Location: Pasquotank, North Carolina
Surnames/tags: Barecock black_history slavery
This is the last Will for Thomas Barecock.
In The Name of God Amen. The first day of January Anno Domini 1721 I Thomas Barecock of the Precinct Pascotank in The Province of North Carolina Planter being Indisposed of body but of perfect mind and memory, Thanks be given unto God: Therefore calling unto minde the mortallity of my body and knowing That it is appointed for all men once to dye Do make and ordain This my last will and Testament That is to Say Principally and first of all I give and Recomend my Soul into The hands of God that gave it and my body I Recomend to The Earth to be buried in decent Christian buriall at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the Generall Resurection I shall receive The Same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching Such Worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in This life I give demise and dispose of The Same in The following manner and form. Imprimis I give & bequeath to Daughter Elizabeth Upton the Sume of Tenn shillings Current money of North Carolina In Full of her portion and of all that I intend shee shall Enjoy of my Estate Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Sanderlin the Sume of Tenn shillings Current money of North Carolina in Full of her portion and of all I intend shee shall Enjoy of my Estate. Item I give to my Daughter Pressilla Gregory one Negro Boye named Tony to her & her heires for Ever. Item I give to my Daughter Margarett Gregory one Negro mand named Simon to her & her heires for Ever and I Likewise give her one Silver Cupp. Item I give to my Son William Barecock one Negro Girle named Bell to him and his heirs for ever & I Likewise give to my Son Willm Barecock my dwelling Plantation (I now live upon) to him and his heirs & assigns for Ever. allso I give to my Said Son William Barecock all my Wearing Cloaths. Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Rebecka Forbus one Negro Woman Named Rose to her and her heirs for Ever. Item I give to my Daughter Marthay Forbus one Negro Woman Named Bess to her and her heirs for ever. Item I give my Grand Daughter Margaret Davis three Cows & three Calves and one Mare and one Trunck to her & her assigns and also I give her one Negro Boye named Lymon about -- years old to her & heirs. Item I give to my Grandson Thomas Barcock one Cow and Calfe and one Gunn. Item I give to my Grandson Caleb Gregory one Tract of Land adjoyning upon The Land of Soloman Davis Containing by Estimation one hundred Sixty Acres to him his heirs and assignes for Ever. Item I give and bequeath all the Remaining part of my personal Estate to be Equally Divided between my Son William Barecock and my four Daughters Named by the Names of Prissilla Gregory, Margaret Gregory, Martha Forbus, and Rebecka Forbus. I Likewise desire and order That all my Just Debts & funerall Expenses be duely paid and Dischargeed by my Executores here after named. Item And Lastly I doe appoint my Loveing Son William Barcorck and my Loveing daughter Margaret Gregory to be my Whole & Sole Executors of this my Last Will & Testament Revoakeing disannulling & makeing void all other Wills heretofore by me made And doe hereby acknowledge pronounce and Declare this to bee my Last Will and Testament and no other as Wittness my hand and Seal this first day of January anno Domi 1721 Signed Sealed published and Delivered in The preesence of marke marke Thomas Barecock Baley X Forbus his his marke John [backwards S] Beel his George Lumley
Pasquotank prct Court Janry 17th 1721/2
This may Certify that the above Will was duely proved in Court by the oath of the above mentioned Evidences & that the Exrs took the oath by Law appointed Edmd Gale CC
- Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 18