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Samuel Bright
Dec. 10, 1762; March 30, 1768
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 43

And here follows The Last Will and Testament of Samuel BRIGHT in Hoc Verba-------

North Carolina
Currituck County

In the name of God Amen the tenth day of December one thousand seven hundred sixty two.

I Samuel BRIGHT being sick and weak of body but of sound disposing mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God for it and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate of this transitory life knowing that every man must yield unto death when it shall please God to call them, I therefore commend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to be buried in such like christian manner as my executor shall think most proper, and as touching and concerning what worldly estate what pleased the Almighty God to bless me with I give and bequeath in manner as follows vizt.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my said Grandson Samuel fifty acres of land lying on the south west side of my plantation to him and his heirs for ever but if my said Grandson should die in his Nonage without lawful issue then the said fifty acres of land I give to my beloved Daughter Anna BURNHAM to her and her heirs for ever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Anna BURNHAM my plantation wheron I now live and (faded) of my land which I have not already given away with all the rights and property therunto belonging to her and her heirs for ever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Anna BURNHAM my stock and household goods with (faded) that is to say all my persenal estate to her and her heirs for ever.

and I likewise nominate, constitute, ordain and appoint my Son in law James BURNHAM and Peter BALLENTINE my whole and sole executors to see this my Last Will and Testament performed revoking and annuling all other wills by me before made. I acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament As witness my hand and seal the day and year above written.
    /s/ Samuel [his mark] BRIGHT    seal

    Henry BRIGHT
[her mark] BALLENTINE     jurat

recorded and examined the 30th March 1768

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