Gill Document 9

Transcribed by Daniel B. Olds from a copy of the original generously provided by Jim & Brenda Hicks.

In the name of God amen I Isaac Gill of Wake County being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this ninth day of August the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say-

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Edy Gill the tract of land whereon I now live containing two hundred and eighteen acres and a lease on a parcel of land lying near the above mentioned tract of land so that she shall pay ten barrels of corn to per year to Isham Boyce for the use of the said lease until the lease is out agreeable to the contract bound said Boyce and myself. Also one Negroe man named Lewis, one Negroe woman named Betty and her child Brasel, one Negroe boy named Horton, one bay mare and cart, ten head of cattle, and a barrel of hogg sufficient for her pork, three sows and pigg and all my household and kitchen furniture and her years support out of the present crop that is now growing, one grindstone and all my plantation tools. All the above mentioned property I give unto my beloved wife during her natural life or widowhood and then to be equally divided betwixt my four children; Elizabeth Hicks, Ezra Gill and David Gill and Charrity Gill.

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Elizabeth Hicks one equal fourth part in four Negroes to wit Pat, Peter, Candy and Crofford together with my son Ezra Gill, my son David Gill and daughter Charrity Gill to be equally divided after my death betwixt said four children.

I also give and bequeath to my beloved son Ezra Gill one Negroe girl by the name of Lender which has been advanced to him heretofore. Also one Negroe woman named Esther with all her present and future increase which is Fed, Gincy, Zilpha, Harris, Piety, Charles all to be his the said Ezra at my death forever.

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son David Gill one Negroe boy named Abram forever which has heretofore been advanced to him.

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Charrity Gill one Negroe girl by the name of Annella forever; one bed and furniture; two cows and calves; one trunk and side saddle; one table wheel and cards. And I hereby make and ordain my two sons Ezra Gill and David Gill executors of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I, the testator Isaac Gill, do leave this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above.

Written, signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who are present at the time of acknowledging and sealing thereof.

Witness Isaac Gill (Seal)

Wyatt Mangum







Wake County May Term 1831

The written last will and testament was in open court duly proved by the oath of Wyatt Mangum & Hardy Lowrey witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.

B.S K??(signature)

Recorded in Clerk’s Office of Wake County in Book (1C)(K)(?) and page 5-8, 10th August 1831.

B.S. K? (Signature)



Sources: Wake County courthouse records, Federal Census records.

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