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Whereas it has pleased the Almighty God to afflick me with a Languashing bed of sickness which I hope he will ???? me to his heavenly kingdom wherfore I give my soul holy to my dear redeemer Jesus Christ now being in my perfect memory do acknowledge this to be my Holy Will and Desire viz.
Item: I give unto my Son John ANSELL one horse a black one named Pleasent and my Church Bible.
Item: I give unto my son Caleb ANSELL all the money that he has of mine all ready in his possesion holy to him ??? properly.
Item: I give unto my Daughter Mary COX one English shilling sterling riefull(?) and of all her part of all my estate.
Item: I give unto my Daughter Letisha WHITE one negroe man named Joshua to she and her heirs forever and one white counter pin a feather bed.
Item: I give unto my grandson James ANSELL Son of John ANSELL my gun to him forever.
Item: I give unto my Son Nathan ANSELL all the corn that is now out in that field he hoped to tend on the plantation I now live on.
Item: I give all the rest of my estate real and personal to be equally divided between my Son John ANSELL and William ANSELL, Nathan ANSELL and Daughter Letisha WHITE to them and their heirs forever after debts and charges paid. Ratifie and confirm this to be my Last Will and Testament and disannulling and make ??? void all former Wills by me made, heretofore making my Son John ANSELL and Henery WHITE my whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament as witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of October 1770.
/s/ Mary [her M mark] MACKIE and a seal
Recorded and examined the 23 of Nov. 1771
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