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ALLDAY, THOMAS
March 16, 1754. May Court, 1754. Sons-in-law: WILLIAM and BENJAMIN COWARD (land on Cotahney). Other legatees: THOMAS HIGHMAN, ISAAC, (a molato boy), WILLIAM HIGHMAN, DIANA SANDERLIN. Executors: HENRY HUNTER and JOHN SMITH. Witnesses: JOHN BROGDEN, THOMAS HYMAN, MOSES HUNTER, PETER BROGDEN. Clerk of the Court: SAMUEL ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 4)

ALLEN, JOHN
January 8, 1735-1736. August Court, 1736. Sons: WILLIAM and RICHARD. Daughters: CATHRINE and MARGARET ALLIN. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: THOMAS MANDEN, ISAAC RICKS and
HENRY TUDOR. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 5)

ANDERSON, ELIZABETH
November 5, 1732. August Court, 1733. Sons: JAMES, CARROLUS. Daughter: ELIZABETH PITMAN. Granddaughters: ELIZABETH and SARAH ANDERSON (executrix) Witnesses: ELIAS FORTT, EALCER FORTT, HENRY CROMPTON. Clerk of the Court: ROBERT FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 7)

ANDREWS, THOMAS
January 12, 1736-1737. March 31, 1737. Legatees: ROBERT BELL, THOMAS ANDREWS (executor). Witnesses: THOMAS DAVY, ANN and PENELOPE BELL. Proven before W. SMITH, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 8)

BAGGETT, NICHOLAS
January 9, 1753. April Court, 1755. Sons: BENJAMIN, NICHOLAS, ABRAHAM, JOSEPH, BARNABEY, THOMAS ("the plantation whereon I now live"), HARDY, JOHN. Daughters: MARY WEST, MARTHA BAGGETT, ELIZABETH WARD, SARAH BAGGETT. Wife: MARY. Executors: JOSEPH and THOMAS BAGGETT (sons). Witnesses: CHARLES HORNE, JOHN HOOKS. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 13)

BAREFIELD, RICHARD
November 22, 1728. February Court, 1728. Sons: RICHARD, ISHAM, SOLOMON, JAMES, HENRY, WILLIAM, THOMAS. Grandson: RICHARD BAREFIELD. Wife: MARY BAREFIELD. Executors: RICHARD BAREFIELD (son) and WILLIAM MORE. Witnesses: WILLIAM JONES, THOMAS WHIPPLE, ALEXANDER COTTON. Letters were issued August 8, 1729.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 18)

BASS, JOHN
January 18, 1732. February Court, 1732. Sons: MOSES (all land on north side of "Baire Swamp"), JOHN, EDWARD ("my maner plantation"), WILLIAM ("my land at ye Beaver dam"), ARON ("plantation on south side of Baire Swamp"). Grandson: ARON JOHNSTUN (100 acres of land). Daughters: JEUDATH CANADY (100 acres of land), SARAH ANDERSON (100 acres of land), LOVEY BASS (100 acres land), MARY (100 acres land), PACEIJNCEIJNCE BASS ("plantation on south side of Baire Swamp"). Wife: MARY. Executors: JOHN and EDWARD BASS (sons). Witnesses: THOMAS BRYANT, JAMES GUIE, EDWARD BASS. Clerk of Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 22 & 23)

BATTLE, JOHN
April 22, 1740. May Court, 1740. Sons: WILLIAM, JESSE. Daughters: PRISSILLA BATTLE, SARAH BATTLE. Wife: SARAH. Executors: SARAH BATTLE (wife), WILLIAM BATTLE (brother). Witnesses: WILLIAM KNIGHT, JAMES GRIFFEN, MARTHA KNIGHT Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 24)

BEASLEY, JAMES
January 2. 1758. January Court, 1758. WILLIAM BENTLEY (son of JOHN BENTLEY). Godson: LUKE SMETHWICK. Executors: JOHN SMETH- WICK, JNO. WARD. Witnesses: JON. SMETHWICK, EDMUND SMETHWICK. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 25)

BENTLEY, JOHN
March 12, 1754. May Court, 1754. Sons: WILLIAM ("plantation whereon I now live"), JOHN (lands known as "Island lands"). Sister-in- law: ANN BENTLEY. Executor: RICHARD TOMLINSON. Witnesses: JOHN HYMAN, JOHN WARD, REBEKAH WARD. Clerk of the Court: SAMUEL ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 29)

BEVERLEY, JOHN, SR.
December 22, 1737. February Court, 1737. Sons: JOHN and ROBERT (to whom is bequeathed "the manner plantation"). Daughters: SARAH COX, MARY PEEK. Granddaughters: RACHEL BEVERLEY, SARAH BEVERLEY. Grandsons: WILLIAM COX, WILLIAM and HENRY BEVERLEY. Wife: MARGARETT BEVERLY. Executors: JOHN JONES and JOSEPH JONES. Witnesses: JAMES DOUGLASS, ELIZA DOUGLASS and JOHN SUTTON. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 30)

BLACKMAN, JOHN
November 19, 1736. November Court, 1736. Wife: SARAH. Sons: JOHN, BENNET, ARTHUR, JOSEPH, STEAVEN. Daughter: ELIZABETH. Executors: BENNET BLACKMAN (son) and THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS. Witnesses: WILLIAM TAYLOR, ARTHUR MAIKDSUNACE, PHEBE JERNIGAN. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 33)

BLACKMAN, NICHOLAS
August 26. 1730. March 11, 1730. Wife: ALLISON. Sons-in-law: GEORGE SMITH and WILLIAM SMITH. Executrix: ALLISON BLACKMAN (wife). Witnesses: EDWD. COLLINS, RICHARD MOORE, JAMES BAKER. Will proven before GBO. BURRINGTON, Governor.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 33)

BLYE, WILLIAM
November 29, 1748. May Court, 1749. Sons: WILLIAM ("manner plantation"). THOMAS. Daughters: SARAH BLYE, ELIZABETH BLYE. Wife: ELIZABETH. Executors: WILLIAM BLYE (son), ELIZABETH BLYE (wife). Witnesses: JOHN THOMAS, NATHANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMOTHY WILLIAMS. Clerk of the Court: JOHN LOVICK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 36)

BOBBIT, JOHN
May 7, 1736. November 6. 1736. Son: WILLIAM (100 acres land in the "Orraneechey Neck"). Son: THOMAS (100 acres land in the "Orraneechey Neck"). Daughters: FRANCIS, MARY and AMEY. Executors: WILLIAM BOBBIT, ROBERT GREEN, JOHN MASSY and JAMES BROGDEN. Witnesses: FRANCIS BETTES, RICHARD MASSY, FRANCIS MASSY, and C. EVANS. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 36)

BONNER, THOMAS
November 11, 1755. April Court, 1756. Sons: THOMAS, HENRY, MOSES. Daughters: ESTER MORE, ELISEBATH WHELER, ANNA BYRDE, SARAH WHARTON, PACHENCE BYRDE. Wife: ELISEBATH BONNER. Executrix: ELISEBATH BONNER (wife). Witnesses: MOSES BONNER, EDMON BYRDE, ARTHUR MOOR, ABRAHAM BLITCHENDEN. Clerk of the Court: BENJN WYNNS. WM. WYNNS, P. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 39)

BOONE, JAMES
June 8, 173.3. March 31, 1735. Sons-in-law: JOHN EARLY (one negro woman and f,fty apple trees); JOHN WYNNS (my negro man called Charles and 1000 foot of plank); CULLINEUR SESSUMS (one negro). Daughters: MARY WYNNS, ELIZA EARLY. Grandsons: GEORGE AUGUSTUS WYNNS, JAMES EARLY. Other legatees: WILLIAM BURKE, JOHN ASSKEW, MARTHA DAVIS. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: JOHN WILLSON, THOMAS LEE, JAMES MARTIN. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 39)

BOUDE, JOHN
May 18, 1738. August 25, 1738. Wife: KATHERINE. Reputed son (son of Catherine Deed), 603 acres land. Brother: THOMAS BOUDE, of Philadelphia. Friends: JAMES WILKINGS, THOMAS BOXLY. Cousin: JOHN BOUDE. Executors: KATHERINK BOUDE, GODFREY LEA, EDWARD BARNS, JOHN DAYTON. Witnesses: ROBERT MACRAE, JAMES WILKINS, MARY HARBERTT, SARAH LEE. Proven before W. SMITH, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 41)

BRASWELL, ROBERT
September 14, 1734. November Court, 1736. Sons: ROBERT, JOHN, RICHARD ("plantation whereon I now live"), VALENTINE (100 acres land). Daughters: SARAH DOUGHTRY, JEAN BRASWELL, MARY BRASWELL. Godson: DIOMEE SUMNER (100 acres land). Wife: SARAH. Executors: JAMES BRYANT, JOSHAWAY DAUGHTREY. Witnesses: THOS. BRYANT, NICHOLAS BAGET, PACCENCE BRYANT. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 45)

BRIDGES, WILLIAM
March 11, 1728-1729. November Court, 1729. Sons: WILLIAM ("plantation whereon I now live"), JOSEF ("plantation on Fishing Creek"), JOHN (100 acres land). Daughter: SARAH BRIDOERS. Brothers: BENJAMIN
BRIDGERS, WILLIAM BRYANT. Father: JOHN DEW. Wife: SARAH. Executors: WILLIAM BRYANT and JOHN DEW, SENOR. Witnesses: JOHN DAWSON, WILLIAM BRYANT, MARY HUISE, RICHARD HUISE. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 47)

BRIDGERS, WILLIAM
November 2, 1729. May Court, 1730. Sons: JOSEPH, BENJAMIN ("my plantation"), Samuel. Daughters: MARY, ELIZABETH. Executor: SAMUEL BRIDOERS (son). Witnesses: JOHN WEVVRILL, JOHN BARDIN, EDWARD CHITTY. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 47)

BROMLEY, GEORGE
March 21, 1726. September 20, 1728. Friend and sole legatee and devisee: THOMAS BETTERLEY. Witnesses: Go. ALLEN, WILL'M WILLIAMS, JNO. MATHEWS, W. BIGGS. Will proven before RICH'D EVERARD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 49)

BROWN, FRANCIS
November 7, 1748. May Court, 1750. Sons: FRANCIS (plantation purchased from Dan'l Brown), WILLIAM (150 acres of land), JOHN (land in Cypress Swamp), BENJAMIN. Daughters: ANNE, MARY, SARAH, JANE and ELIZABETH. Executor: JOHN WYNNS. Witnesses: ISAAC HILL, DAN'L VANPELT, GEORGE RIVET. Clerk of the Court: SAM'L ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 50)

BROWN, PHILIP
December 10, 1725. Wife: TEMSIN. Friend: JOHN McH.ARLIN. Executors: TEMSIN BROWN (wife) and JOHN MCHARLIN. Witnesses: WILL ADAMS, JOHN WHITE, BENJAMIN SANDERS. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 51)

BROWN, RICHARD
April 8, 1734. May Court, 1736. Sons: DANIEL, RICHARD, WILLIAM, JAMES, STEPHEN. Daughters: ELIZABETH, AGNIS, MARGARETT. Wife: MARGARETT. Executrix: MARGARETT BROWN (wife). Witnesses: NICHS TAINLESS, EDWARD TIDMAN, AGNIS BROWN. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 51)

BROWNE, WALTER
October 17, 1735. February Court, 1735. Son: JOSIAH BROWNE ("dwelling plantation"). Cousin: JESSE DRAKE. Wife: MARY BROWNE ("plantation on the South side of Cattawaske marsh"). Executrix: MARY BROWNE. Witnesses: JESSE BROWNE, JOHN BATTLE, JOHN BROWNE. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNN. Remarks: The date of probate is evidently incorrect, as the will is dated eight months later. Probably this date was 1736, as the will was recorded March 2, 1736.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 52)

BRYAN, SIMON
November 26, 1751. May Court, 1753. Son: DAVID. Wife: ANN. Brother: EDWARD BRYAN. Executors: ANN BRYAN (wife), EDWARD BRYAN (brother) and DAVID BRYAN (son). Witnesses: MARTHA BRYAN, ISABEL DEAL, JAS. LOCKHART, LILLINGTON LOCKHART. Clerk of the Court: BENJ. WYNNS. The will mentions three children, but names only one.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 53)

