Chowan County, North Carolina
 
 
Will Abstracts
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HACKLEFIELD, JOHN
August 13, 1739. October 29, 1741. Legatees: THOMAS, WILLIAM and SARAH HOSKINS. Executors: WILLIAM HOSKINS and JOHN BENBURY. Clerk of the Court: J. MONTGOMERY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 145)

HARDY, JOHN
January 19, 1719. March 16, 1719. Brothers: WILLIAM, THOMAS and JACOB HARDY. Daughters: ELIZABETH and MARY. Wife and Executrix:REBECCAH. Other legatees: KATHERINE STANCELL, RICHARD PICKERING, JOHN BUTLER. Executors: WILLIAM HARDY, THOMAS POLLOCK and ROBERT WEST. Witnesses: JOHN HOLBROOK, LAURENCE SARTON, JOHN LUERTON. Proven before C. EDEN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 150 & 151)

HARE, EDWARD
August 27. 1756. October Court. 1757. Sons: EDWARD (lands in Chowan), JOHN (lands in Bertie), THOMAS, BRYAN. Daughters: CHRISTIAN WEST, MARY BUROES, ANN SCOT. Wife: MARY. Executors: JOHN and EDWARD HARE (sons). Witnesses: WILLIAM SKINNER, JOSEPH ROOKS, JOSEPH SPEIGHT. Clerk of the Court: THOMAS JONES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 151)

HARRISON, DANIEL
January 14, 1726-1727. Son: JOSEPH (100 acres of land). Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Friend: HILL SAVAGE. Executor: EDWARD PADGOETT. Witnesses: WILLIAM WILLIAMS, JNO. FALCONAR, MARTHA
HAMMOND. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 153)

HARRISON, VINES
February 25, 1738. March 24, 1738. Brothers: WILLIAM and JOSHUAY HARRISON. Executors: EDMOND HARRISON. Sister: SARAH FELTE. Witnesses: THOMAS PEIRCE, THOMAS EVERENDEN, EDWARD LISTER. Proven before W. SMITH, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 154)

HAUGHTON, CHARLES
October 4, 1754. Sons: JEREMIAH ("my plantation"), JOHN, CHARLES. Daughter: ELIZABETH. Executors: JEREMIAH and CHARLES (sons). Witnesses: WILLIAM HASKINS, WILLIAM WILKINS, JOHN TALER. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 157)

HAUGHTON, GEORGE
December 16, 1718. Daughter: ELIZABETH. Wife and Executrix: JUDITH. Executor: THOMAS HAUGHTON (brother). Witnesses: JOSHUA PORTER and CHARLES HAUGHTON. Original missing. Recorded in Will Book 1712-1722, page 171.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 157)

HAUGHTON, RICHARD
October 19, 1748. November 25, 1748. Son: RICHARD. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Exrcutors: THOMAS WHITE and JOB CHARLTON. Witnesses: THOS. WHITE, CHRIS. BUTLER, LEEY HAMPTON. Will proven before J. HALL, J. P.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 158)

HAUGHTON, WILLIAM
November 17, 1749. January Court. 1752. Sons: JOSHUA, JAMES, JOB, DAVID (Executor). Daughters: RACHEL and EASTER HAUGHTON. Granddaughters: MARY and SARAH PENRICE, SARAH and MARY HAUGHTON. Grandsons: WILLIAM and JONATHAN HAUGHTON. Wife: MARY. Witnesses: J. BENBURY, RICHARD BRINN, THOMAS BURKIT. Clerk of the Court: JAS. CRAVEN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 158)

HAWKINS, JOHN
February 8, 1716-1717. August 16, 1719. Sons: JOSHUA, JAMES. Daughter: ANNE. Other devisees and legatees: THOMAS HARTSHORN (plantation on Cushake Creek), ELIZABETH HARTSHORN (son and daughter of JOYCE HARTSHORN, who is appointed Executor). Witnesses: THOS. ROGERS, FRANCIS ROGERS, JOHN HARDY. Will proven before CHAS. EDEN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 158)

