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    ADAMS, ABRAHAM
    December 18, 1734. Probate not dated. Sons: JAMES and JOSEPH (lands on Kengens Mill Creek and Old Town Swamp). Negroes bequeathed to sons.  Daughters: SARAH ADAMS, ELIZABETH ADAMS. Wife and Executrix: ANNE. Guardian and Trustee: JOHN HODGSON. Witnesses: JOHN COLLISON, JAMES ADAMS, PETER CAILAG (or Cailaugh).  Proven before GAB. JOHNSON.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 1)

    ADAMS, JOHN
    February 17, 1733-1734. No probate. Sons: ABRAHAM, JAMES, EMANUEL, JOHN, THOMAS. Daughters: MARTHA, RACHEL and MARY ADAMS. Executors: ABRAHAM and JAMES ADAMS (sons). Witnesses: OLIVER BLACKBURN, ROBERT SHARPLES, JOHN ALDERSHIRE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 2)

    ASHE, JOHN BAPTISTA
    November 2, 1731. November 15, 1734. Sons: JOHN and SAMUEL. Daughter: MARY. Brothers: JOHN and SAMUEL SWANN. Other legatees: JOHN RUSSELL, DANIEL HENDRICK of South Carolina. The following lands devised: "lands up the northwest branch of Cape Fear River, called Ashwood, situated between the lands of JOHN PORTER of Virginia, merchant, and the plantation whereon DANIEL DONAHO now lives." "My other lands on the north side of the river directly opposite to those aforementioned"; * * * land on Stumpy Sound called Turkey Point; 100 acres called Stumpy Island or New River Banks; 400 acres "above WILLIAM LEWIS'S plantation on the Main Branche of Old Towne Creek"; 2,500 acres near Rockfish Creek on the northwest branch of Cape Fear River; 640 acres of land on the northeast branch of Cape Fear River." The following item may be of interest : "I will that my slaves be kept to work on my lands and that my estate be managed to the best advantage so as my sons may have as liberal an education as the profits thereof will afford; and in their education I pray my executors to observe this method: Let them be taught to read and write and be introduced into the practical part of Arithmetick, not too hastily hurrying them to Latin or Grammar; but after they are pretty well versed in these, let them be taught Latin and Greek, I propose this may be done in Virginia; after which let them learn French; perhaps some Frenchman at Santee will undertake this. When they are arrived to years of discretion let them study the Mathematicks. To my sons when they arrive at age I recommend the pursuit and study of some profession or business (I could wish the one to ye Law, the other to Merchandize), in which let them follow their own inclinations. I will that my daughter be taught to write and read and some feminine accomplishments which may render her agreeable; and that she be not kept ignorant of what appertains to a good housewife in the management of household affairs. Item: I give to each of my executors a gold ring as a token of the respect, etc. I will that a brick Vault may be built at Groveley and my Dear Wife's body taken up out of the Earth and brought and laid there; if it should be my fortune to die in Carolina so as my corpse may be conveyed thither, I desire that one large Coffin may be made and both our bodys laid together therein and lodged in the said Vault." Executors: EDWARD MOSELEY, ROGER MOORE, NATHANIEL RICE, SAMUEL and JOHN SWANN, WILLIAM DOWNING and EDWARD SMITH. Witnesses: MEHITTOBEL RUTPER, JOHN HAWKINS, CORNELIUS DARGAN, MICH RUTTER. Codicil dated October 16, 1734, appoints JOB HOWS and THOMAS JONES Executors and directs interest in sawmill owned by testator and MATT ROWAN to be sold. Witnesses: JAMES INNES, JOSEPH WALTERS, EDWARD SMITH. Proven before GAB JOHNSTON. Executors qualified before W. SMITH, C. J. Impression of dragon's head on seal.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 11 & 12)

    BARRY, WILLIAM
    December 14, 1721. Brothers: DAVID BARRY, MARION BARRY. Executor: THOMAS MORRIS. Witnesses: RICHARD HARVEY, ANN GREEN. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 21)

