Re: Ancestry.com - North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1660-1790
North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1660-1790
Name Location Will Date Probate Date Edward Rice Bertie County 08 Dec 1752 - May 1753 Will
Son: John. Daughters: Mary and Betty Rice. Wife and Executrix: Ann. Executor: Thomas Slattor. Witnesses: John Coke, Sr., James Hair, Walter and Elizabeth Joanes. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
Henry Robertson Edgecombe County 23 Jun 1749 - Feb 1752 Will
Sons: Higdon, Henry, Peter, Lewis (Executor). Daughter: Deborah Robertson. Witnesses: A. J. Smith, William Ogilvie, Christopher Ogilvie. Clerk of the Court: Benjn. Wynns.
Mary Sanders Bertie County 01 Jun 1734 - Aug 1734 Will
Son: Isaac. Daughters: Mary and Christina Elizabeth Sanders. Grandson: Isaac Snoden. Godson: John Willson. Executors: George Wynns and Robert Evans. Witnesses: Joseph Thompson and Benjn. Wynns. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
John Philip Shelley Edgecombe County 28 Jun 1749 - Aug 1749 Will
Sons: Philip (land on Swift Creek and four negroes), Daniel (land on Swift Creek at the mouth of Tumbling Run, and two negroes). Daughter: Judeth Shelley (two negroes). Executor: Thomas Mann. Witnesses: William Smithes, Jeremiah Malpass, Margaret Terry. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns. Impression of head on seal.
Charles Sowell Bertie Precinct 25 Nov 1738 - Feb 1738 Will
Sons: Richard (land on Bear Swamp), Thomas (plantation "where Adam Harrell now dwells"), Lewis (land on horse swamp), Charles ("my manner plantation"). Daughters: Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary and Sarah Sowell. Wife and Executrix: Martha. Executor: Benjamin Wynns. Witnesses: Ebanazar Slason, Thomas Sowell, Richard Holmes, Eliza Harrell, Jno. Wynns. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Wynns.
Patience Speller Bertie Precinct 03 Feb 1738-1739 - Feb 1738 Will
Sons: James Swain and Thomas Speller (one mulatto boy to each), Richard Swain. Daughters: Patience Ray, Anne Ward (negroes to each). Grandchildren: Sarah, John and Elizabeth Smithwick, William Swain. Executors: James Swain and Thomas Speller (sons). Witnesses: Charlton Mizell, Philip Ward. Clerk of the Court: John Wynns.
George Stephenson Edgecombe County 25 Jun 1753 - Aug 1754 Will
Nephews: Joseph Stephenson (son of brother, William), Jesse and William Stephenson (sons of brother, Charles). Executor: William Stephenson. Witnesses: Henry Horn, Elizabeth Horn, Sion Horne. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
Nathaniel Tatum Edgecombe County 09 Nov 1750 - Feb 1750 Will
Sons: Edward, Nathaniel, Peter and Jose. Daughter: Rebecker Tatum. All lands divided among children. One negro bequeathed to children. Wife and Executrix: Elizabeth. Witnesses: James Cane, Ellener Wever, Rebecca Cane. Clerk of the Court: Benjn. Wynns.
Joseph Thomas Bertie Precinct 10 Dec 1735 - Feb 1735 Will
Sons: Joseph, Mikel, Luke and James (lands divided among them). Daughter: Charity Thomas. To sons is also given negroes. Wife: Elisabeth. Executor: John Spivey. Witnesses: Frans. Hobson, Wm. Simons. Clerk of the Court: Jno. Wynns.
Joseph Thomas Bertie County 26 Apr 1752 - Apr 1758 Will
Sons: Michael (640 acres of land "now in the possession of Griffin Summerell," together with stock of cattle and hogs and two negroes), Josiah (land "on which Nathaniel Keel lives," together with cattle, etc., and one negro boy), Joseph ("my plantation," stock and one negro). Daughters: Mary (land adjoining John Spivey, and one negro), Elisabeth Thomas (land "Whereon Judith Thomas now lives"). Wife and Executrix: Ann. Executors: Thomas Whitmill and Arthur Williams. Witnesses: Josiah Collins, Nathaniel Keel, Joseph Keel, Richard Sparkman. Clerk of the Court: Benjamin Wynns.
Without documentation, I'm just a "name collector", not a "family historian".