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Dinah Lorey
Feb. 2, 1833 - Feb. Term 1832?
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 305-306
[1832 is clearly written but must have been an error on the clerk's part.  This date should probably be Feb. Term 1833 or 1834]

In the name of God Amen. I Dinah LOREY being sick & weak in body & my illness fluctuating but perfect in mind & memory as when in health thanks to my God for the same & considering the uncertainity of life think proper to make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament as followeth.

Item lst.  I give and bequeath to John C. SIMMONS the following negroes viz. Daniel, Nancy, Pleasant, Eliza & Lamb but it is my request & desire that the sd. John C. SIMMONS will admit sd. Negroes to have the result of their labour but ever to be under his care & protection & his heirs forever.

Item 2nd I give & bequeath to Black-Water Meeting House for its repair or toward the building of a new one as the church may think proper fifty dollars to be retained in the hands of m Exor. Without interest untill the building or repairing of sd. Meeting house be completed.

Item 3rd. I give & bequeath to Maria GISBORN one negro boy named Daniel, one buffet crockery & glass ware one loom & harness, one gigg to be sold & the money arising there from, one bed & furnature one doz stool chairs, one blue chest, also another bed & furnature also one Mahogany Table one great wheel & one lining wheel 2 of the net proceeds of my estate after paying all just debts & legacies to her & her heirs forever.

Item 4th I give d& bequeath to Eliza DOZIER one bead & furnature 3rd choice to her and her heirs forever.

Item 5th I give & bequeath to Susan DOZIER one bed & furnature 4th choice to her & her heirs forever.

Item 6th I give & bequeath to Brother in Law Dennis LOREY of the money arising from my estate after paying all just debts & legacies to him and his heirs forever.

I also nominate & appoint my Friend John R. BRIGHT my whole & sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament revoking all others heretofore by me made.

Given under my hand & seal this the 2nd day of February 1833.
    /s/ Dinah [Her x mark] LOREY

In presence of
    Jno. R. BRIGHT
    Wilson
[His x mark] CORBEL jurat
    Isiah ETHERIDGE                 jurat

Recorded and examined Feby 2rd 1834

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