Secretary of State
Colony of North Carolina
Dated 29 April 1748
In the name of God Amen I John Jannet, son of John Jannet Senr., of Tyrrel County in the Province of North Carolina Planter, knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die, and not knowing when nor how soon it may be my lot to depart this life, do now fine ye time of my health and memory I ordain make this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following, First & principally, I give my Soul unto & in ye hands of almighty God who gave it, and my body I comit to ye Earth to be decently buried at ye discretion of my Executors hereafter named, hoping as well for a joyfull resurrection & redemption of both body & soul with ye salvation of each through Jesus Christ ye Redeemer of mankind, and as touching my temperal estate wherewith God hath been pleased to bless me, I give bequeath & dispose of ye same in ye following manner, to witt,
First - I give & bequeath unto my son Abraham Jannet all my coopers tools & carpenters tools, and to my son John Jannet all my shoemaker tools, and to my son Joseph five pounds Carolina Currency, of ye value of ___ shillings sterling, to my daughter Anne Jannet ye like sum of money, to my daughter Elizabeth Jannet ye same sum. To my grandson Abraham Jannet a hand gunn, to each of them as above is given & bequeathed & to each of their, his or her heirs or assigns forever and all ye rest of my estate both real and personal, I give bequeath, dispose to my well beloved wife Ann Jannet at her disposal, her heirs & assigns forever; whom I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this twenty ninth day of April Ano. Dom. 1748.
John (his -x- mark) Jannet (Seal)
Signed, Sealed, published, & declared
by ye sd Testators, to be his Last will
& Testament in presence of
Ann (her -x- mark) Jannet } Jabez's daughter
At a Court of quarter sessions begun opened & held for Tyrrel County at the Court house on Kindrek Creek June the 6 1749
The Last Will & Testament of John Jennet des'd was proved in open court by the oath of George Cahoon a subscribing evidence thereto and on motion of Ann Jennet who in open court qualified according to law as Exectrix to the sd. Will and Testement ordered that __ Secr. have notice thereof that Letrs may ishue.
Test Evan Jones Clk C.
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