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ADAMS, CHARLES
March 21, 1757.  April 20, 1757.  Wife: MARGARET.  Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: JER. VAIL, NATHL. RICHARDSON. VINYD. BOND. Proven before ARTHUR DOBBS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 2)

ADAMS, JOHN
September 19, 1750. Friends: JOSEPH BALCH and JOHN GOWEL, FRANCIS MERRINGER and WM. HERRITAGE. Wife: MARY ADAMS, to whom is devised a sloop called "Adventure." Executors: JOSEPH BALCH and MARY ADAMS. Witnesses: GEARSHAM SPEAR, RD. LOVETT. Will proven by J. VAIL. Clerk of Court: PHIL SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 2)

ADAMS, MARGARET
July 8, 1765. September 1, 1773. Executor and sole legatee: BERNARD PARKINGTON. Witnesses: MARY HAWKS, AMBCOX BAYLEY, PERRIGAN COX. Proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 2)

ARENTON, WILLIAM
January 23, 1761. Daughters: REBECKAH, MARY and LEAH. Wife: MARY. Executor: HENRY SHIPPARD. Witnesses: EDMUND HATCH, MARTIN SHIPPARD. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 9)

ARTHUR, JOHN
January 7, 1751. March 2, 1751. Sons: JOHN, JAMES, MATTHEW and WILLIAM. Daughters: ANN and MARY. Wife and Executrix: BRIDGET. Witnesses: CHARLES EVITT, ROBERT MOORE, AMMEY MOORE. Proven
before GABRIEL JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 11)

BALCH, JOSEPH
December 18, 1750. February 13, 1752. Friend: JOHN MARKS. Wife: SUSANNAH BALCH. Her daughters: PHOEBE and MARY. Nephew: JOSEPH BALCH (son of Benjamin Balch). Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: ROBERT MOORE, JNO. SNEAD, CHRISTOPHER NEAL. Deputy Clerk of Court: SOL. REW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 15)

BANGS, ABIAB, widow of JONATHAN
June 3, 1755. Cousin: ELIZABETH HOBBS ("my lot in Newbern Town"). Daughter: BETTY BANGS. Sisters: ELIZABETH and MARY CARRUTHERS. Brothers: JOHN CARRUTHERS. WILLIAM CARRUTHERS. Executors: WILLIAM CARRUTHERS (brother), ROBERT JONES, “oturney at law." Witnesses: WILLIAM CREEKMORE, RUBIN HAMMONTREE, WILLIAM CARRUTHERS, SR. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 16)

BANGS, JONATHAN
October 7, 1743. June 15, 1744. Wife: ABIAH. Daughter: BETTY BANGS. Sister: THANKFULL COVELL. Executors: JOHN CARRUTHERS (uncle), ABIAH BANGS (wife). Witnesses: FRANCIS BRINLEY, JNO. CAR- RUTHERS,  JO. RD. HICKSON. Clerk of the Court: W. ROUTLRDGE. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 16)

BANKS, WILLIAM
April 7, 1772. May 27, 1772. Wife: ANNE. Daughters-in-law: SUSANNAH and FILLDER MOORE. Sons-in-law: JOHN MOORE, WILLIAM MOORE. Brother: JONATHAN BANKS. Executors: JONATHAN BANKS (brother) and CHRISTOPHER NEALE. Witnesses: JAMES COOR, BENJAMIN FORDHAM, JOHN MOORE. Will proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 17)

BATCHELOR, EDWARD. Newbern,
1777. Sons: JOHN BATCHELOR (tract of land on Susquehanna, in "Pensilvania"), EDWARD BATCHELOR. Daughters: FRANCIS BATCHELOR and ELIZABETH BATCHELOR. Wife: FRANCIS BATCHELOR. Friend and partner in business: THOMAS ASHETON. Executors: THOMAS ASHETON, of Philadelphia; DR. THOMAS HASTINE, Newbern; FRANCIS BATCHELOR (wife). This will was not signed, which fact is explained by affidavits of RICHARD COGDELL (taken by JOSEPH LEECH, J. P.), MICH'L. GORMAN (taken by JOSEPH LEECH), THOMAS FLYNN (taken by JOSEPH LEECH, J. P.). Executors qualify before RICHARD CASWELL, Governor.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 23)

BECTON, JOHN
January 13, 1753. May Court, 1753. Sons: FREDERICK, GEORGE (340 acres land at "yc little creek"), EDMOND (land "known by ye name of Jacobbs Wells"), MICHAEL (lands "called the Snow Hills"). Daughters:
MARY and SARAH. Wife: ANN. Executors: FREDRICK ESLER, FREDRICK BECTON (son). Witnesses: WALTER JONES, THOMAS BRANTON, CLEMENT DYSON. Clerk of the Court: SOL. REW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 25)

BENDER, MARTIN
October 19, 1750. December Court, 1750. Sons: DANIEL (plantation), JOHN (150 acres land in Carteret County on the north side of White Oak River). Daughters: SALOME and MARY BENDER (250 acres land on north side of White Oak River). Executors: JOHN SIMMONS and JOHN GRANADE. Witnesses: BENJAMIN SIMMONS and ELIZABETH MORREY. Clerk of the Court: PHIL. SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 28)

BLACK, MICHAEL
January 16, 1760. May 3, 1760. Friend: Executor and sole legatee: JOSEPH WILLIS. Witnesses: JACOB MILLER, GEORGE FISHER, JAMES WILLIS. Will proven before ARTHUR DOBBS, at Newbern.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 32)

BLACKLEDGE, RICHARD, SENR.
February 20, 1776. October 15, 1777. Wife: ANN. Sons: RICHARD ("manor plantation and t of 275 acres land on Pecoson Point"), WILLIAM, BENJAMIN ("200 acres Moselcys Creek," this to three sons above named), THOMAS ("land bought of Wm. Farmer and wife and 100 a. on Bever Dam"). Sons-in-law: SPYERS SINGLETON, CAP. JOHN JONES. Daughters: ELLENER (wife of CAPT. JOHN JONES), ANN BLACKLEDGE. Friends: MRS. MARY NEALE and MRS. BETSEY BAKER (ten pounds for mourning ring and gold buttons). Father: BENJAMIN BLACKLEDGE, SR. Executors : JACOB BLOUNT, CHRISTOPHER NEALE, RICHARD BLACKLEDGE, JR. (son) and SPYERS SINGLETON (son-in-law). Witnesses: J. BLOUNT, HENRY CANNON, READING BLOUNT. Will proven before RD. CASWELL.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 32)

BOND, ROBERT
January 6, 1737. June, 1738. Son: FRANCIS ("plantation whereon I now live")- Daughters: SARAH BOND (100 acres land at Broad Creek), ELISEBETH (50 acres of land), MARTHA BOND. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: F. DAWSON, JOHN GOOD. Clerk of the Court: JAMES COOR.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 37)

BOULD, GEORGE
July 12, 1745. September Court, 1745. Brother: JOSEPH BOULD. Friends: FRANCIS STRINGER, JOHN SNEAD (ten acres of marsh "opposite to Newbern Town"), GEORGE POWELL, son of JOHN POWELL. Wife: MARY BOULD. Executrix: MARY BOULD. Witnesses: FEILDER POWELL, JAMES COAR, THOS. FOX, MARY COAR. Clerk of the Court: JNO. RICE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 41)

BRADEY, JOHN
October 11, 1753. November Court, 1753. Wife: ABIGAIL. Executor: JEREMIAH RHEAM. Witnesses: DANIEL PERKINS, JEREMIAH RHEAM. Clerk of the Court: SOL REW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 43)

BRIGHT, WILLIAM
January 12, 1754. November 6, 1754. Son: STOCWELL ("all my land down the Rievcr * * * * one plantation on Orched Creek and one Do. on Loer Broad Creek"). Daughters: SUSANAH BRIGHT, ELENAR BRIGHT, MARY BRIGHT, SARAH BRIGHT, ANN NELSON. Grandson: HARMON GASKINS. Granddaughters: MARY and SARAH BRIGHT. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Witnesses: JAMES ARTHER, SARAH ARTHER, W. CARRUTHERS, JUNR. Clerk of the Court: SOL. REW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 48)

BROCHETT, BENJAMIN
July 9, 1750. August Court, 1758. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: MARY GARDNER, MARY PRINGELL, JOHN GRANADE. Clerk of the Court: PETER CONWAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 49)

BRYAN, ANNE.
October 25, 1767. March 9, 1773. Sons: WILLIAM, JOHN and JESSE. Daughters: MARY COOK and ELIZABETH DAWSON. Grandsons: JOSEPH STOCKLEY and JOHN DAWSON. Executors: WILLIAM, JOHN and JESSE BRYAN (sons). Witnesses: JAMES CARRAWAY, ANN CARRAWAY, ELIES JUSTES, GIDEON CARRAWAY. Proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 52)

