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Griffith Dauge
March 3, 1802; July 5, 1802
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 201

In the name of God Amen, I Griffith DAUGE of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory. Calling to mind the mortality of man and knowing it is appointed for all men to die, do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

Imprimis I give to my beloved Wife Franky DAUGE, the land whereon I live to say that part whereon the houses are, begining at a persimmon tree on a ditch and along the ditch that divedes the old ground, part from the new ground, across to Wm. LURRYs line and down his line including all the swamp to Wm. GREGORYs line and along his line to the first station during her widowhood, also one sorrel mare, three cows and calves and twelve her choice of my hogs, two sows, her choice, out of six with pig all my sheep, three work stears, and ox cart, three feather beds and furniture, one desk her choice, one trunk her choice, one large chest, one ovel table, one square juniper table, eight chairs her choice and as many of the farming utensils as maybe thought sufficient for the farm, all the corn and pork and one third of the wheat now growing, two stocks of bees and as much of my kitchen furniture as may be necessary for her to make out with, one ox chair.

My desire is that all the above legacy shall at the death or marriage of my Wife, be equally divided amongst all my children.

And it is my desire that all the remainder of all my land and all the remainder of my estate not already given away be sold by my executors, hereafter named for the purpose of paying my debts, and after paying my debts, the remainder to be applied to give my small children education then the remainder to be equallly divided amongst all my children.

Lastly I nominate and appoint my beloved Wife Frankey DAUGE executrix and Samuel FEREBEE and Thomas C. FEREBEE my executors to this my Last Will and Testament ratifying and allowing this to be my Last Will in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of March Anno dom 1802.
    /s/ Gr. DAUGE s    eal

signed published and delivered to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of
    POLLEY [her M mark] MORSE
    Joseph MANNING

Recorded and examined this 5th day of July 1802.

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