Hello Spring Family, my newly found cousins! I'm researching my Bond Family connection to the Spring Family and I am looking for any help on the parents of Martha Spring. My ancestor was John Bond b. 1695 and d. 1749 Beaufort Co. NC. In his will he left his cousin Martha Spring several items (See his will below). If Martha was his cousin than her mother must have been a Bond. She married John Barrow around 1753 (see Below).
Any help will be greatly appreciated. By the way I found historical info on a New England migration of whale hunters to Beaufort Sound NC in the 1720's. There are many Bond's and Spring's who originated in New England and intermarried. That may be where the connection lies.
•Name: Martha Spring
•Name: martha Spring
•Birth: 1720 in Beaufort co., NC, USA
•Birth: 1720 in Beaufort, North Carolina, USA 1
•Death: 10 MAR 1790 in Beaufort co., NC, USA
Marriage 1 John Barrow b: 20 OCT 1699 in Hyde co., NC, USA
• Married: ABT 1753
• Married: BEF 15 JAN 1735/36
1. John Barrow b: 11 OCT 1743 in Beaufort co., NC, USA
2. Anne Barrow b: 8 JUN 1747
3. Sarah Barrow b: 18 JUL 1750
4. Fanny Barrow b: 17 OCT 1754 in Beaufort co., NC, USA
5. William Barrow b: 7 OCT 1756
6. Ruth Barrow b: 22 FEB 1759
7. Thomas Barrow b: 27 JUL 1761
8. Susan Barrow b: 21 DEC 1763
9. Rodah Barrow b: 14 JUL 1767
Beaufort County, NC - Will of John Bond, 1749
The will of John Bond, from the records of Beaufort County, North Carolina,
filed in the office of the North Carolina Secretary of State (the spelling is
from the original):
North Carolina, Beaufd County.In the Name of God Amen.I, John Bond, of
ye. County afforsd:This Eight Day of July, 1749, being Sick and weak in Body,
But of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to god therefore, Calling unto mind
the Mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to
Die, I Doe therefor make and ordain this my Last will and Testament, that is to
Say, Principally and first of all, I give and Recommend my Sole into ye hands of
god that gave it, and as for my Body I Recommend it to ye Earth to be buried in
a Chirstian Like and Desant menner, Nothing Doubting but at ye general
Reserection I Shall Receive ye. Same again through ye. mighty power of god; and
as to touching Such worldly good wherewith it hath pleased god to Bless me with
in This Life, I give and Devise in manner and form as followeth: Viz,
Item.I give to my son, William Bond, all that part of a Tract of Land yt.
he now Lives on, that is, all on the west Side of ye middel Swamp of ye had of
ye Creek, to him & his Heirs for Ever.
Item.I give to my Son, John Bond, the Remainder part of ye. sd: Tract of
Land, from the middel Swamp of ye sd. Creek on ye East Side, to him and his
Heirs for Ever.
Item.I give to my Son, James Bond, all that Tract or percel of Land Call'd
huddies, Likewise Lying on ye: sd: Side of Pamlico River; Likewise I give to my
James Bond, all that Tract or percel of Land Call'd Roberts, Lying on ye: north
Side of South Dividing Creeks, to him and his heirs for Ever.
Item.I give to my Son, Robt. Bond, this Plantation that I Now Live on, and
all the Land that belongs to ye: sd: Plantation on this side of ye: Creek up to
ye: Second Large Branch that Ruins out of ye: main Branch of ye: head of ye:
Creek; and Likewise I give to my Son, Robert Bond, the one half of a Tract or
percel of Land that I have on ye. South Dividing Creeks that Joyns to this sd:
Plantation, and my Desire is the sd. Robt: Bond Shall have the one half of ye:
sd: Land next to and Joyning to this sd: Land that I now Live on, ye. which Land
after my Son, Robt. Shall Come to Thirty years of age, I to him and his heirs
for Ever, and my will and Desire is that ye: sd: Robt: Bond Shall have ye: full
use and profet of ye: sd: Land in ye: mean Time fully and absoluteley in all
Cases, Escepting making Sale of ye. sd: Land.
Item.I give to my Son, Richard Bond, all the Land that now belongs to me
over this Creek, which Land was formally Calld: Piners; and Likewise what Land
Is on this side of ye. head of this sd: Creek that above ye. Second great Branch
as mentioned before which was Robt. Bond Bounds; & Likewise I give to ye: sd:
Richard Bond the other half of that Land below on ye: sd: Dividing Creeks Which
Robt Bond had the one half of, ye: which sd: Land I give to ye: sd: Richard Bond
and his heirs for Ever.
Item.I Lend to my Loving wife, the use of this Plantation and house that I
Now Live in and all the furinetur in or belonging to ye: sd: house During of her
Life, & Liewise I Lend to my wife the use of Two negroes Viz: one negro man
Call'd Shippy, and one negro woman Call'd Hannah, During of her Life.
Item.I Lend to my wife the use of Ten Cows and Calves, & forty head of Dry
Cattel, and half ye: Sheep yt: I now have, Excepting three During of her Life.
