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In the name of god Amen, I John SEARS of Currituck County, being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God, do this twenty fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one, make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say,
I lend the use of my cleared land to my beloved Wife Elizabeth SEARS during her widdowhood
I give and bequeath unto my Wife Elizabeth two cows and calves and one mare and five black barrows 2 years old, and five black sows 2 years old, and two feather beds and furniture and all my household furniture and all my corn and pork and five stocks of bees and all my ploughes howes and axes. I lend the use of my negro woman Rachel to my Wife during her widdowhood
I give and bequeath to my Son John SEARS all the land I bought of Jacob PERKINS to him and his heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my child that my Wife has now not bornd all the rest of my land to that and its heirs for ever if it is live bornd and if not I give the said land to my Son John SEARS and his heirs forever.
I leave my negro woman Rachael and her increase to be equally divided between my Son John SEARS and my other child if lives when they come to the age of twenty one years to them and their heirs forever.
I leave all the rest of my property after paying of my debts to be equally divided between my children when they are of age.
And I hereby make and ordain my friend Mitchael SIMMONS executor of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said John SEARS have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above writen.
/s/ John SEARS seal
signed sealed and published and declared by the said John SEARS the testator as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof
Caleb SEARS jurat
Pegy [her mark] BROWN jurat
Letitisha [her mark] BROWN
recorded and examined the 24th day of September 1801
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© 2002 Marty Holland