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William F. Davis
Nov. 13, 1836 - Feb. Term 1837
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 32-33
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The Last will and Testament of William F. DAVIS Decd. Was Exhibited at February Term 1837 and proved by the oaths  of James WILLIAMS Jurat and ordered recorded.

Know all men by these presents I William F. DAVIS of Currituck County do make and ordain this my Last will and Testament.

   First it is my will and desire that after my Death my Executor cause my body to be buried in the burying ground in which my Mother is buried or in that which my Father is buried as the worldly estate with which it has pleased God to bless me I dispose of it in the following manner that is to say.

   I Give my beloved affectionate wife Elizabeth R. DAVIS one set of china ware which she brought to my House and one other set of china ware presented to her by Hamilton SHIELDS one set of window Curtains presented to her by Mrs. ROGERS and my Gold watch to her for Ever.

   I give to my said wife Elizabeth during her widowhood the use of my negro man Timmy negro woman Courtney girl Chloe and boy Oliver.

   I give to my Two children Virginia Elizabeth DAVIS and Jerimiah DAVIS all the remainder of my negroes to wit Jordan Harriett Aggy and Patience to be Equally Divided between them.

   I Leave my Land to be sold by my Executor and authorize him to make conveyance of the same to the Purchaser in fee Simple and one Half the Interest of the money a rising from the sale I Give to my beloved wife during her widow hood and the residue I Give To my two children before named.

   I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth one Hundred dolars to be paid in cash at my death or so soon there after as may be convenient.

   I Leave all the residue of my Estate Either in debts or personal property of all kinds to be sold and the Interest of the money arising there from to be paid to my wife Elizabeth during her widdowhood and the residue to my Two children before named

   I Further direct that the negroes Heretofore given To my wife Elizabeth shall not be removed from this State with out the permission of my Executor In writing and if they should be so removed or attempts Should be made to remove them without his consent So obtained he shall have full power and authority To take them into his possession hire them out and pay the Hire to my said wife.

   I give all my wearing apparel to my Brother Samuel.

   I Further direct that my wife Elizabeth shall at any time Here after Have power and authority whenever She shall feel disposed to do so to relinquish the bequests made to her in this my will and shall then be entitled and have full right to demand one third part of all my personal property Forever and one third of the Interest of Money arising from the sale of my Land During her life but in that event the one Hundred dolars here to fore given to her shall be considered a part of the share to which she will be entitled.

   I nominate and appoint Charles R. KINNEY my sole Executor to this my Last will and testament Guardian to my Two children Virginia Elizabeth DAVIS and Jerimiah DAVIS dated at Currituck this 13 day of November A.D. 1836.  Witness my hand and seal

        /s/ Wm. F. DAVIS seal

Signed sealed and delivered in presents of
    James WILLIAMS jurat
    Edward HOLSTEADE

Recorded and examined 10 of April 1837
Attest: John W. HUGHS CCC

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