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Lydia Waterfield
Sept. 17, 1855 -  May Term 1857
Currituck Co. Will Book 4 ; pg. 212
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The last will & testament of Lydia WATERFIELD Decd.

   In the name of God Amen, I Lydia WATERFIELD of the County of Currituck & State of North Carolina being of sound & disposing mind doth make this my last will an testament in manner and form as follows.

   Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary WATERFIELD all the land I own west of the public road that runs as far west as Samuel WATERFIELD SR. land that was given to him by his Father Michal WATERFIELD to a gum tree to her and her heirs forever.

   Item I give and bequeath to my son Johnson WATERFIELD a piece of land east of the public road whereon the house stands and to run easterly to a post & fence said land is bounded on the north by the land of Zachariah WATERFIELD. Also I give to my Son Johnson WATERFIELD all the land I own west of the public road that I have not given away to my daughter Mary WATERFIELD to him & heirs forever.

   Item I give & bequeath to my two sons Juhue WATERFIELD and Joseph WATERFIELD all the land I own east of the land that I have given to son Johnson WATERFIELD and for my son Joseph WATERFIELD to have the east part to them & their heirs forever.

  Item I leave the balance of my estate to be sold & to be equally divided between all my children.

   Item I leave my Son JOHNSON WATERFIELD executor to this my Last Will and Testament revoking all former will by me made. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & caused my seal to be fixed this 17th day of September 1855.

        /s/ Lydia [her x mark] WATERFIELD     seal

Signed sealed in the presence of us
    John B. JONES jurat
    Edmond GORDON jurat
    John J. WATERFIELD

Currituck County Court - May term 1857
   The foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Lydia WATERFIELD is exhibited for probate in open court by Johnson WATERFIELD the executor therein named, and the due execution thereof by the said Lydia WATERFIELD is proved by the oaths & examination of John B. JONES & Edmond GORDON two of the subscribing witnesses thereto. It is therefore considered by the court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said Lydia WATERFIELD and the same is ordered to be recorded & filed & thereupon.

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