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Malachi Beasley
Oct. 27, 1840 - Feb. Term 1841
Currituck Co. Will Book 4; pg. 81-83
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The last Will and Testament of Malachi BEASLEY was exhibited in open court at Feby. Term 1841 and proved by the oath of John B. JONES and John I. WATERFIELD subscribing evidences there to in due form of Law and ordered Recorded.

   In the name of God amen I Malachi BEASLEY of the State of North Carolina County of Currituck being of sound and disposing mind do make and publish this my last will and Testament as follows.

   Item I lend to my wife Lydia the one third part of my plantation during her life.

   Item I give and bequeath to wife Lydia two beds and furniture the first and last choice, one cupboard choice, four chairs choice two spinning wheels, one chest choice, one table choice, one set of plates cups and saucers choice, one case of knives & forks, one cow and yearling choice, one sow and pigs choice two head of sheep choice, all the poltry on the farm, sixteen barrels of corn five hundred pounds of pork half barrel of fish half barrel of flower, sixteen pounds of sugar six pounds of coffee, one ax, choice, one hoe, one loom and geers, and slaies, twenty pounds of lard, one pot, one oven, one tea kittle, one tray, one fat pot, and two barrels.

   Item I give and bequeath unto my Son in law Malachi ANSELL a piece of land adjoining his land beginning at a pine tree binding on Leven BALLANCE, land and runing an eastwardly course by a line of marked trees to a holler gum to him and his heirs forever.

   Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Edmund A. BEASLEY a part of my Plantation begining at a ceder post in the branch adjoining the lands of John B. JONES runing a westwardly course to an aple tree and to continue said course to a ceder post standing between the greave yard and an old mulberry stump then to turn on northwardly and to run to a post at the aforesaid mulberry stump and to continue said course to a small marked pine at the edge of the woods then to turn a westwardly course and to run said course to a pine tree then to turn a northwardly course and running said course by a line of marked trees to the land of John B. JONES then to turn an eastwardly course and running down said Jones line to a post at the branch then to turn a southwardly course and running said course binding on the branch to the first station to him and his heirs forever.

   Item I give and bequeath unto my Son John BEASLEY a piece of land begining in the field at a ceder post the southwest corner of the above land that I have given to my Son Edmund then to run a westwardly course by a line of marked trees to the main road then to turn a northwardly course and to run said course to the lands of John B. JONES, then to turn an easwardly course and to run said course binding the lands of said JONES to the land I have given to my Son Edmund.

   Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William BEASLEY a piece of land begining at the branch at the southeast corner of the land that I have given to my Son Edmund then to run a westwardly course by a line of marked trees and post to a ceder post at the south west corner of Edmund line then to turn a southwardly course and to run said course to a marked pine tree then to turn a westwardly course and to run said course to a pine tree then to turn a southwardly course and runing said course by a line of marked trees to the land of Malachi ANSELL then to turn an eastwardly course and to run said course binding on said ANSELL land by a line of marked trees to the branch to John B. JONES land and to continue said course to a dead pine then to turn a northwardly course binding on said JONES to the first station to him and his heirs for ever.

   Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Malachi W. BEASLEY a piece of land begining at a ceder post at the south west corner at my Son Edmund and the north east corner of William BEASLEY land and the south east corner of my Son John BEASLEY then to turn a westwardly course binding on Johns line by a line of marked trees to the main road then to turn a southwardly course and running said course to a chinqopine post at the corner of Leven BALLANCE land then to turn an eastwardly course and to run said course by a line of marked trees to the north corner of the aforesaid BALLANCEs land then to turn a southwardly course binding on said BALLANCEs land to a pine tree then to turn a eastwardly course and to run said course by a line of marked trees to the land of Malachi ANSELL to a pine tree the corner of William BEASLEY and Malachi ANSELL then to turn an northwardly course and to run said course to a pine tree near the fence then to turn eastwardly course and to run said course by a line of marked trees binding on the lands I have given my Son William to a corner pine tree to turn an northwardly course and runing said course binding William line to the first station.

   Item I give to my daughter Betsey ANSELL one loom which is now in her possession.

   Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lydia ETHERIDGE Twenty five dollars to be paid out of my estate.

   Item I give to my Son John one gun one book title the consolations against the fear of death.

   I leave the balance of my estate to be sold and after paying all my just debts and the twenty five dollars given to my daughter Lydia ETHERIDGE, to be equally divided my two daughters Lydia ETHERIDGE and Betsey ANSELL.

   Lastly I constitute nominate and appoint my Son John BEASLEY my whole and soal Executor to this my Last will and Testament revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused my seal to be affixed this 27th day of October 1840.

/s/ Malachi [his x mark] BEASLEY seal

John B. JONES jurat

John I WATERFIELD jurat

Recorded and examined this the 10th day of March 1841
    B.T. SIMMONS, CCC

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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