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Patience Etheridge
Aug. 26, 1760 - April Court 1764 (as per Gordon Jones' will abstracts)
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 24

[NOTE: At bottom of page 23 is written: "The Last Will and testament of Patience ETHERIDGE is recorded following page viz. 24 and runs as there written".  The top part of this will is worn or torn off and I will start at first line that is legible JB]

...widow being very sick indeed but of perfect senses mind and memory thanks be to God therefore and calling to mind the mortallity of my body as knowing that it is appointed wince for us mortals to die do make this my Last Will and Testament and first I give my soul to God who gave it me as not doubting that the general resurrection to receive it again by the mighty power of God and as touching my wordly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me withall I do hereby dispose of them in manner and form following

Item: I give and bequeath to my Coussen James JOLLEY my negro girl named Christain to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give my Cousen Chloe JOLLY my gold ring and silver bodkin and all my wearing apparrell.

Item: I give to Benjamin CRABBS one shilling sterling to be paid to him out of my estate by my executors hereafter named when he shall come to the age of twenty one years.

I likewise give all the rest of my estate of negroes and rest of things to me belonging or in ways as pertaining to be equally devided to James JOLLEY John NICKOLSON and Joseph NICKOLSON . I also make ordain constitute and appoint James JOLLEY to be my whole and sole executor of this my Will and I do hereby declare and pronounce this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand seal this twenty six day of August in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and sixty
    /s/ Patience [her mark] ETHERIDGE     Seal

Signed sealed declared pronunsed and delivered in the presense of us
Attested by
    Joshua CAMPBELL     jurat
    Butler [his C mark] COWELL
    Hilary PARKER            jurat

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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