Archelaus Saxon Will

Archelus Saxon Will

WILL BOOK #1, p. 20-21

In the name of God Amen,. the tenth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Sixty One I Archilaus Saxon of the County and Garris of Halifax, being very sick and low but of a perfect mind and memory thanks be to almight God for it.   I do make and ordain this my Last will and TEstament in name and form following First I Recommend my Soul to God that Gave it me and then my Body to be deacently Buried in a Christian lik and Deacant manner at the Descretion of m yExecutors and for what worldly estate it hath pleased God to Bestow on me after my Debts first paid and my funeral charges Discharged I Dispose of the same in manner and form following to witt.
Item I give to my Loving Brother Benjamin Saxon one negro boy named Ned aged about six years to his proper use if in case that the sd. Benjamin Saxon shall make proper Right and Title of the said peice of Land and Plantation that Richd. Hopson Did Live on and the said Archelous Saxon Did purchase of Benjamin Saxon It ( ) Desire that if the said Benjamin Saxon refuses to make a Good Wright of the said Land upon the payment of 13 pounds 15 shillings good Money by Charles Saxon to Benjamin Saxon my Will is that the the said negro boy to be Charles Saxons to his proper use forever and also leave to my brother Charles Saxon 13L.. "15S good Money to Discharge the same to Benjamin Saxon and if Benjamin Saxon is willing to make a good Wright of the Land to Charles Saxon that then the Negro to remain (hisin) and the Land to be Charles Saxons to him and his Assigns forever.
Item I give to my Loving (here is a carrot mare, but nothing was inserted) Bennajah Saxon One Piece of Land Lying on Bear Marsh and the North side of Bever Dam Containing by Estimation one hundred and fifty Acres to him and his Assigns for ever and also leave to my God Daughter Tempe Saxon the Daughter of  ______h Saxon until she arive to the age of fifteen then to be ________the said Tempe Saxon to her Proper use forever and if she ______ried then he shall be equally Divided anongst_________and Sisters.
Item (i) give to Brother Samuel Saxon one Negro Boy named ________n and his Assigns and four cows and two Yearlings and I give him of any one of my Suits of Clothes and I also leave to Charles Saxon all my ohter Wearing appearul.
And if there is any money left after my Debts isPaid my desire is that allmy Brothers and Sisters will GEt them Rings made with the two letters of my name in them and wer them forever.  I Lend to my brother Samuel Saxon my Horse Bridle and Saddle until Mary ( ) having Arived to the age of fifteen years and then to be him or the Value of him in any other Horse as good as he was when he had him and She Dies without being married then the value of him to be returned to Benjan Saxon I give to John Brown the son of Richard Brown one piece of Land Lying in Curritac in  Beauford County Containing Extimation six hundred Acres.
I acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament and appoint Behajah Saxon and John Bradford my executors tothis my Last Will and Testament in Witness my Hand and SEal
Signed Sealed and Delibered
In presents of us
Archelus Saxon (seal)
Benjan. Merryman, John Brown Jnr. ,Saml.Saxon Jnr.

Halifax County

This Will was Exhibited in open Court and Proved by the Oaths of Benj. Saxon & John Brown two of Subscribing Witnesses.  And on Mo. Ordered to be Recorded at the same time Benajah Saxon & John Bradford the executors therein named appeared in Court and was duly Analyzed According to Law

                                                                    Test: J. Montfort

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