Will of Edward Vann

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Will of Edward Vann



EDWARD VANN WILL of 1770, BERTIE COUNTY N. C. In the name of God amen April the forth day one thousand seven hundred and seventy I EDWARD VANN of Bartie County being Sick and weak of Body but of sound and perfect memory praised be almighty God for it do make and ordain this my last will and testament and form following that is to say first and principally I Commend my Soul into the hand of almity God that gave it having the Death and merits of my Savior Jeasus crist to have free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and to inherit Everlasting Life and my body I Commit to the Earth to be buried in A Decent manner according to the Decression of my Executors hereafter Named and as touching my Temperal Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I Give and Dispose as folloeth Item I Give my son WILLIAM VANN my Plantation and Land that I live on also Reserving the use of the mentioned Land and plantation to my wife MARY VANN Item I lend my Loveing wife MARY VANN one Negro woman nane During her life: Item I give my Daughter MARY VANN after my wifs Death the Negro woman Nane that I lend to my wife: Item I Lend my Son WILLIAM VANN these Negros named Dick & tarte nat and Beck tel my Son King Vann coms to be twenty one years Old Only I give my Daughter ELISABETH the Negro gall Beck to receive her when maried or comes to twenty one years of age: Item I Leave my Son WILIAM VANN all that is due to me and the use of them Negros that I lent to him to Pay all my Debts & funal charges and mentain his mother and younger children Item I Give my Son KING VANN one Negro tarte Item I Give my Daughter SARAH VANN one Negro name nat Item I Give my Son WILIAM VANN One Negro named Dick Item I Give my Son CADER VANN One peice of Land lying on the South of Rockquis Swamp Lying between Thomas Pearys line & Hary Hills line Likewise I Give my Son CADER VANN one Negro woman named Pat: Item I Give my Son KING VANN one peice of Land lying on Cashi Swamp: I Give CADER VANN one cow and Calf one heffer & one bed & firneture one Iron pot Item I Give my Loving wife MARY VANN one Bed & firneture I Give my Son WILLIAM VANN One bed and firneture I also lend him the Use of my Stock during the time as he has the Negros lent to him after that the Stock is to be Devided Amonghts WILLIAM VANN ELISABETH MARY SARAH & KING and Lastly nominate & appoint my Son WILLIAM VANN my Executor of this my last Will and Testament Utterly revkeing all Other will or wills that hath beean made by me hear to fore in witness Whareof I have hear unto Set me hand and fixed my Seal Signed and Delivered in the presence of us Michael King William King EDWARD VANN Charles King This will is not to be copied and posted on any other site!

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