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William Cornick, Sr.
Nov 11, 1859 - Feby. Term 1860

In the Name of God Amen.  I William CORNICK SR. of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck being of sound and disposing mind do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows -

Item 1st  I give and bequeath to my son Nathan G. CORNICK one bed & furniture of the second choice, one horse, one cart first choice, one plough & harness, one cultivator, twenty head of dunghill fowl, five tame geese, one fourth of my hogs fatting & dry, one fourth of my crop corn, fodder & potatoes to him and his heirs forever.

Item 2nd  I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane CORNICK one bed & furniture first choice, one spinning wheel of the first choice, one chest one sleigh no 27 two pair of geese to her and her heirs forever

Item 3rd  I leave the ballance of my estate to be sold and my just debts paid and after my debts are paid I leave the ballance of my estate to be equally divided between my children named as follows, Jane CORNICK, Wm. J. CORNICK, Joseph CORNICK, Mary Elizabeth CORNICK and James Benjamin CORNICK to them and their heirs forever.

Lastly I leave no executor to my estate & this my last will & testament but revoking all former wills by me made.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused my seal to be affixed this 11th day of November 1859.
        /s/ Wm. CORNICK    Seal

Signed, Sealed in presence of us
    C.B. CASON
    E.W. JONES

   

State of North Carolina}        Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
    Currituck County     }         Feby Term 1860
    The within paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Wm. CORNICK deceased is exhibited for probate in open court & the due execution thereof by the said Wm. CORNICK is proved by the oaths and examination of Calvin B. CASON & E.W. JONES, the subscribing witnesses thereto.
    It is therefore considered by the court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will & testament of the said Wm. CORNICK and the same is ordered to be recorded & filed.
    J.W. BAXTER C.C.C.

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

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