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~ Nathaniel ALBERTSON - 1751 ~ Albert ALBERTSON - 1702 ~ Matthew Jordan - 1763



      Nathaniel Albertson
      4 December 1751
      Proved in January Court, 1752
      Perquimans County Precinct, N. Carolina

    Know all men by these presents that I Nathaniel Albertson, Farmer of the place aforesaid being very sick & weak of body but of sound disposing mind and memory thanks be given to God therefor, and calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain these presents to contain my Last will & Testament in manner & form following (Viz) Principally & first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, & my body to the Earth to be buried in a Decent & Christion  manner at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named:  And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath  pleased God to belss me in this life, I give & dispose of the same as follows, First I will that all my just debts be Defrayd & paid in convenient time after my Decease by

    my Executors hereafter named----------

     

    Item. I give to my Son Joshua Albertson all of my Land  from Long Branch down to the Creek Swamp and so down to the branch at the upper end of my Mannor Plantation & so out to the back line to him & his heirs for ever, also one feather bed & Furniture on which I lie, also the one third part of all my stock of cattle & hogs to him & his disposial. 

     

    Item. I give to my Son William Albertson my Mannor Plantation I now Dwell on with all the Land from the aforementioned Branch at the upper end of sd. Plantation, running with a direct course with the Branch from the Creek Swamp to the back line & thence down to the line of that Land that was former by his Grandfather Samuel Nicholsons, to him and his heirs for ever, Only my will & desire is that my Daughter Hannah Albertson have the liberty of  the use of my non Dwelling Houses as long as she shall remain unmarried  Also I give to him the one third part of all my stock of cattle and hogs to him & his Disposal Also one Negrow woman named Joan with what issue she may here after happen to have to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body them failing then to return to the Heirs of my body; Also I give to my Grandsons Benjamin & Chalkley Albertson, Sons of William one young Negrow boy named Abraham, to them & the heirs of their bodies them failing then to return to the Heirs of my Body------------

     

    Item, I give one Negrow girl named Rose she and her increase to

    my Son Joshua & Daughter Hannah Albertson to be equally divided betixt them But if it should so happen that my Sd. Daughter Hannah should Depart this life without heirs of her body Lawfully begotten  then my will and intent is that the Sd. Negrow and her increase shall return to my Sd. Son Joshua & his Heirs-------

     

    Item, Give to my Said Daughter Hannah Albertson one third part of all my sheep, Also one featherbed & furniture also one chest to her & her disposal-----------

     

    Item,  I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Newby one Barrell of Pork  

    to her & her disposal-----

     

    Item,  I give to my Son Aaron Albertson one hundred weight of fresh Pork and also the one third part of all my stock of hogs & Cattle to him & his disposal---------

     

    Item,  I give to my Daughter Lydda Trueblood  one third of all my sheep to her & her disposal-------

     

    Item,  I give all the rest of my personal estate to my Son William Albertson to him & his heirs for Ever

     

    Item,  Also I constitute and appoint my three sons, Viz. Aaron, Joshua, & William Albertson Executors of this my Last will and Testament Hereby disallowing & Disanulling all & every  other former will  or Will Legucie, Bequests & Executors         before this time by me named willed & Bequeathed----------       

     

    Ratifieing & Confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament-----------

     

              This fourth Day of the tenth month commonly called 

              December 1751----------

     

                    Signed Sealed Published  )                        his

                    Pronounced & Declared  )    Nathaniel    N     Albertson

                    by  the said  Nathaniel   )                    mark

                    Albertson  to be  his last  )

                   will and Testament in the)

                    presence of:

                     Joshua Perisho

                     James (illegible)

                    Mary Morris  

     

    
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    Albert ALBERTSON - Father of the above Nathaniel ALBERTSON
            10 February 1702; proved 14 April 1702 
                  Perquimans County, NC
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    In  the Name of God Amen I Albert Albertson the Elder of the Precinct of Perquimons in 
    No. Carolina being in perfect health of body praysed be God ??? considering that it is 
    appoynted for  all men once to die and being uncertain of the time when it may please 
    God to take me out of this transitory life doe make and ordaine this my last will and 
    testament in manner and forme following that is to say
    
    Imprimis: I give my soule to God who gave it and doe ???? him for the merritorius death 
    and pashion of Jesus Christ my blessed saviour and redeemer to pardon all my sins and 
    give my body to the Earth.
    
    Item:   I give all that Plantation where ???? with all the land thereunto ????? unto 
            my loveing Sonns Peter and Nathanell and to their heirs for ever to be equaly 
            divided between them
    
    Item    I give unto my sd. Sonn Peter and Nathen. my mill and mill horse called Jack
    
    Item    I give unto my Sonn Peter  a horse called Sparke and to my sonn Nathenell
            a horse called Blaze
    
    Item    I give unto my Sonn Albert Albertson tenn pounds Sterling to be paid to him
            out of the estate; and a musquett and a wascoate that has silver buttons
    
    Item    I give unto my Sonn Easau Albertson a mare fillie aged twelve months come next spring
    
    Item    I give unto my Sonn Peters wife Ann a mare colt that shall happen after this year ye first
    
    Item    I give unto my Sonn Albert Albertson the second colt that shall happen after
            this yeare
    
    Item    I give unto my (the rest of the line is illegible)...Albertson and Nathanell three
            mares and a young horse to be equally devide amongst them
    
    Item    I give unto my wife ye Plantation I now live upon with all the cattle and hoggs
            belonging to it for her lifetime and after her decease it falls to my Sonns Peter 
            and Nathanell between them and leave my Sonns Peter and Nath: to be my 	Executors 
            in Testomony whereas I have to this my last will and testament 	sett my hand and 
            seale hereby revokeing all former and other wills by me heretofore made dated this 
            tenth day of Febuary Anno Domini one thousand hundred and one.
    
    Jno. (illegible)			Albert
    Nathanell Nicholson			Albertson (signature)           seal
    Joseph Gibon(?)
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    Proven in the Precinct Court the 14th Day of April Anno 1702.
    
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    Christopher Wilson 
    5 December 1823 and probated Feb 1824
    Perquimans County
    State of North Carolina  
    Book F, Page 65
    
    Know ye by these presents that I Christopher Wilson being in a low state 
    of health tho of sound and disposing mind do make and ordain this to be 
    my Last Will & Testament.
    
    1st  It is my desire that all my just debts be paid by my Executor 
           hereafter named.
    
    2nd  I give and bequeath to my wife Phariby Wilson one yoke of oxen & 
           carts & one horse cart & harnis & my white horse S_____ & 
           bay mare fill and my riding chair & harnis two axes first choice three  
           hoes first choice one spade & three ploughs and two p___ traces and 
           all the barrels and apple mill & _____ & __ and all the crocery ware 
           and kitching furniture and two feather beds and furniture one dining
           table one black walnut desk and looking glass one large trunk and 
           chest & two pine tables and all the tubs pails & wooden ware  one
           loome and harnis & all the lining and wooling whels and three cows
           and calfs the first choice & eight sheep the first choice and two sows 
           and pigs first choice and hogs sufficient for her family years 
           provision corn & wheat sufficient & foder & oats that is on hand - It 
           is my desire that my wife have the use of my silver table & tea spoons 
           her life time and then to my Son Christopher. 
    
    3rd   I giv to my Son William Wilson the sum of seven hundred and fifty
           dollars which he has recd.
    
    4th  I giv to my Daughter Martha Toms  one Negro girle Sarah one 
           feather bed and furniture one burow & _ to the amount of fore
           hundred dollars to which she has recd.
    
    5th  I giv to my Son Jesse one feather bed and furniture and fifty dollars
           in mony.
    
    6th  I giv to my Daughter Margaret Hollowell one Negro girle Betty
           one feather bed and furniture one buro & _ to the amount of fore
           hundred dollars which she has recd.
    
    7th  I give to my Son Thomas Wilson one feather bed & furniture and
           my gray horse Bird and a tract of land laying on Little River none
           by the name of Robersons Land containing two hundred and 
           twenty fore acers.
    
    8th  I give to my Son John Wilson one feather bed and furniture & year
           old Catt(le?) and my tract of land laying in the forke body containing
           twenty five acres Excepting half the plantation to the use of my wife
           til John comes of age also one gun.
    
    9th  I give to my Daughter Nancy one negro girle Mirish one feather bed
           & furniture one buro one ___ table & looking glass.
    
    10th I giv to my Daughter Elizabeth Wilson one feather bed & furniture 
           one burow & six winsor chairs one walnut dining table  one Negro
           woman Cady--
    
    11th I give my Daughter Phariby Wilson one feather bed & furniture one
           walnut dining table and one Negro girle Emily 
    
    12th I give to my son Christopher Wilson all the tract of land where I now
           live Excepting the use of the said land my wife's lifetime---It is my 
           will that my wife should have the use of Sealah and her increase her 
           life time and man Dave also and It is also my will that Jack & Isaac 
           be hired out til my wife's death and then an Equal Division to be made 
           amongst all of my children after the three youngest daughters is made
           equal with my oldest daughters. It is my will that Sarah Kirby have 
           the use of the house and lot as long as she wishes to liv at it. 
    
