Will of Thomas Cartright

In the name of God Amen the 12th day of November 1775 I Thomas Cartright being sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memoryThanks be given unto God Therefore Calling to mind the mortality of any body & knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and ordain t his last will and testament I for my first & formost I give and recommend my soul to the hands of God that gave it and for my body to be buried at the Discretion of my Exor after mentioned and touching any of my Estate wherewith it hath bin please God ro Bless me with to give nd and Dispose as follweth. Item - I give and bequeath to my two sons Elisha Cartright and Isaac Cartwright The plantation whereon I now live o them and their hers forever to be equally divided between them -- the plantation to the head of the Cobbin/ (Coffin) Branch and my will and desire is if either Elisha or Isaac Cartright should die with no heir Lawfully begotten of their Body then his part I give to my son John Cartwright to him and his heirs forever.. Item - I give & bequeath to my son Thomas Cartwright the remainder of any land belonging to Beadge Neck to him and his heirs forever. Item- I give and bequeath the rest of any Estate to be equally divided between my four children to wit John Cartright, Joshua Ccartright, William Cartwright and James Cartright to be divided among them when my son Elisha Cartwright shall come of age or should have come to to age - I also appoint my son John Cartright and James Cartwright Executors to this my last will and testament Signed Sealed Published and Pronouned by he said Thomas Cartwright to contain his last will & tesstament In presence of Dempsey Cartwright Thomas Thomas Cartwright James Cartwright Joshua ---J Cartwright is mark Robert Cartwright Exor Ident Regt of will of Thomas Cartright Nov 1777 North Carolina, Pasquotank County IN September Inf, Court of Pleas Quarterly Session Present His Majesty’s Justices

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