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The Last Will and Testament of Richard Dough Deceased Exhibited and proved at February Term 1825
State of North Carolina
In the name of God amen I Richard DOUGH of the State and county aforesaid being in my perfect senses and strength of memory, do make and ordain this instrument of writing to be and contain my last will and testament in manner and form following--First I recommend that all my just debts be punctually paid by my executor hereafter to be named and as Touching such worldly Estates as it has pleased God to bless me with I dispose of in following manner and form as follows
Imprimis. I give unto my grand son Frederick DOUGH son of Frederick DOUGH Deceased fifty acres of land whereon his father Frederick DOUGH decd. formerly lived to him and his heirs forever.
I consider that the abatement I made my son William DOUGH in the price of the tract of Land I sold him some years ago to be his equal Legacy or portion of my estate.
Item. I give unto my son William DOUGH two dollars in notes to him and his heirs forever
Item. I give unto Lydia DOUGH daughter of Sampson DOUGH ten dollars in notes to her and her heirs
Item. I give unto my son John C. DOUGH one negro boy George that I gave him by a deed of Gift some time past to him and his heirs. The above named negro boy George being the same that my son John C. DOUGH sold to Willis GALLOP Esqr.
Item. I give unto my son John C. DOUGH sixty two dollars and forty and one fourth cents which sum the said John C. DOUGH due me by Book account to him and his heirs
I consider that the negro girl (?) named Lydia that I gave my son Caleb DOUGH a deed of Gift for also one horse and one feather bed and one _______(?) sow to be his equal legacy or part of my estate all of said articles he has had heretofore
Item. I give unto my son Caleb DOUGH two dollars in notes to him & his heirs
Item. I give unto my Grand son John LINDSEY two dollars in notes to him and his heirs
Item. I give unto my Grand son Benjamin McKINNEY two dollars in notes to him and his heirs
Item. I give unto my daughter Elizabeth ETHERIDGE one negro woman named Lydia and her increase one feather bed and furniture one cow and calf one spinning wheel all of which articles she has had already in her possession and as an additional legacy I give unto my daughter Elizabeth ETHERIDGE two dollars in Notes to her and her heirs.
I consider that this negro Girl Matilda that I gave a bill of Sale for one feather bed and furniture -- one Linnen (?) wheel to be my daughter Susanna MURRELLs legacy all of which articles she has or has had in her possession and as an additional legacy I give unto my daughter Susanna MURRELL two dollars in notes to her and her heirs.
Item. I give unto my two grand daughters Polly and Ruth GREEN two dollars each in notes to them and their heirs
Item I give unto my grand son Jasper GREEN two Dollars in notes to him and His Heirs.
Item I give unto my son Augustus Cabarrus DOUGH about one hundred acres of Land Bounded as follows on the Southward by the Land I have already given to my grand son Frederick DOUGH on the westward part on the Land formerly belonging to James THOMAS and the Land formerly belonging to Thomas BROWN deceased on the Northward part by the ditch that runs across my plantation and to run eastwardly from said ditch through the woods the same course of the ditch to Elizabeth GREGORYs Land and thence southerly with Elizabeth GREGORYs Land to Spence CHAPLAINs land thence southerly to a line to be made between said tract of land and the land given to my Grandson Frederick DOUGH to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give unto my son Augustus C. DOUGH one negro Girl named Polly also a negro Boy named Lamb also one feather Bed and furniture to him and his heirs
Item. I give unto my son Augustus C. DOUGH one half of my marsh on albemarle sound supposed to be about twelve and one half acres to him and his heirs forever
Item. I give unto my son William Shepherd DOUGH my Land and plantation whereon I now live as far southwardly as Augustus C. DOUGHs Land Also the other half of my marsh lying on Albemarle Sound supposed to be about twelve and a half acres to him and his heirs forever
Item. I give unto my son William S. DOUGH one negro man named David also one boy named Tom also one feather bed and furniture also one beaufat to him and his heirs.
Item. I give unto my daughter Mary DOUGH one negro man named Daniel also one negro boy named Lewis also one negro boy named Sampson also one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.
My will and desire is that if Either of the negroes given in this will to Augustus C. DOUGH William S. DOUGH and Mary DOUGH should die before Mary DOUGH comes of age then and in that case the person that there negro dies before Mary DOUGH comes of age, to have a negro boy by the name of Obed, but in case neither of these negroes dies before Mary DOUGH comes of age then the said negro named Obed to be Equally divided between Augustus C. DOUGH William S. DOUGH and Mary DOUGH or there heirs and said negro Obed if any expence to be paid out of my estate by my executor here after named and if said negro should be any profit before my daughter comes of age if the negro is divided among my three children then the profit also to be divided equal, but if the negro should go to either of them by one of there negroes dying then the profit also to go with said negro
Item. I give unto my two sons Augustus C. DOUGH, William S. DOUGH and my daughter Mary DOUGH one old negro woman named Chain and negro woman named Cate also two feather beds and furniture one horse named practice (?) one round yellow table six windsor sitting chairs and one riding chair and harnes to them and their heirs
My will and desire is that after my decease my executors hereafter named sell all the remainder of my estate not given away in this will for six months credit and after my debts are paid, all the remainder part of my estate of what kind or nature so ever I give unto my two sons Augustus C. DOUGH, William S. DOUGH and my daughter Mary DOUGH to be equally divided among them or their heirs.
Lastly I appoint Thomas POYNER SENR. my whole & sole Executor of this my last will and testament and in case he should depart this life before me or not qualify as executor, then in either case above mentioned I appoint Caleb FORBES Esqr. to act as my executor--In witness whereof I the said Richard DOUGH hath hereunto set my hand and seal this (blank) day of (blank) 1822.
/s/ Richard DOUGH (seal)
Signed sealed pronounced published and declared by the testator to be his last will & testament in presence of }
Recorded and Examined this 7th of July 1825. S. HALL CCC
James G. HALL DYCC
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