ROBERTSON, JAMES (1754)

Will of

JAMES ROBERTSON

1754

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, James Robertson, of the County of Pasquotank, in the Province of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect Memory, Do make this to be and Contain my last will and Testament, in manner and form following; that is to saw:

I Give and bequeath to my well beloved son, Mordecai, my manner plantation whereon I now live, containing fifty Acres, More or less, to him and to his heirs forever.

I likewise give and bequeath to my beloved son, Malachi, my Road Plantation, Containing fifty Acres, to him and to his heirs for Ever.

I also give to my son Mordecai, one Ram and one Ewe, two Sows, two Cows, and one beehive, to him and to his heirs forever.

I likewise give to my son, Malachi, two Sows, one Ewe and Ram, two beehives, and one Cow and Heiffer, to him and his heirs forever.

I Give to my Daughter, Euphan, one Feather bed and furniture, three pewter Basons, and one Dish, one Sow, and one Cow, to her and her heirs forever.

I Give to my Daughter, Salley, three Basons, and one pewter dish, one Fethar Bed and Furniture, one Sow, and one Cow, to her and her heirs for ever. I also give to Each of my Daughters one Chest.

I also give all the rest of Moveable Estate to my Dear and Well beloved Wife, Sarah Robertson, and to her Disposal, whom I Nominate my Executrix, and my Trusty friend, Thomas Taylor, Executor to this my last will and Testament, hereby revoaking all other wills heretofore made,

                                                                          JAMS. ROBERTSON    (Seal)

Signd, Seald and Declared,
this to be my last will and Testa-
ment. the 17th. day of January,
Annoq Dom. 1753, in the pres-
ents of:

SAMUEL OKELY,
WLLLLAM WOODLY.
MARY TAYLOR


NORTH CAROLINA,

PASQUOTANK COUNTY. SS. October Court, Annoq Dom., 1754.

Present His Majestys Justices:

These may Certifie that that William Woodley, one of the Evidences to the Within Will, appeared in open Court, & made Oath, on the Holy Evangelist, that he was present & Saw James Robertson Sign, Seal, publish and declare the within to be and Contain his Last Will & Testament; and that he was at that time of sound and Disposeing memory; that he also Saw the other Evidences Sign their Names thereto att the same time: then appeared Sarah Robertson, Executrix, and was duly Qualified as Such; ordered that the Honorable James Murray, Esqr., Secretary, have Notice that Letters issue, &c., dated at the Clerks office, the 22d. Day of January, 1754.

Test. THO. TAYLOR, ck. Cu.


Contributed by Nola Duffy

Copied from Original Will, filed in the Office of the Secretary of State.


 

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