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Aug. 5, 1760 - Jan. 26, 1763
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 18

Currituck County
North Carolina

At an Inferior Court of Justice held at the Courthouse for the said County on the first Tuesday in January Anno Domini 1763
    The Last Will and Testament of Richard FANSHAW having been then and there proved and the Executors qualified in due form was ordered to be registered accordingly it is and here followeth in his verba viz.

Being in perfect helth and of sound memory and in my proper sences, I make this my Last Will and Testament revoking and desonalling former wills of mine whatsoever. First I gave my sole that gave it me and my body to be buered at the decresion of my Executors-----

Item: I give and bequeace to my beloved Son Thomas FANSHAW the westard part of my plantation from the westerd line to a branch that marks out of a beauct dam and along the said branch to a slab marked gum to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeave to my beloving Son Deavies FANSHAW eastwardmost part of my plantason and land that I now live on from a former chined branch to Tho. WILLIAMS line that his son William now lives on to him and his heirs forever.----and in case my Son Davees FANSHAW is ever desterbed of theeth gift of the aforementioned land by Jeans BRENTs then I give and bequeave to my son Davees FANSHAW thirty one acres of land on a ridge comonly known and cauld Back Hall wheron I formeelly lived on-----

Item: I give and bequeave to my beloved Dafter Sarah MONCREF two shillings sterling money of Grat Breettan to her and her heirs forever-----

Item: My well and desier is that after my just debts and legaces is paid that the rest of my estate both personal and reael be equely devided betwen Thomas FANSHAW, Daves FANSHAW, Tamor KEATON, Kesiah MONCREFF, Margaret FANSHAW, and Richard FANSHAW, and Bether BEGGS-----

Item: I give and bequeave to my Dafter Mary BRIGHT two shillings sterling to her and her heirs forever-------

Father I appoint my friend William WILLIAMS and my beloving Son Thomas FANSHAW my hole and (turn over) sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament as wittness my hand and seal this fifth day of Augest one thousand seven hundred and sixty
    /s/ Richard [his mark] FANSHAW         Seal

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
    Thomas CHANDER     jurat
    William CHANDER
    Hillery CEATON

Recorded and Examined this Twenty siseth day of January Anno Domini 1763

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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