    BOYD, THOMAS
    December 17, 1725. April Court, 1726. Son: JOHN. Wife: KATHERINE (u»e of plantation on Broad Creek, "where I now dwell"). Friends: COL. EDWARD MOSELEY, ROBERT TURNER (five pounds for ring), CAPT. SIMON ALDERSON. Executors: EDWARD MOSELEY, SIMON ALDERSON. This is a holograph will and a caveat was entered thereto by one John Bond. Several affidavits, together with portions of briefs and argument of counsel are filed with the original.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 42)

    CARTER, HENRY
    February 3, 1735-1736. March 9, 1735. Sons: JOHN ("plantation I now live on"), HENRY, SOLOMON, WALTER. Wife and Executrix: MAR- GRET. Executor: JOHN CARTER (son). Witnesses: EDW'D HADLEY, GILBERT MCNEARY, GILD SILVERTHORN. Justices: ROBT. TURNER, SIMON ALDERSON, SETH PILKINTON. Clerk of the Court: JOHN COLLISON.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 64)

    COLEMAN, RORERT
    July 9, 1721. September 25, 1721. March 29, 1722. .Wife and Executrix: MARY. Daughters: ELIZABETH ISLER, MARY WHITE. Granddaughter: MARY ISLER. Grandson: DAVID DUPUISE. Wife's son: DENNIS ODIER. Son-in-law and Executor: CHRISTOPHER RUNNILLS. Witnesses: RICHARD CARY, JOHN BUTLER, PETER GREEN. Clerk of the Court of Isle of Wight Co., Virginia: W. BRIDGERS. C. GALE, C. J.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 75 & 76)

    COLLINS, RICHARD
    September 23, 1707. October, 1707. Legatees and devisees: EDMON PARSE, ANN NOLSON, JOHN BUNTINO. Executor: ROGER MOUNTERY. Witnesses: EDWARD PITT, JOSEPH HALEBROOK, JAMES PEIRCE. Clerk of the Court: LEVI EMEWHITT.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 77)

    CONNER, ANDREW
    January 14, 1754. March Court, 1754. Friends: ROGER and HENRY ORMOND, sons of WYRIOTT ORMOND (972 acres 6f land on North side of Pamplico River). Daughter: SARAH CONNER. Executor: WYRIOTT ORMOND. Witnesses: WILLM. MORE, WILL ORMOND, JAS. ELLISON, THOMAS WILLIAMS. Clerk of Craven County Court: JNO. SNEAD.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 80)

    DAVIS, THOMAS
    February 15, 1711-1712. January 4, 1714. Son: PHILLIP ("my manner plantation on Oyster Creek, West side of Pamlico River), THOMAS (land on Matchepungo River). Daughters: SARAH, RACHELL, CHARITY and MARY DAVIS. Wife and Executrix: THOMESON. Witnesses: none given. No signature. Will proven by GYLES SHUTE and THOMASIN DAVIS. Clerk of the Court: JOHN DRINKWATER.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 95)

    DEIPTT, JOHN
    January 17, 1723-1724. June 17, 1724. Sons: PETTER DEIPTT (plantation in Machapongo containing two hundred acres), JOHN (200 acres of land). Wife and Executrix: PENON. Daughter and Executrix: ANN DEIPTT. Witnesses: PETER HAND, JOHN FONVIELLE. Clerk of the Court: JOHN CORNICK. Clerk of the Court at Newbern: C. METCALFE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 97)

    DENEHAM, ELIZABETH
    July 9, 1716. Legatees: ANN CLEWES, ELIZABETH LEIGH, JOSEPH TREWETT, ELEZABRTH DENEHAM, JOHN LEIGH, JOHN DENEHAM. Witnesses: ELIZABETH LEE and JAMES LEE, JUNR. Clerk of the Court : JNO. DRINKWATER.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 97)

    DERHAM, ELIZABETH
    July 17, 1716. Legatees: ANNE CLOWS, KATHERINE DERHAM, ELIZABETH LEIGH, JOSEPH TRUWITT, ELIZABETH DERHAM, JOSEPH DERHAM, JOHN LEIGH, JAMES LEIGH. Brother: JOHN DERHAM. Father-in-law and Executor: JAMES LEIGH. Witnesses: names not given. Clerk of the Court: JOHN DRINKWATER. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1712-22, page 125.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 98)

