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Lydia Waterfield
May 7, 1854 - May Term 1854

In the name of God Amen.  I Lydia WATERFIELD being Sick in body but of Sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament in the manner following, that is to say.

First I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Elizabeth WATERFIELD One chest to my sons Caleb James and William one Trunk each.  I also give to my son William one Gun.  The balance of my perishable property I wish to be sold and all my just debts to be paid and I hereby appoint my Brother James WATERFIELD JR. Executor to this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 7th day of May Anno Domini 1854.
        /s/ Lydia [her / mark] WATERFIELD

Teste
    Alex SMITH  Jurat
    John J. WATERFIELD  Jurat

Currituck County Court    May Term 1854
    The within paper writing purporting to be the last will & Testament of Lydia WATERFIELD Decd was exhibited for probate in open Court by James WATERFIELD JUNr the executor therein named & the due execution thereof by the Said Lydia WATERFIELD is proved by the oaths of  Alex SMITH & John J. WATERFIELD the subscribing witnesses thereto.  It is therefore considered by the court that the said paper writing & every part thereof is the last will & testament of the said Lydia WATERFIELD & the same is ordered to be recorded & filed & at the Same time the said James WATERFIELD executor as aforesaid, duly qualified as such and by taking the oath required by Law.
    Attest J.W. BAXTER CCC

[On the back is written: The Last Will & Testament of Lydia WATERFIELD; May Term 1854; Recorded in Book No 4 Page 184 & 5]

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

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