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Carter Bennet
Feb. 4, 1799; March 7, 1799
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, pp. 144-145

In the name of God Amen, I Carter BENNET, of County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, calling to mind the noncertainty of this life it being ordained for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament
First, that is to say, I recommend my soul to Almighty God, that gave it and my body to be burried in a christian like manner, and as to what wstate it hath been pleas'd God to give me I give and dispose in manner and form as followeth

My will and desire is that my well beloved Wife Sarah should have the use of all my lands during her widowhood not to cut no timber only for the use of the plantation.

Item I give and bequeath to my afs'd Wife Sarah the land and plantation that I bought of Samuel LOARY during her natural life

I give and bequeath to my afs'd Wife Sarah one negro girl Silve to her and her heirs forever.

I give and bequeath to my afd'd Wife Sarah one negro girl Patience during her widowhood

I give and bequeath to my afs'd Wife Sarah one horse by the name of Jansus to her and her heirs forever.

I give and bequeath to my afs'd Wife one half of all my moveable property during her natural life I mean one half of the cash I got in hand and that is due me also.

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth BENNETT all my land to her and her heirs forever. and if she should die without issue of her body to return to my well beloved Wife Sarah BENNET.

I also give one half of all my moveable property to my afs'd Daughter Elizabeth BENNET to her and her heirs forever. but in case she should die without heirs to return to my beloved Wife Sarah BENNET.

Item I give one half of the cash in hand and that is due me to Daughter Elizabeth BENNET to her and her heirs forever, but in case she should die without heir of her body to return to my Wife Sarah BENNET at her own deposial.

Also the negro girl that I gave to my Daughter Elizabeth BENNET in case she should die without heir of her body to return to my beloved Wife at her own disposal

My will and desire is that my beloved Wife should cloath and school my Daughter Elizabeth BENNET sufficently until she is raised and to make no charge for the same, now in case my Wife should be pregnat my will and desire is that the child should come in for and equal part of all my land and moveable property to that and thats heirs forever.

I constitute my trusty friend Joseph BALLENTINE my whole and sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament to see all my estate settled according as the law shall direct as witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 4th day of February 1799
        /s/ Carter BENNET
                his mark

signed sealed in the presents of
Peter BALLENTINE     jurat
Henry ANCIL

Recorded and examined this 7th day of March 1799.


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