one Negro man Named SAMBOE also one Negro wench Named LINDAR and after the said CATHERINE's Decease, the Said LINDAR return to my well beloved Son- JOHN MITCHELL, to him his heirs and assigns for Ever. I likewise Give and bequeath to my well beloved wife all my household goods, as beding & furniture and puter and pots and all my moveable household effects to be disposed of at her Discretion-

Item. I Give and bequeath to my well Beloved son DANIEL MITCHELL one Negro wench named SARY also one piece of Land Lying & being in Lunenburg County in Virginia Lying Opposite my old plantation on the River of which piece of Land I have delivered the sd DANIEL a Patent of 286 Acres also another piece of Land Lying on both sides of Island Creek in the Said County containing on hundred thirty five Acres for which I have also delivered him a patent for the Same ot him his heirs and assigns for Ever---

Item. I Give and bequeath to my Well Beloved Son ROBERT MITCHELL one Negro boy named PETER also one piece of Land Lying on the South Side of Roanoak River in Lunenburg County, containing for hundred and Ninety Acres for him his heirs and assigns for Ever

Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son ISAAC MITCHELL one Negro boy Named GEORG also one piece of Land being in Granvill County North Carolina Lying on Both Sides of Island Creek containing better than Six hundred Acres to him his heirs and assigns for Ever

Item also Give and bequeath to my well beloved Son JOHN MITCHELL one piece of Land Lying and being in Granvell County on both Sids of Island Creek containing three hundred and fifty Acres to him his heirs and assigns for Ever

Item. I Give and bequeath to my Well beloved daughter SUSANNAH GLOVER one Negro wench named BETTY to her and the Lawfull begotten heirs of her body for Ever

Item I Give and Bequeath to my well Beloved Daughter PHEBE GLOVER one Negro boy Named DICK to her and the Lawfull begotten heirs of her body for Ever

Item I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter MARY MITCHELL one Negro boy Named SINGGOE to her and the Lawfull begotten heirs of her body for Ever

Item. I Give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter MARTHA MITCHELL one Negro boy Named ROGER to her and the Lawfull begotten heirs of her body for Ever

Item. I will also that all my Stock of horses cattle, Hogs, & Sheep and all the moveable effects of Stock be equally divided to my wife and children and the same to be distributed to every one equally, by my well beloved friends, JACOB MITCHELL and ISAAC MITCHELL of Lunenburg County whom I also appoint to be my hole & Sole Executors of this my Last will & Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
ROBT. MITCHELL

Test
REUBEN SEARCY
DAVID MITCHEL
JOSIAH MITCHELL


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At a Court held for Granville County at the Court House December ye 3d 1751

The within Last Will & Testament of ROBT. MITCHELL deceased was prov'd in Court by the oaths of REUBEN SEARCY, DAVID MITCHELL, JOSIAH MITCHEL and on motion ordered to be recorded.

Test DAN WELDON CC

Recorded by Dan'l Weldon CC
 

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Will of William Reeves - 1751

Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the Name of God Amen
I WILLIAM REEVES of Granvil County in the province of north Carolina Being sick but of perfect mind and memory but calling to mind that it is appointed by allmighty God for all men to Die I therefore knowing my last to be as all mens is Do therefore make and ordain this present wrighting to be my Last will and Testament and my Bodey frommit to the ground to be buried in a Christian & Decent like manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named & my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and as to Such worldly Estate as it hath plesed God to bless mee with I give & Bequeath in manner & form following:

Imprimes I give & bequeath to my Son WILLIAM REEVES one Shilling Sterling

Item I give & bequeath to my wife MARGARETT REEVES one Shilling Sterling in view of her Dower of thereto

Item I give & Bequeath to my Loving Son JAMES REEVES for his kind favours one negroe Boy named CHANCE to him and his heirs forever

Item I give & Bequeath to my son BENJAMIN REEVES one Shilling Sterling

Item I give & Bequeath to my son BIRGES REEVES one Shilling Sterling

Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter ANN REEVES one Shilling Sterling

Item My will and Desire is that all the rest of my Estate all my negroes & Stock of cattel hogs horses Sheep & all my household goods & land with all my Estate both real & personal be sold at afore sale by my Executors & the money arising there from to be Equally Divided between my sons & daughters here after named
Viz
JAMES REEVES MALLICHY REEVES ISACK REEVES ELIZABETH HODGEL<?> MARY CARPENTER SARAH HICKS and OLLIVE REEVES

Item My will and Desire is that JAMES REEVES and MALLICHY REEVES be my Executors by this my last will & Testament and Do by this present wrighting make said all other wills by mee made and do hereby acknowledg this and none other to be my last will as witness my hand and Seal this Second Day of Augt. one thousand Seven hundred & fifty one

WILLIAM REEVES ("W" his mark)

Signed Sealed and delivrd in presence of us

Test:
WILLIAM HICKS
JONATHAN WHITE

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At a Court held for Granv. County at the Ct House December 3d 1751-

The within Last Will & Testament of WILLIAM REEVES Dec'd was Proved in Ct by ye oath of JONATHAN WHITE Esq. & WILLIAM HICKS & on motion ordered to be recorded at which MARGARET REEVES Relict of sd. WM REEVES objected JAMES REEVES MALACHI REEVES qualified as Executors.

Test. DAN WELDON, CC

Recorded by Daniel Weldon CC
 

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Will of Joseph Shearin-1751

Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the name of God amen I JOSEPH SHEARIN being very sick and week but in perfick sence and memory do give my estate as followeth I give and bequeath unto my Loving son JNO SHEARIN all ye land I hold in Brunswick County to him and his heirs forever and forty shilingsin money; I give and bequeath to my son in law BENJAMIN KIMBAL all ye cattle that he has in his possession; and I give him WM. SISSON's note of hand & forty shilings in cash and I give and bequeath unto my son JOHN PEOPLES my Negro man named WILL to him his heirs for ever and I give and bequeath to my gran son JESSE MILLER my two bed and furniture and two iron pots and Six pewter dishes & Six plates and two pewter casks and a pewter tankard and my box and all that is in it and my waring clothes and all of Linen and cotton that I have and Six pounds, Six Shilings and Six pence that RICH'D COLEMAN is due to me and all ye remainder part of my money and fifteen shilings in CHARLES KIMBAL's hands.
And I do nominate and apoint my friend RICH'D. COLEMAN my hole and sole Executors of this my last will and testament

September 5 1751
Signed Seal'd and Deliver in ye presents of us:

JOSEPH SHEARIN ("X" his mark)

BENJ'N. KIMBALL
JNO SHEARIN ("X" his mark)
LUCY KIMBALL


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Granville County

At a Court held for sd. County at the Court House September the 5th Anno Dom 1752

The within Last Will & Testament of JOSEPH SHEARIN decd was prov'd in Court by the oath of LUCY KIMBALL one of the subscribing witnesses thereto/ RICHARD COLEMAN & WILLIAM SISSON and on Motion ordered to be recorded
Test DAN WELDON CC

Recorded by Dan Weldon CC

 

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