About Search Data        Wills Links Query Home
 

Bute County Wills, Estates & Administrations

******************

SAMUEL ELY, Administrators Bond -1771
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Pages 194-195

 

Know all men by these presents that We MARY ELY, BENNETT HILSMAN & WILLIAM DENSON all of the County of Bute in the Province of North Carolina are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency JOSIAH MARTIN in the full & Just sum of three hundred pounds proclamation money to be paid unto the said JOSIAH MARTIN and his Successors or Assignee to which paymt well and truly to be made We bind our selves and every of us Jointly and Severally for and in the whole our heirs Executors and Administrators and every of them by these presents sealed and dated the 13th day of November 1771.
The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bound MARY ELY Admrx of all and singular the goods and Chattles rights and Credits of SAMUEL ELY late of the County of Bute deced do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods and chattles rights and credits of the said deced which have or shall come to the hands knowledge or possession of the said MARY or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her and the same so made do Exhibite or cause to be Exhibted into the Secretarys office and one Attested copy thereof to the County Court where orders for Administration passed within ninety days after the Date of these presents And the same goods Chattles and Credits, and all other the goods Chattles and Credits of the said Deced at the time of his death which at any time after shall come into the hands knowledge or possession of the said MARY or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her do well and truly Administer according to Law, and further do make or cause to be made a true and Just account of her said Administration within one year after the date of these presents, And all the rest and residue of the said goods chattles and credits which shall be found Remaining on the said Admrs Account the same being first Examined and allowed by the Governor and Council Superior Court or County Court shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the same shall be due pursuant to the true intent & meaning of the act in that case made and provided, And if it shall happen that any Last Will and Testament was made by the said Deced and the Exr or Exrs therein named do Exhibit the same into Court making request to have it allowed and Approved of accordingly if the said MARY being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration approbation of said Testament being first had and made in the said Court Then this Obligation to be Void Else to be and remain in force.

MARY ELY ("X" her mark)
BENNIT HILSMAN
WILLIAM DENSON

Sealed & Delivered in presence of


Bute County November Court 1771
This Bond was Executed in open Court and Ordered to be Recorded

Test BEN McCULLOCH CC

 

*******************************************************

Will of MARY FOSTER-1768
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Pages 49-50

 

In the Name of God Amen I MARY FOSTER of Bute County in No. Carolina being in perfect Sense and memory thanks be to God, yet on Consideration that life and Sense is uncertain do make Ordain this my last Will & Testament viz: I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth at the discretion of my Executors, as to my worldly Estate I give demise bequeath and dispose of the same in the Following manner viz;
Imprimis  I give to my son CHRISTOPHER FOSTER a Negro boy called SIMON also a Negro girl called PEG and five pounds Virginia money
Item   I give to my son JOHN FOSTER two Negro boys, one Called CAIN, and the other BYNUM also five pounds Virginia money
Item   I give to my Daughter MARY WESTBROOKE two Negro girls one called FLANNAH and the other AGGE, also five pounds Virginia money
Item   I give to my daughter FAITH ROBERTSON a Negro Girl called DOLL and five pounds Virginia money, also half the right and property in a Negro boy called PERRY.
Item   I give to my son ARTHUR FOSTER, a Negro man Called DICK, also half right and property in a Negro boy called PERRY, the other half before given to my daughter FAITH
Item  I give to my daughter SARAH a Negro woman called FILLIS, a Negro boy called DANIEL, a Negro Child Called RACHEL the said DANIEL and RACHEL being the Children of the said FILLIS I also give to her one bed and furniture, my Young horse bridle and Saddle
Item  I give all my other Estate to be Equally divided among all my aforenamed Children viz: CHRISTOPHER, JOHN, MARY, FAITH, ARTHUR and SARAH
Lastly  I constitute Ordain and Appoint m sons CHRISTR. and ARTHUR FOSTER Exrs of this my Will and do revoke and Disannul every Former Will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty third day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Seven.

