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  • Title http://www.brownhistory.org/ecwbrownbk.htm#Will%20of%20William%20Brown 
    Short Title Will of William Brown 1772 
    Author Transcribed by Kristine A. Card 8 August 1985 This will is in the State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina 
    Source ID S3 
    Text In the Name of god Amen I William Brown of the County of Roann in
    The province of North
    Carolina being of a perfect and sound memory tho of a Weak and
    frail body and Calling to mind
    that it is appointed for all men once to Die do Constitute and
    appoint this my last Will and testament
    Revoking and disannulling all other heartofore made by me:
    Imprimis I give my Body to the
    ground from Whence it was first taken and Recommend my Soul into
    the hands of almighty
    god Beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it: as to my
    Burial I desire it my [may] be neat [?] and
    decent without pomp or pride according to the Discretion of my
    Executors hear after named
    and as to this Wordly Estate it has Being [been] the almightys
    pleasure to bestow upon me I Will
    and desire in manner following…

    I will that all my Just Debts be Justly payd before my Estate be
    Distributed

    I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Margret Brown my
    Improvement where I now
    live and all my houshold furniture and my sheep and my work
    horses and nine head of
    Cattle and my hogs and my plantation working tools during her
    natural life

    I give and bequeath to my daughter Charity Robson one shilling
    sterling and that is all I will give her

    I give and bequeath to my daughter hannah Elliot one shilling
    sterling and that is all I shall give her

    I give and bequeath to my son William Brown one Cow and that is
    all I shall give him

    I give and bequeath to my son John Brown one sorril hors and that
    is all I shall give him

    I give and bequeath to my son James Brown one horse Colt and that
    is all I shall give him

    I give and bequeath to my daughter Constant wynn one Cow and that
    is all I shall give her

    I give and bequeath to my daughter Susannah Brown one Cow and
    that is all I shall give her

    I give and bequeath to my duaghter Elizabeth Brown one Cow and
    that is all I shall give her

    I give and bequeath to my daughter Margret Brown one Cow and on
    Year old [?] lamb and
    that is all I shall give her

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    I give and bequeath to my grandaughter Margret Brown the daughter
    of Susannah
    Brown one heifer Calf and that is all I shall give her

    and the Remainder of my Estate If there be any left I leave unto
    the disposial
    of my wife Margret Brown

    I do hearby through the love and goodwill I Bear to my well
    beloved friend Henry
    Strange appoint him with my well beloved wife Margret Brown as
    Executor and
    Executrix of this my last will and testament depending on their
    faithfull discharge
    In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and Seal this
    nineteenth day of february
    In the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy
    two

    Sind Seald and acknoledged in the
    presence of us his
    John Bentley William Brown Seal
    Abner Cotton mark
    John Northen 

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