Charles Williams, b. ca 1735, was the son of John Williams & Mary Womack, who settled in early Granville Co. with their sons
which also included John, aka Judge John Williams (1731-1799), William Williams (1733-1775), and Nathaniel Williams (1737-1831). Charles' son,
Robert Williams, died 1822 in Granville Co.
In the Name of God Amen. I Charles Williams of Granville
County State of North Carolina being of Sound Mind and Memory, blessed be God, do this the 22d April Anno Domini 1817 make and publish this my
last Will and Testament in Manner and form following
First. I give and bequeath to my son Robbie Williams all that part or parcel of Land whereon I now live. Marked as follows Begining at a corner
on the Raliegh Road near Rivin Creek at a Hickory and White Oak thence West to my North & South line thence North to Raglands line which corners
on a White Oak. Thence East along Raglands line to a corner on a Pine. Thence North along said Raglands line to a Scrub oak. Then East along
Burtons line to a Pine & Red Oak. Allen Williams Corner. Thence South along said Williams line to a Red Oak upon the Gleeb Road. Thence West
along the Gleeb Road till it crosses the Raleigh Road Thence along the Raleigh Road to the first station Supposed to contain One Hundred
Acres bet he same more or less to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I will and desir that my Executors hereafter Mentioned Sell at public Sale on a credit of twelve Months requruing above with an approved
Security. All the balance of My Land. Out of the proceeds of which sale I give to my Son Leonard Williams two thirds of the whole amount.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Fanny Williams My Lovin with all the apparatis thereunto belonging also all the Spining Wheels & Cotton
and wool cords of which I may possessed for the Sole use of herself & Children and not at the disposal of her Husband.
Item. I will and desire that all the balance of my property be sold on a Credet of twelve months. Out of the proceeds of which I wish my
executors to discharge all my Just debts. And as I have agreed to pay Leonard Williams for whatever improvements he may make in erecting a Saw
or Griss Mill below My Griss Mill. I hereby direct him to paid such sum as proper judges may direct should he make any such improvements.
Item. What ever may be remaining after complying with the above I will and desire that the balance may be disposed of in the following Manner
I give to my Daughter Priscilla Bowdens one fifteenth part to her and her heirs forever
Item I give to my Daughter Aggy Ragland one fourteenth parte to her & her heirs forever
Item I give to my Daughter Polly Croft one Tenth parte to her and her hiers forever
Item I give to my Daughter Fanny Williams one Tenth parte for the use of herself and Children and not at the disposal of her Husband.
Item I will and desire thus that the balance be equally divided between my five Sons Williams Leonard John Allin and Robbie to them and their
heirs for ever.
I hereby make and ordain my worthy Friends John Hare William M. Sneed William Roburds Samuel Croft & Leonard Williams as Executors of this
my last will & testament.
In Witness Whereof I Charles Williams have set my hand & seal to this My last will and testament the day and date above written
Signed Sealed published and
declared by the Said Charles
Williams the Testator as
his last will and testament
in the presence of us who
were present at the time
of Signing & Sealing thereof
The above will was proven in Granville Co. NC Open Court August 1819.