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Thomas W
illiams
June 1, 1801 - Sept. 23, 1801
Currituck Co. Will Book 2, pp. 190-191

In the name of God Amen, the first day of June Anno Dominia one thousand eight hundred and one, I Thomas WILLIAMS of the State of North Carolina and County of Currituck, being sick and weak of body but of good sound memory, Thanks be given unto God and knowing the uncertainty of this transitory life and that it is appointed for all men once to die, have a mind to settle my worldly business in manner and form following, that is to say, I make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament and first and principally I give and bequeath my soul unto God that gave it hoping through the merits of a devine redeemer to receive forgiviness and remession of all my sins and my body to be burried in the earth in such order as my executors hereafter named shall think proper and as for what worldly goods God hath lent me I give and bequeath as follows Viz.

Imprimis I lend unto my beloved Wife Mary WILLIAMS during her life the plantation and tract of land I bought of James SIMSON and Malachi DUDLEY in lieu of her dower with a priviledge of all the marshes I own during her life and after her decease I lend the part I bought of Malachi DUDLEY unto my Son John WILLIAMS during his life also the part I bought of James SIMPSON untill my Grandson Joseph White WILLIAMS comes of age and after my Wife and Son John WILLIAMS decease I give the aforesaid land unto my Grandson Joseph White WILLIAMS also fifty acres on Morris Island and twenty five acres in the wash woods and one beaufatt to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give unto my Son John WILLIAMS the plantation whereon he now lives from a crop line from Willis QUENNs land to William WATERFIELDs land all to the eastward of said line also twenty acres of swamp joining Malachi JONES land also twenty five acres on Deals Island and twelve and a half acres on Deep hole Island to him and his heirs forever.

Item I lend unto my Son John WILLIAMS the plantation and tract of land I of John BESELEY together with all the swamp and marsh that has not been given away during his life and after his decease I give it unto my Grandson John WILLIAMS to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give unto my Son John WILLIAMS after my Wifes decease one negro named Daniel, one desk, one safe, one mare, one bed and furniture to him and his heirs for ever.

. Item I give unto my Granddaughter Martha WILLIAMS after my Wifes decease one negro named Nancey and one negro boy named David, one bed and furniture and one chest to her and her heirs forever.

Item I give and unto my Grandaughter Lydia WILLIAMS after my wifes decease one negro named Deek and one negro girl named Esther and bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.

Item I give unto my Granddaughter Lettisha WILLIAMS after my Wifes decease one negro named Chana and chest and one table to her and her heirs forever.

Item I give unto my Grandson John WILLIAMS after my Wifes decease one negro named Dinah, one chest and table to him and his heirs forever.

Item I give all the remainder of my estate to my beloved Wife Mary WILLIAMS to her and her heirs forever.

Lastly I constitute my beloved Wife Mary WILLIAMS my Son John WILLIAMS and Daughter in Law Mary WILLIAMS whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date first writen.
    /s/ Thomas [his mark] WILLIAMS     seal

signed sealed published and delivered in presence of
    the mark of Solomon MILLER jurat
    the mark of Kedar MASON      jurat
    the mark of Lydia WHITE

Recorded and examined the 23rd September 1801

This will was contributed by Judy Merrell Brickhouse. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

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