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In the name of God Amen, I John LINDSEY of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory, Thanks be to Almighty God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do make this instrument of wrighting to be my Last Will and Testament, disallow- ing all former wills by me maid. First of all I recommend my soul to Almighty God that gave it me and my body to be burried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as for my worldly estate that it has been pleased God to bless me with I dispose off in manner and form following.
First I desire all my just debts shall be paid by my executors and as for the rest of my estate I dispose as follows---
Item first I lend to my beloved Wife Priscilly LINDSEY on half of my plantation whereon I now live, that is to say, the southward side with all my building during her life or widowhood also one negro man by the name of Isaac also two negro boys by the name of Luke and Sam also one feather bed and furnature the above articles is lent to Wife during her life or widowhood
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Priscilly LINDSEY one negro woman by the name of Minder and one feather bed and furnature also all my stock also all my household furnature except two feather beds to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Joseph LINDSEY after the death or marriage of his Mother all my lands also one feather bed and furnature also one negro man by the name of James also my hunting gunn and one gun barrel also my rowing canoe to him and his heirs forever and if my Son Joseph LINDSEY should die with (sic) lawful heir my will is that my land should be equally divided between my two Daughters Nancey DOUGH and ElizabethH LINDSEY.
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Nancy DOUGH one negro girl by the name of Lydia and one feather bed and furnature and after the death or marriage of her Mother one negro boy the name of Luke to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Elizabeth LINDSEY one negro girl by the name of Sarah and after the death or marriage of her Mother one negro boy by the name of Sam and one feather bed and furnature to her and her heirs forever.
And my will and desire is that all my estate that is not given away at the death or marriage of their Mother shall be equally divided between all my children Joseph LINDSEY, Nancy DOUGH, Elizabeth LINDSEY to them and their heirs forever.
And I do nominate and appoint my Son Joseph LINDSEY and my Wife Priscilly LINDSEY executors to this Last Will and Testament in witness to the above hereunto set my hand seal this first day of Febry 1799.
/s/ John LINDSEY seal
signed sealed in the presents of us
Amey [her mark] LINDSEY
Esther CAFFEY jurat
Recorded and examined this 8th day of March 1799
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