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At an inferior Court of Pleas and Quarterly Session (worn) at the Courthouse in and for the County of Currituck on the first Tuesday in July Anno Dom. 1765
The Last Will and Testament of William WHITE late of the said County, Planter, having been then and there in open Court duly proved was ordered to be registered Viz. whereupon it follows In Hoc Verba Viz.
In the name of God Amen, This fourteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand even hundred and sixty five, I William WHITE, of _____________ and the Province of North Carolina, Planter, being very sick and __________ body but of perfect mind and sound memory Thanks be to God for the same _________ to mind the mortality of my body and the uncertainity of this transitory life ______ that it is appointed appointed for all men once to die, do make constitute and __________ my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following ---- that is to say, first and principally I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it _______ my body I recommend it to the earth to be buried in a christian like and decent manner at the descretion of my executors hereafter mentioned, nothing doubting but the mighty power of God I shall receive the same again at the general resurrection and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and bequeath in manner following ---
I give to my three Daughters Anne WHITE, Abia WHITE, and Lydia WHITE priviledge of my crik and half of my orchard for two years from the date of my last will.
I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth WILLIAMS now Wife of Jacob WILLIAMS the north side of my land and plantation on which I now _________ to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever, beginning at a parsimmon tree at the old Buck Skin at the water side running _____ through the plantation to the Walnut tree by the groves bordering on the said tree westward according to the old courses __________ at a course of marked trees to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever.
I give to my Daughter Elizabeth WILLIAMS my negroe man called Tom ________ her natural life after he hath compleated his years service ______ family If the sd. negroe fellow should outlive my said Daughter that then my will is that he maybe sold and the moneyes to be divided equally among my other five Daughters, I also give to my Daughter Elizabeth WILLIAMS ______ oval table one large trunk in her possession and also the cattle _________ hers in her possession also.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Ann WHITE the south side of my land and plantation bounded by the aforesd. line that is to say beginning of the north side running course aforesd. and stopping at the course of marked trees aforesd. to her and her heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever, Also I give to my Daughter Anne WHITE one trunk, with all the cattle called hers with the sorriest Bed and such things as belong to it.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Abia WHITE the southermost part of my new pattented land beginning at the course of marked trees before ________________ to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever. [next sentence of bottom of page worn off but will put in what can be read] ...give to her one bed and such furniture as belongs to it _________________________
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Lydia WHITE the northernmost part new pattented land and part of the old land beginning at the sd. course of marked trees as before mentioned to her and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever but if my Daughter Lydia WHITE should die without lawfull issue then I give the said land to my Daughter Anne WHITE, I also give to my Daughter Lydia WHITE all the cattle called hers with their increase and all my and their increase with the newest bed and best furniture in the house with a small trunk and thirty dollars.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Abia WHITE the one half part of my c___? also my horse and saddle after one years service in the family.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anne WHITE the other half part of my ca___? also a chest of drawers
Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anne WHITE, Abia WHITE, and Lydia WHITE all my pewter and pot iron with all my hogs.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Cousen Malachi DUDLEY my gun and sword.
Item: I give and bequeath to my Grandson William White WILLIAMS ten dollars in the hand of Mr. John ACKISS for which I have his note of hand.
I also ____________ all my crop and cropping with all the rest of my estate with money _________ to be equally divided amongst my five younges Daughters.
And Lastly I nominate and appoint my Son in Law Jacob WILLIAMS and my Daughter Anne WHITE executor and executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull all former will testaments before this time named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereby set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
/s/ William WHITE
signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said William WHITE as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers Viz.
William [the mark of] SIMPSON
Recorded and examined the 30th day of July 1765
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