Person:Godfrey Spruill (2)

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Godfrey Spruill
b.1650 Scotland
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Name Godfrey Spruill
Alt Name Doctor - Spruiell
Alt Name Dr. Godfrey Spruill
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][6] 1650 Scotland
Alt Birth[2][7] ABT 1650 Scotland
Alt Birth[3][2] ABT 1650 Scotland?
Marriage 1675 Tyrell County, North Carolinato Joanna\Joannah Sharpe
Alt Marriage to Joanna\Joannah Sharpe
Other[2][8] 5 AUG 1718 Albermarle Province, NCAlt. Death
Alt Death[3][2] 5 AUG 1718 Albermarle, North Carolina
Other[2][9] 5 AUG 1718 NCWill Written
Death[1][2] 15 AUG 1718 Chowan Dist., Tyrell Co., NC

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He was a tobacco planter, surgeon and patrol (?) of the sport of kings inthe Cavalier colony.

Dr. GS was one of Carolina's first medical men and became well known inAlbemarle Colony and called many times to cross the sound to Queen Anne'sCreek, the site of present Edenton.

Between 1693 and 1697 he and his wife Joanna bought land in the area andmoved to Carolina being among the section's first white settlers.

The original Spruill grant included over a thousand acres of the southshore of Albemarle Sound and west side of Scuppernong River between BackCreek and Bunting Bay (now Bull's Bay) and called Heart's Delight byexplorers a decade before.

Godfrey Spruill was born about 1650 in Scotland? and died about 1719 inNorth Carolina. He migrated to the United States sometime before 1684.Godfrey received a patent of land (No. 399) of 340 acres October 31, 1684in James City County, Virginia (William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 12,series 1, p. 106). On August 1, 1689 Godfrey Spruill, aged about 39,William Lewis and Joshua Wynne testified as to the winners of a horserace at Malvern Hills (Henrico Records, Virginia Historical Magazine Vol.2, p. 296). Godfrey purchased 100 acres of land from Robert G. Sharp onAugust 15, 1689 (Henrico Co., VA Record Book 5, p. 564). On page 567 ofthe same book, Joanna Spruill relinquishes her dower right to this landwhich Godfrey sold to John Lowry (State Archives, Richmond, Mar 10.1693/94). The Henrico minute book orphans court 1677, page 332, showsthat on June 2, 1690 Doctor Spruell, along with John Cannon, PhilemonChilders, and Robert Sharp are appointed to appraise the estate ofHerbert Powell. He moved to North Carolina about 1704. The Land GrantOffice in Raleigh, North Carolina, has record of Godfrey Spruillreceiving a grant of 640 acres along the Scuppernong River. Memories andRecords of Eastern North Carolina by Mary Weeks Lambeth notes thefollowing: "At a Vestry meeting of St. Paul's Parish, on the 9th day ofMarch, 1703-4, it was ordered that "Dr. Spruill be paid 5 pounds for thecure of Eleanor Adams, and on the 2nd day of March 1713-14, 12 pounds forthe cure of Ebenezer Aldridge, as soon as money can be raised," by thepresent Church Wardens (Col. Recs.)." Godfrey's will is dated August 5,1718 and states that he lives in North Carolina in the Province ofAlbemarle. It was proved in Chowan Court July 29, 1719


Lived about 1705 Roundabout Plantation, the seat of the Tyrrell Spruillsfor the next century was founded. The Spruills settled in Scuppernong.

At his death, the Roundabout fell to son Samuel Spruill and then tograndson Joseph Spruill.

Many Spruills migrated to the deep South and the Mid-West.

Dr. Godfrey Spruill, patriarch of the family, was born in 1650, 13 yearsbefore King Charles issued the Carolina Charter.

His grandson was Buttonhead Boutell.


