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Benjamin C. Wilkins
July 15, 1916 - Mar. 26, 1920
Currituck Co. Will Book 6; pgs. 21-24

I B.C. WILKINS of Coinjock, Currituck County, State of North Carolina, a farmer, make this my Last Will:

   I give devise and bequeath my real estate as follows: after my death and the death of my Wife Martha L. WILKINS, I give and bequeath my home tract of land of about seventy five (75)acres to my two Sons W.W. WILKINS and J.E. WILKINS to be divided and to stand as I have marked it: beginning near Norris WALKER’s gate and South there of on the East side of the public road at a marked post, thence Eastwardly through the grave yard to a marked pine at the woods; thence the same course through the woods and marsh to the bay: W.W. WILKINS to have the Northern part from this line and J.E. WILKINS the Southern part from it, to them and their heirs forever, but in case my said Wife Martha L. WILKINS should survive and then in that case I wish this tract to be divided for use during her life into three parts as follows: my said Wife to have one third of this tract on its North side, including the dwelling house and the other buildings, and personal property pertaining thereto, for her own use and benefit as long as she lives, in liew of dower in my real estate: W.W. WILKINS to possess and use the next third part adjoining his Mother’s third, and lastly J.E. WILKINS is to possess and use the other third part on the South side of said tract. This division is to go into effect at once upon my death, though the fee, subject to this division for use and occupancy during my Wifes life, is to rest upon my death in my two Sons as aforesaid, and is to be observed and kept up as long as said Martha L. WILKINS shall live and no longer, and thereafter the line first mentioned and described shall be the permanent division line between my Two Sons in this my home tract.

   And I do give and devise unto my Daughter Pattie FORBES the Wife of E.D. FORBES, the tract of land on which she now lives, known as the Cassie WILLIAMSON tract of fifteen (15) acres, more or less for and during her life-time only, and upon her death to the heirs of her body if any then living and capable of inheriting from her; and if she dies without such heirs then living, then the said tract of land shall go in shares of equal value to my Two Sons J.E. WILKINS and W.W. WILKINS to them and their heirs in fee simple forever, It is my present belief that my said Daughter Pattie will leave no children and therefore this my desire, and I do so will, that upon her death without liveal heirs, this tract of land herein given her for life shall revert to my own estate and heirs, to them and their heirs forever.

   Also, I have a Ten (10) acre interest in the swamp tract sixty four (64) acres known as the “Walker Field tract”. This tract is held in common by several different people, therefore I give and bequeath my Ten acre interest therein to my Three children above named to J.E. WILKINS and W.W. WILKINS each a third of my interest to them and their heirs forever, and to my Daughter Pattie a third of my interest for her life and under the same conditions as govern the devise herein before made to her; reserving however a life right in this tract for said MARTHA L. WILKINS, in case she survive me that she may get any timber she may deam proper for her use there from.

   I do hereby appoint my Son W.W. WILKINS executor of this my Last Will.

   In witness thereof I have published, made, declared, and signed and sealed this instrument as my Last Will, hereby revoking all others this the 15th day of July 1916, the in presence of the subscribing witnesses hereto.

/s/ B.C. WILKINS   seal


  States of North Carolina  }    In Superior Court
        Currituck County       }

A paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of B.C. WILKINS deceased is exhibited before me the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County by W.W. WILKINS is proved by the oath and examination of B.W. TATEM and S.T. ANSELL the said B.C. WILKINS in the presence of this deponent subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing, now shown as aforesaid, and which bear date of the 15th day of July, 1916.

   And the Deponent further saith, that the said B.C. WILKINS the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited to the Last Will and Testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of the said testator. And this deponent further saith, that at the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said Last Will as aforesaid and at the time of deponents subscribing his name as an attesting witness thereto, as aforesaid, the said B.C. WILKINS was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information or belief of this deponent: And further these deponents say not.
     S.T. ANSELL   seal
     B.W. TATEM  seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 26th day of March 1920 before me.
B.B. BELL Clerk Superior Court.

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