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In the name of God Amen, the eighteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred. I Henery WHITE SEN. of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck County, being well and in good heath Thanks be to God for the same and knowing the nature of this life, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in form as follows, that is to say, I recommend my soul to the Almighty God that gave it hopeing to receive pardon for all my sins and my body to be burried as my friends shall think proper, and worldly goods I give in manner and form as follows.
Item I lend unto my beloved Wife Mary my plantation and tract of land during her widowhood and after to be divided between my two Sons Henery and Hillary begining at a p__________ of marked trees on the south side of my plantation, opposite a cross fince and runing north to a gum marked tree thence to a pine marked on the south side of the east ditch thence as the ditch leads westwardly and my plantation I give to my Son Henery that part to the northward, of the ditch and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever, the other part I give to my Son Hillary and the heirs of his body lawfully forever and I give my wood land and marshes to my two Sons Henery and Hillary equal priviledge alike to them and their heirs forever lawfully begotten of their body and if either of my two Sons Henery or Hillary should die without lawful heir of their body for their part of the land to return to the other.
Item I lend unto my Wife Mary WHITE one negro man named Peter during her widowhood and after to be equally divided between my two Daughters Julia and Sarah.
Item I give unto my Wife Mary my riding chair and two head of horses and one mare and all my plantation utensils and her first choice of two feather beds and furniture and her first choice of two cows and calves with my steers and cart all the remainder of my stock of cattle to be equally divided between my six children Julia, Sarah, Amey, Lydia, Henery and Hillary.
Item I give unto my Son Henery one negro boy named Jack.
Item I give to my Son Hillary one negro boy named Isaac and if either of my two Sons Henery or Hillary should die without lawful heir of their body for their negro to return to the other.
Item I give a negro named Dick and a negro named woman Nance with all her increase to be equally divided between my two Daughters Julia and Sarah.
Item I give unto my Daughter Amey one negro boy named Will and if she should die without lawful heir to return to my Son Henery.
Item I give unto my Daughter Lydia one negro boy named David and if she should die without lawful heir of her body to return to my Son Hillary.
Item I give to my Daughter Julia one feather bed
Item I give to my Daughter Sarah one feather bed
Item I give to my Daughter Amey one feather bed
Item I give to my Daughter Lydia one feather bed
Item I give to my Wife Mary WHITE all my stock of hoggs and sheep and three pots and two trammils.
Item I give to my Wife Mary all my household furniture during her widowhood and no longer then to be equally divided between my six children.
Item I leave my money and bond to pay my debts and vessel to be sold and if not not money and bonds enough to pay my debts to take the money that the vessel sells for and pay the ballance and whats left to be equally divided between my Wife and six children.
Item my will and desire is that Hillary WHITE my Son should have the benefit of my east ditch to turn the water off his land as well as Henery WHITE my Son.
I constitute Malachi JONES and my beloved Wife Mary WHITE my whole and sole executor and executrix of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereunto I have set my hand and seal. This the 18th May 1800.
/s/ Henery WHITE seal
Thomas HARVEY jurat
Isabella HARVEY jurat
Recorded and examined the 22 day of December Anno Dom 1803
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