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Arthur Morse
Nov. 6, 1833; Nov. Term 1834
Currituck Co. Will Book 4; pg. 3-4

The Last Will and testament of Arthur MORSE deceased Exhibited at November Term 1834 and Proven by the oaths of Charles GRIGGS & Moses EASON?/CASON? witnesses thereto the Executor Littleton MORSE Qualifyed and ordered Registered.

In the name of God amen I Arthur MORSE of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory (Blessed be God) do this the 6th day of November in the year of our Lord 1833 make and publish this to be my Last Will & Testament in manner following that is to say.

   First I give and bequeath to my Wife Lydia one bed & one chest and one spinning wheel also I lend my Wife during her life one black girl named Eliza and child named Adline and at her death I give the said negro woman & child & increas to William GRIMSTEDs two children named Jennet & Lydia GRIMSTED and if Syntha WHITEHURST the daughter of William  GRIMSTED should survive David WHITEHURST her present husband to share equal with her other two named Sisters after paying her proportionable part of the expences for supporting the said negro woman and child or children if any.

   2nd I give to my son Tully Forty Five dollars one bed one desk and mountains the half of one still.

   3rd I give and bequeath to my son Littleton the plantation whereon I now live and all the Farming utencils and the choist in the feather beds the half of one still & cask one third of a canoe all of the bricks and shingles that is prepared for building and all that is in the house that is not given away one work steer that is a match to his own also one negro girl named Lydia.

   4th I give and bequeath to Littleton GRIMSTEAD ten dollars in money

   5th I desire that all of my stock and personal estate that is not given away to be sold and after the money legacys is paid and other expences the ballance to be equally divided between my son Tully and daughters Jacamine BROWN & Lydia GRONTO.

   6th I desire that my son Littleton should keep and support my wife during her life.

   And I hereby make and ordain my worthy sons Tully and Littleton Executors of this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have said Arthur MORSE have to this my last will and testament set my hand & seal the day and year above written.

        /s/ Arthur MORSE     seal

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Arthur MORSE the testator as his last will and testament in the presents of us who were present at the time of signing & sealing thereof.

Moses CASON     jurat
William [his x mark] GRIGGS
Charles GRIGGS jurat

Recorded & examined the 10th day of December 1834
    S. HALL  CCC

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