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In the name of God Amen, I Josiah SIMPSON of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being weak in body but of sound disposing mind and memory, Thanks be to God for the same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do make and ordain this instrument of writing to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
First I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to be buried by my executors hereafter named and as for my worldly estate it hath been please God to bless me with I dispose of in the following manner.
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Josiah SIMPSON that land and plantation that I first bought of John GRANT containing of seventy four acres of land more or less, also one negro girl by the name of Isbiel, also four head of cattle also two feather beds and furniture also one mare and colt to him and his heirs for ever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son William SIMPSON seventy five acres of land more or less the last piece I bought of John GRANT, also one negro boy by the name of Luvis, also four head of cattle, also two feather beds and furniture, also one horse by the name of Brandy to him and his heirs forever.
And my will and desire is that my negro woman Sarah and her two youngest children should be sold to pay my debts and all my estate that is not given away shall be equally divided between my two Sons Josiah and William SIMPSON to them and their heirs forever.
And my will and desire is that my executors have full power to advertise and sell my estate before they are qualifyed and I do nominate and appoint Nathan and Spence HALL executors to this my Last Will and Testament in witness to the above have hereunto set my hand this 9th day of March 1801.
/s/ Josiah [his mark] SIMPSON seal
signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
Polly [her mark] ETHERIDGE
Sally [her mark] ETHERIDGE jurat
Recorded and examined this 14th day June 1801
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