Location: Northampton, North Carolina, United States
James Madray’s Will
April 22nd day 1783. In the Name of God Amen I James Maddrey of Northampton County in North Carolina being in perfect sense and memory Blessed be God for it I do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following and personally I recommend my Soul to the hands of Almighty God that gave it hoping that through the meritorious death of my only Savior Jesus Christ to have full pardon and free remission of all my sins and my body to be decently buried by my children named Executors and for such worldly Estate as it hath pleased god to be upon me. I devise as followeth:
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Nathaniel Madrey one hundred acres of land the plantation he now lives on.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son James Madrey Fifteen pounds Virginia money and one young mare named Fan.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son William Madrey one hundred acres of Land to the north east corner of this tract the plantation he now lives on.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Peter Madrey one hundred acres of Land lying between Nathaniel and William
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Randolph Madrey two hundred acres of land the plantation I now live on and two feather beds and two cows and one calf and twelve head of hogs, Two mares one called Pleasant and Phillis and one pot and one frying pan and the meat and corn that I leave, I also give unto him my bason molds plate molds and for him to take care of his Mother Mary Madry
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Davis Ten pounds Virginia money
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lucy Madrey Fifteen pounds Virginia money one feather bed and one cow yearling
My desire is that after my debts and legacies is paid the remains of my estate may be equally divided amongst all my children named: Nathaniel Madrey James Madrey William Madrey Peter Madrey Randolph Madrey Hannah Davis & Lucy Madrey
I leave my sons William Madrey Peter Madrey my Executors
James his X mark Madrey
Test Benj B. Murrell Js Campbell George Murrell
Northampton County Sct March Court 1783
This will of James Madrey was proved by the oaths of James Campbell and Benj. Murrell, two of the subscribing witnesses. William Madrey qualified as executor to the same, ordered to be certified and recorded Tests Jeph Ashurton c. c.
1783 James Maddray Will. North Carolina, Northampton County, Vol. 1, pp. 266-267, County Court. 22 April 1783, digital image 159 of 882, FamilySearch (: accessed 19 February 2022)