IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. Aprill ye 30th: one Thousand, Seven Hundred & nine, I, Susanna Robisson, being Sick & weak but of Sound & perfect memory, Thanks to God for it, do make This my last will & Testament, In manner & Forme Following; First I Give & bequeath my Soul to Allmighty God my maker & Redeemer, Assuredly beleiving in ye Resurrection of ye dead: & my Body to be buried att ye discretion of my Executor hereafter nam'd.
Imp’. I Give & bequeath To my well beloved Daughter, Elizabeth Bond, one Feather Bed & Covering now in her possession; like unto my well beloved Son, Luke Grace, one Shilling, & for ye rest of my Estate, both real & Personal, after my just debts are paid; be ye same of what nature Or Quality soever, I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved Son, Henery Grace, to him & his heirs, Executors or assignes for ever;
Likewise do Constitute & Ordaine my well beloved, Son Henery Grace, to be my Whole & Sole Executor of this my last will & Testament, utterly Revokeing disanulling & makeing Voide all other wills & Testamts. By me heretofore made.
in Wittness whereof, I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal ye day & ye year above written.
SUSANNA The X is Susanna Robisson’s mark — made because she was unable to write her name. ROBISSON.
Signed, Seald & Deliverd In ye Presence of.
ELIZABETH X JENKINS.
Recorded in Will Book 2, page 13.
Primary Source Citation:
Grimes, J. Bryan. North Carolina Wills and Inventories Copied From Original and Recorded Wills and Inventories in the Office of the Secretary of State. Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton, 1912. Reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994.