This is from Teresa (Dwyer) Kelley site on the Internet:

Godfrey Spruill was born about 1650 in Scotland? and died about 1719 inNorth Carolina. He migrated to the United States sometime before 1684.Godfrey received a patent of land (No. 399) of 340 acres October 31, 1684in James City County, Virginia (William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 12,series 1, p. 106). On August 1, 1689 Godfrey Spruill, aged about 39,William Lewis and Joshua Wynne testified as to the winners of a horserace at Malvern Hills (Henrico Records, Virginia Historical Magazine Vol.2, p. 296). Godfrey purchased 100 acres of land from Robert G. Sharp onAugust 15, 1689 (Henrico Co., VA Record Book 5, p. 564). On page 567 ofthe same book, Joanna Spruill relinquishes her dower right to this landwhich Godfrey sold to John Lowry (State Archives, Richmond, Mar 10.1693/94). The Henrico minute book orphans court 1677, page 332, showsthat on June 2, 1690 Doctor Spruell, along with John Cannon, PhilemonChilders, and Robert Sharp are appointed to appraise the estate ofHerbert Powell. He moved to North Carolina about 1704. The Land GrantOffice in Raleigh, North Carolina, has record of Godfrey Spruillreceiving a grant of 640 acres along the Scuppernong River. Memories andRecords of Eastern North Carolina by Mary Weeks Lambeth notes thefollowing: "At a Vestry meeting of St. Paul's Parish, on the 9th day ofMarch, 1703-4, it was ordered that "Dr. Spruill be paid 5 pounds for thecure of Eleanor Adams, and on the 2nd day of March 1713-14, 12 pounds forthe cure of Ebenezer Aldridge, as soon as money can be raised," by thepresent Church Wardens (Col. Recs.)." Godfrey's will is dated August 5,1718 and states that he lives in North Carolina in the Province ofAlbemarle. It was proved in Chowan Court July 29, 1719.




I am a descendant of Doctor Godfrey and Joanna Spruill. The following isan excerpt from my notes.If this rings any bells, I'll be happy to shareinfo

Doctor Godfrey Spruill was the American progenitor of the Spruillfamilies of Steens, Lowndes County, MS and Pickens County, AL. He wasborn in Scotland in 1650. He and his wife Joanna immigrated to the Colonyof Virginia about 1684.

He was granted a patent for 340 acres of land in James City County, VA.on 31 October, 1684 and in the same year purchased 100 acres from RobertSharp. VA land, at that time, was granted for the importation ortransportation of individuals, therefore we can assume that Godfrey andJoanna were persons of means. They moved to North Carolina about 1704.North Carolina land grant records show that he received 640 acres alongthe Scupper- nong River. There they produced and raised three sons andthree daughters, Samuell, Godfrey, Jr., Joseph, Susannah, Anna Margaritaand Mary. He was a very successful farmer, physician and entrepreneur.

Contributed by Calvin Gibson Cgibson19@@aol.com


This will was taken from Vergie Barber Deantonio's web site:

August 5, 1718

In the name of God amen I GODFREY SPRUILL living in North Carolina in theProvince of Albermarle being in health of body and sound of memory butconsidering of family of mankind do make and ordain this my last will andtestament in a form following. I give and bequeath my soul unto the handof god that gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it was takento be buried in a Christian decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafternamed not doubting (but ??? of our Savior Jesus Christ). I shall enjoy ajoyful resurrection and as to my temporal estate it hath pleased you tobless me with my funeral expenses and all my just debts being paid I giveand bequeath in manner and form following that is to say first, I giveand bequeath to my son SAMUEL SPRUILL a parcel of property estimationthree hundred and fifty acres more or less bounded as followeth lying ata Cypress near the eastern end of the ? Branch and running thence to atiny thicket and forming the end of the aforesaid Branch to the firstoutlet and along the outer Branch southerly to Great Swamp and along theBranch westerly to the end of the Buntings? along the said ?? mouththereof and along the bay easterly to the first station to him and hisheirs for ever; aforesaid land being that whereon he now lives. I giveand bequeath to my son GODFREY SPRUILL three hundred fifty acres of moreor less bounded as followeth being at a marked Cypress at the east end ofthe south banks his brother Samuel's corner free and so runningeastwardly to the Clay point to a corner tree in ?? and so running fromthere thence southerly to a line of marked trees to the round aboutbranch and at round about branch to a White Ashe next to the Great Swampand along the Great Swamp to his brother Samuel's line to the firststation to him and his heirs for ever and also one Negro woman namedJenny. I give to my son JOSEPH SPRUILL that plantation whereon I now livewith all the rest of the land in the neck and also a parcel of landestimation fifty acres more or less bounding on a Cypress branch westerlyof the ??? ??? land a line of marked trees westwardly of the aforesaidbranch to a ??? ??? from thence various courses to the first station andone Negro man named L? and one Negro man named Dolphin with all my ???and hogs to him and his heirs for ever. I give and bequeath to myson-in-law CUTHBERT PHELPS and my daughter SUSANNAH his wife a certaintract of land of estimation three hundred acres more or less and isboundeth as followeth beginning at marked White ??? at the Back Creek'smounth and running up the Swamp to a branch eastward to Rich Level Landand along the branch to a line of marked trees ??? ??? ??? and along thatline of marked trees to River ??? and from there to the first station tohim and his heirs for ever. I giveto my daughter SUSANNAH a gold ring oftwenty shills price. I give to my daughter ANNA MARGARITTA a gold ring of twenty shills price. Igive to my daughter MARY a gold ring of twenty shills price. I give to mygrandson BUTTONHEAD BOUTWELL six hundred acres of land purchased by me asappearing upon record lying in the fork of Pamlico River to be to him and his heirs for ever but indefault of his I give to SAMUEL and his heirs and in default to ELIZABETHBOUTWELL and her heirs and on default of her I give to my grandsonGODFREY SPRUILL son of SAMUEL and ELIZABETH SPRUILL to him and his heirsfor ever. I nominate and appoint my son JOSEPH SPRUILL my sole and onlyexecutor of this will and testament hereby revoking all other wills of meheretofore made ratifying and confirming this as my last will andtestament. Witness whereof I have here to set my hand and seal this 5 dayof August 1718.

