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I William FLORY of the County of Currituck, State of North Carolina, being of sound mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following
Imprimi I give to my dughter Jean FULFORD the sum of five shillings.
Item I give to my daughter Mary FULFORD the sum of five shillings.
Item I give to my daughter Frankey FLORY one feather bed and furniture, one linen wheel.
Item I give to my daughter Charlotte FLORY one feather bed and furniture and one linen wheel.
Item I give to my daughter Julia FLORY one feather bed and furniture and one linen wheel.
Item I give to my two sons Aron FLORY and Lazarus FLORY the land I bought of Richard FENTON, to be equally divided betwixt them and if either of them should die without heir, the land to remain to the other.
Item I give to my two sons John FLORY and William FLORY the land and plantation whereon I now live and fifty acres of swamp land more or less to be equally divided betwixt them and if either of them should die without heir the land to remain to the other.
Item I leave the use of all the remainder of my property within doors and without, to my dearly beloved wife Luraney FLORY and likewise the use of the plantation also, during her widowhood, and after her dec, to be equally divided betwixt my seven children, Aaron FLORY, John FLORY, Frankey FLORY, Charlotta FLORY, William FLORY, Lazarus FLORY and Julia FLORY, to them and their heirs forever.
I nominate, constitute and appoint my trusty friend Zachariah MORSE executor to this my last will and testament provoking and (unreadable) all former will by me before made this 27th day of May in the year 1811.
/s/ William [his mark] FLORY
Signed Sealed, pronounced, published and declared to be the will of the testator in presence of us
Dennis [his mark] FLORY jurat
[Note: The minutes of the Currituck Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions show that this will was proved on August 27, 1811. Zachariah MORSE relinquished his right as executor, and Lurana FLORO was given the right of administration with the will annexed. In court minutes, the surname appears to be spelled "Floro"].
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