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In the name of God Amen I Benjamin TAYLOR of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina being weak of body but of a sound mind and memory thanks be to the all mighty God for it I do pronounce and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as followeth---
Item: I lend unto my Beloved Wife Polly TAYLOR all my property that I am possesed with, within dores and without during her naturel life or widow hood and for her to sell my (torn) of my property as she think proper to pay my lawful debts
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas TAYLOR after the death or marriage of my beloved Wife one half of my land which is to be on the north side beginning at the bay runing a direct corse threw the said track of land and one negro boy named Jacob after the death or marrage of my beloved Wife to him and his heirs forever _________________the remaining part of my property to be equally divided between all the rest of my children after the death or marrage of my beloved Wife Polly TAYLOR except my Son Thomas TAYLOR to them and thur heirs forever.
I all so constitute and ordain my beloved Wife Polly TAYLOR my whole and sole executor.
I all so pronounce and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament this 13 day of October 1810 in witness where of I set my hand and seal.
/s/ Benjamin [His x mark] TAYLOR seal
Samuel PHILLIPS jurat
Samuel TAYLOR jurat
On mature consideration its my will and pleasure that if my Wife Polly should chuse to marry its my will that the childs part of the moveable and right of dower in my lands to be laid of north and south so as to enclude the house I pronounce and declare this codicle to be a part of my Last Will and Testament in witness were of I have here unto set my hand and seal the 14 day October 1810.
/s/ Benjamin [His x mark] TAYLOR
Saml SALYEAR test. Jurat
[Note: There is no probate date or clerk's name given in this will. Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes. In court minutes, testator is called "Benjamin Taylor (Shell Banks)"].
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