HENDON FAMILY CHRONICLES


The Will of John Orr
`~Husband of Rebecca M. (Nutt) Orr~

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF JOHN ORR, Dec'd.                          8 July 1779

In the name of God, amen, I John Orr being sick and in a very low state of health, but in Perfect and Sound Mind, Memory, and Consideration,
thanks be to God for the same and I do acknowledge this my Last Will and Testament, I give my soul to God and my bodey to be decently buried. ITEM I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Rebecca Orr one mear (mare) called Gin and sidesaddle and her bed. One small pott, three becons, six plates and twelve spoons, and one dish over and above her part. ITEM I give and bequeath to my four children all my Lands, Crop,
Goods, and Cattles to be sold and the money be equally devided amongst them and if it pleases God that any of them should die that their part is to be devided amongst them that may remain. And I give to my sons Timothy Orr and Jess Orr to my brother Christopher Orr to bring them up in the future and fear of God.                                I leave Joseph Regan and Joshua Sugg (John Orr's step-son) Executors of my Will.

Witness my hand and seal this eighth day of July in the year of our Lord 1779.

WITNESS                                                                                                                  John Orr (SEAL)
Robert Orr, (Jurat)
               
her
Elizabeth  X    Orr
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                                                                  WAKE COUNTY                                                       September Term, 1779

                                Then was the within Last Will and Testament of John Orr, Dec'd in Open Court duly approved by the oath
                                of Robert Orr a witness thereto and Ordered to be Recorded
                                                                                                           Test               J. Rice, Clk.  CC

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                               The within Will was recorded in the Clerks Office in the County of Wake in Book A and pages (164) the 15th Day
                                of October 1779.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                 J. Rice, Clk.  CC


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