Document. Will of William Walker, Orange County, NC, 1769

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Original Source:ORANGE CO NC WILL BOOK A, pgs 101-102
Intermediate Source:WR Walker Family History Site Extracted June 2011.

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LAST WILL AND TESTIMENT: 1769, Will Of William Walker

In The Name Of Good Amen the 24th Day of March 1769

Written 24th Day of March 1769
I, William Walker of the County of Orange Yeom William Walker of Orange County, Yeoman
Being Weak of Body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore Calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say Principally, and first of all I give & Recomend my Soul into the hands of God that give it, and as for my Body I recomend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and Decent Manner to the Discreation of my Executors, Nothing Doubting But the General Resurrection I shall receive the Same again By the Almighty Power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life, I devise give and Bequeath and dispose of the same in the following manner and form, it is my Will and I do Order that in the first Place all my Just Debts and funeral Charges be paid and Satisfied, And I do Order that Preamble
John Robertson and John Corry shall be my Executors Executors John Robertson and John Corry

Item I do Give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife the thord of all my Estate which is a mear and a Cow for a Shot [Shoat?] I have None

Bequest to wife
Item I do give to my well beloved Son James Walker Two Dollars. Son James
Item I do give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Walker Ten Pounds he Received in Pensalvania and Twenty Pounds in North Carolina and what Cattel he Received Son John
Item I do give and bequeath to my well beloved sons William, Abraham & Alexand Equal divide of all the Money and Chattles att my Decease the place that William Lived on is his one only The one half of the said Tract the East end belongeth to Abraham and the tract on Hogan's Creek Belongeth to Alexander Sons William, Abraham, and Alexander, land on Hogans Creek
Signed:

William Walker (his mark)

Signed with his mark
Witnesses:

John Correy (Jur.) (his mark)
Shusana T Corry (her mark)

Witnesses
Orange County July Court 1769 Probated 1uly 1769

The Execution of the within Will is Proved in Open Court by John Corry one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto, and Ordered to be Recorded.
Test P. Nash

Testified to in court by John CorryTest John Corry
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