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Benjamin Cox
Feb. 5, 1772 - March 24, 1772
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 67-68

North Carolina
Currituck County

In the name of God Amen, this 5th Day of February the year of our Lord 1772, I Benjamin COX aforesaid County being very sick and weake but of a sound and perfect disposing memory Thanks be to Almighty for it do ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth Viz.

I give and bequeath my soul unto Almighty God who gave it me in hopes of joyefull resurection through Jesus Christ my blessed redeemer.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son John COX the plantation and land whereon I now live to him and his heirs only.

I rest (faded out) the one half of the plantation and land to my welbeloved Wife Anne COX during her natural life or widowhood and I also give unto my said Son one bed and frinature.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Wife Ann COX one negroe wentch Febe one negroe boy called Ishmel, one mare during her natural life or widowhood also one horse called Toby, one cow and calf one bed and furniture, four head of sheep, one pot and pan, one gunn, one tea kettle and all my pewter and chairs,

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Frances COX two heads of cattle that is in her marke.

Item: My will and desire is that if the said negroe wintch should not have each of my childrenn a negroe child at my wifes death I give one negroe boy Max unto my Daughter Frances as also I give a negroe boy called Oeny unto my Daughter also my will and desire is that at my Wife Sarah COX death or entermarrying that the said wintch Febe and negroe boy Ishmal should be equeally divided between my two Daughters Mary COX and Frances COX . Also I leave my cattle that I have not already given away and one young horse a pettyaugour to be sold to pay my debts and also give unto my Son John all my carpenters tools excepting some talams and spoke shaves.

Item: I give unto my wife Ann COX one box iron and appoint my said Wife Ann COX and Jonathan JACKSON whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 5th day of February 1772.
    /s/ Benjamin [his mark] COX

In the present of
    James [his mark] SHARROWOOD
    John HILL
    Milbry
[her mark] HILL

Recorded and Examined
24th day of March 1772

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