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  • ID: I32014
  • Name: William B. HOOKER , Sr.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1626 in Surry County, Virginia
  • Death: 1717 in Chowan District, Albemarle County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    {geni:about_me} William Hooker Will - 1717 NC

    North Carolina Secretary of State Papers (Manuscripts)

    In The Name of God Amen I William Hooker Senr. of the Precinct of Chow an in the County of Albemarle in the Province of North Carolina being in S ound and perfect memory thanks be to almighty God for the same but calli ng to mind the farilty and mortality of man and that it is appointed for a ll men once to die I do hereby make constitute appoint and ordain th is to be my last will and testament in manner and form following -
    First - my soul I recommend into the hands of almighty God that gave it ho ping through the merit of my Blessed Redeemer to recieve as joyful resurre ction at the last day my body to be buried in such Christian like mann er as to my Execr hereafter named shall seem meet and as toucching such wo rldly estate as hath pleased almighty god to bestow on me in this transito ry world I dispose of the same in manner and form following
    First to my eldest son William Hooker Junr I give this Plantation where on I now live with all the land adjoining thereunto within the bounds here after mentioned Viz. beginning at the mouth of the Barron branch & runni ng up the sd branch to Col. Pollocks line then along his line to the he ad of the deep branch that issues out of St. Catty Gutt then down the sd b ranch to St. Catty Gutt then down thesd St. Catty Gutt to Wickacorn Cre ek then down the Creek to the first station and one other parcell of la nd bounded & beginning at the head of the deep branch afsd - then along t he Path that leads from the house to the main road to go downwards to San dy Runn then down Sandy Runn to the lower line then along the said li ne to Col Pollocks line - then along the sd line to the first station. Con taining by estimation two hundred acres of land to him and his heirs for e ver.
    To my son Godfree Hooker I give two hundred and fifty acres of land by est imation beginning at the mouth of the deep branch then along the deep bran ch to Col. Pollock's Corner tree standing on the head of the deep branch t hen along the house road to the Main Road then down the Main Road to the h eadline then along the headline to a marked Poplar being a Corner tree ne ar the head of the long branch then along a line of marked trees to a ca ry branch that makes out of the west side of St Catty Gutt then down t he sd branch to St Catty Gutt then up the said St Catty Gutt to the fir st station which sd land I give to my son Godfree Hooker afore mentioned a nd his heirs for ever.
    To my son in law Samll Sisemores I give one Parcell of land beginning on t he main road at the head line then along the head line to a corner tree st anding in a branch that Issues out of Sandy Runn then down the said bran ch to Sandy Runn then up Sadny Runn to the house road then along the sd ro ad to the first station being by estimation One hundred & twenty acr es of land be the same more of less whcih sd land I give to him and his he irs for ever.
    To: my grandson William Lewis I give one two year old Heipher with all h er increase for ever.
    All my stock of hoggs and cattle I devise should be equally divided betwe en my two sons already mentioned except one cow and yearling which was giv en by me to my son Godfree with their increase for ever and that my son Go dfree keep my own proper marke and I give him one bay Mair with all her in crease for ever
    To: my son Wm Hooker I give one Mair filly with all her increase for ever
    To: my daughter Ann Evans I give one shilling to be paid out of my estate
    My daughters Bridgett Man, Margaret Lewis, Jane Brown and Elizabeth Sisemo re being already married have recieved what I desire they should have a nd my desire that they come in for no more of my estate
    and I desire that at my decease my son Godfree Hooker should be free a nd at his own dispossing and to take his land and stock into possession.
    Lastly I constitute appoint and ordain my eldest son Willian Hook er to be the whole executor of this my last will and testament utterly ren ouncing and making all former wills and wills by me formerly made ratifyi ng and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in wi ttnesswhereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eigh th day of Janry in the year of Our Lord 1716/17.
    Signed Sealed Published
    and acknowledged in the
    presence of us
    William Crawford his
    Francis Brown
    William [X] Hooker Snr

    Will proven October Court 1717 and letters of administation were grant ed 14 July 1718, Chowan Precinct, Albemarle Co, NC

    Marriage 1 Bridget FOYE b: ABT 1637
    • Married: BET 1647 AND 1660 in Virginia
    1. Has Children Bridget HOOKER b: 1660 in Nansemond County, Virginia
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