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Friday, July 27, 2007

"two Portugee servants"

Whitehead, Alice of Craven County, North Carolina

March 12, 1741-1742. June 21, 1743. Brother: Edward Whitehead of London. Nephews: James and Robert Withehad (sons of brother, Edwd) Niece: Elizabeth Whitehea(daughter of brother Edward). Other legates: Tabitha Smith, Mildred Travers, Thomas (son of John Fearn), Mary (wife of John Fearn), Ann Bendis, Sarah Bendis, Mary (wife ofJames Coor, youngest daughter of Thomas Smith of New River), Nicholas Routledge of
New Bern, Madam Hannis (wife of Joseph Hannis), Susannah (wife of William Herritage), William Brice, Joseph Hannis, Jr. (Executor), Manuel and Peter ( "two Portugee servants" ). Codicil revokes legacy of two Portuguese slaves and gives them their freedom. All legacies are in money or clothing. Witnesses: Thomas Hildersley Skerrett, Catherine Routledge, Henry Hertwell, Ralph Yeoman. Device on seal. Clerk of the Court: N. Routledge.

Abstract of North Carolina Wills, 1690-1760
Original And Recorded Recorded Wills
In The Office Of The Secretary of State
Page 404 -405
Author J. Bryan Grimes Secretary of State
Originally published: Raleigh, North Carolina, 1910
Reprinted: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland, 1967, 1975, 1980
Made in the Untied States of America


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