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In the name of God Amen, I William QUIDLEY of Cape Hattesess Pilot being of a low state of body but of a perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God. Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing 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 my body I recommend to the earth to be burried at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First of all I desire all my just debts to be paid .
Likewise I give unto my well beloved Wife Elizabeth QUIDLEY one negro man named Ben likewise one negro boy named Sampson likewise one half of my land house and all improvements thereon one half of all my moveable property in doors and out doors one half of my Schooner boat Polley likewise one half of twenty five acres of land lying on Portsmoth and one half of all the cattle thereon likewise one half of all the debts due and the money I have(?) that I have by me during her life or widdowhood and then to my Son William QUIDLEY.
Likewise I give unto my daughter Elizabeth ROLINSON one negro girl by the name of Ruth one bay mare by the name of Spring one bay horse by the name of Prince and one cow and yearling named ______ two ewes sheep one sow one bed one bed and furniture besides what she lend(?).
Likewise I give unto my Son William QUIDLEY one negro girl named Bridgett one negro boy named Simon likewise one half of all my lands house and all improvements thereon likewise one half of all my moveable property in doors and out doors one pilot boat mast and one half of the Schooner boat Polley one half of all the money that I have my me and one half of all the debts that is due.
Likewise I make institute (sic) and ordain my Wife Elizabeth QUIDLEY and my Son William QUIDLEY sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoak and disannull all and every other wills and testaments wills legacies bequeaths executors by me in any will before made named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I set my hand and seal this first day of March one thousand eight hundred and seven.
/s/ Wm QUIDLEY seal
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Wm QUIDLEY as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our names
William BURRUS jurat
Recorded and examined the 18th day of July Anno Dom 1807
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