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Samuel Whitehurst, Sr.

Sept. 30, 1814 - Nov. 28, 1814
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, pp. 41-42

In the name of God, Amen. I Samuel WHITEHURST SEN. of the County of Currituck in the State of North Carolina, being sick in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, blessed be God for it, do this thirtieth day of Sept., in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament, in the following manner Viz.

First. I give and bequeath to my Son Gideon WHITEHURST and my Son Samuel WHITEHURST my plantation and tract of land lying on Indian Ridge whereon my Father formerly lived to be equally divided between them to them and their heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Gideon WHITEHURST, one negro man named Jack, and one red heifer, and one white heifer to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Samuel WHITEHURST one negro boy named March, and one cow and calf and one yoke of oxen and one gang of hogs fed on John SEARS land.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Enoch WHITEHURST, and my Son Peter WHITEHURST, the land and plantation whereon I now live, to be equally divided between them, to them and their heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Enoch WHITEHURST, one negro boy named Jobe and one gang of hogs fed over the run and one cow and calf and my stud horse and one yoke of oxen.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Peter WHITEHURST one young mare of the Jabird breed and one cow and calf, and one chest that belonged to his Mother.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son James WHITEHURST all the land and plantation that I bought of Caleb PARR lying in west swamp and one negro named London and the one eyed mare, and half the gang of guinea hogs, and one desk that belonged to his Mother.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sally WHITEHURST one negro girl named Sarah, and one young mare, and one cow and calf, and one feather bed and furniture, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Son James WHITEHURST, one cow and calf, to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Son John SEARS, one cow and calf, to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Polly SEARS one cow and calf to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Son Enoch WHITEHURST, and my Son Peter WHITEHURST, my wood land joining Solo. JARVIS heirs, to be equally divided between them to them and their heirs forever.

Item. Lend to my Wife Frankey WHITEHURST, one negro boy named Will, during her widowhood.

Item. I give to my Wife Frankey WHITEHURST, one white heifer, with a black neck, and one feather bed and furniture, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Wife Frankey WHITEHURST and my Daughter Sally WHITEHURST, my riding chair and my chair horse buck, to them and their heirs forever.

My will is that the remaining part of my property, that is not already given away, after paying my debts, shall be equally divided between my Sons Enoch WHITEHURST and Samuel WHITEHURST and James WHITEHURST and Peter WHITEHURST and my Daughter Sally WHITEHURST to them and their heirs forever.

I nominate and appoint my Son Enoch WHITEHURST my executor to this my Last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Samuel WHITEHURST have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.
    /s/ Samuel [His x mark] WHITEHURST     seal

Signed, sealed, sealed (sic) and acknowledged in presence of us
    M. SIMMONS jurat
    Demsy GREGORY

Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)

A noncupative will of Samuel WHITEHURST, dec'd., made in his last sickness, in his own house as follows.

November the (blank or faded out) day of 1814.

Item. It is my will that my Wife Frances WHITEHURST, shall have half my gang of guinea hogs, to her and her heirs forever.

Item. It is my will that my Son Gidean WHITEHURST, and my Son Samuel WHITEHURST shall have my hand mill, that is on Indian Ridge at Gidean WHITEHURSTs, to them and their heirs forever.

Item. It is my will that my Son Enoch WHITEHURST and my Son Peter WHITEHURST shall have my hand mill, that is at home on East Ridge, to them and their heirs forever.

State of N. Carolina}    November term 1814
  Currituck County  }

The non cupative Will of Samuel WHITEHURST SEN. dec'd. was exhibited in open court, and proved by the oath of Michell SIMMONS in due form of law, sworn to on 30th Nov. 1814
    M. SIMMONS
    H. BAXTER
C.C.C.

[Note: Probate date is from Currituck County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions]

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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