Samuel Saxon's Will

Samuel Saxon Will

WILL BOOK #1 p. 191-192

North Carolina
Halifax County.  In the name of God Amen.  I samuel Saxon of the province and county aforesaid being in perfect good Health thanks be to almight God for the same and Knowing that is is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament as follows that is to say first of all I give my soul to Got that gave it me and my Body to the Earth to be buried in a Decent Like and Christian Like manner at the Discretion of my executors and as for my worldly Estate that god has been pleased to bestow upon me my will and Desire is that it may be Divided in manner and form as follows That is to say ___Item I give to my Beloved Son Benjamin Saxon Six pounds to be paid after my Mary Saxon Desease__
Item I give to my belobed  Daughter Bethiah Ni( )ls twenty five pounds to be paid after my wife Mary Saxon Desease__
Item I give to my beloved son Charles Saxon one negro boy Named Lewis to him and his heirs and Assigns forever.
Item I give to my Beloved son Samuel Saxon one Negro fellow that he has now in his possession Named Jack to him and his heirs and Assigns forever.
Item I give to my Beloved son John Saxon. The Plantation whereon I now Live Containing one Hundred and fifty Acres of Land and treee Hundred and forty six acres of Land ajoining the same Being Bought of Samuel Hardy and also two Negroes Harry and Jenny and her Increase to him and his Heirs and  Assigns and if John Saxon should die before he is married or before the age of Twenty Years old My Will is that his Estate should be Equal Devided Between all his Brothers and His sisters after his Mother's Decease.
Item I lend to my beloved wife Mary Saxon three Negroes Jack Lucy and Dinah and all the ret of My Estate Both Real and Personal after My just Debts are paid and her bed to  Dispose of as she thinks proper and My will and Desire is that after her Decease and leagases Paid, that the remainder of my estate should be Equal Devided between my three Benajah Saxon Samuel Saxon and John Saxon.  I likewise Revoke other wills and other gifts to be Void and of Now Efect and Do make and Ordain this My will and Testament and Do Approve My Wife Mary Saxon and Benajah Saxon My Whole and Sole Executors of ths My Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof Ihave hereunto Set my hand and fixd my Seal this seventh Day of February in the year of Our Lord Chirst one thousand seven Hundred and Sixty Six __________
Signed sealed and Delivered
In the presence of____
Saml. Saxon
                                  John Bradford
                                  John Morris
                                  Jesse Pope
Halifax County Jf:  July Court 1766 The aforegoing will was exhibited in Open Court by the Exors. and Duly proved by the oath of John Morris a subscribing Witness thereto who On his oath Did say that he saw the Testator Samuel Saxon Sign Publish and Declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that he together with the other Witnesses subscribed Severally their Names as Witnesses ( ) in the Presence of the Testator and at his Request whereupon the Exors.  In the said will Named were Duly quallified According to Law there upon the said will was ordered to be Recorded and is Recorded __________
                                                                                            Jrso. Montfort C: C:

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