The Last Will & Testament of Drury Allen


This is the will of Drury ALLEN of Anson County, North Carolina, who died in 1823. Though I have preserved the spelling & punctuation in this transcript, I have broken it up into paragraphs for easier reading.



Know all men by these presents that I Drury Allen of the County of Anson being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory, do make, constitute and order this my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me made.

Item - I leave all that I am posessed with together till my just debts are honested paid and then giving my son William Allen fifty acres of land beginning at William Brantley's corner on the big branch and running down it till contains fifty acres to my own line and then with my line to Brantley's line to the beginning.

Item - I leave one black colt, one cow and yearling and a heifer with calf, one bed and furniture, bedstead and mat to be sold and pay my just debts with.

Item- I leave my dear wife, Nelly Allen, all the rest that I possess, except she marries, and if she marries then it is to be divided amongst all my surviving children equally.

Lastly - I nominate and appoint John Allen and Julius Allen to be executors of this my last will and testament to see to my business.

Witness whereof I set my hand and seal this 10th day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.

Drury Allen (Seal)

his (x) mark



Wyatt Nance

Julia (her mar) Singly


Clerk of Superior Court

by: Neele Harrington

Deputy Clerk Superior Court (Seal)

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