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In the name of God Amen, I Joseph MAY, of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being weak in body but of sound memory blessed be God, do this twenty ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four make this my Last Will and Testament in manner following, (that is to say)
first my will and desire is that the piece of cypress swamp that I now hold should be sold by my executrix and executor to pay my just debts and funeral charges,
I give to my loving Wife Frances MAY during her life the use of my juniper swamp the house and lands whereon I now live together with all the rest of my property boath real and personal to raise and school my children upon also my will is that at the death of my said Wife what remains of my estate boath real and personal should be equally divided between my three Daughters Fanny, Sarah, and Dorcas MAY.
and I make and ordain my said Wife Frances MAY and my friend Edward DOUGHTY JUN. my executrix and executor of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said Joseph MAY have to this my will set my hand and seal the day and year above written
/s/ Joseph MAY seal
signed sealed and declared by the said Joseph MAY as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who were present at the signing and sealing thereof
Daniel [his B mark] BALLANCE jurat
Recorded and examined this 7th day of July 1795
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© 2002 Marty Holland