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In the name of God Amen, the twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three. I Jacob FARROW SEN. Esq. of Currituck County in the State of North Carolina being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be given to God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament (that is to say) principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, and for my body I recommend it to the earth, to be buried in a christian like and decent manner at the discetion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Imprimis: It is my will and do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and satisfied.
Item: I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife Amey FARROW, this house wherein I do live during her natural life also two feather beds and such household furniture as may be sufficient for her use. Five cows and calves, ten ews, one riding horse or mare as she thinks proper to take,
Next I give and bequeath to my Daughters Mary BROOKS, Rosimon PERKINS, Pheby MERCER [or MORSE?], Sarah HANDCOCK, Barbary PHILLIPS the sum of one shilling lawfull money of North Carolina each, to my Daughter Comfort WILLIAMS widow two cows and calves
Next to my youngest Son Francis FARROW I leave this Sd plantation in manner and form as follows, begining at the sound side running a due east course to the sea also joining Marg[torn] WALLS line along the sea side south ward to Adkins Creek then westward to the sound then various courses to the first station also fifty acres of land being part of the north end of deed of my Brother Ezekiah FARROW with all the properties and benefits thereunto belonging
Next I leave to my eldest Son Isaac FARROW the remainder part of all my lands and pattans also the just half of all my moveables goods, cattle, sheep, horses, hogs, and houshold furniture the remainder half of said Francis FARROW likewise to Isaac FARROW one negroe wench named Susey and her increase that may hereafter be born her child named William that is already born to my Son Francis FARROW, they said Isaac and Francis FARROW paying my said legacies to their Sisters as above mentioned and they said Isaac FARROW and Francis FARROW, whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament, and I do hereby disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former wills legacies and executors as me in any ways before this time mentioned or named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
/s/ Jacob FARROW SEN. seal
signd, sealed, published, pronounced and declared(torn) said Jacob FARROW SEN. Esq. as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers
John FLOWERS jurat
Jacob WILLIAMS jurat
Clisby SCARBOROUGH jurat
Recorded and examined Jany. 20th 1785
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