The Will of Elizabeth ALLEN  

Submitted by Gwen Deberry HENDRIX

North Carolina Department of History & Archives
SS880/136 Wills 1755-1758, Will Book 7 {in left margin page 136: "Elizabeth ALLEN'S will Verb.m & Lit.m"}

In the Name of God Amen, I Elisabeth ALLEN of Johnston Countie in North Carolina being Now sick and weak and in a very low Condition but of perfect Mind and Memori Thanks beto Allmightee for the same And taking into Consideration the uncertaintie Of this Mortal Life I do hereby these presents make and ordaine this to be my Last Will and Testament in Manner and forme As follows, Viz.-
Item-I give and bequeath unto my loving Husband Andrew ALLEN the use of all my Slaves During during (sic) his natural Life And after HIs Decease my Will and Desire is that all My slaves that is to say LEWCIE JUDITH JAMEY JOSEPH PHILISE BARBARY and KELISE (interlined: "with all their futer increase") may fall into the hands of my Kinswoman Sarahann ADAIR Daughter of James ADAIR And his wife Clerk ADAIR to be enjoyed By her and her heirs forever Sucksenly I do byt hese presents constitute make and Ordain James and Clark ADAIR my true and Lawfull Execr. and Exetress revoaking all Other Will or Wills heretofore made by And in Confirmation hereof I have hereunto Set my hand and fixd my Seal this Nineteen Day of Septem'r MDCCLI.
Eliz'h. ALLEN (Seal)
And'w. ALLEN (seal)

(page 137)

Signed, Sealed in presence of
The undermentioned Person
William (his "M" mark) BAIRFIELD

Johnston County, March Court 1752
Will exhibited by by (sic) Andrew ALLEN ("husband of deceased")
Who gave consent thereto
Proved on oaths of William BEARFIELD and Clark ADAIR
Ordered that Mr. SEcretary have notice hereof That Letters Teestamentary may issue Accordingly.

{Note:The records of Northumberland County, Virginia; show that Elizabeth ALLEN and Clark ADAIR were two of the daughters of Capt. Thomas and Clark HOBSON, of that county. The records of Bladen and Robeson Counties, North Carolina, show that after the death of his wife, James ADAIR moved to the vicinity of what is now Ashpole Church in Robeson County. Elizabeth ALLEN'S will is the link between the Virginia and North Carolina records.}

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