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[Note--- This will has the imprint of a horseshoe on it and parts of this will are not legible because of the imprint. J.M.B.]
In the name of God Amen, I Taylor JONES SEN. being in sound memory and senses in the County of Currituck, this I appoint to be my Last Will and Testament.
First I give to my Son Malachi JONES my plantation I now live upon and all my land and marsh to him and his heirs forever. In case he dies without lawfull heirs to fall to my son Cornelious JONES, I likewise give unto my Son Malachi one hand mill and one gun to him and his heirs forever.
NOTE in the first place I reserve unto my lawful wife Sarah JONES the use of all my plantation and lands during her widowhood. I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah JONES one negroe girl named Taymor, the choice of all the bed, and furniture, one horse named Trip, one side saddle and bridle also the choice of either three cows and calves one loom furniture one woolen wheel, one linnen or cotton ??? woolen ???? ???? sheep and siogs(?) to her and her heirs forever.
I give to my Son Cornalius JONES one negroe boy call'd James to him and his heirs and in case he dies without heir the negroe James to be equally divided between my three youngest Sons.
I give to my Son Jonathan JONES one negroe girl named Amy to him and his heirs forever and in case he dies without heir the negroe girl Amy to be equally divided among my three youngest Sons.
I give to my Son David JONES one negroe boy named Joe to him and his heirs forever and in case he dies without heir then the negroe Joe to be equally divided between my three youngest Sons.
I give to my Son Taylor JONES one negroe girl named Rachel to him and his heirs forever in case he dies without heir the negroe girl Rachel to be equally divided among my three youngest Sons.
I give to my Daughter Charlotte JONES one negroe girl named Pleasant to her and her heirs forever in case he dies without heir the negroe Pleasant to be equally divided among all my children.
All the rest of my estate to pay my lawful debts if any should be left to be equally divided among my Wife and all my children.
I leave my Wife Sarah JONES my friend James WHITE and my friend Nathan BONNY whole and sole executors. This will disannulling all other wills of instruments by me made acknowledging this to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 14th day of November 1777.
/s/ Taylor JONES and a seal
Wm BEASLEY SEN.
Recorded and Examined August 11 1780
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