Sealed in the presence of Godfrey Spruill James Singleton Henry Norman Ann Davenport Proved in Chowan County July 29, 1719 Letter granted January 25, 1720

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  6. # ID: I06727
    # Name: Godfrey Spruill
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 1650
    # Death: 15 Aug 1718 in Chowan District, North Carolina (USA)
    # Note:

    DOCUMENTATION SOURCE:
    Hendry Family Website - contact Renee Hendry Greene
    Hendry Website
    Carolee, (email: cchapman@seward.net)
    Website of Spruill Family

    Occupation: Doctor
    WILL: 5 AUG 1718
    Probate: 29 JUL 1719 Chowan District NC

    Spruell's will and it list his 6 children and a few granfdchildren. Anna Margritta Spruell had to have been born way before 1715 since it mentions her son Buttonhead Boutwell in this will which was written out by Godfrey on August 5, 1718. this is what I have:

    Abstract of Will provided by Carolee:
    In the name of God amen I GODFREY SPRUILL living in North Carolina in the Province of Albermarle being in health of body and sound of memory but considering of family of mankind do make and ordain this my last will and testament in a form following. I give and bequeath my soul unto the hand of
    god that gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a Christian decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter named not doubting (but ??? of our Savior Jesus Christ). I shall enjoy a joyful resurrection and as to my temporal estate it hath pleased you to bless me
    with my funeral expenses and all my just debts being paid I give and bequeath in manner and form following that is to say first, I give and bequeath to my son SAMUEL SPRUILL a parcel of property estimation three hundred and fifty acres more or less bounded as followeth lying at a Cypress near the eastern end of the ? Branch and running thence to a tiny thicket and forming the end of the aforesaid Branch to the first outlet and along the outer Branch southerly to Great Swamp and along the Branch westerly to the end of the Buntings? along the said ?? mouth thereof and along the bay easterly to the first station to him and his heirs for ever; aforesaid land being that whereon he now lives. I give and bequeath to my son GODFREY SPRUILL three hundred fifty acres of more or less bounded as followeth being at a marked Cypress at the east end of the south banks his brother Samuel's corner free and so running eastwardly to the Clay point to a corner tree in ?? and so running from there thence southerly to a line of marked trees to the round about branch and at round about branch to a White Ashe next to the
    Great Swamp and along the Great Swamp to his brother Samuel's line to the first station to him and his heirs for ever and also one Negro woman named Jenny. I give to my son JOSEPH SPRUILL that plantation whereon I now live with all the rest of the land in the neck and also a parcel of land estimation fifty acres more or less bounding on a Cypress branch westerly of the ??? ??? land a line of marked trees westwardly of the aforesaid branch to a ??? ??? from thence various courses to the first station and one Negro man named L? and one Negro man named Dolphin with all my ??? and hogs to him and his heirs for ever. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law CUTHBERT PHELPS and my daughter SUSANNAH his wife a certain tract of land of estimation three hundred acres more or less and is boundeth as followeth beginning at marked White ??? at the Back Creek's mounth and running up the Swamp to a
    branch eastward to Rich Level Land and along the branch to a line of marked trees ??? ??? ??? and along that line of marked trees to River ??? and from there to the first station to him and his heirs for ever. I give to my daughter SUSANNAH a gold ring of twenty shills price. I give to my daughter ANNA MARGARITTA a gold ring of twenty shills price. I give to my daughter MARY a gold ring of twenty shills price. I give to my grandson BUTTONHEAD BOUTWELL six hundred acres of land purchased by me as
    appearing upon record lying in the fork of Pamlico River to be to him and his heirs for ever but in default
    of his I give to SAMUEL and his heirs and in default to ELIZABETH BOUTWELL and her heirs and on default of her I give to my grandson GODFREY SPRUILL son of SAMUEL and ELIZABETH SPRUILL to him and his heirs for ever. I nominate and appoint my son JOSEPH SPRUILL my sole and only executor of this will and testament hereby revoking all other wills of me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this as my last will and testament. Witness whereof

