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ALLEN, JAMES
December 4, 1733. February Court, 1733. Legatees: JAMES KELLEY, JOHN NAIRNE (executor). Witnesses: WILLIAM BELL, ANNE and JOHN STONE. Clerk of the Court: ROBERT FORSTER. Impression of head on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 5)

ANDREWS, Elizabeth
2nd Tuesday, January, 1768 Will of Elizabeth Andrews proved by Samuel Tanner.
Edgecombe Co. N.C. Abstracts of Court Minutes by Dorman 1744-46 1757-94 Page31 (Contributed by Lona Laughlin Boudreaux)
Andrews, Elizabeth Apr. 4, 1767. Jan. Ct., 1768. Daus: Elizabeth, Mary & Sarah, all wearing clothes to be equally divided between 3 daus., except one blue and white striped cotton gownd (sic)and one white cotton pettycoat bordered with calico which I give to Gr. dau: Sarah NIcholson. Son and Exr: Benjamin NIcholson, remainder of my estate. Wit: Sam'l Tanner, Pamela Nicholson , James (?) Gray.
Abstracts of Wills Edgecombe Co., N.C. 1733-1856 by Williams & Griffin (Contributed by Lona Laughlin Boudreaux)

BARROW, WILLIAM
October 20, 1758. December Court, 1758. Son: WILLIAM BARROW (plantation lying on Kehukey Swamp). Daughter: ANNA FORT. Granddaughter: ELIZABETH FORT. Executor: WILLIAM BARROW. Witnesses:
JAMES BARNES, DREW SMITH, WILLIAM BARNES. Clerk of the Court: JOS. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 21)

BELL, GEORGE
December 21, 1751. February Court, 1752. Sons: ARTHUR, GEORGE, WILLIAM. Daughter: ELIZABETH FLOYD. Granddaughter: MARY BELL. Executors: FRANCIS FLOYD and ARTHUR BELL. Witnesses: WILLIAM PARTIS, THOS. BELL, THOS. FLOYD. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 26)


BELL, GEORGE
February 18, 1755. May, 1755. Sons: JOHN ("plantation whereon I now live"), DAVID, GEORGE. Wife: SARAH BELL. Executors: SARAH BELL (wife) and JOHN BELL (son). Witnesses: ARTHUR BELL, GEORGE BELL, RAFE CHANNEL. Clerk of Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 26)

BELL, WILLIAM
December 1 , 1752. May and August Courts, 1754. Sons: ARTHUR BELL (390 acres land in the River Island), JOSHUA BELL (plantation where he now lives). Daughters: MARY PVRENT, ANNE BELL. Executors: ARTHUR and JOSHUA BELL. Witnesses: JAMES ATKISON, WILLIAM CAIN, REBECAH CAIN. Clerk of Court: BEN'J. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 27)

BRADFORD, NATHANIEL
October 2, 1756. February Court, 1757. Sons: JOHN ("plantation whereon I now live"), NATHANIEL ("remainder of my lands"). Daughters: MARY BRADFORD and PATIENCE BRADFORD. Wife: SARAH: Executors: JOHN BRADFORD and JOSEPH LANE. Witnesses: SAM'L HARVY, JAMIMA SIMMONS. Clerk of the Court: JOSEPH MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 44)

BROWN, JAMES
March 26, 1773. March 25, 1774. Son: JAMES ("my plantation"). Daughters: MOLLY BROWN, RACHEL BROWN, CATHARINE BROWN, SALLY BROWN, ANNY BROWN. Executor: BENJAMIN AMASON. Witnesses: JAMES AMASON, JESSE AMASON, WILLIAM AMASON. Will proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 50)

BROWN, JOHN
March 13, 1758. June Court, 1759. Sons: NATHAN ("land, still and cyder hogsheads"), HARDY. Daughters: PATIENCE POPE, ELISABETH EDWARDS, PRISCILLA BROWN. HANRENITTIA BROWN, SARAH BROWN, OLIVE BROWN. Grandson: BURAL SHELTON. Wife: PATIENCE. Executors: NATHAN BROWN, SAMUEL EDWARDS and SOLOMON. Witnesses: JOHN POPE, GEORGE CRUDUP, NICHOLAS DIXON. Will proven in Halifax Court. JOS. MONTFOHT, Clerk.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 51)

BRYANT, JOHN
September 14, 1734. May Court, 1735. Wife: ELIZABETH. Sons: WILLIAM BRYANT (tract of land known by the name of Ballards), ARTHUR BRYANT and DAVID HOPPER. Friend: JAMES TURNER. Executors: WM. BRYANT and DAVID HOPPER (sons). Witnesses: ROBT. REDFORD, ARCHBALD THOMPSON and ANN FRAZIER. Clerk of the Court: (?).
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 54)

