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In the name of God Amen, I Thomas HEATH of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory Thanks be to God for the same, calling to mind the mortality of every body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following Viz.
Imprimis I lend unto my beloved Wife Julian HEATH one half of my plantation wheon I now live to include the part whereon my houses and orchard is during her natural life.
Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Julian HEATH one negro man called Jim also one negro woman Pegg to her and her heirs forever. Also one black horse and riding chair to her and her heirs forever. Also three cows and calves first choice, also one feather bed and furniture first choice to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas HEATH the one half of the tract of land whereon I now live to be divided by a line from the main road straight to the North River swamp the north part to my said Son Thomas to him and his heirs and assigns forever after the death of his Mother.
Item I give and baequeath unto my Son John HEATH the other half of my tract of land the south part to my Son John HEATH and his heirs and assigns forever, also one young mair colt also two cows and calves also one feather bed and furniture also one gun to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas HEATH two cows and calves also one feather bed and furniture, also the first colt my roan mair has to live, also one gun, also one cow that runs at Joshua SIMPSONs to him and his heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Julian HEATH one negro woman called Edey and child to her and her heirs forever, one young heifer to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary HEATH one little negro girl called Rose to her and her heirs forever, also one feather bed and furniture, also one cow and calf and two young heifers, one coulered black and the other red sway backed to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Wife Julian HEATH one desk, also one walnut table, to her and her heirs forever.
Item my will and desire is that the ballance yet due me in right of my Wife Julian from a legacy left her by Samuel BERNARD deceased now in the hands of the executor of the said Samuel LEE be applied by my executor to the payment of my just debts.
Item Lastly I give and bequeath all the remainder part of estate boath within and without doors of what kind or nature soever, unto my Julian HEATH , John HEATH, Mary HEATH, and Thomas HEATH to be equally divided between them share and share alike to them and their heirs forever.
Lastly I do hereby constitute nominate and appoint my Wife Julian HEATH and Thomas POYNER my whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I here set my hand and seal this 29th day of September 1802
/s/ Thomas HEATH seal
signed sealed published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in presence of
Jesse BERNARD jurat
Brickhouse S. KENNETT
Thomas POYNER jurat
Recorded and examined this XXX1st. day of January 1803
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© 2002 Marty Holland