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Augustus W. Brumsey
June 17, 1908 - July 5, 1911
[No probate was attached to this will but was found in the estate records.  I have attached the probate below.  See his small estate record here.]

 I Augustus W. BRUMSEY of the county of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory do make, declare and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills heretofore made by me.  My entire estate, real and personal, I give to my wife Sevility V. BRUMSEY during here natural life, and after her death I give the same to my son Julius Llewllyn BRUMSEY in fee simple forever excepting the sum of twenty-five dollars which I give to my son John A. BRUMSEY, and one feather bed complete, which I give to my daughter Gertrude V. WALKER.

I hereby appoint my son Julius Llewllyn BRUMSEY executor to this my last will and testament, who shall give my body a decent burial, suitable to the wishes of my relatives, and pay all funeral expenses together with all my just debts out of the first moneys which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.

In witness whereof I, the said Augustus W. BRUMSEY do hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of June 1908.
     /s/ Augustus BRUMSEY    Seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Augustus W. BRUMSEY to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who, at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto
     W.W. BALLANCE
     Mattie E. ANSELL

EXECUTOR'S OATH

  North Carolina
Currituck County
    I, Julius Llewllyn BRUMSEY, do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and testament of Augustus W. BRUMSEY that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying his debts and then his legacies, so far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me, and all other duties pertaining to the office of Executor I will discharge according to law, to the best of my skill and ability.  So help me God.
    /s/ Julius Llewellyn BRUMSEY
        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 5th day of July 1911
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

PROBATE OF WILL WITH EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES

State of North Carolina    }    SS. In the Superior Court
    Currituck County         }   
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Augustus W. BRUMSEY, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Julius Llewllyn BRUMSEY the executor therein named, and the due execution thereof by the said Augustus W. BRUMSEY is proved by the oath and examination of W.W. BALLANCE and Mattie E. ANSELL the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, and each for himself & herself deposeth and saith that he & she are subscribing witnesses to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of Augustus W. BRUMSEY that the said Augustus W. BRUMSEY in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bears day of the 17th day of June 1908.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said Augustus W. BRUMSEY the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited, to be his last will and testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his & her name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator.  And this deponent further saith, that a the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of deponent's subscribing his & her name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said Augustus W. BRUMSEY was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent: And further these deponents say not.
     /s/ W.W. BALLANCE    Seal
         Mattie E. ANSELL    Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 5th day of July 1911 before me
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County: -- In Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL
In the Matter of the Will of Augustus W. BRUMSEY, deceased
    Julius Llewllyn BRUMSEY being duly sworn, doth say: That Augustus W. BRUMSEY, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published his last will and testament; and that Julius Llewllyn BRUMSEY is the executor named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said Augustus W. BRUMSEY consisting of cattle, horse, hogs, kitchen & household furniture & provisions is worth about $200.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Sevility V. BRUMSEY, Currituck, N.C. is the party entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ Julius Llewellyn BRUMSEY, Executor
        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 5th day of July 1911.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

[NOTE:  According to cemetery records, A.W. Brumsey was born Feb. 11, 1840 and died June 28, 1911.  His wife, Sevility, was born July 9, 1849 and died Jan. 30, 1922.]

[Source for Will:  Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse (Microfilm G.030.1548672)]
[Source for Probate: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. 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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