Cook to his)
all to whom these presents shall come.
I James Cook Do Send Greetings.
Know ye that I the said James Cook
the State of Georgia of the County of Effingham, planter for and in
consideration of the love good will and affection which I have and do
bear to my loving children Judea & Lucia
of the same County &
State of Georgia and James his heirs & Tabby
, of the same
County & State of Georgia, have
given and granted & by these presents Do freely give and grant unto
the said Judea Bishop
Lucia Braddock & the heirs of James Cook junior & Tabby Johnston
& John Cook & Benjamin Cook & Henry Cook & Polly Bennett
& Lewis Cook their Heirs Executors or Administrators all singular my
goods & Chattels now being in my present dwelling House in the
County aforesaid, together with all my Stock, Cattle, Horses, hogs &
Sheep marked with a crop & split in one ear & a swallow forked
under bit in the other. Also
one Negro Man of which (before me signing of these presents) I have
delivered them the said India Bishop & Lucia Braddock & the
heirs of James Cook junior & Tabby Johnston & John Cook &
Benjamin Cook & Henry Cook & Polly Bennett & Lewis Cook, an
Inventory signed with my own hand and bearing even date, To have and to
hold all the said goods & Chattels in the said premises or dwelling
House to them and their heirs Ever more.
Administrators from hence forth as their proper goods &
Chattels absolutely without any manner of Condition.
In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand Seal this
sixteenth day of September One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Six..
in presence of —