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In the name of god amen I Adam SEAGRAVE weaver of North Carolina in the precinct of Corrotuck being very sick and week in body but of perfect mind and memrey thanks be to god for the same Calling to mind the imortallity of my body and knowing it is ordained for all men once to die I give my soule into the hands of god how give it me nothing doughting but att the generall Resection but I shall Receive the same again by his infinite goodness and mercy Likewise my body to be buried in a Christane Like Desent maner as for this wourdely goods whare of it hath pleased god to bless me with all I give and Despose in the follering manner
Item I give and bequeave to my well beloved friend John SMITH free negrow whome I consecute and apoynt my onely and solelie Excetor of this my Last Will and testement my plantation where on I live and all my house in goods cow sowes and one Barrow one Red Cowe and Calef one red and whit Stear and one black pide bull and one hores.
Item I give and bequeave to Samson WOODHOUSE one Black cowe and Calef.
Item I give and bequeave to Hezekiah WOODHOUS one Black heffer.
Item I give and bequeave to Maleqoe WINTER one grae Corse vest and one Cuntry Cloth vest.
I doe heareby consecute make and ordain John SMITH my onley and soley Execetor of this my Last will and testement I doe heare by utterly Desanule Revoke and Deslowe all former wills and Legasies oneing this and noe othere to be my Last will and testment as witness my hand twenty seaven Day of october 1723.
/s/ Adam SEAGRAVE
Sined Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us
Last will of Adam SEAGRAVE Jany 1723/4
North Carolina Pro.
This will was Proved in open Court ye 14th Day of Jany Anno Dom 1723/4 By the Oaths of Mr. Henry WOODHOUSE and Thomas LERRY.
Test Jos. WICKER Clk. Court
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