In the name of God Amen. I William Shingleton in the State of North Carolina and County of Beaufort being weak of body but of sound in mind & I Give and Devise my land and Plantation whereon I now live to my Loving wife During her Natural life and at her death to my youngest Son Willoughby Shingleton Likewise I Give unto my beloved Son Willoughby Shingleton as follows viz one Bead and furniture one Cow and Calf and three two year old heffars they and their increase and half dozen Puter Plates and half dozen Knives & forks one Gallon Bason & one pint Bason like wise one case & bottles and one Gun. I Give and bequeath unto my loving Son William Shingleton the Land whereon he now lives containing one Hundred and fifty acres and three Cows and Calves and two-two year old heffers one bead & furniture and one Case and bottles. I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Bethian one Cow & Yearling and the Increase one bead half Dozen Knives & forks and one Bason. I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth one cow and Calf and one year old heffer and their Increase One bread and half dozen knives & forks and one Bason. The above articles to be delivered at their Marriage or coming of age and the Remaining Part of my Cattle hogs & Sheep bequeath unto my Wife Bethiah, and two horses and famers tools and the Rest of my Person Estate for her life and at her decease to be Equailly devided Between all my Children if anything left. I make and appoint my Son William and my Son Willoughby Shingleton my Executors by making void all former and other Wills by me made.
In Witness whereof I have Hereunto put my hand and Seal this 7th Day December 1788.
William X Shingleton
Beaufort County North Carolina
Old Will Book page 228 No date of Probate
Transcribed as written by Anne Singleton Condran