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Will of Margaret James
Contributed by Barbara Shore
Wills, New 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 Bloodworth.

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 John Bloodworth.

Thomas McClaine

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