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Caleb Ballance
Dec. 30, 1789; March 26, 1790
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 248

In the name of God Amen, I Caleb BALLANCE of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina calling to mind the uncertinty of this life, and it being ordained for all men to die I do make and ordain this instrument of writing to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth.

First I leave to my Wife Anne BALLANCE all my estate rail (sic) and pareishonable (sic) within doors and without dors to her during her life or widowhood to raise my children and to take ceir of them.

Then I give to my Son John BALLANCE the plantation I now live on lying and binding of John BRABLs line, Armsted SOWLs and Thomas PARKER line and William BALLANCEs being the land given to me by my Father John BALLANCE to him and his heirs forever.

If my Son John BALLANCE dies without heir, I give the aforsaid land to my Son Barthollemu BALLANCE to him and his forever

Also I give to my Son Caleb BALLANCE seventy five acres of land near the Beevor Dam to him and his heirs forever. And if he dies without heir to my Son Thomas BALLANCE to him and his heirs forever.

Also after the death or marriage of my Wife for all the estate that is then in being to be divided equal between all the remainder of my children that I have for them that have the land to have no other sheer.

I also constitute and appoint Wife Anne and my Son Charles BALLANCE my hole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament to see all my estate settled according to this my Last Will and the law shall require as witness my hand and seal this 30th day of December in the year of our Lord Anno Dom 1789

Caleb BALLANCE seal
his mark

signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us
    John (his'B' mark) BALLANCE
    James ETHERIDGE
     jurat

Recorded and exam. 26th March Anno Dom 1790


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