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In the name of God Amen. I William TWIFORD being sick and low in health, but in sound mind and memory, and considering it is appointed for all men to die, do make and appoint this my Last Will and Testament, and as touching my worldy property it is my will that all my just debts be paid first after my decease by executor, out of my estate.
Secondly, I give to my Son James TWIFORD my plantation and swamp that I own in Tyrrel County, also one yoke of oxen and one feather bed to him and his heirs forever.
Thirdly, I give to my Son Wallis TWIFORD my plantation and land on the North Banks, that I bought Joseph KING, also one yoke of oxen and one feather bed.
Fourthly, I give to my Son Truckson TWIFORD my plantation and land on the North Banks that I bought of Thomas BEST and one yoke of oxen and one feather bed, and I also give my negro fellow Jack to my two Sons Wallis and Truckson TWIFORD.
Fifthly. I give to my Daughter Claricy TWIFORD one feather bed and furniture and one linen wheel, and it is my will that if either of my three youngest children should die without heir, that what I have given to that should go to the other two.
Sixthly, I give to my Daughter Nancy TWIFORD, one feather bed and furniture and one linen wheel.
Seventhly, I give to my Grand Son Thomas TWIFORD one negro fellow named Soloman and if he should die under age, it is my will that my two Daughters Claricy and Nancy should have the said negro Soloman.
Eighthly. I give eight and a half acres of land that I bought of William TOMSON, to William COWELL and his heirs forever.
Ninthly, I give to Polly HARBERT one cow and calf.
Tenthly, I give to my beloved Wife Hannah TWIFORD the use of all the remainder part of my estate of every kind, during her life, and then to be divided equally amongst all my children. I appoint my Wife Hannah TWIFORD and Caleb TOLER executors to this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of June 1812.
/s/ William TWIFORD seal
Josiah PERRY jurat
John [His mark] Wilkinson
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
[Note: Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions].
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