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Jonathan Bonney
Aug. 13, 1792; Dec. 15, 1792
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 10

In the name of Good (sic) Amen, I Jonathan BONNEY of the county of Currituck in North Carolina being weary (sic) sick and weak in or in perfect helth of body but or and of perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God, caueling unto mind the mortility of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul unto the hand Almighty God that give it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent burial.

First I give and bequeath to Sarah BONNEY my dearly beloved Wife one negrow Feamer with two mares and one colt with four head of cattle to have her choice if of the gang together with three beds and all their furniture one loam and one linning wheal and one wooling wheal one mans saddle these gifts to her and her heirs forever,

Likewise I give my lands and tenements to my Wife during of her widderhood, and then to be equily divided east and west between my two Sons William BONNEY and Gedian BONNEY to them and their heirs forever, if each or other of them should die with thought a lawfull heir of there body the gifte of my land to my Sun Jonathan BONNEY to him and his heirs forever.

And all the rest of my negrows namely Teab, Chain, Silvey, and Ameys I give and bequeath to my Sun Jonathan BONNEY and my Daughter Dinah BONNEY to them and their hears forever to be equelly divided when each of them com to age of meturity,

I give to my ear Wife the crop that air growing on the ground together with all my hoggs, and the residue of my estate I leave to be equelly divided betwicx my Wife and four children.

I likewise constitute make and ordain my Wife and Jn. ANSELL JNR. the sole executrores of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other farmer testaments wills legacies bequeath and executor by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety two.
    /s/ Jonathan [his mark] BONNEY

signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Jonathan BONNEY as his last will and testament in the presents of us

Witness
Ellias WILLIAMS SEN.     jurat
John MOOR                        jurat

Recorded and examined 15th day of Dec. 1792

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