Will of John Cole - 1781
Contributed by Joan Clark
April 02, 2002
14 May 1781 Fichmond County North Carolina - Will Book 1, page 9
This is my last will and testement. Being in perfect senceses but in a poor state of health, I will that my
debts first be paid.
I will and bequeath to my son John Cole one hundred and forty acres of land being part of the tract I
purchesed from Benjamin (Tear) lying on the s side of Hitchcock Creek and no more.
I will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth all that she has now in her pershon five ? pounds hard money
and no more.
I will and bequeath to my son Goerge Cole one hundred acers of land that I purchased of (tear) Bond and
all that he hath now in his proshen and no more.
I will and bequeath to my son Frances Cole one hundred acers of land lying on the so side of the long
branch an ? mare and one cow and no more.
I will and bequeath to my son Peter Cole one hundred acers of land adjoing Connleys line and cow and calf
and ten pounds hard money a horse the value theirof and no more
I Will that the remander of my lands which is one hundred seventy two acers be equely divided between my
two sons Edward and David and no more. Motion Table
I will and bequeth to my daughter Nancy Cole fifteen pounds in hard money and one ? colt two years old
and no more
I will and bequeth to my daughter Rachel fifteen pound hard money and on ? and no more..
I will and bequeth to my daughter Sarah fifteen pounds to be paid in hard money and no more and if ? if
them died without issue his estate to be equally divided between the two
My will and desire is that my Estate may not be sold.
I ? my wife and my son John Cole and Jacob Perkins ? Executors of my estate May the 14 1781
Richmond December Court
John Cole Seal
Test Robert Webb
John (his mark) James senr
John (his mark) Tucker
The last will and testament of John Cole deceased was proven in open court by the oaths of Robert Webb, John
Tucker witness ?
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