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In the name of God Amen. I Joshaua WHITE do constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testiment ---
I will that my Wife Lydia during life or widowhood to have and to hold the plantation or farm I now reside upon with two work horses, one cart the plows harrows belonging to the said farm, two feather beads and furniture , one negroe wench named Rose. I lend to my Wife during her widowhood or life, afterwards she and her increase to be divided between four of my little children namly Henery, Lydia, Prudance and Ann. I give to my Wife all my iron, work hose, axes, pot iron, also I give ten yous with lambs, two cows with their calves, two steers all my stock of hogs all my corn and meet that is laid in my house for provision, two linen wheels, one wollen one, one loom and all her nackling. I give to my Daughter Amey one little negrow girl named Oday, one feather bead and furniture, one wollen wheel, and one linnen wheel.
I give unto my Son Joshua the plantation I now live on to him and his lawfull heirs, if he should die without lawfull heir to return to my Son Henery.
I give to my Son Patrick one piece of land lying on Marramacket on the lake, also the stock that is with it to him and his lawfully begotten heirs and in case he should die without lawfull heir to return to my Son Henery.
I give to my Son Henery, Keder OLDS Bond with all the intriest and dew on it, All the remainder of my sheep, and cattle I give to be equally divided among my children, and all the remainder part of my household furniture not above mentioned to be equally divided among my Wife and children.
I give unto my Wife one Old negrow man named Jack to dispose of as she shall think proper, as to the money in my house I order, to pay of my exspences and the remainder for the education of my children, I constitute and appoint my Wife Lydia and my Brother Henery WHITE to be executors to this my Last Will and Testament. Febuary 24 1777.
/s/ Joshua WHITE
Jamima [her mark] JONES
Recorded and examined this the 12th of June 1777 it is 1st year of our Independence
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