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Feb. 5, 1856 - May Term 1856
In the name of god amen
I William GUARD of the county of Currituck being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god calling unto mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is apointed for all men once to die do make & ordain this my last will & testiment that is to say principly and first of all I give & recommend my sold into the hands of
almiteyalmighty god that give it & my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a decent maner & form.
First I give to my wife Nancy GUARD and fore children Emeline GUARD William Standley GUARD Robert T. Pain GUARD Lewtisha GUARD all of the lands belonging to me and each child to have its part of said land when they come of age I all so give to my beloved daughter Aby TILLETT three hundred dollars in money or good notes I all so leave my worthy friend Ivy DOWDY my executor to this my last will & testiment this February the 5 day 1856.
/s/ William GUARD
I. DOWDY Jurat
Willis G. PATRIDGE Jurat
Josiah H. TILLITT
Codicil to my Will
All my stock of all kinds & all of my chattle property in dores & out I give to my wife Nancy GUARD & her fore children that is now liven Emeline GUARD William Standley GUARD Robert T. Pain GUARD Letishey GUARD the said property to be under the controle of the executor this February the 5 day 1856.
/s/ William GUARD Seal
Willis G. PATRIDGE
Josiah H. TILLITT
Currituck County Court} May Term 1856
Jury empanneled & Sworn to wit -
Peter PARKER - John HUMPHRIES - James BERRY - Caleb WHITE - Calvin B. CASON - Wm. C. MERCER - Caleb W. NICHOLSON - John FORBES - Philip NORTHERN - G.L. BROCKET - John BARNARD & Hilliary SIMMONS to try the following issues to wit is the paper writing propounded for probate the last will & testament of William GUARD Decd together Say it is the last will & testament of said GUARD and is duly executed to pass both real & personal estate.
Attest J.W. BAXTER CCC
Recorded in Book No. 4, Page 205
/s/ J.W. BAXTER CCC
[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]
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