Will of W. J. HOYLE-1915
Dated 7 January 1915 This typed will, signed by W.J. HOYLE, recorded with Vance Co. Register of Deeds; transcribed here in total, with all original spellings, by Sandy Hoyle BOLICK, for research purposes only. [Note - the gravestone, in Vance Co, of W.J. HOYLE lists: born 1844, died 1918; M.K. HOYLE buried same location, born 1842, died 1922; Civil War records indicate William J. Hoyle served in Co C, NC 46th Regiment; records show William J. enlisted at age 18, May 1, 1862] Named in this will:Wife: M.K. HOYLE children: Agnes BAKER John H. HOYLE Julia GORDEN J.L. HOYLE Alice Hoyle HERSHMAN Florine HOYLE (wife of Hugh Hoyle) L.T.. HOYLE
Posted by S.H. Bolick, who is not descended from this line.
State of North Carolina
In the name of God, Amen:
I, W.J. Hoyle, of the county of Vance, State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:
Item. 1...I will that my executors hereinafter to be named shall pay all of my just debts out of the first moneys that shall come into their hands from my estate.
Item. 2....I give, devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, M.K. Hoyle, all of my property, real, personal and mixed, to have and to hold, use and enjoy the same for and during the term of her natural life. At the death of my said wife, M.K. Hoyle, I will and desire that all of my personal property of every description shall be divided equally between my children, Agnes Baker, John H. Hoyle, Julia Gorden, J.L. Hoyle, Alice Hoyle Hershman, and Florine Hoyle, wife of Hugh Hoyle; the said Agnes Baker, John H. Hoyle, Julia Gorden, J.L. Hoyle and Alice Hoyle Hershman to to have and to hold their respective shares absolutely forever; tho said Florine Hoyle to have and to hold the said personal property for and during the term of her natural life, and at her death, I will and desire that the share herein given to her for her life, shall be divided equally between her children by her husband, Hugh Hoyle, begotten, said children to have said property at the death of their mother, Florine Hoyle absolutely.
the home place upon which we now reside, and which was purchased by me from Dr. F.R. Harris, and which adjoins the lands of Peter Robinson and others, which contains NINETY ONE ACRES shall be given to my two children J.L. Hoyle and Alice Hoyle Hershman, and I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my said children, the said J.L. Hoyle and Alice Hoyle Hershman, the aforedescribed home place to have and to hold the same absolutely in feesimple forever. Provided, that in the division of said home place between my two children, I will and desire and so direct that the land be divided so that my daughter, Alice Hoyle Hershman, shall receive the home, or residence, where we now live, and one barn and the pack house. Provided further, that before the title to the said land hereby given shall vest in fee simple in the said J.L. Hoyle and Alice Hoyle Hershman, the said J.L. Hoyle and Alice Hoyle Hershman shall pay to the said Agnes Baker, John H. Hoyle, Julia Gorden and Florine Hoyle the sum of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, EACH, and I hereby make the said payment, as above provided, of Five Hundred dollars to the above children a charge upon said land until paid. I will and desire that the Five Hundred Dollars hereby given to Florine Hoyle shall be used and enjoyed by her during the term of her natural life, and at her death I give and devise said Five Hundred Dollars to her children by her begotten by Hugh Hoyle. The said above sums to be paid equally by the said J.L. Hoyle and Alice Hershman Hoyle.
Item 4....I hereby appoint and constitute my daughter, Florine Hoyle guardian of her children by Hugh Hoyle, to serve without bond.
Item 5....I hereby nominate and appoint John H. Hoyle and J.L. Hoyle, executors of this my last will and testament to serve without bond.
Item 6...My son, L.T. Hoyle is not mentioned in this will for the reason that during my life, he received advancements from me and accepted the same as his share.
In testamony whereof I hereto set upon my hand and seal this January, 7th, 1915.
[signed] W.J. Hoyle (seal)
witnesses: [signed] F.B. Roberts (? - very difficult to read this
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