    I have here to set my hand and seal.....
    this sealed in the presence of Godfrey Spruill
    James Singleton
    Henry Norman
    Ann Davenport
    Proved in Chowan County July 29, 1719
    Letter granted January 25, 1720


    SURNAME INFORMATION taken from Website of Spruill Family
    The name "Spreull" is reported to be of the Scottish orgin taken from Norman places. A surname of old standing from the west of Scotland. These of this name carry purses or palmer scripts in their arms. The
    Spruill arms is a golden chevron between three purses of cushions, which denotes that the bearer was a man of great trust. The Spruill family was a small one, only one family can be found is in the English and Scottish records.

    The Spruill family from Scotland migrated to different parts of the world, changing the spelling of the name as they migrated. Today you can find any spelling just about anywhere, the Spruill, Spruiell, Sprewell, and Spruell spellings are all common in the Southern USA; Sproul, Sproule's are found in the North Eastern U.S., Canada and most probably came from Ireland; Spurrell's are found in parts of England, Wales and New Foundland . All the spellings are traced back to early Scotland and
    Walter Sprewell living in the late 1200's.

    In 1286, during the reign of Alexander III, King of Scots, Walter Sprewel of Cowden, Renfrewshire was seneschal to Malcolm, Earl of Lennox. Between 1292 and 1297, almost all the heads of the principal families in Scotland swore fealty to King Edward, and in that list in the document called the Ragman Roll, is the name of Walter Spreull. A son of the this Walter Spreull, also named Walter, was named seneschallus de Dumbarton and obtained a charter for the same lands, they are described therein as of Caldoun. Caldoun or Cowdon is in the Parish of Neilston in Renfrewshire. Also, he was a witness to a charter by King Robert the Bruce, dated 28th Sept., 1308. On March 6, 1316 Walter Sprewel was witness to a charter from Robert Bruce to Sir John of Luss.

    Near the Paisley and Irvine road, just past the Crofthead mill are the ruins of Caldounhall. It is located on a steep bank, near the junction of the Couldon burn and the Levern. This estate was long possessed by the esteemed family of Spreull.




    Marriage 1 Joannah Spruell

    Children

    1. Godfrey Spruill
    2. Mary Spruill
    3. Anna Margaritta Spruill b: in Albemarle Province, North Carolina (USA)
    4. Susannah Spruill
    5. Henrietta Spruill b: in Tyrrell County, North Carolina
    6. Samuel William Spruill b: ABT 1680
    7. Joseph Spruill b: ABT 1690 in Tyrrell County, North Carolina


    source:
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sbsct&id=I06727
  7. # ID: I548
    # Name: Godfrey SPRUILL
    # Surname: Spruill
    # Given Name: Godfrey
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: ABT 1650 in Scotland
    # Death: 15 Aug 1718 in Tyrrell Co., North Carolina
    # Note:

