Filed as Mecklenburg Co, NC Original Wills CR 065.801.10 Arthur Alexander 1764 Raleigh, North Carolina
Arthur ALEXANDER made his LW&T dated 16 December 1763, and proved in Mecklenburg Co, NC April Term 1764. (Mecklenburg Co, NC was formed from Anson in 1763, so "Anson" was an anachronism when the will was signed.) Arthur's children are named as Elias, Mary, and Ann. He mentions brothers Abraham ALEXANDER and Ezra ALEXANDER. Arthur names his brother Ezra ALEXANDER and wife Margaret ALEXANDER executors. Witnesses: James ALEXANDER, Abraham ALEXANDER, Ezekiel WALLACE.
Note: Some letters have been lost from the right side of the page; for example, "Eighte" is all that is left of "eighteen". Probably "endowe" had a "d" on the end, and "mention" had an "ed".
Arthur Alexander Will Registerd in Book A page 9
The Will of Arthur Alexander proved at April Term 1764
In the Name of God Amen, I Arthur Alexander, of Anson County, in the provence of North Carolina, Being through ye abundant mercy and goodness of God, through weakness of Body yet of a sound and perfect Understanding and memory. Do constitute this my last will and testament and Desire it may bereceived as such -- Imprimis I most Humbly Bequeath my Soul to God my maker beseeching his most graceous acceptance of it through the All Sufficient merits and media- tion of my most Compationate Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Imprimis I Give my Body to the earth from whence I was taken to be Buried in a Cristian like manner at the Descretion of my Executors, hereafter mention and as to what worlly Goods the Lord hath endowe me with, I give and Bequeath in manner and form following that is to say I will and positively order that all my Just Debts be paid I do positively order the Executors hereafter mentioned to make sale at publick vendue within a [illegible] year after Date herof, All the Goods Chattels and land on which I now live, those things Excepted what Belongs to the Dresser and the least pot and Side Saddle, which I Do Bequeath unto my Dear Wife Margaret Alexander over and above her third part Item I do Bequeath Unto my Dear Children the Remainder, [phrase crossed out] of the Estate when it is to Be Devided Equily Between them; Allowing my son Elias to have five pound procklamation money above his part, and my Silver Buckles all which is to Be Delivered in manner and form following; to my two Daughters at the age of Eighte with Scooling proper to theire Dignity and to my son Elias at the age of twenty one with proper Scooling also Item as for my Dear Children I do leave the care of them Under God to their mother to do as She thinks Best for them, During her Widowhood and then I leave then care of my Daughter mary to her Grand-father John McCaymey During his life time and then to Be at Her mothers Disposal turn over Item I also leave the care of my Daughter Ann, To he Uncle Abraham Alexander and Likewise my Dear Son Elias to be left to care of his Uncle Ezra Alexander Until the age of fifteen, then to Be put to such a trade as he shall Choose I Do also Nominate inpower and Constitute my wife Margaret Alexander, And my Brother Ezra Alexander, to Execute this my last will and testament, And also trustees for my Dear Children above Nominated in witness wherof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Sixteenth day of December one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three Sined Sealed and Delivered
in presence of James Alexander Abrhm Alexander Ezekiel Wallace
Arthur Alexander Inventory Taken 9 April 1764; filed April Session 1764 Ezra Alexander and Margaret Alexander Executors Most valuable property was "the Improvement" valued at £30
Arthur Alexander Estate Sale Dated 19 October 1765; Filed October Session 1765 Mislabeled "Inventory" Ezra Alexander and Margaret Alexander administrator and admirx Margret Alexander bought "one Improvement" for £30
Purchasers at Arthur Alexander's estate sale (alphabetized here for convenience):
Arthur Alexander Account October Session 1765 Margret Alexander and Ezra Alexander Adms. Balance due to the Estate£145-17-10
Paid: AnnAlexander AbramAlexander ArchdMcDowell William Beard ArthurAlexander ThomasPolk MajorTemple
Arthur Alexander Estate Settlement July Session 1777
Court record states that the settlement was made July 1777 by Ezra Alexander and Margret Wilson late Margaret Alexander, executor and executrix. Loose paper shows settlement returned by Ezra Alexander and Margret Wilson (signed with a mark). The account was valued at just over £153.
Mary Alexander receipt of 15 October 1778 Received of Margaret Wilson as Executrix for the Estate of Arthur Alexander deceased, twenty Pounds ten shilling and eleven pence, this 15th Oct. 1778 per me Mary Alexander