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Liddie W. Woodhouse
Oct. 28, 1923 - Sept. 13, 1924

I Liddie W. WOODHOUSE of the afore Said County and State being of Sound mind but Considering the uncertainty of my earthlory existensey do make and declare this to be My last Will and testament

1st  My executar herein after being Name Shall pay all My funeral and berrial exspences to gather with all my just debts out of the first Money which May go in to his hands belonging to My estate.

2nd  I give and devise to My brother T.J. WOODHOUSE all of My bonds and Warsaveing Stamps and all Notes and Money belonging to My estate if any belonging to My estate at My death.

3rd  I give to My brother T.J. WOODHOUSE all My realestate property one tract of land known as the back Woods tract binding the land of W.H. GALLOP on the West and on the South and the BOWSER heirs on the North Containing thirty 30 acres and all so one other tract known as the HANABLE tract binding the lands of C.D. NEWBERN on the North and the lands of H.D. NEWBERN on the South and our old home tract on the West Containing three 3 acres.

4  and I all So give to My brother T.J. WOODHOUSE all of My interest in our old home tract of land where we live all this I give to My brother T.J. WOODHOUSE as long as he lives and at his death then this I give to My Neffue T.A. WOODHOUSE and his heirs.

5th  I give to My Neace Mealie WOODHOUSE one bead room Suite and one bead and contents and all other things belonging to Said room.

6th  I hereby Constitute and appoint My brother T.J. WOODHOUSE my lawfull executar to all intents and purposes to execute this My last Will and testament according to the true intent and Meaning of the Same and every part and clause there of hereby revokeing and declareing utterlay void all other Wills and testaments by Me here to fore Made by Me in Witness where of I the Said Liddie W. WOODHOUSE do hereunto Set My hand and Seal this 28th day of October 1923.
    /s/ Liddie [her x mark] WOODHOUSE

Sigined Sealed published and declared by Me the Said Liddie W. WOODHOUSE to be My last Will and testament In the presence of each other do Subscribe our Names as Witness here to.
    J.W. FORBES
    Bennett FORBES

PROBATE OF WILL UPON EXAMINATION OF SUBSCRIBING WITNESSES

  North Carolina }    In the Superior Court - Before the Clerk
Currituck County}    In the Matter of the Will of Liddie W. WOODHOUSE, Deceased
    The paper writing hereto attached and purporting to be the last will and testament of Liddie W. WOODHOUSE, deceased, is exhibited before the undersigned Clerk of Superior Court of Currituck County, North Carolina, by T.J. WOODHOUSE, the executor therein named, and thereupon the following proof thereof is taken by the oath and examination of J.W. FORBES and Bennett FORBES, the subscribing witnesses thereto, as follows:
    J.W. FORBES and Bennett FORBES being duly sworn, depose and say, and each for himself deposes and says, that he is a subscribing witness to the said paper writing now shown him, purporting to be the last will and testament of Liddie W. WOODHOUSE, and the he saw her execute this writing as her last will and testament, and that affiant attested it in the presence and at the request of said Liddie W. WOODHOUSE, deceased, and that at the time of its execution said Liddie W. WOODHOUSE was, in affiant's opinion, of sound mind and disposing memory.
    /s/ J.W. FORBES
    /s/ Bennett FORBES

Severally subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of September 1924
    /s/ B.B. BELL, Clerk of Superior Court Currituck County

And thereupon it is considered and adjudged by the Court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of Liddie W. WOODHOUSE, deceased, and it is ordered that the same, with the foregoing examination and this certificate, be recorded and filed.  This 13th day of September, 1924.
    /s/ B.B. BELL, Clerk of Superior Court Currituck County

EXECUTOR'S OATH

  North Carolina }
Currituck County}
    I, T.J. WOODHOUSE do solemnly swear that I believe this paper writing to be and contain the last Will and Testament of Liddie W. WOODHOUSE that I will well and truly execute the same by first paying her debts and then her legacies, as far as the said estate shall extend, or the law will charge me, and all other duties pertaining to the office of Executor I will discharge according to law, to the best of my skill and ability.  So helps me God.
    /s/ T.J. [his x mark] WOODHOUSE

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 13th day of September 1924
    /s/ B.B. BELL

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY

Currituck County:  In the Superior Court Before B.B. BELL - In the Matter of the Will of Liddie W. WOODHOUSE
    T.J. WOODHOUSE, being duly sworn, doth say: That Liddie W. WOODHOUSE, late of said county, is dead, having first made and published her last Will and Testament: and that T.J. WOODHOUSE is the executor named therein.
    Further, that the property of the said Liddie W. WOODHOUSE consisting of real and personal property is worth about $2850.00 so far as can be ascertained at the date of this application; and that T.J. WOODHOUSE, brother, Mrs. Amelia BRUMSEY, daughter (dead), Jim BRUMSEY & Nan BRUMSEY, Mrs. Harriet DELON (dead), Tom DELON, Mrs. Sarah O'NEAL (dead), John O'NEAL, and Bet O'NEAL (now Mrs. ETHERIDGE) are the parties entitled under said will to the said property.
    /s/ T.J. [his x mark] WOODHOUSE

Sworn to and subscribed before me the 13th day of September 1924
    /s/ B.B. BELL, Clerk Superior Court

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

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