AIRS, JOHN

State of North Carolina
Tyrrell County
Book 1, page 100
Dated 7 March 1776

In the name of God amen: I John Airs of Tyrril County in the Province of North Carolina being sick and weake of body but of perfect and sound mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty for it but calling to mind and memory the uncertainty of death and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die desire to make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First and principally I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection at the last day to receive the same againe by the mighty power of God, hoping through the merits death and passion of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins, and my body I recommend to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and as touching such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this life, I give demise and bequeath I manner and form following.

Imprimis - My will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.

Item - I lend unto my well beloved wife Martha Airs during of her widowhood the use and ocqupation of the one third part of my manner plantation and land thereunto belonging and the use of my dwelling house and orchard and still, togeather with the use of all my house goods and utensels their to, dureing her widowhood or her natural life - -

Item - I give and bequeath to my well beloved son David Ares one shilling lawfull money as a debar against any other part of my Estate - -

Item - I give and bequeath to my son John Airs one shillings lawful money as a bar against any other part of Estate -

Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Rogers one shilling lawful money as a bar against any other part of my Estate -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Rogers one shilling lawful money as a bar against any other part of my Estate.

Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Eporson one shilling lawful money as a bar against any other part of my Estate -

Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Elisabeth Craft one shilling lawful money as a bar against any other part of my Estate -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Isabel Rogers one shilling lawfull money as a bar against any other part of my Estate -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Claghon one cow and calf as a bar against any other part of my Estate -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Isaac Airs three hundred and fifty acres of land lying in Currtuck County known by the Fresh Pond to him and his heirs and assigns forever likewise I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Airs my manner plantation whereon I now live lying in Tyrril County and the land belonging thereto known the corse by the olde deed that I had from Thomas Lee to him and his heirs forever not to be leased morgaged nor sold out of the name of Airs.

Item - My Will and desire is that all the rest of my stock and stocks not before mentioned my wife Martha Airs may have the use of during her widowhood or natural life and afterwards at her marrage or death to be given up unto my son Isaac Airs with all their increase to him and his heirs and assigns forever -

Lastly - I constitute nominate and appoint my son Isaac Airs and John Jordan executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this only to be my last Will and Testament In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixt my seal this 7th day of March 1776 -

John (his -x- mark) Airs (seal)

Signed Sealed Publishd
and Pronounced by the said
John Airs to be his last Will and
Testament in the presence of us

** (torn out) Jordan
** (torn out) Gorllon
** (torn out) Johnston Jurat


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