In the Name of god Amen
I John Foust of Orange County in the State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect Mind and Memory blessed be god ~ But knowing the Mortality of My body and that it is appointed for all men once to die I Make and ordain this my last will and Testament in the following manner ~ And as to such worldly Estate as it has pleased The Lord to bless me with I bequeath give and devise in Manner following . First I allow my funeral Charges and Just Debts to be first paid out of my Estate ~
I Ordain and Constitute My two Sons George and Peter Foust my whole and Sole Executors of this my last will and Testament.
I give to my son Phillip Foust five Shillings ~
I give to my son John Foust five Shillings ~
I give to my son Jacob Foust five Shillings ~
I give to my son Christian Foust five Shillings ~
I give to my son George Foust five Shillings ~
I give to my Daughter Barbarah Clap five Shillings ~
I give to my Daughter Judith Clap five Shillings ~
I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Barbarah Foust a featherbed bedstead & furniture and My Wallnut Chest and all her wearing cloths and to have her living and Maintenance on the Plantation that I now Live on ~ During the time she remains my widow with full Priviledge of the Store[?] room orchards [etc?] And at her decease the feather bed Bedstead and furniture and walnut Chest is to be Equally Divided Between my three youngest sons George Peter & Daniel Foust but her wearing Cloaths she may Dispose of to her own mind.
I give to My two youngest sons Peter and Daniel Foust all the land that I now live on, Peter is to have the half of the old Tract to be taken off the East end and Daniel to have the improvement and part that I now live on and they the said Peter and Daniel shall Divide the New Survey Equaly to their own liking Provided They Pay to my son Jacob Foust Each of them Ten Pounds
Item I give to my two sons Peter and Daniel Foust My Smith Tools to be Equaly
Divided between them ~ And all the Remaining Part of my Perishable Estate Is to
be Equaly Divided between my three sons Viz George Peter and Daniel Foust ~
I give to my Son George Foust my Large bible
In witness and testimony whereof I John Foust have hereunto Set my hand and affixed My Seal this twelfth Day of Decbr In the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty & Six
Signed and Sealed in the presence
Joseph Stout _____?
Jacob Marshill, ____?
|Johann P Foust|
In the Name of god amen the 19th Day of Decr 1795 I Jacob
Foust of Randolph County & State of North Carolina Being sick in body but of
Perfect mind & memory Thanks to almighty god & Calling to the mind the
uncertainty of this Transitory Life Do make, Constitute & Declare this my Last
will & Testament; in form & manner following
To Witt, I give & bequeath to my well beloved wife Charity Foust The whole privilege of the house & Plantation with the household furniture ______? During her Life or widowhood & then & or till the youngest son Daniel Foust comes of age and then to be equaly Divided between the three youngest sons Jacob Peter & Daniel Foust to wit the Tract of Land where on I now Dwell. To be Divided by a Line North & South on the (Course?) _______side _____on Line for Jacobs Part the other Part be Equally Divided between Peter & Daniel by a Line Running East & West -- Peter to have the North side & Daniel the South -- ___________________________illegible line _______________________________ John Foust all that Tract of land ajoining Isaac Cox To be Equally Divided by a Line Running North & South Christ to have the east side & John the west side Also to have each of them a horse bridle & sadle with a set of Plough (hames?) (an axe?) & mattock Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Barbary Foust Fifty Pound in hard money (way?) the price of her mare & Sadle to be takenof the same ?
Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Judith Foust one featherbed one Cow & Calf & fifty Pound hard money (way?)
Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Charity Foust one feather bed one Cow & Calf & fifty Pound hard money (way?) and when the youngest son comes of age then they _____? note of & pay off the Remaining Part of the girls I give to the three youngest sons to maintain their mother(s) Life or widowhood. After a _______ is made & the girls parts Paid off if any thing Remain my wife Charity Foust to keep it in her hands till her Death & then Equally Divided amongst all my Children Unless the Property be waisting and then the Executors to take it in hand who are as follows to wit I constitute ordain & appoint my brother George Foust and Adam Brower Executors to this my Last will & Testament to Execute & perform all things conforming (?) to this my Last will & Testament In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Day & year first above written
|Signed & Sealed
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