26 July 1778
In the Name of God Amen I John Hollowell of the County of Perquimons and
province of north Carolina am Sickley and weak of boddy butt of Sound and
perfect mind and memory thanks be to Almity God for the Same and Caling to
mind the unseartanty of this transetory Life and the Sartanty of Death do
Constitute and ordain this to be My last Will and testement in maner and form
And first~ I Give my Soul to God Who Gave it me and Boddy to the Earth to be
Desantly Buried by Executors herafter names and what worly Estate it has been
pleas God to Bless me with in this world I Give and Despose of itt in maner
and form as folleth.
And first~ I Give unto my Son William Hollowell two Hundred pounds currant
money of this province which he has already Received I Likwis Give to my Son
William one feather bead and furniture and two stools and one oval table three
head of Cattle fore Sheep one Long Gun and my Croscut Saw ane one hors Coult
that he has had in his poseson and two puter Dishes and two puter Basons with
all other things that he my said Son has in his posseson to him my Said Son
and his heirs for Ever.
Secodly~ I Give my Son Henry Hollowell my plantation where on I Now Dwell and
all my Land that I hould in this wourld to him my Said Son and his heirs for
Ever only it is my will that my wife Should not be Desturbed in the plantation
nor any part of the Land During hur natrel Life but if She should marrey then
to have but one third part of my plantation I Likwise Give unto my Said Son
Henry one feather Bead and furniture and my hand mill and my Small Gun and two
puter dishes and two puter basons I Likwise Give unto my Said Son Henry three
Head of Cattle Such as his brother has had and four Sheep and one pott and
huke and my hansaw and all my Cuppers tools and one half Dozen spoons and one
Skillet and one oval table I Likwise Give my Said Son Henry one Hors Coult
Named Derrik and one Cheast Caled my Cheast and two sows and pigs to him my
son and his heirs for Ever it is my will he have all that I have Given him at
the age of twenty one years.
Thirdly~ I Give to my Dauter Elizabeth Perry one feather bead and furniture
and two Cows and Calves with all other things that I have Given Hur that shee
has had in posison with them to Her my Sd Dauter and hur Heirs for Ever and no
more for She has had hur Shear.
Foerthly~ I Give to my Dauter Sarah Riddick one feather bead and furniture
and two Cows and Calves with all other thing that I have Given Hur that shee
has had in poseson with them to Hur my Sd Dauter and hur Heirs for Ever and it
is my will that my Said Dauter have on Cow and Calf more because Thee has bad
Luck with hur Cattle and that must be Hur Shear.
Fiftly~ I Give unto my Dauter Mary Riddick one feather bead and furniture and
two Cows and Calves with all other things that She has had in poseson Given
Her by me to Hur my Sd Dauter and hur Heirs for Ever and that is hur Shear.
Sixtly~ I Give unto my Dauter Christian White one feather bead and furniture
and two Cows and Calves with all other things that Thee has in poseson Give
hur by me to hur my Sd Dauter and hur Heirs for Ever.
Sevently~ I Give to my Dauter Ann Evins one feather bead and furniture and
two Cows and Calves with all other things that Thee has had in poseson Given
hur my Sd Dauter and hur Heirs for Ever and that is hur Shear all but as much
money as will purches hur a sute of Clouse Equal with the Clouse that hur
Sisters had befor.
Eightly~ I Give to my Loving wife Christian Hollowell one feather Bead and
for it being the bead that She and I has on and my young mare Caled Lou my
womans Saddle and bridel and one mans Saddle to hur my Loving wife and hur
heirs for Ever.
I Likewise Give my Dauter Christian White my flocks Staple to hur my Said
Dauter and her heirs for Ever.
Ninethly~ it is my will and desier that all my Just Debts and funeral Expences be paid and Discharged out of my Estate by my Executor and after all my Debts and Charges is sattesfied and paid then all the Rest of my Estate that is to be found that is not by me Given away I Lend to my loving wife during hur natural Life and after hur Death to be Equely Divided between my two sons William Hollowell and Henry Hollowell who I nominate and apoint to be my hole and Soul Executurs to See this my Last will and testament fulfiled and properly as witness my hand and Seal this 26 of July 1778 anno Domuni.
This will under Lined in one place be fore asigned:
Testies: John Twine, Caleb Winslow, Uriah Hudson.
(Proved January Court 1784, Book 3, p. 273).
Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)