States: North Carolina: Beaufort
I'm trying to find more information on Abraham Duncan Bath NC. In particular does any one have any info on his children. His will below refers to a wife Mary and daughter-in-law Mary Parver in his will below. Was the suit of mourning for the daughter-in-law because her husband was dead (Abraham's son)? Any clues?
Will of Abraham Duncan of Beaufort Co. NC, merchant, 3 Feb. 1749; To wife Mary Duncan 350 acres lying at back of my said wife's land in the Savannah commonly called Kenyon's Savannah, and also 3 acres whereon my tanyard stands, one lot #12 and house in Bath Town with the Front and Storehouse thereon, likewise one other lot #65 in said town, #65, to her and assigns. To my two nephews George Duncan and Abramham Duncan (sic), sons of John Duncan of Londonderry in New England my plantation on the south side of Pamplico River in Beaufort Co., 150 acres, and one other tract of 300 acres on the south side of Tar River granted me by patent dated 28 Feb. 1743 to be equally divided between them. I also give my nephews my right and title in two surveys of land made on Swift Creek containing about 300 acres each, yet my will is that provided John Rice pay the expences I have born at about one of the said tracts & is willing to take out a patent for that tract on the south side of the North Branch of Swifts Creek near the cowtun? Meadow, John Price shall have the preference to take out a patent for the tract, otherwise I desire my nephews to patent both tracts for their own use. To my nephews six cows and calves, two breeding mares and one horse called Shaver which are at my plantation, & the tools of husbandry & utensils belonging to the plantation. To my brother James Duncan my silver watch, to my brother William Duncan my silver shoe buckels & horse? buckles, to my brother John Duncan my walking cane, to my brother Robert Duncan 20 pounds in bills, & to my sister Hester Cason 10 pounds bills to buy them rings to perpetuate my memory. To my brother George as a token only of my affection my non? great coat. All my negroes, horses, stock of cattle, & goods & chattels whatsoever, to my wife Mary Duncan and appoint her sole executrix. I leave my daughter in law Mary Parver a suit of mourning. Abrahm. Duncan. Wit. Thomas Pearson, John Simpson Junr, James Adams, Wy. Ormond. Proved First June court 1751, by oath of Wyiatt? Ormond, Thos. Pearson, who saw John Simpson and James Adams subscribe; Mary Duncan, Relict, qualified as exec. /s/ William Ormond Clerk.