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In the name of God Amen, I William FENTRESS of the State of North Carolina and in the county of Currituck being very weak in health but in sound mind and memory thanks be given to God for the same and calling to mind that is appointed for man onste to die do make and dispose of my worldy goods which it has pleased God to bless me with in this life first of all I recommend my body to the earth to be bured in credit christian burriel nothing doubting I shall receve the same by the hands of my executor.
Item: I lend the use of my land and plantation wharon I now live to my beloved Wife Amey FENTRESS during her natural life together with all the apertanaments there unto.
Item: I give and beqeth unto my Sistoors child William STIREON after the death of my beloved Wife the plantation and land whereon I now live to him and his heirs forever.
Item: it is my will that William STIREON and my beloved Wife live on the said plantation I now live on as long as they owen the said land and both have equal priviledge on from my death untill the death of my beloved Wife also it is my will that Permelar STEREON also should live on sd. Plantation undisturbed with either my Wife or William STEREON and have equal with them until they should sell sd. Land on the death of my Wife Amey.
Item: I give and bequeth unto Permelear STEREON one fether bed and furniture and one and one table and pot after the death of my beloved Wife Amey.
Item: after my just debts is paid I lend the use of all my goods chattles to my beloved Wife during her natural life
Item: I give unto Permelear STEREON one hundred and fifty dollars out of my estate to be paid to her as soon as it can be raised convenent without distressing my beloved Wife.
Item: it is my will that all the property I have not all ready willed awey after the death of my Wife should bee William STEREONs to him and his heirs forever.
Item: it is my will and desire that as much of the property that I have not given away should be sold to pay my just debts.
Item: it is my will that if not chattle property enough without taking the housen furniture to pay the debts that my executor should sell as much of my land as will satisfy my just debts without distressing my beloved Wife of the using things in the house that she needs.
Last of all I make and appoint Simeon SAWYER my whole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and afixed my seal this September the 12th 1809.
/s/ William [his x mark] FENTRESS seal
Signed sealed in the presents of us
G. FORBES jurat
[Note: There is no probate date or clerk's name given in this will. Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes. Also in court minutes, witness is "Wm." Forbes]
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