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Joshua Campbell, Sr.
Dec. 20, 1775 - March 16, 1776
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 116

I Joshua CAMPBELL SENIOR of Currituck County in the Province of North Carolina planter being at this time in my perfect sensis mind and memory Do make this instrument of writing to be and contain my Last Will and Testament as followeth and first I give to my Son Joshua CAMPBELL one shilling sterling to be paid to him out of my estate by my executors at any time hereafter when they are quallifyed and he shall demand the same.

Item: I lend to my Wife Elisabeth CAMPBELL during her life the use of the following things, to wit- one feather bed, one boulster, one pillow and pillow case and bedstead cord and hide it is the same bed that John COWELL and Joshua CAMPBELL JUN. always slept on all the year 1775 the bed can be easeyly provd by the girls Dorcas and Sall COWELLs two cows and calves, two sows and piggs, two chairs, one little round table, and one large square cross peggd Do. one pewter dish three plaits, one small leather trunk with all her wearing apparrill to do deal with them as to her--seams--and that is enough more than all I ever got by her, all the stock of sheep I likewise give her excepting three that is two ews and a Ram.

Item: And all the rest and ressidue of my estate that is not mentioned here both of goods and chattle lands and teniments to me belonging or in any wise appertaineing I do give to my Grandaughter Sarah MACKEY to her and her heirs forever. and I do likewise leave John MACKIE and my said Grandaughter Sarah MACKIE my hole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby disannul and make void all other wills heretofore made or done by me ratifying 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 twenty day of December in the year of our Lord Christ 1775 Signed sealed pronounce and declared in the presents us.
    /s/ Joshua CAMPBELL SEN.         Seal

[his mark] KILN
[his mark] POYNER
James RYAN

Recorded and examined the 16th day of March 1776

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