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James Jenkins
Aug. 31, 1768 - Dec. 1768
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 46

In the name of God Amen, I James JENKINS of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to God for it. Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and penn this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following----

Imprimis: I give and bequeath unto Son James JENKINS the plantation wheron I now live running out to the line which part the said land and the land where my Son Elisha now lives containing one hundred acres more or less to him and heirs.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Love JENKINS two cows and calves and one good feather bed and two sheets and one ew and lamb.

Item: I leave to my well beloved Wife the use of all my whole estate during her widowhood and then to be equally divided between my two children James and Love.

I also appoint my well beloved Wife Dinah JENKINS with my Son Elisha JENKINS to be my whole and sole executors utterly revoking disannulling and disallowing all and every former will or wills to me heretofore willed or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 31 day of August 1768.
    /s/ James [his mark] JENKINS     and a seal

Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us
    John SIMMONS
    Thomas HOWARD
[his mark] BRENT

  North Carolina  }    At an inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter session held at Courthouse in Currituck
Currituck County}     on the first Tuesday of December Anno Domini 1768

Present His Majesties Justices
    The Last Will and Testament of James JENKINS late of this County and Parish Planter deceased having been then and there in open court exhibited and duly proved by the oaths of all the subscribing witnesses and Dinah JENKINS one of the executors therein appointed took the executors oath in due form of law the will by order of the said Justices stands recorded it supra.

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