    DRINKWATER, JOHN
    August 7, 1717. May 30, 1718. Devisees: PHILLIP SHUTE, son of GYLES and CHARITY SHUTE (plantation containing 820 acres, lying between Mallard Creek and Goose Creek; 320 acres on South Dividing Creek; house and lot in Bath Town; money and plate on hand), GYLES SHUTE (wearing apparel), CHARITY SHUTE (all lands in event of death of PHILLIP. Executors: GYLES and CHARITY SHUTE. Witnesses: PATRICK CAVAN, ELIZABETH ELLEBAR. Will proven before CHAS. EDEN, at Bath Town.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 102)

    DIAS, HENRY
    December 8, 1737. March Court, 1737. Sons.- RICHARD (plantation on Blounts Creek), JOHN (land called Forke neck), THOMAS (land on WALLASES Creek), HENRY ("plantation whereon I now live"). Daughter: ANN DIAS. Wife and Executrix: REBECCA. Executor: JOHN PURSELL. Witnesses: RICHARD EVANS, JAMES PERDUE, MARY PERKINS. Clerk of the Court: ROGER JONES.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 99)

    FLANAKIN, RICHARD. South Dividing Creek
    September 5, 1739. June Court. 1741. Sons: JAMES ("the mannour plantation"), THOMAS, RICHARD, WILLIAM. Daughter: LEAH FLANAKIN. Wife: KATHERINE. Executors: ABRM. PRITCHETT (brother), JAMES FLANAKIN (son). Witnesses: PORTER FINCH, DOROTHY FINCH, SAMUEL GOODIN . Clerk of Beaufort Court: ROG. JONES.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 121 & 122)

    FLYN, COLLUMB
    August 22, 1721. .September 9, 1737. Son and Executor: COLLUMB ("all my real estate"). Daughters: MARY SMITH, MARGARET PRITCHARD. Witnesses: MARTIN FRANCK, ANDREW BALLEAU, THOS. BOYD. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON at Newton.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 123)

    FRY, THOMAS
    March 18, 1724-1725. January Court, 1726. "Late of London in Great Britain, now of Bath County in N. C." Mother: ELIZABETH FRY of Milton in Southton. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: PATRICK MAULE, THOMAS HARDING, SARAH SWANN, JNO. BAPTA. ASHE. Clerk of the Court: THOMAS JONES.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 128)

    GILBERT, FRANCIS
    December 30, 1725. July Court, 1726. Sons: FRANCIS and HENRY GILBERT. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: WM. SPARRY, SAMUEL PEEK, WILLIAM MOOR. Clerk of the Court: THO. JONES (Clerk of Beaufort and Hyde prect. court).
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 134)

    GREEN, SUSANNAH
    June 29, 1732. September 17, 1735. Son: JOHN BIGGS. Granddaughter: MARY BIGGS. Executors: JOHN BIGGS and ROBERT BOND. Witnesses: WILLIAM BRIGHT, ROBERT BOND. Clerk of tl,e Court: CALEB METCALFE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 141)

    HAUSINGTON, BENEDICTUS
    November 16, 1729. December 16. 1730. Daughters: CATTBRN, ELISE- BETH, DINAH, MARY, SARAH. Wife and Executrix: DINAH. Witnesses: ROBERT BOND, ANNE NORWOOD.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 158)

    HILL, GEORGE
    April 17, 1722. March 30, 1723. Sons: JOHN, GEORGE, HARMAN. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Daughter: RACHEL. Executors: JOHN and GEORGE HILL. Witnesses: THOMAS GOODIN, JOHN LEATH, JOHN PROCTEB. Clerk: JOHN CORNICK.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 164)

    HILL, JOHN
    March 27, 1731. September Court, 1731. Sons: JOSHUA, JOHN. Friend: THOMAS TISON. Executors: WIFE (not named) and EDMUND PEARS. Witnesses: THOMAS TISON, HARM AN HILL, WILLIAM NICHOLS. Clerk of the Court: FRE. GOOLDE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 165)

    HILORY, SAMEL
    March 20, 1712-1713. Executor and sole legatee: SAMUEL WOODARD. Witnesses: ELLICKSANDER OLIVER, HENERREY TURNER. No probate.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 166)

    HOLBROOK (or HOLEBROUGH), JOSEPH
    October 18, 1711. Legatees: ALEXANDER and ELIZABETH A VERA, SWA.N- SWANSON. Brother and Executor: JOHN HOLEBROUGH. Witnesses: DANIEL HALLSEY, JAMES LEIO. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1712-1722. page 16.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 168)

