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At an Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Session held at the Courthouse in Currituck on the first Tuesday in March Anno Domini 1772
Present His Majesties Justices
The Last Will and Testament of John JONES and Benjamin COX bothe of the County, Planters, deceased was then and there in open Court exhibited proved and the executors there of qualified in due form of law by taking the oathes by law precribed. Ordered to be recorded as followeth----
In the name of God Amen, I John JONES being sick and weak in body but of a proper since and memory Thanks be to the Almighty God for the same therefore calling to mind the mortallity of mans body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and as for my body I recomend to the earth to be buried in a christain like manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter appointed and as for my worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life. I give and dispose the same in manner and form following that is to say----
Item: I give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved Son Bazella JONES all my land that I am possesed with if in case he dont marry Joshua WESTs or William IVES Daughter and if the said Bazella JONES do marry either of these two mens Daughters I give the said land to my Son John JONES also one loom also one mare also one horse named Rhuby(?)
I give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved Son Zadock JONES his three head of cattle also four head of cattle also one mare named Jervill also one bed and firnature also one plow
I give and bequeath unto my Dearly beloved Son John JONES one colt named Pleasant also one bed and finature also four heads of cattle.
I give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved Wife Sarah JONES all the estate that was her before she was married except the negroe wentch Chain and what is made away with also four heads of sheep
I give and bequeath unto my son Bazilla JONES three heads of cattle also one old saddle.
I give and bequeath unto my Wife Sarah JONES two sows and sixteen piggs also two large barrows
I give and bequeath unto my Son John JONES all the rest of my hoags
I give and bequeath unto my Wife Sarah JONES one negroe wintch named Chain during her life and widowhood if in case she dont remove her and after her decease or widowhood to my Son Bazilla JONES excepting her two first childrenn the first to his brother Zadock JONES, and the next to his brother John JONES and my will and desire is that the remainder of my whole estate should be equally divided amongst my three childrenn viz. Bazilla, Zadock, and John JONES and Bazilla and Zadock they two shall pay all my debts each one paying an equeal part out of their several legacys and I do appoint my Wife Sarah JONES and my Son Bazilla JONES to be my law and lawfull executors disanulling all other will whatsoever and I do ordain this my Last Will and Testament On Witness whence I have here unto set my hand and seal 26 day of December 1771
/s/ John JONES
Signed sealed and delivered in Presents of
Willis [his mark] COATS
William [his mark] IVES
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