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July 21, 1796; April 15, 1802
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 199
In the name of God Amen, I Samuel BERNARD of Currituck County in the State of North Carolina, being of a sound disposing mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my body so make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth.
Imprimis I give and recommend my soul to Almighty God who gave it me and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God, to bless me with I give devise and dispose of in the following manner and form Viz.
Item I give and bequeath unto my two Brothers Jesse BERNARD and John BERNARD all my lands whatsoever, to be equally divided between them and in case either of my two Brothers should die without lawfull heir begotten of their body their part to decend to the surviving Brother and his heirs forever, My will and desire is that after my decease my executors pay all my just debts and after my debts are paid.
I give and bequeath all the remainder part of my estate, boath within and without doors of what kind or nature soever, unto my two Brothers, Mother and Sisters named Jesse BERNARD, John BERNARD an Julian HEATH, Ann PERRY, Dinah TAYLOR and Grace LINDSEY to be equally divided between them to them and their heirs forever.
Lastly I do hereby nonminate constitute and appoint Jesse BERNARD and John BERNARD my whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoaking and disannulling all other wills to be void, and of none effect, given under my hand and seal this 21st day of July Anno Dom 1796
Samuel BARNARD seal
signed sealed published and declared to be the testators last will and testament in presence of
Thos. POYNER jurat
Keria POYNER her mark
Recorded and examined this 15th day of April 1802
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