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Currituck County Wills
Jan. 14, 1831; May Term 1831
Currituck Co. Will Book 3; pg. 269-270
In the name of God Amen. I Mary CARROLL of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck, spinster, being sick, but of perfect and disposing mind calling to mind the mortality of man and knowing it is once appointed unto all men to die. Having a mind to dispose of my worldly goods in manner and form as follows.
First I leave my body to be buried in a christian like manner by my executor and my other property as follows.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son Joseph GRIMSTEAD the plantation whereon he now lives together with all its priviledges also the mare and cattle that he has in his possession to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Albert GORDON all the west of the lane of the first two rights of land, I bought of the heirs of George CHAPPEL Dec’d. and case he dies without issue, I give the said land to my Grand Daughter Peggy ANSELL to her and heirs forever.
Item. I give unto my Daughter Polly GORDEN all the cattle that her Husband Caleb GORDEN has in his possession also the old mare that Caleb GORDEN has in his possession to her and heirs forever.
Item. I give unto my Grand Daughter Betsey ANSELL the piece of land to the east of the lane that I bought from the heirs of George CHAPPEL also the piece of land sold by Isaac BAXTER Sherriff of Currituck County and sold to me by Daniel DOZIER also the piece of land I bought of Jacob LITCHFIELD Dec’d. to her and heirs forever.
Item. I give to my Grand Daughter Lydia ANSELL one bed and furniture first choice to her and heirs forever.
Item. I give unto my Grand Daughter Mary GRIMSTEAD one bed and furniture second choice to her and heirs forever.
I give to my Grand Daughter Sarah GRIMSTEAD one redd heifer
Item. I give to my Daughter Amey ANSELL one cow and calf.
Item. I give to my Grand Daughter Amy GRIMSTEAD one pride heifer
Item. I give to my Daughter Amy ANSELL one half of all the pork, bacon and fat I have on hand
Item. I give unto my Grandson Holloway ROBERTSON ten dollars to be paid by exor.
I give my Grand Daughter Sally CARROLL one dollar to be paid by executor.
Item. I leave the balance of my estate to be sold by executor and after paying all my just and lawful debts to be equally divided amongst all my Grand Children Holloway ROBERTSON and Sally CARROLL excepted.
I do nominate constitute and appoint my Son Joseph GRIMSTEAD executor to this my Last Will and Testament revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused my seal to be fixed this 14th day of January 1831.
Mary CARROLL seal
Her x mark
John B. JONES jurat
Andrew CAPPS jurat
State of North Carolina
May Term 1831
This Last Will and Testament of Mary CARROLL Dec’d was exhibited and proved in open Court by the oaths of John B. JONES and Andrew CAPPS subscribing witnesses in due form of law and ordered recorded. When the executor therin named came into open Court and qualified in due form of law.
S. HALL CCC
Recorded Jany 27th 1832 by James G. HALL
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