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William Beasley
Aug. 19, 1790; Jan. 15, 1791
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 249-250

Currituck County, In the name of God Amen, I William BEASLEY, being weak and low but proper sound memory and senses,

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son William BEASLEY and his heirs my plantation I now live upon with wood land to wit. as follows begining at a cedar in the fork of a branch binding on John ANSELLs land running a west course to an oak by a slab line down to the head of the land joining to Michael WATERFIELDs line from thence a slab line by the Chapel the road is the line to Malachi JONES line.

Item: I will and bequeath to my Son Mordica BEASLEY a small peise of land binding, begining at a slab line binding on the lands of William BEASLEY running an west course by a slab line to a pine from thence runing an east course by the notches to an oak binding on the road.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Cornelius BEASLEY all the rest of my land I hold on Knots Island both and wood land except his Mothers dowery her life to him and his heirs.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Joakins BEASLEY one bed and bedstead, one cow and chest one desk, one breading sow, one gun, one tea kittle, one ewe and lamb.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Bridget BEASLEY one bed and bedstead and furniture one cow and calfe, one horse and plow, one chest and one iron pot and hucks and tramel and all the hogs, two wheels, two chairs, one pewter bason, two plates, one ewe, and iron skillet.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my four children begining at Mordica and Richard and Talar and Henry all the rest of my estate to be equally divided amongst them four.

Brought over and disannulling all other wrightings made befor I will and ordain my beloved Wife Bridget BEASLEY and my Son William BEASLEY my whole and soul executor and executrix whereunto I have set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety
        /s/ William [his mark] BEASLEY     seal

Malachi JONES jurat
Jonathan [his mark] COX

Recorded and examined this 15th day of Jany. Anno Dom 1791.

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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