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I, James W. HAMPTON, a mechanic, formerly of Norfolk, Va., but now a resident of Currituck County, and State of North Carolina, make this my Will as follows:
Item: I give and bequeath to my sister Sarah SAUNDERS fifty ($50.00) dollars for her attention and services she rendered me while being sick in Norfolk and Jept McHORNEY’s.
Item: After all of my indebtedness is satisfactorily settled, the balance of the money arising from my estate shall be equally, and impartially, divided between my two daughters, Stella HAMPTON, and Beulah HAMPTON.
Item: To Stella HAMPTON, I give my gold watch.
Item: My desire is that RUPERT McHORNEY shall have my truck.
Item: To Jept McHORNEY I give all of my tools of mechanic, and my double barrel shot gun.
I hereby appoint W.H. HAMPTON as guardian to my two daughters named above, until they become twenty one years of age.
My will and desire is that my friend Pierce HAMPTON shall be my executor and I hereby appoint him my sole executor to carry out the intentions of this my last will and testimony.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal on this the 7th day of October 1910.
/s/ James W. [His x mark] HAMPTON seal
ORDER FOR PROBATE OF WILL
State of North Carolina} In the Superior Court before E.W. ANSELL Clerk
Currituck County } In Re Estate of James W. HAMPTON deceased
A paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of James W. HAMPTON dec’d is exhibited in open court for probate by Pierce HAMPTON, Executor therein named; and the due execution thereof by the said James W. HAMPTON, dec’d is duly proven by the oath and examination of W.H. COWELL and C.B. BELL subscribing witnesses thereto and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the court by said witnesses that the said James W. 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 James W. HAMPTON dec’d, And 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 5th day of December 1910.
/s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk of Superior Court
Pierce HAMPTON having qualified as Executor as aforesaid. Let Letters Testamentary issue accordingly. This 5th day of December 1910.
APPLICATION FOR LETTERS TESTAMENTARY
Currituck County } In the matter of Will of James W. HAMPTON, dec'd.
In the Superior Court} Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court
Pierce HAMPTON being duly sworn, doth say: That James W. HAMPTON, late of said County, is dead, having first made and published his last Will and Testament: and that Pierce HAMPTON is the executor named therein.
Further, that the property of the said James W. HAMPTON consisting of Life Insurance $500.00, Building & Loan $600.00, and money in People’s Bank & Trust Co. at Norfolk Va. $100.00, one truck, tools, watch & shot gun is worth about $1200.00, so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application: and that Sarah HAMPTON, Coinjock, N.C., Stella HAMPTON and Beulah HAMPTON, Waterlily, N.C., Rupert McHORNEY, Shawboro, N.C. and Jept McHORNEY Shawboro, N.C. are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
/s/ Pierce HAMPTON
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 24th day of October 1910
/s/ E.W. ANSELL Clerk Superior Court.
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I, Pierce HAMPTON do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last will and Testament of James W. HAMPTON that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying his debts and then his legacies, so far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me, and all other duties pertaining to the office of Executor I will discharge according to law, to the best of my skill and ability. So help me God.
/s/ Pierce HAMPTON
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 24th day of Oct. 1910.
/s/ E.W. ANSELL, C.S.C.
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