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In the name of God Amen, I Abel DOUGLES of Currituck being of sound and perfect mind and memory of mind blessed be God do this day of September 4th day 1788 in the year of our Lord make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say
First I give and bequeath to my Wife Rebeeke I give 1 bed and bedsted and 2 chests, and one table, and one linning wheel, five pewter plates, and two pewter basons, and two pewter dishes and one large meal tub and iron pot and tramel and one bible, one chear and one cittle, two spoons and one jug and two bottles, one sat tub, several knives and forks and the waring clothes and a note of hand that come against me my maner plantation to my Son Jeams and one colt, my silver shu buckles ne buckles silver buttons and one iron pot about eight gallons, one two year old heiffer one bed and furniture to my Son Noah one bed and furniture to my Daughter Nancey if are one of them dyes without are ther b??? to fall to my Son Jeams, all the rest of my living in doors and out doors and nots of hand and buck accounts to my Son Noah and my Daughter Nancey the debts to be paid out of it and if are one of them dys without ares of their body to fall to other of them and I her (worn) mak and ordain my worthy friend Archel SIMMONS executor of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said Abel DUGLES have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year abov righten.
/s/ Abel DOUGLES seal
signed sealed published and declared by the said
Abel DUGLES the testator as his Last Will and Testament
in the presence of us who wer present at the time
signing and sealing thereof-----
Jonathan TAYLOR jurat
Lemuel SIMMONS jurat
Joseph [his mark] TAYLOR jurat
Recorded and exam. the 15th day of Dec. 1788
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