Note: y 14, 1770. I, John Morgan, of Richmond County, "being very low in body." I leave to my wife Deborah the use of the lot of land I bought of Nicholas Larzelere, Jr., "commonly called the Douglass Lot," until my son Charles is of age. "She making no waste of timber, nor cuty any, only for the necessary use of the Plantation." Also the use of that portion of my farm I dwell on, with the houses, lands and improvements adjoining to Nicholas Larzelere, and adjoining the land before mentioned, until my son Jese is of age. she making no waste. I also give her, in consideration of her bringing up my children and giving them Schooling, until they are fit to be put to trades, the following articles: one bed and furniture, "one bed which the children lyeth on," 2 cows, 2 horses, farming utensils, waggon, horse and chair, tea kettle, and tea ware, linnen wheel, woolen wheel, and a negro boy, and all my library books. "My Large bible I leave in the house for the use of my family, so long as my wife continues in it, and then to my son Charles." I also leave her all kitchen utensils. I leave to my daughter Ann a bed, 2 cows, a negro girl, and £20, when she is 18. I leave to my son Charles the lot I bought of Nicholas Larzelere, called Douglass Lot, after the death of my wife. With the meadow ground thereto belonging, "And 6 acres of meadow, which was Sweems," lying between Larzeleres land and the upland, except a parcel bounded as follows: West by Robert Harris, south by John Journy, east by a deep gully, "and extends down said gully to a white oak tree stump, broken off by the wind, pretty well up, and standing near the place where we cross the gully with the waggons," and then north a straight line to a white wood tree standing near the Harris fence, at the brow of the hill. And he is to pay to my son, Joseph £100, when of age. I leave to my son Jesse the lot of land and meadow I now live on, with the house and barn; and lies between the land of Nicholas Larzelere and the land given to my son Charles. Also the piece of wood land resereved. And he is to pay to my son Joseph £100. I order that the wood lot of land where my son John now lives, with the salt meadow thereto belonging, be sold by my executors, and 1/3 of the money to be put at interest for my son John, "and the other 2/3 to my two sons, James and Peter Billiew, to be put at interest for them till they are of age." I leave to my grandson, John Cornell, £10. To my grandson, John Morgan, £10. All the rest of movable estate to my daughters, "first giving to my daughter Frances, wife of Auter Simeson, a negro girl Sarah, provided the said Auter Simeson pay a bond of £40 to John Watts, for which I am bound. I leave to my daughter Catharine, widow of barent Christopher, a nego girl, now in her possession. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth, wife of David LaTourette, a negro girl. My wife is to have the use of a room in my house, and two cows and her fire wood and garden, and fruit, "and two barrels of cider a year." I leave to my son Charles a loom and tackling. I leave to my sons, James and Peter Billiew, each a gun and a sword. I make my son-in-law, David Latourette, and my friend and kinsman, Daniel Lafarge and my friend, Joshua Wilet, executors. Witnesses, Colin Cole, blacksmith, Benjamin Seaman, Benjamin Drake. My wife is to have all the grain and cloth for the use of the family. Proved, August 28, 1770." Dutch-Colonies list-Rootsweb. Jan 2000
Note: Abstracts of wills Vol VII 1766-1771, pages 383-385. Page 462. "In the name of God, Amen, Jul
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