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Dempsey Casey
May 6, 1814 - Aug. 30, 1814
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 39-40

In the name of God Amen.
I Dempsey CASEY of North Carolina, Currituck County, being feeble in body, but sound in mind and memory, praised be God for the same, and being disposed to settle my worldy affairs whilst I have strength and capacity so to do, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time made. First and principally I commit my soul into the care of the blessed God, believing that he will dispose of me to the glory of his name and my body to be committed to its mother dust, and as touching my worldy estate wherewith it hath pleased God to instrust me, I dispose of it as followeth, first my will is that all my lawful debts shall be paid.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sally C. CASEY one bed and furniture, one linen wheel, and one cow and calf.

Item. My will is that Martin Rose CASEY and William Dossey CASEY and all my other Sons shall be taught to read well, andy(sic) cypher, so as to understand the rule of three, and my Daughters to read and write.

Item. My will is that Martin Ross CASEY and William Dossey CASEY, my two Sons, shall have my house and plantation with all the land I own to be equally divided between them, if either Martin or William dies without any child lawfully begotten of his body my will is that the surviving one shall have the whole of my land.

Item. My will is that all the profits that arises from my property in Norfolk and the remains of my other estate, shall be appropriated to the raising, and schooling my children, except ten dollars every year of the rent of my house in Norfolk, which I give to my Daughter Sally C. CASEY, untill my Daughter Lovey Sawyer CASEY is sixteen years old, my children being raised and schooled, my will is, that all the profits arising from my property and house in Norfolk with my perishable property, shall be equally divided among all my children, except my two Sons, to whom I have given my land. My will is that my Sons shall all be put to trades, such as my executor thinks proper in some town. My will is that my land shall only one half be tended in Indian corn at a time and the other half sowed in any kind of small grain. I leave my Son Thomas C. CASEY my executor to this my Last Will and Testament with full power to act according to my will, also to sell any property at private sale, that he thinks proper. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the sixth day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, being the thirty eighth year of American Independence, signed and sealed in the presence of us.
    /s/ Dempsey CASEY     seal

Thomas LUFMAN     jurat
Aaron BRIGHT
John COX


Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)

[Note: Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Also in court minutes, executors full name is given as "Thomas Crafts CASEY"].

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