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George Caffey
Sept. 4, 1798 - March 7, 1799
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, pp. 141-142

In the name of God Amen, I George CAFFEY, of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, Thanks be to God. Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men one to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following.

First of all I give and recomend my soul into the hands of Almighty God, that gave it me, and my body to be burried in a disant christian like manner at the discrition of my executors, and as touching such worldly goods wherewith it pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath in the following manner Viz.

Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Esther CAFFEY negro woman named Jenny to her and her heirs forever, also one negro boy called Cole to her and her heirs forever, also her choice of one of my beds bedstead and furnature to her and her heirs forever.

Item I also lend the use of one mare called Jenny and her increase unto my well beloved Wife Esther CAFFEY during her natural life, also I lend unto my well beloved Wife Esther six green sitting chairs, during her widow- hood, also one chest of drawers and one beaufatt, I lend the use of unto my beloved Wife Easther CAFFEY during her widowhood.

Item I lend unto my Wife Easther CAFFEY one large new chest during her widowhood.

Item I lend unto my well beloved Wife Esther CAFFEY the one half of my plantation whereon I now live to be divided by two or three men of the neighbourhood with rail timber and fire wood sufficeint to support the same for and during her widowhood.

Item I give and bequeath unto my two children William CAFFEY and Wealthy CAFFEY the land and plantation wheron I now live to be equally divided between them and William CAFFEY to have his first choice to them and their heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William CAFFEY one negro called Jack to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Wealthy CAFFEY one negro Quash to her and her heirs forever.

Item I lend the use of one third part of all the remainder part of my estate that I have not already given away to my well beloved Wife Esther CAFFEY during her widowhood and after my Wife Esther CAFFEYs marriage or death I give and bequeath unto my two children William and Wealthy CAFFEY all the property that I have left unto my beloved Wife Esther CAFFEY during her life or widowhood to be equally divided to them and their heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my two children William and Wealthy CAFFEY all the remainder part of my estate boath within doors and without of what kind and nature so ever to equally divide between them to them and their heirs forever.

Item I hereby nominate and appoint Thomas POYNER and my Wife Esther CAFFEY executors to this my Last Will and Testament hereby disanulling all other will or wills heretofore maid by me ratify and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of September 1798.
    /s/ George [his mark] CAFFEY     seal

signed sealed published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in presents of us
    Jesse PATRIDGE     jurat
    Elizabeth
[her mark] PATRIDGE
    Kizea
[her mark] DUNSTON
    Elizabeth
[her mark] PATRIDGE

Recorded and examined this 7th day March 1799

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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