BRYANT, WILLIAM
September 21, 1749. February Court, 1749. Sons: JOSEPH, WILLIAM. Daughter: PATIENCE ("my house, land and plantation"), SARAH MYHAND. Grandson: JAMES MCDANIEL. Friends: THOMAS HUYANDINE. Executors: ABRAM DEW and EDWARD BROWN. Witnesses: THOS. POPE, WM. ANDREWS, JAMES MYHAND. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 54)

CAIN, HARDY
December 21, 1754. May Court, 1755. Daughters: ISABELL CAIN ("plantation whereon 1 now live"), PLURITY. Wife and Executrix: RACHEL. Brother and Executor: JAMES CAIN. Witnesses: WALLIS JONES, JAMES CORRELL. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 59)

CAIN, JOHN
February 9, 1755. February Court, 1757. Sons: JONATHAN, ABIJAH (dwelling plantation). Daughter: ZIPPORAH. Executor: JONOTHAN CAIN (son). Witnesses: JAS. DEHORTY, JOHN TANNER, REBEKAH DEHORTY. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 59)

CAVENA, CHARLES
April 8, 1756. February Court, 1757. Sons: DAVID (one shilling), NEEDHAM (50 acres of land on Beech run), AQUILLA (60 acres land on west side of Beech Run), NICOLAS (one shilling), ARTHER (60 acres of land "joining to Needham land on the River"), CHARLES and HENRY ("the remainder of my land"). Daughter: MARY CAVENA (300 acres land "on the south side of Northuntee Mach"). Witnesses: JOHN FOUNTAINE, JOHN MURPHREE, ABIGAL PITTMAN. Clerk of the Court: JAS. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 67)

CLARK, ROBERT
December 12, 1752. August Court, 1753. Sons: WILLIAM, MOSES, AARON, ROBERT, LEVI Daughters: ANN TATUM, JEAN CLYBUN, MARY DUGLIS, RACHEL ETHEREDG, AGNESS ETHEREDG, HANNAH UNDERWOOD. Wife: JEAN. Executor: THOMAS TATUM. Witnesses: WM. WIGGONS, MARY WIGGONS. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
 (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 73)

COKER, CALEB
June 11, 1748. November Court, 1748. Wife: MARY. Sons: RICHARD, JAMES and THOMAS. Daughters: MARY NARRON, ANN BRUN, FRANCIS WALL, ELIZABETH SPEIR, SARAH COKER, AGNES COKER. Executors: MARY COKER (wife) and JAMES SPEIR. Witnesses: MARGRET COKER and JAMES COKER. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 75)

COLEMAN, WILLIAM
December 29, 1749. February Court, 1752. Son: SAMUEL ("plantation whereon I now live"). Daughters: SARAH, SUSANNAH. Wife and Executrix: JANE. Executor: ROBERT COLEMAN (brother). Witnesses: MOSES COLEMAN, CORNELIUS JORDAN, ELIN JORDAN. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 75)

CROCKER, PETER
October 24, 1752. August Court, 1753. Wife: SARAH. Children: mentioned, but not named. Witnesses: JAMES WILLIAMSON, THOMAS BARRAN, JOSEPH BRIDGERS. Executors: FRANCIS WILLIAMSON and SARAH CROCKER (wife). Clerk of the Court: BENJN. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 87

DANSBE, DANIEL
January 21, 1749-1750. August Court, 1750. Son: ISOME ("my plantation"). Daughters: MARY, ELIZABETH and CLEAREMON DANSBE. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Executor: DAVID ROZIER. Witnesses: ROBERT TAYLOR, DAVID COLLINS, REUBEN ROZIER. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 92)

DAWSON, JOHN
November 22, 1748. May Court, 1749. Sons: JOHN, DEMBT, SOLLOMON. Daughters: MARTHA, PATIENCE. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: BENJ. CHAMPION, FRANCES BYTHELL HAYNES. Clerk oftl,e Court: BENJN. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 96)

DOOLES, THOMAS
November 28, 1756. May Court, 1757. Sons: JOSEPH ("plantation whereon I now live"), JOHN. Daughters: SARAH, CATTEREN, BITHA. Wife: PATIENCE. Executors: JOSEPH DOOLES (son), ROBERT PURRER.
Witnesses: JAMES MYHAN, MOSES HORNE, ROBERT PURYEAR, JOSEPH DOOLES. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 101)

EDWARDS, HENRY
January 14, 1758. June Court, 1758. Sons: NATHAN, BRITAIN and JESSE ("my plantation"), SAMUEL and HENRY (executors). Witnesses: ARTHUR BOWIN, JOHN NORWOOD. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 110)

EVANS, CHARLES. Tarr  River
June 1, 1759. June Court, 1759. Sons: JACOB (land in Beaufort County), BENJAMIN, CHARLES (land on Tar river and town Creek). Grandchildren: CHARLES EVANS (son of BENJAMIN), JOHN EVANS (son of CHARLES and ELIZABETH), ANN EVANS (daughter of CHARLES and ELIZABETH). Witnesses: JOHN TISON, CHARLES EVANS, JR. Clerk of the Court: JOS. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 115)

