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In the name of God Amen.
I James DOUGE ( Planter) of the County of Currituck, being sick of body, but of sound of memory, knowing that it is appointed once for all men to die, do devise my worldy estate as follows Viz.
Imprimis: I give unto my Son Jessee DOUGE the plantation whereon I now live, containing one hundred and six or seventy acres, to him and his heirs forever.
Imprimis: I give unto my two Daughters Elizabeth and Elverge the plantation whereon Ryland FANSHER now lives to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give to my dearly beloved Wife, one negro woman and like one negro man called Tom, during her widowhood, likewise I give to her one horse called Morgan, three cows and calves, one yoke of steers and cart to and her heirs forever
Likewise I give to her my sorrel mare called Morgan to her and her heirs forever.
My desire is for all the rest of my estate to be equally divided between my two Daughters, after my debts is paid.
I do appoint Samuel DOUGE, Peter BARNARD whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this 19th day of January one thousand eight hundred ten.
/s/ James DOUGE seal
Sign, seal and delivered in the presence of us
Benjamin NORTHERN jurat
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
[Note: Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Also in court minutes, testator's surname is spelled "Dauge"]
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