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Joseph Bocus
Oct. 23, 1784; Dec. 20, 1786
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 217

In the name of God Amen, I Joseph BOCUS of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck, considering the unsertinty of this life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament being in perfect strength of memory and sences Thanks be to Allmighty God for it. I recommend my soul to God that give it as to my temporal affairs I leave my body to be buried by my executors hereafter mentioned and after all my just debts to be paid I give and dispose rest of my estate manner and form followeing------

Item: I lend my land and plantation wheron I now live to my well beloved Wife Darcas BOCUS tel my Son Daniel BOCUS come to the age of twenty one years, also the half of my boate on the stakes I give to my Wife Darcas BOCUS to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I desire that my mair and coalt should be sold to finish the boats on the stakes. Also as much of stak(?) as will finish said botes (sic) also a childs part of all my house hold firnitir and stok to my well beloved Wife Darcas BOCUS that is to say an equel part with all my children to her and her forever.

Item: I give and beque (sic) to my well belove Son Daniel BOCUS at his coming to the age of twenty one years my land and plantation wheron I now live to him and his heirs forever, and if Daniel BOCUS should dye befor he comes to age my will is that my Son Joseph BOCUS should have the land that I give Daniel B. to Joseph BOCUS to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and beque to my well beloved Son Joseph BOCUS one peace or parcel of land lying on Currituck shore at Randolph JONES to him and his heirs forever. Also I give fifty acres of land on the Banks where Jonah GALLOP lives to my Son Joseph BOCUS to him and his heirs forever. Also I give fifty acres of land joining of Joseph BOCUSS to my Son Daniel BOCUS to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and beque to my well beloved Daughter Mary BOCUS one mair called Fly to him (sic) and his (sic) heirs for ever. Also I give and (sic) hundred and eight acres of land on the Banks to be equally divided between Mary BOCUS and the one that my Wife Darcas BOCUS is grate with if either of Mary or the one that Darcas is grate with dyes befor they come to age or marry the survivor one to have the hole of the land that was to be divided to them and ther heirs forever.

Item: I leave the half of my boate on the stakes to be sold and the money to be for schooling of my children

I do appoint my well beloved Wife Darcas BOCUS, Nathan HALL to be my executors to this my Last Will and Testament in witness heair of have heair unto my hand this twenty third of October 1784 and the ninth year of our independency.
    /s/ Joseph BOCUS         seal

Test.
Caleb DOWDY
Mary HALL
William DOWDY
     jurat
Nathan HALL          jurat

Recorded and examined the 20th day of December Anno Dom 1786.

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