GAINER, MARY
October, 1751. November Court, 1751. Legatees: HESTER GAINER, MARTHA GAINER (sister), LIDDAY LASATER (sister), WILLIAM GAINER (brother). Executor: WILLIAM GAINER. Witnesses: ARTHUR BELL, MARTHA GAINER, ESTER BELL. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 129)

GAINER, WILLIAM
March 11, 1746. November Court, 1750. Wife and Executrix: HESTER. Sons: WILLIAM and JOSEPH. Daughters: MARTHA, MARY, LYDDA, ELIZA. Executors: WILLIAM and JOSEPH (sons). Witnesses: JOHN COLLINS, WILLIAM BELL, MATTHEW LOWRY. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 129)

GEWIN, CHRISTOPHER
April 2, 1748. February Court, 1749. Son and Executor: CHRISTOPHER. Daughter and Executrix: MARY HARRELL. Grandsons: LOT, ABELL and CHRISTOPHER HARRELL. Witnesses: JAMES BRASWELL, BENJAMIN BRASWELL, ABRAHAM DEW. Clerk of the Court: BENJN. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 133)

HARRIS, JAMES
January 10, 1749-1750. February Court, 1749. Sons: JAMES ("my plantation"), ELI.  Wife and Executrix: CHEARY. Executor: MATHEW JOYNER. Witnesses: WM. SKINNER, JOHN BLOUNT, JOHN CRUMPTON.
Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 153)

HAYWOOD, JOHN
July 23. 1756. December Court, 1758. Sons: WILLIAM, JOHN, EGBERT and HARWOOD. Daughters: DEBORAH and MARY HAYWOOD (213 acres of land devised to daughters). All six children appointed Executors. Witnesses: EDWARD CROWELL, WM. CAMPBELL, THOMAS MERRIT. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 159)

HAYWOOD, JOHN
February 18, 17",8. June Court, 1758. Brothers: EGBERT. WILLIAM and SHERWOOD HAYWOOD. Sisters: DEBORAH and MARY HAYWOOD. Father: not named. Executor: EGBERT HAYWOOD. Witnesses: ROBERT WARRBN, JOSEPH POPE, SAMUEL PITMAN. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 159)

HILLIARD, ROBERT
April 13, 1743. May Court, 1751. Devisees and legatees: JACOB HILLIARD, ROBERT HILLIARD, JEREMIAH HILLIARD ("plantation on the falls of Teare River"); SAMSONB HILLIARD, MARY HILLIARD (all children of JEREMIAH HILLIARD); WILLIAM HILLIARD, JEAMES HILLIARD (sons of WILLIAM HILLIARD). Wife: CHARETY. Executors: WILLIAM HILLIARD and OS- BORNE JEFFREYS. Witnesses: SAM'L HALLIMAN, WILLIAM SIRGENER, BENJ. BOYKIN. Clerk of Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 166)

HOBBY, JACOB
January 22, 1758. September Court, 1758. Son: MATHEW (all "my land"). Daughters: RHODA, SARAH and FRANCES HOBBY. Wife and Executrix: JEMIME. Executor: JOHN BAKER. Witnesses: ANDREW IRWING. BRACEWELL BRIDGES, JOSEPH KELLEY. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONT- FORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 166)

HOLMES, JOHN
February 28, 1735-1736. May Court, 1736. Sons: JOHN, HARDY, EDWARD, GABRIEL. Daughters: ANN SANDERS, CHARITY BROWN, DOROTHY SPIER, ROSE. Wife: TAMAR. Executor: HARDY HOLMES. Witnesses: EDWD. BUXTON, WILLIAM DAVIES, ELIZABETH WELSH. Deputy Clerk of
Court: THOH. KEARNY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 170)

HOWELL, JOSEPH
January 10, 1749. May Court, 1750. Sons: JOSEPH, THOMAS (land on Herricks Creek). Daughters: MARY, MURPHREY and MARTHA. Wife and Executrix: MARGETT. Executors: JOSEPH HOWELL (son), COLL. J. DAWSON, SAMUEL RUFFIN, THOMAS HOWELL and JOSEPH HENDERSON. Witnesses: Jos. WILLIAMSON, JAS. BAKRAN, THOS. BARRAN. Clerk of Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 174)

JONES, FRANCIS
January 14. 1750. August Court, 1755. Sons: NATHANIEL and TINGNALL (land on Crabtree Creek in Johnston County), JOHN (land on Crabtree Creek), MATTHEW (land on Swift Creek in Johnston County), FRANCIS (land on Jackit Swamp, Edgecombe County), ALBRIDGTON, RIDLEY. Son- in-law: JOHN CULLERS (land on Crabtree Creek). Daughters: JUDITH WILSON, MARY CULLERS, LUCY JONES, BETTE DAY JONES, LYDIA JONES, JEMIMA JONES. Executors: MARY JONES (wife) and NATHANIEL JONES (son). Witnesses: THOS. WIGGINS, FRANCIS DRAKE. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 191)

