Will of David Bailely

Submitted by Tim Raper

   David Bailely Pasquotank Will written October 6, 1745. Probated March 29, 1746. Sons: Joseph (one plantation, three negroes, one whipsaw, on steel trap, one corn mill), Benjamin (land bought of Ebenezer Hall, and one negro), Robert (land and Plantation, “The Folly,” two negroes, half of new schooner), Simon (plantation called “Piney Point” lying at Core Sound, one negro). Daughters: Elizabeth Bryant, Sarah Snowdon and Tamar Bailey. Stock mark of testator, swallow fork in right ear, the left ear off; also poplar leaf in “ye left ear and a crop and a slit in ye right.” To daughter Tamar is bequeathed one woolen wheel made at Core Sount. Other Legatees. Miriam Overman and David Wallis (children of second wife). Wife: Thamar. Executors: Joseph Bailey (son) and Simon Bryant (son-in-law). Witnesses: Thos. Weeks, Patrick Bailey, John Bailey. Proven before Enoch Hall, C.J.

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