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James Ballentine
_______(?); May 31, 1808
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 330

[Note: This Will has several holes in it. I will put "----" where it is torn and fill in wherever possible].

In the name of God Amen I James BALLENTINE of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being weak in body but in perfect sound sense and memory Calling unto mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament to wit------------

Item: I leave the use and benefit of my land and plantation to my dearly beloved Wife Elizabeth BALLENTINE during her widowhood.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Willis Bright BALLENTINE the eastward end of my land extends up to the cras(f?)—ith also two (three?) cows and calfs and one gun to him and his heirs

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son P----- BALLENTINE the remainder part of my land joining --------- to him and his heirs

Item: I leave all the remainder part of my estate to my beloved Wife Elizabeth BALLENTINE during her widowhood or life. Then I leave all of my negroes to be divided between my four Daughters Viz. Sarah BALLENTINE Juli_ BALLENTINE ---------- BALLENTINE Lovy BALLENTINE to them and their heirs ---------------- the remainder of my property to be divided between all my children then living

I do nominate constitute and appoint my beloved Wife my sole and hole executrix to this my Last Will and Testament

James BALLENTINE seal

Signed sealed and --------
In ---- presents
    -------- ---IGHT
    Davis ------IN


[Note: no probate date nor clerks name was given on this will. Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minutes. Also note that names of witnesses given in court minutes were Isaac Bright and Davis Ballentine].

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