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Mary Berry
Dec. 14, 1801 - July 5, 1802
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 203

In the name of God Amen, I Mary BERRY widow of Samuel BERRY, being in good health but not knowing how soon it may please God to call me, do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis I give to my Son Richard BERRY, my mare called Lady to him and his heirs

Item I give to my Daughter Franky BERRY, one feather bed and furniture also one pair of gold ear bobs and two gold rings to her and her heirs

Item I give to my Daughter Catharine ROBERTSON one english shilling that with what she has already had to be her full part of my property.

Item I give to my Daughter Nancy CRABB one shilling and no more

all the rest of my property within and without doors my desire is that it be equally divided between my three smallest children, Samuel BERRY, John BERRY, and Franky BERRY so as that my two Sons parts, are equal with my Daughters parts and legacies and if either of them dies without heir of their body lawfully begotten their part to go to the survivirs and their heirs

Lastly I nominate and appoint my Son Richard BERRY my executor to this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of Dec. 1801
    /s/ Mary [her mark] BERRY     seal

signed sealed published and declared as her last will in the presence of
    S. FEREBEE     jurat

Recorded and examined this 5th July 1802

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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