||Daniel COLEMAN |
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Cumberland County Will Book 2, page 59
Probated May 25,1772
Will of Daniel Coleman
29 August 1763
In the name of God amen, August, the twenty nineth day in the year of our lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and sixty three I Daniel Coleman of Southam Parish and county of Cumberland being of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks to Almighty God and calling to the uncertainty of this transitory life and all
flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following:
FIRST being penitent and sorry for all my sins most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same I commend my soul unto almighty God my saviour and redeemer in whose merits I trust and believe to have full remission and to inherit the kingdom of Heaven and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and for the settling of my temporal estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I do order give and dispose the same in manner and form following, that is to say,
I give and bequeath to my grandson William Coleman son of my son Thomas Coleman after the decease of my beloved wife Patience Coleman all the tract of whereon I now live containing three hundred acres more or less with the improvements thereon also my negro boy named matt to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM my negro woman named Judith and her two children Moorning and Hannah that is now in the possession of Nehemiah Glen I lend the said negro woman and her said children above mentioned to my daughter Anne Glen and to her husband Nehemiah Glen during their natural lives and after their decease I give the said Negro woman and her two children and all their increase from the date
of these presents to be equally divided between all the children of my said daughter Anne Glen to them and their heirs forever.
ITEM my negro woman named Janney that is now in the possession of Nathan Glen I lend the said negro woman and my daughter Lucy Glen and to her husband Nathan Glen during their natural lives and after their decease I give the said negro woman and all her increase from the date of these presents to be equally divided between all the children of my said daughter Lucy Glen to them
and their heirs forever.
ITEM my negro woman named Hester and her two children Sid and Tom and my negro girl named Annis I lend to my daughter Mary Sims and to her husband Matthew Sims during their natural lives and after their decease I give the said negros Hester, Sid, Tom and Annis and all their increase from the date of these presents to be equally divided between all the children of my said daughter
Mary to them and their heirs forever.
ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Patience Coleman my negro woman named Hannah and all her increase from the date of these presents to her and to her own disposal forever.
ITEM I give and bequeath to my grandson Gideon Edwards all my lands, lying and being the county of Halifax and after the decease of my beloved wife Patience I give to my said grandson Gideon Edwards my two negro boys Jupiter and Jacob by name to him and his heirs forever.
And my will and desire is that after all my just and lawful debts are paid and discharged that the remainder of my estate be kept in the possession of my beloved wife Patience Coleman during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided between all my nine children, that is to say, my sons Thomas Coleman, Daniel Coleman, James Coleman, (my daughter Judith Turner deceased her part to be equally divided between all her children) my daughters Sarah Guttery, Anne Glen, Grissel Edwards, Lucy Glen and Mary Sims to each of them and their heirs forever.
Lastly I appoint my sons Daniel Coleman, Nathan Glen and William Coleman executors of this my last will and testament disannulling all former wills by me made and declaring this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whererof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
/s/ Daniel Coleman
Sealed and Delivered in presence of
Thomas Davenport, Jr.
At a court held for Cumberland County 22nd January 1770, this last will and testament of Daniel Coleman deceased was proved by Thomas Davenport, Jr. and Joseph Davenport two of the witnesses thereto and by the court ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Nathan Glen one of the executors therein named who made oath according to law certificate was granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form giving security whereupon he and Joseph Hill, William Coleman and William Walker his securities entered into bond according to law and liberty is reserved to the other executors to join in probat.
Teste: Thompson Swann, Clerk
Cumberland County Will Book 2, page 4
Probate: 22 January 1770
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