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Apr. 7, 1900 - Apr. 16, 1900
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 286-287
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To hoom these presents may consern this is my last will and testament. I am now in my sound mind and I give and bequeath unto my living husband John Thomas HAMPTON al of my farm to have and to hold for ever and of my property of ever kind of what ever may fall to me at any time if he should be the longest liver of al of this I assign and affix my
s/ Florence HAMPTON seal
This the 7 day of April 1900.
Witness Jesse W. PARKER
Witness D.W. LINDSEY
State of North Carolina } SS In the Superior Court
Currituck County }
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Florence HAMPTON deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned Clerk of the Superior Court for said county by John Thomas HAMPTON one of the interested parties, there being no executor therein mentioned, and the due execution thereof by the said Florence HAMPTON is proved by the oath and examination of Jesse W. PARKER and D.W. LINDSEY the subscribing witnesses thereto: who being duly sworn doth depose and say and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of Florence HAMPTON that the said Florence HAMPTON in the presence of this deponent subscribed her name at the end of said paper writing now shown as aforesaid and which bear date of the 7th day of April 1900.
And the deponent further saith that the said Florence HAMPTON the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing her name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by her and exhibited to be her last will and testament and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto and at the request and in the presence of the said testator. And this deponent further saith that at the said time when the said testator subscribed her name to the said last will as aforesaid and at the time of deponents subscribing his name and attesting witness thereto as aforesaid the said Florence HAMPTON was of sound mind and memory of full age to execute a will and was not under any restraint to the knowledge information or belief of this deponent” and further these deponents say not.
/s/ D.W. LNDSEY seal
/s/ J.W. PARKER seal
Severally sworn and subscribed this 16th day of April 1900 before me
/s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Supr. Court
North Carolina } In Superior Court
Currituck County} Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
In Re Estate }
of } Order for Probate of Will
Florence HAMPTON deceased}
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Florence HAMPTON dec’d is exhibited in open court for probate by John Thomas HAMPTON the party interested therein and the due execution thereof by the said Florence HAMPTON dec’d is duly proven by the oath and examination of D.W. LINDSEY and J.W. PARKER subscribing witnesses thereto: and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said Florence HAMPTON was at the time of making said will of sound mind and memory of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge information or belief.
It is thereupon considered adjudged and decreed that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will and testament of Florence HAMPTON dec’d and on motion it is ordered that said will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County and as such filed as provided by law in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of said County.
Dated this the 16th day of April 1900.
/s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
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