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Jeams/James Armstrong
June 22, 1685; Nov. 2, 1685
Secretary of State Original Wills, NC 1663-1789

In the name of god amen I Jeams ARMSTRONG Being sike and weke yet in perfect memary Doe make this my Last will and testement revoking all former wills whate some ever and procede in maner as followeth

First I Bequeth my Sowle to god that gave it Secondly my body to the Earth from whence it came nothing douting but this mortall shall but one Immortall ___[?] and this corupttion shall but one _________[?] then shall Death be __________[?] in _______[?] Death where is thy ______[?] where is thy ____[?] and the lord shall give every soul[?] its own body.

Therdly I bequeth all my worldly substance to my loveing frind and copartner Richard [torn]AGE and doe leve him my sole Executor to take demands and reseve all such debts dew and demands which dew to me and Likewise to pay all debts dews and acounts which is justly dew and to see my body desently intered as witness my hand and seall this 22 day of the month called June 1685.


Willam (his marke) JACSON

Henry WHITE and William JACKSON doe certify that [unclear words] James ARMSTRONG sett his Hand & fix his seal & declare this to be his Last Will and Testament as [unclear] 2d. Novemr. Anno 1685.

William (his mark) JACK[torn]

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