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Stephen W
eskitt
Aug. 10, 1807 - Dec. 9 1807
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, pp. 316-317

State of No. Carolina
Currituck County

To all whom these presents may concern I Stephen WESKITT of the County and State aforesaid being weak in body but in sound mind and memory hath thought fit to dispose of my worldley goods which it hath pleased Good (sic) to bless me with in manner and form following.

Item: I lend unto my Wife Chloe WESKITT whereon I now live seven years after my decease and give unto her one negro girl by the name of Phillis and one negro woman by the name of Amey to her and her heirs forever and one feather bed and furniture and one bay mare by the name of Jenny.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Stephen WESKITT two negro boys by the name of Reuben and Isaac to him and his heirs forever and one brass kittle also I give and bequeath unto him my Son Stephen WESKITT the plantation whereon I now live after my decease to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son William WESKITT one piece or tract of land adjoining my manner plantation on the west side of Roan Oak Island containing one hundred acres of more or less to him and his heirs forever. Also I give unto him two negro boys by the name of America and Acore(?) to him and his heirs forever and one feather bed and furniture

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Asa WESKITT two negro boys named Will and Primin(?) to him and his heirs forever and one feather bed and furniture also I give unto him one piece of land or parcel of land joining Barnabee ETHERIDGEs land to him and his heirs forever and one feather bed and furniture the land to contain seventy acres more or less

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Bethany WESKITT one half of Little Collington Island and one half of the stock thereon and one negro girl named Hannah and one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth WESKITT one half of Little Collington Island and one half of the stock thereon and one negro woman by the name of Charity and one negro boy child Job only it is my will and desire that all the increase that springs from the negro Charity hereafter shall be equally divided betwext my two Daughters Elizabeth and Bethany to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my two Grand Sons Zachariah GIBBS and Stephen GIBBS one piece of land lying on the west side of Roan Oak Island containing fifty acres more or less to them and their heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Winiford ETHERIDGE one negro boy Jack to her and her heirs forever.

Item: It is my will and desire that all my stock on Roan Oak Island shall be equally divided betwixt all my children and Wife Chloe WESKITT also it is my will and desire that my Schooner and all my property that I have not already given away shall be sold and after my just debts is paid the remainder of the money shall be equally divided betwixt all my children and Wife Chloe WESKITT and I appoint and ordain my Son in Law Barnabee ETHERIDGE and my Wife Chloe WESKITT executors to this my Last Will and Testament revoaking all others heretofore made by we in Witness whereunto I have set my hand and fixt my seal the 10th day of August 1807.
    /s/ Stephen [His x mark] WESKITT     seal

Signed Sealed and delivered In presence of us
    Benj. DOUGH jurat
    Jacob BESELEY

Recorded and examined the 9th day of December Anno Dom 1807

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