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Benjamin Dough
Feb. 25, 1814 - August Term 1816
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 87

State Of N. Carolina
Currituck County

In the name of God. Amen. I Benjamin DOUGH of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina do this day make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows.

First I recommend my soul to God that gave it, Secondly my body to the discretion of my Executors to be intered in a christian like manner and as touching such worldy goods as hath been pleased God, to bless me with, I dispose of in manner and form as follow. Viz.

1 Item: I give and bequeath to my seven children say, Warren A. DOUGH, Polly DOUGH, Sally DOUGH, Mava DOUGH, Benj. R. DOUGH, William R. DOUGH, Doitridge C. H. DOUGH, one bed and furniture and one cow and calf apiece, to be delivered to them by the Executor when they may come of age.

2 Item: I lend to my beloved Wife Mava DOUGH all the rest of my estate real and personal during of her natural life, and no longer, first paying all my just debts for her maintenance, and for the raising and educating my seven children before mentioned.

3 Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Warren A. DOUGH a certain negro boy by the name of March, after the death of my Wife.

4 Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Polly DOUGH, a certain negro woman by the name of Violet, at the death of my said Wife.

5 Item: I give and bequeath to Daughter Sally DOUGH one negro woman by the name of Margaret, after the death of my said Wife.

6 Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mava DOUGH, one negro woman by the name of Kitty, after the death of my said Wife.

7 Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Benjamin R. DOUGH one negro man by the name of Mark, after the death of my said Wife.

8 Item: I give and bequeath to my Son William R. DOUGH a certain negro boy by the name of Kingston, after the death of my said Wife.

9 Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Dorthridge C. H. DOUGH the house and land wheron I now live, to say one hundred acres more or less, to his only right benefit and behoof. And further it is my will and desire, that after the death of my Wife Mava DOUGH, that all the rest of my property real and personal that has not been before mentioned, should be equally divided between my seven children. Viz. Warren A., Polly, Sally, Mava, Benjamin R., William R., and Dortridge C. H., and I hereby make and ordain my beloved Wife Mava DOUGH, and my worth friend William B. ETHRIDGE, executors to this my Last Will land Testament. In witness I the said Benjamin DOUGH have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my Last Will and Testament this twenty fifth day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. Signed, sealed, published and declared, by the said Benjamin DOUGH the testator as his Last Will and Testament.
    /s/ Benjamin DOUGH     seal

In the presence of us
    James MASON
    Thomas A. DOUGH

    Hambltan [his x mark] DOUGH     jurat

Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)

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