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Early Wills of Granville County, Part 3

Transcribed by Deloris Williams

Will of THOMAS BELL-1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the Name of God amen
I THOMAS BELL of the County of Granville County being week in body, but of sound & perfect memory do make, ordain & appoint in manner following this to be my last Will & Testament.
Item. I give & beq'th to my son WILLIAM BELL & to his heirs forever a certain parcell of land lying & being on the East side of Hubquarter Creek in the County of Granville begining at a markt white oak standing in JOHN RIGGINS line thence along a line of markt trees, down a valley to a main creek including all my land below on that side the sd Creek.
I further give to my sd son WILLIAM BELL Ten pounds current money of Virginia.

Item. I give & bequ'th to my son SAMUEL BELL & to his heirs forever a certain parcel or tract of land lying & being on the West side of Hubquarter Creek in the sd County of Granville bounded as follows (to wit) Begining at a markt gum thence along a line of markt trees to SHEARING path thence along the sd path to EATON's line thence along sd line to the Main Creek thene up the sd Crk to the begining. I further give & beq'th to my sd son SAMUEL BELL my Negro man slave cald & known by the name of MORGAN & also my smith's tools, but its my will & desire that my son WM. BELL shall have the use of the sd tools when he desires as long as they live conveniently to each other to work with.

Item. I give & beq'th to my son THOMAS BELL & his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the sd County of Granvlle & bounded (to wit) begining at the mouth of the Bare Branch thence up the sd branch to the head to a markt white oak tree thence along a line of markt trees to the Ready branch, then down the sd Branch to little Creek thence up the sd Creek to my head line thence along the sd line crossing Hubquarter creek to HARTHORN Road thence along the sd Road to the bridge on the sd Creek, thence down the sd Hubquarter Creek to the begining being the plantaton whereon I now live. I further give & beq'th to my sd son THOMAS BELL my Negro man slave cald ROGGER also my still & case of bottles, my large Bible and feather bed & furniture & one chest cald mine.

Item. I give & bequeath to my son JOHN BELL & his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the sd County of Granville bounded as follows begining at the mouth of the Bear Branch thence up the sd branch to a markt white oak tree thence along a line of markt trees to the Reedy Branch thence down the sd branch to little Creek thence down the sd Creek to JOHN RIGGINS line thence along the sd line to a white oak markt tree thence along a line of markt trees down a valley to the main creek then up the sd Creek to the begining. I further give & beq'th to my sd son JOHN BELL my Negro man slave caled JAMEY also one feather bed & furniture and dish & m large ovel table, three cows & calves, three sows & piggs & one mair called his.

Item. I give & beq'th to my son JESSE BELL & to his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the sd County of Granville bounded (to wit) begining at a markt gum thence along a line of markt trees to SHEARING's path then along the sd path to EATON's line thence up the sd land to HARTHORN's line thence along the sd line to HARTHORN's Road thence along the sd Road to Hubquarter Creek thence down the sd Creek to the begining. I further give & beq'th to my sd son JESSE BELL my Negro boy slave caled JEFFREY also three cows & calves & three sows & pigs & ten pound current mone of Virginia.

Item. I give & beq'th to my daughter ANN wife to JOHN RIGGIN my Nero boy slave calld ARTHUR also ten pounds Virginia money.

Item. I give & beq'th to my daughter MARY wife to THOMAS HARTHORN my Negro woman caled FRANK. Also five pound Virginia money.

Item. I give & bequeath to my daughter LUCY BELL my Negro slave caled JUDITH, also one trunk and all that is in it known and caled her mother's, also five pound Virginia money.

Item. I give & beq'th to my loving wife MARY BELL fifty pound, one horse & saddle cald hers also one tea kettle & all the other utensils thereto belonging.

My will & desire is if either of my three children JOHN, JOSEY or LUCY BELL die without heir, what I have before bequeathed shall descend to the survivour or survivours of them.

I do hereby constitute & appoint WILLIAM PERSON & WILLIAM PERSON JUN'R my whole & sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Eighteenth day of October 1761.

