Will of  Samuel Saxon

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HALIFAX COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
WILL BOOK #1, p. 191-192.
North Carolina
Halifax County   In the name of God Amen.  I Samuel Saxon of the province and county aforesaid being  in perfesct  good Health thanks be to almighty God for the same and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and testament as follows that is to say first of all I give my soul to god that gave it me and my Body to the Earth to be
buried in a Decent Like and Christian Like manner at the Discretion of my executors and as for my worldly Estate that God has has been pleased to bestow upon me my will and Desire is that it may be Divided  in manner and form as follows  That is to say___ Item I give to my Beloved son Benjamin Saxon Six pounds to be paid after my Mary Saxon Desease___ Item I give to my beloved Daughter Bethiah N---s [MILLS] twenty five pounds to be paid after my wife Mary Saxonís Desease-____Item I give to my beloved son Charles Saxon one negro boy Named Lewis to him and his heirs and Assigns forever. Item I give to my Beloved son Samuel Saxon one Negro fellow that he has now in his possession Named Jack to him and his heirs and Assigns forever. Item I give to my Beloved Son John Saxon The Plantation whereon I now Live Containing one Hundred and fifty Acres of Land and three Hundred and forty six acres of Land ajoining the same Being Bought of Samuel Hardy and also two Negroes Harry and Jenny and her Increase to him and his Heirs and Assigns and if John Saxon should die before he is married or before the age of Twenty
Years old My Will is that his Estate should be Equal Devided Between all his Brothers and His sisters after his Motherís Decease. Item I Lend to my beloved wife Mary Saxon three Negroes Jack Lucy and Dinah and all the rest of My Estate Both Real and Personal after My just Debts are
paid and her bed to Dispose of as she thinks proper and My will and Desire is that after her Decease and leagases  Paid, that the remainder of my estate should be Equal Devided between my three and [sons?]  Benajah Saxon Samuel Saxon and John Saxon.  I likewise Revoke other wills and other Gifts to be Void and of Now Efect and Do make and Ordain this My will and Testament and Do approve My Wife Mary Saxon and Benajah Saxon My Whole and Sole Executors of this My Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and fixd my Seal this seventh Day of February  in the year of Our Lord Christ one thousand seven Hundred and Sixty Six____________________
Signed sealed and Delivered
In the presence of_______
                                                                                    Saml.  Saxon
John Bradford
John Morris
Jesse Pope

Halifax County jv: July Court 1766 The aforegoing will was exhibited in Open
Court by the Exors. and Duly proved by the oath of John Morris a subscribing
Witness thereto  who On his oath Did say that he saw the Testator Samuel Saxon
Sign Publish and Declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that
he together with the other Witnesses subscribed Severally their Names as
Witnesses  [   ] in the Presence of the Testator and at his Request whereupon
the Exors. in the said will Named were Duly quallified According to Law there
upon the said will was ordered to be Recorded and is Recorded______________