Will of Richard Beaner Sr.
In the name of God, amen, I Richard Beaner Sen. of the county of Beaufort and state of North Carolina, being weak of body, but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, therefore, calling to mind the mortality of my body that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my last wll and testament, that is to say, first of all, I give and recommend my Soul to God, who gave it and my body to the Earth, in hopes of the resurrection of the Just, which I wish to be decently buried and as touching my wordly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life. I give and dispose of in the manner and form following.
First I desire that all my just debts be paid and funeral expenses paid.
Item. IT is my will and desire that my son John Beaner have seventy five acres of land being part of the same I now live on which seventy five acres of land is to layed of joining the land I gave him, supposed to be seventy five acres, also fifty acres of newly purchased land joining the same.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Richard Beaner the remaining part of my land and plantation where on I now live together with two hundred and fifty acres of newly purchased land joining it and which lands I give unto my two sons, John and Richard Beaner and their lawful heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Beaner, one negro girl named Phillis, also one negro man named Deal, which said negroes to be his at my decease, also one wrighting desk and and half the value of my negro man Peter, which negro man Peter I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Beaner, and my daughter Anne Chauncy.
Item. I give unto my daughter, Anne Chauncy on negro boy named Ceaser, which is now in her possession, also on negro woman named Mary, which said negroes to be hers after my desease. I give to my daughter, Mary Chauncy, five shillings.
Item. I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Archabald, ten pounds currency to be paid at my death by my son, Richard Beaner. Samuel Chauncy and Winifred Beaner, each one paying the sum of three pound, six shillings and eight pence.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Winifred Beaner, one negro boy named Luke, one negro girl named Jean, also one negro girl named Silva and one horse called P.D., one oval table and one feather bed and furniture, and should my daughter Winifred die before marriage, my will is that all her estate be equally divided between my son Richard Beaner, and Samuel Chauncy, and as there is some part of my estate that I not mentioned, my will is that it be equally divided between my son Richard, my daughter, Ann Chauncy, and my daughter Winifred Beaner, all which legacies I give unto them and their heirs forever. And I make and constitute and appoint my son Richard Beaner, Samuel Chauncy and Charles Cook Senr. my executors to this my last will and testament, revoking all other wills in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this ninetheeth day of November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety five. Nov. 19, 1795
sign..seal..published and declared to be the Last Will and Testament.
signed in presents of:
Martha (x her mark)Chester
This was transcribed exactly as the original was written with misspellings and all.
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