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In the name of God Amen, I Willis WALKER of Currituck County being in reasonable good health and of perfect mind and memory Thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind it is ordained for man once to die. Do make and ordain this insturment of writing to be my Last Will and Testament Viz.
I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it hopeing through the merrits of a blessed saviour to receive full and free pardon for all my sins and calling to mind what it hath been pleased God to bestow upon me in this worldly goods I give in manner and form following.
Item I give and bequeath to my Son Hezekiah WALKER the land and plantation as come by my Wife Elizabeth after her decease or widdowhood unto him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary DOUGLAS one bed and bedstead, two hogs, some pewter, one iron pott and sundry other things which she hath now in possession to her and her heirs forever.
Item I also leave the whole of my other estate within doors and without to my Wife Elizabeth WALKER during her life widdowhood and if she should marry then and in that case I give the same unto my four last children to wit. Mary, Noe, Griffen and Anne WALKER to be equally divided amongst them and as for my Daughter Anne that married John DOWDAY and is now dead I have given her already her part and raised her child ever since it was borned and is now seven years old or thereabouts clear and free of any charge against his Father or any other person or persons whatsoever.
I do constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Elizabeth WALKER and Son William WALKER my whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament this first day of August 1795.
/s/ Willis WALKER seal
signed sealed published pronounced and declared in the presence of us
Josiah NICHOLSON jurat
Charlotte [her mark] WILLIAMSON
Recorded and examined this 14th day of June 1801
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