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John Wheatley

Feb. 21, 1802 - May 25, 1803
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, p. 218

In the name of God Amen, I John WHEATLEY, being of sound mind and memory make this my Last Will and Testament in manner following hereby revoaking all former wills.

Imprimis I desire all my just debts to be paid.

I give and bequeath to my loveing Wife Polley and my Son Willoughby all my estate real and personal to be equally divided between them. When my Son shall attain the age of twenty one or my said Wife should marry again untill which time I give it to my said Wife the use of the whole property on condition she shall bring up my said Son supplying him with all proper necessaries which she would from her maternal love in any case naturally do.

I give my Wife Polley permission to get twelve hundred white oake hogshead staves for her own benefit excepting which I desire no more timber to be cutt down.

4thly and Lastly I appoint my dear Brother William WHEATLEY sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament and in witness thereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of February 1802.
    /s/ John [his mark] WHEATLEY     seal

signed sealed published and declared to be the testators last will and testament in presence of us
    John WALMSLEY
    Polley HALSTEAD
    Rich. GOODLIN
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Codicil:
I give and bequeath to Dinah JENKINS out of the estate above divised one cow and calf, one ewe and lamb, to be delivered her whenever the division between the two legatees shall take place.
     /s/ John [his mark] WHEATLEY     seal

Witness John WALMSLEY

Recorded and examined the 25th day of May 1803

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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