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Will of Thomas Clifford
Contributed by
Nola Duffy
Source: NC Wills & Inventories - Grimes
Written 1735

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, Thomas Clifford, Esqr., late of Charles Town in South Carolina, but at present residing in New Hanover Precinct, in North Carolina, Do Make and declare these presents to be and contain my last Will and Testament:

Imprimis. I Will that all those Debts which I owe in Right or Conscience be truly and Justly paid by my Executrix hereafter named within some reasonable time after my decease.

Item. I Give, Devise & Bequeath unto my Loving wife, Mary, all the rest & Residue of my Estate whether Real or
personal, to her and her heirs and Assignes for ever.
Hereby naming, Constituting and appointing my said wife, Mary, Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament, Revokeing all other Wills by me heretofore made or Declared.

In Testimony whereof I have hereto put my hand and Seal, this Nineth day of October, Anno Dom., 1735.


Signed, Sealed, published and Declared In presence of :

Personaly appear'd Maurice Moore, Esqr., one of the Evidences to the within Last Will and Testament, who being Sworn on the holy Evangeist of Almighty God, saieth, That he saw Thos. Clifiord sign, Seal a declare this to be and contain is Last Will and Testament, and that he was of sound mind and disposing memory, and that he saw Eliz: Swann and Edward Moseley sign as Evidences thereto at the same time.


Copied from Original Will filed in the Office of the Secretary of State.

©2009 Natasha Miles