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In the name of God Amen, I Willoughby DAUGE SEN. of the County of Currituck being sick and weak in body but of a sound mind and memory, Thanks be to Almighty God for the same, it is appointed for all men to die and I do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following
Imprimis I leave the use of all my estate within doors and without to my beloved Wife Millison DAUGE during her natural life then to be distributed in the following manner
Item I give to my Son Joseph DOZIER all that tract of land in Camden County which I bought of Joseph JONES Esquire known by the gumbers plantation to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give to my Son Dennis DAUGE the tract of land whereon he now lives begining at the ditch that divides him from where I now live running in westwardly straight with the said ditch till if comes opposite William PARR new ground field then southwardly to William PARRs line then allong PARRs line to my Son Dennis and Jacob PERKINS lines to the head of the swamp eastwardly to Isaac DAUGEs line along his line then northwardly to line pine at hog pen called long corner then a straight course to the main road to the aforesaid ditch that divides that my Son Dennis and I live then along the ditch to the begining to him and his heirs
Item I give to my Son Willoughby DAUGE the manner plantation whereon I now live begining at the ditch that divides it from Dennis along his line eastwardly to his corner pine at long corner then along his line to Isaac DAUGE line and along his line and Josiah BELLs line to Bells road and along Bells road to the cornell(?) then along the canal to the upper end thence straight to the main road along road to corner gum thence along Samuel DAUGEs line to the head of the ditch then along his line three quarter of a mile or till it comes to a south course to strike my Son Dennis line which intends to go to PARRs line also one negro girl called Tamer and one man Will one feather and furniture one chest of drawers, one table boath walnut, two cows and calves to him and his heirs also the sd. Willo. DAUGE to pay in ten years two thousand dollars to the rest of the heirs his part as an heir to be deducted.
Item I give to my Son Peter DAUGE one man Solmon and one boy named Manuel to him and his heirs.
Item I give to my Daughter Edney PERKINS the use of all my lands in Moyouck during her natural life also the use of one negro woman Chloe and boy George and one negro boy named George during her life then the land and negroes boath to be equally divided amongst the children of my Daughter Edney and their heirs.
Item I give to my Grand Son Willoughby BERNARD a piece of land contained about fifty acres more or less bounded as follows begining at a creek in the Indian line his corner near MERRELLs then runing along PELLs old patent line to opposite the ditch that is cut for a line between him and Samuel FEREBEE then along said ditch to his own land his Father gave him then along his line to the begining also one negro girl called Penn and one negro boy called Mark to him and his heirs.
Item I give to my Grand Son Grandy BERNARD, Edmond BERNARD and my Grand Daughter Chloe BERNARD one negro girl child called Lydia and increase to be equally divided between them and heirs.
Item I give to my two Daughters Sarah FEREBEE and Peggy FEREBEE all the remainder of my land up North River to them and theirs.
Item I give to my two Daughters Polly SIMMONS and Chloe REED all that tract of land called Hillaries Goard Ridge and juniper ridge being all the remainder of my land that lies in the west swamp not already given away it is joining my Son Willo.s land to be equally divided between them and their heirs.
Item I give to my Daughter Polly SIMMONS one negro girl Lett to her and heirs all the remainder of my estate not already given away to be equally divided amongst my children after the death of my Wife Millison DAUGE
Lastly I nominate and appoint my Son Joseph DOZIER, Willoughby DAUGE my executors to this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of November one thousand eight hundred and four.
/s/ Willo. DAUGE seal
Inter lined before assigned signed sealed and delivered in presence of
James DOZIER jurat
Miles PERKINS jurat
Philip DAUGE jurat
Recorded and examined the 22 day of December Anno Dom 1804
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