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Will of Allan Sloan

Contributed by Sloan Mason
Will of Allan Sloan, New Hanover County, NC
17 August 1768
October Term 1768

In the name of God, Amen. I Allan SLOAN being very sick and weak, in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be unto God, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say principals and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent christian burial at the discresion of my Executors, --- doubling but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless us with in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form; I do give and bequeath to William SLOAN my well beloved son whom I also constitute make and ordain the sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament, all and singular my lands, ----- and tenements, and implements thereunto belonging also my negro fellow named DICK, also our feather bed and bedclothes.

Also I give to my well beloved daughters Jane JOHNSON and Sarah HENESEY ten shillings to each of them to be paid out of my movable effects. I also give to Richard HENESEY my well beloved son in law two mares, also I give my well beloved daughters Ann and Hannah SLOAN each of them one cow, and calf, or the value of them to be paid out of my cattle.

I also give and bequeath to Ann SLOAN my dearly beloved wife and six of my youngest children, the remainder of all my estate to be divided in seven equal shares; also her living on the estate during her widowhood.

I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and annull all other forms of testaments, wills, legacies and bequeaths, by me in any ways before named or willed ratifying and confirming this and no other, to be my Last Will and Testament.

In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty eight.

Pronounced and declared by the said Allan SLOAN as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names:

Signed: Allan SLOAN (seal)
Alexander MCDOUGAL
William CAVOL?

New Hanover County
In the Term of October 1768
The Last Will and Testament of Allan SLOAN was proved in due form of law on the oath of Alexander MCDOUGALL one of the subscribing evidences thereto who swore that the testator was at the time of executing the same tot he best of his knowledge and belief of --- & disposing mind and memory and that William CANOL?
signed as ---- evidence with him at the same time.
Test: John LOUDON, Clk