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In the name of God, Amen. I Sarah SMITH of Corrotuck Prect. Widow, Being aged, but of a sound and perfect Disposing mind and memory, praised be God, Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say)
First That all my Just Debts and funeral Charges be Contented and paid.
[Item] I Give and Bequeath unto my Grand children that Legally represents my son Edward TAYLOR Deceased that will be found alive at my Decease the sum of twenty Shillings Each (that is to say) twenty apeice.
Item. I Give and Bequeath unto all my Grand Children that Legally represents my Daughter Sophia NICOLSON Deceased that will be found alive at my decease the sum of tenn Shillings Each (that is to say) tenn apeice.
And Lastly all the rest and residue of my estate Both reall and personall I Give Dispose and [torn] ___eath unto my [torn] ______ _____ ______ son Thomas [torn] ______ the same [torn] nature kind or Quality [torn]ever Being but as a reward [torn] gratuity for his Loving and Dutifull Care he hath taken of me these six years Last past and for the Quieting of the minds of all my Grand Children that Legally represent my son Edward TAYLOR and my Daughter Sophia NICOLSON. It is my will and Desire that this my Last will and Testment Be taken and Esteemed as the same is particularly and simply written and expressed, and I do hereby Dis[torn] and make Void all other and former wills by me [torn] and Executed appointing my Loving son Thomas TAYLOR my whole and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament as Witness my hand and seal this 22d Day of February anno 1721/2.
/Signum/ Sarah [x] SMITH
Signed Sealed & D.D. in the presence of
Ann (the mark of) PEACOCK
The Last will & Testament of Sarah SMITH was produced In Court by Mr. Thos. TAYLOR Esqr. Exr. Therein named and was proved by the Oaths of Mr. Andrew PEACOCK & Cornelius JONES and Ordered to be Sent to the Secretaries Office to be recorded the said Exor. having made Oath to pay of the Legatees According to the tenner of the will and Giving Security for the same.
Vera Copias Test John MARTYN C.Court
Sarah SMITHs Will
Lres. Grantd. Octo 28th 1725
[Clerk's name illegible]
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