    HUCKINS, DANIEL
    March 26, 1733. June Court, 1733. Sons and Executors: SOLOMON and VALLINTY. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Witnesses: JOHN JACOB HONOR, RICHARD SCOTT. Clerk of the Court of Craven County: CALEB METCALFE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 175)

    JACKSON, ISAAC
    September 7, 1716. April 2, 1718. Son: THOMAS ("my plantation"). Daughters: ELIZABETH CHESTER, RACHELL ADAMS, MARORIT. Friend: JOHN JORDAN. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: JOHN JORDAN, THO. MORRIS, ELIZABETH MORRIS. Clerk of the Court: JNO. DRINKWATER.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 181)

    JACKSON, JOHN
    July 30, 1728. March Court, 1728. Legatees: JOHN CHESTER (Executor), EDWARD POYNER (Executor), NICHOLASS SMITH, ELIZABETH CHESTER, WILLIAM WHITFORD. Witnesses: NICHOLAS SMITH, WILLIAM WHITFORD, JEAN SMITH. Clerk of the Court: JOHN MATTOCKE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 181)

    JOHNSON, LEWIS
    October 9, 1711. Sons: RICHARD and WILLIAM. Executor: FARNIFOLD GREEN. Witnesses: CHRISTOPHER DAUSON, GEORGE GRAVE, ELIZABETH HOG. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1712-1722, page 53.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 188)

    JONES, SARAH
    May, 1722. Daughters: MONING MITEM, CHARITY SHUTE, ELIZABETH CARNEY, MARY SMITH (Executrix). Grandson: JAMES SMITH. Witnesses: FRANCIS DELAMARE, JOHN MARTIN, THOMAS DAVIS. No probate.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 196)

    KEEL, JOHN
    November 18, 1736. Legatees: JOHN MAINS' WILLIAM MAINNEK (sons of WM. and SARAH MAINNER). Brother and Executor: NATHANIEL KEEL. Witnesses: JOB BROOKS, WILLIAM MAINNER. No probate.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 200)

    KENT, JOHN
    September 28, 1719. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: RICHARD HARVEY. Witnesses: ANTHONY MARKHAM, JOHN MCKEEL and JOHN HARVEY. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1712-1722, page 219.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 202)

    KNIGHT, TOBIAS
    June 11, 1719. July Court, 1719. Wife and Executrix: CATHERINE. All lands, etc., conveyed to wife and daughter-in-law: ELIZABETH GLOVER. Witnesses: JNO. HALTON, EDWD. CHAMBERLAYNE, PETER HAND. Clerk of the Court: JNO. HALTON.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 205)

    LAWSON, JOHN, Gent.
    August 12, 1708. "To my dearly beloved HANNAH SMITH the house I now live in * * * *." "Remainder of my estate real and personal to
    my daughter, ISABELLA, of Bath County, * * * * *." Property to be divided among daughter, ISABELLA, and any other child or children of her mother, HANNAH SMITH, "by me." Executrix: HANNAH SMITH. Witnesses: RICHARD SMITH and JAMES LEIGH. Original missing. Recorded in Will Book 1712-1722, page 39.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 209)

    LEIGH, JAMES
    September 23, 1728. October Court, 1728. Sons: JAMBS ("part of the tract of land I now live on"), JOHN (land called the Accomack Entry),
    Lyonall (land adjoining the Accomack Entry). Daughters: SARAH LEIGH, PATIENCE PURSER, ELIZABETH UNDERWOOD and MILLY DURHAM. Wife: ANN. Grandson: PETER LEIGH. Executors: JAMES and JOHN LEIGH (sons). Trustee: ROBERT RURNER. Witnesses: ROBERT PEYTON, ROBERT PEYTON, BENJA. PEYTON. Clerk of the Court: JOHN MATTOCKE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 213)

    LEPPER, THOMAS Craven Precinct.
    October 23, 1715. July 22, 1719. Legatees: ANNE and KATHERINE NUSS. Wife and Executrix: ANNE. Executors: DANIEL MCFARLANE and RICHARD GRAVES. Witnesses: JOHN NELSON, ELIZABETH FERGUSON, MARY JONES and MARY RIDING. Clerk of the Court: C. METCALFE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 214)

