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In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas SIMMONS of the County of Currituck, being sick and weak in body, but of a sound and disposing mind and memory, and calling to mind that it is appointed for man once to die and after death a judgment, and wishing to dispose of my worldy property which I am about to do in the following manner. First I recommend my soul to Almighty God who first gave it me, and as touching my worldy estate, I dispose of it in the following manner.
Item: I give unto my Sister Susannah POYNER one hundred dollars to her and to her heirs forever.
Item: I give unto my Sister Susannah POYNERs children the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars for the purpose of educating them, when they arive at a sufficent years of age to receive schooling, and that the money shall remain in the hands of my said executor hereafter mentioned untill they shall need it for to pay for their schooling and the said money shall only be taken out of his hands as it is needed to pay for their education, and for no other purpose, to them and their heir forever.
Item: I give to Thomas S. LUNN, the sum of three hundred dollars for the purpose of educating him when he comes to arive to the age sufficent to receive his education to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give unto Nicholas LUNN, Phebe LUNN, Polly LUNN and William LUNN, Susannah LUNN, John LUNN, Elizabeth LUNN the sum of six hundred dollars to be equally divided between them to them and to their heirs forever.
Item: I give unto aunt Esther LUNN fifty dollars to her and to her heirs forever.
Item: I give unto Polly SAUNDERSON the Wife of Thomas SAUNDERSON the sum of fifty dollars to her and to her heirs forever.
Item: I leave the remainder of my estate in the hands of my executor hereafter mentioned for the purpose of paying my just debts and if a balance should remain after my debts is paid give the said balance or sum to my executor hereafter mention, let the balance what it will to him and to his heirs forever. My reason for doing this is that he has always proved kind and obliging to me both in sickness and in health and I do this for the respect I bear unto him for the same, and if the said balance shall fall short of paying my debts It is my desire that the sum wanting should be reducted from the above gifts of Thomas S. LUNN and the gifts to my Sister Susannah POYNERs children equally alike. I do nominate, constitute make and appoint my friend Thomas SAUNDERSON my whole sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, disannulling all other will or wills heretofore by me made, and ratifying and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of January 1819.
/s/ T. SIMMONS seal
signed, sealed, published and declared by the testator to be his last will and testament in presence of us
John T. HAMPTON jurat
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
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