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Will of NIMROD WILLIAMS-1790

State of North Carolina, Warren County, July the sixth one thousand seven hundred ninety I Nimrod Williams being in perfect mind and memory do make constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following

I lend unto my wife Amey Williams during her life or widdowhood the land I now live on together with three Negroes and their increase (to wit) Joe, Betty and Winnie.

I give and bequeath to my son Lewis Williams the land whereon he now lives together with one Negro girl by the name of Lis and the stock and household furniture that he hath now in his possession. I also give the said Lewis one shilling sterling.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Thorn one Negro boy by the name of Harrey and what stock and household furniture she hath now in her possession together with one shilling sterling.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Betsey Hilliard one Negro boy by the name of Abraham one shilling sterling and all the stock and household furniture which she now hath in her possession.

I give and bequeath to my son Solomon Williams after the death or marriage of my wife all that land that I now own on the north side of ?Dawsons? Creek. I also give to my son Solomon at age or marriage one Negro man by the name of Ned, one bay mare by the name of Sall and one sixth part of all my household furniture.

I give and bequeath to my son John Williams at my wifes death or marriage the land and plantation whereon I now live. I also give unto my son John at age or marriage one Negro boy by the name of Roger and one sixth part of my household furniture.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Amey Williams at age or marriage one Negro boy by the name of Harry and one sixth part of all my stock and household furniture.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Sealey Williams at my wifes death or marriage one Negro girl by the name of Winney and her increase (and) one sixth part of my household furniture.

It is my will and desire also that the one sixth part of my stock and household furniture devised to each of my childlren be shared out at my wifes own discretion as she thinks best.

It is my will and desire that at my wifes death or marriage the two Negroes left to her to wit Joe and Betty be sold and the money arising be equally divided amonst all my children.

It is my will that as soon as it can be raised from my estate that Anne Thorn have ten pounds Virginia money.

I direct that my debts be collected together with my crops growing to pay my debts with.

I do appoint my wife Amey Williams, my son Solomon Williams and my brother Parmenus Williams Executors to this my will which I declare to be so the day and year first above written set my hand and affixed my seal. Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of ...

William Green
Ann H. Green
John Cussens
Nimrod Williams (his mark)

Warren County August Court 1790 The last will and Testament of Nimrod Williams dec'd was presented in court and proved by the oaths of Williams Green and John Cussins and ordered to be registered. Amey Williams, Solomon Williams land Parmenas Williams qualified as executrix and executors of said [illegible] letters are granted.

Teste: M.Duke Johnson CC

Posted by Dale Fournier

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Will of ROBERT WILLIAMS-1772

In the name of God, Amen, I Robert Williams, Senr. of Bute County in the Province of North Carolina being weak in body but of perfect memory, blessed be God, this nineteenth day of May on the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy two __(illegible word].. and publish this my last will and terstament in manner and form following, that is to slay, first I give to my son Seth Williams all that S__[illegible words]__ whereon I now live on Weaver's Creek in Bute County. I likewise give to my son Seth Williams my Negro boy named Jack and my Negro Girl named Pillis. I give to my loving wife Ann Williams all my household stuff, that is to say, all my household goods and furniture and all my stock and chattles, household and hogs. I lend to my wife, Ann Williams my Negro woman named Rachel as long as she doth live or remain a widow. I also give to my son Seth Williams my Negro Woman named Rachel for him to have possession of her when my wife Anne Williams shall marry another husband or depart this life. I give to my son Ashkenar(?) my Negro man named Benjamin, I give to my son Francis Williams my Negro girl named Sihria, my will and desire is that my Negro man Henry shall be sold and the money that he brings to be divided between Nimrod Williams, John Williams, Archelus Williams and Parnensus Williams. I give to my sons Simon Williams and Robert Williams that tract of land that I bought of Nimrod Williams on the head of Weavers Creek to be equally divided between them, I give to my son Parmenus Williams one hundred acres of land lying on Reedy branch and the remaining part of the said tract, I give to my son Nimrod Williams. I give to my Daughter Mary Smith twenty shillings sterling money. I make and ordain my wife, Ann Williams, my son Ashkenus Williams and my friend John Edwards executors of this my last will and testament whereof I the said Robert Williams have hereunto set my hand and seal day and date first above written.

Signed sealed and delivered

Robert Williams (seal) in presence of us...
James Baskett
William Darnell
Phillis Darnell

Bute County August Court 1772 This last will and testament of Robert Williams, dec'd was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of James Baskett, William Darnell, and Phillis Darnell the witnesses thereto and the same is admitted to record and letters testamentary is granted to Anne Williams, John Edwards & Askenas Williams.

Teste: Ben McCulloch, CC

There is a note in the inventory of the estate that there was supposed to be 25 gallons of rum, but that 4 or 5 gallons had been used at Robert's funeral! Some wake!!!

Posted by Dale Fournier


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