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March 13, 1752 - Oct. 1765
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 30
North Carolina }
Currituck County} October Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Session 1765
The following instrument of writing purporting a Last Will and Testament of one Lydia CARON deceased, that it appears to have been excecuted above thirteen years ago, and was then and there (By the Influence and Order of Frances BROWN one of the Justices in open Court then sitting ) ordered to be exhibited proved and recorded whereupon John HOLSTEAD who was brought from the Colony of Virginia for that purpose being called upon Deposed that he believed he knew his own signing as one of the witnesses to the afores. Instrument and farther said not-----
In the name of God Amen, I Lydia CARON of the County of Currituck in the Province of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but indesposd in body do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following vizt.
I commend my soul to Almighty God who gave it living and sure ________________ hopes the resurrection of the dead ________ the merits of my blessed Saviour Jesus Christ.
Impromis: I give and bequeath unto my Brothers Joseph CHURCH and Caleb CHURCH and my Sister Julian STEWART all the land which may appear to be given to me by my deceased Husband Jacob CARONs Last Will in manner as follows that is to my Sister Julian STEWARD three hundred acres beginning on Timothy ETHERIDGE line across the ridge for this complement of three hundred acres the said land and the remaining part of the land to be equally divided between my Brothers Joseph CHURCH, Caleb CHURCH to them the sd Joseph CHURCH, Caleb CHURCH and Julian STEWART to them their heirs for ever-----
Item: I give and bequeath to my Brother Joseph CHURCH one Walnut Desk-----
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Brother in law Joseph STEWART one gelding horse named Tap also I give to my Sister Julian STEWART one Walnut Tea Table and all my Tea Ware and my Tea kettle and all my wearing apparel and my largest trunk.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Cousen Elizabeth STEWART one negro boy named Ben to her and her heirs for ever and two gold rings and a gold locket.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Cousen Elizabeth CORPREW if she lives to come of age one negroe woman named Bess and increase that may happen hereafter to her the said Elizabeth CORPREW and her heirs for ever, but in case she should die before she marries or comes of age then and in that case to go to her Brother Thomas CORPREW and his heirs and also one gold ring-----
Item: I give to my Mother in Law Alice CARON, one feather bed which she has now in her possession furthermore my Desire is that my deceased Husband Jacob CARON just debts and my own be paid then all the rest of my estate remaining ungiven away I desire should be equally divided between Joseph STEWART, Joseph CHURCH, Caleb CHURCH to them and their heirs for ever-----
I also nominate and appoint my Brother in Law Joseph STEWART and my Brothers Joseph CHURCH, and Caleb CHURCH whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament disannulling all other former Wills in Witness here of I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this thirteenth day of March One thousand seven hundred and fifty two
/s/ Lydia CARON Seal
Recorded and examined the 28th of October 1765
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