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Samuel Jarves

May 1783 - June 28, 1783
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 178-179

In the name of God Amen, I Samuel JARVES of the County Currituck in the state of North Carolina being of a sound disposing mind and memory Thanks be to God for the same, calling to mind that it is appointed for man once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following Viz.

Principally and first of all I recommend my soul to Almighty God what first gave it me nothing doubting through the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ of the reception thereof-- touching those worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with---I give in the following manner----

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Samuel JARVES the land and plantation whereon I now live, also the land I bought of Mr. SALYEAR and the mill plantation together with the land thereunto belonging unto him and his heirs reserving the use of said plantation and lands unto my aged Father Samuel JARVES during his natural life. I also give unto my said Son Samuel and his heirs the island called Burriss and Morssey Islands together with the marshes thereunto belonging also one negro man called Sam and one boy named James----

Item: I give to my Daughter Mary JARVES a piece of land joining Capt. TAYLORs together with the improvements thereon also a piece of swamp land I bought of Lewis WILLIAMS and a piece of marsh land at the head of the bay joining Parkers Creek to her and her heirs, also one negroe girl named Jenny and one ditto called Bet----

Item: I give unto my Daughter Patsey JARVES one piece of land I bought of Randolph JONES, also a piece of swamp land I bought of Capt. TAYLOR and a piece of marsh land adjoining Willoughby MORRISSes land on the banks to her and her heirs, I also give her one negroe girl named Neemy.

Item: I give unto my Sister Bridget JARVES one bed and furniture two cows and calves, two ewes and lambs, one pot and tramels, one table, one young mare saddle and bridle and one chest.

Item: I give to Jarves ALLEN the piece of land he now lives on reserving the use of said land unto his Mother Sarah ALLEN during his natural life My will and desire is that my part of all the vessell that I am concerned in also what sails, riggen, guns and that I have upon hand, also a negro man called Henry and my horse called Lyndsey to be sold for six months credit by my executors hereafter named, the money arising from said sale to pay my debts with, or settle all lawfull claims that come against my estate, the remainder of the money arising from said sale to be applied for the education of my children

Item: I also give unto Thomas JARVES (carpenter) my horse named Vallant together with my saddle and furniture, pistols

Item: I give unto my Wife Amey JARVES one negroe girl named Sophie also my riding chair and furniture I leave her also all my household furniture of every denomination not already given away also all my stock of cattle, horses, hogs, and sheep reserving my Father and my children a moderate mantainance also one negro fellow named Sungate during her widowhood and at her mariage to be equally divided between her and her two Daughters Patsey and Mary JARVES and if either of the said children should decease that part to return to the surviving child if dying without lawfull issue.

I leave Col. Thomas JARVES, John HUMPHRIES Esq. Samuel SALYEAR JUN. Capt. Caleb WHITE and SamuelL JASPER executors of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this [blank] day of May 1783.
    /s/ Samuel JARVES     and a seal

signd seald published and declared in presence of us
    Samuel SALYEAR SEN.     jurat
    Elijah [his mark] SAWYER   jurat
    Eustace OBRIEN                 jurat

Recorded and examined this 28th day of June Anno Dom. 1783

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. 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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