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North Carolina } At an Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Session held at the
Currituck County} Courthouse in Currituck on the first Tuesday in December 1770
Present his Majesties Justices
The Last Will and Testament of Solomon SIMSON was then and there exhibited in open court proved by the oaths of John and William SIMPSON two of the subscribing witnesses and the executors duly qualified the will was ordered to be registered and here it follows accordingly In Hoc Verba.
In the name of God Amen, the twenty sixth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy. I Solomon SIMSON of North Carolina and County of Currituck Planter being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and sound memory Thanks be to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and the instability of all things have thought fit to make constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul to the hands of God that gave it nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at general resurrection at the day of judgement by the power of Almighty God and my body I recommend unto the earth to be buried in a christain like and decent manner at the descretion of my executors hereafter named and as to my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give and dispose of in manner and form following.
Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Milberry SIMPSON one young mare called Fly, two young cows one Heart and the other Lady , two young ewes.
Item: I give and bequeath to the baby my Wife now goes with child of the old Mare, two cows, the one called Speedwell and the other Nancy and two ewes.
And Lastly I give and bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved Wife my land with all my other estate as well as personal and real during her widowhood and after her death or marriage which ever shall happen to be equally divided my two children to them and their heirs for ever.
I likewise constitute and ordain my dear Wife executor and her Brother John BRIANT executor to this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly revoke and disannull all and every other former Wills and Testaments by me made and acknowledge that no other to be my Last Will and Testament, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
/s/ Solomon [His x mark] SIMSON and a seal
Signed sealed and published pronounced declared the Last Will and Testament of the said Solomon SIMPSON [rest of sentence not legible]
Caleb [his x mark] CAPPS
Recorded and examined
?? December 1770
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