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Will for 124 David Robertson
North Carolina State Archives Will No. 094.901.1

In the Name of God Amen. I David Robertson of Tryon County / in the Province of North Carolina considering the uncertainty / of this Mortal State At the same time being of perfect under / =standing and Sound Memory thanks therefore to Almighty / God Do this Eigth Day of July Anno Domini one thousand / Seven Hundred & Seventy One, make and publish this my / last Will and Testament in manner and form follow= / ing that is to say Imprimis I resign my Soul to God / that Gave it and my body to be Buried in a Christian / like and Decent manner after the discretion of my Exr. / and as touching my worldly Estate wherewith it hath / pleased God to bless me in this life I devise and / dispose of the Same in the following manner Viz, / I Give to my well beloved Wife Frances Robertson / during the time of her life or widowhood four hun= / dred acres of Land lying in the county abovesaid mentioned / [that] being the Land whereon I now live on Also One / Negro Boy Named George together with all my / Horses Cattle Hogs, Bed and all other Household / Goods not to be wasted or Empezled And my / Will and desire is that after the Death or Marriage / of my well beloved wife Frances Robertson that all / my Estate principle and and [sic] personal be Sold / and Equally Divided among my well beloved / Children Matthew Robertson, Molly Robertson, / Israel Robertson, Isaac Robertson, Isham Robertson, / James Robertson, David Robertson, Abner Robertson, / Sally Robertson, John Robertson, and Betty Robert / son and as touching the Estate of my Brother / Charles Robertson that I have obtained by Executi / =on, I Give to George Robertson the Youngest of my / Brother Charles that is to say after the said Estate / pays to my wife Seventy pounds Virginia Money / and discharges the Execution and Attachment / that /

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that I stand Bound for my Brother Charles / Robertson, then the remainder to return into the / hands of the said George Robertson the youngest / son of my Brother Charles Robertson and if he / should Die I give the same to the next Young / est Brother of his to him and his heirs And / my Will and Desire is that such Estate remain / in the hands of my Brother Charles Robeson [sic] till / such Son Comes of Age. And I do acknowledge / this to be my last will and Testament Con / firming this and no other to be my last / Will and Testament And I Constitute ord and / appoint and ordain Irby Dewberry Frances [sic] / Robertson my well beloved Wife and William / Marchbanks my whole & Sole Executors of this / my last Will and Testament.

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Vardry McBee                                                   David Robertson
Adam (his v mark) Burchfield
Matthew (his T mark) Robertson
William Arvin
North Carolina}to witOctober Court A D 1771
Tryon County } This is to Certify that the within Will was / proved in Open Court by the Oath of Vardry / Magby and Recorded in the Clerks office / according to law

signed                                                                 Erek Polk CC

Source: North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Tryon County), Wills, 1765-1779, FHL microfilm 18678/Item 1; also at North Carolina State Archives Will Number 094.901.1.




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