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In the name of God Amen.
I William MIDGET of Cape Hatteras Banks, Shoe Maker, being in a low state of bodily health, but of a perfect mind and memory, thanks be God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make institute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God, that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent christian manner, at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the mighty of God, that gave it, and as touching such worldy estate as it hath pleased God to bless me in this life with I devise dismiss and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First of all I give unto my well Beloved Wife Susiah MIDGET my land house and all improvements thereon all my moveable property in doors and out doors, all that I possess, during her single life, and then my land with all improvements thereon to be equally divided amongst my three boys, namely Anthony MIDGET, William B. MIDGETT, Matthew C. MIDGETT, likewise all my moveable property in doors, and out doors of every sort and kind after the end of my Wife single life, to be equally divided amongst all my children, boys and girls. Likewise I make institute ordain Susiah MIDGETT my Wife and John BALANCE sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament also I disannul revoke and disallow every other former will and testament, ratifying and confirming this and this only to be my Last Will and Testament, denying all other instruments of writings wills or whatsoever may be brought forward but this and this I acknowledge to contain the whole of will and desire given under my hand and seal this the seventh day of May one thousand eight hundred and seven.
/s/ William [His x mark] MIDGETT seal
Signed, sealed and pronounced to be the said William MIDGETT His Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the
Presence of each other do subscribe our names
Henry O'NEAL jurat
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
[Note: Probate date is from minutes of the Currituck Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Also in court minutes it states that no executor qualified; ordered that John CLARK sell the estate (probably meaning the perishable part of the estate)].
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