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Malachi
Mercer
Oct. 10, 1805 - March 3, 1809
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, pp. 344-345

In the name of God Amen

I Malachi MERCER of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being in reasonable health and of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God for the same calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following to Wit.

First of all I give and recomend my soul to almight God that gave it me and my body to be buried in a christian like manner at the discretion of my executor and touching such worldly estate whare with it hath pleased almighty God to bless me with in this world, I give and dispose of in the following manner.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my two Sons John and Jesse ROZILL, all my lands to be equally divided between them by my executor to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my two Sons John and Jesse ROZILL one hundred dollars each to be raised by my executor out of my movable property after my deces to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Polly ROZILL the remainder part of my estate not already given away to her and her heirs forever.

Lastly I do hereby appoint and nominate Thomas POYNER executor of this my Last Will and Testament and also my desire is that Thomas POYNER be appointed by the court as Guardin to my children within named hereby revoking and disanulling all other will or wills ratifying this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament.  In witness wereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of October 1805.
    /s/ Malachi [His x mark] MERCER     seal

Signed sealed pronounced published Declared to be the testators Last Will and Testament in presence of
    Tho. POYNER
    Jeremiah MERCER JUN.
     Jurat

[Note: There is no probate date or clerk's name given in this will. Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes. In court minutes, testator's widow, who dissented, is named Sally].

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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