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In the name of God Amen, I John STEWART of the County of Currituck and State of N. Carolina being very sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory Thanks be to Almighty God for the same knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following Viz.
Imprimes: I give and bequeath the land and plantation wheron I now live to the child my Wife is now big with (provided it should be a Son and live untill it arrives to the age of twenty one years) to him and his heirs forever, but proveded it should not be a Son my will is that the land should be equally diveded between my Daughter Sarah and the child my Wife is now big with to them and their heirs forever, provided the child my Wife is now big with should live to marry or be of lawfull age, otherwise to my Daughter Sarah wholy soly to hir and hir heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah my negroe boy Toney provided the child my Wife is now big with should be a Son and arrive to the age of twenty one years. But proveded it should be a Daughter and arrives to lawfull age then the said negroe boy Toney to be equally diveded between her and my Daughter Sarah to them and their heirs forever.
Item: I leave my beloved Wife Affiah STEWART the use of all my lands and plantation wheron I now live and my negroe boy Toney untill my child or children as above mentioned shall arrive to lawfull age or marries, Then to be delivered them or the survivor of them as above mentioned Also I leave my beloved Wife Affiah STEWART the use of all my goods and chattels rights and credits not yet given away after paying my just debts during her natural life or widowhood or untill my child or children shall arrive to lawfull age or marries, provided my Wife marries before they do, or arrives to lawfull age, then in that case and at her death to be equally diveded amongst my children but in case she marries as above said to be equally diveded between my said Wife and my children then alive when they come to lawfull. Also my will and desire is that my beloved Wife Affiah STEWART should [faded] support bring up and educate my children in the best manner she is capible off (sic) untill they do arrive to lawfull age or marries clear of any expence to them.
Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved Wife Affiah STEWART my Brother William SNOWDEN and my friend William FEREBEE my whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby disannulling and revoking all other will or wills by me made and confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of October Anno Dom. 1786.
/s/ John STEWART seal
signed pronounced and declared in presence of
Thomas FORBES jurat
Recorded and examined the 25th day of December Anno Dom. 1786
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