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Thomas Cox
April 30, 1743 - July 5, 1743

[This will was almost impossible to read in places...I've done the best translation possible with the copy I have.  There was a probate attached to this will but I could only read a few words.  In Gordon Jones' book of Currituck County wills he has the probate date listed as July 5, 1743.]

In the Name of God Amen ye 30th day Apl? 43? I Thomas COX of the Province of North Carolina In the County of Curretuck Being very Sick and weak in Body But of Perfect Mind and Memory thanks Be given unto God therefore Calling to mind the Mortality of My Body and knowing that its appointed For all Men once to Dye Do make and ordain this to be My Last Will and testament that is to Say Principally and first of all I Give and Recommend My Soul? Into the hands of God that Gave it and for My Body I Recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and Decent Manner at the Disrection of My Executors Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I Shall Receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and as touching Such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless in this Life I give ____ and Dispose in the following Manner and form.

Item  I Give to My Beloved Son Edward COX once Cow Called C_____ing and a yew? that he now has? & Lifewise a Tract of Land containing 41? acres Joyning on Samuel BRIGHTs Line Called the Wolfpits? Rige to him and his heirs and assigns for Ever.

Item  I Give to My Beloved Son Solomon COX a Plantation containing one hundred acres joining on Mr? Richard HODGES ______ ______ the maner Plantation where on I now live to him his heirs and assigns For Ever.  Like wise Cow Called Black Cud and ha____ _________ and a gun and ___ ___ and a Sow & two Shotes to him and his heirs and assigns for Ever.

Item I Give to My Beloved Son Marmeduke COX ____ plantation Containing 45? acres Joining on old Mr STAFFORDs Line Naomi BRIGHTs Line to him his heirs and assigns for Ever and Likewise a Cow Called Pink and a Mare Called Boany? & a gun & Mill and ____ half of the hogs that is at the Sd Plantation & all the moveables that is ___ ____ to him and his heirs and assigns for Ever.

Item  I Give to My Beloved Daughter Mary COX one Cow Called Lovely and a Calf and one Large Puter Dish To her and her heirs and assigns for Ever.

Item  I Give to My Beloved Daughter Dinah COX one Cow Called Lilley to her & her heirs and assigns for Ever.

Item  I Give to My Beloved Daughter Ann COX one heifer Called Black Eyes to her & her heirs & assigns for Ever.

Item  I Give to my Dearly beloved Wife Ann COX All the Remainder of My Estate Durin her Widowhood and after to be Eaqually Devided Between My Son Edward and My three Daughters.  I Likewise Constitute My Dearly Beloved Wife Ann COX to be My hole and ____ Executor of this My Last Will and Testament.  _______ other former Wills Testaments Legaces and Ex_____ Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and No other ____ I have Set My hand and Seal ye day & year above written.
    /s/ Thomas [his x mark] COX

Signed Sealed & Delivered In the Presence of us
    John [his I mark] SHURLEY
    Lucy PLATTS
    Ann?
[her x mark] MUGS?

[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 12.96.1.494 (folder)]

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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