BRYANT, JAMES
March 11, 1731. Son: WILLIAM BRYANT. JOHN DEW, RICHARD BRASWELL, JAMES BRYANT, THOMAS BRYANT and MATTHEW TELAR are named as children. Executors: JOHN DEW and JAMES BRYANT. Witnesses: ARON DRAKE and JOHN DANIEL. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 53)

BUN, JOHN
January 27, 1727. Sons: JOHN (300 acres land on South side Orrcroy Swamp), DAVID ("plantation lying in Verjenea"), BENJAMIN ("plantation where I now live"). Daughter: ANN. Wife and Executrix: ELEANER BUN.
Witnesses: WM. RICH. RICHARD HAREN, WILLIAM BUN. (Two wills, one original and one copy.) No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 54 & 55)

BURNET, GEORGE
September 11, 1752. August Court, 1753. Wife: SUSANNA (Executrix and sole devisee). Witnesses: JOSEPH MINTON, WILLIAM CARTER. Clerk of the Court: SAM'L ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 57)

BURT, MARY, Widow of WM. BURT
September 10, 1724. February Court, 1724; January 2, 1724. Sons: JAMES and EGO GLYON. Daughter: MARY GLYON. Witnesses: JOSEPH HUTSON, JAMES KEETER, JOYCE HOKINS. Proven before E. MOSELBY. Clerk of the Court: R. W. MILLERTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 57)

BUSBEY, CATHERINE
January 22, 1738-1739. February Court, 1738. THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS ("my plantation liing on the North side of Roneoake River"). HESTER WILLIAMS (daughter of THEOPHILUS), JESSE PAGE (1 cow and calf). Executor: THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS. Witnesses: NEEDHAM BRYAN, H. BATE, SUSAN BRYAN. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 57)

BYRD, THOMAS
December 14, 1742. February Court, 1742. Sons: THOMAS (water mill). EDMAN (still). Daughters: HONER BAKER, ELIZABETH JONES, MARGERRIT HOLLOMAN, SARAH BIRD, ANN BIRD. Wife: ELIZABETH (Executrix). Witnesses: CHRISFOR HALLOMON, THOMAS BAKER, ANTHO. WEBB. Clerk of the Court: HENRY DESON. Court held at the house of John Collins.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 59)

CAIN, WILLIAM
March 3, 1732. Sons: HARDY ("my plantation"), WILLIAM (290 acres of land), JAMES (upper part of dwelling plantation). Daughters: PATIENCE CAIN, UNIS CAIN, SARY CAIN, RACHELL CAIN. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: RICHARD PACE, JUNR., WILLIAM CANE. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 59)

CAR, PATRICK
November 7, 1742. February Court, 1742. Sons: JONATHAN ("plantation whereon I now live"). THOMAS. Daughter: MARGARET CAR. Wife and Executrix: TAMAR. Executor: RICHARD WILLIAMS. Witnesses: MICAJAH HlNTON, ELIZABETH BENTON, ROSANNAH WOOD. Clerk of the Court: HENRY DESON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 62)

CASTELLAW, WILLIAM
June 18, 1749. August Court, 1749. Mother and Executrix: SARAH CASTELLAW. Brothers: JOHN, JAMES and THOMAS CASTELLAW. Sisters: BATHIAH, SARAH and KATHERINE CASTELLAW. Executor: THOS. WHITMELL. Witnesses: SARAH SANDERSON, HARDY MOORE. Clerk of the Court: JOHN LOVICK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 65)

CHESTER, JOHN
January 22, 1728. February Court, 1728. Daughters: ELIZABETH CHESTER (land lying on Apple tree, Meratuck, and a place called frog Hall), MARY CHESHER ("all my tract of land I now live on"), SARAH CHESHER (land "betwixt the land of John Bowds and the land I now live on"). Son-in-law: JAMES FALK (land on Buck Horn). Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Executors: ARTHUR WILLIAMS, JOHN DEW. Witnesses: JOSEPH DARDEN, WILLIAM SMITH. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 71)

CLAPHAM, JOSEPH
March 25, 1733. May 8, 1733. Sons: SAMUELL ("my farm and stock in the parish Dewsbery in Yorkshire in old England"), JOSIAS (plantation lying on Long Marsh at the head of Tuckahoo creek in Queen Anne Co., Maryland, also plantation in Bertie precinct on the Runaray Marshes). Executor: JOSIAS CLAPHAM (son). Witnesses: JUDETH WALKER, HENRY WALKER, JOHN NAIRNS. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 72)

CLARK, GEORGE
February 25, 1723-1724. July 31, 1724. Friends: THOMAS TAYLOR, JOHN SWAN, JONATHAN TAYI.OB. Wife: ELISABETH. Executor: JONATHAN TAYLOR. Witnesses: JNO. SMITHWICK, GEORGE SMITH, PATRICK SMITH. Will proven before C. GALE, Chief Justice. Clerk of the Court: JOHN CARNICK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 73)

CLARKE, THOMAS
April 25, 1728. Sons: THOMAS, LEWIS, WILLIAM, JOHN, MATTHEW. Daughters: ELIZABETH, MARY, GRACE and BRIDGET. Executors: WIFE (not named) and THOMAS CLARKE (son). Witnesses: NEHEMIAH JOYNER, ELLIS BRADEY, EDWARD HOOD. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 73)

CLEMENT, JOHN
January 2, 1734. January 29, 1734. Friends: JOHN BELL (Executor), ARCHIBALD BELL, GEORGE BELL, ROBERT BELL, PENELOPE BELL. Witnesses: ROBT. SHARMAN, MIKEL KING, LUCY SHARMAN. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON, Governor, at Edenton.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 74)

CLEMENTS, GEORGE
February 22, 1729. May Court, 1730. Sons: BENJAMIN and GEORGE. Daughter: ELIZABETH CLEMENTS. Wife and Executrix: SUSANNA. Witnesses: THOMAS BUSBY, GEORGE FRENCH, WILLIAM SMITH. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 74)

COLESON, WILLIAM
February 9, 1736. Brothers: ABRAHAM and JOSEPH COLESON. Sister: SARAH LUNDY. Executors: THOMAS WHITMELL and EDWARD COLLINS. Witnesses: EDW'D COLLINS, JAMES WARD, THOMAS FALCONER. Will proven before W. SMITH, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 76)

COLLINS, JOHN
December 27, 1749. March 18, 1752. Sons: WILLIAM (land on Casshi River purchased of Jonathan Standley), JOHN and DAVID (bible to each), JOSEPH (plantation on Guy hall swamp purchased of Hardy Keele), MIKELL (survey on Redbud), DEMSEY (plantation on Gie hall Swamp "where Henry Ballentine formerly lived"), JESSE ("my plantation"), ABSOLUM (247 acres of land on the Deep Branch). Grandsons: JOHN KEEN and JOHN COLLINS Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: MOSES HILL, JETHRO ROUNTREE. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 77)

COLLSON, JOHN
May 3, 1730. February Court, 1736. Sons: JOHN, THOMAS, JACOB, SANDOWS and JOSEPH (land on Rognes Swamp to be equally divided between them). Daughters: MARY and MARTHA COLLSON. Wife: SUSANNAH. Executors: SUSANNAH COLLSON (wife), JOHN COLLSON (son), THOS. BLOUNT. THOS. WHITMELL. Witnesses: AGNESS LEAGETT, JOHN LEAGETT, CHARLES HAVENTON. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 78)

COLTEN, JAMES
January 14, 1758. April Court, 1758. Sons: JAMES ("plantation where I now live"), HENRY, SOLOMON, THEOPHILUS. Daughter: CHRISTIAN COLTEN. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Executors: ARTHUR and JOHN
COLTEN (brothers). Witnesses: SAMUELL COLTEN, THOMAS ROCHE, MARY ROCHE. Clerk of the Court: BENJ. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 78)

COOK, JOHN
November 24, 1744. January 30, 1745. Sons: SAMUEL (plantation on Black Walnut Swamp), ISAAC (100 acres land), DAVID (100 acres of land on Salmon Creek). Daughters: SARAH, ELIZABETH and ANNA COOK. Wife and Executrix: ANNA. Executor: ISAAC COOK (son). Witnesses: THOS. RYAN, WM. BALL, ISAAC RATLIFF. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON at Eden House.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 80)

COOK. SAMUEL
October 2, 1756. January Court, 1757. Sons: JOHN ("my plantation, containing 162 acres), JESSE (100 acres of land at the head of Black Walnut), BENJAMIN, WILLIAM. Daughters: FRANCES, MARY and ELIZABETH COOK. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executors: EDWARD BRYAN, JOHN COOK (son), ROBERT WEST. Witnesses: JOHN BURN, JOHN PERRY, ROBERT WEST. Clerk of the Court: BENJ. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 81)

CORREE, JAMES
October 22, 1750. May Court, 1754. Sons: JAMES ("manner plantation"), DAVID, JOHN and JACOB. Daughters: MARGBET CORREE, JANIT CORREE. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executors: THOMAS WHITMILL, ARTHUR WILLIAMS. Witnesses: ABRAHAM JORDAN, HESTER BROADWELL, ARTHUR WILLIAMS. Clerk of the Court: SAML. ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 83)

COTTON, JOHN
County. May Court, 1728. Sons: JOHN, WILLIAM, SAMUEL, THOMAS, ARTHUR, JAMES, JOSEPH, ALEXANDER. Wife: MARTHA COTTON. Sons-in-law: JOHN THOMAS, CAPT. JOHN SPEARS. Daughters: SUSANNAH and PRISCILLA COTTON, MARTHA BENTON, widow of FRANCIS BENTON. Executors: THOMAS BRYAN and WILLIAM BENNET. Witnesses: THOMAS BRYANT, THOS. STRANGE,  MARY PARKER. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER. The following lands devised: 320 acres on Ahoskey Marsh; 150 acres in the Oserow Meadow; land bought of Charles Stevenson; land called the Green Pond Neck; lower survey on Fishing Creek; 400 acres of land in upper survey on Fishing Creek, Several negro slaves bequeathed, together with a great quantity of personal property in the shape of wearing apparel, household furniture, etc.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 84)

COWARD, JOHN
March 8, 1737. August Court, 1737. Sons: WILLIAM and JOHN (plantation whereon I now live), BEVARD. Wife: ELISABETH. Executor: JOSEPH WIMBERLEY. Witnesses: EDWARD VANN, HENRY VANN, JOHNATHAN TALER. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 85)

CRICKET, JOHN
October, 1753. April Court, 1755. Sons: JOHN (300 acres of land on the Middle Swamp), THOMAS ("plantation whereon I now live" and land on South side of the Branch), CHARLES (land on the North side of the Branch). Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: JOHN CRICKET (son). Witnesses: ROT. LENOX, ALEXR. FORD, EDWARD RASON. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 87)

CROMEN, MARTIN
May 1, 1733. August Court, 1733. Brother: THOMAS CROMEN (of Bolart in the County of Limerick, Kingdom of Ireland, “all my lands within this province"). Legatees: WM. KENEDY, JR., FRANCIS KENEDY, JOHN GRAY, JR., ELIZABETH FROST (daughter-in-law), THOMAS COPLAND (son- in-law), JONATHAN RIDING, MICHAL ELLIS, WILLIAM KENEDY. Executors: WM. KENEDY, JAMES CONER, JOHN GRAY. Witnesses: MICHAEL ELLIS, GRACE KENEDY. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 88)

CRUMPTON, HENERY
January 11, 1735. February Court, 1735. Sons: HENERY, WILLIAM. Daughters: SUSANNAH, ELIZABETH, JANE and ANNE (to each of the above named is given five shillings). Friend and Executor: SAMUELL PEACOCK ("all my land" on pattecasi Creek on the beaverdam). Witnesses: ABRAHAM BURTON, ARTHUR SELLERS, ARTHUR WILLIAMS. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 89)

DARDEN, JOSEPH
February 18, 1732-1733. August Court, 1733. Sons: WEST (119 acres of land), JOSEPH (110 acres of land), HENAREY (320 acres of land on the horse pasture swamp). Daughters: AMERICA DARDEN, REBEC DARDEN. Wife and Executrix: ALSE. Executor: ARTHUR WILLIAMS. Witnesses: ELIZABETH JONES, MARY POWERS, JOHN EGERTON. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 92)

