Person:John Robertson (89)

m. abt. 1719
  1. Charles Robertson1720-1738 -
  2. Susan Robertson1720-1738 -
  3. David Robertson1720-1738 -
  4. Nicholas Robertson1720-1738 -
  5. Matthew Robertson1720-1738 -
  6. Israel Robertson1720-1738 -
  7. John Robertson1723 - bef 1761
  8. George RobertsonABT 1736 -
  • HJohn Robertson1723 - bef 1761
  • WMary Gowerbef 1725 -
m. bef. 1742
  1. Gen. James Randolph Robertson1742 - 1814
  2. Col. Elijah Robertson1744 - 1842
  3. Nicholas Robertson1745-1760 -
  4. John Robertson1745-1760 -
  5. Sarah Robertson1745-1760 -
  6. Mark Robertson1745-1760 - 1787
  7. Charles Robertson1745-1760 - 1806
Facts and Events
Name John Robertson
Gender Male
Birth? 8 MAY 1723 Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia
Marriage bef. 1742 Prob. Virginiato Mary Gower
Death? bef. April 1761 Johnston County, North Carolina

John Roberson's Will
Granville County, North Carolina Original Wills
In the name of god amen the Eight day of April one Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy three, I JOHN ROBERSON of the County of Granville and province of North Carolina being sick and weak of body, yet in perfect Sence and Memory thanks be to god for the same do make Constitute Ordain and Declare this to be my last will and Testament & no other & first being penitent & Sorry from the Bottom of my heart for all my Sins past most humbly begging gods forgiveness and Remission of Ihe same through the Alone Merits of my dear Redeemer & Only Saviour jesus Christ I Commit my Soul in the hands of Almighty god my Saviour & Only Redeemer through the Merits of whose death & passion I hope to have full & perfect Remission & forgiveness of all my sins & my body to be Decently Enter'd by my Excer hereafter Named in hopes of a happy Resurrection at the last day & my soul and body to Enter into perfect joy & felicity forevermore & for the Settling and Disposing of my Temporal Estate & such goods and Chattels as it hath pleased god far above my Deserts to bestow upon me I do Order give and Dispose as followeth that is to say first all those Debts and and duties as I Owe in Right or Conscience to any person Whatsoever shall be well and truly Contented and paid within Convenient time after my Decease by my Execer hereafter:
First I Will & bequeath unto [myl Daughter SARAH SHORT one Negro winch Named Cate and her Children
Also I give unto my Son JOHN ROBERSON one Negro fellow named Tony
Also I give and bequeath unto my son NICHOLAS ROBERSON one Negro Winch called Phillis
Also I give and bequeath unto MARK ROBERSON Youngest Chile one Negro [fell]ow Named Peter Called Great Peter
Also I give & bequeath unto my Grand Daughter RUTH, Abram Roberson's Daughter One Negro fellow Bob & one Child Cate one Bed and furniture & one Cow and Calf
Also I give & bequeath unto ROBERT ROBERSON Littlet Peter & Negro Winch Sarah
Also I give and bequeath unto James Mitchel fifty Acres of land Of the uper Side of the Branch Whereon he lives
Also I give and bequeath unto NATHA ROBERSON Negro Winch Febe
Also / I give to my Grand Daughter SUSANAH ROBERSON one Negro Child called Sarah
Also I give to James Mitchel one Negro Winch Called Silivany
ITEM it is my will that my wife MARY ROBERSON have all the Rest of my Negroes horses hoggs & Cattle Also all my household goods with the land she now lives on with all the Moveable on the said plantation as long as she MARY ROBERSON doth live & afer her Discease its my will that the land & Everything there is then should be sold & Equally Divided Between my Seven Children first SARAH, JOHN, NICHOLS, NATHANIEL, FRANCIS, MARK, ROBERT.
Now the Execer whom I do ordain and Appoint is EDW. ROBERSON. Miles Williams & Charles Eaton to see the same truly executed & Fully perform'd
In Witness whereof I have fixed my seal and set my hand the Day and Year first Written Sealed and Signed in the presence of us hereafter Named: William Neal, Jurat Travis, Bowdon Jurat, Osmond Morgain.
(signed) John Roberson (seal)
Granville County May Court Anno Dom 1774. The within Will was duly prov'd by the Oath of William Neal and Travis Bowdon two subscribing Witness and on Motion was Order'd to be Recorded.
Test: Reuben Searcy CC
[Source: North Carolina State Archives Original Wills. Also available at North Carolina County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Granville County), Wills, 1746-1943; index, 1749-1943, volume 1, 1772-1789, FHL Microfilm 18970. Document images courtesy of Virginia Mann].

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