Lewis Lashley Will 1815

Lewis Lashley was my 6th great grandfather. I am fairly certain that the “Holleman” men named in the will are most likely Hollands, as Lewis’ wife was Mary Holland and they all lived near each other. 

A slave woman, Nell, is named in this will.  She is not found on 1800 census, and I can’t find Lewis or his son Rial on the 1810 census. However Rial has two slaves on the 1830 census. He died in 1840, and his will papers mention a woman named Lottie who was sold by David Holland, guardian of his six orphaned minor children. 

I Lewis Lashly (senior) of Wake County and state of north carolina being in a Low State of health but of sound  mind and memory do make this my Last will and testament in maner and form as follows:

Item  I give to my son Edmund Lashly one Dollar.

Item I give to the heirs of Sarah Utly one Dollar

Item I give my son Lewis Lashly one Dollar

Item I give to my son Wm Lashly one Dollar

Item I give my son Burrell Lashly one Dollar

Item I give my son Abner Lashly two hundred acres of Land in the north part of my Land I now live on and one feather Bed

Item I give the balance of my Land I now live on to my son Rial Lashly and after there is Enough sold to pay my Debts or my perishable property I Give the remainder of my Stocke, household furniture plantation utensils also my negro woman by the name of Nell to my son Rial Lashly

I do also Request John Holleman (Holland?) and my son Rial lastly to be Executors to this my Last will and testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirty-first Day of January Eighteen hundred and fifteen.

Lewis X Lashly (his mark)

Jesse Holleman (Holland?) jury

Sam’l Blake Jurat

Wake County

November Term 1815

The above last will and Testament of Lewis Lashly sen’r was in open Court duly proven by the oath of John Hollen (Holland?) + Samuel Blake two (?) witnesses and ordered to be recorded  (illegible)

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Lewis Lashley Will 1815

  1. My father’s ancestor was an Irish plantation owner who had an affair with a slave, my father’s surname is Lashley from Trinidad the slave was his ancestor that’s where we got the name Lashley, I still need to do MORE research, I know they settled in Alabama and Georgia.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s