DAVIS, PETER
April 29, 1719. May Court, 1723. Daughter: SARY DAVIS. Brother: DAVIS. Cousins: ARTHUR and HENERY CRAWFORD. Executrix: WIPE (mentioned, but not named). Witnesses: ARTHUR CRAFFORD (Crawford), WILLIAM CROFORD (Crawford). Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 94)

DAVISON, JOHN
August 6, 1752. October Court, 1756. Son and Executor: JOHN ("plantation whereon I now live"). Grandson: JOHN DAVISON (land on Chinkopin Creek). Granddaughter: MARY DAVISON. Wife and Executrix: MARY.
Witnesses: JOHN FREEMAN, ABRAM HARRILL, JACOB LASITER, THOMAS HARRILL. Clerk of the Court: BENJN. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 96)

DEW, JOHN
September 5, 1740. November Court, 1744. Sons: JOHN ("all my horses and mairs that run on the South side of the Meharin River"), JOSEPH (land lying on the East side of the "Rode from Cornell hills ferry and also land on Buckhorse swamp"), SPENSER ("plantation whereon I now live"), WILLIAM, MORVEN. Daughter: PATIENCE. Wife and Executrix: SUSANNAH. Executor: JOSEPH DEW (son). Witnesses: EDWARD MOSELEY, ALES MOSELEY, CONSTANT DEW. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER. (Northampton County.)
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 98 & 99)

DIXON, ROBERT
April 4, 1727. August Court, 1727. Sons: TOBIAS, JAMES, ROBERT. Daughter: FRANCES. Wife and Executrix: CHRISTIANA. Executor: JOHN LOWE. Witnesses: ABRAHAM BURTON, BEREBE MELTON, WILLIAM LOWE, Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 100)

DOUGLAS, JAMES
October 6, 1750. July 11, 1752. Sons: KESIA (plantation), JAMES. Daughter: ANN. Granddaughter: ELIZABETH DOUGLAS. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Witnesses: JOHN BROWN, ELIZABETH ROBERTSON, JOSEPH MADLIN. Secretary to the Governor: SAML. ORMES. Lands on Hoskie Swamp devised to children.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 102)

DRAKE, JOHN
January 5, 1728. May Court, 1729. Son: JAMES ("my manner plantation"). Wife: SARAH. Executor: JAMBS BRYANT (father-in-law). Witnesses: JOHN SUTTON, JOHN DICKINSON, RICHARD SUMNER. Clerk of the
Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 102)

DUCKENFIELD, NATHANIEL. Utkinton, in the County of Chester, England.
 July 4, 1746. January Court, 1756. Wife and Executrix: MARGRET (lands in County of Chester during widowhood, leasehold estate in Ludgate Street. London). Friend and Executor: JOSEPH COLLET, merchant of London (lands in North Carolina to be sold and proceeds applied according to directions). Brother and Executor: JOHN CHORLEY. Nephew: JOHN CHORLEY (son of sister, JANE CHORLEY). Nephew and Executor: SAMUELDUCKENFIELD (son of JOHN DUCKENFIELD of Bristol). Witnesses: WILLIAM PRIOR, JOSEPH COLLET, DOROTHY POTTS. Will proven before ROBERT CHAPMAN, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate to JOHN BETTESWORTH, certified by THOMAS, Archbishop of Canterbury, over the seal of the town of London. Deputy Registers: WM. LEGARD, PETER ST. ELY, HEN. STEPHENS. JOSEPH COLLET refused the- trust imposed by this will in a writing witnessed by SAMUEL DUKINPIELD and BENJAMIN ROSEWELL. Letters of administration granted to MARGARET DUCKINFIELD by Bertie County Court, January, 1756. Clerk of the Court: BENJ. WYNNS. This will is illegible, but is recorded in Bk, Wills, 1755-58, at page 144.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 102 & 103)

EARLY, JOHN
August 6, 1740. October 20, 1740. Son: JOHN (plantation on horse swamp). Daughters: MARGARET MACHENRY, MARTHA THOMSON, MARY BLAKE, SARAH REEF, ELISABETH WILLSON, BETHSHABA MORRIS, REBEKAH MORRIS. Wife: ANN. Executors: JOHN EARLY (son), WILLIAM WILLSON (son-in-law). Witnesses: JOHN WILLIAMS, EDWARD WILLIAMS, WILLIAM WILLSON. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON at Eden House.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 107)

EASON, WILLIAM
January 27, 1734. May Court, 1736. Sons: WILLIAM and GEORGE. Wife: ANNE. Executors: THOMAS and GEORGE EASON (brothers). Witnesses: HENRY BAKER, JUNR., SAMUELL SMITH, JOHN HENNARD. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 107)

EUBANK, GEORGE
March 2, 1732-1733. March 12, 1732. Brother: JAMES EUBANK. Sisters: ELIZABETH and ISABELL EUBANK. To brothers and sisters is devised all estate in Great Britain. Other legatees: THOMAS, ELIZABETH and MARTHA WHITMELL, WILLIAM GRAY. Executors: JAMES CASTELLAW, THOMAS WHITMELL and JOHN GRAY. Witnesses: JAMES BULOCK, JOHN BARTON. Proven before GEORGE BURRINGTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 114 & 115)

FELTHEN, JAMES
March 16, 1726. July, 1726. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Witnesses: FRED. RASOR, CHRISTOPHER VANLUVAN, MARTHA HOOPER. Will proven before RICHD. EVERARD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 119)

FISH, WILLIAM
August 10, 1750. May Court, 1751. Sons: JOHN, WILLIAM ("plantation whereon I now live"). Daughters: ANN FERRILL, MARY FISH ("100 acres of land in Johnston County on Marsh Branch"). Grandsons: JOHN and WM. FISH. Wife: MARY. Executor: SAMUELL WILLIAMS. Witnesses: SARAH LEE, SAMUEL WILLIAMS, MARY CALVART. Clerk of the Court: BENJ. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 121)

FOSTER, ROBERT
February 12. 1739-1740. May Court, 1740. Grandchildren: JOHN BROWN, ANN BROWN, JEMIMA COTTEN and SUSANNA COTTEN (land on Meherin Creek), MARY BROWN. Son-in-law: ALEXANDER COTTEN. Daughter: ANN COTTEN. Wife's grandson: WILLIAM NIGHT. Executrix: WIFE (not named). Witnesses: WM. WHITFIELD, CHRISTIAN DENTON. MARGREAT LACEY. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 126)

GARDNER, MARTIN
October 6, 1755. January Court, 1760. Sons: JOHN, WILLIAM, JAMBS, MARTAIN. Daughters: ANN, ANNAH and JANE. Wife and Executrix: ANNAH. Executor: NEEDHAM BRYAN. Witnesses: BENJAMIN CARTER, JOSEPH HOLLAND. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 131)

GLISHAN, JOHN. Runeroy Marshes
September 20, 1734. Wife and Executrix: JEAN. Witnesses: THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS, LAZARUS BENTON, THOMAS JONES. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 135)

GODLY, JOHN
January 22, 1731-1732. May Court, 1732. Sons: NATHAN ("plantation on Tarr River known by ye name of Tubbago's folly"), JOHN (300 acres of land on South side of Swifts Creek), THOMAS ("plantation on Lookinglass Swamp whereon I now live"). Daughters: MARY and AMY GODLY. Wife and Executrix: KATHERINE. Executor: JOHN EDWARDS "of Roneoke." Witnesses: ANN WILLIAMS, SAMUELL HENLEY, WILLIAM PORGEN. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 136)

GODWIN, WILLIAM
May 4, 1752. May Court, 1753. Sons: BARNSBY, WILLIS, KEARNEY, JOSIAS. Wife: MARTHA. Daughters: JULIAN, SILVIA GODWIN, COURTNEY GODWIN. MARTHA GODWIN. Executor: JOHN BRICKELL. Witnesses: JOHN BROWN, RICHARD ROBERTS, GILSTRAP WILLIAMS. Clerk of the Court: BENJN. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 137)

GRAY, JOHN (SURVEYOR)
September 20, 1745. November 16, 1750. Sons: JOHN ("my lands in Northampton and Edgecombe"), WILLIAM ("my plantation"). Daughters: JANET MCKINZIE, BARBARA, ANN, LUCRETIA, AMELIA, LOUISA. Wife: ANN. Executors: EDWARD BRYAN (brother), THOMAS WHITMELL (nephew). Witnesses: JAS. WATSON. DUGALD MCKITHAN. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 141)

GRIFFIN, WILLIAM
December 10, 1735. February Court, 1735. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: THO. WHITMILL, ALEX. THOMPSON, EDWARD MOORE. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 144)

GRIFFETH, JOHN
July 1, 1727. February Court, 1727. Sons: ARTHER (land on Meherrin Cypress Swamp), EDMOND (550 acres of land), JOHN (Executor). Wife and Executrix: JEMIMA. Daughter: MARY. Other legatees: JOHN CLARKE, DANIEL RIGING. Overseer: WILLIAM BOLDIN. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTBB.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 144)

HALL, JOHN
August 9, 1736. February Court, 1736. Wife: MARY. Executor: JONATHAN STANDLEY. Witnesses: THOMAS WATSON, MARGRETT STANDLY, ELIZABETH KELLY. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 146)

HARRELL, ABRAHAM
May 5, 1755. July Court, 1755. Sons: ABBE (or ABLE), JOHN ("my manner plantation"), LOTT, ZACHARIAH, CHRISTOPHER. Daughters: ABBAGILL, GRACE, SUSANNAH. Executors: ABLE and JOHN HABRELL. Witnesses: GEORGE HOUSE. EDWARD TOOLE, ISRARL HARDY HARRELL. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 152)

HARRELL, EDWARD
August 17, 1752. May Court, 1754. Sons: HENRY, JOSHEWA, THOMAS. Grandson: JESSE HARRELL. Daughters: MARY and REBECCA ANDREWS. Wife: ANN. Executors: HENRY HARRELL (son) and HENRY ANDREWS (son-in-law). Witnesses: JOHN HARRELL, ROBERT HOUSE, GEORGE HOUSE. Clerk of the Court: SAML. ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 152)

HARRELL, JOHN
November 8, 1755. January Court, 1756. Sons: GEORGE (land between THOS. WILLIAMS and JNO. RHODES), JESSE, ELISHA and BENJAMIN. To these four sons is bequeathed several tracts bounded and described in the will. Daughter: MARY. Wife: MARY. Executors: GEO. HARRELL (son), JESSE and ISRARL HARDY HARRELL (brothers), RICHARD WILLIAMS. THOMAS WILLIAMS, WM. ANDREWS, JOHN RHODES. Witnesses: THOMAS WILLIAMS, WM. ANDREWS, JOHN SKINNER. Clerk of Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 152)

HARRELL, JOHN
November 1, 1756. April Court, 1759. Sons: JESSE and DAVID (plantation to each, and three negroes), JOSIAH (land bought of THOMAS BARKER), EZEKIEL (160 acres of land). Negroes bequeathed to each of sons. Grandsons: ESIAS HARRELL (plantation "whereon JONATHAN SPIVEY now lives who married the widow of Esias Harrell deceased"). Granddaughter: SARAH HARRELL (one negro). Copper still bequeathed to four sons. Executors: JESSE, DAVID and JOSIAH. Witnesses: WM. WILLIAMS, EDWARD TOOLE, JONATHAN TOOLE. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS. Codicil makes bequests to THOMAS WILLIAMS, husband of daughter, SARAH. Same witnesses to codicil.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 153)

HARRELL, JOSIAH
March 30, 1773. November 12, 1773. Sons: SOLOMON (land in Renneroy Marshes), JOSIAH ("my plantation"), WILLIAM. Wife: ANN. Executors: EDWARD TOOL, NOAH HINTON. Witnesses: JAMES CHURCHWELL, JONATHAN TOOL, MARY TOOL. Will proven before Jo. MARTIN.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 153)

HART, JOHN
November 13, 1741. May Court, 1746. Sons; BENJAMIN (plantation "at Pattycasey"), JESSE (plantation on South side of Tarr River), JOHN (land on Town Creek), DAVID ("plantation whereon I now live"). Daughters:
SARAH and LUCE. Other legatee: THOMAS FOXHALL. Executors: ETHELDRED RUFFIN and ROBERT RUFFIN. Witnesses: JOHN LAMON, HOWILL BROWNE. JOHN DAVISON. Clerk of Northampton Court: RT.
FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 154)

