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Benjamin Brickhouse, Sr.
Nov. 25, 1815 - Feb. Term 1816
Currituck Co. Will Book 3 , p. 76

In the name of God Amen.

I Benjamin BRICKHOUSE SEN. being in a declining state of health, but in my perfect senses and memory, thanks be to God for it, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, in manner and form following Viz. I lend the use of my land and plantation, and all the remainder of my property to my beloved Wife Lurany BRICKHOUSE, during her widowhood.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Benjamin BRICKHOUSE all my land and premises to him and his heirs forever, after the marriage or death of my said Wife.

Item. It is my will and desire that all the remainder of my property be sold, and after paying my just debts, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Edney FULFORD five shillings to her and her heirs.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son William BRICKHOUSE and his heirs five shillings.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Abiah McCLANNEN five shillings, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath all the remainder of my estate to be equally divided between my five children to wit. Elizabeth FANSHER, Henry BRICKHOUSE, Lovey BRICKHOUSE, Nancy BRICKHOUSE, John BRICKHOUSE, to them and their heirs forever. Lastly I nominate and appoint Josiah JOLLIFF and Benj. BRICKHOUSE executors to this my Last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills made by me. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 25th day of Nov. 1815.
    /s/ Benjamin [his x mark] BRICKHOUSE         seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared in the presence of
    Josiah JOLLIFF
    John
[his x mark] FLORA
    Charlotte
[her x mark] FLORA

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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