Chambers HUMPHREY, 1788
Contributed to Robeson County NCGenWeb by
Lynn Prettyman, Sept 2000
The Last Will and Testament of Chambers Humphrey
In the name of God amen. I, Chambers Humphrey, of Robeson County and State of
North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God,
Do this 15th day of March in the year of our Lord 1788, make and publish this
my Last will and Testament in manner as following, that is to say, first I
give and bequeath to my Well Beloved son William Humphrie one cow and calf
to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give unto my son John Humphrie 100 acres of land of Burnt Swamp
including the plantation John Humphrie now lives on, and 50 acres of land on
the lower part of the land I had of Jesse Oliphant to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give unto my son Thomas Humphrie one hundred eighty acres of land on
the Path toward John Clyborn's including my own improvement to him and his
Item I give unto my son James Humphrie 100 acres of land I had of James Biggs
in the Raft Swamt [sic] ?aferset (aforsaid?) of James Edwards plantation to
him and his heirs forever.
Item I give unto my Well beloved wife, Lucy Humphrie, 100 acres of Land
including the plantation I now live on With all my stock and movables within
doors and without, to her during her natural life and then the Land and
plantation to my youngest son, Samuel Humphrey to him and his heirs forever
and the Stock and movables that shall be at the time, to be equally divided
amongst my six youngest children.
And I hereby make and ordain my well beloved wife, Lucy Humphrie and my son,
William Humphrie, executors of this my Last will and Testament. In witness
whereof, I, said Chambers Humphrie, have to this my Last will and testament
Set my hand and Seal this Day and the year above Written. Signed, Sealed and
published and Declared by the said Chambers Humphrie, the testator, as his
Last will and testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of
signing and sealing thereof.
Chambers (his mark) Humphrie (Seal)
James Biggs (his mark)
Samuel (unable to read last name clearly) ? Bigs
Recorded in book on page 13, July 1826
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