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The Last Will and Testament of Lancelott WOODHOUSE exhibited at November Term 1838 and duly proved by the oath of Lancelott POYNER and ordered Recorded
In the name of God amen I Lancelott WOODHOUSE of the county of Currituck and State of North Carolina Being in reasonable health and of Sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the Same blessing calling to mind the mortality of Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this Instrument of writing to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my wife Chloe WOODHOUSE one negro man Deniss, and negro woman Jane, one negro Girl Lemmon, also three Beds, one Gig that formerly Belonged to her, one mahogany table that formerly Belonged to her, two chest that formerly Belonged to her, one half Dozen Brown Winsor chairs, three cows and Calves, ten head of hogs, six head of sheep, also one Hundred and fifty dollars in promisary notes, to her and her heirs for ever, also one sorrel colt to my wife Chloe.
Item. I leave in the hands of my son Elihue WOODHOUSE four Hundred Dollars in Promisary notes, to be paid unto my daughter Betsey BAUM, on condition of her making to him a right to the Land that fell to her from Her mother.
Item. I leave in the Hands of my son Elihue WOODHOUSE one Hundred and fifty Dollars in promisary notes to be paid to my son Thomas WOODHOUSE on condition of his making a right to the land that fell to him from his mother.
Item. I Give also to my son Thomas WOODHOUSE one negro Woman by the name of Casandra, also I Give unto him all the property that he has in his possession on the Plantation where on he lives, to him and his heirs for ever.
Item. I leave in the hands of my son Elihue WOODHOUSE Two Hundred Dollars in promisary notes, to be paid to my son Lancelott WOODHOUSE at the time of his coming to the age of twenty one on Condition of his making of him a right to the Land that fell to Him from his mother.
Item. I Give him also one Bay Coalt.
Item. I leave in the hands of my son Elihue WOODHOUSE Two Hundred Dollars in promisary notes to be paid unto my son Edmund WOODHOUSE at the age of Twenty one on condition of his making a right to the land that fell to him from his mother.
Item. I give unto my son Edmund WOODHOUSE one Gray Coalt By the name of Crockett.
Item. I Give all my Estate that is not Given away by Deeds of Gifts or will to my two youngest sons Lancelott and Edmond WOODHOUSE, consisting of all my corn Pork and all of the Crop that shall be Growing in the Ground and every other article consisting of (unclear word).
Lastly I nominate and appoint my sons Elihue and Thomas WOODHOUSE Executors to this my last will and Testament as Witness whereof the said Lancelott WOODHOUSE hath here unto set his hand and seal this 7 day Feby. 1838.
/s/ Lancelott WOODHOUSE (seal)
Signed Sealed published & declared by the Testator to be his last will and Testament in the presence of
L. POYNER Jurat
Recorded and Examined this 21st January 1839
/s/ B. T. SIMMONS CCC
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