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June 13, 1772 - April 12, 1777
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, pp. 122-123

In the name of God Amen, I William POPPLEWELL of Currituck County, North Carolina being in perfect health of body and mind and memory, Thanks be to God Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and by body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent christain burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing douting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate ware with it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devis and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First: I give and bequeath unto Isack MEECKINGS five shilling and to John CLARK five shillings and to William PEIGOT five shillings of lawfull money to this County to be reaised and leaved out of my estate.

Also I give to my well beloved Sun George POPPLEWELL whome I likewise constitute make and ordain the sole executor of my Last Will and Testament all and singular my lands, messuages, and tenements and chattles with my houshould firnetore by him to be possesed and enjoyd, he allso keeping and maintaining of Elisabeth and Ann POPPLEWELL my Daughters as long as they should live a sing [single] life unmaried in a decent way of lieasing or to sell all the hole eqasteat and to be eackely devaided betwen the the [sic] three.

And I do heareby utterly disalow, revocke, and disannull, all and eavery other former testements and wills leaguies, bequests and excuters by me in any ways befor named will and bequeathee ratifying and confirming this and nother to be my Last Will and Testement.  In witness whereof I have heareunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seavnty two.
    /s/ William [his W mark] POPPLEWELL

Sighed sealed published pronounced
and decleared by the said William
as his Last Will and
Testement in the presance of us who
in his presance and in the presence of
each other haver heareunto subscribed
our names.
    Thos. PAINE
    Joseph DANIEL
    John BURRE

Recorded and examined 12th day of Apriail 1777 and in 1st year of our independence

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