THOMAS BELL
("X" his mark)

Signed & seald in the presents of
DANIEL PEGRAM Jurat
THOMAS JONES

Granville Ses.
November Court 1761
This Will was proved by the oath of DANIEL PEGRAM one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded then WILLIAM PERSON & WILLIAM PERSON Ju'r Executors therein named qualified as such which was ordered to be certified.

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DAN'L WELDON CC

 

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Will of BENJAMIN COOPER-1759
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the Name of God Amen I BENJAMIN COOPER of ye County of Granville and province of North Carolina being through ye abundant mercy of God although weak in body yet of sound and perfect memory and understanding and knowing ye uncertainty of this life and that all men must die and return to their Mother Earth I do constitute this my last will and testament and desire it maybe taken as such by all. Imprimis I most humbly bequeath my Soul to God my make beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it through ye also sufficient merits and mediation of my most compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ who gave himself for me to be an attonement for my sins and is able also to save to ye utmost all that come to God Him seeing he ever liveth to make interception for them and who I trust will not reject the returning penitent sinner when I come to him for mercy in this hope and confidence I surrender up my Soul with comfort humbly beseeching ye most Blssed and Glorious Trinity One God most Holy most Mercifull and Gracious to prepare me for ye time of my departure and disolution and then to take me to himself into that peace and Rest and incomparable Felicity which he have prepared for all that Love and fear His Holy Name Amen Blessed be God
Imprimis and as for my body I give to the earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its Resurrection from thence at ye Last day and as for my burial I desire that it may be ordered in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hearafter Named and as to my Worldly Estate which it have been please God to bestow upon me far above my deserving who am not worthy of ye least of his monies but in and through ye mercies of my Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and first I will and positively order that all ye debts that in right and confidence I owe to any Man be paid in some convenient time after my decease by my Executors hereafter named
Item.  I give and bequeath to my son BENJAMIN five shillings proclamation money
Item.  I give and bequeath to my son KENNON COOPER all that tract or parcel of land whereon he and I now liveth to him and his heirs and assigns forever and likewise I give to him my son KENNON COOPER one feather bed and furniture that is the bed he have now in possession and I give and bequeath unto my two daughters SARAH COOPER and GRACE COOPER a feather bed and furniture to each of them and all my household goods as pewter and every thing pertaining to the household stuff to be equally divided between the sd SARAH and GRACE after my wife ELISABETH COOPER the Mother of the aforementioned SARAH and GRACE is dead and not before
Item.  I give and bequeath to my son JAMES COOPER five shillings proclamation money
Item.  I give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM COOPER five shillings proclamation money
Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter MARY JELKS five shillings proclamation money
Item.  I give and bequeath to my son JOHN COOPER one shilling proclamation money
Item.  I give and bequeath to my son GEORGE COOPER five shilling proclamation money
Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter ELISABETH WIGGINS five shillings proclamation money
Item.  I give and bequeath to my son KENNON COOPER all my stock of cattle and hogs after the decease of his Mother ELISABETH COOPER I say to him and his assigns
I give and bequeath to my daughter SARAH COOPER my riding horse to her and her assigns
And of this my Last Will and Testament I do ordain appoint and constitute my beloved wife ELISABETH COOPER and my son KENNER COOPER to be my Executors
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this ninth day of April In the year of our Lord 1759

BENJAMIN COOPER ("O" his mark)
I must note that where the money is left in this Will the true intent and meaning is five shillings proclamation money to each Legatee and assigns and witnessed to

Signed Sealed acknowledged and delivered in presence of us
RICHARD BENNETT ("R" his mark)
JOHN MUTLOW ("I" his mark)


At a Court held for Granville County 11 August 1761

This Will was proved by the oaths of RICHARD BENNETT and JOHN MUTLOW witnesses thereto, then KENNON COOPER one of the Executors therein named, qualified as such which was ordered to be certified.

