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April 1758; Sept. 15, 1761
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 3
At an Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held at the Court House for the said County on the first Tuesday in July anno domini 1761, Present His Majesty Justices
Elizabeth BLOUNT Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of William BLOUNT late of this County Planter Deceased exhibited in open Court the said Will praying that it might be proved and it was then and there proved accordingly in due form of Law by the oaths of John MARTIN and Anna his wife two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and thereon ordered to be registered as the Law directs accordingly the Will follows in these words. To wit:
In the name of god Amen I William BLUNT (sic) of the County of Currituck and Province of North Carolina Planter bein in perfect health and sound disposing mind and memory thanks be to almighty God and knowing the uncertainty of this life and that it is appointed for all men once to die do constitute make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
Imprimis I will that my just debts and funerel charges be paid (torn) in convenient time after my decease by my Executrix hereafter named.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth all and (torn) my personal estate and not for her to be anyways Mis (page torn or worn away) during her natural life and after her decease my will (torn or worn) meaning is that one half of all my said estate I do give (torn) bequeath unto my Sister Rachel and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever and if she should happen to die (torn) such now then my will and meaning is that the said (torn) half of my estate shall fall to Brother James BIGGS (torn) William, and his heirs forever and the other half of my (torn) estate to be at my said wifes disposal at her decease. Lastly I do nominate and appoint my beloved wife my Executrix (torn) Last Will and Testament disannulling all former wills by (torn) ratifying and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament (torn) I have here unto set my hand and fixed my seal (torn) day of April 1758
/s/ William [his x mark] BLUNT seal
(torn) Published (torn) the presents of (torn) rtin
Williss (his mark) ETHERIDGE
(illegible) Chann (illegible)
Recorded and Examined this 15th day of September 1761
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