BRYAN, EDWARD
January 28, 1745. May 9, 1746. Sons: JOHN BRYAN (220 acres land bought of Martin and Edward Frank, called "New Germany"), WILLIAM BRYAN (300 acres land, called "New Germany"), EDWARD BRYAN (lot in Newbern). Daughter: PENELIPY BRYAN (lot in Newbern). Wife: ANN BRYAN ("one plantation, called paradice"). Executors: ANN BRYAN (wife), HARDY BRYAN (brother), LEWIS BRYAN (brother). Witnesses: WM. WHITFORD, JANE HAND, RICHARD HART. Will proven before E. HALL, Chief Justice of North Carolina.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 53)

BRYAN, HARDY
February 28, 1760. May 6, 1760. Sons: THOMAS, WILLIAM, HARDY (one-half of manor, including houses), NATHAN, LEWIS (lots in Newbern), ISAAC. Daughter: MARY (front lot in Newbern). Wife: SARAH. Executors: THOMAS and WILLIAM BRYAN (sons). Witnesses: JAMES REED, SHADRACH ALLEN, MATTHEW ARTER. Will proven before ARTHUR DOBBS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 53)

BRYAN, WILLIAM
December 12, 1746. June Court, 1747. Wife: ANNE. Sons: WILLIAM, LEWIS, JOHN, JESS. Daughters: ELIZABETH and ANNE. Executors: ANNE BRYAN (wife), JOSEPH BRYAN (brother) and WILLIAM BRYAN (son). Witnesses: LAZARUS PEARSE, JAMES CARRAWAY, WILLIAM CARRAWAY, JR. Clerk of the Court: WILL HEDGES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 53)

CANLEPI, MICHAEL
October 31, 1743. December 22, 1743. Godson and Executor: JOHN FONVILLE. Witnesses: JOSEPH HANNIS, JOSEPH HANNIS, SR., JNO. MARTIN. Clerk of the Court: N. ROUTLEDGE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 62)

CARRAWAY, JAMES
March 9, 1773. Sons: ENOCH (100 acres of land on Bay River), FRANCIS (150 acres of land on Bay River), JOSEPH. GIDEON. Daughters: NANCY, FANNY. Wife: ANN. Executors: JOSEPH and GIDEON CARRAWAY (sons). Witnesses: THOS. NELSON, THOMAS CARRAWAY, JESSE BRYAN. Will proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 63)

CARRUTHERS, JOHN
September 20, 1751. February Court, 1752. Daughters: SARAH RICE (cold buttons), ROCKSOLANAH WITHERINTON (1 lot in Newbern joining Pollock Street and Eding Street, known as No. 98), FRANCES HODGES (cattle and one slave). Sons: JOHN ("riding sadal & bridle, one pr. large money seals and silver shu-buckels and Knee Buckels"), JOSEPH (6 large silver tea spoons, silver tea tongs and strainer and four large silver spoons), WILLIAM. Sons-in-law: FRANCES HODGES and JOHN WITHERINTON. Wife: CONTENT. All lands and lots in Newbern (including the two where "the long house stands"), together with slaves, ordered to be sold and proceeds divided among three sons. Executors: JOHN and JOSEPH (sons). Witnesses: SARAH BETSWORTH, ABIAH BANGS, SOL. REW. Clerk of the Court: PHIL. SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 63)

CARRUTHERS, ROBERT. Newbern
March 14, 1758. March 27, 1758. Wife and Executrix: UNICE. Daughter: LYDIA RALIER. (To these two is devised "all my lotts in New Bernand all my land in this Province.") Witnesses: MICH SMITH, THOS. HASLEN, RD. COGDELL. Will proven before ARTHUR DOBBS at New Bern.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 63 & 64)

CAWDREY, THOMAS
August 1, 1748. December, 1748. Executor and sole devisee and legatee: JOHN BROWN. Witnesses: PETER GLAIR, PATTERSON GILLETT and JOHN HARPER. Clerk of the Court: SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 67)

COLLEY, ROBERT
April 15, 1744. June 26, 1744. Son: JAMES. Wife: KATHERINE. Executor: DR. FRANCIS STRINGER. Witnesses: WM. BUIE, ED. WARNSLBT, ANDREW BASS. Clerk of the Court: N. ROUTLEDGE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 76)

COLLINS, CHARLES. Newberne
March 3, 1738. March 7, 1738. Wife, Executrix and sole legatee and devisee: ANN. Witnesses: JOHN REED, MARO'TT REED, JNO. WILLIAMS. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 77)

COLLINS, JOHN
February 20, 1748-1749. March Court, 1750. Sons: SAMUEL, JOSEPH. Granddaughters: ELISEBETH JONES, MARY JONES, VINI JONES. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: SAMUEL COLLINS (son). Witnesses: WILLIAM SMITH, GEORGE BARBER, JACOB TAYLER. Clerk of the Court: PHIL SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 77)

CONWAY, MARY. New Bern
August 17, 1774. August 26, 1774. Son: WILLIAM CONWAY ("lands and lotts in the town of New Bern, together with all negroe slaves, two pair of gold Buttons and the residue of My Gold Rings * * * * And I do earnestly intreat my Executors to pay strict regard to the education of my said son in such manner as shall be necessary to qualify him for such Business or profession as his Genius shall most incline to"). Other legatees: MARY GORDON, SUSANNAH (wife of EDMUND WRENFORD) and ELIZABETH ELMSLEY (silk and linen wearing apparel). Executors: JOHN HAWKS and EDMUND WRENFORD. Witnesses: JOHN BONNER, JOSEPH DOWSE and HENRY VIPON. Proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 80)

DEVIS, JOHN. Newbern
March 11, 1754. March 25, 1754. Legatees and Devisees: JOHN FREEMAN, ANN NELSON, JOHN STARKEY (Executor), MARY WIGMORE, RICHARD LYON. Witnesses: EUPHEMIA WHITE, RICHARD LYON, CHARLES FARQUHARSON. Will proven before MATT. ROWAN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 98)

DREDING, JOHN
December 22, 1757. February Court, 1758. Executor: JOSEPH PRINGLE ("plantation whereon I now live"). Wife and Executrix: CHARITY. Witnesses: SAMUEL SLADE, JOHN SLADE, SAMUEL SLADE, JUNR. Clerk of the Court: PETER CONWAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 102)

DUPEE, ELIAS
August 14, 1750. February Court, 1754. Father and Executor: DANIEL DUPEE ("my share of all prize money to me belonging while on board his Majesty's Ship -Bedford,' CAPT. JAMES CORNWELL, Commander"). Witnesses: JOHN MILL, FRAN. FONTAINE, JNO. FOSTER. Clerk of the Court: SOL. REW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 105)

EDMONDSON, JOSEPH
August 4, 1743. Sons: JOHN (Executor), THOMAS. Daughter: PRISELOW EDMONDSON. Wife and Executrix: PRISELOW. Witnesses: RICHD. BATH, ELIAS MARTIN, JOSEPH GAD. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 110)

ENGEL, PETER
September 20, 1722. December Court, 1722. Godson: WILLIAM MORE. Other legatees: ANN CARTUS, SUSAN MOORE, SURITY MOORE, MARY LOTS, ADAM MOORE, GEORGE MALS. Witnesses: MATTHEW REASON, PETER HAND. Clerk of the Court: C. METCALFE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 113)

FERGUSON, ADAM
October 13, 1715. February 15, 1715. Son.- MARK ("my plantation"). Daughters: SARAH FERGUSON, JANE FERGUSON. Wife: ELIZABETH FERGUSON. Executor: DANIELL MCFARLAN. Witnesses: ROBT. RAMSEY, PETER CROPELY, FRANCIS HUTOON. Clerk of the Court: DANIELL MCFARLAN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 119)

FERGUSON, MARK
April 16, 1751. September Court, 1751. Sons: ADAM (350 acres of land on the East side of Slocumb's Creek), SLOCUMB (800 acres of land on Mill Creek). Cousin: BENJAMIN CUMMINGS (land on East side of Adams Creek). Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: ADAM WALLIS, ROBERT WALLIS, JOHN CUMMINGS. Clerk of the Court: PHIL. SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 119 & 120)

FILLIAW, JOHN
August 31, 1747. March 15, 1748. Sons: JOHN, JOSEPH, JAMES. Daughters: ANN FILLIAW, PRISILLAR FILLIAW, MARY FILLIAW. Wife and Executrix: JANE. Witnesses: ALEXANDER BLACXSHIRE, N. WOLF, WM. GRAY. Clerk of the Court: JOHN RICE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 120)

FISHER, RANDOLPH
March 31, 1747. June Court, 1751. Sons: THOMAS and GEORGE (Executor). Witnesses: GEORGE GRAHMS, THOS. MATCHETT, RICHD. BATH. No signature to probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 121)

FOGG, MOSES
December 3, 1751. March 20, 1751. Legatees and devisees: GRACE FOGG (daughter of JOHNWATS FOGG, 300 acres of land on Nuse River), MATHIAS BENSTON. Executor: JOHN LANE. Witnesses: JOHN DUNCAN, NICHOLAS ROUTLEDGE and NATHAN ALEXANDER. Clerk of the Court: JNO. SNEAD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 123)

