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AHIER, JOHN
January 11, 1744-1745.  October Court, 1746. Son: WILLIAM. Daughter: ELIZABETH AHIER. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: STEPHEN HOWARD, STEPHEN HOWARD, JR. Clerk of the Court: WILL HEDGES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 3)

AVERITT, NATHANIEL
December 4, 1755. Probate not dated. Sons: JOHN, ARTHUR, BENJAMIN NATHANIEL, EPHALY AVERITT. Son-in-law: JONATHAN ENNETT. Daughter: NANCY AVERITT. Executors: STEPHEN LEE, JOHN MILTON and Captain JOHN ASHE. Witnesses: NATHANIEL KNOTT, ELIZABETH CAREY, JOHN HUNT. Clerk of the Court: WILL CRAY. Crest on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 13)

BAREFIELD, JOHN, on New River
November 24, 1742. Son: LUKE. Daughters: MARY EDWARDS, SARAH JONES, ROSE, JUDITH. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: JAMES BARFIELD, RICHARD JOHNSTOUN, JOHN QUARLAY. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 18)

BARNES, JOSEPH
July 4, 1755. Son: HEZEKIAH (land and plantation). Wife: ANN. Executors: ANN BARNS (wife) and JONATHAN METTON. Witnesses: JOHN CHAPMAN, MARGRET MORTON. Clerk of the Court: WILL. CRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 19)

BIDDLE, JACOB
February 24, 1755-1756. April Court, 1758. Sons: JACOB ("a pease of land lying on the North side of the Branch that runs by plantation and binding on John Simson's Branch"), ISAAC. Wife: ANNE. Grandsons: WILLIAM BIDDLE (son of ISAAC), ISAAC BIDDLE (son of ISAAC). Other legatees: ABRAM SIMSON, ANTHONY and JACOB CHARLESCRAFT. Executors: ANNE BIDDLE (wife) and ISAAC BIDDLE (son). Witnesses: SAMUEL PEIRSON, WILLIAM GIBSON. JAMES ATKINS. Clerk of the Court: WILLIAM CRAY, Court House on New River. JNO. STARKEY and others, Justices.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 31)

BISHOP, GEORGE
December 20, 1743. September Court, 1743. Brothers: STOAKLEY (325 acres land in Onslow Co.), JAMES SIDBURY ("one Indian man"), WOODMAN STOAKLEY SIDBURY. Sister: BETTIE DUDLEY. Cousins: BISHOP DUDLEY, ESTER DUDLEY, COMFORT SIDBURY, MOSES SIDBURY. Mother: ELIZABETH BISHOP. Father and Executor: GEORGE BISHOP. Other legatees: JANE MORGAN, MORGAN MORGAN, JR. Witnesses: RICE RICE, MORGAN MORGAN, JAMES SMALLWOOD. Will proven in New Hanover Court. JAMES SMALLWOOD, Deputy Clerk,
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 31 & 32)

BRACK, GEORGE
September 25, 1750. April 2, 1751. Sons: GEORGE (160 acres land on "head of the Rich Neck"), ELIAZAR, RICHARD, WILLIAM (160 acres of land "whereon I now live"). Grandson: JOHN LEWIS. Daughter: ELIZABETH BRACK. Son-in-law: MATHEW LEWIS. Wife: GEAN. Executors: MATHEW LEWIS, GEORGE BRACK (son). Witnesses: LIONEL BOUTWELL, MOURNING LEWIS. SUSANER MORRIS. Clerk of the Court: THO. BLACK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 43)

BUMPAS, JOB
September 5, 1746. October, 1746. Sons: DAVID (200 acres of land on the North East of New River adjoining the Desert), CORNELIUS (300 acres of land on the North side of the North East of Nc.v River with a grist mill on the same), JOHN (320 acres of land on the South side of the North East of New River). Daughter: ABIGGAIL LEWIS. Executors: DAVID and CORNELIUS BUMPAS (sons). Witnesses: ELMAR ANDERSON, TABAS BUMPAS, ANN HALL. Clerk of the Court: WILL HEDGES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 54)

