Wills of the Johnson Family

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In the name of God: Amen
I Susanh Johnson of the precinct of Chowan In the Collony of North Carolina _____: Being inform in Body, But of a perfect health of Minds and memory: ______be therefore given to Allmighty God _________
I do make and ordaine This my last Will and Testament in maner and form as followeth ------
first I commend my Soule Into the hands of Allmighty God hopeing through the merritts death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins: And to Inheritt Everlasting life -----
And my body I committ to the Earth to be decently Interred Att the Descretion of my Executrix hereafter named -----
And as touching the disposeall of all Such Temporall Estates as itt hath pleased Allmighty God to bestow upon me I give and dispose as followeth
first I will all my Just debts and funerall charges be paid and discharged
ITEM I give unto my son William Johnson one shilling
ITEM I give and bequeath unto my grandson Jacob Parrott one two year old heifer
ITEM I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Susannah Parrott one two year heifer and one small deale box
ITEM I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Elizabeth Parrott one two year heifer and one popalar box
ITEM I give and bequeath unto my beloved friend Mr. John Hardy one gold right of Twenty shillings value (NOTE: I have seen this referred to as a ring in abstracts)
ITEM I give unto my godson Edward Fredrick Rasor one two year old heifer
ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Frances Rasor all this my plantation - where I now dwell containing Six Hundred and forty acrers unto her the said frances Rasor and her disposall for ever.
ITEM - I give and bequeath unto my said daughter frances Rasow all my other Estates both personall and reall
ITEM - I give and bequeath unto my son William Johnson one hundred acers of land upon the upper line of my said tract and plantation and two cows and calves and two sows and piggs and one deale chest. This last legacy to my son William is wholly depending in consideration of the said William coming with his wife and children and setling upon the said hundred acers of land within one year after the proving this will; otherwise this legacy is no ways intended or given
Lastly I appoint my beloved daughter Frances Rasor Sole Executrix of this my last Will and testament Utterly Revokeing and disanolling all wills heretofore by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand and fixed my Seale this 13 of August Anno: Dom 1717
Susannah (x) Johnson
Signed and Sealed in presenceof Laurence Parson, Partrick Canadas and William Waters

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