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Will of Benjamin Blount Sr

Tyrrell County NC.


BLOUNT, BENJAMIN Senr.

State of North Carolina
Tyrrell County
Book 1, page 158
Dated 4 November 1786.

In the name of God amen: I Benjamin Blount Senr. of the County of Tyrrell and the State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect sound disposing mind and memory blessed be God do this fourth day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty six make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following -

Imprimis - My will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral expences be all satisfied and paid -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Affrica Blount one negroe man named Sam one wench named Doro one girl named Floro one horse named Jock and her choice of the best bed and furniture in the house at my decease to her and her heirs forever -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Edmund Blount one Plantation called Gerkins and one called Percimon Neck with all the land thereunto belonging one negroe man named Jock one boy David one named George and one girl named Hasty to him and his heirs forever -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Chloe Slade one negroe girl named Hettie and one boy Harry to her and her heirs forever -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Benjamin Blount one negroe man named Bob one wench named Lucy and one girl named Dinah to him and his heirs forever -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my grandson Benjamin Blount one negroe boy named Simon to him and his heirs forever -

Item - I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Asia Hunter one negroe wench named Halus one girl Biddie and one boy Dempsey and fifteen pounds lawful money to her and her heirs forever -

Item - I give and bequeath to beloved son Levi Blount the land and plantation whereon I now dwell and one negroe man named Holloway one named Luster one boy Grun one named Little Holloway one named Jacob one named Dempsey one wench Betty one named Dinah one named Peg one little girl Betty one named Limah one boy Roger and one horse named Silver one still cap and worm, two beds and furniture one desk, my hunting gun, one pine chest, to him and his heirs forever -

Item - I give unto my Grand children Janet Bog Hannah Bog and James Bog ten pounds each lawful money to them and their heirs forever -

Item - I give unto my son Levi Blount all the hogs and sheep that I die possessed off to him and his heirs forever.

Item - I lend unto my beloved wife Affrica Blount the use of one third part of the land and plantation whereon I now dwell and one negroe wench named Thiny and the stock of cattle at home and in the Piney woods and every part and parcell of my Estate of every kind whatsoever not already given or bequeathed for her and the familys support, during her natural life and at her deceace I give and bequeath the above mentioned wench Thiny and her increase unto my son Levi Blount and his heirs forever - and the remainder at her decease I will be equally divided between my four children now living to them and their heirs forever.

Lastly - I constitute and appoint my two sons Edmund Blount and Levi Blount Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Will or Wills by me heretofore made confirming this only to be my last Will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written.

Signed Sealed and Published and Prounced
by the said Benjamin Blount Senr. as
his last Will and Testament in the
presence of

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