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Joshua Gray

December 9, 1793 - July 4, 1794
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 30

In the Name of God Amen. I Joshua GRAY of the county of Currituck and the state of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God. Do this 9th day of December in the year of our Lord 1793, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say

First I leave the use of one Sixteen pound note due from Henry EVANS one hand mill, 2 large stone jugs to my wife Nanca GRAY tel my son William GRAY is twenty one years of age then I give the afs. property to my son William to him and his heirs forever.

Also I leave the use of one high bedsted and beds and furniture 1 small iron pot ,1 large puter dish, 1 bason, 3 plates puter to my wife tel my daughter Rebecker is Eighteen years of age then to return to my daughter Rebecker GRAY to her and her heirs forever.

Also I leve the use of one low bed sted and bed and Swimortude, 1 large iron pot, small puter dish, 1 puter bason, 3 puter plates to my wife tel my daughter Frances is eighteen years of age, then for the property to return to my daughter Frances GRAY to her and her heirs forever; but then if either of my three children that is heir named should dy without lawfull heir for their part to be divided between the other two or one that is living.

Then I leave the remainder of my estate to my wife Nanca GRAY during her life then after her deces. to be divided between my aforsaid children to them and their heirs forever.

Also I herby make and ordain my wife Nanca GRAY executor of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed Sealed published and declared in the presents of us who wair present at the time of signing and sealing thereof.
    /s/ Joshua [his x mark] GRAY         seal

    James ETHERIDGE
    Caleb ETHERIDGE


Recorded and examined 4th day of July 1794

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