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Will of Seth Pettypool
Submitted by Meredith Clapper

In the name of God, Amen. I Seth petty pool of Granville County and State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect sense and memory thanks be to God therefore Calling to mind the mortality of man and that it is appointed once for all men to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament first I recommend my Soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian manner at the discrection of my Executors and as touching my worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose of in the following manner and form

Item I lend my loving wife during her natural life or widowhood the plantation with part of the Tract of land whereon I live it being that part of the tract adjoining to the plantation on the south side of the road supposed to be three hundred & twenty acres with all my household and kitchin furniture & all the stock of every kind on the said plantation, and at her death or mariage it is my desire that my daughters Elisabeth petty pool Mary pettypool Sarah petty pool Jane petty pool nancey petty pool may have each of them a feather bed & furniture and the remainder of all my personal Estate to be Equally divided amongst all my children, William petty pool John petty pool Elisabeth petty pool Mary petty pool Seth petty pool young petty pool Jessey petty pool Jane petty pool & Nancey petty pool Sarah petty pool Phillip pettypool & Clayborn petty pool to them and there heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my son Seth pettypool all my Land on the south side of Aaron's Creek and one rifled gun to him and his heirs forever

Item I give and bequeath to my son young pettypool on the north side of Aarons Creek belonging to the said survey that I bequeath to my son Seth petty pool his aforementioned part beginning at a little field at a branch on the South side of said Creek running down the said creek to my lower line being one hundred acres of land more or less to him and his heirs forever. Item I give and bequeath to my son John pettypool the residue of all that survey of land above mentioned beginning at the upper side of said little field at the above mentioned branch running up the said creek and including the land and plantation where on I formaly lived on to make it one hundred acres more or less to him and his heirs forever. Item it is my desire that the land that I lent my wife at her death or mariage shall be equally divided between three of my sons namely Jessey pettypool Phillip petty pool and Clayurn petty pool Jesseys part to join the land of my son John's land to them the said Jessey petty pool Phillip petty pool and Clayburn petty pool and their heirs forever. I do appoint my sons William petty pool & young petty pool Executors of this my Last will and Testament Revoking all other former wills by me written and made and declaring this to be my Last Will this 23rd day of June 1789.

In presence of
James Jones Jurat
William Owin
Philip Voss

       Seth X Pettypool 

Granville County August Court 1789

This Will was duly proven in open court by the oath of James Jones, one of the subscribing witnesses & was ordered to be recorded.

Test. A Anderson C C
Will S. Pettypool
Wm Pettypool qualified

Granville County wills NC CR 044.801.31

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