Old Wills

1780 Will of William Hicks – Lincoln County

Will of William Hicks

Lincoln County Will Book 1, Pages 10-11

In the name of God amen.  I, William Hicks, being sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for his mercies, 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, and first of all surrender my soul to the hands of God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian-like manner at the

discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the resurrection I shall receive the same again in life and glory and as for the things of this life wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give and dispose in the following manner, to wit.

I give and bequeath to my oldest son, John, three cows, a black and white face, and a white face and a yearling red and white face, and his own bay mare.  I give and bequeath to my second son, William, his own roan mare.  The rest I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife, Agnes, whom I appoint my executrix, to be at her discretion to divide among the rest of my children after all my just debts are paid and I allow her and William Clurey, my Executor and Executrix, and this and no other to be my last will and testament this 4th day of August 1780.

William Hicks

Teste, James Davis, William Young, Samuel Gordon

At a court held for Lincoln County the 15th of May 1781, this instrument of writing was exhibited in court and proved to be the last will and testament of the within named William Hicks by the oath of Samuel Gordon and at another court held for the said county the 16th day of May 1781, this will was proved by the oath of James Davis, another witness and ordered to be recorded.

Teste.  William May, Clerk Lincoln County

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