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In the Name of God Amen. I Edmund BOUREN of Corotuck in No. Carolina being Sick & weak of body but of perfect mind & memory, & calling to mind yt all [unclear word] must Dye Doe make & ordaine this my Last will & Testamt. revokeing other will or wills by me formerly made. First I give my body to ye Earth from whence itt was taken to be buried In such Decent manner as my Executrix hereafter named Shall think Conveniant. Secondly I Give my Soul to almighty God who Gave itt hopeing by his merits to receive forgiveness for all my sins & transgressions which I have Committed in this wicked World
I Give to my Son Jos. BOUREN my Bay mare & all her Increase. I Give to my Son Jos. BOUREN my Bay horse coult. I Give to my Son Jos. BOUREN & my mill. I Give to my Son Jos. BOUREN my plantation & tract of [land] on youpon ridge after my wives decease to him & his heirs forever.
I Give to my loving wife Sarah BOURING my Sorrel mare & all her Increase.
I Give my Sorrel horse Coult to my Daughter Sarah BOUREN.
My will & Desire is that my Son Jos. BOUREN have all ye Cattle in my Stock wch. are of his proper marke, also my will & desire is that my Daughter Sarah BOUREN have all ye Cattle in ye Stock wch. are of her proper marke.
I Give to my Daughter Mary BOUREN all of ye Cattle in my Stock of her own proper marke.
I Give my Negroe man Leboe to my wife Sarah BOURING During her life & after her Decease to my two Daughters JANE BOUREN & Susannah BOUREN, also my will & Desire is that my loving wife Sarah BOUREN have all of rest (?) part of my Estate att her Disposel Except one Gold ring wch I Give to my Daughter Mary BOUREN, also I make & ordaine & appoint my loveing wife Sarah BOUREN my whole & Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament to see itt Duly performed & to pay all my lawfull & just Debts, also my will & Desire is yt my Brother Benja: TULLE & my brother Williams & my friend Jos. WICKER may oversee my Estate and prevent any [unclear word] wch. may or shall happen in any case whatever as wittness my hand & Seal this 29th of July anno Dom: 1711
/s/ Edmund [his E mark] BOUREN
Signed Sealed in presence of us
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