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



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Original Source:Caswell Co. NC Will Book A pp101-102

Intermediate Source:Ancestry, Grant Pinnex, extracted 23 June 2010


Will of William Walker of Orange Co NC, 1769



IN THE NAME OF GOOD AMEN the 24th Day of March 1769 I William Walker of the County of Orange Yeom: 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 John Robertson (ROBINSON) and John Corry shall be my Executors

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

Item I do give to my well beloved Son James Walker Two Dollars.

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

Item I do give and bequeath to my well beloved sons William Abraham & Alex and 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

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


WIll identifies the following:

Wife not named
Son James Walker
Son John Walker
Sons William Walker
Son Abraham Walker
Son Alexander Walker

This child list is similar, but not identical to, the child list commonly given for James Walker=Ann McCLintock, son of Robert of the Letterkenney Walkers In particular, this list includes an Alexander, and the list of James=Ann includes an Andrew, Samuel, and Joseph.