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11 John Roberson's Will
Granville County, North Carolina Original Wills

In the name of god amen the Eight day of April one Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy three / I JOHN ROBERSON of the County of Granville and province of North Carolina being sick and weak of body / yet in perfect Sence and Memory thanks be to god for the same do make Constitute Ordain and Declare this / to be my last will and Testament & no other & first being penitent & Sorry from the Bottom of my heart / for all my Sins past most humbly begging gods forgiveness and Remission of Ihe same through the Alone / Merits of my dear Redeemer & Only Saviour jesus Christ I Commit my Soul in the hands of Al / =mighty god my Saviour & Only Redeemer through the Merits of whose death & passion I hope to have full / & perfect Remission & forgiveness of all my sins & my body to be Decently Enter'd by my Excer hereafter / Named in hopes of a happy Resurrection at the last day & my soul and body to Enter into perfect joy / & felicity forevermore & for the Settling and Disposing of my Temporal Estate & such goods and / Chattels as it hath pleased god far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I do Order give and Dispose / as followeth that is to say first all those Debts and and duties as I Owe in Right or Conscience to any person / Whatsoever shall be well and truly Contented and paid within Convenient time after my Decease by my / Execer hereafter first I Will & bequeath unto [myl Daughter SARAH SHORT one Negro winch Named / Cate and her Children Also I give unto my Son JOHN ROBERSON one Negro fellow named Tony Also I / give and bequeath unto my son NICHOLAS ROBERSON one Negro Winch called Phillis Also I give and bequeath / unto MARK ROBERSON Youngest Chile one Negro [fell]ow Named Peter Called Great Peter Also I give & / Bequeath unto my Grand Daughter RUTH ABRAM ROBERSONs Daughter One Negro fellow Bob & one / Child Cate one Bed and furniture & one Cow and Calf Also I give & bequeath unto ROBERT ROBERSON / Littlet Peter & Negro Winch Sarah AJso I give and bequeath unto James Mitchel fifty Acres of land Of the uper Side / of the Branch Whereon he lives Also I give and bequeath unto NATHA ROBERSON Negro Winch febe Also / I give to my Grand Daughter SUSANAH ROBERSON one Negro Child called Sarah Also I give to James Mitchel one Negro / Winch Called Silivany ITEM it is my will that my wife MARY ROBERSON have all the Rest of my Negroes / horses hoggs & Cattle Also all my household goods with the land she now lives on with all the Movea / =ble on the said plantation as long as she MARY ROBERSON doth live & afer her Discease its my / will that the land & Every thing there is then should be sold & Equally Divided Between my / Seven Children first SARAH JOHN NICHOLS NATHANIEL FRANCIS MARK ROBERT Now the Execer whom / I do ordain and Appoint is EDW. ROBERSON Miles Williams & Charles Eaton to see the same / truly executed & Fully perform'd

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In Witness whereof I have fixed my seal and set my hand the Day and Year first Written / Sealed and Signed in the presence / of us hereafter Named / William Neal Jurat Travis Bowdon Jurat Osmond MorgainJohn Roberson (seal)

Granville County May Court Anno Dom 1774 / The within Will was duly prov'd by the Oath of William Neal and Travis Bowdon two subscribing Witness and / on Motion was Order'd to be Recorded / Test / Reuben Searcy CC

Source: North Carolina State Archives Original Wills. Also available at North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Granville County), Wills, 1746-1943; index, 1749-1943, volume 1, 1772-1789, FHL Microfilm 18970. Document images courtesy of Virginia Mann.

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