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John Bates
Feb. 17, 1791; Jan. 20, 1792
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 256-257

I John BATES of the County of Currituck State of North Carolina, being sick and weak of body but of a sound disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following.--------

First I commend my body to the dust, to be buried at the discretion of my executors; and my immortal part, I trust through the ???merided love of my compassionate redeemer will rest in the boosome of the fountain of everlasting love.

Imprimis: I leave to be deposited in the hands of my dear Brother Andrew BATES one hundred pounds for the use and purpose of educating and bringing up my children.

Item: I give to my dear Wife Dinah BATES one horse saddle and bridle.

Item: I give to my Father (faded out) BATES twenty five dollar.

Item: I give to my beloved wife during widowhood the remainder part of my estate real and personal to bring up maintain and support my children with, provided she make no waist of the same, but if a visable apperance of waist, I impower my Brother Andrew BATES to sell the land and vessel and to have the amount of the same with the rest of the estate divided as follows, my Wifes dividend a childs shear, and a half, The remainder equally to and amongst my children and if no waist at my wifes intermariage so to be divided a childs shear and a half to my Wife, and the remainder equally to and amongst my children.

I do nominate and appoint my Wife Dinah BATES executrix and my Brother Andrew BATES executor to this my Last Will and Testament revoking and disanulling all former wills by me heretofore made this 17th day of February 1791.
          /s/ John BATES     and a seal

singed sealed and declared by the testator to be his last will in presence of us
     Holl. WILLIAMS
     Dorasteen WILLIAMS
     Thomson BATES


Recorded and examined 20th day of January 1792.


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