Will of Richard Wall - 1752
Transcribed by Kay Midgett Sheppard

 
In the name of God Amen.  I Richard Wall of Northampton County in the province of North Carolina being of perfect Sense and memory I thank God for it, Therefore do make & Ordain my Last Will and testament in the following manner & form following
 
Viz I recommend my Soul to God who gave it to me and my Body to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the discreation of my Executors In sure & Certain hope of joyful resurrection through the Mercies of my Blessed Saviour.
 
Itm � I give and bequeath to my Son Sampson Wall my Land & plantation Where I now live to him and his heirs.
 
Itm � I give & bequeath to my Son Sampson Wall my negro fellow named Jack to be kept on the plantation for the maintenance of my Wife Lucy Wall during her natural life and after her decease to him and his heirs.
 
Itm � I give and bequeath to my wife one feather Bed & furniture to her and her heirs.
 
Itm � I give and bequeath to my Son Sampson Wall what cattle & hogg there Shall be upon the plantation at my Decease and what household Goods there Shall be to him and his heirs.
 
Itm � I give to my Son Richard Wall the Sum of five Shillings to him & his heirs.
 
Itm � I give to my Son Arthur Wall the Sum of Five Shillings to him & his heirs.
 
Itm � I give to my Son Samuel Wall the Sum of five Shillings to him & his heirs.
 
Itm � I give to my Daughter Judith Deloatch the Sum of five Shillings.
 
Itm - I give to my Daughter Sarah Boykin five Shillings to her & her heirs.
 
Itm � I give to my Daughter Preclia Benson five Shillings to her & her heirs.
 
Itm � I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Jane? Lewis five Shillings to her & her heirs.
 
Itm � My will and desire is that my Son Sampson Wall be the Whole & Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament Revoking all former Wills & bequeaths by me made ratifying & Confirming this only to be my last Will & testament.  Wittness Whereof I have here unto set my hand and fixt my Seal this 29th day of Febr. 1752.
(signed) Richd. [his mark] Wall
 
Test
Chas. Campbell
James Lewis   Jurat
 
Northampton County}  SS     August Court 1755
     The within written Will of Richard Wall was exhibited into Court and proved by the oath of James Lewis one of the subscribing witnesses thereto; at the same time Sampson Wall was Qualifyed Executor thereof which on motion was Ordered to be Certifyed.
Test:  J. Edwards, Clk. Cur.
 

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