BURNASS, JOHN
March 11, 1741-1742. January Court, 1744. Children mentioned, but not named. Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses to Will: JOHN McGRAH, JACOB BIDDLE, ISAAC EVANS. Witnesses to Codicil: STEPHEN LEE, RICH'D  and JACOB BIDDLE. His Majesty's Justices: JOHN STARKEY, ABM. MITCHELL, JOHN HOWARD. Clerk of the Court: ANDR. MURRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 56)

CARTER, ANN
July 21, 1770. July 25, 1770. Legatees and Devisees: MARY CLEAREY (of Philadelphia), ABRAHAM DAWS, WILLIAM JAMESON, STEPHEN LEE. Executors: WILLIAM JAMESON and STEPHEN LEE. Witnesses: EDWARD MOREY, LYDIA GILLESPYE, JOSEPH LITTLEBRIDGE. Clerk of the Court: WM. CRAY. Will proven before Gov. WM. TRYON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 64)

COURTNEY, RORERT
January 17, 1750. April 2, 1751. Sons: JOHN (1 shilling), ROBERT (land on the Half Moon Creek on the East side of the Northwest branch of New River called Wallins), JONATHAN (plantation whereon "I now live"), ROWLAN (100 acres land on lower end of plantation). Son-in-law: RICHARD CURTIS. Friend: BENJAMIN EASON. Wife: HANNAH. Daughter: PHEBE CURTIS. Executors: ROBERT and JONATHAN COURTNEY (sons). Witnesses: MATTHEW LEWIS, Jos. STURGES, BENJAMIN EASON. Clerk of Court: THOS. BLACK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 84 & 85)

COX, JOHN
April 18, 1743. Wife: CHRISTIAN ("one-half my plantation"). Daughter: MABTHA COX (other half plantation). Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: JAMES HOYLE, DANIEL SHORLY, MARY PELWOOD. Clerk of the Court: WM. CRANFORD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 85)

CRANFORD, WILLIAM
October 4, 1743. April Court, 1745. Sons: JAMES ("plantation whereon he now lives"), JOHN ("plantation whereon I now live"). Son-in-law and Executor: PHILLIP FINSINGER. Wife and Executrix: KATHERINE. Witnesses: THOS. ROBERTS, RICHD. MELTEN, ROBERT MELTEN. Clerk of the Court: ANDR. MURRAY
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 86)

DENSON, JAMES
May 3, 1756. Legatees: JAMES HOWARD, JOHN HOWARD, LUKE BAREFIELD, SARAH ASHBURN. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: WM. ROYAL, MOSES ANDERSON, JOSEPH STURGES. Clerk of the Court: WILLM. CRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 97)

DEXTER, HOPE. New River,
March 10, 1745. April 1, 1746. Broker: PHILLIP DEXTER (all the land that lies between the main road and Mitiams Creek). Friend: JAMES THOMSON (land "between my land and the land above named"). Nephew: HOPE DEXTER (one watch). Witnesses: DANIEL MCFETERS, JOHN HOLMES, CHARLES STOUT, JOSHUA, JAMES. Clerk of the Court: OEO. CLOPTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 98)

DUDLEY, CHRISTOPHER
March 19, 1744-1745. February 26, 1746. Sons: EDWARD, WILLIAM, THOMAS and CHRISTOPHER DUDLEY (land on "the River"). Grandsons: GEORGE (son of EDWARD) and CHRISTOPHER (son of THOMAS) DUDLEY. Daughter: ANN HOUSTON (one negro). Other negroes bequeathed to wife and sons. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: JANE SIMPSON, JOHN SIMPSON, MARY TROTT. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 103)

