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In the name of god amen I William LURRY of Corowtuck County being Sick and week in body but of sound and perfect sense and memory blessed be god for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this transotery life am minded to Settel my affairs in maner and form folowing and first and princibly I bequeth my Soule into the hands of allmighty god who gaive it and my body to be buried in the Earth in such Decent and Christain maner as my Executors heareafter mentioned shall think fitt and convenant hopeing at the gennerall Reserection I shall throw the blood of my Savour Jesus Christ obtain full pardon and Remistion of all my sins and as for what worldly goods the Lord in his mercy hath bestowed on me I give and bequeth as foloweth~
Item I give and bequeth unto my true and Loveing wife Miram LURRY one negro man Called Josep HALL to hir and hir heirs forever all so I give unto my true and Loveing wife two fether beds and ferneture allso all the tee ware and two puter Dishes one large the other small one box Iorn[?] and one small trunk three yews and one cow and calfe one white horse called Prince and one young bay mare called Philles.
Item I give and bequeth unto my son Thomas LURRY the plantation whareon I now live with the Lands thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever excepting my wife should be with child of a son and then the Land to be Equelly Devided betwene them and their heirs forever allso Excepting the use of the plantation whereon I now live unto my true and Loveing wife Dureing hir widowhood.
Item I give and bequeth unto my son Thomas LURRY one molato man Called Thomas FLORO to him and his heirs forever only Excepting the use and labour of the said molato man Thomas FLORO two years unto William MACKIE and then the said molato man to live on that part of my land cleared next to Roger DIBBS and be under the care of the said MACKIE untill my son shall be of the age of twenty one years the said MACKIE puting under his care cattel or hogs to Rase and make what profet he can thereby only laying up forty foore pounds curant money of Virginea to be paid by the said MACKIE to my son when of age and to Return the princable of what cattel and hogs taken out of my estate unto my son when of age I allso give unto my son Thomas LURRY one molato boy called Solloman FLORO to him and his heirs allso to be under the care of the said William MACKIE.
Item my further will and Desire is that all the Rest of my Estate not mentioned above as Cattell sheep hogs and all other things not mentioned be Equelly Devided betwen my true and Loveing wife and my son Excepting my wife should be with child then to be equely Devid betwen the three only two horses called Curege and Ball to William MACKIE and he to give my son a young horse when of age.
Item my will and Desire is that if my wife should be with child and it should be a Daughter I give and bequeth that Land which I bought of Even LURRY to hir and hir heirs for ever.
Item I give unto my molato fellow Thomas FLORO the horse which is called his likewise the sheep that is called his also the hogs that is called his the Cattell that is called his and that he have every Saturday to work for himself.
I Doe make ordaine and apoynt my true and trusty friend William MACKIE my hole and sole Exetor of this my last will and testement as wittness my hand and seal this 21 day of Apriel in the year of our Lord 1746.
/s/ William LERRY
Edward (his EC marke) COX
George (his GG marke) GAMWELL
Susanah (hir [backwards 'S'] marke) MACKIE
Currituck County} At a Court began & held at the Court House on Tuesday the first day of July Anno Dom 1746
Present His Majestys Justices &c.
These may Certify that Edward COX & George GaAMWELL Two of the Subscribing Evidences to the within Will appeared in Open Court & made Oath on the Holy Evangelist that they were Present & saw William LURRY sign Seal Publish & Declare the within to be & Contain his Last will and Testament and that the said William LURRY was then & at that Time of Sound & Disposing Memory & that they Also Saw Susannah MACKIE the other Subcribing Evidence Sign her name thereunto at the same Time Then appeared William MACKIE Executor in open Court & took the Executors Oath in due form of Law Ordered that the Honble. Nathl. RICE Esqr. Secretary of this province have Notice thereof that Letters Testamentory Issue thereon as the Law Directs.
Test. Richd. McCLURE Clk. Cur.
Wm. LURRYs Will
6th Ap. 1747
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