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William Mearns
Apr. 15, 1769 - Apr. 26, 1771
Chowan Co.
, NC Will Bk. 1; pg. ??

In the name of God Amen.

I William MEARNS of the County & Parish of Currituck in the Province of North Carolina attorney at law being now in perfect health sound & disposing memory but calling to mind the certainty of death & the uncertainty of the time it may happen do therefore make ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following:

Imprimis: I give & bequeath unto my Wife Dorothy Five Pounds Proclamation money and no more.

Item: I give & bequeath unto my Son William Skipwith MEARNS Twenty Shillings Proclamation money and no more.

Item: I give devise & bequeath unto my friend Mr. Neill SNODGRASS Merchant in Norfolk County, Virginia all the rest & residue of my estate of what kind in Quantity soever or wheresoever to be found after the payment of my debts & legacies.

Lastly I do hereby constitute & appoint the above named Mr. Neill SNODGRASS whole & sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this Fifteenth Day of April in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Nine.

/s/ Wm. MEARNS seal

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by me Testator as my Last Will and Testament in presence of the subscribing witnesses, who at my request & in my presence have subscribed their names hereunto as Witnesses of the same:
    Sol. PERKINS
    John SIMMONS
    Benjamin WILLSON
    Thomas HAVARD
 

April 26th 1771 - The Will and Testament of William MEARNS deceased was exhibited by Neill SNODGRASS the executor named in the same and proved by the oaths of Sol. PERKINS & John SIMMONS two of the subscribing witnesses the executor took the oath by law prescribed for his Qualifications ordered that it be registered and that the Secretary have ?????
   
Test. Sam. JOHNSTON Clk.

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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