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In the name of God Amen. I Archebald MORSE of the County of Currituck in North Carolina having a mind to dispose of my estate in manner and form as follows:
Item: I leave the plantation whereon I now live and all the lands that I purchased and hold to be equally divided among my three sons Soloman, Arthur and Willoughby one third part to be laid off to Soloman on the eastern part of my land beginning next to the Great Marsh, and one third part to be laid off for Arthur according as he and his other two brothers Soloman and Willoughby do agree, one other third to be laid off to Willoughby by joining to the lands of Rubin MORSE, to them and each of them and their heirs forever.
Also I give unto my son Soloman one mare to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I leave my three sons Soloman, Arthur, and Willoughby each of them equally to pay their brother Nathan MORSE and sister Sara MORSE the sum of six pounds Virginia money to each of them and their heirs forever.
Item: I leave all just debts to be paid out of my moveable estate.
Item: I leave all the rest and remainder of my estate to my loving wife Lydia during her life or widowhood and at her death or marriage all of it then remaining to be equally divided amongst my children Arthur, Soloman, Nathan, Willoughby, and Sarah. Excepting one cow by the name of White Back and a bull and calf that came of her to my son Willoughby to them and their heirs forever.
And I appoint and leave my sons Soloman my whole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament revoking and disannuling all other wills by me made. In witness whereof I the said Archebald MORSE do hereunto set my hand and seal this April 11th, 1794.
/s/ Archabaul MORSE seal
John [his mark] PAYN
James [his mark] DYER
Jaby [his mark] CHAPPEL
Recorded and examined the 3rd day of July 1794
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