Friday, September 10, 2010
Henry Shadock, Chatham Co., NC, 1778
Henry Shadock was a neighbor and associate of the Braswells in Chatham County, North Carolina, which is why his will is included in this collection. Could Richard Worthen be related to William Wortham who married Joseph Braswell's supposed daughter, Sarah?
1778 - June 2, In the name of God Amen I Henry Shadock being at this time in a low state of health but of good memory at this present time Blessed be Almighty God for it making this my last Will and Testament. First I commit my Soul to God that gave it me in hopes of a Joyful Resurrection through the Merits of my Blessed Savior Jesus Christ. Next my Body to have a hansom and dessent Burrel by those I shall leave behind me. Item I give my Daughter Charity Worthen one Negro Man named Jack and all the Rest of my Household furniture and all Bonds and Accounts that is due to me only fifty pounds that I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Prudance Laws to be paid out of my Estate and no more and all the Rest of my Whole Estate to be Charrety Worthens and her heirs forever. Item I give to my son Ezekel Shadocks one shilling sterling and no more. Iten I give to my Daughter Rachel Crain one shilling Sterling and no more. Item I give to my Daughter Comfort Powel one Shilling Sterling and no more. Item I give to my Daughter Easter Brantley one Shilling Sterling and no more. Item I give to my Daughter Ame Hill one Shilling Sterling and no more. And I do nomenate and appoint my son in law Richard Warthen to be my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this second day of June 1778. Signed Sealed and Published in the present of us. Hennery (H) Shadock. Thos. Griffis, Frederick Cobb, Richard Burt. The above will proved in Open Court by the oath of Thomas Griffis Esqr. and ordered to be Registered. (P 76-77)
1776 - May, Frederick Cobb, father of two children begot on the body of Winifred Braswell, pay to Henry Braswell, three pounds proc. for expenses expended in the said Winefred laying in. (Chatham Co., NC Pg 89)
1777 – March 24, Benjamin & Mary Brasswell and James & Esther Brantly 130 acres on the north side of Deep River adjacent Abraham Womock, granted or intended to be granted to said James Brantly in Chatham County to David Maddox. Witnesses: Joseph Braswell, T. Ramsey, Abraham Womack. (Chatham C., NC)