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Will of Charles Williams- 1817

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 Viz

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
Charles Williams

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

Richard Sneed
Elizabeth Yancey

The above will was proven in Granville Co. NC Open Court August 1819.


(Note: Richard Sneed was the grand-nephew of Charles; Elizabeth [Williams] Yancey was his niece, daughter of Charles' brother, William.)

See also biography of Charles Williams


Will of Robert Williams
Will Book 9, Page 143
Granville County- 1822

Robert Williams was the son of Charles Williams (ca 1735-1819) and the nephew of Judge John Williams (1731-1799), William Williams (1733-1775) and Nathaniel Williams (ca 1737-1831), all who lived in Granville Co. John Williams, of course, was one of the first judges appointed under the North Carolina State Constitution, and the original owner of Montpelier Plantation.
In the name of God Amen I Robert Williams of Granville County & State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound and disposing Mind do make and declare this to be my last Will and testament hereby revoking all others by me heretofor made

In primis, I will and desire that my Executors Sell at public Sale the Land whereon I now live together with any other species of property or which I die possessed at such time & on such terms as they may think best.

Item- I will and desire that all my just debts be paid out of the Money arising from the Sale of My property

Item -I give & bequeath to my Sister Fanny Williams as Much corn Wheat & pork as My Executors may deem Sufficient for her Support for one year.

Item- It is my will & desire that my Executors have the Grave yard paid(?) in at the expence of my Estate.

Item- It is my will & desire that the balance of my Estate be equally divided between My brothers, William Williams Leonard Williams Allen Williams My Sisters Priscilla Bowden, Aggy Ragland, Polly Craft & Fanny Williams & my Nephew Bengamine Williams, to them their heirs & assigns forever

I do Hereby constitute and appoint William M. Sneed & Richard Sneed as Executors to this my last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 13th august 1822
Robert Williams


Thos Ridley
James M. Ragland
Jno Reeks

Proven in Granville Co, November Court 1822.

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