Teste
DAN'L WELDON CC
 

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Will of JOHN DANIEL -1762
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the Name of God Amen

I JOHN DANIEL of Granville County in the province of North Carolina this nineteen day of June one thousand seven hundred & sixty two being of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to almighty God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertain Estate of Mankind and that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make constitute, appoint, and ordain this my last will and Testament in writing, hereby revoking and disannuling all other wills heretofore by me made, that is to say, First of all, I give my Soul into the hands of God that gave it. Nothing doubting but at the general Resurection I shall receive the same again, by the Mighty power of God, and my body to be buried in desent, Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter by me Named,
And as touching my worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased almighty God to bless me with in this life, I give, bequeath, and dispose of the same in Manner and form following-

Item. I lend to my well beloved wife ANNE all my Estate both real and personal during her life and after her deceas all my Estate both real and personal to be equally divided between my five children vizt, JAMES DANIEL, JOHN WILLIAMS DANIEL, SARAH HARISSON, MARTHA BARBEY & ELISABETH DUDLEY to them their heirs and assigns forever.

And as I am informed that I did some years past make a Deed of gift to my daughter ELISABETH DUDLEY, wife to CHRISTOPHER DUDLEY, my Negro wench, HANNAH, together with her increase, I do hereby declare the said gift to be Void and entirely contrary to my Will. I not being in my proper senses at the Execution of the said Deed of gift. And do by this present writing appoint JAMES DANIEL and JOHN WMS. DANIEL my Executors to this my last will & Testament.

JOHN DANIEL

JOSEPH LINSEY
JOHN WALKER ("R" his mark)
JOHN DUNKIN

Exrs. Qualified

Granville County SS
August Court 1762

This Will was proved by the Oath of JOHN WALKER one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & on Motion it was ordered to be Recorded. Then JAMES DANIEL & JOHN WM. DANIEL Executors therein named Qualified as such which was Ordered to be Certified.

Teste
DAN'L WELDON CC
 

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Last Will and Testament of ELIZABETH HENDERSON, 1790
ELIZABETH HENDERSON Will

Rockingham County, NC
Book OW, Page 65

In the name of God- amen

I ELIZABETH HENDERSON of Granville County in the State of North Carolina being in perfect health, sound mind & disposing mind & memory do make ordain & constitute this my last Will & Testament & first I will that all my Just debts which I owe before therwith levied out of my estate & paid.
Item. My will & desire is that my whole estate be equally divided between the children of SUSANNA SEARCY deceas'd RICHARD HENDERSON dec'd WILLIAM HENDERSON dec'd & NATHANIEL HENDERSON deceas'd by my Executors hereafter named. And I hereby appoint my son PLEASANT & my grand son ARCHIBALD HENDERSON, Executors to this my last will & Testament hereby revoking & disannuling all other & former Wills by me heretofore made. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this fifth day of Sept. A.D. 1790

ELISABETH HENDERSON ("E" her mark)

Signed Seal'd & declared by the said ELISABETH HENDERSON to be her last Will & Testament in presence of

REUBEN SEARCY
LEONARD HENDERSON
JOHN RICE ("D" his mark)


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Of proving the Will; If Mrs. Henderson should not come, Mrs. Bethel will please, to keep the will safely

Should Mr. L. Henderson come to the present Court, Mrs. Bethel will please to give him this will; He comes for the express purpose.

Note: This was Elizabeth Williams, daughter of John Williams I & Mary [Keeling?] of Hanover Co., VA; she was the widow of Samuel Henderson, who died in 1783 in Granville Co. Elizabeth was apparently visiting family & friends in Rockingham Co. when she died.
 

