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William Bonny, Sen.
Feb. 2, 1831; May Term 1831
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pg. 268

In the name of God Amen, This the second day of February eighteen hundred and thirty one. I William BONNY SEN. of the State of North Carolina in the County of Currituck being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality 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 into the hands of God that gave it and for my body, I recommend it to the earth, to be buried in a christian like manner at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection, I shall again receive the same by the mighty power of God and as such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Imprimis. It is my will and I do ordain that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.

Item. I give to Joseph SCADLOCK one bed that I got by the marriage of his Mother and furniture such as I receive to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ginnett one spinning wheel of the first choice and one chest to her and her heirs forever.

And all of my property that I have not given away, I give and bequeath unto my Betsy Frances BONNY to her and her heirs forever.

Lastly and all I ordain my Brother in Law Ezikiel HEATH my holly and solly executor to this my Last Will and Testament.

In witness whareunto I set my hand and seal the day and date above mention in the presence of us.

William [his x mark] BONNY    seal

    Henry WHITE SEN.     jurat
    Mordeciai BEASLY JR.

May Term 1831
    This Last Will and Testament of William BONNY was exhibited and proved in open ‘Court by the oath of Henry WHITE SEN. and ordered recorded. When Ezekiel HEATH the exor herein named qualified in due form of law and order for letters testamentary.

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