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Gideon Whithurst

Oct. 9, 1780 - March 20, 1790
Currituck Co. Will Book 1, p. 246

In the name of God Amen, I Gideon WHITHURST of the County of Currituck being in good health and of sound and perfect memory, and calling to mind this transitory life and knowing it is appointed for all men once to dye, I commend my soul after death to Almighty God who gave it me and my body to be buried to the descretion of my executors and my worldly estate where with it has pleased Almighty God to bestow on me, I give and bequeath it manner and form as follows and so forth---

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Pashea LEGGET one ewe to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Monaca GREGORY one ewe to her and her heirs forever

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary GREGORY one ewe to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Samuel WHITHURST my dwelling plantation I now live on with all the land there to belonging and all land and lands I now own with one ewe to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Rachel WHITHURST one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Lydia WHITHURST one ewe to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Aby WHITHURST one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever

I leave the remainder of my estate within and without doors after all my just debts and demands are paid to my Wife Elizabeth WHITHURST during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided among three persons to wit. my two Daughters Rachel and Aby WHITHURST and my Grandson Gideon GREGORY to them and their heirs forever.

This certifies that I do hereby constitute and appoint Griffeth GREGORY SEN. and Elisabeth WHITHURST my wife, executors to this my Last Will and Testament as afsd to act and do agreable as the law direct etc. given under my hand and seal this 9th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty.
    /s/ Gideon WHITHURST seal

signed sealed in the presence of
Test.
    Richard STANLEY jurat
    John STANLEY      jurat

Recorded and exam. the 20th day of March 1790

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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