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John
MacHorney
Nov. 8, 1804 - June 12, 1805
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 268

State North Carolina Currituck County

In the name of God Amen, I John MacHORNEY being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and that is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form folling (sic)

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Son Th. MacHORNEY the sum of five shillings cash to him and his heirs forever

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son John MACHORNEY the sum of five shillings cash to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son James MacHORNEY the sum of five shillings cash to him and his heirs forever

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Samuel MacHORNEY one half of my land and plantation where I now live joining Peter PARKERs land one young mare one feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Willoughby MacHORNEY the sum of five shillings cash to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Loocy SPRY the sum of five shillings cash to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Polley BEECH (BUCK?) the sum of twenty silver dollars to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Brittania MacHORNEY one feather bed and furniture and ten dollars cash to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah MacHORNEY one half of my land and plantation whereon I now live, joining Nathan ONIELs land, and one feather bed and furniture one cow two wheels one loom the pouttry one beaufat and furniture the chairs and two potts and tea kittle flax and cotton to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son William MacHORNEY the sum of one hundred dollars cash to him and his heirs forever,

My corn and porck I leave for the use of my plantation and children, and all the remainder of my estate I leave to be sold and the money to be divided between my Sons Samuel MacHORNEY and Will. MacHORNEY and my Daughter Sarah MacHORNEY and their heirs and if either of them dies without heirs to fall to the others and their heirs forever

Lastly I will and desire Mr. James WHITE to be and are hereby appointed executor to this my Last Will and Testament given under my hand and seal this 8th day of November 1804.
    /s/ John [His x mark] MacHORNEY     seal

Witness
    Hosea BALL
    Nathan ONIEL


Recorded and examined the 12th of June Anno Dom. 1805

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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