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In the name of God Amen, I Caleb WHITE of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck being of perfect memory, and calling to mind that its once appointed for all men to die first I recomend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the dust from whence it came to be buried in a christain manner at the descretion of my executors, as to the worldly goods that its been pleased God to bless me with , I devise as follows Viz.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Amey WHITE the legacy with every particular there to pertaining that was left her by her first husband to her and her heirs lawfully begotten of her body forever. Also I lend the use of one negroe boy Robin to her during her life or widowhood and in case of my having an heir born to return to that, also one third of schooner Resolution during her widowhood and then to return to my lawfull heir. also after my Mothers death I lend the use of all my cased houses and tenements to her during her widowhood and then to return to my heir, but provided I shoald never have an heir, I give and bequeath all the above mentioned lands to Caleb White DUDLEY to him and his heirs forever. Also one bed and furniture. also I give my Wife one half of all my stock in trade after my just debts is paid. Also I give and bequeath unto my Wife one negro girl Geminea to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Mother Dorcas JASPER one third part of the schooner Resolution with one half of all my stock in trade after my just debts is paid. Also I lend the use of negro Peggey to her during her widowhood and then to return to my lawfull heir, and after the death of my Wife provided I have no child to return to Lydia DUDLEY. Also I lend my Mother the use of negro America and after her death to return to my heir.
Item: After the estate of Col. LAMB is settled its my will if it don't take the Nancey and Bets that after three years Nancey should be given to William LAMB and negro Betts to Lovey LAMB by my executors.
Also my will that after negro Jack pays one hundred pounds to my executors he may have his freedom and that money to my heir and if in case I have none to be divided between my Wife and Mother.
Also I wish my Brother Samuel JASPER to run the schooner or act as he may think proper upon his paying two thirds of the profits or sales to my Wife and Mother. Also I wish him to direct two thirds of my swamp in Moyock as to work it or make any profits that he may think proper.
Lastly I wish my Wife and Samuel JASPER who I leave my whole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament to act according to my will and desire utterly disannuling all others in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.
/s/ Caleb WHITE seal
In presence of
Amey WHITE jurat
Lovey LAMB jurat
Samuel JASPER jurat
Recorded and exam. the 20th day of July Anno Dom 1788
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