North Carolina
Tyrrell County
Original Will at N. C. Archives
October 2, 1793

In the name of God Amen I Joshua Harrison of the county of Tyrrell and state of North Carolina being weak in body but of a sound mind and memory and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following first I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter nominated and appointed and as to the worldly goods it hath pleased God to bestow on me I give and bequeath as follows viz. first I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Hanner Harrison one mare by the name of Stimson (?) and two cowes one named (?) and the other (?) to one sow and five choates (list of mostly unreadable stock and household goods follows) to will and dispose of as she thinks proper -

I will and bequeath to Uriah Allcock all the residue and remainder of my estate to him and his heirs for ever -

And I do nominate and ordain and appoint my loving wife Hanner Harrison holy and soly executrix of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke any other former testaments wills legacies and bequests and exeutors by me in any way before named (?) ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hear unto set my hand and sceall the day and year above written

Joshua Harrison

Signed sealed published
pronounced and sealed
by the said Joshua Harrison
as his last will and testament
in the presence of us the subscribing

John Davenport
John Chesson
Elizabeth Chesson

Tyrrell County April Term 1794
The last will and testament of Joshua Harrison deceast weas proved in open court by the oath of John Davenport one of the subscribing witnesses ordered to be recorded
Test S. Chesson Clk

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Updated February 13, 2014
Charles W. Barnes