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William Kinsey
Nov. 12 or 20, 1864 - May Term 1868

The State of North Carolina Curituck County

November twelth?/twenth? eighteen hundred and sixty four.  In the name of God Amen.  I William KINSEY being in a low state of health but in perfect mine and memmumry do this day mak and publish this my last will and testimony in manner & form as fowlers.

Item First: I bequeth all within doors and without to my wife Sarah KINSEY as a loan to her during her natural life.  She can dispose of any chattal property for her maintainance.

Item Second:  I give and bequeth to my brother Henry KINSEY after the death of my wife Sarah KINSEY this tract of land where I now live.

Item Third:  I give and bequeth to John BAXTER and at the death of my wife a piece of land I now own in the Back woods called the TAYLOR trac to him and his heirs forever.

Item Fourth:  I give and bequeth to Lewis SIMMONS a piece of land that I own in Bay River in the County of Cravan to him and his heirs forever after the death of my wife Sarah KINSEY.

I ordain and appoint my beloved wife Sarah KINSEY testater to this my last will and testament with the assistance of my friend John SIMMONS.
        /s/ William [his x mark] KINSEY    Seal

Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of
     John W. TURNER?
     H.B. ANSELL

  North Carolina }    Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions
Currituck County}    May Term 1868
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of William KINSEY, deceased, is exhibited in open Court for probate by John SIMMONS, one of the executors therein named, and the due execution thereof by the said Wm. KINSEY is proved by the oath and examination of H.B. ANSELL, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto.  It was further proved by the oath of said H.B. ANSELL that Sarah KINSEY the other executor named in said paper writing is dead.  It is therefore considered by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said William KINSEY and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed.  And therefore the said John SIMMONS, executor as aforesaid, duly qualifies as such by taking the oath required by law.   
     /s/ J.W. BAXTER CCC

Recorded in Book No. 4 page 270
    /s/ J.W. BAXTER CCC

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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