DUDLEY, JOHN
September 12, 1748. April 2, 1751. Sons: JOHN and DAVID ("my cow pen land to be equally divided between them"), WILLIAM ("my manor plantation"). Daughter: SARAH. Wife: ELIZABETH. Executors: JOHN STARKEY and THOMAS DUDLEY. Witnesses: JOHN WELLS, NATH- NELL BURNAP, RICHARD STEVENS. Clerk of the Court: THOS. BLACK. Courthouse at Johnston, on New River.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 103)

ENNET, EDMUND. New River.
February 24, 1734. April 11, 1735. Sons: JOHN (land on Kisable Creek), EDMOND and JOSEPH ("my dwelling plantation"). Daughter: ELLINOR ENNET. Executors: NATHANIEL EVERET and JOHN WARREN. Witnesses: MARTHA HOLT, WILLIAM MARCHMENT, JONATHAN PIKE, MARY PATTER. Will proven before GOVERNOR GAB. JOHNSTON at New River.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 113

FARR, RICHARD
November 8, 1757. July Court, 1758. Sons: RICHARD, TITUS GREEN FARR, WILLIAM, JAMES. Executors: HANNAH FABR (wife), STEPHEN LEE, JOHN MILTON. Witnesses: THOS. HILL, ROBERT MILTON, DNL. AUSTIN. Clerk of the Court: WILLIAM CRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 118)

FEILD, RICHARD
June 24, 1742. January Court, 1744. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Sons: JOHN and SAMUEL (550 acres of land up White Oak river), RICHARD and SMITH (my plantation), JAMES (300 acres land). Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: ABRA. MITCHELL, ABRAHAM MITCHELL, JAMES ATKINS. Clerk of the Court: ANDREW MURRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 118 & 119)

GODBY, CARY
September 17, 1758. February 28, 1759. Son: WILLIAM. Daughters: SARAH, ELIZABETH, RACHEL and MARY. Wife: ANN. Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: HENRY GODBE, W. MOLSEED, JAMES FOYLE. Will proven before Governor ARTHUR DOBBS. Secretary to the Governor: RICHD. SPAIGHT.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 136)

GOURLEY, JOHN
January 2, 1746. January 7, 1747. Mother: ELIZABETH GOURLEY. Brother: GEORGE GOURLEY. Sisters: GRISLE, MARY. Executor: SAMUEL JOHNSTON. Witnesses: JAMES GLAUSTER, GEORGE COHERNAN, JOHN DAVIS. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON at Eden House. Testator left in hands of his executor "forty pounds currency or four pounds sterling to be laid out in Bibles and New Testaments to be distributed among poor children on New River."
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 139)

GRANT, ALEXANDER
June 9, 1738. January 2, 1738. Sons: SOLOMON, ALEXANDER, JOHN. Daughter: MARY. Neighbor and Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Wife: mentioned, but not named. Executors: JOHN and ALEXANDER (sons). Witnesses: SAMLL. NOBLE, JOSEPH SMITH, RACLL. (RACHEL) NOBLE. Clerk of the Court: WM. CRANFORD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 139 & 140)

GRAY, ALEN (ALLEN)
January 17, 1755. July Court, 1755. Sons: WILLIAM, JOHN, HUGH, THOMAS and JAMES. Daughters: JENOT, MARY, ELINOR and SARAH. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: HUGH GIDDINGS. Witnesses: THOS. JENKIN, CASSON MOORE, SAMUEL ALEXANDER. Clerk of the Court: WILLM. CRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 140)

GRAY, JAMES
October 21, 1757. January Court, 1758. Son: JAMES ("my manner plantation"). Daughter: ELIZABETH. Wife and Executrix: HANNAH Executors: THOMAS JENKINS and HENRY RHODES. Witnesses: MARY GRAY, MARGET JENKINS, MARTHA KEEN. Clerk of the Court: WM. CRAY. Seal of testator bears impression IG.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 140 & 141)

HALL, JOSEPH
December 16, 1747. July 5, 1748. Daughters: MARY BURNS, JANE PARROTT. Wife: JANE. Son: EDWARD ("my plantation"). Executors: JOHN STARKEY, EDWARD HALL (son). Witnesses: CHARLES SHARP, MARY EVES, RALPH EVES. Clerk of the Court: THOS. BLACK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 147)

