7.3 Will of Susanna Robisson, 1709
From J. Bryan Grimes, ed., North Carolina wills and inventories (Raleigh, N.C.: Published under authority of the Trustees of the Public Libraries, 1912), p. 375.
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IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. Aprill ye 30th: one Thousand, Seven Hundred & nine, I, Susanna Robisson, being Sick & weak but of Sound & perfect memory, Thanks to God for it, do make This my last will & Testament, In manner & Forme Following; First I Give & bequeath my Soul to Allmighty God my maker & Redeemer, Assuredly beleiving in ye Resurrection of ye dead: & my Body to be buried att ye discretion of my Executor hereafter nam’d.
Imp’. I Give & bequeath To my well beloved Daughter, Elizabeth Bond, one Feather Bed & Covering now in her possession; like unto my well beloved Son, Luke Grace, one Shilling, & for ye rest of my Estate, both real & Personal, after my just debts are paid; be ye same of what nature Or Quality soever, I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved Son, Henery Grace, to him & his heirs, Executors or assignes for ever;
Likewise do Constitute & Ordaine my well beloved, Son Henery Grace, to be my Whole & Sole Executor of this my last will & Testament, utterly Revokeing disanulling & makeing Voide all other wills & Testamts. By me heretofore made.
in Wittness whereof, I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal ye day & ye year above written.
SUSANNA X ROBISSON.
Signed, Seald & Deliverd In ye Presence of.
ELIZABETH X JENKINS.
The X is Susanna Robisson’s mark — made because she was unable to write her name.