MARY FOSTER ("/" her mark)

Signed Sealed pronounced and declared in the presence of us
THOMAS COOK ("X" his mark)
AMEY COOK ("X" her mark)
JOHN NORWOOD

Bute County November Court 1768

This Will was proved by the oaths of THOMAS COOK & AMEY COOK Subscribing witnesses thereto, and on motion it was ordered to be recorded Then the Executors therein named Qualified as such which was ordered to be Certified.

Test BEN McCULLOCH CSCurt.

 

*******************************************************

Will of JOSEPH HORTON-1763
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Pages 44-45

 

In the Name of God Amen I JOSEPH HORTON of the County of Granville and province of North Carolina being of Sound and Perfect mind, Memory & understanding praised be God for the same and Calling to mind the uncertainty of this Transitory Life; And knowing that is appointed for all men once to die, do make ordain Constitute and Appoint this to be my last Will & Testament revoking and Disannulling all other Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made
Impris,  My desire is that My debts & Funeral Expenses be first paid
Item  I give and bequeath unto my Daughter SARAH Widow relict of WILLIAM SMITH Deceased, one Shilling Sterling money of Great Britain
Item  I give and bequeath unto my son JOSEPH HORTON one Shilling Sterling money of Great Britain
Item  I give and bequeath unto my Son WILLIAM HORTON one Shilling Sterling money of England
Item  I give and bequeath unto my son NATHAN HORTON One shilling Sterling money of England
Item  I give and bequeath unto my son MOSES HORTON one Shilling Sterling money of England
Item  I give and bequeath unto my son DAVID HORTON one Shilling Sterling money of England.
Item  I give and bequeath unto my Daughter MARGARET late the wife of JAMES HARRARD one Shilling Sterling
Item  I give and bequeath unto my Daughter CHARITY the wife of HENRY BIRUM one Shilling Sterling etc.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson SAMUEL HORTON Son of DAVID HORTON all my black smiths tools, and one feather bed with all the furniture belonging thereto
Item I give and bequeath unto my son SAMUEL HORTON a tract or parcel of Land and Plantation I now live on lying in Granville County in North Carolina containing four hundred Acres of Land, the Land that I purchased of DANIEL POTTER lying upon the Cyprus Beaver Dams near Tarr River to him and his heirs or Assigns for ever.
Item  I give and bequeath to my said son SAMUEL HORTON, all the rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate, and that after my Just debts Funeral Expenses and the Legacies herein bequeathed be paid and fully satisfied.
Lastly I do nominate Constitute and Appoint my said son SAMUEL HORTON my sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament hoping that he will Execute and perform the same as my trust is reposed in him, In Witness whereof I the said JOSEPH HORTON hat hereunto set and put my hand and seal to this Instrument of Writing this twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty three.

JOSEPH HORTON ("H" his mark)

Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of us DANL. POTTER, JAMES ALFORD, LODK. ALFORD.
 

*******************************************************

Estate of CHARLES JOHNSTON-1769
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Page 61

 

In Obedience to an Order of the County Court of Bute to us directed bearing date February 1769, We the Subscribers have this day mett and valued all the Slaves belonging to the Estate of CHARLES JOHNSTON Deced being twenty Eight in Number, and also have Allotted to Each Claimant their Proportion Viz. &

To MRS. SARAH JOHNSTON
ANTHONY - 100 ___________AMEY - 162" 10
ROGER - 62"10 ___________BETTY - 50 - 112"10
PHILLIS - 22"10___________TABB - 100 - 122"10
LUCKIE - 22"10___________DINAH - 17"10 - 40
SALL___________________________ 517"10


To WILLIAM JOHNSTON
PETER - 87"10 __________HARRIE - 87"10 - 175
HARRIE JENR - 25_______JAMMIE - 62"10 - 87"10
PETER - 62"10 __________ESSEX - 25 - 87"10
MILLIE - 33 _____________LEWIS - 25 - 60
BECK - 40 _____________BETTY - 40 - 80
_____________________________ 496


