The Last Will and Testament of
February 8, 1777-March 1777
Be it known unto all men by these presents that I MARY PRITCHARD Wife of THOS. PRITCHARD being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory and for the settlement of my temperol affairs with respect to my land and tenement do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
I give and bequeath unto loving Husband THOMAS PRITCHARD One Hundred and Fifty acres land whereon he now lives to him and his heirs forever.
I give and bequeath unto my Five children viz. ELIZABETH, JOSEPH, THOMAS, JOHN and RICHET PRITCHARD and all the remaining part of my land to be eqully divided between them to them and ther heirs forever reserving the use of my said children land for my husband aforesaid during his natural life and in case either of my said children should die in minority my will is that his or her part deceased shall be divided among the rest.
Lastly I constitute and appoint my loving Husband THOMAS PRITCHARD executor to this my Last Will and Testament revoking and making void all former will by me here to fore made ratifying and confirming this and no other as by Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eight day of February 1777.
MARY PRITCHARD seal
Her x mark
Signed and sealed in the presence of
Susanh Price (Her x mark)
May Lackey (Her x mark)
State of North Carolina
Mch County Court
And Session of the Peace 1777
Present the Worshipful Justices
This may certify that the aforesaid Will was proven in open Court by the oath of Susanah Price one of the subscribing witness thereto who saw the testator sign seal and deliver the same to be and contain her Last Will and Testament at the same time appeared to be of sound mind and disposing memory and she also saw Ann Pendleton and Mary Lackey the other subscribing witness sign at the same time ordered to be recorded
Test: Enoch Relfe Clk
Recorded 11 June 1782
Enoch Relfe CC
Transcribed Aug. 6, 1875
Miles Commander C.S.C
Contributed and transcribed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)