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In the name of God Amen, the sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight. I Joseph MIDGETT of Chicinecomoc and in the County of Currituck Gentleman being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recomment it to the earth to be buried in a christan like and desant manner at the direction of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again but the mighty power of God and as touching such wourldly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
Item: I give and bequeath to Angilico my dearly beloved Wife one fether bead one yong mare one chest one cow and calfe and all my moveable estate durein hir widowhood to rase the yong chilron and at hur marag or death to be eackly divided among them all.
Item: I give to my youngest Son George MIDGETT the land whareon thay live to him and his ears forever And likewise my Son Christopher MIDGETT whome I like wise constitute make and ordain my only sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament.
/s/ Joseph MIDGETT and a seal
Signed sealed published and declared by these presents
Recorded and examined Nov. 10th 1778
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