    BIOGRAPHY: Godfrey Spruill was born about 1650 in Scotland? and died about 1719 in North Carolina. He migrated to the United States sometime before 1684. Godfrey received a patent of land (No. 399) of 340 acres October 31,1684 in James City County, Virginia (William and Mary Quarterly, V ol.12, series 1, p. 106). On August 1, 1689 Godfrey Spruill, aged about 39, William Lewis and Joshua Wynne testified as to the winners of a horserace at Malvern Hills (Henrico Records , Virginia Historical Magazine Vol. 2, p. 296). Godfrey purchased 100 acres of land from Robert G.Sharp on August 15, 1689 (Henrico Co., VA Record Book 5, p. 564). On page567 of the same book, Joanna Spruill relinquishes her dower right to this land which Godfrey sold to John Lowry (State Archives, Richmond ,Mar 10. 1693/94). The Henrico minute book orphans court 1677, page 332, shows that on June 2, 1690 Doctor Spruell, along with John Cannon, Philemon Childers, and Robert Sharp are appointed to appraise the estate of Herbert Powell. He moved to North Carolina about 1704. The Land Grant Office in Raleigh, North Carolina, has record of Godfrey Spruill receiving a grant of 640 acres along the Scuppernong River. Memories and Record's of Eastern North Carolina by Mary Weeks Lambeth notes the following: "At a Vestry meeting of St. Paul's Parish, on the 9th day of March, 1703-4, it was ordered that "Dr. Spruill be paid 5 pounds for the cure of Eleanor Adams, and on the 2nd day of March 1713-14, 12 pounds for the cure of Ebenezer Aldridge, as soon as money can be raised," by the present Church Wardens (Col. Recs.)." Godfrey's will is dated August 5, 1718 and states that he lives in North Ca rolina in the Province of Albemarle. It was proved in Chowan Court July 29, 1719.

    Will: August 5, 1718

    Will: In the name of God amen I GODFREY SPRUILL living in North Carolina in the Province of Albermarle being in health of body and sound of memory but considering of family of mankind do make and ordain this my last will and testament in a form following. I give and bequeath my soul unto the hand of god that gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a Christian decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafternamed not doubting (but ??? of our Savior Jesus Christ). I shall enjoy a joyful resurrection and as to my tempora l estate it hath pleased you to bless me with my funeral expenses and all my just debts being paid I give and bequeath in manner and form following that is to say first, I give and bequeath to my son SAMUEL SPRUILL a parcel of property estimation three hundred and fifty acres more or less bounded as followeth lying at a Cypress near the eastern end of the ? Branch and running thence to a tiny thicket and forming the end of the aforesaid Branch to the first outlet and along the outer Branch southerly to Great Swamp and along the Branch westerly to the end of the Buntings? along the said ?? mouth thereof and along the bay easterly to the first station to him and his heirs for ever; aforesaid land being that whereon he now lives. I give and bequeath to my son GODFREY SPRUILL three hundred fifty acres of more or less bounded as followeth being at a marked Cypress at the east end of the south banks his brother Samuel' scorner free and so running eastwardly to the Clay point to a corner tree in ?? and so running from there thence southerly to a line of marked trees to the round about branch and at round about branch to a White Ashe next to the Great Swamp and along the Great Swamp to his brother Samuel's line to the first station to him and his heirs for ever and also one Negro woman named Jenny. I give to my son JOSEPH SPRUILL that plantation whereon I now live with all the rest of the land in the neck and also a parcel of land estimation fifty acres more or less bounding on a Cypress branch westerly of the ??? ??? land a line of marked trees westwardly of the aforesaid branch to a ??? ??? from thence various courses to the first station and one Negro man named L? and one Negroman named Dolphin with all my ??? and hogs to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law CUTHBERT PHELPS and my daughter SUSANNAH his wife a certain tract of land of estimation three hundred acres more or less and is boundeth as followeth beginning at marked White ??? at the Back Creek's mounth and running up the Swamp to a branch eastward to Rich Level Land and along the branch to a line ofmarked trees ??? ??? ??? and along that line of marked trees to River ??? and from there to the first station to him and his heirs for ever. I give to my daughter SUSANNAH a gold ring of twenty shills price. I
    give to my daughter ANNA MARGARITTA a gold ring of twenty shills price. I give to my daughter MARY a gold ring of twenty shills price. I give to my grandson BUTTONHEAD BOUTWELL six hundred acres of land purchased by me as appearing upon record lying in the fork of Pamlico River to be to him and his heirs for ever but indefault of his I give to SAMUEL and his heirs and in default to ELIZABETH BOUTWELL and her heirs and on default of her I give to my grandson GODFREY SPRUILL son of SAMUEL and ELIZABETH SPRUILL to him and his heirs for ever. I nominate and appoint my son JOSEPH SPRUILL my sole and only executor of this will and testament hereby revoking all other wills of me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this as my lastwill and testament. Witness whereof I have here to set my hand and seal this 5 day of August 1718.

