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Frances Etheridge

July 29, 1803 - Sept. 22, 1803
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 228

In the name of God Amen, I Frances ETHERIDGE of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be God, do this twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three, make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the following manner, that is to say first.

Item I give and bequeath to my Son John WHEATLEY the land and plantation I now live upon containing fifty acres more or less to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son John WHEATLEY three hogsheads to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son John WHEATLEY one bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Fanny ETHERIDGE one cow and calf by the name of Cherry to her and her heirs forever.

and the remainder part of my property to be sold and equally divided between my Son Thomas ETHERIDGE, Frances ETHERIDGE, Nicholas ETHERIDGE and Fanny ETHERIDGE.

I make and ordain my worthy Son John WHEATLEY executor of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said Frances ETHERIDGE have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written
    /s/ Frances [her mark] ETHERIDGE

signed sealed and delivered in presence
    Thomas ALLISON     jurat
    Caleb COX

Recorded and examined the 22 day of Sept. Anno Dom 1803

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. 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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