TORSKEY, ELIZABETH (1758)

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
OF
ELIZBETH TORKSEY
Jeneniry 25, 1758

In the name of God Amen I ELIZBETH TORKSEY being very sick but of perfeck mind and memory thanks be to almity God for it dow make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in ???? and form as folloeth that is to say. I recommend my sole in to the hand of almighty God that gave it and my body to the grave to be buried at the deseceshiun of my Exec. Herto after menthuned——

Itom. I give and bequive to my be loved Son JOHN TORKSEY all my esteate both reel and paneel to him and his harse for ever after debts paid (?)And I apint and consecute my trusty friend ABEL GALLUP my hole and sole Exec. Of this my Last Will and Testament and dow utterly desulot all others wills before by me maid in witness my hand and seal this 25th day of Jinuiry

Jeneniry 25th then upered and FRANCES BROCKET and JUDAH WHITE and took Oath on the Holey Evengliust that the desist the above sd. ELIZBETH TORKSEY is that GELLEP shuld have lie curop her ??? and sd. and that the will as it stands was her bequist and was in her purfet senses ???? before me

(NOTE I see no signature of Eliabeth) 

FRANCIS BROCKET

Her X mark

JUDAH WHITE
Her X mark

WM BURGESS (I see nothing that show this person in the probate but I still
believe he was present)


North Carolina
Pasquotank County

March Court Anno Dom 1758
Present His Majestis Justies
These may ????? that FRANCIS BROCKET and JUDITH WHITE came into Opon Court and made Oath on the Holy Evangelist that they ware present and heard ELIZABETH TORKSEY as is within written. Then ABEL GALLOP appeared and took the oath of an Executor ordered that the Hon. RICHARD SPAIGHT Esq. Secretary hereNotree
that letters issued

Test. Tho. Taylor

A Nuncupative Will of Eliz. Torksey
Was proved in Open Court by the Oath
Of FRANCIS BROCKET & JUDAH WHITE
Letter iss’d the first day of April 1758

Book N. 10
Page 139


Contributed and transcribed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)


 

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