WILLIAM HILL1737 - 1783 (46 years)
Name WILLIAM HILL Birth 15 Apr 1737 Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Gender Male Death 23 Aug 1783 Brunswick, New Hanover Co., NC Burial St. Phillips Cemetery, Southport, NC Person ID I258891 Hamm Last Modified 24 May 2016
Father JOHN HILL, b. 7 Aug 1700, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA d. 24 Oct 1777, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA (Age 77 years) Mother ELIZABETH MAXWELL, b. Abt 1705 Marriage 15 May 1722 Family ID F106570 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family MARGARET MOORE, b. 3 Dec 1735 d. 3 Nov 1788, Brunswick, New Hanover Co., NC (Age 52 years) Marriage 29 Sep 1757 Orton, Brunswick Co., NC Children 1. MARGARET ANNA HILL, b. 5 Dec 1759, Charleston, Charleston Co., SC + 2. JOHN HILL, b. 12 Apr 1761, Brunswick, New Hanover Co., NC d. 1832 (Age 70 years) 3. HENRY RICHARDSON HILL, b. 7 Jan 1763, Brunswick, New Hanover Co., NC 4. WILLIAM HILL, b. 16 Mar 1765, Brunswick, New Hanover Co., NC 5. WILLIAM HENRY HILL, b. 1 May 1767, Brunswick, New Hanover Co., NC + 6. NATHANIEL MOORE HILL, b. 1 Jan 1769, Brunswick, New Hanover Co., NC d. 7 Feb 1842, Rocky Run, (Age 73 years) 7. THOMAS HILL, b. 28 Nov 1770, Spring Gardens, Brunswick Co., NC 8. MAURICE HILL, b. 15 Nov 1772, Brunswick, New Hanover Co., NC 9. MAURICE MOORE HILL, b. 10 Dec 1775, Brunswick, New Hanover Co., NC Family ID F106569 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 24 May 2016
In the name of God Amen the Fourteenth day of January 1779. I William Hill of Newhanover County in the State of North Carolina do make & ordain this to be my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofor made. First I desire to be buried in a frugal manner, without any unnecessary Expence, & that my Just Debts may be paid as soon as may be after my Decease and touching what worldly substance it hath pleased God to Bless me with. I give and dispose of the same as follows, vize
Imprimis. I do hereby give devise & bequeath to my dear & well beloved Wife Margaret Hill all my Estate real, personal & mixed, for and during the Time she shall continue my Widow and no longer, with full Power to direct & manage the whole as she shall think best & most for the Benefit of her & my Children; But if she should marry again, my Will & desire is that the whole Estate should be then equally divided between her & my four sons, so that each shall have an equal Proportion of it, one fifth to my said Wife & one fifth to each of my sons. But if my said Wife should never marry I mean that she should have it in her Power to give off to my Sons as they Come of Age, such a proportion of my Estate as she thinks best so as not to exceed to either a fifth of the same; & after her Death (if then my Widow) to give Devise & bequeath the whole or such part of my Estate as may then Remain in her hand, in such proportion as she pleases to my said four sons, John, Wm Henry, Nat Moore & Thomas.
I do hereby nominate & appoint my Wife sole Executrix of this my Will so long as she continues my Widow & no longer & when she shall marry if ever she does, then I appoint my four sons John William Henry Nat?l Moore & Thomas Executors of the Same, each to Qualify as they come of Age. [Crossed through: My Intention also is that my Executrix may if she pleases sell any Part of the Estate real or Personal so that the proceeds of the same shall be for the benefit of my Children provided (indecipherable)]
Words of Will written with my own hand the Last Clause Erased, & Several Interlineations in the same hand writing.
This 9th of October 1783
The within named Marg?t Hill qualified as Executrix to the Will before me.
State of North Carolina
New Hanover County
October Term 1783
The annexed last Will & Testament of the late Wm Hill, Esquire, was exhibited in court and there being no (indecipherable) one being witness thereto Mr. William Campbell & Mr. James Walker being duly sworn, declared that they were well acquainted with the hand-writing of the Testator, and that they verily believed that the said Will was the proper hand-writing of him the said William Hill.
And Mrs. Margaret Hill having qualified before John Walker, Esquire, as Executrix to said Will, it was ordered that Letters Testamentary do issue agreeable to Law.
Recorded in Book C, page 147 by order of Court at Sept Term 1845.
L H Marsteller Clk