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The Last Will and Testament of William Noland of Berkeley

The Last Will and Testament of Peter Noland

The Last Will and Testament of Philip Noland

The Last Will and Testament of Pearce Noland

 

The Last Will and Testament of William Noland of Berkeley

In the name of God amen, that I, William Noland of Berkeley County and State of Virginia, being aged and weakly in body and on the decline of life, and knowing that it is appointed for all men to depart this life, and being of sound mind and memory do make and confirm this to be my last Will and Testament in the form and manner following.

Item:  I give and bequeath to my son Obed Noland the Plantation and all the land that I own.

Item:  That Obed Noland, my son, is to pay three hundred pounds Virginia currency to the heirs of my estate hereafter mentioned, himself being one.

Item:  This three hundred pounds is to be paid in three years after mine and my beloved wife, Joanna Noland's death.

Item:  That my son, Obed Noland, is to pay the heirs of all the grain that he raised on the place that is now cleared, as long as I and my beloved wife, Joanna Noland, lives.

Item:  My will is that my beloved wife, Joanna Noland, shall have the house and garden and all the household furniture during her natural life.

Item:  My will is that my beloved wife, Joanna Noland, is to have two cows and three hogs.  The rest of my personal or movable to be sold at my death and the money logged in the Executors proceeds till the payment of money becomes due from my son, Obed Noland.  The money so logged drawing interest and when that money becomes due, my will is the whole of my estate shall be equally divided between my sons and daughters: William Noland, Thomas Noland, Philip Noland, Henry Noland, Joshua Noland, Susannah Whighte (White), Mary Noland, Obed Noland, Pearce Noland.

Item:  My will is that my son Obed Noland, and Nathan Young, I appoint them Executors of my Estate.

This I make and ordain to be my last Will and Testament as witnessed by my hand and seal this seventeenth day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and four (1804).

        Signed                       William Noland

Signed and sealed in the presence of Robert Dunlop, Joseph Stanley, Joshua Samsk, and Hiram Noland.

The Last Will and Testament of Peter Noland

In the name of God Amen.  I, Peter Noland, of the State of North Carolina and County of Wilkes, being weak in body, yet perfect in mind and memory, and call to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men to die.  I commit my soul to God, my Redeemer, and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned.

First, my will and desire is that all my lawful debts be paid by my Executors.

Item:  I give to my son, Samson, five shillings.

I give also to my daughter, Martha Carroll, five shillings.

I give to my daughter, Delilah Davis, one cow with first calf; also one pewter dish and three plates and one breeding sow and three barrows, year old in August next, one saddle and bridle, three pounds, ....and twelve pound feathers.

I give to my daughter, Sarah Carroll, one red spotted cow and calf and yearling, a steer; also two young sows and eight pigs; also three barrows going on two years old;  also one feather bed and bed quilt; one large iron pot.

I give to my grandson, Philip Noland, son of Delilah Davis, fifteen pounds to be paid to him by my Executors and a horse and saddle at his coming to twenty years of age.

I will that my crop of small grain be equally divided between my sons Henry, Moses, and James Carroll, except five bushels to William Davis if he will assist to take care of said grain.

I give to my daughter, Sarah Carroll, one two year old sorrel horse colt.

I give to my son, Henry, one three year heifer with calf; also one dutch oven; also one two gallon pot.

As for the remainder of my estate, I give it all to be equally divided among my three sons: Henry, Pierce and Moses, as they may divide it themselves.

I appoint my son, Pierce, and John Brown my Executors.

I acknowledge this to be my last Will and Testament.  Witness my hand and seal this 16th day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety six (1796).

        Signed                        Peter Noland (seal)

Signed in the presence of us John Brown, John Carroll.

The Last Will and Testament of Philip Noland

In the name of God Amen.  I, Philip Noland, of the county of Wilkinson, State of Mississippi, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory but knowing it is appointed that all men once shall die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament.

First, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Noland, the following slaves, viz:  Harry, Cherry, Lucy, Jim Smith, Linda and Rose; also the home tract of land in which we live together with all the stack and everything else belonging to the place except that may be hereafter excepted.

Second, I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Jeremiah D. Noland, the following slaves, viz: John, Mariah, Isa C., Betsy, Tom and Horace; also the Mosley tract of land with the following horses, viz: Green Mantle, her colt and my interest in W.T. Lewis' mare and two colts.

This I give and bequeath to my beloved son, George W. Noland, the following slaves, viz: Peter, Jim, Haynes, Harriet, Henry, Sandy and Fanny.

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my beloved granddaughter, Mary Levice Noland, the following slaves, viz: Big Louisa, Little Louisa, Daniel, Nathan, Mary and Percy, but in the case of her death without bodily heirs to revert to my other heirs.

A remnant of land adjoining brother Pearce Noland, and contracted to him which he can have agreeable to said contract, also 24 acres of land including his spring to be secured to him if he wishes it, otherwise all to be sold specified above and after paying my just debts and funeral expenses to be equally divided among my above specified heirs, testimony of the foregoing within will I have by will and testament.

In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 20th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty-six (1836), and in the presence of John Reese, R.M. Newman and John L. Doan.  I hereby nominate and appoint my wife Mary Noland and executrix and my son, Jeremiah D. Noland, executor of this my last will and testament and guardian of minor heirs.

        Signed                        Philip Noland

The Last Will and Testament of Pearce Noland

In the name of Almighty God, Amen.  I, Pearce Noland, being weak in body but of sound mind and perfect memory, make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others made by my hand before.

Item 1st:  I give and bequeath unto my son, George Noland, the sum of one hundred dollars in addition to what I have heretofore given him and his heirs forever.

Item 2nd:  I give and bequeath to my daughter, Eliza D. Batchelor, one hundred dollars to her and her heirs forever, in addition to what I have heretofore given her.

Item 3rd:  I give and bequeath to my son, Joseph Noland, one hundred dollars to him and his heirs forever.

Item 4th:  I give and bequeath to my son, Avery Noland, the sum of one hundred dollars to him and his heirs forever in addition to what I have heretofore given him.

Item 5th:  I give and bequeath to my son, Pearce Noland, one hundred dollars to him and his heirs forever in addition to what I have heretofore given him.

Item 6th:  I give and bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth Norwood, eight thousand dollars in cash to be paid by my executor, herein named.

Item 7th:  I will and bequeath that my Negroes and stock of every description, together with all my personal property on the place I now reside, be kept together until all my lawful debts are paid and then I desire that there shall be a division of said property of every description, both real and personal, and that my wife, Elizabeth Noland, shall have her dower set apart in the land, Plantation known by the name of "Sligo"; and that my said wife shall have twenty-five Negroes set apart by Families.

Item 8th:  I then give and bequeath unto my two sons, T.V. Noland and Henry Noland, all the balance of said tract of land to be equally divided between them at the time herein named.  The said tract of land lying north of Whites Creek in the Robb Field until it strikes the sectional line between Sections 18 and 19, then west to Markham's line including all the land down in Warren County.

Item 9th:  I further give and bequeath unto T.V. Noland and Henry Noland, my two sons, all the balance of my Negroes on said place to be equally divided between them, and it is my desire that three Negroes (to wit): Warren, Sandy and Jenny shall be allotted to my son, Henry Noland, at their appraised value.

Item 10th:  I give and bequeath to my wife, Elizabeth Noland, my riding carriage and gear.

Item 11th:  I give and bequeath to my son, Henry Noland, a negro boy named Lorenzo, who is now learning the blacksmith trade.

Item 12th:  It is my will and desire that all the balance of my property of every description, including stock of all sorts, farming utensils, together with everything else, be equally divided between my wife, Elizabeth Noland, and my two sons, T.V. Noland and Henry Noland.

Item 13th:  I hereby appoint my son, T.V. Noland, the sole executor of my last will and testament, this 31st day of January 1857.

        Signed                        Pearce Noland