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In the name of God Amen.
I Demcy ETHRIDGE OF Currituck County and State of North Carolina, being weak in body, but in my right mind and of a disposing memory, think proper to make this my Last Will and Testament as follows.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son William ETHRIDGE five shillings to raised out of my estate, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lovey THORNTON five shillings, to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I leave the use of all my estate both with doors and without of every nature and kind to my well beloved Wife Elizabeth ETHRIDGE, during her widowhood, and at the expiration of her widowhood, either by death or marriage, then all that remains to be sold at publick auction and the monies to be equally divided between my four children, namely Joel, Chloe, Frankey, Josiah ETHRIDGE to them and their heirs forever. And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my Wife Elizabeth ETHRIDGE and my friend Joab SOREY my executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness hereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.
/s/ Demcy [His x mark] ETHRIDGE seal
Assigned, sealed and delivered in presence of
Dignay [Her x mark] SOREY
Julia [Her x mark] ELLIS jurat
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
[Note: Probate date is from Currituck Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes]
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