FONVIELLE, JOHN
January 24, 1773. January 27, 1773. Sons: JOHN ("240 acres of land where he now lives; 120 acres of land between ISAAC FONVIELLE and ARTHOR BLACKMAN; lot No. 6 in Newbern"), WILLIAM BRICE FONVIELLE (640 acres of land where he now dwells; Lot No. 5 in Newbern), FRANCIS (510 acres of land where he now lives; lot No. 7 in Newbern), FREDERICK ("land where he now lives and lot in Newbern"), STEPHEN ("500 acres of land where he now lives on New River; my lower tract on Stone Bay"), JEREMIAH ("770 acres of land in the mouth of Stone Creek; upper part of the lower tract on Stone Bay; half lot in Newbern"). Daughters: MARY HATCH (two half lots in Newbern and two hundred acres of land on the North side of Nuce River), ELIZABETH HATCH (lot in Newbern by the West gate; 360 acres of land in New Hanover County), EASTER FONVIELLE (one lot in Newbern). Granddaughter: ELIZABETH FONVIELLE. Wife: MARY. Executors: JOHN, WILLIAM BRICE and FRANCIS FONVIELLE (sons). Witnesses: JOHN TURNER, WILLIAM BALLARD, ISAAC ESLECK. Will proven before JO. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 123 & 124)

FORT, JOHN
August 6, 1745. March Court, 1745-1746. Sons: ARTHUR, JOHN (plantation and mill at Conohoe) DUNLY (550 acres of land on lower side of falling Creek), MOSES (400 acres land on Cohary Swamp). Daughters: JERUSHAH FORT. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executors: ARTHUR and JOHN FORT. Witnesses: JOHN PIPKIN, JOHN FORT, JUNIER. Clerk of the Court: JOHN RICE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 125)

FORT, RICHARD
March 6, 1745. December Court, 1746. Brothers: THOMAS, ELIAS and WILLIAM FORT. Sisters: SARAH WALL, MARY BYNUM, HANNAH PHILLIPS. Nephew: AUTHOR FORT. Executors: THOMAS and ELIAS FORT. Witnesses: JOHN PHILLIPS, ROBERT HOOD, AMBRUS PITTMAN, BENJAMIN BLACKBURN. Deputy Clerk of Johnston County Court: WM. CASWELL.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 125)

FOSTER, JOHN
October 9, 1754. November Court, 1754. Son: THOMAS. Daughter: LYDIE FOSTER. Wife: ELIZABETH. Executors: JEREMIAH VAILE, ZECHARIAH SAWTELL (uncle). Witnesses: WM. WRIGHT, CHARLES COGDELL. JUN., WILL. MONAT. Codicil of even date makes bequests to son, PARKER, wife, ELIZABETH, and uncle, ZACHARIAH SAWTELL. Same witnesses. Clerk of the Court: SOL. REW. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 126)

FRANCK, JOHN MARTIN
November 3, 1744. Sons: JOHN and EDWARD. Wife: SEVIL. Daughters: SUSANNAH, SEVIL, BARRARA and CATHERINE FRANCK, MARY WORSLEY, ELIZABETH HARROLD. Executor: FREDERICK ISLER. Witnesses: CHRISTIAN ISLER, MELCHER REMM, FREDERICK ISLER. The following lands devised: plantation called "Chinpin"; 500 acres on Trent River adjoining Chinpin; 640 acres commonly called "James Marchels plantation." About 20 negroes bequeathed. To each of children is bequeathed cattle and riding horses, and to each of sons is bequeathed a watch. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 127)

FRASER, DUNCAN
September 8, 1773. September 23, 1773. Legatees: PEGGY and JOHN ("two mulatto children, the offspring of Phillis, a free negro woman now in my possession"). Executor: JOHN McKxv of Newbern. Witnesses: THUS. SITGREAVES, JOHN SITGREAVES. Will proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 127)

FRAZIER, SAMUEL
May 3, 1772. May 20, 1772. Wife: MARY. Daughter: MARY. Sisters: JANE FRUME and ELIZABETH HEADLY. Father: SAMUEL. Mother: ELIZABETH. Executors: JOHN HAWKS and JAMES COOR. Will proven before: JO. MARTIN. Witnesses: CORNELIUS GROENENDEYK. JNO. TURNER, JUN., JOSEPH RAWLINGS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 127)

GASKINS, FISHER
November 15, 1757. August Court, 1758. Son: JOSEPH. Daughter: ANN GASKINS. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Executor: THOMAS GASKINS (brother). Witnesses: ANN BRIGHT, SARAH ARTHER. Clerk of the Court: PETER CONWAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 132)

GATHIN, EDWARD
January 3, 1725-1726. March 5, 1725-1726. Sons: JOHN. Wife: ELIZABETH. Executors: JOHN and ELIZABETH (son and wife). Witnesses: ROBERT PITTS, MARY PITTS, CALEB METCALFE. Clerk of the Court: C. METCALFE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 132)

GILLETT, JOHN
May 17, 1749. October 18, 1749. Sorts: JOHN, PATTERSON, ANDERSON, MOSES. Executors: JOHN HARPER, PRISCILLA HALL. Witnesses: JOHN SIMMONS, EMMANUEL SIMMONS, MARY DUDLEY. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 134)

GODFREY, MATTEW
December 8, 1744. Sons: MATHEW, JAMES. Daughters: SARAH GODFREY, ANN GODFREY, FILLAMER GODFREY. Executors: JOSIAH MASTRES, ELISABETH SIMENS. Witnesses: THOS. MASTRES, DAVID RAMSEY, THOS. ABETT. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 136)

GOFFE, ARTHUR
November 29, 1725. June Court, 1737. Friend, Executor and sole legatee: JAMES WINRIGHT. Witnesses: TH. BELL, TH. WILSON, PATR. OGILBY. Clerk of the Court: JAMES COOR.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 137)

GRANBARY, SAMUEL
January 15, 17G0. Sons: JOHN ("plantation whereon I live"), WILLIAM. Wife and Executrix: FRANCES. Executor: WILLIAM SPEIGHT. Witnesses: DAVID LEWIS, WM. WEST, JGELL KING. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 139)

GRAVES, RICHARD
April 11, 1730. September Court, 1730. Sons.- THOMAS GRAVES. Daughter: MARY GRAVES. Cousins (nephews): RICHARD and FRANCIS GRAVES (sons of brother, THOMAS GRAVES). Son-in-law: FERNIFOLD GREEN. Wife and Executrix: HANNAH. Witnesses: JAMES GREEN, JONES, JNO. RICHARDS. Clerk of the Court: C. METCALPE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 140)

GRAVES, RICHARD
May 3, 1774. June 4, 1774. Nephews: GRAVES BRIGHT ("my land & mills known as Jumping Run"), RICHARD FONVIELLE (son of WILLIAM BRICE FONVIELLE). Wife: ANN. Mother: SARAH FONVIELLE. Executors: SIMON BRIGHT, CHRISTOPHER NEALE. Witnesses: CHRIS'R DAWSON, THOMAS DBINY, SARAH BENSON. Will proven before Jo. MARTIN. R. G. monogram on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 140)

HAND, PETER
February 1, 1730-1731. March 16, 1730-1731. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Daughters: ELIZABETH, MARY and JEAN HAND. Other legatee: RICHARD HART. Executor: JOHN DEPT. Witnesses: THOS. Fox, JAMES GRBBN, JOHN DEEP. Clerk of the Court: CALEB METCALFE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 149)

HANDCOCK, ELISEBETH
January 20, 1743-1744. June 20, 1744. Sons and Executors: SIMON and WM. BRIGHT. Daughter: LEDLAY HANDCOCK. Witnesses: WALTER JONES, FRANCIS HODGES, HOWEL JONES. Clerk of Court: N. ROUTLEDGE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 149)

HANDCOCK, WILLIAM
October 9, 1722. March 16, 1730-1731. Son: WILLIAM. Grandsons: JOHN HANDCOCK ("my plantation"), WILLIAM PIANDCOCK. Granddaughters: ELIZABETH and MARY HANDCOCK. Wife and Executrix: ELENOR. Executors: WILLIAM HANDCOCK (son), RICHARD GRAVES, JOHN SLOCUMB (cousin). Witnesses: JAMES KEITH, MOSES THOMAS, THOMAS KNIGHT. Clerk of the Court: CALEB METCALFE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 149)

HANNIS, JOSEPH
June 30, 1745. September 7, 1745. "Christ Church Parish & County of Craven." Son and Executor: JOSEPH. Wife and Executrix: CATHERINE. Witnesses: FRANCIS STRINGER, WM. THOMPSON, JOSEPH CARRUTHERS, GEORGE WIGGINS. Clerk of the Court: JNO. RICE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 149)

HARBERT, EDWARD
January 20, 1754. May Court, 1754. Sons: EDWARD ("200 acres of land on the south side of Contentny"), JOHN. Four other children: mentioned, but not named. Executor: EDWARD HARBERT (son). Witnesses: JAMES COMBS, HENRY GIBBINS, WILLIAM RIGGSBY. Clerk of the Court: SOL. REW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 149)

