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July 1792

Will of Strangman Hutchens

Surry Co. NC

I, Strangman Hutchens, Surry County and State of North Carolina, being desireous to settle my outward estate while in my sound senses and memory and to prevent disputes after my death do make this my last will and Testament in manner following _____

First, I give to my Beloved wife Elizabeth (Cox) Hutchens all my personal Estate not hereafter given to any of my children or grand children hereafter named to dispose of as she may think proper amongst my children and grand children _____

2ly, It is my will and Desire that John Stanley shall have the tract of land he now lives on containing seventy five acres being in the county above said for his own Property provided he pay me or my Executor the sum of twenty five pounds Virginia money by or before the twenty fifth day of december anno 1792 agreeable to a verbil contract made between him the said John Stanley and myself.......... if the money is not paid by that time then it is my desire that my son Benjamin Hutchens shall have the said seventy five acres of land By setling and paying some demands that are against me in Virginia and paying the Ballance of the above mentioned sum of twenty five pounds Virginia money to his mother _____

3ly, I lend to my Daughter Mary Brooks a tract of land containing fifty five acres lying in goochland county in Virginia it being the land whereon my said daughter Mary now lives during her natureal life provided she lives seperate and a part from her husband Samuel Robert Brooks. It is not my intent the said Samuel Brooks should live on my land or have any part of my estate whatever and after the death of my said Daughter Mary then I give the said fifty five acres of land to my grand Daughter Elizabeth Stanley Daughter of my said daughter Mary Brooks to her and her heirs forever.

4ly, I lend to my daughter Edieth Stanley one feather Bed which she has now in posession during her natural life and then I give the said Bed to my grandson John Hutchens Stanley. 5thly, It is my will and desire that whatever I have already given to my sons and Daughters hereafter Named the same items in their posession forever (To Wit) John, Nicholis, Thomas and Benjamin Hutchens, Mary Brooks, Edieth Stanley, Obedience Harding and Jean Barnett. and last I appoint my son Benjamin Hutchens Executor to this my last will and testament Revoking all wills heretofore made By me in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of ye 11th month 1791.

Signed sealed published and declaired (sic) as the last will and Testament of Strangman Hutchens in presents of
Jonas Reynolds
Jonathan Johnson
John Johnson
Strangman Hutchens
(Signed His Mark) (Seal)

Strangeman Hutchens Last Will and Testament July 1792

This will was hard to read, therefore, it may contain errors.


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