    Lastly I nominate and appoint my son William Wilson and Benjamin Toms Executors 
    of this my Last Will and Testament hereby forsaking all other will or wills by 
    me made or ordained -- In witness whereof I have herunto set my hand and seal 
    this 5th of 12th mo 1823
                                 Christopher Wilson (handwritten)  seal
    Nathan Bagley
    Rix Perry 
    
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    **Notes on will**
    A few words are illegible and rather than guess, a blank was inserted. In items 
    #4 & 6 there is a symbol for the amount of money willed. This symbol could
    represent sterling, gold, land, or  anything  of value. There isn't much punctuation  
    nor is there much consistency in spelling. It is not known who Sarah Kirby was, 
    but it must have been someone very near to the family.  Needless to say, Christopher 
    appeared to be a relatively wealthy man for the period in which he lived.
    
    
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    	                 WILL OF JOHN BARROW - 1718
    
        In the Name of God Amen I John Barrow Senr of Perquimans (canít read) In (canít read) 
    province of North Carolina being weak of body but of Sound & perfect memory Thanks be 
    to God for the Same & calling to mind (canít read) mortality of Body & knowing it is 
    appointed for all men & women (canít read) Do make and ordain this my last will & 
    Testament revoking all other Will or Wills by me made and this only to stand-
    
    Imp 	I will all my just debts & contract be duly paid by my Exec here after Named
    
    Imp 	I give & bequeath to my Daughter Joanah Williams five pounds & twelve 	
    	pence in full of her share of all my substance as a Childs part
     
    Imp 	I give & bequeath unto my Son John & my Son Joseph my manor or Plantation & 
            tract of Land whereon I now live and to begin to divide (canít read) Creek 
            between my son Johnís  & J. at the branch and (canít read) along it as it goes.
    
    Imp 	I give to my Son Joseph two hundred & twenty acres joining upon the former 
    	Tract (canít read) I give to my Son Joseph my Negro boy named Sambo.
    
    Imp 	I give unto my Son James a Tract of Land he now lives on containing three 
    	hundred acres & all (canít read) have their of my Negro woman & one Negro lad 
            named Tom & one child named Sam& my great Chest & what is therein & one small 
            chest in my room with a Lock & Key to it & all is therein and further to my 
            Son James my old Horse & a new bridle and one Negro girl named Rooth.
    
    Imp 	I give to John Midleton one Cow & her Increase
    
    Imp 	I give unto my Two Sons James & Joseph Barrow all thereof of my
    	Estate as also the foregoing imprimsee to them their heirs (canít read)
    	And further I do hereby appoint my Two Sons Ė James & Joseph my
    	Sole Extre of this my last will & Testament
    
    In confirmation  of all & Singular above written I have here unto set my hand &
    Fixed my Seale this first day of March  Anno 1717/18
    
    Francis Smith Jurat
    
    Aug 2y x 1718 Charles Eden Esq		John Barrow 
                                              (his mark)
    				           Signum
    
    Proved before me by the oath  Copira Vera
    Of Francis Smith
    Charles Eden		Test (canít read)
    
    North Carolina (canít read)
    
    It being certified to me that John Barrow Ė late of this Province is Dead and hath 
    made and put his Last Will and Testament in Writing a hue coppy wereof is hereunto 
    Annexed and hath therein nominated and appointed Joseph & James Barrow to be his Exec.
    
    These are therefore to Impower the said Jos & James Barrow to enter in and upon all 
    and Singular the Goods and Chattells Rights and Credits of the said John Barrow  
    where ever to be found in this Province and the same into H Possession to take and 
    a True Inventor thereof appraised according to Law to return unto the Sec Office 
    within Sixty dayes after the date thereof and the same to dispose of as by the said 
    Will is appointed.
    					Given unto my hand & the Seale of -
                                              (canít  read)
    					This 2d day of August Anno Dom 1718
    					Charles Eden
    
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    WILL OF JOHN BARROW, JR. , 1807
    
    To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come Greeting know ye that I 
    John Barrow Junr of the Province of North Carolina and County of Perquimans do 
    make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form as 
    followeth.  It is my will and desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses 
    be discharged by my Executors here after named: 
    
    2ly  I give to my daughter Ann Skinner one pewter dish and two Iron pots two pewter 
    Basons and Six pewter plates that she now hath in her possession to her and her heirs 
    forever I also lend to my daughter Ann Skinner one maple Desk one bed and furniture 
    one Negro boy named Lewis one Negro girl named fereba that she now hath all in her 
    possession during her natural life then to be equally divided between all her 
    children that is alive to them and their heirs forever.
    
    3ly I give to my daughter Orpha Barrow one bed and furniture that she has now in with 
    her and one walnut Chest that Ann Skinner has now in her care for the said Orpha.
    4ly I lend to my wife Sarah Barrow all my property of every kind that I possess till 
    my son John Denson Barrow comes to twenty years of age then he shall be free to take 
    his property and for his mother to keep him and school him what she can I lend to my 
    wife Sarah Barrow fifty three acres of Land and one Negro girl named Pleasant and one 
    Negro Girl named Rose and their increase during her natural life then I do give this 
    land and Negroes and their increase to my son John denson Barrow and his heirs forever. 
    Likewise all the other property that I lend to my wife that she donít make use of in 
    raising her child I give to her child and its heirs forever  And lastly I constitute 
    nominate and appoint my wife Sarah Barrow to be my Executor to see this my will 
    fulfilled and performed And I do hereby revoke all other Will or Wills by me heretofore 
    made Ratifying this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
    
        In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my Seal this fifth day of 
    January in the year of 1807.
    							John Barrow Junr (seal)
    Test  	Eliab Griffin (Jurat)
    	JORDAN Winslow
    	Benjamin Winslow
    
    Perquimans
    County		May Term of Hertford A.D. 1807
    		This certifies that the within Will was 
    		Proved in open Court by the oath of Eliab
    		Griffin one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto
    		& at the same time the Execa therein named
    		appeared & qualified agreeable to Law.
    					Test  Tho. H. Harvey Clk
    			Recorded the 27th day of May 1807
    					Test Tho. H. Harvey Clk 
    
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    WILL OF JOHN WHITE Ė 1771
    
    I John White of perquimans County and the province of North Carolina being sick and 
    Weak of body but of sound mind and perfect memory do make constitute and ordain this 
    to be m last Will and testament in manner and form following -----------
    
    Firstly it is my will that all my just debts and fundeal Expenses may be discharged 
    by the Executors hereafter Named---
    
    2ndly I give and bequeath unto my Son Silas White the land Lying in the fork of the 
    mill pond and that alying this Side and one cow and Calf and one horse called Spicer 
    bridle and Sadle and one Whip Saw and one fether bed and furniture one gun called his 
    and all that I have prosesed him With to him and his hers foreveró
    
    3rdly I give and bequeath unto my Son John White one Negro boy called toney and one 
    mare called finih bridle and Sadle one Sow and pigs one gun blackwornet Stock to him 
    and his hers  forever.
    
    4thly I give and bequeath unto my Son Jodain White one goat called finey and one musket 
    gun and one iron pot to him and his hers forever
    
    5thly I give and bequeath unto my Son Jesey White a set of blacksmith towls also one 
    boy called Lam to be Sold and for him to have the money and a pare of Culen mill Stones 
    one case of botels one large iron cettle to him and his hers forever----------
    
    6thly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Abigail Winslow one Negro girl called Sew 
    and one hackle and all the Remainer part of my Estate that I have proseed her with to 
    her and hers forever
    
    7thly I give and bequeath unto my Son Jeames White a Negro Garl named venis two Small 
    puter Dishees and a set of Copers towls to him and his hers forever.
    
    8thly I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lydah White a Negro Garl named hagor and one 
    old Desk and one sidesaddle and one Chest to her and her hers forever-------------------
    
    9thly I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rachel White one Negro Garl Named Grace two 
    puter Dishes and one boson and one Large black Wornut ovel table to her and hers forever
    
    10thly I give and bequeath unto my Son Jacob White one Still Cap won tol and one Coper 
    Cettle to him and his hers forever.
    
    11thly I give and bequeath unto my Son Benjamin White the part of the plantation and 
    Land that I now Live on Excepting the use of it to my wife during her Life to him and his 
    hers forever
    
    12thly I give and bequeath to my Son Charls White the oather part of the plantation and 
    Land to the Deviding Line to him and his hers forever also it is my Will that that if 
    my son Charls Does Dy With out are that my Son Jesey White Should have it to him and 
    his hers forever
    
    13thly it is my Will that my Wife Should bring up my Children and Scool them as fur as 
    Needful-----
    
    14thly I Give unto my Loving Wife Rachel White one Negro man Named Dick and one Negroman 
    Named peter and one Negro woman Named Jeney and all the Remainer part of my Estate to 
    her and her hers forever-----
    
    15thly I Do hereby Constitute and ordain and appoint my Loving Wife Rachel White and my 
    Son Silas White to be my Executors to See this my Last Will be performed and Done in 
    Witness Where of I have here unto Set my hand and Seal this the 20th Day of June 1771. 
    