JONES, ISAM
April 24, 1753. November Court, 1753. Wife: MARY. Daughter: CREACY. Executor: WALLIS JONES. Witnesses: RICHARD BURD, MATTHEW JONES. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 193)

JONES, JOHN
October 24, 1757. June Court, 1758. Sons: WALLIS, ETHELDRED. JOHN. Sons-in-law: THOMAS SPELL, CHARLES JERKINS, PETER MITCHELL. Other legatees: ANN and BENJAMIN RICHARDSON, JOHN JONES. Daughter: SARAH JERKINS. Executor: WALLIS JONES (son). Witnesses: HENRY HORN, SIKON HORN, JOSIAH HORN. Codicil dated December 17, 1757. mentions son FREDERICK JONES and makes bequests to other sons. Same witnesses. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 194)

JONES, WILLIAM
November 27, 1749. August Court, 1750. Sons: DREURY, PETER ("plantation whereon I now live"). ISAM (grist mill). Arbitrators to divide land: THOMAS HILL, GEORGE NICHOLSON, JOHN CLARK, WALLIS JONES. Executors: SARAH JONES (wife) and WALLIS JONES. Witnesses: THOMAS THROWER, WILLIAM ATKISON, WINNIFRED ATKISON. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 198)

KEELAND, JOHN
January 21, 1752. March 24, 1752. Executor and sole legatee: JAMES CARTER. This is a nuncupative will proven by WILLIAM HORNSBY. WILLIAM TAYLOR and CATTREN CARTER. Clerk of Court: BENJ'N WYNNS. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 200)

KILLINGSWORTH, RICHARD
December 3, 1733. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Cousin: RICHARD KILLINGS WORTH. Witnesses: BENJAMIN WOOD, FRANCIS WOOD, JNO. SPEIR. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 203)

KINCHEN, WILLIAM
November 6. 1758. December Court, 1758. Sons: JOHN (land on the river adjoining Craghill). WILLIAM ("remainder of my land"). Daughters: MARTHA, ELIZABETH, MARY and TEMPERANCE. Executors: BLAKE BAKER, HENRY DAWSON (brothers), JOHN KINCHEN (son). Witnesses: HENRY CAMPBELL, PETER JONES, WILLIAM MOORE. Clerk of Court: Jos. MONT- FORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 203)

LANE, CHRISTIAN
October 5, 1747. May Court, 1748. Daughters: SARAH and MARY LANE. Son: ABRAHAM. Other legatees: CHRISTIAN HILL. Executor: ABRAHAM HILL. Witnesses: STEPHEN JACKSON, SARAH HILL. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 207)

LANE, JOSEPH
December 6, 1757. November Court, 1758. Brother: WILLIAM LANE. Sisters: FAITH BYNUM, DREWSILLER BRYANT. Other legatee: WINIFRED POPE. Executors: JOHN BRADFORD and HENRY POPE. Witnesses: BENJAMIN MERRYMAN, BARNABAS LANE, DAVID DICKSON. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTPORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 207)

LEE, RICHARD
April 4, 1756. May Court, 1756. Sons: TIMOTHY (100 acres of land on "Contenteny Creek"), ARTHUR, RICHARD, SOLOMON (the plantation "which I now live on"). Daughters: ELISABETH LEE, RACHEL BRADLEY, SARRAH HORN, MARTHA LEE. Witnesses: ABSALOM HOLLIMAN, WILLIAM FOKES, JAMES PERMENTER. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTTORT. Stock mark of the testator is described as being "swallow fork in the right ear and a crop and half Crop in ye Left Ear."
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 212)

MACKINNE, BABNABEE, JR
October 13, 1736. November Court, 1736. Daughters: PATIENCE and MARY MACKINNE. Other legatees: BARNABY, son of JOSEPH LANE; BARNABY. son of WILLIAM MACKINNE; JOSEPH LANE, WILLIAM MACKINNE (brother). JOHN POPE, JAMES NOWELL, ROBERT and JOHN MACKINNE (brothers), NATHANIEL COOPER, JOHN LANE. Wife and Executrix: MARY (five negroes). Land devised to daughters. Live stock and land devised to other legatees mentioned. Witnesses: NATHANIEL COOPER. JOHN CROWELL, JNO. WATFORD. Clerk of the Court: THOMAS KERNEY. Original of this will missing. Abstract made from recorded copy No. 58 in Grant Book, No. 4.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 233)

