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June 12, 1824 - Nov. Term 1826
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 218-219
State of North Carolina
In the name of God Amen. I Peter PARKER SEN. of the State and County aforesaid, being in good health and sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same- calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following to wit viz.
Item I lend the use of my land, I have deeded to Mason W. PARKER and Peter PARKER JR. as per their agreement by bond as theirin stated unto my Wife Fanny PARKER during her life or widowhood.
Item. I also lend the use and benefit of my negro woman named Racheal unto my Wife Fanny during her life or widowhood, also my horses cart and riding chear and harness, together with all my household and kitchen furniture during her life or widowhood, I also lend the use of one half of my stock viz cattle, sheep and hogs to my Wife Fanny during her life or widowhood and also all the pottrey in full consideration of her years provision. I also lend my two thirds of the salt vats at Patridges Inlett for her use and benefit during her life or widowhood.
Item. I give unto my Son Jesse PARKER Dec’d. heirs namely Jehu, Fanny, Jesse, Patrick and Nancy PARKER –one eight-part of my beach or land lying at Patridge Inlett to them and their heirs forever.
Item. I give unto my two Grand Sons namely William HOLLOWAY and Peter HOLLOWAY Sons of John HOLLOWAY one eight part of my beach land, lying at Patridge Inlett to them and their heirs forever.
Item. I give unto my Daughter Lydia WILLIAMS Wife of Robert I. WILLIAMS, unto my Son Mason W. PARKER, unto my Daughter Fanny DOXEY Wife of Dempsey DOXEY, unto my Daughter Abiah PARKER, unto my Son Peter PARKER JR. and unto my Daughter Betsey WILLIAMS Wife of John WILLIAMS the other six eights of my beach land lying at Patridges Inlett to be equally divided among them to them and their heirs forever
Item. After the death or widowhood of my Wife Fanny I give unto my Daughter Betsey WILLIAMS one feather bead and furniture the third choice to her and her heirs forever.
Item. After the death or widowhood of my Wife Fanny I give unto my two Grandsons Jesse PARKER and Patrick PARKER Sons of Jesse PARKER Dec’d. one feather bead and furniture the fourth choice to them and their heirs forever.
Item. The property remaining after my death not given away I give to be equally divided between my Daughter Lydia WILLIAMS, Fanny DOXEY, Abiah PARKER and Betsey WILLIAMS to them and their heirs forever.
Item. The property lent unto my Wife Fanny during her life or widowhood after her death or widowhood I give the said property unto my four daughters viz Lydia WILLIAMS, Fanny DOXEY, Abiah PARKER and Betsey WILLIAMS to be equally divided among them and to them and their heirs forever.
And Lastly I nominate and appoint my three Son in Laws viz Robert I. WILLIAMS, Dempsey DOXEY and John WILLIAMS executors to this my Last Will and Testament, revoking all other will or wills by me made ratifying and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness where of I have set my hand and seal this 12th day of June 1824.
/s/ Peter [His x mark] PARKER SR. Seal
Signed, sealed, pronounced, published and declared by the testator to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of us
Currituck County Court Nov. Term 1826 The Above Last Will and Testament of Peter PARKER Decd was exhibited in open court by the executors therein named and proved by the oath of S. SALYEAR subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded. When Demcy DOXEY, and John WILLIAMS came into open Court and qualified as executors thereto and ordered that letters testamentary issue.
Recorded Jany 18th 1827
Spence HALL CLK R
James G. HALL DCLK
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