HARKEL, GEORGE
May 2, 1746. March 17, 1746. Sons: GEORGE ("plantation whereon I now dwell"), JOSEPH. Daughters: MIRIAM, MARGARET and MARY HARKEL. Wife and Executrix: ELISABETH. Executor: JAMES CONAWAY. Witnesses: NICHOLAS HARPER, AMOS CUTHRIS, ISAAC BRAWLER. Clerk of Court: JNO. RICE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 151)

HARRIS, JOHN
January 22, 1749. March Court, 1749. Legatees: BRICE and JOHN FONVIELLE, WM. BARRAN, JR. (land on Batchelor's Creek). Executors: JOHN FONVIELLE, THOMAS GRAVES. Witnesses: JOHN MCGIBBINS, AMBROSE FIELD, DOROTHY ROLTON. Clerk of the Court: PHIL SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 153)

HATCH, LEMUEL
April 2, 1774. February 3, 1 777. Sons: LEMUEL (two-thirds of dwelling plantation lying between Steel's and Reasonover's Runs and also land on Trent River), JOHN and EDMUND, DURANT, JOY, ANTHONY (to each is given land which is described in will). Daughters: ELIZABETH and MARY HATCH. Wife: MARY. Executors: LEMUEL and JOHN HATCH (sons). Witnesses: F.DMD. HATCH, JAMES WATSON, CHAS. MARKLAND. Executor with sons: FRANCIS FONVILLE. Witnesses to codicil appointing Executor: STOKES NORMENT, ELIZABETH NORMENT, ELIZABETH ANDRESS, EDMD. HATCH, JAMES WATSON. Will proven before RD. CASWELL.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 157)

HENDRICK, FRANCIS
September 11, 1734. December 17, 1734. Wife: ELISHE. Sons-in-law: JOHN HILL (Executor), MOSES ARNECH. Witnesses: JOHN JEAMES, THOS. FISHER, GEORGE FISHER. Clerk of the Court: CALEB METCALFE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 161)

HERRITAGE, WILLIAM
March 8, 1769. Sons: HENEAGE ("plantation whereon I dwell, called Springfield"), JOHN ("plantation called Harrow"), WILLIAM MARTIN HERITAGE. Son-in-law: RICHARD CASWELL. Daughters: ELIZABETH HER- RITAGE, ANNA LOVICK (wife of GEO. LOVICK), SARAH (wife of RICHARD CASWELL), SUSANNAH. Executors: RICHARD CASWELL and JOHN and HENEAGE HERRITAGE. Witnesses: DANIEL BARRY, and Several tracts of land, besides the ones above mentioned, are conveyed to sons and son-in-law, for description of which said lands see will. Codicil dated April 10, 1769, devises other lands to son HENEAGE, etc. Witnesses to Codicil: DAVID GORDON, MARGRET WIGGINS, ELIZABETH BLOUNT,
RD. CASWELL. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 163)

HIGGINS, MICHALL
April 28, 1753. May Court, 1753. Sons: MICHARL and WILLIAM. Daughters: MARY, SARAH, ANN and HANNAH HIGGINS. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Executors: MICHAEL HIGGINS, JEREMIAH VAIL. Witnesses: WM. WICKLIFFE, JOHN MURPHY, THOMAS EVENES. Clerk of the Court: SOL. REW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 164)

HILL, RICHARD
February 17, 1728-1729. March 18, 1729. Granddaughter: ELISABETH HILL. Executor: FRANCIS HILL (brother). Daughter: ANN JONES. Son- in-law: EVAN JONES. Witnesses: JAMES TAYLOR, THOMAS JONES, JOHN LEWEIS, JOHN CUMING. Clerk of the Court: CALEB METCALFE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 165)

HOLLAND, DANIEL
March 16, 1771. April 20, 1771. Wife and Executrix: ANNIE. Witnesses: JAMES REED, HANNAH REED, JOHN HOLLAND. Will proven before WM. TRYON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 169)

HOVER, JOHN JACOB
February 15, 1744. November 28, 1744. Sons: JACOB, JOHN (plantation on Beards Creek), HENRY, SAMUEL. Daughters: MARY SLABBACH, ELIZABETH SLABBACH, MARGARETH. Wife and Executrix: MARY MAGDALENA. Executor: NICHOLAS PUREFOY. Witnesses: JOHN GRANADE, GEORGE GRAHAM, JAMES WILLCOCKS. Will proven before E. MOSELEY, Chief Justice.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 173 & 174)

HOWARD, CHARLES
1754. Son: CHARLES. Daughters: SARAH BROOKS and COURTNEY IVES. Son-in-law: JACOB HANBOX (or HANCOX). To each of these is bequeathed 'one shilling apease as the Law directs." Granddaughter : SIBBE BROOKS ("land in the fork of Crounes creek, if not sold before I die, quietly to be possessed during her pleasure.") Wife, Residuary Legatee, and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: FRAN. FONTAINE, WILLIAM ARTHER, ANN SPINKS. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 174)

HUTSON, WILLIAM
January 29, 1739-1740. March 3, 1739. Wife: FRANCES. Executor: JOSEPH MARR. Witnesses: JOSIAH HART, ELISHA JAQUES. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 178)

ISLER, CHRISTIAN
October 4, 1747. November 7, 1747. Sons: JOHN ("one negro, and horse, saddle & bridle"), WILLIAM (plantation and two negroes). Daughters: ELIZABETH and SUSANNAH ISLER. Wife: ELIZABETH. Executors: FREDERICK ISLER (brother), JOHN and WILLIAM ISLER (sons). Witnesses: MELCHER REMM, JAMES MARSHEL, SARAH LICKBLAT. Proven before E. HALL, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 180)

IVES, JOHN
February 21, 1750. August Court, 1752. Sons: JOB ("i of my land at the head of Broad Creek"), JONAS (" loer half of my land on Broad Creek"). Daughters: ESTHER (land on south side of Broad Creek called Giddinses Point). Executor: JOB IVES (son). Witnesses: JAMES WHITING, JACOB JONES, FRANCES NASH. Clerk of the Court: PHIL. SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 180)

JONES, EVAN
June 10, 1750. November Court, 1751. Sons: EVAN (plantation on East side of Clubford's Creek), JAMES (plantation on the East side of Buck Creek), ROGER ("manner plantation on West side of Clubford Creek"), CHARLES (plantation on West side of Cohookey Creek). Wife: ANN. Executors: EVAN, JAMES and ROGER JONES (sons). Witnesses: CATHARINE JONES. BRIGETT CANADY, WILLIAM FLOOD. Clerk of the Court: PHIL. SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 191)

JONES, EVAN
December 23, 1752. March 19, 1753. .Son: LOVICK ("my plantation & lands on the East side of Clubfords Creek"). Daughter: SARAH JONES. Executors: THOMAS LOVICK and ROGER JONES. Witnesses: JAS. JONES, JOHN TANEYHILL, CHARLES JONES. Will proven before JAS. HASELL. Clerk General Court: JNO. SNEAD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 191)

JONES, FREDERICK
November 21, 1758. February Court, 1759. Mother: MARY MOORE. Brother: HARDING JONES. Niece: MARY JONES. Executors: HARDING JONES (brother) and JOSEPH LEECH. Witnesses: ELIZABETH SPAIGHT, MARY VAIL, JANE SWANN. Clerk of the Court: PETER CONWAY. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 192)

KINSEY, JOHN
April 9, 1752. May Court, 1752. Sons: JOHN, JOSEPH, ABSALOM, CHRISTIAN and SAMUEL. Daughter: EASTER. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: JOHN GRANADE. Witnesses: JNO. SNEAD, HARDING JONES, JOHN DUNN. Clerk of the Court: PHIL SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 204)

KISABLE, MICHAEL
March 8, 1727-1728. September 24, 1728. Daughter: MARY FROWING. Wife: mentioned, but not named. Daughter-in-law: MARGET TEACHY. Son-in-law: DANIEL TEACHY. Executors: MATHEW RISNOVER and FLETCHER MILLER. Witnesses: ROBT. SMITH, ALEXANDER STEEL, JOHN WAXFIELD. Clerk of the Court: C. METC.VLFE
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 204)

KORNEGEY, GEORGE
November 2, 1773. November 29, 1773. Sons: DANIEL, ELIJAH (land in Dobbs County on Falling Creek), JOHN JACOB, GEORGE (250 acres of land in the fork of the Beaverdam in Duplin County), WILLIAM, DAVID, JOSEPH (500 acres of land on the northeast of Cape Fear), ABRAHAM. Daughter: MARY DEBRUHL. Executors: JOHN, JACOB and GEORGE KORNEGEY (sons). Witnesses: JOHN GRANADE, MORGAN SMITH SANDERS, RCBEN ANDREWS. Proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 205)

LANE, EPHRAIM
July 21, 1773. June 8, 1774. Wife: SARAH. Other devisee and legatee: FREDERICK TODVINE. Brothers: SAMUEL and GEORGE LANE. Executors: RICHARD CASWELL and FURNIFOLD GREEN. Witnesses: EDWARD HALLE. WM. Mix, RICHARD TEER. Proven before JO. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 207)

