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Caleb Chaplin
Oct. 4, 1821 - Nov. 1821
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 118-119

The Last Will and Testament of Caleb CHAPLAIN deceased Exhibited and proven November Term 1821.

In the name of God Amen. I Caleb CHAPLIN of the County of Currituck in the state of North Carolina being now in reasonable State of health of sound and perfect mind and memory Thanks be to God that it is appointed once and for all flesh to die and after death to appear in Judgement, first of all I recommend my soul in to the hands of a living God who gave it. Me and my body to be burried in such christain manner as may be to the disgresson of Executors here after mentioned an as touching such worldy property as it hath pleased God to be so with I give bequeath.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Polly CHAPLIN one feather bed and furniture one cedar chest one linen whel one wolen whele for ever to her and her own disposal also I lend use of all my other movable property unto my beloved wife also the one negro woman Ama one negro boy Edmund also the use of my plantation and buildings with all other of my property not mentioned also my children to have no charge brought against them for their raising and shooling also one half of the schowner Captain Boot to be sold for twelve months credit or privit sale in or much proper also lend the use of one canoe to my wife or to be sold.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son James CHAPLIN the lands of James NELSON and John CHAPLIN formally the property of James in case my son James and his heirs lawfully for ever also in case my son James should die without lawful issue the above mentioned lands to be equally divided between Nancy, Sophia, Polly CHAPLIN.

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy CHAPLIN one negro woman named Ama to her and her lawful ares one table one trunk one linen wheel in case my daughter Nancy should die without lawful issue the above mentioned equally divided between Sophia CHAPLIN and Polly CHAPLIN.

Item. I give and bequeath unto Sophia CHAPLIN my daughter one half of Negro Boy named Edmund one feather bed and furniture one cow and calf to her and her lawful ares in case my daughter Sophia CHAPLIN should die without lawful issue the above mentioned to come to Polly CHAPLIN.

Item. I give and bequeath to Polly CHAPLIN my daughter the other half of the Negro Boy Edmund one cow and calf one feather bed and furniture to her and her lawful heirs in case my daughter Polly CHAPLIN should die without lawful issue the above mentioned to come to Sophia CHAPLIN.

Item. And lastly also the residue of my property that is not heretofore given away to be equally divided between my four children. James Nancy Sophia Polly to take and their ares Lawfully begotten for ever. Also I make constitute and appoint my beloved wife Polly CHAPLIN my Executor of this my Last Will and Testament In testimony whereof I have hereinto set my hand and seal this the 4th day of October 1821.
    /s/ Caleb CHAPLIN     seal

Signed Sealed and delivered in the Presence of us
    Thomas WHITE
    Patsy
[her x mark] DOWDY

Recorded and Examined the 22 day of April

This will was contributed by Stuart Chaplin. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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