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In the name of God Amen, I John HUGHS being sick and weake of body but of a perfect mind and sound memory Thanks be to Almighty God for it and that it is appointed for all men to die so I do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following that is to say First I recomend my sould to Almighty God and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executors here after mentioned and first it is my will and desire that all my just debts and dews be paid and discharged----
Item: I lend the Euse of my lands to my beloved Wife Mary HUGHS during her natural life likewise all my parishable estate after her deceas I give all my lands that I have in possession at this time to my Grandson Jeane HUGHS likewise all my parishable part of the estate should be sold for twelve months credite the money to be collected and put out upon interest for the use of my Grandson Jeme(?) HUGHS as the law directs
Item: I do constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Mary HUGHS and James PHILLIPS and Zebulon WILLIAMS hole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament revoking and disminishing all other wills as Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26 day of March Anno Domini 1772
/s/ John HUGHS and a seal
Signed Sealed in the presence of us
Anna Margreat [her mark] HEATH
Margreat [her mark] ETHREDGE
Mary [her mark] PHILLIPS
recorded and examined 18th day of June 1772
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