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Feb. 10, 1833 - Nov. Term 1833
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pg. 324-325
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The Last will and Testament of James DOUGLAS dec'd. was Exhibited in open Court at Nov Term 1833 and proven by the oaths of D. BALLANCE & Charles TAYLOR witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded.
In the name of God amen I James DOUGLAS being veary sick and week but in perfect mind and memory thankes bee to God calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is onst appointed for all men to dy as it has pleased God to bless me with my worldly good I dispose of them in the following manner.
That is to say I give unto my Son James DOUGLASS my land whare I now live also the privilege of the Walker Land five years for rail timber five hundred each year also to have the rails that is now split there also a feather bed and furnature also one cow and calf also one sow & pigs also two head of sheepe also one gun.
Etom I give unto my Son Antony DOUGLASS the land that I bought of Lues DOZIER? and Thos. WIILLIAMS also one feather bead and furnature also yeoke of stears stear cart also one cow and calf a sow & pigs also three head of sheep also one gun.
Etom I give to my Daughter Faney DOUGLASS the land that I Bought of Samuel WALKER also one feather bed & furnature also to my Daughter Nancey COX five dollars and no more also to my Son Marke DOUGLASS five dollars and no more Also to my Daughter Betsey FOSTER ten dollars and no more also Saley DOZIER? ten dollars and no more also Polly WALKER ten dollars and no more those giftes to be paid in two years after decees also after paying my just and lawfull debts the remainder of my property I give to my wife Marey DOUGLASS I wish James DOUGLASS and Antony DOUGLASS and Faney DOUGLASS to take pursesion of there property at my decas Ratifying this to be my last will and testament sined published this February the tenth day 1833.
/s/ James [his x mark] DOUGLASS seal
Test. D. BALLANCE jurat
Test. Charles TAYLOR jurat
Recorded & Examined
S. HALL CCC
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