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Will of Charles Lewis

Made April 9, 1791

Granville County, North Carolina

(Transcribed & Contributed by Sara Hale)

In the name of God, Amen.    I Charles Lewis of Granville County and State of North Carolina being in health and sound bout in mind and memory do make and constitute this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say,  I desire that my Estate shall be kept together for general good and benefit of my Wife and Children untill my Wife shall marry or any one of my Children shall marry or come of Lawfull age at which period to be disposed of in the following manner, Viz.  I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary Lewis during her natural life or widowhood, the Lands I purchased of Thomas Thompson whereon I now live which after her Marriage or death to revert to my Estate to be disposed of as I shall hereafter direct.  I give and bequeath unto my sons all my lands to be divided among or between them equally to them and their heirs forever.  My desire is that my Estate of Negros and Household furnature be equally divided between my Wife and Children to them and their heirs forever.  I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Mary Lewis fifty pounds Virginia Currency or the value thereof to be raised out of my Estate one Horse and single Chair to the value of fourty pounds Virginia Currency to her and her heirs forever,  Item  I give and bequeath to my Daughters each a horse and Saddle and Bridle to the  value of Twenty pounds  Virginia Currency to be delivered them at the time of their marriage or as each of them arrives to the age of sixteen years.   Item  I give and bequeath to my sons to be divided among them all my stocks of Horses Cattle Hogs  VC  and every other of my property that is not heretofor mentioned to them and their heirs forever, I do hereby appoint my beloved Wife Mary Lewis  and my brothers James & John Lewis my sole Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament utterly revoaking and disannuling all other Wills heretofore made in witness where of Thereunto set my hand and  affix my Seal this twelfth day April One thousand seven hundred and ninety one. 

Signed Seal'd and acknowledged

Charles Lewis        ( Seal)

in the presence of us

Joseph Taylor    William  (illegible)


John Brodie, Jurat

Thomas Taylor, Jurat

Granville County Court of Pleas and Quarter  (illegible)
Aug. Court, A. D. 1793

This, the last Will and Testament of Charles Lewis deceased was duly  proved in open Court by the oath of John Brodie and Thomas Taylor two of the subscribing witnesses there to and the same on the motion was ordered to be recorded.  Then came Mary Lewis the Executrix and James Lewis and John Lewis the Executors therein appointed and qualified according to Law.    Attest, A Henderson C C

Note:  Members of this family can be found buried at Macpelah Cemetery

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