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George Burgess
Dec. 26, 1762; Nov. 10, 1763
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 22

At the same time the Last Will and Testament of George BURGESS was exhibited proved and the Executors qualified in the same manner and form as ye foregoing and ordered to be registered and is as followeth viz.

In the name of God Amen the twentyeth sixth day of December 1762.

I George BURGESS of the County of Couorotuck Planter being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I gave and recomend my soul into the hands of God that gave it my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the descretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate there with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give desirre and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

Imprimis: I gave and bequeath to Rachel my Dearly beloved Wife my white mar called fly, two cows and calves twelve hog and eleven shoeats one short chest one smouthing iron.

Itam: I gave and bequeath to my Son Thomas two heffars and their increes.

Itam: I gave and bequeath to my Dafter Uphan one cow and calf and her increess and one smouthing iron.

Itam: I gave and bequeath to my Son John one heffer.

Itam: I gave and bequeath to my Dafter Jean one heffer.

Itam: I gave and bequeath to my Dafter Rachel one heffer and my Son John two sowes and peeiges when he comes to the age of twenty one years and twenty pounds proclamation mone to be paid him buy my Son Thomas at the age of twenty one years and one iron pot and two pleats (plates) and likewise to my beloved Wife one iron pot two deshis one bason and four pleats one fether bed and fornetuer and my Son John one bead and fornituer and my Dafter Uphan one set of tea ware and one hoop spinning wheal.

Itam: I geave to my beloved Wife one deach wheal and one wouling wheal

Itam: I gave to my Dafter Jean one hoop spinning wheal and my small gun to my Son Thomas and all the rest of my estate within doears and without that is not alleady given be equely devided between my wife and my mencand children also I leave what debts is now due to pay mine I also ordain and appoint my beloved Wife and my Son Thomas my hole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testement all and singeral of my goods and chattels and I do hereby utterly disalow revoke and disanul all and every other former testaments wills legeceises and bequests and executors by me in any wise before named willes and bequeathed ratifieing and conforming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written signed published pronounced and declared by the (faded) George BURGESS as his Last Will and Testament In the presents of us the subscribers
    /s/ George BURGESS     Seal

Attested by
    Solomon MILLER
    William MILLER
    Keziah MILLER

Recorded and examined the 10th Novr 1763

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