    LEWIS, WILLIAM
    December 11, 1731. August 5, 1732. Daughters: ELIZABETH SINCLARE, MARY DUDLEY, MAGDALEN BIGFORD, EDY BENSON. Sons: WILLIAM and SOLOMON. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: WILLIAM LEWIS (son). Witnesses: ED. SMITH, JOHN HERBERT. Proven before GEORGE BURRINGTON.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 215)

    LILLINGTON, ELIEZER
    April 28, 1729. December Court, 1729. Wife: ELIZABETH (also appointed Executrix). Witnesses: JOHN BROCK, JOHN CLIFFORD, GILBERT HALIDAY. Clerk of the Court: JOHN MATTOCK. The testator bequeathed the following books: To NATHAN ARCHBALD, "one come and welcome to Jesus Christ by John Bunyan, Mr. Baxters directions of Geting and attaining peace of Conscience, Measons Hymne Book an old sermon book by several divines called the farewell sermons." To JOHN CLIFFORD: "Aliens call to the unconverted and Lees Triumphs of Mercy with a New England Psalm Book." To GILBERT HALIDAY: "Mathers remarkable Providences and an English Dictionary."
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 215 & 216)

    LILLINGTON, ELIZABETH
    July 8, 1734. Sons: RICHARD BARROW, JOSEPH BARROW, JAMES BAHROW, WILLIAM, JOHN and SAMUEL BARROW (1 shilling each). Daughters: MARY BARROW and SARAH HARRIS. Executors: RICHARD and JOSEPH BARROW (sons). Witnesses: DELIVERANCE LATHAN, ELEANOR HOWARD. ROBERT HOWARD. Clerk of Hyde County Court: WM. BARROW. Five negro slaves are bequeathed.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 216)

    LINTON, WILLIAM
    January 12, 1725-1726. June 20, 1727. Wife and Executrix: MARGARET. Sons and Daughters: mentioned, but not named. Witnesses: ROBERT WATSON, FRANCIS HILL. Executor: THOMAS MISTRES. Clerk of the Court: CALEB METCALFE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 217)

    MACKEELL, ANTHONY
    November 28, 1723. January Court, 1723-1724. Parish of St. Thomas. Sons: ANTHONY (1 shilling). THOMAS (plantation), JOHN (plantation), JOSEPH (plantation). Daughters: ANN and SARAH MACKEELL. Wife and Executrix: RABACKEY. Witnesses: WILLIAM PRICE, JOHN SOUTH, PHILIP BAYNARD. Clerk of the Court: JNO. BAPT. ASHE. ,
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 231)

    MCKEEL, REBECCA
    May 7, 1729. December Court, 1729. Sons: ANTHONY, THOMAS, JOSEPH and JOHN. Executor: JOHN BARROW. Witnesses: RICH'D HARVEY, LAM'LL HARVEY, PETER MCDOULE (MCDOWELL). Clerk of the Court: JOHN MATTOCKE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 231)

    MARSTON, ELIZABETH
    January 2, 1732. September 11, 1733. Daughters: MARY, ANN and MOURNING MARSTON. Executors: ANN and MOURNING MARSTON. Witnesses: JNO. COLLISON, JAMES ADAMS, ROGER JONES. Clerk of the Court: JNO. COLLISON. Justices of Beaufort and Hyde Precincts: ROBERT TURNER, BENJ. PEYTON, HENERY CROPTON.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 238)

    MARTIN, JOEL
    October 24, 1715. July 3, 1716. Sons: JOHN (land on Matchapungo Creek), WILLIAM (land in Newport Sound). Daughters: ANN MARTIN (320 acres of land), ELIZABETH PENNY, MARY WOODAHD, FRANCES JARVIS. Son-in-law: JOHN PENNY. Executors: ELIZABETH PENNY, JOHN PORTER. Witnesses: JOHN DEON, HENRY SMITH, JNO. DRINKWATER. Clerk of the Court: JNO. DRINKWATER.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 239)

    MATTOCKE, JOHN
    October 12, 1732. September 4, 1733. Daughters: ANN and ELIZABETH MATTOCKE. Wife: MARY. No executor named. Witnesses: BEN WHEATLEY, WM. OWEN. Clerk of the Court: JNO. COLLISON.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 243)

