Transcribed & Contributed by Kate Summey McPhail
Posted August 13, 2000 by Myrtle Bridges

In the name of God amen.  I Dugald McPhail of the county of Cumberland and
state of North Carolina Planter being very sick and weak in body but of
perfect Mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling unto Mind the
mortality of my body  and knowing that it is appointed for all men once  to
die do make and ordain this Last  will and testament that is to say
principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of
almighty god that gave it, and  my body I recommend to the Earth to be
buried in a Christian burial at the descrecition of my executors never
doubting but at the general Resurrection I Shall receive the  same
Again by the power of god and as  having such Worldly Estate herewith it
hath pleases god  to Bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of
the same  in the following manner and form.

First I do order by this my last will and testament that Dearly beloved wife
Mary shall have her substance out of the estate during her lifetime also I
give to my well beloved daughter Sara Baker the sum of five shillings
currency also to my we beloved Daughters Catherine and Christain five
shillings each to be raised and levied out of my estate.

Also I give unto my well beloved sons Daniel McPhail and Dugald McPhail a
certain parcel of land containing two hundred and fifty acres to be equally
divided between them and  to the former of these my sons I give the lower
half and to the latter I give the upper half together with another tract or
parcel of land a joining it containing fifty acres also to my son Daniel
McPhail I give  a certain parcel of land  containing  one hundred acres
where on I now live also my Negro fellow Andrew  I give unto my son Daniel

Thye my two sons I constitute make and ordain the sole executors of this my
last will and testament all and singular my lands messages and tenements by
them freely to be possessed and enjoyed, an I do herby utterly disallow
revoke Disavowal all and every other former testaments wills legacies
bequest and executors by me in any  version before named  Wills and
bequeaths natifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and

In —  — I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of March in 
the year of our lord his one thousand seven hundred and ninety three. 
Dugald  McPhail  mark

Signed sealed published pronounced And declared by the said Dugald McPhail
As his last will and Testament in the Presence of us who in his presence
And in the presence of each other Have hereunto subscribed our names  
Thomas Murphy & James Blue

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