1802 Will of Donald Findley
Transcribed & Contributed by P. Anne (Dyson) McDaniel, Esquire
Posted February 04, 2007 by Myrtle Bridges

[Note:  The 100 acres left to Nancy and Rebecca (Findley/Findly/Finlayson) is the same 100 acres 
Donald/Daniel Findley (Findly) purchased from Hugh Black in 1790, Deed Book 12, page 61-63, Cumberland 
County, NC.  This 100 acres is the same 100 acres sold by Duncan McGregor (husband of Nancy) and Rebekah 
Finlayson (Findley/Findly) to Philip McRae in 1815, Deed Book 30, Pages 175-177, Cumberland County, NC.]

Cumberland County, NC,  Will Book A, Page 57


State of North Carolina:
Cumberland County:   March 12th 1802

	In the name of God - Amen - I Donald Findley of the County of Cumberland, Gentlemen, being very 
sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God - calling unto thine 
the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain 
this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my 
soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be  buried in 
a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the general 
resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God - and as touching such worldly 
estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give devise and dispose of the same in 
the following manner and form -

	In the first place I leave one hundred acres of land to my wife her lifetime and then to be divided 
equally between my daughter Nancy and her sister Rebecca and I leave to Jannet five head of Cattle, and 
four head of sheep, and ten pounds money, when the Negro boy is taken away from her mother also to 
Catharine five head of Cattle and four head of sheep and ten pounds of money when Jannet will get her 
own money, and to Nancy fifteen pounds in money, also to Rebecca fifteen pounds of money, and to my wife 
I allow ten pounds in money, all other properties and house furniture is to be left on the plantation as 
long as the old woman lives, and afterwards to be equally divided among the aforesaid daughters.

	Donald Findly

Signed in presence of us
To wit:

John Sinclair   	Admitted to Record May Term 1802
John Findly	Robinson Mumford
Donald McIntosh

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