THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
Febuary 12, 1759
In the name of God Amen. This Twelueth Day of Febuary One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine. I ISAAC ALBERTSON of the Precsents of Pasquotank In North Carolina Planter being very sick & weeke in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to almighty God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body. Knowing that it is appoynted for all men Once to Die I doe make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament that is to say Principly and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that give it and for my body I commend to the earth to be burried in a Christain like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the Genrel Resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldy estates where wills it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give device and dispose of the same in the form & following manner. Imprimiss.
Item. My will is that my well beloved Wife JEMIMA ALBERTSON should have the use of all my Land and Premissarys and like wise of the mills, my Land begins near my Spring on the swamp side and runing with a streight line along my ditch and soe to the back line soe to take in one hundred and fifty acres and likewise the use of my negros and my cattle & my hogs & my horses & my sheep & all my housel good & every thing that are min during her Natrel Life Only.
Item. I give to my Daughter RUTH when she comes to the age of twenty one the half of all that remains if required (Note: this part is either marked through or creased and hard to make out)
Item. Likewise I give to my Daughter RUTH the other halfe of mine after her Mothers decease remains if required
Item. I make my well beloved Wife my hole & sole Executor of all my good and Chattles.
Where unto I have set my hand and fixt my seal. The Day and Date above mentioned.
ISAAC ALBERTSON seal
In the presents of us
THOMAS CRAGRILL jurat
March Court A D 1759
Present his Majesties Justices
These may Certify that THOMAS CRAGHILL appeared in open Court and under oath on the Holy Evangelast that he was present and saw ISAAC ALBERTSON sign seal publish and declare the within to be and contain his Last Will and Testament and that he also saw ISAAC LITTEN and SARAH MARTIN the other two Evidences sign their names thereto at the same. Then appeared JEMIMA ALBERTSON and was duly qualified & ordered that the Honorable RICHARD SPAIGHT Esq. Secretary. Have notice that Letter may issued
Test. THOS. TAYLOR
ISAAC ALBERTSON will proved
Recorded in Test. Office
Booke No. 5 page 179
Contributed and transcribed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)