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Will of GEORGE JORDAN SNR.-1751
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the Name of God Amen, I GEORGE JORDAN SNR of Granville County in the province of North Carolina being in perfect health mind and memory but calling to mind that it is appointed by the Allmighty that created me for mortal man to die therefore do ordain this present writing to be my Last Will and Testament and as to my Wourldly Estate as it hath pleased Allmighty God in his great goodness to bestow on me. After my just debts and funeral charges be paid I give and bequeath as followeth viz---
Imprimis} I give and bequeath to my Loveing son GEORGE JORDAN JNR all the mony as I lent him towards redeeming his Negro PETER
Item. I give and bequeath to my son ARTHUR JORDAN one Negro girl named LUCY to him his heirs and assigns forever
Item.  I give and bequeath to my daughter AMMIE MYRICK one Negro boy named SAM
Item.  I give to my daughter ELIZABETH GILLIAM one Negro girl named WINNEY to her and her heirs forever
Item. I give to my Loveing son GEORGE JORDAN three Negros Viz, JENNY, YOUNG JUDY and CORINDA by name
Item. I lend to my loveing wife SARAH JORDAN all the rest of my Estate both Real and personal during her life and after her death my will is that my grandson ROLAND JORDAN son of GEORGE JORDAN have all my land where on I now dwell
Item. And my Negro fellow named FRANK I give to my son ARTHUR JORDAN after the death of my wife
And my Negro boy BEN I give to my daughter ELIZABETH GILLIAM to her and her heirs forever after the death of my wife
Item. I give my Negro woman named JUDY to my son GEORGE JORDAN after the death of my wife
Item. My will is that after the death of my wife my daughter AMMIE MYRICK have four cows and calves
Item. My will is that my wife do what she please with what moveable Estate she hath in possession at her death except what Legacys I have mentioned in this my Will and I do appoint my loveing wife SARAH JORDAN and my son GEORGE JORDAN to be my Executors to this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke all other wills by me made.
In testimony hereof I have set my hand and Seal this 30th day of March 1751 in presence of us

GEORGE JORDAN SNR (his mark)

Test
ROB'T HARRIS
LEMINDER HARRIS ("V" her mark)
MARY HARRIS


At a Court held for Granville County 12th May 1761

This Will was proved by the oath of ROBERT HARRIS one of the subscribing witnesses thereto who also made oath that he saw LEMINDER HARRIS & MARY HARRIS the other two witnesses subscribed as evidences to the same and on motion it was ordered to be certified, then SARAH JORDAN the Executrix therein nominated qualified as such.

Teste
DAN'L WELDON CC
 

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Will of ALEXANDER MACKMILLON-1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the Name of God Amen I ALEXANDER McMILLION being very sick and weak in body but of sound memory Blessed be God, do this first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred Sixty and one make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say ) I lend unto my wife PHEBE MCMILLION my land and plantation and all my goods and chattles during her life and after her decease I give unto my son AMON McMILLION my plantation including one hundred acres of land more or less joyning to the above nominated AMON McMILLION's land, My desire is that my wife PHEBE McMILLION provide and give unto my son HENRY BUTLER McMILLION one horse. And after my wife desese i give unto my son MATTHEW McMILLION one pistole I likeways give unto my daughter SUSANAH BECKHAM one pistole I give unto my daughter YOURRATH BASKET one pistole I likeways desire that all my goods and chattles after my wife PHEBE McMILLION shall leve this life may be equally divided amongst all my younger children and I make and ordain my two sons MATTHEW and JAMES McMILLION Executors of this my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said ALEXANDER McMILLION have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this Day and year above written.

Signed Sealed and Delivered By the said
ALEXANDER McMILLIAN
as and for his Last Will and Testament
In presence of us

ALEXANDER MACKMILLON

JOHN McGREGOR
ROB'T WILLIAMS
WILLIAM GLOVER


At a Court held for Granville County 12 may 1761.

This Will was proved by the oath of JOHN McGREGOR one of the subscribing witnesses thereto which on motion was ordered to be certified.

