Will of Dew Tyner

Submitted by: Dennis Ward/Judith Rittenhouse


In the name of God, Amen. I, Dew Tyner of the County of Northampton and State of North Carolina being in a debilitated state of body but in perfect sound sense and disposing memory, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (Neiz??)

First, I commit my body to the Earth from when it came to be buried after my death in a Christian-like manner at the discretion of my Executor hereafter to be named, and as to what worldly Estate it has pleased God to bless me with, I give and dispose it in the following manner

Item 2d. I give and bequeath to my nephew Arthur Tyner my two Negro boys Tom and Abram to him and his Heirs forever.

Item 3d. It is my will and desire that after my decese my Negro Woman Jemima have the use of my bay mare, one spinning wheel, one Iron pot, all my corn and fodder, all my meat which I have in possession, at my death, and the pork which my brother Nicholas Tyner bought for me and which he has now in possession, all my Hogs, my feather bed and furniture, and the balance of my Household and Kitchen furniture and after her decease said property (except the corn fodder and meat) be equally divided between my brother Nicholas Tyner and nephew Arthur Tyner at their own discretion.

Item 4th. I give and bequeath unto my brother Nicholas Tyner my grey mare (which old Moses has now in possession) to him and his Heirs forever----

Item 5th. It is my will and desire that from and after my decease my Negro Woman Jemima Have the use of my plantation together with all my farming utensils and after her death that said plantation and farming utensils be the property of my Nephew Arthur tyner, his Heirs, etc.

Item 6th. In case that my Negro Woman Jemima has any increase from and after this date then it is my will and desire that such increase be the property of my Nephew Arthur Tyner and his Heirs forever.

Item 7th. I give and bequeath unto my brother Nicholas Tyner my Gun, my Dish plates and spoon-moulds to him and his Heirs forever.

Item 8th. I give and bequeath to my brother Nicholas Tyner and nephew Arthur Tyner all my Bee Hivesat Dorcas Barnes' to be equally divided between them, at their own discretion, to them and their Heirs forever.

Item 9th. In case that any just debts should come against me after my decease then in that case all the property, papers, etc. not named in the foregoing will be appropriated for the settlement thereof and often said satisfaction then I give the balance to my negro woman Jemima to be paid to her by my Executor.

Item 10th. I constitute and appoint my Nephew Arthur Tyner Guardian to my Negro woman Jemima during her natural life and also constitute and appoint him, said Arthur Tyner my whole and sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament revoking all former Wills Heretofore made by me and declaring this to be my last Will, etc.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of January 1823.

Dew Tyner, his mark

Signed, sealed and pronounced in presence of Jas. H. Lowerly and Mary Watson (her mark)

Northampton County March Court 1823. This Will was proved in open Court in due form by the Oath of James m. Lowerly, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be certified and reissued
Teste James C. Harrison, ???

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