Will of Charles Gee 1768

                     Son of Charles and Hannah Gee



IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I CHARLES GEE of the County of Sussex being sick
and weak of body but of sound sense and memory thanks be to Almighty God
for the same therefore calling to mind the mortallity of my body and
knowing it is appointed for all men once to die I do make and order this to
be my last will and Testament in manner and for as followeth First and
principally I recommend my immortal soul into the hands of Almighty God
that gave it me hoping through the merits of my blessed redeemer to
inherite life everlasting and as to my mortal body I commit it to the earth
from whence it was taken to be buried at the discrestion of my fellow
creatures first my will is that my just debs be paid Secondly I leave my
worldly Estate as followeth &c

ITEM    I give unto my Son BENJAMIN GEE the plantation he now lives on in
Lunenburg County with two hundred and sixty four acres of land there to
belonging to him and his heirs and assigns for ever.

ITEM    I give unto my Son JESSE GEE my plantation wheron I now live with
four hundred and twenty five acres of land therto belonging to him his
heirs and assigns forever.

ITEM    I leave my stock of cattle to be equally divided between my two
sons JOHN GEE and JESSE GEE to them and their heirs forever.

ITEM    I leave all my Negores to be sold by my Executors together with all
the residue & remainder of my Estate of what kind or quallity so ever it be
and the money therefrom arising to be equally divided amongst all my
children to wit JAMES GEE, CHARLES GEE, WILLIAM GEE, HENRY GEE, BENJAMIN
GEE, JOHN GEE, NEVEL GEE, JESSE GEE, ELIZABETH BANNER, PENELOPE HEETH to
them and their heirs and assigns for ever my will and desire is that my
Estate may not be appraised.

        Lastly I constitute and appoint my two sons BENJ. GEE, & HENRY GEE
        Executors of this my last will and Testament.

        IN WITNESS where I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this
        fourth day of January in the year of Our Lord Christ one thousand
        seven hundred and sixty eight

SIGNED & SEALED
IN THE PRESENCE OF US

Richard Carter                                        his                     
                                               Charles X Gee    (seal)
Joshua Rosser                                         mark 

Benjamin Rives Caleb


At a Court held for Sussex County the 19th of August 1768




        The last Will and Testament of CHARLES GEE deced. was presented
        into Courty by BENJAMIN GEE and HENRY GEE the Executors therein
        named who made oath thereto as the law directs and the same was
        proved by the oaths of Richard Carter and Benjamin Rives Caleb two
        of the witnesses thereto and by the Court ordered to be recorded
        and on the motion of the sd. Executors certificate is granted thim
        for obtaining a probate therof in due form Exd.

                                                               Teste

                                          /s/ Augustinge Claiborne CSC

Will Book B, page 168.

A COPY TESTE
GARY M. WILLIAMS CLERK

By Geraldine M. Bradshaw  OK
   (signature)