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Marmaduke Cox
Dec. 18, 1802 - Nov. 18, 1806
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, pp. 292-293

In the name of God Amen, I Marmaduke COX of Currituck County and State of North Carolina being very sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for it do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form followeth that is to say.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Loveing Grandson John COX the lands and plantation whereon I now live bounded as follows Viz.-beginning at cypress in the branch thence running along a ditch to a black gum thence running a straight course to a chesnut oake standing in James GARRETTs line to him and his heirs forever. Also two ewes and lambs and one colt that the mare is now with foal with the mare is by the name of Pidgeon.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Loveing Grandson Davis COX all the remainder part of my land and plantation that is joining the lands I gave to my Grand Son John COX to him and his heirs forever also I give to my aforesaid Grandson Davis COX one Negro girl by the name of Rinder to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Loveing Grandson Thomas COX one Negro boy the name of James to him and his heirs forever also two ewes and lambs and one mare by the name of Pidgeon to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Edward COX one Negro woman by the name of Sue to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Sarah BALLENTINE one Negro girl by the name of Lettice also two ewes and lambs and one cow and calf to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Euphan COX one Negro girl by the name of Soloey(?) to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Frankey COX one Negro girl by the name of Nancey and one child by the name of Casee to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Loveing Son Thomas COX

Lastly I appoint and leave my trusty and deserving Son ThomasS COX my whole executor of this my Last Will and Testament as witness my hand seal this 18th December 1802.
    /s/ Marmaduke [His x mark] COX     seal

Witness
    Jos. BALLENTINE
    Elizabeth
[Her x mark] GARRETT

Recorded and examined the 18th day of November Anno Dom 1806

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