Will of John Casse

Submitted by Alicia Jones

Written with the same spelling as the original. In the name of god amen I John Casse of Pasquotank County and State of North Carolina farmer being in perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do mack (make) and ordain This my Last will and testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my soul into the hand of almighty god that gave it and my body I Recommend to the Earth to be Received in Christian burell (burial) at the discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the mighty Power of god am as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath Pleased god to bless me in this life I give demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First I lend to my dearly Beloved Wife Dorcas the Plantation and orchard whareon (whereon) I now Dwell together with the woods lands and swamps within the bounds of the deed I had from John Loues(Lewis) all During her widowhood or desces. my will is that she get Rule Tenter (sole tenant) of the Land I had of Jeremiah Mourdon (Murden) for the yous (use) of the plantation as long as she Caps (keeps) it. Impermise I lend to my Dearly Beloved Wife Dorcas one fether Bed and fournetuer her life “her use” one Desk one Chest one Round tabel one squar tabel one cas (case) of botis (bottles) one lum (loom) and fourntur (furniture) one grat (great) whell (wheel) one Letel (little) whell (wheel) and grat Iron Pot one pare (pare) pot tremels one par fire ___ one tea cetel (kettle) six chers (chairs) one grat bibel one grat lucking (looking) glass one grat puter desh (dish) one grat puter basen six puter plats (plates) six stone plats one pare fire tongs one gredel (griddle) one cow and calf two stocks of bees two yous (ewes) and lame (lamb) one sow and pigs one negour (negro) pash (his/her name) one negour jone one rone horse one fether bed and fournetuer (furniture) and all I had with her Duran (during) her Natrel (Natural) life-----------. Impermise I give and bequeath to my well Beloved son Demce Casse the Plantation and orchard whereon I now dwell together with the woods Lands and swamps with in the bounds of the deed I had from John Loues ( Lewis) to him the said Demcey and the Heirs of his body Lawfully Begotten forever after my wife widowhood or decest and if my son Demey Casse should Die with out such Heirs my will is that my belved (beloved) son Willam Casse shall have the said Land he and his Heirs forever I also give to my beloved son Demcey Casse the bed and fornetuer (furniture) that he has now with him I also give him my grat Bible after my Wife Dorcas Deces and one Hate. Impermise I give and Bequaeath to my beloved son Arther Casse thirty eakers (acres) of the Loues( Lewis) part of the land I had of Jeremiah Mourden to him and his Heirs forever also 1 bed and fornetuer one Hate(hat) one bibel Impermise I give and bequeath to my beloved Dahter (Daughter) Page Spears the fether bed and fornetuer she has now got one puter Dish one puter basen she got away Six chers (chairs) one bibel after my wife Decest I give to Penne Spears the Dahter of Willam Spears and Page his wife one fether bed and fornetuer that I lef (left) to my wife. Impermise I give and bequeath to my beloved son Willam Casse one fether bed and fornetuer one three year old hafer (hefer) one Chest old Thomas one Larg Puter Desh one puter basen one bibel one Hat Three chers my honten (hunting) gon (gun) one You (ewe) and Lam (lamb) one small pare fine Dogs and after my debtes is paid my will and Diser (desire) is that what is Left Should be equelly Dived beteen Arther Casse page Spears and Willam Casse and after my wife Decest what she Leves to be devided between the same three Arther page and Willam I likewise Constitute make and ordain my beloved son Demcey Casse, Baley Jackson and Willam Casse Executors to this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Annul all other every other former testament Wills Legacies Bequests and Executors by me in any wise Reform Named Willed and Bequeasted Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in Witness Where of I have here unto set my hand & seal this 7th Day of Janery (January) In the year of our Lord one thousand sever Hundred and ninty. Signed and Delivered in the presents of us Testor) Thomas Nickols Junior John Casse [seal] Stephen Stafford Seth Smithson Pasquotank County } December Term 1790 Present the Worshipfull Justices This may certify that the within Will was proved for the Last Will of John Casse deceased and at the same time Bailey Jackson and Demsey Casse as____ Being two of the Executors therein Named and was satisfyd & agreeable to Law ordered that the Will be recorded and Letters Testamentory ____. Test Enoch Relfe Record in Book K folio by Enoch Relfe Clerk

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