December 1780, Holly Shelter, New Hanover County, NC
State Archives, Raleigh, NC Probated 1784, Jan
Ordered to be recorded in Book C page 349, at September Term 1845
L. H. MARSTELLER, Clk
Will of John ROTCHEL
In the Name of God Amen, I, John ROTCHEL of Holly Shelter in the County
of New Hanover and State of North Carolina being of sound body and mind
do make this my last Will and Testament in the form following:
Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann SCARBOROUGH, wife of
John SCARBOROUGH twenty shillings currency.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dorcas WILLIAMS, wife of
Charles WILLIAMS twenty shillings currency.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Amos ROTCHEL twenty shillings
Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Etherington ROTCHEL a tract of
land where I now live containing sixty acres with all its improvements
whatsoever with every other article which I now possess, after the
decease of my wife Sarah ROTCHEL who is to be allowed every priviledge
which she enjoyed in my life time during her life.
This is my Last Will and Testament made this Seventh Day of December in
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty.
Signed: John ROTCHEL
I constitute and appoint my wife Sarah ROTCHEL executrix and my son
Etherington ROTCHEL executor.
Signed: John ROTCHEL
The within Last Will and Testament of John ROTCHEL was exhibited in
court and proved in due form of law by the oath of Wm. GREEN a
subscribing witness thereto. At the same time Etherington ROTCHEL
delivered into court in oath an Inventory of the estate of the said
John ROTCHEL deceased and qualified as an Executor agreeable to law. At
the same time Etherington ROTCHEL delivered into Court on oath an
Inventory of the Estate of the late John ROTCHEL deceased and qualified
as an Executor agreeable to Law.
Tho. Maclain CLK.
SOURCE: Clerk of Court's Office-New Hanover County Courthouse Book C,
Original Will is located at the NC State Archives
COURT REC Jan term 1784 Wilmington, NC Monday 5 Jan
Estate of John ROTCHEL dec'd.
Wm. GREEN proved Will and Etherington ROTCHEL filed Inventory and
qualified as executor.
SOURCE: Early Records of NC Secretary of States Office
Recorded in Book cap. 369, by order of court at Sept. Term 1845
L.H. MARSTELLEY Mag.
(If someone can explain why this will and the will of Benjamin
ROCHELLE, dated 1826 were both recorded at the Sept. Term 1845-please
contact me at SloMas7@aol.com)