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In the name of God Amen, This ninth day of August, one thousand seven hundred and eighty one.
I James DAUGE of the county and state afd. being very sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing memory Thanks be to God for it, and now for the settling of my estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon I do ordain give and dispose of the same in manner and form following, revoking and disannulling all and every other will or wills heretofore by me made either by word or writing Viz.
Imprimis: I give to my Daughter Sarah BAXTERs two Daughters Mary BAXTER and Sarah BAXTER the land whereon the said Sarah BAXTER formerly lived to be divided as the road runs from Wm. PERKINS path to DANIELS Bridge, Mary BAXTER to have her first choice to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give to my Son Tully DAUGE that tract of land I bought of Absolam LEGGET and seventy five acres of land over the convey joining Willoughby DAUGEs line and Peter POWERs line, and a piece called Junniper Ridge and one negro wench called Lett to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my Son James DAUGE a certain piece of land beginning at Daniel PAR(worn off) Corner maple then running along little fork branch to the road, then running along the road to the crooked run, thence along to Nathaniel and John HUTCHINGS line to the swamp to the given line, and one negroe fellow named Cade and half of Collington and half the sheep belonging to it, and two cows and calves at Collington, and one cow and calf I (worn off) of my son Tully and two cows and calves out of my stock, and two three year old stears and two two year old stears, and all the hogs that is fed up at John HUTCHINSES and one little still, and one case I had of HAVARD and the bottles belonging to it, and sixty weighth of iron, Kaders(?) ax and what hoes he has, and my coopers tools and one gang of wild hogs uses between Nathaniel HUTCHINSES and the widow HUTCHINSES and the land lying by Nathaniel and John HUTCHINS to be equally divided between my three Sons James DAUGE, Peter DAUGE, and Phillip DAUGE, them and their heirs forever and one stock of bees, one horse cart and one whipsaw & two hogsheads, and brandy barrel to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my Son Mitchael DAUGE a certain piece of land begining at the Great Ditch between me and Mr. WHITHURST thence to the road and along the road to the ditch and thence to the water hole at Peter DAUGEs line, thence along said line to Timothy ETHERIDGEs line, thence along said line to the East Swamp to (worn off) line to FENTONs path thence to the run down the said run to against the Great Ditch thence to the first station, one negroe woman named (worn off) two two year old stears and one three year old stear and forty weight of iron, and what hogs belongs to Betty ETHERIDGEs place and five hogsheads and a brandy barrel to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my Son Peter DAUGE one piece of land whereon his Grandfather (worn off) and all the land within James line, joining the swamp road and all the land lying over the Great Swamp to be divided between my two Sons Peter DAUGE and Phillip DAUGE. As husbands path runs out to the road and then straight forward to the line, Phillip DAUGE to have his first choice, and one negroe named London, and one negroe girl named Eady and half of my great still one mare called Ginny, one feather bed and furniture, one great pott, one Shell(worn) called the great Spider, one chest called my chest, one pewter dish and two pewter basons, and six pewter plates and all the hogs up at Toms clear(worn) and all at Nathaniel HUTCHINS, and three cows and calves and three heifers, and piece of land called the head of the swamp joining Coopers line and John MERCER lines and one walnut desk Mr. HAVARD is to make only Peter must pay for the making of it, and one little case to him and his heirs forever, but if my Son Peter DAUGE dies without lawfull heir lawfully begotten then the land given him to fall to his Brother Phillip DAUGE and his heirs forever.
Item: I give to my Son Phillip DAUGE the track of land whereon I now live and all the land lying between my son Peter DAUGE and my Son Mitchael DAUGE, and down to Thomas HUTCHINS line, and one piece of land lying in the East swamp between (worn off) WHITHURST line and BERNARDs line, and half the land over in back woods that to be divided as Husbands path run to the road then straight forward to tre line and to have his first choice, and negroe boy named Ned or Tony he to have his choice of them, and one negroe girl named Rose, one feather bed and furniture, one chest called the boys chest, one walnut table HAVARD is to make, one corner cupboard, and three cows and calves, three heifers, one mare called Flower and half the great still, one great case, one great pott, and one pan, two dishes, and all the remainder of my pewter, only the use of it to my Wife Ann DAUGE during her life and all my sheep thats at home, that I have not given away, to be divided between my two Sons Peter DAUGE and Phillip DAUGE, One old negroe wench Hannah and her increase to be divided between my two Sons Peter DAUGE and Phillip DAUGE. Only the use of her to my Wife Ann DAUGE during her life. and one little desk to him and his heirs forever, but if my Son Phillip DAUGE dies without heir lawfully begotten, then the land given him to fall to his Brother Peter DAUGE and his heirs forever-----
Item: I give to my Daughter Mary after my Son Phillip DAUGE has taken his choice of Ned and Toney, for her to have her choice of that one thats left and Sambo. I give to my Daughter Mary fifty acres of land lying on Collington, and ten head of sheep and two cows and calves, that is on the said land at Collington and all the remainder of my stock on Collington if any that I have not given away to be equally divided between my Son James DAUGE and my Daughter Mary and one stock of bees to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give to my daughter Charity the other negroe boy after my Daughter Mary has taken her choice of them, and two four year old stears, and one horse called Teagus and all the remainder of Collington, I give to my Daughter Charity and my Son Mitchael DAUGE to be equally divided to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give to my dear beloved Wife Ann DAUGE one feather bed and furniture-----
Item: I give to Frances SNOWDEN one stock of bees, two sows and pigs and one ewe and lambs.
Item: My Will and desire is the remainder of my goods, and chattles &c. shall remain on the plantation for the support of my little boys and my Wife and to give them education-----
I do appoint my three Sons, Tully DAUGE, James DAUGE, and Mitchael DAUGE them three to be my whole and sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date first written.
/s/ James DAUGE seal
Signd seald, publishd and declared in presence of
John [his mark] COOPER
John [his mark] BAXTER
Record and examd this 30th day of Nov. 1781(?)
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