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In the name of God Amen, I Maximillon JARVIS of the County of Currituck and State of N. Carolina, being sick and weak in body but of sound minde and disposing memory and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die and after death to judgement do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say,
First of all I recommend my soul to Almighty God that gave it me and my body to be buried in a christian like manner and as touching my worldly goods I give and bequeath in manner following
Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Solomon JARVES all my tract of land I bought of Mary PARR containing fifty acres more or less to him and his heirs, also one gun
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elisabeth JARVIS one black mare Dimond
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Winne JARVES one cow and calfe one linnen wheel one ewe and lamb
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elisabeth JARVES two ewes and lambs
Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Maximillon JARVES two ewes and lambs
Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Mercer JARVIS one colt the mare is now big with
Item: my will and desire is that my Wife Elisabeth JARVES have the use of all the remainder of my estate to raise my children except one black horse Ball which I desire shall be sold to pay my debts.
I likewise constittute and appoint my trusty friend Jeremiah MERCER JUN. my sole executor of and to this my Last Will and Testament revoking all other will or wills heretofore by me made ratifying this to be my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 18th day of November 1790.
/s/ Maxamilon JARVIS seal
signed sealed published and declared to be his last will and testament in presence of
Recorded and examined this 15th day of Jany. Anno Dom 1791
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