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Currituck County Wills
April 30, 1843 - May Term 1843
Currituck Co. Will Book 4, pg. 96
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The Last Will and Testament of John WHEATLY was exhibited in open court at May term 1843 and the execution of the same proved by the oaths of Thomas L. SANDERSON and William COX subscribing evedences there to in due form and Wilson CORPREW executor there to qualified in due form ordered recorded.
In the name of God Amen. I John WHEATLEY of the County of Currituck and State of North Carolina do make this my last will and Testament in form as follows.
Item I give unto my worthy friend Wilson CORPREW all my negroes and land to him and his heirs for ever.
Item 2 my wish and desire that my negroes remain upon the land until my crop is made and to be sold with the residue of my property not given away and the proceeds of the sale to be equally divided between my negroes. I leave my friend Wilson CORPREW my whole and sole executor binding him to pay all my debts which I may owe or to the amount of such debts to the value of the property given to him hereby revoking all other former will or wills here to fore made by me as witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this the 30 day of April 1843.
/s/ John [his x mark] WHEATLEY seal
Signed sealed published and declared this my last will & Testament
Thomas L. SANDERSON jurat
William C. COX jurat
Recorded and examined this 8 day of June 1843.
B. T. SIMMONS, CCC
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