In the God Amen, I George Dewey of Northampton County being sick and weak in body but sound and perfect in mind and memory do make and appoint this my last will and testament:
I give my soul to God that gave it my body to the earth whence it was taken hoping through the mercy and merits of my blessed Savior to receive a joyous resurrection and as for my worldly goods I give and bequeath as followeth:
Item I give to my son George Dewey the one half of my personal estate also my slave Bonen and increase and my land where on I now dwell to him his heirs or assignes for ever yet so that if my said son die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then my wife to inherit and possess his part both personal and real namely my slaves and land to her, her heirs or assignees forever. Tho other half of my personal estate I give to my said wife Elizabeth Dewey whom I nominate and appoint my sole executrix. Lastly I forbid that my estate be inventoried or the court intermidle with it. I intrust my wife to divide my estate betwixt herself and my son and from her judgement there shall be no appeal. I set my son at age at eighteen receive his portion when his mother pleases. I desire that my executrix prove this my last will revoking all manner of other wills as witness my hand and seal this 7th day of November in the year of or Lord 1714.
Abigail Boll, Richard Dooll,
Northampton County, December the 21st 1714
The said last will and testament of George Dewey was exhibited to the court of the said county by his relick and executrix Elizabeth Dewey who made oath thereto and upon her motion proved in court by the oaths of Richard Dooll and Abigail Boll and Mary White witness there is admitted to record and according to order it to be recorded.
Teste. Robert Howson Clk Cur Co. Northampton
Recorded Robert Howson
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY WILLS, DEEDS &C 1711-1718 p 79.
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