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In the name of God Amen, I Benjamin of the County of Currituck, being of sound mind and memory blessed be God. Do this first day of February in the year of our Lord make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say,
First I give and bequeath unto my loveing Wife Mary all my household furniture likewise my red cow, four head of sheap, one sow and six year old barrows, two cows two bull yearlings and mare to be sold for six monthes credit and the money that the above stock shall fetch I give to my loveing Wife Mary PORTWOOD.
Lastly I give to my two children Barbara and Samuel PORTWOOD all the money that I sold my stock for for the purpose of schooling them to be equally divided and I make and ordain my worthy friend Thomas WILLIAMS executor of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said Benjamin PORTWOOD have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above writen.
/s/ Benjamin [his mark] PORTWOOD
signed sealed published and declared by the said Benjamin PORTWOOD the testator as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof
William [his mark] FISHER
Zachariah [his mark] TAYLOR
Recorded and examined this 14th day of June 1801
This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!
© 2002 Marty Holland