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Thomas Lamb
April 3, 1878 - June 2, 1879

The State of North Carolina}
       Currituck County         }

I Tho. LAMB being of sound mind & disposing memory and knowing the uncertainty of life, and duly recognizing the authority and acknowledging the wisdom of that Supreme Being the Creator of the Universe do make, declare & publish this my last Will & Testament.

First:  I leave all my personal property in the custody and care of my wife Lettice, to use for the benefit of herself and children, desiring that they shall remain together and endeavor to raise a support therefrom.

Second:  My real estate entire I loan to my wife Lettice during her lifetime or widowhood then I give or bequeath the said lands to the following named heirs, Ailsey - Nancy - Mary Anne - Thomas LAMB, my children & Martha LAMB my grandchild, to have and to hold in common or dividing it as they deem best.

3d:  I hereby constitute and appoint my wife Lettice Executrix to my estate to manage as she deems best paying my lawful debts.  In testimony I hereby place my hand & seal this the 3rd day of April 1878.
        /s/ Thomas [his x mark] LAMB    Seal

We the undersigned witness the signature of the within instrument in the presence of the signer Thos. LAMB and in the presence of each other on the 3rd day of April 1878.
     W.H. COWELL


Currituck County:    In the Probate Court
State of North Carolina, To all whom these Presents shall come --GREETING:
    It being satisfactorily proven to the undersigned, Judge of Probate for Currituck County, that Thomas LAMB late of said County, is dead, having made his last Will and Testament, which has been admitted to Probate, (a true copy whereof is hereunto annexed,) and Lettice LAMB the Executrix named therein, having qualified as such according to law:
    Now these therefore to empower the said Executrix to enter in and upon all singular the goods and chattels, rights and credits of the said deceased, and the same to take into possession, wheresoever to be found. and all the just debts of the said deceased to pay and satisfy, and the residue of said estate to distribute according to the direction of the Will.
    Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this the 2nd day of June 1879.
/s/ H.B. ANSELL Probate Judge

Currituck County}    In Probate Court    June 2nd 1879
    A paper writing purporting to be the last Will & Testament of Thomas LAMB is offered for probate and the execution thereof proved by the oath and examination of W.H. COWELL & M.H. SNOWDEN the subscribing witnesses thereto and it appearing that said Thomas LAMB was of full age, of sound mind and disposing memory, and under no restraint or undue influence.
    It is ordered and adjudged that the said paper writing be and is in all respects declared to be the last will & testament of said Thomas LAMB.  Ordered to be recorded & filed.  Lettice LAMB qualified as executrix.
     /s/ H.B. ANSELL Probate Judge

    We, W.H. COWELL and M.H. SNOWDEN swear that we saw Thos. LAMB execute this writing as his last will and testament; that we attested in his presence and at his request; and that at the time of its execution he was in our opinion, of sound mind and disposing memory and as far as our knowledge goes he was acting under no restraint so help us God.
    Sworn & subscribed to this the 2nd day of June 1870 before me.
        [no signature]

Recorded in Will Book No. 5 pages 62 & 63

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

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