Will of Thomas Hawkins

Reel 1 page 214 Wills Bertie County North Carolina

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Hawkins of Bertie County and State of No Carolina being of sound mind and perfect memory do make and ordain this my Last will & Testament.

First I recommend my soul to Almighty God in favoring his mercy my body I recommend to the earth at the direction of my Excutors my worldly estate I give & bequeathed in the following manner Viz ---

Item I give & bequeathe to my son John Hawkins a piece of land joining the land where he now lives bounded by the sandy hill (Boane or Brane:???) to him & his heirs forever.

Item I give & bequeathe to Fredrick Hawkins the plantation where I now live containing two hundred acres of land to him & his heirs forever.

Item I give & bequeathe to my son Thomas Hawkins a piece of Land caled (yes only one l) the Bevon dam Island joining my other land supposed to be about one hundred acres to him & his heirs forever.

Item I give & bequeathe to my son Richard Hawkins the remainder of the tract of Land where on I now live to him & his heirs forever.

Item I give & bequeathe to my daughter Elizabeth Hardy a tract of land on Cypress Swamp adjoining the land she now lives on & five pounds to her & her heirs forever.

Item I give & bequeathe to my daughter Ann Wood wife of James Wood twenty shillings

Item I give & bequeathe to my Daughter Joice Curry wife of James Curry twenty shillings

Item I give & bequeathe to my Daughter Mary Hawkins all my movable estate

Lastly I constitute and appoint Thomas Hawkins and John Hawkins Exc______ to this my last will & testament and I do hereby disanull all others wills and do these present ratifie and confirm this to be my last will & testament in witness whereas I have set my hand & seal this twenty eighth day of April one thousand seventh hundred & ninety one assigning & sealed in the present of

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James Turner
Willima Y Cowan
David Harrell (or Hawell)