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Benjamin Dauge/Daudge/Doudge
Nov. 10, 1789- March 25, 1790
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 248

In the name of God Amen, I Benjamin DAUGE, of the County of Currituck, North Carolina being at this weak and sick but of a disposing mind and memory and in perfect senses Thanks be to God for the same, and I ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament-----

I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife my land and plantation I now live on during her natural life or widowhood, also I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife all the rest of my estate both within doors and without during her natural life or widow hood, my will and desire is that my Wife have the liberty of selling any part of my movable estate to pay my debts and charges, and if my wife should marry my will and desire is that she should have the third part of my land and plantation, and the third part of all my movable estate.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Richte DAUDGE at my Wifes death or marriage the land and plantation I now live on to him and his heirs forever ---- and if my Son Richte DOUDGE die without air my desire is that my Son Willoughby DOUDGE should have the afore said land, my will and desire is at my Wifes death or marriage that two thirds of my estate should be sold and the money equally devided between my children acc. to Righte DAUDGE. My will and desire is that the court should have nothing to do with my estate further than to prove my will, and lastly I appoint my Wife Milberry DAUDGE to be my hole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament disanuling all other wills and testiments by me made ratifying and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament and to the troth hereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this 10th day of November 1789.
    /s/ Benjamin [his mark] DAUDGE     Seal

signed and sealed in the presence of
    William SORY
    Willis
[his mark] DAUDGE jurat
    Caleb
[his mark] DAUDGE jurat

Recorded and exam. the 25th day of March 1790.

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