LANE, WALTER. Newbern,
September 13, 1742. August Court, 1757. Brothers: WILLIAM, JOHN and GEORGE LANE. Sisters: ELIZABETH MATTO, SARAH GODARD, ELENOR HIXON, RACHEL. Son: GEORGE ("my lot in Newbern, No. 10"). Grandsons: WALTER LANE and WALTER HIXON. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: SAMUEL SWANN. Witnesses: JOHN LAPIERRE, JOHN BRYAN, MARTIN FRANCK, DAN'LL GRANDIN. Clerk of the Court: PETER CONWAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 207)

LAWSON, SAMUEL
April 24, 1758. May 31, 1758. Son: DURRAM. Daughter: MARY PAL- LIS LAWSON. Wife and Executrix: MARGARET. Executors: JOHN HILL and WILLIAM MANSFIELD LIPSCOMB. Witnesses: JOHN HARDEE, WM. SPEIR and BENJ'N PANE. Proven before ARTHUR DOBBS. To each of the children is devised a house and lot in Newbern.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 209)

LEARGE, JACOR
1731. March Court, 1731-1732, "of the Switz Country being in Obar Savenchal." Sons: JACOB and CHRISTIAN. Daughter: MARY LEARGE. Executor: JACOB MILLER. Witnesses: PETER CORTNEY, GEORGE SLIDER, VENDAL PHILER. Clerk of the Court: CALEB METCALFE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 210)

LININGTON, EDWARD
July 9, 1736. September Court, 1736. Sons: GEORGE and EDWARD LININGTON. Daughter: MARY SHERLOCK. Grandson: FRANCIS SHERLOCK ("all my lands in Alligator"). Executors: DENNIS SHERLOCK and CAPT. JOSEPH HANNIS. Witnesses: KATHERINE HANNIS, ANN DUPARTALL, GASPAR VIALON. Deputy Clerk of the Court: WM. LANE. Provision in will that "all the pitch and Tarr my negroes makes shall goe to pay my debts &c."
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 217)

LININGTON, GEORGE
January 24, 1741-1742. June 16, 1742. Daughters: ANN HUTCHISON LININGTON, ELIZABETH LININGTON, CHRISTIAN LININGTON. Nephew: FRANCIS SHEARLOCK (640 acres of land on Nense River). Wife: HANNAH. Executors: WM. BRICE and RICHARD NIXSON. Witnesses: THOS. SMITH and NATHAN SMITH. Clerk of Court: N. ROUTLEDGE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 217)

LOFTIN, LEONARD
April 11, 1720. June 21, 1721. Sons: CORNELIUS (220 acres of land where "he now lives"), LEONARD ("plantation I now live on"), BENONIEA. Daughters: PERCELLY, JANE and JOYCE. Executors: CORNELIUS and LEONARD LOFTIN (sons). Witnesses: WM. HANDCOCK, ANN METCALFE, CALEB METCALFE. Clerk of the Court: CALEB METCALFE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 219)

MCALPIN, WILLIAM
October 28, 1747. November 7, 1747. Formerly of Sterlingshire in Scotland. Wife: HANNAH (in London). Daughter: HANNAH MCALPIN (in London). Mother: JANE MACKEY (Earthtown in Sterlingshire, Scotland). Executor: THOMAS RICHEY, of Jamaica. Witnesses: FRANCIS STRINGER, HONNORA DUNCAN, CATHERINE LIDDLE. Proven before E. HALL, Chief Justice.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 227)

MACDANIEL, JAMES
November 29, 1759. Sons: JAMES and JOHN (plantation to each), RISDON. Daughter: LEVINAH. Wife and Executrix: MARGERET. Executor: JOHN OLIVER. Witnesses: BASSETT SIMMONS, E. BRYAN, DAVID B - . No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 229)

MARR, JOSEPH
March, 1745. Wife and Executrix: ALIF. Three children mentioned, but not named. Dates and names of witnesses illegible.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 237)

MARTIN, ELIZABETH
March 30, 1767. South River. Daughters: SARAH LOFTIN, ELIZABETH MILL. Grandsons: ROBERT and ADAM WALLIS, SLOCUMB FERGUSON, THOMAS PITTM.VN. Granddaughters: SARAH MAHAINS, ANN STEVENB, COMFT. ROLLINS, ELIZABETH HAMBLETON, PRUDENCE FULFORD, JEAN WALLIS. Brother: JOHN CUMINGS. Executor: JAMES JONES. Witnesses: THOMAS McL(N, SAM'LL MASTERS, ROBERT OLIVER. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 238)

MARTIN, THOMAS
January 15, 1758. March 23, 1758. South River. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Nephew: ROBERT MARTIN, son of brother RICHARD MARTIN. Other legatees: SARAH LOFTIN, wife of LEONARD LOFTIN of Handcocks Creek; JOAN MARTIN FERGUSON, daughter of MARK FERGUSON. Executor: JOHN THOMLINSON, of Clubfoots Creek, Witnesses: JOHN CUMMINGS, ELISHA BELKNAP, STEPHEN WALLIS. Proven before ARTHUR DOBBS at Newbern.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 239)

MASKIL, WILLIAM
February 21, 1753. November Court, 1753. Brother: DANIEL. Wife and Executrix: DOROTHY. Witnesses: JAMES WHITING, CHARLES HOWARD. ELIZABETH WHITING. Clerk of the Court: SOL. REW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 240)

MASON, JOHN
February 27, 1747. September Court, 1748. Sons: THOMAS, JOHN, JOSEPH (to each is given about 100 acres of land). Wife and Executrix: ELIZEBETH. Executor: JEREMIAH PARSONS. Witnesses: SOUTHY REW, BENJAMIN MASON, JAMES BUSH. Deputy Clerk: PHIL. SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 241)

MASTERS, JOHN
March 22, 1773. July 27, 1773. Brothers and Executors: THOMAS and JOSEPH MASTERS. Wife: JULYANN. Witnesses: THOS. COOKE, BENJ'N CUMMINGS, SARAH WHITEARD. Proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 242)

MASTERS, JOSEPH
November 22, 1759. May 3, 1760. Sons: JOHN (plantation on the west side of Little Creek), THOMAS (land on Adams Creek), JOSEPH ("plantation whereon I now live"). Wife and Executrix: ARCALA. Executors: SAMUEL MASTERS (brother), THOMAS COOK. Witnesses: THOS. COOK, ELIZA WEST, WILLIAM NORTHAN, SOLOMON NORTHAN. Proven before ARTHUR DOBBS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 242)

MASTERS, THOMAS
October 27, 1746. Sons: JOSEPH, SAMUEL. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: THOS. COOK, PETER DUKE, DAVID RAMSEY. No probate. Testator mentions Indian slave.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 242)

MATHERS, EDWARD
July 17, 1753. Daughters: ANN GRAY, MARY MATHERS, ELEZEBETH WINFIELD, SARAH MATHERS, PRISCELLA MATHERS, MATHERS LURENIA MATHERS (Executrix). Executor: LAWRENCE HYLAND. Grandson: WILLIAM NEVILB. Witnesses: MARTEN HAGIN, THOS. MATCHETT, ELIZBETH RIGBE. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 242)

MEAVIS (or MEVOIS), MARK
January 11, 1762. February 4, 1762. Sons: JOHN ("my plantation"), NATHAN (land on Trent River), BENJAMIN (land on Indian Grave Branch). Daughters: LEAH and PIGO. Executors: EDMUND HATCH, JAMES FRAZIER and EMANUELL SIMMONS. Witnesses: JAMES MCDONALD, JACOB BALL, EMMANUEL SIMMONS. Proven before ARTHUR DOBBS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 245)

METCALF, CALEB
December 31, 1736. This is a nuncupative will made in the presence of JOSHUA PLATT, WILLIAM HERRITAGE, ADAM MOORE and AARON WOOD, and bequeathes all estate to daughter, expressing desire that wife have no part of estate. WILLIAM HERRITAGE appointed Executor. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON at Newton, March 15, 1736.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 247)

MORIS, JOHN
August 23, 1742. September 24, 1742. Wife and Executrix: MATHEW MORRIS. Son: JOHN. Daughter: MARY MORRIS. Executors: ABRAHAM BUSETT, JOHN HUDLER. Witnesses: WM. WICKLIFPE, THOMAS MORE, RICHARD MORGAN. Clerk of the Court: N. ROUTLEDGE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 256)

MOSS, GRACE
June 7, 1771. August 6, 1771. Daughter: ANN CONWAY. Niece: SIDNEY PITMAN. Son: JOSEPH Moss. Executors: THOMAS and JOHN NELSON. Witnesses: JAMES SEAVERN, JR., DENEL MOZOR, ELEANOR CLASH. Proven before JAS. HASELL. Provision is made for education of son.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 259)

MURPHY, EDMOND
March 4, 1745. Sons: BENJAMIN and JOSUA ("all my lands"), EDMUND. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: JAMES TUCKER, WM. FLOOD, PAUL PHILLIPS. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 261)

