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Caleb White of Norfolk, Va.
Jan. 25, 1872 - Feb. 6, 1872

In the name of God - Amen.

I, Caleb WHITE of the City of Norfolk and State of Virginia do make publish and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following - that is to say:

Item 1 - I give and bequeath to my Son Benjamin Dey WHITE my farm on the Eastern Branch in Princess Anne County Virginia in what is Known as the "Newtown" neighborhood and adjoining the lands of O.F. BAXTER, CROFT [or Craft?] & others to have and to hold the same to him the said Benjamin and his heirs forever.

Item 2.  I give and bequeath to my Wife Alice H. a certain tract of land on Knotts Island North Carolina owned by me for and during the term of her natural life and at her death I give the same in equal portions to the three children of James WHITE to wit: James Edward, Angelina and Caleb WHITE, to them and their heirs in fee simple forever.

Item 3 -  I give to my Wife Alice all the rest and residue of my Estate of every Kind and description whatsoever - including money notes bonds and other rights of action to have and to hold the same absolutely.

I nominate constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Alice H. WHITE Executrix to this my last Will and Testament and request and direct that she may be allowed to qualify as such without giving security.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of January 1872.
    /s/ Caleb WHITE        Seal

In presence of
    William SELDEN
    Thos B. WARD

Virginia --- In the Corporation Court of the City of Norfolk the 6th day of February AD 1872
    The last Will and Testament of Caleb WHITE deceased was proved by the oaths of William SELDEN and Thomas B. WARD subscribing Witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded.  And on the motion of Alice H. WHITE Executrix named in the said Will who made oath thereto and entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of Five Thousand Dollars ($5000xx) but without security the Will directing that none be required said bond being conditioned according to law, certificate is granted the said Alice H. WHITE for obtaining a probate of the said Will in due form.  And the said bond is ordered to be recorded.
Teste

    Thos W. PEIRCE Clerk

State of Virginia}    To wit:
City of Norfolk }
    I, Thos W. PEIRCE Clerk of the Corporation Court of the City of Norfolk in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true transcript from the records of the said Court.  In testimony whereof I hereto set my hand and annex the seal of the said Court this 20th day of April A.D. 1872
    Thos W. PEIRCE Clerk

      Virginia      }    To wit:
City of Norfolk}
    I, William H. BURROUGHS only Judge of the Corporation Court of the City of Norfolk in the State of Virginia do certify that Thos W. PEIRCE who hath given the preceding certificate is Clerk of the said Court and that his attestation is in due form.  Given under my hand this 20th day of April A.D. 1872.
    W.H. BURROUGHS

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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