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Elizabeth A. Williams
Mar. 8, 1887 - Mar. 3, 1896

State of North Carolina Currituck County

I Elizabeth A. WILLIAMS of Currituck County being of Sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last Will and testament revoking al others before made this [sic] made in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eighty Seven on the Eight day of March in the Same year.

first I give my body to [be] berred in a christian like manner and my Soul to god who gave it.

Item first I lend unto my husband Elias WILLIAMS all of my land and all other property by me owned at the time of my death for him to hold and enjoy his natural life time and at his death I give unto My Nephew John W. BEASLEY the West Side of my land to a Chinquapin Post on the main road running Southwardly to another post Keeping on Southwardly to a Post in a ditch and still Southwardly coast [course] to marked trees to Elizabeth ANSELL's land thence running westwardly to the SMITH land and Still running westwardly to Cornelius ANSELL's land thence Northwardly binding Said ANSELL's land thence to a Post in the big ditch Eastwardly down the lane thence Northwardly down the ditch to the main Road binding the Main Road to the Chinquapin Post first mentioned.  I also give unto John W. BEASLEY one half of my Swamp land Commencing at a post at the big ditch binding on Cornelius ANSELL's land to the great marsh and after the death of my husband Elias WILLIAMS I give unto my Nephew Willie R. GALE the other half of my land Commencing at the chinquapin post first mentioned runing a Southwardly coast [course] down the line first mentioned to Elizabeth ANSELL's land running Easwardly binding on Elizabeth ANSELL'S land and Firdinand BONNEY's land and James WHITE's land to a Post thence Northwestwardly binding on Said WHITE's land to a gum thence Northwardly binding on Said WHITE's land to a black gum and thence to the main Road adjoining Sallie HALSTEAD's land to Francis WILLIAMS's land thence running Westwardly binding the main Road to the chinquapin Post first mentioned.  I also give after the death of my husband to Willie R. GALE the other half of my Swamp land Commencing at a line [lone?] pine tree at the Swamp thence running westwardly binding Francis WILLIAMS's land to the great marsh thence Southwardly along the marsh to the land I give unto John W. BEASLEY thence Easwardly binding John W. BEASLEY's land to Cornelius ANSELL's land.
    /s/ Elizabeth [her x mark] WILLIAMS        Seal

Signed Sealed and acknowledged by the testatrix in the Presence of us who have Subscribed our names as witnesses the day and date first written
    S.J. WATERFIELD
    H.H. SIMPSON

PROBATE OF WILL

  North Carolina  }    In Superior Court Before E.W. ANSELL, Clerk
Currituck County}    In Re Estate of Elizabeth A. WILLIAMS, deceased
    A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Elizabeth A. WILLIAMS, dec'd., is exhibited in open court for probate by John W. BEASLEY; and the due execution thereof by the said Elizabeth A. WILLIAMS dec'd. is duly proven by the oath and examination of John W. BEASLEY [sic] and H.H. SIMPSON, subscribing witnesses thereto: and it is further shown to the satisfaction of the Court by said witnesses that the said Elizabeth A. WILLIAMS was, at the time of making said will, of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will and under no restraint to their knowledge, information or belief.
    It is thereupon considered, adjudged and decreed, that said proof is sufficient and according to law and that said paper writing is and contains the last will and testament of Elizabeth A. WILLIAMS, dec'd.  And on motion it is ordered that said Will be admitted to probate and recorded in the Book of Wills of Currituck County as such filed as provided by law in the office of Clerk of Superior Court of said County.
    Dated this the 3rd day of March 1896
    /s/ E.W. ANSELL, Clerk Superior Court

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

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