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William Nicholson (b. ca. 1669, d. 1728)William Nicholson (son of William Nicholson and Prudence ?)2872 was born ca. 1669 in Norfolk, VA2872, and died 1728 in Norfolk, VA2872.He married Alice Smith on 17012872, daughter of Richard Smith.
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Edgecombe County, NC - Will of William Nicholson, 1728
Abstract of the Last Will and Testament of William Nicholson who died
MAR/APR 1728 in Edgecombe (later Nash) County, North Carolina.
Source: Abstracts of Norfolk County Virginia Wills, 1710-1753,
published by the Colonial Dames of America, 1922, page 118.
Will dated 24 FEB 1728
Will proved 17 May 1728
......unto my loving son William Nicholson the manor plantation and
houses whereon I now live together with all houses and lands on western
or westward side of the holly bush Branche excepting the new brick
house which I shall hereafter direct and dispose of...after the decease
of my loving wife Alice,
...... unto my loving son Thomas (Tom) Nicholson all my land on the
Eastward side of the Holly Bush branch...my gunn called my short gunn.
......unto my sons George and Lemuel Nicholson all my land lying and
being on the north side of the Gum Swamp Run in Princess Anne Co. to be
divided in the manner following, that is to say, marking a line of trees
from a place on the said land called the Cow Ponns unto another place
called Little Run and that part of the land on the North side of said
line, be it more or less I give unto my son Lemuel....and 0n the south
side of said line, left it be more or less I give unto my son
George...the true intent and meaning of this my last will and testament
is that neither of said sons George and Lemuel Nicholson shall sell or
dispose of any part of said land to any out of the name Nicholson and
likewise that my son William, Thomas and John Nicholson Shall have
privilege to drive on and off the said land their hoggs.
.....unto my son John Nicholson a Negro named Fortune and my painted
.....unto my grandson Joshua Nicholson, the son of my William, the first
child that my Negro girl Kate brings that lives to be twelve months old.
.....unto my daughter Elizabeth my Negro girle called Kate.
.....unto my daughter Anne Butte my Negro girle, Unity.
.....unto my daughter Mary Langley a Negro boy.
.....unto my daughter Abigaill, a Negro girle.
.....unto my daughter Dinah a Negro girle.
.....unto my daughters, Elizabeth, Abigaill and Sarah after the death of
my wife Alice, the new brick house for all of them to live until they
.....wife Alice Nicholson...my executrix...my son William Nicholson my
William Nicholson (seal) Witnesses: Thos. Butte, Nath'el Tatum, George
Sparrow, Peter Lowe.
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More About William Nicholson and Alice Smith:
Children of William Nicholson and Alice Smith are:
- +Lemuel Nicholson, b. 1710, Norfolk, VA2872, d. 1775, Halifax, NC2872.