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Will of Peter Robertson-1837
 Warren Co, North Carolina

 

In the name of God, Amen, I Peter Robertson of the County of Warren and the State of North Carolina being of sound mind and disposing memory, knowing that it is appointed for all men to die and the uncertainty of the time thereof, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

FIRST- I recommend my soul to the almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executor hereinafter mentioned, touching such worldly state wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form following.

In reference my will and desire is that all my just debts be paid at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter mentioned.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my wife Betsy Robertson her life Istill, Isom, John and  Sasey and after her death to be equally divided between all of my children forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Robertson , Phil, Beccah and all of her children forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Gideon Robertson, Shaderick, Martha and her increase forever and if he should die without lawful heir of his body my desire is that all of which property should be equally divided between all of my children forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son William Robertson, Moses, Willis, Mary, Sirmoisy to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son Newell Robertson, Ellest, Marthy, Myrick and Daniel to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my son James Robertson the land that I bought of Isaac Little, also Abraham, Harriet, Caty, Nancy and her increase to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to the children of my son Berry Robertson, Indy, Tabby, Malissa  to be equally divided between them all forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my grand son Weldon Robertson, Eaton, Edward and Mary to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Moss, Mareah and her increase and Matilda to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my daughter Lucy Baker, Gracy, Marida, Toby  and her increase to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM: I give and bequeath to my two sons Benjamin and Gideon Robertson that land that I now live on including the land that I purchased of William P. Little in the tract by giving  my wife Betsy Robertson her life in the land and after her death to be equally divided between my sons Ben and Gideon Robertson to them and their heirs forever.

I bequeath to my wife Betsy Robertson her life in one Negro boy Anthony and after her death to be equally divided between my heirs to them and their heirs forever.

I bequeath to my wife support out of the property that I have not willed away and after her death the balance to be all sold and equally divided between all of my children.  

I nominate and appoint John Bobbit Jr. and James Robertson to whole and sole Executors to this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 6th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty  seven.

                                                                                                P. Robertson (Seal)

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us.

Jordan W. Harris (Jurat)
John Bobbit, Jr. (Jurat).

 

Warren County August Court, 1837

This paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of Peter Robertson decd . was exhibited in open court for probate and the due execution thereof being proved by the oaths of Jordan W. Harris and John Bobbit Jurat the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion the same was offered to be recorded. Whereas came John Bobbit Jurat one of the Executors named in said will and qualified in due form of law and took upon himself the burden of its execution and came also at the same time and place in open court James G. Robertson the other executor and renounced his right to qualify as such.

                                                                                         Test. E.W. Best, Clerk 

 WB 36; pages 165-167      

 

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