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In the name of God Amen, I Francis ROLLISON of cape Hatteris Banks Currituck County and province of North Carolina, being sick in body but perfect mind and memory 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 and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God, who gave it and my body I recommend to the dust of the earth, to be buried in a decent and Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, and as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give divise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form,
First my just debts to be all paid, and first I give and bequeath unto my eldest Son Christopher ROLLISON one hundred acres of land with the improvement on it provided my Son Thm ROLLISON does not come in ten years if he should come in that length of time I give him fifty acres joining Jacob FARROW, line and the rest to my Son Christopher, and his heirs forever likewise all the rest of my property that I now possess in this world. I leave to my four children Christopher ROLLINSON, Elizabeth FARROW, Mary ROLLINSON, and Sarah ROLLINSON to be equally divided amongst them and their heirs forever, likewise, I make constitute and ordain my Son Christopher ROLLINSON and Reuben BURRUS, sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament, disallowing, disannulling, all and every other will and testament allowing and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament, Signed sealed and pronounced to be my Last Will and testament, this 5th day of January 1805.
/s/ Francis [His x mark] ROLLINSON seal
In the presence of us
Will. BURRIS jurat
Recorded and examined the 22 day of Sept. anno. Dom 1805
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