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March 24, 1787; July 15, 1788
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 230
In the name of God Amen, The twenty fourth of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, I Jacob BEASLEY of the province of North Carolina and County of Currituck, Planter, being very low in health but in perfect mind and memory Thanks be given to God for it, but calling to mind the mortality of the (sic) and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die I do therefore constitute make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say, First of all I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave and my body to the earth to be buried in a christian like manner at the descrssian of my executors and as to such worldly estate whereof it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form Viz. First my will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and setled by my executors as soon as they conveniently can after my decease.
Item: I give unto my well beloved Wife Ann BEASLEY all my personal estate within and without to raise my five youngest children with during her life or widowhood after her decease my will is that what is left after raising my five youngest children may be equally divided between my five children John, Nancey, Abel, Polly, and Solomon.
Lastly I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my loving Wife and my Son Henry BEASLEY to be my only and sole executors and executrix this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby disallow revoke disannull all and every other former Testament Wills and legacies requests execution by me any way before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above ritten
/s/ Jacob [his mark] BEASLEY seal
signed sealed published pronounced in the presents of us
Elijah [his mark] MARMADUKE
John [his mark] HARREL jurat
Recorded and exam. the 15th day of July 1788.
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