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Willoughby Brooks
No date; March 26, 1795
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, pp. 37-38

In the name of God Amen, I Willoughby BROOKS of Currituck County State of North Carolina being weak in body in perfect sences do make constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following

Imprimise I recommend my body to the earth in sure and certain hoful(?) of a glorious resurrection through the attoning blood of my great redemer and my worldly goods I dispose of in manner and form following to wit-----

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son John BROOKS the land and plantation that my Father left me to him and his heirs forever but should my Son John BROOKS decese without lawful issue I give the said land to my Son Thomas and his heirs forever and should both my Sons John and Son Thomas decease without lawful issue I give the said land to be equally divided between my Daughters to them and their heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thamie (Thomas) the tract of land and plantation I bought of Mallathias WILLIAMSON to him and his heirs for ever but should Son Thomas BROOKS decease without lawfull issue I give the said land to my Son John BROOKS and his heirs for ever and should both my Sons Thamis and John decease without lawfull issue I give the said land to be equally divided between my Daughters to them and their heirs for ever.

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Isaac BROOKS one black horse by the name of Bow.

Item I give unto Hannana ANSIL two year old mare colt with a blas face by the name of Inna.

Item I give to my Wife Frances a negro gairl named Penny and her increase, one linnen wheel, one wooling wheal, one feather bed and furniture whereon she lays, four stocks of bees, the first choice, and two cows and calfs first choice one iron pot and three barrels of pork ten barrels of corn, twenty head of hogs first choice one with mare caled quen to her and heirs for ever.

Item I lend to my Wife a negro man by the name of Isaac for the space or term of fourteen years to support and raise the children but in case that my Wife should marry then the said negro to gow to my Son John which I give to ham and his heirs for ever and admit my Wife should not marray, the said negro man to gow to my Son John after fourteen years.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann one negro wench named Diniah and her increase and one feather bed and furniture, two ewes and lambs to her and her heirs for ever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Marry BROOKS two negro boys one by the name of Lamb the other Will to her and her heirs for ever.

Item after my lawfull debts are discharged I give the remainder part of my estate to be equally divided between my four children John, Thomas, Ann and Marry BROOKS to them and their heirs for ever.

I do nominate constitute and apoint my trusty friend Peter BALLENTINE my sole and whole executor of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all and every will by me heretofore made given under my hand and seal this ( blank, no date given)
    /s/ Willoughby BROOKS seal

signed seald and delivered in presense of us
    Peter BALLENTINE             jurat
    Joseph WORMINGTON     
jurat
    Jon. WILLIAMSON


Recorded and examined the 26th day of March 1795

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