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Richard Ilands
March 27, 1733 - Oct. Court 1735

In the name of God, Amen I Richard ILANDS in ye precink of Coratuck north Carolina being very sick and weake of body but of sound mind and memory doe make and ordaine this my Last will and Testement as follesift [followeth]:

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Robert ILANDS one Hunderd and fifty Accers of land lyeing and being in prices [Princess] Ann County: part of two Hunderd and fiftey Accers which formley was called DEPPERS?/JESPERS? land with fouer Cowes and Calves: and one sowe and piggs: all which he is to have and Injoy when he shall arive to ye age of one an twenty.

Item I give and bequeath to [my] well beloved daughter Sarah ILANDS ye other Hunderd Accers land: lying being and belonging to ye same track of my son Roberts.

Item I give to my well beloved daughter Jane WAYE five pound in good pay in North Caroline to be paid in one yeare after my decease if demanded.

Item I give to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth ROWLINGS five pounds in good pay in North Carolina to be paid in one year after my decease if demanded,

Item I give to my dear and well beloved wife Elizabeth ILANDS ye plantation and whole track of land with my geoges? hous which I now live one [on] ye largeis [largest] part lying in princiess Ann County in Virginia ye leser part lying in Coratuck North Carolina with all ye rest of persenell Estate after my debts are paid: and it is my disier that my land that is upon Corotuck shoor should be sould to pay my debts and after ye decases [decease] of my beloved wife Elizabeth ILANDS: ye whole track of land which I nowe live one [on] with all ye rest of my persernell Estate yt [that] shall then remain it is [my] last will and Testment yt [that] my well beloved sone Gorge ILANDS shall Injoye ye whole and it is my disier yt [that] my deare wife as long as my pore sick sone Richard ILANDS liveth yt [that] she shall maintain and keepe him as long as he lives and after ye Death of my dear wife my sone George ILANDS which will be heir to my Estate after ye death of my dear wife for him to take care and doe ye like whise if my son Richard Remain and continue alive and I doe contietute and ordain my well beloved wife Elizabeth ILANDS my whole and sole Exseterisick to this my last will and Testement in witness whereofe I have sett my hand and fixed my seale this seventh day of march one Thousand seven Hunderd thirty three.
    /s/ Richard [his Rich Eilan mark] ILANDS     Seale

Witness
Francis MORSE
John ROSE
[looks like John Ross in probate record]
Moses
[his M mark] FICHER [Moses Fancher [Fanshaw?] in probate record]

   North Carolina }        Ober [October] Court Ano1735
Currituck County }
    Present His Majesties Justices

    These may Certifie that Moses FANCHER one of the Subscribing Evidences to the within Will appeared in Open Court and took his Oath on the Holy Evangelists that they were present & Saw Richard ILANDS Sign Seal and Declare the Within to be and Contain his Last Will and Testament and that the said Richard ILAND was then and there at that time of Sound & disposing Memory and that he Saw Frans MORSEJno. ROSS the other Subscribing Evidences Sign their names thereto at the Same time.  Ordd that the Horble Nathl RICE Esqr Secry of this Province have Notice there of and that Letters Testamentary Issue thereon as the Law Directs.
    Test: James CRAVEN   Clerk

Then apprd Elizabeth ILEND Execx and took the Execrs Oath in due forme of Law.
    Test: James CRAVEN   Clerk

[On the back of this will is written: Richd ILAND Will; Lrs granted October 29th 1735; Recorded]

[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 12.96.1.1082 (folder)]

This will was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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