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William Tatum
Mar. 1, 1817 - May Term 1817
Currituck Co.
, NC Will Bk. 3; pgs. 93-94

The Last Will and Testament of William TATUM deceased exhibited and proved at May term 18l7.

 

   In the name of God, Amen

I William TATUM of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being in health of body and sound mind and memory at this period, calling to mind the mortality of this life, and knowing it is once appointed for all men to die, Do make and publish this instrument of writing to be and contain my Last Will and Testament (disowning all other will or wills) in manner and form as follows. Viz:

 

Item: I lend unto my loving Wife Winney TATUM the land and plantation whereon I now live, and one half of the marsh, that I bought of James WHITE to her widowhood or natural life, and after her marriage or death, then I give the same to my Son Peter Lugg TATUM, to him and his heirs forever, and likewise, I give unto my Son Peter Lugg TATUM one negro man by the name of Frank, to him and his heirs forever; also I give unto my Son Peter Lugg TATUM one feather bed and bed stead and furniture, first choice, to him and his heirs forever; and I give to my Son Peter Lugg TATUM one desk and book case, and one walnut table, likewise, I give him my watch and wearing appearel to him and his heirs forever; and one chest that was called my chest, to him and his heirs forever.

 

Item: I give unto my Wife Winney TATUM all the corn and pork is in the house when I die, and likewise all the corn and wheat, that is growing on the land at the time of my death, and all the fowls that is on the land at the same time, and one loom and furniture, and two pots the first choice, and two tubs and two pails and one table the first choice and the bowfat furniture and with the knives and forks to she and her heirs forever. Likewise I lend unto my loving Wife Winney TATUM one horse the first choice, and the riding chair and harness and one cow and calf the first choice one feather bed and bedstead and furniture the second choice, and two ews and lambs the first choice, and eight head of hogs the first choice and bofat the first choice and horse cart and two plows the first choice, and two axes the first choice and two pot trannels and six chairs the first choice, and one linen wheel first choice, and one chest commonly goes by the name of her chest and all the spun cloth and spuure? Truck and all the flaxe that is growing on the land at the time of my death, and may it be known that the things I have lent unto my Wife Winney TATUM what is of these above things is in the hands of my Wife at her marriage or death, if any be found at that time, I give them unto my Son Peter LuggTATUM, to him and his heirs forever.

 

Item: It is my desire that my Wife WinneyTATUM shall have the use or have those things I have left to my Son Peter Lugg TATUM, during her widowhood or marriage, so she keeps the said Peter Lugg TATUM from all expence or at the discretion of my Executors.

 

Item: I lend the negro girl by the name of Sarah to my Wife Winny TATUM during of her widowhood or natural life at her death or marriage I give the said negro girl to Annis BRUMSEY and Elizabeth WHITE and her increase to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever. And one negro boy by the name of Dick, to be equally divided between them and their heirs forever.

 

Item: I give unto Holowell TATUM my Son, One half of the marsh I bought of James WHITE SR., to him and his heirs forever.

 

Item: I give unto my Son Nathan TATUM one cow and calf and ewe and lamb to him and his heirs forever.

 

Item: I give unto my Son Holowell TATUM one cow and calf and one ewe and lamb to him and his heirs forever and may it be known I have given them these things in addition to what I have formerly given them, that they may not say I have cut them off with nothing.

 

Item: I leave all my property in doors and out doors, that I have not all ready given away, to be sold and out of the money the property sells for, I give the sum of Twenty dollars to William Tatum TILLETT, to him and his heirs and the remainder of the money arising from the sale to be equally divided between Annis BRUMSEY and Elizabeth WHITE, that is if there is any remaining after my debts is paid.  And may it be known I leave my sole and whole executors to this my Last Will and Testament my loving Wife Winny TATUM, Samuel THOMPSON and William WHITE, my whole sole executors to this my Last Will.  Given from under my hand and seal this First day of March 1817.

    /s/ William TATUM      seal

 

Signed, sealed in the presence of us

Witness:

    Jas. NICHOLSON jurat

    James WHITE

    William [his x mark] BELL

Recorded and examined the ___ day (Blank)

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