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In the name of God Amen, I Thomas SHERGOLD of Currituck County in the State of North Carolina being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing memory Thanks be to God for it, and for the setling of my estate I do order give and dispose of the same in manner and form following--
Imprimus: I give and bequeath to my Son Tallamachus [Tully Mackhouse] SHERGOLD one feather bed, one iron pott, one pewter dish, and three pewter plates, one bay horse coalt, one cow that is called his to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elisabeth SHERGOLD one feather bed, one iron pott, one pewter dish, one pewter bason, and three pewter plates, two cows and calves her choice to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Son William SHERGOLD my land and plantation whereon I now live to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten and if he dies without such heir then I give it to my Son Tellamachus SHERGOLD and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten of his body, and if he dies without such heir then I give it to my Daughter Elisabeth SHERGOLD to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife Grace SHERGOLD the feather bed and furniture whereon I now lie to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I lend the use of all the rest of estate after my debts is paid to my dearly beloved Wife during her widowhood and then to be equally divided between my Son Tallamachus SHERGOLD and my Daughter Elisabeth SHERGOLD them and their heirs forever.
Item: I appoint my dearly beloved wife Grace SHERGOLD with my friend Hilary SIMMONS to be my whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament revoking and disannulling all and every other will or wills heretofor by me made either by word or writing in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of November 1784.
/s/ Thomas SHERGOLD seal
signed sealed pronounced and declared in presence of
John MERCER jurat
Jonathan WARD jurat
Recorded and examined April 10th 1785
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