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Endymeon Cornick of Princess Anne Co., Va.
Sept. 1, 1812 - Nov. 2, 1812
[see his estate record here]

In the Name of God Amen.

I Endymion CORNICK of Princess Anne and Commonwealth of Virginia, being in perfect health and of sound mind and memory, and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say.

Imprimis.  I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Frances CORNICK the use of three negroes viz: Frank Peter and Chloe, also the use of all my house hold and kitchen furniture together with all my plantation utensils, two horses, her first choise, one yoke of oxen, eight cows and calves, twelve head of sheep, and one riding chair, during her life or widowhood; and at her death or marriage, I leave one sixth part to be equally divided among all the children of my daughter Frances MOORE, the other five sixth I leave to be equally divided among my five children viz: Ann WEST, Mary CORNICK, Elizabeth CORNICK, James CORNICK, and Priscilla CORNICK.  I also leave my loving wife Frances CORNICK sixty barrels of corn and fifteen hundred weight of pork for present use.

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son Henry CORNICK all that plantation tract or parcel of land whereon I now live together with all my marsh land in North Carolina, and one half of my marsh land in Virginia, to him and his heirs forever, also one negro called David, one bed and furniture, which I have already delivered to his and his heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son James CORNICK all the land I bought of John COX, dec'd. lying in the Eastern Shore swamp, together with one half of my marsh land lying in Virginia to his and his heirs forever, also one negro boy called Will, one bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Frances MOORE one negro called Lydia one bed and furniture which I have already delivered to her and her heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann WEST one negro called Sarah one bed and furniture, which I have already delivered to her and her heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary CORNICK one negro called Hannah, one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth CORNICK one negro called Abbey, one bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.

Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Prescilla CORNICK one negro called Coelia, one bed and furniture to here and her heirs forever.

Item.  All my estate that I have not already given away, I leave the one sixth part to be equally divided among all the children of my daughter Frances MOORE to them and their heirs forever.  The other five sixths I leave to be equally divided among my five children, viz: Ann WEST, Mary CORNICK, Elizabeth CORNICK, James CORNICK, and Prescilla CORNICK to them and their heirs forever.  Lastly I constitute my son Henry CORNICK as executor to this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this first day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve
        /s/ Endymeon CORNICK    Seal

Signed Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of
    John BIDDLE
    Henry TROWER SEN'R.
    Charles HENLEY SENR.
    Gasking BROCK
    Edward PETTY
    Francis PETTY

   

At a quarterly session Court held for Princess Anne County the 2nd day of November 1812
    This last will and testament of Endymeon CORNICK dec. was proved according to law by the oath of Charles HENLEY SENR. John BIDDLE and Frances PETTY three of the witnesses to the same and is ordered to be recorded.  And on the motion of the executor who made oath and gave bond and security according to law, certificate is granted him for obtaining probate thereof in due form.
Test
    E.H. MOSELEY, Clerk

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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