William Crisp, 1695/1700-1783
This is a transcription of the will of William Crisp,
b. 1695/1700, probably NC. The contents of the will is complete as written originally.
I have listed (Item) separately for ease of following, for the visitors to this
NOTE: In left hand margin of will, going down the side said: "Will Book 1, Page 107, William Crisp, Will 1783, Page 108"
North Carolina) In the name of God amen I William Crisp of the Martin County sd. province and County being under the Afflicting of God but of A perfect and Sound mind and Memeory thanks be To god for the same and Calling to mind the Mortallity of my Body and that it is Appointed for all men once to die Do make Ordain Constitute and Appoint this to be my Last Will & Testament in the following Form and Manner.
First I Recommend my Soul into the hands of god who gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in A Christian Manner at the Discretion of my Executors and as touching those Worldly Goods that God has blest one with I give and Dispose of in the following form and Manner
First, I Leave unto my beloved Wife Frances Chrisp the use of all my Estate of What kind soever During of her Widowhood and at the end of her Widowhood I give unto my Son Jesse Chrisp the Manner plantation Where I now live that is all the sd. plantation and Land Lying between the Creek and the Little Branch that Runs through the sd. plantation all the sd. Land to Susanna Prescoats Line and Samuell Chrisps line to him and his heirs forever
Item, I give my Son Samuell Chrisp the Land and plantation Where he Now lives and is bounded as is expressly Set forth ==== Beginning at the Creek at Francis Chrisps line upper Corner Running up the Creek to the County Line thence Along the County line and the Marked line of the sd. Samuell Chrisp to Widow Prescoats line Down the sd. Prescoats line to the sd. Francis Chrisp Line Along that line to the first Station to him and his heirs forever
Item, I Give unto my Benjamin Chrisp one hundred and fifty Acres of Land Lying between the Great Branch and the horsepin Branch Beginning with the Mouth of the Southern Little branch then running Across Northwardly to the horsepin branch thence Down the said branch to A White Oak Corner tree thence No. 55 Wt. 60 poles thence Wt. 120 poles to A pine thence So. to the Creek thence Across the Creek the Mouth of the Great Branch thence up sd. Branch to the first Station to him and to his heirs forever
Item I give unto my Son Ezekiel Chrisp all my Land Lying on the the South Side of the Great Branch Running Along the Little Branch that goes through the Great Plantation to the County line and to the head line to him and to his heirs forever
I likewise Give unto my Sons Samuell Chrisp & Jesse Chrisp my New Entry Land Lying between the Great branch and the horsepin Branch Joining the Land that I gave unto Benjamin Chrisp to them and their heirs for Ever
Item I Give unto my Daughter Mary Wilkerson Ten pounds Current Money of this State to her and to her heirs forever
Item I Give unto my Daughter Ann Ross ten pounds Current Money of the sd. State to her and to her heirs for Ever
Item I given unto my Daughter Sarah Edmunson Decd. Ten pounds Current Money of the sd. State to her and to her heirs for Ever
Item I give unto my son John Chrisp twenty Shillings Current Money of the sd. State to him and to his heirs for Ever
Item I give unto my Son William Chrisp ten pounds Current Money of the sd. State to him and to his heirs forever
Item I give unto my Daughter Susannah Prescoat Ten pounds Current Money of the Sd. State to her and to her heirs forever
Item I give unto my Daughter Martha Flake Ten pounds Current Money of the sd. State to her and her heirs forever
Item I give unto my Son Bray Chrisp Ten pounds Current Money of the Sd. State to him and to his heirs for Ever
Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Little Decd. Ten pounds Current Money of the sd. State to her and to her heirs for Ever
Item I give unto my Son Francis Chrisp Decd. Ten pounds Current Money of the sd. State to him and to his heirs for Ever
Item I give and Bequeath all my Negroes and their Increase Exept old Job and him to be Maintained and his Children and all the Rest of my Estate that have not been Mentioned in Legacer to be Equally Divided Amongst my Last Wifes Children that is to Say Winefred Gibbs Lida Whitfield Isabel Whitley Samuell Chrisp Benjamin Chrisp Sealey Bulluke Jesse Chrisp Ezekiel Chrisp and A Childs part to be Divided Equally Amongst my Daughter Elizabeth Littles Children and A Childs part to be Divided Equally Amongst my Son Francis Chrisps Children to them and their heirs forever
I Likewise Nominate and Appoint Samuel Chrisp Benjamin Chrisp and Jesse Chrisp Executors to this my Last Will and Testament Revoaking and Disannulling all Other Wills heretofore by me made Ratifying and Confirming this and no Other to be my Last Will & Testament In Witness Whereof I the sd. William Chrisp hath hereunto put my hand & Seal this fourteenth Day of February in the year one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty three Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared this to be my Last Will & Testament in presence of Test: Edmun Andrews Jurat his David Taylor
William C Chrisp
-Seal- Joseph Taylor mark
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Recorded as found with misspellings, capital letters. I (Ethel Taylor)separated the items out, so as to make it easier to read for the visitors to this page. This will was deciphered and recorded as found, to the best of our abilities by Betty (McCORMICk) ST. DIZIER of Amarillo, TX and Gloria (ODOM) TROMMLER of Terre Hill, PA - Oct. 1996. A copy of this handwritten will was sent to Gloria by Betty ST DIZIER. Some corrections to the will were made from an email sent from Robert M. "Bob" Crisp, Ph.D., P.E. of Fayetteville, AR in March, 1997. (He apparently had a clearer copy of the original will than was passed on to Gloria.) NOTE: Interpreter of this will suggest that the "C" in the "William C Chrisp" was possibly HIS MARK, instead of using an X for his mark, rather than his name using the middle initial of "C".