HEARESON, JOHN
February 18, 1693-1694. April Court, 1694. Sons: WILLIAM, THOMAS, JOHN. Daughter: ELISABETH. Executrix: WIFE (not named). Witnesses: GEORGE FORDYES, JOHN WATKENES, WILLIAM HEARESON. Clerk of the Court: HENDERSON WALKER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 159)

HECKLEFIELD, JOHN
May 30, 1721. August 8, 1721. Son: JOHN. Other legatees: Gov. CHARLES EDEN (mourning ring with a deaths head and christal), EDMUND GALE (1 diamond ring), GEORGE DURANT. Sister-in-law: MARY Cox. Executors: EDMUND GALE and GEORGE DURANT. Witnesses: WILLIAM BARCLIFT, DARBEY BRYAN, ENOCH CAWEN. Will proven before CHAS. EDEN. There is filed with this will a memorandum or will made by testator in 1718.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 160)

HICKS, DAVID
September 9, 1732. December 23, 1732. Son-in-law: THOMAS ASHLY, JB. Daughter: LUCRETIA. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Other children: mentioned, but not named. All land to be divided among children. Witnesses: MART. FRED RASOR, THOMAS ASHLY, LAMB HARDY. Will proven before GEORGE BURRINGTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 163)

HILL, ISAAC
March 3, 1710. Sons: MICHARL, JOHN and ISACK, NATHANIEL. Daughter: MARTHA. Executor: ROBERT WEST. Witnesses: WILLIAM MAULB, EDWARD BRYAN, JOHN HALE. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1712-1722, page 34.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 164)

HILL, WILLIAM
March 10, 1750-1751. April Court, 1751. Grandsons: AARON and ROBERT HILL. Sons: WILLIAM and AARON (Executor). Son-in-law and Executor: THOMAS NICHOLSON. Daughters: RACHEL HILL, SARAH BARROW, wife of JOSEPH BARROW. Witnesses: JAMES GRIFFIN, JETHRO RABEY, ANN PETERS. Clerk of the Court: JAS. CRAVEN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 165)

HINTON, JOHN
June 21, 1730. October Court, 1732. Sons: HARDY, JOHN, WILLIAM. MALLACIE. Executors: MARY HINTON (wife), HARDIE HINTON (son), WILLIAM HINTON (brother). Witnesses: JAMES HINTON, JOSEPH ASHLEY, THOS. ROUNTREE. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 166)

HODGES, JAMES
September 23, 1722. October 10, 1722. Cousin: ELIZABETH HARRISON. Wife and Executrix: SARAH CATHERINE HODGES. Witnesses: C. GALE, ROGER HAZARD, SARAH HAZARD. Will proven before WM. REED, President. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 167)

HOLLADAY, THOMAS
August 30, 1744. September 8. 1744. Legatees and devisees: HARDY HOLLADAY HUTSON, THOMAS HOLLADAY HUTSON, JOHN HOLLADAY HUTSON (land in Virginia to be sold and proceeds divided among above named) , WILLIAM HOLLADAY, HANNAH BEDARRIN. ELIZABETH BURTON (daughter). Executrix: MARY HUTSON. Witnesses: JOHN THACH, JOHN NICHOLLS. PRIJDANCB GARRETT. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON at Eden House.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 168)

HOOKER. WILLIAM
June 8, 1716. October Court, 1717. Sons: WILLIAM ("plantation whereon I now live, on Barren Branch and Wickacorn Creek"), GODFREE two hundred and fifty acres of land adjoining COL. POLLOCK). Daughters: ANN EVANS, BRIDGETT MANN, MARGARETT LEWIS, JANE BROWN and ELIZABETH SISEMORE. Son-in-law: SAMUEL SISEMORE (land on the main road). Grandson: WILLIAM LEWIS. Executor: WILLIAM HOOKER (son). Witnesses: WILLIAM CRANFORD, FRANCIS BROWN. Clerk of the Court: R. HICKS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 170 & 171)

HOOKS, WILLIAM
February 18, 1746-1747. April Court, 1751. Son: WILLIAM. Grandsons: WILLIAM, CHARLES, THOMAS and JOHN HOOKS. Executor: JOHN HOOKS. Witnesses: MARTHA SUMNER, ANN SUMNER, CHAS. KING. Clerk of Court: JAS. CRAVEN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 171)