    Sined Sealed and Delivered 				John White (seal)
    In the presents of us
    						Perquimans County
    Benjamin White Affix				January  (canít read) Court 1771
    Thomas White Affix				This Certifies that the written will was
    Jacob Riddick					prod. In Court By the affirmation,
    						Of Benj., Tho. White at the same 
    						Time App Rachal White, & Silas
    						White & (canít read)
    
    						Jur Miles Harvey C of Ct
    
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    Will of Rachel JORDAN White Jones- 1797
    
    In the name of God Amen, I Rachel Jones of the county of Perquimans and state of North 
    Carolina, being at this time sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and 
    memory and being desirous of settleing and disposing of my Temporal Estate , do make 
    and ordain this pressent wrighting for to be my last will and testament Revoking and 
    making void all former wills by me heretofore made
    
    First of all I do order that all my Just Debts be paid by my Excutrix hereafter made 
    the same to be Raissd out of my Estate which I shall leave at my Decease
    
    I give and Bequeath unto my grandchildren , the children of my son ,Silas White, 
    Deceased, one womans saddle, one large Iron pot to be equally divided among them to 
    them and their heirs forever.
    
    I give and Bequeath unto my grandchildren, the children of my daughter, Abigail 
    Winslow, dec, two silver Dollars to be equally divided amongst them, to them and their 
    heirs forever
    
    I give and Bequeath unto my grandchildren the children of my son John White, Dec , one 
    feather bed and furniture, one pine chest to be equally divided anongst them to them 
    and their heirs forever.
    
    I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter, Lydia Griffin, one heifer and one Sesin of wheat 
    to her and her heirs forever.
    
    I give and Bequeath unto my grandaughter, Elizabeth White, the daughter of my son JORDAN 
    White, one book ---history to her and her heirs forever.
    
    I give and Bequeath unto my grandson John White, the son of my son, John White, one 
    church Bible, One pewter dish and one pewter bason to him and his heirs forever.
    
    I leave unto my Daughter-in-law, Christian White, the widow of my son Benjamin White, 
    Decs., the use of one feather bed and furniture, one walnut table , one case of bottle 
    and all the residual or Remainder part of my Estate of whatsoever nature or kind during 
    her natural lifetime and at her death I give and Bequeath the same unto her two children, 
    Senah White and Daniel White , My grandchildren unto them and their heirs forever.
    
    Lastly I do nominate and appoint my daughter-in-law Christian White , Executrix to this 
    my last will and testament ,desiring her to see this same fully Executed and performed 
    In witness where of -
    
    The said Rachel Jones has hereunto set my hand and seal
    This 15th day of July 1797
    
    Signed and Sealed in the presence of us 
    Rachel Jones (Seal) her mark
    Benj Perry 
    Philip Perry
    
    Perquimans County} November Term at Hertford 1797
    The within will was exhibited unto open court and proved by the Oath of Benjamin Perry 
    and Evidence this is at the same time appraised Christian White, Quallified as Executrix 
    agreeable to same.  Recorded this the 20h day of December 1797
    
    
    test M. H.
    
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    WILL OF JOHN WHITE Ė 1731
    
    The second line had a dark mark (crease or line which was added later and cannot be read).
    
    
    I John White of the presint of perquimans being not very well in helth but in perfect 
    mind (second line canít read) first my will is that all my just debts and funerel 
    expenses be paid by my execturos hearafter named - - - -  -
    
    Secondly I give and bequeaf to my son John White the plantation that I now Live on all 
    the Land there to be long and the leas of Land that I bought of William more joining 
    on John Lille after his mothers death and my will is that when my son John White coms 
    of age of twenty won years he shall have the Liberty to seatel in the great neck and that 
    he may have the Liberty of the one half of the Land and it is to be understood that the 
    Law is given to my son John White him his hairs or a sons forever.  I al so give to my 
    son John White one cow name Chore and her futer increase and won iron pot and won puter 
    dish - - - -
    
    Thirdly I give and bequeaf to my Daughter Raichel Whit the Leas of Land that I bought of 
    franses Nube Lying betwen my plantation and Jeams Stalins (canít read) the weak to her 
    her ayrs or asins forever and won heffer named bulis and her futer increase and won 
    silver spon and won puter dish and a fork. I also give to my Daighter Raichel won feather 
    bed and bolster and a posr of sheats and won rug.
    
    Forthly I give to my thre Daughters Sarah Elizabeth and hulve my Negro womon named nanne 
    and her increase and my will is as my thre Daughters to the age of Eaighten or married 
    thea ma have the in creas and their mother may have the work of the neger wenm Jarin her 
    Lif.  I also give to my thre Daighters three puter Dishes and three puter (looks like 
    scotch tape has been put across the page and cannot read the rest of the sentence but 
    you can barely see the words ďthree heffers and there increasĒ). I also Leave a neger man 
    to be should and the money I give to my three daughters Sarah, Elizabeth and hulve - - - -
    
    Fifthly I give to my sister mary a heffer (canít read) her future increase - - -
    
    Lastly I give to my loving wife Sarah White all the remaining part of my Estate of kind 
    or Quality soever and to be at her Sole (canít read) and do hereby appoint my Loving wife 
    Sarah White my holl Exectators to see this my will fulfiled in witness I have set my hand 
    this sixteenth day of feberary In the year 1731.
    							
    John White
    
    Witness-
    John Lille (his mark)
    Canít read
    William White
    
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       JOSHUA WHITE 1796 -1865
    
       Will book H   Perquimans Co.
    
    *In 1860 Joshua White's assets: $7,000 real estate & $40,000 personal property.
    
    ~~In the name of God Amen I Joshua White of the County of Perquimans and State of 
    
    No Carolina being at this ------ ----- of lazy but of sound and disposing mind 
    
    Thanks as to God for the ---- ---- --- and ordain this writing to confirm my last 
    
    Will and Testament in manner and form as follows-
    
    First ~
    
    I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Emily White all the property that 
    
    s----- by him to her & her heirs forever. I also leave to the use of her all the 
    
    lands together with all the buildings where I now live except the Roundtree lands 
    
    also the field called the back deading beginning at a gate and running along a big 
    
    ditch to the East end of ----- field including all that is ditched round on the 
    
    right hand side as ----- ----- together with my household & --- ---- ----- ---- 
    
    during her natural life or widowhood ------ ------ to the use of my beloved wife my 
    
    riding Carriage ---- ---- ---- ---- and gray roan sorrel during her life or widowhood 
    
    I also give to her one hundred pounds Corn & five thousand pounds fodder two thousand 
    
    pounds Pork one hundred pounds Sugar fifty pounds Coffee also two Sows & pig to her & 
    
    her heirs forever I also leave to her use one yoke of oxen and her Control ----- ----- 
    
    during her life or widowhood.
    
    Secondly ~
    
    I give devise and bequeath unto my son Joshua W White(Joshua Warren White) all 
    
    my lands at Bagleys Swamp together with all that I have heretofore possessed 
    
    him with to him and his heirs forever.
    
    Thirdly ~
    
    I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Milicent Pearce all my Rountree lands 
    
    and at the death or marriage of my wife Emily White the plantation whereon I now 
    
    live by her paying to Mary A Winslow Five Hundred dollars to her & her heirs forever.
    
    4th ~
    
    I give devise and bequeath unto grandson Charles Willis Pearce all the remaining 
    
    part of my Cyprus lands and at the death or mariage of my beloved wife for him to 
    
    have that portion given to her by his paying over Five Hundred Dollars to my 
    
    daughter Mary A Winslow to him his heirs and assigns forever.
    
    5thly ~
    
    I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Mary A Winslow one note that I hold 
    
    against her of One Thousand Dollars to be paid by my daughter Milicent Pearce & 
    
    my grandson Charles Willis Pearce that is to say Five Hundred each and all that 
    
    I have heretofore possessed her with to her & his heirs & assigns forever.
    
    6thly ~
    
    I give devise and bequeath unto my three grandchildren namely Sallie TWINE , 
    
    Cornelia F. White & Joseph Judson White Fifteen Hundred Dollars to be equally 
    
    divided between them on condition that I have nothing to pay for their father 
    
    Jos R White decíd to them their heirs and assigns forever. 
    
    7thly ~
    
    I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Martha (or Marsha) 
    
    Jane Cooper ----- ----- to her her heirs and assigns forever.
    
    8thly ~
    
    I give devise and bequeath the remaining part of my Estate at the death or 
    
    marriage of my beloved wife Emily to my three children namely Joshua Warren 
    
    White, Mary A Winslow & Milicent Pearce to them their heirs and assigns forever.
    
    9thly & lastly ~
    
    I nominate constitute and appoint my son Joshua W White my whole and only ------ to 
    
    this my last Will & Testament desiring him to see the same fully executed & performed.
    
    In ------- whereof I have presented ------- my hand & affixed my seal This 
    
    14th day of September -- - 1865.
    
    Signed in the presence of
    
    E W Riddick Joshua White seal
    
    William White
    
    Nov Term 1865
    
    Perqe Co Court of the foregoing W/ill of Joshua White was admitted to probate 
    
    and ordered to be recorded & filed See minute docket Nov term 1865 page 287
    
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    WILL OF LUKE HOLLOWELL ~ 1734 ~ North Carolina. 
    
    In the name of God Amen I LUKE HOLLOWELL of Perquemons being Sick and weake of 
    
    body but Sound and of perfict Memory do Constitut and Apoint this to be My Last 
    
    Will and testament Renouncing and Revoking all other Wills by Me formerly Made.  
    
    I do Apoint this to be my Last Will and testament In manner and form as Shall 
    
    be hereafter Mentioned.
      
    First ~I Give and bequeath my Soul to God who gave it and my body to the dust 
    
    from whence it Came and to be decently buried acord to Descration of My executrix 
    
    hereafter Mentioned.  I do despose of what Worldly Estat it hath pleased God to 
    
    bestow upon Me as hereafter Shall be mentioned. 
    
