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In the name of god amen the thirty day of Janauary in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and thirty five I John MOY of North Carilina in the County of Corotuck planter being very Sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto god therefore Calling unto minde 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 Soal into the hands of god that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and desent namer at the descretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurection I Shall receive the Same again by the migty power of god and as touching Such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of [next few words obliterated by a crease] in maner and form
Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane MOY all the land that I hold begands the briedge breanch rining a long the marsh to Mr HOPERs line thence along the Sd line to the line that devides the Sd land and Richard LINTON So Rinin down the Sd brench to the march also I give unto her twenty ackers of land along the path that leads through the Swamp to Frances SOREYs begining att my timber for a priviledge and I give to my daughter Jane MOY two thousand weight of porke in Cytly? ROEN? hands and all the Cattle and ye hogs that is in her proper marke and one bel mettel cettle and one little pot and one Cedar p[smudge] and one pigen one pair of pot racks and hooks and one yew and lamb and one stock of bees and my newest bed and furniture and one young bay mare nown by the name floury and So forth and the land which I give to my daughter [smudge] MOY I give itt to her and her Eares forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son John MOY my maner plantation not debaring his mother of any thirds and my large iron pot with a pair of pot Racks and pot hooks and the gun that was formerly his grandfather PLEDERs? and a little new gun which I bought my selef and a brase seimer? and the first mare that my gray mare boney or the young mare flory brings won yew lamb won Cow Called Star and all her increase and one stock of bees one large trunk and the land which I gave to my Son John MOY I give it to him and his Eares forever.
Item I give and bequeath all the Rest of my personable Estate to my well beloved wife Anis [or Avis] MOY
and If other of these two Shouldand I do make my well beloved wife my hole and Sole Extrex of this my Last will and testament In witnes whearof I have herunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year above written.
/s/ John MOY
Richard [his R marke] BRADLY
No Carolina} At a Court begun and held in forsaid Precinct at the Courthouse on the first
Currotuck } day of July Anno Domin 1735
Present His Majesties Justies ----
These may Certifie that John WARDEN and Richard BRADLEY Two of the Subscribing Evidences to the within will appeared in Open Court & made Oath on the holy Evangelists that they were present & saw John MOY Sign Seal & declare the within to be & contain his Last will & Testament that the Said John MOY was then and there at that time of Sound & disposeing Memory.
Then also appeared Avis MOY Excux in Open Court & took the Execux Oath in due form of Law. Ordered by the said Court that the Honble Nathl RICE Esqr Secrty of this province have notice thereof and on the within Executrix her taking the Oaths by Law appointed for Execurs that Letters Testamentory Issue thereon as the Law Directs.
Test James CRAVEN Clk. Cort
[On the back of this will is written: Jno MOYs Will; Letters Issued Novr ye 21st 1735; Recorded]
[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 188.8.131.523 (folder)]
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