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Nov. [blank] 1852 - Feb. Term 1853
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 170
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In the name of God Amen, I William HILL of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being in a perfect state of mind and memory do make this my last will and testament viz:
I do leave my estate to be equally divided amongst my wife and children after giving my wife Betsey her years provision and all my just debts are paid by executor hereafter named and lastly I do nominate constitute and appoint my friend and brother in law Solomon ASHBEE my whole and sole executor and guardian to all my children for him to take care of them and settle with them as they arrive of age of twenty one years.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this [blank] day of November 1852.
/s/ William HILL seal
Dorcas [her x mark] WRIGHT
Feby Term 1853 - Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William HILL dec’d being offered before the court & propounded for probate as his last will and testament by Solomon ASHBEE the executor therein named and M.G. LEAVETT one of the witnesses thereof being duly sworn did depose and say that he was present at the execution of said paper writing by the dec’d that it was executed by the dec’d as his last will and testament that at the time of execution the said William HILL was of sound and disposing mind and memory that the said LEAVETT witnessed the same in the presence of Dorcas WRIGHT the other witness thereto and that the said Dorcas WRIGHT witnessed said paper writing in the presence of said HILL the testator and in the presence of said LEAVETT, the said HILL the said testator declaring it at the time to be his last will & testament where upon it is ordered by the court that the said paper writing be admitted to probate as a last will and testament of William HILL dec’d and that Solomon ASHBEE the executor therein named be permitted to qualify as such and that letters testamentary issued. Where upon the said Solomon ASHBEE come into court and took the oath required and had letters testamentary issue to him. Ordered registered.
B.T. SIMMONS, CCC
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