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Henry Beasley
Dec 11, 1823; Aug. Term 1824
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 174-175

My Last Will and Testament In the name of God Amen. I Henry BEASLEY of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck, being in my proper senses and right understanding, do in the first place request so much of my movable property sold at public auction as will satisfy my just and lawful debts after wich I lend all my lands and tenements and movable property to my Widow during her life time or widowhood. My further request is that my executor divided my land in two equal parts commencing at the oak tree at the meeting hous running west by the south side of the Youpon to Joseph GRIMSTEAD's line the north part to be equally divided betwixt Rebecca & Lydia line runing east & west the south part to belong to Rebecca and her heirs forever, the north part to Lydia and her heirs forever. The South part of the first division is to be equally divided commencing at the south side of Rebecca’S line and running south as far as the Walnut Tree standing on the road, so west to the said GRIMSTEAD's line, said place is to be equally divided by and east and west line betwixt Betsey and the unborn child whether it should be a male or female and Betsey to have the north part joining on Rebecca or her heirs forever and the unborn one the south part or its heirs forever and my further request is that the peace or parcel of land being and lying betwixt the walnut tree standing on the public highway so running west to GRIMSTEAD line and south to John B. JONES line be sold for my famileys use and said peace of land to be sold by my executor my further request is that the peace or parcel of land that lays joining Dennis MOLBURN belong to my Son Henry or to his heirs forever. My further request is that after the death of my Widow that Rebeca has one feather bed wich is to be the choice & eight plates. The remainder of my movable property to be praised and equally divided amongst my heirs. I further more appoint Dennis SIMMONS to be my proper & lawful executor to this my Last Will and Testament, signed this Eleventh day of December & in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Twenty Three.

Signed    Henry BEASLEY   SEAL 

Signed in the presence of
A. CAPPS     jurat

Recorded & examined this 12th of December AD 1824

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