Hanover County, NC, Will Book C, page 190
In the name of God, Amen, I Margaret James, being weak in body but in
perfect senses and mindful of the mortality of human nature, think
proper to make this my Last Will and Testament.
First, I give my body to be intered at the discretion of my friends.
Second, I give and bequeath unto my oldest son, Timothy Bloodworth, the
plantation whereon he now lives, containing one hundred acres conveyed
to me by my father, David Evans.
Third, I give and bequeath unto my beloved second son, David
Bloodworth, a negro girl named Doll.
Fourth, It is my desire that my son Timothy Bloodworth, James
Bloodworth, take the negro fellow named Isaac at the price of one
hundred and fifty pounds and pay all my lawful debts, and the remaining
part to be divided as herein directed.
Fifth, I give and bequeath the remaining part of my estate in the
following manner, viz., to be divided into four equal parts excepting
some trifles which I have already disposed of and my bed and bedding
which I gave to my granddaughter, Mildred, one of which I gave to my
son Robert Bloodworth; one part to my son James Bloodworth, one part to
be equally divided between my daughter Sarah Campbell and her son
Timothy Wilson, and one part to bne equally divided between my two
grandsons, Timothy and Thomas Bloodworth, the sons of Thomas
Bloodworth, to whom I give five shillings, lawful money.
Lastly, I appoint and constitute my son Robert Bloodworth executor to
my Last Will and Testament, to manage and dispose of my estate in the
manner heretofore directed. Should the negro fellow Isaac die before
the estate is settled, in that case, the legatees to pay an equal part
of the debt proportioned to their shares supposing the whole to be six
parts. November 18, 1786 in presence of John Bloodworth and Margaret
Signed Margaret James
New Hanover Co - January Term 1787. The written Last Will and Testament
was exhibited in Court and proved in due form of law by the oath of