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THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF Thomas FEREBEE
Recorded 10th day of August 1762
Witnesses: Caleb BUTT, Butts ROBERTS Nicholas N. NICHOLLS
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas FEREBEE of the County of Currituck in the province of North Carolina being very sick and weak of body but of sound mind, memory and understanding do think it proper to make this my last Will and Testament. I resign my soul into the hands of God Almighty. A humble hope a ????????????????disposal of a being infinitley good my ?????????? the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of his ????????????hearafter remembered and as to the imortal soul which the Lord in his Goodness hath been pleased to bless me with I do order give and dispose thereof as follows vizt.
I give bequeath unto my daughter Euphan that tract or parcel of land formerly held by Thomas SWANN containing ninety three acres more or less and likewise a small piece lying on the north side of the said ninety three acres containing ten acres more or less and bounded by the division lane??? between my self my brother James to her and the heirs of her body for ever and in case she dies without I give to be equally divided amongest my daughters Eunice & Franky to them and the heirs of their bodies for ever.
Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Eunice the plantation I now live on containing one hundred acres more or less and bounded as followeth vizt. beginning at the foot of the Mill Dam and running towards Virginia while it ?? the south line of a tract of land which I sold my brother James thence along that line to the beginning tree of my new land and to bounded by Richard BRIGHTs pol??size north 2 degrees west to a cypress thence bounded by Moyock Creek to the first station to her and the heirs of her body for ever.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Franky the residue of my land beginning at the foot of the Mill Dam and so running down the Creek to the first running branch thence up the branch till it ??? the main road leading to Verginia thence running up the main road to the Mill to her and the heirs of her body for ever and in case all of my said daughters should die without issue then I give all my land to my cousin Willis FEREBEE and the heirs of his body for ever.
Item I give and bequeath to my loving wife Elizabeth the use of my negroe Wenah Pegg during her life and after her death or marriage which shall first happen then the said negroe Wenah Pegg with her future increase I give and bequeath to equally divided amongst my three daughters before mentioned.
Item My will and desire is that my executor and executrix sell so much of my personal estate as shall be sufficient to discharge my just debts and the remainder I give and bequeath to be equally divided amongst my Wife and the three children.
Item my Will and Desire is that Executor and Executrix should offer to put Caleb BUTT whom I have hired to do the Brick Work of my new house ?? with Prov. that they pay him out of my Estate _en Proclamation Money.
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Eunice one gold ring marked M. E.
Item My Will and Desire is that in case my afore mentioned children or any other of them should be suffer _ by their Mother to pursue a vicious or wicked course _______ friend John BURGESS and William WILSON have the ____ ___of him or them persuing such disorderly ____ courses till they so come of age or marry and I do hereby nominate and appoint my loving Wife Elizabeth Executrix and my Brother James FEREBEE with my friend John BURGESS, William WILSON of Pasquotank County Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking and disannulling all former Wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have herein to set my hand and seal this XIII day of April Anno domins MDCCLII
/s/ Thomas FEREBEE
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