    Viz. In primas ~I Give and bequeath JOELL HOLOWELL My thirde Son My Dwelling 
    
    plantation on the South Side of the jueper Swamp with all the acusements thereunto 
    
    belonging the land JOELL is not to be posesed in it during the Widowhood of his 
    
    Mother the Land one the northside of the juneper Swamp to my Son WILLIAM HOLOWELL 
    
    and A nursrey and he the Said WILLIAM HOLOWELL is to have Liberty to plant them 
    
    out at the age of Eighteen and tend them and Also my Gune. 
    
    Item I ~Give and bequeath unto my Eldest Son JOHN HOLOWELL all my Wearing Cloths
    
    and my new Saddle and A bever Hatt.
    
    Item I ~Lend unto My Wife ELIZABETH HOLOWELL all the Rest and Remaning part of 
    
    My Esteat personable and Reall during her Widowhood to make use of it for the 
    
    Good of here famely not to Embazell or Make weaft of it.
    
    Item I ~Give unto JOEL HOLOWELL one pare of Milstones after the Marage of his 
    
    Mother. 
    
    Item I ~Give and bequeath unto My Eldest Son JOHN one Negro woman named Diana. 
    
    Item I ~Give unto My fourth Son RUBEN one negro boy Named Matt After the Marage 
    
    of his Mistress but and if in case of mortality of WILLIAM and JOELL or Either of 
    
    them then to fall to the younges bro and if in cease of the Mortality of Either 
    
    of them still to Decline and fall to the younger. 
    
    Item I ~Give and bequeth unto my son JOHN the Land that I had by my Brother 
    
    WILLIAM HOLOWELL In Virginia and all the Rest of My Land in Virginia to him and 
    
    his heirs for ever.
     
    Item I ~Constitut and appoint my Loving wife ELIZABETH HOLOWELL my whole and 
    
    Soall Executrix during her widowhood and that She Return a just and true Inventor 
    
    of all my personabl Estat the next court after the will is proved and in Cease of 
    
    her Maring then I do apoint My Eldest Son JOHN to be my executor and to make An 
    
    Equall division of All my Estat that can be found acording to the Inventor between 
    
    his Mother and what Children is then Alive.  It is my Desire that the three youngest 
    
    of my Sons May have Learning out of my Esteat as Soon as they Atain to Age and
     oportunity to Lerne and In Witness where of I have hear unto Sett my hand fixed 
    
    my Seall In the year of our Lord 1734 and one the twenty Second Day of March 1734.  
    
         LUKE HOLLOWELL. 
    
      Signed Sealled and Delivered In the presence of us Testes: 
    
      JAMES (X) FIELD his mark, THOMAS ROUNTREE, GILBERT SCOTT.
     
      (Proved April 22, 1736, Perquimans Co., NC).
    
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    WILL OF RUBIN HOLLOWELL ~ 1753 ~
    
    In the Name of God amen I RUBIN HOLLOWELL of North Carolina the County of 
    Perquimans Being Sick and weak of body but of Sound and perfect memory thanks 
    be to the all mighty God Calling to mind the unsertanty of this transetory 
    life and the Sertanty of Death Do anominate Consetute and apoit this to be my 
    Last will and testement in maner and form as foleth voz Ė 
    
    Itime~ I Give and bequeath unto my brother LEVY HOLLOWELL one hundred acres 
    of Land Lying in Chowan County the Land that I bought of JOHN RICE Deceased I 
    all so Give to my Said brother two Sows and Seven Shoats and a tarkill Standing 
    on the above Said Land and it is my will that my Sd brother discharge all my 
    debts out of him and the Remander to him Self I all So give my sd brother one 
    Cow and Calf to him and his heirs forever and I all so give my sd brother one 
    narro and two brod Hose to him and his heirs forever. 
    
    Itime~ I Give and Bequeath unto my Brother JOHN HOLLOWELL one Negro man named 
    Matt and to him and his heirs forever on the proviser that my sd brother or his 
    heirs do pay to my brother ABNER HOLLOWELL the sum of twenty pounds virginia 
    curency when he comes to the age of twenty one or two. Itime I give and bequeath 
    unto my Brother ABNER HOLLOWELL two three year old Heffers and one Gun and one 
    feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.
    
    Itime~ I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Law ANN BRINKELY one Cow and one 
    stear yearling to her and her heirs forever. 
    
    Itime~ I Give and bequeath unto my brother JOHN HOLLOWELL my Riding Hors bridel 
    and sadel and all my waring Clothes to him and his heirs forever.
     
    Itime~ I Give and bequeath unto my brother LEVEY HOLLOWELL all the Remander part 
    of my Estate to him and his heirs forever.
    
    Itime~ I Consetute and apoint my two brothers JOHN HOLLOWELL and LEVEY HOLLOWELL 
    to be my hole Executors to see this my Last will and testament full filled and 
    performed as witness my hand and the Seale this twenty third day of January anno 
    domine 1753.
    
                RUBIN HOLLOWELL. 
    
      Testes: NICHOLAS STALLINGS, THOMAS RIDDICK, JOSIAH ROGERSON.
      (Proved April Court, 1753, Book 14, p. 55).
    
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    WILL Ė JOHN HOLLOWELL - 1778
    In the Name of God Amen I JOHN HOLLOWELL of the County of Perquimons and province 
    of north Carolina am Sickley and weak of boddy butt of Sound and perfect mind and 
    memory thanks be to Almity God for the Same and Caling to mind the unseartanty of 
    this transetory Life and the Sartanty of Death do Constitute and ordain this to be 
    My last Will and testement in maner and form as folloeth. 
    
    And first~  I Give my Soul to God Who Gave it me and Boddy to the Earth to be Desantly 
    Buried by Executors herafter names and what worly Estate it has been pleas God to 
    Bless me with in this world I Give and Despose of itt in maner and form as folleth. 
    
    And first~  I Give unto my Son WILLIAM HOLLOWELL two Hundred pounds currant money of 
    this province which he has already Received I Likwis Give to my Son WILLIAM one 
    feather bead and furniture and two stools and one oval table three head of Cattle 
    fore Sheep one Long Gun and my Croscut Saw ane one hors Coult that he has had in his 
    poseson and two puter Dishes and two puter Basons with all other things that he my 
    said Son has in his posseson to him my Said Son and his heirs for Ever. 
    
    Secodly~  I Give my Son HENRY HOLLOWELL my plantation where on I Now Dwell and all 
    my Land that I hould in this wourld to him my Said Son and his heirs for Ever only it 
    is my will that my wife Should not be Desturbed in the plantation nor any part of the 
    Land During hur natrel Life but if She should marrey then to have but one third part 
    of my plantation I Likwise Give unto my Said Son HENRY one feather Bead and furniture 
    and my hand mill and my Small Gun and two puter dishes and two puter basons I Likwise 
    Give unto my Said Son HENRY three Head of Cattle Such as his brother has had and four 
    Sheep and one pott and huke and my hansaw and all my Cuppers tools and one half Dozen 
    spoons and one Skillet and one oval table I Likwise Give my Said Son HENRY one Hors 
    Coult Named Derrik and one Cheast Caled my Cheast and two sows and pigs to him my son 
    and his heirs for Ever it is my will he have all that I have Given him at the age of 
    twenty one years. 
    
    Thirdly~  I Give to my Dauter ELIZABETH PERRY one feather bead and furniture and two 
    Cows and Calves with all other things that I have Given Hur that shee has had in posison 
    with them to Her my Sd Dauter and hur Heirs for Ever and no more for She has had hur Shear.
     
    Foerthly~  I Give to my Dauter SARAH RIDDICK one feather bead and furniture and two Cows 
    and Calves with all other thing that I have Given Hur that shee has had in poseson with 
    them to Hur my Sd Dauter and hur Heirs for Ever and it is my will that my Said Dauter have 
    on Cow and Calf more because Thee has bad Luck with hur Cattle and that must be Hur Shear. 
    
    Fiftly~  I Give unto my Dauter MARY RIDDICK one feather bead and furniture and two 
    Cows and Calves with all other things that She has had in poseson Given Her by me to Hur 
    my Sd Dauter and hur Heirs for Ever and that is hur Shear. 
    
    Sixtly~  I Give unto my Dauter CHRISTAIN WHITE one feather bead and furniture and two 
    Cows and Calves with all other things that Thee has in poseson Give hur by me to hur 
    my Sd Dauter and hur Heirs for Ever. 
    
    Sevently~  I Give to my Dauter ANN EVINS one feather bead and furniture and two Cows and 
    Calves with all other things that Thee has had in poseson Given hur my Sd Dauter and hur 
    Heirs for Ever and that is hur Shear all but as much money as will purches hur a sute of 
    Clouse Equal with the Clouse that hur Sisters had befor.
     
    Eightly~  I Give to my Loving wife CHRISTIAN HOLLOWELL one feather Bead and for it being 
    the bead that She and I has on and my young mare Caled Lou my womans Saddle and bridel 
    and one mans Saddle to hur my Loving wife and hur heirs for Ever.
     
    I Likewise Give my Dauter CHRISTIAN WHITE my flocks Staple to hur my Said Dauter and 
    her heirs for Ever.
     
