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Henry Bright
Apr. 15, 1836 - May Term 1836
Codicil: April 26, 1836
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 16-17
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The Last Will and Testament of Henry BRIGHT dec'd was Exhibited at May Term 1836 and proven by the oaths of W.S. WILSON, Wm. JONES & James PARSONS and ordered Recorded.

In the name of God Amen I Henry BRIGHT of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same do therefore and make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form as follows viz.

   First I recommend my soul to the hands of almighty God who gave it to me and my body I give to the earth from whence it was come to be buried in a Christian like manner and at the discrestion of my executrix hereafter to be named and as for my temporal estate I dispose of it as follows.

   Item I loan the track of land that I now live on it being the plantation that my father gave me with all and singular the appertenances there unto belonging unto my beloved wife Polly during the time she remains my widow. The tract of land which I bought of John BRIGHT I leave to be sold with the exception of rail timber sufficients to supply and keep in repair the track that I now live on and proceeds arising from the said land to be placed to payments of my just debts and if there should be more than sufficients to pay my debts I gave the remainder to my wife Polly. I also loan negro woman Chana one child Pleasant, Major, Silvester, Ann, & Amanda to my wife Polly so long as she lives my widow, Adelia, Caroline and Miles I leave to be sold and the proceeds arising from the sales of the six after paying my just debts I also give and bequeath to my wife Polly I loan the use and benefit of all my stock of every denomination all the produce of every kind all the house and kitchen furniture farming utensils of every description unto my said wife Polly as long as she remains my widow.

   Item the girl Mary Ann which was pickup or found at my door is to remain with my wife Polly until she arrives to the age of Twenty One then it is my will that she be and injoy all the benefits of a free person of coular to all intents.

   Item I give and bequeath unto the said girl Mary Ann two hundred dollars to be paid out of my estate by the hands of my exetrix.

   Item Immediately after the marage of my Widow or directly after the death of at present my wife Polly I give and bequeath all the before mentioned estate within doors and without to my loving wife Pollys heirs by consanquinity with the exception of Elizabeth McPHERSON I give and bequeath One dollar to be paid out of my estate to her and her heirs.

   Lastly I nominate and appoint my beloved wife Polly my whole and Sole Executrix to this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all others former will or wills heretofore made by me.  In testamoney where of I the said Henry BRIGHT have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this Fifteenth day of April in the year of our Lord A.D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty six.

    /s/ Henry BRIGHT seal

Signed sealed and published and declared to be the Last will of the within named Henry BRIGHT
In the presents of us
Wm. S. WILSON jurat
Wm. JONES jurat
James [his x mark] PARSONS jurat


In the name of God Amen

I Henry BRIGHT of the County of Currituck State of North Carolina do make and ordain this to be a codicile to my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followes

  1 Item I give and bequeath unto Eliza BRIGHT Daughter of Armstrong BRIGHT One Hundred dollars to be Paid out of my Estate by the hands of my Executrix  in Testimony where of I the sd. Henry BRIGHT have Set my hand and affixed my Seal April 26th 1836

/s/ Henry [his x mark] BRIGHT seal

In the presents of us
Wm. S. WILSON jurat
William JONES jurat
James [his x mark] PARSONS jurat

Recorded & examined the 27th day of June 1836
    /s/ J.W. HUGHES CCC

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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