HENDON FAMILY CHRONICLES
Will of Robert Nutt
~Father of Rebecca M. Nutt, husband of Aaron Sugg~
the Name of God Amen I Robert Nutt of the County
of Wake State of North Carolina being of Sound and Perfect mind and memory
(blessed be God) but weak of Bodyly Strength, do this Twenty seventh day
of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand and Seven Hundred and eighty-five
make and Publish this my last Will and Testament in Manner following That
is to say...
First I give and Bequeath unto *Robert Brown
husband of my Daughter Rebecca the Sum of five
Shillings. I like wise give and Bequeath unto John
Simmons Husband to my Daughter Margaret
the Sum of five Shillings. I like wise give and Bequeath to *Aaron Sugg the Sum of five Shillings which Requires
is to be paid by my Executors here after Named. My Will and desire is that
my Sons John Nutt and William
Nutt pay all the Just Debts that I may be Owing and in Consideration
There of I give and Bequeath unto each of said Sons John and William as
_____ Unto my Son John Nutt I give and bequeath
my Negroe Wench Sarah and my Negroe Boy Goliah & my Gray Mare Moll,
and all the future Increase of my said Negroe Wench Sarah to him his Heirs
and Assigns Forever.
I likewise give and bequeath to my said Son William
my Negroe Boys Toby and Pompy to him his Heirs and Assigns Forever. And
my Will and desire is that all the remainder of my Estate both Real and
Personal be eqully divided between my said Sons John
Nutt and William Nutt which I give and
bequeath unto them and their Heirs and Assigns Forever.
And I hereby make and Ordain my Said Sons John Nutt
and William Nutt Executors of this my
Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Robert Nutt have hereunto set my hand and Seal the
day and year above written
Robert (his X) Nutt (Seal)
Signed Seale and Declared by the said
Robert Nutt the Testator as his last Will & Testament in the presence
of us who were present at the Signing and Sealing Thereof.
Christopher Curtis (Jurat)
**John H Hatchings Jun
John Abernathie (Jurat)
* Robert Brown was the second husband of
Rebecca M. Nutt.
* Aaron Sugg, a friend and neighbor, and father of Rebecca's son, Joshua Sugg, Jr.
**NOTE: John H. Hutchings (Hutchins)
Jr, born ca 1730, was the father of Elizabeth (Hutchings) who married Rebecca
and Aaron Sugg's son, Joshua Sugg, Jr. in 1789.