HENDERSON, DAVID
February 13, 1735-1736. March 9, 1735. Nephew: GEORGE HENDERSON. Sister: JENNETT. Executors: COLO. ROBT. WEST, CULLEN POLLOCK, GEORGE HENDERSON and CAPN. JOHN CALDEN. Witnesses: THOS. DAVIS, SIMON DART, JAMES KEETER and ELIZABETH DART. Proven before W. SMITH, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 160)

HENDERSON, GEORGE
October 15, 1736. November 27, 1736. Legatees and devisees: THOMAS MOOR. JOHN RAY, RACHEL NELSON, MARY GREGORY, ANDREW MOOR, HUGH SCOTT (land on Cashai River); ANDREW SCOTT, GEORGE SCOTT (sons of ANDREW SCOTT, merchant in Glasgow). Executors: HUGH SCOTT (merchant in Boston), ANDREW MOORE. Witnesses: JOHN RAY, GEORGE STRACHAN, SAMUEL COOK. Will proven before W. SMITH, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 160)

HILL, BENJAMIN
June 20, 1752. August Court, 1753. Son ami Executor: HENRY ("all my lands"). Daughters: MARY CAMPBELL, SARAH McCULLOCH (400 acres of land on Roanoak River), PRISCILLA HILL. Other legatee: MARGARET COCKRAN. Executor: THOMAS JONES of Petty Shore. Witnesses: JESSE BROWNE, ROBERT HARDY, JOHN PITT. Codicil dated June 6, 1753, gives land in Cashia Neck to grandson, BENJAMIN McCULLOCH. Same witnesses to codicil. Clerk of the Court: SAMUEL ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 164)

HINTON, MICAJAH
October 5, 1756. January Court, 1757. Son: WILLIAM. Daughter: ELIZEBETH HINTON. This is a nuncupative will proven before JOHN HAR- RELL, J. P., by JOHN and JONAS HINTON and HEZEKIAH TOM.SON. Clerk of the Cowl: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 166)

HOGGES, ROBERT
March 30, 1740. August Court, 1742. Sons: JOHN and RICHARD and ELIAS. Daughters: ANN MOORE, OLIVE WICON.H and MATHEW WILLIAMS. Wife: not named. Executors: ELIAS and RICHARD HOGGES (sons) and ISAAC WILLIAMS (son-in-law). Witnesses: NEEDHAM BRYAN, ADAM RA- BEY, WILLIAM BRYAN. Clerk of Court: HENRY DELON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 168)

HOLLBROOK, JOHN
April 29, 1740. May Court, 1740. Son and Executor: JOHN. Wife: DOROTHY. Executors: COLL. ROBERT WEST, THOMAS RYAN. Witnesses: ROGER SNELL, THOS. ASHLY, JUNR., THOMAS ASHBURN. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
 (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 169)

HOLLOWELL, EDMUND
June 17, 1729. October 20, 1729. Brothers: THOMAS HOLLOWELL (Executor), JOHN HOLLOWELL. All land is bequeathed to JOHN BACON. Witnesses: JOHN HOLLOWELL, RICHD. BACON, THOMAS HOLLOWELL, SENR. Clerk of the Court: THOS. CREW.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 169)

HOLLY, JOHN
December 23, 1728. February Court, 1728. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Son: RICHARD. Witness: JOHN SWENNY (or SWENEY). Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 170)

HOMES, EDWARD
August 9, 1750. November Court, 1750. Cousin and Executor: WM. BIRD. Wife and Executrix: LIDDEA. Witnesses: HENRY BONNER, WM. MITCHELL and JOHN PADGE. Clerk of the Court: SAM'L ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 170)

HOOKER, GODPHREY
April 2, 1729. Son: BENJAMIN ("the manner plantation"). Daughter: ELISABETH. Wife and Executrix: ELISABETH. Executor: ROBERT EVANS. Witnesses: ROBERT EVANS, JOHN MORRIS and _____. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 170)

HOOKER. WILLIAM
October 20, 1756. January Court, 1757. Sons: WILLIAM, JOHN, JAMES, STEPHEN, NATHAN. Daughters: ANN LASITER, SARAH HOOKER (Executrix). Witnesses: WM. WYNNS, JAMES WYNNES, BENJAMIN BAKER, BENJAMIN BAKER, JUNR. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 171)

HOUSE, GEORGE
September 28, 1770. January 3, 1771. Sore and Executor: THOMAS. Grandsons: GEORGE, BALIS, JAMES and JOHN HOUSE. Granddaughters: SARAH HOUSE, EDITH HOUSE, ANN, MARY and ELIZABETH SMITH. Daughters: ANN AVERET, ELIZABETH MOORE. Executor: JAMES MOORE (son-in- law). Witnesses: BENJAMIN PARKER, LEWIS HAYLES, WILLIAM HOUSE. Proven before WM. TRYON. Lands on Flagg Run, Little Roquis and other waters devised to son and grandsons.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 173)

HOWARD, JAMES
October 6, 1729. Sores: SOLOMON ("my plantation"), JAMES, EDWARD, SAMUELL. JOHN. To these sons is conveyed lands in Virginia, and lands on Aharskey Swamp, Cooneriskratt Swamp, Horse Swamp, etc. Daughter: SARAH HOWARD. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Other legatees: FRANCIS SPEIGHT of Chuckatuck parish in Nancemond County, Va., THOMAS DAVIS (land lying on Rattlesnake Branch). Executor: JAMES HOWARD (son). Witnesses: JOHN RAWLEY (?), MARY BARKETT, WM. CRAFFORD. GEO. OTWAY. Codicil dated October 9, 1729. Witnesses to Codicil: JAS. SPEIR, MABY BURKETT, ANN STONE, GEO. OTWAY. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 174)

HOWCOTT, JOHN
July 28, 1732. September 12, 1733. Sons: EDWARD (land called by the name of Stancells); JOHN (dwelling plantation); RICHARD, NATHANIEL. Daughters: ELIZABETH BRANCH, MARY HOWCOTT. Wife: MARY. Executors: EDWARD HOWCOTT (brother) and EDWARD HOWCOTT (son). Witnesses: JOHN FRYARD, EDWARD HOWCOTT, ELIZABETH BRANCH. Will proven before GEO. BURRINGTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 174)

HUNTER, ROBERT
June 3, 1753. August Court, 1753. Sons: HENRY, MOSES (Executor). Daughters: SARAH DOCTON, MARY GORDON, JUDITH PERRY, SUSANNAH BENTON, ELIZABETH WILLIAMS. Executor: THOS. WHITMELL. Witnesses: JNO. HILL. JOHN SLATTER, OEN SLATTER, LITTLETON SLATTER. KEZIAH SLATTER, WILLIAM APPERSON. Clerk of t lie Court: SAM'L ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 177 & 178)

JACKSON, THOMAS
March 15, 1746. May Court, 1753. .Sons: THOMAS ("plantation known as Mount Garriot, together with my ferry"), WILLIAM (plantation bought of RICHARD MARTIN),  JOHN (plantation in Northampton County), JAMES (plantation in Bertie County). Wife's daughter: ELIZABETH HAMMOND GRIFFIN. Wife: HESTER. Executors: JOHN BROWN, son of DR. JAS. BROWN, dec'd, BENJAMIN WYNNS and HESTER JACKSON. Brother: JEREMIAH JACKSON of Boston. Codicil dated April 9, 1749. Changes division of land among sons, and appoints as Executors: BENJAMIN WYNNS, WILLIAM WYNNS and HESTER JACKSON. No witnesses or signature to codicil. Witnesses to will: WM. POWER, JAMES GRIFFIN, BETTY GRIFFIN, CATHERN CONNER. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 182)

JERNAGAN, JOHN
January 10, 1733. February Court, 1733. Sons: THOMAS and GEORGE ("200 acres of land"), DAVID, JAMES (100 acres of land). Executors: TEMPERANCE JERNAGAN (wife), BENJAMIN HILL. Witnesses: JOHN CARROL, BARZILLA HEWITT, BENJAMIN HILL. Clerk of Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 186)

JERNIGIN, HENRY
May 9, 1736. August Court, 1736. Sons. HENRY (80 acres of land), JACOB ("my plantation"), JESSE (80 acres of land), DEMPSIE ("plantation I bought of THOMAS WATSON"). Daughter: ANN JONES. Wife: PHEBE. Executors: HENRY and JACOB JERNIGIN. To Henry is also given land in Va. in north side of Summersetts Creek, Witnesses: THEOPHILUS WILLIAMS, JOHN JERNIGAN, BENNETT BLACKMAN. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 186)

JONES, CHARLES
Februarys, 1739. February Court, 1748. Sons: CHARLES, JOHN, LANCELOT. Daughter: SARAH OUGHTREE. Wife's daughter: MARY JONES (land and plantation). Wife and Executrix: KATHIRAN. Overseers: CHRISTEFER HOLLOMAN, WILLIAM RASBARNY. Witnesses: NATHANIEL NICKLESS, JAMES OVERTON. Clerk of the Court: HENRY DELON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 190)

JONES, JOHN
September 25, 1750. May Court, 1751. Sons: SOLOMON and JOSEPH (plantation on Poplar Swamp). WILLIAM, JOHN and JAMES. Daughter: MARY JONES. Wife: not named. Executors: JOHN BROWN, THOMAS EASON. Witnesses: THOMAS EASON, JOHN ROBERSON, JOHN HARE, SOLOMON HOWARD. Clerk of Court: SAM'L ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 194)

JONES, JOHN, SR
March 17, 1735. May Court. 1736. Sons: JAMES, FREDERICK ("my plantation"), JOHN, JOSEPH. Grandson: ABRAHAM JONES. Daughters: ANN COTTEN, MARY BON.NER. Wife: MARTHA. Trustees: JOHN BROWN, JOHN BATTLE, WILLIAM MEAHS. Executor: JOHN JONES (son). Witnesses: P. HANFORD. JAMES DOUGLASS, ELIZABETH OQUIN. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 195)

JONES, MARY
December 22. 1745. January 9, 1748. Legatees: ELISABETH SPRUELL (cousin), SARAH HAWKINS (daughter of THOMAS HAWKINS). THOMAS HACKMAN, THOS. SUTTON (nephew), ELIZABETH SUTTON (sister), JOHN SUTTON (nephew, to whom is bequeathed 100 acres of land "in Cishooke at the head of the Line"), GEORGE SUTTON (nephew). Executors: CHARLES JACOCKS, THOMAS and JOHN SUTTON. Witnesses: THOMAS HACKMAN, JOHN BURN. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON, at Eden House.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 195)

JONES, THOMAS
1754. Petty Shore in Bertie County. Legatees: MARGRET WEBB (widow of SAMUEL WEBB), SAMUEL WEBB (son of MARGRET), HENRY HILL, JOHN CAMPBELL (of Lazy Hill). Executor: JOHN CAMPBELL. No signature. No witnesses. Will proven before ARTHUR DOBBS by BENJAMIN WYNNS, ALEXANDER FORD and JOSEPH HERON, who made oath as to the handwriting of the testator.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 196& 197)

JONES, WILLIAM
March 15, 1736. May 20, 1736. Son: EPHRAME ("plantation whereon I now live"). Wife: ANN. Executors: FRANCIS-HOPSON, HENRY JERNIGAN. Witnesses: BENNET BLACKMAN, HENRY BAKER, JR. Will proven before W. SMITH, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 197)

—Jordan, Wm., Bertie Co., November 17, 1790.
Wife Mary, sons Wm. and Jos., daughters Mary Smithwick and Margaret Haramond (wife of Henry, dec'd) daughters Elizabeth and Harriet and Sally, Mary Smithwick's eldest son William to be sent to school, each one of her children $100;
Thos. Collins, Christian Reed and Bird Hubbard Exrs.
Test, Fred Ramcke, James B. Jordan, Josiah Collins.
SOURCE: NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER. Vol. II. April, 1901. No. 2; page3-6; Donated and Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack; 

KEARSEY (spelled also CEARSEY), THOMAS
October 28. 1730. August Court, 1731. Sons: JOHN (land on Cashie Swamp). THOMAS and WILLIAM (lands). JAMES and PETER. Daughter: MARY POHAGON. Wife and Executrix: SUSANNA. Grandson: WILLIAM KEARSEY. Executor: THOMAS KEARSEY (son). Witnesses: THOMAS KEARSEY, JR.. MARY POHEAGIN, JOSEPH DARDEN, ARTHUR WILLIAMS. Clerk of Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 200)