Teste
DAN'L WELDON CC
 

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Will of WILLIAM MOORE-1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the name of God and God's name this being the Last will & Testament of WILLIAM MOORE being now of perfect memory & judgment thanks be to God for it
And, first of all I give & bequeath my soul to God who gve it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like maner at the discretion of my Ex'r and family.
Secondly. I give & bequeath to my beloved son RICH'D MOORE that parsil of land that was alot'd for him known by the name of of his place where WM. NICHOLS did live together with a cow & calf & one large lether bottom chair & one bed & furniture & one desk
Thirdly. I give & bequeath to my beloved son WILLIAM MOORE the peace of land that he has cleared his filed on, ajoyning his brother RICHARD's land and to be divided between them at the discretion of WILLIAM JOHNSON & JO'S HACKADY with a cow and calf & a large leather bottom chair & a bed & furnitre and one desk
Fourthly. I give and bequeath to my beloved son JAMES MOORE that parsil of land that I bought of MATTHIS together with a cow & calf & a large lether chair & bed & furnitere a desk & bason & two plates
Fifthly. I give & bequeath to my beloved son JOHN MOORE the plantation I now live on & that he may have the bennefit of the land as soon as he has judgment to manage his business only the house & plantation I give the use & bennefit of to my beloved wife during her life or widowhood. Also I give my son JOHN a cow & calf and one bed & furniture & some puter at the discretion of his Mother two sows & pigs
Also I give to my son JOHN my bay mare
Sixthly. I give & bequeath to my two eldest daughters (HOLLEY & SARAH) forty shillings to be divided between them & pd by my Ex'r when required
Seventhly. I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter EDNEY one cow & calf & two heffers to be pd her when required & two sows & pigs
And Eightly & Lastly I do give & bequeath to my beloved wife all the rest of my personall Estate that is not yet mentioned during her life & to be by her divided at her discretion & when, between my two youngest daughters SUSANAH & ANNE, as also I do appoint my beloved son WILLIAM MOORE my whole & sole Exc'r of all my business

In witness whereof I have hearunto set my hand this 11th day of Janarwary 1761

WILLIAM MOORE

Signed in the presents of us
WILL JOHNSON
WILLIAM MOORE


At a Court held for Granville County 10 February 1761

This Will was proved by the oath of WILLIAM JOHNSON one of the subscribing witnesses thereto which on motion was ordered to be certified & at the same time the Executor therein nominated was qualified as such

Teste
DAN'L WELDON CC

 

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Will of MARY PERSON-1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the Name of God Amen I MARY PERSON of the County & Province of North Carolina being sick & weak of body but a perfect sound mind & memory do institute & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following & fist I recommend my soul to God as into ye hands of a faithful Creator & secondly my body to be buried at ye discretion of my Executors hereafter named & as for my Worldly Estate I give & Bequeath in manner & form Following
Imprimus} I give to my son JESSE PERSON one feather bed & furniture
I give to my Daughter LUCY PERSON one feather bed & furniture, my mare bridle & saddle after my son JOHN PERSON has raised ye colt upon her that she is with fold with now.
I give to my daughter MARTHA PERSON what household goods I left in Virginia
I give to my Daughter SARAH JONES forty shillings worth in what my Executor sees fit to lay it out in for her.
Lastly ye rest of my household goods ad I have in Carolina I leave to be equally divided between my son JESSE PERSON & my Daughter LUCY PERSON after there is money raised out of my Estate to pay my debts of this my last Will & Testament disannulling all former Wills or Testaments I do institute & ordain my son JOSEPH PERSON to be my hole & sole Executor In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this Twentieth Day of May 1761.

Signed Sealed & Delivered in Presents of Us
JOHN PERSON
ELIZABETH LANGSTON ("E" her mark)
ELIZABETH COOPER ("X" her mark)


JOS. PERSON Exe'r, qualified

At a Court held for Granville County 11 August 1761

This Will was proved by the Oaths of JOHN PERSON & ELIZABETH LANGSTON two of the subscribing witnesses thereto; then JOSEPH PERSON the Executor therein named qualified as such which was ordered to be certified.

