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William Bray
April 27, 1788 - June 27, 1789
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 241

In the name of God Amen, I William BRAY of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being sick but of sound mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed once for man to die, do make this my Last Will and Testament, First of all I recommend my body to be buried in christian like manner and for what it has pleased God to bless me with I give and bestow in the following manner, first my will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral expences be paid etc.

Item: I lend unto my dearly beloved Wife Jane BRAY all my property within doors and without doors during her widowhood, then to be equally devided between my dearly beloved Wife Jane BRAY and Daughter Elisabeth BRAY and if she has any more lawfully begotten of my body to be equally divided amongst them all, Lastly I constitute and appoint my friend James BRAY and Elisha McBRIDE my whole and sole executors this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have here- unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th day of April 1788.
    /s/ William BRAY seal

signed sealed published and declared to be this my last will and testament in the presence of
    James PHILLIPS                     jurat
    Affiah [her mark] RODGERS   jurat

Recorded and exam. the 27th day of June 1789

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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