HARWOOD, EDWARD
October 21, 1735. October Court, 1737. Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: EDMD. HUGGER, JOHN MIXON, ELIZA JONES, JOHN STARKEY. Clerk of the Court: WM. CRANFORD. The testator provides for the sale of all his effects, proceeds to go to his wife and child, who are not named.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 156)

HENLY, JOHN
January 14, 1747. April Court, 1747. Sons: JOHN, WILLIAM, EDWARD (to each is devised land), BENJAMIN. Daughter: ELIZABETH HENLY. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Executor: GEORGE CUPER (COOPER). Witnesses: RICHD. WHITHURST, HENRY BROWN, ANN EUERE.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 161)

HOLMES, EBENEZER
February 4, 1745-1746. April 1, 1746. Sons: JOHN, EBENEZER, SETH, BARNABAS (Executor). Daughters: REBECCA WRIGHT (wife of JOSEPH), HANNAH WILLIAMS, LYDEL HOLMES, ABIGIL HOLMES. Wife: HANNAH. Witnesses: ANDREW MURRAY, JAMES THOMSON, ANN HURLEY. Clerk of the Court: GEO. CLOPTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 170)

HOSMER, HANNAH
March 26, 1773. May 18, 1773. Sons: JOHN and STANTON SPOONER. Executor: STANTON SPOONER. Other children: mentioned, but not named. Witnesses: REUBEN GRANT, EXPERIENCE GRANT. Will proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 172)

HOUSTON, THOMAS
March 29, 1733. July 3, 1733. Sons: WILLIAM, MOSES, JAMES, THOMAS. Daughter: ELIZIBETH HOUSTON. Wife and Executrix : MARY. Witnesses: NICHOLAS HUNTOR, SAM'LL JONES, JR., REBECKAH HUNTER. Clerk of the Court: WM. CRANFORD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 173)

HUGGENS, ANN
February 30, 1745-1746. May 22, 1746. Sons: CHARLES and BENJAMIN (land in Maryland), MATTHEW and JACOB (Executors). Grandson: JACOB HURLEY (son of ANN HURLEY). Granddaughter: LUCREASEA HUGGENS (daughter of MATTHEW HUGGENS). Witnesses: R. CHEASTEN, JOHN NORMAN, CATRINE PAULL. Will proven before E. HALL, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 175)

HUGGINS, EDMOND
April 12, 1737. July 6, 1737. Son: PHILIP. Other legatees: ABRAHAM HUGGINS, MARY HUGGINS (daughter of NEHEMIAH), JOHN HUGGINS, THOMAS HILLIARD, THOMAS OWIN, EDWARD EDWARDS. Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: ABRA. MITCHELL, THOS. OWIN. Clerk of the Court: WM. ORANFORD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 175)

HUGGINS, JAMES
January 24, 1745-1746. May 22, 1746. .Sons: CHARLES and BENJAMIN (lands in Maryland); JACOB and MATHEW (Executors). Grandson: JACOB (son of ANN HURLEY). Granddaughter: LUCRESEA (daughter of MATTHEW HUGGINS). Witnesses: R. CHEASTEN, JOHN NORMAN, CATRINE PAULL. Will proven before E. HALL, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 175)

HUGGINS, JOHN
July 15, 1745. February Court, . Son: JOHN ("plantation whereon I now dwell on Bear Creek"). Brother: NEHEMIAH HUGGENS.  Wife: MARY. Executors: JOHN and PETER STARKEY. Witnesses: SARAH STARKEY, DANIEL SHERLOW, JOSEPH WATTS. Clerk of Court: WILL HEDGES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 175 & 176)

