Will of William Barnes

Transcribed by Hunt Sanders

Will of William Barnes

(Duplin Co, NC. Original Wills. LDS #1548853)


 In the Name of God Amen

 The 12th Day of Decemr in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty nine.. ~

 I William Barns of the County of Duplin in the Province of North Carolina being Sick and Weak but of Sound Mind Memory and understanding Thanks be to Almighty God for the same and knowing the certainty of Death and the uncer tainty of this time thereof do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following – Viz

  First and Principally I Recommend my Soul to Almighty God Who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried at the Direction of my Executors hearafter Named – Imprimis It is my Will and Desier that all my Jus De And Funeral expenses be Discharged out of Estate

 Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Lewi Maner Plantation whereon I now Liv Hundred and forty Acres as will appe my Water Mill and Still also Ne Bosen Judy and Rechall and them to His Intenst whill He comes to the age of twenty years and then for him to receive his whole Estate into his own hand also my Gray Horse Caled Mayer with his bridle And Sadle

 Item I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Plantation on white Oake Branch containing Three acres wheir James Dob Lives


  Peace of Land lying on Panther Swamp containing one Hundred and Thirty five Acres and the Benefits arising from them to be Put to her use and benefit also Negroes Peter Genny Isaac Lucyu and Pheby also my Roan Mair Caled Rorm with her Sale and Bridle ~

 Item I order that my Daughters Negroes be kept at my Mill and that they shall have Six Cowes and Calves ten Sowes and Pigs and the Benefit arising from the said Mill Negroes and Stock Shall be put to her use whill my Son Comes of Eage as above mentioned then the Mill to be hisen

 Item I order that all my Houshold furniture 3with all my Plan Tation Tools and Salers tools with all my Stock of all Sorts be Sold at Publick vardcie at Six months Creadit And the money arising therefrom to be Eaqually divided my two children ~ that my Plantation may be Rented out with my my son whill He Comes of Eage as above all my out standing debts be Eaqually between by Children when Received by it is my urgent Desier that my may have Sufficient Education given and the Expence to be Payed out of their own Shair each for themselves

 Lastly I do appoint my Friends Felix Kenan William Godden And George Smith Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Thereby Revoking all former and other Wills by me made and Confirming this and only this to be my Last Will and reald Pronounced and in the Presenic of

William Barnes
his X mark

 Description: Easily legible except on the bottom right hand side of the first page and bottom left hand side of the second page, the ink has leached out, leaving these small areas blank. Typed to try to represent this.

 This will is typed just as it was sent to me by email from Hunt Sanders.

This will is not to be copied and posted on any other site!

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