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
James M. Ragland
Proven in Granville Co, November Court 1822.