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In the name of God Amen, I George MAY of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory Thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first I leave all and singular my personal estate goods and chattles of what nature or kind soever to be sold by my executors at their discretion and the monies arising therefrom to be equally divided between my Grandchildren herein after named (that is to say) George MAY (Son of John MAY deceased) George FARQUAHAR, William FARQUAHAR, Henry FARQUAHAR, James FARQUAHAR, and John FARQUAHAR (Sons of William FARQUAHAR by my Daughter Rebecca) and Susannah MAY (Daughter of George MAY)
I also give and devise unto my Son Joseph MAY his heirs and assigns twenty five acres of land being part of the land whereon I now live, to be laid off on that part of the said land whereon my said Son Joseph now lives the southeastwardly line thereof to be parallel to the line on the dismal swamp side, to hold the said twenty five acres of land to him the said Joseph MAY his heirs and assigns forever.
I also give and devise unto my Grand Daughter Susannah MAY her heirs and assigns ten acres of land whereon Hester MAY now lives, bounded Viz. begining at a beech standing on the n.w. side of the road it being the corner of my own land, the land of Thomas HAYMAN and the heirs of Edward NICKINS dec. then running as my deed mentions south westwardly so far as to take the said quantity of ten acres and to make the same square as nearly as may be, to hold to her the said Susannah MAY her heirs and assigns forever, but my will is that the said Hester MAY (if she continues a widow) shall have the use of the said piece of land and its appurtainances untill my said Grandaughter Susannah MAY shall be of lawfull age.
I also give and divise unto my Grandson George FARQUAHAR his heirs and assigns all the residue and remainder of the land whereon I now live, with its appurtainances together with the land which is now in dispute between me and Eleanor NICKINS (widow of Edward NICKINS deceased) to hold to him the said George MAY (sic) his heirs and assigns forever.
I also give and divise unto my said Son Joseph MAY his heirs and assigns one mority or half of the following tracts or parcels of juniper swamp (that is to say) one half of the juniper swamp which I now own lying on the south east side of the bridge or road leading from Camden to Currituck County and one half of the swamp which I now own lying on the north west side of the said road, also one half of one third of one hundred and fifty acres of juniper swamp lying on the north west side of the said road which said one hundred and fifty acres of swamp belongs equally between James HOLMS, Edward DOUGHTY and my self and is yet undivided, Also one half of an entry for six hundred and forty acres of juniper swamp lying on the north west side of the said road and joining Gidion LAMBs old patent, and one half of two other entrys lying on each side of the said road between the said LAMBs patent and Camden County to hold the said pieces and parcels of juniper swamp with their appurtainances to the said Joseph MAY his heirs and assigns forever---And my will is that the division of the above mentioned tracts or parcels of juniper swamp shall be under the direction and at the discrection of my executors, --- The other mority or half of all the above described tracts or parcels of the said swamp I leave in trust to my executors the timber thereof to be worked up at their discretion and the monies arising therefrom to be put to interest and also the monies arising from the sale of my personal estate as above mentioned, and the whole to be equally divided between my Grandchildren above named in manner herein after directed (that is to say) when either of them shall come or be of lawfull age, then I will and desire that my executors shall pay them or either of them their equal quota of the said monies and the interest thereon, and if either of my said Grandchildren shall die before they come of lawfull age then my will is that the quota of the said monies shall be equally divided between all the survivors and further my will is that when either of my said Grandchildren shall come of lawfull age and shall require the same that my executors shall cause their equal portion (as nearly as may be according to quality) of the said swamp to be laid off to them or either of them which shall be in full for their part thereof. And lastly I hereby appoint my friend Willis BRITE, Daniel BALLANCE and Benjamin JONES executors to this My Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th day of September Anno Dom. Seventeen hundred and eighty four.
/s/ George MAY seal
signd seald and declared by the said George MAY to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us
Recorded and examined the 12th day of Jany. 1785
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