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Malachi Ansell
February 28, 1856 - May Term 1856

In the name of God I Malachi ANSELLof the County of Currituck State of North Carolina being sick but of sound & disposing mind doth make & Publish this my last will & testament in manner & form as follows --

Item the 1st I lend to my wife Betsey all of my property after paying my just debts to her as long as she continues to live my widow, should my wife die or get married before my two younges daughters arrive at the age of fourteen years I lend all of my land to my two younges daughters untill theay arrive at the age of fourteen years.

Item 2.  I give to my son Levi A. ANSELL all of my land except three acres on the south of my farm as for the land of Jos. MANN & others the said three acres of land I give to my daughter Asenath FLANAGAN.

Item after the death or marriage of wife Betsy & my just debts are paid I leave the Balance of my Estate to be equally divided between all of my daughters.

Item I nominate constitute & appoint Henry WHITE Executor to this my last will and Testament Revoking all former wills by me made in writing whereof I have here unto set my hand & caused my seal to be fixed this 28 February 1856.
                                            /s/ Malachi [his x mark] ANSELL

Attest by us
     Jno. B. JONES             Jurat
     Samuel J. ANSELL      Jurat

Currituck County Court}    May Term 1856
     The foregoing paper writing was exhibited in open court and professed in common form by the executor therein named as the last will & testament of Malichi ANSELL, dec'd., and John B. JONES & Samuel J. ANSEL the subscribing witnesses thereto being called and duly sworn did depose and say that they were present when the said paper writing was executed by him as his last will and testament and so declared by him to be at the time of the execution.  That the same was executed in their presence and they were called upon by the said ANSEL to witness the same that they did witness the same in the presence of said ANSELL and at his request and in the presence of each other and at the time of the execution the said Malichi ANSELL was of sound & disposing mind and memory.  Thereupon the said paper writing is admited by the court to probate as the last will & testament of Malichi ANSELL, dec'd. and ordered to be recorded as such--and Henry WHITE the executor therein named came into Court & qualified as such.

Attest
     J.W. BAXTER    CCC

Recorded in Book No. 4; Page 204
     J.W. BAXTER    CCC

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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