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Daniel Lindsey
Sept. 8, 1774 - Dec. 10, 1775
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 99-100

  North Carolina  }    December Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Session 1774
Currituck County}

Present His Majestys Justices
    The Last Wills and Testaments of Daniel LINDSEY and Euphan DAVISE late of this County deceas'd in open Court exhibited proved and the respective executors thereof qualified in due form of law the said wills were ordered to be recorded and stand, I have recorded as followeth Viz.

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In the name of God Amen---

I Daniel LINDSEY of the County and Province afs'd being weak of body of a sound disposing mind and memory Thanks be to God for the same, calling to mind that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth Viz. I give and recommend my soul to Almighty God that first gave it me, and touching those worldly goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with I give and bequeath in manner following.

Item: I give my plantation and land thereunto belonging wherein I now live to my Son Jonathan LINDSEY and his heirs lawfully begotten.

Item: I give and bequeath my plantation and land I bought of Fran(?) BROWN commonly known by the name of Charles Cabin unto my Son Daniel LINDSEY and his heirs lawfully begotten.

Item: I give and bequeath my land on the banks commonly known by the name of Cetehauk to my Brother Benjamin LINDSEY and his heirs I also give to my Brother Benjamin LINDSEY the cattle that belongs to me that now runs on said banks and land.

Item: I leave all the remainder of my lands and plantations that I haven't already given away to be sold by my executors hereafter namd to pay my debts with the money arising from the sale of the said lands.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Dorcas LINDSEY one negro girl named Bregit.

Item: I give to my Daughter Susannah LINDSEY one negro boy named George.

Item: I give unto my Daughter Dinah LINDSEY one negro boy named Obed.

Item: I give and bequeath to my dear(?) and loving Wife Susannah LINDSEY one negro man named Jacob and one negro whench named Sary one negro woman Isbell my will and desire is that the increase of the negro woman Sary should be equally divided between my five children Dorcas, Susannah, Jonathen, Daniel and Dinah LINDSEY.

Item: I leave the use of a negro man namd Samson to my dear and loving Wife during her widowhood, and at the day of her marrige to be equally divided amongst my children as aforesaid

Item: I give to my dear and love Wife one feather bead and furniture and one horse namd Backster and sadle-- I also give my Daughter Dorcas LINDSEY one young blase face mare

Item: I leave all the remainder part of my estate both within doors and without that I have not already given away to be equally divided between my dear and loving Wife Susannah LINDSEY and my five children Dorcas, Susannah, Jonathen Daniel and Dinah LINDSEY---

I do nominate my trusty friends Jo. LINDSEY, Tho. JARVES and Sam. JARVES my executors of this my Last Will and Testament utterly disannulling all others In testimoney whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this Eighth day of September Anno D. 1774.
    /s/ Daniel LINDSEY     and a seal

Benj. LINDSEY
William RUSSELL
Benjamin RUSSELL


Recorded and examined the 10th day of January 1775

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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