North Carolina
Tyrrell County
Book 1, page 45
Dated 21 May 1763

Know all men by thes presents: That I James Carron of the County of Tyrrel on Croatan being very sick and weak but of perfict mind and memory do ordain and appoint this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following first I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body to be decently interred at the duretion of my Executors and after my just and lawfull debts be paid I give my Estate in manner and form following.

Item - I give and bequeath to my son George Carron the plantation whereon I now do live and a negro boy named Cansor likewise on cow and calf.

Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Carron four hear of cattle ---

Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Carron three head of cattle ---

Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Merriam Carron three head of cattle.

Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Carron three head of cattle.

Item - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Patience Carron her dwelling on my forementioned Estate during her widdowhood and likewise all the remander part of my Estate as cattle hogs one horse and all my houshold stuff cattle hogs and horse I give to her at her owne disposall as she thinks proper. In witness hereof I leave my beloved wife Patience Carron & my father George Carron as my whole and sole Executors to this my last Will and Testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of May in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven and sixty three.

James (his -x- mark) Carron (Seal)

Test Wm. Johnson
William Warren

Signed sealed and delivered
in the presence of the above
mentioned persons.

If in case my sone George Carron sould not survive to years eighteen then my said Estate as also the negro boy named Cansor to be equally divided between my four daughters aforementioned.

Recorded by F. Ward Clerk

Tyrrell County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions

September Session 1763

Personally appeared William Johnston & on his oath proved the last will and testament of James Carron deceased and saith on his oath that he was of sound mind & memory and that he saw Thomas Mann & William Warren subscribe as witness at the same time.

Personally appeared Patiance Carron executrix of the last will of James Carron deceased & qualified executrix by taking the oaths appointed by law.

Personally appeared Patiance Carron & on her oath proved & exhibited the inventory of the goods & chattels of James Carron deceased.

September Session 1765

Read the petition of George Carune praying an order to take the estate of his son into his hands being exor. to the sd. testator &c.

May Session 1774 {There is a one year gap in minutes prior to this session}

George Caroon an orphan boy of James Caroon is bound an apprentice to Silbey Harvey for five years said boy being about sixteen years old said Harvey is to learn him to read and rite and also to teach him the art and mistery of navigation.

Silvia {Silbey?} Harney is appointed guardian to George Caroon orphan of James Caroon the said Harney entered into bond with Joseph Spruill & Benjamin Hassell in the sum of forty pounds.

February Session 1776

Ordered that the clerk issue a summons for George Carroon guardian to George Carroon orphan of James Carroon to appear here at our next court to see what he has on his hands belonging to said orphan.

August Session 1777

Ordered that George Carron Senr. deliver to the guardain of George Carron Junr. or his certain attorney the negroe Cansor or another negroe which shall be judged of equal vallue and likewise pay to the said guardain 12 pounds procl. money per year for 12 years servis of said negroe and deliver the plantation to said guardain and pay 12 years rent at 5/ per year and also deliver the cow and calf and the increase of them.

February Session 1778

Mr. John Warrington attorney for Silbe Harney guardain to George Carron the orphan of James Carron deceased exhibited into open court and there appears to be in his hands a ballance due to said orphan of 148 pounds & 4 shillings belonging to the said orphan.

Ordered that Mr. John Warrington advertise and put out 148 pounds & 4 shillings at interest the same belonging to George Carron orphan of James Carron deceased.

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Updated February 17, 2018
Gordon L. Basnight