Will of Claudius Morgan

Contributed by: Becky Gish

  CLAUDIUS MORGAN'S WILL 6 Nov.1805, Probated Sep. 1823. WIFE: Elizabeth. SONS: Kader; Robert; Joseph. DAUS: Penelope; Betsey. EXEC: Wife; Sons, Robert, Kader & Joseph. WITS: Gabriel Taylor; Miley Morgan. Will of Claudius MORGAN b/Unk d/1823 In the name of God, Amen. I, Claudius Morgan, of Pasquotank County & State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory do this Sixth day of November in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred & Five, make and establish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) Imprimis: I leave to my wife Elisabeth, the use of one third part of the land and plantation whereon I now live and the use of all my stock and household and kitchen furniture and farming utensils during her natural life. Item: I give and devise unto my son Kader Morgan the tract of land and plantation whereon I now live to him & his heirs forever. Also one grinstone. Item: I give and bequeath to my two daughters namely Penelope and Betsey, one feather bed & furniture each and one cow & calf each if found in my stock. Item: Should my son, Kader Morgan, die without a lawful heir of his body, the land I have given him to go in the following manner. Viz: for my daughter, Betsey, to have fifty acres and my grandson Wilson to have the remainder. Item: I give and bequeath to my son, Robert Morgan, one hand mill in addition to what I have already given him. Item: I give to my three sons-in-law, Cornelius Clark, William Lang and Malachi Scot, one dollar each in full for their parts of my estate. Item: I leave to my grandchildren Chloe & Wilson one heifer yearling each should they be found in my stock - and all the remaining part of my estate after paying my lawful debts, I leave to be divided equally between my children, namely, Robert, Kader, Penelope and Betsey, and I hereby make and appoint my wife, Elisabeth, my sons, Robert & Kader, and Joseph Morgan, Executors to this my last will & Testament, revoking all former will or wills heretofore by me made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the day & year first above written. Seal: Claudius Morgan Signed, Sealed and Acknowledged in presence of us Gabriel Taylor Miles Morgan State of North Carolina September Term 1823 Pasquotank County The last will and testament of Claudius Morgan, deceased, was exhibited and proved in open court by the oath of Miles Morgan one of the ________ witnesses thereto. None of the executors therein named appeared - ordered that the will be recorded John A. Ehringhaus

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