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Richard Campbell
April 25, 1774 - Oct. 6, 1774
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 92

In the name of God Amen, I Richard CAMPBELL of the County of Currituck in the Provence of North Carolina being very sick and weak but in perfect health of body and perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God. Caling 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 give and recommend soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in decient christain manner and worldly estate I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form----

Item: I give and bequeath to my son John CAMPBELL the north part of my plantation whereon I now live to the second ditch one cow and calf to him and his heirs forever----

Item: I give to my Daughter Sarah CAMPBELL one cow and calf one sow and pigs one ew and lamb one feather bed to her and her heirs forever----

Item: I give to my Son Thomas CAMPBELL the other south part tract of my plantation house orchard one cow and calf my bucneer gun to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give to my Daughter Dina one cow and calf to her and her heirs forever----

Item: I lend all the rest of my estate to my well beloved Wife Mary CAMPBELL during her natural life and then to be equealy divided between my childred. Leave and appoint my Wife Mary CAMPBELL and Willis ETHREDGE my hole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament in witness I have hereto set my hand and fixt my seal this the twenty fifth day of April 1774.
    /s/ Richard [his M mark] CAMPBELL     Seal

Signd sealed and delivered in presence of us
    Ezabell BAXTER
    Wallis BRAY


Recorded and examined the six day of October 1774

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