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In the name of God Amen, I William PARR of Currituck County, and in the Provance of North Carrolina being in a low state of helth in boody but of sownd and perfect memory Thanks be to Almighty God for it and now calling to mind this transsittory(sic) life, knowing that it is once appointed for all men one to die, and after death to judgment. I commend my boody, and my boody to be buried in such a christian like manner as shall be to the descression of my executors, hereafter mentioned, as for all my worldly estate where with it hath pleased Almighty God, to bless me with I do bestow in maner as followeth---
Imprimus I give and bequeath my dwelling plantation I now live on, contaning fifty acres of land be the same more or less, I give to my Son Danniel PARR to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath one hundred Acres of new taken wet land, called The Beach Knole as it is now divided betwean my two Sons William PARR and Jesse PARR, I give it to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath one hundred acres of land called the White Oak Glade, to my Son Peter PARR to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath forty four acres of land taken out of a pattent of John WARDNS upon the head of Wordins Creek lying and being in the county of Norfolk in Virginia and one mollato girl called Beck, to my son Isaher PARR to him and his heir forever.
Item: I give and bequeath one negro girl called Row and one cow and calf to my Sun Caleb PARR to him and his heirs forever
Item: I give and bequeath one negro boye, Ien to my Son Noe PARR to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeah Three cows and a two year old heiffer to my Daughter Dinah PARR to hir and hir heirs forever.
Item: I leave one negro girl caled Julin and her increase to be eaquiully divided betwean my two Sons William and Jesse PARR to them and their heirs forever. I like wise I give to my Son Jesse PARR one cow and calf.
Item: I leave my still to be eaquilly divided betwean my two Sons Daniel PARR and Peter PARR, to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath all the increase of that my negro woman Affa shall bring from this date, to be equilly divided between my three Daughters Sarah CUMMINGS, Lydia SAVIN and Dinah PARR all the increease that my negro woman Affa shall bring untell she shall arive to the age of forty five years old and no more, to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I leave the use of my negro woman Affa to my dearly beloved Wife Mary PARR indurre hir widowhood provided she remains on my dwelling plantation and no longer. Likewise one feather beed and furnerture induring hir widowhood, after the twice above mentiond to Son Daniel PARR and his heirs.
Item: I leave all the remainder part of my estate to be equilly divided among all my children. After all my lawfull debts are paid and funeral chargaes to they and their heirs forever.
I constitute and ordain my Son William PARR and my Son Daniel PARR they to be my only and sole exetors, of this my Last Will and Testament. And I do revoke and disanul all other will or wills before this date by me. As witness where of I have here unto set my hand, and fixt my seal this third day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy five.
Signed sealled and declared published and pronouned by me William PARR to be my Last Will and Testament In presents of us the subscribers.
/s/ William [his mark] PARR
Benjamin [his mark] DAUGE
Recorded and examined this 4th day of Sept. 1777
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