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John Pryor   see FAMILY TREE
Born: Abt 1695 Gloucester, VA

 

   
Married: 1726    
Died: 21/Nov/1771 Orange Co., NC   WILL OF JOHN PRYOR (2)
Orange County, North Carolina
28 September 1771

In the name of god Amen
I John Pryor of North Carolina Orange County being unwill but of perfect Sence and memory, but knowing it is appointed once for all men to die do think proper to make this my Last will and Testament in Manner and form following to wit first ? principally I yiald my Soul to god who gave it hoping through the Merits of his Dear Son to Obtain pardon for all my Sins and my Body to be Buried in a Christian Manner at the direction of my Executors and what Estate it hath pleased god to Lend me after my Just debts be paid I give and Bequesth as follows to wit, Item I give to my Son Robert Pryor that Tract of Land on the Head of Aarons Creek in Granville County being 640 acres and also my Negros man named Will and what I have already Given him and any amount against him on my Book to him and his heirs lawfully begotten by his body for ever, Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Flournoy all that I have already given to her and Twenty pounds as she borrowed of me to her heirs for Ever, Item I give to my Daughter Rhoda Stone my negros man named Pomfry and two Cows & Calves one feather Bed and furniture one Mare and Saddle which Estate She hath already received to her and her heirs for ever, Item I give to my Daughter Lucy Tapley my negros man named Harry and two cows and calves one feather bed and furniture and one mare and saddle already received to her heirs for ever, Item I give to my Grandson John Pryor Son to Green Pryor all that land I purchased of Isiah Alday and also that land I purchased of Robert Morley both on May Creek and also my Negros woman named Sue and also my negros Garl named Dinah also my Negros Garl Juda and their increase and a horse saddle and two cows & calves one feather bed and furniture when he shall arrive to Twenty one years to him and his heirs for Ever which have already delivered to Green Pryor Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Leah Perkins my negros woman named Moll and her increase and two cows & calves one feather bed and furniture one horse and saddle already received to her, her heirs for ever Item I give to my Grand daughter Betty Green Pryor my negros garl named Dilany and her increase and also my tract of land on Adams Creek adjoining Hugh Bennett when she shall arrive to lawfull years or marries to her and her heirs for ever Item I give to my daughter Rachael Pope my negros boy named E?seia one feather bed & furniture two cows and calves one young mare and saddle which estate she hath already received to her & her heirs for ever Item I give to my daughter Dorothy Pryor my negros garl named Cloe & one feather bed and furniture two cows & calves one horse or mare and saddle when she arrives to lawfull age or marries to her, and her heirs for ever Item I give to my daughter ?Maritha? Pryor when she arrives to lawfull age or marries my negros boy named Ben and two cows and claves one feather bed & furniture and horse or mare & saddle to her and her heirs for ever Item I give to my son John Henry Pryor the land and plantation where I now dwell and also my negros garl named Philles and two cows and calves one feather bed and furniture and one young horse and saddle to him and his heirs for ever Item I give to my son Abner Pryor all that land I purchased of Fredrick Kerlock and also that land that Moses Walker owned and also that land on Hies as I bought the improvements of Harkley Worrin and also my negros boy named Cats and two cows & calves and one feather bed and furniture and one horse & saddle and also that tract of land that I tookup adjoining the land I purchased of Fredrick Kerlock to him and his heirs for ever Item I give to my Grandson John Pryor Smith my negros garl named Voilet and if she dies before she comes of age then my desire is that he be paid out of my Estate forty pounds Virginia money to him and his heirs for ever I also desire my tract of land I purchased of Hosea Tapley Jun. 901 acres on flat River be sold and the money divided amongest my daughters and if either of my children shold die before they come of lawfull age or marries then there estate both real and personal be equally divided amongst those of my children as shall be then living and if either of those negroes above mentioned shold die before the owner of them comes of age or marries that them be paid at there comming of age or marries out of my estate forty pounds Virginia Currency and I lend to my wife Margaret Pryor during her natural life or widowhood the use of my plantation and land where on I now dwell and also the use of my negroes Tom Macriah Bausis man for Juda Jane Hannah Punch Captain in Newburn and my young negros ??? not yet named in my will and also the use of my personal estates to gather all my stock of all kinds and two stills which stills I gave to John Henry Pryor and Abner the large one to John Henry Pryor and the small one to Abner Pryor and at the end of her life or widdowhood my desire all my estate of what kind soever lent to my wifes land eacepted but to my wife as afore said be equally divided amonst such of my children as shall be then living lastlly I do appoint my Son in law William Stone and my Son in law David Womack and my wife Margaret Pryor executors & eaecutrix of this my last will & testament tovoking all other wills given ?? ?? my hand & seal this 28th day of September 1771
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Pryor
in presence of us
& there increase interlined
before sealed
Burgis Harrolson
Joseph Hicks
Peter Rogers

Notes:

(1) Nancy Alexander Pryor-L@rootsweb.com, internet website 1/20/1999

FATHER

Robert Pryor

MOTHER

Betty Virginia Green

WIFE

Margaret Gaines

CHILDREN

1. Robert Pryor b. 11/Jul/1733

2. Elizabeth "Patsy" "Peggy" Pryor b. 01/Jun/1735

3. Rhoda Pryor b. 06/Jul/1739

4. Mildred Pryor b. 06/Aug/1741

5. Lucy Pryor b. 20/Jul/1743

6. Green Pryor b. 29/Sep/1745

7. Leah Pryor b. 20/Nov/1747

8. Rachel Pryor b. 23/Mar/1750

9. Martha Pryor b. Abt 1751

10. Dorothy (Dolly) Pryor b. 23/Mar/1755

11 Henrietta Pryor b. 15/Sep/1756

12  John Henry Pryor b. 04/May/1759

13.  Abner Pryor b Dec/1761

Birth dates of children birth copied from a family bible of Green Pryor, May 25th, 1844. This information was received from Annette Womack, direct descendant of Mildred Pryor and David Womack.  Source: Contact: Sue Jones macduff@infionline.net