INGRAM, ABSALOM (or ABRAHAM)
October 20, 1744. November 24, 1744. Sons: DAVID (land known as "Weakes Hand"), ISAAC, ABRAHAM and JAMES (20 shillings each). Executor: DAVID INGRAM (son). Witnesses: JOHN WHITE, LAZARUS KENNY. Justice of the Peace: JOHN STARKEY. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 179)

JARMAN, THOMAS
April 5, 1759. January Court, 1760. Sons: THOMAS. JOHN, MOSES, LARRANCE, WILLIAM. Daughter: MARY JARMAN. Grandchildren: WILLIAM and MARY JARMAN (children of WILLIAM). Wife: not named. Executors: JOHN JARMAN and MIKEL KOONE. Witnesses: JOHN JARMAN, JACOB MANER. Clerk of the Court: WILL'M CRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 183)

JOHNSTON, SAMUEL
November 13, 1756. January Court, 1736. Sons: SAMUEL and JOHN (6,500 acres of land on Cape Fear River). Daughters: JOAN, PENELOPE. ISOBELL, ANN, HANNAH (lands on Tuckahoe, together with negro slaves belonging to testator). Executor: JOHN STAEKEY. Witnesses: CARY GODBE, WILLIAM WILLIAMS, JOHN MILTON. Clerk of the Court: WILLIAM CRAY. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1753-1763, page 134.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 188& 189)

JOHNSTON, THOMAS
August 13, 1751. April Court, 1752. Sons: THOMAS, BENJAMIN. JOHN ("plantation I now live on"). Daughters: SARAH POWELL, ANN WHITFIELD. Granddaughters: MARY, ANN and PRISCILLA KEEL. Other legatee: MARGARET HGENS. Wife: ANN. Executor: THOMAS JOHNSTON (son). Witnesses: ANTHONY LEWIS, JOHN BRABHAM, Jos. STURGES. Clerk of Court: THO. BLACK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 189)

KIBBLE, ABRAHAM
December 6, 1750. April 2, 1757. Son: JAMES. Daughter: LUSE. Stepsons: THOMAS and DANIEL H(x. Son-in-law and Executor: JOSEPH WILLIAMS. Wife and Executrix: EDITH. Witnesses: THOS. JENKINS, JOSEPH LOYD, WILLIAM LOYD. Codicil provides for education of son "as far as the rule of three." Witnesses: THOS. JENKIN, JOSEPH LOYD, WILLIAM LOYD.

KING, JOHN
January 5, 1743 -1744. July 4, 1749. Sons: JOHN, CHARLES, W'ILLIAM, NICHOLAS, HENRY and JACOR, MICHAEL. Wife: PRISCILLA. Executors: LEWIS JENKINS and GEORGE BISHOP. Witnesses: ISABELLA JENKINS, ELIZABETH WINGATE. SARAH HIGMAN. Clerk of the Court: THOS. . Portion of this will missing.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 203

LEE, STEPHEN
January 25, 1772. December 8, 1773. Son: STEPHEN ("my plantation bought of WM. HOUSTON"). Daughters: MARY, SARAH and FERREBY LEE. Wife: FERREBEE. Executors: ROBERT ORME, EDWARD STARKEY, PETEB STARKEY. Witnesses: STEPHEN GRANT, RICHARD OLDFIELD, SARAH WILLIAMS. Proven before Jo. MARTIN. Provision is made for education of son at Boston or Philadelphia.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 212)

LOWELL, EDMUND
April 21, 1744. July Court, 1744. Grandson: EDMUND THORLA. Daughter: REBECCA THORLA. Wife: ABIGAILL. Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: JOB HUNTER, WILLIAM WEBR, SARAH MIDDLETON. Clerk of Court: ANDREW MURRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 223)

LUTON, ADAM
February 17, 1740. April 2, 1746. Wife: ELIZABETH. Daughter: MARY LUTON. Executor: THOMAS JENKINS. Witnesses: THOMAS GANXY, CHARLES BRUTON, ZACHARIA BLACKMOOR. Clerk of the Court: GEO. CLOPTON.

