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At the same time the Last Will and Testament of Charles WILLIAMS deceased was exhibited in open Court, proved in the same manner and ordered to be recorded and here follows In Hoc Verba---
In the name of God Amen I Charles WILLIAMS of Currituck County in the province of North Carolina being aged sick weak in body but of a perfect mind and memory and calling unto mind the transitory of this life and knowing it is appointed for all men to die I do constitute and ordain this my Last Will and Testament And is forth---
I give and bequeath my soul to the Almighty God that gave it hoping to receive full forgiveness for all my past sins and as to my worldly affairs after my debts being paid then I give and bequeath to my Son Thomas WILLIAMS the plantation and parcel of land wheron I now live to him and his heirs for ever.
I now give my crop of growing Corn--Apples, Peaches, and all other growing commodities on the plantation that is mine to be divided between my three Sons Thomas WILLIAMS, John WILLIAMS, and Jacob WILLIAMS.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son John WILLIAMS one feather bed and the furniture that belongs to it together with old chest, two mares which he has in his own posession and one cow and calf one old Iron kettle to him and his heirs for ever.
Item: I give to my Daughter Esther DUDLEY one feather bed and the furniture that belongs to it together with one weaving loom [next 2 words faded out] one garter loom, one cow and calf one three year old heifer, box? Iron and all her Mothers cloths one small Iron Pot, one _____ called Fan one chest and lock to her and her heirs for ever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Jacob WILLIAMS the feather bed with the furniture belonging to it with one brass kettle one hand mill one ovel table one yearling colt one cart and my half the pettiagure half my new grinding stone and my shagy coat one church bible one pair of fire tongs one old hat to him and his heirs for ever.
Item: I give to my Son John my new hat and new coat one hymn book .
I do give to my Daughter my Common Prayer Book also I do give to my Son John WILLIAMS one four year old heifer also what money I have by me do leave to settle my estate with and also my desire is that my Son Jacob to have one stot bound ox and my Son Thomas to have a new barrel and the rest of my estate to be equally divided between my Sons John WILLIAMS, Jacob WILLIAMS and my daughter Esther DUDLEY and I do constitute and appoint my Sons Thomas WILLIAMS and Jacob WILLIAMS my whole and sole executors to this my Last Will and Testament witness I hereunto set my hand and freed my seal this eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty seven 1767. Where I take off my seal and acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament.
/s/ Charles WILLIAMS and a seal
Recorded and examined the 29th May 1767
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