Teste
DAN'L WELDON CC

 

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Will of ROBERT PRIDDEY- 1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the name of God Amen I ROBART PRIDDEY of the Province of North Carolina and in the County of Granville being in perfect memory and calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time do make and ordain this my Last will and testament in maner and form following
Imprimis - first and principally I recomend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it hoping to be saved by the preacious dearth and passion of my possessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my bodey I comit to the ground to be buried at the directions of my Exeters heareafter named and as touching such worldly Estate wheirwith it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and dispose thereof in maner and form following
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son ROBART PRIDDEY two hundred and twenty acres of land whereon I now live
Item. I give and bequeath unto ELENOR PRIDDEY's son THOMAS HARLOR two hundred & twenty acres of land lying on the East side of Middle Creek
Item. I give and bequeath allso one Negro boy named ROGER
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son ROBART PRIDDEY one Negro girl named AMEY and one Negro fellow named TOBY
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife ELENNOR PRIDDEY all the rest of my Estate real and personal in during her widdowhood or till such times as the children come of age or marry and Lastly I constitute and apoint and ordain my wife ELENNOR PRIDDEY and GEORGE PRIDDEY my brother my hole and sole Exetors of this my Last Will and testament Witneseth whereof I have heareunto set my hand and seal

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presents of us

ROBERT PRIDDY

teste
JOHN CAPE
ANN PRIDDEY
JAMES MAKGEHE ("X" his mark)


Granville County SS.
November Court 1761

This Will was proved by the oaths of JOHN CAPE & JAMES McGEHEE two of the subscribing witnesses thereto & on motion was ordered to be certified then ELINOR PRIDDY & GEORGE PRIDDY the Executors therein named qualified as such.

Teste
DAN'L WELDON CC
 

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Will of LITTLETON SPIVEY -1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the name of God Amen, I LITTLETON SPIVEY of Granville in the province of North Carolina being weak of body but of a perfect mind and memory calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last will and Testament.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife ANN SPIVEY two Hundred acres of land situate in Granville whereon she now lives together with all the stock & household furniture there unto belonging during her life and after her death to my daughter MOLLY her heirs & assigns forever I do likewise bequeath unto my beloved wife five pounds Virginia currency now in the hands of SAMUEL WEAVER
Item It is will that HENRY FULLER shall run a line from the mouth of my spring branch unto his spring branch and to sell as much thereof as shall be sufficient to get out the deeds for all the land by me taken up and to settle and pay all my debts
Item. I give & bequeath unto HENRY FULLER the remainder of the land that lies round him
Item. I give & bequeath unto JOSEPH JOHNSON the tract of land whereon he now lives containing four hundred acres to him his heirs or assigns forever together with the stock & household furniture now in his possession
Item. I give & bequeath unto SAMUEL FULLER the tract of land where he now lives containing six hundred & forty acres together with the stock & furniture now in his possession
Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter ELIZABETH SPIVEY two hundred acres of land now in the possession of WILLIAM LAWRENCE to her her heirs or assigns forever together with one mare, two cows & calves one bed and furniture and two sows & pigs
Item. I do nominate & appoint my loving wife ANN SPIVEY and my son in law HENRY FULLER my Executors of this my last will and testament ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this Nineteenth day of January Anno Dom. One thousand Seven hundred and sixty one.

LITTLETON SPIVEY ("S" his mark)

In the presence of us
JOHN GOODLOE
NEHEMIAH JONES
JOHN BLACKBURN ("~~" his mark)
 

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Will of JOHN WALLACE -1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the Name of God Amen I JOHN WALLACE of Granville County being sick and weak of body but of sound sence and memory do make and constitute this my last will and testament in maner and form following first I lend to my well beloved wife EZABEL WALLACE half the tract of land whereon I now live to be laid of at the lower end including the plantation whereon I now live during her nateral life also I lend to my said wife EZABEL WALLACE all my household furnature and four cows and two horses during her nateral life also I give to my son JAMES WALLACE the remaining part of my said tract of land to him, and his heirs forever also my will is that my part of land entered and surved by ABRA. COOK be equally divided between my two sons WILLIAM WALLACE and JOHN WALLACE also I give to my son HUGH WALLACE the land and plantation whereon I now live after the death of his mother my wife EZABEL to him and his heirs forever also I will that my debts be paid out of the remaining part of my estate and the then remaining part ot be equally divided between my four daughters JANE WALLACE, EZABEL WALLACE, SARAH WALLACE and ELIZABETH WALLACE lastly my will that my friends JOSEPH DAVENPORT, JAMES WILLIAMS and ABRA. COOK be Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made do make and constitute this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of November one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one.

