Will of William Yeates
Feb 1808 P. 314 WAKE COUNTY, NC WILL BOOK 7 1804 - 08

 

 

This first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and six, I William Yeats of Wake County being in health and perfect senses thanks be to God for it, and calling to remembrance the uncertain state of this life, and that all flesh must yealded (sic) unto death when it shall please God to call, do declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, first being sorry for all my sins must humbly desire forgiveness for the sins, I command my soul to Almighty God in whom and by whose merits I trust to be saved and have full remission for all my sins and I have an interest in the Kingdom of heaven and my body I commit to the earth to be ....buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named, and for the ....of my temporal estate and such Good.....and debt as it hath pleased God to bestow on...I do order and give and dispose of the same in manner and form the following, that is to say I give and bequeath unto my daughter Henrietta Babb five shillings, Item I give to my son John Yeats five shilling, Item I give to my son William Yeats five shilling, Item I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Gregory five shilling, Item I give unto my daughter Creecy Strickland one featherbed and furniture which she has received, Item I give unto my son Matthew Yeats five shilling, Item I give unto my daughter Mary Beasley five shillings, Item I give unto my son Jethro yates twenty six acres of land joining his east and west line. Item I give unto my daughter Milly Harrod one featherbed and furniture and cow and calf which she has received. Item I give unto my son Alsey Yeats the land and plantation which I know live for him to take possession at his Mothers death....the apple Mill and the Cyder Visuls(?), Item I give unto my daughter Sally Yeats five shillings, item I give Margaret Yeats one featherbed and furniture and one cow and one calf. Item I give unto my grand son H.... (looks like Herry not Henry - the will of Matthew Yeats shows a son Harry as well ) one feather bed and furniture. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Yeats all the residue of my estate of all kinds for her to divide of as she may see fit, and I constitute and appoint my beloved sons Matthew Yeats and Alsey Yeats to execute this as my last will and testament revoking and ....all the other wills.....made by me, in witnessing I ...set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
William Yeats (his mark)

Signed sealed and acknowledged In presence of
George Barber A.... Barber John Scot M....Rogers February Seven 1808
 
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