THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
December 12, 1719
In the name of God Amon Decemb. 13th 1719
I WILLIAM ARMOR of the procint of Pasquotank in No. Carolina being sick and weak of body but of sound & perfect memory (praise be givon to God for the same) and knowing to uncertinly of this life and being desirous to take(?) things in ford or doe make this my Last Will & Testament in manner and form following that is to say first & principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator assurodly believing that I shall receive pardon & free reminision of all my sins of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and my body to the earth from whence it was taken in a Christian like and decent mannor by executors hereafter named and as touching such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy hath ???? me the same shall be ?????as hereafter by this my will is expressed ???? pronouncing ????? and making void all wills and Testaments by me heretofore.
Imprimis. I give and bequith to THOMAS ARMOR Ye Son of ELIZABETH one negro man named Harry to him and his but if the said THOMAS should die without issue that the negro shall fall to the name of ???? ARMORS again and his Wife, a bed??? a wisted (?) ?? Rug and a pair of sheets as agoe four now pewtor basons four now dishes and six plate likewise one negro boy called Sampson bought of my Wife ELIZABETH by vortue of a letter of morny from ASHLY EUNIS as alloe(?)
Itom. I give unto my Son THEOPHILOS ARMOR thirty pounds
Itom. I give unto my Mother ???? clothes
Itom. I give the remainder part of my mony to be divided between ROBT. ARMOR, JNO. ARMOR, and ANN MEAIDS
Itom. I give unto WILLIAM BROTHERS one white horse with a black main and tale.
Itom. I give unto the yongest child that my Wife brought one shilling
In witness I have hearunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written and I doe acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament.
WILLIAM ARMOR (His “A” mark)
Signed sealed Delivered in the Presence of us
WILL. JAMES (His mark)
THO. CRANK (His “Tc” mark)
I the above subscrib & doe make JOHN ARMOR to be my sole Executor of my goods and chattles
The Subscribor doe in ye ???? of God & under ye penalty of jorjury declare that I saw ye Test. WM. ARMOR sign seal & declare the above writton to be his Last Will & Testament and that I sett my mark as ????? and thereunto & saw the above named THO. CRENK do ye same
The mark of
Jan.y. 25th 1719.
The above Will was proved by the oath of THOS. CRANK before me taken on ye Holy Evangiliest and the above subscriptions of ????? before me taken in Testimony whereof I have hearunto sett my hand ye day & year afore mentioned
The same day also came JOHN ARMOR the Ext. above mentioned to ye Will of WILLIAM ARMUR & before me made oath on ye Holy Evangilos that to ye best of his power he will duely preform the will of the said Testator according as he has therein declared.
Certified this 25th Day of Jan.Y. 1719
WM. ARMOR Will
Letters granted Feby. 5, 1719
Contributed and transcribed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)