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Edny Beasley
Jan. 24, 1819; May Term 1819
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 108

In the name of God. Amen. This twenty fourth day of January 1819. I Edny BEASLEY of the State of North Carolina, and County of Currituck, being of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, and knowing the uncertainty of this life, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, in form following, that is to say. I recommend my soul to the almighty God, that give it, hoping to receive pardon for all my sins, and my body to buried in such manner as my friends shall think fit, and my worldy goods I give in manner and form following. Viz.

Item: I give to my Daughter Firnetty BEASLEY one negro named Jim, to her and heirs forever, and her Grandmother Lydia BEASLEY, to have the benefit of the said negro during her life, and the provision that she keeps this child Fernetty BEASLEY and raises it and if the child should then die without heir, my will is that the negro should then belong equally among my Brothers and Sister, namely Samuel BEASLEY, Nancy WHITE and Mordecai BEASLEY, to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I give to Daughter Fernety BEASLEY all the property that fell to me from my Fathers estate, and one chest.

Lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint my Brother Samuel BEASLEY my whole and sole executor of this will and testament to see the same done, and performed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day January 1819.

(signed) Edney [her x mark] BEASLEY     seal

signed, sealed and declared to be my Last
Will and Testament in presence of us
Whose names are here under written.

Rhoda [her x mark] COX     jurat
Mordecai BEASLEY

Recorded and examined the 12th day of June Anno. Dom. 1819.

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