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In the name of God Amen I James JARVES of Currituck County and in the State of North Carolina being sick in body but of sound and perfect memory blessed be God do this 19 day of October 1788 make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following----
Imprimus I leave to my Son William JARVES the land whereon I now live begining at a corner ash between my land and Henry FANSHAWs land running a strait course to a white oak near the road to him and his heirs forever.
I also give him one bead and furniture, one iron pot of seven gallons, two chears, one two year old heiffer and all my cuppies tools and my gun, one young ewe
Imprimus I leave to my Son James JARVES the land adjoining William JARVES land lying to the eastard allso one bead furniture, one heiffer, one year old , two chars, one ewe, one pot of nine gallons to him and his heirs forever.
Imprimus I leve to my Wife Mary JARVES the rest of my property all that there is in doors and out dores during her widowhood and if she marries or dies then to go to Polly my Daughter and John my Son equally to be divided to them two and if either of them dies for the deceaseds part to go to living one and to be their property and their heirs forever----
I do make and order my well beloved Wife Mary JARVES and my trustee friend Edward BUNNELL my executors to this my Last Will and Testament whereof I have here- unto set my hand and seal this day and date aforesaid.
/s/ James [his mark] JARVES seal
signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
Elias DAUGE jurat
James [his mark] BANKES jurat
John CATON jurat
Recorded and exam. the 15th day of Dec. 1788
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