    Ninethly~  it is my will and desier that all my Just Debts and funeral Expences be 
    paid and Discharged out of my Estate by my Executor and after all my Debts and Charges 
    is sattesfied and paid then all the Rest of my Estate that is to be found that is not 
    by me Given away I Lend to my loving wife during hur natural Life and after hur Death 
    to be Equely Divided between my two sons WILLIAM HOLLOWELL and HENRY HOLLOWELL who I 
    nominate and apoint to be my hole and Soul Executurs to See this my Last will and 
    testament fulfiled and properly as witness my hand and Seal this 26 of July 1778 anno 
    Domuni. 
    
    This will under Lined in one place be fore asigned: 
    
                                                   JOHN HOLLOWELL. 
    
       Testies: JOHN TWINE, CALEB WINSLOW, URIAH HUDSON.
       (Proved January Court 1784, Book 3, p. 273).
    
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    WILL OF JOSIAH ROGERSON Ė 1807
    
    In the name of God Amen.  I Josiah ROGERSON of the County of Perqumons and 
    State of North Carolina being in perfect health thanks be unto God or the same 
    now calling to me in the shortages and uncertainty of Life and knowing it is 
    appointed for all Men once to die, do make and Constitute this my Last Will & 
    Testament in form and manner and followith 
    
    Viz~  I first give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my Body 
    to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like manner (canít read) of my Executors 
    and as to my worldly Goods that it hath pleased God to Bless me with I dispose of 
    them in form and manner as followeth vizt.
    
    Item~  I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Jesse ROGERSON two Negroes Vizt 
    Dick Bagley and Feraby and their increase and all the other property that he has 
    at present in his possession to him and his Heirs for ever.
    
    Item~  I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Judah Newborne two Negroes Vizt. 
    Peg and Tom and their increase, one feather Bed and furniture two Cows and Calves 
    two Ewes and Lambs, with all the other property that I have possessed her with to 
    her and her Heirs for ever.
    
    Item~  I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Absaley Ward two Negroes Vizt. 
    Bob and Ann and her increase together with all the property that I have possessed 
    her with to her and her Heirs for ever.
    
    Item~   I lend unto my Daughter in Law Esther Billips the use of the tract of Land 
    that I purchased of John Perry. Except Ten Acres, it being part of the Jackson Patent 
    and one Hundred Acres of Land more or less on the Dead (canít read) Branch Bounded or 
    adjoining William Lilleyís Land and Jesse ROGERSONís Land and also a line of Marked 
    trees also two Negroes Vizt. Deliah and Jinny and their increase, one Feather Bed and 
    Furniture (canít read) Cows and Calves, one yoke of Oxen two Ewes and Lambs one Horse 
    Bridle and Sadle, one Pewter Dish one Basson, two plates, Six Spoons and Fifty Acres 
    of  Desert Land patented by Elias STALLINGS, the above mentioned property I lend, for 
    the sold purpose of maintaining , raising Schooling, and providing a necessary quiet 
    and (canít read) support for my Children or rather Grand Children Vizt. Obadiah ROGERSON 
    & Leah ROGERSON orphans of Isaiah ROGERSON Decíd until they receive to proper age.  Now 
    if in Case that the said Ester Billips has Heirs or Assigns, faililng to Comply with the 
    above mentioned Support, School and it is my desire that my Son Jeremiah ROGERSON may 
    take into his possession the above mentioned property that I have lent to Esther Billips, 
    and him faithfully to keep (canít read), School and support in manner above mentioned, 
    the two Grand Children of mine as aforesaid.
    
    Item~  Lend unto my Grandson Obediah ROGERSON a tract of Land that I purchased of John 
    Perry. Excepting two acres, part of Jacksons (canít read).  Three Negroes Vizt. Dick, 
    Rose, Viney, one Cow and Calf and one Ewe & Lamb and (canít read) if in case that the 
    said Obediah ROGERSON should live to receive to Manhood and beget Heirs Lawfully, the 
    above land Property is to him and his Heirs for ever if not I give and bequeath the 
    above mentioned property unto my Son Jeremiah ROGERSON to him and his Heirs for ever.
    
    Item~   I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Leah ROGERSON one Hundred Acres more or 
    less.  Bounded by William Lilleys & Jesse ROGERSONs land and a line of Marked Trees.  Also 
    three Negroes Vizt. ~ Jenny, Violet, & Annis. One Feather Bed & Furniture one Cow & Calf, 
    one Ewe and Lamb, one Pewter Dish and Basson, two plates and Six Spoons, and Fifty Acres 
    of desert Land if she has one Lawfull begotten Heir it is to Her and Her Heirs for ever 
    if not it to become a remainder of my Estate to be equally Divided among all my children.
    
    Item~   I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Jeremiah ROGERSON the plantation as 
    hereon I now live, and all the Lands thereunto joining that is not bequeathed or given 
    away.  Also fifty acres of desert Land and Nine Negroes Vizt. Old Dick, Venus, Jude, 
    Moses, Rose, Wilson, Hardy, Angge, S____, Two Feather Beds and furniture, Five Cows, 
    Seven Heifers one Yocke Stears and (canít read) & (canít read) two Ewes and Lambs. 
    one Pewter Dish and Basson two Plates Six Spoons to him and his Heirs for ever.  
    Also one Pott and Frying (canít read) in half as Crops (canít read) still.
    
    Item~   I give and bequeath unto my two Sons Jesse ROGERSON & Jeremiah ROGERSON my 
    Greiss and Saw Mill, my Lot of Black smith tools to be equally divided between them 
    and their Heirs for ever.
    
    Item~   I give and bequeath unto my Son Jeremiah ROGERSON all the Bees and their 
    increase that are on his plantation and Green Hall to him & his Heirs for ever.  
    also one Mare & colt to him & his Heirs for ever. 
    
    Item~   I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Perry two Negroes Vizt. Isaac and 
    Cherry and their increase with all other property that I have possessed Her with to 
    her and her Heirs for ever.
    
    Item~   I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Josiah Blanshard Seven Negroes Vizt. Rachel, 
    Bob, Abram, Esther, Melos, Mills and Elvy to him and his Lawfull Heirs, for ever, if not 
    Such one Heir for the said Negroes to become a remainder of my Estate and to be equally 
    divided among my Children, them and their Heirs for ever.
    
    It is further my desire that all the Residue of my Estate Personal that is not given away 
    may be equally divided between my five beloved Children, Vizt~  Jesse, Jeremiah, Judah, 
    Absaley & Mary and their Heirs forever.
    
    Lastly~   I constitute and appoint and nominate, my two Sons Jesse ROGERSON and Jeremiah 
    ROGERSON, my whole and Last Executors to this my Last Will and Testament.  And I do by these 
    presents Revoke and disannul all former Wills & Testaments made by me.  And ordain this to be 
    my Last and (canít read) Will.  In Witness wherewith I have hereunto set my Hand and affixed 
    my Seal this Seventh day of January One Thousand Eight hundred and Six.
    
    Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of us
    							Josiah ROGERSON (seal)
    Benjamin Newsom					           His Mark
    Ruh Goodwin
    Israel Smith (Jurat)
    
    Perquimans County Ė May Term at Hertford A. D. 1807
    This certifies that the within Will was proved in Open Court by the Oath of Israel 
    Smith one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & at the same time the Execs. therein 
    named appeased & Qualified agreeable to Law.
    
    Test  Thos. H. Harvey  clk
    
    Recorded the 27th day of May 1807
    
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    WILL Ė ABSALA ROGERSON WARD Ė 1827
    (wife of Humphrey Ward)
    
    North Carolina, Perquimans County   
    
    Know all men by these presents that I Absaly Ward of the County and province aforesaid 
    do make and ordain these presents for the disposal of such a worldly Estate where with 
    it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life to contain my last will and Testament 
    in the following manner and form.
    
    Viz~  1  I will that all my just Debts should be paid out of my Estate in due time 
    after my departure
    
    2nd~  I give to my Daughter Lovy Spyey five Shillings 
    
    3rd~  I give to son in law Benjamin Gregory five Shillings 
    
    4ly~  I give to my daughter Deaborah Roundtree five Shillings
    
    5ly~  I give to my Daughter in law Selah Ward five Shillings 
    
    6ly~  I give to my grand Daughter Sarah Ward one Desk and one pair of flat irons
    
    7ly~  I give to my grand Daughter Elmirah Ward five Shillings 
    
    8ly~  I give to my grand Daughter Absaly Gregory twenty Dollars
    
    9ly~  I give to my grand Daughter Mary ROGERSON one one feather bed and furniture one 
    pine Chest one Negro girl by the of Esther one linning wheel
    
    10ly~  I leave one Negro woman to be sold by the name of Esther
    
    11ly~  I give to my Daughter Christian ROGERSON one feather bed and furniture one pine 
    Chest and all the remaind part of my property to her and to her heirs for Ever.
    
    Lastly I make Constitute and points my friend Cader Felton Excutor to this my last will 
    and Testament and I her by Confirm this to be my last will and Testament in writings 
    whereof I have hereunto Set my hand an dSeal this 17 day of the first Month 1827.
    
