Will of


will 20 November 1763;
Proved in October Court 1766

Pasquotank County, NC

In the name of God Amen the twentyeh Day of Nomember in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred Sixty three I John MackBride of the county of Pasqt. in the province of North Carolina being sick and week in body but in perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament That is to say principly and first of all I give and recomend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it and my body I recomend to the earth to be Decently Buried and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me With this life I give Demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form———

Item. I give to my Son Josiah and to his heirs forever my manner Plantation and the Land belonging to it down to the head of a branch where Ross did live so down a line of marked trees to the corner tree of my new survey and my negro named Tesiniah and one fether bead and furniture and one mair and my gun and cutlash and one iron pot and my handmill and my tools and one chest and one stone jugg and my ovel table

Item I give to my son Elisha to his heirs forever Plantation known by the name of Monks and the land belonging to it and my negro named Antony and one feather bead and furniture and one mair and one iron pot and one case of bottles and one small trunk and two large Puter Basons and one puter Dish

Item I give to my Daughter Sarah and to her heirs forever Eighty acres of Land more or less according to the Bounds at the East End of my Land joining Caleb Abet

Item I give to my Daughter Rhoda and to her heirs forever one hundred acres of Land called the Noles and my negro man Jack and one fether bead and furniture and one linning wheel and one wooling wheel and one chist and one iron pot and one Stone butter pot and one jugg and one looking glass and one safe

Item I give to my grandchild Alla Burnham one Small heifer

Item I leave my cattle to be equally devided Between Josiah & Elisha & Rhoda

Item I give a small piece of Land to James Spence twenty acres more or less joining on the Land Where he now lives so down to a corner oak that was marked for Charles Hight by ye Sipres Swamp

Item I give ye remainder of my estate to my wife Sarah MackBride and do also make constitute and ordain her and also my son Josiah my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby disalow revoke and disanull all and every other forms wills legucies and Bequeths and Executors by me in any ways before named willed or bequeathed Rattyfying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and testament in witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day above writen signed sealed published pronounced and delivered by ye sd. John MakBride as his Last Will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers

Randall Calley
Randal Taylor
Jno. McBride
Patrick Kelley

North Carolina October Court AD 1766

Pasquotank County Present His Majesties Justices

These may certify that Patrick Kelley one of the Evidences to the within will appeared in open Court & made oath on the Holy Evangelist that he was present & saw John MackBride decd. sign seal publish pronounce & declare the foregoing to be & contain his Last will & Testament & that he was at that time of sound & disposing memory & That he also saw Randall Kelley & Randall Taylor the
other Evidences sign there names thereto at the same time then appd. Josiah McBride Exr. & was duly qualified. Ordered that the Hon. Benj. ??? Esq. Sec.
have notice that letters may give??.

Registered the 11th day of December 1766
Test Tho. Taylor
by Tho Taylor

Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley

(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)


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