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Will of Ralph REGAN, 1795

Transcribed by Lynn Prettyman, Oct 2000




The Last Will and Testament of Ralph Regan 



In the name of God amen.  I, Ralph Regan, of the County Robeson and 

State of North Carolina, planter, being very sick and weak of body 

but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling 

unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing it is appointed for 

all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and 

Testament.  That is to say, principally and first of all, I give and 

recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my 

body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in decent Christian 

burial at the discretion of my executor, nothing doubting but at the 

general resurrection to receive the same again by the mighty power of 

God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God 

to bless me in this life, I give demise and bequeath of the same in 

the following manner and form.



First, I give and bequeath to my well beloved son, Joseph Regan four 

hundred acres of land in two surveys on the north side of the Ten 

Mile Swamp, by him to be freely possessed and enjoyed.

Secondly, I give and bequeath to my well beloved son, Samuel Regan, 

four hundred acres of land in two surveys on the Wildcat Branch, by 

him to be freely possessed and enjoyed.

Thirdly, I give and request to my well beloved Daniel Regan all my 

part of the plantation now possessed by Ann Regan, by him to be 

freely possessed and enjoyed.

Fourthly, I give and bequest unto my dear beloved wife, Millie 

Reagan, the plantation whereof I now live, and all the rest of my 

property which is not before mentioned, by her to be freely possessed 

and enjoyed for the support of her and her family during her life or 

widowhood and at the end of that period to be divided as follows:

To my son, Richard Regan, the plantation whereof I now live and all 

the Land  adjoining to it, and to my daughters, Olive Powers, Sarah 

Regan, Nancy Regan and Martha Regan, one hundred pounds each, to be 

paid them in Negroes, and the rest of my property to be equally 

divided among all my Children and I do further constitute and ordain 

my son, Joseph Regan and my son-in-law, Matthew Powers sole executors 

of this, my last will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly 

disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament, 

Wills, Legacies, Bequests and Executors by me in any way before 

named, Willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no 

other to be my last will and Testament.



In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 

fourteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred ninety-five.

                                                                   

Ralph Regan



Signed, sealed, published, pronounced

and declared by the said Ralph

Regan as his last will and testament

in the presence of us, who in his presence

and the presence of each other, have 

hereto subscribed our names



John Regan (his mark)

Ala (her mark) Regan



Ralph Regan Will  1795

Page 39

Recorded in Book A, Page 39, July 1826 

               


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