MACKINNE, JOHN
February 28, 1753. May Court, 1753. Son: BARNABY. Daughters: MARY. MARTHA and PATIENCE MACKINNE, ANGELINA PARISH. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Friend: CANNON CUMBO. Executor: MONTFORT ELBECK. Witnesses: MONTFORT ELBECK, WILLIAM GADDY, MARY ELBECK. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS. "I give and bequeath my loving wife * * * the use of my grist mill on Great Quonkee two years next ensuing for pay for the giveing each of my children before mentioned two years schooling."
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 233)

MACKINNE, RICHARD
August 10, 1751. August Court, 1755. Brother: ROBERT MACKINNE. AVpAevv BARNABY McKiNNiE. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executors: WILLIAM KINCHEN and WILLIAM KINCHEN, JUNR. Witnesses: W. KINCHEN, WM. BAKER, LEMUEL KINCHEN. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 233)

MCKINNEY, MARY
October 13, 1754. November Court, 1754. "Imprimis. I most humbly bequeath my Soul to God my Maker beseeching His most Gracious reception of it through the all sufficient merits and Meditations of my Most Compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ, Who gave himself to be an atonement for my sins, and is able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by him, Seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them, and who, 1 trust will not reject me a returning penitent sinner, when I come to him for mercy; in this Hope & confidence I render up my soul with comfort humbly beseeching the most Blessed and Glorious Trinity, one God most holy, most merciful and gracious to prepare me for the time of my dissolution, and then to take me to himself unto that Place of Rest and incomparable Felicity which he has prepared for all that Love and fear his holy name Amen Blessed be God." (The foregoing is given as a specimen of the preambles to the wills of this period.) Sons: JOHN, BARNABY. Daughters: ANNJELEANY POPE, MARY, PATIENCE and MARTHA MCKINNE. Executor: BARNABY POPE. Witnesses: DAVID CRAWLEY, WM. GADDY, ROBERT BELCHER. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 233& 234)

MARSHALL, JOHN
October 24, 1757. February Court, 1758. Sons: JOHN ("plantation I now live on"), HUMPHREY (plantation over Tar River at the head of Middle Creek), ABSOLEM. Daughters: ELIZABETH MARSHALL, PRISCILLA
MARSHALL, GOODWIN TUCKER (to these are given negroes). Wife and Executrix: AMY. Executor: JOHN MARSHALL (son). Witnesses: BENJA. HAILE, BENJ'N NEVILLE, THOS. MARSHALL. Clerk of the Court: Jos.
MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 238)

MERRITT, JOHN
January 13, 1757. Sons: THOMAS, JOHN. Daughter: PEGEE (wife of JOHN STONE), AMEE (wife of WILLIAM HANBY), and BETTY MERRITY. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: JNO. HAYWOOD, THOS. MERRITT. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 246)

MERRIT, NATHANIEL
April 10, 1735. February Court, 1735. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Sons: NATHANIEL, EFRUM, BENJAMIN. Daughters: SARAH and MART MERRIT. Witnesses: FRANCES WELDON, HENRY JONES. Deputy Clerk of the Court: THOS. KEARNY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 246)

MIDDLETON, JOHN
July 20, 1750. November Court, 1750. Sons: JAMES and EDWARD. Daughters: ELIZABETH PERREY, JANE, SARAH and MILDRED MIDDLETON. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: AMBROSE JOSHUA SMITH, JUDITR SMITH. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 248)

MITCHELL, RANDALL
September 24, 1756. June Court, 1758. Brother: WILLIAM MITCHELL. Daughter-in-law: ELIZABETH LEAVET. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: AQUILA Suoa. Witnesses: BAURLEAY BELCHER, JOSEPH HOWELLS, BENJAMIN, 'MITCHELL. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 249)

MOBLEY, JOHN
August 5, 1752. May Court, 1753. Sons: JOHN, MORDECA and EDWARD (one negro each). Brother: EDWARD MORLEY. Nephew: SAMUEL MORLEY (one negro). Wife and Executrix: RACHELL (two negroes). Executor: EDWARD MORLEY (son). Witnesses: JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN WARD, LEWIS, ATKINS. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 250)

MOORE, JOSEPH
February 15, 1753. February Court, 1757. Sons: JOSEPH (plantation in Edgecombe County on Little Swamp and plantation in Bertie County on Rockquies Swamp), JAMES (land on Conehoe pocoson), HODGES (land on Conehoe), JESSEE and EZIEKEL ("my water mill"). Daughters: ANN MCGEE, MARTHA HINTON, CELIA MOORE (one negro girl each), MELIA MOORE. Executors: ANN MOORE (wife) and four sons. Witnesses: ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, MARY WHITMILL, WM. WILLIAMS. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 252)

MOUND, NOAH
February 1, 1752. February Court, 1752. This is a nuncupative will proven before SAM'LL WILLIAMS by ELIZA WEBB and JOSEPH ISENMANGER, in which all estate of testator is left to AQUILA SUGG, who is also appointed Executor. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 259)