    MAULE, PATRICK
    April 19, 1736. Beaufort Precinct. Wife: ELIZABETH (five negroes "to be delivered after the tar kilns are off and the crop finished"; also
    plantation at Rumney Marsh with a dwelling house to be built "twenty foot long and sixteen foot wide"). Son: JOHN (five negroes, lands at Smiths Point and Blunts Creek and lot in Bath town). Daughters: SARAH (five negroes and land at Tranters Creek), BARBARA (four negroes and the land on Matchapungo Swamp), MARY (four negroes and lands on north dividing and Jacks Creeks). Guardians for children: JOHN and WILLIAM GRAY. Executors: JOHN and WILLIAM GRAY, JOHN CALDOM and ROBERT BOYD. Witnesses: BART. FLEMING, ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY, NEHEMIAH MONK. Clerk of the Court: JNO. COLLISON. Letters issued June, 1736. Probate not dated.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 243& 244)

    MONTGOMERY, GEORGE
    January 19, 1722-1723. July 2, 1723. Daughter: ELIZABETH. Other legatees: JAMES, JOSIAS and GEORGE MONTGOMERY. Executor: ROBT. TURNER. Witnesses: JOSEPH ENGLISH, EDWD. DODD, JNO. BROOK. Clerk of the Court: JNO. BAPTISTE ASHE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 250)

    NOBLE, WILLIAM
    October 22, 1723. June Court, 1724. Sons: SAMUEL and WILLIAM (land to be divided between them), JOSEPH (land on White Oak River), JAMES. Daughter: HANAH NOBLE. Wife and Executrix: ELISABETH. Witnesses: ROBERT SMITH, JOHN STARKEY, THOMAS HOLSTON. Clerk of the Court: JOHN BAPTISTE ASHE.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 268)

    OTTWELL, ISAAC
    October 28, 1732. Town Creek, Daughters: ELIZABETH and MARY OTTWELL. Friends: EDWARD SALTER and JOHN ODEON. Witnesses: PATRICK MAULE, ABRAHAM ADAMS, ROGER JONES, ANN WARREN. Clerk of the Court: JNO. COLLISON.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 274)

    PEYTON, ROBERT
    January 8, 1733. September 10, 1754. Sons.- THOMAS, ROBERT, WILLIAM (lands up Derhams Creek), AMBROSE. To each of sons is given a plantation. Daughters: SARAH PEYTON, DOROTHY PORTER. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: THOMAS GAINS, ELIZABETH BELL, BRYANT KELLY, SOLOMON ROBSON. Clerk of the Court: JOHN SNEAD.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 286)

    PORTER, JOSHUA
    January 17, 1733. September 14, 1734. Son: JOHN PEYTON PORTER (land "whereon I now live on Derhams Creek"). Daughter: ELIZABETH (1,000 acres of land on Derhams Creek, together with negro slaves). Cousin: JOHN FRY. Other legatees: ANN LILLINGTON and ELIZABETH FRY (cousins of testator). WILLIAM TRIPPE, PHILIP CREMER. Wife: DOROTHY. Executors: EDMUND PORTER (brother), PATRICK MAULE and SETH PILKINGTON (brothers-in-law), EDWARD MOSELEY and JOHN TRIPPE. Witnesses: CHURCHILL READING, JOHN CALDOM, WILLIAM WHITFORD. Proven before GEORGE BURRINGTON. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1722- 1735, page 329.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 296)

    PURKENS, DAVID
    April 26, 1733. March 15, 1734. Sons: JAMES, JONATHAN. Daughters: ELISABETH WORLEY, MARY PUTTNELL, AFFERECA HARVEY, ANN JONES, REBECKAH and SARAH PURKENS. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: SIMON ALDERSON, JOEL MARTIN, JAMES PIRKINS. Clerk of the Court: JNO. COLLISON.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 304)

    PURSER, ROBERT
    May 10, 1733. September 11, 1733. Sons: RICHARD ("plantation I now live on called Ecrepint," on South Dividing Creek), JAMES and BENJAMIN. Daughter: MARY PURSER. Executors: WILLIAM DAW and JACOB PRITCHETT. Witnesses: JOHN LEE, JACOB PRITCHETT, HUMPHRY HAWKINS. Clerk of the Court: JNO. COLLISON
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 304)

