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Andrew J. Williams
Apr. 12, 1881 - Jan. 22, 1892

In the name of God Amen.  I Andrew J. WILLIAMS of Currituck Co. & State of North Carolina being of sound mind & disposing memory do make this to be my last will & testament in manner & form as follows:

I desire that my body may be buried at the descretion of my executor - hereafter named, and direct that all my just debts be paid our of my estate as soon after my decease as may be convienient.

1st I give & bequeath unto my dear wife Lydia WILLIAMS in testimony of my sincere regard & affection for her, the farm whereon I now live - including all the privileges & improvements to her & her heirs in fee simple.

2nd  I also give & bequeath unto my wife Lydia all the personal property I may die possessed of, including monies, notes, land, stock of every kind - & in fact every thing of a personal nature to her & her heirs.

3rd  I hereby constitute & appoint my said wife my executrix to this my last will & testament.

In witness whereof I the said testator A.J. WILLIAMS have to this my last will & testament set my hand & seal Apr. 21st 1881.
    /s/ A.J. WILLIAMS        Seal

Signed, Sealed, published & declared by the testator A.J. WILLIAMS as his last will & testament in the presence of us who in his presence, at his request & in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses
    P.N. BRAY


State of North Carolina}    SS.  In the Superior Court
     Currituck County    }
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of A.J. WILLIAMS, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, Clerk of the Superior Court for said County, by P.H. MORGAN, attorney for the executrix therein mentioned; and the due execution thereof by the said A.J. WILLIAMS, is proven by the oath and examination of P.H. MORGAN and P.N. BRAY the subscribing witnesses thereto who being duly sworn, doth depose and say, and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper-writing now shown him, purporting to be the last will and testament of A.J. WILLIAMS and that the said A.J. WILLIAMS in the presence of this deponent subscribed his name at the end of said paper-writing which is now shown as aforesaid and bears date of the 21st day of April 1881.
    And the deponent further saith, that the said A.J. WILLIAMS the testator aforesaid, did, at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid, declare the said paper-writing so subscribed by him and exhibited by his last will and testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto as aforesaid, and the said A.J. WILLIAMS was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and not under any restraint to their knowledge information or belief of this deponent: And further these deponents say not.
    P.H. MORGAN       Seal
    P.N. BRAY               Seal

Severally sworn and subscribed this 22d day of January 1892 before me
    /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court


State of North Carolina}    SS.  In the Superior Court
    Currituck County     }
    I, Lydia WILLIAMS do solemnly swear or (affirm) that I believe this writing to be and contain the last Will and Testament of A.J. WILLIAMS deceased; and that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying her debts and then her legacies, as far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me; and that I will well and faithfully execute the office of an executor agreeable to the trust and confidence reposed in me, and according to law, so help me God.
    /s/ Lydia [her x mark] WILLIAMS

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 22nd day of January 1892
    /s/ H.B. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

[On the back is written: Probate of Will; In the Matter of the Last Will of A.J. WILLIAMS; Record of Wills No. 5; Page, 195 & 96; /s/ H.B. ANSELL, C.S.C.]

[Source: Microfilm G.030.1548672 - Currituck Co., NC Wills (original) 1841-1924; Vol. Ansell-Woodhouse]

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