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In the name of God Amen, I John THOMSON of Currituck County being in a ____ state of health but of perfect memory, Thanks be to Almighty God for the same, do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God hoping through the merits and death and passion of my Saveour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life--- and as touching and disposing of such temporal estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me, I give and dispose of in the following manner First my will and desire is that all my just debts be paid and discharged.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son John THOMSON the one half of my tract and plantation it being the north and eastered end of said land and plantation where I now live on to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son William THOMSON the other half of my land and plantation wheron I now live it being the south and west end of said plantation to him and his heirs forever.
Item: My will and desire is that my beloved Wife have the use of all my perishable estate and land, my Son John not to be disturbed wheron he now lives for her natural life or widowhood but not to make waste of any of the said estate willingly. If my executors hereafter mentioned should see or discover that my Wife Mary THOMSON should be making sale of any of my estate to imbassale it or to keep the same from any of my children at her death or marriage then for my executors to take the estate in their hands and bestow it in the manner and form following which is my will---
that at my wifes marriage or death that my perishable estate be equally divided between Elisabeth THOMSON, Mary THOMSON, Meriam THOMSON, Anne THOMSON, Martha THOMSON, Lovey THOMSON, Uphan THOMSON, Lydia THOMSON my children to them and their heirs forever.
I leave my son John THOMSON my whole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament---Sunday morning 22 September 1782.
/s/ John [his mark] THOMSON seal
signed sealed pronounced published and declared in the presence of
Recorded and examined this 17th day of March Anno Dom. 1783
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