will dated 10 February 1701; proved 14 April 1702
Perquimans County, NC
In the Name of God Amen I Albert Albertson the Elder of the Precinct of Perquimons in No. Carolina being in perfect health of body praysed be God ??? considering that it is appoynted for all men once to die and being uncertain of the time when it may please God to take me out of this transitory life doe make
and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following that is to say
Imprimis: I give my soule to God who gave it and doe ???? him for the merritorius death and pashion of Jesus Christ my blessed saviour and redeemer to pardon all my sins and give my body to the Earth.
Item: I give all that Plantation where ???? with all the land thereunto ????? unto my loveing Sonns Peter and Nathanell and to their heirs for ever to be equaly divided between them
Item I give unto my sd. Sonn Peter and Nathen. my mill and mill horse called Jack
Item I give unto my Sonn Peter a horse called Sparke and to my sonn Nathenell
a horse called Blaze
Item I give unto my Sonn Albert Albertson tenn pounds Sterling to be paid to him
out of the estate; and a musquett and a wascoate that has silver buttons
Item I give unto my Sonn Easau Albertson a mare fillie aged twelve months come next spring
Item I give unto my Sonn Peters wife Ann a mare colt that shall happen after this year ye first
Item I give unto my Sonn Albert Albertson the second colt that shall happen after
Item I give unto my (the rest of the line is illegible)…Albertson and Nathanell three
mares and a young horse to be equally devide amongst them
Item I give unto my wife ye Plantation I now live upon with all the cattle and hoggs
belonging to it for her lifetime and after her decease it falls to my
Sonns Peter and Nathanell between them and leave my Sonns Peter and Nath: to be my Executors in Testomony whereas I have to this my last will and testament sett my hand and seale hereby revokeing all former and other wills by me heretofore made dated this tenth day of Febuary Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and one.
Jno. (illegible) Albert
Nathanell Nicholson Albertson (signature) seal
Proven in the Precinct Court the 14th Day of April Anno 1702.
Contributed and transcribed by Bob Stokley
(Transcribed as written, including errors in spelling and grammar.)