JOHN WALLACE

Test
ABRA. COOK
JOSEPH DAVENPORT
JOHN HUNTER ("X" his mark)

Ex'r JO'S DAVENPORT & ABR. COOK qualified.

Granville County Ses.
February Court 1762

This Will was proved by the Oaths of ABRAHAM COOK & JOSEPH DAVENPORT two of the subscribing witnesses as thereto & ordered to be recorded then ABRAHAM COOK & JOSEPH DAVENPORT two of the Executors therein named qualified as such which was ordered to be certified.

Test
DAN'L WELDON CC
 

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Will of THOMAS WILLIAMS- 1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the name of God Amen I THOS. WILLIAMS of Granville County in the Province of North Carolina being very weak of body but in perfect sense and memory prayes be God do make this my Last will and Testament in manner and form following -

First and above all I bequeath mu Soul to God almighty trusting perfectly in the death suffering and full satisfaction of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for my Everlasting happiness and my body to decent burrel and for what God has graciously bestowed upon me of the goods anf this world to dispose as followeth ~
First I leave my Dear and loveing wife and my son ROGER to be Executors of my hole and sole Estate and also I do lend to my wife the use of it all during her widowhood.
Then I give an bequeath to my son ROGER one Negro fellow name SAM and also give an bequeath to my son THOMAS one Negro fellow named BACKUS and my mill and plantation I also give an bequeath to my son WILLIAM one Negro girl named ABB and also the upper part of my track of land to equilly divided between THOMAS and WILLIAM.
I also give and bequeath to my son SAMUEL one Negro fellow named JACOB an one Negro boy named DICK and I do also leave to my wife an my son ROGER one hundred pounds Virginia money for to purchase two Negros more for her use her widowhood an then one of them to give to my son THOMAS and the other to my son ROGER.
I also leave to my wife and son ROGER all my household goods and stock of every thing that I possess for the maintenance of my family during her widowhood but if she doth mary then for it to be equily divided between my four children
And I have here appointed my Wife an Son ROGER to be Executors of my hole and sole Estate of this my Last will and testament as witness my hand the twelf day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one.

THOMAS WILLIAMS


Signed an delivered in Presence of us
WM BURROW
JOHN BURCH ("#" his mark)
SAM'L LANCASTER


Ex'rs Qualifyed


(This will was probated August 11, 1761; Executors were LUCY WILLIAMS & ROGER WILLIAMS)
 

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Will of ISAAC WINSTON-1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1749-1771

In the Name of God Amen I ISAAC WINSTON being in a weak & low state of health but in perfect mind & memory & as I know that it is ordained for all men to dye I do make this my Last Will Testament first & principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it to me & my body to be buried at ye discretion of my Executors hereafter named & what goods it hath been pleased ye Almighty to bestow upon I give & bequeath as follows [to wit]

Item. I give to my well beloved wife Ten pounds Virg'a money to pay for ye finishing a house that was begun to be built one feather bed & furniture Eight head of cattle One white horse & side saddle one large pot Four pewter plates two basons & one dish & One Thousand weight of pork to be taken out of my stock & my crop that is depending for ye use of my stock & maintenance of my family during life. One hundred & Seventy eight acres of land & after her decease to revert to my son JOHN WINSTON & all ye remainder of my houses & goods that is not mentioned in my will & what brandy I have.

Item. I give & bequeath to my well beloved son GEORGE WINSTON Four head of cattle 2 sows & piggs & one feather bed & furniture. I leave to be divided between my son GEORGE & my son JOHN & all my stay tools One hundred acres of land more or less beginning at an oak upon MORGAN's line running an East course to a branch & all up ye South part & ye sd land I give to him, his heirs heirs & assigns forever.