(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 223)

MASHBORNE, JETHRO
December 17, 1752. January Court, 1753. Son: EDWARD ("my plantation" and two negroes). Daughters: MARY and SARAH MASHBORNE. Wife and Executrix: SUSANNA. Executors: CHARLES Cox and DANIEL
MASHBORNE. Witnesses: JOHN JARMAN, WM. WHALEY, ELISABETR PARKER. Clerk of the Court: WM. CRAY. Coat of arms on seal. Court held for Onslow County at the house of JONATHAN MELTON on the Northeast.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 240)

MESSEX, JOSEPH
February 27, 1754. July Court, 1754. Sons: LEVEN, JOSHUA, ARON and JOSEPH. Daughters: DOROTHY, SARAH, GRACE, ESTER. Wife and Executrix: GRACE. Witnesses: CHARLES WILLIAMSON, RICHARD WILLIAMSON, LEWIS JENKINS. Clerk of the Court: WILL. CRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 247)

MIDDLETON, JOHN
December 25, 1741. April Court, 1744. Sons: JOHN and JAMES (plantation to be divided between them), SAMUEL, ISAAC. Daughters: ANN, SARAH, SABRA, SUSSANNA. Wife: SARAH. Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: ABRAHAM MITCHELL, ALEXR. MITCHELL, SARAH MITCHELL. Clerk of the Court: ANDR. MURRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 247)

MILTON, JONATHAN
January 18, 1758. April Court, 1758. Son: JONATHAN. Daughter: ANN. Wife and Executrix: PURIFY. Witnesses: THOMAS HILL, JOSEPH THOMAS, FRANCES COOPER. Clerk of the Court: WILL CRAY. Item: "all my woods, horses and mares be sold, etc."
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 249)

MITCHELL, ABRAM
December 8, 1747. January Court, 1747. Sons: GEORGE (1 plantation), ANTONY (land on Queens Creek). Wife: ANN. Daughter: REBECCA. Executor: JOHN STARKEY. Witnesses: SARAH MIDDLETON, EDWARD BURKE, EDMOND THORLA. Clerk of the Court: THOS. BLACK
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 249)

MOORE, SAMUEL
October 11, 1750. April 2, 1751. Sons: SAMUEL (plantation on a branch of Stones Creek), THOMAS (250 acres of land). Daughters: SARAH,  MARY and ALLETHEA. Executors: OBADIAH MOORE (brother) and THE- OPHILUS WILLIAMS. Witnesses: HORATIUS WOODHOUSE, ROBERT NIXON, JOSHUA PAULL. Clerk of the Court: THOS. BLACK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 254)

MORGAN, NATHAN
February 16, 1749. October 2, 1750. Sons: WILLIAM ("mannor house and one-half of mannor plantation"), GGER ("the other half of the land I now live on"). Daughter: SUKEE MORGAN. Brothers: WILLIAM MORGAN (Executor) and JOSEPH MORGAN. Witnesses: WILLIAM AMBROSE, FRANCIS SUMNER, JOSEPH STURGES. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 256)

MUMFORD, JOSEPH
October 3, 1732. Sons: JOSEPH ("all my lands"), EDWARD. Daughter: ELIZABETH MUMFORD. Executors: EDWARD HOWARD, THOMAS FULLARD. Witnesses: JAMES MURRAY, EDWARD HOWARD, ELIZABETH MURRAY. Clerk of the Court: WM. CRANFORD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 260)

MURRAY, ANDREW
February 9, 1745-1746. April 2, 1746. Devisee: JAMES HURLEY. Executor: STEPHEN LEE. Witnesses: FOYE DEXTER, E. CHADWICK, DANIEL SHESLOW, JAMES HOYLE, ELIZABETH HOYLB. Clerk of the Court: GEO. CLOPTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 261)

NORMAN, JOHN
March 6, 1753. October 2, 1753. Sons: JOHN and WILLIS (to each is given land), PETER (land on Ashes banks). Daughter: SARAH NORMAN. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: ELIZABETH CARY, JOB HUNTER, JNO. HUNT. Clerk of the Court: JOHN MILTON. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 270)

