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Keziah Olds
Dec. 1, 1849 -  May Term 1857
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 210-211
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Currituck County Court - May term 1857
   The foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of Keziah OLD was exhibited in open court by Willoughby OLD and the due execution thereof by the said Keziah OLD was proved by the oath & examination of E.C. LINDSAY one of the subscribing witnesses thereto who upon oath stated that the other subscribing witnesses thereto to wit. Jon’a. B. LINDSAY & W. BRAY are dead that they were present when the same was executed & attested it in presence of testatrix and at her request that their hand writing is well known to him and their signatures thereto is in their own proper hand writing he further swore that testatrix was of sound & disposing mind & memory at the time of the execution of said paper. It is therefore considered by the court that the within paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of Keziah OLD & the same is ordered to be recorded & filed.  At the same time letters of Administration with the will annexed were committed to Willoughby OLD who duly qualified as such.

   I Keziah OLDS of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say.

   First that my administrator shall provide for my body to decent burial suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends and pay all funeral expense together with just debts howsoever and to whomsoever owing out of the moneys that my first come into his hands as a part or parcel of my estate.

   Item I give and devise to my youngest son Willoughby OLDS all that tract of land called the John LINDSAY tract containing thirty three acres more or less to have and to hold to him and his heirs in fee simple forever.  Also one negro woman by the name of Sabra about thirty Eight years old and one negro girl by the name of Jane about Ffourteen years of age and all of my household & kitchen furniture consisting of beds, table, chests, chairs, crockery ware and hard ware and many other articles not necessary to specify as they will be considered and included as household furniture and all of my stock of hogs and cattle and horses and poultry and all of my farming utensils of every kind which may be on hand at my death.

   Item I give and devise negro man March to my children who may survive me or living at my death viz. young Willoughby, Polly, Elizabeth and it is my will and desire that she said negro man March should be sold and the money which arise from the sale to be equally divided among them in proportion share and share alike to them and their heirs forever.

   Item all the balance or residue of my estate both in doors & out doors that I have not devised, I give and devise to my son Willoughby OLDS to him and his heirs forever.

   In witness whereof I the said Keziah OLDS do hereunto set my hand and seal this December 1st 1849

        /s/ Keziah [her x mark] OLDS seal

Signed sealed and published and declared by the said Keziah OLDS to be her last will and testament in presence of us

    Jona. B. LINDSAY
    W. BRAY

Recorded:  J.W. BAXTER, CCC

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