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Currituck County Wills
Sept. 27, 1813; Nov. 29, 1813
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 21-22
In the name of God Amen.
I John BELL of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God, do this 27th day of September 1813, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner, that is to say, First I give and bequeath all my land to be equally divided by two free holders between my Son William BELL, and my Son John BELL, to them and their heirs forever.
My desire is that if my two Sons William and John should want to sell they are to sell one to the other, their part of the land. Also I give the third of my land to my Wife Winna her life time.
Item: I give to my Son William BELL one half of my still, the other half I give to my Son John BELL, to them and their heirs forever, if one should want to sell their part, the one are to sell to the other, my Son William BELL is have the still, to still with untill my Son John comes big enough to take his part by William paying to my Son John one half of the profits got by stilling.
Also I give to my Wife Winna all my hogs and fowls and crop that is now on the ground to her for ever.
Item: I give all the remainder of my estate to be equally divided between my two Sons William BELL and John BELL to them and their heirs forever. Also for my Wife Winna to have the us of all the moveable property during her single life, and to keep the children with her untill they come to the age of twenty one years, the land is to be tilled only one year at a time. And I hereby make and ordain my worthy Wife and Robert BELL executor to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said John BELL have to this my Last Will and Testament, set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
John BELL seal
His x mark
S. THOMPSON jurat
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
[Note: Probate date is from Currituck Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes. Also in court minutes, the widow's name is given as Winiford BELL and the witness' name is Samuel THOMPSON.]
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