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Willoughby Ballance
Mar. 1, 1869 - Sept. 28, 1871
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 22-23
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Will of Willoughby BALLANCE Dec’d

In the name of God Amen.  I Willoughby BALLANCE now being of sound mind and memory thank God for it do make and constitute this my last will and testament as follows:

    First I give and bequeath to my two sons Eugen BALLANCE and Armstead BALLANCE all of my land and tenements to be equel divided between them and if either of them should die without leaving a child begotten of his body then the surviving son shall have all the said lands and tenements.  I also give to my two above named sons Eugen & Armstesd BALLANCE each one horse and I also give to my son Armstead BALLANCE one third part of the schooner May flour.  I also leave it to my two sons Eugen BALLANCE & Armstead BALLANCE to pay all of my just debts equily between them.

    I also give to my daughter Aseanath BALLANCE one third part of the Schooner May flour and one bed & furniture the first choys.

    I also give to Mary Mava JARVIS one bed and furniture the second choice.

    I also give all the rest or remander of my estate to my three daughters Martha Ann Courtney Aseneath to be equely divided between them or their heirs.  I want all the property whitch I leave jointly to my three above named daughters to be sold on a credit of six months for all sums over five dollars & under five dollars for cash the proseads of the sale of the above joint property shall be paid over to the above named three daughters within six days from the day of sale or to thare heirs etc.

    I leave my two sons Eugen BALLANCE and Armstead BALLANCE [Executors] to the above will without bond.  Whare unto I hereby set my hand and fix my seal this the first day of March in the year of our Lord A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty nine.

    /s/ Willoughby BALLANCE seal

In presents of
    E.H. WALKER
    A.V. JARVIS

 Currituck County}    In Probate Court
   A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of  Willoughby BALLANCE Dec’d is exhibited in the Court for Probate by Armstead BALLANCE one of the executors therein named and the due execution thereof by the said Willoughby BALLANCE is proved by the oaths and examination of E. H. WALKER and A.V. JARVIS the subscribing witnesses thereto.  It is therefore adjudged and decreed that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said WILLOUGHBY BALLANCE and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed

Recorded the 28 Sept. 1871
    A.O. DEY P.J.

To which said will the widow of Willoughby BALLANCE to wit Emily BALLANCE came forward through her atty. W.B. SHAW and excipted to the same and prayed her portion out of said Dec’d estate according to law. Eugen BALLANCE & Armstead BALLANCE the executers named in the will of Willo. BALLANCE Dec’d qualified this day as executors of the said will by taking the usual oath.
    A.O. DEY P.J.

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