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Henry Breazeale (1681-1767) Will

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Date: 3 Apr 1770 [unknown]
Location: South Carolinamap
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In the name of God, Amen. I Henry Breazeale of South Carolina Granville County in Hillsborough Township Planter being of Perfect mind and Memory make this my last Will and Testament. Principally and first of all I Give and Recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the each to be buried in decent Christian 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, and as touching such worldly estate where with is has please God to bless me, in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First I give and bequeath to my well beloved son William Breazeale my negro woman named Adah, to be freely professed, by him and his heirs also to my Son Willis Breazeale I and bequeath my land Messages and Tenements by him and his heirs freely to be professed and enjoyed, also to my well beloved grandson Henry Breazeale Junr Son of Elijah Breazeale and Patty Breazeale his wife I give devise and bequeath my negroe girl names Phelis, by him and his heirs to be freely professed and enjoyed, also to my son Cannon Breazeale I give and bequeath the sum of one shilling sterling the residue and remainder of my estate goods chattels stock and household furniture with all other properties what so ever to me appertaining at the time of my decease I give devise and bequeath to my Children named as followeth first Sarah Baker John Breazeale Elizabeth Baker Elijah Breazeale William Breazeale Willis Breazeale Enoch Breazeale Drury Breazeale Joel Breazeale and I do hereby constitute make and ordain my three sons Elijah Breazeale William Breazeale and Willis Breazeale the whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament, who I desire may equally divide goods chattels stock monies and household furniture amongst the named children and I will that my estate may not be appraised, and I do herby utterly disavow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and be bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of January in the year of our lord, one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven. Henry Breazeale (seal) Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Henry Breazeale as his last will and testament, in his presence and the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our named. John Giles (his) David Alexander (mark) Robert Giles (mark) Provided by virtue of a dedimus directed by the honorable William Bull Esq Lieu Govt to Patrick Calhoun Esq: 3 April 1770. 23 May 1770. Qualified Elijah Breazeale and Willis Breazeale executors to the said will. Recorded in Will book 1767-1771. Recorded on Page 458

Transcribed by Kathryn Black, January 3rd 2021

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