North Carolina. In the name of God Amen I John Greer late of Maryland now residing in the County of Onslow and Province aforesaid being sick and weak of Body tho of Sound Mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament hereby wishing and making void all wills by me before made. Imprimis I Bequeath my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God who Gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently Buried at the Descretion of my Executrix hereafter Named Item This my Will that all my Lawful Debts be immediately Paid Item I Give and Bequeath to my Six Sons John Greer Moses Greer Aquilly Greer William Greer Benjamin Joseph Greer Each of them twelve Pence Sterling to the Paid by my Executrix Item and Likewise my three Daughters Sarah Armstrong, Anne Starkey Elizabeth Davis each of them twelve Pence to the Paid by Executrix as aforesaid. Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Greer Jun. Son of Cloe Greer One Negro Man called Jack to him and his Heirs forever to be possesseth of at the age of Eighteen Years Item I give and Bequeath Likewise to my Son John my two Hunting Guns to him and his heirs forever Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Dearly beloved Wife Cloe Greer all my Personal Estate and Gun Stock Tools and all my tools that I am now Possesseth of Lastly I nominate and appoint my Dearly Beloved Wife Cloe Greer to be my Executrix of This my Last Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty seventh Day of April in the year of Our Lord God 1752
|Signed Sealed and Published|
|Dlivered in the Presence of||John Greer Sen|
|Henry Bishop Sen||his X mark|
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|John Greer Sen (Stamp)|
This Court Begun & held at Johnston on New River in & For the County of Onslow On the First Tuesday of July Anno Dom Before John Starkey, Esq & the rest of the Worshipful Justices & The Within Will of John Greer Proved by the Oath of Henry Bishop & Sarah Bishop & Cloe Greer the Executrix therein Named Qualified ny taken the Oath appointed by Law Ordered that she have Letters of Testamentary.
/s/ Thos Black Sen C.C.
The Will of John Greer, born 1685, Baltimore County, Maryland, son of James Greer, the Immigrant, and Ann Taylor:
This will was obtained by Bea O'Quin of New Orleans , La. transcribed by her and submitted by Mary Lee Barnes. Also Mrs. Sarah Morgan Brown was the first to discover it.
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