HOPKINS, JOHN
January Court, 1754. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: JOHN HALSEY. Witnesses: THOMAS SUMNER, JNO. McKILDO, WM. HORNSBY. Clerk of the Court: WILL HAI.SEY. No date of execution.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 171)

HORTH, THOMAS
October 29, 1735. January Court, 1735. Grandchildren: SARAH, MARY and THOMAS MING (land, cattle, hogs, horses, etc.). Daughter: MARTHA Ming. No executor. Witnesses: LUKE GREGORY, WILLIAM POWEL. Clerk of the Court: JAMES CRAVEN. The original of this will missing. Abstract made from recorded copy in Grant Book No. 4, Will No. 28.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 171)

HOSKINS, THOMAS
October 24, 1733. April Court, 1734. Son and Executor: WILLIAM. Daughters: SARAH CHASTLON, MATHEW MARY. Son-in-law: WM. LUTON. Executor: JOHN BENBURY. Witnesses: JOHN MITCHENER, JAMES SMITH. Clerk of the Court: MOSELEY VAIL.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 172)

HOUGHTON, WILLIAM
February 28, 1744-1745. July Court, 1745. Son: JONATHAN. Daughters: MARY and SARAH HOUGHTON. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executors: WILLIAM HOUGHTON (father), DAVID and JAMES HOUGHTON (brothers). Witnesses: DAVID BUTLER, MARY HOUGHTON. Clerk of the Court: EDMUND HATCH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 172 & 173)

HULL, JOHN. Edenton
January 14, 1747. March 23, 1752. Wife: not named. Sisters: CATHERINE and MARY HULL (in Rhode Island). Other legatee: ANNAH MARTIN. Executors: MILES GALE ahd JAMES CRAVEN. Witnesses: HUMPHREY ROBINSON, SAMUEL ROBINSON, ALEXR. FORBES. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON and recorded by SAM'L ORMES, Deputy Secretary. The testator makes some interesting provisions as to his burial.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 176)

HUNTER, ANN
May 24. 1749. October Court, 1751. Sons and Executors: WM. HUNTER and EDWARD ARNAL. Daughters: JUDITH BLAND, ANN WINBORN, HESTER KNIGHT, ALICE ARNAL. Witnesses: SARY OSBORN, WM. HUNTER, JOHN PARKER, JOSEPH PARKER. Clerk of the Court: JAMES CRAVEN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 177)

HUNTER, ISAAC
April 17, 1752. April Court, 1753. .Sons: ELISHA ("my plantation whereon I now live and plantation whereon he now lives, together with one negro). JESSE (land purchased of THOMAS MORRIS and one negro), ISAAC (land in Bertie, together with one negro), DANIEL (70 pounds "current money"). Daughters: HANNAH RIDDICK, ELIZABETH PERRY, ALCE HUNTER. RACHELL WALTON and SARAH HUNTER (one negro to each). Grandchildren: JESSE, PHILIP and MARY PERRIES and SARAH FIELD. Other legatee: ZILPHEA PARKER. Water-mill bequeathed to son JACOB. Executor: ELISHA HUNTER (son). Witnesses: MOSES SUMNER, SAMUEL SUMNER, JOHN SUMNER. Clerk of the Court: JAMES CRAVEN. Impression of dragon on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 177)

HUNTER, WILLIAM
January 4, 1732-1733. January 18, 1732. Sons and Executors: WILLIAM and Ei,nRAiM. Daughters: JUDITH, ALLISE and MARY HUNTER, ANN, EASTER. Wife: ANN. Witnesses: SPENCER COLE, ISAAC HUNTER, ROBERT HUNTER. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 178)

HUNTER, WILLIAM
March 21, 17-19. April Court, 1750. Sons: JOHN, NICHOLAS, HARDY, WILLIAM, JOR, JAMES, TIMOTHY. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Executor: JOHN HUNTER (son). Witnesses: ELISHA HUNTER, JOHN GOURDON, JOHN NORFLBBT. Clerk of the Court: WILL MEARNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 178)

 
 

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