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Last Will and Testament of Fanny Shaw was exhibited at May term 1837 and proven by the oath of Joshua HARRISON (Jurat) and ordered recorded.
In the name of God amen. North Carolina and Currituck County. I Fanny SHAW of the state of being weak in body and sound disposing mind and memory knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament as follows. 1st by commending my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it as to my worldly estate which it has pleased God to bless me with, I depose of as follow to wit.
Item 1-- I give to my neice Frances Hollows (?) TILLETT, my mahogany bureau to her and her heirs forever.
Item 2 -- I give to my neice Polly H. TILLETT my large working chair to her and her heirs forever.
Item 3. I give and bequeath to my son Isaac Tillett AYDLETT all my property both real and personal, in doors and out doors, consisting of the land and appertanances where on I now live, together with my part of a tract of land which I heired by the death of my brother Durand TILLETT, known by the name of the BROWN tract, together with my negros, namely Rachell, Daniel Clark, Samuel, Dick and Miles and household and kitchen furniture, stock of all kinds and other articles not given in this my last will and testament together with my third part of the schooner Sarah Anna and should my son Isaac T. AYDLETT die before he arrives at the age of 21 or has a child lawfully begotten of his body, there and in that case it is my will and desire that all the property both real and personal go to my four brothers, namely, Samuel TILLETT, Isaac TILLETT, Thomas L. TILLETT and Edward TILLETT and their heirs forever.
Item 4. I give to my neice Polly H. TILLETT one small mahagany table to her and her heirs forever.
Item 5. It is my will and desire that my brother Isaac TILLETT dispose of my part of the vessel when ever he may think proper to sell his own and the same way either at public or private sale, either before or after my decease and pay over the proceeds to Thomas TILLETT guardian of my son Isaac for the purpose herein before mentioned.
Item 6. It is my desire also that my brother Isaac TILLETT after my decease, sell what ever part of the perishable property, such as stock provision etc., which my be on hand in any way he thinks most advantagious, to be applied as before here in mentioned and for no other purpose.
Lastly, I nominate and appoint my brother Isaac TILLETT, my whole and sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament, revoking all other wills. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this 17 day of April in the year of our Lord 1837.
/s/ Fanny SHAW
Signed sealed and delivered and Pronounced in presence of,
Zorabable HARRISON Jurat
Susan J. SANDERSON
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