Warren County, NC
In the Name of God Amen. I Richard Acock in the County of Warren and State of North Carolina, Being in reasonable Health in Body, and in Perfect memory (blessed by God) Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament as followeth,.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Abner Acock *(See will of Abner Aycock.) The Plantation wereon I now Dwell including the whole of the Land belonging to the same to him and his Heirs for ever-------
Item. I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Anderson two Feather Beds and Furniture, two Cows & Calves-----------
Item. I Give and bequeath to my Son John Acock one Shilling to him and his Heirs forever------
Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughters, Martha Knight, Ann Smart, Piety Smart, Rhoda Hudson and Mary Gardner, each of them One Shilling to them and their Heirs forever-------------
Item. I Give and bequeath to my Son Richard Acock the Sum of Five Pounds Specie to him & his Heirs forever------
Item. I Lend unto my beloved Wife Mary Acock all the remainder of my household Furniture and all my personal Estate. During her Natural Live and at her decease. I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Anderson and to Jesse Acock my Grand Son all my personal Estate to be equally Divided between Them. To them and their Heirs forever.
Lastly I Nominate and appoint my Son John Acock and my Brother Peter Smart my whole & Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament---------Actually Revoking and Renouncing all other Wills by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand And Affixed my Seal this Twenty Fifth day of March in the Year of our Lord---One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Eight------ his Sign'd Seal'd and Acknowledged Richard Acock
In the presence of us mark
Sterling Harwell Jurat
Warren County August Court 1789
This Last Will & Testament of Richard Acock Dec'd was represented in Court & proved by the oath of Sterling Harwell one of the subscribing witnesses thereto & John Acock one of the Executors therein named came into Court & Qualified accordingly to whom Letters is granted by and returned on oath an Inventory of the said Dec'd Estate & ordered to be Recorded.
Teste Duke Johnson, clk
The above will was transcribed from a xerographic copy from the North Carolina State Archives October 24, 1986 by Mary L. Wasz.