9th day, 2nd month, 1735 - 1782 - 1784
||9th day, 2nd month, 1735
||Bucks County, Pennsylvania
||1782 - 1784
||Benbow Family and Allied Lines
||6 Jun 2008 |
||Gershon Benbow, c. 21 Feb 1700, Church of St. Michael, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales , d. Dec 1750 - Jun 1751, Bladen County, North Carolina |
||Sarah Powell, b. About 1698 - 1699, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales , d. Before 1750, Bladen County, North Carolina |
||11th day, 8th month, 1726
||Goshen Meeting, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
||Sarah, d. After 26 Sep 1782 |
- Will of Richard Benbow, dated 26 September 1782
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN - I, Richard Benbow, of Saint Marks Parrish, Craven County, in the State of South Carolina, Planter, being of perfect Mind and Memory (Blessed be God) do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following:
IMPRIMIS: it is my Will that all my just Debts and Funeral Charges shall be paid by my Executor Executrix hereafter named within some short time after my Decease.
ITEM: I give and Bequeath unto my Loving Wife Sarah Benbow her living on my Plantation or with my Children during her Widowhood.
ITEM: I give and Bequeath to my Loving Son John Benbow my Plantation that tract of land laying and being in Saint Marks Parrish Craven-County in the neighborhood wherein I now live containing two hundred Acres adjoining lands of John Castle's and John Daniels to him, his heirs, assigns forever.
ITEM: I give and Bequeath all and singularly my goods, Chattels, Negroes and my Tract of Land whereon I now live containing _____ [torn out of original will] hundred Acres After my loving Daughter Sarah shall attain the age of Eighteen Years [not eligible in original will] and after my three youngest Children shall be sufficiently Educated and of present made. Unto my Loving Daughters, Susannah Huggins and Mary Benbow, Elizabeth Benbow, Sarah [one copy of will has Frank here with his name crossed out and Sarah written in] Benbow and my beloved Son Adam Benbow, 10 Men and their issue to be equally Divided among them by my Executor and executrix herein named, and if either of my Children should chance to die it shall be equally Divided among the surviving Children. And it is my Will that my Estate both Real and Personal shall remain together where it now is and in no wise be removed nor Divided until my said Loving Daughter Sarah shall attain the age of eighteen years, never the less if my Executor and Executrix herein after named together with my friend Wm. Thomas Newman and my Loving Brother Powel Benbow (whom I nominate as Trustees to my loving Children in case any Dispute should arise) shall judge it expedient they may sell my Tract of land whereon I now live for Negroes and may suffer a small part of my Estate to be removed a little Distance. And lastly - I nominate and appoint my loving Son Adam Benbow Executor and my Loving Daughter Mary Benbow Executrix of this my last Will and Testament - utterly revoking, Disannuling and Disallowing all former Wills and Bequests by me heretofore made or granted - certifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twenty-sxth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty Two.
Richard Benbow (Seal) Signed, Sealed and Delivered by the within Named Testator in The Presence of Daniel Jeffords, Charles (C) Burch, John Cassels.
Not recorded in Will Book, approved April 21st 1784, H. Hampton OCD, Bundle 1919, Package 4.
| ||1. John Benbow, b. About 1754|
| ||2. Susanna Benbow, b. About 1755, South Carolina |
| ||3. Elizabeth Benbow, b. About 1760|
| ||4. Adam Benbow, b. Sep 1765, South Carolina , d. 1836, Pike County, Alabama |
| ||5. Mary Ann Benbow, b. Sep 1765, South Carolina , d. After 1840, Wayne County, Indiana |
| ||6. Frank "Frankie" Benbow, b. About 1767|
| ||7. Sarah Benbow, b. 1775, South Carolina , d. 1859, Monroe County, Alabama |
||29 Mar 2009 |