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Pearcival Dring
March 12, 1807; May 30, 1814
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 37-38

In the name of God Amen.
I Pearcival DRING of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being weak of body, but of sound disposing mind and memory, blessed be the Almighty God for it, calling to mind the nonecertainty of this life, and it being ordained for all people to die, I do make and ordain this instrument of writing to contain my Last Will and Testament disannuling all wills and Testaments heretofore made by me, either by word or writing and this only to be taken as my last will and Testament. First that is to say I recommend my soul to Almighty God, that gave it and my body to be buried, decently in a christian like manner, in a place where it shall please my executors hereafter named, and also what worldy estate it hath been pleased God to bestow me far above my disarts, I give and dispose of in manner and form as followeth, First my will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral charges should be paid in convenant time, after my decease.

Item. I give unto my Brother Azariah DRING ten dollars.

Item. I give unto my beloved Wife Amy all the remainder part of my estate, houses, lands, horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, goats, one schooner boat, household furniture and all my property to her and her heirs forever. I also constitute and appoint my loving Wife Amy and my friend Willoughby BASNETT my whole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament to settle all my business according to this my Last Will and Testament, and the law shall require. As witness my hand and seal the 12th day of March A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seven.
    /s/ Pearcival DRING     seal

Signed, sealed and delivered In presence of us
    DANIEL [His x mark] STOW
    SARAH
[His (sic) x mark] BROOKS jurat

Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)

[Note: Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Also in court minutes, witness' name is given as "Sarah Brooks als Taylor"]

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