KEEFE, FREDERICK
November 10, 1723. February Court, 1723. Wife and Executrix: ELLINOR. Sons: FREDERICK and JOHN. Witnesses: JAMES BATES, ELIZABETH KEEFE, MARORETT KEEFE. Clerk of Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 200)

KING, HENRY
July 1, 1750. May Court, 1751. Daughters: CATTREN, ANN and PRUDENCE KINO. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Executors: ROBT. WEST, Jos. HARDY. Witnesses: AGNEE MARVELL KNOTT, HANNAH MALTIMER. Clerk of the Court: SAM'L ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 203)

KING, MICHAEL.
May 20, 1741. October 29, 1741. Sons: MICHAEL, HENRY and JOHN. Daughters: CATHERINE, ISBEL, PENELOPE and MARY KING. Wife and Executrix: ISBEL. Executors: COLL. ROBERT WEST and his son ROBERT. Witnesses: ROGER SNELL, JNO. HILL, J. HOLBROOK. Proven before J. MONTGOMERY, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 204)

KNIGHT, WILLIAM
December 3, 1751. February Court, 1752. Sons: JOHN, WILLIAM, NEMIAH. Wife: MARTHA. Friends: ISAAC CARTER, JOSEPH BENTHALL. Executors: ISAAC CARTER, JOHN KNIGHT (son). Witnesses: WILLIAM KNIGHT, SUSANNAH SKINER, JOSEPH BENTHALL. Clerk of the Court: SAMUEL ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 205)

LANE, THOMAS
March 30. 1754. November Court, 1754. Daughters: ANN ROBESON, ELIZABETH LANE, SARAH BERRY. Son: WILLIAM. Executors: JOHN ROBINSON, ANN ROBINSON and ELIZABETH LANE. Witnesses: JOSEPH BUTTERTON, WILLIAM PERSEY, SAM'LL O'STEEN. Clerk of the Court: SAMUEL ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 207)

LATTIMEE, WILLIAM
August 21, 1750. February Court, 1750. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Executor: JAMES LBAGWIT. Friend: JAMES SMITH. Witnesses: RICHARD TOMLINSON, RICH'D BRADLEY, ROBERT ROGERS. Clerk of the Court: SAM'LL ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 208)

LATTIMORE, ELIZABETH
March 3, 1753. May Court, 1753. Legatees: MARY SMITH, JAMES SMITH, ABENEZAR TOMLINSON, .RICHARD TOMLINSON ("all my lands and houses"). Executor: RICHARD TOMLINSON. Witnesses: LUKE MIZELL, JOHN OLIVER, ELIZABETH SMITH. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 208)

LAWRENCE, GEORGE
March 26, 1752. January Court, 1756. Daughters: ANN and SARAH LAWRENCE. Sons: JOSHUA and GEORGE ("my lands"). Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Executors: THOMAS and JOHN LAWRENCE (brothers). Witnesses: GEORGE LAWRENCE, JOHN YEATS, ROBERT LAWRENCE, THOMAS LAWRENCE. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 209)

LEE, JAMES
January 17, 1731. November Court, 1732. Sons: JAMES ("the plantation whereon I now live"), ROBERT and WILLIAM ("a plantation at a place called Kinyard's"). Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: JOHN MORE, RICHARD MORE, JR. Clerk of the Court of Edgecombe Precinct: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 211)

LEE, THOMAS
March 31, 1751. February Court, 1752. Sons: WILLIAM ("my plantation"), STEVEN. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Daughter: PRISSILLA LEE. Executor: BENJAMIN WYNNS. Witnesses: JNO. HARRELL, THOS. HUDSON, JACOB LEWESS, JNO. LEWESS. Clerk of the Court: SAMUEL ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 213)

LOCKHART, JAMES
December 7, 1753. May Court, 1754. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Son,- LILLINGTON ("plantation whereon I now live"), GEORGE ("my two plantations at Cashoak"), JAMES ("all the rest of my lands"). Executors: LILLINGTON LOCKHART, MICHAEL CONTANCH. Witnesses: EDWARD BRYAN, JOHN BURN, THOS. JACOCKS, ANDR. BURN. Clerk of the Court: SAML. ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 219)

LOYDE (spelled also LIDE), JOHN
July 31, 1741. May Court, 1742. Sons: JOHN (200 acres of land in James Citty County .Virginia), ROBERT ("my mannerplantation"), THOMAS (125 acres of land adjoining the "manner plantation"). Daughter: ELIZABETH LOYDE. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: WILLIAM PACE, BARRABEE MILTON, ANTONY TYE. Clerk of Northampton Court: I. EDWARDS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 224)

LUERTON, JOHN
August 23, 1740. February 23, 1742. Nephew: JOHN GREGORY. Sister: MARY JONES (Executrix). Executors: JAMES CASTELLAW, THOMAS OSBURN. Witnesses: JAMES LOCKHART, JOHN RAY, JOHN HILTON. Proven before GABRIEL JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 225)

MACCLENDON, DENNIS
January 19, 1725-1726. Sons: DENNIS, JOHN (to each is devised a plantation). Daughters: MARY and ELIZABETH MACCLENDON. Wife: MARGARETT. Executors: JOHN EARLEY (father), FRANCIS and THOMAS MACCLENDON (brothers). Witnesses: JAMES PAGE, NICHOLAS FAIRLESS. No probate. "I desire my two negroes * * * in ye winter to make pitch and tarr, and freight it away to New England for such goods as shall best for my wife, etc."
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 228)

MACCRARY, ROBERT
May 30, 1740. July 30, 1740. Legatees and devisees: ELIZABETH BARFIELD, MARY BROWN, SARAH BROWN, PRISCILLA BROWN, ELIZABETH BRGWN. Executor: THOMAS BARFIELD. Witnesses: P. ROCHE, THOMAS BARPIELD, MARY BARFIELD. Proven before W. SMITH, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 228)

MCDANIELL, DANIEL
April 16, 1733. May 2, 1734. Sons: NICHOLAS, DANIEL, JAMES (negroes to each). Daughters: ANN and SARAH MCDANIEL. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: JOHN ANDERSON, ALEX. WIGHT, JOHN BRYAN. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1722-1735, page 295.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 229)

MCDANIELL, OWEN
February 7, 1742-1743. May Court, 1743. Wife: ELLENER. Son-in- law and Executor: JETHRO BUTLER ("my manner plantation and six negroes"). Witnesses: HENRY HORNE, JOHN CAMPBELL, RICHARD MEDLIN. Clerk of the Court: HENRY DESON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 229)

MCDOWELL, JAMES
February 10, 1752. March 3, 1752. Brother-in-law: JOHN SMITH of Wigtown in Galloway in North Britain. Sister: CHRISTIAN MCDOWELL. Nephew and Executor: JOHN SMITH. Witnesses: JAMES TROTTER, DANIEL GOLDSMITH, ANNE ORINDELL. Will proven before GAB. JOHNSTON at Edenhouse.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 229)

MACKDANIELL, DANIEL
April 16, 1733. Sons: DANIEL, ARCHBELL, ELEXANDER, JAMES. Daughters: MARY, ANN and SARAH MACKDANIELL. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: JNO. ANDERSON, ALEXR. WEIGHT, JOHN BRYAN. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 230)

MACKGUE, LAWRENCE
April 26, 1740. May Court, 1740. All of estate, both real and personal, is left to grandchildren, children of daughter, ELICE BRYAN. Executors: ELICE BRYAN, JOHN BRYAN, EDWARD BRYAN. Witnesses: CHARLES, WILLIAM and JOHN RICKETS. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 232)

MCKINZIE, JOHN  Nansemond County, Va.
March 2, 1754. April Court, 1754. Sons: JOHN (795 acres of land at Skeehawkee in Tyrrell County and 305 acres in the Island of Carolina in Bertie County), KENNETH (1000 acres of land at Skeehawkee), WILLIAM (300 acres of land on Ronoke River in Bartie County). Daughters: JANIT and ANN. Executors: WM. GRAY (brother-in-law), CAPT. JOHN HILL of Bertie County and JAMES PUGH and PASCO TURNER of Nansemond County. Witnesses: JAMES PUGH, JAMES WRIGHT, CHRISTIAN GOOD. Clerk of the Court: SAMUEL RIDDICK. This is taken from a copy of the will of the above named MCKINZIE certified to North Carolina by the Court of Nansemond County, Va. Provision in will directs executors to provide for the removal of  family to North Carolina.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 234)

MACKLEMORE, ABRAHAM
January 4, 1735. November Court, 1736. Sons: ATKIN, YOUNG ("manner plantation"), WILLIAM. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses: WILLIAM GILLIM, WILLIAM CLANTON, JOSEPH BRADY. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 234)

MACMIEL, JOHN
February 26, 1729. February 22, 1730. Devisees: JOHN MYHAND (300 acres of land on Tar River), MARY MYHAND ("my plantation"), JOHN GRAY (Executor). Witnesses: JOHN HARRISS, ANN MIHAND, HENRY WALKER. Proven before RICH'D EVERARD. ,
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 235)

MACKY, WILLIAM
1730. Son: DANIEL. Daughter: MARGRET. All of estate, both real and personal, is devised and bequeathed to MARY JONES, daughter of HENRY JONES, of Greenhall, in Chowan County. No signature, witnesses or probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 235)

MAN, THOMAS
September 30, 1735. November Court, 1735. Sons: JOHN ("my plantation and six hundred and forty acres of land"), THOMAS (plantation on Wickacone Creek). Cousin: WILLIAM CRAWMAN (land on Killam Swamp). Daughter: MARY. Grandson: GEORGE WILLIAMS. Wife: BRIDGETT. Executors: GEORGE WILLIAMS, SR., and THOMAS BUSBEY. Witnesses: CHARLES HORNE, GEORGE WILLIAMS, JUNR. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 236)

MANDUE, THOMAS
April 17, 1736. August Court, 1736. Grandson: MANDUE DOTHRY ("my plantation and orchards, and all my books except the ould Bible and the Whole Duty of Man"). Granddaughter: PERCILA DOTHERY. Son: WILLIAM BUNN. Daughter: MARY. Executor: ARTHUR WILLIAMS. Witnesses: H. TUDER, WILLIAM BUN, ISAAC RICKS. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 236& 237)

MANER, JOHN
February 21, 1728-1729. May Court, 1729. Sons: WILLIAM, HENRY, JACOB. Friend: SOLOMON ALSTON. Executor: HENRY MANER (son). Witnesses: ELIZABETH SMITH, MARY ALSTON, JOHN ALSTON. Clerk of the Court: ROBT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 237)

MARSHALL, WILLIAM
September 4, 1738. May Court, 1739. Wife: MARGARET. Other legatees: MARGARET ROBERTS, JOHN ROBERTS, SARAH PUKE, JAMES PARROT PUKE, MARY KEEFE, WM. PEEKE, JOHN KEEP. Executrix: MARGARET MARSHALL (wife). Witnesses: JOHN WYNNS, WILLIAM LEE, WILLIAM LINN. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 238)

MARTIN, WILLIAM
April 8, 1735. August Court, 1736. Sons: RICHARD ("plantation whereon I now live"), THOMAS, MOSES, JOHN. Daughters: MARY and ELSE MARTEN. Wife and Executrix: ELSE MARTIN. Witnesses: ALEXR. COTTEN, JOHN CARELL. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 239)

MASSEY, HEZEKIAH
April 15, 1727. August Court, 1727. Sons: HEZEKIAH, RICHARD and WILLIAM (100 acres of land to each), JOHN. Daughters: SARAH and LUCEY MASSEY. Friend: MATHEW SHEERING. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Executor: JOHN MASSEY (son). Witnesses: ABRAHAM BURTON, JOHN GREEN, SENIOR, THOMAS HICKS. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 242)

MAULE, WILLIAM
February 25, 1726. March 30, 1726. Wife: PENELOPE (plantations called Scotts Hall and Mount Galland). Daughter: PENELOPE MAULE ("all the rest and residue of my Estate"). Brother and Executor: PATRICK MAULE. Witnesses: ROBERT FORSTER, JOHN NAIRN, JAMS EAGLES (?). Impression of head and Latin inscription on seal. Proven before RICHARD EVERARD.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 244)

