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Mathias Etheridge

July 30, 1795 - March 27, 1798
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 121

In the name of God Amen, I Mathias ETHERIDGE of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being in perfect health of body and sound sence of both mind and memory blesid be God for it, do make ordain and constitute this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say-----

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Edy ETHERIDGE all my personal estate both within and without during her natural life or widowhood and then at her death or marriage to be equly divided between my Daughter Edy ETHERIDGE and my Grand Son Mathias ETHERIDGE to them and their heirs for ever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Kesiah ETHERIDGE the sum of five shillings sterling money to be paid to her out of my estate it being all the part of my estate in full that I leave her to her and her heirs for ever.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Edy ETHERIDGE all the land and plandtation whereon I now live but if she should die without a lawfull heir then the said land to return to my Granson Mathias ETHERIDGE and if he should die without an heir lawfully begotten of his body then the said land to return to my Daughter Kesiah ETHERIDGE to her and her heirs for ever.

Item my will and desire is that my Granson Mathias ETHERIDGE shall make a firm right and titel to his part of my Son Emsly ETHERIDGEs widow Mary ETHERIDGE estate posseded before my Son Emsly married her if he should refuse upon request when he comes to the years of maturity then his part of my estate to return to her.

Item my will and desire is that my Daughter Edy ETHERIDGE shall pay my Granson Mathias ETHERIDGE the sum of forty pounds current money of North Carolina if she should refuse to pay it when he comes to the years of maturity then for him to possess one half of my land to him and his heirs forever.

Lastly I nominate and appoint my beloved Wife Edy ETHERIDGE whole and sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament in witness I have set my hand and seal this 30 day of July 1795.
    /s/ Mathias [his mark] ETHERIDGE     seal

witness present
    Jn. NORTHERN     jurat
    James [his mark] POWERS
    Sam. [his mark] POWERS

Recorded and examined this 27th March 1798

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