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In the name of God Amen, 29th of April in the year of our Lord 1777. I John CURLING being very and weak but sound in memory thanks be to God for it as it is once appointed for all men to die I do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament that is to say I recommend my soul to Almighty God and my body to be buried at the discetion of my Extrix of this my last will and testament in manner and form as followeth
First I give to my son Thomas CURLING the lands plantation whereon I now live after my wife decease and if Thomas CURLING dies without heir to my son Frederick CURLING.
I give to my son James CURLING one negro girl named Lusey.
I give to my daughter Courtney [Curling] DUKE on shilling sterling.
I give to my dauther in law Fanny PERKINS [Curling?] one negro girl named Jennie after my wife decease.
I give to my daughter Mary [Curling] SHELTON one feather bed and furniture
Alll the rest of my estate I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Courtney CURLING. I desire and appoint my dearly beloved wife Courtney CURLING my whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above mentioned signed sealed and delivered in the presence of-
/s/ John [his x mark] CURLING
Samuel [his x mark] PHILLIPS
Recorded and examined this the 5th day of September 1777.
Test. Soll? [Solomon?] PERKINS C.C.
Date of Transcription: 9 Sep 1996 JWC
Location: Callao, VA
Note: The above transcription was copied verbatim from the original to the best of my abilities. Paragraphs were inserted by myself. The notation [ ] denotes my comments - James William Curlin.
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