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In the name of God Amen, I Francis WILLIAMSON being weak and sick but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament.
I give and bequeath unto my Brother Gaines WILLIAMSON the whole of my personal estate subject to the payment of my debts.
It is my will and desire that my plantation in Currituck in the State of North Carolina be sold at the discretion of my trustees and executors hereafter named and the money arising from the said sale I give and bequeath to my Brother Jonathans two children Ann WILLIAMSON, and Jonathan WILLIAMSON to them and their heirs for ever.
The trustees to be appointed hereafter to dispose of the interest arising from the sale of the plantation for the education and support of my Brother Jonathans two children before named and the principle to be paid them on their respective days of marriage or their attaining lawful age, that is to say, my Niece Ann the age of eighteen years and my Nephew Jonathan to the age of twenty one.
Lastly I appoint my two Brothers Jonathan WILLIAMSON and Gaius WILLIAMSON and my friend Doctor William LEIGH trustees and executors for the purpose of executing this my Last Will hereby revoaking all wills by me heretofore made in witness and testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 29th March 1802.
/s/ Francis WILLIAMSON seal
signed sealed and delivered as the testators last will and testament in presence
At a Husttings Court held the 24th day of May 1802 This Last Will and Testament of Francis WILLIAMSON dec. was proved by the oath of Eliza HODGESKIN, Geo. LYNHAM and Thomas MATTHEWS witness thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Test. Wm. SHARP on BC
Norfolk Borrough to wit.
I John COWPER, Mayor,of the borrough aforesaid do hereby certify that William SHARP whose signature is affixed to the written is Clerk of the Borrough aforesaid and that full faith and credit aught to be given to his acts and deeds as such. In testimony I have carved the seal of the said borrough hereunto affixed the 29th day of May 1802 in the 26th year of the Commonwealth.
/s/ John COWPER Mayor
Recorded and examined this 22 day of Sept. 1802
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