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Will of John crumpler (Will Book 1, page 204, Petersburg, VA.)

In the name of God Amen. I John Crumpler of Petersburg & County of Dinwiddie being in sound mind tho sick of Body- do make this my last Will and Testament revoking all others that heretofore I may have made. In the first place I desire that all my just Debts may be paid in order to do- which my will is- that if the money due me is not sufficient to pay what I may owe- I will that the House joining the lott of William Durell be rented out untill all just demands & Debts agt. me are fully satisfied.- Item. I bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Crumpler all the Residue of my Estate both real and personal- of what kind soever- particularly the House and Lott I now occupy to her and her Heirs forever- AND also, the House before mentioned, to be rented for the payment of my Debts, after the said Debts are justly satisfied, I give the said House to her and her Heirs forever.- Item. I give unto my said wife all the Property belonging to me in the County of Southhampton Christ Church Town Bruton Parish, both real and personal, and all property belonging to me in Dorchester England
In confirmation whereof I have set my hand and affixed my Seal this Ninth day of February One Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety Two.-
Jno. Crumpler (Seal)
Signed Sealed & Delivered as the last Will & Testament of John Crumpler In the Presence of} W. Harrison, John Anderson, Robert Harrison.

Codicil to Jno. Crumplers will to wit, He desires that his Funeral Charges & Doctors Bills be first satisfied by his Exors. He Constitutes & appoints his Beloved wife Mary Crumpler his whole,sole & only Ex'trx; of this his last Will and Testament in presence of.-
John Crumpler (Seal).
Jno. Baird Jr., William Stevenson, John Minetree.
At a Hustings Court held for the Town of Petersburg at the New Building intended for a Courthouse in the said Town Monday the 3rd Day of February 1794.- The last Will and Testament of John Crumpler dec'd was proved in open Court by the oaths of William Harrison and John Anderson two of the witnesses thereto; And the codicil indorsed on the said will was also proved by the oaths of William Stevenson & John Minetree two of the witnesses thereto, and are ordered to be recorded. AND on the Motion of Mary Crumpler the Executrix named in the said will who made oath and together with Seth Pettipool her security entered into and acknowledged their Bond in the penalty of Two hundred Pounds as the law directs, Certificate is granted her for obtaining a probat thereof in due form.- Attest. J.Grammer C.H.C.

WILL OF WILLIAM CRUMPLER, SOUTHAMPTON VA 1750

In the name of God Amen I William Crumpler being of perfect sence and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form
following: Item I give unto my son John Crumpler the plantation I live on and the land belonging to said plantation from the upper end to the Branch below the houses to the bounds runing up the said branch to the ash a line tree standing in the said branch the said land containing one hundred acres more or less to him and his heirs forever and also sixty five acres be the same more less it being part of a survey of one hundred and thirty acres of land  and is divided by a line of marked trees between William Crumpler and my son John Crumpler I give the said sixty five acres of land to my son John Crumpler and his heirs forever.
Item I give unto my son William Crumpler the remaining part of the two tracts of land and after my sons death I give the remaining parts of the two tracts of land aforesaid to my grandson William Crumpler son of my son William Crumpler and to his heirs forever Item I give unto my granddaughter daughter of my grandson William Crumpler by name Sile Crumpler one (looks like) feather bed and furtniture belonging to it and (looks like two ::: and two bassons & two plats?) To her and her heirs But if my said grand daughter dies before she comes to the age of eighteen the said legacy to resume to my grandson William Crumpler to which I give the rest of my estate goods chattles to him and his heirs forever and I do appoint my son William Crumpler my executor to this my last will and testament revoaking all others wills hereafter made by me. Witness where of I have hereunto I set my hand and seal this 29th day of October 1750 William W Crumpler, his mark

Witness: Thomas Williamson
At a court held at the courthouse for the County of Southampton the 14 of February 75 ops (?) This will was presented in court by William Crumpler the Exor therein named proved by the oath of Thos Williamson a witness thereto and ordered to be recorded on the motion of the said exor who made oath according to law certificate was granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form giving security Test R Kello Clk.

Provided by: Evelyn Rahn

WILL OF JOHN CRUMPLER, SR.

