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John Leitchfield

Dec. 7, 1794 - March 27, 1795
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, pp. 46-47

In the name of God Amen, I John LEITCHFIELD, of the County of Currituck and State of N. Carolina, being very sick and weak in helth but perfect in memory Thanks bee to God for it, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say, principally and first of all I give and recomend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recomend to the earth to bee buried in a christen like manner at the discresion of my ex. and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give demmise dispose of the same in the following manner and form---

Item First of all I lend the use of all my lands to my well beloved Wife during her life or widowhood and att her decease or marriage all the afsd land to bee equally divided amongst all my Sons now in being namely Frank, John, Ezekiel and the child my Wife is now pregnant with if it is a boy child to them and their heirs forever.

Item I also lend the use of all my moveable property to my afsd Wife during her life or widowhood and if she sees that shee can spair any of the afsd property after paying my lawfull debts for her to sell whatever is convenant for the support of my children or to give them schooling and at her death or marriage to bee equally divided amongst all my Daughters namely Sarah, Elizabeth and Comfort and if the child my Wife is now pregnant with is a garl child to have its equall part with the above three garls

Also I likewise constitute make and ordain my friend and Brother Malachi JONES and Jacob LEITCHFIELD my whole and sole ex. to this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this seventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four.
    /s/ John [his mark] LEITCHFIELD     seal

sealed and delivered in the presents of us who in his presents and in the presents of each other have hereunto subscribd our names
Test.
    John SIMPSON JR. jurat
    Esther
[her mark] WATERFIELD

Recorded and examined this 27th day of March 1795

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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