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In the name of God Amen.
I Joseph HAVARD of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being sick and weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same, do make, appoint and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First I recommend my soul to Almighty God, and my body to be buried in a christian like manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter named.
Imprimis: I leave the use of land plantation whereon I now live to my dearly beloved Wife Ruth HAVARD, during her natural life or widowhood then to my Son William HAVARD, and one sorrel horse colt and jointer fove plain and jack plain and smoothing plain ¾ ogea 3eighth ogea and half inch bead one hand saw tenon saw and duftail saw, one broad axe one adz, one pair compasses, one hammer, and all my chisels, and one drawing knife.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Peney HAVARD, one feather bed and furniture.
Item: I leave the use of all the remainder of my property that I have not given away within doors and without to my dearly beloved Wife Ruth HAVARD, during her natural life, and after her decease to my Daughter Peney HOWARD, and her heirs forever.
Lastly I constitute and appoint my Brother Thomas HAVARD with my Son William HAVARD, my whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament, ratifying and confirming this to be Last Will and Testament. I testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of April one thousand eight hundred and eleven.
/s/ Joseph HAVARD seal
Signed, sealed pronounced published and declared in presence of us
Richard DOZIER jurat
Moses [His x mark] FANCHER
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
[Note: Probate date is from Currituck Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Also in court minutes, testator's surname is spelled "HOWARD."].
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