I Leonard Linsey of Granville county in the State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound mind and memory thanks to almighty god for the same to sound mind that is appointed for all man once to die. do make constituted appoint and ordain this my last Will of Testament and first I will that all my debts which I owe be fore with levied out of my estate of paid.
Item. I lend to my loving wife Sarah during her natural life my plantation. Of houses whereon I now live together with one hundred and forty three acres of land including round the said plantation also all of my household goods and furniture my stock of every kind of all my plantation.
Item I give and bequeath to my son Elisha Linsey the remaining part of my land which I have not lent my wife containing one hundred and forty acres including plantation whereon he now lives also half of my iron which is not worked up into tools to him and his heirs forever.
My will and desire is that after my wife's decease the land of plantation which I have lent her be sold for the that can be got for it of the money arising there from such sale be equally divided among my daughters that shall then be living and all the personal essentails to be sold after equally be divided to my said son Elisha., my daughters that shall be living to their heirs forever. I also appoint my friends Richard Searcy, Richard Harris, my Executors to this my lst will and testament. In the Testimony whereof I have here unto set any hand of seal
The 20th day of April 1782.
Signed and sealed declared
By the said Leonard Linsey} Leonard Linsey
To be his last will and Testament of
Leonard Linsey to be Last will and
Testament in presence of
Reuben Searcy Jurant
Mary Mallory x her mark
Granville County May Court AD 1785
This will was duly proved by oath or Reuben Leary and orderedRecorded,Then Richard Leary qualified as executor to said will
In the name of God Amen I Elisha Linsey of Granville County North Carolina bring of perfect and mind and memory to make this my Last Will and Testament. In manner from following;
To my wife Elizabeth Linsey all my Estate of all kinds during her natural life and widow hood my will and desire is that on her death or marriage that my whole estate be equally divided between my two sons Wiatt Linsey and John Linsey and finally revoking all other wills and declare this to be my last to which I do appoint Labain Linsey aand Caleb Linsey both of Warren County Executors to witness where od IU set my hand and seal on the 16th day on November 1791
Elsiaha Linsey his seal
Joshua Loyd Surant
Granville County North Carolina Court 1792 This for with contained duly Proven by oath of John Sute ande Joshua Lay and declared as record which I have truly done.
Test H Henderson CC
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