IN YE NAME OF GOD AMEN, ye Second Day of November, in ye year of our Lord, 1713. I, Humphrey Harrington, of North Carolina, in perquomons Precinct, Black Smith, being very sick & weak in body, but of perfect mind & memory, thanks be Given to God therefore, calling to mind ye mortality of my Body & knowing it is appointed for men once to dye, doe make & ordain this my last will & Testament, that is to say principally & first of all; I Give and recommend my Soul into ye hands of God that gave it, hopeing through ye Merits, Death & passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ To have full & free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins, & to inherit Everlasting life; And my Body I commit to ye Earth, to be decently buried at ye discretion of my Executrix hereafter named, nothing doubting but at ye Genll. resurrection I Shall receive ye same again by ye mighty power of God; & as touch- ing such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I demise & dispose of ye same in ye following manner & forme, that is to say:
I will that all those debts duties as I doe owe in right or Conscience, To any manner of person, or persons, whatsoever shall be well & truely contented & paid, or ordained to be paid, in Convenient time after my decease, by my Executrix here- after named.
I Give & bequeith unto my daughter, Ann, my Plantation that I now live on, with one hundred and twenty of land, & to ye heirs of Body lawfully begotten, & She to be posesed at ye age of Sixteen years.
I Give & bequeith Unto my daughter in law, Ann Majour one hundred & twenty acres Joying to ye aforesd. Plantation of a Tract of land of 340 Acres, & to ye heirs of her body lawfully begotten.
I give unto Elizabeth Major, whom I have taken to be my wife, whom I likewise Constitute, make & ordaine my onely & Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testamt., by her freely to be posses’d & enjoyed, & I doe hereby utterly disallow, Revoke & disannul all & every other Testaments, will & legaces beqts. & Exts. by me in any ways before this time named, willed & bequeithed, Ratifying & Confirming this & noe other to be my last will & Testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal, ye Day & ye year above written.
Signed, Sealed, published, Pronounced & declared bye sd. Humphrery Harrington, as his last will & Testament in ye presents of ye Subscribers, Vizt:
FRANCIS P. THOMAS.
Recorded in Will Book 2, page 18.
Contributed by Nola Duffy