    Signd Seald pronounced and delivered by the Said Absaly Ward to be her Last will and 
    Testament in presents of us~
    						Absala Ward  (seal)
    						Her mark
    
    
    Jeremiah Spreight  Jurat
    Shadrach  Wallace or Walden (canít read)  --Witnesses
    
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    WILL OF DANIEL ROGERSON - 1762
    
    In the name of God Amen.  I Daniel ROGERSON of the province of North Carolina and 
    County of perquimans Being  week in Bodey but of Sound of meory Thenks be to almity 
    god begiving for the Same dow make this my Last will and Testament In manner as 
    following that is to Say first and principel I Surrander my Soul unto God the father 
    my Creator Trusting in the meirets  of Jesus Christ my Redeemer my Bodey Commit to 
    the Earth to be Desintly Buryed In a Christian Like manner & as Concerning my 
    Worldly Estate Wheare With it hath pleased God to Bless me I give and Dispose there 
    of  In manner following that is to say first I give and Devise to my son David 
    ROGERSON my Corn field joining to Mr. John Hollowell & Land beginning at a mouth of 
    a Branch ajoin To the plantation wheare formiley Did Live & To Running up the Said 
    Branch to the head of the branch (canít read) the all the Said Land joining said 
    Binding John Holowellís Land To him and his heirs for Ever Lawfulley begotten of 
    his Bodey 
    
    I give & Devise unto my Son Denil ROGERSON my old plantation and all the Land that 
    joining to it and all so the Land and tennements wheare now I now Live to him & his 
    heirs for Ever Lawful Begotten of his Bodey furder that the mill shall be Equelly 
    Devided Between my two sons David & Denil ROGERSON.  Set a (canít read) that the Said 
    mill Should be wanting of Repear theay Both Shall Be Equel Cost of the Repear or other 
    wise he that Refuses shall Luse his Rite of the mill.
    
    I give & Devise unto my Son Soloman ROGERSON one hundred & twenty tre Acres of Land 
    Lying In Chowan Countey on the west Side of the Burnt pleosen to him and his heirs 
    or assins.
    
    I give unto my two Dafters Edith ROGERSON & Milderson two hundred Acres of Land one 
    half Laying in Chowan Countey and the otha In perquimones Countey. Boinding upon the 
    West Side of Mr. Jacob Perayís Land to them & their heirs Equeley to be Devided between 
    them.
    
    I give and Devise unto my Son Hesekier ROGERSON the Land & planation whear on he now 
    Lives to him and his Heirs.
    
    I give unto my Son Josiah ROGERSON Five Shillings proclemation money.
    
    I give to my Dafter Elizabeth ROGERSON five Shillilngs proclemation money.
    
    I Give and Devise to my Dafter Cosiah ROGERSON five Shillings procelmation money.
    
    The remander of my personal Estate to be Equel to Devided Between all onley the three 
    Which I have giving five Shilllings proclamation money.
    
    Lastly I Do heare By Nominate and appoint my Deare wife to Be my Soley Execetrixt this 
    my Lawfel and Testament In witness Wheare of I the said Danil ROGERSON have heare to 
    this my last will and Testatment Set my hand and Seal this Thirteenth day of Februwary 
    In the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty two.
    
    Saml ?artee 
    Jacob Powell  Jurat			Danil ROGERSON
    William Lilley				his mark
    
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    Will of John TWINE - Perquimans County 
    
    In the name of God Amen, I John TWINE of the state of North Carolina in the county 
    of Perquimans.  Planter Living at this time weak and low of health but of perfect 
    mind and memory, thanks be unto God for the same and calling to mind the mortality 
    of my body and knowing that it is appointed for once all to die and do make and 
    ordain this to be my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first 
    of all I recommend my body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent 
    manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter named. Nothing doubting but at 
    the general resurrection to share the same by the mighty power of God and as 
    touching my worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life. 
    I give and devise and dispose of the same in manner and firm as followith that is to 
    say First of all I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas TWINE one negro man called 
    Buck, and his heirs forever and no more, 
    
    Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Perry one 
         Negro girl called Venus to her and her heirs forever and no more, 
    
    Item I give and bequeath unto my son Jesse TWINE one Negro boy 
         called Bob, to him and his heirs forever 
    
    Item  I give and bequeath unto my son Abraham TWINE one negro boy called Sambo also 
    one half of my land and plantation one half of my orchard one half of my houses, and 
    one half of my still at the time of his being twenty one years of age, and likewise 
    at my wifes death or marriage I give and bequeath unto my Said son Abraham TWINE the 
    other half of my orchard land and plantation and of my Houses and of my copper still, 
    unto him and his heirs forever and in case my Son Abraham TWINE should with lawful 
    heir I then give all and every artickle aforesaid to be equally divided between my 
    two sons John TWINE and Jesse TWINE them and their heirs forever 
    
    Item  I give and bequeath unto my son John TWINE one negro boy 
          called Flint to him and his heirs forever. 
    
    Item  I give and bequeath unto my son Elisha TWINE one negro boy 
          called Steal to him and his heirs forever. 
    
    Item  I lend the use of all the remaining part of my estate of what kind and nature it 
    be unto my loving wife Pleasant TWINE during her natural life or widowhood and in case 
    my wife should marry, then it is my will that all my negroes excepting those I have 
    already given away be equally divided amongst all my children except Thomas TWINE and 
    Elizabeth Perry and it is my sole and desire that my loving wife Pleasant TWINE do 
    lend unto my daughter such household goods and stock as she may best spare. Last of all 
    I minister constitute and appoint Jacob Gordon, Thomas TWINE Abraham and Jesse TWINE 
    Executors  of this my last Will and Testament satisfying and confirming this to be my 
    last Will and Testament desiring myexecutors above mentioned to see the same executed 
    faithfully, 
    
    In witness whereof I the Said John TWINE have hereuntoset my hand 
    and fixed my seal, this thirteenth day of May and in the year of 
    our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty and one. 
    
    Signed Sealed pronounced 
    and declared to be the last Will                  John TWINE  (Seal) 
    and Testament of the Testator-
     
    Joseph Perry 
    Abraham Riddick 
    Jesse Winslow 
    
    And I John TWINE do upon further consideration leave and empower my executors before 
    mentioned to sell any part of perishable estate that they may think will be most for 
    the advantage of my children and likewise to hire out any of my negroes that is not 
    particular given away as they shall think most advantageous for my wife and children 
    and I also do appoint heretofore my friend Caleb Winslow to be my Executors, and date 
    to this my last will, heretofore and I also declare this to be my will and to be of as 
    much force and known as my will and Signed this 30th day of May 1781, 
    
    Signed Sealed pronounced                       John TWINE {Seal} 
    And declared as part of my 
    Last will and Testament                        This 22nd day of May 1782 
    
    In the presence of -
    
    Joseph Perry 
    Caleb Winslow 
    
    Proved in open court by the oath of Joseph Perry one of the evidences 
    these unto at the same time Thomas TWINE one of the executors therein 
    named approved in open court and was qualified agreeable to law,                                     
    Test     
    T Harvey C.C.C. 
    
    Recorded this 25th day of April 1784 
    By T Harvey C.C.C. 
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    Will of Elias STALLINGS Sr. 
    Written 1778 - Proven 1785 
    
    In the Name of God amen, I Elias STALLINGS Senr. of the Province of North Carolina and 
    County of Perquimons.  Being in good Health and Sound and perfect mind and memory at 
    this time thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of this 
    transitory Life and the Certainty of Death do make and ordain this for to be my Last 
    Will and Testament in manner as followeth, viz. ---- 
    
    Itime I give and bequeath to my son Elias STALLINGS two Hundred Acres of Land Lying in 
    Hertsford County Lying ? Pollx Mill Pon being it more or Less also I give to my son 
    Elias STALLINGS one Cow and Calf 
    and one gun and other sundry goods which he has in his possession to him and his heirs 
    forever. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath to son John STALLINGS the Plantation whereon he now Dwells 
    also I give to my son John one Cow and Calf and one gun that he has got in his Possession 
    to him and his heirs forever. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath unto my son Ruben STALLINGS the Plantation that I Now Live 
    on to him and his heirs and in case he should Die without Lawful heirs I here do give 
    the said place to my son Luke STALLINGS to him and his heirs forever the said Land 
    shall Run as far as the Dividing Line Between that I have made Between Ruben and Job 
    STALLINGS also I give to my son Ruben one gun and one Cow and Calf and  one set of 
    Shewmakers tools that he has in his Possession to him and his heirs forever. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath to my son Job STALLINGS the Plantation whereon he now dwells 
    and the Land there Belonging and one gun Cow and Calf to him and his heirs forever. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath to my four sons Luke STALLINGS Jesse STALLINGS Cader 
    STALLINGS and Solomon STALLINGS all the Right of my __entry Lands. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath all the remainder part of my swamp Land unto all my sons 
    for the use of timber to them and their heirs forever. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath to my son Luke STALLINGS one gun that he has in Possession. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath to my son Jesse STALLINGS one gun. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath unto my son Cader STALLINGS one gun. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath to my son Solomon STALLINGS one gun. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Prissylla STALLINGS one large Church Bible. 
    
    Itime I give and Bequeath all the Remainder Part of my Estate to be Equally Divided 
    between Luke STALLINGS and Jesse STALLINGS and Cader STALLINGS and Solomon STALLINGS, 
    Elizabeth Web, Mary Colly, 
    Prissylla STALLINGS, Sary Forehand, Zilpha Lee and Peninah STALLINGS and them that has 
    received a true account to be taken as they may be devided on their parts and it is my 
    desire that my Negro Coffe Shall be hired out at publick sale and the money to be put 
    upon interest until Solomon comes of age. 
    