    Reading, Churchill
    September 19, 1734. February 14, 1734. Nephews: Churchill CalDOM, John and Jacob Blount. Brother-in-law: John Caldom. Wife and Executrix: Martha (four negroes). Executors: Robert West, Thomas Worsley and John Caldom. Witnesses: Edw. Travis. Harman Hill and Edward Salter. Proven before Gab. Johnston.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 307)

    Reading, Lionel
    July 12, 1708. February 18, 1725. Sons: Nathaniel, Churchill. Daughters: Sarah Dupuis and Mary Reading, Ann Reading. Negroes bequeathed to sons and daughters. Wife: not named. Executors: Davis Dupuis and Humphrey Legg. Witnesses: James Leigh, Henry Brook, John Lawson. Proven before Richd. Everard.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 308)

    Riussett, Peter
    January 14, 1734. February 21, 1734. Nieces: Ann Galaber, Jane Caila, Mary Covee. Nephew: Petter Randown. Son: John Bell. Brother: John Riussett. Executors: Edward Salter and Oliver BlackBurn. Other legatee: Church Of Bath. Witnesses: Oliver Blackburn, Peter Randon, Mathias Collier. Proven before Gab. Johnston.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 316)

    Rodgers, Joseph
    January 2, 1704-1705. Granddaughters: Elizabeth Dearam, Lydia Cockerum. Grandsons: Joseph Cockerum and Charles Hopton. Indian slave freed. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Henery Lockey, John Procter. Clerk of the Court: Levi Truewhitt.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 318)

    Salter, Edward
    January 6, 1734. February 5, 1734. Son: Edward. Daughters: Sarah, Mary and Susannah. Sons-in-law: Miles Harvey and John Harvey. Wife: Elizabeth. Following lands devised: 306 acres on south side of Pamlico River called Mount Colvert; land purchased of John Swann; lands on Bear Creek, Pamlico River and the Beaver Dam of Grays Creek, "whereon John Arrington now dwells." About 25 negroes, one periauger, one brigantine named The Happy Luke, one pair silver spurs, Richard Bloom's History of the Bible and other books "of Divinity, Law and History," large China Punch bowl bequeathed. Brigantine ordered laden with tar and sent to Boston, there to be sold and proceeds invested in young negroes; provision is made for insurance of said vessel with Jacob Windall & Co., in the sum of 1,200 pounds. Daughter, Sarah, is left in care of Mrs. Sarah Porter of Cape Fear. Provision is made for education of son "to make him a compleat merchant." Executors: Edward Moseley, John Odeon, John Caldam, Thomas Bonner, William Willis, William Adams. Proven before Gab. Johnston. Coat of arms on seal. Witnesses: Walley Chauncey, Benjamin Rigney, Walter Dixson, Roger Jones.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 324)

    Shaver, John
    October 25, 1730. December Court, 1730. Friends and Executors: John Thomas, Thomas Blake, Thomas Flibus and Nicholas RoutLedge. Witnesses: Jacob Hoover, R. Atkins. Clerk of the Court: C. Metcalpe.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 334)

    Shute, Gyles
    February 11, 1729-1730. June Court, 1730. Sons: Philip, Samuel ("plantation I now live on lying on the Mouth of Towne Creek"), Joseph. Daughter: Penelope Shute (gold ring). Wife and Executrix: Charity. Witnesses: Isaac Ottiwell, John Mattocke, John Lawson. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Mattocke. Device of some description on seal.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 336)

    Slocom, Samuel
    May 8, 1712. April 25, 1713. Brothers: William and Solomon Smith, and John Slocom. Sister: Iseble Smith. Other legatee: Marget Davis. Witnesses: Wm. Brice, Louis Thomas, Ann Brice. Proven before Wm. Brice. Clerk of the Court: J. Palin.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 343)

    Smithwick, Axx
    November 5, 1711. Executors and legatees: Brothers and sisters, not named. Witnesses: Charles Hopton, Catling. No probate.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 349)

