PETER PEARSON (1779)

 Will of

Peter Pearson

Will Written 27 May 1779 

North Carolina

Perquimans County                 

Know all men by these presents that I Peter Pearson of the aforesd County and Province being sick and weak in body and knowing the uncertainty of this life do for settling of my temporal concerns make this my last will and Testament in manner as followeth, that is to say—

1       I give unto my wife Marry Pearson the best bed and furniture in my house two cows & calfs a side saddle two  iron pots three pewter dishes & one bason half dozen plates & one third part of the Delft ware to her & her heirs forever

2       I give unto my two sons Nathan & William Pearson my Negro boy Isaac to be equally divided between them I also give my son Nathan one feather bed & furniture to him & his heirs forever

3       I give unto my son William Pearson one feather bed without furniture  my yearling colt & one cow & calf to him & his heirs forever —

4       I give unto my son Peter Pearson one feather bed & furniture & my mains after paying my son Jonathan the value of eight pounds gold & silver to him & his heirs forever—

5       I give unto my Daughter Mary Moore one feather bed & furniture to her and her heirs forever—

6       I give unto my son Jonathan Pearson one feather bed & furniture & the value of eight pounds gold and silver which he is to receive from my son Peter Pearson to him & his heirs forever-

7       I give unto my Daughter Ruth Boyce one feather bed & furniture to her & her heirs forever—

8       I give unto my son Christopher Pearson twenty five pounds  I mean the value of that sum in gold and silver to him & his heirs forever—

9       I give unto my Daughter Rachel Newby four pounds seventeen shillings which is all ready hard—

10    I give unto my three grand children Nathan Peter & Josiah Lacy one cow & calf a piece to each of them  to them and theirs forever—

11     I give all the remainder part of my estate not before mentioned & desire it may be equally divided amongst my six children Peter  Nathan  William  Mary  Ruth & Jonathan to them and their heirs forever—

Lastly I nominate constitute & appoint my son Nathan Pearson & my friend Matthew White Executors to this my last will and testament hereby revocking all other wills heretofore by me made and publishing this to be my last

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and have this 27th day of may In the year of out Lord one  thousand seven hundred seventy nine.

Peter Pearson   (his mark)

It is my desire that Josiah White Matthew White Josiah Jordan may

divide my estate agreeable to the above mentioned will–                                                                                                                                               

Signed Sealed & Published &                                                       

Delivered by the sd. Peter Pearson to be & contain his last will In the Presents of

Nathan Lacey

Mary White

Josiah Jordan Junr


Transcriber’s note: Peter was the son of Peter Pearson and Rachel Newby Pearson


Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley

(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)


 

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