Will of JOHN NEWELL 1796
Warren County, North Carolina
Will Book 8, Page 238-243
(John Newell was married to Lucy Hyde, and was the father of David H. Newell)
In the Name of God Amen I JOHN NEWELL Sen'r of Warren County & State of No. Carolina being weak in body but of Sound mind & memory
thanks to all mighty God for the same & calling to mind the Mortality of the body & that it is appointed for man once to dye do nominate this my last Will &
Testament Imprimis I bequeath my Soul to God who gave it me or into the hand of a Sure Redeemer & my body to the dirt its original in sure & certain hopes
of the Resurrection of Eternal life thereto Jesus Christ our lord & as for my Worldly goods which God hath graciously given me after my just worldly debts
are paid I dispose of in manner & form follows - Viz
Item I lend to my loving wife LUCY NEWELL during her natural life the land & plantation whereon I now dwell with all the stock of hoggs, cattle & sheep one
bay horse called Dick and a sorrel mare called Sillomy & a black colt called Linck a Negro fellow named SOLOMON a Negro woman named old PHILLIS
& a Negro woman named Young PHILLIS together with the house hold & kitchen furniture & plantation tools
Item I give to my daughter ELISABETH ROBERTSON on Negro woman named JINNY one feather bed & furniture 1 sorrel horse called Warren 1 saddle & bridle
two cows & calves 2 ewes & lambs
Item I give to my son WILLIAM NEWELL the land & plantation whereon he now lives which land I purchased of RICH'D HAMBLET lying on the South side of little
Fishing Creek adjoining THO'S PERSONS upper line containing 170 acres (more or less) one Negro woman named SILVIA, one feather bed & furniture two
cows & calves one dark bay mare saddle & bridle one yoke of oxen two ewes & lambs
Item I lend to my daughter REBEKAH MYRICK during her natural life one Negroe woman named SAL with her increase one bay mare Sadle & bridle two cows &
calves two ewes & lambs one feather bed & furniture one square walnut table one chest one half a dozen walnut turned chairs, now if my daughter REBEKAH
should die before her youngest child comes of lawful age, my desire is that the above loan be sold by my Executors and the money put on interest till her
youngest child arrives at lawful age and the money be equally divided among all her children
Item I give to my son JOHN NEWEL and to his heirs forever the land & plantation whereon he now lives which land I purchased of HENRY CLARK lying on the
southside of Bear (?) Creek containing 200 acres be the same more or less together with one Negroe fellow named LIBERTY one bay mare Saddle & bridle
one feather bed & furniture three cows & calves one yoke of small stears two ewes & lambs
Item I give to my son EDWARD NEWEL the land and plantation which I purchased of CHAMBERLAIN & JOHN HUDSON lying on the south side of little Fishing Creek
above and joining the land which I gave to my son WILLIAM containing 200 acres be the same more or less together with one Negro boy named BOB one
sorrel mare saddle & bridle one feather bed & furniture two cows & calves & two ewes & lambs one sow & pigs one yoke of stears & eighteen poinds Virginia
money in cash.
Item I give to my son DAVID HYDE NEWEL after the decease of his mother the land plantation whereon I now live lying on the north side of little Fishing
Creek joining SAM'L TAYLOR on the lower and THOMAS BOROUGH of the upper side containing acres be the same more or less together with one Negro boy named
SOLOMON one sorrel colt saddle & bridle one feather bed & furniture two cows & calves two ewes & lambs one yoke of small stears & one sow & pigs.
Item I give to my daughter SALLY NEWEL one Negro girl named FANNY and one Negro boy child named JACOB together with one bay colt saddle &
bridle one feather bed and furniture two cows & calves & two ewes & lambs
Item I give to my daughter POLLY HYDE NEWEL after the decease of her Mother one Negroe woman named PHILLIS and the first child which she has after my
decease together with one feather bed and furniture one bay colt saddle & bridle two cows & calves & two ewes & lambs
Item I will that my waggon and three bigest horses & one sorrel mare and filly be sold to to repay my just debts & if the money arising from the sale of the
waggon & horse overpays my debts the over plus together with all the property which I have lend to my wife after her decease except those things will above
I desire to be sold & the money equally divided among all my children except PAT MYRICK & her part to be divided among her children as above I further I do
nominate & appoint my wife LUCY NEWELL & my sons WM. & JNO. NEWELL Exc'rs of this my Last will & Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand &
seal this 27th day of Jan'y Anno Dom 1792.
Signed & ack'd
JNO. NEWELL SNR.
In presence of
J. NEWELL JUN'R J.
Warren County Feb'y Court 1796
J. NEWELL proved this last Will & Testament of JNO NEWELL deceased whereupon Testamentory was granted to the Exrs. herein named who qualified accordingly &
the s'd will is ordered to be recorded.