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Henry Christmas a Navel Officer, son of John Christmas, Jr.:

Warren County, NC Will Book 6 p.247-248


In the name of God Amen the 20th day of October ninety-two. I Henry Christmas of the county of Warren and state of North Carolina being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all time do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and commend my soul into the hands of God that give it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection. I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith pleased God to bless me in this life I give, desire and dispose of the same in manner and form following that is to say in the first place my will and desire is that all my thus debts be paid and then I give and bequeath all the remaining part of my estate both real and personal to my two sisters Mary Christmas and Patsey Christmas to be equally divided at the discretion of my Executors also I likewise constitute, make and ordain my Grandfather William Duke, John Wortham and Jonathan Davis with W. James Callers Executors of this my last will and testament and do hereby utterly disallow and revoke and dissadmit all and every other former testaments, wills and legacies, bequeaths and executors before in anywise before this time names, willed, bequeathed, ratified and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written. Henry Christmas {seal}
Signed, sealed and pronounced in presents of us ... Nancy Duke and William D. Duke.
Warren County August Court 1793

This last will and testament of Henry Christmas was proved by oaths of William D. Duke and the same administrator to record whereupon William Duke and James Callers qualified as executors to said will and testament.

Test Marmaduke Johnson of the Rev. Joseph S. Christmas by Gardiner Spring, D.D.

Division of estate Henry Christmas in puissant to an order by May Court 1793 Memorandum of the division of the Negroes of John and Henry Christmas, dead. Estate together with two Negroes thrown in by William Duke. Viz! Frank and Nell which was and by request of the parties valued by W. John Wortham and Spencer Waddy as follows Viz!
To Polly HAWKINS: Nell and Sandy 125; Doll and Ralph 125; Captain 130 .. totaling 380
To Patsy Christmas: Doe 100; Andy and Child 130; Frank and Lilley 91.13 Totaling 321.13
Spencer, John Wortham An inventory of survivors the property of Henry Christmas, deceased.
May 13th day 1793 two tracts of land, two Negroes Nell and Frank, four horses, twenty-five chattels, twenty-five hogs, three tables, nine chairs, two bales, six earthen plates, three pewter D', two dishes with spoons, two pewter basins, one dish, two beds and furniture, one Dutch oven, one pot, four pans, one chest, one shaving pan, a pair of fine dogs, a shovel, tongs and hoe.
William Duke Warren County Court May Term 1793 This inventory of the estate of Henry Christmas, deceased was returned by William Duke Executor an oath and ordered to be recorded.
Test M'Duke Johnson C.C.


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