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From: "John R. Clarke" <jclarke(a)rose.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:41 PM
Subject: [DANIEL-L] 1800 Will of WILLIAM DANIEL of Halifax County, North
LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM DANIEL
Halifax County, North Carolina
In the name of God, Amen. I William Daniel of Halifax County in the
State of North Carolina being weak of body but of sound mind and memory
thanks to allmighty God for the same, calling to mind the mortality of
the body and that it is appointed once for man to die, do make and
ordain this, my last will and testament first of all and chiefly I
bequeath my Soul into the hands of my Redeamer, Jesus Christ through
whose Merits alone I hope for Eternal Salvation and my body to a decent
Burial at the discretion of my Executors hearafter mentioned and For my
worldly Estate which God hath graciously given me, I dispose of it in
manner and form following.
Item I give to my Daughter Winnie Sentor five shillings lawfull money
of England besides what she has already Rec'd and no more of my Estate.
Item I give to my Daughter Ritter Saxon one Negro girl named Cloy
Besides what she has already Rec'd to her & her heirs forever.
Item I give to my Son-in-law Calib Crief five shillings lawfull money
of England beside what he has already Rec'd & no more of my Estate.
Item I give to my Son Lewis Daniel five shillings lawfull money of
England besides what he has already Rec'd & no more of my Estate.
Item I give to my Daughter Frances Knight five shillings lawfull money
of England besides what she has allready Rec'd & no more of my Estate,
but I lend to my Daughter Frances Knight one Negro girl named Suky as
long as she lives and After her decease my desire is for Suky and her
increase to be equally divided among her children.
Item I give and bequeath to my Son Archibald Daniel the plantation
where he now lives and all the land on the South Side of Burncoat
Swamp and one negro boy named Sam to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my Son Willie Daniel the mill, field and
all land belonging to it to beginning at his own corner the senter
(center) of three white oakes thence Running down the Mill branch to
the mouth thence down burncoat and thence round the various courses
of the said land to the beginning and one negro boy named Jerry to him
and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Daniel one negro
woman and child named Dol & Robert, to one feather bed and furniture to
her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Patsy Daniel one negro woman
and child named Bess and Mary and one bed and furniture to her and her
Item I give and bequeath to my sons William Daniel and Drury Daniel
the manor plantation and all the land thereon & Belonging that which I
have not already given and also one tract of land lying in Granville
County to be equally divided when they both arrive at lawfull age to
them and heir heirs forever and also I give to my son William Daniel
one negro boy named Jacob & to my Son Drury Daniel one negro boy named
Stephen to them and their heirs forever.
Item I give to my Grandson Arthur Crief one negro boy named Eathon to
him and the heirs lawfully begotten and I give to my Grandson John Massey
twenty five pounds Virginia money to be Raised out of my Estate to him
and his heirs lawfully begotten.
Item My will further is that if either or both of my grandsons, Arthur
Crief, John Massey should die without a lawfull heir that the legacies
which I have already given them be equally divided among my children
Item My Will further is that at my decease all my Estate which I have
not allready given be equally divided amongst my four sons and three
daughters, but it must be divided into eight parts and one part I give
to Frances Knight's children, to be equally divided amongst them all
(viz.,) Archibald Daniel, Willie, William, Drury Daniel, Ritter Saxon,
Elizabeth Daniel & Patsy Daniel and lastly I do nominate and appoint
my Sons Archibald Daniel and Willie Daniel my Executors of this my Last
Will and Testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
fixed my seal this 6 Day of February 1796.
William (X) Daniel (SEAL)
Sined (signed) Sealed & Delivered
In presents (presence) of us:
Allin Daniel, Jr.
Note: This is a transcription of the Original Last Will and Testament
of William Daniel of Halifax County, North Carolina. It was taken from
a negative photograph of the actual document filed with the Clerk of
the Probate Court of Halifax County, North Carolina. It was Probated
at the February 1800 session of the Probate Court of Halifax County,
N.C. William had died December 30, 1797 in Halifax County as recorded
in family bibles and an old Hymn Book belonging to Frances (Daniel)
Thomas A. ValentineJanuary
485 Ramsdale Drive
Roswell, GA 30075
great grandson of Charles RICHTER and Anne POTTER of Madison, Morgan
A Descendant of Capt James DANIEL and Jane HICKS of Albemarle County,
John R. Clarke
Descendant of Capt James DANIEL of Albemarle County, Virginia
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