 

In The Name of God Amen

I, John Crumpler of The County of Duplin in the State of North Carolina Yoeman being weak in Body but of sound mind and memory blessed be God for it and calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my Body to be buried in the Earth at the Discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in manner and form following that is to say Imprimus—

Item: I give to my son Jacob Crumpler the plantation whereon he now lives ( ) I bought of Pircybell Clay containing one hundred acres lying on Bearskin Swamp and the cattle he formerly was possessed of and one bed that is now in the possession of Elihu Wiggins and one black mair and coalt to him and his heirs forever—

Item: I give to my son John Crumpler a mesuage or tract of land containing two hundred and thirty acres on both sides the road joining Benj’n Williams land and Crumplers Marsh also another peace of land lying on Magason Branch containing one hundred acres also another peach of land containing three hundred and twenty acres it being part of an entry of six hundred and forty acres lying on both side Hauls Branch whereof Lazarus Haul is to have 320 acres and my son John and J’d Haul to make a line between themselves when the patent is obtained and for my Executors to make him a Deed for the same also a stock of cattle now in the ( ) of William Laton also I leave the USE of the plantation and my Negros whereon I now live to my said son John for to raise my children thereon and also one feather bed—

Item: I give my daughter Rachel Crumpler five cows and calves to be paid for at the age of twenty one or married if the stock be sufficient for all the rest of her younger Brethren to have as many and if not to have an Equal Share of what there is at such a time and ten pounds in silver or gold and a feather bed and sheet—

Item: I give to my Daughter Sarah Crumpler five cows and calves if the stock be sufficient at such time as has been before mentioned and ten pounds in gold or silver and a feather Bed Rug and sheet—

Item: I give to my Daughter Nancy Crumpler five cows and calves if the stock be sufficient at such a time or to have as has been before mention and ten pounds in gold or silver and thirty five pounds of feathers—

Item: I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Crumpler five cows and calves if the stock be sufficient at such time and if not to have an Equal Share at such time as aforementioned and a Negro woman called Rose and the first child She Ever brings and a feather bed Rug and sheet and the rest of her Increase I leave to be Equally divided amongst the Rest of my Daughters—

Item: I give to my son Cajah Crumpler the plantation whereon I now live containing two hundred acres and another messuage of land containing one hundred acres adjoining the former Magason Swamp and a other hundred acres joining that and William Boykins land and another hundred acres on the East Side of Daniels Branch also a Negro Boy named Seacar and five cows and calves and a feather bed Rug and Sheet—and half the sheet that is at Ephraim Emanuels of my stock I give to my son Jacob and the remainder of all the rest of my sheet I leave to be equally divided between all my children Except Jacob & Grace and all the remainder of my Estate household goods and moveable I have to be Equaly Divided between my children Grace Rachel Sarah Elizabeth Nancy and Cajah. I appoint my son Jacob Crumpler John Crumpler and Elihu Wiggins my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Dissolving all other former wills by me made Ratifying and confirming This and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh Day of February Anno Domni 1782.

Signed seald publishd Declard & pronounced by the said John Crumpler as his Last Will and Testament in presence of us—

Arthur Coor /s/ John Crumpler

Daniel Coors

William (his mark) Wiggs

State of North Carolina )

Duplin County ) April Court 1782

Then was the within Will proved in open Court in due form of Law by the Oath of Daniel Coor one of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto. Ordered to be filed.

Test Wm Dickson C. C.

July Court 1782.

John Crumpler one of the Executors Name in the said will came before the court and qualified by Taking the Oath of an Executor according to Laws. Ordered that letters issue accordingly.

Test Wm Dickson C. C.

Matthew Crumpler Will

I Matthew Crumpler of the county of Isle of Wight and the State of Virginia being of sound mind and perfect memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. to wit. I leave to my loving wife Mourning Crumpler after paying all my just debts, my plantation and all the balance of any estate during her single life, and at her decease I give said plantation to be divided at a ivalount tree that stands in the field; from D. Roberts line, to J. Hall line, giving the house Part joining Jeffrey Edwards to Joseph B. Crumpler and the other part to Jonathan Crumpler, and if either of my sons die without a lawful heir then the other above named to heir the whole of the plantation above named, but I do reserve My three daughters to wit Lydia, Mary L. and Caroline Crumpler their single life on the said plantation. It After my wife Mourning Crumpler died. I then give the rest of my estate as follows to wit, it. I give my son Jonathan Crumpler fifty cents in cash. It I give my daughter Caty Johnson the sum of fifty cents. it I give my daughter Nancy Johnson the sum of fifty cents. it I give my daughter Jemmphey Crumpler the sum of fifty cents in cash. it I give my son Matthew Crumpler one dark face Steer. It I give my son Joseph B. Crumpler one white face steer. It And all the rest and residence of my estate to be equally divided between my three daughters’ Lydia, Mary, Caroline Crumpler. Imeminate and official William Johnson Sole executor of this my last will and testament and this I own to be my last will and testament in writing of I have here into set my hand and official my seal this 30 day of June AD 1834.

His
Matthew Crumpler
Mark

Witnesses:

Mills Whitting
Seal

Matthew Crumpler
Seal

Mary Crumpler
Seal

The back of the will:

Matthew Crumpler Will
May 4th 1835 proved by
Nills W. Whitley ? ?
June 1st 1835 exor. ? giver bond ?

Transcribed by Caryl M. Graham from a copy of the original provided by her grandmother Caryl J. Gardner.

Provided by: Caryl Graham

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