    I anominate and appoint my three sons Ruben STALLINGS and Luke STALLINGS and Jesse 
    STALLINGS for to be my hole and sole Executors for to see  this my Last Will and 
    Testament Fulfiled and Performed, Ratifying and Declaring this and no other for to be 
    my Last Will and Testament -
    
    Witness my hand and seal this 27th ___ November 1778. 
    Elias STALLINGS -- 
    Ezekiel Hollowell 
    Jacob White 
    
    Perquimans County} January Court 1785 
    This may Certify that the within Will was proven in Court by the Oath of 
    Ezekiel Hollowell an ___?____ at the same time Jesse STALLINGS one of the 
    Exr's. therein named appeared in Court and was Qualified agreeable to Law. 
    
    Test C.Harvey C.C.C. 
    Recorded this 22d day of March 1785 
    Test C.Harvey C.C.C. 
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    			Will of Abraham SANDERS - 1750
    
    I Abraham SANDERS of the province of North Carolina and County of Perquimans being throug 
    Mercy in Reasonable health  of body and in perfect Serene Mind and Memory but calling to 
    Mind the uncertainty of this Life doe think proper to make this My Last Will and testament 
    in manner and form--
    Following first  my Will and Desire is that my Just Debts and funeral expences be discharged 
    and paid
    
    First  I give and bequieth unto my son John SANDERS the plantation whereon Richard Waters now 
    lives bounded by a branch Runing from the river into the woods and soe from the head of the 
    said branch by a line of markt trees to the head line of my land I say I give him the sd. 
    plantation to him and his heirs forever.
    
    2dly  I give and be quieth unto my daughter Jude Bois a tract of Land Containing forty three 
    acres Joyning on the land of Anne Williams and fifty Seven acres adjoining it out of the Tract 
    of Land whereon I now live to her and her heirs forever.
    
    3dly  I give and bequieth unto my son Benjamin SANDERS the plantation whereon I now Live with 
    all the remainder of my Land to him and his heirs forever.
    
    4thly  My Will and Desire is that if Either My son John or my son Benjamin should depart this 
    Life before they arrive to the age of twenty one years that then the other may have and Enjoy 
    his part of the Land to his proper use and heirs forever.
    
    5thly  I give and bequeith unto my son Abraham SANDERS five shillings sterling to him and his heirs.
    
    6thly  I give and bequeith unto my Daughter Elizabeth SANDERS My Negro Man Named Sambo and one 
    young Mare and one black walnut Chest and Case with fifteen bottles and one Linen Spinning wheal 
    to her and her heirs forever. I also give to my Daughter Elizabeth SANDERS one black Walnut Oval 
    table to her and her heirs.
    
    7thly  I give all the remainder of my Estate to bee Equally Divided betwen My Loving Wife Jude 
    SANDERS and My three children John, Benjamin and Elizabeth SANDERS to them and their heirs forever.
    My Will and Desire is that my sd. wife Jude SANDERS have the care of my son John SANDERS and his 
    part of my Personal estate untill he arives to the age of twenty years and then I apoint him to 
    bee of age to Receive it and have the full use and benefit of the same.
    
    My Will and Desire is thay My Daughter Elizabeth SANDERS have the care of my son Benjamin SANDERS 
    and his part of my Personal estate untill he arrives to the age of twenty years and then I apoint 
    him to be of age to receive it and have the full use and benefit of the same.
    
    Also it is my will and Desire that My Daughter Elizth. SANDERS have the Liberty to Live on that 
    part of my Land which I gave to my son John SANDERS if she should have ocation or Like soe to doe 
    untill he arives to the age of twenty years.
    
    Lastly I Constitute ordain and appoint my Brother Richd SANDERS and my friend Jo. White to be my whole 
    and sole Executors to see this my Last will and testament performed and Don and doe hereby revoke 
    Disanul and make void all other wills by me heretofore made and declare this to be my Last Will & 
    testament in witness wherof I here unto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth Day of April 1750
    
    Signed and sealed and	)       John White affd		      his
    Delivd. in presents of	)       Elizabeth White	     Abraham  A  SANDERS
      				     John Murdaugh affd	      mark
    
    No Carolina    )		October Court anno Dom 1751
    Perquimans County )Present His Majestys Justices   when was the within will 
    proved in open court by the affirmations of John Murdaugh & John White in Due 
    form of law and at the same time Richard SANDERS and Joseph White Executors to 
    the within will was duly qualified by taking the affirmations by law appointed 
    to be taken by Executors Ordered that the Secretary or his Deputy of said 
    province have Notice that Letters Testamentary issue thereon as the law directs.
    
    					Test. Edmd. Hatch Cler Cur
    
    
    Source: North Carolina Wills, Vol. XXVII, page 48
    
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    Eliza JORDAN will, Recorded -Book F  Page 522
    Perquimans County, NC
    
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    I, Eliza JORDAN, being advanced in years and infirm in body, but of a sound 
    and disposing mind, do make this my last will & testamenton this the 29th day 
    of September 1864 to wit-
    
    	Item 1st  I do give and bequeath my new bed stead & the bed & clothes 
    belonging to it to my Grandson Matthew Thomas Wilson.
    
    	Item 2nd  I do give and bequeath my book case to my Grandson Joseph T. Wilson
    
    	Item 3rd  I do give and bequeath to my Grandson Jesse O. Wilson  Seventy 
    Dollars to be kept at interest until he is of lawful age
    
    	Item 4th  I do give and bequeath to my Grandson Wm Augustus Wilson Seventy 
    Dollars to be kept at interest until he is of lawful age
    
    	Item 5th  I do give and bequeath to my Grand daughter Mary Elizabeth Wilson 
    Twenty Five Dollars to be laid out in buying a _______ for her - I also give and 
    bequeath a Twenty Dollar gold piece to her.
    
    	Item 6th  I do give and bequeath to my Grandson John Randolph SIMPSON Fifty 
    Dollars to be kept at interest until he is of lawful age
    
    	Item 7th  I do give and bequeath to my Grandson Robert Augustus SIMPSON 
    Seventy Dollars to be kept at interest until he is of lawful age
    
    	Item 8th  I do direct the residue of my estate to be sold and that my 
    Daughter Susan Ann Wilson be paid out of the proceeds thereof, if sufficient, a 
    reasonable compensation for the expense and trouble she may be at in waiting and 
    attending upon me during my sickness and that the residue be equally divided between 
    my four daughters viz Catharine Sanders - Ellen Woodward - Penelope Elizabeth SIMPSON 
    & Susan Ann Wilson.
    
    	Item 9th  I do give and bequeath unto my Grandson Joseph T. Wilson my family Bible.
    
    	Item 10th I do constitute and appoint Dr Caleb Winslow to be my Executor to 
                      carry out the intent of the above will.
    
    In witness whereof I have unto set my hand & affix my seal on the day above written.
    	
     Eliza JORDAN (signature) 		
         Seal
    
    We the undersigned witnesses did see Eliza JORDAN sign her name to this instrument 
    and she did see us sign it as witnesses by her request, and in presence of each other.
    
    John Elliott
    Margaret A. Billups
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    George W. SIMPSON Will - 8 March 1879, Perquimans County, NC
    
    Perquimans County, State of North Carolina  March eighth eighteen hundred and seventy nine
    This my last will and testament,  that I George W. SIMPSON, do give and bequeath, my 
    property after death, as follows. First, To Annie B. Stokely, and Maggie B. SIMPSON, my two 
    oldest daughters , One tract of land on the East side of the road, adjoining the lands of 
    Henry White deceased, to be equally divided between them , to have and to hold the above 
    named tract of land. If either one of the said named Annie B. Stokely, or Maggie B. SIMPSON 
    die, without a lawful heir of their body, then her part is to be equally divided between the 
    children that are living, and if both die without a lawful heir of the body, then the said 
    land to be equally divided between my children that may be living.
     
    Second, I give and bequeath after my death to my daughter Lizzie Nora SIMPSON one portion of 
    the land on the west side of the road running through my farm, commencing at the line between 
    Willis Whithead and myself and running a South course along the road to the second four feet 
    ditch, thence along the said ditch to a line between Wm C. SIMPSON and myself, thence northerly 
    course along the said line, to Willis Whitehead's line, and along the line Easterly to the 
    first station, to have and to hold, after the death of my Wife, or her Widowhood, the above 
    named piece of land, and if the said Lizzie Nora SIMPSON die without a lawful heir of the body, 
    the said land to be given to Jesse Franklin SIMPSON. 
    
    Thirdly, I give and bequest to my Wife S. Elizabeth SIMPSON the remainder of my land including 
    the buildings, to have and to hold after my death as long as she lives, or her widowhood, and 
    after her death or widowhood to my Son Jesse Franklin SIMPSON, forever, and furthermore if my 
    Wife S. Elizabeth SIMPSON, should marry after my death, she can remain here by giving my Son 
    Jesse Franklin SIMPSON one third of the proceeds of the said land, furthermore it is my will 
    and desire that my house shall be a home for any of my children if they have no home. 
    
    Fourthly I give and bequeath after my death one third of my chattle property to my Wife. 
    
    Fifthly the other two thirds of my chattle property to be equally divided between my children 
    and the part of the chattle property for Jesse Franklin SIMPSON and Lizzie Nora SIMPSON to 
    remain with my Wife for them, and to be given to them whenever she thinks proper. 
    