MEGLOHON, JAMES
July 4, 1750. September 4, 1750. Son and Executor: JAMES ("my plantation"). Wife: MARGERIT. Sons-in-law: CHRISTOPHER HOLLYMAN, WILLIAM ROADS, SAMUEL HOLLYMAN. Daughter: ALCE MEGLOHON. Witnesses: WM. WILLIFORD, WM. RASBUERY, J. PARLY. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON at Eden house.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 246)

MEWBOORN, THOMAS
February 3, 1749. November Court, 1749. Sons: THOMAS, JOSHUA, NICHOLAS (a plantation to each), MOSES, GEORGE, JOHN, NICHOLESS. Daughter: MARY. Wife and Executrix: ELEANNAR. Witnesses: EDWARD RICE, THOMAS MEWBOORN. Clerk of the Court: JOHN LOVICK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 247)

MOORE, EPAPHRODITUS
June 11, 1757. October Court, 1757. Son: JOHN (all the lands of testator). Grandsons: ELISHA WILSON, THOMAS MOORE (one plantation each, both plantations lying on Fort Branch). Daughters: JUDATH HURST, REBECKAH CAIN, CHARITY WALSTON, RACHEL WALSTON, MARY MOORE, ANN MOORE, RACHEL STANDLY, GRACE MOORE, PENELOPE HARE, CHRISTIAN MOORE. Son-in-law: JAMES HOWARD. Wife: not named. Executors: MARY and ANN MOORE. Witnesses: CHARLES HORN, DEMCY HOLLAND, LEWIS PERRY. Clerk of the Court: BENJAMIN WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 251)

MOORE, JAMES
November 28, 1735. December 11, 1735. Wife: SUSANAH (one negro). Son: MORICE ("my plantation and also a plantation on Fishing Creek"). Daughter: SARAH. Executor: JOHN DAWSON. Witnesses: JAMES BARNS, ROBERT TENELL, JOHN BROWN. Codicil dated November 30, 1735, bequeaths live stock to wife. Witnesses to codicil: ROBT. RUFFIN, JAMES TART, SAM'LL COTTEN. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 251)

MOORE, JOHN
February 19, 1754. May Court, 1754. Son: BENJAMIN. Daughter: ANN. Executors: ELIZABETH MOORE (wife) and JOHN MOORE (uncle). Witnesses: JOHN PEETERICK, ANNE GAINS, HEZEKIAH HERRENDEN. Clerk of the Court: SAM'L ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 252)

MOOR, JOHN
March 11, 1754. May Court, 1754. Sons: SAMUELL and JOHN MOOBE ("my lands")- Daughter: MARY BELL. Wife and Executrix: ANN. Executor: EPHRAIM WESTON. Witnesses: STEPHEN EVANS, ANN EVANS, Jos.
HARDY. Clerk of the Court: SAM'L ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 252)

MOORE, RICHARD
November 1, 1748. February Court, 1748. Son and Executor: JOHN ("all my lands"). Brother and Executor: JOHN MOORE. Witnesses: WILLIAM RICE, THOMAS DAVIS, LUCREACY LEE. Clerk of the Court: JOHN LOVICK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 253)

MOORE, TITUS
April 26, 1753. January Court, 1757. Son and Executor: 3AMES. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Daughter: MARY ODOM. Witnesses: NEEDHAM BRYAN, WILLIAM TURNER, PATIENCE TURNER. Clerk of the Court: BENJN. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 254)

MORRISS, JOHN
May 21, 1759. July Court, 1759. Sons: JOHN and WILLIAM ("plantation whereon I now live," lying on the main road to Bertie Courthouse), BENJAMIN, NATHAN, JACOB, JAMES EARLY, RICHARD. Daughters: MARY STALLINGS, ANN HOLMS, SARAH FARMER, ELIZABETH and JANE MORRIS. Wife and Executrix: REBEKAH. Executors: JOHN and WILLIAM MORRIS. Witnesses: WILLIAM WILLEFORD, JACOB STALLINGS, J. EARLY. Clerk of the Court: BENJ'N WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 256)

MOVE, THOMAS
March 26, 1721-1722. May Court, 1723. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Wife's sons: THOMAS and JOHN PHILLIPS. Witnesses: JNO. SIMPSON, THOMAS BOYKIN, ISABELL JOYNER. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 259)

NICHOLAS, NATHANIEL
September 17, 1755. October Court, 1755. This is a nuncupative will proven by THOMAS HUDSON, GEORGE HANDLY and WILLIAM WILLEFORD, and gives to sons, JOSAH and WILLIAM NICHOLAS, one plantation each, Daughter: ELIZABETH. Justice: JOHN BROWN. Clerk of the Court: BENJN. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 265)

NUSUM, RICHARD
February 11, 1753. August Court, 1753. Wife: ELIZABETH. Daughter: MARY SKINNER. Grandchildren: MARY ANDREWS, MARTHA SKINNER. REBECCA, SARAH, LYDIA and ELBE SKINNER (all children of MARY). "Grandson-in-law" and Executor: WILLIAM ANDREWS. Witnesses: ABRAHAM HARRELL, JOHN HARRELL, FRANCIS HARRELL. Clerk of the Court: SAM'L ORMES.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 271)

O'DANIEL, OWEN
March 12, 1735-1736. May Court, 1736. Wife and Executrix: ELIZABETH. Executors: JAMS ROBERTS, LEWIS FRYER and MICHL. RUSSEE. Witnesses: WILLIAM KENNADAY, FRA. HOBSON, ROBT. ANDERSON. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS. (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 272)

ODOM, JACOB
February 16, 1735-1736. November Court, 1736. Sons: RICHARD, THOMAS, ABRAHAM (to each is given land). Daughter: SARAH ODOM. Wife and Executrix: SUSAN. Witnesses: JOHN THOMAS and JOHN JENKINS. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 272)

PACE, JOHN, SENIOR
March 25, 1726-1727. August Court, 1727. Sons: JOHN and WILLIAM (Executors), GEORGE. Daughters: FRANCIS, ANN, ELIZABETH, MARY MELTON. Wife: not named. Witnesses: ABRAHAM BURTON, JOHN BOBITT, FRANCIS GARNET. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 276)

PACE, RICHARD
March 13, 1736. February Court, 1738. Sons: WILLIAM and THOMAS (plantation to each), RICHARD. Daughters: ANN STEWARD, REBECKA BRADFORD, AMY GREEN. FRANCIS GREEN, TABITHA MOORE, MARY JOHNSON, SARAH HOUSE. Wife: REBECCA. Executors: WILLIAM and THOMAS PACE (sons). Witnesses: J. EDWARDS, WILL'M BOONE, BENJAMIN DUKES. Clerk of the Court: JOHN WYNNS. Impression of lion rampant on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 276)

Will of Thomas Parker, Bertie Co NC 27 Dec 1761 prob Apr Ct. 1762
wife Hannah
son Abraham Parker - 214a west side of Cypress Swamp, Bertie Co.
son Peter Parker - 220a. being 1/2 plantation, where father Thomas Parker resided.
son Jacob Parker - 220a. being other ½ of the plantation, where father resided.
son Isaac Parker - 10pounds
dau Elizabeth Parker - large puter/pewter basin
dau Mary Parker
Executors: friends John Freeman, Jacob Lassiter, John Measells
Wit: J. Hansford, Simon VanPelt, James Freeman

Inventory of Thomas Parker estate undated by Jacob Lassiter
Account of sale - 13 Aug 1761
Buyers included:
William TYNER
(Bertie Co will book A - 16 Contributed by Shirley Walsh)

PARROT, JACOB
November 3, 1738. November 18, 1738. Son: JOHN. Daughter: MARY PARROT. Wife: MARTHA. Executors: WILLIAM FELLTWOOD, EDWARD RASOR. Witnesses: LAMB HARDY, LOVICK YOUNG, SARAH MORPHEW. Proven before W. SMITH, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 280)

PATTERSON, GEORGE
November 19, 1749. December 30, 1749. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Other legatees: JOHN BURNS, ANN THOMSON, GRISELL BURNS, ANDREW BURNS. Executors: JOHN and ANDREW BURNS. Witnesses: THOMAS RYAN, ANDREW THOMSON. JAMES FLOOD and DAVID THOMSON. Proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 281)

PEEKE, JAMES
November 23, 1728. February Court, 1728. Son: WILLIAM. Executors: GEORGE WYNN, THOMAS BANKS and RICHARD OLDNER. Witnesses: ELIZABETH DAVIS, MARTHA LEE, TRIDDLE KEEFE. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 282)

PENDER, PAUL
April 18, 1748. August Court, 1748. Sons: JOHN, JOSEPH, SOLOMON, PAUL. Daughters: MARY LAURENCE, ELIZABETH LEE, RACHEL ELLIS, CHRISTIAN DAVIS. Wife: ELIZABETH. Executor: PAUL PENDER (son). Witnesses: ALEX. COTTEN, JACOB LASHER. Clerk of the Court: JOHN LOVICK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 283)

PICKERIN, RICHARD
January 25, 1739. February Court, 1739. Legatees: MARY, JAMES and ROGER SNELL. Executor: ROGER SNELL. Witnesses: J. HILL. Clerk of the Court: RT. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 288)

POLLOCK, THOMAS
April 16, 1732. January 20, 1732. Sons: CULLEN, THOMAS, GEORGE. Wife: not named. The following lands are devised: plantation called Black Rock; plantation called Great Quarter; plantation called Manuels orCrickits; land on Salmon Creek and Chowan River; 8,900 acres adjoining the aforesaid land; land on Trent River containing 10,000 acres; 2,560 acres in fork of Raquis called Springfield; land at Unaroye Meadows; two tracts nigh Tuskarora Indian Town; 300 acres on Moratuck River; 235 acres on Moratuck River; four tracts on Fishing Creek; land on Briery Branch, Other legatees: JACOB PARAT and JOHN HAILES, MRS. ELIZ. DICKSON. About 50 negroes are bequeathed. The following item may be of interest: ''I will & order and give by this will to all such persons who are setled on my lands at Trenton Condition of a Certain Writing I give to JACOB MILLER that those already settled thare have leases on ye same terms I promised them." Witnesses: GEORGE POLLOCK, FRANCIS RASOR JACOB PARAT, ROBERT MINOR, ELIZABETH DICKSON. Executors: GEORGE and CULLEN POLLOCK (brothers), ROBERT WEST. Will proven before W. LITTLE, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 293 & 294)

POWELL, GEORGE
March 24, 1735-1736. May Court, 1736. Sons: CADE, LEWIS, GEORGE, MOSES (to each is bequeathed a negro). Executor: CADER POWELL (son). Witnesses: WM. MOOR, CHARLES HORNE, EDMON DOD. Clerk of the Court: JNO. WYNNS.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 298)

PRATT, JOHN
November 4, 1740. August 2, 1742. Wife, Executrix and sole legatee: CHRISTIAN . (formerly CHRISTIAN CHAMARD). Witnesses: HANH. GALE, SARAH CLAYTON, GEORGE PARRIS. Proven before J. MONTGOMERY, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 300)

PUGH, FRANCIS
July 5, 1733. October 4, 1736. Sons: JOHN ("plantation whereon I now live"), THOMAS (land "at the Emperors Fields which I bought of CHRISTIAN HITTEBURGH"). Lands at Grindale Creek and lands in Bertie and Edgecombe Precincts divided between two sons; lands in Virginia ordered to be sold. Negroes divided between wife and children. "It is my will that my wife have the management of the ferry where HENRY HORNE lives * * *." Provision for over plus after payment of debts to be laid out in young negroes. Wife and Executrix: PHEREBE. Executors: COL. ROBERT WEST and CULLEN POLLOCK. Witnesses: NEEDHAM BRYAN, HENRY HORNE and WILL'M JONES. Clerk of the Court: JOHNV WYNNS. Codicil provides for completion of brigantine, and lading and sending same to Great Britain — cargo, tobacco and black walnut. "It is my will & desire that after my sloop Carolina return from New England * * * that my executors purchase a cargo and send the said sloop to the West Indies." Witnesses: JOHN CHANCEL., SAM'L SABAN PLOMER, PETER BRITTON. Codicil proven before GAB. JOHNSTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 303 & 304)

