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Will of Charles Burton


Caswell County, N.C. Will Bk. B, p.88-89, October Court 1785
Written: 2 Aug 1785

In the Name of God amen, I, Charles Burton of Caswell County and State of North Carolina, being sick [in soul &] of body but in sound memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament, and do dispose of all my worldly goods & estate in a manner and form following viz.

In premise I give to my loving wife Jean the [?] plantation […?…] together with all the plantation [stock?] provided my children George Burton, Edmond Burton, Robert Burton, Charles Burton & Theodorick Burton shall have a living on said plantation till they come of age, and my daughter, Dolly, till she shall come of age or marry. With all my stock of cattle and hogs, except one cow and calf which I give to my daughter Dolly Burton when she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years or marries.

Item, I also lend unto my loving wife Jean four negroes, namely James [?], Jack [?], Lucy and Little Hannah, and at her death […?...]

Item, I Give unto my loving wife Jean one bay mare called Lucille, with her saddle and bridle to her & her heirs for ever.

Item, I give unto my son George one bay colt three years old called [D?] to him & his heirs for ever.

Item, I give unto my son Edmond one mare called [?] Blue to him & his heirs for ever.

Item, I give unto my son Robert one bay year old colt called Hercules to him and his heirs for ever.

Item, I give and bequeath to my son Theodorick Burton one silver watch to be held for his use.

My will and desire is that my son Charles Burton shall have a house worth twenty pounds Virg[inia] money when he becomes sixteen years old to be raised out of my estate.

My will and desire is that my daughter Dolly Burton shall have a horse and side saddle to be worth twenty five pounds Virg[inia] money to be raised out of my estate.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Dolly Burton one negro boy called Ben, to her and her heirs forever.

My will and desire is that my wagon & five horses with the G[?] be sold for cash as also all my land on the north side of the main road leading to Dixie's Ferry in order to pay my debts, and if any money remains to be equally divided among all my children.

Item, All my negroes not already disposed of [sic] by this my will to be kept together for the support & schooling of my children until my son Robert shall come of age then to be hired out for the support & schooling of my sons Charles & Theodorick till they come of age then to be equally divided between my two youngest sons, Charles & Theodorick [?…the ?...] I purchased of George Graham which I desire to be equally divided between all my children.

Item, my will and desire is that my land lying on Hogan's Creek joining Richard Boggess containing two hundred acres more or less. As also two hundred & eight acres adjoining said land to be sold when my son Robert comes of age & the money be equally divided among all my children.

Item, I give to my son Edmond Burton all my wearing apparel.

Item, my desire is that all my estate not already disposed of be equally divided among all my children. I have & [share alike?] I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Jane Burton, Capt. Spillsby Coleman and Capt. Robert Payne be the Executors of this my last will & testament. Given under my hand this Second day of August A. Dom. One Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty-five in presence of Chs. Dixon, Ch. Burton (seal) Nathl. Dickerson & Jonathan Greenhaw.

Caswell Co. Deed Bk. H, p.243: Spillsby Coleman and Jane Burton exec estate of Charles Burton dec'd. to Jonathan Greenhaugh of CC, for 200 lbs, 204A on Hogan's Cr. adj. Mary Gibson, Mary Trigg, Dixon. 11 Jan 1793. Wit: John Price, William Norton. (Kendall abstract)

Taken from: Ancestry.com
Caswell County, NC Will Books, 1777-1843
Book B, January Court 1786
Page 105


Inv. estate of Charles Burton by Spill Coleman, exec.