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Oct. 6, 1819 - May Term 1820
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 288-289
In the name of God Amen. I George GRIGGS a citizen of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being in a low state of bodily health but of sound mind and disposing memory do think it expedient to dispose of my worldly estate as follows.
Item. I lend to my Wife Charlotte GRIGGS during the time of her natural life or widdowhood the use of my plantation and tract of land where I now live on.
Item. I give and desire my plantation and tract of land that I have lent to my Wife during her natural life or widdowhood to be equally divided between my three Sons John, William, & Charly to them and their heirs forever to be in possession of the said land at the death or marriage of my Wife.
Item. I give and desire to my Daughter Lydia one feather bed & furniture it being known by the name of hers to her and her heirs forever also the her (sic) I give one pine chest one spining wheel and one hackle and one half dozen pewter plates and one cow to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and desire to my Daughter Anny (Amy?) one cow to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and desire to my Daughter Allentes(?) one cow & three sheep to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and desire to my Daughter Nany one cow and a yearlin and two sheep to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and desire to my Daughter Anny(?) three head of hogs to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and desire to my Daughter Lydia the sitting chairs to her and her heirs forever.
Item. I lend the use of all the remainder of my estate that I have not already ???? away in dors and out dors to my Wife Charlotte during her natural life or widdowhood.
Item. I give and desire all that portsposhion of my personal estate that I have lent to my Wife during her natural life or widdowhood and at her death or marriage I leave it to be equally divided between my three Daughters namely Anny, Altinted(?) & Mary to them and their heirs forever.
And lastly I nominate and appoint my Wife Charlotte my hole and sole Executrix to this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all other will or wills be me here to fore made wither written or verbal in witness here of I have hereunto set my hand & seal October 6, 1819.
/s/ Gorg [his x mark] GRIGGS seal
Signed sealed and published to be his Last Will and Testament in presents of us
Anthony SIMMONS Jurat
Willoughby MORSE Jurat
Exhibited while T. BAXTER was Clerk
Recorded February 4th 1832 by Solomon ASHBEE
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