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Sept. 4, 1766; 1768
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 44
In the name of God Amen, I Benjamin BRICKHOUSE of Currituck County in the Province of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound memory bless be God do the 4th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following That is to say --
First I leave to the Heir of my Son William BRICKHOUSE that is Benjamin BRICKHOUSE one young sow Also I give and bequeath to William BRICKHOUSE one heifer also I give to Anne-Mary SIMSON one pewter dish also I give to my Daughter Frances WALLER one sow and pigs also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Edith BELL one pewter bason also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Beky ANSILL one pewter bason also I give and bequeath to my loving Daughter Bethia BRICKHOUSE a certain tract of land where I now live containing about seventy-five acres to her and her heirs for ever, also I give to my dear and loving Wife Elizabeth BRICKHOUSE the whole remainder of my whole estate during her life and after her death the same to my Daughter Bethia BRICKHOUSE and her heirs also all the rest and residue of my goods and personal estate whatsoever I give to my said Wife Elizabeth BRICKHOUSE and I make and ordain her my said Wife sole executrix and my loving Daughter Bethia BRICKHOUSE of this my Will in trust for the intents and purposes in that my Will contained. In witness where of I the said Benjamin BRICKHOUSE have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written signed sealed and delivered by the said Benjamin BRICKHOUSE as and for his Last Will and Testament in the of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof.
/s/ Benjamin [his mark] BRICKHOUSE and a seal
Testis David SAVIN
At an Inferior Court of Pleas of Quarter Session in Anno Domini 1768
Present His Majesties Justices
The above written Last Will and Testament of Benjamin BRICKHOUSE of Currituck County Planter deceased having been then and there in open Court exhibited and duly proved by the oaths of Willoughby BROOKS and Lyday SAVIN two of the subscribing witnesses and the executrixes therein appointed having taken the executors oath in due form of law; the will by order of the said Justices stands recorded as above.
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