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ABSTRACT OF WILLS

Source: Abstract of North Carolina Wills
compiled form Original & Recorded Wills in the Office of the Secretary of State.
by J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State
Publ. Raleigh: E. M. Uzzell & Co., State Printers and Binders
1910

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A B C D EF G H IJ K L M NO PQ R S T UV W XYZ
ABERCROMBE, HANNAH PASQUOTANK COUNTY
August, 12, 1754 January Court, 1755
Daughter: Cathrine Chamberlin
Grandchildren: Lucy and Jeremiah Chamberlin, Daniel Everton, William, Hannah and James Everton, Courtney and Aby Chamberlin.
Executrix: Catherine Chamberlin
Witnesses: Thomas Taylor, William Coale
Clerk of the Court: Thomas Taylor.
Executrix qualified before Robert Murden.

ABINGTON, JOSEPH Currituck County
Aug. 12, 1754 January Court, 1755
Son: William (land on the Banks).
Daughter: Mary Abington
Executor; Henry Woodas.
Witnesses:  Mathias and Mary Toler, Francis Hodges, Ortho Holland.
Clerk of the Court: James Craven.

ABINGTON,  THOMAS Pasquotank Precinct
November 13, 1707 December 28, 1707
Legatees: Mary Tullyl, George Ellis, Charles Griffin, Elizabeth Hecklefield.
Executors: Tobias Knight, John and Thomas Palin
Witnesses: John Hecklefield, Francis Gilbert, Mary Cookoo.
Proven before W. Glover

ADAMS, ABRAHAM  
(No date)  
Sons: Abram Adams (land lying on Pamlico River), Richard and Adams (land on Pamlico River), William Adams and Willoby Adams.
Daughter: Obia.
Wife: Bathia, who is appointed executrix.
Part of this will is missing and no dates are given.

ADAMS, ABRAHAM  
October 3, 1733  
Witnesses: Philip and Mary Shute, John Collison.
Only last page of will is found

ADAMS, ABRAHAM Bath County
December 18, 1734 Probate not dated
Sons: James and Joseph (lands on Kengens Mill Creek and Old Town Swamp).
Negroes bequeathed to sons.
Daughters: Sarah Adams, Elizabeth Adams
Wife and Executrix: Anne
Guardian and Trustee: John Hodgson.
Witnesses: John Collison, James Adams, Peter Cailag (or Cailaugh).
Proven before Gab. Johnson

ADAMS, CHARLES Craven County
March 21, 1757 April 20, 1757
Wife: Margaret
Executor: John Starkey
Witnesses: Jer. Vail, Nathl. Richardson, Vinyd, Bond..
Proven before Arthur Dobbs

ADAMS, JOHN Bath County
February 17, 1733-1734 No Probate
Sons: Abraham, James Emanuel, John, Thomas
Daughters: Martha, Rachel and Mary Adams.
Executors: Abraham and James Adams (sons).
Witnesses: Oliver Blackburn, Robert Sharples, John Aldershire

ADAMS, JOHN Craven County
September 19, 1750  
Friends: Joseph Balch and John Gowel, Francis Merringer and Wm. Herritage
Wife: Mary Adams, to whom is devised a sloop called "Adventure."
Executors:  Joseph Balch and Mary Adams.
Witnesses: Gearsham Spear, Rd. Lovett
Will proven by J. Vail.
Clerk of Court: Phil Smith

ADAMS, MARGARET Craven County
July 8, 1765 September 1, 1773
Executor and sole legatee: Bernard Parkington
Witnesses: Mary Hawks, Ambcox Bayley, Perrigan Cox.
Proven before Jo. Martin

ADAMS (spelled ADDOMES), MATTHEW. Chowan Precinct
August 9, 1703 November 25, 1708
Wife and Executrix: Sarah
Son: Matthew,
Daughter: Elizabeth
Witnesses: Thomas Blount, Thomas Blount, Jr., James Bonner.
Proven before Thomas Cary
Seal of the affixed on probate.

ADAMS, PETER Chowan County
ADAMS, ROGER Bladen County
ADDISON, RICHARD Chowan County
AHIER, JOHN Onslow County
ALBERTSON, ALBERT, SR. Perquimans Precinct.
ALBERTSON, ISAAC Pasquotank County
ALBERTSON, JOSHUA Perquimans County
ALBERTSON, MARY Perquimans County
ALBERTSON, NATHANIEL Perquimans County
ALDERSON, SIMON Beaufort County
ALDRIDGE, JOHN (County not given)
ALEXANDER, ANTHONY Tyrrell County
ALFORD, JABEZ Chowan Precinct
ALFORD, JOHN Albermarle County
ALLDAY, THOMAS Bertie County
ALFORD, JOSEPH Albemarle County
ALLEN, ANDREW Dobbs County
ALLEN, ELEAZAR New Hanover County
ALLEN, HUGH Chowan County
ALLEN, JAMES Edgecombe County
ALLEN, JOHN Bertie County
ALLEN, SARAH, wid. of ELEAZAR ALLEN New Hanover Co.
ALLIGOOD, RICHARD Beaufort County
ALSTON, JOHN Chowan County
AMBLER, WILLIAM Perquimans County
AMBROS, DAVID Chowan County
ANDERSON, CAROLUS Northampton County
ANDESON, ELIZABETH Bertie Precinct
ANDERSON, ELIZABETH Perquimans County
ANDERSON, GEORGE Granville County
ANDERSON, JAMES Perquimans County
ANDERSON, JOHN Perquimans County
ANDERSON, JOSEPH Chowan County
ANDERSON, JOSEPH Perquimans County
ANDREWS, JOHN Rowan County
ANDREWS, THOMAS Bertie Precinct
ANDREWS, WARREN Tyrrell County
ANELYN, PETER  
ANSELL, JOHN Currituck County
ANSELL, JOHN, "of Netsiland." Currituck County
ANSLEY, SOLOMON Tyrrell County
ARDERNE, JOHN  
ARENTON, CHRISTOPHER Chowan County
ARENTON, WILLIAM Craven County.
ARMSTRONG, JEAMS  
ARLOW, JAMES  
BENJAMIN, MORRISON  
ARMOUR, JOHN Pasquotank County
ARMOR, WILLIAM Pasquotank Precinct
ARMSTRONG, JOHN Currituck County
ARNOLD, EDWARD Chowan County
ARNOLD, JOHN Perquimans Precinct
ARNOLD,L LAWRENCE Albermarle County
ARRINGTON, WILLIALM Northampton County
ARTHUR, JOHN Chowan County
ARTHUR, JOHN Chowan County
ASHE, JOHN BAPTISTA Bath County
ASHLEY, JOHN Anson County
ASKUE, JOHN Isle of Wight County
AVENT, THOMAS Northampton County
AVERITT, NATHANIEL Onslow County

 

AVERY, JOHN

Hyde County

October 27, 1740

Probate not dated

Wife: Jane
Other legatees: Martha Smith, Agnes Slade, Thomas, Wife and Samuel Smith (sons of John), Lydia (wife of Benjamin Russell), Elizabeth and Dorcas Smith, John Smith, Darcus Worldly, James Avery, Gilbert Macknary, Kezia Hadley, Elizabeth (daughter of Uriah Collins), Foster Jervis, Lydia Cathright, James Avery.
Executors: Uriah Collins, William Silvester, William Giddens.
Clerk of the Court: William Barrow.

 

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