    Stafford, John
    May 15, 1733. March Court, 1735. Sons: William (plantation on South side of Broad Creek), John ("my plantation I now dwell on"), Joshua (180 acres land), Edward (land on Creek Swamp), Thomas (land on Broad Creek). Daughter: Dinah Stafford. Executor: John Stafford (son). Witnesses: Mary, Darkis and Thomas Batters. Clerk of the Court: John Collison
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 356)

    Stevens, James
    September 5, 1739. November 15, 1739. Wife and Executrix: Jenet. Witnesses: Richard Cheek, John Quin, James Cheek. Proven before Gab. Johnston.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 361)

    Thoragood, Francis
    June, 1714. April Court, 1716. Sons: Francis, Adam and Earley. Daughters: Sarah and Ann Thoragood. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Witnesses: Joseph Fulford and Robert Turner. Clerk of the Court: Jso. Drinkwater.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 376)

    Tison, Samuel
    May 1, 1736. September 16, 1736. Buford Parish, Son: Mager. Daughter: Sarah Tison ("all cattle marked with smooth crop on ye right ear and half flower deluse on ye under side of ye left ear"). Wife and Executrix: Makgera. Executors: Cornelius and Thomas Tison. Witnesses: Jno. Hardee, Edmd. Tison, Jno. King. Provision is made for land on Horn Creek or Little Contentnea to be patented for son Mager, and to daughter Sarah is devised land on Swift Creek. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 377)

    Tisson, Mathias
    April 5, 1710. Sons: John, Edward, Edmond, Thomas, Samuel (land on Slaids Creek), Mathyas. Daughter: Susanna. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Benjamin Sanderson, Benjamin Slade, Charles Smith. No probate.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 377)

    Tranter, John
    December 15, 1723. Wife and Executrix: Anne. Other legatees: Henry and Robert Whithurst, Samuel, William and Elinor Whithurst. Witnesses: Thomas Mount, J. Bapta. Ashe. No probate.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 380)

    Tyler, Thomas
    June 5, 1722. July Court, 1722. Executor and sole legatee: John Jordan. Witnesses: Thomas McKinney and David Blair. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 385)

    Walston, London
    May 26, 1728. April Court, 1728. Devisees: Thomas Batters (Executor), Mary Batters, daughter of Thomas (land on "Papleco River" adjoining Blunts Town). Witnesses: James Backalder, Thomas Rigne, Mary Cording. Clerk of the Court: Thomas Jones.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 391)

    Warren, Henry. Matchepungo Creek
    February 15, 1716. April 2, 1717. Son: Abraham (lands). Daughters: Mary, Elizabeth and Ann (cattle to each). Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Executor: John Porter, of Bath, Witnesses: John Martin, William Harris, G,. Halliday. Codicil of even date and witnessed by same persona bequeaths negro to son, Abraham. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Drinkwater.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 393)

    Waxdale, John
    November 12, 1733. December Court, 1734. Trent River. Son: John. Wife and. Executrix: Walpolia. Witnesses: David Dupuis, William Dupuis, John Simons, John Parker, James Clement. Clerk of the Court: Caleb Metcalfe.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 394)

    Winter, Joseph
    December 1, 1735. December 12, 1735. Executrix and sole legatee: Margrett Pendergest. Witnesses: Richd. Rigby, Robert Conlahane, Margrett Rigby. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Collison.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 420)

    Woodard, John
    November 21, 1734. St. Thomas Parish, Sores: Henry (land "adjoining the school house"), John ("manner plantation"). Daughter: Mary Woodard (plantation on Pamplyco River). Brother: Joel Woodard. Other legatee: Elizabeth Cortney. Executors: William Martin and Henry Lucas. Witnesses: Robert Sheard, Henry Odom, Elizabeth Cortney. Overseers: Edward Salter and John Odom. No probate.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 422)

    Worsley, Thomas
    January 18, 1737. March Court, 1737. Sons: Thomas (lands on Swift Creek), Joseph (lands on Swift Creek), John (lands on Bear Creek). Negroes divided between sons. Cousin: Richard Clemens. Wife: Sarah. Executors: John Hodgson, Thomas and Joseph Blount. Witnesses: R. Everard, Philip Williams, John Caldom. Clerk of the Court: Roger Jones. Impression of lion rampant on seal.
    (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 424)


     

     


     



 

 

 


 

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