Thomas Phillips Will-dated 1791-Craven County, NC

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This is the Will of Thomas Phillips II, son of Thomas Phillips I, brother to John Phillips I.

Lineage submitted: Phillips DNA Family Group 5

Transcription of Will[1]

In the name of God, amen This Eighth day of November in the Year of our Lord-God one thousand seven hundred ninety one, I Thomas Phillips, of the County aforesaid Planter being in Perfect mind and memory Thanks be to God for the same, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.

That is to say princapally and first of all, I give and recomment my soul in the Hands of God that gave and for my body, I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner, at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the mighty Power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life. I give and dispose of the same in

the following manner and form... Imprimis. It is my Will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid and satisfyed------

Item..I give to my beloved son James Phillips, Ten Shillings

Item..I give to my beloved son Thomas Phillips Five Pounds

Item..I give to my beloved Daughter Nicey Phillips Ten Shillings

Item..I give to my beloved Son Richard Phillips Ten Shillings

Item..I give to my beloved Daughter Charity Phillips Ten Shillings

Item..I give to my beloved Son David Phillips one Feather Bead and Forty

five pounds in his Brother Richards hands

Item..I give to my beloved Daughter Keziah Phillips one feather bead and ten


Item..I give to my beloved Son John Phillips one feather Bead and Fifty

Pounds paid by his Brother Peter

Item..I lend to my beloved Wife during her natural Life all my lands and

Living such as horses, cattle, sheep and Hogs and all the Household Furniture of

every kind for her and famileys use Except what is hereto foregiven

Item..I give to my Beloved son Peter Phillips afer the Deceas of his mother

one Feather Bed and Furnituyre and the plantation I now live on which contains

one Hundred and Eighty acres likewise three Hundred acres Lying in Dobbs


Item..I constitute make, and ordain John Phillips, Sr. and my son James Phillips and sons Thomas and Richard Phillips---Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do utterly disanull, Revoke and Disanull all other Former Testaments, Wills, Legaces and Executors by me in aney Ways Before this time, Named Willed and bequeathed, Ratifyed and confirming this and no other to my my Last Will and Testament. In witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the year and date mentioned---Signed, Sealed, Pronounced Published and Declared

by the said Thomas Phillips to be his Last Will and Testament

Thomas (signed by Mark) Phillips


George Oxley, Walter Jones, Sam Branton

James Phillips came to Open Court as the Executor on l7 March l792

Citations and References

  1. Transcription Credited to: Martha Marble