Thomas Phillips Will-dated 1743-Craven County, NC
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This is the transcribed Will of Thomas Phillips who d. 1743 in Craven County, NC. This Thomas Phillips is called Thomas Phillips I for clarification, Thomas is the EKA(Earliest Known Ancestor) of Phillips DNA Family Group 5.
Lineage submitted: Phillips DNA Family Group 5
Transcription of Will
In the name of God, Amen, I Thomas Phillips of Craven County in his Majesty's Province, of North Carolina, being sick and weak of Body, in possession of perfect memory. Thanks be given to God and considering the mortality of Body and knowing that is appointed for all once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.....to the earth...a decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors that as touching such worldly state wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the Same in the following manner and form.
I give and bequeath to Isabelle, my Dearly beloved whom I constitute as Executrix of this my last Will and Testament...singular worldly goods...effects together with other chattles pertaining to or belonging to me or in my possession to be possessed by her during her lifetime or she marries afterwards to pertain and belong to my beloved son William.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved son John whom I also constitute as Executor of my last Will - one shilling Sterling to be raised and payed out of my Estate
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved son Mason one Shilling Sterling to be raised and payed out of my Estate
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary one Shilling Sterling to be raised and payed out of my Estate
Item; I give and bequeath to my son Thomas one Shilling Sterling
Item: I give and bequeath to my son James one Shilling Sterling
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Mark one Shilling Sterling
Item: I give and bequeath to my youngest son William all singular and worldly goods belonging to me, to be possessed and enjoyed by him at his Mother's decease or marriage.
(I can't read part of the next line)...to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof sealed with my Seal the twenty second day of June in the year of our Lord l743.
Thomas (signed with a Mark) Phillips
Robt. (can't read last name could be Patrick)
The Will was proven in Court by Henry Summerland on 22 Day of December l743.
Citations and Credit
- Will was transcribed by and should be credited to: Martha Marble