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John West
Nov. 13, 1837 - Aug. Term 1840
Currituck Co. Will Book 4; pg. 75-76
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The Last Will and Testament of John WEST deceased was exhibited in open court at August Term 1840 and proved by the oath of John R. BRIGHT one of the subscribing evidences there to in due form of Law and ordered Recorded.

   In the name of God amen I John WEST being sick and weak in body but strong and reasonably and perfect in mind and memory thanks to my God for the same now think this a proper time to make my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows.

   First Item I give my soul to God who gave it..

   2 do [Item]  I will that my just debts be paid by my executor or executrix first out of my estate.

   3  I give and bequeath unto my wife Sarah Emiline WEST all of my property real and personal, and mixed under the following provision, that is should I have or leave no heir lawfully begotten of my body to her and heirs for ever.

   4  But should I have a lawful heir as before expressed I will that both my wife and it should in that case under the law as in such cases made and provided for widows and orphans & may be or are. I also nominate and appoint Brother in Law William W. IVES my whole and sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament. Revoking all others by me before made given under my hand and seal this 13th of November 1837.

    /s/ John [his x mark] WEST seal

John R. BRIGHT    jurat
Mary Ann IVES

Recorded and examined this the 8th of September 1840

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