Will of Samuel Gavin

Submitted by Jackie Purdy and Sarah Studstill

Will of Samuel Gavin

21st. Day of December 1761

 In name of God amen

 I SAMUEL GAVIN being sick but of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainly if this transitory life do make this my last will and testament.

 Viz- First I resign my soul to Almighty God that gave it & my body to the ground to be decently buried as my Executors thereafter named shall direct & and as for my worldly estate that it hath pleased God to bless me with I leave in manner and form following that is to say,

  I leave and bequeath to my beloved wife PATIENCE GAVIN the use of all and singular my lands, negroes, houses as follows & but upon her death or ----marriage or the arrival at the age of twenty one years of my son JOHN GAVIN,

  I give and bequeath to said JOHN my son the plantation wherein I now live with all the apurtanances thereunto. Belonging as also one negro boy named Cuff & and as for the rest of my estate,

 I give & bequeath to my beloved sons SAMUEL, LEWIS & CHARLES GAVIN, to be equally divided except their mothers third

  & and lastly I nominate and appoint my beloved wife PATIENCE GAVIN and my beloved friend THOMAS CARRILL Executors of this my last will and testament.

 Signed & sealed this 21st. Day of December 1761 in the presence of

SAMUEL GAVIN (his mark)

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