To HUGH JOHNSTON
JACK - 87"10 ___________AMBROSE- 100 - 187"10
DUMFRIES - 60__________TONEY - 62"10 - 122"10
LEILLIA - 40 ____________GABRIEL - 30 - 70
TOM - 15 _______________PATT - 17"10 - 32"10
ABIGAIL__________________________________70
Each Proportion of the whole is------ 482"10
496"13"4

DR.
The Estate of CHARLES JOHNSTON consisting of 28 Negroes in Account with the Claimants to Total amount of the whole ____ 1490"0"0

Contra___________________________CR.
By MRS. SARAH JOHNSTON--------- 517"10
By WILLIAM JOHNSTON--------------490
By HUGH JOHNSTON---------------- 482"10
______________________ ____1490"0"0


MRS. SARAH JOHNSTON for Ball in Negroes-----Dr.
To WILLIAM JOHNSTON for proportion due him - 6"13"4
To HUGH JOHNSTON for proportion due him - 14"3'4
___________________ 20"16"8

May 5th 1769
WILLIAM EATON
THOS EATON
WILLIAM PARK


Bute County - May Court 1769
This Division of the Slaves belonging to the Estate of CHARLES JOHNSTON Deced was returned into Court by the persons Appointed to divide the same, and ordered to be Recorded.

Test BEN. McCULLOCH CC

 

*******************************************************

Will of JAMES LENSING -1768
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Pages 33-35

 

In the Name of God Amen, I JAMES LENSING of the County of Bute and Province of North Carolina being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind & memory, praised be God for the same, do ordain this my last Will and Testament, First and principally I Recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me, And my body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned And as for such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I give in manner and form as Followeth.
Imprimis  I will and possitively order that all my debts that in right & consions I owe to any man be paid in some Conveinent time after my decease by my Exrs hereafter named.
Item  I give and bequeath to my Son PETER LESIGN[sic] the Plantation whereon he now lives and the land to the path that goes from DAVIS to ALDRIDGES during Life.
Item   I give and bequeath to my son JAMES LENSING the remainder of that tract of Land to him his heirs and Assigns forever
Item  I give and bequeath to my son CHARLES LENSING the plantation whereon I now live, to him his heirs and Assigns for ever after the natural death of his mother or if in Case she marry to be his.
Item I give and bequeath to my wife MARGRET LENSING the remainder of my Estate that I have not already Given be it whatsoever or wheresoever during life or Widowhood and at the marriage or death of her to be Equally divided between my three daughters to wit LUCRETIA, SUSANNAH, and MILDRED.
Item  I do hereby Ordain Constitute and Appoint my wife and my son PETER LENSING my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament utterly disannulling all former Wills heretofore by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 15th day of August Anno. Dom. one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty four.

JAMES LENSING

Test
JAMES THOMPSON
JOHN MUTTLOW ("/" his mark)
WILLIAM COOPPAR ("/" his mark)


Bute County August Court 1768
This Will was presented in Court and proved by the oath of JAMES THOMPSON one of the witnesses hereto and the same was Ordered to be recorded.

Test. BEN. McCULLOCH CSCurt.

 

*******************************************************

MARTIN Family Deed of Gift 1768
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Pages 28-29

 

