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June the sixth day one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. This day came before me Mashack SAWYER SENR. and Robert HARRIS, and made oath that William ROGERS left this world on the fifth of the said instant, and that it was his desire that his brother John ROGERS and Joseph BEST should settle all his affairs, and all his property, both real and personaly should be sold, and be equally divided amongst all of his lawful heirs, and that they believed him to be in his sound senses and memory at the time he told them these words. The above was sworn to before me the day and date before mentioned.
/s/ Willis GALLOP J.P.
Recorded & Examined the (blank) day of (blank).
[Note: Some additional information is in the minutes of the Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions]:
Aug. 29, 1814
The nuncupative [will] of William RODGERS decd. were exhibited in open court and proved by the oath of Robert HARRIS before to whom the same were spoken and which the same witness instituted the same before Willis GALLOP Esqr. whereupon it is ordered the admr. with the said nuncupative will annexed be committed unto John ROGERS who entered into bond with Robert HARRIS and Masick SAWYER securities in the sum of 350 pounds...
Ordered that Joseph BEST be appointed guardian to Rosana, William, Norris and Hiram ROGERS orphans of William ROGERS.
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