MURPHY, JEREMIAH
November 26, 1750. May Court, 1752. Son: THOMAS. Executors: GEORGE LANE, THOMAS MURPHY and JOHN LANE. Witnesses: JOHN MURPHY, JANE CARRUTHERS, JNO. CARRUTHERS, JR. Clerk of the Court: PHIL. SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 261)

MURPHY, THOMAS
October 7, 1746. February 27, 1746. Sons: THOMAS (plantation on Trent River), JEREMIAH, JOHN. Daughter: BRIDGETT MURPHY. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: JOHN JOHNS, JOHN ABBOTT, JOHN PETER I {EMM. Proven before GABRIEL JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 261)

NEALE, ABNER
January 5, 1770. October 14, 1772. Sons: ABNER (land on Adams Creek), RICHARD (land bought of WILLIAM CARRUTHERS and MATHEW GODFREY), CHRISTOPHER and PHILIP (to each is given land bounded and described in will), MATHEW (lands on Browns Creek), BARRE (land on Goose Creek). Daughters: WINIFRED THOMAS, MARY PITTMAN, wife of JOSEPH PITTMAN, HANNAH NEALE, ELIZABETH NEALE, PATIENCE NEALE. Grandchildren: JOHN, ABNER, SARAH and WINIFRED THOMAS. Eight negroes bequeathed. Wife: ELIZABETH. Friends: JAMES JONES, JOHN BRYAN, THOMAS COOK, SAMUEL MASTERS, PARMENAS HORTON and JOHN THOMLINSON. Executors: CHRISTOPHER and RICHARD NEALE (sons) and ROGER JONES. Witnesses: ELIJAH JARMAN, ROBERT TURNER, BENJAMIN CUMMINGS. Proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 261& 262)

NIXON, RICHARD
March 5, 1745-1746. June Court, 1746. Son: RICHARD (land on Topsail Sound). Daughters: GARTRY NIXON (land on southwest), MARY NIXON (land on New Topsail Creek). Wife and Executrix: MARY (three negroes). Executors: THOMAS GRAVES (brother-in-law), JOHN FONVIELLE. Witnesses: JOHN OLIVER, WHEELWRT. PEARSON. Clerk of the Court: JNO. RICE. Will provides for investment of proceeds of sale of part of estate in young negroes.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 267)

NORWOOD, THOMAS
December 26, 1757. March 24, 1758. Son: WILLIAM (one shilling). Wife, Executrix and sole legatee: FRANCES. Witnesses: HENRY INCE, SISSELY NORWOOD. Proven before ARTHUR DOBBS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 271)

NORWOOD, WILLIAM
December 30, 1747. November 14, 1748. Sister: MARY LANE. Niece: MARY NEVIN. Brother: THOMAS NORWOOD. Nephew: JOHN NORWOOD. Executors: WALTER LANE and BARNABAS RUSSELL. Witnesses: THOS. PEARSON, JOSEPH BALCH, W. BETTS, THOMAS PEARSON, JUNR. Proven before E. HALL, Chief Justice. ,
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 271)

OXENWALL, PETER
September 9, 1730. September Court, 1730. Wife, Executrix and sole legatee: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: WILLIAM CABRAWAY, JOHN CARRAWAY, JOHN WARD. Deputy Clerk of the Court: CALEB METCALF.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 276)

PAINE, JOHN
December 29, 1753. March 2, 1754. Son and Executor: THOMAS. Wife: ANN. Witnesses: CASON SCOTT, ANN SNOW, JOHN SPEIGHT. Clerk of the Court: JOHN SNEAD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 276)

PARKES, HENRY
February 27, 1733-1734. September 17, 1734. Godson: HENRV GRUM. Wife: CATHERINE. No executor. Witnesses: JNO. BRYAN, BENJAMIN GRIFEN. Clerk of the Court: CALEB METCALFE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 280)

PABLEPOUGH, HENRY
January 27, 1735-1736. March 17, 1735-1736. Executor and sole legatee: JOHN VENDRICK. Witnesses: JOHN BRYAN, JOHN JACOB HOAVER, SARAH THOMAS. Proven before RICHARD EVERARD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 280)

PARSONS, THOMAS
February 13, 1747-1748. December Court, 1749. Sons: JOHN (one plantation), JEREMIAH, THOMAS (one plantation to each). Daughters: SARAH and MARY PARSONS, ELIZABETH MAISON. Executor: JOHN MAISON. Witnesses: THOS. MASTERS, THOS. COOKE, THOS. WARREN LEE. Clerk of the Court: PHIL. SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 280)

PARYER, JOHN
May 1, 1737. June 20, 1738. Legatees: WALPOLIA GILLETH, wife of JOHN GILLETH; JOHN WAXDALE. Executors: JOHN SIMON, JOHN WAXDALE_ WALPOLIA GILLETH. Witnesses: PENELLOPE PARROTT, WILLIAM COOPPER, NATHL. PARROTT. Clerk of the Court: JAMES COOR.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 281)

PEARCY, LAZARUS
April 11, 1760. Sons: JOHN, JAMES, EDMON, EPHREM. Wife and Executrix: not named. Witnesses: EDMUND PEARCE, THOMAS PEARCY, HEZEKIAH PEARCE. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 282)

PEARSON, THOMAS
December 7, 1748. December Court, 1748. Sons: WHEELWRIGHT (land on "News" River), THOMAS (silver watch), HAMMOND. Daughters: MARY, ELIZABETH, ANNA and EASTER PEARSON. Parents: THOMAS and ELIZABETH PEARSON of Boston. Executors: WHEELWRIGHT, THOMAS and MARY PEARSON (children). Witnesses: FRS. STRINGER, JOHN SHINE, LEM'LL HARVEY. Clerk of the Court: PHIL. SMITH.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 282)

PHILLIPS, PAUL
June 5, 1746. June Court. 1751. Son: PAUL. Grandsons: PAUL PHILLIPS and PAUL FLOOD. Daughters: RACHEL YENSHAW, RUTH SANDERS. Son-in-law: WILLIAM FLOOD. Wife and Executrix: REBECCA. Witnesses: LUKE GRACE, LEONARD LOFTIN, PETER HENDRICKSON. Clerk of the Court: CHAS. YOUNG.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 287)

PHILLIPS, THOMAS
June 22, 1743. December 23, 1743. Wife and Executrix: ISABELL. Sons: JOHN, MASON, THOMAS, JAMES, MARK, WILLIAM. Daughter: MARY. Witnesses: ROBERT PATERSON, HENRY SUMERLIN. Clerk of the Court: N. ROUTLEDGE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 288)

PILSON, GRACE.
September 17, 1743. December 23, 1743. Sister: MART Fox, of Perth Amboy, near New York (7 negroes, 3 large looking-glasses). Kinswomen: GRACE Fox (4 negroes. 1 silver tankard, 1 looking-glass, 1 gold chain and two gold rings), ELLINOR Fox (2 gold rings, 1 pr. gold earrings). Brother: THOMAS Fox (silver watch). Friend: RICHARD SCOTT (1 negro man). Executors: RICHARD BIDDER and THOMAS PEARSON. Witnesses: JAMES COOR. JOSHUA ACKIS, WILLIAM WEBB, JAMES WHITING. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON. Impression of watchdog on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 290)

PILSON, THOMAS
February 17, 1742-1743. September 9, 1743. Brother: CHARLES PILSON. Sister: ELIZABETH WHEELER. Wife and Executrix: GRACE (plantation and 10 negroes). Witnesses: JOHN WEST, CHRISTOPHER DAWSON, NICHOLAS PUREPOY. Clerk of the Court: N. ROUTLEDGB. Executor qualified before J. MONTGOMERY, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 290)

POPE, SAMUEL
January 5, 1758. February 4, 1758. Sons: SAMUEL (land on Core Creek), JOHN and WILLIAM. Daughters: ELIZABETH and MARY POPE. Wife: SARAH. Executors: GEORGE POPE and JOHN TURNER. Witnesses: ROBERT TAYLOR, GEORGE POPE, BETTY LANE. Deputy Clerk of the Court: PETER CORNEOY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 294)

PRESCOTT (spelled also PRESTCOAT and PRESCOOT), WILLIAM
March 17, 1744-1745. September Court, 1745. Sons: MOSES, WILLIAM, RICHARD, JOB (land between Troters Creek and Panters Creek). Daughter: MARY PRESCOAT. Granddaughter: ELIZABETH PRESCOTT. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: JOHN CARROLL, DANIEL CONERLY, AARON WOOD. Clerk of the Court: JNO. RICE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 301)

PRINGLE, ALEXANDER
January 29, 1738-1739. March 1, 1739-1740. Wife, Executrix and sole legatee: JANE. Witnesses: NICHOLAS Fox, ABRAHAM JESSOP, MARGARET WADE. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 302)

PURCELL, NEILL
March 5, 1752. February Court, 1753. Wife, Executrix and sole legatee: SARAH. Witnesses: FAREBE WILLIAMS, R. MOORE, JNO. SNEAD. Clerk of the Court: SOL. REW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 304)

Reell, Peter
November 19,1739. November 24,1739. Sons: Peter, Joshua, James. Daughters: Elizabeth and Mary. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Executors: Simon Bright and Richard Evans. Witnesses: John Berry, John James, John Hill. Proven before W. Smith, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 309)

