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Oct. 27, 1823 - May Term 1825
[Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 193-194]
In the name of God Amen. I John CRANK of the North Banks in the County of Currituck in the State of N. Carolina being weake in body but perfect mine and memory blessed be to God for the same as tutching of my worldly affairs I make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner folowing that is to say.
Item. The first I lend to my beloved Wife Lidy CRANK during of natural life or widowhood all my lands houses, houshole and kitching firniture of all kinds all of my nigrs known by the name of Fills and Hariat alls one Schooner coled Honest Endeavour with all of the apetonances alls one half of the Schooner called the Decatur with all of equil half of apetonances there unto belonging alls all of my floting Batneys(?) that belongs to me of all kinds with all of my stock consisting of horses, cattle and hogs also my will and desire is that my eldest Son Caleb CRANK shall have one negro girl called Harrot for his one use benefit and behauf alls fifty acre land on the head of Kitakauk Bay ajoining the lands of Willson SIKES and Elijah SIBRON to him and his heirs forever—one half of the Honest Endeavour I allso give to my said Son Caleb CRANK for his one use benefit and behauf alls my will and desire is that my Son Thomas CRANK shall have my negro woman caled Fillis to him and his heirs forever with half of the Schooner caled the Cote togoother with all of rights of two peaces of land laing on Nothens Gut to him and his heirs forever---now my will and desire is that if my Wife Lidia CRANK should bring fourth and lawfull in time limited by law be it a Son or Daughter that the said child shall have one half of the Schooner called Honis Indeavour allso the land whereon I now live with all of the improvement thereon alls one peace of land laing on the NBanks ajoining the lands of Methas BEST containing forty four and three fourths acres to the said child to it and its heirs and asines foever now my will and desire is that my Son Caleb CRANK and my Son Thomas CRANK and my unnamed child if any should have all of my houshold furniture of all kinds all of my kitchen furniture all of my stock of all kinds eaquly divided between the said three children with all of priviledge land to them and there heirs forever-----now my will and desire is that if my unnaned child shall not come to lawful site the past of my property that is given the said unnamed child shall be equly divided between my two Sons Caleb and Thomas CRANK to them and their heirs and asines forever. Lastly I make and ordain my worthy friend Daniel LINDSEY and my beloved Wife Lidia CRANK my lawful executors sind seald and witnessed this the twenty seventh day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty three.
/s/ John CRANK seal
Recorded and examined July 9th 1825.
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