MULKEY, PHILIP
December 17, 1736. May Court, 1737. Sons: DAVID (land on Beaver Ponds), PHILIP ("my plantation"). Daughters: JANE, EVE, SCARBROUGH. JUDITH. Son-in-law: GEORGE LAWS. Friends: BACKLEY KIMBROUGH and JOHN HARDY (land at plumtree). Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Executor: JAMES SMITH. Witnesses: RICHARD HERRING, JOHN CALIBAN, JONATHAN MULKEY. Clerk of the Court: THOS. KEARNY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 260)

MURPHEY, WILLIAM
January 23, 1736. May Court, 1737. Daughters: MARY and MARTHA MURPHEY (one plantation each), ESTHER MURPHY (negroes). Other legatees: WILLIAM HURST, JOSEPH BRADSHAW. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Executors: JOHN EDWARDS and ISAAC RICKS. Witnesses: JOHN POPE, WM. GOODWIN, JOHN STRICKLAND. Deputy Clerk of the Court: THOS. HARVEY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 261)

NOBLELAND, JOHN
August 12, 1755. November Court, 1755. Daughters: MATHEW and REBECCA NOBLELAND, MARY COTTON. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: WM. OGILVIE, NATHANIEL MERRITT, WILLIAM RAINWATER. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 268)

NORFLEET, THOMAS
January 23, 1745. August Court, 1746. Sons: THOMAS and MARMA- DUKE (all land of testator to be divided between them; to each is given three negroes and to MARMADUKE is given one silver tankard and one still " and worms"). Daughters: SARAH, FARBEY, SUSANAH, MARY, ELISBETH. Wife and Executrix: RUTH. Executor: MARMADUKE NORFLEET (brother). Witnesses: ROBERT HILLIARD, JOHN BLUNT. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 270)

PARKER, FRANCIS
April 26, 1746. August Court, 1757. Sons: FRANCIS, JOSEPH, SIMON (plantation). Daughters: ELIZABETH FOREMAN, CHARITY BRETT, CATHERINE HODGES. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: GERRARD WALL, JOHN KNIGHT, WALTER MCFARLAN. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 278)

PARKER, MARY
August 11, 1753. August Court, 1754. Grandson and sole legatee: EDMOND GODWIN. No executor named. Witnesses: BENJAMIN BRAND, MOSES COLEMAN, CORNELIUS JORDAN. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 278)

PARKER, SIMON
December 31, 1758. March Court, 1759. Sons: FRANCIS, SIMON, WILLIAM, ROBERT (to each is devised a plantation), JAMES. Daughters: JUDAH, SARAH, WINNE, CHARITIE and RUTH PARKER. Wife: JUDITH. Executors: FRANCIS PARKER (brother) and JAMES KNIGHT (brother-in- law). Witnesses: CHARLES DANIELL, GIRRARD WALL, MARY CULLENDER. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 279)

PARRISHE, WILLIAM
January 20, 1735-1736. August Court, 1736. Daughter: SARAH PAR- RISK. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: BUCKLEY KIMBROUGH and ISAAC WINSTON. Clerk of the Court: THOS. KEARNEY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 280)

PASMORE, JOHN
May 19, 1754. November Court, 1754. Sons: GEORGE, JOHN, ROBERT, JOSEPH. Daughters: ELIZABETH SAMMON, SARAH PASMORE. Wife: SARAH. Executors: GEORGE and JOHN PASMORE (sons). Witnesses: JOHN JACKSON, MOSES PENDRY, JAMES SAMON. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WVNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 281)

PIRENT, JAMES
March 7, 1757. May Court, 1757. Son: JAMES ("plantation whereon I now live"). Daughters: TATION, MARY and SARAH. Executors: ARTHUR and JOSHUA BELL. Witnesses: JAMES HOGAN, JOSHUA B"ELL, WILLIAM HOLLOWAY. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 290)

PITMAN, BENJAMIN
August 3, 1755. May Court. 1756. Sons: MOSES, MICAH, SAMSON, JACOB. Daughters: PATIENCE FAULK, MARY BOTTOM, ABIOAL PITMAN, LUCY PITMAN, CELA PITMAN, JEMIMA PITMAN. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Witnesses: JOHN STREATER, JOHN JAMESON, JOHN MURPHREE. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 291)

PITMAN, THOMAS
April 4, 1754, February Court, 1755. Sons: LOT, THOMAS and seven others mentioned, but not named. Daughters: two mentioned, but not named. Brothers: ROBERT and AMBROSE PITMAN (Executors). Wife: ANNE. Witnesses: Jxo. HOPKINS, AMBROSE PITTMAN, JOHN FORT. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 291)

