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In The Name of God Amen.
I Mary JENNIS of the prset of Currytuck County of Albemarle And province of No Carolina Widdow Being weak & Infirme of Body but of perfect & Sound Memory thanks be Given to God for It & Being hourly In Expectation of my Last & great Change Do ordain & Appoint This my Last will & Testament & hereby Revoaking all other will or wills by me Made heretofore & this My Last Will & Test In Manner & form following Viz
Imprs I Give & Commend my Soul to God that gave it me hoping Through ye merrits & mediation of my Sovour To find plentious redemption & my Body to ye Earth to be Decently Buried at ye Desrection of my Executr hereafter Named.
Item I Give & Bequeath to my Son John RELF one Shilling to be paid after my Deceas by my Execur after Named.
Item I Give & Bequeath to my Son In Law John NORTON And his Heirs for Ever All my Whole Estate both Real & personall after the above Legecy of one Shillg be paid And it is the true Intent & meaning of this my Last Will & Testt that my Son [sic] Jno NORTON As afore Sd for Divers Reasons me hereunto moveing As also for Takeing Care of & Looking after me In my Old Age & have as afore Sd my whole Estate both Real & personall to him & his heirs for Ever. And I Do also Appoint & it is my true Intent & meaning That my Sd Son [sic] Jno NORTON be & is hereby whole & Sole Executr of this my Last will & Testament revoaking Disanulling as Afore Sd All other will or wills & Test & this my Last &c. As Wittness my hand & Seal this Seventh Day of Decembr Anno Dom: 1725.
/s/ Mary JENNINS Seal
Signed Sealed publishd pronounced & Declard by ye Sd Mary JENNINS As her Last Will And Testat In presence of Us
Currotuck prect Court}
The wth in will was provd in Open Court ye 7th day of Octobr 1729
Test J. MARTYN Clk Cort
[On the back of the will is written: Mary JENINGS Will; Lres granted 10 Apl 1730; RFDS]
[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 126.96.36.1992 (folder)]
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