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John W. Brumsey
Mar. 24, 1905 - Jan. 14, 1911
[No probate was attached to this will but was found in the estate records.  I have attached the probate below. 

State of North Carolina  }
    Currituck County       }

 I John W. BRUMSEY of Currituck County and State of North Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows:

Item 1.  After my just debts shall have been paid, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret BRUMSEY during her natural life all of my property, both real and personal, consisting of all my land, live stock and all other chattels.

Item 2.  After the death of my wife Margaret BRUMSEY, I give and bequeath to my two sons, Horace A. BRUMSEY and Samuel W. BRUMSEY, all of my real estate that I may own at the time of my death in fee simple forever; and all the personal property that shall be in the possession of my wife Margaret BRUMSEY at the time of her death, I give and bequeath to my said sons Horace A. BRUMSEY and Samuel W. BRUMSEY, share and share alike.

In witness whereof I, the said John W. BRUMSEY do hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of March 1905.
     /s/ John W. BRUMSEY    Seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John W. BRUMSEY to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence do subscribe our names as witnesses thereto this March 24th day 1905.
    G.W. WILLIAMS
    E.E. PIGOTT

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 John W. BRUMSEY, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by Margaret BRUMSEY one of the devisees, there being no executor or executrix named in said will, and the due execution thereof by the said John W. BRUMSEY is proved by the oath and examination of G.W. WILLIAMS and E. E. PIGOTT the subscribing witnesses thereto, who, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witnesses to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of John W. BRUMSEY that the said John 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 24th day of March 1905.
     And the deponent further saith, that the said John 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 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 name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said John 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/ G.W. WILLIAMS    Seal
         E.E. PIGOTT           Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 14th day of January 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 John W. BRUMSEY, deceased
    Margaret BRUMSEY being duly sworn, doth say: That Johns W. BRUMSEY, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published his last will and testament; and that Margaret BRUMSEY one of the devisees is named therein, there being no executor or executrix named in said will.
    Further, that the property of the said John W. BRUMSEY consisting one horse & cart, hogs, kitchen & household furniture, corn & fodder is worth about $200.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that Margaret  BRUMSEY, Horace A. BRUMSEY and Samuel W. BRUMSEY, all of Barco, N.C. (none of the said parties being minors) are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ Margaret BRUMSEY
        Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 14th day of January 1911.
            /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

[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. Brumsey-Ferebee (Microfilm G.030.1862909)]

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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