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Malachi Waterfield
Dec. 22, 1870 - June 1, 1871
Currituck Co. Will Book 5; pg. 13-14
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In the name of God: Amen.

   I Malachi WATERFIELD being sick in body but of sound mind and perfect memory do make and publish this my  in manner following that is to say:

   First I give and bequeath to my son Nolly WATERFIELD one half of my home land on the east side being the farm on which I now reside.

  Item 2nd I give to my daughter Lydia Ann JONES one half of the above mentioned land being the west side.

  Item 3rd I give to my son Reuben WATERFIELD the land on which he now resides together with all the marsh and knolls belonging or attached thereto.

   Item 4th I give to my son Malachi J. WATERFIELD the land on which he now resides together with all the knolls and marsh thereunto attached.

   Item 5th I give to my son Nolly WATERFIELD a part of the land which I purchased from Hardy W. BEASLEY that is to say all that part north of the path leading up from the publick road including the building on said land.

   Item 6th I give to my son Malachi J. WATERFIELD a part of the said BEASLEY land that is to say that part south of the path leading up from the public road.

   To my daughter Sally FLANAGAN (in case she outlives her present Husband Wallis FLANAGAN) I bind my estate to pay her the sum of Two hundred dollars.

   I lend all the land which I have named to my beloved wife Lydia during her natural life.

   I give to my son Nolly one mare.

   All the balance of my personal property I lend to my wife Lydia WATERFIELD during her life time and I appoint Cornelius JONES as executor to this my last Will and Testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused my seal to be affixed this 22nd day of December A.D. 1870.

    /s/ Malachi [his x mark] WATERFIELD     seal

Signed & acknowledged in the presence of us
    Alex SMITH
    Joel J. WICKER

State of North Carolina
   Currituck County
   A paper writing purporting to be the last Will & Testament of Malachi WATERFIELD dec’d is exhibited for probate in the Probate Court of said County by Cornelius JONES the executor named therein and the due execution thereof by the said Malachi WATERFIELD is proved by the examination and oaths of Alex SMITH & Joel J. WICKER subscribing witnesses thereto it is therefore adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the  of the said MALACHI WATERFIELD and the same is ordered to be recorded and filed and thereupon the said Cornelius JONES executor aforesaid duly qualified as such by taking the oath required by law.

Recorded 1st day of June 1871
    /s/ A.O. DEY, P.J.

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse.  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!




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