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George Purkins (Perkins)
May 8, 1860 - Nov. Term 1862

State of North carolina Currituck County this 8 day of May one thousand Eight hundred and sixty --

In the Name of god, Amen

 I George PURKINS planter being in good health and of sound disposing mind and Memory thanks be to god for the same in the first place I recommind my soul in to the hands of Almighty god that gave It and my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial,

Item 1st.  I leave all my just debts to be paid and my funeral Expences

Item 2d.  I Loane the use and benefit of all my land and plantation where I now live to my son John PURKINS during his Natural life and I loan the use and benefit of one Negro boy by the Name of Junius to my son John PURKINS during his Natural lif and after the Death of my son John PURKINS I Give and bequeath all my Land and Plantation and boy Junius to be Equally Divided between all the Lawful Heirs of my son John PURKINS to them and there Heirs for Ever.

Item 3d.  I Loan the use and benefit to my Daughter Marenia WEST during her Natural life one Negro woman by the name of Vilet and one Negro boy by the Name of Bill and one boy Child by the Name of Charles and after the Death of my Daughter Marenia WEST, I Give and bequeath unto all the Lawfull Heirs of Marenia WEST one Negro woman by the Name of Venus one Negro woman by the Name of Vilet and one Negro boy by the Name of Bill and one boy Child by the Name of Charles to be Equally Divided to them there between to them and There Heirs for Ever.

Item 4.  I Give and bequeath unto my Grandson son of Dennis WEST one Negro boy by the Joseph WEST son of Dennis WEST one Negro boy by the Name of Ellis to him and His Heirs for Ever.

Item 5.  I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Marenia WEST all my property not willed a way viz my notes money - and all within Doors and without to Her and Her Heirs for ever,

I nominate constitute and appoint Davis B. MORSE and my son John PURKINS Executors To this my last will and Testament I Publish this instrument of writing to be my Last will and Testament and revoking all former wills whatsoever, sealed with my seal the day and date above written.
        /s/ George PIRKINS    seal

Signed in Presents of the witnesses
    Jas. WILLIAMS
    J.W. BAXTER
    Jurat
    Peter PARKER  Jurat

[On the back of this will is written:
George PURKINS Last Will & Testament
Novr Term 1862
See Minute Docket November Term 1862 for Probate
not recorded]

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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