    Sixthly It is my will and desire that after my death that any one, or all of my children can 
    sell the above named lands when all of my children agree to do so. I leave my Wife to settle 
    my estate.  If my Wife should die, Provide J. Rufus Stokly settle the estate.
    		
    					            G. W. SIMPSON  (signature)
    Thomas W. White (signature)
    C. A. Ownley  (signature)
    
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    George W. SIMPSON's will was probated 7 March 1882. It was shown 
    that he had 300 acres of land worth about $5,000. Personal property 
    such as stock, notes,  household furniture, etc. was valued about $2,500. 
    Parties entitled under said will to the property were S. E. SIMPSON, widow 
    of the deceased, Maggie B. SIMPSON, full age, & Annie B. Stokely, Jesse B. 
    SIMPSON and Lizzie Nora SIMPSON minors.       
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    James Oates ~ will dated: 24 July 1703.
    
     In The Name of God Amen.  I James Oates being sick in Body, but of 
    sound and perfect mind and memory.  Do make this my last will and 
    testement in manner and form following. --Item I give and bequeth my 
    soul to the mercies of God.  --Item I give and bequeth my body to a 
    Christian burial. --Item I give and bequeth to Jonathan Evins my Box 
    Hat --Item to my son Joseph Oates I give and bequeth a young cow 
    called Granger and her calf Crum for his use  from the time of my 
    death  --Item I give and bequeth all of my whole estate  in whatever 
    specific manner it is to be found to my loving and lawful wife 
    Elizabeth Oates to her managing and distributed equally.
    
    I  doe  institue and ordain my loving and lawful wife Elizabeth Oates 
    my whole, whatsoever to doe my will and preformed in which and thereof 
    hereunto set my hand and set my seal this 24th day of July anno 1703.
    
                   James  Oates (signit)
    
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      Matthew Jordan -- Will -- 25 June 1763, Perquimans County, North Carolina Matthew was the son of Matthew Jordan and Patience Darden of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He died without issue. Patience Darden Jordan married 2. Joseph Newby of Perquimans Co.NC ************************
    North Carolina Perquimans County ) Be it known to all men by these presents that I Matthew Jordan of the county and province aforesaid being sick and weak in body but sound in mind and disposing memory thanks be to God and calling to mind its uncertainity of this life and knowing that is once appointed for all men to die and the time where is uncertain there I make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say -- Principally and first I recommend my soul to the hand of God that gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried I give devise and dispose of my estate in the following manner and ??? after all my just debts be paid. ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved brother Gabriel Newby my ??????? which belonged to my father Matthew Jordan. ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved sister Anne Jordan my Negro woman named Rose and my Negro girl named Sue after my mother's death. ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved mother Patience Newby ten pounds ??. ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved sister Mary Clay five shillings sterling. ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved sister Elizabeth Newby twenty pounds ??. ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved brothers Francis Newby, Gabriel Newby, Joseph Newby, & Benj Newby all my wearing apparel to be equally divided amongst them. Also it is my will and desire that my land and my Negro man named Peter and all my other estate to be sold for six months credit. Likewise I desire after my mother's death that my Negro man named Sam be sold also and all the monies arising from the said estate to be divided as followests. ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved sisters and brothers -- namely Dorothy Skinner, Elizabeth Newby, Gabriel Newby, Benj Newby, Joseph Newby, and Josiah Newby all the money arising from the said estate which is to be sold and equally divided amongst them & is to be sold by my exors-- I do nominate and appoint my loving mother Patience Newby, Anne Jordan and John Skinner to be my exex and exors of this my last will and testament and I do by these presents ??? revoke and disavow all and every other will by me before made and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty three. Signed in the presence of us as my last will and testament Matthew Jordan (seal) Robt Jordan John Hensley Elizth Carver July Court 1763. This certifies that the foregoing will was proved in court by the affirmation of Robert Jordan and at the same time appeared Patience Newby , Ann Jordan and John Skinner and qualified as exex and exors according to law. Test Miles Harvey C Crt December the 4th 1764 this was the said will recorded according to law. Miles Harvey C Crt ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Laste Will and Testament of John Wiat April ye 9th 1738. Perquimans North Carolina April ye 9th 1738, Probated Jan 15 1739. In the name of God Amen, I John Wiat being weak and sick in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for the lamb, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my laste will & testament in maner and form following as touching such worly Estate, as it hath Please God to blessed me with. Firstly: I give and bequeth in maner and form following my body to be descently buried by the discresion of my executor hereafter named and all my just debts paid. Secondly: I give to my daughter Sarah Standing and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever one hundred fifty acres of land I formerly bought of Ruth Mings, Straight on Mings Creek, and running down the corse of the said creek to the mouth of Bridg Creek, and up the corse of Bridg Creek to the head line, and along the head line so as to take in one half of the land, I bought from said Mings with a straight corse to the head line, first station on the main creek. Thirdly: I give and bequeth the land formerly know by the name of Normand's Folly to my brother Joshuway Longe and my son William Wiat, and their heirs forever being equally divided, between them and their heirs forever, when they see cause. Fourthly: I give and bequeth all the mangagement of the land which I am now in possession of to my Son William Wiat, and his heirs forever provided that he hath isew, but for want of isew, then to the lawful heirs begotten of the bodies of my two daughters Elizabeth Oates and Sarah Standing. My loveing wife having the use of one third part of all my lands before mentioned during her widohood, but in case shee marey then my will and desire is shee have the one third part of the main plantation and all the housing during her natural life without any molestation whatever. Fifthly: I give unto my son William Wiat two negroes one called Gus and one called Luis. One horse called Buck, and one featherbed and furniture known by the name of his and one case of bottels, two small guns, one pouch, one bell mettell mortor, and one pistoll, one skillet of dito, three putor dishes, three basens of dito, and one chest called his. Sixthly: I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Oates ten pounds current money of this province. Seventhly: It is my will and desire that my loveing wife have the use of my personal Estate during her widohood, if it is not allready given in Leageses, but in case shee marey again, then it is my will that one third part of my personal Estate aforesaid be laid off to her and be at her disposing and the other two thirds parts Viz: One third part to my son William, and one third part to the children of my daughter Elizabeth Oates and the other third part to the children of my daughter Sarah Standing, but in case my loveing wife remain a wido until her decease, then it is my will and desire that the other third part be divided as above said. Eight. I do make appoint, Consitute, and ordain my Loveing wife Rachel Wiat and my son William Wiat and Thomas Pierce Executors of this my laste will & testament hereby revoking and making void all other Will or wills or Leageses here to fore made or given holding void and alowing this and no other to be my laste will & testament signed, sealed, published, preformed, and delivered in presence of Thomas Callaway William Haskins William Long. (s) John Wiat January 15th 1739 came before me William Haskins and made oath that John Wiat signed, sealed, and published the above laste will and testament that he was at that time of sound & disposing mind & memory & that he saw Thomas Callaway & William Long sign accordences there & at the same time William Wiat & Thomas Pierce took oaths appointed by law to be taken as Executors. Signed William Smith Esq. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AFRICAN-AMERICANS MENTIONED IN PERQUIMANS COUNTY WILLS Will of John TWINE recorded 4-25-1784 To Thomas TWINE one Negro man called Buck To Elizabeth Perry one Negro girl called Venus Jesse TWINE one Negro boy called Bob Abraham TWINE one Negro boy called Sambo John TWINE one Negro boy called Flint Elisha TWINE one Negro boy called Steal Will of John Barrow 1718 to Joseph - Negro Sambo to James - Negro woman, Negro lad called Tom, Negro girl called Ruth Will of John Barrow, Jr. 1807 to Ann Skinner - Negro boy Lewis, Negro girl Fereba, to Sarah Barrow - Negro Pleasant, Negro Rose Will of John White 1771 to John White - Negro Tonie to Abigail Winslow - Negro Sew to Jeames White - Negro Venis to Lydah White - Negro girl Hagor to Rachel White - Negro girl Grace, Dick, Peter, Jeney Will of John White 1731 to Sarah Elizabeth White - Negro woman Nanne to wife - Negro Jarin Will of Luke Hollowell 1734 to John White - Negro woman Diana to Ruben White - Negro Matt Will of Ruben Hollowell 1753 to John Hollowell - Negro Matt Will of Josiah ROGERSON 1807 to Jesse ROGERSON - 2 Negroes Vizt., Dick Bagley & Feraby to Judah Newborne - 2 Negroes Vizt., Peg & Tom to Absaley Ward - 2 Negroes Bob & Ann to Esther Billips - 2 Negroes Vizt., Delilah & Jinny to Obediah ROGERSON - 3 Negroes Vizt., Dick, Rose, Viney to Leah ROGERSON - 3 Negroes Vizt., Jenny, Violet, Annis to Jeremiah ROGERSON - 9 Negroes Vizt., Old Dick, Venus, Jude, Moses, Rose, & ..Wilson, Hardy, Angge, S___. to Mary Perry - 2 engross Vizt., Isaac & Cherry to Josiah Blanshard- 7 Negroes Vizt., Rachel, Bob, Abraham, Esther, Melos, Mills, ..& Elvy Will of Absalah Ward 1827 Mary ROGERSON - Negro girl by Esther 1 Negro woman to be sold called Esther

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