Will of Phillip Torskey

Contributed by: Judy Merrell Brickhouse

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF PHILLIP TORKSEY February 25, 1755 Copied from NC State Archives Probate of Wills North Carolina Pasquotank County I PHILLIP TORKSEY being very sick and weak of body but of perfet sence and memory thanks be to God for it do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in maner form as followeth that is to say first I recominend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried at the descreution of my Exect. Hereafter mentioned. Itom. I give and bequeth to my beloved Brother ------TORKSEYone two year old hefer. Itom. I give and bequeth to my beloved Brother JOHN TORKSEY one two year old heiffer. Itom. I give and bequith to my beloved Cosen MAIGIL(?) REED(?) one negro boy Daniel at the decese of my Wife to her and her haire for ever. Itom. I give and bequeth to my well beloved Wife (blacked out) of my estate both rail and pal?????. And I appint and ordain my beloved Wife ELIZEBETH to be my whole and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament and do utterly disannul all other Wills by me made and acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament as witness my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of Feb. 1755. Elizbeth and ???? was underlined before sined. PHILLIP TORKSEY seal Sined seled and published In presence of W. BURGES ABEL GALLOP jurat Exe. Qualifed His A Mark Benjeman Torksey His X Mark North Carolina Pasquotank County June Court Anno Dom 1755 Present His Majesties Justices These may Cortesie that Abel Gallop one of the Evidonce to the within Will appeared in open Court and made Oath that the said PHILLIP TORKSEY sign seal publish and declard the within ??????? this Last Will and Testament and that the said PHILLIP TORKSEY was at that time of sound and disposing memory and that ----- said the other evidonce sign ????? ???? Then appeared ELIZABETH TORKSEY Executrix and duly qualified as the said ?????? that the Honorable Henry McCullock(?) Esq. Secretary Notary(?) that letters ????????? Test. Thos. Taylor PHILLIP TORKSEY WILL Letters issued 30 of June 1755 in Pasquotank County

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