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Josiah Bennett
March 8, 1771; Aug. 24, 1771
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 60

North Carolina
Currituck County

June Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Session 1771

Present His Majesties Justices

The Last Will and Testament of Josiah BENNETT was exhibited and proved by the oath of Josiah BOWREN and Max BOWREN in due form of law the executors being duly qualified . Ordered to be recorded as follows.

In the name of God Amen the eighth day of March one thousand seven hundred and seventy one I Josiah BENNETT of the County of Currituck and in the province of North Carolina being sick of body but of a good and perfect memory Thanks be to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertainity of this transitory life and that all of flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call do make constitute ordain and declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following ??? having and annuling by these present all and every testemant and testaments will wills heretafter by me made and declare either by word or writing this to be taken only for my Last Will and testament and none other and firsting penetants and sorry from the bottom of my heart for any sins past and late humbley des??? forgiveness of the same. I give and commitory full unto Almighty God my Saviour and redeemer in whome and by the merits of Jesus Christ I trust and beleave assuredly to be saved to have full remission and forgiveness of all my sins that my soul with my body at a general day of the resurection shall live again with joy through the merits of Christ death and Passion ???? and inherit the kingdom of heaven shepared for his eleat and chosen and body to be buried in such a place where my executors hereafter named shall appoint and now for the setting of my temporal estate and such chattels and debts as it pleased God fare above my disarts ??? and upon me. I do order give and dispose the same in manner and form following that is to say first I will that all those debts and dues which I owe in just(?) conscience to any manner of person or persons whatsoever will be well and truely contented and paid or ordained to be paid within conveniant time after my deceas by my executors herafter named.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Sister Euphan one negroe woman called Cate and one negroe girl called Frank with their increase forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Brother John everything of my property within doors and without that is not mentioned in this will excepting one cow and calf and one gun to him his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Sister Euphan the afsd. excepted cow and calf and gunn with their increase forever and I do by these presents make ordain constitute and appoint Brother John BENNETT and my Couzen Jesse BENNETT my whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Josiah BENNETT have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written.
    /s/ Josiah [his N mark] BENNET     and a seal

signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
    Josiah BOWREN  jurat
    Max BOWREN     jurat

recorded and Examined the 24th of August 1771

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