Will of Richard Adams
Transcribed from copy of original by Catherine McNeill
June 08, 2004
In the name of God Amen
I Richard Adams of Anson County in the Province of North Carolina being Sick and
Weak of Body and Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it was ordained
that for all men --- to die (next few words not readable) fit and Convenient to make Constitute
and ordain this my Last Will and Testament and in the first place I Recomend my Soul to God
that Give it my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian Like manner nothing doubting
But that I shall Receive it again in the fullness of Joy at the Resurection of the Just, and
in the first place(sic) my will is that all my Just debts be paid and satisfied after which
I give and dispose of my Estate in form and manner as following .
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary one Shilling Sterling money of Great Briton
Item. I give and bequeath to my well beloved son James one Shilling Sterling in the money
of Great Briton.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Son William one Shilling Sterling in the money of Great Briton.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas one Shilling Sterling in the money of Great Briton.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Betty one cow and calf one feather bed and one
Item.I give and bequeath to my well beloved daughter Prudence one Shilling Sterling in the
money of Great Briton .
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Richard one Copper Still also I give and bequeath to my
son Richard My neger Boy named Hutckinke (?) my will and intent(?) is that in Case my son
Richard Should marry I give and bequeath to him half my housel stuff(?) But in case he
should die Before without lawful Issue the primises granted to him the said Richard, be
Equally divided amongst the rest of my Children,but to Amey the use of ...I Lend to my well
beloved wife the premisis and neger boy during her nataral Life
(There has been some scratching out here, but I think the meaning is clear.) and I give and
bequeath to my son Richard five pounds Lawful money and I give and bequeath to my wife Amey
all the Rest of Estate of Everysort and kind whatsoever during her natural life and afterward
to my son Richard and I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my beloved wife Amey my Executer and
my well beloved son Richard admrs. or Executer to this my Last Will and Testament Re-(?) and
Confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament annuling and disallowing all other wills
heretofore made by me.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of August 1777.
Richard his markR Adams Seal
Signed and delivered in the presents of:
George Carter his mark
William Adams,his mark
Richmond County June Court 1782
The within Will of Richd. Adams was exibited in Open Court and proved by the oath of George
Carter one of the witnesses who saw the other witnesses subscribe there names to the same.
(Note: the date is not very clear on the above, but on the outside is written "Richd. Adams will,
1782" quite clearly.)
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