Will of George Loy (proven 1799 Orange County, NC)

Orange Co., NC Book C, pages 158-159

Will made 18 October 1799, proven November 1799, Orange County, NC.

In the name of god amen I george Loy of the County of Orange and the State of North Carolina being in perfect memory thanks be to almighty god do make this my Last Will and Testament. First I Recommend commit my soul into the Hands of almighty god that gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently Buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and for what worldly goods it has pleased god to bestow on me I give Devise and Dispose of in the following manner and form. — Item I Lend to my Loving wife the use of my dwelling plantation and all my Lands during her Life and Widowhood and after her death or widowhood to be Equally divided amongst my sons to wit. John Loy, Jacob Loy, george Loy, Henry Loy and William Loy their Heirs & assigns* forever — Item I give and Bequeath unto my daughter Sally Loy one Feather Bed and furniture, Two Cows and Calves, six pewter plates, one dish and bason and half a dozen spoons it is my desire that as much of stock to be sold as will pay all my Debts and no more — Item I also Lend unto my Loving wife all the remainder part of my Estate during her Life or widowhood that the word Estate may be fully understood I say all my Horses, Cows, Hogs, and household furniture and after her death or widowhood to be Equally divided among all my children named Elizabeth Moser, Caty Albright, Margaret Clapp, John Loy, Rachel Albright, Jacob Loy, Sally Loy, george Loy, Henry Loy, William Loy, and their Heirs and assigns* forever — I nominate and appoint my Loving wife and my son John Loy as Executrix & Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby Revoking and Disannuling all other Wills by me heretofore made and do acknowledge this to be my Last Will & Testament — In Witness* whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of October 1779.

George Loy {seal}

signed, sealed, acknowledged
and pronounced to be my
Last Will & Testament in presence of
Michael Holt
John Loy

Orange County, November Term 1799

The Execution of the foregoing last Will & Testament of George Loy deceased was duly proved in Open Court by the Oath of John Loy a subscribing witness* thereto & ordered to be Recorded — at the same time the Executors therein named qualified accordingly.


* What looks like a P in original is actually a double S mark.

The scribe for George’s will uses the same letters for capital/small A and capital/small G. As these are indistinguishable, I’m transcribing these as lowercase letters. The letter L, when beginning a sentence, is difficult to determine if capital or lowercase, but I have transcribed these as uppercase.