Be it Known to all men by these presents that we the Subscribers, JOSEPH MARTIN, WILLIAM MARTIN and GEORGE MARTIN all of Bute County & Province of North Carolina as for and in Consideration of the love and Natural Love we bear our Younger brother JAMES MARTIN of said County and province aforesaid, as well as for in Consideration of five pounds proclamation money to Each of us in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby We do Acknowledge, Have given granted bargained, sold released and Confirmed, and by these presents do give grant, have sold released and Confirmed unto the said JAMES MARTIN his heirs Executors Admrs. and Assigns all and each of our Interests, Shares Portions and Claims both in Law and Equity of in unto the personal Estate of our Deceased father JOHN MARTIN late of Granville County Deceased Consisting Negro slaves, live Stocks, household goods and other Chattles To Have And To Hold, the above said premises and every part and Parcel thereof that we have got any title to, or ever shall have unto the said JAMES MARTIN his heirs Executors Admrs. and Assigns and We the said JOSEPH MARTIN, WILLIAM MARTIN & GEORGE MARTIN, do for our heirs Excrs Admrs and Assigns warrant and for ever defend the above said premises to the only proper use and behoof of the said JAMES MARTIN his heirs & Assigns In Witness whereof We have hereunto set our hands and fixed our Seals this 23d. day of October Anno Dom 1767.

JOSEPH MARTIN
WM. MARTIN
GEO MARTIN

Sined Sealed & delivered in the presence of GEORGE BROGDEN
WILLIAM BROGDEN ("x" his mark)

Bute County May Court 1768

This deed of Gift from JOSEPH MARTIN, WILLIAM MARTIN & GEORGE MARTIN to JAMES MARTIN was proved by the oath of GEORGE BROGDEN one of the witnesses her to & on motion the same was ordered to be recorded.

Test BEN. McCULLOCH CC

 

*******************************************************

ZACHARIAH MARTIN, Bill of Sale-1767
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Pages 16-17

 

Be it known to all Men by these presents that I ZACHARIAH MARTIN of Craven County & Province of South Carolina do for & in consideration of the natural Love 7 Affection bear to RACHEL MARTIN & for & in consideration of the Sum of twenty pounds Prock. money to me in hand paid the receit is whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted Let or & confirmed & by these presents do & shall for me my Heirs Excrs Admrs & Assigns Let over & deliver unto RACHEL MARTIN of Bute County in North Carolina all my Rite potion & Shears of the Estate of JOHN MARTIN deceased late of Granville County containing live Stock Household goods & Negroes which I the said ZACHARIAH MARTIN hat or shall ever have any right or title to & I do Let over & Confirm unto the proper use & behoof of the said RACHEL MARTIN her Heirs & Assigns for ever In Witness I have hereunto set m hand & Seal this 11th day of August Anno Dom. 1766

ZACHARIAH MARTIN ("X" his mark)

Sealed & delivered in presence of
BENJ. STUB MARTIN
FRIDAY JAS. MARTIN]

County Bute October Court 1767

This Bill of Sale was proved by the Oath of JAMES MARTIN one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto & on motion it was Ordered to be Recorded.

Teste BEN. McCULLOCH CC
============================================================================================
 

ZACHARIAH MARTIN, Letter of Revocation-1766


Know All Men by these presents that I ZACHARIAH MARTIN late of Orange County & Province of North Carolina being then moving did on the 20th day of December 1768. Assing Ordain make put & constitute my true friend THOMAS BELL of Granville County & Province afsd to be my true & lawful Attorny to sell & Convey a certain Peice or parcel of Land situate & lying on the North side of Sandy Creek adjoining to WM. MARTINs and CHRISTS FOSTER & THOMAS BELLs lines quantity 190 acres more or less also the sd THOMAS BELL I constituted Administer or to appoint Administrators for me & in my name in & upon the Estate of my deceased father that shall appear to be my property or part at the time of the division of the said Estate whatsoever Giving or Granting to my said Attorney my whole power and strength in & about the premises for me in my name & so forth. Now Know Ye that I the said ZACHARIAH MARTIN of Craven County & province of South Carolina for divers good causes & considerations me hereunto moving have & by these presenets do Revoke disannul & make void the afsd. recited Letter of Attorney & all power & authority given to the said THOMAS BELL therein to all intents & purposes as if the same had never been made & Executed As Witness my hand this 18th day of November A.D. 1766.

