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James Douglas
Nov. 24, 1790 - Jan. 15, 1791
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 249

In the name of God Amen, I James DOUGLAS of Currituck County and State of North Carolina, being weak in body but of sound memory (blessed be God) do this day it being the twenty foreth of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety, make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say,

First I give to my Son James DOUGLAS fifty acres of land more or less it being the plantation whereon I now live, and in case my said Son James DOUGLAS dies without issue I give and bequeath the same to my Son Demsey DOUGLAS, I also give to my said Son James DOUGLAS one large iron pott, one gun, one bed and furniture, one sow and pigs, six head of sheep, one new pewter dish, two new pewter plates, and one cow and calfe.

I also give to my Son Demsey DOUGLAS one large pot

I also give to my Wife Rebecah DOUGLAS one mare and colt, one weaving loom and all my earethen ware, one iron pott, one chest, one bed and furniture.

All the rest of my goods and chattels I give to my Sons Anthony DOUGLAS, Demsey DOUGLAS and James DOUGLAS to be equally divided between them and my desire is that the part that falls to my Son James DOUGLAS may be sold.

And I make and ordain my Wife Rebecah DOUGLAS and William TAYLOR executors of this my Last Will in trust for the interest and purposes in this my will contained.

In witness whereof I the said James DOUGLAS have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
    /s/ James [his mark] DOUGLAS     seal

signed, sealed and delivered by the said James DOUGLAS as and for his Last Will and Testament in presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof
    John [his mark] WILLIAMSON
    Benjamin PORTWOOD
    William TAYLOR

Recorded and examined the 15th day of January Ano Dom 1791

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