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The last will and Testament of Mary WOODHOUSE deceased Exhibited and proved November term 1815
State of North Carolina
In the name of God Amen. I Mary WOODHOUSE of the county and State aforesaid, being weak of body but of a sound and disposing mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God for the same do make and appoint this my last will and Testament in manner and form,
Viz. I commit and commend my soul into the hands of Almightly God that gave it and my body to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my executors, and as for my worldly goods I give and bequeath in the following manner
Item. I give and bequeath all my right of negro (sic) Aron and David, that my husband willed to me, to my daughter Dorcas WOODHOUSE and her heirs forever. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Dorcas all the property I bought at my husbands vendue: also all the money I now possess it being my will and desire. This 24th of November 1815--
/s/ Mary [her mark] WOODHOUSE seal
Signed, Sealed in presence of us
Recorded and examined the (blank) day of (blank)
[Note: This is not an original will, it is a clerk's copy. The witness, Hezekiah WOOD, was most likely Hezekiah WOODHOUSE Also, in court minutes of Nov. 27, 1815, the will of Mary WOODHOUSE was proved by the oath of "Lantey WOODHOUSE a subscribing witness," so the name "L. WHITEHALL" on this copy of the will is probably incorrect. Since Mary WOODHOUSE didn't name an executor it was "ordered that Lantey WOODHOUSE have the right of admr. with the will annexed."].
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