Will of George Burrington
Burrington, George, 1680-1759
Volume 06, Pages 18-20
[From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]
(Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.)
In the Name of God Amen, I George Burrington of the Parish of St Martin Ludgate in the City of London, Esq. do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following—(That is to say) I give devise and bequeath unto George Burrington (who lives with me and is of the age of about twelve years) and to his Heirs for ever all my free hold Land Messuages and Tenements with all and singular the appurts thereunto belonging, which are situate lying and
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being in North Carolina in America, and all other the Real Estate I have in the World, and I also give and bequeath to the said George Burrington all my negroes, stocks of cattle, goods and other Personal Estate which I now have or at the time of my death shall be entitled unto either in America England or else where, But in Case the said George Burrington shall happen to dye before he arrives to the age of Twenty-one years without Issue of his Body Lawfully begotten or shall dye after his attaining his age of twenty-one years without having Issue of his Body lawfully begotten, or having made a legal Disposition of the afore said Premises, Then and in such Case, my mind and will is That all my aforesaid Real and Personal Estates, shall go to and be divided between Paul Whitehead of the Parish of St Martin, aforesaid Gentleman, William Goostrey the younger of the Parish of Saint James Westminster, second son of William Goostrey the Elder my Executor hereafter named and to their Heirs for ever to take as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants. And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint William Goostrey the Elder of the Parish of St Martin aforesaid sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament and Guardian of the said George Burrington during his Minority and in Case of the death of the said William Goostrey the Elder, I appoint the said Paul Whitehead and William Goostrey the younger Guardians of the said George Burrington hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me heretofore made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eighth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty.
Signed, Sealed, Published and declared in presence of us who in presence of the Testator and in presence of each other have at the request of the said Testator subscribed our names as Witnesses
On the 23rd day of March 1759 administration (with the will annexed) of the Goods, Chattles and Credits of George Burrington late of the Parish of St John the Evangelist Westminster in the County of Middlesex Esqr deceased was granted to Paul Whitehead
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one of the Testamentary Guardians appointed in the said will for the use and benefits of George Burrington a Minor the Universal Legatee named in the said Will and until he shall attain the age of twenty-one years William Goostrey the Elder the Sole Executor named in the said Will dying in the life time of the Testator having been first sworn duly to administer
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Additional Notes for Electronic Version:
This will was enclosed with a power of attorney from George Burrington - See Related Documents.