will dated 4 December 1751

 Proved in January Court, 1752, Perquimans County

N. Carolina

Perquimans County Pc.) Know all men by these presents that I Nathaniel Albertson, Farmer of the place aforesaid being very sick & weak of body but of sound disposing mind and memory thanks be given to God therefor, and calling to mind the mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain these presents to  contain my Last will & Testament in manner & form following

(Viz) Principally & first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, & my body to the Earth to be buried in a Decent & Christion manner at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named: And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to belss me in this life, I give & dispose of the same as follows,

First I will that all my just debts be  Defrayd & paid in convenient time after my Decease by my Executors hereafter named

Item.  I give to my Son Joshua Albertson all of my Land  from Long Branch down to the Creek Swamp and so down to the branch at the upper end of my Mannor Plantation & so out to the back line to him & his heirs for ever, also one feather bed & Furniture on which I lie, also the one third part of all my stock of cattle & hogs to him & his disposial.

Item.  I give to my Son William Albertson my Mannor Plantation I now Dwell on with all the Land from the aforementioned Branch at the upper end of sd. Plantation, running with a direct course with the Branch from the Creek Swamp to the back line & thence down to the line of that Land that was former by his Grandfather Samuel Nicholsons, to him and his heirs for ever, Only my will & desire is that my Daughter Hannah Albertson have the liberty of  the use of my non Dwelling Houses as long as she shall remain unmarried  Also I give to him the one third part of all my stock of cattle and hogs to him & his Disposal Also one Negrow woman named Joan with what issue she may here after happen to have to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body them failing then to return to the Heirs of my body; Also I give to my Grandsons  Benjamin & Chalkley Albertson, Sons of William one young Negrow boy named Abraham, to them & the heirs of their bodies them failing then to return to the Heirs of my Body

Item,  I give one Negrow girl named Rose she and her increase to my Son Joshua & Daughter Hannah Albertson to be equally divided betixt them But if it should so happen that my Sd. Daughter Hannah should Depart this life without heirs of her body Lawfully begotten  then my will and intent is that the Sd. Negrow and her increase shall return to my Sd. Son Joshua & his Heirs

Item   Give to my Said Daughter Hannah Albertson one third part of all my sheep, Also one featherbed & furniture also one chest to her & her disposal

Item,  I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Newby one Barrell of Pork   to her & her disposal

Item   I give to my Son Aaron Albertson one hundred weight of fresh Pork and also the one third part of all my stock of hogs & Cattle to him & his disposal—

Item   I give to my Daughter Lydda Trueblood  one third of all my sheep to her & her heirs

Item   I give all the rest of my personal estate to my Son William Albertson to him & his heirs for Ever

Item,  Also I constitute and appoint my three sons, Viz. Aaron, Joshua, & William Albertson Executors of this my Last will and Testament Hereby disallowing & Disanulling all & every other former will  or Will Legucie, Bequests & Executors before this time by me named willed & Bequeathed— Ratifieing & Confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament— This fourth Day of the tenth month commonly called  December 1751

Nathaniel Albertson   (his N mark)

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced & Declared by  the said  Nathaniel Albertson  to be  his last will and Testament in the presence of

Joshua Perisho

James Henby

Mary Morris  

North Carolina

Perquimans County January Court anno Dom 1752

Present His Majestys Justices

Then was the within will proved in Open Court by the affirmation of James Henby and evidence thereto in due form of law and at the  same time Aaron Albertson and William Albertson Executors to the within will was duly qualified by taking the affirmation by law to be taken by Exec. Ordered that the ???? or his said Deputy of said province have notice that ???? Testamentory issue thereon as the law directs

Test  Edmund Hatch


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