RASOR, FRANCES
April 20, 1747. December 18, 1748. Son: EDWARD RASOR. Daughters: ELIZABETH HARDY, CHRISTINA BELL. Daughter-in-law: ELIZABETH RASOR. Granddaughter: FRANCES HARDY. Executor: LAMB HARDY (son- in-law). Witnesses: WILLIAM HARDY, THOMAS AND CHARITY TODD. Proven before E. HAUL, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 306)

RASBUARY, JOHN
September 11, 1749. February Court, 1749. Sons: WILLIAM RASBUARY, THOMAS YAITS, ARTHUR PINNER. Grandson: JOHN RASBUARY.   Daughters: REBECKAH PINNER, BRIDGET YAITS, ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, ANN BEVERLER, MARY UNKERS, CHRISTIAN LOID.   Executors: BRIDGET RASBUARY  (wife), WILLIAM and HOSEA RASBUARY . Witnesses: ISAAC HILL, EDWARD WILLIAMS. Clerk of the Court: JOHN LOVICK.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 306)

Redditt, William
August 24, 1739. October 29, 1739. Sons: John (plantation on the south side of Buckelsberry Swamp), William, Joseph, Joel, Isaac (to each is devised a plantation). Daughters: Margaret, Ann, Martha and Mary Redditt. Other legatee: Thomas Yeates. Wife and Executrix: Sussannah. Executors: John Redditt (son) and John Oxley. Witnesses: George, Robert and Mary Lawrence. Proven before W. Smith, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 308)

Reggons, Joseph
April 2, 1727. August Court, 1727. Son: Joseph. Daughters: Martha, Mary, Hannah, Olive Reggons. Son-in-law: John Webb. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Witnesses: Wm. Boldin, Daniell Reggons, Thomas Reggons. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 310)

Rice, Edward
December 8, 1752. May Court, 1753. Son: John. Daughters: Mart and Betty Rice. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Executor: Thomas Slattor. Witnesses: John Coke, Sr., James Hair, Walter and Elizabeth Joanes. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 312)

Rogers, Emanuel
November 21, 1727. May Court, 1729. Wife: Deborah. Daughters: Elizabeth and Mary. Executor: John Gray. Witnesses: Richd. Haynsworth, Daniel Crawley. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 318)

Rogers, John
March 4, 1724. July 7, 1726. Son and Executor: John. Witnesses: Mary and John Rodgers. Proven before Richard Everard.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 318)

Rogers, Thomas
August Court, 1749. Sons: Thomas and Robert. Daughter: Mary. No executor. Witnesses: William Lattimore, John Litle (or Lille). No probate officer.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 319)

Rogers, Thomas
February 14, 1754. May Court, 1754. Son: Thomas. Daughters: Mary and Frances Rogers. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Richard Tomlinson, Richard Bradley, Robert Rogers. Clerk of the Court: Saml. Ormes.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 319)

Ryan, David
January 9, 1762. November 13, 1762. Brothers: James and George. Sisters: Elizabeth Campbell and Mary Lackey. Executors: James Ryan, Cornelius Campbell, Richard Lackey and John Hill. Witnesses: J. Pearson, Jos. Frith, William Shaw. Proven before Arthur Dobbs.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 323)

RYAN, Thomas
January 29, 1753. March Court, 1753. Sons: David (land "lying in the bottom of Cashy Neck on the thourough-fare commonly known by the name of The Old House"; 1,500 acres of land on Cypress Swamp and four negroes), James (350 acres of land), James (1 , 120 acres of land and three negroes), George (plantation in Rocquis formerly known as James CasTello's Islands; plantation at head of Salmon Creek and water mill; two plantations in Chowan and 150 acres of land on Cashy River; three negroes), Thomas ("The Manor house & Plantation" and also 500 acres of land). Daughter: Mary Ryan (two plantations on Chowan River; two plantations on Black Walnut Swamp and two negroes), Elizabeth Campbell. Son- in-law: Cornelius Campbell (plantation in Tyrrell County lying on Albemarle Sound and two plantations in Bertie County together with two negroes). Wife and Executrix: Martha (three negroes). Executors: Capt. John Campbell, Cornelius Campbell and Thomas Turner. Provision is made for education of children and sale of brig to pay debts. Witnesses: Edwd. Underhill, David Allen, Humphry Nichols. Witnesses to codicil: David Allen, Elizabeth Ashburn, Mary Caphart. Clerk of the General Court: Jno. Snead.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 323)

Ryding, Jonathan
May Court. 1754. Son: Joseph ("my mannor plantation"). Daughters: Martha, Elizabeth and Dorothy Riding. No executor. Witnesses: Mark Gibbins, Elisah Whitfield, Edward Collins. Clerk of the Court: Samuel Ormes
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, page 323)

Sanders, Mary
June 1, 1734. August Court, 1734. Son: Isaac. Daughters: Mary and Christina Elizabeth Sanders. Grandson: Isaac Snoden. Godson: John Willson. Executors: George Wynns and Robert Evans. Witnesses: Joseph Thompson and Benjn. Wynns. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 325)

Sarson, Laubence
May 6, 1726. "Formerly of the County of Suffolk in Great Brittain but now of Bertie precinct," etc. Devisees and legatees: William Waters (land on Salmon Creek), James Waters, brother of William (land on the "east end of the Great Pocoson"), Katherine Arnold, Sarah Waters. Executor: Thomas Lovick. Witnesses: James Castleton, Hercules Coyte. Coat of arms on seal. Attached to this will is a lease from testator to one Hugh Hyman, dated January 24, 1723, of a plantation called Bucklesbury on the condition that the said Hyman "clear on the plantation six thousand corn hills att five foot distant * * * and to raise and plant out at twelve foot distance three hundred peach trees." Lease witnessed by John Dukingfield, John Short. No probate to will. Coat of arms on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 327)

Scollay, Elizabeth
December 1, 1766. January 12, 1767. Sons: Thomas Pollock (three negroes and one teapot, milk pot. tankard, two salts, three table, one soup and all teaspoons). Cullen Pollock ("all my books and a mourning ring"). Other legatees: children of Tully Williams, children of Richard Saunderson; Dr. Robert Lennox and wife, Fanny; John Scollay, of Boston (one negro man); Peggy Cathcart, daughter of Doctor William Cathcart (negro girl); Sarah Blount, daughter of Joseph (one negro girl); Sophia Rasor, daughter of Edward Rasor (one negro girl); Fannay Cathcart. daughter of William (one negro girl); Thomas Blount, son of Joseph Blount. Former husband: Thomas Pollock. Executors: Thomas Pollock, Robert Lenox, Richard Saunderson and Joseph Blount. Witnesses: Hardy Hardison, Frederick Hardison. Proven before William Tryon.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 330 & 331)

Seay, James
May 18, 1772. January 6, 1774. Sons: Isaac, John, James (plantation to each). Daughters: Oney Seay, Mary Brown. Executors: Isaac Seay, Arthur Brown, Joel Brown (son-in-law). Witnesses: Ezekiel Tomlinson, Joseph Horne, Ann Williams. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 333)

Sharp, Jacob
October 30, 1748. January 27, 1748. Son: Starkey ("all my lands and Manner plantation"). Wife and Executrix: Elisabeth. Nephew: Samuel Tanner. Friends: William Hooker, Wm. Witherin, John Baker, of Littletown, Peter Evans (Executor). Witnesses: William Willington, Isaac Lassiter, Mary Lassiter. Proven before Gab. Johnston
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 333)

Shearer, Robert
October 7, 1727. Sons: Robert and Arthur (land on Little Swamp), John (land called the "Poynt Land"), William. Daughters: Prudence and Susannah. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Overseers: John Dew and Arthur Williams. Witnesses: Henry Gay, Joseph Boon. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 334)

Shirord, Alexander
July 10, 1731. Sons: Alexander ("my plantation in Virginia"), Aaron, John ("plantation where I now live"). Daughters: Martha. Catren and Elizabeth. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Alxr. Downing, William Homes, William Worrell. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 336)

Shrock, Peter
July 11, 1750. July 10, 1751. Brothers: Mychel, George and John Capheart. Father and Executor: Gejhge Capheart. W,tnesses: Edy Ceter, Jno. Cricket, Jr. Proven before Gab. Johnston, at Eden House.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 336)

Sims, Robert
February Court, 1729. Sons: Robert ("my dwelling plantation"), Thomas (land lying upon Oachoneche Neck), Jaimes (land on Conaconara Swamp). Brother and Executor: John Sims. Other devisee: John Fybash. Witnesses: William Boon, Elias Ford, Nathaniel Cooper. Deputy Clerk of the Court: Thos. Crew.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 340)

Smith, George
March 1, 1735. April 16, 1736. Sons: Richard and George ("the manner plantation"), John and Lewis (land at Cottanoe). Daughter: Mary (plantation in Tyrrell). Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth (two negroes). Witnesses: Edward Collins, Thomas Gains, Charles Arring- Ton. Proven before W. Smith, C. J.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 344)

Smith, John
December 12, 1728. August Court, 1729. Son: John ("my manour plantation"). Daughters: Mary and Jane Smith. Wife and Executrix: Judith. Executors: James Boone and Thomas Mackelending. Witnesses: George White, William Jones and Charity White. No probate.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 345)

Smith, Robert
January 26, 1726. May Court, 1726. Son: Robert (one plantation). Daughters: Elizabeth and Mary Smith. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Executor: Barraby Melton. Witnesses: William Low, John Low, John Werham. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 347)

Soane, John
March 16,1732-1733. August Court, 1733. Sons: Halleday and William. Daughters: Elizabeth and Anna. Wife and Executrix: Hannah. Witnesses: Lewis Bhyan, Elizabeth Duncan. Clerk of the Court: Rt. FORSTER.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 351)

Sowell, Charles
November 25, 1738. February Court, 1738. Sons: Richard (land on Bear Swamp). Thomas (plantation "where Adam Harrell now dwells"). Lewis (land on horse swamp), Charles ("my manner plantation"). Daughters: Elizabeth, Hannah. Mary and Sarah Sowell. Wife and Executrix: Martha. Executor: Benjamin Wynns. Witnesses: Ebanazar Slason, Thomas Sowell, Richard Holmes, Eliza Harrell, Jno. Wynns. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 352)

Sowell, John
March 28,1750. February Court, 1755. Sons: John (land), James (one negro), Francis. Daughters: Mary, Elizabeth, Feriby, Ann. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Executor: James Jones. Witnesses: Adham Harrill, John Freeman, Paul Bunch. Clerk of the Court: Saml. Ormes
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 352)

Sowell, Richard
July 5,1751. August Court, 1751. Sons: Richard, Aaron ("my maner plantation"). Wife: Martha. Executors: John and Obediah Sowell. Witnesses: Eleazr. Quinby (?), Aaron Oliver, William Bennet. Clerk of the Court: Saml. Ormes.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 353)

Speir, James
December 12, 1731. February Court, 1731. Son: James (plantation on Ahoskie). Wife and Executrix: Ann ("my manner plantation" and two negroes). Daughters: Morning Speir, Sarah Everitt. Daughters-in- law: Sarah and Patience Stallings. Witnesses: Robert Greaves, Culmer Sessoms, Jno. Sutton. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 354)

Speller, Henry
April 5, 1727. Son: Thomas ("plantation I now dwell on lying on the North side of Moratock River"). Daughter: Ann Speller (land on Smith- wick Creek below Seewocca). Wife: Patience. Executor: Thomas Parris, of Edenton (brother). Witnesses: William Little, Tho. Bet- Terley, W. Badham, Ann Ismay. No probate. Impression of lion rampant on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 354)

Speller, Patience
February 3, 1738-1739. February Court, 1738. Sons: James Swain and Thomas Speller (one mulatto boy to each), Richard Swain. Daughters: Patience Ray, Anne Ward (negroes to each). Grandchildren: Sarah, John and Elizabeth Smithwick, William Swain. Executors: James Swain and Thomas Speller (sons). Witnesses: Charlton Mizell, Philip Ward. Clerk of the Court: John Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 354)

Spight, Mary
February 25,1740-1741. May 7,1743. Sons: Moses, Isaac (Executor). Daughter: Rachel and Ruth Jordan, Zilpah Blanchard. Granddaughters: Mary and Elizabeth Spight. Cousins: Jacob Hinton, Ruben Hinton, William. Bettie and Mary Hinton. Joseph Perey (Executor). Witnesses: Guy Hill, Moss Rowntree, Thomas Rowntree. Proven before Gab. Johnston, at Edenton.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 355)

