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Polly Shaw
Feb. 20, 1832 - Feb. Term 1832
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pg. 317-318
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The Last will and Testament of Polly SHAW dec'd was Exhibited in open Court at Feby Term 1832 & proven by the oaths of Daniel Lindsey, JUR. & Jonathan B. LINDSEY, witnesses thereto & ordered Recorded.

In the name of God Amen. I Polly SHAW of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect memory blessed be God do this the 20th day of Feby. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two make and publish this my last will and testament in the manner as follows.

First I give and bequeath to my dear beloved husband John A. SHAW four negroes namely one negro man by the name of Ben and one by the name of Jo and a negro girl by the name of Harriett a negro woman by the name of Pol my two grey horses and new carriage a large bed & furnature with a red teaster bedstead below stairs and his choice of the beds above stairs and I give him my husband his years provision for him and his family to be laid out by three disinterested good people.

Secondly I give and bequeath to my Son James SANDERSON one negro man by the name of Sam one negro woman by the name of Sarah and one negro woman by the name of Judah one feather bed and furnature half dozen chairs & one secatary and Book case.

Thirdly I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas SANDERSON one negro man by the name of Knedge one boy by the name of Martin and one negro woman by the name of Chane and two feather beads & furnature one clock one sideboard and the furnature on it half dozen large silver table spoons and half dozen silver tea spoons and a silver cup.

Fourthly I give and bequeath to Polly SANDERSON Daughter of Lemuel SANDERSON one feather bed and furnature one blue chest half dozen flowered bottom chairs.

Fifthly I give and bequeath to my worthy friend Mary TAYLOR one large blue chest & Twenty dollars to be paid out of residue of my estate.

Sixthly I give and bequeath to my niece Margaret NASH Fifty dollars in cash to be paid out the residue of my estate.

Seventhly I give and bequeath to my nephew ISAA NASH Fifty dollars in cash to be paid out the residue of my estate.

Eightly I give to my old negro man Sam Five dollars a year for every year as long as he lives and for it to be paid by my husband John A. SHAW James SANDERSON or my Son Thomas SANDERSON.

And lastly for the crop now commenced to be carried on by my husband J. A. SHAW and for the negroes I have given away to remain on the farm with my husband until the first day of next January to tend the crop etc and then for  the crop to be divided one half I give to my Husband J A SHAW and the other half to be sold and equally divided between my two Son James & Thomas.

And I leave all the residue which I have not given away of my estate to be sold to pay all my just debts and that note which was given to Lanty WOODHOUSE and signed by my husband J A S and then should there be any residue of my estate I leave it to be equally divided between my husband J A SHAW and my Sons James & Thomas.

And I hereby make and ordain my dear beloved Husband John A SHAW Executor of this my last will and tesatament in witness whereof I the said Polly SHAW have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and date above written.

    /s/ Polly SHAW     seal

Signed sealed published and declared by the sd. Polly SHAW the testatrix as her last will & testament in the presents of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing thereof
    D. LINDSEY JR.     jurat
    Nathaniel GRAY
    Jon B. LNDSEY      jurat

Recorded & Examined
    S. HALL    CCC

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