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Phillip
Northren
May 1, 1771 - Nov. 24, 1771
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 64-65

In the name of God Amen, I Phillip NORTHREN being sick and weak of body but of a sound disposing mind and memory thanks be to Almighty God first and calling to rembrance the uncertain state of this transiatory life that all men must yield to death when it shall please the Almighty God to call them I therefore commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body to be buried in such christain manner as my executors shall think most proper for me and as touching and concerning my worldly estate I give and bequeath in manner and form following Viz.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Phillip NORTHREN the land and plantation wheron I now live containin 140 acres old pattent land to him and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my beloved Son William NORTHREN all that plantation trac of land formerly calld O'DOWDEYs to him and his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elisabeth POWERS ten shillings proclamation money in full of her portion.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my Son John NORTHERN (sic) my negroe woman called Grace with her future increase to him and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my Son Phillip NORTHREN one negroe woman called Dinah to him and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Lyddia WILKINGS one negroe boy called Enoch to her and her heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Frances TAYLOR the use of one negroe girl calld Nancy during her natural life and afterwards to my Grandaughter Elizabeth TAYLOR to her and her heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary JARVIS the use of one negroe girl calld Lemon during her natural life and afterwards to my Grandaughter Frances JARVIS to her and her heirs forever and her lack of such heirs to decend and be equeally divided amongst my childrenn.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my Son William NORTHREN one negroe girl called Soul? to him and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my well beloved Wife Elisabeth NORTHREN the use of one negroe man called James and one negroe woman called Patiance during her widowhood and afterwards to my son William NORTHREN to him and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my son John NORTHREN one cow and calf to him and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Frances TAYLOR one cow and calf to her and her heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary JARVIS one cow and calf to her and her heirs forever.

Iteam: I give my beloved Wife Elisabeth NORTHREN the use and benefit of all my stock and household goods within doors and without doors during her widowhood for a maintainance and afterward to be equally divided between my Son Phillip and my Son William by th___? such honest freeholder as they shall think be proper to choose and revoking all the wills by me hereby of made and acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament and I do likewise nominate ordain constitute and appoint to my beloved Wife Elisabeth NORTHREN and my Son John NORTHREN my whole and sole executor to see this my Last Will and Testament performed as witness my hand this 1st day of May 1771.
    /s/ Phillip [his mark] NORTHRENN

Present
    Josiah BOWREN
    Ann
[her mark] ETHERIDGE

Recorded and Examined the 24th of November 1771

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