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John W
heatley
April 1771 - Nov. 24, 1771
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 64-65

In the name of God Amen. I John WHEATLEY, of the County of Currituck and the Province of North Carolina being in mind mind (sic) and memory Thanks be to Almighty God for it do therefore make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament in the manner and forme following viz.

First I recommend my soul to the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me and my body given to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a christain like manner by and at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and as for my temporal estate I dispose of as followeth ---

Iteam: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary GINKINS three pounds out of my estate to her and her heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath unto my Son Willoughby WHEATLEY the schooner that he is now possed with or as known by the name of the Flower to him and his heirs forever likewise the furnature that belongs to the sd schooner to him the said Willoughby and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas WHEATLEY the old Ceader schooner and the riging and all that belongs to her to him and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath unto my Son Robert WHEATLEY the land & plantation lying on Tulleys Creek to him and his heirs forever the said land containing one hundred acres known by the name of DANIELS.

Iteam: I give and bequeath unto my Son John WHEATLEY the land & plantation I now live on running from Bekleys Bridge to the Panter Branch to the Coul line after my Wifes Dinah WHEATLEY widowhood to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son William WHEATLEY the remainder part of the lands adjoining my plantation running from Panter Branch to Lees(?) Mill to him and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Letisha LEE Ten Pounds in the way of her use to her and her heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath unto my Son Willoughby WHEATLEY one hundred and twenty eight acres of land adjoining Joseph POYNER(?) to him and his heirs forever.

Iteam: I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Dinah WHEATLEY all the hole estate not before given away to her during her life and after her decease to be equally divided between my Sons John WHEATLEY, Robert WHEATLEY and William WHEATLEY and my Daughter Letisha LEE and my Daughter Sarah WHEATLEY in equel propotion as the heirs & heiress forever.

Iteam: And I do nominate and appoint my beloved Wife Dinah WHEATLEY and my Son Willoughby WHEATLEY to be the executors of this my Last Will and Testament in testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this [too dark to see] day of April 1771.
    /s/ John [his mark] WHEATLEY     and a seal

    Mary [her mark] JONES
    Thomas LEE
    Josiah SLACK


Recorded and examined the 24th of November 1771

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