1790 Thomas Threlkeld Will

Mercer County Court Clerk

Mercer County, Kentucky

Scan_Pic1739In the name of God Amen.  I, Thomas Threlkeld, of the County of Mercer and State of Virginia, do order this my last will and testament as follows.

Item.  It is my desire that my loving wife, Nelly Threlkeld, have and enjoy my two Negro men, namely, James and Robin, during her natural life and after her death it is my desire that the two Negroes,

Scan_Pic1740namely, James and Robin, be equally divided by appraisement between George and David Threlkeld, sons of my brother John Threlkeld, also Thomas and William Threlkeld, sons of Moses Threlkeld, share and alike between them four and their heirs for ever, except hereafter mentioned.  Also, it is my desire that the said Nelly Threlkeld have and enjoy all my personal estate and at her death to be equally divided between Daniel Threlkeld McKonky and Armistead Long, that is to say my household furniture and stock, also leave to the said Daniel Threlkeld McKonky one Negro boy named Joseph to be put to the joiners trade with the said Daniel and at the expiration of the said Daniel’s apprenticeship then the said Daniel Threlkeld McKonky take possession of the said Negro Joseph, also my wearing clothes and two lots in the town of Warwick to him and his heirs forever.

Item.  It is my desire that my wife Nelly Threlkeld do pay either in money or property the sum of fifty pounds to Mary Buckley Threlkeld and Rachel Threlkeld, daughters of my brother Henry Threlkeld for the depreciation of the paper money as my being guardian to them and if they are satisfied with that sum then it is to be paid them in twelve months after my decease, if not satisfied then it is not to be paid them and at that if it being so they are to give receipts.

Lastly I appoint my wife, Nelly Threlkeld, and my brother, John Threlkeld, and

Scan_Pic1741John Waggoner, executors to this my last will and testament.  In witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 31st day of January, 1790.

Thomas Threlkeld

Robert Pogue, Ezekiel Kennedy

At a court held for Mercer County at Harrodsburg on the 23rd day of March, 1790.

This last will and testament of Thomas Threlkeld, deceased, was exhibited into court and proved by the oaths of Robert Pogue and Ezekiel Kennedy, subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.

Teste, Thomas Allin, County Clerk

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