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Luke Brown
January 13, 1827; Feb. Term 1827
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pgs. 222-223

In the name of God Amen. I Luke BROWN of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being weak in body, but of sound disposing mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life, do make this instrument of writing to be my Last Will and Testament disallowing all former Wills by me made.

First of all I recommend my soul to Almighty God that gave it me and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executor hereafter named and as for my worldly estate that it hath pleased God to bless me with, I dispose of in manner and form as following.

First. I desire all my just debts shall be paid by my executor and as for the rest of my estate I dispose as follows.

Item First. I give to my Brother Samuel BROWN fifty dollars to be raised out of my estate to be paid by my executor in notes.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Wife Harriet BROWN all the rest of my estate within doors and without to her and heirs forever.

And I nominate and appoint my friend Jacob AYDELOTT executor to this my Last Will and Testament in witness to the above have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of January 1827.
    /s/ Luke BROWN   seal

Signed, sealed and delivered in presents of us
    Test.  Caleb FORBES
              Caleb GIBBENS

This Last Will and Testament of Luke BROWN deceased was proved in due form of law at February Term 1827 of Currituck County Court by the oath of Caleb FORBES subscribing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. When Jacob AYDELOTT the executor therein named came into open Court and qualified in due form of law and ordered that letters testamentary issue.

James G. HALL DCLK for Spence HALL CLK

Recorded October 1827 James G. HALL DCLK

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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