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Isaac Bright
May 5, 1812; May 26, 1812
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 14-15

In the name of God Amen.
I Isaac BRIGHT, being very sick in body 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 as follows.

Item: I give the use of my land and plantation to my beloved Wife Love BRIGHT, also the use of my negro woman Judy, also the use of my desk and bofat and all the glasses and crockery ware, also the use of my old mare and cart and wheels and harness, also the use of four stocks of bees, also the use of one table, and all the chairs, knives and forks and six pewter plates, two pewter dishes and four pewter basons, two iron pots hooks and trammels, one dutch oven and spider, one skillet, and one hand mill and loom and harness linen and woollen wheels, hoes, plows and axes also the use of one case and bottles. I give the use of the above mentioned articles to the above mentioned Wife as long as she is my widow.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Love BRIGHT one bed and furniture, two cows and calves, and eight year old hogs, and one sow and pigs and as much corn and pork and fat as will serve her the year, also ten bushels of peas and fifteen bushels of wheet and three ews and lambs, and one ram, all the flax and wool to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Richard BRIGHT the manor plantation, whereon I now live to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son David BRIGHT one negro boy named Jack, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ruth BRIGHT one bed and furniture, one cow and calf to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Caroline BRIGHT one bed and furniture, one cow and calf (The negro woman Judy and her increase, I give to my two Daughters)

Item: It is my will and desire that the property that I loaned to my Wife after her marriage or death to be equally divided between my Son David BRIGHT and Ruth and Caroline BRIGHT to them and their heirs forever.

Item: It is my will and desire that all the remainder of my property be sold, and after paying my just debt, the balance of the money arising from the sale, I give and bequeath unto my Son David BRIGHT and his heirs forever.

Lastly I nominate and appoint my loveing Wife and Josiah JOLLIFF to be executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this fifth day of May in the year of our Lord 1812.
    /s/ Isaac [his x mark] BRIGHT     seal

Signed, sealed and acknowledge in the presence of us
    Demcey NORTHERN
    Peter BALLENTINE
     jurat
    Josiah JOLLIFF


The words the negro woman Judy and her increase I give to my two Daughters was enter lined before assigned

Recorded and Examined the (blank) day of (blank)

[Note: Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes].

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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