    Will: Sealed in the presence of Godfrey Spruill
    James Singleton
    Henry Norman
    Ann Davenport
    Proved in Chowan County July 29, 1719
    Letter granted January 25, 1720


    Marriage 1 Joanna (SPRUILL)

    Children

    1. Samuel William SPRUILL Sr. b: ABT 1680
    2. Anna Margareita SPRUILL
    3. Mary SPRUILL b: in Tyrrell Co., North Carolina
    4. Susannah SPRUILL
    5. Hezekiah SPRUILL
    6. Joshua SPRUILL
    7. Joseph SPRUILL b: ABT 1690

    source:
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rwgreen12&id=I548
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  9. WILL: 5 AUG 1718
    Probate: 29 JUL 1719 Chowan District NC

    Spruell's will and it list his 6 children and a few granfdchildren. Anna Margritta Spruell had to have been born way before 1715 since it mentions her son Buttonhead Boutwell in this will which was written out by Godfrey on August 5, 1718. this is what I have:

    Abstract of Will provided by Carolee:
    In the name of God amen I GODFREY SPRUILL living in North Carolina in the Province of Albermarle being in health of body and sound of memory but considering of family of mankind do make and ordain this my last will and testament in a form following. I give and bequeath my soul unto the hand of
    god that gave it me and my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a Christian decent manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter named not doubting (but ??? of our Savior Jesus Christ). I shall enjoy a joyful resurrection and as to my temporal estate it hath pleased you to bless me
    with my funeral expenses and all my just debts being paid I give and bequeath in manner and form following that is to say first, I give and bequeath to my son SAMUEL SPRUILL a parcel of property estimation three hundred and fifty acres more or less bounded as followeth lying at a Cypress near the eastern end of the ? Branch and running thence to a tiny thicket and forming the end of the aforesaid Branch to the first outlet and along the outer Branch southerly to Great Swamp and along the Branch westerly to the end of the Buntings? along the said ?? mouth thereof and along the bay easterly to the first station to him and his heirs for ever; aforesaid land being that whereon he now lives. I give and bequeath to my son GODFREY SPRUILL three hundred fifty acres of more or less bounded as followeth being at a marked Cypress at the east end of the south banks his brother Samuel's corner free and so running eastwardly to the Clay point to a corner tree in ?? and so running from there thence southerly to a line of marked trees to the round about branch and at round about branch to a White Ashe next to the
    Great Swamp and along the Great Swamp to his brother Samuel's line to the first station to him and his heirs for ever and also one Negro woman named Jenny. I give to my son JOSEPH SPRUILL that plantation whereon I now live with all the rest of the land in the neck and also a parcel of land estimation fifty acres more or less bounding on a Cypress branch westerly of the ??? ??? land a line of marked trees westwardly of the aforesaid branch to a ??? ??? from thence various courses to the first station and one Negro man named L? and one Negro man named Dolphin with all my ??? and hogs to him and his heirs for ever. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law CUTHBERT PHELPS and my daughter SUSANNAH his wife a certain tract of land of estimation three hundred acres more or less and is boundeth as followeth beginning at marked White ??? at the Back Creek's mounth and running up the Swamp to a
    branch eastward to Rich Level Land and along the branch to a line of marked trees ??? ??? ??? and along that line of marked trees to River ??? and from there to the first station to him and his heirs for ever. I give to my daughter SUSANNAH a gold ring of twenty shills price. I give to my daughter ANNA MARGARITTA a gold ring of twenty shills price. I give to my daughter MARY a gold ring of twenty shills price. I give to my grandson BUTTONHEAD BOUTWELL six hundred acres of land purchased by me as
    appearing upon record lying in the fork of Pamlico River to be to him and his heirs for ever but in default
    of his I give to SAMUEL and his heirs and in default to ELIZABETH BOUTWELL and her heirs and on default of her I give to my grandson GODFREY SPRUILL son of SAMUEL and ELIZABETH SPRUILL to him and his heirs for ever. I nominate and appoint my son JOSEPH SPRUILL my sole and only executor of this will and testament hereby revoking all other wills of me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this as my last will and testament. Witness whereof

    I have here to set my hand and seal.....
    this sealed in the presence of Godfrey Spruill
    James Singleton
    Henry Norman
    Ann Davenport
    Proved in Chowan County July 29, 1719
    Letter granted January 25, 1720

    source:
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=sbsct&id=I06727