Orange Co. Record of Wills, 1752-1795, C.073.80001
Vol. A, pp 164-165; Will of David Pinkerton, 1772
In the Name of God, Amen.
The twenty seventh day of February in the year of our Lord 1764.
I, DAVID PINKERTON of North Carolina in the County of Orange and Parish of Saint Matthews, yeoman Being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament this is to say---Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the
earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting,but at the General Ressurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldy estate where with it hath pleased God to help me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form: IMPRIMIS: It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied--- ITEM: I give and
bequeath unto MARGARET, my dearly beloved wife the Bay P---ing Mare and her saddle & bridle together with her bed and bed clothes and her maintainance out of the estate during her life if she do(es) not marry but if she should marry let her next
husband provide for her. ITEM: I give to my well beloved son, JOHN PINKERTON the stallion with white mane and tail. ITEM: I give to my two sons WILLIAM and DAVID PINKERTON there heirs and ajoyns forever all my plantation whereon I now dwell to be equally divided between them as possible. ITEM: I give to my daughter MARTHA ten pounds proclamation money and the little black mare when she come to the age of eighteen years and her maintainance of the plantation untill she is otherways provided for. ITEM: I give to my daughter MARY PINKERTON ten pounds proclamation money and the horse that is called her own when she comes to the age of eighteen years and her maintainance of the plantation untill she is other ways provided for. ITEM: I give to my step daughter, AGNES TRICKEY five shillings sterling and it is my will that the stock shall be for the maintainance of the family and working of the lands and lastly I constitute make and ordain my wife MARGARET and my son JOHN PINKERTON my only and soul executors of this my last will and testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all and every other former testaments, wills, legatees and exectutors by me in any will before this time named, willed & equeathed. Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I ----- hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written. Signed, Sealed, Published & Pronounced and delivered by the said DAVID PINKERTON as his last will and testament. } DAVID PINKERTON (Seal)
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