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John Chaplin
Feb. 21, 1831; Nov. Term 1831
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 279-280

The Last Will and Testament of John CHAPLAIN Deceased proved November term 1831 State of North Carolina, Currituck County.

In the name of God Amen. I John CHAPLIN of the County and State aforesaid being of sound disposing mind and memory (although feeble in body) Thanks be to God for the same - Calling to mind and the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form as follows.

First I give to my daughter Polly TOLER one feather bed and furniture-one cow and calf and the use of the Hall room of the House I live in provided she does not sell nor rent it out but occupy it herself and one linen wheel to her and her heirs forever.

Secondly I give to my beloved wife Anny CHAPLIN my negro woman called Gracey, two feather beds and furniture unto her and her heirs forever.

Thirdly I lent to my beloved wife Anny CHAPLIN my old negro man James and woman Phaoby all my kitchen furniture. I also lend to my wife the manner plantation and all the woodland belonging thereto and the windmill with the privilege to sell the mill if she may think proper to pay my just debts. I also lend to her all my cattle except the cow and calf I gave to my daughter Polly, all my gang of hogs, all my sheep and my mare and horse coalt. I also lend her all my farming tools. I also lend unto her all my bacon and pork all my corn and all things indoors and outdoors that is not lent or given away. I also lend her my lighter and canoes and all my nets with a privilege to sell such things as she may think proper to pay my just debts.

Lastly After the death of my wife Anny CHAPLIN I give and bequeath all the property I have lent to my daughter Polly TOLER to hers and her heirs forever.

Lastly I nominate, constitute and appoint my beloved wife Anny CHAPLIN my whole and sole executrix to this my Last Will and Testament and request my friend Spence HALL to assist her as she may need. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal February 21st 1831.
    /s/ John CHAPLIN    Seal

Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the Last Will and Testament of the testator in presence of
    S. HALL,Clerk
    John M. CORBELL
    Wallis
[his x mark] ETHERIDGE

State of North Carolina Currituck Co.
November Term 1831

This Last Will and Testament of John Chaplain Deceased was exhibited and proved in open court by the oath of S. HALL a subscribing witness thereto and ordered recorded when the Executrix came into open court and qualified etc.
    S. HALL

Recorded January the 28th 1832 by James G. HALL

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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