This page shows the wills of James Norton and C.C. Norton of Richmond County, N. C. A connection between them is not known.

Source: North Carolina Archives - Richmond County Wills 1779-1915 -C.R. 082.801.10.
Transcribed & posted by Myrtle Bridges January 20th, 2000.

Last Will and Testament of James Norton – 21st April 1812

In the name of God Amen, know all men by these presents that I James Norton of the State of North Carolina and Richmond County do mak (sic) and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say first, I recommend my soul to God and my worldly goods I dispose of in the following manner—

In the first place I lend my dearly beloved wife Nanny Norton all my land and plantation where I now live and all my stock of all kinds, and all my household firnature (sic) and working tools of all kinds to hir (sic) dureing (sic) the time of hir (sic) remaing (sic) my widow after hir (sic) death or marrage (sic) my desire is that all my estate of all kind be equilly (sic) devided (sic) between my five children namely Rhoda Norton, Matthew Norton, David Norton, and Wiley Norton and Nanny Norton. my will and desire is that my estate shall not be sold but remain as within mentioned.

I do constitue (sic) and appoint my wife Nanny Norton and my son David Norton executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and fixed my seal this 21st day of April 1812. James Norton (x his mark)

Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presents of us. Solomon Snead and Daniel Snead.

Richmond County December Term 1813 the within was proved by Solomon Snead and admitted to be recorded. M.D. Crawford, Clerk.

Last Will and Testament of C. C. Norton – 25th day of May, 1890

North Carolina, Richmond County. I C.C. Norton of the aforesaid county and state being of sound mind but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament.

First, I give and devise to my beloved wife Fannie A. Norton the tract of land on which I now reside on containing one hundred acres.

Second, I give and bequeath my said beloved wife all my household and kitchen furniture and all my stock of hogs.

Third, I hereby constitute and appoint J.W. Butler my lawful executor to all intents and purposed to execute this my Last Will and Testament according to the true intent of the same. In witness whereof I the said C.C. Norton do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 20th day of May 1890. C.C. Norton (x his mark)

Signed sealed and declared by the said C.C. Norton to be his Last Will and Testament in our presence and we as witnesses. J.B.Currie & Elijah Watson

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