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Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 75-76
December Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarters Session 1772
Present His Majesties Justices
The Last Will and Testament of John BESELY late of this County deceased was in open Court exhibited proved and the respective executors thereof qualified in due form of law the said Will where ordered to be recorded Stands as Follows viz.
In the name of God Amen I John BESELY of the County of Currituck North Carolina being very sick and weak but of a perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore laying to mind the uncertainty and instability transetory life and knowing that man is appointed once to die I do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. That is to say and principally I recomend my sould into the hands of Almighty God that gave me first.
Item: I lend the use of my plantation and trac of land unto my well beloved Wife Rhodah BESELY during her widowhood and after her marriage or death my will and desire is for it to fall to my Son John BESELY and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Henery BESELY one young mare named Liley and her increase and 2 cow and cow calf and there increase which was given to him by his Grand Mother Elizabeth BESELY and a well fixed gunn and all my working tools to me smiths and turners tools and house carpenters tools after his mothers marriage or death.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth WATERFIELD one iron pott one pewter bason six wooden plates one small chest one chair and all the cattle in her marke allready in her possession.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah RODGERS one feather bed one chest a pott thamells a pewter dish two plates and a bason and one sow shoat already in her possession
Item: I give unto my Daughter Ann Mary MORRISS one ewe one pewter dish and a bason and a plate already in her possession.
Item: I give unto my Daughter Julann BESELY one feather bed and furnature belonging to it one chest one iron pott after her Mothers marriage or death.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sabre BESELY one feather bed and the furniture belonging to it one chest one iron pott after her Mothers marriage or death.
Item: I lend all the rest of my estate both real and personal to my well beloved Wife Rhoda BESELY to live upon during of her marriage or death except a note to be sold fore to pay the cost of settleing of the estate and after her marriage or death my will and desire is for it to be equeal divided between all my childrenn that is then alive (if any left after administration) and her living.
Whereas, I acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament disannulling and making void all former wills by me made before here to fore makeing my well beloved Wife Rhody BESELY and Taylor JONES my whole executors and executrix of this my Last Will and Testament as witness my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of October 1769
/s/ John BESELY and a seal
Wm. [his R mark] RODGERS
Sarah [her SJ mark] JONES
Recorded and examined the 30th December 1772
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