POPE, WILLIAM
January 15, 1749. February Court, 1749. Sons: JACOB (three negroes), WEST and STEPHEN (one negro each). Daughters: REBECCA POPE and JULIAN NEWSOM. Grandsons: WILLIAM TAYLOR (two negroes), WILLIAM POPE ("my plantation"). Executors: JACOB POPE (son) and JOSEPH NEWSOM (son-in-law). Witnesses: HENRY WEST, JOSEPH PEARCE, ARTHUR WALL, JOHN JORDAN. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS. Testator came to this state from Isle of Wight County, in Virginia, and devised to son STEPHEN plantation in said County.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 294)

PRICE, THOMAS
August 24, 1750. May Court, 1751. Sons: WILLIAM, THOMAS and JOHN. Daughters: ELIZABETH and RACHEL. Wife: not named. Witnesses: JOHN HOOKS, WILLIAM RADDAM and JOHN HOOKS, JR. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 301)

PURYER, ROBERT
December 25, 1758. June Court, 1759. Sons: ROBERT ("my plantation"), WILLIAM. Daughters: MARY, MARGARET, ELIZABETH and ANN. Wife and Executrix: FRANCES. Executor: MOSES HORNE. Witnesses: WILLIAM HOBGOOD, RACHEL TANER. Clerk of the Court: Jos. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 305)

Rawlings, Benjamin
December 10, 1738. February Court, 1738. Legatees: Robert LockAlear, David Coltraine, EDMOND KEARNY (son of Thos. and Sarah), James Flood, Benjamin Hill, Jr. (son of Benjamin and Sarah), Henry Hill, Sarah Kearny, Elizabeth Alston (wife of Joseph John), William Alston, Elizabeth Williams (wife of Samuel). Executors: Thos. Kearny and David Coltraine. Witnesses: Sam'l Williams, R. Whittington, William Lee. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 306)

Renfrow, John
May 30, 1748. August Court, 1748. Sons: Enuch, Jacob, George, William and James. Wife: Tomeson. Executor: Matthew McK,NNEY. Witnesses: John Haywood, Nathaniel Holly, John Evans. Clerk of the Court: Benjn. Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 310)

Richards, Richard
October 23, 1758. December Court, 1758. Sons: John, Jesse and Richard. Wife and Executrix: Rebecca. Executor: David Crawley. Witnesses: Wm. Kinchen, Wm. Hayes, John Green. Clerk of the Court: JOS. MONTFORT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 313)

Ricks, Isaac
March 11, 1748. October 28, 1748. Sons: Abraham and Robert and John (two negroes to each). Daughters: Mary Pop and Martha Ricks. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Witnesses: John Crowell, Richard Richards. Proven before E. Hall, Chief Justice.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 314)

Robertson, Henry
June 23, 1749. February Court, 1752. Sons: Higdon, Henry, Peter, Lewis (Executor). Daughter: Deborah Robertson. Witnesses: A. J. Smith, William Ogilvie, Christopher Ogilvie. Clerk of the Court: Benjn. Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 316)

Sanders. William
June 5, 1756. February Court, 1757. Sons: Henry (land on Panther Branch), William ("the Mannor plantation"). Land called Simmonses Neck to be sold. Wife and daughters: not named. Executors: Joseph Shaw, Jr., John Bradford, Tristrim Lowther and Solomon Williams. Witnesses: Wm. Irby, John Grice, Wm. Hornsby. Clerk of the Court: Joseph Montfort.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 325)

Shelley, John Philip
June 28, 1749. August Court, 1749. Sons: Philip (land on Swift Creek and four negroes), Daniel (land on Swift Creek at the mouth of Tumbling Run, and two negroes). Daughter: Judeth Shelley (two negroes). Executor: Thomas Mann. Witnesses: William Smithes, Jeremiah Malpass, Margaret Terry. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns. Impression of head on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 334)

Smith, Richard
December 17, 1756. May Court, 1757. Sons: Richard, Stephen, William (to each is devised 73 acres of land), Benjamin ("my plantation"). Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Witnesses: John Doyle, Charles Dodson. Clerk of the Court: Jos. Montfort.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 347)

Smith, Thomas
March 10, 1757. May Court, 1757. Wife and Executrix: not named. Executor: Banjamin Haile. Witnesses: John and Susana Jones. Clerk of the Court: Joseph Montfort.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 347)

Stephenson, George
June 25, 1753. August Court, 1754. Nephews: Joseph Stephenson (son of brother, William), Jesse and William Stephenson (sons of brother, Charles). Executor: William Stephenson. Witnesses: Henry Horn, Elizabeth Horn, Sion Horne. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 360)

Syms, William
October 24, 1755. Daughter: Sarah Whooper (plantation lying on Kehukey). Son: William. Executor: John Whitaker. Witnesses: Thos. Taylor, Mary Tree, Xtr. Haynes. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 370)

TANNER, Samuel
Monday, August 3, 1789  Account of the sale of the estate of Samuel Tanner, dec'd. returned. Edgecrombe Co., N.C. Abstracts of Court Minutes by Dorman 1744-46 1757-94  Page 79 (Contributed by Lona Laughlin Boudreaux)Tuesday, August 4, 1789  Inventory of the estate of Samuel Tanner, dec'd. returned. (Contributed by Lona Laughlin Boudreaux)

