McGOWN, WILLIAM

State of North Carolina
Tyrrell County
Book 1, page 119
Dated 13 September 1775

In the name of God amen: I William McGown of Tyrrel County in the Province of North Carolina being week in body but of sound memory blessed be God- do this thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy five - do make and publish this my last Will & Testament in manner following-

That is to say first I give to my son Joseph McGown one feather bed and bolster and one pair of iron wedges and one old chest-

Also I give and bequeath to my son John McGown one gunn -

Also I give and bequeath to my son William McGown one gunn-

Also I give and bequeath to my son Thomas McGown one pair of steel gards and one pair of iron wedges-

Also I give and bequeath to my son John McGown and William McGown and Thomas McGown, the land whereon I now live to be equally divided between them and that they shall not sell nor make sale of the land to any person except to each other-

Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary McGown one feather bed and furniture and one chest-

Also I give to my loving wife Frances McGown the use of one bed and furniture and one desk during her life and after her death to my daughter Elizabeth McGown -

Also I give & bequeath to my son James McGown one large iron frough.

Also I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Frances McGown all the rest and residue of my goods, chattels and personal Estate whatsoever and I make and ordain her my said wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. Set my hand and seal the day and year here written -

William (his -x- mark) McGowne (seal)

Signed Sealed and delivered by the said
William McGown as and for his last
Will and Testament in the presence
of us who were present at the signing
and sealing thereof - -

David Savin
John (his -x- mark) Smith
Jane (his -x- mark) Banks

Recorded by - Mackey Clk


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Jean Owens Schroeder