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March Inferior Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Present his Majestys Justices...
In the Name of God Amen I Jonathan JARVES of Currituck County in the Province of North Carolina _____ ______ ______ the abundant goodness of God though weak in body yet of a sound and perfect memory do constitute this my last will and Testament and desire it to be excepted of all as such. Imprimis I most humbly bequeath my soul to God my maker beseeching his most gracious acceptance of it through the all sufficient Merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Redeemer. Imprimis I give my body to the Earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of the Resurrection of it at the last day as for my burial I desire that it may be decent without pomp or state at the discretion of my Executor who I doubt not will order it with all requisite prudence as to my worldly estate I positively order that all my debts be paid.
Item. I give and bequeath to my only son Thomas JARVESE my plantation which Capt. Ralph COLLINS now lives upon to him and his heirs. I likewise give and bequeath to him my two negro fellows Jupiter & George.
Item. I likewise lend unto Benjamin LYNDSEY negro fellow called Dick which is now with him during his life and after his decease to belong properly to his son David LYNDSEY.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah PADRICK a negro fellow named Obed. I likewise lend her a negro girl called Rachel during her life and after deceased the said girl and her increase to go equally to my grandson Thomas GREGORY and my Grand daughter Elizabeth GREGORY. I likewise give my daughter Sarah PADRICK my desk (?) and two cows.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Susana RUSSELL a negro fellow named Sam. Likewise one feather bed and two cows.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Kezia CHAPLIN a negro woman named Isabella and two cows and my case of drawers.
Item. I give unto my daughter Dorcas BANISTER one shilling sterling and no more of my estate.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grandson Thomas JARVESE my negro lad named Plymouth.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Susana JARVESE my negro lad called Robin.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Samuel JARVES my negro woman Hannah and her two children Dick and Mose.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grandson Thomas LYNDSEY my negro boy Cornelius and one cow and one ewe.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grandson David LYNDSEY one cow and two ews.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Dorcas LYNDSEY one negro child named James.
Item. I give and bequeath to my grand son Jonathan LYNDSEY a negro boy named Obed.
Item. I likewise give and bequeath to my son Thomas JARVESE all the rest of my visable Estate that I have within and without. I likewise leave him whole Executor of this my last will and Testament disannulling all former wills made by me and ratifying and confirming this my last will and testament in due form. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of march in the year 1775.
/s/ Jonathan JARVIS (seal)
Sealed published and declared by the said Jonathan JARVES to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us
Isaac CATON (?)
Alexr. (?) WHITEHALL
Thos. JARVIS JUNR.
Recorded and Examined the 15th of March 1776 By Hollo. WILLIAMS C.C.
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