Item.I give to my Son, James Bond, two Negroes, Viz: one negro man Call'd
Ned, and one Negro woman Call'd Sarah, to him and his heirs for Ever.
Item.I give to my Son, Richard Bond, one Negro Boy, Call'd Littel Jack, to
him and his heirs for Ever.
Item.I give to my Son, Robt. Bond, one negro Boy, Call'd Sam, and one
Negro garl Call'd airly, to him and his heirs for Ever.
Item.I give to my Daughter, Marey, one Negro Boy Call'd Domina, to her and
her heirs for Ever.
Item.I give to my Cosen, martha Spring, one Negro man Call'd Jack, to her
and hir heirs for Ever.
Item.I give to my son Robt Bond, Three Small putter Dishes & for puter
Plates, two Deep ons & two Shallow ones, puter pottel Bason, to him and his
heirs for Ever.
Item.My will and Desire is that all ye. Remainder of my Cattel, after my
Death, Should be Eaquilley Divided betwen my Children, Viz: James, Richard,
Robt. Sarah & anna, & Marey, Excepting what I shall hereafter mention.
Item.I give to my Cosen, martha Spring, Two Cowes and Calves, and Eight
head of Dry Cattel, to be Delivered to her by my Exc: before there is any
Division made, and Likewise I give to my Cosen, Martha Spring, one feather bed,
& two Sheets, & two Blankets, & one puter Dish, & one puter pottel Bason, and
one pint puter Bason, & one pint porringer & two puter plates.
Item.I give to my Son, James Bond, one feather bed & two Sheets & two
Item.I give to my Son, Richard, one feather Bed & two Sheets & two
Item.I give to my Son, Robert, one feather Bed & two Sheets & two Blankes.
Item.I give to my Daughter, anna, one feather Bed & two Sheets & two
Item.I give to my Daughter, marey, one feather Bed & two Sheets & two
Item.I give to my son, John Bond, one Chest and one Looking Glass.
Item.I give to my Son, William Bond, my Desk & one puter Dish.
Item.I give to my Son, Robt. my gun that I Commonly use.
Item.I give to my Son, Richard, my Swoard.
Item.I give to my Son, Richard Bond, one Black mare.
Item.I give to my Son, Robt., one Black Colt and I Leave my Bay horse
Call'd Buet, for ye: use of the Sd: Plantation.
Item.I give ye. use of my whipsaw Eaquilley between my Sons Wm., John,
James, Richard & Robt.
Item.I give all my Carpentes Tools and Coopers Tools to be Eaquilley
Divided between my son, James & Richard.
Item.I Leave my wife, ye use of all ye: hogs that I have to my wife During
of her Life, & after he Death to be Eaquilley Seared amongst my Children, James,
Richard, Robt:, & Sarah & anna & Marey.
And my will and Desire is that these two Negroes as I Leave ye: use of to my
wife, Viz. Shippy and Hannah, Shall be Keep on this Plantation for the use of
ye: Sd: Plantation till my Son Robt. Shall Come to ye age of Twenty one Years,
and as much Longer as my wife Shall Live, and I Leave my Son, Robt., and what I
have given him under the Ceare of his Brother, James, but then if there Shall be
aney Complaint of misusage by him, Then I Impower any of his Brothers to take
ye. Sd: Robt. and what belongs to him out of ye: sd: Jameses Ceare, and my will
and Desire is that my Son Robt. Shall Come to ye age of twenty one years and my
wifes Death, that then these two Negros afforsd: Shippy and Hannah Shall be
Eaquilley Divided my Chilldren Viz: Wm:, John, James, Richard, Robt., Sarah,
Anna, & Marey, and Likewise my Desire is yt. after my wifes Death, that What
Cattel, Sheep and Household Goods, She has ye: use of, be Eaquilly Divided
betwen James, Richard, Robt., & Marey and my Meaning is that my Daughters, Sarah
& anna Shall have an Eaquill Shear of ye. sd: Cattel which my has ye: use of;
and my will and meaning is that if Either of my Children that is now unmarried
Should Die without an Heire, then my meaning is that what I have here given him
or them in this will, Shall be Eaquilley Divided amongst the Surviours of my
Children, Wm:, John, James, Richard, Robt., Sarah, anna & Marey.
And I Doe hereby Constitute and appoint my Son, William Bond, and my Son,
John Bond, and my Son, James Bond, Executors of this my Last will and Testament.
Signed, Sealed, and Published
In the Presents of us, Interlined
before signed ye: word (or them)
betwen ye 102 and 103 Line.
Beaufort County, ss. Septr Court, 1749.Present His Majesties Justices:
These are to Certify that the Last will and Testament of John Bond, late of
the aforsd. County, decsed., was proved in open Court by the oath of Abm.
Pritchett, one of the subscribing evidences, who Saw that the other Subscribing
evidence witness the Same; whereupon Wm. Bond, John Bond & James Bond, were
herein named, Qualified according to Law.Ordered that the Secretary have