February the 3d Day 1746/7
[I]n the Name of God Amen I Margaret Gregory Widow [o]f Pasquotank County
in the province of North Carolina being in perfect health & memory thanks be
given unto God Therefore Calling unto mind the Mortallity of my body do
make and ordain this my Last will and Testament in the manner and form
Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Richard Gregory one Negro
man named Charles to him and the Children he had by his first wife and their
heirs for Ever.
Item I give to my well beloved Son Jame (sic) Gregory one Negro Girl
named Hannah and her Increase to him and his heirs for Ever.
Item I give unto me well beloved Son John Gregory one negro boy named
Joshua to him and the Children he has by his first wife to him and their
heirs for ever.
Item I give unto my well beloved Son Caleb Gregory on negro woman named
Priscilla She and her future Increase to him and his heir for ever.
Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Mary Umpheris one
Shilling Sterling to her and her heirs for ever.
Item I give unto my well beloved Daughter Margaret Barber one Negro woman
named Sue and her Increase to her & her heirs for Ever.
Item I give unto my well beloved Daughter Sarah Grandy one negro woman
named Wrett and her future Increase to her & the heirs of her body for Ever.
Item I give unto my Grandauhter (sic) Sarah Umpheris one negro boy named
Isaac to her and the heirs of her body for Ever, and I do hereby utterly
disallow revoke and disanul all and Every other former Testaments or wills
by me in any ways before named ratifying and Confirming this and no other
to be my Last will and Testament and my Son James Gregory [b]efore named I
Constitute and ordain my Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament
Signed Sealed and
Deliveded In the her
Presence of Margaret M Gregory
James Forbes mark
Elizabeth Forbes [M is rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise]
Rebecca / Harding
Letters issued 16th of July 1753
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