Will Book I, page 196
Will of John Turner deceased In the name of God,Amen. I, John Turner of Northampton county, in the province of North Carolina, planter, being sick and weak, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks to Almighty God for the same, and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die, and having a mind to dispose of my estate which it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with. I give and dispose of the same in manner aforesaid. First I give my soul to Almighty God that gave it me, and my body to be buried in such Christian burial as my Executors shall think fit, and then all my just debts to be paid, and then I dispose of the rest as in manner aforesaid. Itiem first, I give to my daughter Nancy Sheffield, five shillings proclamation money. I leave the use of my land and plantation with all the rest of my estate, to my wife Mary, during her natural life, and then I give and bequeath the same land and plantantion , with all other part of my estate, to my daughter Luesa, to her and her heirs. I leave my daughter Luesa and William Mabry, Executors to this my last will and testament, made this 7th day of december 1770. Test: William Mabry Joseph (X) Powell John (X) Turner
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