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Edmund S. Woodhouse of Norfolk Co., Va.
June 11, 1853 - July 18, 1853
Currituck Will Book 4; pg. 175-176
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In the name of God, amen.  I Edmund S. WOODHOUSE of the County of Norfolk State of Virginia, being now sick but thank God, of sound mind and discretion make and leave this my last Will and testament -

Item 1.  I request and desire my Executor hereafter named to sell in the most advantageous manner either privately or publicly according to his discretion the Farm I now reside on situated in Norfolk County and known as "Green Ridge", the same that I bought of George A. WILSON and the heirs of Lancelot WOODHOUSE and the proceeds appropriated to the payment of my debts.

Item 2.  I wish all of my chattle estate negroes excepted to be sold so soon after my Crops are housed as it can be done conveniently.

Item 3.  I wish the laws of the state to make such division or distribution of the remains or remainder of my estate as may be left after the payment of all my just debts.

Item 4.  I leave and appoint my Father in law Col: John B. JONES of Currituck County N.C. sole Executor to this my last Will and testament.  As Witness my hand and Seal this the 11th day of June 1853.
        /s/ E.S. WOODHOUSE    Seal

Signed in the present of us
    Jerome B. JONES
    James D. CASON
    Calvin B. CASON

At a Court held for Norfolk County the 18th day of July 1853
    The last Will and Testament of Edmund S. WOODHOUSE decd was proved by the oaths of James D. CASON and Calvin B. CASON two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.  And on the motion of John B. JONES the Executor therein named who made oath thereto and with Dennis SIMMONS and Moses CASON his securities entered into and acknowledged a [bond] in the penalty of twenty four thousand dollars with condition condition [sic] according to law, which bond is ordered to be recorded.  Certificate is granted the said John B. JONES for obtaining a probat[e] of the said Will in due form
    Teste: Arthur EMMERSON, CC

State of Virginia, Norfolk County to wit:
    I Arthur EMMERSON Clerk of the County Court of Norfolk County in the state of Virginia aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy from the records of the said Court.
    In testimony thereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the said Court this 4th day of August 1853 in the 78th Year of the Commonwealth.
    /s/ Arthur EMMERSON, CC

State of Virginia, Norfolk County to wit:
    I J.S. GAYLE presiding Justice of the County Court of Norfolk County in the State of Virginia aforesaid do hereby certify that Arthur EMMERSON who has given the preceding certificate is the Clerk of the said Court and the said attestation is in due form.  Given under my hand this 4th day of August 1853.
    /s/ S. GAYLE

[Written on the back: Edmond S. WOODHOUSE Will; Recorded in Book No 4 Page 175]

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

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