Return to Currituck Co.
Currituck County Wills
North Caralana in Corrituck Countey
In the name of God amain I Joshoua WAILLS being in parfait maind and mamarey decrath [decree?] aconsatont [constitute?] and apount [appoint] this tow be my laist will and Tastament maiking all other will void by me maed.
Itam I geve my soul tow God that geve it to me and my body tow the eirth as my frends and nibours thinks fit tow burey it.
Itam I geve and proquaif tow my son Joshoua WALLS This saitlamant of Laind whar I Lave now with all the craitours beloning tow me excap what is of thar owne mairk and the ould mair and hir incras after my Dacais I geve my son Josaph
Itam I Geva and proqarf my plantasonn one Arrimusat Tow my sones Thomas WAILLS and tow my son Josaph WAILLS for tow be Davaidait Eikwull batwaen tham with all the stook tow be Eikwley Davaidait be twen Thomas WAILLS and Josaph WAILLS After my Dacaise
Itim I ordour that my housall Goods shall be Eikwlley Davaidat be tawain my therre sons Joshowa WAILL and Thomas WALLS and Josaph WAILLS after my Dasaise
/s/ Joshou [his mark] WAILLS
Marry [his (sic) mark] ROOUSALL
Pattrick [his mark] GOODIN
Nevamber this 10 day 1744
North Carolina } At a Court Held for the County of Currituck the 2nd day of April 1745
Present the Majestys Justices
These may certify that Mary RUSSELL one of the Subscribing Evidences to the within will appeared in Open [Court] & made oath on the Holy Evanelists that she was present & saw Joshua WAILLS Sign Seal Publish & Declare the within to be & Contain his last will & Testament & that the said Joshua WAILLS was then & at that Time of Sound & Disposing Memory & that she also saw Thomas ROBB & Patrick GOODIN the other Subscribing Evidences sign their Names at the Same Time Then also appeared Joshua WAILLS Executor in Open Court & took the Executors Oath in Due form of Law.
Ordered that the Honble: Nathaniel RICE Esqr. Secretary of the said province have Notice thereof that Letters Testamentary may Issue thereon as the Law Directs.
Test Richd McCLURE Clk. Court
[The following appears to be in the same handwriting as that of Joshua's will]:
The Last Will and Tarstem-an of Joshow Waills
[The following would probably have been written by the clerk who issued the letters]:
Joshua Walls will
Letters issd. June the 11, 1745
This will was contributed by Faye McKee. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!
© 2002 Marty Holland