Will of Phillip Ward

 

In the Name of God Amen I PHILLIP WARD of Bertie Co and Provence of North Carolina being in a bad state of health but in my perfect senses do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in following manner firs I recoment my Soal to God who gave it me and my and my body to be decently buried atthe discretion of my executors hereafter names as to my worly good I dispose of in the folowing maner first my desire is that all my just debts be paid as soon as possable after my dearth. Item I give and bequesth to my weel beloved son James Ward my manner plantation and that to make on hundred acres of land ajoining to him and his heirs and asigns forever Item I give and bequest to my wee beloved son Daniel Ward one hundred acres of land which I called Rachels to him and his heirs and asigns forever Item I give to my two sons George and Michael Wards two hundred acres of land in terril co to be equally divided between them tot them ther heirs and assigns forever I give to my well beloved wife Mary the suse of my cattle sheep hogs and household furniture during her natural life or widowhood I give to my well beloved wife the labour of my four negros Vise Tinea, Philis Jack Choloe her natural life or widerhood Item I give to my well beloved sun William Ward one negro boy called Sam which which I had delivered into his possession to him his heirsand assigns forever Item I give to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth one negro boy Samson to her her heirs and asigns forever Item I give unto my well abeloved daughter Millisent one negro gurl named Ruth only the the firs living child she hath my wi8ll and disire is that my Daughter Mary should have and that toabe her own proper right to them their heirsand assigns foreverItem I give to my granddaughter Mery Anderson one negro boy named Herney to her her heirs and asigns forever my Will and desire is that my whol estate after the death or mariage of my wife be equally divided between my ten children vive George, Sarah,Philip Michel Elizabeth Daniel William Milisent Jermis Mary not heretofore given my will and desire is that all my whole estate be equally divided between my ten children tht my wife hav the use of as well as the rest that is everything tht belongeth to the estate. I do hereby revolke all forrmer wills heretofore by me made id do constitute an appoint my loving son George Ward and my loving friend George Kittrell executorw to this my last Will and Testament in Witness whereunto I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Seventeenth day of June in he year of our Lord Crist one thousnad Seven hundred and Seventy six signed sealed and delivered in the presents of Us

George Clements jur

Mary Green

William Andreson Jur

Phillip (hisP mark) Ward (seal)

Bertie Co Feb Court 1777: proved by George Clements and William

Andreson; Test John Johnston CJC

 

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