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Henry Perkins
July 2, 1715 - July 12, 1715

The Last will and testment of Henry PERKINS witneseth as foloweth

Imprimis I bequeath my Soul to Almighty god who gave it me and my body to be buried with Christian buriall.

Item I give unto all my first wives Children one Shilling a peece to be payed in vendible? Comodities of our Countray.

Item I give unto my wife Elizabeth and her Child or Children that She hath by me or may have by me hereafter all my personall estate I left? within and without equely to be divided between them.

Item I doe Constitute and ordaine my above Said wife Elizabeth exerutrix of this my last will and testament.  July ye 2: 17015? [the 5 could be a 3 and this date is not a typo--that's the way it was written]
    /signum/ Henry [HP] PERKINS        Seal

Signed and Sealed in presens? of us
    Peter POYNER SENo
  
  /signum/ Joseph [JP] POYNER

  This Will Was Proved In open Court in ye Prect of Corotuck ye 12th Day of July Anno Dom 1715 By ye Oath of Jos POYNER ye Said Joseph Makeing Oath yt he saw ye Other Evidence attest ye Same.
    Test  Jos WICKER CLK C

[Source: North Carolina State Archives - MARS ID: 12.96.1.1719 (folder)]

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