Rew, Southy
January, 1754. February Court, 1754. Sons: Solomon ("plantation whereon I now live on the East side of Owens Creek"), Thomas (land on Owens' Creek), Beverly (land on South River known as Butchers), Southy (two lots in Newbern), Solomon. Daughters: Mary and Euphama. Wife: Mary. Negroes to be divided between wife and children. Executors: John Starkey and Solomon Rew. Witnesses: John Snead and Charles Cogdell. Clerk of the Court: Sol. Rew.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 310)

Richardson, John
September 11,1773. September 16,1773. (Newbern.) Legatees: William Even (one negro "now in possession of William Brook Simpson Attorney in Newport Rhode Island and one negro man on board my sloop called the Betsey"), Peter Gordon (son of Patrick Gordon, of Newbern). Executors: Joseph Crispin and Rigdon Brice. Witnesses: James Green, James Parratt, Benjn. Greenaway. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 313)

Richerson. Gordius
September 25 ,1773. March 19,1774. New Bern. Sons: jesse, Benjamin, Gordius. Daughter: Bathshara. Wife and Executrix: Abigail. Witnesses: John Granade, John Merker, Edw. Whitty. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 314)

Risenouer, Matthew
November 18, 1747. September Court, 1747. Sons: John and Jacob (Executors). Daughter: Catren Smith. Wife: Elisabeth. Witnesses: Jacob Tayler, Gasper Granade, Paul Ives. Clerk of the Court: Will. Hedges.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 315)

Roberts, Andrew
January 22, 1722. June Court, 1723. Sons: John and Andrew. Daughters: Ann and Elizabeth. Executor: Adam More. Witnesses: Wm. Willson, Nathaniel Baran. Clerk of the Court: Caleb Metcalfe.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 316)

Roberts, James
July 24,1745. This is a nuncupative will proven before Danl. Shine by James Conaway, and names Sons: Samuel and James. Daughter: Margret Roberts. Wife: Isable.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 316)

Roberts, James
April 4,1774. New Bern. Sons: Richard, James and William. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Witnesses: Alex. Garten, John Mackay, James Coor. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 316)

Roberts, Joseph
January 15, 1774. This is a nuncupative will proven by James Frazer and Cynthia Roberts before Jo. Martin and names wife, Elizabeth. Daughters: Sally and Sabonah. Father-in-law: Micajah Frazier.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 316)

Roe, James
July 13,1737. March Court, 1737-1738. Executor: Francis Stringer. Witnesses: Dan'll Shine, James More. Clerk of the Court: James Coor.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 318)

Roe, Luke
December 30, 1774. January 12, 1775. Brother: Thomas R0e. Nephew: Benjamin (son of Thomas Roe). Brother-in-law: Joshua Taylor (riding horse and saddle). Other legatees: Jacob and other children of Joshua Taylor. Executor: Peter Physioc. Witnesses: MatThew Stephens, Nance Stephens, Peter Physioc. Proven before James Hasell.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 318)

Rowan, Matthew
April 18, 1760. July 15, 1760. Niece: Rose Rowan (daughter of brother Andrew Rowan). Nephew: Mathew Rowan (son of brother Atcheyson). Niece: Ann Rowan (daughter of brother William). Other legatees: Richard Lyon of Spring Hill in Bladen County, Margaret Rowan (niece), Mildred Lyon, daughter of John (ten negroes), Mary Lyon (daughter of Richard Lyon), Frederick Gregg of Wilmington (land on the northeast side of Northeast River, opposite to Stag Park in New Hanover County; one gold watch). Eleven negroes and land on White Marsh, in Bladen County, bequeathed to Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon, in trust for Esther Rowan (wife of Robert). Elizabeth, wife of Archibald Maclaine (daughter-in-law). Lands on Northwest River adjoining Henry Simmonds; land on said river adjoining Judge Lenard and Nelltown in Bladen County, and land in Craven County opposite Newbern, lying on Trent River, in all about 1,800 acres, devised to Executors to be sold. All remainder of estate is devised and bequeathed to John, the son of Jane Stubbs of Bath, "commonly called and known by the name of John Rowan." Executors: John Rowan, Frederick Gregg, Richard Lyon. Witnesses: Saml. Watters, Geo. Gibbs, Thos. Clark. Proven before Arthur Dobbs. Executors qualified before Cornelius Harnett, J. P. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 320)

Rountree, Jesse
October 17, 1777. November 21, 1777. Sons: Jesse, John ("plantation called the Oald Meating House"), William. Daughters: Mary and Elizabeth.  Wife: not named. Executors: John Rountree and James Frizle. Witnesses: Thomas Coleman, Moab Rountree, Edwd. FitzPatrick. Proven before Richard Caswell.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 321)

Russell, Thomas
January 4, 1744. March Court, 1744-1745. Son: John. Daughters: Mary Smith and Jemima Culling. Other legatee: John Smith, son of WinFree Smith. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Witnesses: Peter Duke, John Williams, William Mellar. Deputy Clerk of the Court: N. RoutLedge.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 322)

Sanderson, Benjamin
October 1, 1757. January 3, 1758. Sons: Joseph, Benjamin (Executor). Daughter: Dina Foscue, Hannah Barber. Granddaughter: Sarah Foscue (one negro). Executor: Benjamin Brockett. Witnesses: Wir- Liam Gardner. Simon Foscue, John Granade. Proven before Arthur Dobbs.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 326)

Sanderson, Joseph
February 12, 1774. March 19, 1774. Sons: Jesse, Thomas, Joseph, Benjamin, Shadrach, John, James, Isaac (land at Miskeeto Point). Negroes bequeathed to each of sons. Daughters: Prudence Foster, Liddy Lee. Executors: Jesse Sanderson (son), Thos. Lee (son-in- law), Edward Whitley. Witnesses: Thos. Foy, John Meeket, William Griffith. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 326)

Scott, John
October 4, 1764. September 27, 1773. Newbern. Wife and Executrix: Martha. Executor: James Reed. Witnesses: Hannah Langsone, Frank Rombough, James Davis. President of the Island of Antigua: Thos. Jarvis. Will proven before Jo. Martin and also before Thos. Jarvis.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 331)

Shetts, Jacor
September 25, 1751. Daughters: Zillpman John, Cevel Shetts, Catrron Feld. Wife: Cevel. Executors: Lewis Bryan and John Cornot. Witnesses: Hardy Bush, Saml. Feild, Cathrine Bush. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 335)

Shine, Daniel
May 5, 1757. August Court. 1757. Sons: John (1 shilling), Thomas (1 negro), William (2 negroes), James ("all the rest of my estate, negroes, lands, horses, cattle, hogs, etc."). Daughter: Elizabeth Vaughan. Executors: James Shine and John Oliver. Witnesses: Farld Green, John Williamson. Charles Shenewolf. Deputy Clerk of the Court: Peter Conway. Impression of stag on seal
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 335)

Simons, John
July 14, 1741. September 24, 1742. Sons: John, Daniel, Manuell, Benjamin, Busett (to each is devised a plantation). Daughters: Kath- Erine Banter, Mary and Elizabeth Simons. Brother: Abraham BuSett. Wife: Margerett (two negroes). No executor named. Witnesses: Martin Franck. John Gourlay, Civill Franck. Clerk of the Court: N. Routledge.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 339)

Simons, John
December 22, 1760. Son: William. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Executor: Thomas Simons (brother). Land on Bay River and Trent sold for debts. Witnesses: William Fulsher, Anthony Moore, Robert Burney. No probate
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 339)

Slocomb, John
March 28, 1722. September 19, 1722. Sons: John ("my dwelling plantation"), Joseph (land known as Josias Slocum's), Jeseway and Josias (land on Mill Branch and one Mustee boy). Daughter: Elisabeth Slocom (land on Mill Branch and one mustee boy). Proven before Richard Graves by Capt. William Handcock. Clerk of the Court: C. Metcalfe. No signature of testator or witnesses.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 343)

Slocumb, John
December 17, 1759. Cousins: Joseph and John Charles Slocumb. Mother: Mary Slocumb. Wife: Mary. Executors: John Donelson, Jacob Taylor. Witnesses: Grigg Yarborough, Hugh Howy. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 343)

Smith, Henry
August 4, 1748. November 2, 1748. Sons: David ("plantation I now live on" and all cattle in his mark "which is a crop in the right ear and slit in ye left Ear"), Henry (land on Nuse River), John (one negro boy "and one gray mare that has been much bit with wolves"), Samuel (one negro). Daughters: Sarah (cattle), Nanney (one negro boy), Elizabeth (one mustee boy), Olif (one negro) and Rebeckah Smith (one negro). Executor: David Smith (son). Witnesses: Henry Garrald, Charles Smith, John Hardee. Proven before E. Hall, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 344 & 345)

Smith, James
March 27, 1745. April 8, 1745. Son and Executor: James. Daughters: Maby and Martha Smith. Wife and Executrix: Martha. Executor: William Brice. Witnesses: Thomas Smith, Benjamin Sanderson, Jno. Snoad. Proven before Gab. Johnston.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 345)