OLDFIELD, RICHARD
April 19, 1773. September 9, 1773. Sons: PITTS ("my house and plantation"). RICHARD, REUBEN. PETER. Daughters: NANCE, SARAH and EXSPERANCE OLDFIELD. Wife: MARY. Executors: PETER STARKEY, EDWARD MOKLY. Witnesses: WILLIAM CONNAWAY, MARY PITTS, GAIN PITTS. Proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 273)

OSBORNE, OBEDIAH
August 8, 1758. October Court, 1758. Wife and Executrix: ELISEBETH (six negroes and all other estate). Witnesses: EDWARD WARD, ENOCH WARD. Clerk of the Court: WILL CRAY.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 274)

OVERTON, JOHN
March 20, 1737-1738. July 4, 1739. Sons: JOHN, JAMBS, AARON. MOSES, DAVID, JESSE. Daughters: SARAH, MARY, NAOMY, ELIZABETH SUSANNAH and ANGEL OVERTON. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: WM. CRANPORD, JOHN HANSLY. Clerk of the Court: WM. CRANFORD. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 275)

Rhodes, Henry
September 14, 1751. October Court, 1751. Sons: Henry ("my mannor plantation"), Thomas. Son-in-law: Daniel Masbone. Granddaughter: Elizabeth Mashbone. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Thomas Rhodes, Patience Johnson, Joshua Paull. Clerk of the Court: Thos. Black.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 311)

Rogers, Richard
July 4, 1749. October Court, 1749. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Witnesses: John Dudley, Ezekiel Hunter, Jos. Sturges. Clerk of the Court: Thomas Black.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 319)

Russell, John
November 4, 1751. July 3, 1753. Sons: James, Peter and Michael. Daughters: Mary and Elizabeth. Wife: Elizabeth Executors: John and Peter Starkey. Witnesses: William Barber, Aaron Barber, Wm. Fielden. Clerk of the Court: Will Cray.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 322)

Ryall, Charles
November 28, 1754. Sons: Samuel and Thomas. Grandson: Charles Augustus Nickson. Executor: Samuel Ryall (son). Witnesses: James Denson, Robert Nixon, Job Brookes. Clerk of the Court: Will. Cray
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 322)

Sanders, John
January 6, 1732-1733. April 3, 1733. New River. Brother: Robert Sanders. Other legatees: Stephen, Richard and Easter Williams (children of John Williams), Edward and Stephen Howard (sons of Stephen Howard), Thomas Farnell. Sister: Ann Williams. Executor: Robert Sanders (brother). Witnesses: Job Brookes, Stephen Howard, James Foyle. Clerk of the Court: William Cranford.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 325)

Shubridge, William
January 30, 1744-1745. April Court, 1746. Grandchildren: William and Elisabeth Ahair, Shubridge and William Ramsey. Executors: John Ahair and Samuell Ramsey (sons-in-law), John Starkey. Witnesses: John Gillett, William Ramsey, Dems Omar. Clerk of the Court: Geo. Clopton.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 336)

Simmons, Henry
August 7, 1770. April 18, 1774. Sons: Edward, James, Henry, JoSeph. Elijah. Samuel and Benjamin (to these sons is devised lands on Holstons Creek, Browns Harrows, etc.). Wife and Executrix: Martha. Witnesses: Thos. Dulaney, Mary Ward, Thos. Dulaney. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 338)

Smelage, Edward
December 9, 1744. New River. Daughter: Sarah Smelage. Wife and Executrix: Anne. Witnesses: William Marchment, David Bum- Pus, Thomas Bumpus. No probate
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 343)

Steell, Alexander
September 18, 1751. January Court, 1751. Sons: Peter and James (plantation on Trent River). Daughters: Elizabeth, Sarah, MargaretAnn and Rachell. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Executors: Peter Steell (son) and John Starkey. Witnesses: Susanna Barbara, Mitchell Barbara, Richard Barber. Clerk of the Court: Tho. Black.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 359 & 360)