Tatum, Nathaniel
November 9, 1750. February Court, 1750. Sons: Edward, Nathaniel, Peter and Jose. Daughter: Rebecker Tatum. All lands divided among children. One negro bequeathed to children. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Witnesses: James Cane, Ellener Wever, Rebecca Cane. Clerk of the Court: Benjn. Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 371)

Taylor, Robert
September Court 1758. Sons: Robert and Edward ( 1 shilling to each), Joseph , William, Henry, Richard, Thomas, Billington, NimRod and Hudson. Daughters: Judith and Rachel Taylor, Ann Huse. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Witnesses: William Hudson, James Vaulx, Wm. Hudson, Jr. Clerk of the Court: Jos. Montfort.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 373)

Thomas, Joseph
October 24, 1757. June Court, 1758. Daughters: Mary, Priscilla and Charity Thomas (to each is devised lands on Pigg Basket Creek, and one negro), Morning ("my plantation"). Wife and Executrix: Mourning (or Morning). Executor: John Thomas (brother). Witnesses: Micajah Thomas, William Defnall, Mourning Thomas. Clerk of the Court: Jos. Montfort.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 375)

Thomas, Luke
June 20, 1751. August Court, 1751. Brother and Executor: Jacob Thomas ("my plantation," together with one negro). Sister: Mary Thomas (one negro). Other legatee: Ezekiah Keel. Witnesses: Edwd. Brown, John Tanner, Elizabeth Keel. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 375)

Turner, Henry
January 20, 1748-1749. February Court, 1748. Sons: Joseph and Thomas Turner (land on the "Cattale Marsh"), Solomon (land on Deep Creek). Daughters: Sarah, Mary and Ollif (negro to each). Wife and Executrix: Mary (three negroes). To sons is also bequeathed negroes. Executor: Matthew Joyner. Witnesses: Matthew Joyner, James Harris, Marmaduke Norfleet. Clerk of the Court: Benjn. Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 382)

Wall, Sarah
November 2, 1754. June Court, 1756. Sons: Henry, Arthur and John Wall. Grandson: William French. Daughter: Faith. Executor: John Wall (son). Witnesses: Henry, Elizabeth and Sihon Horn. Clerk of the Court: Jos. Montfort.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 390)

Warren, Robert
Not dated. June Court, 1759. Daughters: Mary Warren (one negro), Sarah, Jane and Milsson Warren. Wife and Executrix: Margret. Executor: George Dawkins. Witnesses: Benjamin Merryman, William Lane. Clerk of the Court: Joseph Montfort
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 393)

West, William
November 26, 1749. February Court, 1749. Son and Executor: William (lands on Rocky Swamp, together with water mill). Brother: Henry West. Nephew: William West (son of Henry). Daughter: Mary Williams. Witnesses: Wallis Jones, John Long, Joel Jones. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 398)

Williams, Elisha
August 13, 1751. February Court, 1755. Brothers: Solomon Williams, George Williams, Daniel Williams, Joshua Williams, John Williams. Nephew: Richard Williams (son of John). Sisters: Mary Car, Elizabeth Daughtry. Executor: Joshua Williams. Witnesses: James Smith, Drew Smith, George Bell. Clerk of the Court: BenJamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 409)

Williams, George
July 19, 1758. June Court, 1759. Sons: George ("my plantation"), Samuel (land on Deer Creek bought of William Whitehead). Daughter: Cloe. Deceased Sister: Lucretia Williams. Wife and Executrix: Priscilla. Witnesses: George Crudup, Moses Baker, John Norwood. Clerk of the Court: Jos. Montfort.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 409)

Williams, John
August Court, 1737. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Sons: John and Joshua. Daughter: Mary. Witnesses: Henry Tanton, Thomas Carta. Clerk of the Court: Thomas Kearny.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 410)

Williams, Samuel
November 18, 1748. February Court, 1748. Sons: Sampson and William (land "adjoining to the Taylor's in the Island as I leased of Mrs. Johnston"), Jacob and George ("the manner plantation" and land on Beaverdam Swamp), Samuel. Daughter: Creese Williams. To sons and daughter are bequeathed five negroes. Wife and Executrix: Jane. Witnesses: John Pope, John Crudup, Mourning Crudup. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 412)

Williams, Samuel
October 21, 1753. February Court, 1754. Sons: William, Solomon, Samuel (land on Mush Island bought of Robert Lang), Joseph John Williams (about 800 acres of land bought of John Burt and John EgerTon, and adjoining Yancet's line and the Reedy Branch). To two last named sons are devised 11 negroes. Grandson: Samuel Williams. Wife: Elizabeth. Executors: Philip Alston and Benjamin Wynns. Witnesses: Thomas and Edmund Kearny, James Alston. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 412)

 
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