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WILL OF WILLIAM MITCHELL 1795
Will Book C Page 109
January Court 1795

 

In the name of God, Amen, I William Mitchell of the County of Caswell and State of North Carolina being in a low State of Health, but of perfect sence and memory Thanks be to Almighty God for the blessing taking into consideration the Shortness and uncertainty of this Transitory life and that it is appointed for all men once to die, and being desirous to Set my affairs in order therefore, I do make constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows:

And first I recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God who gave it, and my body I commit to the Earth from whence it was taken, to be buried in Decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors who I shall hereafter appoint and at the expence of my estate, and as to such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life. I will and dispose of them in the following manner, Vix- First my will and desire is that all my just debts be paid and the rest of my estate to be disposed of as hereafter mentioned.

Secondly: I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Mitchell one feather bed and furniture (it being a bed that is usually called hers) to her and her heirs and assigns for ever.

Thirdly: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Mitchell one feather bed, and furniture that is usually called hers, to her and her heirs or assigns for ever.

Fourthly: I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanah Mitchell one feather bed, and furniture, that is usually called hers, to her or her heirs or assigns for ever.

Fifthly: I give and bequeath to my son John, my daughter Scicily, my son William Henslee, my son James, my daughter Nancy and my daughter Elizabeth Cary, one feather bed and furniture each, to be purchased by my executors for them as they come of age to receive them and to be paid for out of my estate, to them their heirs or assigns for ever.

Sisthly: My will and desire is that the residue of my estate both real and personal, continue together for the mutual use and benefit of my children for the raising and educating those that are not yet raised and educated until the youngest shall come to age or marry, and then the whole of my estate both real and personal that is remaining in the hands of my Executors, I leave to be sold and the money arising from such sale to be equally divided among the whole of my children or their heirs or assigns.

Lastly I nominate appoint and ordain my friend John Henslee and my son John Mitchell my Executors to carry into effect this my last will and TestamentóWitness my hand and seal, this fourth day of January one thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Five.

Signed Sealed Published
And Declared in presence of
 

David Henslee (Jurat)
Nathan Williams
John Anderson (Jurat)

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           William  X  Mitchell (Seal)
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January Court 1795 The execution of this will was duly proved in open Court by the oaths of David Henslee and John Anderson two Subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded. At the same John Henslee and John Mitchell the Executors qualified.

Teste: A. E. Murphy CC

Contributed 2005 by Phil Mitchell.

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