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Winefred (Wilson) Biggs

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Father of Winifred (Wilson) Biggs

Posted: 1275348246000
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Winnefred/Winifred/Winny Wilson, wife of Asa Biggs, is transcribed as "Wincey Biggs" in the 1826 will of her father, Seth Wilson Sr., of Beaufort Co NC. See the will at

The person posting the will describes him as 'Seth Pilkington Wilson'. Presumably he's the man by that name mentioned in the 1783 will of Winifred Wilson, below.

Beaufort Co records show a Seth Pilkington left a will in 1751 naming a daughter Winifred Pilkington, then apparently an adult.

Note that Asa and Winny's son Dorsey of Bastrop Co TX had a son named Seth W. Biggs, b ca 1832 in TN. His name is mentioned at

Beaufort Co NC Old Wills 1720-1842
Pages 180, 181

In the name of God, Amen.

I, WINIFRED WILLSON, of Beaufort County and State of North Carolina, knowing the certainty of death and that it is appointed for all persons to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.

Imprimis, I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, Who gave it; my body I direct to be buried in a decent and Christian manner.

Item, I will and desire all my just and lawful debts be speedily paid.

Item, I give and bequeath to my granddaughter WINIFRED BONNER one mourning ring and one silver tumbler.

Item, I give and bequeath to my granddaughter ANN BONNER the first child that my Negro PHEBE shall have.

Item, I give to my granddaughter SARAH BONNER one mourning ring.

Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson NATHAN BONNER one mourning ring.

As to the residue and remainder of my estate which is not above given away, I give and bequeath to my son SETH PILKINGTON WILLSON, and I do hereby constitute, ordain and appoint my son SETH PILKINGTON WILLSON to be the whole and sole executor of this, my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of March, 1783.

/s/WINIFRED WILSON {seal} [Signature is copied as "Wilson" in the will book.]

Signed, sealed and published in the presence of us:
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