Swift, Epheram. White Oak
November 4, 1744. Sons: Epheram, Fjbenezer. Wife: Pheby. Executor: John Starkey. Witnesses: Thos. Cummins, Emel Jones, Francis Reavis. No probate. Portion of this will is missing.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 368)

Tremain, Jonathan
July 3, 1739. January 4, 1742. Friends: Roger Moore and William Dry. Executors: John and Peter Starkey. Witnesses: Jantt. Noble, Char. Hay and Joseph Norle. Clerk of the Court: Wm. Cranford.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 380)

Tucker, Nathaniel
January 7, 1750. April 2, 1751. Brother: Henry Tucker. Executor: John Starkey. Witnesses: J. Roberts, Jno. Holmes, Ann Frazer. Clerk of the Court: Thos. Black.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 381)

Wallis, John
November 21, 1748. April Court, 1751. Son and Executor: Richard. Wife: Elizabeth. Witnesses: Arthur Royall, John Royall, Job Brookes. Clerk of the Court: Thomas Black.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 391)

Waters, William
January 18, 1751. July Court, 1754. Son: Josias. Daughter: Mary. Wife and Executrix: Martha. Witnesses: Lewis Jenkins, John Avirett. Clerk of the Court: Wm. Ray.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 394)

Williams, Jesse
September 27, 1773. Sons: Lot (one negro and land on N. W. Branch of New River "above Dr. Carruthers' bridge at a place called Gerald's neck"), Jesy (plantation and one negro), Hill (one negro and land on N. W. branch of New River adjoining Matthew Gregory). Daughters: Sarah, Esther and Hannah Williams (negro to each). Wife: Anne (three negroes). Executors: Obed and Uz Williams (brothers). Witnesses: Moses Cox, Matthew Gregory, Benjamin Williams. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 410)

Williams, Lott
June 16, 1757. October Court, 1757. Son: Benjamin. Daughter: Ann. Negroes bequeathed to each. Executors: Jesse and Obed. Williams. Witnesses: Benjamin Williams, Moses Cox, Junr., Uz Williams. Clerk of the Court: Will Cray.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 411)

Williamson, Charles
June IS, 1746. June 18.-1746. This is a nuncupative will proven before Gabriel Johnston by Daniel Rayner, John Shepherd and Samuel Rayner, and bequeaths all estate to wife, Hannah
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 413)

Williamson, John
March 13, 1733-1734. October 2, 1734. New River. Sons: Charles (land on southwest fork of New River), Zachary and John (plantation on New River). Daughter: Margaret. Wife and Executrix: Rose. Witnesses: Allexander Frazer, Peter Starkey, Joseph Watts. Clerk of the Court: Wm. Cranford.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 414)

Willson, Samuel
October 13, 1758. April Court, 1759. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Nephew: Saml. Wilson, son of brother Robart, deed., "in Penselvany." Witnesses: Ezekiel Hunter, Lebbeus Hunter, Rebkah Hunter. Clerk of the Court: Willm. Cray.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 415)

Wood, Edward
April 5, 1728. January 2, 1738. Sons: William (lands on Harrys Creek), Edward (lands known as Broad Neck). To son William is bequeathed cattle branded with his brand "as by record may appear." Daughters: Sarah and Bethia. Mother: Mary. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Other legatee: Danll. Rainer. Witnesses: Jno. Murfrey, John Moore, Elinor Murfrey. Clerk of the Court: William Cranford.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 420)

Woodhouse, Horatio
January 28, 1755. July Court, 1755. Wife and Executrix: Catherine. Son: John (three negroes). Daughter: Aliss Haines (wife of Erasmus Haines of Va.). Executors: Henry Rodes and William Cray. Witnesses: Henry Moore, Casson Moore, Wm. Williams. Clerk of the Court: Will Cray.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 421)

 
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