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Thomas
Hutching, Sr.
Nov. 8, 1779 - [No probate date given, but c. 1780]
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 150-151

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas HUTCHING, SEN., (cooper) being weak and low in health but of a sound and perfect memory Thanks be to God for it, and calling to mind the transitory life knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, I commend my soul into the hand of Almighty God who gave it to me and my body to be buried to the discretion of my executors and my worldly estate wherewith it has pleasd Almighty God to bestow upon me. I give bequeath it in manner and form as follows----

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son John HUTCHING one hundred acres of land formerly belonging to John PERKINS some part and the remainder of a new survey to him and his heirs for ever----

Item: I likewise give and bequeath to my Son Nathaniel HUTCHINGS fifty acres of land back whareon I formerly lived on and whareon he lives now on part of a new survey to him and his heirs forever----

Item: I likewise give and bequeath to my Son Thomas HUTCHINGS fifty acres of land part of the new survey joining to his Brother as afs. and joining to James DAUGE SEN. land, Likewise I give one ewe and lamb to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Richard HUTCHINS one hundred acres of land lying between Nathaniel HUTCHINGS, and Jesse GREGORY binding on Caleb GREGORYs survey and Likewise fifty acres of land part of a new survey begining at Campbells Ridge and running up to the junipers to contain fifty acres of land to him and his heirs for ever.

Item: I likewise give and bequeath to my Son James HUTCHINGS fifty acres of land part new survey joining his Brother Richard, likewise I give to him one horse colt to him and his heirs for ever----

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son William HUTCHINGS fifty acres of land part of sd. new survey joining of my Son James to him and his heirs forever----

Item: I likewise give and bequeath to my Son Christopher HUTCHINGS my dwelling plantation whereon I now live containing fifty acres of land more or less likewise I give him my young mare coalt Pleasure to him and his heirs forever----

Item: I likewise give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary GREGORY one ewe and lamb and one sow and pigs to her and her heirs forever----
Item: I likewise give and bequeath to my Daughter Aimy HUTCHINGS one heifer called Mothey to her and her heirs for ever-------

Item: I likewise give and bequeath to my Daughter Linner HUTCHINGS one white heifer to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I likewise give and bequeath to my Daughter Elisabeth HUTCHINGS one heiffer called frosty to her and her heirs for ever.

Item: I likewise (give and bequeath) leave the remainder of my worldly estate with my dearly beloved Wife Aimy HUTCHING during her natural life after my just debts are paid and after her decease to my three small Daughters equally to be divided between them Peggy, Rhody and Sarah HUTCHINGS to them and their heirs forever.

I do hereby constitute and appoint Nathaniel HUTCHINGS and John STANLY to act as my whole and sole executors according, to law in this my Last Will and Testament as afsd. whereunto I have unto set my hand and fixed my seal this 8th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine
    /s/ Thomas [his H mark] HUTCHING     and a seal

    Tho. [his mark] HUTCHINGS JUN.
    Richard
[his mark] HUTCHINGS

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