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I Thomas HAYMAN of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, make this my Last Will and Testament.
First I desire to be buried in a decent and christian like manner and my estate and effects I bequeath and dispose of in manner and form following,
First to my Son Gideon Lamb HAYMAN, I give and bequeath the land and plantation wheron I now live, Also to my Daughter Sarah HAYMAN I give and bequeath one half of a tract of land in the light swamp and to my Daughter Tamer I give and bequeath the other half of said light swamp land to be equally divided between them boath --------
Also my will and desire is that my part of the Juniper swamp that I now hold which I took up in partnership with Edward DOUGHTY JR. and my house be sold and that out of the monies arising from the sale of said swamp and house my executors purchase another house mor suitable for plantation business and with the remainder of the money pay my just debts, the residue and remainder of my estate I give and devise and bequeath to my loving Wife requesting her to use it as prudently as she possibly can to raise our children upon and not to waste nor suffer to be wasted any of the property that I have hereby given her.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint my true and trusty friends Major William FEREBEE and John SIMMONS Esq. the executors of this my Last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke disallow and disannull all former wills by me heretofore made declaring ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty eight
/s/ Tho. HAYMAN seal
signed sealed published and declared by the within named testator to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us
Duke [his mark] COX
Edward DOUGHTY JR. jurat
Recorded and exam. the 10th day of July 1788
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