Smith, John
August 15, 1768. October 9, 1770. Newbern. Son: John Trink Smith ("all my estate"). Mother: Martha Smith. Mother-in-law: Hannah Frink and her daughter Hannah Frink (twenty pounds to each). Wife: Deborah. Daughter-in-law: Sarah Outerbridge (two negroes). Son-in-law: Ramsey White Outerbridge (two negroes). Sister: Hannah Frink. Uncle and Aunt: John and Prudence Hardy, in Blossom Street, Norton Falgate, London. Other legatee: Richard Salter, of Newgate in London. Executors: James Reed, Richard Blackledge, Jacob Sheppard and James Coor. Witnesses: Joseph Crispin, Mary Hawk, Francis Child. Proven before WM. Tryon.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 346)

Smith, William
September 4, 1749. March 20, 1749. Sons: James ("my plantation"), Richard. Daughters: Mary and Elizabeth (one mulatto slave to each), Sary Ann Smith. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Witnesses: Levi Trew- Hitt, Andrew Bass, Isabella Keith. Clerk of the Court: Phil. Smith.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 348)

Spight, Thomas
October 3, 1756. November Court, 1756. This is a nuncupative will proven before John Clitherall by John Speight, Phrusan Speight and Ann Payn. Wife: Elizabeth (one negro). Sister: Prusane Spioht. Other legatees: John and Simon Spight. Clerk of the Court: Wm. Powell
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 355)

Stevens, Thomas
June 11, 1751. June Court, 1751. Sons: John ("my plantation"), Thomas. Daughters: Sarah, Mary and Frances Stevens. Wife: Mary. Executors: Thomas Stevens (sons), Benjamin Brockit. Witnesses: John Granade, John Kinsey, Sarah Brockett. Clerk of the Court: Chas. Young.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 361)

Stewart, John
October 13, 1741. June 22, 1742. Legatees: Jacob Tomson, John, son of Richard Byrd; Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Present. Executors: Denis Odyer (father-in-law), Richard Byrd. Witnesses: Jno. Herring, Richard Byrd. Registrar: Edward Griffith.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 362)

Stringer, Francis
January 8, 1749. March 30, 1753. Mother: Mary Stringer (plantation on Contentne bought of Henry Summerlin and two negroes). Brothers-in-law: John Shine (land on Stoney Town Creek, in Chowan County bought of Derham Handcock), Daniel Shine (land on Falling Creek) Brother: William Stringer (lots in Newborn). Daughter: Elizabeth Stringer (eight slaves). Other legatees: Anne Goffee, John Stringer, son of George Stringer of Core Creek; William Bond, George Stringer, son of brother Ralph; and Thomas Stringer (land commonly called Dover). Provision is made for fund for poor of parish, Wife: Hannah (eight negroes). Executors: Danl. Shine, James Green and Thomas Graves. Witnesses: Abner Neale, Jno. Kannady, John Jones, Jos Atherly. Codicil witnessed by Jno. Olive and Jno. Cannady bequeaths slaves to wife. Proven before Matt. Rowan.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 363 & 364)

Taylor, John
March 24, 1772. March 28, 1772. Sons: Absolam, John. Grandson: John Taylor. Daughters: Violater Garde, Tamer Taylor, Courtney Taylor. Granddaughter: Alse Garde. Executor: Bazell Smith. Witnesses: Jacob Sikes, Ann Sikes, Elizabeth Thompson. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 372)

Thomas, Louis
October 30, 1730. March 16, 1730-1731. Wife and Executrix: Ann Martha. Daughter: Elizabeth Thomas. Son-in-law: John Michel Shilper. Witnesses: Joshua Platt, John Page. Clerk of the Court: C. Metcalte.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 375)

Thompson, John
1738. September 27, 17138. Son; William (half of all estate). Brother: Alexander Thompson. Wife: Agnes. Executors: William Thompson (brother) and Francis Stringer (surgeon). Witnesses: Joseph Slocumb, John Thompson, Jr., William Bond. Clerk of the Court: James Coor. Crest on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 376)

Tigner, James
November 25, 1749. March 20, 1749. Sons: Thomas, William and Toulson (lands divided among them). Daughter: Mary Ann Tigner. Wife and Executrix: Susannah. Witnesses: Abner Neale, Edmun Cullen, Daniel Smith. Clerk of the Court: Phil. Smith.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 377)

Timmerman, John GASPER
May 21, 1722. September Court, 1722. Legatees: Sevilla Timmerman (wife) and Mary Magdalen Timmerman (daughter). Witnesses: Jacob Miller, John Leilker Miller, Jacob Sheets. Clerk of the Court: Caleb Metcalfe.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 377)

Totewine, William
April 5, 1776. February 7. 1777. Sons: William (plantation on Flat Swamp), Simon (silver shoe buckles and "Rifeld Gun"), Winder (horse, saddle and bridle), Colborn. Executor: William Totewine (son). Witnesses: Josiah Holt, Rachel Banks. Proven before Richard Caswell.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 380)

Truitt, Joseph
March 29, 1755. August Court, 1756. Sons: Levi ("my plantation and riding horse"), John. Wife and Executrix: Persillar. Witnesses: Luke Russell, Jeminea Russell, James Smith. Clerk of the Court: Wm. Powell.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 381)

Walker, Thomas
February 19, 1753. March 19, 1753. Son: John. Daughters: Sarah and Mary. Executors: Benjamin Cummings, Thomas Tigner. Witnesses: Abner Neale, Chrisr. Neale, John Cummings. Proven before Jas. Hasell, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 390)

Wallis, Andrew
March 18, 1742-1743. Sons: James, Andrew. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: William Wickliffe, Jos. Wilson, Robert Jarman. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 391)

Wallis, Stephen
April 28,1757. August Court, 1757. Son: Benjamin (lands), Robert and Stephen (Executors). Wife: Susana. Witnesses: Berry Nelson, Sarah Nelson, John Cummings. Clerk of the Court: Peter Conway.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 391)

Waxdale, John
March 5, 1738-1739. December 18, 1739. Daughters: Lovice, MargaRet, Kathbrine, Mariam, Annacivilla. Executors: Abraham Bussett, Philip Miller. Witnesses: Hugh Stanaland, Nathaniel Parrott. Clerk of the Court: James Coor.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 395)

West, William
February Court, 1750. Sons: John, Daniel, William, Samewill (samuel). Daughters: Mary Lane, Elizabeth and Lydia West. Wife and Executrix: Rebeckor. Executors: John Lane and Daniel DaughIty. Witnesses: Jonathan Mckfarson, Daniel Daughity, Elizabeth Daughity. Clerk of the Court: Peter Conway.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 399)

White, George
October 7, 1741. September 22, 1744. Sons: George and Luke. Daughters: Sarah and Persilla. Wife: Francess. Witnesses: Robert Clark, John White, Edwd. Vann. Proven before Gab. Johnston.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 401)

Whitehead, Alice
March 12, 1741-1742. June 21, 1743. Brother: Edward Whitehead of London. Nephews: James and Robert Wthitehead (sons of brother, Edwd.). Niece: Elizabeth Whitehead (daughter of brother, Edward). Other legatees: Tabitha Smith, Mildred Travers, Thomas (son of John Fearn), Mary (wife of John Fearn), Ann Bendis, Sarah Bendis, Mary (wife of James Coor, youngest daughter of Thomas Smith of New River), Nicholas Routledoe of New Bern, Madam Hannis (wife of Joseph HanNis), Susannah (wife of William Herritage), William Brice, Joseph Hannis, Jr. (Executor), Manuel and Peter ("two Portugee servants"). Codicil revokes legacy of two Portugese slaves and gives them their freedom. All legacies are in money or clothing. Witnesses: Thomas HilderSley Skerrett, Catherine Routledge, Henry Hertwell, Ralph Yeoman. Device on seal. Clerk of the Court: N. Routledge.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 404 & 405)

Wickliffe, William
September 30, 1753. December 15, 1754. Son: William. Daughters: Elizabeth, Alice and Katherine Wickliffe. Executors: John Franks (son-in-law), William Wickliffe (son), John Starkey.  Witnesses: Jere. Vail, Daniel Dupee, Southy Rew. Proven before Arthur Dobbs.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 406)

Wilcocks, John
May 9, 1761. No probate. Sons: Benjamin (land bought of Lemuel Hatch). Thomas and Stephen. Grandson: John Wilcocks. Saw and grist mill mentioned. Wife: Jane. Daughter: Ann. Executor: Lemuel Hatch. Witnesses: Eleneb Wilcocks, Gershom Wood, Edmund Hatch.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 407)

Wilton, William
January 7, 1773. New Bern. Wife: Jane. Executors: Timothy Clear, John Green, William Rumsey. Witnesses: Joseph Dowse, John Mace, James Biggleston. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 417)

Winham, Robert
January 19, 1754. November Court, 1753. Wife and Executrix: Mary (land on Broad Creek). Son: William. Executor: John Lenfield. Witnesses: Robert Bierney, William Williams, Kazia Williams. Clerk of the Court: Peter Conway.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 418)

 

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