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In the name of God Amen, I Willoughby WHITE being of sound and disposing mind and memory blessed be God do make and ordain this instrument of wrighting to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
Item. I give and bequeath to Levin BALANCE the land and marsh called Crow Island with all the stock thereon and one piece of land and marsh on Mackies Island near Bellowses Bay to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Son William White TATOM the North part of the land and plantation whereon I now live and the North half of my apple orchard and one half of my Yewpon nursery bounded as follows beginning at a stone on the sound side a corner between the afsd. WHITE and the heirs of Daniel DUNTON decd. Thence eastwardly along the sound side to a chincopine post on the bank head, thence westerly to an oak a corner between the afsd. WHITE and the heirs of Moses CAPS decd thence Northerly and Easterly various courses of the said WHITE's line to the first station, containing sixty five acres more or less to him and his heirs forever and if he dies without heir lawfully begotten of his body to his Sister Harriet NICHOLSON and her heirs.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Mary DUNTON the remainder part of my land and plantation whereon I now live with south half of my apple orchard and one half of my Yeopon nursery to contain sixty five acres more or less to her and her heirs and if she dies without heir lawfully begotten of her body to go to her Sister Dizey DUNTON and her heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand Son Dennis TATOM forty acres of land and marsh and swamp joining Coinjock Bay and Nathan ROBERTSON's line with the building being part of the land and plantation formerly belonging to Adam ROBERTSON decd. To him and his heirs forever.
Item. The remainder of the land formerly belonging to Adam ROBERTSON decd. Joining John BRABBELL that I have not given to Dennis TATUM I leave to be sold by my Executors for six months credit and the money to be divided between Zilpah BERRY and Dizey DUNTON and their heirs
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Mary WHITE fifty silver dollars and one cart.
Item. I give and bequeath to my two Grand Sons Spence BALLANCE and Leven BALLANCE one piece of land on the head of Tulls Creek after the death of my Wife Mary WHITE to be equaley divided between them and their heirs.
Item. I give and bequeath to Edmund DOUGLASS Son of Dempsey DOUGLASS three acres of land on the west side of the rode that was GREGORY's land at Tulls Creek to him and his heirs forever.
Item. All the remainder of my property which is not already given away I leave to be equally divided into four parts one fourth part I give to the heirs of Daniel DUNTON decd. and their heirs, one fourth part I give to Leven BALANCE and his heirs, one fourth part I leave to my Wife Mary WHITE during her natural life and after her death to be divided between the heirs of Daniel DUNTON decd. Levin BALLANCE and heirs and Caleb TATOM and his heirs.
Lastly I hereby constitute ordain and appoint my trusty friends Thomas POYNER SEN., Caleb ETHERIDGE and Enoch BALL whole and sole exrs to this my Last Will and Testament as witness my hand and seal this 18th day of September 1824.
/s/ WILLBY WHITE seal
Signed sealed pronounced & declared in presents of
Hosea BALL jurat
Thomas BRUMSEY jurat
Recorded and examined July 7th 1825
S. HALL per J.G. HALL DClk
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