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Will: William Alston, 1810, Warren Co., NC Warren Co., NC
Will Book 16, p. 1-3

 

In the name of God amen. I William Alston County of Warren & State of North Carolina being of sound mind & memory but weak in flesh & calling to mind the mortality of man & knowing that it is appointed once for all, to die do make & ordain this my last will & Testament in manner & form following (Viz!) 

First I give and devise to my beloved wife Elizabeth Alston the following Negroes (to wit) Old Will & Old Lucy with all my stock of every description also all my household & kitchen furniture with the use of all my lands during widowhood. 

Item I give & devise to my daughter Charity D. W. Alston the followingNegroes, to wit, Jupiter, Bess and their four children Lunsford, Willie Joe, Chance, and Pattey, also Mary & her two children Vice  & Stephen with their increase to her & her heirs forever. 

Item It is my desire that the following Negroes, to wit, Aggy, Luce, China, Drury, Matthew, Carolina, Massey, Holley, Lynders, & Nat should be sold & the proceeds with my crop of tobacco with all the debts & dues of every description shall be appropriated to the payment of my just debts. 

Item It is my desire that all my Estate not heretofore given away or disposed of should be equally divided between my beloved wife Elizabeth & Daughter Charity.

Lastly I nominate and constitute & appoint my brothers Thos & Whitmil Alston my friends Lewis & Samuel Williams with my wife as Executors & Executrix to this my last will & Testament revoking & disannulling all others by me made.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 21st of Nov 1810. 

Wm Alston {seal} 

Test
H. G. Williams
Thos Mayfield 

It have having occurred to me after signing the above will that it would be more advantageous that the Negroes belonging to my wife Elizabeth & daughter Charity D. W. Alston should be kept together & worked for their mutual interest each one drawing the profits in proportion to the lands they may work.  I hereby request that it may be so managed by my Executor that this codicil should in no manner affect the validity of the above will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 21st Nov Anno Domini 1810. 

Wm Alston {seal} 

Test
H. G. Williams
Thos Mayfield 

Warren County November Court 1810This last Will & Testament of William Alston decd together with the codicil thereto was proved by the oaths of Henry G. Williams & Thomas Mayfield subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded whereupon Thomas Alston, Whitmil Alston, Lewis Williams & Samuel Williams Execs therein named qualified as such and took upon themselves the burden of the same. 

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MDuke Johnson CCC.

 

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07/12/2012

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