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The Will of Nicholas Baggett I
Posted by: Reb (ID *****0215) Date: August 04, 2006 at 20:32:47
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Hi, this is the Will of Nicholas Baggett I. Reb
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
NICHOLAS BAGGETT, SR. (II)
In the name of God, Amen. I, Nicholas Baggett, of Bertie County in the Province of North Carolina, being of perfect mind & memory, do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament.
Principally & first of all, I give & recommend my Soul in the hands of God that gave it, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give & dispose of the same in the following manner & form:
Imprims: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son Benjamin Baggett four Pounds Virginia Currency to be raised & levied out of my estate and to be paid to him in clothing & other necessaries as he shall have occasion, at the discretion of my executors.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Son Nicholas Baggett one Shilling Sterling to be levied out of my estate, it being all that I intend to give him in this my last Will & Testament, or all that he shall have out of my estate.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my son Abraham Baggett one Shilling Sterling to be levied out of my estate, it being all that I intend to give him in this my last Will & Testament, or all that he shall have out of my estate.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Son Joseph Bagget two Cows & Calves, by him freely to be possessed.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Son Barnabey Bagott one Cow & Calf, by him freely to be possessed.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Son Thomas Baggett the Plantation whereon I now live, & all the Land belonging to it, and one young Mare to him & his heirs forever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Son Hardy Baggett one Cow & Calf, & one Musquet Gun.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Son John Baggett two Cows & Calves.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary West one Shilling Sterling, it being all that I intend to give her in this my last Will & Testament, or all that She shall have out of my estate.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Martha Baggett two Cows & Calves, being the same which hath been called her own.
Item: I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Wood one Shilling Sterling, it being all that I intend to give her in this my last Will and Testament, or all that She shall have out of my estate.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Baggett one Cow & Calf, one Box Iron, one Pottle Pewter Bason, & one Pewter Dish.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my Dearly Beloved wife Mary Baggett all my movable estate that is not given out in legacies to my Children, & the use & privilege of my Houses, Land & Plantation whereon I now live, during the time of her Natural life & after to my Son Thomas Baggett, to him & his heirs forever.
I likewise constitute, make & ordain my Sons Joseph Baggett & Thomas Baggett Sole & lawfull executors of this my last Will & Testament and I do hereby utterly dissallow & dissanull all & every other Will & Testament.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seall this the 9th day of January in the year of our Lord Christ 1753 and in the 26th year of our Sovereign King George the Second - Defender of the faith.
Signed, Sealled & Declared in presents of us:
Nicholas (N) Baggett
His mark & SeallTest: Charles Horne
John Hooks
Bertie County, April Court, 1755.
The before Written Will was Exhibited into Court by Thomas Baggett, one of the Executors thereof and Proved by the oath of Charles Horne, one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto, and at the same time the said Executor Qualifyed according to Law Which was ordered to be Certifyed.
Test: Benjamin Wynns, Clerk of Court.


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