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Priscilla Hand (b. Abt. 1802, d. May 25, 1847)Priscilla Hand was born Abt. 1802 in New Hanover County, North Carolina, and died May 25, 1847 in New Hanover County, North Carolina.She married Anthony Dehielius Bourdeaux on February 16, 1837, son of Daniel Bourdeaux and Elizabeth Miller.
Notes for Priscilla Hand:
Will of Priscilla Bordeaux, Will Book B, p 327, New Hanover Co (NC) Wills:
"I, Priscilla Bourdeaux, of the County of New Hanover, and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say,
First, that my executors hereinafter named shall provide for my body a decent burial, and suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends, and payable funeral expenses together with my just debts, howsoever or two whomsoever, owing out of the monies that may first come unto their hands, as a part or parcel of my estate.
ITEM 1 - I give and devise to my affectionate brother William J Hand, my negro man Jeff, provided he will pay unto my executor $200 to be his and at his disposal absolutely forever.
ITEM 2 - I give and devise to my affectionate sister, Julia E Armstrong, $300 to be paid within two years after my death by my executors to be hers and at her disposal absolutely forever.
ITEM 3 - I give and devise to Mr Hinton James and my affectionate sister, Ann M James, my negro man Romulus to be theirs and at their disposal forever.
ITEM 4 - I give and devise to my affectionate sister Patsey Brown my negro woman Mary during her lifetime and after her death to Hand James to be his and at his disposal absolutely forever.
ITEM 5 - I give and devise to my affectionate brother, Jeremiah Hand my negro man Neptune and my girl Zilphy, house, horse, buggy and $200 to be his and at his disposal absolutely forever. I also desire that my said brother, Jeremiah Hand, will pay $150 and keep my negro girl Amy to have and to be at his disposal absolutey forever.
ITEM 6 - I give and devise to my affectionate niece, Mary Ann Brothers, $150 to be hers and at her disposal absolutely forever.
ITEM 7 - I give and devise to my affectionate nephew, Hand James, $100 to be his and at his disposal absolutey forever. As my affectionate sister Martha Brown declines accepting my girl Mary, I give and devise her (Mary) to my affectionate nephew Hand James, to be his absolutely forever.
ITEM 8 - I give and devise to my affectionate cousin D Bordeaux, son of Mr Moses Bordeaux, my negro man Sip, to be his and at his disposal absolutely forever.
ITEM 9 - I give and devise to Mary J Sauls $50 to be appropriated to her tuition by my executors.
ITEM 10 - I give and devise one fifth of the expense of erecting tombstones over the remains of Colonel Bordeaux and his former wife, to be paid by my executors.
ITEM 11 - I give and devise to my affectionate sisters Ann M James and Margaret I Hand $100 to be appropriated to repair a house on my mother's lot for their dwelling.
And Lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friends Hinton James and Jeremiah Hand, my lawful executors to all intents and purposes hereinwith this my Last Will and Testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same, in every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness thereof, I, the said Priscilla Bordeaux, do hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of April 1847.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Priscilla Bordeaux to be her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who do subscribe to witnesses thereto:
(signed) Priscilla Bordeaux
William A Bloodworth, Witness
J J Bloodworth, Witness
Will Proved in June Court 1847
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Marriage: February 16, 1837