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Malachi Dudley, Sr.
Feb. 21, 1816 - Feb. Term 1820
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 117

In the name of God, Amen. I Malachi DUDLEY SEN. of Currituck County and State of North Carolina, being very sick and weak in body, but of perfect in mind and memory, thanks be to almighty God for it, and calling unto mind the mortality of man, and knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die, do take opportunity to dispose of my worldy goods in manner and form as follows.

First. I give my soul to the Lord who gave it, and my body to be buried in a christian like manner at the discretion of my executor and my worldy goods as follows.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Ann DUDLEY all my lands, and all of my stock and every particle of my household and kitchen furniture and every other article of property that I possess, either real or personal, after the payment of my just debts, to her and her heirs forever, that is lawfully begotten of her body.

Item. I nominate, constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Ann DUDLEY my whole and sole executrix this my Last Will and Testament, revoking and annulling all other former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused my seal to be affixed, the twenty first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.
    /s/ Malachi DUDLEY     seal

Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us
    Malachi JONES     jurat
    Amy
[Her x mark] BEASLEY

Recorded and examined the 14th day of March 1820

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