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Mordecai Beesley
March 9, 1801; June 14, 1801
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 186

In the name of God Amen, I Mordecai BEESLEY, being at the present of sound mind, although weake in body, do hereby make my Last Will and Testament, revoaking all my former wills.

First of all I bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body to return to its mother earth to be burried in a christian like manner at the discretion of my executors etc.

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Lydia BEESLEY one feather bed and furniture, her choice of all I have, one linnen wheel, one wooling wheel, one chest her choice, one cow and calf her choice out of all my stock, one mare, one loom and gier, one table and the half of all my hogs to her and her heirs forever. I also lend the use of all my moveable property to her during the time she continues to be my widdow and all my lands and plantation untill my Son Samuel BEESLEY arives to the age of twenty one years then for him to have it as devised to him.

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Samuel BEESLEY all the lands I now possess to him and his heirs forever, to be possed of two thirds of said lands when he arrives to the age of twenty one years and the other third at his Mothers death, I also give to my Son Samuel BEESLEY one hand mill and one gun to be delivered him at the age of twenty one by my executors.

Item after the death or marriage of my Wife Lydia BEESLEY I leave all my moveable property that not given to my Son Samuel BEESLEY, to be equally divided amongst all my children except Samuel BEESLEY, my desire is he has no part of my moveable property except such as is mentioned in the gift to him, except one heifer yearling that I've given him and will be distinguished by a mark picularly to himself and his increase.

I also make constitute and appoint my Brother William BEESLEY and Henry BEESLEY my whole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament, revoaking and renouncing all others hertofore made by me in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal and caus'd. my seal to be affix'd. this ninth day of March one thousand eight hundred and one.
        /s/ Mordicia BEESLEY     seal

signed sealed pronounced and delivered in presence of
    M. JONES
    Miriam CATOR


Recorded and examined this 14th day June 1801.


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