Will of William Mallard ~ 1827

Transcribed by Joan S Dunn

Will of William Mallard Duplin County, NC copy of original found at the NC Archives, Raleigh, NC State of North Carolina Duplin County February 22nd 1826 In the name of God Amen, I William Mallard of the County & State aforesaid being of an inform State of body but sound mind and memory do make & constitute & ordain this by my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore by me madeI resign my Soul unto the merciful hands of God who gave it and my body to be decently buried at the discrestion of my Executors hereafter named My worldly property with which it has pleased God to bless me I give & bequeath in following manner viz First I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Rebecca Mallard all my land and plantation untill my daughter Mary Eliza Mallard comes of age then to be equally divided between my wife and Daughter to them & theirs forever also I give to my wife two negroes a woman by the name of Letty & a boy by the name of Prince to her & her heirs forever also one horse chair & harness three cows & calves Three ews & lambs one sow & pigs all my plantation tools two feather beds & furniture also as much of my household and kitchen furniture as will be necessary for her convenience to her and her heirs forever Secondly. I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Mary Eliza Mallard Two negroes a girl by the name of Sarah and a boy by the name of Stephen to her & her heirs forever. I also give to my Daughter Mary Eliza one other negro man by the name of Lewis which I purchased from James Maxwell for the sum of Five Hundred Dollars the said Maxwell has liberty to take back the said negros by refunding three hundred Dollars in four years from the 17 January 1826 also I give to my said Daughter one feather bed & furniture the residue of property not mentioned. I wish first ?? all my just debts paid out of the next few words too faint to read debts is paid the balance I give to my Daughter all of which property she is to receive when she comes of age or marries to her and her heirs forever. I hereby constitute & appoint my friend Aaron Morgan Executor and my wife Rebecca Mallard Executrix to this my last will & Testament. In witness whereof I the said William Mallard have executed & published the same Signed Wm. Mallard Signed Sealed & published in presence of D. C. Moore Thomas Heath To Duplin County Court Nov Term 1827 on oath of Danl C. Moore. Aaron Morgan qualified as Executor Jas Pearsal ??? Clk

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