ZACHARIAH MARTIN ("X" his mark)


Executed in presence of
MAT HUBBARD
GEORGE PAIN ("X" his mark)
JAMES MARTIN

This Letter of Revocation was proved by the Oath of JAMES MARTIN one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto & on motion it was Ordered to be Recorded.


Teste BEN McCULLOCH CC

 

*******************************************************

Will of JOHN RACKLEY- 1769
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Page 87

 

North Carolina Bute County
In the Name of God Amen I JOHN RACKLEY of the Province and County aforesaid being old and Crazy but of Perfect Sence and memory, thanks be to God, I do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say first and principally of all I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it me, and my body to Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors. Nothing doubting but at the Last day to receive it again by the mighty power of God, and as touching my worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this state of Life, I give and dispose of the same as followeth viz:
My will and desire is that all my Just debts be first paid- Item, I Leave to my dear and loving wife for term of Life, this house wherein I now dwell, with all the furniture and Lands and tenements that ly about it & after her death - Item, I give and bequeath to my Grandson HENRY HUNT, the aforesaid house where I now dwell with all the Lands and Tenements that ly about it, it being all the Lands that I own at present to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever,-- Item, I give and bequeath to my Loving daughter LETEVIAS RACKLEY, one Cow and Calf to her and her heirs and assigns for ever, - Item I give and bequeath to my loving daughter LETETEE WHEELER one Cow and Calf to her and her heirs and Assigns for ever.
Item I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my goods and Chattles and personal Estate to all my Children to be Equally divided among them all whose names are PASON RACKLEY, MARTH SMITH, SUSANAH HUNT, MILLS RACKLEY, SAUL RACKLEY, MARY HUNT, LUCRETIA ANTHONY, LETEVIAS RACKLEY, LELETEE WHEELER. And my desire is that there be no Difference in dividing for if they can not agree the Executors shall choose two men to divide it and every one shall draw as by Lott for their part; And I do constitute and Appoint JAMES HUNT, and PASSEN RACKLEY whole and sole Executors of this my Last will and Testament, revoking and Dissannulling all other Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made and acknowledging this only to be my Last Will and Testament Dated this 18th day of September 1767.
Interlined before signed with three words & one Letter.

JOHN RACKLEY ("R" his mark)

Signed, Sealed pronounced Published and declared in presents of WILBR HUNT JAMES DENBY KERIA DNEBY [sic].

North Carolina
Bute County
August Court 1769

This Will was presented in Court by PASSION RACKLEY one of the Executors and proved by the oath of JAMES DENBY a Witness thereto, and is Admitted to Record, and Letters Testamentary is Granted to the said PASSION RACKLEY who Qualified him self thereto.

Test. BEN. McCULLOCH C.C.

 

*******************************************************

JONATHAN RAY, Administration of Estate-1771
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Pages 187 & 198

 

Know all men by these presents that We ANN RAE, JOHN MOSELEY, NATHANIEL BAXTER, DANIEL SLEDGE, ISAAC ACRE and WILLIAM SHEARING all of the County of Bute in the province of North Carolina are held firmly bound unto WILLIAM JOHNSON Esqr. president of this Court in the Just & full sum of five hundred pounds proclamation money to be paid unto the said WILLIAM JOHNSON and his successors or Assigns to the which Payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves and every of us Jointly and severally for and in the whole our heirs Executors & Admrs & Every of them firmly by these presents sealed & dated the 16th day of August 1771
The condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bound ANN RAE Admrx of all and singular the goods and Chattles Rights and Credits of JONATHAN RAE, late of the County of Bute deced do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods & chattles rights and credits of the deced which have or shall come to the hands knowledge or possession of the said ANN RAE or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her and the name so made do Exhibit or cause to be Exhibited into the Secretarys office and one Attested copy thereof to the County Court where orders for Administration passed, within ninety days after the date of these present. And the same goods chattles & credits & all other the goods chattles and credits of the deced at the time of his death which at any time hereafter shall come into the hands or possession of the said ANNE, or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for her, do well and truly Administer according to Law & further do make or cause to be made a true and Just Accot of her Administration within one year after the date of these presents, and all the rest & residue of the said goods chattels and credits which shall be found remaining on the said Admrx account the same being first Examined and allowed by the Governor & Council Superior Court or County Court, shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons Respectively as the same shall be due, pursuant to the true intent & meaning of the Act in that case made and provided, And if it shall appear that any last will and Testament was made by the said Deced and the Exr or Executors therein named do Exhibit the same into Court making request to have it allowed and approved of accordingly, if the said ANN RAE being thereunto required do render & deliver the said Letters of Administration approbation of such Testamt. being first had & made in the said Court, Then this Obligation to be void Else to be and remain in force.

