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Margaret Dowdy
May 29, 1886 - June 18, 1886
[portions of the probate record were found in the Currituck estates records]

  North Carolina  }
Currituck County}

I, Margaret DOWDY of Currituck County State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will and testament in manor and form as follows after my body receives a decent burial and all my honest and just debts are paid I dispose of my property as follows.

Item first I give and bequeath all my land to my nephew Benjamin TAYLOR son of Grace TAYLOR my sister and it is my will that my executor hereafter named sell all my chattle property and pay all my debts and any over plus pay to Benjamin TAYLOR above named.  I make constitute and appoint J.M. WOODHOUSE executor to this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this May 29th 1886
        /s/ Margaret [her x mark] DOWDY

Signed Sealed in presence of
    W. OWENS
    J.M. WOODHOUSE

[On the back side of this will was the following:]
Margaret Dowdy's Last Will
Willoby Owens witness

Kissy Crane
next of kin
      &
Children of Thos. Dowdy
    Jos. Dowdy
    Wm. T. Dowdy
    Enoch W. Dowdy

      &
Grace Taylors child
    Ben. Taylor & others

      

  June 7th 1886 - In the matter of the probate of the will of Margaret DOWDY, dec'd.--You are hereby commanded to notify Enoch W. DOWDY, Joseph DOWDY and Wm. T. DOWDY, heirs at law and next of kin of Margaret DOWDY, deceased, that a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Margaret DOWDY, has this day been filed in Superior Court by J.M. WOODHOUSE, executor, and will come up for proof & probate on Friday, the 18th day of June 1886 when and where said next of kin may appear and take such action in the proceedings as they may deem best.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Clk, Sup. Court

June 7th 1886 - In the matter of the probate of the will of Margaret DOWDY, dec'd.--You are hereby commanded to notify Benjamin TAYLOR, Cora L. TAYLOR, Wm. TAYLOR, & Keziah CRANE, heirs at law and next of kin of Margaret DOWDY, deceased, that a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Margaret DOWDY, has this day been filed in Superior Court by J.M. WOODHOUSE, executor, and will come up for proof & probate on Friday, the 18th day of June 1886 when and where said next of kin may appear and take such action in the proceedings as they may deem best.  /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Clk, Sup. Court

North Carolina  }    In Superior Court
Currituck County}    June 18th 1886
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Margaret DOWDY was this day offered for probate by J. M. WOODHOUSE, executor named therein, and the execution of the same duly proven by the oath and examination of J. M. WOODHOUSE & Willoughby OWENS subscribing witnesses thereto.  And it appearing on the said examination that the said Margaret DOWDY was of full age to make a will, of sound mind and disposing memory and under no restraint or undue influence; that they witnesses said will at the request and in the presence of said testatrix and in the presence of each other by subscribing their names thereto, and at the time said testatrix signed her name or made her mark to the same.

Therefore it is ordered, adjudged and decreed that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will & testament of the said Margaret DOWDY.  Let the same be recorded & filed.  J.W. WOODHOUSE qualified as executor by taking the oath prescribed by law.
    Test    H.B. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court

[Source for will: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
[Source for probate: Currituck County Record of Estates 1812-1926; Vol. Ashby-Brumsey (Microfilm G.030.1862908)]

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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