Will of Augustine Wright

Contributed by: Harry Schoettle

  North Carolina In the name of God amen, I Auston Wright of the County of Pasquotank in the Province aforesaid. Being very sick of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to almighty God for it and considering the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. As touching what been temporal things it hath pleased almighty God to bless one with. Do give and dispose of ___ ___ ____. First: I will that my just debts and funeral charges shall and truly paid in convenant time after my dismise by my executors hereafter named. Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving brother William Wright, the plantation whereon I now live containing one hundred and twenty five acres and if in less my brother William should happen to die before he arrives to the age of twenty one. My will and meaning is that my said plantation should fall to my brother Charles Wright to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath unto my mother Elizabeth Wright all my hogs and all my cattle. Item: I give and bequeath unto my brother Charles Wright my horse and bed and furniture and all my clothes ____ and all my sheep & my case of bottles. Lastly I appoint my brother Charles Wright & my mother Elizabeth Wright executors of this my Last Will and Testament. Dissolving all former wills by me made. Ratifying this to be my Last Will and Testament for witnesses whereof. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day of January 1742. Auston (A his mark) Wright Signed sealed and published in the presents of: John Martin, jurat John Brown, jurat North Carolina, Pasquotank County April Court anno dom 1742 Present his majesty justices These ___ that John Martin, John Brown two of the subscribing evidences to that will appeared in open court & made oath on the holy ___. That they were present & saw Augustine Wright sign, seal, publish, declare this will in writing to be & contain his Last Will and Testament & that the said Augustine Wright was at the time of sound, disosing memory and they ___. Than appeared Charles Wright and was duly justified by taking the oath appointed for his qualification. Ordered that the Honorable (last part of sentence hard to read). Dated at the clerks office this 25 day of September anno dom 1742 Test. Tho. Taylor, Clerk Court

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