Item. I give & bequeath to my well beloved son JOHN WINSTON Four head of cattle & all ye remainder of my stock & hogs after my wife has taken a thousand weight as I mentioned above & all my carpenters tools & some household goods as I bot at CARROLLS VANDUE & after ye decease of my wife I give the mannor plantation whereon I live containing ye tract One hundred & Seventy Eight acres as was mentioned above & ye sd land I give to him his heirs & assigns forever.

Item. I give to my well beloved daughter
MARY WINSTON one featherbed one young grey horse One chest & ye remainder part of my cattle that is over & above what I have already mentioned above.

Item. I give to my well beloved son ANTHONY WINSTON Five shillings Virg'a money.

Item. I give & bequeath to my well beloved son WILL'M WINSTON Five shillings Virg'a money.

Item. I give & bequeath to my well beloved son-in-law WILL'M DAVIS Five shillings Virg'a money.

And I do make void all other Wills holding this to be my lawful Will & Testament & leaving JOHN POPE Esq'r & my Wife Executors to this my Will as witness my hand & Seal this 17 day of October Anno Domini 1761.

ISAAC WINSTON

SARAH WINSTON

Signed, Sealed & Delivered in Presence of us
HANNAH THOMAS ("X" her mark)
SARAH THOMAS ("X" her mark)
BENJ'N HARDY


Granville County SS
November Court 1761

This Will was proved by the oaths of HANNAH THOMAS, SARAH THOMAS & BENJ'N HARDY subscribing witnesses thereto which on motion was ordered to be recorded.

Teste
DAN'L WELDON CC
 

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Will of JOHN WOOD-1761
Granville County Loose Wills 1741-1771

In the Name of God Amen
I JOHN WOOD being sick in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to Almighty God and calling to rememberance the uncertain State of this intransitory life and that all ???? most ye to onto death when it shall please God to call do make and declare this my Last will and testament in manner and form following
First being penitent and sorry for all my sins most humbly before my forgiveness for the same I commend my soul onto Almighty God my Saviour and Redeemer in wh??? and by whose merits I trust and believe assuredly to be saved and to have full remession and forgiveness of all my sins and to inhearet the kingdom of heaven and my body I commend to the Earth to to be decently buried at the descretion of my Executors hearafter named and for settling my Estate and such goods and chattels as it pleased God to bestoe on me I order give and dispose the same in manner and form following that is to say
Imprimus. I give and bequeath onto my loving wife ANN WOOD my houses and plantation to live thereon dureing the time of her life
Also I give onto her the rest of all my goods and chattels Secondly I give and bequeath on to my eldest son WILLIAM WOOD one hundred and fifty acres of land to him and his heirs forever I also give onto him an equal part of household goods and stock at his mother's decease

Secondly I give and bequeath onto my son BRITTON WOOD one hundred and fifty acres of land the plantation which I am now possest with likewise an equal part of household goods and stock at his mothers decease
I also give and bequeath to my eldest daughter my part of the stock at the quarter to keep on dureing the space of eight years and then return the principle to the Estate & also give her an equal part of sheep and gees I also give and bequeath onto my two younger daughters SELAH and ELIZABETH an equal part of household goods and stock at their marriage
Sixly and lastly I do herewith institute and apoint my trusty friends WM GANT and my loving wife to be Executors of this my last will and testament revoking disanuling and makeing void all other former bequests hearbefore made by me of this my last will and testament I have hearunto set my hand and seal this 11 day of January 1761. Sealed signed and delivered in presents of us

JOHN WOOD ("X" his mark)


WM GANT
JOHN BARFOOT ("X" his mark)


At a Court held for Granville County 11 August 1761.

This Will was proved by the oath of JOHN BARFOOT one of the subscribing witnesses thereto which was ordered to be certified.

Teste
DAN'L WELDON CC
 

[an extremely difficult will to read. DW]

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