ANN RAY
JOHN MOSELEY
NATHL BAXTER
DANL SLEDGE
ISAAC ACREE

Sealed & Delivered in presence of

=========================================================================================================
An Inventory of the Estate of JONATHAN RAY deced
To 1 Negro man, 32 head of Cattle, 3 horses, 1 mare & colt, 5 Beds some furniture, 8 charis [chairs], 1 Dest, 1 chest, 1 case with bottles, 2 Bedsteads, 2 hides, 1 pot, 1 Pan, 1 saucepan, 6 Dishes, 3 Basons, 20 plates, with spoons, 1 parcel old books, 2 Guns 1 Pocket pistol, 1 pail, 2 Piggins, 1 tray, 1 pr money Scails, 2 flat Irons, 1 Silver Stock buckle, a parcel hoes & Axes, 2 Looking Glasses, 1 Silver Watch, 2 Candle sticks with Suffers, a parcel knives & forks, 1 spinning Wheel, 1 Table, 2 Razors, some Leather, some old barrells, 5 Juggs, 1 Ditto with Oyl, 1 Sword with Bayonet some Earthern ware, a parcel Smiths and Shoemakers tools, 1 Riding Chair, 1 pr, Leather bags, 1 Whip Saw, 1 Cross cut Saw, 1 Tenant Saw, a parcel of hemp and flax, 1 case of Durders, 1 pr horse Fleams 2 butter pots, 1 Razor & horne, some new Check, 4 New handkerchiefs, 1 set Wedges, 1 Wheat Riddle, 2 half Bushels 1 powder flask, 1 Sythe Cradle, 1 Spade, 1 bridle & Saddle & howsing, some house Carpenters tools, 2 ticklers, 1 pr Stillards 1 Raw hides, 1 Cake Tallow, tier for Cart Wheels, 1 Ink stand, a parcel Joyners tools, Different kinds of Paint, a pair of Cart Wheels, a parcel Hoggs.

ANN RAY Admrx.

Bute County November Court 1771
This Inventory of the Estate of JONATHAN RAY deced, was returned into Court by his Admrx on Oath & ordered to be recorded.

Test BEN. McCULLOCH CC

Memorandum of the Estate of JONATHAN RAY deced. sold by JAMES MOORE D.S. under JAMES RANSOM
To 1 Negro Man.................. 57
To 1 Cow and Calf..................3"10
To 1 Ditto.........................3"11
To 1 Cow and Calf 45/ 1 Steer 70/6.....5"15"6
To 1 Ditto 49/4 1 Ditto 55/ 1 Yearling 44/..7"8"4
To 1 Cow and Calf 5"1 1 Do 7 Do 3"18...8"19

 

*******************************************************

Will of BENJAMIN THOMPSON- 1771
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Page 182-183

 

