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In the name of God Amen and knowing that it appoynted for all men ones to dy do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form as follows and first of all I leve the youse of all my land to my well beloved Wife Mary WHETELY and after hir decease I give the land I bought of Tho. FEREBE to my Brother Robert [smudged] WHETELEYs Son William WHETELEY to him and his heirs for ever.
I all so give unto my Sisters Son William ETHERIDGE the land and plantation wher I now live after my Wifes decese to him and his heirs for ever.
I all so leve my negrow woman Lid and hur smallest child and my negro man Max and my small horse and a barril of brandy to be sold to pay my debts.
I all so leve the youse of all the rest of my negrows to my Wife during hur natural life or widowhood
I all so give my negro man Miller to my Sisters Son Wm. ETHERIDGE after my Wifes dec. to him and his heirs for ever.
I all so leve all the rest of my movbel property to my Wife all within dors and with out dureing hur widowhood and after that to be sold and the money to be equeally divided between my Brothers and Sister children.
I all so appoynt my Brother in Law Josiah ETHERIDGE my ext. to this my Last Will and Testament given under my hand and seal this the 12 day of November 1810.
/s/ William [His x mark] WHETELEY seal
D. FANSHER jurat
Willoby [His x mark] WHETELEY jurat
[Note: There is no probate date or clerk's name given in this will. Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions minutes. In court minutes, testator's surname is spelled "WHEATLEY" and witness's name is "Davis FANCHER."]
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