Stewart, John
August 5, 1773. December 13, 1774. Wife and Executrix: Jennet. Executors: Andrew Bunn and George Lockhart. Witnesses: George Matthews, Thomas Clarkson, Matthew Crawford. Proven before Jo. Martin.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 362)

Strickland, William
May Court, 1728. Sons: William, John (100 acres of land at Roanoak), Joseph (100 acres of land at Roanoak), Matthew, Samuel ("my dwelling plantation"). No wife or executor named. Witnesses: Nathaniel Cooper and Elias Ford. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 363)

Sumner, Richard
April 12, 1729. May Court, 1729. Son and Executor: James ("my manner plantation"). Wife: Mary. Daughter: Charity Sumner. Executor: James Bryant (father-in-law). Witnesses: James Wood, Edward Green, John Sutton. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 366)

Sutton, Thomas
February 3, 1750-1751. March 2, 1750. Sons: Thomas, William, George, Joshua, Jasper (land divided among these sons). Daughters: Parthenia, Mary, Elizabeth, Judith. Wife: Elizabeth. Executors: John Hardison and Edward Rasor. Witnesses: Peter Winants, Arthur Williams, Elizabeth Rasor. Proven before Gab. Johnston at Eden House. Eight negroes are divided among children.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 367)


Thomas, Joseph
December 10, 1735. February Court, 1735. Sons: Joseph, Mikel. Luke and James (lands divided among them). Daughter: Charity Thomas. To sons is also given negroes. Wife: Elisabeth. Executor: John Spivey. Witnesses: Frans. Hobson, Wm. Simons. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 374)

Thomas, Joseph
April 26, 1752. April Court, 1758. Sons: Michael (640 acres of land "now in the possession of Griffin Summerell," together with stock of cattle and hogs and two negroes), Josiah (land "on which Nathaniel Keel lives," together with cattle, etc.. and one negro boy), Joseph ("my plantation," stock and one negro). Daughters: Mary (land adjoining John Spivey, and one negro), Elisabeth Thomas (land "Whereon Judith Thomas now lives"). Wife and Executrix: Ann. Executors: Thomas Whitmill and Arthur Williams. Witnesses: Josiah Collins, Nathaniel Keel, Joseph Keel, Richard Sparkman. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 374 & 375)

Turbavell, Richard
December 4, 1725. May Court, 1726. Sons: John (land on "ye reedy run"), Francis (land on Moratock River), William ("plantation where he lives"), Walter ("plantation where I now live"). Daughter: ElizaBeth Turbavell. Grandchildren: Daniel and Mary Colson. Executor: William Turbavell (son). Witnesses: John Hog, Richard Carrton (?), John Hatcher. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 382)

Vanluven, Christopher
September 23, 1732. November 1, 1732. Sons: John and Henry. Wife and Executrix: Elisabeth. Witnesses: Martin Frederick Rasor, Thomas Ashburn. Proven before George Burrington.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 386)

Walbutten, Robert
March 25, 1733. July 31, 1733. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Sons: John and Smithwick (lands). Daughter: Sarah. Witnesses: Robert Rogers, Hugh Hiohman, Joseph Wight. Proven before George BURRINGTON.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 389)

Weaver, William
February Court, 1735. Sons: William, John (land at Pea Hill), Henry (land on Fountains Creek), Edward, Thomas (one "Clankibone pot"). Brother: Stephen Weaver. Wife and Executrix: not named. Witnesses: John Cook and John Arnol. Clerk of the Court: John WYnns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 395)

Webb, Anthony
August 27, 1748. November Court, 1750. Sons: Samuel, William (plantation on Deep Creek "whereon I now live" and two negroes). Daughters: Persillo. Kezier, Anne. Wife: Martha. Executor: William. Witnesses: William and John Barton, Isaac Pierce. Clerk of the Court: Samuel Ormes.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 395)

Webb, Samuel
May 24, 1754. May Court, 1754. Sons: Benjamin and Samuel (lands on Horse Creek). Daughters: Penelope, Ann and Elizabeth Webb (negro to each). Wife and Executrix: Marget. Witnesses: Moses Sumner, Tamer Williford, Easter Willeford. Clerk of the Court: Samuel Ormes.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 395 & 396)

West, Arthur
April 12, 1727. May Court, 1730. Devisees and legatees: Robert, son of Henry West (land on Fishing Creek), Nathaniel Hickman (land on Fishing Creek). Brother: Joseph West. Sister: Mary West. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Arthur Whitched, William West, Edward Towerson. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 397)

West, Peter
July 31, 1749. May Court, 1751. Daughters: Sarah West, Elizabeth Cotton (four negroes). Son: PETER (lands and negroes). Grandson: William West. Executor: Charles Horne. Witnesses: Henry Winborne, Bryan Hare, WusTKUM (?) Rogers. Clerk of the Court: Samuel Ormes.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 398)

West, Thomas
November 6, 1756. April Court, 1757. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Daughter: Elizabeth West. Son: William. (7 negroes divided among foregoing). Executor: Robert West (brother). Witnesses: John Corbert, Wm. Fleetwood, Joseph White. Clerk of the Court: Benjn. Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 398)

West, William
July 28, 1735. Legatees and Executors: Robert West, Jr., and Thomas West, his brother (all estate devised and bequeathed to these two). Witnesses: William Lattimer, Robert West. No probate officer.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 398)

Weston, William
November 12, 1747. February Court, 1748. Sons: Ephraim, John and William (lands "upon the Loosing Swamp" and other tracts described in will), Malichi and Thomas Weston ("plantation whereon I live"). Daughter: Rachel Weston. Wife: Catherine. Executors: John and William (sons). Witnesses: Joseph Watford, Moses Green. Clerk of the Court: John Weston.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 399)

Wheller, Henry
June 24, 1726. November Court, 1727. Sons: Emprer, Henry, John. Daughter. Sarah. Wife and Executrix: Anne. Witnesses:
Robert Simes, Andrew Ireland. Clerk of the Court: Robert Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 400)

White, Media
August 27,1744. January 17,1749. Chowan. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Witnesses: Abigail White. Joseph Butterton, Sarah ButterTon. Proven before Gab. Johnston. Impression of winged dragon on seal.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 403)

Whitmell, Thomas
November 23, 1735. December 13, 1735. Sons; Thomas, Lewis, William. Daughters: Sarah and Martha Whitmell and Elizabeth Pollock. Wife: Elizabeth. The following lands devised: plantation (home) on Kesia River; land on Buck Swamp. Horses and other live stock, together with eight or ten negroes bequeathed to above-named. Executors: Thos. Whitmell (son) and John Gray. Witnesses: Simon Gale, Garrad Van Upstall, Mary Cannady. Proven before Gab. Johnston.  The original of this will missing. Abstract made from recorded copy No. 22, in Grant Book No. 4.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 405 & 406)

Williams, Arthur
August 8, 1735. February Court, 1739. Sons: Arthur (water mill and lands on Creek). Robert (lands on Potecasi Creek above ye Wildcat Swamp, land on Mahering River at Walnut Field, lands called the Goose Pond), John ("plantation I now live on" and land called the Reedy Branch), Moar (lands on River and land on Pottceasi called the Roundabout). To John and Moab is bequeathed small water mill. All negroes divided among sons. Executors: Robert and William (sons). Witnesses: Abraham Burton, Nicholas Boone, Nicholas Boone, Junr. Clerk of the Court: John Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 408)

Williams, James
August 21, 1736. February Court, 1737. Son: Ezekiel. Daughters: Feribe and Jerusha Williams (two negroes). Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Executor: Theophilus Williams (brother). Witnesses: Robert Hines, William Standlbt, George Price. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 409)

Williams, Joanna
January 12, 1747-1748. July Court, 1756. Sons and Executors: RichArd and Thomas Williams. Daughter: Eliza Smith. Grandchildren: Simon Williams, Arthur Brown (negro boy to each), Mary Smith, PenElope Williams, Mary Harrell (negro to each). Witnesses: John HarRell, Easthr Chittam. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 410)

Williams, John
March 13, 1745. January Court, 1758. Sons: Isaac (one negro), Arthur ("my maner plantation"), Theophilus (one negro). Daughters: Ann Herring, Sarah Castelaw. Grandson: John Williams. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Witnesses: William Byrd, John Moore, Thomas CasTellaw. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 410 & 411)

Williams, Samuel
April 16, 1736. November Court, 1736. Legatees: Elizabeth and Samuel Williams (children of George). Brother and Executor: George. Witnesses: Jno. Simpson, Edward Herrin, Walter Pitts. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 412)

Wimberley, John
September 2, 1742. November Court, 1749. Sons: Ezekiel, Benjamin, John, Levy, Moses (land and negroes bequeathed to sons). Wife: Elizabeth. Executors: Thomas Wimberley (brother), John Smith (brother-in-law). Clerk of the Court: John Lovick.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 417)

Wimberly, Thomas
October 22, 1731. February Court, 1732. Sons: George (land on Swift Creek and Tar River), Joseph (land between Tar River and Swift Creek). Daughter: Sarah Wimberley. Wife: Susana. Executors: George and Joseph Wimberley (sons). Negroes bequeathed to wife. Witnesses: John Duffield, Samuel Williams, Elinor Braswell. Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 417)

Wimberly, Thomas
January 27, 1751. February Court, 1752. Sons: Abraham and six others mentioned, but not named. Daughter: Judith. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Needham Bryan, William Levener (?). Clerk of the Court: Samuel Ormes.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 417)

Wood, Moses
March 8,1757. April Court, 1757. Brother: James Wood, Executor. Sister: Sarah Baker. Witnesses: Thomas Baker, Jonathan Wood, Joseph Farmer, Thos. Crew. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 421)

Wotsford, Joseph
July 27, 1737. November Court, 1739. Sons: John ("my mannor plantation"), Joseph. Daughters: Mary Wotsford, Elizabeth ValLentine. Other legatee: Martha Maynor. Wife and Executrix: Elinor. Trustee: Wm. Wesson (brother). Witnesses: Jno. Wynns, Benjamin Hargrove, Edward Tidmon. Clerk of the Court: John Wynns.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 424)

Wynns, William
December 3, 1757. April Court, 1758. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Daughter: Penelope. Son: "unnamed." Executors: Benjamin Wynns (brother), John Harrell. Witnesses: Thomas Bonnifant, Ceo. Wynns, William Barton. 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 425)

Wynns, George
February 2, 1750-1751. May Court, 1751. Sons: John (two negroes), Joseph (one negro), Benjamin (three negroes), William (three negroes), George (lands and five negroes, copper brandy still). Daughter: Mary Sessums, wife of Culmen Sessums (one negro); Sarah, wife of Peter Evans (one negro). Wife: Rose. Executors: Benjamin and William (sons). Witnesses: Jno. Baker, Thos. Lee, Jno. Harrell, Jas. Boon. Clerk of the Court: Samuel Ormes.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 425)

Wynns, John
February 10, 1750. May Court, 1753. "Winnson." Sons: James Boon ("the mannour plantation" and two negroes), Watkin William (Ferry plantation, and land called Blind Islands), John Augustus (land called Bridge Neck, 400 acres of "lightwood land" and two negroes). Daughters: Mary Anne (lands bought of Peeke and Hallum, and two negroes), Sarah Amelia (plantation called Morrises and Cuba, and two negro slaves), Wynney Caroline (land called Sharpe's Neck, and two negroes). Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Executors: Benjamin and William Wynns (brothers), James Boone and Watkin William Wynns (sons). Witnesses: Jos. Wynns, Stephn. Hooker, William Hooker, Junr., Ephraim Hunter, Benjamin Basker. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 425)

Yeates, William
December 3, 1751. May Court, 1752. Daughters: Mary Yeates, Susannah Pipkin, Martha Langston (one negro), Judith Yeates (one negro), Amy Yeates (one negro). .Sons: William, Robert (land n Bertie on Pottecasi Creek), Richard (land in Bertie on Blew Water Branch and Raccoon Marsh adjoining Bryan Hare; also one negro man), Charles (land in Bertie on Cuttewhiski Swamp), Daniel ("my plantation"). Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Jno. Brickell, Isaac Carter, Bryan Hare. Clerk of the Court: Samuel Ormes.
(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 426)

 

 

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