Wills & Inventories - Grimes
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. John Porter, of Cape Fair in North Carolina,
at present being weak & Ill of body, but of sound mind and memory,
doe make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and
Imps. I give and bequeath to my son, John Porter, my negro named Jack
and my negro boy named Mars, to be delivered him when he shall attain
to the age of Twenty one Years, or day of marriage.
Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Sarah Porter, my negro girl
named Beck, to be delivered her when she shall attain to the age of
Eightteen Years or day of marriage; also a likely young negro man,
sound of wind and limb, to be procured out of that part of my Estate
which is not Already mentioned, to be given & in like manner as
aforesaid, to be deliverd unto my Daughter by my Executrix hereafter
Item, I further give and bequeath to my daughter all the increase that
shall be hereafter born of my negro wench Nan:
I Give, Devise and Bequeath, to my Dear and Loving Wife, Sarah Porter,
all the rest and residue of my Estate not before given, to say, all my
lands to Dispose and do with as she shall see proper and convenient,
and a Title thereof to make to any person or persons that shall buy or
purchase any of my lands of and from my said wife, Also, all the rest
of my Goods, Chattels, Rights and Properties, in whatever kind, either
here or whereever to be found; and further, that all my lawfull Debts
be paid, out of that part of my Estate so coming by this my Will to my
Item, My Will is that in case either of said children should die before
they attain to the age above mentioned, or be possessed with the
legacies before given them, that then the survivor thereof shall have
his or her part of the legacy before given to him or her so Dying, and
further my will is, that in case both of my sd. children should die
before they attain to the age aforesd. or be possessed with the
legacies herein given them, that then, & in such case, their parts
or portions herein given shall come to my Loving Wife, Who I make my
whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof, I have herewith Sett my hand and seal this Eleventh
day of October, 1727.
JOHN PORTER. (Sea])
Signed, Sealed and delivered, in the presence of :
SETH PILKINGTON, Jurat
By the Honoble the Gov'r &c Mr. Seth Pilkington, Personally
appeared before me & proved the above Will in due form of Law.
Given under my hand the 6th Day of Janry, 1728.
Copied from the Original Will, Filed in the Office of the Secretary of