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I Peggy FLETCHER of the County of Currituck State of North Carolina, being of a sound disposing mind and memory calling to mind the uncertainty of life and that it is appointed for all to die do make this my Last Will and Testament, and my remains to be buried at the discretion of my exe. in a christian like manner and my soul to God the giver in the belief of a sure and certain resurcetion through the merits and all prevailing love of a compassionate redeemer.
Imprimise I give to my Grand Daughter Easther FLETCHER all my wearing apparel except two gowns of calico and two muslin handkerekeifs which I give to my two Grand Daughters Sally FLETCHER and Betsey FLETCHER.
I also give my Grand Daughter Sally FLETCHER one half dozen silver tea spoons to be delivered them by my executor at the age of sixteen years except my wearing appariel given to Easther, to be delivered as my executor see she wants them.
I also give to my Grandson Robert FLETCHER one stock buckle, one pair nee do. and my shoe buckles, to be delivered him by my exec. when he arrives to age of fifteen years.
Item: my will and desire is that my executor keep my Grand Daughter Easther FLETCHER at school in Pourtsmouth six or nine months as he may think proper and what hard cash I have in my chest by me to go towards paying for the same and three dollars due me I desire to be given to Betsey FLETCHER at age of sixteen
Item: all the remainder part of my estate, I do empower my executor to put to interest untill my Grand Daughters Easther FLETCHER, Sally FLETCHER and Betsey FLETCHER arrives to sixteen years of age or marriess, at which time to be divided as follows, one half to be given to Easther FLETCHER, the other half to be equally divided between Sally and Betsey FLETCHER and should either of my three Grand Daughters decease before they come to lawful age their part to go and desend to the survivor and if all of them should decease I give the said estate to Robert FLETCHER my Grandson to be delivered him at proper age by my executor, and should he decease befor he arrives at age, I give the same to my friend Hollowell WILLIAMS and his heirs forever.
Lastly I do appoint my friend Hollowell WILLIAMS my sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament disannulling all former wills by me made this 19th day of June 1792
/s/ Peggy [her mark] FLETCHER seal
Signed sealed pronounced published and declared by the testator to be her Last Will and Testament in presence of us
Salley WILLIAMS jurat
Recorded and examined 10th day of Febry. 1795
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