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In the Name of God Amen
North Carolina and county of etc. I Mary GRAY (widow) of the State [sic] of Currituck, being of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following. First of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty god that gave it me, and touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this world I give and dispose of in the following manner, to wit.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Abagail PICKETT, one hundred acres of high land on Piney Island, to her and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph GRAY, my daughter Betsey GRAY and my daughter Peggy GRAY the rest of my land on Piney Island to be equally divided between them, to them and their heirs forever.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Abagail PICKETT, Joseph GRAY, Betsey GRAY and Peggy GRAY all my marsh belonging to my Piney Island tract, to be equally divided between them, to them and their heirs forever.
I give unto my son Joseph GRAY one hundred acres of land on the sand banks, to him and his heirs forever.
And lastly I hereby nominate and appoint Joseph GRAY and Jasper PICKETT executors of this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all other will or wills heretofore made, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Mary GRAY hath hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of April 1811.
/s/ Mary [her mark] Gray (seal)
Signed, sealed, pronounced, published & declared by the Testator to be her last will & Testament in presence of
Thomas POYNER Jurat
Thos. DODWDY [sic]
Recorded and examined the [blank] day of [blank].
[Note: According to the minutes of the Currituck Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, this will was proved on Nov. 27, 1811].
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