Will of Mary MCKINNIE

Will of Mary MCKINNIE

In the Name of God Amen I Mary McKinney of the Province of North Carolina and County of Edgecomb: being thro' the abundant Mercy and Goodness of God tho' Weak in body, yet of a Sound and perfect Understanding and Memory do Constitute this my Last Will and Testament, and desire it may be Received by all as such; Imprimus, I most humbly bequeath my Soul to God my Maker, beseeching his most Gracious Acceptance of it, through the all Sifficient Merits and Meditations of my Most compassionate Redeemer Jesus Christ, who Gave himself to be an atonement for my Sins, and is Able to Save to the uttermost, all that come unto God by him, Seeing he ever liveth to make Intercession for them, and who, I trust, will not reject me, a returning penitent Sinner, when I Come to him for Mercy; in this Hope and Confidence I render up my Soul with Comfort, humbly beSeeching the most blessed and Glorious Trinity, one God most Holy, most merciful and Gracious, to prepare me for the Time of my Dissolution and then [take] me to himself into that Plase of Rest and incomparable Felicity which he has Prepared for all that Love and fear his Holy Name Amen. blessed be God. Imprimus, I give my Body to the Earth from whence it was Taken, in full Assurance of its Resurrection from thence at the last Day: As for my Burial I desire it may decent, at the Discretion of my Executors here after named, as to my worley [worldly] Estate I will and Desire all my Debts to be Paid.

Item I give to my Daughter Annjeleany Pope one Negro felow Pompy & one wench philis and her in Crease and Six Cows and Calves Eight Head of young Cattle and one Dozen and a half of my [illegible word inserted] Plates two Basons & five Dishes

Item I give to my Son John McKinne one Negro wench Dol and one Child Juner and there Increase and if he Dyes without Issue my will is that they Should be Eaquely Divided between all my Children Viz. Annjaleany Pope Barnaby McKinne Mary McKinne Patience McKinne Martha McKinne and for the Remainder of my Estate my will is that it Should be Eaqually Divided between all my fore mentioned Children, and therefore I do Constitute and Appoint Barnaby Pope my Trusty friend Hole and Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament and Trustee for my Children in witness where of I have herunto Set my hand and Seal 13th day of October In the year of our Lord 1754

Mary M (her marke) McKinney

David Crawley Jurat
Wm Gaddy Jurat
Robert X (his marke) Belcher

County November Court 1750

The aforementioned Will was Exhibited into Court by Barnaby Pope Exor. thereof and Prov'd by the Oaths of William Gaddy and David Crawley two of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto and at the same time the said Exor Quallifyed [illegible] Which was ordered to be Certifyed

Test Benjn. Wynns [title after his name appears to read "ClerCur"]

The above was submitted by Susan T. Meier

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