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In the Name of God Amen I William WHITE of North Carolina in Currituck County Being verry sick & weak in Body But of Perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be Given to Almighty God for it Therefore Make this my Last Will and testament That is to say Principally and First of all I Give and Recomend my soul into the Hands of God that made it and as for my Body I Recomend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and Decent Manner at the Discression of my Extx. Hearafter Named Nothing Doubting But at the General Resurrection I shall Receive it again by the Mighty Power of God and as Touching such Worldly Estate where with it Hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Life I Give Revise & Dispose of the same in the Following Manner & Form &c.
Imprimas. I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved son Henry WHITE one Hundred acres of Land whereon he now lives Binding on Peter POYNERs Line & Henry SPRATLINs Line to Him & his Heirs for Ever.
Item. I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved sone Willoughby WHITE the Remander Part of my Land where I Now live after my Loving Wife Margeret WHITEs Deceas to him & His Heirs of his Body Lawfully Begotten for Ever and if he should Die without such Issue then to fall to my well Beloved sone Luke WHITE to Him & his Heirs for Ever it Being one Hundred & Thirteen Acres.
Item. I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved sone Luke WHITE my Negro Man called Sam after my well Beloved wife Margret WHITEs Deceas to him & his heirs for Ever and if he should Die with [out] Lawful Issue then to fall to my well Beloved sone Jamey WHITE to him & his Heirs for Ever.
Item. I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved son Jamey WHITE my Negro man Ishmal after my Beloved Father & Mothers Deceas to be Eaquilly Devided Between my son Jamey as afsd. & my Beloved sone William WHITE & if my Beloved sone Jamey Die without Lawful Issue then the whole to fall to my sone William as afsd. to him & his heirs for Ever.
Item. [A couple of lines are obscured here, apparently by a strip of tape across the page]...man called Ishmal after my Father & Mothers Deceas as afsd. according to the True Intent & Meaning of the foregoing Legacie Given to my Beloved son Luke [?-- may be "Jamey" with "Luke" written over it, or vice versa] WHITE as afsd. & if he should Die without Lawful Issue then the whole to fall to my son
LukJamie WHITE as aforementioned.
Item. I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Coartna WHITE the First child that my Negro woman called Jeruse Bairs that Lives to the age of one year & a Half old to her & her Heirs for Ever & if she should Die without Lawful Issue then to fall to my well Beloved Daughter Love WHITE to her & ye Heirs of her Body Lawfully Begotten for Ever.
Item. I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Daughter Love WHITE ye second child that my Negro woman called Jeruse Bairs that Lives to the age of one year & a half to her & her Heirs of her body Lawfully Begotten & if she should Die without such Issue then to fall to my Daughter Cortna to her & her heirs for Ever.
Item. I give & Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Meriam WHITE my Negro woman called Jeruse to her & her heirs of her Body Lawfully [torn]tten & if she should die without such Issue then to fall to my Two daughters vizt. Coartna & Love WHITE to be Eaquilly Devided to them & there Heirs for Ever after my Beloved wifes Deceas.
Item. I Give and Bequeath to my well Beloved Wife Margeret WHITE whome I Likewise constitute Make & ordain my onely & sole Exetx. of this my Last will & Testament the use of all my worldly Estate During her life & after her Deceas to be Eaquilly Devided a Mong all my Children as is hear to fore Named Constituting Makeing & ordaining my Beloved wife Margeret WHITE my sole Exetx. of this my Last will & testament Ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my Last will & testament utterly Disannulling Revokeing & Disalowing all & Every other former will or wills by me Named willed or Bequeathed in Testamony whereof I have hear unto set my hand & afixt my seal this tenth Day of March 1753.
/s/ William WHITE
signd seald & Delivered in the presents of
Currituck County} March County Court Anno. Dom. 1755
Present His Majesties Justices
These may Certifie that Samuel SIMMONS and Thomas MILLER appeared in open Court and made oath that they were present and saw William WHITE sign seal publish and declare the within writing to be and contain his last will and Testament and that the said William was then and at that time of sound & Disposing memory and that they saw George POWERS the other subscribing evidence sign his name thereto at the same time appeared Margaret WHITE executrix and took the executors oath in due form of law ordered that the Honble. James MURRAY Secretary have notice thereof and Letters Issue thereon as the law Directs.
Test William SHERGOLD
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