THOMAS HOLLOWELL (1772)

Will of

THOMAS HOLLOWELL

1772

North Carolina Pequris, County. Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Hollowell of the place aforesaid farmer do make and ordain these presents to be and contain my last will and testament for the disposal of such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me with in this life in the following manner and forme. Viz.

First I will that all my just debts an contracts be paid out of my estate in covennent time after my decease.

Item I leave the use of my plantation land and improvements where I now live
to my well beloved wife Sarah Hollowell duering her natril life and the prevelig for her stock dureing her widdowhood in my land at Little River which I bought of Thomas Nicholson.

Item I give to Thomas Haskit son of William the land plantation and improvements where I now dwell with a parsil of woodland and joyning thereto which I bought of Richard Chesson to him and the heirs lawfully begotten of his body

I give the before mentioned land to John Haskit son of William to him and the heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever.

Item I give to Silas Haskit son of William my lands plantation and improvements which I bought of Thomas Nicholson at Little River to him and the heirs lawfully begotten of his boody forever and for want of such heirs of his body as aforesaid I give the before mentioned land to John Haskit son of William to him and the heirs of his boody lawfully begotten forever.

Item I leave the use of the remaining part of my … land lying in the thee grand forke above Moses Bundy to my wife Sarah Hollowell dureing her naturil life.

Item I give the before mentioned piece of land to John Haskit son of Wm. Hasket to him and the heirs of his boddy lawfully begotten forever.

Item I give Thomas Haskit son of William my Negro girl named Huldah to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever if he should dye without such issue it is my will that the above mentioned Negro girl should return to John Hasket son of William to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give to my wife Sarah Hollowell my Negro woman Candis Negro boys James and Jacob and Negro girl Hannah to her and her disposal.

Item I leave the use of the labor of my other three Negroes David, Jonah and Aron to my wife Sarah Hollowell until the said Negroes arive to the age of thirty one years.

Item I give my Negro men David and Jonah to Thomas Hasket son of William to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever but if he should dy without such issue it is my will that the same Negro boys should return to John Hasket to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.

Item I give my Negro boy Aaron to Silas Hasket son of William to him and the heirs of his body forever lawfully begotton forever. But if he should dye without such heirs of his boddy.

Item I give the above mentioned Negro boy to John Hasket son of William to Him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.

Item I give to my wife Sarah Hollowell my old Negro woman named Jane to her and her disposal.

Item I give to Rachal Wilson, wife of Jacob my book of Tucks History.

Item I give my cousin Thos. Hollowell, son of John one large Foher Bible and Robert Barkleys Apolige after my wifes decease.

Item I give to Thomas … .

Item I give all the rest of my estate of all kinds whatsoever to my wife Sarah Hollowell to her and her disposal.

Item I leave John Haskit son of William as an appointed guardian to my slaves hereby disposed to see that they are well sett by.

Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and apoint my loving wife Sarah Hollowell Execetrix and friend John Hasket and Matthew and Thomas Hasket Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disallowing all and every other former will or wills legacies bequeath made before this time by me names willed bequeathed rattefying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament this tenth day ye 4 mo. commonly called April one thousand seven hundred seventy two.

                                                                                                        Thomas Hollowell.

Signed sealled published and pronounced and declared by the said Thomas Hollowell to be his last will and testament in presents of us Peter Pearson, Mary White, William Pearson.

Proved July Court 1772, Book C., pg. 116, Perquimans Co., NC


Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley

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


 

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