This will is from Thomas Parker in Chowan County but it is uncleaer if he is related to the Tiny Parker who married into the Powell family. (see last post)
Will of Thomas Parker, 1717, Chowan County NC Sec. of State Wills, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. “In the name of God Amen the twenty third day of January in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and seventeen I Thomas PARKER of ye precinct of Chowan in the County of Abermarle in ye province of north Carolina being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is Appointed for all men once to dye do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian /manner/ at the descretion of my executrix nothing doubting but at the general Resurrecttion I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God, and as for touching such worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form . . . .
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas PARKER one Cow and Calf to be paid unto him out of my stock at his freedom to them and their increes for ever.
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph PARKER one Cow an Calf to be paid unto him out of my stock at his freedom to them and their increes for ever..
Imprimis I give and bequeath all my moveable estate goods and chattels to be equally divided amongst my Children Thomas PARKER, Joseph PARKER, Sarah PARKER, John PARKER, William PARKER, and Frances PARKER
Item I do desire my dearly beloved wife Jeane PARKER whom I likewise constitute, make and ordain my soul executrix of this my last will and testament to have the /use/ of my moveable estate tell my children shall be of age or so long as she remains a widow...”