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In the name of God Amen, I John COCKTON being week in body but of a sound disposing mind and memory Thanks be to God for it as is appointed for all men to dye I make this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner following
First I recommend my soul to Almighty God who gave it and my body to be buried at the discretion of my exec. hereafter mentioned------
Item: I give to my Daughter Barbary CORPEW two negro boys name March and Jack to her heirs forever,
I give to my Daughter Mary TATOM one negro child that Rose is heavy with now. All the remainder of my estate within doors and without I leave to my beloved Wife Angnes COCKTON during her natural life then to be equally divided between my two Daughters Mary TATOM and Barbary CORPEW to them and their heirs forever
I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Agness COCKTON my whole and sole exetrix of this my Last Will and revoking all others I hereunto have set my hand and sealed my seal this twentieth day December 1788.
/s/ John COCKTON seal
signed sealed and delivered in presence of
James PHILLIPS jurat
Jesse SIMMONS jurat
Recorded and exam. the 20th day of March 1789
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