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M.W. Beasley
Feb 27, 1901 - Apr. 22, 1901
[no probate was attached to this will but was found in the estate records.  I have attached it below.]

I give devise and bequeath all my real estate to my son M.F. BEASLEY and to my son B.B. BEASLEY, my bed and bed clothing, and Bible, and to my daughter Mary E. DUNCAN one dollar.  I appoint and make my son M.F. BEASLEY executor without bond of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I M.W. BEASLEY have hereunto subscribed my name this the 27th day of Feby. 1901.
     /s/ M.W. BEASLEY

Witness
     P.N. BRAY
     M.L. SEYMOUR

EXECUTOR'S OATH

  North Carolina
Currituck County
    I, M.F. BEASLEY, do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and testament of M.W. BEASLEY that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying his debts and then his legacies, so far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me, and all other duties pertaining to the office of Executor I will discharge according to law, to the best of my skill and ability.  So help me God.
    /s/ M.F. BEASLEY
        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 22d day of April 1901
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

PROBATE OF WILL WITH EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES

State of North Carolina    }    SS. In the Superior Court
    Currituck County         }   
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of M.W. BEASLEY, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by M.F. BEASLEY the executor therein named, and the due execution thereof by the said M.W. BEASLEY is proved by the oath and examination of P.N. BRAY and M.L. SEYMOUR the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of M.W. BEASLEY that the said M.W. BEASLEY in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears day of the 27th day of February 1901.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said M.W. BEASLEY the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited, to be his last will and testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator.  And this deponent further saith, that a the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponent's subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said M.W. BEASLEY was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent: And further these deponents say not.
     /s/ P.N. BRAY              Seal
         M.L. SEYMOUR    Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 22d day of April 1901 before me
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County: -- In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL
In the Matter of the Will of M.W. BEASLEY, deceased
    M.F. BEASLEY being duly sworn, doth say: That M.W. BEASLEY, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published his last will and testament; and that M.F. BEASLEY is the executor named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said M.W. BEASLEY consisting of clothing, one bed & bed clothing and one chair is worth about $22.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Bewil B. BEASLEY, Mamie E. DUNCAN, Sallie BEASLEY & M.F. BEASLEY are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ M.F. BEASLEY
        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 22d day of April 1901.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

PROBATE OF WILL

  North Carolina    }    In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County  }    In re Estate of M.W. BEASLEY, deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of M.W. BEASLEY, decd., is exhibited in open court for probate by M.F. BEASLEY, executor therein named, and the due execution thereof by the said M.W. BEASLEY, decd., duly proven by the oath and examination of P.N. BRAY and M.L. SEYMOUR, subscribing witnesses thereto, and it is then shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said M.W. BEASLEY was at the time of making said will of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief.
    It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will & testament of M.L. BEASLEY, decd.  And on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County and as such filed as provided by law in the office of Clerk of the Superior Court of said county.  Dated this the 22d day of April 1901.
     /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk of Superior Court

[Source for Will:  Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse (Microfilm G.030.1548672)]
[Source for Probate: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. 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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