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Mary Ashbe
Jan. 10, 1810; May 30, 1810
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 354

In the name of God Amen, I Mary ASHBE being weak in bodly health but of sound mind and disposing memory knowing the frailty of all human kind have thought fit to dispose of the few worldly goods which it has pleased God to bless me with in manner and form following first it is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid by my executor.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son William ASHBE one quarter part of the Schooner Virginia one yolk of oxen one horse named Rainbow five head of sheep two cows and calves one bed and furniture bal of ????? all which I give unto him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Solmon ASHBE one half the Schooner Virginia which is all the remainder(?) of my part the said vessel to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son in law Samuel  JARVES ten shillings(?) to him and his heirs forever considering it as his proportionable part of my property including the fifty dollars which I have already given him in his not which still against him.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son in law James ETHERIDGE ten shillings to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel ASHBE ten shillings to him and his heirs for ever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto Permelia AUSTIN Daughter of Sarah AUSTIN one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs for ever.

Item: It is my will and desire that all the remainder of my property that I have not already given away shall be sold at six months credit for ??? with good securitys and ???? notes to be equally divided amongst my four children namely(?) and Samuel ASHBEs heirs my Son Solomon ASHBE my Son William ASHBE my Daughter Polly BOWEN my Daughter Salley CAVENDER And Samuel ASHBEs heirs Abel ASHBE and Washington ASHBE and I do appoint my Son Solomon ASHBE to be my executor to this my Last Will and Testament revoking all others made by me prior to this day in witness where of I set my hand and seal this the tenth day January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten.

Mary ASHBE seal
Her X mark

Signed in presents of us
    T[torn] ADAMS     jurat
    Nancy [SNELL]
    Her X mark

[Note: There is no probate date or clerk's name given in this will. Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. In court minutes, Mary's surname is spelled "Ashbee." Witnesses are Thomas Adams and Nancy Snell].

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