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Benjamin Lampley, 1816
Richmond Co., NC

Richmond County, NC Record of Wills
1779 - 1842; Vol: 1, 2
Microfilm # C.082

Transcribed by Jan J. Barnes


Book I, page 178

The Last Will fo Benja Lampley

In the name of God Amen
I Benjamin Lampley of the state of North Carolina & County of Richmond, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory (thanks be given to the disposer of all good of all good for his mercy) do hereby declare ordain and make this my last will & testament and First - I commend my soul to God who gave it & my body to the dust to be buried in a decent Christian burial and secondly I ordain & dispose of all the property both real & personal with which God has been pleased to bless me in the following manner & form to wit.  To my eldest son William I give & devise one hundred & fifty dollars in cash whenever it can be raised & one horse which must not be taken from the crop this season now coming.  To my daughter Mary I give & devise one hundred and fifty dollars, whenever it can be raised, & a bed & bed clothes.  To my beloved wife Sarah I lend during her widowhood or life all the remaining part of my property both real & personal to be enjoyed & managed by her in support of herself & family & at her decease or marriage to be equally divided among my children to wit:  Nancy, John, Susannah, Rebecca, Jacob, Benjamin, Sarah, and Martha.  I further appoint nominate & ordain my father-in-law William C. Crowder my lawful Executor, & my beloved wife Sarah my lawful Executrix to fulfill the requests of this my last will & testament.  And I do hereby declare this to be my last will & testament revoking annulling & making void all & every will & testament ever or at any time before now by me made and all bequests or devises to any person or persons whatever declaring this my last will & testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this second day of March One thousand eight hundred & Sixteen - signed sealed & declared by the aforesaid Benj 'n Lampley as his last will & testament in the presence of 
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