In the Name of God Amen, BENJAMIN THOMPSON of Bute County North Carolina being Aged, Sick & weak, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to my God, And knowing that all men must die, to prevent disputes that other wise might Arise after my Decease, I make & Ordain this to be my Last will and Testament hereby revoaking all other wills by me heretofore made
Imprimis to Each of my seven Children following I give five shillings each to be paid by my Executors, to wit, JENNINGS THOMPSON, MARY PHILLIPS, JOHN THOMPSON, BENJAMIN THOMPSON, JOSEPH THOMPSON, SUSANA YARBROUGH and ZACHARIAS THOMPSON I having already provided for them to my Abilities and Desire
Item I give and bequeath the use of what Estate I die possessed of of what nature or kind soever to my beloved wife ELIZABETH THOMPSON, to be at her Entire disposall during her Natural Life and after her decease then to be Equally divided betwixt my six following Children, to wit, WILLIAM THOMPSON, JAMES THOMPSON, DRURY THOMPSON, GEDION THOMPSON, SHEM THOMPSON, and ELIZABETH THOMPSON, and to their respective heirs and Assigns for ever.
And Lastly I appoint & Constitute my Loving wife ELIZABETH THOMPSON and my son ZACHARIAS THOMPSON, GEDION THOMPSON Executors of this my Last Will & Testamt. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 30th day of March 1771.
Signed sealed Published & Declared by the said BENJAMIN THOMPSON to be his last Will and Testament.

BENJA. THOMPSON ("B" his mark)

In Presence of
JOS MONTFORT
JOHN BROWN
ELIJAH ____RMAN [torn]
JOHN _____POUNDS JR.


Bute County May Court 1771
This Will was presented in Court by ZACHARIAS THOMPSON one of the Executors herein named who made oath thereto and the same order was proved by the Oath of JOHN BROWN one of the witnesses ______ same is Admitted to Record & Letters Testamentory is Granted to the said ZACHARIAS THOMPSON who was Qualified Accordingly
Test, BEN. McCULLOCH CC

 

*******************************************************

Will of JOHN WRIGHT-1771
Bute County
(Warren County Wills 1764-1774)
Volume 1, Pages 192-193

 

In the Name of God Amen the third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy I JOHN WRIGHT of North Carolina in the County of Bute being very sick & weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God for the same and Calling to mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I Recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and Decent manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General resurrection I shall receive the same again by the might Power of God, And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in the manner and form following that is to say
I give devise and bequeath to my Loving Son JOSEPH WRIGHT to him and his heirs forever the plantation he now lives on with one hundred acres of Land adjoining thereto
Item, My desire is that my beloved wife SARAH have the whole of my Plantation I now live on with one hundred Acres of land during her widowhood, And then I give the said plantation and land to my Loving son JESSE WRIGHT to him and his heirs for ever
Item I give and bequeath to my loving son JAMES WRIGHT Remainder of my land to him and his heirs for ever My desire is that my Loving wife SARAH have the whole use of all the Remainder of my Estate of what kind so ever during her widowhood the better to Enable her to bring up my Children & at her death or marriage my desire is that the whole be Equally divided among all my Children at the discretion of my Executors after mentioned, My desire is that my Estate be brought to no appraisment.
I Constitute and appoint my beloved wife SARAH WRIGHT and my Loving son JOSEPH WRIGHT Executors to this my Last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my sea.

JOHN WRIGHT

Signed Published and by the said JOHN WRIGHT to be his Last Will & Testament n the presence of

WILLIAM RUSSELL ("PV" his mark)
WILLIAM SMITH ("/" his mark)


Bute County November Court 1771
This will was presented in Court by SARAH WRIGHT & JOSEPH WRIGHT the Exrs herein named who made oath thereto, and the same being proved by the oaths of the witnesses the same is admitted to Record & Letters Testmentory Granted to the said SARAH & JOSEPH who were Qualifed Accordingly

Test BEN McCULLOCH CC

 


 


Copyright 2013 to present by the NCGenWeb Project Inc. and individual contributors as shown.  Materials on this website are furnished for the free use of those engaged in researching their family origins, any commercial use, without the consent of the author of these pages is prohibited.  Portions of this site as noted on their pages are not in the public domain and is not to be reproduced for any purpose without express written consent of the owner of the material.  Last updated 05/12/2014