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John Waterfield
July 15, 1873 - May 3, 1875

In the name of God Amen or be it remembered that I John  WATERFIELD of the county of Currituck and State of North Carolina, being sick and weak in body, but of a sound mind and perfect memory do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows.  First I give my soul to Almighty God who gave it and my body after death I leave to my relations and friends to bury in a decent and christian like manner.

Item:  I lend to my mother Lydia WATERFIELD all of my land during the term of her natural life, at her death I give and bequeath the aforesaid land to my two sisters Mary E. WATERFIELD and Georgianna R. WATERFIELD, equally between them and their heirs forever.

In witness whereof I the said John WATERFIELD do hereby revoke and declare to be utterly null & void all former wills by me at any time made.  Witness my hand and seal this the 15th day of July 1873.
    /s/ John [his x mark] WATERFIELD        Seal

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us, who have at his request subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
    Elias WILLIAMS
    Wm. A. COOPER

Currituck County}    In the Probate Court - May 3, 1875
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will & testament of John WATERFIELD is offered for Probate & the execution thereof proved by the oath & examination of  Elias WILLIAMS & (blank) and each for themselves say that he is a subscribing witness thereto and that the said John WATERFIELD in the presence of this deponent subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing which is now shown as aforesaid which is dated July 15, 1873.  And this deponent further saith that the said John WATERFIELD at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid declared the said paper writing to be his last will & testament and that they signed the same in his presence and at his request & that the said John WATERFIELD was at the time of so signing of sound disposing mind & memory & further these deponents saith not.
    Elias WILLIAMS

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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